What’s on TV: ‘Narcos: Mexico,’ ‘Pokémon: Let’s Go,’ and ‘Fallout 76’

This week there’s a flood of new content arriving on streaming services, including a new season of Narcos or the premiere of She-Ra on Netflix, The Gymkhana Files on Amazon Prime, and Channel 4’s The Bisexual arriving on Hulu. For gamers there are th…

Amazon’s Echo Buttons now perform whole routines with a tap

Amazon’s Echo Buttons are now useful for considerably more than playing party games. The company has enabled support for performing Alexa routines by tapping a button. You can turn on the lights without talking to your speaker, or let guests cue mu…

Volkswagen owners can use Siri Shortcuts to unlock their car

If you’re a Volkswagen driver, you now have another way to lock and unlock your car, start and stop electric charging and check your remaining estimated mileage. That’s because VW has added Siri integration to its Car-Net app.

Microsoft’s Black Friday deals include discounts on Surface devices

Microsoft already announced its Xbox Black Friday deals — which include $100 off an Xbox One X — and now it’s previewing the discounts you can expect on its Surface line. You’ll be able to save $300 on the Surface Laptop 2 in black and up to $50 on…

Apple says T2 chip can limit third-party repairs for recent Macs

Yes, the reports were true — Apple’s T2 chip can potentially restrict third-party Mac repairs. The company confirmed to The Verge that the co-processor can limit third-party repairs for certain components on recent systems, likely including the iMac…

Shipping crate filled with 3D-printing robots may be the future of construction

Autodesk has created a robot-filled shipping container which may represent the future of construction work. The crate contains two robots able to 3D print custom components for building sites.
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Snapchat’s head of content steps down

Nick Bell, Snapchat’s vice president of content, is leaving the company according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bell, who has been with Snapchat for the last five years, posted a memo to staff confirming his departure, but did not offer any specific rea…

Google adds GIF and emoji recommendations to Gboard

Users of Gboard are about to see their keyboard get a lot smarter. Google announced that its first-party keyobard will use artificial intelligence to recommend GIFs, emoji and stickers based on the context of the conversation you’re having. The new s…

Intel speeds up its 5G modem plans

Intel isn’t about to let Qualcomm claim a lengthy lead in 5G mobile chipsets. The company is stepping up the launch of a new 5G modem, the XMM 8160, by half a year. The wireless part is now due to arrive in the second half of 2019 and promises up t…

Amazon adds kid-friendly audiobooks to FreeTime Unlimited

FreeTime Unlimited, Amazon’s service that gives parents control over their kids’ screen time experience, is expanding to Audiobooks. Starting today, more than 1,000 kid-friendly stories from Audible will be available through FreeTime Unlimited. The a…