It looks like we can now add the display to the growing list of what we know about the Pixel 2 XL.
Images of what appear to be both the front-facing displays of the handset surfaced Monday, thanks to leaker Evan Blass. The promotional images show the phone's front side from both straight-on and side angles.
The side angle is particularly intriguing, given the previous rumors that suggest the phone will have a so-called "squeezable frame" that allows you to interact with Google Assistant by pressing on the sides of the phone. Read more...More about Tech, Mobile, Gadgets, Google, and Pixel 2'>
In an extensive report published Tuesday, Kotaku outlined the current state of GameCube controllers — as the years drag on, optimal controllers are becoming increasingly rare. With no stand-out alternative to the standard-issue GameCube controller, the competitive Melee scene is finding itself in a desperate spot.
There are two moves performed regularly by top-level Melee players that require extremely precise inputs: the back-dash and the shield drop. Even if players perform the joystick-flicking moves perfectly, not every GameCube controller reacts the same way, so players seek out specific controllers that read those moves well. Read more...More about Tech, Gaming, Nintendo, Esports, and Super Smash Bros Melee
Everyone's big shot to score a Super NES Classic came and went on Sept. 29, the day it came out. It's currently selling on eBay for around $130 to $160. That's the same basic range as NES Classic pricing on eBay right after launch, but don't forget: The NES also cost $30 less at retail than the SNES. This one's selling for less, comparatively.
All of that said: There's a good chance you're still looking for an SNES Classic at its $80 retail price. Read more...More about Tech, Entertainment, Gaming, Nintendo, and Snes Classic'>
Based in New York City, Impakt is on a mission to build a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox users, helping you buy products from companies that pay workers fair wages, promote equality, don't harm the environment, and align with your overall social and political values.
Culling public government data, industry reports, and news articles into a comprehensive "Company Ethics Database," Impakt will deliver streamlined information about companies while you're shopping online. If the products you want to buy aren't up to your socially conscious standards, the extension's algorithm will lead you to more ethical alternatives with just one click. Read more...More about Tech, Startups, Social Good, Ethical Business, and Social Good
I'm not saying the FBI paid an enormous sum to access a phone used by one of the perpetrators of the 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. But I am saying that the FBI just won a court battle for the right not to tell the public how much the job cost. According to the courts, the agency doesn't have to mention the company it paid to unlock the phone, either.
The Associated Press, Vice, and USA Today went to court to try to pry the information out of the FBI, but a judge recently ruled that the firm's name and the price paid are national security secrets and techniques exempted from Freedom of Information Act requests. Read more...More about Newsy, Tech, and Politics