Mario Kart is coming to your phone, but don’t start your engines just yet

After announcing its best quarterly results in nearly a decade, Nintendo took to Twitter to announce that its beloved Mario Kart franchise will be making the jump from consoles to mobile phones, but before you get too excited, there’s a catch: The window for release is sometime between now and …

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Yeti: How a Google game console could take on Xbox, PlayStation, and Steam

It’s called “Yeti,” and it’s the code name attached to an intriguing rumor about Google’s gaming ambitions that emerged this week. The rumor suggests the company is developing its own cloud-based gaming service and home console. As The Information reported, the so-called service would stream games into users’ homes from …

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Top FBI, CIA, and NSA officials all agree: Stay away from Huawei phones

In the age of fake news, collusion, coercion, and bots, the heads of all three U.S. intelligence agencies all agree on one thing: don’t buy Huawei phones. CBS News is reporting that FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats each gave testimony …

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Razer’s Project Linda turns the Razer Phone into a laptop

Another CES, another Razer prototype. Unlike last year’s three-screened laptop Project Valerie, Razer’s Project Linda, announced Tuesday, is something that might actually make it to market. Project Linda is a dock for your Razer Phone in the form of a laptop. Razer’s approach might have taken inspiration from the clamshell-like …

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Google unleashes ‘smart displays’ loaded with Google Assistant (take that, Echo Show)

Lest you doubt that Google is serious about spreading its AI to every nook and cranny of the consumer electronics universe, consider today’s CES 2018 reveal: Google just announced four new “smart displays” from Lenovo, JBL, LG and Sony, plus a bevy of smart speakers and TVs from other partners, almost too numerous …

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How the Spectre and Meltdown CPU flaws affect phones and tablets

Intel may have dominated most of the news surrounding the kernel bug in processors, but it’s not just Windows and Macs that are at risk. In addition to Meltdown, there is also a “branch target injection” bug called Spectre that affects mobile ARM processors found in iOS and Android phones, …

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That thing on the back on the Sony Xperia XA2 is a fingerprint sensor. And it works in the U.S.

New Sony phones don’t usually generate all that much attention in the States, but the next batch from the Japanese giant might be different. That’s not to say people are going to rush to buy them, but the XA2 and the XA2 Ultra do have one thing going for them: They …

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