Xperia 1 III US pre-orders finally start next week

Xperia 1 III US pre-orders finally start next week

With LG's formal exit from the smartphone market, analysts and watchers may have started to wonder if Sony or HTC, or both, will follow suit soon. As if to prove that it isn't down for the count yet, Sony unveiled the high-end Xperia 1 III two months ago. That's how long it also took the company to actually start accepting pre-orders for one of this year's most expensive "normal" smartphones, with no firm date when it would actually ship.

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Nokia G20 is coming to the US with a MediaTek chip

Nokia G20 is coming to the US with a MediaTek chip

MediaTek may have overtaken Qualcomm as the biggest mobile chip vendor for a few quarters but its presence in the US is still comparatively small. Most of the phones that are sold in that prime market run on Qualcomm's myriad Snapdragon chipsets, but there have been some exceptions here and there. One such exception will be the Nokia G20 that will be coming to the US next week after journeying through Europe. Its MediaTek processor won't be its selling point, though, and buyers will most likely be more attracted to its price tag.

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T-Mobile will sell a limited edition 5G-inspired gin starting tomorrow

T-Mobile will sell a limited edition 5G-inspired gin starting tomorrow

T-Mobile is the latest company to launch a promotional limited edition alcohol product, though it is going with liquor instead of wine. The new product, which will be available to purchase starting tomorrow, is named after 5G as a way to promote the Uncarrier's fastest mobile network. Appropriately, the liquor is called '5Gin.'

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John McAfee dies of apparent suicide ahead of extradition to US

John McAfee dies of apparent suicide ahead of extradition to US

John McAfee, the man you most likely know as the founder of the popular antivirus software McAfee, was found dead in his prison cell in Barcelona, Spain, earlier today. According to prison officials, the death is believed to have been a suicide after a court in Spain ruled that McAfee could be extradited to the US to face charges of alleged tax evasion.

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US Navy tests its most advanced aircraft carrier by blowing stuff up

US Navy tests its most advanced aircraft carrier by blowing stuff up

The United States Navy is testing whether its latest and greatest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, is ready to take on the trials of war. To do this, the Navy is detonating explosives near the ship in order to make sure it can handle the kind of events that may be encountered during an actual war. The explosions were strong enough to register as small earthquakes.

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Chromecast with Google TV owners see Stadia Controller code in email

Chromecast with Google TV owners see Stadia Controller code in email

Chromecast with Google TV is one of a set of devices that can now use Google Stadia for cloud gaming. Today is the day that Google TV device gain access to Google Stadia, the company's cloud gaming app and subscription service. To make gaining access to and using Google Stadia as simple a process as possible for Google TV users, Google sent out emails to Chromecast with Google TV users with a price cut on the official Google Stadia Controller.

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Study finds stress does give you gray hair, but there’s a way to reverse it

Study finds stress does give you gray hair, but there’s a way to reverse it

The public has long associated stress with the development of gray hairs, an observational link so common that it spawned phrases like, "You're giving me gray hair." A new study has confirmed that yes, indeed, experiencing too much stress may cause some of your hair to lose its youthful color -- but this isn't a permanent change and you can, with some relaxation, reverse the color loss.

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Battlefield 2042’s mystery game mode may have just been leaked

Battlefield 2042’s mystery game mode may have just been leaked

Even though it was revealed just weeks ago, we already know a surprising amount about the game. While we've learned a lot about Battlefield 2042's setting, its main multiplayer mode, its playable characters, and even its seasonal structure and DICE's DLC plans, there are some things the studio is keeping under wraps. Today, however, we might be learning about one of the game modes kept secret thus far.

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Cannabis and suicide issues linked in young users, but a big question remains

Cannabis and suicide issues linked in young users, but a big question remains

A new study has found a link between cannabis product use and issues related to suicide, including thinking about and attempting to commit suicide. The research focused specifically on young users below the age of 35, noting that though this link was found, the findings don't necessarily mean that cannabis use is the cause of the observed association.

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2014 UN271: Death Star sized object headed for our Solar System

2014 UN271: Death Star sized object headed for our Solar System

A unique object is headed toward our Solar System. The object called 2014 UN271 (data recording started in 2014) appeared in the Dark Energy Survey collaboration on June 19, 2021 and is gaining popularity thanks to its extreme oddity. Information about this object appeared in the Minor Planet Electronic Cirulars, which generally includes "information on unusual minor planets and routine data on comets."

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Netflix’s Sexy Beasts reality show is the ultimate form of blind dating

Netflix’s Sexy Beasts reality show is the ultimate form of blind dating

Television shows that revolve around dating are nothing new, and that may be why Netflix has gone to fairly extreme lengths to make its own installment in the genre stand out. Sexy Beasts is a new reality show on Netflix that is all about blind dates, but not in the way you think. Contestants are fitted with elaborate makeup and prosthetics to completely hide their real selves behind a veneer of wildlife and mythical beasts.

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD trailer preps us to return to Skyloft

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD trailer preps us to return to Skyloft

Following E3 2021, we know that Nintendo has quite a few major releases lined up for the Switch in the latter half of the year. One of those releases is right around the corner, as The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is launching on July 16th. Ahead of that release, Nintendo has published an overview trailer that prepares new players - or those who haven't played the game since it launched all those years ago - to dive in and explore the world of Skyward Sword.

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