Verizon Smart Locator tracks with mobile data, max 5-day battery

Verizon Smart Locator tracks with mobile data, max 5-day battery

The Verizon Smart Locator was revealed today as a tiny piece of hardware that contains its own very simple processor. And that's it. This device has a pre-installed SIM card to connect to mobile data with Verizon, a Li-Ion battery that's 400mAh large, and can be recharged using a USB cord. It's a tracker - one that, unlike most trackers, is not limited to Bluetooth range.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Fest unlock steps and a pair of surprise shinies

Shiny Pokemon GO Fest unlock steps and a pair of surprise shinies

To gain access to easier-than-normal Shiny Pokemon for Pokemon GO Fest starting this week, you'll need to follow some steps. Today we're taking a look at the steps you'll need to take to get to a new, more extraordinary place in your Pokemon GO journey via Global Challenges and Rewards for Pokemon GO Fest - with the newly rebranded Pokemon GO Global Challenge list.

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The new Mac Pro isn’t even here yet, but Logic Pro X is ready

The new Mac Pro isn’t even here yet, but Logic Pro X is ready

Apple's potent new Mac Pro isn't even on shelves yet, but the company can't help tease us with updates for some of the apps that'll make most use of the speedy workstation. Logic Pro X is among the first to get a preemptive Mac Pro update, as Apple sets out some of the ways software can be optimized to make the most of the new hardware.

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Xbox Game Pass on Nintendo Switch? Don’t get your hopes up

Xbox Game Pass on Nintendo Switch? Don’t get your hopes up

Xbox Game Pass is a pretty great service if you've got an Xbox One, and just recently we saw it expand to PC as well. That jump to PC and Microsoft's cross-platform ambitions have left people wondering if the company will try to bring Xbox Game Pass to even more platforms. The Nintendo Switch specifically has been the subject of some recent Game Pass rumors, but Xbox chief Phil Spencer unfortunately poured some cold water on those reports during an interview at E3 2019.

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Seven new macOS ‘portable personal computers’ just appeared

Seven new macOS ‘portable personal computers’ just appeared

This week the folks at the Eurasian Economic Commission database posted several new Mac models previously undisclosed to the public. These model numbers might not necessarily mean a whole lot to the lay person on their own, but in the context of previous Apple hardware, they're telling. In the mix were all of the following: A2141, A2147, A2158, A2159, A2179, A2182, and A2251.

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Byton M-Byte SUV cabin makes a big promise for production EV

Byton M-Byte SUV cabin makes a big promise for production EV

Electric car startup Byton always promised something unusual for the interior of its production EV, and now it's doubling-down on that, with a preview of a dashboard that makes your Tesla look low-tech. The Byton M-Byte SUV isn't set to launch until the end of the year, but the Chinese automaker wants to make it clear that its screen-filled cabin wasn't just for the concept.

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Pokemon boss justifies Sword and Shield Pokedex limitations

Pokemon boss justifies Sword and Shield Pokedex limitations

Pokemon Sword and Shield's appearance at E3 2019 was somewhat marred by the reveal that the Pokemon you'll be able to use will be limited by the Galar region's Pokedex. Essentially, if you have a Pokemon that doesn't appear in the Galar Pokedex, you won't be able to transfer it over to Sword and Shield. As you might imagine, the internet's reaction to this news was pretty negative.

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Airbnb Adventures promises experiences fit for your Instagram

Airbnb Adventures promises experiences fit for your Instagram

As if renting rooms, apartments, and more unusual vacation accommodation isn't enough, now Airbnb is getting into the adventures business. Airbnb Adventures is the company's latest expansion, shifting beyond being an alternative to regular hotels and taking on the sort of hosted journeys that you'd typically go to a travel agent or specialist for.

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Final Fantasy VII remake will probably be on PlayStation 5 too

Final Fantasy VII remake will probably be on PlayStation 5 too

Now that Sony and Microsoft have both talked about their next consoles to some degree, it's clear that the next generation is nearly upon us. That little fact begs the question of what's going to happen with the games that are launching on current hardware right before these new consoles release. Will those games make the jump to the new consoles as well? In the case of Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII remake at least, it sounds like there's a pretty good chance of that happening.

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Scientists discover new error-reducing gene-editing system

Scientists discover new error-reducing gene-editing system

Researchers from Broad Institute of MIT, Harvard, and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT have teamed up to create a new gene-editing system that can precisely and efficiently insert large DNA sequences into a genome. The system that the team developed uses cyanobacteria and is called CRISPR-associated transposase (CAST).

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2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel rated for 480 lb-ft of torque

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel rated for 480 lb-ft of torque

Ram is bragging that it is now the torque leader in both the light-duty and heavy-duty truck segments. The 2020 Ram 1500 will become the most powerful half-ton diesel truck with a rating of 480 lb-ft of torque. That high torque rating gives the EcoDiesel truck a towing rating of 12,560 pounds.

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Researchers say yellow substance on Europa’s surface is likely table salt

Researchers say yellow substance on Europa’s surface is likely table salt

NASA scientists at JPL have made an important discovery about the icy moon of Jupiter called Europa. Scientists have long known about the yellowish discolorations on the surface of Europa, but it was unclear precisely what the material was. The team has now used new data to determine that the yellowish discoloration on the surface of Europa is common sodium chloride or table salt.

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