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Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor Review: A fun, but short, addition

Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor Review: A fun, but short, addition

If anything, it should be clear by now that Pokemon Sword and Shield represent some big departures for the series in general. For starters, they’re the first main-series games on a home console. Then we had the whole Pokedex controversy and the fact that a significant number of Pokemon were culled - the first time in the series that has happened. Now, for the first time ever, we have DLC, which seems to be taking the place of the “enhanced edition” we’d typically see release after paired games (à la Pokemon Yellow after Pokemon Red and Blue or Pokemon Platinum after Diamond and Pearl).

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Apple Glass’ AR lenses reportedly just took a huge step forward

Apple Glass’ AR lenses reportedly just took a huge step forward

Apple's smart glasses lenses have reportedly gone into trial production, as one of the key components for its upcoming AR products apparently makes it past the prototype stage. Based on technology expected to be used first in an augmented reality headset, and then a pair of sunglasses-style Apple Glasses, the lenses will presumably allow apps to project digital graphics into the wearer's line of sight.

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Rivian raises $2.5 billion more: New and old investors back EV-maker

Rivian raises $2.5 billion more: New and old investors back EV-maker

Rivian has added another $2.5 billion to its coffers, with the electric truck company closing its first investment round of 2020. The further cash injection comes even before Rivian has released its first model, with the R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV not expected to launch until 2021.

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Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro Review : Budget cost, shockingly good macro camera

Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro Review : Budget cost, shockingly good macro camera

The POCO F2 Pro, or Pocophone F2 Pro, is a highly decent smartphone. It was released in May of 2020 running Android 10 with MIUI 11 inside. This device has a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen up front with no camera to interrupt its rounded-corner rectangle face. This is one of the few smartphones to have ever been released with a mechanically operated pop-up front-facing camera module - and it comes in several colors, both wild and decent.

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Apple iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public beta open for downloads

Apple iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public beta open for downloads

Apple has released the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public betas, giving eager iPhone and iPad owners an early taste of the latest software. While Apple isn't planning to launch the final versions until the fall, its public beta program offers the cutting-edge a few months before that - albeit with the proviso that not everything may work exactly as intended.

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Tesla Level 5 autonomy “very close” Musk insists but the true roadmap is murky

Tesla Level 5 autonomy “very close” Musk insists but the true roadmap is murky

Elon Musk is confident that Tesla will have "the basic functionality" of fully autonomous vehicles by the end of the year, though it's uncertain whether the outspoken CEO's predictions will result in an electric car able to truly drive itself on public roads any time soon. Musk has been a vocal proponent of the feasibility of so-called Level 5 self-driving, countering broader skepticism of just how close to deployment autonomous vehicles actually are.

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Your chances of finding authorized iPhone third-party repairs just improved

Your chances of finding authorized iPhone third-party repairs just improved

If you've cracked your iPhone screen or need a battery replacement, there are now more places to get an official repair, Apple has announced, with its Independent Repair Provider Program expanding both in the US and abroad. Launched back in the fall of 2019, the program promises genuine Apple parts but installation by approved third-party repair shops, handy for those too far away from an actual Apple Store.

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Audi A9 e-tron tipped as radical electric flagship for 2024

Audi A9 e-tron tipped as radical electric flagship for 2024

Audi put together its Artemis team to shake up how high-tech electric vehicles are developed, and the first example of that in action is tipped to be a lavish flagship fit to take on the best of Mercedes, BMW, and other high-end brands. Announced back in May, Artemis is Audi's experiment at EV fast-tracking, bypassing the current vehicle development process to create "a pioneering model."

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AirPods 3 design change could see Apple borrow Pro tech

AirPods 3 design change could see Apple borrow Pro tech

Apple is planning to change how it builds its wireless earbuds, a shift that could make a big difference to AirPods 3 which are expected to arrive in 2021. The design shakeup could see the new AirPods borrow features from their more expensive AirPods Pro siblings, as well as embrace a different aesthetic for the first time since the entry-level 'buds were launched.

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Logitech MX Master 3 and MX Keys for Mac are made for Apple addicts

Logitech MX Master 3 and MX Keys for Mac are made for Apple addicts

Logitech has given its popular MX Keys and MX Master 3 keyboard and mouse duo a Mac-specific makeover, adding dedicated keys to suit Apple's software. Based on the same core hardware that Logitech launched back in September 2019, the new peripherals work with both macOS and iOS.

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Five things I need to see from the Xbox Series X Games Showcase

Five things I need to see from the Xbox Series X Games Showcase

After weeks of waiting, we finally have a date for Microsoft's Xbox Series X game reveal. The company will reveal a number of first-party games in development for the Xbox Series X in just a couple of weeks, on July 23rd at 9 AM PDT. While we wait for the 23rd to roll around, here are five things I need to see from the showcase.

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2020 Honda CR-V Touring Review: The Benchmark

2020 Honda CR-V Touring Review: The Benchmark

There's a reason the CR-V is a perennial best-seller for Honda; nothing else in the automaker's line-up quite epitomizes its combination of practicality, attainable refinement, and uncontroversial good looks. In the case of the 2020 CR-V Touring AWD, a recent refresh sets it up to better fend off rivals like VW's Tiguan, Nissan's Rogue, and Toyota's RAV4.

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