Just like everyone else, I’m practicing social distancing and cutting out nonessential trips. The only problem is that I still need groceries. Lately, the choices include lining up for limited access to the store or navigating website queues that make getting a loaf of bread harder than snagging a new release on SNKRS.
While Amazon deals with worker safety issues and accusations that it’s retaliating against whistleblowers, the company’s plan to streamline the process at Whole Foods will give delivery customers a “virtual place in line.” Will that be enough to make the experience smoother and safer for everyone involved? We’ll find out soon.
The importance of Apple and Google’s rare collaboration on contact tracing
Privacy meets pandemic.
At the end of last week, Google and Apple announced they would collaborate on Bluetooth technology intended to help alert people if they may have been exposed to COVID-19. But what does that mean, what are the privacy implications and how is the platform supposed to work? Chris Ip dives into the technology and checks in with some experts to get the answers.
Razer's Pikachu wireless earbuds are stored in a Poké Ball
You'll have to go to China to catch 'em.
Yes, you’re seeing correctly. The wireless charging case for these earbuds is a faithfully reproduced Poké Ball from the anime. The front button lights up to indicate charge level.
How to get the most out of Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services
Watch more without blowing up your budget.
Gone are the days when one or two streaming services were your only options. Now, there are dozens of services that let you watch acclaimed new shows, classic movies and much more. It's hard to keep track of them all, and it's even harder to watch all of the content you want, now everything lives on its own platform. Engadget has tips and tricks for getting the most out of the streaming services you're currently paying for and advice on how to test out new ones.
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Nintendo’s latest Switch update finally lets you move downloaded games to an SD card
And there are a few new ‘Animal Crossing’ themed icons for your profile.
Forget having to redownload a game just because you want to store it on an SD card instead of internally. After you update your Switch to 10.0.0, you’ll be able to move “downloadable software, update data and DLC” back and forth as you please. Plus, if you need accommodations made to the control scheme, its buttons and sticks are now easily remappable.
Motorola will reveal its first high-end phone in years on April 22nd
Mark your calendar.
After years of cranking out midrange Z and G branded phones, Motorola finally went upmarket with its experimental Razr and will follow that with a proper high-end flagship. It’s scheduled a launch event for April 22nd, and leaks suggest that a bezel-less Edge line of devices will debut there. According to the rumors, we can expect a massive 5,000mAh battery, 108MP rear camera and 6.7-inch screen on the highest-end Edge+ device.