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You can now once again flip the camera during FaceTime calls with just one tap

With the release of iOS 12, Apple hid the button that lets you jump from front camera to rear camera (or vice versa) during a FaceTime call. → Read More

Pokémon GO is finally getting player-versus-player battles. Here’s how they’ll work

Two and a half years after launch, Pokémon GO is at last getting player-versus-player battling. → Read More

Niantic confirms that Pokémon GO is getting PvP battles “soon”

Two and a half years after the launch of Pokémon GO, it’s still missing one major staple of the main series games: player versus player battling. That’s about to change. → Read More

Building a robot? Occipital wants to provide the eyes

A few years back, Occipital released a sensor that turned your iPad into a portable 3D scanner. → Read More

Google Assistant will now be nicer if you say “Please” and “Thank you”

Is barking orders at our AI-powered voice assistants turning us into jerks? Are our kids growing accustomed to commanding the Google Homes and Siris of the world to turn on the lights without the politeness of a “please”? Perhaps. → Read More

Cards Against Humanity is selling diamonds and TVs for 99% off and totally winning (?) Black Friday

Half of my family (and half of the Internet, it seems) all has eyes and phones locked on the same Black Friday sales page right now — and, likely to the disappointment of the big retailers, it’s not any of theirs. → Read More

Gift Guide: Black Friday tech deals that are actually pretty good

Black Friday is, for the most part, bad. People are awful, retailers pull all sorts of shenanigans to make it seem like you’re getting a better deal than you are, and a lot of people end up buying junk they don’t need to make the day feel like a “success”. But you know that.… → Read More

Apple’s Final Cut Pro X just got a big update. Here’s what’s new

Apple’s pro-grade video editing tool Final Cut Pro X is getting a big update today. While much of FCPX is getting polished up in this release, the biggest change is what it allows for moving forward: workflow extensions. → Read More

Here’s the teaser trailer for Niantic’s Pokémon GO-style Harry Potter game

The good news: Niantic/WB Games/Portkey has released a trailer for Wizards Unite, the Harry Potter game built in the same spirit as Pokémon GO. The bad news: It… doesn’t show much. → Read More

Wreck-It Ralph is getting a warehouse-sized VR Game at Disney parks

For the last year or so, Disney has been dabbling with massive virtual reality experiences that let players strap on a portable VR rig and run around in a warehouse-sized environment. → Read More

Google Assistant picks up a few new tricks

Google Assistant, the voice-driven AI that sits inside Google Home (plus Android phones, newer Nest cameras, and a bunch of other devices) and awaits your “Hey, Google” commands, is already pretty clever. → Read More

Xbox One will work with keyboard and mouse as of November 14th, starting with Fortnite

We knew the Xbox One was set to get keyboard and mouse support eventually, but now we know exactly when: November 14th. Don’t expect all Xbox One games to play friendly with the new keyboard/mouse functionality right out of the gate. → Read More

Disney’s new streaming service will be called Disney+

We knew Disney was building its own on-demand streaming service, a la Netflix or HBO GO, but we didn’t know the name. Now we do. Disney’s new streaming service will be called Disney+. → Read More

Here’s what Samsung’s whacky folding phone looks like in action

As rumored, Samsung showed off a prototype of a folding display today. Folded, it’s a smartphone. Unfolded, it’s a tablet. Neat! Less neat: the company sort of went out of its way to not really show very much. → Read More

Niantic overhauls Ingress to make it more welcoming for new players

Before there was Pokémon GO, there was Ingress. It was Niantic’s first game — and while it never became the overwhelmingly popular phenomenon that GO did, it’s undeniably what allowed GO to exist in the first place. → Read More

Here’s everything Apple announced today at its big hardware event

From new iPads to new MacBook Airs, Apple had a bunch of hardware refreshes to debut this morning. Here’s everything they showed off. New MacBook Air The MacBook Air is, at last, getting a Retina display. → Read More

Hidden files hint at a possible PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2

At launch, the long-awaited (and much hyped) western adventure that is Red Dead Redemption 2 is only available on the PS4 and Xbox One. That might not be the case forever, though. → Read More

Red Dead Redemption 2 will let you use your tablet as a map, no pausing required

The bigger these crazy, GTA-style sandbox games get, the harder it becomes to remember where the hell everything is. → Read More

Google just upgraded a bunch of movies to 4K for free

If you’ve ever bought a movie on Google Play and decided to save a few bucks by buying it in standard definition, you might’ve just lucked out. → Read More

Motorola is partnering with iFixit to sell official DIY phone repair kits

Repairing a phone is harder than it needs to be. With phone manufacturers spending the last decade chasing device slimness and building devices meant to last however long a phone contract lasts, user repairability just doesn’t seem to be something they care much about. Need a repair part? Goo… → Read More