Another high-flying, heavily funded AR headset startup is shutting down – gpgmail

While Apple and Microsoft strain to sell augmented reality as the next major computing platform, many of the startups aiming to beat them to the punch are crashing and burning. Daqri, which built enterprise-grade AR headsets, has shuttered its HQ, laid off many of its employees and is selling off assets ahead of a shutdown, […]

Nintendo shows off exercise-powered RPG for Switch, Ring Fit Adventure – gpgmail

Nintendo has been at the crossroads of video games and fitness since the famous Power Pad for the NES, and the Switch is the latest to receive a game powered by physical activity: Ring Fit Adventure. And it actually looks fun! In the game, you’ll jog in place to advance your character, and perform various […]

Apple’s HomePod set to gain some long overdue functionality this fall – gpgmail

It’s no secret that the HomePod’s software updates have been a bit sluggish, which made it all the more alarming that the device was barely touched on in yesterday’s Apple event. Well, even as pre-launch promises are still getting ironed out, by the fall Apple says that its home smart speaker will be gaining new […]

Apple unveils new iPhones – gpgmail

The Daily Crunch is gpgmail’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Here’s everything Apple announced today at the iPhone 11 event The biggest announcement was a new lineup of iPhones, including the […]

iFixit gives Fairphone 3 a perfect 10 for repairability – gpgmail

Here’s something the hermetically sealed iPhone can’t do: Score a perfect 10 for repairability. Smartphone startup and social enterprise Fairphone’s latest repairable-by-design smartphone has done just that, getting 10/10 in an iFixit Teardown vs scores of just 6/10 for recent iPhone models. The Fairphone 3, which was released in Europe last week with an RRP […]

Razer made a case for cooling iPhones while gaming – gpgmail

Razer’s efforts to build a game-centric smartphone haven’t exactly caught the world on fire just yet. Still, mobile gaming is a huge business poised to get even bigger, with services from big names like Apple and Google waiting in the wings. Seeing as how accessories have long been the company’s bread and button, products like […]

What the iPhone 11 says about Apple’s present — and future – gpgmail

No matter how much polish and Apple magic the company put on today’s big event, there was one unshakable truth that colored the event: phones just aren’t selling like they used to. And unlike other industry-wide trends, Apple isn’t immune. The large scale slowdown of smartphone sales has had an undeniable impact on the company’s […]

Apple Watch Series 5 hands-on – gpgmail

The new Apple Watch is even harder to distinguish from its predecessor than the new iPhone. Given the fact that Fitbit’s smartwatches appear more and more Apple-like with every new generation, however, maybe the company’s onto something here. Like the iPhone, Apple hasn’t touched the Watch’s design for a while now, leading one to wonder […]

Why does the new iPhone 11 Pro have 3 cameras? – gpgmail

On the back of the iPhone 11 Pro can be found three cameras. Why? Because the more light you collect, the better your picture can be. And we pretty much reached the limit of what one camera can do a little while back. Two, three, even a dozen cameras can be put to work creating […]

Apple debuts the triple-camera iPhone 11 Pro – gpgmail

Apple’s triple-camera iPhone is real and it’s the first phone the company has dubbed “Pro.” The iPhone 11 Pro comes in two flavors, with 5.8″ and 6.5″ varieties at $999 and $1,099, respectively. The bizarre-looking camera is the real star of the release. There are three 12-megapixel lenses with varying fields-of-view — a telephoto, a […]