Road warriors, Mophie's mobile wireless charger will save you from becoming a cable pleb

Imagine the horror – you are at the airport, or in your hotel room, and there are no Qi wireless charging surfaces around. What is a fine person to do now, plug a cable in? To spare you that demoralizing experience, Mophie has outed a complete travel kit for… you guessed it… wirelessly charging your phone.
The new Charge stream travel kit and Charge stream pad mini are meant for those who won’t convenience on the go, as today’s wireless chargers aren’t really conducive to lugging around, so Mophie is trying to turn their concept on its head. The mini pad is indeed …


Qualcomm brings high-end features to more affordable phones with the Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform

Late Wednesday, Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform. The first chipset in the Snapdragon 700 tier, the SoC is built using the 10nm process and includes a multi-core AI engine and neural network processing. The Snapdragon 710 allows more affordable handsets to offer features that up to now, were seen only on pricey flagship phones. Compared to the Snapdragon 660 chipset, the new chip provides twice the improvement in AI applications.

The octa-core CPU is made up of two high performance custom Kryo 360 cores running at 2.2GHz …

Final Fantasy XI mobile still in the works, here are some screenshots

The first screenshots of an upcoming Final Fantasy game have just popped up online. Three years ago, Square Enix and Nexon Korea announced they will launch a mobile game based on Final Fantasy XI.

Although the game was supposed to be released in 2016, we haven’t heard anything about the Final Fantasy XI reboot since the first announcement went live. At that time, Nexon promised a “compelling storyline, engaging content and impressive graphics,” thanks to the Unreal Engine 4.

Some of the improvements that the developer Nexon planned to add to the mobile …

Microsoft updates the mobile Edge browser for iOS (UPDATE: Android version, too)

For those iOS users who would rather use Microsoft Edge than Safari on their Apple iPhone and iPad devices, an update is now available. Taking the mobile version of Edge to version 42.1, the changelist includes an improved Hub design, the usual performance enhancements, and a way to display shortcut keys on an iPad. To do the latter, simply press the command key on a keyboard attached to an iOS powered tablet, and the available shortcut keys will appear on the screen.
With the Edge app on your phone or tablet (there is also a version for Android), you can browse on …

Racing smash hit Project CARS coming to mobile

Crazy popular racing game Project CARS will soon be ported to mobile devices, publisher Bandai NAMCO announced recently. The PC and console games was developed by Slightly Mad studio, but the folks over at Gamevil have been co-opted into the project for the mobile release.

According to Gamevil USA president, Kyu Lee, the game will include a wide range of licensed vehicles, as well as lots of customization options.

We are excited to work with Slightly Mad Studios to bring Project CARS GO to mobile racing fans around the world. Project CARS GO will feature a host of licensed vehicles …

PUBG Mobile updated with new Miramar Map, progress missions, more

PUBG Mobile has just received a new update that gives players access to a new Miramar Map ahead of Xbox players. The new update is dubbed v0.5.0 and is available on both the Android and iOS platforms.

The announcement made by developers via Twitter is pretty on point as to what exactly has been added in the update. No additional details have been mentioned, but veterans already know what to expect since the devs have teased some of the new features introduced today in the past.

Aside from the Miramar Map, update 0.5.0 kicks off Season 2 of the game and adds progress missions, secret …

Windows better for mobile?: HP Elite X2 1013 G3 hands-on

HP’s done a pretty good job of remaining relevant in the fast-changing mobile space, at least as it relates to laptops and 2-in-1’s. Delivering sleek looks and high value, detachables and convertibles like the HP Elite X2 have joined the loudening chorus of Windows 10 devices which have made Android tablets and even iPad’s less relevant, albeit to varying degrees. This year, HP’s building on this success by emboldening security, streamlining further, and as always, packing value in the new, LTE-capable HP Elite X2 1013 G3. Starting at $1499 this detachable is slated for a June release, but we were …

You can now play mobile games with a Steam Controller via Bluetooth

After announcing the upcoming launch of Steam Link and Steam Video apps for Android and iOS, Valve has decided to enable Bluetooth connectivity for the Steam Controller, thus allowing owners to connect it to a smartphone or tablet.

The move is a necessary step before the launch of Steam Link app that’s supposed to allow users to play their Steam games library on almost any Android or iOS device. The only requirement would be that your phone or tablet (or TV) is on the same 5GHz network as the host PC or it’s connected to the computer via Ethernet cable.

Until …

Netflix mobile previews showing up for some Android users

Netflix introduced mobile previews for iOS users last month and promised to bring the same feature to Android users as well. As the name of the feature suggests, mobile previews are short trailers designed to offer users a peek at a show they are interested to watch.

According to Netflix, these previews are just 30-seconds long should load very quickly. Also, they are personalized to each user’s specific tastes. Well, starting today, Netflix started to roll out these mobile previews to Android users.

Although it doesn’t look like this is a global rollout yet, it’s a sign that Netflix …

Nintendo's first mobile app, Miitomo is officially dead

Nintendo announced back in January that its first mobile app, Miitomo will be discontinued effective May 9. Since today is the day, Nintendo issued an official statement to thank the millions of fans for using Miitomo since the app’s launch.

We want to thank you for enjoying Miitomo so much. Miitomo’s service has come to an end as of Wednesday 9th May 2018, 16:00 (JST). We’ve come a long way since the app was launched, and once again we want to thank everyone who’s been involved. We hope to go on to even bigger and better things in the future with Nintendo, and we hope you’re there to share …