iPhone users can finally give Google Lens a try

From CNET: Google will soon give iOS users the chance to try Google Lens, the technology that lets you use your camera to search for info. Over the next week, you'll be able to try Google Lens in the Google Photos app for iOS, the company announced Thursday. The feature will roll out over the next week. You'll have to have the latest version of Google Photos to access Google Lens.

Sega Genesis Classics Coming to PS4 and Xbox One

From PC Mag: Get ready for a blast from the past, 90s gamers: Sega today announced plans to bring more than 50 of its classic games to today's consoles.

The Sega Genesis Classics collection (aka Sega Mega Drive Classics in the UK) includes Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Streets of Rage, and a lot more (see the complete list below). It's slated to launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 29. An "updated version of the PC release" is also expected, but sadly, Nintendo Switch will be left out of the party for now.

Microsoft’s new gaming cloud division readies for a future beyond Xbox

From The Verge: Microsoft shipped its first video game in 1981, appropriately named Microsoft Adventure. It was an MS-DOS game that booted directly from a floppy disk, and set the stage for Microsoft’s adventures in gaming. A lot has changed over the past 37 years, and when you think of Microsoft’s efforts in gaming these days you’ll immediately think of Xbox. It’s fair to say a lot is about to change over the next few decades too, and Microsoft is getting ready.

Logitech Adds Reactive Lighting to G560 Speakers, G513 Keyboard

From PC Mag: It's quite difficult to stand out from the crowd when it comes to computer accessories. Be it a mouse, keyboard, or speakers, beyond the stats they all end up looking quite similar. Logitech has found a new way to make us take notice of its latest speakers, though: reactive lighting.

Google: Android is just as secure as the other guys

From CNET: In the list of big security flaws that could let hackers compromise phones, there's one name that comes up a lot: Android.

Faster Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Launches

From PC Mag: When the first Raspberry Pi single-board computer arrived in early 2012, it triggered a revolution in how small and cheap computers could be. Since then we've had many challengers to the Raspberry Pi, and it's fair to say on performance the Pi is falling behind. However, the little board that started it all just got another update, and it is all about speed.

AMD's Ryzen, Epyc security co-processor and chipset have major flaws, researchers claim

From PC World: Researchers say they’ve discovered serious potential vulnerabilities within AMD’s Ryzen and Epyc chip architectures. AMD said it’s taking the reports seriously, though it wasn’t provided sufficient time to investigate or confirm them before their disclosure.

Broadcom officially withdraws $117B Qualcomm offer

From CNET: Broadcom, which makes chips for everything from TV set-top boxes to servers, has withdrawn its $117 billion bid to acquire Qualcomm, the world's largest maker of chips for smartphones, according to Reuters. The move comes two days after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order blocking the merger, effectively killing the deal.

New $200 Fitbit Versa undercuts Apple Watch on size and price

From CNET: Fitbit Versa is the company's third attempt at a full-on smartwatch, and the company may have finally nailed a good design at a really good price. It's fully compatible with all of the apps designed for its more expensive predecessor, the Fitbit Ionic, which debuted just five months ago. The Versa arrives in April for $200 (£200, AU$300) -- that's $50 less than the entry-level Apple Watch.

The Versa will release alongside the Fitbit Ace, a new $100 (£80, AU$130) fitness tracker that's designed for kids.

Trump Blocks Broadcom's Bid for Qualcomm

From PC Mag: The Trump administration on Monday blocked Broadcom's bid to acquire Qualcomm, citing national security threats.

"There is credible evidence that leads me to believe that Broadcom...through exercising control of Qualcomm...might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States," President Trump wrote in an presidential order.


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