The EU wants an investigation of the Switch’s Joy-Con ‘drift’ issues

The European Union’s joint consumer program has urged an investigation into the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con drift issue after it received almost 25,000 complaints from across the continent. Drift occurs when the Joy-Cons don’t communicate properly with the console or when they start to register inputs by themselves, such as a character moving without a player…

Bring Your Tunes Anywhere With the Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Speaker, Now $28

Best Tech DealsBest Tech DealsThe best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Speaker | $28 | Amazon | Clip coupon You don’t need to rely on your tiny smartphone speaker to pump out tunes wherever you please. Anker’s Soundcore 2 portable speaker pairs easily with any phone or tablet…

Roku’s Streambar is the cheapest it’s been since the holidays

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Grab an Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller for $160 and Flex on Everyone

Best Gaming DealsBest Gaming DealsThe best deals on games, consoles, and gaming accessories from around the web, updated daily. Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller | $160 | Microsoft Store How fancy can a controller be? This deep into gaming’s lifespan, it sometimes feels like there’s not much more innovation to be done. After the…

‘Serial’ season three is being turned into a HBO series

The third season of Serial is being turned into a TV series. HBO is adapting the nine-episode run, which examined multiple cases handled by the Cleveland justice system. According to Deadline, writer and director Shola Amoo (The Last Tree) is involved, with Serial host Sarah Koenig, NBA superstar LeBron James and former HBO miniseries chief…

Lime begins trialing shared electric mopeds

Lime is adding electric mopeds to its range of rentable vehicles. The company, best known for scooters and bicycles, will start with pilot schemes in Washington, DC and Paris, before expanding to “a handful of cities” sometime this spring. For now, there’s no word on cost or whether it will be covered under a Lime…

Tweetbot 6 arrives for iPhone and iPad with a subscription model

One of the best third-party Twitter clients now requires a subscription. Tweetbot 6, the latest version of developer Tapbots’ app, now costs 99 cents per month, or $5.99 annually. The old Tweetbot 5 client meanwhile, demanded a single $4.99 purchase on iOS and iPadOS. You can download the new app without paying a dime, however…

China Deploys Anal Swabs For Covid-19 Testing, Says It’s More Accurate

Medical workers are seen at a Covid-19 coronavirus testing site in Beijing on January 23, 2021.Photo: Noel Celis (Getty Images) Health authorities in China have deployed anal swab tests to detect covid-19 in the lead up to the Lunar New Year celebrations, according to the Chinese state media outlet the Global Times, a technique that…

NASA’s asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx probe will head back to Earth in May

Michael Moreau, OSIRIS-REx deputy project manager, explained that leaving for Earth in May puts the mission “in the ‘sweet spot,’ when the departure maneuver will consume the least amount of the spacecraft’s onboard fuel.” Before the spacecraft completely leaves the rock it’s been studying for the past few years, though, it may do one more…

Intel starts shipping its first Iris Xe discrete graphics cards for desktop

Intel’s first dedicated graphics cards for desktop will soon pop up on the market as part of pre-built systems customers can buy. The chipmaker has announced that it has officially launched the Iris Xe discrete desktop graphics cards, which it developed with partners, including Asus. Intel first gave us a glimpse of the graphics chip…