Nintendo Could Face Lawsuit Over The Joy-con 'drift' Issues

Nintendo Could Face Lawsuit Over The Joy-Con 'Drift' Issues

The lawyers at Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith have filed for a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo in the US, where they alleged that Nintendo sold the Joy-Cons despite knowing that there were issues with it. The lawsuit also alleges that Nintendo has violated California’s fraud laws along with state and federal warranty laws, and are seeking monetary damages.

Nintendo has since issued a statement to The Verge in which they say, “At Nintendo, we take great pride in creating quality products and we are continuously making improvements to them. We are aware of recent reports that some Joy-Con controllers are not responding correctly. We want our consumers to have fun with Nintendo Switch, and if anything falls short of this goal we always encourage them to visit http://support.nintendo.com so we can help.”

Android Q Will Offer Up More Detailed Battery Information On Your Headphones

Android Q Will Offer Up More Detailed Battery Information On Your Headphones

However, the good news for Android users is that with the upcoming Android Q update, Google will start to show more detailed battery life on wireless headphones, meaning that you won’t suddenly run out of battery one day, as the percentage will let you know when it is a good time to start charging it.

According to Google, “As True Wireless Stereo (TWS) headphones continue to gain momentum in the market and with users, it is important to build system-wide support for TWS. Later this year, TWS headsets with Fast Pair will be able to broadcast individual battery information for the case and buds. This enables features such as case open and close battery notifications and per-component battery reporting throughout the UI.”

Dji's Ronin-s Will Be Updated To Support Fujifilm's X Cameras

DJI's Ronin-S Will Be Updated To Support Fujifilm's X Cameras

The other day, DJI announced their new gimbal in the form of the DJI Ronin-SC. The camera came with partial support for Fujifilm cameras, a huge plus given that Fujifilm’s cameras can sometimes get overlooked by accessory makers. However, what about the Ronin-S, the predecessor of the Ronin-SC?

For those who are unfamiliar, DJI had previously launched a gimbal for mirrorless cameras in the form of the Ronin-S. The gimbal at that time did not support Fujifilm’s X-series of cameras, but the good news is that it looks like support will finally be on its way. In a tweet in response to a customer on Twitter, DJI noted that they are still working on the firmware for the Ronin-S that will bring support for Fujifilm’s mirrorless cameras.

Razer Phone Android Pie Update To Arrive Soon

Razer Phone Android Pie Update To Arrive Soon


The first Razer Phone was very well received as it was a proper gaming phone with a unique 120Hz screen. The company’s software support for this device has left a lot to be desired, though. It’s still on Android Oreo and even the security patch is a year old. The company has now said that the Razer Phone Android Pie update is going to be out soon.

It’s an update that many Razer Phone owners are looking forward to. It brings a number of new features to the device in addition to important bug fixes. Razer hasn’t provided a concrete date as yet but confirms that the Android Pie update for the Razer Phone should be out soon.

Nintendo Just Gave A Plane Full Of People Free Nintendo Switch Consoles

Nintendo Just Gave A Plane Full Of People Free Nintendo Switch Consoles

For most of us, flying to our destinations isn’t always the most enjoyable experience. There is turbulence, food that doesn’t always taste great, inconsiderate seatmates, and so on. However, it seems that a bunch of folks who took a Southwest Airlines flight just got the surprise of their life when Nintendo gifted each and everyone of them a free Switch console.

In addition to the free console, Nintendo also gave them a copy of Super Mario Maker 2, giving passengers a ton of things to do while they flew to their destination. Southwest Airlines has since confirmed the giveaway as being authentic as part of a partnership with Nintendo for the promotion.

Sony's 'what's New' And 'audio Recorder' Apps To Close In September 2019

Sony's 'What's New' and 'Audio Recorder' apps to close in September 2019

Sony Mobile is looking to shutter two more apps according to notices that have appeared. Both the ‘What's New' app and the ‘Audio Recorder' apps will be retired on 30 September 2019. The ‘What's New' app was Sony's curated selection of apps that it was looking to promote. Most users always looked for a way to disable the app, so we don't imagine many will miss it.

Nintendo Launches New Switch With Improved Battery Life

Nintendo Launches New Switch With Improved Battery Life


There’s a new Nintendo Switch available starting today. It’s not new in the sense that it’s a newer generation. Nintendo has simply refreshed the Switch console and says that this particular one comes with improved battery life. This should be an incentive to purchase for those who would like to have more battery backup when they’re out and about with their Switch.

The company says that this new Nintendo Switch model should provide gamers with an additional two hours of battery life. So this brings the usage estimates to between 4.5 and 9 hours, up from the current estimated battery life range of 2.5 and 6.5 hours.

Nintendo Switch Owners Are Reporting Issues Of Joy-con 'drift'

Nintendo Switch Owners Are Reporting Issues Of Joy-Con 'Drift'

Basically, there seems to be something wrong with the Joy-Cons in which even if the user is not touching the joystickers, the console will register it as moving. This was confirmed in a report by Kotaku’s Gita Jackson who wrote, “When I was in the combat screen, where the stick on the right Joy-Con controls the overhead angle of the camera, the camera angle would slowly drift until it was directly overhead.”

Jackson is not alone in experiencing this issue as other Kotaku staff members have similarly confirmed the issue themselves, along with many other gamers in a post on Reddit that got over 25,000 upvotes. While wear and tear seems to be the norm when it comes to hardware, some gamers claim to have only owned the console for a few months before the problems began to show.

Sony Launches A7r Mark Iv Mirrorless Camera With 61 Mp Sensor

Sony Launches A7R Mark IV Mirrorless Camera With 61 MP Sensor


Sony has come out swinging at its rivals with the new A7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera which touts a 61 megapixel back-side illuminated sensor with 15 dynamic range stops. This camera thus delivers the highest resolution yet for a full-frame setup. It even lets users capture images of up to 240 megapixels with the pixel-shift mode while also delivering 26.2 megapixel photos in APS-C crop mode. The ISO range is fairly generous, going up from 100 to 32,000 or from 50 to 102,400 in expanded mode.

The camera body itself has been redesigned and now has a deeper, larger grip so Sony has certainly fixed one of the issues that users had with the A7R III. There’s a five axis image stabilizer which should be good for both video and still images. Sony has also put in a new 5.76 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder which is the highest resolution yet on a camera from the company.

Fujifilm Patents A Touch Sensitive Top Lcd Panel For Its Cameras

Fujifilm Patents A Touch Sensitive Top LCD Panel For Its Cameras

When Fujifilm launched the X-H1 mirrorless camera, it was one of the few Fujifilm cameras that came with a top LCD display. This kind of display can be found on DSLR cameras from the likes of Canon and Nikon, but rarely on Fujifilm cameras. However, it seems that now that Fujifilm has implemented it, they could be looking at ways to improve on it.

According to a report from Fuji Rumors, they have stumbled across a patent which suggests that Fujifilm has been toying with the idea of making the LCD panel touch sensitive. Now the screen itself is pretty small, so it’s not as if it will be used in the same way you might expect from a touch LCD panel mounted on the back of the camera.

Huawei Still Unsure If Hongmeng Will Replace Android On Its Phones

Huawei Still Unsure If HongMeng Will Replace Android On Its Phones

We had heard that the operating system that the company is developing is known as HongMeng, but now it turns out that Huawei might be having second thoughts. According to a report from the South China Morning Post, Huawei chairman Liang Hua was quoted as saying, “We haven’t decided whether to develop Hongmeng into a smartphone OS yet.”

We should point out that Liang’s statement was merely a clarification about its HongMeng platform, where the company did acknowledge that it was in development, although it seemed to be mostly aimed at Internet of Things devices, as opposed to smartphones. This doesn’t mean that the company isn’t working on an Android alternative, but according to Liang, they would ultimately still prefer to use Android if they can.

Microsoft Word For Android Crosses 1 Billion Installs

Microsoft Word For Android Crosses 1 Billion Installs


Microsoft Word is one of the world’s most popular productivity apps so it’s no surprise that the app has proven to be a hit on Google’s mobile OS as well. Latest Google Play Store stats show that the Android version of Microsoft Word has been installed a whopping one billion times. Most of Microsoft’s other Office apps have been doing well too.

Excel, a popular spreadsheet app, has more than 500 installs on Android and the same holds true for OneNote, PowerPoint, and OneDrive as well. Outlook for Android is gradually picking up pace as well as it has amassed more than 100 million installs on Android.

Sony Launches The 'world's Fastest' Usb Hub

Sony Launches The 'World's Fastest' USB Hub

With laptop makers starting to abandon the majority of their ports, this means that until accessory makers start making more USB-C compatible devices, laptop users have no choice but to turn to USB hubs which brings back a ton of port functionality to their laptops. This includes USB-A ports, HDMI/DisplayPorts, SD card readers, headphone jacks, and the likes.

If you’re in the market for a new USB hub, there are plenty of choices available in the market today, but Sony thinks that they might have everyone beat by launching what they claim is the “world’s fastest” USB hub. By “world’s fastest”, what they really mean to say is that their USB hub will come equipped with a UHS-II SD/microSD card reader that also features USB 3.1 gen 2 and also up to 100W USB Power Delivery.

Android Q Beta 5 Has Rolled Out To The Essential Phone

Android Q Beta 5 Has Rolled Out To The Essential Phone

While the Essential Phone might not have received the warm welcome that the company hoped it would, the upside is that the company seems to be quite on the ball when it comes to updates. They were one of the first few handset makers to roll out the Android 9.0 Pie update for their phone, and now it seems that they could be on track to do the same with Android Q.

In a tweet by the company, it seems that they have started to push out the Android Q beta 5 update to Essential Phones enrolled under their beta program. We should note that this is merely a beta and is not the final update, but presumably all this testing will help Essential fine tune the update to ensure that when the final build of Android Q is ready, they should have ironed out most of the kinks and have the update ready in a very timely manner.