Electronics

Electronics
Nintendo to launch smartphone-size Switch Lite for $200

OSAKA -- Nintendo will release a cheaper handheld-only version of its best-selling video game device in more than a decade, in an effort to win over fans looking for a lower-cost option.

The Switch Lite, unveiled Wednesday, will hit the 80 markets where the original Switch is now sold on Sept. 20.

The new smartphone-size model has a suggested retail price of $199.99 in the U.S., a third less than the $299.99 price tag of the original Switch, which works as both a home system and a portable machine.

Sony boosts rookie pay to reward tech talent
Sony will increase salaries by up to 20% for new recruits with high-tech skills in fields such as artificial intelligence, moving away from the traditional Japanese emphasis on seniority to better compete in a battle for talent that crosses industries and international borders.
Home and life improvements
Does your pet like to be fed at the most inconvenient times? Or do you find it tricky to find someone to feed your pet when you need to be away for a few days? Gadget-maker and importer G-Force’s Wagwag, a new brand of pet gadgets, could be just what you need.