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Throw some shade at your living space with voice-controlled, self-tinting glass

Sage Electrochromics unveiled a prototype of its dynamic glass called SageGlass back in 2015, and its latest innovation comes in the form of an Amazon Echo compatibility. You can now control the glass with your voice. More>>

Theranos’ death knell? Founder Elizabeth Holmes steps down as CEO

Theranos' founder and CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, has been charged with fraud by the SEC. Now, both she and former president Sunny Balwani have surrendered to the FBI, and will face 20 years in prison if indicted on fraud charges. More>>

Microsoft’s Windows Andromeda device may pack telephony capability

Sources claim the latest prototype of Microsoft's unannounced "Andromeda" device includes telephony capabilities. It won't be a re-entry into the smartphone business, but rather a new entry in its "always-connected"... More>>

Did a rogue Tesla worker try to sabotage Elon Musk’s electric-car company?

An email reportedly written by Tesla boss Elon Musk suggests the company recently found an employee working against its interests, tampering with a Tesla operating system and exporting sensitive data to unknown third parties. More>>

Car sharing: Car2go tootles into Chicago with an advantage over rival services

Car-sharing service Car2go is gearing up for a July launch in Chicago. There are rival car-sharing services in the Windy City, but Car2go claims to have one distinct advantage over them. More>>

‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ has more than 400 million players

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has passed 50 million total sales, and when factoring in the mobile versions, it now has more than 400 million players. The game is currently on sale for PC. More>>

Wetsuit filled with heavy gas could increase divers’ survival time by hours

An innovative new technique could help make wetsuits more insulated. The technique entails stuffing a standard wetsuit into a pressure tank that displaces its air pockets and pumps then full of heavy inert gas. More>>

Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire Hathaway name new CEO in quest to fix health care

Amazon, JPMorgan, and Berkshire Hathaway are taking the next step in their U.S. employee health care business by naming a new chief executive officer. The powerhouse trio announced the appointment of Atul Gawande as the... More>>

Easily transform your boring bike into an ebike with the GeoOrbital Wheel

Transform your regular bicycle into a fully powered electric bicycle in under 60 seconds with the GeoOrbital wheel. The fully contained electric wheel snaps on in place of your regular front wheel, so it can turn virtually... More>>

The LAPD does its part to cut down on smog, adds ebikes to its patrol fleet

The Los Angles Police Department announced that it will add 20 ebikes to its fleet of vehicles, giving bike-mounted officers faster and more efficient ways of responding to emergency situations. More>>

Here’s a real version of that endlessly spinning top from ‘Inception’

Remember how Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in Inception uses a spinning top to work out whether he’s awake or dreaming? Some people just created a similar top for real, and it can spin for hours. More>>

Therm-a-Rest wants to save the world, one recycled foam scrap at a time

Therm-a-Rest is known for designing and manufacturing of some of the best sleeping bags and sleeping pads available anywhere but its most important initiative might concern its sustainability practices. We toured its... More>>

Would you pay to join a Group? Facebook takes subscriptions for a spin

After launching Facebook Watch subscriptions, Facebook is also testing a paid subscription for Groups. The tool would allow Group administrators to charge for exclusive content, while a portion of the group remains free,... More>>

Scientists think a form of bacteria could help make Mars hospitable to humans

There’s plenty to consider when it comes to colonizing Mars. Perhaps the biggest query, however, is how exactly we’re going to breathe there? A particular type of bacteria might help. More>>

Robots and delivery services take over a kitchen-free future, reports says

UBS analysts suggest that the traditional home kitchen might be permanently altered by meal-delivery services, envisioning a future where meals made by robots are delivered by drones in lieu of a home-cooked meal. More>>

Instagram’s IGTV is a new Stories-like home for vertical long-form videos

After Facebook Watch, Instagram is launching its own video portal, but it looks nothing like the usual online video viewer. Instead, Instagram IGTV is mobile-first, which means vertical video and a Stories-like interface. More>>

Bamboo Music is a new Alexa Skill that makes learning music fun for the family

While there's no promise that Bamboo will turn your child into the next Chopin, there are still plenty of reasons to teach your tot music from an early age, as research has shown that a music education also boosts learning. More>>

Get a peek at some of our favorite emerging tech on display at CE Week 2018

In between listening to fascinating discussions between tech leaders, we walked the halls of CE Week in NYC to take a look at the exciting products making their way to store shelves. Here are a few of our favorites. More>>

Americans believe that 40 percent of the news is fake

A new survey conducted by the Gallup/Knight Foundation found that overall, Americans believe that 39 percent of the news they see, hear, or read is misinformation. They're even more skeptical of social media. More>>

Polartec’s recycled Power Fill insulation helps save the environment

Polartec is a leader in the innovation of sustainable fabrics. Recently, the company unveiled 100 percent recycled Power Fill insulation -- upcycling more than 1 billion plastic bottles -- a bold, eco-friendly statement. More>>

SmokeBot robot can see things human firefighters can’t in smoke-filled rooms

Created by researchers in Sweden, SmokeBot is a firefighting robot designed to see and navigate in smoky areas. It could one day be used by firefighters to help assist in search-and-rescue missions. Here's how it works. More>>

AMC takes aim at MoviePass with new subscription service

MoviePass might not be around much longer, but if you've got AMC theaters in your area, a better option has just come along. AMC has just announced Stubs A-List, allowing users to see three movies each week for $20 per month. More>>

An all-in-one botnet is on the rise, packing a scary buffet of attacks

A new botnet called MyloBot is on the rise packing the largest arsenal to date, targeting Windows-based PCs to steal data, shut down networks, and more. The underlying malware can evade detection and deliver numerous... More>>

Intel’s hyperthreading blocked on OpenBSD amid hints of new Spectre-like bugs

Intel CPUs that support hyperthreading will no longer be able to make use of the additional threads on OpenBSD moving forward, as its core developer has disabled the technology to ward off Spectre-like bugs. More>>

GE adds a cubic foot with high-capacity French door refrigerator

Stressing capacity at low cost, GE Appliances' new French door refrigerator boasts 25.6 cubic feet of usable interior space. GE says the fridge can hold up to 50 more cans of soda than comparable models from leading brands. More>>

Goodbye, MSN: Microsoft rebrands news service, releases app on Android and iOS

Microsoft announced the launch of Microsoft News -- the new name for its news engine that runs, Microsoft Edge, and more. In addition, the company also released its revamped Microsoft News app for iOS and Android. More>>

Volvo’s all-new S60 is a Swedish sedan made in the U.S.A.

The 2019 Volvo S60 is the first Volvo made in the United States. From its basic platform to its infotainment system, the S60's design is closely related to the Swedish automaker's other recent models. More>>

The 2018 Suzuki Jimny is the cutest off-roader you can’t get your hands on

Do you remember Suzuki? The company hasn't sold a car in the US in years but it's alive and doing well elsewhere. It just introduced the new Jimny, a rugged SUV that sticks to a tried-and-true body-on-frame architecture. More>>

JVC says its new true wireless earbuds will stay put, even during a workout

JVC says its new HA-ET90BT fully wireless headphones can stand up to a run or even the most vigorous workouts without falling out of your ears, something that can’t be said about a lot of true wireless models. More>>

Amazon Prime Wardrobe lets you try on clothes before buying them

Finally out in the wild, Amazon Prime Wardrobe is the latest benefit for being a Prime member. To get started, users pick out at least three items from more than 1 million options. Users send back what they don't like. More>>

Loupedeck+ brings improved hardware controls to Lightroom — and Luminar

The new Loupedeck+ builds on the original with mechanical keys, new customization options, and support for Skylum Luminar, taking the hardware control console beyond Lightroom for the first time. More>>

China speeds up its subway with palm scanners and facial recognition

The Chinese capital of Beijing is now considering the introduction of "bio-recognition technology" to its subway stations. This technology would include palm scanners and facial recognition scanners. More>>

TP-Link’s new Deco M9 Plus Mesh router is also a smart home hub

TP-Link's newest mesh router provides fast internet connections to more than 100 devices throughout your home, and can serve as a smart home hub for all of your connected devices. Meet the Deco M9 Plus Mesh Wi-Fi System More>>

Pair your smart mattress with Eight Sleep’s A.I.-powered Sleep Coach

A good night's sleep is important, but it can be hard to come by. Here to help is Eight Sleep, which has just released a new A.I.-powered Sleep Coach app to go along with its smart mattress. More>>

AMD one-ups Intel with free Threadripper upgrade for 8086 competition winners

If you win one of Intel's new 8086 Anniversary Edition CPUs, you could get something even better for absolutely nothing. AMD is offering 40 winners the chance to trade in the processor for one of its Threadripper 1950X chips. More>>

Quickstarter inspires creators to dream up small but fun Kickstarter projects

Crowdfunding site Kickstarter this week launched Quickstarter to inspire creators to consider fun, low-budget ideas that can be done and dusted in a much shorter time frame than regular projects. More>>

Domio adds voice communication to its rad helmet audio system with the Pro

It's hard to jam out to tunes while playing in the outdoors when you're wearing a helmet. The Domio Pro provides for safe, surround sound audio -- with the added bonus of voice communication. More>>

Apple v. Pepper: The Supreme Court could rule the App Store is a monopoly

The Supreme Court has decided to hear an interesting case that could decide whether or not Apple has a monopoly on app distribution. The case could have far-reaching implications for a number of tech companies. More>>

Meet the Italian composer who conducts the world’s biggest all-robot orchestra

For his next album, Italian electronic music producer Leonardo Barbadoro is skipping synthesizers in favor of robots capable of playing real instruments, ranging from piano to percussion. Here's why. More>>

Miss Windows 7? It might look like this if Microsoft released it today

Imagine if Windows 7 was released today, what might it look like? That's a question that YouTube Avdan has answered with a new Windows concept video that offers a look at a "2018 edition" of Windows 7. More>>

Watch out, redshirts — CBS has a (Star)fleet of new Star Trek shows on deck

The Star Trek franchise will always live long and prosper. After signing screenwriter Alex Kurtzman to a five-year deal, CBS revealed that it's currently developing four stand-alone series set in the Trek universe. More>>

Take to the streets with Gazelle’s CityZen ebike for urban commuters

Gazelle's CityZen T10 ebike was built with urban commuters in mind, complete with a top speed of 28 mph and a range of 85 miles, allowing it to ride safely with traffic and avoid having to recharge too often. More>>

Facebook Messenger is getting those annoying autoplay video ads

It looks like Facebook's autoplay video ads are coming to Messenger. While Facebook considers user experience the most important thing, video ads will still be rolling out to Messenger over the next few weeks. More>>

No doorman to receive your delivery? With Hub by Amazon, that is not a problem

Meet Hub by Amazon, a container that allows for the storage of packages so that they're not just strewn about a lobby, or worse yet, potentially stolen. Really, the Hubs look just like traditional Amazon lockers. More>>

DroneCatcher upgrade lets this net-gun security drone stay in the sky

The DroneCatcher shoots a net at rogue drones in restricted airspace over places like airports and prisons. A recent update has added a power cord, enabling it to stay airborne around the clock for faster response times. More>>

Get all your pods in one place with Google’s streamlined Podcasts app

Google has released its Google Podcasts stand-alone app. With Google's sleek design, super-smart integration with Google Home, and millions of podcasts available at launch, there's nowhere better to listen to your favorite... More>>

After 70 years, a working Dick Tracy two-way watch radio is finally available

Created by brothers Nick and Charlie Mathis, the Dick Tracy Watch not only looks like the timepiece featured in the comics -- it actually works, too. Here's how you can get your hands on one. More>>

NordicTrack’s new RW900 rowing machine is a Google-powered beast

NordicTrack's new RW900 smart rowing machine is lighter, quieter, and takes up less space than previous models, while also coming equipped with a 22-inch screen for tracking workout metrics and tapping into live fitness... More>>

Your next hotel stay may include personalized Netflix streaming

Dish TV's hotel-exclusive Evolve streaming platform will soon be getting Netflix integration, a long-awaited inclusion that will make keeping up with your current TV obsession easier when traveling. More>>

Select Insiders can now access the new Xbox Avatars

The long-awaited Xbox Avatar redesign has arrived for Alpha and Alpha - Skip Ahead Insiders via the Xbox One Preview Program. Insiders can take the new Avatar Editor for a spin ahead of its public rollout, which shouldn't... More>>

Facebook wants to literally open your eyes with A.I. that fixes blinks in photos

Facebook wants to make sure that A.I.-edited photo you share actually looks like you. Facebook researchers just created an A.I. that fixes the blink using a reference image of your own eyes. More>>

NASA’s Opportunity Rover is stuck in a giant dust storm — can she make it?

A massive dust storm that is about the size of our continent has shrouded Mars, and has covered Opportunity for the last seven days. Not only is much of the planet in the dark, but so too is Earth about Opportunity's... More>>

Google’s A.I. tools can predict death risks more accurately than hospitals

Google is beating hospitals at their own game -- at least when it comes to death risk assessment. Google’s Medical Brain team has begun training its A.I. system to evaluate the risk of death among hospital patients. More>>

Google’s Android Messages for web finally lets you text on your computer

Google is finally ready to take on Apple's iMessage with a new desktop client for Android Messages, called Messages for web. The new feature is rolling out now and allows you to access your phone's messages straight from... More>>

Fix upcoming for Google Home, Chromecast bug that can tattle on your location

Security researcher Craig Young from the firm Tripwire discovered a bug that allows both the Google Home and the Google Chromecast TV stick to share user location, which needless to say is less than ideal. More>>

Despite its considerable girth, the Bentley Bentayga will go racing

The Bentley Bentayga luxury SUV will race in the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Bentley wants to a set record for SUVs on the 12.4-mile course, which climbs to the 14,00-foot summit of Colorado's Pikes Peak. More>>

Australia punishes Apple for refusing to replace iPhones stricken by ‘Error 53’

Australia's federal court has ruled that Apple acted unlawfully when refusing to repair or replace the iPhones of customers affected by Error 53 - an error that came about as a result of third-party repairs. More>>

Yahoo Mail revamps its mobile web experience, releases Android Go app

Yahoo wants to make sending emails easier and more efficient regardless of location, network speeds, or storage capacity. To do so, the company has launched a revamped mobile web experience, along with an optimized app for... More>>

Vivint smart home products are now all voice-enabled with Google Assistant

Your smart home is becoming increasingly talkative. On Tuesday, June 19, Vivint announced a new partnership that makes all of its smart home devices voice-enabled by way of Google Assistant. More>>

Uber is testing a low-fare option that’s great if you’re not in a rush

Uber is testing a new feature that offers lower fares for riders. Opting for the cheaper ride means waiting a bit longer for your car to arrive, but if you have the time and don't mind waiting, you'll save yourself a few... More>>

Chinese search giant Baidu creates an open-source A.I. for detecting cancer

Chinese search giant Baidu developed a new artificial intelligence algorithm which can help doctors to more accurately diagnose breast cancer. And did we mention it will be an open-source technology, too? More>>

MIT engineers a smarter, safer power plug designed to augment IoT

A team at the Massachussets Insitute of Technology has engineered a new smart power plug that employs artificial intelligence and a machine learning algorithm to make power safer. More>>

The World Health Organization labels gaming disorder as a mental condition

Gaming disorder is characterized by "a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior," or more simply, an addiction to gaming. The World Health Organization has officially recognized the disorder as a mental condition. More>>

A flaw in Apple’s Quick Look for MacOS exposes the contents of encrypted files

Apple's Quick Look feature in MacOS supposedly leaks sensitive data even if the content is locked behind password-protected encryption. Introduced in MacOS 10.5 Leopard, Apple designed Quick Look to give you a glimpse into... More>>

Canon’s new large sensor is too big for you, but not for scientists

A CMOS sensor that is almost 40 times larger than a full-frame sensor has been used to capture meteors that researchers couldn't previously spot. The Canon sensor can shoot at 60 fps with the light of a full moon. More>>

Is the Australian bee the key to better outdoor gear?

A biotech startup called Humble Bee is studying the way Australian bees creates natural bioplastics as an alternative to man-made plastics that are more sustainable and good for the environment. More>>

Microsoft takes on Google in the classroom with Flipgrid acquisition

Microsoft is looking to solidify its position in classrooms, and has recently acquired Flipgrid, the video discussion platform currently utilized by more than 20 million teachers and students across the United States and... More>>

A.I. can now learn how to solve a Rubik’s Cube, researchers claim

Stephen McAleer has managed to create an algorithm that can solve the Rubik's Cube sans human help. It depends upon a process known as "autodidactic iteration" and it could have huge implications for the future. More>>

Here’s what art looks like in 2018: Spheres that react to your presence

This fleet of autonomous flying spheres flocks together like a group of birds, while keeping an eye on nearby humans. They are the work of an art collective called Random International. More>>

Stand up or sit down? Many don’t take advantage of VR’s room-scale experience

Oculus' VP of Content Jason Rubin claims that a "significant percentage" of Oculus Rift headset owners would rather sit down to enjoy virtual reality rather than take advantage of room-scale motion detection. More>>

Nestlé, XPO Logistics building ‘digital warehouse’ with robotics, autonomous vehicles

Nestlé, the world's largest food and drink company, plans to build a "digital warehouse of the future," staffed with robots, autonomous vehicles, and A.I., in partnership with XPO Logistics. More>>

Who needs a nurse? This robot can extract and analyze your blood

Researchers at Rutgers University have developed a blood-drawing robot for inserting intravenous needles into people’s arms with the purpose of drawing and analyzing blood samples. More>>

Adware posing as a private network client secretly takes screenshots

Adware stuffed into software you can freely download from the internet can secretly take screenshots of your desktop among other sneaky spyware-like capabilities. It first surfaced in 2012 and mostly targets Windows 10 PCs. More>>

Google’s new tools for Datally put your mobile data on lockdown

On a limited data contract and tired of checking your mobile data usage to make sure you've got enough? Google's Datally app helps to take the anxiety out of data-saving by offering an easy way to restrict data usage. More>>

Playable beta for ‘Beyond Good & Evil 2’ won’t be ready for quite some time

Beyond Good & Evil 2 creative director Michel Ancel has revealed that his team doesn't expect a playable beta of the game to launch before the end of 2019. This likely pushes a full release into 2020. More>>

HP’s 145,000-core supercomputer is the most powerful ARM system ever built

A new ARM-based supercomputer developed by HP's enterprise branch is set to be used by the National Nuclear Security Administration to see if it can handle simulations more efficiently than existing computing platforms. More>>

‘Iron Fist’ season 2 will premiere on Netflix later this year

Finn Jones will return to Netflix as Marvel Comics' popular kung fu superhero Danny Rand later this year for the second season of the Iron Fist series, according to Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb. More>>

Motorola might be jumping on the foldable smartphone bandwagon

Motorola looks to be the latest electronics manufacturer to join the foldable smartphone race. The company filed a patent for a handset with a flexible OLED display that uses heat to fix imperfections caused by repetitive... More>>

Ford will auction off this Mustang inspired by RAF fighters from WWII

A one-of-a-kind 700-horsepower high-performance Ford Mustang with a livery scheme inspired by American pilots who flew for the RAF during World War II will be auctioned off for charity. More>>

8Bitdo’s tiny wireless Nintendo Switch controllers opt for nostalgic colors

Third-party game accessory company 8Bitdo unveiled a new line of tiny controllers compatible with the Nintendo Switch. The gamepads are designed to mimic the look of the Game Boy Pocket. More>>

‘Lucifer’ lives on with a fourth season coming to Netflix

Netflix has shown some sympathy for the devil, picking up the fan-favorite crime drama Lucifer at the last possible moment for a fourth season. More>>

Oprah joins Apple with a multi-year original programming deal

Apple has landed one of the most influential figures in all media, signing a wide-ranging deal with Oprah Winfrey. Few details were announced, but it means Apple is upping the ante in original streaming programming. More>>

Get NFC payments, blood oxygen readings, and GPS from Garmin’s Fenix 5 Plus

The Fenix 5 GPS multisport watch was a major win for Garmin, and now, the German company is releasing the latest iteration of its smart wearable. On June 18, Garmin introduced the Fenix 5 Plus series. More>>

You’ll want Xiaomi’s Mi A2 for the software, not the iPhone X looks

Xiaomi is prepping a follow-up to its Mi A1 smartphone. The Mi A2 has a distinct design, which we've definitely seen before, but the software is the real draw. Here's everything we know about it so far. More>>

Disney Channel’s Nintendo Switch Family Showdown tests your gaming skills

This summer Disney Channel will host the Nintendo Switch Family Showdown, a competition to find a skilled family of Nintendo fans. Games in the competition include Mario Tennis Aces and Super Mario Odyssey. More>>

After nearly two years, ‘Pokémon Go’ finally adds a trading feature

Nearly two years since its initial launch on mobile devices, Niantic's Pokémon Go has finally added the ability to trade monsters with your friends. The feature comes alongside a new "friends" system. More>>

AMD will only release Ryzen APU graphics drivers every three months

AMD's 2200G and 2400G APUs may have just received their first big graphics update since release, but that won't be a frequent occurrence. An AMD representative has confirmed GPU driver releases will only release every... More>>

Here’s everything you need to know about the Huawei P20

Huawei has announced its newest flagships: The Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei P20, and Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. Both the P20 Pro and Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS feature a triple camera array. More>>

The Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music adds rockin’ tunes to your favorite workout

In addition to onboard GPS and heart rate monitoring, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music gives users the ability to store up to 500 songs on the watch -- and control playback -- while running, cycling, or working out. More>>

Brew the perfect cup of chai with the push of a button with the Chime

Meet the Chime Chai Maker, an automated chai machine that purports to deliver the perfect cup of chai every time. Because as it turns out, dunking a tea bag and adding some milk and sugar just doesn't cut it. More>>

Some folks still think it’s a good idea to fly drones over wildfires

Owners of hobby drones have been disrupting airborne efforts to tackle wildfires in Colorado in recent days. Each time a drone is spotted, manned firefighting aircraft need to be grounded until the airspace is clear again. More>>

Mayday! Amazon pulls the plug on Kindle Fire’s popular support feature

Amazon's Mayday on-screen customer support feature proved to be hugely popular for Kindle Fire tablet users, but now the company has announced that the service will be discontinued this month. More>>

Indulge your nostalgia with a brand new iPhone 3GS

Did you miss out on owning one of the most popular smartphones from the 2000s? Well, thanks to a South Korean mobile carrier, you can make it up to yourself by buying the iPhone 3GS for 44,000 Won, or 40 U.S. dollars. More>>

Google Translate does not hold up well in a classroom or a courtroom

How reliable is Google Translate? You're probably safe using it to order from a restaurant or ask for directions, but don't expect its interpretations to hold up in a classroom or courtroom More>>

To put a quantum computer on your desk, Intel has a plan unlike any other

Quantum computers, once they become common, will solve difficult problems far more quickly than current PCs. That could threaten a chipmaker like Intel, but it’s researching how to turn its knowledge of silicon production... More>>

At Stephen Hawking’s memorial, his message of peace was beamed into the cosmos

As Stephen Hawking's ashes were buried in Westminster Abbey, a message from the renowned scientist was broadcast to a nearby black hole. More>>

Apple vs. Qualcomm: Everything you need to know

Apple is following the FTC's lead and has sued Qualcomm for a massive $1 billion in the U.S., $145 million in China, and also in the U.K., claiming the company charged onerous royalties for its patented tech. More>>

You can drive away in this tiny home, converted from a 1966 Greyhound bus

For Jessie Lipskin, it was love at first sight when she discovered a 1966 Greyhound bus up for auction on eBay, which she planned to convert into a fully mobile tiny home, registered as an RV. More>>

HoloLens 2 could pack Qualcomm’s new XR1 chip for extended reality

The next version of Microsoft's HoloLens headset for augmented reality will supposedly feature Qualcomm's new Snapdragon XR1. The rumor arrives by way of an anonymous source who claims the headset will appear in January 2019. More>>

Crown is a new dating app that looks a lot like your March Madness bracket

Rather than giving you a never ending roster of potential mates to pick from, Crown gives you a curated list that you then eliminate, tournament-style on a daily basis. It's the latest dating app from the Match Group. More>>

Venmo will no longer let you pay or charge your friends on its website

If you're looking to Venmo your friend for that pizza you ate half most of, or need to send your monthly rent payment via the PayPal-owned peer-to-peer payments service, you'll now have to do it via mobile. Venmo is... More>>

Get your Trek on with everything we know about ‘Discovery’ season 2

The crew of the U.S.S. Discovery will return for more adventures on CBS All Access in the near future. Here's everything we know about Star Trek: Discovery season 2, from the cast and themes to the season premiere. More>>

Iowa man gets 20-year prison sentence for trying to steal a domain at gunpoint

An Iowa man who used a firearm in an attempt to steal a domain and the failed armed robbery to steal the domain landed Sherman Hopkins Jr. a 20-year prison sentence. More>>

The versatile HPC Scout is a beast on the road and on the trail

With optional components added, the HPC Scout off-road ebike can achieve speeds of up to 40 mph and a range of as much as 42 miles, making it one of the fastest and most versatile electric bikes on the market. More>>

The Leica C-Lux mixes classic design with a modern zoom

Leica's classic style meshes with a large sensor, big-zoom compact in the new Leica C-Lux camera. The M10, meanwhile, gets the first special edition treatment inspired by Zagato's Italian car designs. More>>

Check out these wacky designs in Boeing’s $2 million passenger drone contest

Check out these weird and wonderful passenger drone designs that could one day be transporting us around our cities. The 10 winners of the Boeing-sponsored contest now have nine months to build prototypes. More>>

Ready to grill? Here are alternatives to cleaning it with a wire-bristle brush

Wire-bristle grill brushes have taken some heat recently, because sometimes the bristles dislodge and end up causing serious injuries when an unsuspecting party-goer swallows it. Luckily, there are alternative ways to... More>>

U.S. senators question Amazon about transmission of recorded private conversation

Senators Jeff Flake and Chris Coons sent CEO Jeff Bezos questions about Amazon's collection, storage, and use of consumer data. The senators questioned the specifics of the error and Amazon's overall data protection... More>>

NFC tech in official World Cup match ball draws fans even more into the games

As soccer fans gear up to root for their favorite nation in the 2018 World Cup, Adidas teamed with software company BlueBite to outfit the official match ball with NFC tech. By scanning the chip with a phone, fans get... More>>

Why Mastercard is ripping a page from Bitcoin’s book

Mastercard's new blockchain patent seeks to put an end to credit card skimmers and make money safer. Regardless of what you think of cryptocurrency, the largest financial institutions are transforming real money to become... More>>

Insomnia keeping you up? The Reverie Sleep Coach may help

The Reverie Sleep Coach is touted as a personalized sleep consultation platform that offers one-on-one guidance instead of the usual one-size-fits-all approach other sleep coaches take. More>>

Creep in peace — Instagram will no longer tell people when you take screenshots

If you've been holding back on your social media stalking tendencies, then hold back no more. As originally reported by BuzzFeed, Instagram will no longer alert users when someone takes a screenshot of their Stories. More>>

Developers can now take Google App Maker out for a test drive

About 18 months ago, Google introduced us to App Maker, a tool that allows you to build and deploy apps (specifically of the business variety) on the web. Now it's available to all developers. More>>

Apple Park’s office setup aims to keep workers on their toes

Apple boss Tim Cook said this week that all of the company's workers at its flashy new Apple Park campus have access to a standing desk, which he's adamant is a healthier way to work. More>>

The Focus Paralane2 may change your mind about how heavy ebikes can be

Focus has taken the wraps off of its new Paralane2 ebike, which weighs 28.8 pounds but drops to just 22 pounds when the detachable motor and battery pack are removed, making it one of the lightest ebikes around. More>>

Photo FOMO: A working Lego camera, and a box that gives cameras sweet moves

How many pieces does it take to build a film camera out of Lego bricks? In this week's Photo FOMO, a photographer vies for Lego approval, Miops moves into camera motion systems, and Fujifilm apologizes for firmware delays. More>>

Everything we know about the Sony Xperia XZ3

The Xperia XZ2 Premium may be new, but there are already rumors of Sony's next inclusion in its flagship XZ range. Here's everything we've been able to dig up about Sony's upcoming phone, the Sony Xperia XZ3. More>>

Nintendo: ‘Metroid Prime 4’ is ‘progressing well’ but it’s not ready to be shown

Metroid Prime 4 was announced by Nintendo at E3 2017, but the game was absent from this year's presentation. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé has confirmed that the game is still progressing well. More>>

Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Premium has a crazy-high ISO for photos and video

We're hardly six months into 2018, and Sony has added yet another smartphone to its roster. It's the Xperia XZ2 Premium, and it's the first Sony phone with two cameras on the rear. More>>

SwiftKey integration on latest Insider build makes it easier to type on glass

Microsoft is testing SwiftKey keyboard integration in the latest Insider Preview before making it available for all Windows 10 users. Windows Insiders can download build 17692 to begin swiping in Windows 10's on-screen... More>>

You can now put Alexa on your wrist with this new Apple Watch app

If you want to free Alexa from your Amazon Echo and instead find her a home on your wrist, there's a new app that can help. Meet Voice in a Can, a new third-party app that allows you to use Alexa on your Apple Watch. More>>

Ring Alarm home security system is now available for pre-order

Homeowners can now pre-order the $200 Ring Alarm DIY smart home security system, with shipping scheduled for July 4. Professional monitoring and unlimited video storage cost just $10 a month. More>>

Here’s everything we know about the OnePlus 6 smartphone so far

It's been several months since we first got our hands on the OnePlus 5T, and the rumors around its replacement are coming in at fever pitch. Here's what we're hearing about the upcoming OnePlus 6. More>>

Apple could implement one of the Google Pixel 2’s coolest features

According to a newly published patent, Apple could be working on implementing one of the most interesting features from the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The patent described a kind of "squeeze" feature. More>>

Snapchat opens its doors to third-party apps, keeps privacy first

Snapchat launched its new platform for third-party developers. Known as Snap Kit, developers now have the option to integrate Snapchat features into their own apps while also keeping user data safe. More>>

Intel’s Core i9 for laptops is great, but it’s not a true Core i9

Intel's Core i9 processors are some of the quickest on the market, but they harbor a dark secret. There's a bigger gulf between the mobile and desktop versions of these processors than you might think. Let's take a look. More>>

Scientists have mapped the genome of the most common cancer among younger men

Researchers from the University of North Carolina and other institutes have mapped the genome of testicular cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among young men ages 15 to 44. More>>

This guy beamed Alexa into the head of L3-37 from ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

When designer Patrick Stefanski joined his desire for a robotic companion with Solo: A Star Wars Story, the result was this quirky re-creation of the droid L3-37. Here's how it came to life. More>>

The Guardzilla 360-degree indoor/outdoor battery/electric cam can do it all

We've seen all kinds of home security cameras -- some made for outside, some that are wireless, and some that feature a 360-degree field of view. The Guardzilla 360 Outdoor/Indoor boasts the ability to offer all of those... More>>

With artificial bone marrow, scientists aim to decode blood disease

To better understand blood diseases, researchers have engineered an artificial bone marrow that overcomes the limitations of previous models. The new model offers the possibility to better understand how blood diseases can... More>>

Mozilla goes all in on voice commands with its latest browser concept

Mozilla is said to be working on a new type of internet browser that would let you navigate it entirely by using your voice. With vocal commands at its core, the Scout browser could be the best browser for accessibility. More>>

These games were revealed at E3 2018, and you can play them right now

E3 2018 dumped a load of titles on gamers this year, but what exactly can you play right now? We gathered a list of available titles spanning all four platforms including Unraveled Two, the Octo Expansion for Splatoon 2,... More>>

Half taxidermy, half robot: Why UC Davis built this crazy realistic robo-bird

Researchers at the University of California, Davis are building taxidermy bird robots on wheels, designed to discover more about the mating habits of the survival-challenged sage grouse. More>>

VR experience re-creates the Anne Frank House as it looked during WWII

The Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam is launching a virtual reality tour of the Anne Frank House's Secret Annex, where the famous diarist and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II. More>>

Report claims late 2017 cryptocurrency spike was artificially inflated by Tether

A new report stemming from the University of Texas at Austin claims that the big surge in cryptocurrency values during 2017 was artificially created using a digital currency called Tether. The report focuses on Bitfinex. More>>

Amid U.S. hurdles, Huawei may be banned from Australia’s 5G network

Huawei is facing plenty of hurdles in the U.S., buts its struggles may be moving to other countries too. A recent report notes that the company may be banned from taking part in the buildout of Australia's 5G network. More>>

Folding ‘Andromeda’ device could be Microsoft’s iPhone moment

Microsoft's Andromeda device could be announced later this year. A patent filing made public today illustrates not only how it could look, but also how it could work -- and how it could fit into your life. More>>

The Suunto 9 smartwatch lets you go the distance with 120 hours of GPS

Whether you're a serious athlete or a dedicated outdoor enthusiast, the Suunto 9 is the answer to your battery life woes -- providing for up to 120 hours of battery life while GPS tracking is enabled. More>>

You’ll want to perk up when it comes to the new ‘Lazy State’ Intel CPU bug

A new bug in Intel CPUs dating back to 2011 has been discovered. Similar to Spectre and Meltdown, it takes advantage of an inherent flaw in the chip's design to steal user data from running processes. More>>

A.I.-powered 3D 360 Detu Max camera reads like a list of photo buzzwords

3D, 360, AI, HDR, RAW -- the Detu Max appears to cram quite a few features inside an eight-lens 360 camera. The pro-focused camera uses artificial intelligence to allow for object tracking and high-resolution stitches. More>>

Nikon developing a 500mm super telephoto with compact Fresnel design

Nikon will launch a 500mm telephoto lens that's smaller than current options thanks to what's called a Phase Fresnel design. The Phase Fresnel adds a PF to the alphabet soup of lens naming, but it also makes the lens lighter. More>>

Samsung’s speedier Chromebook Plus V2 now comes with a second camera

In addition to giving the Chromebook Plus V2 more speed this year, Samsung is adding a secondary camera and spill-resistant keyboard. There's a lot to love at $499, but the screen may be the Chromebook Plus V2's Achilles... More>>

The massive AT&T-Time Warner merger could make it much harder to cut the cord

This week, a federal judge officially approved an $85 billion deal in which AT&T will acquire Time Warner Inc. and all its properties, including HBO, CNN, and more. We break down what the merger means for you. More>>

Want to get into the ‘Fallout 76’ beta? Here’s how you do it

Want to get into Bethesda's Fallout 76 beta? We don't know when the program will launch, but we provide instructions on how to get ready. The game officially launches on November 14. More>>

Google’s Pixelbook could soon natively support booting into Windows 10

Google's Pixelbook may eventually support native dual-booting into Windows 10. Evidence recently surfaced in Chrome OS linking a new AltOS feature to Microsoft's Windows Hardware Certification and its Windows Hardware Lab... More>>

The Amazon Father’s Day Sale discounts Echo, Fire, Kindle, and Cloud products

Amazon is offering discounts on its house brand products for Father's Day, including Amazon Echo Alexa-connected products including Dots, Spots, and more. Fire TV and Fire tablets, Kindles, and Cloud Cams are all on sale. More>>

Porsche creates a different kind of prancing horse with the all-electric Taycan

Porsche's Mission E concept won't change much as it transitions to a production model named Taycan and scheduled to arrive in 2019. That means the sedan will keep the sleek design and its 800-volt charging system. More>>

Aston Martin Rapide AMR boasts 205 mph top speed, limited production run

The Aston Martin Rapide AMR is the latest model from Aston's AMR performance sub-brand. This souped up version of Aston's four-door Rapide boasts a 580-horsepower V12 engine that can propel it to just over 200 mph. More>>

Samsung has made a very big promise for 2020, and it’s not for the Galaxy S12

Samsung has committed to using 100 percent renewable energy to power key facilities in the United States, Europe, and China by 2020. The company has come under pressure recently for not doing enough to stop using fossil... More>>

Why Intel’s monopoly could soon end (and you should be stoked)

When’s the last time you saw a laptop without an Intel chip in it? The company’s near-monopoly status has made it difficult for new players to gain a foothold, but that may soon change. More>>

Twitter’s Happening Now, Explore are about to get more personal

Twitter is working to make its experience more tailored to each user's interests. The personalized news will be coming to the Happening Now Section, as well as notifications and a tab inside Explore. More>>

Nissan’s Pitch-R robot is here to put field stripers out of work

Manually striping fields with chalk or spray paint may soon be a thing of the past thanks to Nissan's latest creation, the Pitch-R, a robot capable of striping a playing field in less than 20 minutes. More>>

Festo’s cuttlefish-inspired robot looks like it escaped an alien aquarium

Built by pioneering German automation company Festo, this cuttlefish-inspired robot may look weird, but it's capable of some pretty impressive feats. Check it out in underwater action. More>>

Everything we know about the upcoming LG G8 ThinQ smartphone

It may still be 2018, but we're already hearing rumors about next year's lineup of smartphones. LG is expected to release its successor to the LG G7 ThinQ, aptly named the LG G8 ThinQ. Here's everything we know about it so... More>>

Intel’s powerful new 8-core processor could land in desktops this September

Intel may have some powerful processors up its sleeves to woo desktop users into upgrading come September. The company could release an eight-core processor for mainstream users and a powerful 22-core CPU for enthusiasts. More>>

Out-of-this-world champagne bottle is designed for popping in zero gravity

What kind of champagne do astronauts pop? No, it's not the setup for a joke, but the question answered by Mumm International with its new champagne, which is designed to be consumed in zero gravity. More>>

Plex adds the grid-style guide for live TV that users have been pining for

Using Plex's built-in DVR feature is going to feel even more like watching traditional TV, as the software is finally adding the grid-style guide that its users have been asking for. More>>

Airbnb Japan just axed 80 percent of its listings in one fell swoop

A new law about to come into effect in Japan has prompted Airbnb to axe 80 percent of its listings there. The incoming regulations mean hosts need to apply for a permit to operate, but most have so far failed to do so. More>>

Surface Pro 6 is reportedly coming next year and HoloLens 2 later this year

Microsoft's hardware plans for the coming year, and a bit beyond, have reportedly leaked according to multiple reports. So what could we see announced this year? Some exciting hardware releases like the HoloLens 2 and more. More>>

Is this the future of medicine? Synthetic blood could buy patients 48 extra hours

Dr. Andre Palmer of the Ohio State University and Dr. Dipanjan Pan, an associate professor in the department of bioengineering at the University of Illinois - have independently developed synthetic blood technologies. More>>

Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox will reportedly arrive in 2020

If a new report is accurate, Microsoft is planning to release its next-generation Xbox console in 2020. Now for the peculiar part: The company could have more than one system in the works. More>>

Now fixed, Cortana exploit allowed anyone to bypass the Windows 10 lock screen

McAfee Labs reports that the latest Patch Tuesday update issued by Microsoft fixes a problem with Cortana that allowed anyone to read sensitive information at the Windows 10 lock screen and bypass the screen altogether. More>>

Apple quietly bans developers from selling your contacts’ data

Apple quietly updated its developer guidelines to ban developers from selling data collected from an iPhone users contacts app -- a practice similar to what landed Facebook in hot water with Cambridge Analytica. More>>

Stay clean in the backcountry using just one gallon of water with Geyser System

Whether you're living out of a van, camping with friends, or traveling the world -- finding somewhere to take a hot shower can be a challenge. Geyser System allows you to get clean anywhere you are. More>>

Kia recalls half a million vehicles in the U.S. due to airbag problem

It's hardly on the scale of Takata, but it's still a serious safety issue that needs addressing. Korean automaker Kia is recalling half a million cars over an airbag issue that can prevent them from properly deploying. More>>

From 4 wheels to 2 wheels — Lyft looks to add CitiBike to its fleet

Ride-sharing companies are looking to expand their domain to bike lanes and sidewalks, too. That's being evidenced by Lyft, the San Francisco-based company that is reportedly close to closing a deal to acquire Motivate. More>>

HandyShower is the portable bathroom for your next camping trip

HandyShower is a new portable water system designed for campers who want to stay clean and healthy in the backcountry. The 3-in-1 system includes not just a shower, but also a bidet, and a faucet, all connected to a... More>>

Dual-screen Andromeda headlines Microsoft’s leaked 2018 Surface lineup

Microsoft is said to be on track to launching its dual-screen Andromeda PC this year, which could headline the company's Surface refresh. Other devices that could be announced include a Surface Pro 6 and new Surface Tablet. More>>

Google Translate uses A.I. to improve accuracy for offline use

If you sometimes find Google Translate's offline efforts to be a little confusing or inaccurate, then an update coming to its iOS and Android apps this week looks set to bring some solid improvements. More>>

Uber eyes millions of new riders with the launch of Uber Lite

Uber has just launched a lightweight version of its app. Targeted at emerging markets such as India, Uber Lite uses just 5MB of storage to offer a service that still manages to retain some of the core features of its... More>>

Lenovo’s first VR-certified 15-inch mobile workstation packs a six-core CPU

Lenovo revealed its first VR-ready 15-inch mobile workstation, the ThinkPad P52. It includes up to an eighth-generation Intel Xeon six-core processor, up to a Nvidia Quadro P3200 discrete graphics chip, and up to 128GB of... More>>

‘Super Mario Party’ comes to Switch this October to ruin your friendships

Nintendo announced Super Mario Party for the Switch and it's coming this October. The game offers new ways to play for those with more than one console, as well as several new mini-games. More>>

This odd-looking accessory converts traditional film cameras into instant film

Think instant film cameras have to be fixed-lens cameras? The Instant Magny 35 converts a 135 SLR or rangefinder camera to Fujifilm Instax Film. Using a trick of mirrors, the back captures the image on instant film -- but... More>>

Privacy virtual credit card service adds cash back for online transactions

Worried about all the places online your debit card information is stored? With Privacy, you can use virtual or "burner" cards for all your online transactions, making your financial details anonymous on the internet. More>>

Lowepro shelves the traditional camera backpack design in favor of versatility

The new Lowepro FreeLine BP 350 AW isn't your typical camera backpack. Instead of compartmentalizing gear, the FreeLine uses a padded shelving system that allows for faster customization of the interior. More>>

Here’s everything we know about the 2019 iPhone

It's still early, but rumors for the 2019 iPhone are surfacing. Based on rumors, the 2019 flagship could include upgrades ranging from a new design to enhanced features. Here's everything we know about the device so far. More>>

Watch Kitty Hawk’s all-new personal flying vehicle take to the skies

Check out the latest personal flying vehicle from Kitty Hawk. Capable of vertical take-offs and landings powered by its 10 sets of rotors, the all-electric Flyer can reach speeds of up to 20 mph and fly for 20 minutes. More>>

The battle of the smart assistants should definitely include Cortana

For the time being, it may seem that the battle of the smart assistants rages only between two contenders -- Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. A new survey suggests that you certainly shouldn't count out Microsoft Cortana. More>>

‘Pokémon: Let’s Go’ games are a full-featured nostalgia trip for longtime fans

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! look to be the perfect games for longtime fans of the series, with areas from Pokémon Yellow now looking as we wished they did years ago. More>>

U.K. drone company sets flying record that could be a big boost for autonomy

U.K. company SenSat this week set a new record, flying 7.5 miles using a fixed-wing drone beyond the visible line of sight of the pilot. Here's why that is important for the future of UAVs. More>>

Common Motorola Moto G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play problems and how to fix them

The Motorola Moto G6 is great, but it's not perfect. We've rounded up some of the most common issues and problems you're likely to find, as well as the fixes that bring your phone back to full capabilities. More>>

Color-changing LED stools let you know if you’re sitting with bad posture

German researchers have developed special color-changing LED stools which monitor your weight distribution to let you know if you're sitting with bad posture. Here's how they work. More>>

Electrified ‘fog harp’ could make power plants more sustainable

Researchers have created a new system for water collection that may allow power plants to function more sustainably, by reusing the water themselves, or by helping provide water to surrounding regions. More>>

Facebook is messing with your memories as On This Day gets refreshed

Goodbye On This Day, hello Facebook Memories. Facebook's popular throwback feature is getting a refresh and a new name as the three-year-old On This Day feature becomes Memories. More>>

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  • Legal pot will roll out differently in Canada than in US

    Legal pot will roll out differently in Canada than in US

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    (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File). FILE - In this April 20, 2015 file photo, a Canadian flag with a cannabis leaf flies on Parliament Hill during a 4/20 protest in Ottawa, Ontario. Canada is following the lead of Uruguay in allowing a natio...(Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File). FILE - In this April 20, 2015 file photo, a Canadian flag with a cannabis leaf flies on Parliament Hill during a 4/20 protest in Ottawa, Ontario. Canada is following the lead of Uruguay in allowing a natio...
    With marijuana legalization across Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up to look different from the way it does in the nine U.S. states that have legalized adult use of the drug.More >>
    With marijuana legalization across Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up to look different from the way it does in the nine U.S. states that have legalized adult use of the drug.More >>
  • Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

    Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

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    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, a college student plays a computer game at an Internet cafe in Seoul, South Korea. On Monday, 18, 2018, the World Health Organization said that compulsively playing video ga...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, a college student plays a computer game at an Internet cafe in Seoul, South Korea. On Monday, 18, 2018, the World Health Organization said that compulsively playing video ga...
    Video game "addiction" decision renews debate over whether behaviors can cause same kind of illness as drugs.More >>
    Video game "addiction" decision renews debate over whether behaviors can cause same kind of illness as drugs.More >>
  • The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B counteroffer

    The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B counteroffer

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    The competition for Fox is heating up, as Disney is boosting its offer for the company to $70.3 billion.More >>
    The competition for Fox is heating up, as Disney is boosting its offer for the company to $70.3 billion.More >>
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