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5 Features we want in Google’s Pixelbook 2

With rumors that Google will debut slimmer bezels on the Pixelbook 2 this fall, we have our own wishlist of five features that could make Google's premium Chromebook hardware even better. And yes, that includes smaller...

YouTube down! Video-streaming site has crashed for users around the world

It's rare to see YouTube suffer serious issues, but at the time of writing, the site appears to be down for many of its users around the world. It's only just happened, and the company says it's dealing with the problem.

Ekster 3.0 lets you ask, ‘Alexa, where did I leave my wallet?’

Ekster's newest smart wallet is its best yet. It's slimmer than ever, boasts a neat card-dispensing mechanism, and will even let you know where it is, thanks to smart speaker integration.

Adobe MAX 2018 Preview: What it is, why it matters, and what to expect

Each year, Adobe uses its Adobe MAX conference to show off its latest apps, technologies, and tools to help simplify and improve the workflow of creatives the world over. Here's what you should expect from this year's...

FDA approves sale of Bose’s over-the-counter hearing aid

The FDA has granted Bose approval to bring its over-the-counter hearing aid to market. The app-controlled device is the first of its kind to be granted FDA approval since Congress passed a law allowing the sale of OTC...

Goodbye, Essential? Android creator’s startup cuts nearly a third of its staff

Essential has cut as much as 30 percent of its workforce, suggesting that it may be in more trouble than previously thought. The news comes a few months after the company reportedly canceled a follow-up to the Essential...

Chrome 70 is now available and won’t automatically log you in to the browser

Google has officially launched Chrome version 70 on Windows Mac and Linux. The update introduces some new Progressive Web App integrations on Windows 10 and also tweaks the much controversial auto login with Google Account...

Japanese scientists are chewing over an ‘electric gum’ that never loses flavor

Researchers at Japan's Meiji University may have found the secret to unlimited chewing gum -- and it just involves zapping your tongue with electricity. Here's what makes it all work.

With Spotify for WearOS, you no longer need your phone to stream music

A Spotify app will soon be available for download on Wear OS smartwatches. Whether you're working out or lounging at home, you'll soon be able to access and control your music straight from your wrist.

Winamp eyes big comeback in 2019 with podcast, streaming support

Classic audio player Winamp is getting a major overhaul in 2019 that's designed to bring it up-to-date and make it competitive with the likes of Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Audible, and more, all in one go.

Here’s how Google’s Call Screening A.I. works, and how to use it

Google's Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones can take excellent photos, but there are a few artificial intelligence features that steal the show. Call Screening uses Google Assistant to answer the phone for spam calls.

Key settings you need to change on your Sony Xperia XZ3

The first thing you need to do when you buy a new phone is dig into the settings and customize it to your liking. We’ve got step-by-step instructions for tweaking key settings on your Sony Xperia XZ3 right here.

The best YouTube channels for sports lovers

If you're a cable cutter who still wants to enjoy quality sports highlights and analysis, YouTube is the place to go. There are plenty of great sports-centric channels on YouTube, each of which provides great highlights...

Healthy mice born from two genetic mothers using stem cells, gene editing

Healthy mice have been born from two genetics mothers and later went on to bear healthy offspring of their own, according to a recent paper published by researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The 10 best USB-C cables of 2018

If you weren't already aware, USB-C is quickly becoming mainstream. That's why we've rounded up some of the better USB-C cables on the market, whether you're looking to charge or sync your smartphone.

Congratulations Palm, you’ve launched the stupidest product of the year

The Palm is a smartphone to reduce your smartphone usage, or a small smartphone for when you don't want to carry your big smartphone. Palm itself doesn't seem sure which it is, but either way, it's a product that's so...

The best iPhone XS cases

If the iPhone XS is your next phone, then you’ll want to shop for some proper protection now. That glass sandwich design is all too easy to scratch or crack, so make sure you snag one of the best iPhone XS cases to keep it...

MIT is building a new $1 billion college dedicated to all things A.I.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has announced a new $1 billion college of computing designed to offer the best possible education to future machine learning A.I. experts.

Self-correcting quadcopter can keep itself aloft even if one rotor fails

Most quadcopters won't fly unless all four rotors are functioning. But what happens if one gets damaged during flight? Researchers from the Netherlands think they've come up with a solution.

Surface Pro 6 vs. Surface Go

Each of Microsoft’s Surface devices are great, but with the recent addition of the Surface Pro 6, you might be wondering how it stacks up against the Surface Go. In this comparison piece, we’ve put the two devices up...

Surface Pro 6 vs. iPad Pro

In an era where everyone is taking a bite at Apple’s products, we’ve stacked up the 12.9-inch iPad Pro against the latest Surface Pro 6. Check out this comparison guide to see which one gives you more bang for your buck.

What is deep learning?

What is deep learning? A branch of machine learning, this field deals with the creation of neural networks that are modeled after the brain and adept at dealing with large amounts of human-oriented data, like writing and...

Google Pixel 3 vs. Apple iPhone XS: Does Google’s A.I. take down Apple?

The Google Pixel 3 is here, boasting top-tier specs like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and 4GB of RAM, and some of the world's best artificial intelligence features on a phone. But can it take out the Apple iPhone XS?

Which Verizon plan is best for you? We check out family, individual, and prepaid

Verizon offers lots of plans for individuals, your family, and folks who want prepaid service. Here is everything you need to know about Verizon's plans, from data packages and smartphones to Big Red's prepaid plans.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme vs. MacBook Pro 15

To try and help nail down the best 15-inch laptops in the world, we compared the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme vs. MacBook Pro 15 in a head to head that looked at their power, design, and portability.

Microsoft co-founder, Seahawks owner Paul Allen dies at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died on October 15 of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The cancer survivor was best known for his entrepreneurial spirit and his frequent contributions to charities.

Drop that iPhone! Researchers suggest limiting kids’ screen time to 2 hours a day

How much screen time should our kids have per day? Researchers from Canada have attempted to answer that question with a recent analysis of lifestyle data from 4,520 American kids.

Did your Windows 10 audio stop working after the update? Microsoft has a fix

Microsoft has released a small patch for its October 2018 Update build of Windows 10 following some users facing audio issues that resulted in no sound output at all. After this fix, that problem should disappear for good.

World’s first 49-inch, dual QHD curved monitor tops Dell’s new line of displays

Dell's world's first 49-inch dual QHD curved monitor and other new displays come packed with innovative design features and technologies aimed at meeting demands of workflows everywhere.

Updated Intel processor benchmarks still beat AMD Ryzen competitor, but by less

After some controversy, updated Principled Technologies testing shows the Intel i9-9900K with a reduced lead over the AMD Ryzen 2700X in benchmarks, and with the AMD Ryzen 2700 X seeing better performance.

How do you like the idea of a robot dog as a work colleague?

Boston Dynamics wants to see Spot in the workplace, but not as part of take-your-dog-to-work days. Quite the opposite, in fact, as the technology company believes its extraordinary robo-dog is now ready to start work.

With cameras that know dogs from Dodges, Honda is making intersections safer

he most challenging aspects of creating smarter, safer cities can be witnessed at any street corner. That's where, to coin a phrase, the rubber meets the road, because that's where, according to the National Highway...

What Killed the Concorde? And Will Passenger Planes Ever Again Reach Supersonic Speeds?

In a new book, Last Days of the Concorde, journalist and author Samme Chittum delves into the mindset that inspired engineers to design this marvel, the series of events that led to its fatal crash, and the possibility...

Silicon Valley just got a new automated farm where leafy greens are grown by machines

Farming hasn't changed too much for hundreds of years. Now a new startup called Iron Ox has opened its first automated hydroponics farm, producing a variety of leafy greens tended by machines.

Spoof Adobe Flash updaters are inserting cryptocurrency mining malware

As part of these attacks, bogus Adobe updaters go on to legitimately update Flash Player and throw users to an official website on completion. Unfortunately, they also embed an "XMRig" mining bot in the process.

OnePlus charges into U.K. carrier stores, leaving online-only start in the past

OnePlus's next phone, the OnePlus 6T, will be more widely available than any OnePlus phone before it, as the company has announced major deals with retailers in the U.K. The device launches on October 30.

What the heck is machine learning, and why is it everywhere these days?

Machine learning has been responsible for some of the biggest advances in artificial intelligence over the past decade. But what exactly is it? Check out our handy beginner's guide.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme vs. Dell XPS 15

Finding the best laptop for professional use at the office, on the move, and at home is no easy task. There's plenty to choose but to find the best of the best, we pitted the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme vs. Dell XPS 15.

The best internet speed tests

If you're worried that you aren't getting the most from your internet package, speed tests are a great way to find out what your real connection is capable of. Here are the best internet speed tests available today.

How to recover Google contacts

If you accidentally deleted an important person from your Google Contacts, they might not be lost forever. Recovering them is a fairly easy process -- as long as you do it quickly. Here's how.

Check out the British Army’s beefy new bomb-disposal robot

The British Army is about to get an impressive new explosive ordnance disposal robot that is able to climb stairs, negotiate slopes, cut wires, and … oh, yes, dispose of bombs, too.

Pocket transforms articles into podcasts with an assist from Amazon

Read-it-later app Pocket is adding an option to turn articles into easily navigable podcasts with its new app redesign for iOS and Android. The feature relies on Amazon's voice-to-text service Polly.

The news is stressful, but easier on the eyes with new Google News dark theme

Being blinded at 6 a.m. when you wake up and check the news will soon be a thing of the past, as Google is rolling out an update that adds a much-needed dark theme to Google News.

Enjoy the internet anywhere with LTE on the new Samsung Chromebook Plus v2

With the new addition of LTE, the Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 should now more enticing for consumers who just want a device for traveling and enjoying the internet wherever they go.

Huawei can make superb phones, but the Y7 Prime isn’t one of them

We've adored some of the recent Huawei smartphones, including the excellent P20 Pro; but the firm also makes some cheaper hardware. We've been using the $220 Huawei Y7 Prime to find out if it's similarly tempting.

New ‘parkour’ video shows Boston Dynamics robot training to overthrow humanity

Robots doing backflips? That's so 2017! In its latest jaw-dropping YouTube video, Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot pulls off some frankly astonishing parkour stunts for our viewing pleasure.

Why Intel and Nvidia controversies prove you should always wait for benchmarks

Pre-ordering any new hardware without independent testing is dangerous because you don't really know how good it is. That goes doubly so when pre-release tests from manufacturers are skewed in their favor.

An app can solve all your problems with the Pixel 3 XL’s notch

The Google Pixel 3 XL has a lot of A.I. brainpower, but there's a lot of blow back over the design -- specifically, the notch. But there are a few ways to get that great Google experience without having to deal with it.

How many? The Samsung Galaxy A9 has 4 camera lenses in the back

Samsung's new Galaxy A9 phone, fresh for 2018, has four camera lenses on the back. It's no gimmick either, as each performs a unique function, making the phone a versatile camera to have in your pocket.

Here’s everything you need to know about Intel’s 9th-gen chips

The Intel Core i9-9900K processor was the star of the show for consumers, but a powerful 28-core Xeon processor also led announcements. Here's everything you need to know about the latest Intel chipsets.

The Razer Phone 2: Here’s absolutely everything we know

Razer has officially confirmed that it's working on a new Razer Phone -- though that's about all we know about the new device so far. It's likely the phone will feature specs like the Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM,...

Gaming laptops with Nvidia’s flagship RTX cards could arrive by CES 2019

Rumors suggest that Nvidia will take the wraps off its flagship RTX graphics card for laptops at around CES 2019. If the timeline is accurate, this will mean we'll hear laptops with RTX GPUs announced at the show.

The Pixel 3 is just another phone. But the A.I. brains inside are unrivaled

The idea that artificial intelligence in smartphones will transform our lives has been heavily hyped, but the reality often disappoints. Google may not know how to make a beautiful phone, but its A.I. features are truly...

A projection onto Sydney Opera House causes huge rumpus in Australia

An idea to project an ad for a big-money horse race onto the iconic sails of Sydney Opera House recently sparked a fierce national debate in Australia. So what was all the fuss about?

Space tourism: Virgin Galactic ‘weeks’ away from first test flights in space

Virgin Galactic chairman Richard Branson said this week that the first commercial flight for its space tourism service should be coming "in months and not years." A seat on the spacecraft costs a wallet-melting $250,000.

Windows Insiders get fix for October 2018 Update’s data delete bug

Microsoft has patched its October 2018 Update for Windows 10 to include a fix for the data deletion bug that hit a few users upon the initial rollout. Insiders will test it first before it's sent to the full Windows user...

Surface Studio 2 vs. iMac Pro: Which all-in-one rules them all?

Pitting the Surface Studio 2 vs. iMac Pro is a difficult matchup as there are hardware, design, and cost differences that could sway prospective buyers. Let's see if we can nail down which is best.

Essential is reportedly building an A.I.-powered phone that mimics its user

According to a new report, Essential is working on a new phone. The device will reportedly feature heavy use of artificial intelligence, even going as far as to text people for the user.

Most common iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max problems and how to fix them

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the best Apple phones to date -- but they're not perfect. A number of users have been reporting issues have popped up with the phones. Here are the most common iPhone XS problems, and...

Everything you need to know about the Pixel Slate

Google's Slate tablet is expected to debut on October 9. Here's everything you need to know about the Pixel Slate, including important specs, expected display, and key features. See if you may prefer Google's tablet over a...

This is the result when a quadcopter strikes the wing of an aircraft

Responding to increasing concern over drone flights near airports, researchers in the U.S. have conducted lab tests to see what happens when a quadcopter collides with an aircraft wing at high speed. And no, it's not pretty.

The best Black Friday stores compared: Amazon, Walmart, and more

We've rounded up details about the best sales from today's top retailers, with information about when to shop and what to look for at each. Whether you're browsing in-store or online, we've got you covered.

Google Slides now auto-transcribes verbal presentations for real-time captions

A new feature for the Google Slides presentation software uses a computer's built-in microphone to transcribe the words of a speaker in real-time, displaying them for everyone to see.

A monstrous 28-core Xeon leads Intel’s new processor lineup

The new high-end Intel Xeon and Core X Series Processors processors come packed with increased frequencies, and more cores and threads. That is perfect for developers and those creative types looking to get the full power...

Ready to upgrade? Intel announces the Core i9-9900K processor

Intel officially announced the Intel Core i9 9900K processor. This is Intel's first processor with a 5GHz Turbo Boost and the firm's first mainstream 8 core 16 thread processor, complete with a Solder TIM.

Acer brings Intel’s 8-core, 9th-gen processor to its Predator Orion desktops

The new Intel 8-core 9th-gen processor in the Acer Predator Orion puts more power in the hands of gamers and should make for seamless gameplay in the most demanding situations.

Lenovo Legion Y730 vs. Dell G3 Gaming Laptop

Pitting the Lenovo Legion Y730 vs. Dell G3 Gaming Laptop sees two budget gaming laptops face off to see which offers the best value for money. Neither is perfect, but which is the best of the two?

How to watch Intel’s Fall desktop event live from NYC

Intel has a press event planned for October 8, where it will reveal some information about the future of its processors. The company has tight-lipped about what we'll see, but we're hoping for the launch of...

More Spectre protection comes with some of Intel’s new 9th-gen CPUs, but not all

Intel has officially announced its 9-series CPUs in both the K and X variants. While some of these new chips feature hardware-level patches for bugs like Spectre, others have been left out.

Dell’s XPS Tower, Alienware Aurora desktops get Intel 8-core 9th-gen processor

Dell's refreshed XPS Tower Special Edition and Alienware Aurora Desktops come packed with the 9th-generation K-Series processors, marking the first time that 8-core CPU configurations will be available on either desktop.

Amazon, Apple and government agencies deny Bloomberg’s hacking story

Apple and Amazon have both issued statements denying Bloomberg's accusations that they were victims of a hack by Chinese operatives. Representatives from the U.S. and U.K. intelligence agencies issued statements supporting...

BlackBerry to use the oldest trick in the book to push new keyboard phone

BlackBerry has already teased it will release two new keyboard phones this year, and we may be just about to get the second. Leaks are hinting the phone will be called the BlackBerry Key2 Lite, which may cost less than the...

The best website builders

We compiled a list of the best website builders, both paid and free. If you don't want to pay for someone to make your website and want to do it yourself, this roundup should point you in the direction you want to go.

LG V40 ThinQ vs. V35 ThinQ vs. V30: Which of LG’s big phones is best for you?

You're set on a big LG phone with an OLED screen and top notch video shooting capabilities, but which one do you buy? We explain the differences between LG's V40 ThinQ, V35 ThinQ, and V30, and pick winners in each category.

What is the Hyperloop? Here’s everything you need to know

The Hyperloop, Elon Musk's intriguing idea for a transportation system, could revolutionize mass transit as we know it. But questions about its financial and political feasibility loom large.

How do 3D printers work? Here’s a super-simple breakdown

How do 3D printers work, exactly? If you ever wondered how these magical machines create 3D objects in a matter of hours, then look no further than this dead-simple breakdown of the four most common printing technologies.

Do you need a 120Hz or 240Hz monitor?

Do you need a 120Hz or 240Hz monitor? It's a question gamers and general PC practitioners should ask themselves when making their next upgrade. It can be expensive, but to some, it's a must have feature.

Samsung’s cheap phones may get a desirable feature seen on the Galaxy S9

To up the desirability factor of its cheaper phones, Samsung may be preparing to introduce wireless charging on its Galaxy A Series handsets, along with a reasonably priced wireless charging pad.

Surface Studio 2 vs. iMac

Microsoft's Surface Studio 2 shares the iMac's 7th-Generation Intel processor, and both systems come with clean designs and discrete GPUs. There are differences, however, and we'll help you figure out which system to buy.

Surface Pro 6 vs. Surface Book 2

Microsoft has a lot of great 2-in-1s in its Surface line of hardware, but which one is the best of the best? To find out, we pitted the Surface Pro 6 vs. Surface Book 2. It's a tough battle, but only one Surface is left...

Motorola has the Power, and will use it on the 2019 Moto G7

The Moto G6 range is still fresh on the market, but rumors are started about the Moto G7, which is expected sometime in 2019. Apparently, a G7 Power version joining the G7, G7 Play, and G7 Plus.

Ted Baker’s swish new iPhone cases teach you how to accessorize like a pro

British luxury clothing brand has taken what it knows about fashion and accessorizing to create a new range of iPhone accessories that work together in harmony. It's what stylish iPhone owners have been waiting for.

Disney has created an autonomous paint-spraying drone for some reason

Look what's just flown out of Disney Research's workshop. It's none other than an autonomous spray-painting drone that can apply colorful designs not only to flat surfaces, but 3D objects too.

Apple, government contractors were hacked using tiny Chinese chips, report says

Though no consumer data is thought to have been stolen, China leveraged tiny microchips as part of a hack of Apple, Amazon, and government contractors. The hack targeted trade secrets and other intellectual property.

Here’s how to buy the new LG V40 ThinQ

LG has finally taken the wraps off the new LG V40 ThinQ, the company's latest and greatest flagship phone that packs a whopping five cameras. Here's how to buy the new LG V40 ThinQ.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 vs. Dell XPS 13

Microsoft updated its traditional clamshell notebook, releasing the Surface Laptop 2 with faster internals and a new black color scheme. Is that enough to give it the edge over one of our favorites, Dell's XPS 13?

Surface Laptop 2 vs. MacBook Pro

If you're in the market for a MacBook Pro, you should see how Microsoft's Surface Laptop 2 performs before you make your decision. Both laptops come with premium build quality, and we'll help you choose the right notebook.

Google Assistant now lets you compare rideshare prices and wait times

Google has announced an update to Google Assistant that could make it a whole lot more useful for rideshare users. The update essentially allows users to look at a list of rideshare prices and wait times from multiple...

Everything you need to know about Intel Optane

Intel's new Optane technology powers the fastest drives we've ever seen, but what's actually happening under the hood is a mystery. Join us as we explore the knowns and unknowns of the next big thing in PC memory and storage.

Google chuckles at all the Pixel 3 leaks with crazy Pixel Mini mockup

Google is working on a tiny Pixel smartphone that will attach to your keychain. Except not really, because it's only Google having some fun with the many Pixel 3 leaks ahead of its October 9 event.

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 vs. Surface Laptop 2

Microsoft announced two new flagship devices in its lineup: The Surface Pro 6 and the Surface Laptop 2. But which is better? We've had some hands-on time with both, and here's what we think so far.

Is this amateur hour? Surface Pro 6 and Laptop 2 ship with Windows 10 Home

Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 will include Windows 10 Home out of the box — a downgrade for Surface Pro users, but a substantial upgrade for fans of Surface Laptop.

Wikipedia: Major project fixes millions of its old, broken links

A huge project undertaken by the Internet Archive has restored some nine million broken links on Wikipedia. The ongoing effort is connecting referenced pages that have gone offline to the Archive's database of stored pages.

Honor 8X vs. Honor 7X: Battle of the beautiful budget phones

There's no shortage of great budget phones out there, so does the recently released Honor 8X have much of a chance? To find out, we pitted it against its predecessor, the impressive Honor 7X.

What to expect from Microsoft’s October 2 Surface event

The October 2 Surface event is just around the corner. Let's take a look at everything Microsoft could unveil at the event, including major announcement for new Surface products, unique accessories, and long-sought Windows...

Google’s Voice Access app gives Android users total hands-free control

Aimed primarily at those with mobility issues, Google's free Voice Access app offers Android users hands-free control of their device in a way that builds on the functionality already offered by Google Assistant.

How to install the Windows 10 October 2018 Update right now

Microsoft has finally pushed out the Windows 10 October 2018 Update to the general public. From Windows Update, the Update Assistant, or the Windows Insider Program, here are the many ways you can download the latest and...

Oculus Quest vs. Oculus Go

The mid-range of virtual reality hardware is by far the most competitive, with Oculus VR now offering two excellent products to those with more limited budgets. We pitted the Oculus Quest vs. Oculus Go, to see which is best.

Oculus Quest vs. Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift has been available for two year, and the Oculus Quest will be available near the start of the next, but which one is best for you? That depends on the power of your gaming PC.

Leak shows Intel’s Core i9-9900K comes in a cool 12-sided box, but costs $580

In the latest rounds of leaks, pricing and packaging for the Intel Core i9-9900k appeared on Amazon. The much-anticipated processor reportedly comes in a translucent dodecahedron shaped box but is somewhat pricey at $582.

Your Google Chrome extensions are about to get a lot safer

Starting Chrome version 70, you'll be able to control the access your extensions have to visited websites. Developers will be subject to more scrutiny when submitting extensions that request sensitive permissions.

Connected Mom with Carley Knobloch

School is back in session and that means families might be feeling a bit overwhelmed by all that’s on their plate…but smart devices and technology can help! Tech Lifestyle Expert Carley Knobloch partnered with a few of her favorite brands to help busy moms and dads stay connected and simplify their lives.

New Devices from Amazon!

Amazon just launched their new line-up of devices on September 20, 2018 and with so many amazing new ways to access Alexa and control your smart home using just your voice, in every room, we thought we would cover a few of the highlights and how to preorder.

What does Argonaut’s $21,000 carbon bike look like? Whatever you want

There’s a small custom bike shop in Oregon that makes carbon fiber bicycles unlike anything else on the market. They cost up to $21,000 a pop. Here’s what makes them special.

Apple could announce a new MacBook this week. Here’s what we want to see

Rumors about a new MacBook or MacBook Air have been swirling for almost a year now. If it makes an appearance at Apple's Gather Round event this Wednesday, here's what I want it to have.

How to back up your iPhone to your computer

Living in fear of losing your contacts, photos, messages, and notes on your iPhone? Fear no more -- in this guide we'll break down exactly how to back up your iPhone to your computer.

23AndMe wants to do more than showcase your family tree

23andMe will soon be doing a lot more with your DNA than providing a family tree. The home genetics company has teamed up with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline with hopes of designing new drugs that could treat diseases.

Windows 10 in S Mode rubs me the wrong way

Microsoft’s Windows 10 in S Mode is supposed to be faster, more efficient, and more secure. In my opinion, however, it’s just way too limited to fit my workflow.

What matters (and what doesn’t) when buying a gaming desktop

Gaming desktops are still king of the PC hill, but there's a staggering variety of companies and components to choose from. This guide cuts through the confusion so you can buy an amazing gaming PC at a surprisingly low...

Automate all the little stuff in your life with these awesome IFTTT recipes

Curious about what kind of awesome things you can do with If This Then That? IFTTT recipes allow you to set up a variety of automated routines to make life easier. Check our list of the best and you'll be automating your...

LG wants to make sure you know it has a phone with a stylus too

LG has announced the LG Q8, a midrange smartphone with a stylus for taking note and doodling away on the screen. The phone only shares its name with the Q8 from last year, breaking away with a look and a style all of its own.

The best laptops for video editing in 2018

We've assembled a list of the best laptops for video editing, with a few high-end options that max out the performance along with a low-cost machine that will let you get your work done without too much muss and fuss.

What changed on Apple’s new MacBook Pro (and why you’ll care)

Apple's top-of-the-line MacBook Pro 15 can be configured with so many options you can quickly drive its price over $6,000. To make sense of all the possibilities watch our complete walkthrough video.

Use these Waze tips and tricks to become an expert navigator

Do you use Waze for navigation? Check out the top Waze tips and tricks for getting the most out of the app. We'll show you the most useful tools and customization options to navigate faster and share information with your...

Could Snap save the internet from fake news? Here’s the company’s secret weapon

Snapchat recently leant its support to work by the University of California, Riverside, who have developed an algorithm that can root out fake news online. Here's how their tech works.

IrisVision uses VR to help people with fading eyesight to see again

A smartphone-based VR system can now help people with severe macular degeneration see better. While it doesn’t cure blindness, it does enable users with this vision disorder to carry out tasks they would otherwise find...

The Best DJI Spark Accessories

The DJI Spark is a versatile (and fairly cheap) drone that is perfect for the beginner drone pilot. But as you become a better pilot, you'll want more out of your Spark. These ten accessories are our picks to make a great...

If A.I. doesn’t replace your job, it may make it much more pleasant

As smart assistants and AI grow in complexity and capability, the question arises of how such technologies will affect the workplace and workforce of the future. Will we adapt, or be left behind by the machines?

The best to-do list apps for Android and iOS

Lots of tasks on your mind? Looking for a way to stay organized? Look no further than your smartphone -- we've rounded up the best to-do list apps for both Android and iOS to keep you organized.

‘Fortnite Battle Royale’ is coming to Android, but not the Google Play Store

Fortnite is coming to Android, but not in the way you'd expect. Instead of listing itself on the Google Play store, the game's developer will ask players to download it directly from their website.

Surface Go has one of the lowest manual repair scores on the planet

If you purchase Microsoft’s Surface Go thinking you’ll be able to manually repair it, think again. The iFixit website gives the Surface Go an extremely low score. You’re not going to repair this device without going postal.

What is a blockchain?

What is a blockchain? It was once merely an academic idea and today it's the backbone of the cryptographic industry, helping to send billions of dollars worth of digital assets all over the world.

Google Maps’ location sharing now lets you track battery status

In addition to finding directions or transit information, Google Maps allows users to share their location with others. With its latest feature currently rolling out, users are also able to share their battery level.

Intel backs the U.S. government’s new bill for advancing quantum science

Intel backs the National Quantum Initiative Act, a bipartisan bill to create a federal plan to advance quantum science research. This bill aims to expand the number of researchers, facilities, and more.

Look at them go! Check out the best Rube Goldberg Machines on the internet

Want to see something totally mesmerizing? Check out several of the best Rube Goldberg machines from across the internet, including one that serves cake and other that do...nothing particularly useful.

Want an extra arm? A third thumb? Check out these awesome robotic appendages

Ever wished for a pair of extra arms, a third leg, or a sixth finger on each hand? Check out this list of amazing robo-prosthetics which promise to take your multitasking to the next level.

How A.I. can defeat malware that doesn’t even exist yet

Cylance Smart Antivirus is a brand new consumer protection application that claims to only need its AI machine learning algorithm to protect you. Can ditching signatures really make for a safer future?

Apple patents a trio of ideas to fix its MacBook keyboard

Could a giant Touch Bar that replaces the MacBook Pro's keyboard help fix Apple's woes when it comes to its keyboard failures? Apple hopes so, and one of its patents calls for a virtual keyboard on a dual-screen laptop.

Microsoft Surface Go vs. Asus NovaGo

The Microsoft Surface Go and Asus NovaGo take different approaches to attack the iPad, and they each have their strengths and weaknesses. We pitted them against each other to see which offers the best combination.

Google will warn businesses if state-sponsored hackers target G Suite users

Google is booting email security for G Suite subscribers. A new feature will send an alert to administrators if Google detects that a phishing or malicious email was sent to a G Suite user as a result of a...

Google Home’s too boring? You want Gatebox’s cute virtual character in your life

Do you want to share your life with a virtual character? If so, then your dream has taken one step closer to reality thanks to Gatebox. Like Alexa, it will control your smart home; but the character that lives inside the...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 vs. iPad Pro: Which high-end tablet takes the crown?

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is an Android tablet built for professionals and creatives alike. It has strong specifications, and comes with the S Pen. How does it stack up against the iPad Pro? We found out.

Surface Go vs. iPad

When you pit the new Surface Go. vs iPad, which comes out ahead? Both are low-cost, high-quality, portable tablets that are designed to appeal to students and those looking for quick touchscreen computing. But which is best?

This high-tech cooler keeps food for over a week — and it makes margaritas, too

Meet the Infinite Cooler, a new portable refrigeration solution that comes complete with Bluetooth speakers, a blender, phone charger, touch screen, LED lighting, and more. Just a day into its campaign, the cooler has...

Surface Go vs. Surface Pro

THe Surface Go vs. Surface Pro, which is better? While the higher price tag of one might make you think it's an easy choice, a deeper dive into what each offers makes it a closer race than you might think.

Want to join the Android Army? Here are all the cars with Android Auto

Android Auto is great, but not every vehicle has it. If you want to know if your car compatible with Android Auto -- or if you're looking for a new ride that is -- we've compiled a list of all the cars that currently offer...

Mammoth undertaking: Company to 3D print a full-size skeleton of elephant ancestor

A Belgian 3D-printing company is putting its additive manufacturing skills to the test by helping to create a life-size replica of a mammoth skeleton for public display later this year.

You know that brain-training app you downloaded? It’s probably worthless

The idea of brain-training apps which improve your mental abilities by making you play games sounds almost too good to be true. Sadly, according to a recent study by neuroscientists, it is.

Judgmental A.I. mirror rates how trustworthy, kind you are based on your looks

Would you be freaked out if a facial recognition mirror started making judgement about your age, gender, race, attractiveness, and even trustworthiness? Say hello to the Biometric Mirror.

SamSam ransomware has generated $5.9 million from victims since 2015

Sophos reports that the SamSam ransomware has done more financial damage than previously believed, generating $5.9 million from its victims since it appeared in December 2015. Hackers use SamSam in attacks about once per day.

Google may reverse course and launch a restricted Google Search in China

Reversing a 2010 decision to stop censoring Google Search to suit the Chinese government, the company submitted a filtered search app to China, The Intercept reports. The censored version filters blacklisted websites and...

Exclusive: Turing’s next phone looks out of this world, and won’t arrive until 2020

Turing has had a rough history, but the company is eyeing a 2020 release for its next phone, called the Turing HubblePhone -- and it may well be the craziest phone we've ever seen.

No, terraforming Mars isn’t going to be possible in your lifetime

Colonizing Mars would be a whole lot easier if its atmosphere was somehow made more like Earth’s. Sadly, the idea of terraforming it isn't going to possible any time soon, researchers argue.

Google Clock is getting music streaming support — here’s how to enable it

Google Clock is finally getting integration with music streaming services, meaning you can now wake up to your favorite tunes instead of those jarring alarm noises. Here's how to enable music streaming support in the...

These amazing future transport technologies promise to supercharge your commute

Bored of riding the bus to work? So are we. Fortunately, here are six of the amazing transportation modes of the future which mean your commute is about to get a whole lot more exciting.

Use your face or finger to log into accounts using Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge now supports the Web Authentication specification for password-free logins. Support actually appeared in Build 17723 for the Windows Insider Fast Ring last week, but Microsoft didn’t mention it until this week.

The best cloud storage services

Cloud storage is a godsend for anyone with a treasure trove of data and nowhere to put it all, but with so many services, which one is right for you? Your data is valuable, so follow our guide to pick the best service for...

HP DreamColor Z27X G2 Studio Monitor Review

What videographers, animators, and photographers need from a monitor is different from the rest of us. We tested the second generation of the HP DreamColor Z27X to see if it lived up to the hype and could earn its $2,000...

MIT’s bizarre mask can control your mood, make you feel horny or anxious

Using a respiration sensor placed under the nose and bone conduction headphones near the ears, the device allows a wearer to hear her own breathing through slightly altered auditory feedback. In a pair of pilot studies,...

Inmates hack prison service JPay tablets to the tune of $225,000

The Idaho Department of Corrections discovered 364 prisoners in five state facilities hacked JPay computer tablets for nearly $225,000 in credits used for games and music. One prisoner had just under $10,000 credits in a...

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