Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Rideable robots, humongous 3D printers, and more

At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. We’ve cut through the fidget spinners and janky iPhone cases to round up the […]

Mobile

Parkmobile adds feature that makes it easier to find on-street parking

Parkmobile has announced a new service that should make searching for parking less of a chore. The app’s newest feature, which is available in 100 cities across the United States, will allow users to tell just how crowded a nearby street is, so they don’t have waste any time needlessly searching crowded areas. Parkmobile said […]

Photography

Check out these delicious 3D X-ray scans of some classic Easter treats

[embedded content] Aside from Halloween, no holiday is more associated with chocolate than Easter. From chocolate bunnies to cream-filled eggs, Easter is one of the sweetest holidays around. But have you ever wondered what those tasty treats look like at the micrometer level? Well, wonder no more, because a team of researchers at the University of […]

Top Stories

Silicon Valley Warms to Trump After a Chilly Start

Tech companies have slowly grown more comfortable with President Trump, who was initially a target of Silicon Valley criticism. Chief executives including Apple’s Tim Cook, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos met with the president in June. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — Two days after Donald J. Trump won the 2016 […]

Emerging Tech

This robot can mimic your hand gestures and whoop you at rock-paper-scissors

[embedded content] From smart speakers like the Google Home and Amazon Echo to the Roomba autonomous vacuum cleaner, there are a growing number of smart A.I.s and robots we can call on to perform different tasks in our homes. A new collaboration between innovation studio Deeplocal and Google’s Internet of Things (IoT) framework Android Things […]

Gaming

Here’s the slick tech making Counterpart’s multi-dimensional S1 possible

Enlarge/ Wait a second… does JK Simmons have a twin? Starz Warning: This post contains references to scenes in the first half of Counterpart S1. All throughout season one of Starz’ Counterpart, we’ve been captivated as much by the show’s inter-dimensional diplomacy and technological advances as its primary spy conflict. This sci-fi/spy mash-up has succeeded […]

Mobile

All of Google’s jokes for April Fools’ Day 2018

April Fools’ Day is upon us, and like every year, Google is doing its best to outdo itself. The company releases all sorts of jokes, ranging from the ridiculously lame to the very clever, spanning the simple blog post or video to the elaborate gag or new feature. It’s a very Google-specific tradition — even […]

Photography

Photo FOMO: Faster A.I. photo edits, smooth rolling bags, and ‘Kodachrome’

[embedded content] Afraid of missing out on the latest photo industry news while you’re out, well, actually taking pictures? Photo FOMO is all the news you might have missed this week, published on the weekends. Alongside the biggest stories of the week, like GoPro’s new $ 199 Hero, the latest Meyer Optik Nocturnus lens, Lytro’s […]

Computer

Hands On With the Intel 'Hades Canyon' Mini Gaming PC

What do you get when Intel and AMD join forces? A mini-PC that can punch above its weight. The companies fit some impressive gaming power inside a 2.5-pound machine with the latest product from Intel’s Next Unit of Computing (NUC) line. The upcoming models, codenamed Hades Canyon, are heftier than the square-ish mini-PCs from before. […]

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Met Police chief: Social media leads children to violence

The UK’s top police officer has blamed social media for normalising violence and leading more children to commit stabbings and murders. Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick told The Times social media sites “rev people up” and make street violence “more likely”. Fatal stabbings in England and Wales are at their highest levels since 2011. Ms […]

Emerging Tech

Brain scans and A.I. confirm that dogs are great at recognizing our emotions

What dog lover hasn’t looked at his or her trusty mutt and tried to figure out what they’re thinking? Researchers from National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City have gotten a bit further toward answering that question than most. Or, at the very least, the team appears to have gained some insight into why […]

Gaming

Logitech G560 review

Research Center: Logitech G560 LightSync Gaming Speakers Back in 2013, Logitech moved its G-Series gear into the new ‘Logitech G’ sub-brand (one of five under the company’s umbrella), signaling a newfound dedication to developing top-shelf tech for PC gamers. Since then, the G family has expanded to include numerous mice, keyboards, and other peripherals built […]

Mobile

Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps are free for a limited time

Everyone likes Apple apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for free for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up while you have the chance. Here are the latest and greatest iOS app deals available from the iOS App Store. […]

Photography

How to go live on Instagram

It’s been just over a year since Instagram gave us the ability to go live, but it already seems like an integral part of the social media platform. Similar to streaming on Facebook or Twitter, going live on Instagram is a great way to connect with followers in real time and document your life as it’s […]