Computer

Check Out Best Buy's Black Friday TV, Laptop, Apple Device Deals

Black Friday is just two weeks away, and Best Buy is ready. The big box electronics retailer has announced it will offer “thousands” of Black Friday deals in stores and on its website, covering everything from TVs and laptops to smart home devices, video games, appliances, and more. The in-store event starts at 5 p.m. […]

Emerging Tech

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

[embedded content] The British Army is about to get an impressive new explosive ordnance disposal robot that’s able to climb stairs, negotiate slopes of more than 40 degrees, and … oh, yes, diffuse bombs, too. The T7 robot is not autonomous, but is rather radio controlled by a human operator. One of its most promising […]

Emerging Tech

Need an outfit for Halloween? Check out these 3D-printed costumes

So it’s getting closer to Halloween and you’re scrambling for a costume idea, or you’re missing that special piece to tie it all together. Well, instead of frantically buzzing around town looking for the right shop with the right stuff, have you considered 3D printed Halloween costumes? Fire up that printer and check out our […]

Emerging Tech

Hate dental checkups? This app lets you check your smile by snapping a few selfies

[embedded content] Between finding the time for an appointment and possessing a totally logical fear of drills, surely no-one enjoys going to the dentist. Imagine how much easier life would be if getting your dental checkup was as simple as taking a few mouth-based selfies (“mouthies?”) and sending them off for a remote evaluation by a […]

Gears & Gadgets

Pokémon Go file check opens new front in war on rooted Android phones

A new update to Niantic’s Pokémon Go takes a more zealous approach to ferreting out potential cheaters by scanning Android phones for certain jailbreak-related folder names, regardless of the user’s permissions. Ars has independently confirmed reports that Pokémon Go will not launch on Android phones that have an empty folder named “MagiskManager” on their SD […]

Gaming

Check out the best Nintendo Switch deals and bundles for August 2018

The Nintendo Switch has been out for more than a year now and it has proven to be a home run for the iconic Japanese gaming company. After the lackluster performance of the Wii U, it’s safe to say that Nintendo is back in top form again, with their latest gaming system quickly becoming its fastest-selling […]

Emerging Tech

Check out these cheesy TV ads for tech stuff from yesteryear

These days, tech firms spend millions of dollars on complex, multi-layered ad campaigns to market their latest wares. But just a few decades ago, such campaigns were as basic as the products they proffered. We recently stumbled across an amusing 1981 TV commercial for Sony’s hugely successful Walkman cassette player. The fascinating find prompted us […]

Gaming

Check your Switch! Nintendo fans are reporting cracked consoles

Ali Powell/Digital Trends The Nintendo Switch has been criticized in the past for some of its physical flaws, including an easily scratched screen and disconnecting controllers. Users are now reporting a problem that could be a little bit more serious – cracks in the system itself. Nintendo Life’s Damien McFerran noticed this week that his […]

Top Stories

Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica two-and-a-half years ago but they didn't check

NBCFacebook COO Sheryl Sandberg got an uncomfortable grilling from the Today show’s Savannah Guthrie. Facebook knew Cambridge Analytica was mishandling user data two-and-a-half years ago, COO Sheryl Sandberg told NBC. But when the company discovered the problem, execs relied on CA’s assurances that they had deleted the data. The company could have done an audit, […]

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 […]