Computer

Razer Blade 15 gives more bang for your buck, adds ‘mercury white’ edition

Previous Next When Razer introduced its lineup of Razer Blade gaming notebooks, they were seemingly built without compromise with a price tag to match. Before today, anyone looking to get their hands on a Razer Blade 15 would need to shell out at least $ 1,900. However, Razer introduced a new base model to the […]

Emerging Tech

Versatile robotic skin gives stuffed horse, other inanimate objects some giddyup

[embedded content] When we think of skin, we picture a thin epidermis that’s designed to protect what’s underneath — whether it be by offering a shield against bacteria, viruses, and other nasty stuff or by allowing us to regulate our temperature through sweating. But what if your skin wasn’t just an outer layer of smart […]

Emerging Tech

Soft robotic hand gives scientists new grip on deep sea life

 It’s often said that we know less about the deep ocean than we do about the moon. The pitch-black, high-pressure underwater environment makes it tough to brave its depth — even when explorers dive vicariously through remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). But we learn more about the deep ocean with every passing day. Marine biologists still […]

Gaming

‘Warframe’ gives polish the middle finger, and fans love it

Previous Next Warframe might be gaming’s best comeback story. Released as a free-to-play title in 2013, the game was dismissed as a visually arresting, yet hollow, also-ran. The PlayStation 4 version of the game has a disappointing Metacritic score of just 64, making it the fifth-worst-reviewed PS4 game of 2013. That should’ve been the end […]

Gears & Gadgets

New hinge API gives more hints about Microsoft’s 2-screen “Andromeda” device

Enlarge / The "Surface Phone" is speculated to be some kind of dual-screen device. Microsoft We’ve seen from patent filings and leaked timelines that Microsoft seems to be working on a dual-screen handheld device codenamed Andromeda. Some new APIs found in the latest Windows 10 preview provide more evidence, even offering clues as to its […]

Top Stories

New California Privacy Bill Gives Consumer Sweeping Control Over Their Personal Data

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed data privacy legislation aimed at giving consumers more control over how companies collect and manage their personal information, a proposal that Google and other big companies had opposed as too burdensome. Under the proposal, large companies, such as those with data on more than […]

Photography

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

[embedded content] Afraid of missing out on the latest photo industry news while you’re out, well, actually taking pictures? Photo FOMO (you know, Fear Of Missing Out) is all the news you might have missed this week, published on the weekends. Alongside the biggest stories of the week, like Nikon’s upcoming 500mm lens, the gadget […]

Gears & Gadgets

Google gives up on Google Allo, hopes carriers will sort out RCS messaging

Enlarge It’s time for another chapter in the saga of Google’s messaging mess. This latest news comes from The Verge, which reports that Google will be abandoning its most recent messaging app failure, Google Allo, in favor of a renewed push for the carrier-controlled RCS (Rich Communication Services) protocol. Google Allo was Google’s attempt at a […]