Gears & Gadgets

Samsung teases new Notebook 9 Pen with 15-hour battery life before CES 2019

The new Samsung Notebook 9 Pen will be released in 2019. Samsung It will come in 13- and 15-inch models. Both will have FHD displays. Samsung An included S Pen still sits in the notebook’s chassis, but now it’s gold, like the stylus that accompanies the Note 9 smartphone. Samsung Samsung got rid of the […]

Gears & Gadgets

New 17-inch LG Gram laptop weighs 2.9 pounds, has nearly 20-hour battery life

The new 17-inch LG Gram laptop. LG It weighs just 2.95 pounds and its battery should last nearly 20 hours on a single charge. LG The first 2-in-1 Gram is a 14-inch convertible. LG It comes with a Wacom stylus, and its battery should last 21 hours on a single charge. LG We’re just a […]

Gears & Gadgets

Half of enterprise machines run Windows 10, as Windows 7’s end of life looms

Enlarge / Who doesn’t love some new Windows? Peter Bright / Flickr On Microsoft’s earnings call for the first quarter of its 2019 financial year, CEO Satya Nadella said that “more than half of the commercial device installed base is on Windows 10.” A Microsoft spokesperson “clarified” this to say, “based on Microsoft’s data, we […]

Gears & Gadgets

HP updates Spectre x360 2-in-1s with webcam privacy switch, more battery life

New features up the privacy and practicality chops of the 2018 HP Spectre x360 13. HP Of course, HP managed to slim down the new model, which now measures 14.5mm thick and weighs 2.9 pounds. HP New angled corners allow for an extra USB-C port to connect to peripherals or to charge the device. HP […]

Photography

Camera shootout! Testing the latest Pixel, iPhone, and Galaxy Note in real life

Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends Google’s Pixel 3 is one of the best camera phones you can buy, but the competition is stiff. The iPhone XS can take equally great photographs — sometimes even better — than the Pixel 3, while the Note 9 often excels in low light. Can you really tell the difference? See for […]

Emerging Tech

This high-tech shopping cart from Walmart could save your life

Today’s businesses want to find out as much as they can about the people who use their services so they can improve their offering with a view to building an even more lucrative operation. Store cards and apps already help retail businesses collect customer data, but Walmart would like to know feeling when you’re inside […]

Gears & Gadgets

Qualcomm's New Smartwatch Chip Promises Better Battery Life

Qualcomm has upgraded its smartwatch chip to focus on improving battery life. Snapdragon Wear 3100, unveiled Monday, is designed to boost battery life by four to 12 hours over the Wear 2100 platform, which it announced in 2016. The new 3100 chip takes some of the same architecture from the 2100 platform, but adds a […]

Gaming

Overwatch enters the ‘Humble’ phase of its life

Overwatch is one of the games that Humble Monthly subscribers are getting over the next 30 days as part of that $ 12-per-month service. Blizzard’s popular class-based team shooter debuted in May 2016, and it has continued to attract fans regularly ever since. But now more than two years removed from that launch, Blizzard is […]

Gaming

Intel’s new Core processors enable 16-hour battery life for skinny fanless laptops

Intel is launching a new batch of 8th Gen Intel Core processors, fueling new line-ups of fanless laptops with at least 16 hours of battery life. The new U-series (formerly code-named Whiskey Lake) and Y-series processors (Amber Lake) are designed for thin-and-light laptops and laptop-tablet combos, or 2-in-1 laptops. The laptops have twice the performance […]

Emerging Tech

Omega Centauri hosts 10 million stars and probably not an ounce of life

The search for life in outer space is like the holy grail of astronomy. But with some 170 billion galaxies in the observable universe, where do we even begin? How about with the bright, Christmas lights-like stars of the densely packed globular cluster Omega Centauri? Surely something so spectacular could harbor life. Not so. According […]

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 […]

Photography

How to pick the perfect lens to breathe new life into your DSLR or mirrorless camera

Congratulations on taking the giant photographic leap to an interchangeable lens camera! You’re probably already thinking about what lenses to add to your bag — that’s why you’re here, right? As cool as your new DSLR or mirrorless camera is now, it won’t reach its true potential until you take a deep dive into the […]

Emerging Tech

Gotta catch em all: Harvard’s undersea grabber is a Poké Ball for sea life

[embedded content] There are plenty of people out there who base their research on studying robotics. However, robots can help us carry out study in other fields, too — as a new folding grabber robot developed at Harvard University makes clear. Harvard’s innovative RAD robot (that’s short for “Rotary Actuated Dodecahedron,” although it’s pretty rad […]

Computer

The Best Battery Life Laptops of 2018

Get the Most Battery Life for Your Buck How long a laptop lasts on its internal battery is one of the most important considerations for PC shoppers. Business travelers and students are often at the mercy of their computer’s remaining juice, since so many conference rooms, airplanes, and classrooms are woefully short on accessible power […]