Emerging Tech

Time for test-tube turkey? Everything you need to know about lab-grown meat

Lab-Grown burger from Memphis Meats Memphis Meats The word meat has new meaning. Where it once referred exclusively to animal flesh harvested from a carcass, today a lab-grown variety is calling that definition into question. A handful of enterprising startups have raised and invested hundreds of millions of dollars into the concept of lab-grown meats, […]

Computer

Apple discontinues AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule as it exits Wi-Fi router business

Apple has now fully exited the wireless router business. The company had previously stopped selling the AirPort Express router, and now Apple’s website and retail stores will no longer carry the AirPort Extreme or AirPort Time Capsule models. Users interested in the Apple-made router will have to turn to other retailers, third-party sellers, or eBay […]

Gears & Gadgets

Windows 10 October 2018 Update is back, this time without deleting your data

Enlarge / This message, shown during Windows upgrades, is going to be salt in the wound. Just over a month since its initial release, Microsoft is making the Windows 10 October 2018 Update widely available today. The update was withdrawn shortly after its initial release due to the discovery of a bug causing data loss. […]

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The top 3 best-selling games of all time is a surprising list of games that have all sold over 100 million copies apiece

Rockstar Games“Grand Theft Auto 5” is stacking paper. The three best-selling games of all time are all 100 million-plus sellers. The list spans nearly four decades of video games, starting in 1984 and ending in 2013. It crosses every major game console released since the original Nintendo Entertainment System, and a wide variety of game […]

Computer

You can ship all the things on Amazon for free, but only for a limited time

Likely aiming at challenges from retail rivals like Target and BestBuy, Amazon announced a significant change to its shipping policies. From now and onward for a “limited time” all items will ship for free on Amazon, for everyone, with no minimum purchase required. Though the “limited time”doesn’t set specific start and end dates, it marks […]

Emerging Tech

Breakthrough in paralysis treatment restores walking ability in record time

[embedded content] Three paraplegics who sustained serious spinal injuries years ago have been given the ability to walk again, courtesy of electrical stimulation of their spinal cords using a wireless implant. Called STIMO (Stimulation Movement Overground), the technology allowed people who had long since lost the use of their legs to regain control of them. […]

Emerging Tech

SpaceX is gearing up to launch a used Falcon 9 rocket booster for a third time

SpaceX Reusing its rockets is one of the key ways that Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX wants to make space travel simpler and more affordable. With that goal in mind, it has just announced its intentions to fly one of its first stage rocket boosters for a third time — something that has never before […]

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Huawei's Watch GT has no time for Android's Wear OS

Huawei has decided not to use the wearable-tech version of Android in its latest smartwatch, opting instead for an in-house operating system. The company said the decision to use Lite OS had been taken in part to maximise battery life. It marks a setback to Google’s Android-based Wear OS, which ran Huawei’s last two generations […]

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How Apps Are Helping State Inspectors Save Time And Taxpayer Dollars

By Jenni Bergal Apps are old news, and more than three-quarters of American adults now own a smartphone. But state inspectors only recently have turned to mobile apps, which are saving some of them hours a day and millions of taxpayer dollars. In New York, horticultural inspectors visiting plant nurseries had to lug thick, heavy […]

Emerging Tech

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

Apple’s late co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs controlled how much his kids used screen-based technology. So did Microsoft’s Bill Gates. But how much of our concern is well-founded, and what impact does screen usage really have on the younger generation? Researchers from Canada have attempted to answer that question with a recent analysis of […]

Gears & Gadgets

Microsoft killing off the old Skype client… for real this time

Enlarge / Skype 8.0. Microsoft In July, Microsoft announced plans to end support for the “classic” Skype client in September. But those plans were put on hold after the Skype community complained that the new, modern client was missing some beloved features from the classic client. With plans now in place to reinstate those missing […]

Emerging Tech

Forget hands — this 3D-printed clock keeps time using nothing but marbles

[embedded content] Thanks to wearables like the Apple Watch, there’s no doubt that our timepieces are getting smarter and more high-tech. However, if you really want an attention-grabbing way to tell the time (albeit a slightly less convenient one), look no further than student Görkem Bozkurt’s amazing 3D-printed clock. Based on a “rolling ball clock” […]

Gaming

Fortnite ‘High Stakes’ limited time event week 9 challenge guide

The Fortnite High Stakes limited time special event has gone live alongside the Battle Royale 5.40 patch notes. This new special event is here for quite a bit longer than most limited time events, bringing with it The Getaway special mode and a ton of new rewards. These items are exclusive to this event so […]

Photography

Nikon says Z7, Z6 mirrorless cameras will ship on time in the U.S.

The Nikon factory in Sendai, Japan. Nikon inc. / Nikon Corp. As the company’s first serious mirrorless bodies, Nikon has a lot riding on the new Z7 and Z6 — and some photographers worry that the upcoming bodies will see the same limited supply that the Nikon D850 suffered from at the initial launch. A […]

Gaming

The RetroBeat: It’s time for a new Chrono Trigger

Square Enix is a company that is on its 15th Final Fantasy and 11th Dragon Quest. That isn’t counting dozens of spinoffs. Square Enix loves it role-playing game franchises. But Chrono Trigger still only has one real sequel … that came out way back in 1999. I was thinking about the fate of Chrono Trigger after […]