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  • Current Event
    17 hours ago
    by tukka
    +9 +1

    $100,000 Up For Grabs For Someone Who Can Live Without A Smartphone For 365 Days

    Vitaminwater has announced that it is raising a challenge for smartphone addicts: ditch the gadget for a year and win a whopping $100,000. The staggering amount may sound enticing, but the task itself is harder than it sounds. Vitaminwater is willing to pay anyone who can live without their smartphone for a year, announced via Twitter with a hashtag #NoPhoneForAYear.

  • Current Event
    18 hours ago
    by bkool
    +8 +1

    Facebook Portal adds games and web browser amidst mediocre Amazon reviews

    After receiving a flogging from privacy critics, Facebook is scrambling to make its smart display video chat screen Portal more attractive to buyers. Today Facebook is announcing the addition of a web browser, plus some of Messenger’s Instant Games like Battleship, Draw Something, Sudoku and Words With Friends. ABC News and CNN are adding content to Portal, which now also has a manual zoom mode for its auto-zooming smart camera so you can zero in on a particular thing in view.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by TentativePrince
    +12 +2

    Apple offering discounts on HomePod to Apple Music subscribers as holiday promotion

    Apple is currently sending out emails to Apple Music subscribers with promo codes to buy a brand new HomePod with a significant discount. So far, UK customers are receiving codes worth £50, bringing the price of a HomePod down to £269 direct from Apple. A £50 discount beats average eBay prices. Some third-party outlets are selling HomePod as low as $250 and we’re seeing it for even less at 9to5Toys, so the deal isn’t unprecedented, but represents a significant discount from Apple itself. It’s not yet clear if Apple will also be sending out these emails to other regions like the US.

  • Review
    2 days ago
    by umar916
    +1 +1

    Best Survival Gadgets

    Planning a visit to the mountains for trekking or going to explore a new desert outside the city? Well, do not forget to pack survival gadgets

  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by larylin
    +13 +4

    I got a Google Home Mini for $1, and you can too: Here's how!

    A few weeks ago, we told you about an insane deal from Spotify: subscribers of the Spotify Premium for Family plan can get a Google Home Mini completely free-of-charge. That deal lasts until December 31, 2018 — head here to read our instructions on the process.

  • Current Event
    11 days ago
    by jedlicka
    +17 +4

    Apple published a surprising amount of detail about how the HomePod works

    Today, Apple published a long and informative blog post by its audio software engineering and speech teams about how they use machine learning to make Siri responsive on the HomePod, and it reveals a lot about why Apple has made machine learning such a focus of late.

  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by zobo
    +15 +2

    Apple may finally be planning a Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS

    Apple’s Smart Battery Case, with its controversial design, was released back in 2015 with support for the iPhone 6 and 6S and it now currently supports the iPhone 6, 6S and 7. With the release of iPhone X and iPhone 8, users wondered whether a new battery case would be released for this new iPhone design, but so far nothing has been announced nor released by Apple.

  • Current Event
    9 days ago
    by timex
    +6 +2

    Google and Amazon could be working on Apple AirPods competitors, according to a well-respected analyst

    Apple's wireless earbuds, AirPods, may soon be getting a few new rivals, according to a note from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Both Amazon and Google could soon be Apple's competitors in the wireless ear device market, Kuo predicted in a December 4 note seen by Business Insider. "We believe that AirPods' success has drawn Google and Amazon's attention and these two companies will launch AirPod-alike products in [the second half of 2019]," Kuo wrote. "The combined shipments of two brands will likely reach 10-20 million units in [the second half of 2019.]"

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by Petrox
    +28 +7

    Google’s Night Sight is subtly awesome in the daytime, too

    I’ve grown a little obsessed with Google’s Night Sight mode for Pixel cameras. Other than the original Pixel’s release, Night Sight is the largest single leap forward in mobile imaging performance, and it’s doubly impressive for being purely a software upgrade. Pixel owners, from the first-generation device to the latest Pixel 3, have had a couple of weeks to play around with it, and one of the hidden advantages of Night Sight I’ve noticed is that it makes a subtle difference in improving daytime images.

  • Current Event
    12 days ago
    by sauce
    +15 +2

    Kuo: ‘All-new design’ AirPods in 2020, wireless charging model in first quarter 2019

    The AirPods truly-wireless earbuds are on track to be Apple’s best growth product for the foreseeable future, according to Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo said that Apple will release an ‘upgraded model with wireless charging support’ in the first quarter of 2019.

  • Current Event
    12 days ago
    by 8mm
    +13 +2

    Can Two Operating Systems Coexist? The Pixel Slate Thinks So

    The Pixel Slate is a 2-in-1 device like no other. It’s not the most polished product we’ve ever used, but Google has laid the foundation for letting mobile and desktop software sit side-by-side. Here’s what Google has changed in Chrome OS to make it all work -- as well as where it all falls apart.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by mariogi
    +18 +4

    Black Friday streaming TV devices: An upgrade guide

    Black Friday is one of the best times of the year to buy a new streaming device for your TV, with discounts available on Roku players, Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast, and more. Still, not all of these deals are worth the money, especially if your current streaming device is in good working order.

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by messi
    +33 +7

    How to Safely and Securely Dispose of Your Old Gadgets

    THERE COMES A period of time in every beloved gadget's life—some more prolonged than others—when you need to think about replacing the electronic device that's given you so much loyal service, whether it's a smartphone, a laptop, a digital camera, or anything in between.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by bkool
    +12 +5

    We asked, you told us: You'd rather have bigger bezels than a notch

    Unsurprisingly, over 58 percent of the participants on our polls across the website, Twitter, and YouTube voted that they would rather have a smartphone with larger bezels like those on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 than have a notched display. Despite being an innovative approach to hiding the front-facing sensors, only a quarter of the voters were interested in manual or automatic slider mechanisms. While the design might seem incredibly cool, many people appear to fear that the moving parts will end up breaking with extended use.

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by TNY
    +22 +5

    This Nintendo Switch adapter turns your GameCube controllers wireless

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  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by 8mm
    +18 +6

    Dyson might design an air purifier that also works as headphones

    Dyson has a lengthy list of air purifiers, but it's reportedly considering developing a model that's not quite anything it's ever created before. According to Bloomberg, the company has lodged patents for a wearable air purifier that will double as a pair of headphones. Wearable purifiers are already a thing, especially for countries like China where air pollution gets so bad it can increase the chances of getting stroke or cancer. However, they mostly come in the form of necklaces and, in some cases, scarves or masks.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by spacepopper
    +16 +5

    Quantum 'compass' promises navigation without using GPS

    GPS is vital to modern navigation, but it's extremely fragile. Never mind coverage -- if a satellite fails or there's a jamming attack, it quickly becomes useless. Scientists may have a much more robust answer, though. Scientists have demonstrated a "commercially viable" quantum accelerometer that could provide navigation without GPS or other satellite technology. The device uses lasers to cool atoms to extremely low temperatures, and then measures the quantum wave properties of those atoms as they respond to acceleration.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by Chubros
    +20 +2

    Alexa will soon be able to read the news just like a professional

    Amazon’s Alexa continues to learn new party tricks, with the latest being a “newscaster style” speaking voice that will be launching on enabled devices in a few weeks’ time. You can listen to samples of the speaking style below, and the results, well, they speak for themselves. The voice can’t be mistaken for a human, but it does incorporates stresses into sentences in the same way you’d expect from a TV or radio newscaster. According to Amazon’s own surveys, users prefer it to Alexa’s regular speaking style when listening to articles (though getting news from smart speakers still has lots of other problems).

  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by ubthejudge
    +4 +1

    Sony shot an entire Hollywood movie using a full-frame mirrorless camera

    A small-budget thriller called The Possession of Hannah Grace is the first Sony Pictures film to be shot on a full-frame mirrorless camera. Sony said that the film was primarily shot on its own A7S II, a consumer camera that costs a mere $2,000. "The smaller camera's ability to see beautiful under low light conditions, the LED lighting technology, and the [eco-friendly] methods we used in set construction made this whole production a case study in how to be efficient and still tell a great story with a fantastic look," said producer Glenn S. Gainor.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by hiihii
    +25 +6

    It's Repair Day: No One Should Be Punished for "Contempt of Business Model"

    Repair is one of the secret keys to a better life. Repairs keep our gadgets in use longer (saving our pocketbooks) and divert e-waste from landfills or toxic recycling processes (saving our planet). Repair is an engine of community prosperity: when you get your phone screen fixed at your corner repair shop, your money goes to a locally owned small business (my daughter and the phone screen guy's daughter go to the same school and he always tut-tuts over the state of my chipped and dented phone at parent-teacher nights).

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by ppp
    +17 +3

    Apple confirms new "Pencil" Stylus won't work with Qi charging standard

    Before you plunk down $129 for Apple's new "Pencil" stylus, you should be aware that the device will not charge via the standard "Qi" wireless power technology, according to Apple. In response to an inquiry from ZDNet, an Apple spokesperson confirmed that Apple Pencil doesn't support Qi. The only way to charge the device is by resting it on the side of the iPad Pro computer. Apple did not provide comment as to why Qi is not supported in the device.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by zyery
    +11 +3

    Drone's high-tech bike theft attempt caught on camera

    A group of shocked cyclists captured video of the moment a drone operator nearly pulled off a high-tech bike theft. The video, recorded in Hustopece, Moravia, Czech Republic, shows the cyclists climbing a local landmark known as Lookout Tower and taking video of a drone flying nearby. The cyclists start scrambling down the tower when the drone lowers down to the ground and picks up one of the bicycles.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by sjvn
    +13 +2

    Missing piece of Antikythera Mechanism found on Aegean seabed

    Bronze disk unearthed by archaeologists in same wreck where original 2,200-year-old computer had been found

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +18 +2

    RIP Apple networking, Time Capsule and AirPort no longer available from Apple

    As expected, the AirPort devices are beginning to become unavailable from Apple as it is no longer updating the product line. The AirPort Express has been off the menu for quite a while now, but the 2TB AirPort Time Capsule, and AirPort Extreme models are now officially no longer sold by Apple. Users looking to pick up any of the AirPort products will need to look at third-party retailers or used on eBay.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by messi
    +3 +1

    Google Assistant will now be nicer if you say “Please” and “Thank you”

    Is barking orders at our AI-powered voice assistants turning us into jerks? Are our kids growing accustomed to commanding the Google Homes and Siris of the world to turn on the lights without the politeness of a “please”? Perhaps. With that in mind, from here on out, Google Assistant will be a bit more cheery if you take the time to say “please” or “thank you.” If, for example, you say, “Hey Google, please set a timer for 10 minutes,” Google Assistant will respond “Thanks for asking so nicely! 10 minutes, starting now.”

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by aj0690
    +18 +5

    Belkin’s Boostup wireless dock can charge three Apple devices at once

    It’s not quite AirPower, but Belkin’s latest charging dock gives you a convenient way of charging up to three Apple devices simultaneously. The Boostup Wireless Charging Dock has a pair of elevated wireless charging pads to power your iPhone and Apple Watch, and a USB Type-A port for charging a third device, like an AirPods case.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Petrox
    +13 +5

    Google breathes new life into Wear OS smartwatches with today’s update

    Today, Google will begin rolling out a software update for Wear OS smartwatches. I’ve been using this new version for about a week, and although it’s nowhere near as advanced or as fast as what you’ll get on an Apple Watch, it’s a big improvement over what we had before.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by ppp
    +21 +4

    Pixel Buds Real-Time Translations Available on All Google Assistant Headphones

    Google’s Pixel Buds may not be the smash success that Apple’s AirPods have become in the wireless earbuds space, but there’s no denying that their ability to do real-time translations in conversation with another person is both ridiculously cool and useful. In a move that appears to have come without much public acknowledgement, Google is making those same real-time Google Translate powers available to all Google Assistant-optimized headphones.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by canuck
    +19 +4

    Scientists Are Developing 'Electric Gum' That Never Runs Out of Flavor

    A device which zaps your tongue with electricity sounds more like some cruel and unusual torture method than it does something folks might do for enjoyment. But you’d be wrong — at least when it comes to the electric tongue zapper created by researchers at Meiji University in Japan. They’ve been working on technology they call “unlimited electric gum,” able to electrically simulate flavor sensations when a person chews a stick of specially created “gum.”

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +13 +3

    Anker announces upgraded Nebula Capsule II mini projector, now with USB-C and 720p resolution

    Anker hosted a hardware event in New York City today, and wrapped into other announcements was news of an updated mini projector as well as the release date for one of the company’s Google Assistant-equipped smart speakers. The company plans to launch its Nebula Capsule II projector on Kickstarter tomorrow with the goal of shipping it by March 2019. This second model in the Nebula Capsule line still runs Android TV, but it now features a USB-C charging port, a higher-resolution image at 720p, a brighter image at 200 lumens, a more powerful 8W speaker, and the inclusion of Google Assistant.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by spacepopper
    +12 +2

    The iPad finally moves to USB-C

    Lightning had a good run, but it’s time to switch everything to USB-C. Apple finally dropped the Lightning port with the new iPad Pro. And the USB-C port is much more versatile than Lightning. For instance, you can plug a 5K display to your iPad Pro and show some video on the external display.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by sjvn
    +23 +2

    ​System76 readies release of American-made powerhouse Linux PC

    Can you make a PC in the US anymore? Linux system builder System76 proved you can do it.

  • Expression
    3 weeks ago
    by zritic
    +11 +1

    Fossil Sport Smartwatch review: new watch, same old tricks

    For the past few years, Google’s Wear OS smartwatch platform has been best described as in a rut. While Apple has been making impressive strides with the Apple Watch and even Samsung has turned its Gear lineup into competent smartwatches, Wear OS has languished with slow software updates and next to zero hardware advancements. Google addressed this somewhat with the most recent update to Wear OS that brought some interface improvements.

  • Review
    3 weeks ago
    by umar916
    +3 +1

    Cool Travel Gadgets That Every Traveler Must Have - FarhanTech

    Travelling is one of the most popular and rising industries of the world. To make travel easy for the traveler, companies provide several facilities and

  • Analysis
    10 months ago
    by hxxp
    +26 +7

    Truly wireless earbuds haven’t caught up to AirPods after more than a year

    AirPods are the best truly wireless earbuds available because they nail the essentials like ease of use, reliability, and battery life. There are alternatives that definitely sound better from Bose, B&O Play, and other. But they often cost more and all of them experience occasional audio dropouts. AirPods don’t. I’d argue they’re maybe the best first-gen product Apple has ever made.