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01/23/2018   CNET News
Commentary: Marc Benioff insists that addictive products deserve greater government intervention. But is any tech company truly innocent?
01/23/2018   CNET News
Commentary: The popular science fiction and fantasy author leaves behind thought-provoking works that will be read for years to come.
01/23/2018   CNET News
The chip giant could face a multimillion euro fine for allegedly paying Apple to use only its chips.
01/23/2018   Wired Top Stories
The fantasy and science fiction writer dreamed of tomorrows that may not have always been sunny, but were always original.
01/23/2018   CNET News
RED’s CEO shares specs and explains some key features for its curiously-hyped Hydrogen One phone.
01/23/2018   CNET News
Ultra-fast charging, high-voltage chassis electronics and battery design top the list of topics covered by Porsche’s Uwe Michael.
01/23/2018   CNET News
The new, limited edition two-door Range Rover will make its world debut in Geneva.
01/23/2018   CNET News
If you're running Sierra or El Capitan, you can now protect yourself from a design flaw that could let hackers access sensitive information.
01/23/2018   Wired Top Stories
Montana's governor issued an executive order barring state agencies from doing business with internet providers that violate net neutrality.
01/23/2018   Wired Top Stories
New physician protections could cripple health care for LGBT people—as well as the data collection that’s been filling gaps in our medical understanding.
01/23/2018   CNET News
A camera sensor for super slow-motion video could end up on the Galaxy S9.
01/23/2018   CNET News
Most cats may be decidedly lefties or righties, but the paw preference shakes out along feline gender lines, a new study says.
01/23/2018   CNET News
The tech giant patches up a security flaw that could cause your iPhone and iPad to crash.
01/23/2018   Wired Top Stories
China is making a national push in artificial intelligence. A program from one of its biggest internet companies, Tencent, just beat a world champion at Go.
01/23/2018   CNET News
Commentary: In a video posted online, a customer reportedly wants to check if a new battery is authentic -- using his teeth. Cue explosion.
01/23/2018   Wired Top Stories
In the haste to address the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that shook the computer industry, several clumsy patch attempts have had to be pulled.
01/23/2018   CNET News
A new report from the World Economic Forum says that could widen gender inequality, but job training could help solve the problem.
01/23/2018   ArsTechnica News
He faces up to 20 years for wire fraud, illegally transporting hazardous materials.
01/23/2018   CNET News
Is Elton John diving into AR and VR tomorrow? This London pop-up at King's Cross station suggests the answer is yes.
01/23/2018   CNET News
Insurance firm Admiral is now the subject of an investigation by the UK Financial Conduct Authority based on its pricing policies.
01/23/2018   ArsTechnica News
Also: tvOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and a Mac Meltdown/Spectre security update.
01/23/2018   Extreme Tech
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The XPRIZE Foundation has confirmed the Google Lunar XPRIZE will expire in March with no winners.

The post Confirmed: No One Will Win the Google Lunar XPRIZE appeared first on ExtremeTech.

01/23/2018   CNET News
The Philadelphia Eagles will play the New England Patriots in the most-watched TV event of the year. Here are seven big, beautiful TVs on which to enjoy the game.
01/23/2018   CNET News
An analyst predicts the pressure-sensitive feature may not be in a 6.1 inch iPhone for release later this year.
01/23/2018   Extreme Tech
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft's new Mixed Reality headsets are available at prices far below their introduction targets, while the company is highlighting new low-cost laptops meant to aid in its fight against Google's Chromebooks.

The post Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Headset Prices Drop Dramatically; New K-12 Laptops Debut appeared first on ExtremeTech.

01/23/2018   CNET News
The search giant is launching an audiobooks service to challenge Amazon's Audible.
01/23/2018   CNET News
The SpriteCoin wallet will lock down your files and demand a ransom, researchers find. If you pay up, hackers just install more malicious software.
01/23/2018   CNET News
Think twice about using Tinder on public Wi-Fi. A security firm says the dating app uses insecure encryption that could let hackers snoop on your activity.
01/23/2018   ArsTechnica News
Verizon’s spending won’t change much, and tax savings will boost balance sheet.
01/23/2018   CNET News
Graphics get faster in Firefox 58. Also new: better support for when you're on the mobile web.
01/23/2018   Extreme Tech
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The big game is very, very soon – is your TV big enough? If you’re looking to upgrade your set for a big party, today’s deals are outstanding. You can also snag an affordable gaming laptop, pre-order a Nintendo Labo, and even pick up an awesome LEGO kit.Featured Deals49-inch Samsung QN49Q6F 4K Ultra HD Smart…

The post ET Deals Roundup: $270 off Dell 1080p Gaming Laptop, $40 off Two Echo Spots, and more appeared first on ExtremeTech.

01/23/2018   ArsTechnica News
Plus deals on Windows mixed reality headsets, several Dell PCs, and more.
01/23/2018   ArsTechnica News
High concentration of EVs can lead to equipment trouble later.
01/23/2018   ArsTechnica News
The $799 drone tries to find the sweet spot between the Spark and Mavic Pro.
01/23/2018   Extreme Tech

Original Linux developer Linus Torvalds has called Intel's patches "COMPLETE AND UTTER GARBAGE." He actually used caps lock, so you know he's serious.

The post Linus Torvalds Says Intel’s Spectre Fix Is ‘Complete and Utter Garbage’ appeared first on ExtremeTech.

01/23/2018   ArsTechnica News
The open source stalwart continues to make large performance improvements.
01/23/2018   Wired Top Stories
Bigger isn't always better—but when it comes to drones, it kind of is.
01/23/2018   ArsTechnica News
Recent exploit also allows for homebrew and PS4 game piracy.
01/23/2018   ArsTechnica News
One has a 360-degree hinge, one is for schools, and one's a headless Chromebox.
01/23/2018   Extreme Tech
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If you've been having a hard time choosing between a DJI Spark and Mavic Pro, you've now got another option. DJI's new Mavic Air incorporates many of the best features of each, at a price point squarely in the middle.

The post DJI’s New Mavic Air Combines the Best of the Spark, Mavic Pro appeared first on ExtremeTech.

01/23/2018   Wired Gear
The DJI Mavic Air goes on sale this month for $799, and is packed with impressive automated tech.
01/23/2018   Wired Top Stories
The DJI Mavic Air goes on sale this month for $799, and is packed with impressive automated tech.
01/23/2018   Wired Gear
While Instagram and Facebook fine-tune their Stories features, Snapchat is moving some of its content beyond the app.
01/23/2018   Wired Top Stories
While Instagram and Facebook fine-tune their Stories features, Snapchat is moving some of its content beyond the app.
01/23/2018   Wired Top Stories
The game, recently available on Steam, is the story of a young girl's dreams, but playing it is like a nightmare of its own.
01/23/2018   ArsTechnica News
Software used to predict if people being sentenced will commit another crime.
01/23/2018   Extreme Tech
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BMW is going to charge an annual fee for Apple CarPlay functionality going forward, despite the fact that Apple charges no such rate.

The post BMW is Turning Apple CarPlay Into a Subscription Service appeared first on ExtremeTech.

01/23/2018   ArsTechnica News
Musk gets another 12 percent of Tesla stock if its value rises to $650 billion.
01/23/2018   ArsTechnica News
Preorders for the $349 device begin Friday, January 26 for US, UK, and Australia.
01/23/2018   ArsTechnica News
"Hold on! Just hold on for a bit longer."
01/23/2018   Wired Top Stories
Thanks to Tinder's patchwork use of HTTPS, researchers found they could reconstruct someone's entire experience in the app.
01/23/2018   Extreme Tech

Luxury car manufacturer Bugatti isn't printing with just any metal -- no, Bugatti wants to make new brake calipers for its current $2.7 million supercar by 3D printing the parts in titanium.

The post Bugatti 3D Prints Titanium Brake Calipers For Chiron Supercar appeared first on ExtremeTech.

01/23/2018   Wired Top Stories
Small satellites used to be a way for scrappy startups and scientists to get orbital data on the cheap. But now they're powerful enough that the feds are taking an interest.
01/23/2018   Extreme Tech
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Apple may be replacing iPhone 6 Pluses with iPhone 6s Pluses, if you've got one of the former in need of full repair or replacement. Might be your lucky day.

The post Apple May Replace Your Broken iPhone 6 Plus With an iPhone 6s Plus appeared first on ExtremeTech.

01/23/2018   ArsTechnica News
And the sandwich chain’s customers are already clamoring for their return.
01/23/2018   Wired Top Stories
A 200-mph jet stream has sent several passenger jets to nearly 800 mph, and helped break a (subsonic) speed record.
01/23/2018   Wired Top Stories
A wave of concern about the ill effects of smartphones and their apps echoes fears of earlier innovations, including TV, the printing press, and writing itself.
01/23/2018   ArsTechnica News
Forced redirects from Zirconium group push phony malware and fake Flash updates.
01/23/2018   Wired Top Stories
Eighty years ago, Guy Callendar built the first climate change model that predicted the danger of greenhouse gases. Today his successors are plotting ways to re-engineer the air.
01/22/2018   Wired Top Stories
At a city council meeting, Musk's Boring Company made its case for what could be the future of transportation.
01/22/2018   Wired Gear
After its last suit flopped at the Sochi Olympics, Under Armour plans to outfit speed skaters in a faster, more technical suit in PyeongChang.
01/22/2018   Wired Top Stories
After its last suit flopped at the Sochi Olympics, Under Armour plans to outfit speed skaters in a faster, more technical suit in PyeongChang.
01/22/2018   ArsTechnica News
Millions of comments sent to FCC through bulk system used fake email addresses.
01/22/2018   ArsTechnica News
The video makes common display tech concepts easy to grasp.
01/22/2018   ArsTechnica News
Interestingly, Tesla stands to gain from this decision.
01/22/2018   ArsTechnica News
A small time investment can lead to big gains.
01/22/2018   ArsTechnica News
The important national security customer gives SpaceX a vote of confidence.
01/22/2018   Extreme Tech
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You can thank the surge of interest in cryptocurrency for the increase in graphics card prices, but Nvidia is trying to do something about it. "Trying" is the operative word here.

The post Nvidia Calls for Limits as Crypto Hysteria Pushes GPU Prices Sky High appeared first on ExtremeTech.

01/22/2018   Extreme Tech
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Intel's initial Meltdown and Spectre patches for older systems caused frequent reboots and other issues. The company thinks it has nailed those problems down.

The post Intel Issuing Updates for Meltdown, Spectre Reboot Problem on Older Platforms appeared first on ExtremeTech.

01/22/2018   Wired Top Stories
Seeding the atmosphere with sulfur could keep temperature from rising—but once we stop, the backlash could destroy entire species.
01/22/2018   Wired Top Stories
Spanish photographer David Lloda travels the world shooting tournaments.
01/22/2018   Wired Gear
Ralph Lauren has created a jacket to keep US Olympic athletes warm in the chilly South Korean winter—and soon, you too could own one.
01/22/2018   Wired Top Stories
Ralph Lauren has created a jacket to keep US Olympic athletes warm in the chilly South Korean winter—and soon, you too could own one.
01/22/2018   Wired Top Stories
The national conversation about harassment started in tech, but other industries, like Hollywood, have leapt to the forefront.
01/20/2018   Wired Gear
Our guide to what's in the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit and Robot Kit for Switch, and how to pre-order.
01/19/2018   Wired Gear
News consumption habits are changing, and not only because of Facebook. But mostly because of Facebook.
01/19/2018   Wired Gear
When use of a contraceptive app results in an unwanted pregnancy, don't blame the technology.
01/17/2018   Wired Gear
Labo is a set of cardboard, build-it-yourself accessories for Nintendo's super-popular Switch gaming console.
01/17/2018   Wired Gear
A discussion about diversity in product design with Google's Lilian Rincon. Recorded live at CES 2018.
01/15/2018   Wired Gear
Get great results from your GoPro or other action cam as you capture your snowy heroics ... and your legendary bails.
01/14/2018   Wired Gear
Gore-Tex, the waterproof material in your favorite jacket—and boots and ski pants—was born by accident.
01/13/2018   Yahoo! News - Technology

Acer's Swift 7 is the world's thinnest laptop, making yours look hugeAcer's Swift 7 is the thinnest laptop in the world.


01/13/2018   Yahoo! News - Technology

HTC's Vive Pro and wireless adapter make me want to love VR againHTC and Valve’s Vive was the first virtual reality headset that really made me jump on the VR hype train. Not only could you escape into virtual worlds, but thanks to its motion tracking sensors, your movement in the real world was translated into the digital. Like Facebook’s (FB) Oculus Rift, the Vive’s display resolution made individual pixels clearly visible in certain situations, killing any sense of true immersion.


01/13/2018   Wired Gear
These all-foam snowshoes from Crescent Moon might look low-tech, but the combination of cleats and tire-like treads provide ample traction.
01/13/2018   Yahoo! News - Technology

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018CES 2018 had more than its fair share of wacky items and compelling gadgets, but one of the biggest trends to emerge, once again, from the popular tech expo was voice-enabled devices. And, of course, it was all about Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.


01/12/2018   Yahoo! News - Technology

The weirdest tech of CES 2018Here are seven items at CES 2018, some of which address legitimate use cases and some of which may be closer to mad-scientist territory.


01/12/2018   Yahoo! News - Technology

Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audioAt CES 2018, Sennheiser announced two new products that focus on recording or playing back 3-D audio.


01/12/2018   Yahoo! News - Technology

Honda wants to prove robots can help you, not kill youHonda wants to change your perception of robots. And it's hoping to do so with four new concept robots.


01/12/2018   Yahoo! News - Technology

Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in an unnamed cityAt CES 2018, Ford announced it is working with a city in which it will operate its self-driving cars. The automaker wouldn't identify the city but did say how autonomous vehicles can change the way people live.


01/12/2018   Yahoo! News - Technology

Intel wants this drone to fly you aroundIntel is betting that Volocopter 2X will be one of the first passenger-carrying drones to operate in the U.S. A prototype of the pilotless two-seat helicopter-like drone was shown off at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.


01/12/2018   Wired Gear
This week on the show, we talk about the proliferation of smart home tech. Recorded live at CES.
01/12/2018   Wired Gear
As we wrap up at CES 2018, here's a peek into the massive gadget show through the lens of WIRED photographer Amy Lombard.
01/11/2018   Yahoo! News - Technology

AMD CEO on chip security flaws: ‘We're absolutely all over this’AMD CEO Lisa Su told Yahoo Finance that the Austin, Texas-based computer and graphics chip company is quickly working to resolve and address a recently-discovered security flaw that affects AMD computer chips.


01/11/2018   Yahoo! News - Technology

Nvidia went all out for PC gaming at CES 2018Nvidia rolled out a slew of updates for its GeForce line of gaming products at CES 2018 including massive computer screens and cloud game streaming.


01/11/2018   Yahoo! News - Technology

What a security expert thought of a few new smart-home devices at CES 2018It's hard to figure out which of the connected household devices on display at CES 2018 is worth buying, but it's even more difficult to know if they are secure from hackers. A security expert visits exhibits and tries to help.


01/11/2018   Wired Gear
Moog Music's new Drummer From Another Mother is an analog synthesizer that makes twisted percussion sounds.
01/11/2018   Wired Gear
Reality has caught up with VR. But advancements on display at CES hint at a new, more satisfying chapter ahead in 2018.
01/11/2018   Wired Gear
Join us for live updates from the WIRED team during our last day at CES 2018.
01/10/2018   Wired Gear
We're halfway through the giant consumer product showcase. Follow along live from CES 2018.
01/10/2018   Wired Gear
More of our picks from the consumer technology to watch in 2018.