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Acer's Swift 7 is the world's thinnest laptop, making yours look huge
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:41:32 -0500
Acer's Swift 7 is the world's thinnest laptop, making yours look hugeAcer's Swift 7 is the thinnest laptop in the world.
HTC's Vive Pro and wireless adapter make me want to love VR again
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:10:35 -0500
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.
Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:36:47 -0500
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.
The weirdest tech of CES 2018
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:04:13 -0500
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.
Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audio
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:02:44 -0500
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.
Honda wants to prove robots can help you, not kill you
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:23:31 -0500
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.
Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in an unnamed city
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:17:04 -0500
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.
Intel wants this drone to fly you around
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:04:23 -0500
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.
AMD CEO on chip security flaws: ‘We're absolutely all over this’
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:15:17 -0500
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.
Nvidia went all out for PC gaming at CES 2018
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:09:39 -0500
Nvidia went all out for PC gaming at CES 2018Nvidia (NVDA) might be making big news at CES 2018 thanks to its artificial intelligence and self-driving car technologies, but the company originally started out by building PC graphics cards. It’s an impressive display of gaming power, and likely to drain players’ wallets in the year ahead. Nvidia has been working on cloud gaming technology, the ability to stream and play games at their highest settings from high-powered servers to anything from the best laptop to a 5-year-old hunk of junk, for some time now.
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Google's art selfies are the talk of Twitter
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:17:38 -0500
The app has been out for over two years, but is just taking off
Boeing unveils new spy plane design 'Son Of Blackbird'
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:18:33 -0500
One of the most iconic aircraft in the skies may have a successor on the way. Boeing has unveiled the concept for a new spy plane, SR-72. Dubbed “Son of Blackbird”.
Kodak bitcoin miner: What this dubious scheme says about technology's misdirection
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:28:55 -0500
Like 8K TVs and phones without headphone jacks, a dubious bitcoin miner affiliated with Kodak tries to fill a need most people don't have.
Car hacking remains a very real threat as autos become ever more loaded with tech
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:56:59 -0500
New vehicles are less susceptible to some cyber attacks than they were a couple years ago, but the hacking threat is expected to grow.
10 products from CES 2018 I would buy today
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:46:00 -0500
Some CES products turn out to be vaporware. These shouldn't.
At CES, 'booth babes' are less obvious, but they're not gone
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:50:58 -0500
Consumer electronics companies use paid models to attract the mostly male audience, a long-standing tradition some women in tech want ended.
Citi to boost pay for women and minorities, closing gaps in the U.S., UK, and Germany
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:54:28 -0500
Banking giant's move to close pay gaps in the U.S., UK and Germany makes Citi the first major bank to respond to shareholder pressure on the issue
A smart home sounds like a great idea. So why is it still so complicated?
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:17:12 -0500
The connected devices that make up the smart home and beyond are promising. But competing products from Amazon, Apple and Google make for great confusion.
Entrepreneurs: 9 tips for proven crowdfunding success
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 23:25:02 -0500
Entrepreneurs are gravitating to crowdfunding as an alternative to traditional funding.
Ford launches a new 'Bullitt' Mustang -- and finds the original
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:14:06 -0500
The Mustang is sacred to diehard fans -- as is the movie that starred Steve McQueen
Do we really need an Alexa-powered toilet?
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:37:07 -0500
The future of technology is flush with opportunities.
New Ram pickup sheds weights, tows more and saves fuel
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:03:57 -0500
New pickup will be better in many ways, Fiat Chrysler says
R.I.P. Christmas drones; many already go missing
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 20:35:38 -0500
Oh Christmas drone, Oh Christmas drone, we cannot seem to find you.
Iggy Azalea, the new face of Monster headphones, reveals her favorite CES gadget
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:36:56 -0500
The singer will also star in a Super Bowl commercial for headphone-maker Monster.
CES gadgets I would actually buy
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:03:33 -0500
With more than 4,000 companies at the 2018 CES, it’s difficult to share only a handful of memorable products, but here are some columnist Marc Saltzman would really like to get his hands on when they debut.
The Acer Swift 7 is the thinnest laptop in the world—but should you buy it?
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:23:29 -0500
The Swift's futuristic design is gorgeous, but it's not cheap.
This new washing machine doesn't rely on water to wash your clothes
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:17:53 -0500
23,000 tiny polymer spheres save water, your clothes—and maybe even the world
CES Editors' Choice Awards: The coolest new products you'll want to buy in 2018
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:11:46 -0500
In the biggest annual gadget battle, these are the products that won us over
We are the remote control of the future
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:01:00 -0500
Like it or not, Apple, Amazon, Google and Samsung want you talking to your devices
Disney bumps Twitter CEO, Facebook COO from board
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:56:33 -0500
Twitter’s CEO and Facebook’s COO are stepping off the Walt Disney board due to potential conflicts of interest.
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Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:35:42 GMT
The firm says it will have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range within five years.
Denmark Facebook sex video: More than 1,000 young people charged
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:40:27 GMT
They are accused of sharing explicit videos of two 15-year-olds via Facebook Messenger.
CES 2018: Time machine camera lets you record 'missed moments'
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:10:31 GMT
A wearable camera lets users record events that have already happened over the past 10 seconds.
Hackers steal $400,000 of crypto-currency
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:45:15 GMT
The group breached BlackWallet, a web-based wallet application that stores the Stellar Lumen currency.
American charged over deadly 'swatting' raid
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:56:42 GMT
A man accused of making a prank call that led to a fatal shooting is charged in the US.
Airbus says A380 superjumbo production could end
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:52:28 GMT
The European planemaker says it will stop making its giant A380 jet if it does not get any more orders.
Malware populates children's apps with porn adverts
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:57:47 GMT
Apps containing the malicious code were downloaded more than three million times.
Thousands struggle to access childcare on glitchy website
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:26:34 GMT
Parents are struggling to get subsidised childcare they are entitled to due to continued web issues.
CES 2018: Wireless recharging while on the move
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 02:15:41 GMT
An over-the-air recharging solution designed for use in the car is on show at the CES trade fair.
Softbank plans $18bn share sale of its mobile business
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:05:04 GMT
The share sale could include listings in Tokyo and London but Softbank says no decision has been taken.
Apple health data used in murder trial
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:56:55 GMT
Data suggesting movements correlating to how a suspect disposed of a body used as evidence.
Snapchat redesign is a 'flop' with users
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:25:19 GMT
Social media service Snapchat redesign has not proved popular with many of its regular users
Facebook plans major changes to news feed
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 02:08:48 GMT
CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he plans to make posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent.
China shuts Marriott's website over Tibet and Taiwan error
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 03:38:33 GMT
The hotel chain apologises, saying it "respects and supports" Chinese sovereignty.
Europe puts 1bn euros into supercomputer research
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:47:43 GMT
The Commission wants to spend 1bn euros on machines far faster than existing supercomputers
US retirement village to have 'largest' self-driving taxi scheme
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:49:54 GMT
Start-up company Voyage will start rolling out the service at The Villages, Florida next year.
US man charged over 15-year spying campaign
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:10:21 GMT
The attacked allegedly spied on users via webcams and stole personal data and login information.
PubG 'not eSports-ready' yet - but 'will be one day'
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:53:06 GMT
The brains behind PubG, one of the most popular games in the world, talks eSports with the Radio 1 Gaming Show.
CES 2018: Samsung launches modular TV called The Wall
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:28:14 GMT
The modular parts used to make the 146in TV also allow for screens of unusual shapes to be made.
YouTube punishes Logan Paul over Japan suicide video
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:08:06 GMT
Logan Paul loses business deals after posting a video showing an apparent suicide victim in Japan.
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