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These zip-on bike tires change up your tread to match the terrain

Retyre gives cyclists the ability to change the tread on their bike tires simply by zipping on an overlay designed to provide better grip on trails or in the snow, without replacing the existing tires. More>>

The Wau stands out in the crowded ebike market with its 60-mile range

The Wau ebike is a high-tech commuter that offers onboard GPS tracking, geofenced alarm systems, built-in front and rear lights, and pedal-assist speeds of up to 20 mph, with a range of as much as 60 miles between charges. More>>

How to remove photo bombs and other unwanted objects with Photoshop’s new Content-Aware Fill

Photoshop's newest A.I-powered tool helps remove objects or fill in gaps for a distraction-free photo in the new Adobe Photoshop CC 2019. Here's how to remove an object in Photoshop using the new Content-Aware Fill. More>>

PS4 ‘Spider-Man’ game gets ‘The Heist’ DLC on October 23 with new costumes

The first downloadable content pack for Marvel's Spider-Man, The Heist, is out October 23. The pack adds three new suits for Spider-Man to wear, and its story focuses on Felicia Hardy. More>>

The supersized BMW X7 is coming with a grille you can park a 2 Series on

BMW will soon expand its lineup with a new range-topping SUV named the X7. The first-ever BMW X7 is shaping up to be the 7 Series of the SUV world in terms of size, price, and image. More>>

Huawei and Leica’s monochrome lens is dead, so we celebrate its life

The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro do not have a dedicated monochrome camera lens, unlike the P20 Pro, and various Huawei and Leica phones before it. It's the end of an era, and also the start of a new one, as Leica has... More>>

The Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof, so now you can read it in the tub

Amazon released a new version of the Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader, boasting improved software, more storage, and a feature that customers have been asking for: Waterproofing. More>>

JLab’s sweatproof wireless headphones are perfect for earbud-hating gym rats

JLab's latest headphones are a pair of wireless, sweatproof over-ears designed for those who hate the feeling of in-ear headphones during workouts. Durable, and with 20 hours of battery life, they're perfect for earbud... More>>

Watch this 1,000-horsepower Jeep Trackhawk scorch supercars in the quarter mile

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is pretty quick out of the box, but Texas tuner Hennessey Performance Engineering never settles for stock. Its HPE1200 Trackhawk boasts over 1,000 horsepower. More>>

Facebook’s new Portal device can collect your data to target your ads

Facebook confirmed that its new Portal smart displays, designed to enable Messenger-enabled video calls, technically have the capability to gather data on users via the camera and mic onboard. More>>

‘Bloodhound’ rocket car needs a speedy cash injection to survive

The rocket-powered Bloodhound car has driven into difficulties, with the company behind the project needing a multi-million-dollar cash injection to save its dream of attempting a 1,000 mph land speed record. More>>

Like a pocketable personal stylist, Pinterest overhauls shopping tools

Pinterest shopping just got a bit better with a trio of updates now rolling out to Pinterest. The first replaces Buyable Pins with Product Pins for more features, including knowing whether or not a product is in stock. More>>

This gadget lets you sleep on airplanes without snuggling a stranger

Odd gadget, or a hug for your face? The Napup Fly+ is a travel pillow, sleep mask, and personal speaker system all rolled into one, attached to the back of the headrest to hold your head up. More>>

Uniqlo’s robotic warehouse requires 90 percent fewer human workers

Uniqlo has unveiled its first robot-powered warehouse that requires 90 percent fewer human workers to operate. The Japanese clothing giant plans to invest close to $1 billion dollars to convert all of its warehouses... More>>

Qualcomm’s ‘Snapdragon 1000’ could bring octa-cores to Windows laptops

The rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 CPU may bring the octa-core design of mobiles and tablets to Windows laptops, offering four powerful cores for high performance, and four low-power cores for efficiency. More>>

Here’s a useful solution for saving clumsy drone pilots a few bucks

Parachutes can save drones when they unexpectedly fall from the sky. Among a number of such systems, Austrian firm Drone Rescue is this week showing off its latest design that automatically deploys when it senses trouble. More>>

Google will start charging Android manufacturers to use its apps in Europe

Google announced that it will be charging Android device manufacturers in Europe a licensing fee to use its apps and services. The announcement comes as an effort to comply with new European Commission regulations. More>>

‘Fortnite’ in-game tournaments will give you the chance to beat the pros

Epic Games is introducing in-game tournaments to Fortnite. The initial schedule includes five tournaments, with commemorative pins going to the victors. Down the road, the pins might grant you access into additional rounds. More>>

Drop everything and watch Boston Dynamics’ robo-dog dance to ‘Uptown Funk’

After a few years of Earthbound training, Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robot dog is ready to take on Mars. Bruno Mars, to be precise. Check out Skynet's future pet as you've never seen it before. More>>

These gloves will make virtual reality feel even more immersive

Scientists from EPFL and ETH Zurich have come up with a thin and light VR glove which makes it so that a touch of an object in the virtual world equates to the physical touch you would expect in real life. More>>

Alexa can give a custom greeting with your smart doorbells this Halloween

Amazon released new Alexa-compatible smart doorbell application tools for developers. These let smart cameras and doorbells use motion sensing and doorbell presses to start Alexa Routines. More>>

Grab a comfy saddle — ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ campaign clocks in at 60 hours

According to Rockstar Games co-founder and head writer Dan Houser, Red Dead Redemption 2 features a 60-hour story. Houser said "superfluous" content was removed from the game. It launches October 26 on PlayStation 4 and... More>>

Surface Pro 6 vs. Surface Pro 5

How good is the new Surface Pro, and is it worth an upgrade? The best way to find out is to pit the Surface Pro 6 vs. Surface Pro 5 in a head to head that tests them both on performance, design, and portability. More>>

What to expect from TwitchCon 2018

From sessions with your favorite streamers to epic Esports tournaments, there's plenty to look forward to at this year's TwitchCon 2018. We cover how you can attend, where you can watch if you can't, and which events you... More>>

Turbo-powered Quadcrasher crashes the party in new ‘Fortnite’ update 6.01

Season 6, week 4 marks the arrival of Fortnite update 6.10 patch notes. It brings with it the arrival of the new Quadcrasher vehicle, in-game tournaments, a ton of Save the World additions, and much more. More>>

With Hinge’s new feature, you can be honest about how that first date went

With its new "We Met" feature, Hinge wants to learn how your dates are going with matches in its app. That way, it can inject the information into its algorithm to provide future recommendations that better suit its users'... More>>

Leaked benchmarks suggest rumored AMD GPU could be king of midrange graphics

AMD's next GPU may not be Navi-based after all. Rumors continue to build about an RX 590 which has now shown up on 3DMark's benchmark database, delivering results that easily outstrip stock clocked GTX 1060s. More>>

Monsters you get in ‘Pokémon: Let’s Go’ can be transferred to the next main RPG

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eeevee! monsters will be able to be transferred to the next main Pokémon RPG on Switch, according to game director Junichi Masuda. More>>

Google Translate busts out of Pixel jail, now works on any Assistant headphones

The best feature of Google’s Pixel Buds was the built-in real-time translation. Now that incredibly useful feature is available on any headphones that feature Google Assistant integration. More>>

Fitbit Charge 3: Everything you need to know

Back in August, Fitbit confirmed its new wearable -- the Fitbit Charge 3. The new fitness tracker features a touchscreen OLED display, smartwatch capabilities, enhanced fitness features and more. Here's everything you need... More>>

Here are the five new Amazon Echo devices that drop next week

Shipping begins next week on five new Amazon devices, including the Echo Show, Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo Sub, and an Alexa-enabled smart plug. Here's a bit more about each device, as well as cost and how to buy. More>>

Like a Bat-Signal for cyclists, this laser light makes bikes visible to drivers

The Laserlight Core is a smart projection system for bicycles that's designed to promote safer cycling. It works by projecting an image of a cyclist 20 feet in front of you as you ride. More>>

Avengers 4: Everything we know about the ‘Infinity War’ sequel

The events of Avengers: Infinity War changed the Marvel Cinematic Universe in some big ways and left fans wondering how its heroes can possibly recover. Here's everything we know about Avengers 4, the sequel to Infinity War. More>>

Memory is still expensive, but Intel’s 9th-gen CPU lets you have 128GB of it

Intel's 9-series CPUs have a few exciting things going for them but for some, new support for double height memory modules with a maximum system capacity of 128GB could be one of them. More>>

Sony crammed 28x zoom, 4K into a $450 camera that weighs as much as a smartphone

The Sony HX99 is a tiny compact camera that mixes 4K and fast burst speeds with a 28x optical zoom. The travel zoom camera upgrades the processor over the earlier model for better video and super-long-burst captures. More>>

Regular paints and plastics will soon be able to ‘heal’ like skin

Imagine if paints, plastics, or other coatings could heal up like human skin in the event that they suffered damage. Thanks to researchers at Clemson University, such technology is almost here. More>>

Is your smart home lighting too confusing? Intellect simplifies your controls

Leviton introduced Intellect, a new controls platform for smart home lighting. Intellect is the fifth brand to join Leviton's portfolio, alongside ConTech, Intense, Birchwood, and JCC. More>>

Apple iPhone XR: Everything you need to know

Apple took the wraps off of its new set of iPhones, including the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the new iPhone XR. The iPhone XR is being offered as the "affordable" iPhone, and it's a little different than the more... More>>

Garmin’s new Instinct GPS watch is built for the sportsman in all of us

The new Garmin Instinct is a GPS multisport watch for people who love to be outdoors. The $300 Instinct takes the best features of the company's popular Fenix watches and packages them into rugged, military-grade package. More>>

Here’s how Microsoft’s Hololens is helping NASA build the new Orion spacecraft

Lockheed Martin is turning to Microsoft’s mixed reality Hololens smartglasses to help build NASA's Orion spacecraft, which could one day help rocket astronauts as far afield as Mars. More>>

Worried about your screen use? These glasses block them out wherever you go

Inspired by the ad-blocking sunglasses from John Carpenter’s 1988 cult movie They Live, IRL Glasses counter your screen addiction by turning LCD and LED digital screens black. Here's how. More>>

‘The Mandalorian’: What we know about Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars series

Jon Favreau's live-action Star Wars series planned for Disney's streaming video service will be titled The Mandalorian, and be one of the most expensive television shows ever made. Here's everything we know about it so far. More>>

Your ‘Do Not Track’ tool might be helping websites track you, study says

New research from the "Do Not Track" features embedded in popular browsers are being ignored, opening up the possibility of consumers having their information targeted by specific ads based on their web histories and cookies. More>>

Shrimp eyes inspire new camera focused on helping self-driving cars see better

By mimicking the vision of mantis shrimp, researchers were able to make significant improvements on today’s commercial cameras. They hope their technology can help mitigate accidents by letting self-driving vehicles see... More>>

Bird will deliver one of its electric scooters straight to your door

With so many scooter-share services out there, Bird thinks it may have found a way to stay ahead of the pack. Bird Delivery lets riders request delivery of one of its electric scooters to their home or office for all-day use. More>>

I’ve seen the 8K TV future, and you should be excited. Here’s why

Samsung set the tech world on fire when it announced it would sell an 85-inch 8K TV in the U.S. along with several 8K screen sizes in Europe. Debates over the validity and value of such a high resolution have continued... More>>

Apple Music recommendations could get superpowers thanks to latest acquisition

Following the approval of its Shazam acquisition, a new report has surfaced saying that Apple has acquired music analytics firm Asaii, with its founders now members of the Apple Music team. More>>

Ford hatches a software update to fix a fiery problem with its GT supercar

Ford warns 200 examples of the GT supercar built between December 2016 and July 2018 can catch fire if hydraulic fluid leaks from the rear wing onto the hot exhaust. It will fix the problem with a software update. More>>

Watch this driverless Range Rover tackle one of U.K.’s ‘most challenging roads’

Jaguar Land Rover just sent its autonomous Range Rover Sport vehicle onto one of the U.K.'s "most challenging road layouts," and the automaker has posted a video online showing exactly how it fared. More>>

Meet the deaf gamers raising awareness for games accessibility

Using social media, personal blogs and Twitch, a small group of deaf and hard-of-hearing players have been working to make their voices heard and improve accessibility in the gaming industry. More>>

Photography News: Raw edits on iPad, and an A.I. research lab for PicsArt

In this week's photography news, Canon launched an iPad app that allows for RAW edits on the go. Popular mobile editing app PicsArt now has a research lab dedicated entirely to A.I.-powered tools. More>>

Testing company says benchmarks that favored Intel over AMD were a mistake

Benchmarking company Principle Technologies will be retesting the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Intel's latest ninth-generation chipset processors and will address earlier issues which skewed the benchmark results toward Intel. More>>

Palm (2018): Everything you need to know

A reboot of the classic Palm is finally here and it's tiny. It syncs to your phone and acts as a secondary device -- with a feature to help you disconnect from technology. At $350, the Palm will be available exclusively... More>>

Personal info of 30,000-plus Pentagon employees compromised in contractor breach

The Pentagon is facing another security problem after it was discovered that a contractor was responsible for a leak of data that affected more than 30,000 Pentagon employees, both civilian and military. More>>

PayPal to let you withdraw cash at Walmart, but there’s a catch

PayPal has teamed up with Walmart to allow its account holders to withdraw and deposit cash at the store. The service launches at all Walmart stores across the U.S. in early November, but there's a catch. More>>

Kill it before it lays eggs! Crazy 32-leg robot moves like a cyborg sea urchin

We’ve seen one-legged, two-legged, four-legged and even six-legged robots, but researchers from Japan have gone way, way further with their latest project: A 32-legged robot. Check it out. More>>

This DIY kit teaches more than coding, it teaches you how to build a smartphone

Want a crash course in coding and electronics, with something to show for it at the end? The MAKERphone is a DIY mobile phone that you can build for yourself. And, yes, it actually works. More>>

Tesla software Version 9.0 rolls without self-driving Navigate on Autopilot mode

Tesla began a wide rollout of software update version 9.0 with a number of enhanced features but wihtout Navigate on Autopilot. New features include mobile apps, a dash cam, obstacle-aware acceleration, and enhanced... More>>

GameStop manager marks ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ launch by mimicking cover art

To celebrate the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, GameStop stores held midnight launch events across the United States. One manager even cosplayed as the cover star from the game, complete with an accurate haircut. More>>

Honda is giving cars the ability to see around corners to avoid accidents

Honda is aiming to cut down fatal traffic accidents by introducing new "smart intersection" technology that gives vehicles the ability to see around corners and predict possible peril. More>>

2018 Jeep Wrangler JL frame weld defect results in stop-sale and recall

A frame weld defect that causes steering failure has reportedly resulted in a safety recall and a stop-sale for certain 2018 Jeep Wrangler JLs, some of which may be on dealer lots. FCA has not confirmed the recall publicly. More>>

Instagram is testing a new way for you to look through your feed

Instagram is constantly tweaking its app to help give its users the best experience possible, so how do you like the sound of tapping — instead of swiping — to look through your feed? More>>

Live updates: Google’s October 9 event as it happens

It's finally time to find out everything that Google's announcing in its October 9 event in New York City. But if you can't watch it live, tune in here from 11 a.m. ET for the latest text updates. More>>

MIT’s creepy-crawly robot can help monitor your health

Researchers from MIT are building a palm-sized bipedal robot called Skinbot that’s designed to crawl over your body using suction-cup feet. Meet your next personal health guardian. More>>

Cortana, meet Alexa: Buy an Xbox One from Amazon and get a free Echo Dot

If you buy an Xbox One S or Xbox One X bundle through Amazon right now, you'll also receive a free Echo Dot. The device features integration with Xbox One through the Alexa and Cortana assistants. More>>

Samsung says the Galaxy A9 won’t be its ‘best kept secret’ for much longer

The new Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 is different previous models, and with good reason: Samsung's strategy is changing, and it wants to provide better features and more value on its phones that cost less than the flagship S... More>>

Singapore reclaims longest flight but could you sit on a plane for that long?

Singapore Airlines has reclaimed the record for the world's longest commercial flight with a service it scrapped five years ago. The first flight takes off from Singapore on Thursday and takes nearly 19 hours to reach New... More>>

Luminar (re)touches the sky with a simple A.I.-powered slider

Tired of making complex masks to bring out the sky in a photograph? A.I. can do some of that enhancement for you with a new A.I. Sky Enhancer inside Skylum Luminar. The tool uses A.I. to apply the adjustment to only the sky. More>>

3D Facebook photos jump out of the newsfeed, no glasses needed

You're not seeing things -- that photo in your Facebook newsfeed is 3D. Launching today, 3D Facebook Photos use the depth maps from dual-lens smartphones to add dimension to an image as you move your phone. More>>

Speakers gone wild: Alexa, Google spook customers with reefer reminders, F-bombs

Your new smart speaker might not see dead people (yet), but a new investigation finds that Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant are occasionally disturbing smart speaker owners with weird behavior. More>>

Transformers for your feet. 21st-century design creates an all-condition shoe

Comfortable and functional shoes are essential on outdoor adventures. Typically, you need rugged hiking boots, breathable shoes for hot days, and something comfortable to wear around the campfire. Or you could just bring... More>>

Patent filing shows Microsoft’s evolving efforts on foldable Andromeda device

Project Andromeda may be a taking a design twist, and it's not all bad news. Rather than the planned design with two distinct displays that could fold on a central hinge, Microsoft's latest patent reveal a single flexible... More>>

Biologists create a mutant fly with 140-million-year-old genes

It totally sounds like a mash-up of The Fly and Jurassic Park, but scientists really have created mutant fruit flies carrying reconstructed genes from 140 million years ago. Here's why. More>>

Genius gives Apple Music a brainy boost with new lyrics integration

Genius has announced its most in-depth partnership to date with Apple Music, bringing lyrics to the app as well as making it the default player for the Genius mobile app and website. More>>

Google’s Pixel Slate could land in stores in time for Black Friday

Google's Pixel Slate should arrive by Thanksgiving, according to a leaked Best Buy listing. Though it will arrive in time for Black Friday, don't expect any discounts if you're looking to pick up Google's new Chrome OS... More>>

Google is porting some Home Hub features to other smart displays

Google is proud of its new Google Home Hub, but in a surprise move, it's bringing many of the features associated with the new device to all the Google-enabled smart displays in its ecosystem, as well as some competing... More>>

Google Assistant will now show you a visual ‘snapshot’ of your day

Google announced a few updates to Google Assistant. Notably, Assistant will now show you a visual snapshot of your day, meaning you can see things like calendar events and recommended events straight from Assistant. More>>

After the launch of the Hub, the Google Home App gets a major overhaul

Google is following up a big hardware event in New York City this week with the reveal of a completely redesigned Google Home App that enables remote access, control over a suite of smart home devices, and more. More>>

Don’t install the Windows 10 cumulative update if you have an HP computer

The most recent cumulative update for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is causing the blue screen of death on some HP devices. Only a small subset of people appear to be impacted. More>>

Razer Blade 15 gives more bang for your buck, adds ‘mercury white’ edition

Razer introduced a new base model of its popular Razer Blade 15 laptop; gamers looking to get their hands on great hardware at a lower price are now in luck. Otherwise, pick up Razer's new "mercury white" limited-edition PC. More>>

GE Appliances augments its new smart kitchen hub with SideChef

Sidechef is an incredibly handy app for home cooks because of its ability to access more than 5,000 recipes and now home cooks will be able to access the app in the smart kitchen via GE Appliances' new kitchen hub. More>>

Free original content is coming to Apple devices, but only if it’s rated PG

New reports say that Apple is planning to bring free original content to the TV app on its devices next year, but don't expect any blood and gore, as the company will only show PG content. More>>

Incredible images reveal the eye of a weevil and other microscopic wonders

You can't see it, but that doesn't mean it's not stunning. The winners of the 2018 Nikon Small World competition are a mix of science and art. The winning entry captures the eye of a weevil and the jewelry-like scales... More>>

AT&T takes aim at Netflix with HBO-led streaming service set for a 2019 launch

HBO fans have worried that parent company AT&T was looking to turn it into Netflix, but the company is now looking to instead launch a new, separate streaming service with programming from HBO, as well as Warner properties. More>>

Get in the Halloween spirit with the ‘Destiny 2’ Festival of the Lost event

Bungie has announced Festival of the Lost 2018, a Halloween event coming to Destiny 2. The even will include a new player-versus-environment mode that can be played either solo or cooperatively. More>>

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

Walmart has an idea for a shopping cart that monitors customers' health. Data from it could help it to improve the shopping experience, and enable staff to react quickly to accidents or sudden health-related issues among... More>>

EMBARGO Tuesday 10/9 at 7am EST June partners with Whole Foods to make cooking easier

Amazon-owned Whole Foods Markets has partnered with seven-function smart oven maker June to integrate the grocery store's 365 Everyday Value foods and products in June's pre-programmed chef-prepared menus. More>>

‘Fortnite’ squad sets new record with 61 kills in one match

A Fortnite squad has managed to set a world record for most kills in a single match, defeating an incredible 61 opponents. Of those kills, 25 were from a single player, and two teammates were dead by the end. More>>

LG is making cooking easy with added support for Innit and SideChef

LG's line of smart kitchen appliances now have the ability to guide you through your meal preparation. The company announced new support for Innit and SideChef, two popular guided cooking services. More>>

Kobo’s upcoming ebook reader is bigger, lighter, and not afraid of water

Kobo has debuted its latest ebook reader, and it's called the Kobo Forma. The company's new device is not only waterproof, but it's the copany's lightest and most durable yet. It can be pre-ordered starting October 16. More>>

Sennheiser’s Ambeo AR One in-ears blur the line between the real and the virtual

For a few years now, Sennheiser has made it clear that it is all-in on virtual and augmented reality, and now it has unveiled the Ambeo AR One in-ears, the first product of its kind to be certified by AR pioneer Magic Leap. More>>

This battery-free ‘printer’ turns your smartphone pics into film

A mobile printer that doesn't require batteries? The Hola Printer is an oddly cool printer that snaps an instant film photo of your smartphone screen to convert your favorite shots into physical prints. More>>

GE and Google make using your smart bulbs as easy as saying, ‘Hey, Google’

Google and GE partnered together to offer the first Made-for-Google smart bulbs. These bulbs easily connect to Google Assistant without the use of a hub. A starter kit will be available on October 22 for $55. More>>

Snapchat is using VR to let you step inside its new original shows

Tuning in to your favorite shows not enough? Snap Originals will allow viewers to set into a virtual set. The new exclusive shows debut today with three different shows. Snap Originals are vertical, short, and exclusive to... More>>

PlayStation is finally letting you change your terrible username

Sony is finally giving PlayStation 4 players the ability to change their PSN usernames. The first change will be free, while subsequent ones will cost between $5 or $10, depending on if you have a PS Plus membership. More>>

Bullet time on a budget: Insta360’s $400 One X camera is ready for action

Insta360 launched the Insta360 One X, a follow-up to the original One 360-degree camera. This time it shoots at a higher resolution and has a new design that doesn't see the camera attach directly to your phone. More>>

Brainwavz Blu 300 wireless earbuds deliver major water resistance at a low price

Brainwavz is known for its mid-range offering like the quad-driver B400 or the 3D-printed B200, but that's not all the company does, as proved by its latest product, the Blu 300 wireless earbuds. More>>

3D-printed paste could hold buildings together amid natural disasters

A 3D-printed cement paste could one day be used to make buildings more resilient to natural disasters. That's because, as crazy as it sounds, it actually gets tougher the more it cracks. More>>

New ‘Pet Sematary’ trailer resurrects Stephen King’s terrifying story

Stephen King's terrifying 1983 novel Pet Sematary heads back to the big screen in 2019, and now we have the first trailer for the film, which follows a young family that discovers a burial ground with the power of... More>>

It’s the phone equivalent of a Bentley. So why does the Pixel 3 look like a VW?

Google has got 100-percent of the Pixel 3's specification and technology right, so we're annoyed that it only got 50-percent of the design right. In a year of fabulous-looking phones, this is a problem. More>>

Adorable robotic murder-machine Bastion is the first ‘Overwatch’ Lego set

Bastion, the robotic defensive powerhouse from Overwatch, will be the first character turned into a Lego set. We also know that Tracer is on the way and it appears several other characters are coming, too. More>>

Ultra-bright LEDs give us a glimpse of all that space junk orbiting Earth

How do you make people aware of the problem of space junk orbiting the Earth? According to artist Daan Roosegaarde, the answer is simple: By shooting ultra-bright LED beams into the sky. More>>

Apple acquisition points to possibility of easy background removal in photos

According to a Danish newspaper, Apple now owns a company that uses machine learning to remove or replace the background on photos and videos. Spektral's website says it is working to bring the A.I. background removal to... More>>

Flir’s stealthy drones will help Army vehicles spot enemies in the distance

Like modern military scouts, Flir's Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance System is an unmanned nano-drone which can be deployed by military vehicles to spot threats up ahead. Here's how they work. More>>

Creepy or convenient? Facebook’s new Portal smart display follows you around the room

Facebook's Portal devices are video smart speakers with Amazon Alexa voice assistants built in that allow you to make calls between FB friends. The 15-inch Portal+ model features a pivoting camera that follows you around... More>>

Nomiku Meals partners with Bay Area top chefs for sous vide home delivery

Nomiku Meals, a regional meal home delivery service designed to work with the brand's immersion circulator sous vide appliances, announced a top chef program. Each month Nomiku will feature a meal prepared from a local... More>>

Google takes on iPad Pro and Surface Pro with its new Pixel Slate

Google's answers to Apple's iPad and Microsoft's Surface lineup were unveiled on October 9. At an event in New York City, Google took the wraps off of its premium Pixel Slate tablet. The Pixel Slate is powered by Chrome OS. More>>

‘Fortnite’ Halloween event could bring back the Skull Trooper skin

New Fortnite Halloween event leaks surfaced revealing that the Skull Trooper skin among other new spooky cosmetics could be making an appearance soon in the coming patch updates from Epic Games. More>>

Marshall’s updated Bluetooth speakers merge improved tech with iconic looks

Marshall's Bluetooth speakers offer up massive sound in a package that replicated the iconic look of amplifiers that helped define rock-and-roll, and now updated versions of these speakers offer improved sound. More>>

Devialet’s downsized Phantom Reactor speaker still promises huge sound

Devialet's original Phantom speaker wasn't exactly ultra-portable, with a fairly large footprint and the weight to match. Now the company has unveiled the Phantom Reactor, a new model that shrinks the size but keeps the... More>>

‘Borderlands 2 VR’ brings you back to Pandora, but you’ll go there alone

Borderlands 2 has already released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and even PlayStation Vita, but it will soon have a home on PlayStation VR, as well. Borderlands 2 VR is out in December. More>>

The Igloohome Smart Padlock protects your stuff with PIN codes, Bluetooth keys

Igloohome just launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign for its Smart Padlock, which opens with PIN codes or Bluetooth keys. Owners have a PIN code and set temporary codes for others such as delivery people or Airbnb... More>>

Chefling is an Alexa-like sous-chef set to spice up smart kitchen appliances

Chefling, the A.I.-driven kitchen assistant that provides intuitive recipe suggestions and online shopping, is integrating into the Home Connect platform to help smart home users automate their smart kitchen appliances. More>>

Bitplay’s unique mount brings new lenses, filters to Android and iPhone

Bitplay's lens lineup is now accessible to both iPhone and Android photographers, thanks to a unique lens clip design called AllClip. The new mount launches alongside a new 3x macro lens. More>>

Superpowered MSI Trident X packs RGB lighting, Intel 9900K, and a GTX 1080 Ti

The MSI Trident X might be small, but it is mighty. With an RTX 2080 Ti and up to a Core i9-9900K CPU in their own segregated cooling chambers, it's one of the most powerful mini-desktops we've ever seen. More>>

HP x360 premium Chromebook bends over backward to impress

The HP x360 Chromebook is aimed at bringing a dash of premium to the world of ChromeOS computers. Featuring 8th-gen Intel Core CPUs, a full HD touchscreen, and aluminum construction, this isn't your average budget Chromebook. More>>

What to expect from the Google October event in New York City

Google's annual hardware event is almost here, and with Google branching out more and more into hardware, we could be seeing a lot of new tech. Here's what to expect from Google's October 9 event. More>>

Amazon’s Alexa app gets new interface to simplify use, control more devices

Amazon is gradually upgrading the Alexa app to improve the appearance, usability, and device control of the budding smart home voice assistant's empire manager. Look for better device setup, ease of use, and management. More>>

Here’s why the spectacular SpaceX rocket launch in California looked so incredible

Last night’s amazing SpaceX satellite launch lit up the skies over Los Angeles like the world's craziest light show. Check out some of the most astonishing images captured by onlookers. More>>

AMD Ryzen will add two budget CPUs and a gaming-oriented update on October 29

AMD's 2000-series Threadripper CPUs will soon be more varied with the addition of the 2970WX and 2920X chips at the end of October. They'll be joined by a software update for WX chips which could make them much better at... More>>

Here’s how scientists read a charred 16th-century scroll without unraveling it

What do you do when you’re a historian trying to recover information from a severely damaged 16th-century scroll that’s darn near unreadable? You turn to cutting-edge technology, of course. More>>

Starbucks will see how Taiwan store made of shipping containers stacks up

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