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Here’s everything we know about the Blackberry KeyTwo

The Blackberry KeyOne had its failings, but it was a solid phone with a great keyboard -- and 2018 will see its successor come into the spotlight. Here's everything we know about the Blackberry KeyTwo. More>>

Remember one thing, and you’ll avoid the latest Android malware scare

An unpleasant piece of malware has been discovered hiding inside the firmware of hundreds of Android devices, according to virus experts Avast. Luckily, it's unlikely your device is affected, and there is an easy way to... More>>

The justice Department is now cracking down on cryptocurrency scams

The Justice Department is now working with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission to determine if digital coin traders are manipulating prices using illegal practices such as spoofing and wash trading. More>>

Microsoft patent could make playing ‘NBA 2K18’ in VR feel more realistic

Microsoft's accessories for virtual reality will make it feel more real when you're playing a game of virtual hoops. You will be able to feel drag as you're trying to make a shot, and virtual checks will feel like real ones. More>>

What is Facebook doing about fake news? Glimpse inside to find out

Want to go inside Facebook headquarters to see what the social giant is doing about fake news? A documentary might be the next best thing. The Facing Facts film is part of Facebook's new effort to give users more context. More>>

The latest Asus gaming monitor will be insanely expensive

Hot on the heels of Acer's $2,000 Predator X27 desktop monitor, a similar model manufactured by Asus for the same price will ship in June. Both are based on Nvidia's G-Sync HDR reference design focusing on four key areas. More>>

Qualcomm targets the ‘premium midrange’ phones with the Snapdragon 710

Qualcomm unveiled the first chip in its new 700 series -- the Snapdragon 710. The chip is aimed at combining some of the high-end features in the 800 series, with a more affordable price -- making it perfect for budget... More>>

These are the best Nokia 6.1 cases to keep your fantastic phone beautiful

The Nokia 6.1 is looking like it's the sub-$300 phone to beat right now. But despite the tank-like exterior, you want to make sure it lasts until your next upgrade. We've found the best Nokia 6.1 cases and covers for you. More>>

How to recall an email in Outlook

Writing out angry emails can be cathartic, but it's best not to send them. If you do though and you're running Outlook, there is a chance to take it back -- if you act fast. Here's how to recall an email in Outlook, the... More>>

Apple iPhone X Plus: News, rumors, specs, and more

The iPhone X may be Apple's latest and greatest phone, but there are plenty of rumors swirling about the company's next device. Here's everything we know about what we assume will be dubbed the iPhone X Plus. More>>

Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps are free for a limited time

Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest iOS app deals offered in the... More>>

Yelp now uses A.I. to deliver personalized recommendations with Collections

Yelp is both making it easier to find new businesses and simpler to save and find other companies with a new tool called Collections. Some are generated using artificial intelligence, others by Yelp staff and more by users. More>>

Handy OnePlus 6 tips and tricks to get the most out of your phone

If you're now the proud owner of a OnePlus 6, you've made a good choice. While we know you have the basics down, we're here to help you get the most out of your new smartphone with these handy OnePlus 6 tips and tricks. More>>

OnePlus 6 vs. LG G7 ThinQ: Can the flagship killer sink LG’s latest?

We take a closer look at two competitively priced Android smartphones: The LG G7 ThinQ and the OnePlus 6. Find out about the strengths and weaknesses of each phone as we compare them in a head-to-head battle featuring... More>>

Swapping an iPhone for a BlackBerry made me appreciate the physical keyboard

BlackBerry is preparing to release the BlackBerry KeyTwo, a new phone with a physical keyboard. If you've never used one, and are a touchscreen typist, what would it be like to swap? We changed our iPhone to a BlackBerry... More>>

Here’s every device available through Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones

Amazon has been adding more phones to its Prime Exclusive Phones program. We've rounded up all the devices you can get discounted, with some great phones from massive names like LG and Motorola. More>>

Kayak now notifies delayed air travelers of compensation with the Service app

Airlines will compensate travelers for flight delays and now Kayak will notify users when a potential claim is available. The major travel platform partnered with a startup called Service that automatically files claims... More>>

Here’s everything you need to know about the Moto G6 and G6 Play

Lenovo has finally take the wraps off of the new Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play, marking a continuation of what many consider to be the best series of budget phones out there. Here's everything you need to know about the two new... More>>

Watch Disney’s Stickman robot show off its amazing acrobatic skills

Disney's Stickman is an unorthodox robot capable of performing some spectacular acrobatic flips by swinging from a near-20-foot ceiling-mounted wire. Check out its amazing feats. More>>

Apple Store hints you shouldn’t buy a new MacBook Pro until after WWDC

You probably shouldn't buy a new 13-inch MacBook Pro until after WWDC in June, considering that Apple's web store's ship date may be hinting that a refreshed model with an updated processor could be coming on June 5. More>>

Watch SpaceX attempt to catch a payload fairing with a boat named ‘Mr. Steven’

Less than two weeks have passed since SpaceX's last rocket launch, but today the company will attempt to break free from the shackles of gravity and reach orbit once again, launching yet another Falcon 9 rocket today. More>>

Stay fit and save cash with our top 10 affordable Fitbit alternatives

As much as we love Fitbits, they're rather expensive. If all you want is a simple activity tracker for keeping up with your fitness goals, however, then one of these cheap Fitbit alternatives might be just what you need. More>>

HTC U12 Plus vs. Galaxy S9 Plus: Clash of the plus-sized phones

Big phones are all the rage, and HTC's U12 Plus is the latest big phone to lumber its way into the marketplace. We put it against the mighty Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus to see which one deserves your money. More>>

Here’s everything we know about the Microsoft Surface Phone

Microsoft is reportedly developing an in-house Surface Phone smartphone. However, the cancellation of the Windows Phone puts its future in doubt. Here's everything we know so far. More>>

This robot taught itself how to walk and it’s as clumsy as a newborn deer

Created by researchers at the University of Oslo, DyRET is a quadruped robot which has learned how to walk on its own. In doing so, it offers a glimpse at how all future robots may function. More>>

Here’s absolutely everything we know about the HTC U12 Plus

The annual flagship release schedule is underway, and HTC is no stranger to that particular dance. Here are all the news and rumors that we've been able to gather about the HTC U12 Plus. More>>

The crazy fullscreen Vivo Apex concept is being made into a real phone

Vivo is making the incredible Apex concept phone a reality, and not just a technical showcase. Vivo has said the Apex will launch on June 12, and here's everything you need to know. More>>

Google Duplex sounds human when it, um, calls to book appointments

Google Duplex is a new technology that uses Google Assistant to make phone calls and book appointments. Instead of sounding robotic, the voice sounds like it might be coming for an actual, human assistant. More>>

Looks at the size of that thing! LG shows off its 77-inch rollable OLED TV

LG’s massive 77-inch transparent rollable OLED shows that the company is making fast progress and these futuristic display technologies might come to your living room sooner than you think. More>>

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming Samsung Gear S4 smartwatch

Rumors are gathering about the Samsung Gear S4 smartwatch, a follow-up to the 2016 Gear S3. There's a chance it may arrive in August, and feature improved sleep tracking, as well as a proprietary Samsung processor. More>>

FBI inflates the number of encrypted smartphones it can’t access, report says

In 2017, the FBI reported it was unable to access nearly 8,000 encrypted phones connected to crimes in 2018. A Washington Post story, however, says that number is grossly inflated. More>>

Dell rings the starting bell on its wide-ranging Memorial Day sale

Dell's Memorial Day sale has cut the prices of some of its most exciting laptops, desktops, displays, and accessories, with some hardware now available at hundreds of dollars less than their standard retail price. More>>

USB-based YubiKey now boosts security for iPhones running iOS 11

YubiKey, the formerly USB-exclusive security key, now works with iPhones with NFC chips embedded that are running iOS 11. The device is currently only compatible with LastPass, but more apps are likely to be added in the... More>>

5 Things the rumored Surface tablet will need to beat the iPad

With a new Surface tablet supposedly in the works, Microsoft will need to do something special to compete in the entry-level tablet market. Here's what we want to see when it makes its debut. More>>

Google Maps will soon make navigating city streets a whole lot easier

At Google I/O, the company gave us a sneak peek at what's yet to come from Google Maps. No matter how nonexistent your sense of direction might be, Google can help with its new visual positioning system. More>>

As A.I. takes over, Microsoft’s CEO sees the entire world as one big computer

At a presentation in London, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the right metaphor as the company moves forward in an A.I.-first world was to view the Earth as one big computer due to the rise of A.I., cloud computing, and... More>>

HP Spectre x360 15 vs. Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

In the battle for the best convertible laptop sporting Intel's new G-series CPU with AMD Vega graphics, we pit the HP Spectre x360 15 vs. Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 to see which comes out on top. More>>

Dead rising: Old phones we want to see zapped back to life

Nokia and BlackBerry made successful returns by trading on much-loved old designs, but they aren't the only ones with a strong back catalog that we'd like to see given a new lease of life. More>>

Fire! Gadgets thrown in the trash are causing battery blazes at waste centers

Lithium-ion-battery fires inside garbage trucks and at waste centers are on the rise as consumers fail to properly recycle their gadgets. The issue has become so serious that California has launched an awareness campaign. More>>

Comcast’s Xfi Pods turn power sockets into a mesh Wi-Fi network

After an initial launch in Boston and Chicago, Comcast's Xfi Pods are now available to all Xfinity internet subscribers across the nation in a three-pack for $119, or a six-pack for $199. They're compatible with only two... More>>

Uber vs. Lyft: Which ridesharing app goes the distance?

Uber and Lyft have changed the way people get from A to B, and while these ridesharing companies provide the same service on paper, they operate in different ways. Here, we break down the major differences between the two. More>>

The LG G7 ThinQ smartphone: News, rumors, and everything we know

LG plans to unveil its next flagship, the LG G7 ThinQ, on May 2. How will the company improve upon last year's award-winning LG G6? If rumors are true, the ThinQ will be a huge departure from its predecessor. More>>

When is your phone getting Android P? We asked every major manufacturer

The second beta for Android P has been released -- and it's available for quite a few devices. But when is your phone getting Android P? We asked every device manufacturer to see when their devices would be getting the... More>>

Huawei’s MateBook X Pro is everything that’s right with modern laptop design

Huawei showed off its new MateBook X Pro at Mobile World Congress this weekend. With tiny bezels and great specs, this laptop stands out as a design that got me excited for their future. The computer is now available in... More>>

From BigDog to SpotMini: Tracing the evolution of Boston Dynamics robo-dogs

Launched in 1992, Boston Dynamics has introduced some of the most advanced robots around, especially when it comes to replicating the movement of animals, like it's canine-inspired machines. More>>

Acer’s new 4K, HDR, 144Hz G-Sync gaming monitor will cost $2,000

Acer's new Predator x27 G-Sync gaming monitor is just about everything you could want in a display. It's 4K, has a 144Hz refresh rate, and has full HDR support. But you will have to pay a premium for it. More>>

How much energy does Bitcoin mining require? Experts are unsure

How much energy is used in the mining of Bitcoin? A recently released study suggests its as much as the annual energy consumption of Ireland. However, many experts disagree with those findings. More>>

New Samsung ad compares Galaxy S9 to iPhone 6, for some reason

Samsung's latest ad aims to persuade iPhone owners to ditch their Apple-made handset in favor of its flagship Galaxy S9 handset. So why did the ad feature a four-year-old iPhone 6? More>>

NASA’s planet hunter satellite sends back its first image — and it’s amazing

A routine calibration test on NASA's exoplanet mission has produced a stunning image, capturing more than 200,000 stars in the southern sky. Future images will provide even more details as we search for signs of alien life. More>>

It’s easy to get serious about self-care with the quirky, fun Aloe Bud app

Aloe Bud is a self-care companion app that gives users gentle reminders via push notifications. Whether it's staying hydrated throughout the day or taking breaks from work, you can set and customize activities yourself to... More>>

NASA’s planet-hunting TESS satellite: What you need to know

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will seek out new exoplanets close to Earth — and possibly extraterrestrial life. Here's everything you need to know about the satellite. More>>

The Internet is sick. Here’s how Mozilla is making it healthy again

Recently, Mozilla brought together thousands of open source activists and engineers for its Global Sprint hackathon event. Their goal? To make the internet a better place. Is that one hack too far? More>>

Razer Blade Stealth vs. Dell XPS 13

Pitting the Razer Blade Stealth vs. Dell XPS 13 sees two of the best mid-range, mainstream laptops battle it our for the crown of our favorite laptop in the world. Which will come out on top? More>>

Razer Blade Stealth vs. Apple MacBook Pro

In the battle of the Razer Blade Stealth vs. MacBook Pro, which is the best mainstream laptop? Their operating systems might be decidedly different, but their internal hardware isn't. More>>

The best iPhone X screen protectors

Wondering how to protect your new iPhone X against scratches and drops? Look no further than our list of best iPhone X screen protectors, which includes a bevy of screen protectors designed to reinforce your phone's front... More>>

Incase’s ProConnected smart luggage is a rolling power station for hungry devices

Incase is introducing its new smart luggage series, called ProConnected, with the 4 Wheel Hubless Roller. At the heart of this stylish carry-on is a large-capacity battery that can recharge a USB-C laptop, but light on... More>>

Ridy smart camera will alert drivers when they’re drowsy or distracted

Using impressive machine learning technology, Ridy is a forthcoming smart camera which watches your face as you drive to notice behavior that suggests you are tired or distracted. More>>

A.I. border agents could use machine smarts to tell if travelers are lying

If you're at an airport or border crossing in the next few years, you could possibly find yourself answering questions asked by a surly artificial intelligence with very little tolerance for lying. More>>

OnePlus 6 vs OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: Is the new phone worth the upgrade?

OnePlus has finally launched the highly anticipated OnePlus 6, boasting 2018 specs, including the Snapdragon 845, and a new design with a beautiful and big display. But is the new phone worth buying if you already have a... More>>

Here’s how to block an unwanted number on any smartphone

Whether you're being barraged with lots of unwanted calls from telemarketers or simply want to avoid calls from a particular individual, blocking unwanted calls is easy. Here's a guide on how to block a number on any... More>>

How to change your language in Google Chrome

Browsing the web the way you want to is one of the tenets of the modern world and that means consuming it in the language you want. To help make that happen, here's how to change your language in Google Chrome. More>>

Intel Core i5 vs i7

This guide is designed to help you decide whether you need the extra technological enhancements provided by the i7 core, or if the more affordable Core i5 will suit your needs. In the i5 vs. i7 battle, which is best for you? More>>

Sprint follows T-Mobile’s lead with new unlimited data plan for seniors

Sprint has announced a new unlimited data plan built specifically for seniors and coming in at only $70 for two lines. Of course, the new plan has some serious competition -- T-Mobile's seniors plan comes at the same price. More>>

Here’s what we want from MacOS in 2018

Curious about MacOS 2018 rumors? There are plenty of features and upgrades that we'd love to see come to the new version of MacOS. Some updates are more or less confirmed by Apple, while other possibilities are just wild... More>>

How gaming company Unity is driving automakers toward virtual reality

Unity Technologies, best known for the software tools it builds for game developers, has quietly turned its attention toward the auto industry. Unity's tech now enables virtual walkarounds of cars that haven't even been... More>>

Nvidia may release the GTX 1180 Founders Edition in July

NVidia's next-generation graphics cards may be set to debut sooner than we expected. New rumors suggest that Nvidia could release the Founders Editions of its GTX 1180 and 1170 by July. More>>

This $4,600 solar charger comes with an iPhone X attached

The company that once brought us an iPhone with an engraving of Vladimir Putin's face on the back is now offering a solar charger built onto an iPhone X. The device comes with the phone attached and can't be bought... More>>

Stellina smart telescope on sale exclusively through Museum of Modern Art

While traditional telescopes can be difficult to use and install, Stellina offers up a simple, more user-friendly way to take a closer look at the heavens. This app-enabled telescope hopes to bring astronomy to the masses. More>>

Everything you need to know about the cool Nokia 8 Sirocco

Take a step back and admire the most beautiful Nokia smartphone we've seen in a while. It's the Nokia 8 Sirocco, and it's as powerful as it is beautiful. After a few months wait, the phone has been released, and we've got... More>>

The best VR apps for gaming and more

Virtual reality isn't all about gaming. Swim with turtles, paint in 3D, and immerse yourself in some of the most unique experiences the platform has to offer, with our curated list of the best VR apps. More>>

Comparing smartphones to find the most bezel-less design

As the smartphone industry marches toward a bezel-less future, we compare the shrinking bezels on the latest and greatest devices. Find out who has the smallest bezels on their smartphone as we measure them up side by side. More>>

Kickstarter just rolled out a new feature that makes crowdfunding less sketchy

Pledging your support to a crowdfunding project has always been a somewhat risky endeavor, but Kickstarter just rolled out a new feature that will hopefully make backing projects less sketchy. More>>

Here’s everything we know about the HTC Exodus smartphone

HTC has another smartphone on the horizon, and this time it's geared toward blockchain technology. Known as the HTC Exodus, the smartphone is designed to support cryptocurrencies and decentralization. Here's everything we... More>>

14 Major milestones along the brief history of 3D printing

3D printing is one of the most revolutionary technologies today allowing anyone to turn an idea into a physical product. Here are the landmark events that brought it to where it is in 2018. More>>

Microsoft Build and Google I/O are over. Who came out on top?

Google and Microsoft both leveraged AI in their I/O and Build to demo digital assistants, accessibility and healthcare, and the Internet of Things. Google's more impressive Duplex technology may score it an early win. More>>

Record-breaking solar still purifies water with clever geometry and … paper?

There is nothing new about the idea of using the sun’s energy to evaporate and purify water. But researchers from the University at Buffalo have developed a way to greatly improve efficiency. More>>

Here’s everything we know about Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4

Last year, Samsung released its Galaxy Tab S3. Rumors are now starting to surface about its successor -- the Galaxy Tab S4. From specs to a release date, here's everything we know so far about Samsung's upcoming tablet. More>>

To unlock secrets of evolution, scientists want to sequence all life on Earth

The Earth BioGenome Project has an ambitious goal — to sequence the DNA of all plants and animals species on Earth. In doing so they hope to unlock secrets of evolution and help preserve the blueprint of species for... More>>

The new Honor 10 glistens in the sunlight, and has a camera that sparkles

Summer is approaching, and the Honor 10 is the bright, colorful phone you'll want in your pocket when the sun's out. The beautiful curved glass body hides plenty of power, a dual-lens camera, and A.I. smarts. More>>

The best 3D printers you can buy (or build) in 2018

On the hunt for a new 3D printer? We've got your back. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran, this list of the best 3D printers has what you're looking for. More>>

Snapchatters, how do you like the sound of unskippable video ads?

Snapchat has started testing unskippable six-second video ads, as the platform continues to look for ways to turn a profit. Current data shows that most users skip through the app's video ads. More>>

Google doubles down on cloud storage with ‘One’ subscription service

Google rolled out a brand-new cloud storage subscription service today, replacing its old Google Drive subscription plans entirely. The new storage plan features access to 24/7 support, a new subscription structure, and... More>>

Wired speeds in a $60 cordless gaming mouse? Logitech did it

Logitech introduced a new wireless mouse for mainstream gamers promising "pro" performance and features: the G305. It's compact and great for gaming-on-the-go, providing a slot for its dongle next to the single AA battery. More>>

What is RCS messaging? Here’s everything you need to know about SMS’ successor

What is RCS (Rich Communication Services) messaging? It's the successor to today's text messaging. It offers features like real-time audio, read receipts, and encryption, but adoption so far has been slow. Here's... More>>

The Samsung Galaxy S9 can download up to 37 percent faster than the iPhone X

According to a new report from Ookla, the Samsung Galaxy S9 offers the fastest download speeds of any phone. In fact, the report notes that the phone can download files up to 37 percent faster than Apple's flagship, the... More>>

AMD’s ready to do work with Ryzen Pro Mobile coming to a laptop near you

AMD has announced a slew of new Ryzen Pro Mobile APUs, which pair a Ryzen CPU and a Radeon GPU on one board. The best news is that Dell, HP, and Lenovo are all supporting the new APUs with laptops coming soon. More>>

YouTuber assembles video that imagines a 2018 version of Windows XP

What would Windows XP look like if it was still in development today? That's the question that one YouTube endeavored to answer with a new video that re-imagines Windows XP in a modern Windows environment. More>>

Everything you need to know about the Apple iPhone SE 2

When Apple launched the original iPhone SE in 2016, it was a pint-sized hit. Now, the company may finally be prepping a follow-up: The iPhone SE 2. Here's everything we know about the rumored phone so far. More>>

Stewie the robot offers horseback therapy without the stable fee

A team of undergraduates from Rice University have developed a robotic horse to offer therapies for patients with neurological and movement disorders. The robot was designed to provide a cost-effective alternative to the... More>>

The terms and conditions for Elon Musk’s Not-A-Flamethrower are ridiculous

In preparation for the launch of the Not-A-Flamethrower, the Boring Company has sent out the official terms and conditions for the device, which are — ironically — meant to be taken lightly. More>>

Solar-powered devices pull water vapor straight out of thin air in Australia

People across Australia may soon drink purified water pulled straight out of thin air. The water will be supplied by an array of solar-powered devices developed by Zero Mass Water, an American company specializing in... More>>

The best budget laptops

Looking for a budget notebook for school, work, or play? The best budget laptops - including our top pick, the Asus ZenBook UX330UA - will get the job done without digging too deep into your pockets. More>>

The best free antivirus

Malware, spyware, and adware is never fun to find on your PC. Check out our picks for the best free antivirus software, so you can rid your system of any dangerous software that might be lurking around. More>>

IPhone explodes, catches fire in terrifying Las Vegas security footage

Samsung might not be the only smartphone maker with exploding handsets in its portfolio. An alarming surveillance video taken on May 11 shows an iPhone catching fire in a store in Las Vegas. More>>

HP just unveiled your next laptop – all 11 of them to be exact

Premium laptops have traditionally abandoned discrete graphics to keep battery life long and weight low, but HP’s newest systems take a different approach. Most have AMD or Nvidia graphics, and the new Envy x360 13-inch... More>>

Malware attack hits Chili’s restaurants, customer payment info nabbed

Visitors to Chili's restaurants may have had their payment card data stolen. The firm says the payment systems at "some" of its restaurants were compromised by malware in March and April, and warned customers to be vigilant. More>>

Driverless pods could be used to ferry tourists around a U.K. national park

How about riding around a beautiful national park in a driverless pod? The Lake District in the U.K. is conducting a feasibility study to see if the electric-powered pods can be used to ease traffic congestion and cut... More>>

The Google News App fuels your interests, provides a balanced perspective

At Google I/O 2018, the company introduced its all-new Google News app. Using artificial intelligence, the app provides readers with well-balanced content while still allowing for plenty of customization -- all within a... More>>

A.I. and Google News: The push to broaden perspectives

Google has redesigned its Google News app, not just to refresh the design, but to also look for a way to broaden perspectives in an increasingly polarized world. Google is still betting big on artificial intelligence to help. More>>

How to turn off notifications in Windows 10

Are the notifications on Windows 10 annoying you? Here's our guide on how to turn off notifications in Windows and how to manage alerts so that the important stuff still gets through. More>>

Microsoft will replace your Surface Pro 4 if it was affected by ‘Flickergate’

So many users are suffering from flickering displays on their Surface Pro 4 machines that they've banded together and created a website called Flickergate to bring attention to the issue. Microsoft is now offering a... More>>

Forget clocks — this giant robotic sundial is the coolest timepiece ever

Shown off recently at Milan Design Week, Sunny Side Up is a fresh take on the sundial that replaces the sun with a freaking giant robot arm. Check it out in all its time-telling glory. More>>

Get smart: The best educational apps for iPhone and Android

"Education" may be a broad term, but there are more than enough quality educational apps on the market for both iOS and Android. Check out our top picks for the best educational apps for students. More>>

How much RAM do you need?

Although not quite as exciting as processors and graphics cards, RAM is one of the most important parts of your PC. Not having enough can hurt performance. So, how much RAM do you need? More>>

Feast your eyes (not literally, though) on the most powerful lasers on Earth

To give you a sense of how far laser technology has come in the past few decades, we've compiled a list of the most powerful lasers on Earth -- including one you can buy More>>

What is an artificial neural network? Here’s everything you need to know

Neural networks are behind some of the biggest advances in artificial intelligence. But what exactly is an artificial neural network? Check out our beginner's guide to clue you in. More>>

Sorry, Spider-Man! Newly developed bio-fiber is even stronger than spider silk

Researchers from Sweden have developed a new biomaterial that's stronger than all previous bio-based materials, both fabricated and natural. That includes previous record holder, spider silk. More>>

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition vs. Microsoft Surface Book 2 13

Both Microsoft and Acer have attempted to pack real gaming performance into flexible 2-in-1 formats, but they've taken very different approaches. Which of these to innovative machines is the better choice for you? More>>

A library at your fingertips: The 100 best free Kindle books

You shouldn't always have to pay for a good read. Here are our picks for the best free Kindle books, so you don't have to sort through thousands of titles on Amazon and Google Play. We've divided them into various genres,... More>>

Web trackers aren’t just spying on you; they’re slowing you down

Trackers might be found within the inner workings of most modern websites, but their impact could be far broader than just privacy invasions. They might be actively slowly down the internet as we know it. More>>

Watch Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot go for an untethered jog

With every new video, Boston Dynamics impresses us with its robotic creations. Its Atlas robot was recently allowed to go for a run in the woods, prompting us regular folks to fear that robot uprising just a little bit more. More>>

Robocall case leads to record $120 million fine for Florida man

Robocalls are a real annoyance, but there seems to be no end in sight for harassed consumers. The FCC is trying to clamp down, this week fining a Florida man $120 million for allegedly organizing a huge robocalling operation. More>>

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition vs. Microsoft Surface Pro

The Acer Switch 7 Black Edition is a detachable tablet 2-in-1 with a trick up its sleeve -- a discrete GPU that promises decent entry-level gaming. Is that enough to make it a better tablet than Microsoft's Surface Pro? More>>

Android P: Our complete guide

It's that magical time of year where we get our first glimpse of the upcoming version of Android. At this year's Google I/O, the tech giant announced Android P. Here's all the new features we can expect in the coming months. More>>

DJI’s plush new headquarters will feature a skybridge for drone tests

DJI's stunning new headquarters in Shenzhen, China, is the brainchild of the same company that worked on Apple Park and has been designed with DJI's drone business very much in mind. More>>

No notch, no bezels: Lenovo’s Z5 phone looks incredible

The Lenovo Z5 may introduce the next step in bezel-less phone design, by ignoring the notch and just about every item we expect to see dotted around the display on our phones. Here's what we know about it. More>>

Google’s ARCore 1.2 brings social AR experiences to your phone

Google launched an update to ARCore that should help make augmented reality a little more social. On top of that, Google also announced "Virtual Plane Detection," which will help AR apps detect real-world objects. More>>

Apple and Goldman Sachs are reportedly developing a credit card together

According to a report, Apple and Goldman Sachs are teaming up to develop a new Apple Pay-branded credit card that could launch as soon as early 2019. The credit card is aimed at replacing the current Barclay's Apple... More>>

DT Debates: Salvation or sham? Your Digital Wellbeing is in Google’s hands

At Google I/O 2018, the company introduced a new suite of features designed to help users regulate their phone time, dubbed Digital Wellbeing. Our writers debate whether these are useful tools to help us take control, or... More>>

News junkies, Google News looks set for a major overhaul

Google News looks set for a major makeover. Reports suggest that besides a new look, the company also wants to incorporate YouTube's news section, and replace its digital magazine Newsstand app with a fresh offering. More>>

FCC puts a date on net neutrality’s tombstone ahead of Senate vote

Net neutrality finally has an official expiration date. Announced Thursday morning, the Obama-era regulations that ensured an open internet are now set to end on June 11 -- but the fight's not over yet. More>>

The best screen protectors for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

The display on Samsung's Galaxy S8 is gorgeous, but it's not exactly rugged. Thankfully, these screen protectors will help you safeguard your new device from unwanted wear and tear. More>>

Chromebooks will start to feel more like Windows, but in a good way

Google announced more features to make Chrome OS feel like a more capable Windows replacement. With better multitasking and productivity tools, Google's Chromebook Pixel 2 is being positioned as a viable Surface Book... More>>

Drone services edge closer with new projects from major tech firms

The U.S. has announced 10 drone-related projects that will allow major companies to more freely develop a range of drone platforms. It's part of a government plan to accelerate the use of the technology across various... More>>

How to connect your PlayStation 4 controller to a PC

Gaming with a keyboard and mouse can frustrate even the most patient gamers. Swap out the traditional hardware for that DualShock 4 controller sitting on your coffee table with our step-by-step breakdown. More>>

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Uber’s flying cars get a boost from government assistance

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    Ready or not, companies that collect or process the personal information of EU residents must now start complying with stringent new EU data rules.More >>
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    The Latest: Complaints vs Google, Facebook under new EU law

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    The Los Angeles is freezing readers in parts of Europe out of its website as new privacy rules come into force across the European Union.More >>
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    Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows

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