Category: Technollogy

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Amazon owns my Echo, I’m just feeding it

Amazon owns my Echo, I’m just feeding it

It’s no secret that voice assistants are a Trojan Horse. You “buy” a voice assistant like an Echo Dot or a Google Home, and you plug it in and give ...
The Nano S is a 360 camera built for social media

The Nano S is a 360 camera built for social media

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been testing out the Nano S 360-degree camera from Insta360. It’s a cute little camera that clicks into your iPhon ...
Rosalie Yu turns her sweet tooth into a virtual reality art form

Rosalie Yu turns her sweet tooth into a virtual reality art form

It sometimes seems like technology is at odds with the art world — a tension between brain and heart. But plenty of artists, from Da Vinci to Cory ...
I road in the Mercedes-AMG Cigarette Racing 515 Project One

I road in the Mercedes-AMG Cigarette Racing 515 Project One

On Thursday morning, I hopped on the new Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE, and became the first non-employee to experience the potency of Formula O ...
A phishing attack scored credentials for more than 50,000 Snapchat users

A phishing attack scored credentials for more than 50,000 Snapchat users

In late July, Snap’s director of engineering emailed the company’s team in response to an unfolding privacy threat. A government official from Dors ...
SonarPen is a $30 iPad stylus that connects to the headphone jack

SonarPen is a $30 iPad stylus that connects to the headphone jack

When the Apple Pencil was released, I was briefly outraged by the fact that it wasn’t supported by older iPads, then sucked it up and bought an iPa ...
We drove a Tesla Model 3 around New York with MKBHD

We drove a Tesla Model 3 around New York with MKBHD

Tesla’s Model 3 is the company’s long-anticipated move into mainstream cars, and it’s been slowly reaching customers since last fall. I’ve been eag ...
Uber changed the way it reports violent incidents in London in effort to appease city officials

Uber changed the way it reports violent incidents in London in effort to appease city officials

In an effort to placate London authorities who revoked the company’s license last year, Uber announced today that it was making a number of majo ...
Crossing Souls review: a Stranger Things-style blast of nostalgia

Crossing Souls review: a Stranger Things-style blast of nostalgia

There’s a certain breed of entertainment that manages to be nostalgic for a particular era, while still transcending that allure to become a wonder ...
How the private space industry could take over lower Earth orbit — and make money off it

How the private space industry could take over lower Earth orbit — and make money off it

The Trump administration wants to end direct NASA funding for the International Space Station by 2025 — but that doesn’t necessarily mean the US wi ...
Ikea shares early look at its portable party collection with Teenage Engineering

Ikea shares early look at its portable party collection with Teenage Engineering

Last year, Ikea announced it was collaborating with Teenage Engineering to create a line of products called FREKVENS (which translates to “frequenc ...
How cryptocurrency mining is hurting astronomers

How cryptocurrency mining is hurting astronomers

Aaron Parsons is on a quest to discover the first stars that formed in our Universe around 13 billion years ago. But one thing is getting in the ...
Vergecast: Waymo v. Uber, all software is broken, and the web still lives

Vergecast: Waymo v. Uber, all software is broken, and the web still lives

This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul welcome senior writer Sarah Jeong to the show for the first time. Sarah was at the federal c ...
Phantom Thread’s Oscar-nominated costume designer on how to tell stories with couture

Phantom Thread’s Oscar-nominated costume designer on how to tell stories with couture

There’s a common theme among the films nominated for Best Costume Design at this year’s Academy Awards. You won’t find any superhero costumes or ex ...
Intel facing 32 lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws

Intel facing 32 lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws

Intel has revealed today that the company is facing at least 32 lawsuits over the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws. “As of February 15, 2018, 30 c ...
Kendrick Lamar’s latest Black Panther music video is full of old gadgets and magic

Kendrick Lamar’s latest Black Panther music video is full of old gadgets and magic

Every week, a slew of new music videos hits the web. Watching them at your desk is not time theft because you deserve it; think of it as a nice rew ...
Acer Chromebook 15 (2017) review: bigger doesn’t mean better

Acer Chromebook 15 (2017) review: bigger doesn’t mean better

“What if Chromebooks were bigger?” That’s the question that the Acer Chromebook 15 line has tried to answer, as the only 15-inch sized Chromebook o ...
Blippar’s newest AR feature recognizes famous landmarks

Blippar’s newest AR feature recognizes famous landmarks

Can augmented reality startups stay alive even with Apple and Google creating their own AR platforms for millions of mobile devices? Blippar see ...
This neckband records 360-degree video from your point of view

This neckband records 360-degree video from your point of view

When I first saw the Fitt360, all I could think of was how ridiculous it looked: it’s a lot like one of those chunky wireless earbud bands, except ...
Bang & Olufsen will help you turn classic speakers into smart ones

Bang & Olufsen will help you turn classic speakers into smart ones

Bang & Olufsen has partnered with HiFiBerry to launch a new DIY open-source product that’ll help you upgrade your vintage speakers and turn them in ...
Chrysler’s fixing its rebooting screen problem, but some car batteries have already died

Chrysler’s fixing its rebooting screen problem, but some car batteries have already died

After spending the better part of the week dealing with endlessly rebooting Uconnect infotainment systems, Fiat Chrysler customers across the North ...
Lensbaby’s latest DSLR lens is like an IRL Instagram vignette filter

Lensbaby’s latest DSLR lens is like an IRL Instagram vignette filter

Lensbaby is a camera accessories company best known for making specialty lens to achieve various creative effects. Its latest lens, Burnside 35, is ...
The Corsair One gaming PC gets updated with Intel’s latest eighth-gen processors

The Corsair One gaming PC gets updated with Intel’s latest eighth-gen processors

The Corsair One gaming PC came out last year offering an interesting idea: a gaming PC in the same vein as traditional consoles, meaning it was ...
Why are we still debating whether dating apps work?

Why are we still debating whether dating apps work?

Last week, on perhaps the coldest night that I have experienced since leaving a college town situated more or less at the bottom of a lake, The ...
Microsoft’s Surface Pro is $200 off this weekend

Microsoft’s Surface Pro is $200 off this weekend

Microsoft’s Surface Pro is turning five years old this month, and the software giant is celebrating the anniversary with a $200 discount offer. Muc ...
New CRISPR tools can detect infections like HPV, dengue, and Zika

New CRISPR tools can detect infections like HPV, dengue, and Zika

Scientists are harnessing the same technology behind the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to develop cheap devices that can quickly diagnose infec ...
Chat heads are now on Google’s Phone app for easier multitasking

Chat heads are now on Google’s Phone app for easier multitasking

Google’s latest update of its Android phone app comes with the addition of a rather popular interactive messaging feature: chat heads. You may r ...
Saru is Star Trek: Discovery’s unsung hero

Saru is Star Trek: Discovery’s unsung hero

With all the betrayals, torture, time-looping, and universe-hopping crammed into the first season of Star Trek: Discovery, fans can be forgiven for ...
Pandora Premium is now available for the web

Pandora Premium is now available for the web

Last March, Pandora launched Premium, a $10 per month streaming service available only as an iOS and Android app. Now, nearly a year later, Pandora ...
Project Fi will now let you know if you’re covered ahead of international trips

Project Fi will now let you know if you’re covered ahead of international trips

Google’s Project Fi has announced it is expanding its international coverage, making it now available in 170 countries and territories. Addition ...
Samsung Notebook 9 Pen review: too light for its own good

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen review: too light for its own good

What if you had a fancy new metal material that could be used to make a laptop exceptionally light and portable? What if that same material didn’t ...
Microsoft’s new photos app for iOS and Android lets you quickly transfer pictures to a PC

Microsoft’s new photos app for iOS and Android lets you quickly transfer pictures to a PC

Microsoft is releasing a new Photos Companion app for iOS and Android today, designed to make it much quicker to get photos from a phone to a PC ...
Major new iOS bug can crash iPhones and disable access to apps and iMessages

Major new iOS bug can crash iPhones and disable access to apps and iMessages

Apple had a shockingly bad week of software problems just before the end of 2017, and it looks like 2018 isn’t starting so well either. A new bu ...
New renders reveal the upcoming Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 1

New renders reveal the upcoming Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 1

Notable leaker Evan Blass has revealed images of the upcoming Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 1 in several tweets. The Nokia 7 Plus will be HMD Global’s ...
Fujifilm announces video-focused X-H1 with in-body image stabilization

Fujifilm announces video-focused X-H1 with in-body image stabilization

Fujifilm has announced the X-H1, a new camera that goes straight to the top of the company’s lauded X-series lineup. It’s similar to the X-T2, with ...
Facebook’s two-factor authentication system auto-posts replies on your profile

Facebook’s two-factor authentication system auto-posts replies on your profile

Facebook’s two-factor authentication (2FA) system has come under fire today for some bizarre design elements that seem to have gone largely unno ...
Microsoft launches party chat for Xbox app on Android and iOS

Microsoft launches party chat for Xbox app on Android and iOS

After first testing the feature in its beta apps, Microsoft today rolled out party chat to its public Android and iOS Xbox mobile apps. The feat ...
Why BMW keeps Mini undercover in Brooklym

Why BMW keeps Mini undercover in Brooklym

Last week I visited Urban-X Demo Day held at A/D/O in Brooklyn, a 23,000 square foot space that houses co-working space and a restaurant, and is ...
Sony’s KOOV is a 300+ piece coding kit for kids to bring blocky robots to life

Sony’s KOOV is a 300+ piece coding kit for kids to bring blocky robots to life

Sony is getting into the STEM education game with KOOV, a coding kit containing more than enough sensors, actuators, and electronic parts to bring ...
Google’s testing an Android app that adds Smart Reply to Slack, Facebook Messenger, and more

Google’s testing an Android app that adds Smart Reply to Slack, Facebook Messenger, and more

Google’s messaging app strategy is a huge mess, but one surprisingly useful feature that has extended from Inbox to Gmail to Allo and Android Messa ...
Online dating isn’t easy — especially when you’re asexual

Online dating isn’t easy — especially when you’re asexual

First dates, by and large, are cringe-fests. Someone who seemed perfect in an online profile waltzes in late, doesn’t resemble their photo, and can ...
Just like love, space can be hard on the heart

Just like love, space can be hard on the heart

Ah, Valentine’s Day — a holiday that can certainly take its toll on the human heart. But there’s some small solace for those whose hearts are ac ...
Tinder says it’ll eventually let women prevent men from messaging them first

Tinder says it’ll eventually let women prevent men from messaging them first

Tinder says it has a new feature in the works that’ll create a better experience for women on the dating platform. Similar to Bumble, Tinder wil ...
The SurfacePad is a sleek leather folio for the iPhone X

The SurfacePad is a sleek leather folio for the iPhone X

Accessory manufacturer TwelveSouth has released a version of its SurfacePad case for the iPhone X. The SurfacePad is a folio style leather case tha ...
Can Adam Levine use your bathroom? Happy Valentine’s Day, from Tinder

Can Adam Levine use your bathroom? Happy Valentine’s Day, from Tinder

It is Valentine’s Day, and you’re doing what makes the most sense — sitting very still in your immaculate apartment, waiting for the doorbell to ri ...
Michelle Obama made a Valentine’s Day playlist for President Obama called ‘Forever Mine’

Michelle Obama made a Valentine’s Day playlist for President Obama called ‘Forever Mine’

Valentine’s Day on the internet can often feel like a competition to see who’s loved the most, and by noon, everyone’s seen enough red roses fla ...
Black Mirror’s new website will reveal your relationship’s expiration date

Black Mirror’s new website will reveal your relationship’s expiration date

It’s Valentine’s Day, and the future-phobic TV series Black Mirror has a present for you. It’s a new website inspired by the season 4 episode “H ...
With just a few taps, Florence shows you how it feels to fall in love

With just a few taps, Florence shows you how it feels to fall in love

Florence wakes up to the sound of her alarm every day at 7:00 AM. But it takes a few tries before she actually gets up and and gets going. Her life ...
What remains of Chatroulette: it’s gone to the do(n)gs

What remains of Chatroulette: it’s gone to the do(n)gs

A small community persists on the once popular site Continue reading… View the Original Article ...
From Ice Age dildos to VR, an academic explains the history and future of sex toys

From Ice Age dildos to VR, an academic explains the history and future of sex toys

The first sex toys date from the Ice Age, yet selling them is still illegal in Alabama today. Throughout history, sex toys have been more than just ...
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