Category: Technollogy

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A neuroscientist explains the limits and possibilities of using technology to read our thoughts

A neuroscientist explains the limits and possibilities of using technology to read our thoughts

In 2007, The New York Times published an op-ed titled “This is Your Brain on Politics.” The authors imaged the brains of swing voters and, using th ...
Deepfake edits have put Harrison Ford into Solo: A Star Wars Story, for better or for worse

Deepfake edits have put Harrison Ford into Solo: A Star Wars Story, for better or for worse

Solo: A Star Wars Story was always going to create waves in the Star Wars community — after all, how could you possible recast a role like Han Solo ...
Postmates is now available in 60 percent of the US after adding 134 cities

Postmates is now available in 60 percent of the US after adding 134 cities

Postmates announced in a blog post today that it’s bringing its delivery service to 134 more cities in the US. The expansion brings the total numbe ...
Twitter will soon indicate when a reported tweet was taken down

Twitter will soon indicate when a reported tweet was taken down

Twitter is bringing some much-needed clarity to its reporting process. In an update outlined this morning on the company’s blog, Twitter will now c ...
Beats by Dre is collaborating with Disney to launch a Mickey Mouse edition of its Solo 3 headphones

Beats by Dre is collaborating with Disney to launch a Mickey Mouse edition of its Solo 3 headphones

Beats by Dre is partnering with Disney to release a Mickey Mouse edition of the Solo 3 Wireless headphones. The headphones were announced yesterday ...
Cortana’s iOS and Android apps are getting a massive redesign

Cortana’s iOS and Android apps are getting a massive redesign

Microsoft is working on a redesign of its Cortana app for iOS and Android, reports WindowsCentral. Version 3.0 of the app has been released for tho ...
RED Hydrogen One specs leak as launch approaches

RED Hydrogen One specs leak as launch approaches

The RED Hydrogen One is finally set to start shipping preorders this week, following a few delays. But if you can’t wait until then, the full spec ...
OnePlus is launching a new Explorer backpack alongside the OnePlus 6T

OnePlus is launching a new Explorer backpack alongside the OnePlus 6T

Last summer, OnePlus released the excellent Travel Backpack alongside its OnePlus 5 flagship smartphone, and this fall the company looks set to do ...
Shane Dawson’s Jake Paul series is really about YouTube’s broken heart

Shane Dawson’s Jake Paul series is really about YouTube’s broken heart

Shane Dawson’s coronation as the king of YouTube in 2018 is undeniable: whenever he uploads a documentary on a personality, it’s like the internet ...
How to pick the graphics card that’s right for you

How to pick the graphics card that’s right for you

Nvidia’s new lineup of powerful gaming GPUs, the GeForce RTX 20-series, is now available. At their best (and most expensive), you’ll be able to gam ...
How China rips off and reinvents the iPhone and Android

How China rips off and reinvents the iPhone and Android

2018 will go down as the year when it became impossible to ignore the increasing advancements of Chinese smartphone hardware, from superlative came ...
Space startup Rocket Lab will build a second launch site in Virginia

Space startup Rocket Lab will build a second launch site in Virginia

US aerospace startup Rocket Lab has decided to build a second launch site at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia. Up until now, the ...
Fitbit Charge 3 review: easy lift

Fitbit Charge 3 review: easy lift

Is there a place for a dedicated fitness tracker in a world full of more powerful and feature-packed smartwatches? That’s the question facing the n ...
There’s nothing dystopian at all about these high-tech blinkers for humans

There’s nothing dystopian at all about these high-tech blinkers for humans

Ever feel like you’re having too much fun in the office? Like your boss just isn’t getting enough value out of your life? Fear not: Panasonic has d ...
Skydio’s self-flying drone can now be controlled using just an Apple Watch

Skydio’s self-flying drone can now be controlled using just an Apple Watch

Skydio, the California-based drone maker that specializes in self-flying software, is announcing a new update today that will let owners of its R1 ...
Google Pixel USB-C earbuds review: more than okay Google

Google Pixel USB-C earbuds review: more than okay Google

Unmentioned during Google’s big hardware event this month was the introduction of a new member of the Pixel Buds family of earphones, the Pixel USB ...
Corsair lowers the cost of super speedy NVMe storage with new MP510

Corsair lowers the cost of super speedy NVMe storage with new MP510

Corsair’s latest SSD, the MP510, is the fastest storage drive the company has ever produced, and one of the fastest available from any manufacturer ...
US consortium for safe AI development welcomes Baidu as first Chinese member

US consortium for safe AI development welcomes Baidu as first Chinese member

An American-led tech consortium dedicated to safeguarding the development of artificial intelligence has welcomed its first Chinese member, interne ...
Chrome 70 now available with option to disable controversial login

Chrome 70 now available with option to disable controversial login

Chrome 70, the latest version of Google’s browser, is rolling out now on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. The update sees Google reverse some of ...
Huawei’s Nano Memory Cards are replacing microSD on its latest phones

Huawei’s Nano Memory Cards are replacing microSD on its latest phones

Alongside the slate of new phones Huawei announced today was an interesting addition: a new type of expandable storage the company is calling Nano ...
A pioneering scientist explains ‘deep learning’

A pioneering scientist explains ‘deep learning’

Buzzwords like “deep learning” and “neural networks” are everywhere, but so much of the popular understanding is misguided, says Terrence Sejnowski ...
Lexar’s new USB 3.0 flash drive can save up to 10 fingerprint IDs

Lexar’s new USB 3.0 flash drive can save up to 10 fingerprint IDs

Lexar announced its new JumpDrive Fingerprint F35 USB 3.0 flash drive today, which uses fingerprint authentication to protect your data. It works w ...
NASA photo shows where Hurricane Michael turned out the lights

NASA photo shows where Hurricane Michael turned out the lights

When Hurricane Michael crashed into the Florida Panhandle on October 10th, the storm cut power to parts of Florida and Georgia in its path, new NAS ...
Julian Assange needs to take care of his cat, or it’ll be given away, Ecuador says

Julian Assange needs to take care of his cat, or it’ll be given away, Ecuador says

Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who has been hiding out in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for the past six years, has been given a new set ...
Magic Leap’s conference teases the thrilling potential of what its hardware can’t yet provide

Magic Leap’s conference teases the thrilling potential of what its hardware can’t yet provide

Florida-based startup Magic Leap became infamous for hyping itself as a revolutionary company whose vision for augmented and mixed reality would tr ...
Google Maps will now help you find EV charging stations

Google Maps will now help you find EV charging stations

Finding a place to quickly top off your electric car’s battery might get a little bit easier: Google announced today that it’s adding support to Go ...
What it’s like to fall 31 miles to Earth after your rocket fails

What it’s like to fall 31 miles to Earth after your rocket fails

For the first few minutes, the ride to space had been routine. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and his fellow crew mate, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchini ...
Google Chromecast (2018) review – The Verge

Google Chromecast (2018) review – The Verge

Google didn’t say a word about its newly refreshed Chromecast onstage in New York last week. And it’s not hard to understand why: the latest Chrome ...
The Nokia X7 is headed to China with a notched 6.2-inch display and affordable price

The Nokia X7 is headed to China with a notched 6.2-inch display and affordable price

The Nokia X7 smartphone just announced in China is part of an expanding line of Nokia-branded phones that have revived the brand name under the win ...
Gareth Evans on Apostle’s measured, restrained approach to full-blown gore

Gareth Evans on Apostle’s measured, restrained approach to full-blown gore

For a Welsh-born director, Gareth Evans has an odd claim to fame: through a series of movies made in Indonesia, he brought the martial art pencak s ...
Analogue’s Mega Sg is a sleek, high-end Sega Genesis

Analogue’s Mega Sg is a sleek, high-end Sega Genesis

Analogue is known for providing high-end consoles designed to play classic Nintendo games, and now, the company is turning its attention to Sega. T ...
iFixit’s teardown of the Pixel 3 confirms the display is supplied by Samsung

iFixit’s teardown of the Pixel 3 confirms the display is supplied by Samsung

As per tradition with every new flagship smartphone, iFixit carried out its teardown of the Google Pixel 3 XL. The teardown revealed several new ad ...
Sure, spinning bricks can work as a display

Sure, spinning bricks can work as a display

Last week, I traveled to Dumbo, Brooklyn, to see some interactive, aluminum, mirrored bricks. A company called Breakfast designed a massive “displa ...
Huawei announces Mate 20 with 6.5-inch display and tiny notch

Huawei announces Mate 20 with 6.5-inch display and tiny notch

At a grand event in London today, Huawei is unveiling the latest members of its Mate smartphone series, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. The Mate 20 is ...
Huawei’s Watch GT is a fitness tracker disguised as a watch

Huawei’s Watch GT is a fitness tracker disguised as a watch

At a time when the Apple Watch is miles ahead of any other smartwatch and Google’s Wear OS is struggling for relevance, launching a new smartwatch ...
Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro hands on: a camera and spec monster

Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro hands on: a camera and spec monster

Arriving fashionably late to the 2018 contest for super flagship phones, Huawei’s newly unveiled Mate 20 Pro combines basically every desirable fea ...
The new Kindle Paperwhite is finally waterproof

The new Kindle Paperwhite is finally waterproof

The Kindle Paperwhite has been the best Kindle for most people since 2015 when Amazon last updated it with a screen that was nearly on par with the ...
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen helped change the world

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen helped change the world

It’s easy to think of Microsoft and immediately think of Bill Gates. While Gates led Microsoft to where it stands today, co-founder Paul Allen play ...
Lyft’s monthly subscription plan is now available nationwide

Lyft’s monthly subscription plan is now available nationwide

Lyft’s monthly subscription experiment is going national. The ride-hailing company has been tinkering with subscriptions since earlier this year, a ...
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: if it ain’t broke

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: if it ain’t broke

Last year, Microsoft finally did the thing that everyone was waiting for it to do: it produced a laptop. Not a tablet that can be a laptop if you a ...
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review: a familiar bet

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review: a familiar bet

Microsoft’s Surface Pro has long been the flagship of the company’s increasingly diverse range of Surface hardware. It’s the tablet that can also b ...
Outgoing Nextdoor CEO not amused by @bestofnextdoor

Outgoing Nextdoor CEO not amused by @bestofnextdoor

Last week, Nextdoor co-founder and soon-to-be-former CEO Nirav Tolia took the stage with angel investor Jason Calacanis at startup event LAUNCH Sca ...
Facebook is banning voting misinformation ahead of US midterms

Facebook is banning voting misinformation ahead of US midterms

Facebook is going to begin banning false information involving voting ahead of the US’s midterm elections next month. It’s something the company ha ...
The Walking Dead is finally tackling morality like it’s smarter than a comic book

The Walking Dead is finally tackling morality like it’s smarter than a comic book

The Walking Dead isn’t necessarily known for its nuanced handling of moral complexity. It’s ostensibly concerned with the choices we make and the p ...
TSA lays out plans to use facial recognition for domestic flights

TSA lays out plans to use facial recognition for domestic flights

The airport security experience is about to see facial recognition technology taking on a bigger role, as TSA today released its roadmap to use bio ...
Does Trump have a ‘state-of-the-art Super TiVo’ or just regular DirecTV?

Does Trump have a ‘state-of-the-art Super TiVo’ or just regular DirecTV?

The president watches a lot of TV. He watches cable news, especially Fox News, although it’s obvious that only someone who watches a lot of CNN cou ...
Rolls-Royce is partnering with Intel to make self-driving ships a reality

Rolls-Royce is partnering with Intel to make self-driving ships a reality

Rolls-Royce has announced a new deal with Intel as part of the engineering firm’s mission to build fully autonomous ships. The company (which sepa ...
Pokémon’s upcoming ‘The Scream’ cards capture 2018’s existential horror

Pokémon’s upcoming ‘The Scream’ cards capture 2018’s existential horror

The world is running out of clean water, climate change continues to ravage the planet, and politics everywhere are a total nightmare: nearly every ...
Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL review: the best camera gets a better phone

Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL review: the best camera gets a better phone

When Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh introduced the Pixel 3 last week, he didn’t utter the word “Android” a single time. The Pixel 3 and Pixel ...
10 new sci-fi and fantasy books to check out for the rest of October

10 new sci-fi and fantasy books to check out for the rest of October

In 2016, I came across an engrossing webcomic called On A Sunbeam by Tillie Walden. It’s a beautiful story about the relationship between two girls ...
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