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Microsoft's Twitch competitor can remind you to stretch

Mar 30 2017
Microsoft's Twitch competitor, Beam, has arrived on Xbox One. And seemingly in an effort to keep streamers healthy, there are a few tools in the back-end to remind folks to do things like eat and stretch. Simply check the "Enable Health Reminders" bo...

Domino's delivers pizza in Europe with wheeled drones

Mar 30 2017
Domino's has unleashed another set of pizza delivery drones, this time in Germany and the Netherlands. Last year, it worked with Flirtey to drop pizza to customers in New Zealand using unmanned aerial vehicles. For this pilot program, however, it cho...

Police report explains little about Uber's autonomous wreck

Mar 30 2017
After one of its self-driving Volvos in Tempe, Arizona was struck by another car, Uber temporarily shut down all autonomous testing in the state and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. No major injuries resulted and both sites resumed operations early this...

Lyft tests a new fixed-route 'Shuttle' service for commuters

Mar 30 2017
Now that shared rides represent a sizable portion of Uber and Lyft's business, both companies have been looking for new ways to expand their offerings while making the whole system more efficient and affordable at the same time. According to TechCrun...

Bioware: Expect 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' support info Tuesday

Mar 30 2017
The latest installment of Mass Effect is here, but so far, Andromeda doesn't look like it's a high point for the series. A Metacritic score in the 70s puts it well below earlier games that all rate in the 90s, as concerns have been raised over facial...

Motion-tracking projector puts a laser show on moving faces

Mar 30 2017
The combination of face-mapping and video projections makes for a trippy experience. The technology transforms the human face into a canvas for digital art. When a bright red lightning bolt appeared on Lady Gaga's face during her David Bowie tribute...

Latest Tesla patch enables Autosteer at 80 mph for HW2 models

Mar 30 2017
The new Autopilot features have been lurking in Tesla's latest electric vehicles for a few months and now they're ready to go live. For HW2 vehicles we're talking things like the Lane Departure Warning system, Autosteer at much higher speeds (80mph v...

Mercedes steps up its electric car production plans

Mar 29 2017
When Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler unveiled plans to have at least six electric cars on the market within a decade, it was clearly being conservative. The automaker has announced that it's accelerating those plans, with over 10 EVs on the road by 202...

FCC stops federal approval of low-income broadband subsidies

Mar 29 2017
When FCC Chairman Ajit Pai froze the plan to include nine broadband companies in the commission's Lifeline program in February, the future of low-cost, government subsidized internet access suddenly seemed uncertain. Now, nearly two months later, Cha...

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is the first phone with Bluetooth 5.0

Mar 29 2017
You didn't have to wait long to see the first phone packing Bluetooth 5.0 -- in fact, it's less than a month away. When Samsung posted the specs for its brand new Galaxy S8 line, it quietly let slip that the smartphones would use the bleeding edge wi...

Tribeca announces art-focused Games Festival with Hideo Kojima

Mar 29 2017
Tribeca was the first film festival to embrace video games as a storytelling medium, showcasing the world premiere of detective game L.A. Noire nearly six years ago. Now, the organization is teaming up with publication Kill Screen to launch the inaug...

One of Jupiter's asteroid 'moons' is orbiting backwards

Mar 29 2017
As a rule, you can safely assume that moons and asteroids will all orbit a planet in the same direction. If they didn't, interactions with their host would likely send them flying off course. However, it's now clear that there are exceptions to thi...

Blizzard puts a smidge of 'Overwatch' in 'Heroes of the Storm'

Mar 29 2017
Blizzard is working hard to overhaul its free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) Heroes of the Storm. The studio has announced some big changes are coming in the game's 2.0 update, including a new reward system similar to Blizzard's hugel...

Watch Samsung's Galaxy S8 event in under nine minutes

Mar 29 2017
After a 15-minute "you can still trust us" intro, endless inspired-by-your-dreams cliches and enough specs to benumb the most caffeinated tech blogger, Samsung actually unveiled two damn good phones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. We wouldn't be so cruel as...

Samsung's 'unbox your phone' event gave us a phone that's still a box

Mar 29 2017
Before Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 to the world, it teased the audience with a device that would break the conventions of the traditional smartphone. The event's pre-roll animation showed an enormous 1980s brick phone morphing into a 1990s-era fli...

Horror MMO 'The Secret World' returns and this time it's free

Mar 29 2017
While horror MMO The Secret World never quite became the next World of Warcraft, its unique supernatural vibe made it a cult hit among MMO fans. The game's publisher, Funcom, plans to relaunch the game as a free-to-play "shared-world action RPG," no...

Blue Origin offers a look inside its tourist rocket's capsule

Mar 29 2017
Blue Origin has given you plenty of glimpses of the outside of its tourism-oriented New Shepard rocket, but what about the inside -- you know, the place where you'll spend all of your time? You now have an idea of what to expect. Jeff Bezos' spacef...

Xbox One's faster, simpler interface is available to everyone

Mar 29 2017
After no small amount of hype, the Xbox One's big spring software refresh is finally rolling out to everyone. The March update centers around a redesigned interface that's designed for speed above all else. It's quicker to perform more than a few tas...

Does anyone actually want to use a phone as a desktop?

Mar 29 2017
Samsung is entering an increasingly crowded club with its new Dex dock, which turns the Galaxy S8 into a pseudo-desktop replacement. It's an idea most recently pushed by Microsoft with Windows Continuum (as seen in HP's Elite X3 and the Lumia 950), b...

Paralyzed man first to move his arm by thinking about it

Mar 29 2017
Helping paralyzed people move on their own has been a lot tougher than 1970s TV shows led us to believe it would be. For what they believe is the first time, researchers used tech to bypass a quadriplegic patient's severed spinal cord, helping him mo...

The Galaxy S8+ vs. the competition: Big sibling battle

Mar 29 2017
Samsung knows you like big phones. However, the Galaxy Note's gone MIA this year for understandable reasons, leaving the new Galaxy S8+ to step up with its 6.2-inch screen and curved edges. But the Galaxy S8 line isn't the only big-and-bigger handset...

Google's official calendar app is finally ready for your iPad

Mar 29 2017
Google Calendar for iOS can be exceptionally useful if you're tired of Apple's stock scheduler, but there has always been one inescapable catch: it's only designed for iPhones... or rather, it was. Two years later, Google has updated Calendar to add...

Samsung's Galaxy S8 UK pricing starts at £689

Mar 29 2017
Samsung just unwrapped its latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, along with some all-important prices and release dates. If you live in the UK, here's what you need to know: The phone comes in two models, the S8 and S8+, and will be sold for £6...

The Galaxy S8 vs. the competition: Both beauty and beast

Mar 29 2017
Samsung's had a rough year, but it's hoping that its new flagship phones can turn things around. In fact, the company's wants you to see the Galaxy S8 as a new type of handset: bigger and bolder in shape, with personal assistant Bixby and a desktop m...

Self-assembling wires could lead to faster processors

Mar 29 2017
There's a very real fear that processor speed upgrades will slow to a crawl as it becomes increasingly difficult to make denser chips. Don't tell that to a team of researchers at MIT and in Chicago, though -- they've devised a chip-making technique t...
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