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The electric car is here — if you’ve got the money

The annual parade of the world’s biggest auto shows is about to start this week in Paris, and for what really feels like the...

The science behind New York City’s rising seas

The sea level is rising, but it’s not rising evenly. Over the 20th century, the water lapping New York City climbed 1.5 times faster...

Tesla’s breakneck pace produced more than 53,000 Model 3s this quarter

Tesla made 53,239 Model 3s in the third quarter of 2018, which is nearly twice as many as it produced in the previous quarter,...

Google launches new aqua color of Home Mini speaker ahead of...

Google is debuting a new color of its $49 Google Home Mini speaker just a week before the company’s October 9th event, indicating that...

The Freewrite Traveler is more portable and cuter than the original...

After a brief attempt to make an internet-connected Clapper, the Astrohaus team is going back to its roots with a new distraction-free typewriter. Today,...

Why feds can’t block California’s net neutrality bill

California just passed the toughest state-level net neutrality law in the nation, and within hours, the Department of Justice sued the state to block...

Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 for all 350,000 US workers...

Starting November 1st, Amazon will pay all its US employees a minimum wage of $15 an hour in a move that e-commerce giant expects...

Lifeprint’s augmented reality photos get the most obvious Harry Potter partnership...

When Lifeprint first launched its augmented reality printer back in 2016, it seems like almost the entire internet made the same connection: that looks...

Lifeprint’s augmented reality photos get the most obvious Harry Potter partnership...

When Lifeprint first launched its augmented reality printer back in 2016, it seems like almost the entire internet made the same connection: that looks...

Harry Potter RPG footage apparently leaks online

A video of an unannounced game set in the Harry Potter universe has leaked online (via Metro). The footage has allegedly emerged from a...

Harry Potter RPG footage apparently leaks online

A video of an unannounced game set in the Harry Potter universe has leaked online (via Metro). The footage has allegedly emerged from a...

Tile’s new trackers feature a replaceable battery

Finally, Tile is giving people what they want. The company announced today that it’s releasing two new Bluetooth trackers that feature replaceable coin cell...

What we still don’t know about the Facebook breach

It’s been three days since Facebook reported that hackers obtained access tokens for 50 million user accounts, in what is believed to be the...

What we still don’t know about the Facebook breach

It’s been three days since Facebook reported that hackers obtained access tokens for 50 million user accounts, in what is believed to be the...

Nest Thermostat E brings a simplified setup to European homes

Nest’s Thermostat E, the budget version of its thermostat that it released in the US last year, is finally making its way to Europe....

OnePlus 6T leaks with a tiny notch

OnePlus hasn’t kept it a secret that its next phone is fast approaching. But surprisingly, there’s been little in the way of full-on leaks...

Netflix will reportedly release an interactive Black Mirror episode in 2018

In its fourth season, Charlie Brooker’s dystopian anthology series Black Mirror stirred up some debate over its new dedication to relatively positive endings. The...

Microsoft confirms Surface is going ‘back to black’

Microsoft has accidentally confirmed it’s planning black Surface models. The software giant first launched its Surface RT in a black “VaporMG” variant nearly six...

7 anime to check out this fall, and one complete mystery

The fall 2018 anime season starts this week with 56 different shows. With so much to sift through, we tried to highlight some that...

Google’s October security update fixes the Pixel and Pixel XL’s fast-charging...

Google released Android’s October security update today, bringing with it a few fixes and functional improvements for the company’s Pixel devices. Most notable among...

FuckJerry’s meme tequila JAJA tastes fine

In keeping with his reputation as a connoisseur of the proverbial good times, meme-thief and budding lifestyle entrepreneur Elliot “@FuckJerry” Tebele has decided to...

Some iPhone XS and XS Max devices are experiencing charging issues

Some new iPhone XS and XS Max buyers have reported poor cellular reception with Apple’s latest phones, and now there’s another issue that might...

Google is giving advertisers more ways to target YouTube users

Google is expanding its use of lucrative search-based advertising tools on YouTube, to help advertisers target potential customers as they search for everything from...

Facebook names longtime executive Adam Mosseri as new head of Instagram

Facebook has named Adam Mosseri, a 10-year veteran of the social network who started as a product designer in 2008, as the new head...

Google announces Project Stream, will let testers play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey...

Google has announced Project Stream, a game streaming service that it is calling a “technical test” with the aim of solving the issues around...

This Japanese robot contractor can install drywall

Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, or AIST, has developed a humanoid robot that can carry out simple construction tasks, like installing drywall. You...

This Japanese robot contractor can install drywall

Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, or AIST, has developed a humanoid robot that can carry out simple construction tasks, like installing drywall. You...

Apple’s Everyone Can Create curriculum is now available in Apple Books

Earlier this year Apple introduced a new initiative called “Everyone Can Create,” a curriculum focused around using the iPad as a tool for students...

HP’s new leather laptop tries to reinvent the PC

HP is trying something different with its latest convertible laptop, and boldly claiming it’s “reinventing the PC.” While most laptops are housed in an...

Verizon’s 5G home internet service is now live in four US...

Verizon announced it was working to bring 5G home internet service to a few US cities last November, and opened up pre-orders last month...

Google launches repair service for your aging Pixel phone

Google is now offering a repair service for Pixel phones that are outside of warranty, reports Android Police. The service will eventually cover all...

Google launches repair service for your aging Pixel phone

Google is now offering a repair service for Pixel phones that are outside of warranty, reports Android Police. The service will eventually cover all...

9 sci-fi and fantasy books hitting bookstores to check out this...

Over the last year, I’ve been reading Brian Merchant’s The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone, the story behind Apple’s ubiquitous phone....

Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to two researchers who discovered how...

This morning, the Nobel Prize Committee awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to two scientists who, separately discovered proteins that “brake”...

Ex-Apple engineers unveil a next-generation sensor for self-driving cars

Aeva, a Mountain View, California-based startup founded only just last year, has built what its two-cofounders claim is a next-generation version of LIDAR, the...

Ex-Apple engineers unveil a next-generation sensor for self-driving cars

Aeva, a Mountain View, California-based startup founded only just last year, has built what its two-cofounders claim is a next-generation version of LIDAR, the...

The $99 Caavo Control Center is a universal remote built on...

When I reviewed the unique Caavo universal remote system earlier this year, I concluded that it was probably the most promising approach to home...

Acer Predator X27 review: today isn’t ready for tomorrow’s display

The Acer Predator X27 is one of the first monitors that supports both high, 4K resolutions and ultra fast frame rates. It has HDR...

The Facebook hack could be Europe’s first big online privacy battle

On Friday, a massive breach opened up a new front in the war on Facebook. According the the company, more than 50 million accounts...

5 things to expect at the Microsoft Surface event tomorrow

Microsoft is holding a media event on Tuesday in New York City. Described only as a “moment of your time,” the event is likely...

Google Maps is getting in-app music support and new commuter tab

Google is rolling out a new commuter-focused update for its Maps service that provides much more information for commuters, as well as letting you...

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a great game, but it doesn’t feel...

Let me get this out of the way right off the bat: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is mostly a really good video game. Its version...

Trump administration sues California over tough net neutrality law

The Justice Department has hit back against California’s attempt to restore net neutrality rules with a lawsuit that alleges state legislators are attempting to...

Trump administration sues California over tough net neutrality law

The Justice Department has hit back against California’s attempt to restore net neutrality rules with a lawsuit that alleges state legislators are attempting to...

How to find and play Google.com’s secret adventure game

Before it was a smartphone manufacturer, an email provider, and smart home company, Google was just a single website and a search box. However,...

How to find and play Google.com’s secret adventure game

Before it was a smartphone manufacturer, an email provider, and smart home company, Google was just a single website and a search box. However,...

How to find and play Google.com’s secret adventure game

Before it was a smartphone manufacturer, an email provider, and smart home company, Google was just a single website and a search box. However,...

Conference app for the UK’s Conservative Party leaked attendee data

This weekend, members of the UK’s Conservative Party kicked off their annual conference in Birmingham, using the event to highlight their plans and...

The FBI used a suspect’s face to unlock his iPhone in...

When Apple debuted Face ID with the iPhone X last year, it raised an interesting legal question: can you be compelled to unlock your...

Nearly a quarter of US households own a smart speaker, according...

Smart speaker love is in full effect for US consumers, with 24 percent of US households owning a smart speaker, and 40 percent of...

Nearly a quarter of US households own a smart speaker, according...

Smart speaker love is in full effect for US consumers, with 24 percent of US households owning a smart speaker, and 40 percent of...

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in October

October is nearly here, so it’s time to think about Halloween, and streaming services are doing their best to offer up a selection of...

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in October

October is nearly here, so it’s time to think about Halloween, and streaming services are doing their best to offer up a selection of...

Minecraft is getting a dungeon-crawling spinoff next year

The Minecraft universe is set to expand once again. Today at Minecon, developer Mojang revealed a new dungeon-crawler set in the blocky universe. Called...

Minecraft is getting a dungeon-crawling spinoff next year

The Minecraft universe is set to expand once again. Today at Minecon, developer Mojang revealed a new dungeon-crawler set in the blocky universe. Called...

Minecraft is getting a dungeon-crawling spinoff next year

The Minecraft universe is set to expand once again. Today at Minecon, developer Mojang revealed a new dungeon-crawler set in the blocky universe. Called...

What Tesla’s union-busting trial means for the rest of Silicon Valley

In some sense Tesla’s union question is an existential one: is Tesla a tech company or a car company? Car companies tend to have...

What Tesla’s union-busting trial means for the rest of Silicon Valley

In some sense Tesla’s union question is an existential one: is Tesla a tech company or a car company? Car companies tend to have...

Former Telltale devs share the best goofs you never saw

Telltale Games as we know it ceases to exist. The studio laid off a devastating majority of its staff — around 250 people —...