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The first NVIDIA G-Sync HDR monitor is on sale, but it costs $1,999 21 May 2018, 7:20 am

NVIDIA G-Sync HDR gaming monitors promise great specs with required features like an iris-searing 1,000 nits of peak brightness, wide color gamut and high 144 Hz refresh rate. Unfortunately, G-Sync HDR monitors from the likes of ASUS and Acer have be...

China marks a key private rocket launch 21 May 2018, 5:48 am

American companies currently dominate the private spaceflight industry, but that might not be true for much longer. China's OneSpace Technologies launched its first rocket on May 16th, effectively kicking off the era of private space transportation i...

OnePlus 6 review: A big step closer to the perfect smartphone 21 May 2018, 4:00 am

I still remember that day, more than four years ago, when OnePlus came out of nowhere with its promise "to spare no expense" to bring us "the perfect smartphone." Ever since then, the OnePlus handsets have consistently punched above their weight agai...

UK promises funding for AI-based early cancer detection 21 May 2018, 3:10 am

The UK is about to make a big bet on AI's ability to spot cancer. The Guardian has learned that Prime Minister Theresa May will commit "millions of pounds" in funding for research toward AI that can diagnose cancer and chronic diseases at an early st...

Crowdfunded 3D headphone startup Ossic closes its doors 21 May 2018, 1:36 am

It's a sad time if you're a fan of 3D audio. Ossic, a startup that crowdfunded a pair of headphones that personalized 3D sound for your ears, has shut down due to a lack of funds. It successfully shipped a handful of developer-oriented units in Janua...

Teen phone tracking app exposed thousands of Apple accounts 21 May 2018, 12:03 am

Parents understandably pour a lot of trust into apps that monitor their kids' activity. That makes it all the more painful when there's a lapse in security, and that's unfortunately the case today. Security researcher Robert Wiggins discovered that...

Amazon gives 'Mrs. Maisel' third season just months after premiere 20 May 2018, 10:33 pm

If it wasn't already apparent that Amazon has a lot of confidence in Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, it is now. The internet giant has confirmed a third season of the 1950s comedy/drama before the second season has even premiered -- and that's after ordering...

LG's influential chairman Koo Bon-moo dies 20 May 2018, 8:59 pm

The tech industry just lost one of its more important personalities. LG Group chairman Koo Bon-moo has died at 73 after fighting brain disease since 2017. As is common among giant South Korean corporations, his son (LG Electronics' info display lea...

Finnish university's online AI course is open to everyone 20 May 2018, 7:31 pm

Helsinki University in Finland has launched a course on artificial intelligence -- one that's completely free and open to everyone around the world. Unlike Carnegie Mellon's new undergrad degree in AI, which the institution created to train future ex...

UK to introduce internet safety laws within 'next couple of years' 20 May 2018, 6:02 pm

The UK government is acting on its vow to make the internet safer... whether or not companies like the idea. In the wake of the Internet Safety Green Paper, Digital Secretary Matt Hancock has unveiled plans for online safety laws that will tackle cy...

The best home security system 20 May 2018, 4:30 pm

By Rachel Cericola and Grant Clauser This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here...

After Math: Rise of the robot albatrosses 20 May 2018, 3:00 pm

While the internet spent the last week virtually paralyzed by the Yanny/Laurel debate, the wheels of industry kept turning. Elon Musk promised rides aboard the upcoming Boring Company system would only cost a buck, MIT built a robotic albatross for o...

Tesla releases source code for some of its in-car tech 20 May 2018, 1:28 pm

Tesla doesn't have many fans in the open source crowd. It based its car platforms on open platforms like Linux and BusyBox, but it has gone years without sharing the source code their license (the GPL) requires. The company is finally setting thing...

Ben Heck's Mini Pinball: Designing a test game 20 May 2018, 12:00 pm

The team has finally finished the miniature pinball kit prototype, and they don't want to stop playing it! Originally the design was going to include three generic themes, but the team moved to one universal playfield that can have customized the...

Netflix snaps up two Cannes award winners despite feud 20 May 2018, 11:12 am

Just because Netflix couldn't compete at Cannes doesn't mean it's leaving the film festival empty-handed. The streaming video service has acquired the North American and Latin American rights to two Cannes award winners, Alice Rohrwacher's Happy as...

Tesla's performance Model 3 delivers 3.5 second 0-60 for $78,000 20 May 2018, 8:28 am

Tesla is almost ready to start shipping Model 3s equipped with an AWD dual-motor option, so CEO Elon Musk announced specs and pricing for the new options on Twitter. The Performance trim Model 3 will sit at the top of the line, with 20-inch wheels, c...

Oculus' mobile VR now supports paid add-ons for apps 20 May 2018, 5:23 am

Downloadable extras are a staple of the gaming world on PCs, phones and consoles, but not in VR. With Oculus' devices, you've either had to buy another app or hope the creator would be kind enough to throw in thew new content for free. Not anymore:...

Google Duo can share your Android phone's screen 20 May 2018, 3:11 am

Google Duo has just made it easier to play tech support to friends and family: the video chat app's latest version comes with the ability to share your screen during a call. To access the feature, simply tap on your screen to see the new screensharin...

North Korea-linked hackers targeted defectors with Android spyware 20 May 2018, 1:35 am

When Android malware slips into the Google Play Store, it's usually there to push unwanted ads or perpetuate a scam. McAfee researchers, however, have discovered something more sinister. A North Korean group nicknamed Sun Team recently posted three...

AT&T's Dash-like smart button doesn't need WiFi 20 May 2018, 12:02 am

AT&T has launched a new product called LTE-M button, which allows users to place an order online in one click. Yes, it sounds just like Amazon Dash -- in fact, it's powered by Amazon Web Services -- but since it's connected to AT&T's LTE-M ne...

Apple clamps down on calling apps in China to obey local laws 19 May 2018, 10:33 pm

China has been giving Apple grief over more than VPN apps, it seems. The 9to5Mac team has obtained messages telling iOS developers to remove CallKit (a framework that uses an Apple-made calling interface for other apps) from their apps if they want t...

Samsung will debut Bixby 2.0 with the next Galaxy Note 19 May 2018, 9:02 pm

Samsung has been teasing its upgraded Bixby 2.0 assistant for several months now, but when is it actually going to show up in something you can buy? It shouldn't take too much longer. The company's AI research center head Gray G. Lee told the Korea H...

NASA's planet-hunting TESS spacecraft snaps its first photo 19 May 2018, 7:29 pm

TESS, NASA's new exoplanet-hunting spacecraft, has captured its first image ever, giving us a glimpse of what its powerful "eyes" can see. The spacecraft's science team used one of its four cameras to snap a two-second test exposure as part of their...

Revamped Xbox feedback program asks you to vote on ideas 19 May 2018, 6:01 pm

Microsoft is shaking up the way it asks for your input on the future of gaming. The company has replaced Xbox Feedback with Xbox Ideas, a program with a narrower focus but (hopefully) more impact. It revolves around the concept of one- to three-mon...

Recommended Reading: The fate of Facebook's free internet project 19 May 2018, 4:30 pm

What happened to Facebook's grand plan to wire the world? Jessi Hempel, Wired For years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg touted the company's Internet.org initiative that sought to bring connectivity to everyone in the world. It was presented an ambi...

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