Engadget

  • !Airbnb will add VR previews of rooms and cities
    Airbnb has been expanding to serve users' other needs, from partnering with WeWork to find desks for traveling customers to investing in apartment complexes for season-length rentals. But the company isn't neglecting its main rental service. Today, A…
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  • !FCC and FTC outline how they’ll cooperate after net neutrality vote
    The FCC is scheduled to vote on its proposal to roll back net neutrality protections on December 14th and ahead of that vote, the FCC and FTC have released a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding each agency's role in policing internet service.…
    - 36 mins ago 11 Dec 17, 9:59pm -
  • !Google app experiments push the limits of phone photography
    Google doesn't want to limit its photographic prowess to its own phones -- it just released an initial batch of "appsperiments" that use the company's knack for computer vision and other technologies to test the boundaries of phone photography. Stor…
    - 54 mins ago 11 Dec 17, 9:41pm -
  • !Dutch police retire convocation of drone-catching eagles
    Police in the Netherlands may have been a tad too hasty in testing a squadron of drone-catching eagles. NOS has learned that Dutch law enforcement officials are retiring the birds (they're going to new homes) and winding down the program. Not surpr…
    - 1 hour ago 11 Dec 17, 9:22pm -
  • !Samsung and NYX want to sell you makeup with VR tutorials
    It's not just video games -- virtual reality has lots of potential to change the way we experience information. You can experience what its like to walk in space with the BBC's ISS app for Oculus, watch every NBA game this season with your VR headset…
    - 2 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 9:01pm -

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CrunchGear

  • !MakeX announces the first 3D-printing backpack
     In the year 2020, when the Earth is overrun by aliens, it will be mandated by the Galactic Council of Extraterrestrial Life that all children must walk around with 3D-printing backpacks. Why not get a head start with the MakeX Migo backpack that le…
    - 6 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 4:48pm -
  • !Some HP laptops are hiding a deactivated keylogger
     Researcher Michael Myng found a deactivated keylogger in a piece of software found on over 460 HP laptop models. A full list of affected laptops is here. The keylogger is deactivated by default but could represent a privacy concern if an attacker h…
    - 8 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 3:03pm -
  • The 5-year bootstrapped odyssey of Sno-Go, a snow bike for the everyday ski mountain visitor
     Skiing has always been something of a nightmare for me. I first “learned” how to ski in middle school, and still to this day don’t really understand how to stop. I once went to a “black diamond” mountain in Minnesota (read: gently sloping…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 17, 5:17pm -
  • Holography-based 3D printing produces objects in seconds instead of hours
     3D printers are useful devices for all kinds of reasons, but most have a critical weakness: they simply take a long time to actually make anything. That’s because additive manufacturing generally works by putting down an object one microscopic la…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 17, 10:01pm -
  • Researchers train robots to see into the future
     Robots usually react in real time: something happens, they respond. Now researchers University of California, Berkeley are working on a system that lets robots “imagine the future of their actions” so that they can interact with things they’v…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 17, 4:26pm -

The Verge - Circuit Breaker

  • !Amazon adds music alarms to Alexa
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Amazon announced today that Alexa has been updated to include support for music alarms. So instead of just asking Alexa to set an alarm for you, you’ll be able to request specific songs, playlists,…
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  • !Republic Wireless announces a clever walkie-talkie for tracking your kids
    Republic Wireless has announced two new communication devices called the Relay and Anywhere HQ. The Relay is a screen-less, water-resistant device that works like a walkie-talkie, but has the added ability of being able to locate childre…
    - 7 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 3:20pm -
  • !Google Home Max is available to buy now for $399
    Photo by James Bareham / The Verge If you’ve been patiently waiting for Google to release its Home Max speaker, well today is your lucky day. Google, Best Buy, Walmart, and Verizon have begun selling the Google Home Max speaker. Phandroid fir…
    - 8 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 2:41pm -
  • !Connected safe maker Vaultek issues security update after researchers discover Bluetooth vulnerability
    Vaultek Vaultek is a company that manufactures Bluetooth-connected safes for valuables and firearms — things that you really want to make sure are secured. When we came across one of their products on Indiegogo last year, we note…
    - 24 hours ago 10 Dec 17, 11:00pm -
  • The OnePlus 5T is unable to stream Netflix, Amazon Prime Video in HD
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The OnePlus 5T is unable to stream content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play Movies, and other video services in high-definition, despite its HD-capable display and powerful hardware. The defici…
    - 1 day ago 10 Dec 17, 7:00pm -

Boy Genius Report

  • !No, you shouldn’t mortgage your house to buy Bitcoin
    Until very recently, Bitcoin was a pleasant fantasy for people who wanted to start crypto-micronations in the ruins of failed European cities. But thanks to recent rampant speculation, the price of Bitcoin is hitting all-time highs on a minute-by-min…
    - 34 mins ago 11 Dec 17, 10:01pm -
  • !This is one of the most important devices for any home, but so many people forget about it
    Most people think that their internet goes down every time the power goes out in their home. Technically that’s true, we suppose, but it’s only because your modem and Wi-Fi router need power to operate. If you want to ensure your computers, phone…
    - 59 mins ago 11 Dec 17, 9:36pm -
  • !Super-fast battery charging could be the Galaxy S9’s secret weapon
    We don’t only care about how long a smartphone battery can last, we also want it to charge as quickly as possible so that we’re never out of juice.Battery size can’t grow significantly in the near future, considering that we’ve reached a so…
    - 1 hour ago 11 Dec 17, 9:11pm -
  • !Verizon’s TV strategy sounds like a mess
    Thanks to those gosh-darn millenials' refusal to pay $100 a month for a cable package, the traditional TV industry is going through a tough time right now. Pay TV packages are being dropped faster than ever before, and new cord-cutting cable alternat…
    - 2 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 8:46pm -
  • !Newegg’s Green Monday sales event has begun – here are 10 of the best deals
    If you thought your wallet might be safe now that Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Cyber Week have all come to an end, think again. On Monday many retailers kicked off their Green Monday sales events, once again slashing prices on thousands of products…
    - 2 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 8:22pm -

The Red Ferret Journal

  • !GateKeeper – Secure Your Device From Distance! [REVIEW]
    Do you have to constantly change your password for security reasons are tired of having to remember it all on your own? Well good news! The GateKeeper is the little gadget that locks and unlocks your computer automatically so you don’t have to worr…
    - 12 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 10:30am -
  • !Tesla Powerbank – keep your phone charged with the best in the business
    Our phones need power to run and one of the most well-known names in energy right now is Tesla. If you think they only make attractive solar panels and cars, then surprise! The Tesla Powerbank is an attractive powerbank for charging your mobile devic…
    - 13 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 10:00am -
  • !University of the People – this uni is tuition free but it’s not free
    College in the US is expensive. This is a fact that no one is disputing. Although free tuition has been batted around in many states, it’s been very, very slow to take off. Rather than wait for mass adoption of the free tuition system, University o…
    - 13 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 10:00am -
  • Aukey Mini Drone – World’s Smallest and Cheapest Mini Drone! [REVIEW]
    If you’re looking for a solid drone to get started with, don’t overlook the Aukey Mini Drone. It may be quite cute but don’t be fooled, it’s loud, fast and extremely versatile. Perfect for people just starting out those who just love flying d…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 10:30am -
  • SlySaver – the backpack that may save your life
    Whenever I’m in a tall building I worry about how I will get out in case of an emergency. I’m sure I’m not alone in this particular thought exercise. The SkySaver is the back pack that was made to save your life in case of a high-rise emergency…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 10:00am -

The iPhone Blog

  • !Google just released a tool that helps security researchers hack iPhones
    Google has released a tool that allows security researchers to hack into any Apple devices running iOS 11.1.2 in order to find bugs.According to an article by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai at Motherboard, this morning Google released a powerful too…
    - 1 hour ago 11 Dec 17, 9:07pm -
  • !Facebook is trying to make the Poke happen again
    Poke poke poke poke poke poke poke... 👀📱Remember when Facebook first started and you and your friends took the time to obnoxiously poke each other back and forth (and if you're too young to know what I'm taking about, think of it as a less en…
    - 2 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 8:54pm -
  • !The best tech deals that you don't want to miss out on
    Our friends at Thrifter post some great deals every day, and here are the best ones available right now!From mobile phones to general tech, home goods and much more, the team at Thrifter is scouring the web every single day to find the best deals…
    - 2 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 8:36pm -
  • !Apple has donated $1M to fire relief efforts for southern California
    Photo courtesy of the LA Department of TransportationApple wants to "aid in the rebuilding and recovery" of the communities in southern California affected by the recent rash of extremely destructive wildfires in the area.According to a statement…
    - 3 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 8:02pm -
  • !Missed Hour of Code? Learn to program with these helpful guides!
    Code code code and code some more 💻Apple's Code.org-partnered Hour of Code workshops were a great success, helping those interested in development learn the basics in a friendly, welcoming way. But whether you went to a workshop and want more in…
    - 4 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 7:00pm -

CNet News

Android Authority

The Gadget Flow

  • 9 Social Media Hacks for Crowdfunding Campaigns
    We’ve talked about this many times before and, by now, I think you’re aware of the importance of social media hacks for your crowdfunding campaign. However, if I had to add something new to everything you’ve already heard before, I’d... Cont…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 17, 8:42pm -
  • Meet the Robots That Will Make Tomorrow’s Gadgets
    From Westworld to The Terminator, movies have often imagined a dystopian future where deadly robots would cause havoc. Another popular characterization is a cute, human-like machine — think WALL-E or the Star Wars droids. Yet our modern reality is…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 7:00am -
  • 25Inch.me Will Make You an Inflatable Alter Ego
    Do you ever get the feeling that no-one is really listening to you? Okay, so you might already have mentioned Stranger Things eight times today. But that doesn’t make your plot theories any less important. Thankfully, you no longer need... Continu…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 12:35am -
  • Lucis Smart Wireless LED Lighting Is A Portable, Powerful, And Delightful Lamp
    If you read my review of the Nanoleaf Aurora and Koogeek LB1, you’ll know that you can never have enough smart lighting. Being able to control your lights with a smartphone app starts as a treat and evolves into a... Continue Reading
    - 4 days ago 7 Dec 17, 4:22pm -
  • How to Make Use of the First 3 Days of Your Crowdfunding Campaign
    Many project creators still believe that crowdfunding is all about launching your campaign on popular platforms such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo. They think that doing so is enough to get backers for your campaigns. But, this isn’t enough to make..…
    - 5 days ago 7 Dec 17, 7:00am -

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