• !VW's electric microbus will become a reality in 2022
    When Volkswagen unveiled the ID Buzz, the assumption was that it would meet the same fate as many concept cars: it'd look good at an auto show, and promptly disappear when cold economic realities set in. Thankfully, the Buzz won't suffer that fate..…
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  • !Nest's sub-$200 thermostat might swap metal for plastic
    The Nest thermostat's premium looks match its pretty hefty price tag, but if you're cool with a simpler version that can still do the job, you may want to wait it out. Evan Blass, a notable gadget leaker known as evleaks, has tweeted an image of what…
    - 2 hours ago 19 Aug 17, 10:27pm -
  • !Uber favors former GE leader as its next CEO
    Ever since Uber ousted CEO Travis Kalanick, there's been one overriding question: just who would be daring enough to replace him and salvage the ridesharing outfit's tattered reputation? At last, an answer is emerging. Recode sources hear that form…
    - 3 hours ago 19 Aug 17, 8:59pm -
  • !Dell founder offers low-key response to Charlottesville violence
    Tech giants like Apple and Intel have vocally opposed both the racist violence in Charlottesville and President Trump's equivocating response to it, but former manufacturing council member Dell has remained silent. Where's its statement? Well, compan…
    - 5 hours ago 19 Aug 17, 7:28pm -
  • !Recommended Reading: Netflix's heroes return in 'The Defenders'
    'The Defenders' IsThrilling SuperheroTeam-Up EntertainmentMark Hughes,ForbesNetflix's last Marvel series, Iron Fist, didn't quite offer the same thrills as its previous three original series. Its fourth installment that unites all four heroes…
    - 6 hours ago 19 Aug 17, 6:00pm -


  • Stuff Your Closet With Under Armour Gear During Amazon's One-Day Sale
    Amazon’s running a new fitness-focused Gold Box to get you ready for going outside, this time with a solid selection of Under Armour apparel for men, women, and kids all marked down to great low prices.Read more...
    - 92 days ago 19 May 17, 12:26pm -
  • The CIA Runs 'Shark Tank' Competitions Internally For New Tech Ideas
    The ABC show Shark Tank gives aspiring entrepreneurs a chance to pitch business investors on their ideas. And according to new reports, the CIA has its own version of Shark Tank to get personnel thinking about espionage technology in innovative ways.…
    - 93 days ago 19 May 17, 12:00pm -
  • Julian Assange Rape Investigation Dropped by Swedish Prosecutors Over Technicality
    Swedish prosecutors just announced that they are dropping the rape investigation against Julian Assange, the cofounder of Wikileaks. But it’s not yet clear if Assange will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London anytime soon.Read more...
    - 93 days ago 19 May 17, 10:30am -
  • The First Reactions for Wonder Woman Are Spectacular
    The release of Wonder Woman is just a few short weeks away and DC’s latest film is currently screening for the media. Full reviews are still under embargo—but tonight, Warner Bros. allowed non-spoiler reactions on social media, and they were almo…
    - 93 days ago 19 May 17, 2:00am -
  • The Biggest Android News Came Nearly a Week Before I/O
    I/O, Google’s huge developer conference/outdoor coding festival will be wrapping up in Mountain View tomorrow. Thousands of developers have been soaking in the sun and knowledge while Google woos them with free Google Homes, raw vegan salads, and a…
    - 93 days ago 18 May 17, 9:59pm -


  • !These solar glass blocks would make great skylights for your solar roof
     If you’re going to be decking your roof out with solar tiles, there’s a possibility that you may forgo what might be the best placement of a skylight in favor of more solar cell square footage. Luckily solar glass is fast becoming an option, an…
    - 23 hours ago 19 Aug 17, 1:13am -
  • This 3D-printed robotic arm is built for sign language
     While we usually see robotics applied to industrial or research applications, there are plenty of ways they could help in everyday life as well: an autonomous guide for blind people, for instance, or a kitchen bot that helps disabled folks cook. Or…
    - 1 day ago 18 Aug 17, 11:36pm -
  • Google Home now works with Spotify free accounts
     For all the talk of how voice assistants could be the future of IoT or computing in general, the only consistently engaging use of home assistants like Echo or Google Home seems to be audio playback. Today, Google is making it a bit easier for the…
    - 1 day ago 18 Aug 17, 4:48pm -
  • A defense company put a machine gun on a drone
     Duke Robotics, a military contractor, has produced a video for their unique and uniquely dangerous new tool, TIKAD. This drone platform looks fairly basic – a custom multi-rotor drone with a chassis on the bottom to hold what looks like a strippe…
    - 2 days ago 17 Aug 17, 4:43pm -
  • Nintendo’s Splatoon 2 Switch bundle will be a Walmart exclusive
     Want those snazzy neon green and pink Switch controllers you’ve been coveting? In the U.S. and Canada, you’ll have to head to Walmart to pick up the Splatoon 2 Switch console bundle – at least initially. The bundle, announced today by Nintend…
    - 2 days ago 17 Aug 17, 3:33pm -

Gear Factor

    Boy Genius Report

    • !Watch a motorcyclist fly over 250 feet off a cliff and live to tell the tale
      There's nothing remotely cool about accidentally flying 250 feet off of a cliff — that is, unless you survive and your motorcycle's camera records the entire thing. A motorcyclist named Matthew Murray found himself in these unfortunate and painful…
      - 5 hours ago 19 Aug 17, 7:02pm -
    • !Watch Tina Fey blast Trump in hilarious cameo on ‘Weekend Update’
      If one were to put together a list of the funniest and most influential Saturday Night Live cast members in history, there's no denying that Tina Fey would not only make the cut, but that she would be close to the top of the list. Since leaving SNL i…
      - 8 hours ago 19 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
    • !7 different iPhone 7 and 7 Plus cases are discounted in this big Amazon sale
      Is your iPhone lacking in the protection department? You’re so close to Apple’s next-generation iPhone launch, so it would really be a shame to drop your phone now and break it. After all, you’re going to need its full trade-in value to go towa…
      - 10 hours ago 19 Aug 17, 2:30pm -
    • !8 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
      It’s that time of the week when we look at the many, many sides of cinematography. We’ve got a fine selection of new movie trailers for you, as well as a reminder that The Hitman’s Bodyguard and Logan Lucky are in theaters this week. On top of…
      - 11 hours ago 19 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
    • !Scientists remotely hacked a brain, controlling body movements
      Imagine someone remotely controlling your brain, forcing your body's central processing organ to send messages to your muscles that you didn't authorize. It's an incredibly scary thought, but scientists have managed to accomplish this science fiction…
      - 21 hours ago 19 Aug 17, 3:05am -

    The Red Ferret Journal

    • Police Box Fridge Kit – make sure your pizza rolls aren’t going on adventures
      Fan of Dr. Who? Wish you could have your own T.A.R.D.I.S in your home or, even better, it could be your home! Well you can’t because you are not a Time Lord. You are a human, I’m sorry. But you can fake it with the Police Box Fridge Kit. This is…
      - 2 days ago 18 Aug 17, 9:00am -
    • No More Numbers – what we thought we knew about best password practices was wrong
      I know we talked about passwords earlier this week but here’s some news going forward: Forget random characters and numbers when making your password, turns out they don’t make your information any more safe than your pet’s name. Bill Burr, the…
      - 2 days ago 18 Aug 17, 9:00am -
    • Infinity Cube – 100$ Fidget Toy! [REVIEW]
      The Infinity Cube from Bastion Gear looks slick, but comes with a price tag of 100$! Is it worth it though? //www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xWiFUf494w You’re probably reading this wondering how in the world this costs 100$? Well it’s made out of the f…
      - 3 days ago 17 Aug 17, 9:30am -
    • ShooAway Fly Deterrent – say goodbye to flies at your next BBQ
      Cooking outside is awesome, have you been to a BBQ? It’s amazing, right? Flies however are not awesome, they’re the worst. Keep them off your delicious food with the ShooAway Fly Deterrent. The gadget that does the shooing for you. There are no c…
      - 3 days ago 17 Aug 17, 9:00am -
    • Travelmate – the smart suitcase for all your travel needs
      Carrying your suitcase is a lot of work, it is much better if your suitcase carries itself. The Travelmate is a robot suitcase that will follow you around faithfully, like a puppy or some sort of robot butler, carrying your things and helping you liv…
      - 3 days ago 17 Aug 17, 9:00am -

    The iPhone Blog

    • !Everything you need to know about Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing
      Apple's Photo Stream service is split into two parts. The first part conveniently saves your personal photos to iCloud and wirelessly syncs them between your devices. The second part, now known as iCloud Photo Sharing, lets you create shared Photo St…
      - 5 hours ago 19 Aug 17, 7:00pm -
    • !Best gear for watching the 2017 total solar eclipse
      On August 21, the moon will completely cover the sun for 2.5 minutes. If you're planning on watching the total solar eclipse, you'll want to bring a couple of things with you.2017 marks the first time in nearly 40 years that North America has seen…
      - 7 hours ago 19 Aug 17, 5:00pm -
    • !How to take photos of the Solar Eclipse with your smartphone
      Looking to snap some stellar photos of the solar eclipse? Here's everything you need to know!It's not every day that we get to see a total solar eclipse — and it's especially not every day where everyone in North America can see it (especially…
      - 8 hours ago 19 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
    • !Get lifetime access to PressShack University WordPress training for only $39
      These days it seems like everyone has a website, so if you want to get yours noticed, you need to have the know-how to build something attractive and functional. WordPress is one of the leading ways to host your own website thanks to an enormous set…
      - 9 hours ago 19 Aug 17, 3:30pm -
    • !Best USB-C Card Readers for Mac
      Need a USB-C card reader for your Mac? Here are some fantastic options!USB-C is becoming the new standard connector and Apple is jumping on board in a big way. The newest MacBook Pro surprised everyone by only having Thunderbolt 3 (A.K.A USB-C) por…
      - 9 hours ago 19 Aug 17, 3:00pm -

    CNet News

    Android Authority

    The Gadget Flow

    • Bensly Makes Luxury Apparel with an Eco-Friendly Edge
      In an attempt to drive down prices, many fashion labels have gradually reduced their quality over the years. As a result, the garments only look good for a few washes. Many such clothes are then quickly consigned to the trash.... Continue Reading
      - 2 days ago 18 Aug 17, 6:00am -
    • How Withings Evolved to Be the New Force in Health Technology
      Up until last year, Withings was an independent French startup with big ideas. The brand was best known for its smart bathroom scales, which allowed users to monitor key health metrics. The Withings range also included stylish activity tracker watche…
      - 2 days ago 18 Aug 17, 6:00am -
    • How Working Remotely Increases Your Work Productivity
      Running a company with a nearly 100% remote workforce is not easy. However, statistics show that nearly half of the world’s employed population will be working remotely by 2020. In fact, I feel that remote working ends up making you more... Conti…
      - 3 days ago 17 Aug 17, 11:05am -
    • Love Vintage Style? You Need to See the Stunning H Series Watch Collection
      There is something about classic watch design that outdoes the modern competition. Somehow, seeing a physical movement ticking away feels more authentic than glancing at yet another touchscreen. You might also say there is something reassuring about…
      - 4 days ago 16 Aug 17, 6:00am -
    • TeeBags Brings Golfing Fun to Tailgating
      For more than a century, one lawn game has ruled them all. You may know it as cornhole or bean bag toss; you may use house rules or stick with tradition. Either way, the game of throwing bean-filled sacks into... Continue Reading
      - 4 days ago 16 Aug 17, 6:00am -

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