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The new Mini Wired Gamepad for PS4 looks like the perfect travel companion... +
If youve been holding out for a cheaper, more compact PlayStation 4 controller for the young one in your household, youre in luck. This week, Sony announced on the PlayStation Blog th...
Lawmakers try their hand at banning ticketing bots, but it's not the end of them... +
The Australian state of New South Wales will ban these ticket bots as part of laws passed on Wednesday, which makes it the first jurisdiction in the country to do so....
Make America late again: US 'lags' China in IT security bug reporting... +
Mind the gap The US is starting to fall well behind China in terms of the speed at which organizations are alerted to reported security vulnerabilities, according to a study out this week by threat intel biz Recorded Future.…...
Verizon will fix your smartphone's screen for $29... +
It happens to the best of us. You buy a new mobile phone, you get a case, you try to be extra careful, but you drop it. Cracked screens happen often enough that most major carriers and device manufacturers have a separate section in their mobile prot......
Twitter shares its roadmap to curb abuse... +
It includes new features and new levels of transparency. ...
Sleep crusader Arianna Huffington made an app that shuts your phone up... +
Arianna Huffington partnered with Samsung on a Samsung-exclusive app that blocks your phone notifications and lets people know you're in ...
Verizon expects strong iPhone X demand this holiday season... +
The iPhone X sure is expensive, but that doesnt mean that Apple wont sell millions upon millions of units this year. Most reports say that Apple may meet its production goals for 2017 after all, ...
FoTW: LED Strips Make Awful Servo Drivers... +
British Great Tits Are Evolving Longer Beaks Because Of Bird Feeders... +
The said British national pastime of bird feeding may have caused British tits to rapidly develop longer beaks. The birds with the longer beaks evidently visit automated bird feeders more often that those with shorter beaks....
Japan finds long, deep tunnel on the Moon... +
With fewer meteors, lower radiation and better weather, this is a nice place for a colony Japan's lunar orbiter has found a long, deep tunnel under the Moon's surface.…...
Meet the five new Gen 3 Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go this weekend... +
On Thursday morning, Niantic revealed the details of the long-awaited Pokemon Go Halloween 2017 event, which begins on Friday at 12:00 PM PT. Along with offering players double candy for catching a...
Telstra offers AFL app refunds: ACCC... +
Following concerns from the ACCC that Telstra did not clearly notify customers after restricting the viewing size of its live AFL streaming app, the telco is offering refunds to some customers....
AI Weekly: Bixbys biggest challenge might be time... +
On Wednesday, just a few months after its AI assistant Bixby made its debut, Samsung announced plans for a revamped version open to developers, with Viv Labs tech. Viv, from the creators of Apple's Siri, was acquired by Samsung a year ago.On Wednesday...
How AI and robots are eating desperately-needed jobs in India... +
Creating a digital economy is a fine idea but who is going to fuel it if over 100 million people have no jobs? This is the fundamental dilemma confronting Indian workers....
Australian government awards AU$5.9m in R&D grants to support defence operations... +
Five organisations have been awarded Defence Innovation Hub grants for the research and development of underwater acoustic sensors and VR-based resilience training programs, among others....
Google wants bug hunters to probe popular Android apps for bugs... +
Google has started another bug bounty initiative: the Google Play Security Reward Program. While the name of the program might suggest that bug hunters will be after vulnerabilities in Google’s official Android app market, in reality they will be as...
Razers Basilisk gaming mouse successfully hones in on first-person shooters... +
A gaming mouse isn't always just a gaming mouse. Take Razer's new Basilisk. The PC gaming gear company built it specifically for first-person shooter games. It'll work with everything else, but it has specialized features to maximize its perfo...
Archaeologists find gates of Hell in Saudi Arabia... +
When researchers are searching for remnants of structures and settlements constructed by ancient peoples they typically focus on areas that are hospitable to human life. A new discovery in Saudi Ar...
Intel X299 Motherboard Roundup... +
This roundup of Intel X299 Skylake-X & Kaby Lake-X motherboards pulls from our reviews, and includes recommendations for gaming, value & performance....
IBM broke its cloud by letting three domain names expire... +
Hang on? Isn't Big Blue betting the company on a clever cloud? Yup. It is. Sigh Back in September, IBM was left red-faced when its global load balancer and reverse DNS services fell over for 21 hours.…...
Government-wide SAP deal expected to save IT coin... +
The enterprise technology firm will continue to provide the Australian government with products and services where appropriate, but under a new whole-of-government agreement expected to save IT procurement costs....
Google Play lets you test drive Android apps before installing them... +
Google's Instant Apps are available in a few places for curious Android users, but they've been conspicuously absent in one place: the Play Store. Wouldn't you want to check out an app before committing to it? You can now. Google is now buildi...
Privacy Shield gets EU's nod of approval... +
Last year's framework which organized how Washington uses and protects data from EU citizens gets the nod of approval of the European Union this week. The EU-US Privacy Shield, a data pact which replaced the old Safe Harbor agreement, went through its...
Elon Musk's Boring Company digs into a plan for tunnel from Baltimore to D.C.... +
One of billionaire Elon Musk's lesser-known ventures is taking the spotlight with word that The Boring Company is looking into digging a rapid-transit tunnel between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. That's not all: Musk says the company is putting t...
Madison Reed just raised another $25 million to open hair color bars across the U.S.... +
You get to a certain age, and if you're remotely vain (and let's face it, you are), you need to have your hair colored fairly frequently. You're hardly.....
Klipsch offers up premium powered floorstanders, the R-28PFs... +
Klipsch has debuted two new sets of powered speakers -- the R-28PF floorstanders and the R-14PM powered monitors -- which offer digital connections and Bluetooth....
Google Daydream View (2017) review... +
Got a Samsung Galaxy Note 8? LG V30? Pixel 2 XL? Interested in virtual reality? Google's Daydream View (2017) headset lets you quickly jump right in to play games, watch 360-degree content, and more. It costs a little more, but boasts considerably bet...
Facebook tackles race hate problem head on with programming tool... +
Clashing threads put in their place by RacerD In Facebook's advertising business, a race condition might be construed as an ethnic descriptor used to prevent purchased ads from being displayed to a particular racial group.…...
At 290 mph, the Hennessey Venom F5 will make hurricanes and supercars cower... +
The Texas-built Hennessey Venom F5 isn't just fast, it's gunning for a new world production speed record. At 1,400 horsepower, the twin-turbo V8-powered speed demon may leave the Bugatti Chiron in the rearview. The post At 290 mph, the Hennessey V...
'Pokemon Go' hopes new monsters will get you outside this fall... +
While Pokémon Go may have lost some of its shine due to a number of problems like poorly run public events and a divisive invitation-only special battle system, the mobile game still has a decent fanbase. The developers have been adding new li......
Here's everything you need to know about the 2018 Honda CR-V... +
U.S. buyers continue to vote for the Honda CR-V with their dollars. From the low $20,000s to mid $30,000s, the CR-V offers comfort, convenience, reliability and high resale value. The post Here's everything you need to know about the 2018 Honda CR-V a...
Ubuntu Linux will never be the same after version 17.10... +
The latest version of Ubuntu Linux is here with the GNOME desktop as its new interface, as Ubuntu bids adieu to its own takes on the Linux desktop....
With new investment, Boeing is trying to make drones a part of your life... +
Boeing has invested in Near Earth Autonomy, which develops technology for unmanned flying vehicles....
Report: AT&T is making the dumbest smartphone accessory of 2017... +
In a world of phone-holding hats and bluetooth-connected fidget spinners, I know that calling anything the worst is a bold statement. But I invite you to take a journey into the feste...
Googles AVA dataset raises the bar for identifying human actions in videos... +
Today Google announced a new labeled dataset of human actions taking place in videos. That may sound obscure, but it's a big deal for anyone working to solve.....
18 pessimistic opinions on the next 10 years of fake news (and 5 optimistic ones)... +
A topic like fake news (more broadly the question of trust and verification on the internet) is a complex one. Sometimes you just have to poll the room and.....
Twitter now has a timeline to go after bullies and trolls... +
For the first time, the social network makes its safety calendar public. Now you can see when it plans to enforce rules against abusive and hateful behavior....
YouTube star Casey Neistat slams video sharing sites ad strategy... +
YouTube star Casey Neistat has slammed the video sharing sites ad strategy, saying that the platforms content creators are suffering. Neistat, who has more than 8 million subscribers on YouTube, ...
Newegg is selling a 34-inch 3440-by-1440 display for $480 today... +
Newegg's deals email today has a nice deal on an LG 34-inch 21:9 ultrawide display. Today, you can get the LG 34UB88-P for $480 . It's a FreeSync monitor, meaning you can sync up refresh rates with a compatible AMD Radeon graphics card. To get the...
Emotional Fugitive Detector turns your face into a game controller... +
Emotional Fugitive Detector is an imposing silver box from a dystopian future in which personal expression has been outlawed. It's a co-op video game installation by graduate students from New York University's game design program, who have taken ...
Ultimate Ears BLAST and MEGABLAST speakers support both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth... +
Regardless of your opinion of Bluetooth speakers, you can't deny that they usually sound better than the integrated speakers found on smartphones and tablets. Sure, many audiophiles will decry the use of wireless for speaker connectivity, but if you s...
Need to know how to open RAR files? Here's how to do it... +
Few things are more bothersome than not being able to open a file when you need it most. Check out our quick guide about how to open RAR files in Windows and MacOS. We will walk you through it, step by step. The post Need to know how to open RAR files? He...
NZXT adds a trio of cases to their lineup, and a brain as well... +
To start with the most interesting of the four product announcements from NZXT, take a look at the Grid+ V3 . This is a smart fan controller which offers both voltage and PWM control via the CAM software suite. There are six separate channels on the Grid,...
POP!_OS is a developer-focused minimalist Linux distro from System 76... +
There aren’t that many Linux hardware manufacturers around. Of the few that exist, System 76 is amongst the most well-known. It offers a slew of laptops and desktops, all shipping with the popular Ubuntu distro pre-installed, saving customers hours of was...
The most popular Netflix show of the summer might surprise you... +
Netflix came into 2017 with a prospective content budget of $6 billion. Midway through October, Netflix has already released dozens of original series and movies this year with plenty more to come,...
Adobe wants to let you draw data visualizations by letting you draw data visualizations... +
Every year at its MAX conference, Adobe shows off a couple of interesting prototypes that may or may net end up in one of its products. This year is no.....
Now Twitter's quest to become a 'safer' place has a schedule... +
You no longer have to wonder when you'll see Twitter implement the new rules promised by its CEO and outlined in that leaked email. The social network has released a "Safety Calendar," which details when it will roll out a series of new rules ...
Verizon reportedly eyes spring 2018 as new launch date for TV streaming service... +
Continued negotiations over rights are reportedly stalling the service while competitors flourish....
Studio makes running more exciting with coaching, music and competition... +
Jason Baptiste wants you to run. He said he's seen the personal benefits of running since 2009, when he became unhappy with his weight and committed to run a.....
Keep your eyes on the road with Plex for Android Auto... +
Drivers who want access to their Plex media library while behind the wheel now have a much safer option with Plex for Android Auto. The new service provides a way to access media via voice. The post Keep your eyes on the road with Plex for Android Auto ap...