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Dell XPS 12 Hands-on: Best 2-in-1 Keyboard Yet...[ + ]
Dell's new XPS 12 is the tablet that can replace the tablet that can replace your laptop. Featuring a high-resolution 12.5-inch display and detachable keyboard, this Surface Pro 4 challenger w......
Dell's new XPS 12 tablet uses magnets to turn into a laptop...[ + ]
Dell has tried some weird 2-in-1 designs in the past that haven't really worked out. Spurred on by the release of Windows 8, the last major attempt for the XPS 12 involved a spinning display that......
Dell's XPS 15 now has a beautiful edge-to-edge display...[ + ]
Dell released an XPS 13 earlier this year that blew everyone away. The edge-to-edge display was unlike anything we'd seen in a laptop of that size before, and the small and light form factor was......
Dell's redesigned XPS 15 is a bigger version of our favorite Windows laptop...[ + ]
Whenever people ask what my favorite Windows laptop is, I'm always quick to say the Dell XPS 13. It has very few flaws to speak of, with a stylish design, comfy keyboard, vibrant screen and fast performance. It's no surprise, then, that when Del...
Dell's latest XPS 12 looks like a Surface rival, feels like a step backward...[ + ]
We first reviewed the Dell XPS 12 back in 2012, when Windows 8 had just come out and touchscreens on PCs weren't yet standard. It had a weird design, but it worked: a screen that flipped around inside its frame, allowing you to convert the 12-inch......
Dell XPS 15: Skylake-powered MacBook rival is 'world's thinnest' 15in laptop...[ + ]
Also updates 12in and 13in XPS devices...
Dell XPS 15 Supersizes Sweet Infinity Display for $999...[ + ]
Taking a cue from its groundbreaking 13-inch notebook, Dell has redesigned the XPS 15 with a sleeker design and edge-to-edge display, and lowered the starting price to $999. This 15-inch notebook, w......
Peugeot Citroën's self-driving car makes Paris to Bordeaux run
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A PSA Peugeot Citroën driverless vehicle has journeyed 580 km (360 miles) on the motorway from Paris to Bordeaux entirely in autonomous mode. Automatically maintaining its speed to the road conditions and traffic, as well as independently changing lanes t...
Singapore Home Furnishing E-Tailer HipVan Unboxes A $3.3M Series A Round...[ + ]
HipVan, an online furniture store based in Singapore, has closed a $3.3 million Series A funding round. The investment was led by Golden Gate Ventures, the.....
Watch Adobe's Monument Mode erase tourists from photos in real time...[ + ]
Adobe's MAX conference took place last night, showing off technology, software, and features the company is currently working on. One of the stars of this year's show was ...
HP and pals release open source switch OS...[ + ]
OpenSwitch is a “brite box” NOS that welcomes being forked up HP, Intel, VMware, Broadcom and pals have released a new, open-source, network operating system (NOS).…...
I had my brain scanned by a computer and all I got was this lousy T-shirt - CNET...[ + ]
Clothing brand Uniqlo has a new feature in its Sydney store: a brain-wave-reading device that will pick a T-shirt based on your mood. But does it work? CNET's Nic Healey decided to investigate....
Sony Xperia Z5 review...[ + ]
We find out whether the Japanese firm has resolved the Xperia Z3+ Snapdragon 810 battery drain problems...
After Trademark Cease And Desist, Brewery Change Beer Named 'Night Train' To 'Night Rain'...[ + ]
It's a damned dirty shame that if you search Techdirt stories for "beer" -- all you come away with are stories about silly trademark fights that ought never have happened. Of all the possible tangential topics having to do with beer, one of life's great p...
Tiny Robot Smartphone: Invasion Earth 2016 – prepare to be facially recognised humans...[ + ]
Does the titchy T-800 run Android? Yeah, probably Japanese electronics firm Sharp has presented a prototype smartphone which is also a functioning tiny robot.…...
Talk revealing p0wnable surceillance cams pulled after legal threat...[ + ]
Hard-coded creds, flaws galore, plague pricey peepers Hack in the Box Swiss researcher Gianni Gnesa says the most popular network surveillance cameras currently sold on Amazon contain easy remote exploitable vulnerabilities that allow hackers to gain adm...
Android founder says next major wave of computing will be AI...[ + ]
In a talk at Code/Mobile, Android founder Andy Rubin said that he believes the next major wave of computing will be in the realm of artificial intelligence. Rubin, who left Google to start a hardware startup incubator called Playground, said that a......
America's top courts may have to prove how truly dull they are by law...[ + ]
US congresscriters propose web vid streaming, Judge Judy it ain't Four members of the US Congress will unveil a law bill on Thursday that would ensure hearings in the nation's highest courts are streamed online.…...
Windows 10 mobile upgrade coming in December...[ + ]
If you're not dressed in Lumia Denim, you'll need to make Windows 8.1 look cool forever Microsoft has slipped out news that an upgrade to Windows 10 on mobile devices will land in December.…...
Move over Sling TV? Amazon may create live TV service to compete against cable...[ + ]
Definitely a streaming service that would have the potential to take a bite out of cable companies, Amazon is considering the possibility of offering a live TV subscription service like Sling TV. The post Move over Sling TV? Amazon may create live TV serv...
Light's L16 camera challenges DSLRs with 16 lenses in one package...[ + ]
Photography startup Light has launched L16, which the company's calling a "a multi-aperture computational camera," at the Code/Mobile conference. It's named L16, because it's equipped with 16 individual lenses, though unlike bulky...
So says Google and pals as they launch Accelerated Mobile Pages project Open source Accelerated Mobile Pages project bans the bits that slow browsers Alphabet's ads, search and cloud subsidiary Google has announced a new project it hopes will speed web pa...
Quantcast Launches Audience Grid To Connect Online And Offline Ad Targeting...[ + ]
Online advertisers and publishers might get a lot smarter about their audiences' offline habits, thanks to a new product from Quantcast called Audience Grid......
Pompeiians healthy before volcanic death, CT scans reveal - CNET...[ + ]
The victims of Mount Vesuvius, preserved in ash for nearly 2,000 years, have been CT scanned, revealing details of their lives....
Go Find Out If Your iPhone Has a Good or a Bad Processor...[ + ]
As it turns out, not all new iPhones are created equal. Theres two different versions of the A9 processor, and while theyre mostly the same, one of the chips seems to be killing battery life....
Medium Debuts Publishing API And New Writing Features, Including Mentions...[ + ]
Medium unveiled a new publishing API today, as well as a roster of new publishing features to make formatting, editing, and commenting simpler....
Redirecting to /how-to/how-to-easily-save-pictures-from-texts-on-android/...[ + ]
'Astroneer' is a planetary exploration game on a grand scale...[ + ]
Games like Kerbal Space Program are great at depicting the challenges of getting to another planet, but there isn't usually much to do when you arrive beyond planting a flag. Wouldn't it be nice to really, truly explore those alien worlds and ma...
BMW focuses on the "S" in SUV with new M40i
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For a long time now, BMW has hung its hat on the fact its cars are the Ultimate Driving Machines. All of its vehicles – including the big SUVs and front-drive minivans – are billed sharp handling sports cars. That same mentality is writ large in the new X...
Android Marshmallow lets users translate text directly in-app...[ + ]
With Google Translate, Android Marshmallow users can now get in-app translations....
Artificial intelligence is the next major wave of computing, Android creator says - CNET...[ + ]
Andy Rubin, the father of Google's mobile software, also says the industry needs to start figuring out how to interact with devices that don't have a screen -- like washing machines....
Yamaha introduces the road-oriented YZF-R1S superbike
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The third member of Yamaha’s famous superbike family has been officially unveiled for the USA and Canada. The R1S features several changes specifically devised to enhance road use, while retaining the same basic dynamics, engine tech and electronic arsena...
The FAA is Planning a System to Find Illegal Drones Near Airports...[ + ]
Flying a quadrotor near an actual airport is a dumb idea to begin with, but it hasnt stopped some people. So, the FAA is testing technology that would track down dronesor any other R/C aircraftthat are getting a little too close for comfort....
Post-Stuxnet hack group builds formidable LinkedIn phish network...[ + ]
Iran-based 'Cleaver' team hacking its way through networks, airport security An accomplished Iran-based attack group known as "Cleaver" has created a network of at least 25 well-developed LinkedIn profiles to assist a social engineering campaign hitting t...
'Indivisible' is a hand-drawn JRPG that needs your help...[ + ]
The folks behind Skullgirls are at it again, and this time they're taking to crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo for a hand in creating a gorgeous hand-drawn role-playing game, Indivisible. As BoingBoing points out, perhaps one of the more interesting......
Lumo smart shorts offer real-time feedback on your jogging technique
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While they do a fine job of keeping our dignity intact, the waistbands in our running shorts harbor more potential in the eyes of California-based Lumo. The wearables company believes there's some useful data to be gleaned by tracking movement in our hips...
Medium’s redesigned website wants to bring us back to blogging...[ + ]
Medium has a new suite of features and a fresh design that it hopes will help transform the platform into the go-to reading and writing hub for the internet. The Medium redesign, announced at a......
Alphabet Now Owns abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com...[ + ]
Since it couldn't buy ABC.com or Alphabet.com, Google Alphabet has acquired the next best thing. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com Google announced the.....
Celebrating 20 years of exoplanet discovery
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This month marks the 20th anniversary of the first discovery of a planet orbiting a Sun-like star outside of our solar system – 51 Pegasi b. This event represented a watershed moment in astronomy, and since this point, over 1,800 exoplanets have been disc...
Apple to add transit directions to Apple Maps in Sydney and Boston...[ + ]
At its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple announced that transit directions would finally be coming to Apple Maps with iOS 9 in a few select cities....
Laundroid is the laundry-folding robot of our dreams, slightly ominous in execution - CNET...[ + ]
A hulking, evil black monolith? No, it's actually just a robot that's come to eliminate one of the most tedious chores known to mankind....
New trailer for the 'Sherlock' Victorian Special reveals more clues - CNET...[ + ]
Watch Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Holmes and Watson, as the pair stumbles upon a murder shrouded in mystery and fog in Victorian London....
Report: Dell in merger talks with storage giant EMC...[ + ]
Deal would strengthen Dell's increasingly enterprise-oriented focus....
Meet the laundry-folding washing machine of our lazy-ass future...[ + ]
Socks are the hardest. For an future washing machine that washes, dries and then folds the results, it's one of the small barriers that remains in that latter stage. But as a research project that started back in 2008, Laundroid is finally getting......
Microsoft starts backup of on-prem workloads and desktops to Azure...[ + ]
Repeat after us: 'Microsoft values its close partnerships with backup software vendors' Microsoft has announced it will now offer backups of on-premises SQL Server, Hyper-V virtual machines, SharePoint Server, Microsoft Exchange and windows clients to Azu...
For some radio stations, October isnt too early for Christmas music...[ + ]
These two radio stations, which have begun playing Christmas music non-stop nearly three months before the holiday, want to start celebrating early regardless of the backlash. The post For some radio stations, October isn’t too early for Christmas ...
Twitter's goal for the next year is to be simpler and easier to use...[ + ]
With the introduction of curated Moments, it's clear that Twitter is trying very hard to not only keep its existing userbase, but also to make its product easier to use, especially for newcomers. At the Code/Mobile event in Half Moon Bay, Twitter...
Unionized video game voice actors overwhelmingly approve strike vote...[ + ]
Reps will head back to bargaining table before approving work stoppage....
Steve Jobs' legacy 'hijacked,' says Apple's Jony Ive - CNET...[ + ]
Apple's chief design guru shares insight into what it was like to collaborate with Apple's co-founder....
Jony Ive's touching tribute to Steve Jobs...[ + ]
Four years after the founder's death, Apple's Jony Ive says the thing he remembers most is his 'heart-warming' focus on perfecting the company's products....