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Michelin Tweel airless radial tires are now ready for utility vehicles

Developed for military special operations light-duty tactical vehicles, Michelin Tweel airless radial tires are now available for UTVs. A single-unit wheel and tire combination, the Tweel takes "all-terrain" to new levels. More>>

Wilier’s new Cento1 Hybrid road ebike weighs just 26 pounds

Wilier's new Cento1 Hybrid road ebike could lure traditional riders to electric bikes thanks to its 26.2 pound weight, which is considerably lighter than most other ebike models on the market today. More>>

Is Airstream’s Basecamp trailer a millennial resort on wheels or a waste of $40K?

Airstream’s latest trailer, the Basecamp, seems to be aimed squarely at millennials, but does it offer enough convenience and comfort to justify its rather steep price tag? To find out, two Digital Trends editors spent a... More>>

Handlebar-mounted Knister Grill transforms your bike into a rolling barbecue

The Knister Grill is a fancy new handlebar-mounted barbecue which lets you easily transport grill, charcoal, food and utensils on your bike. Here's how you can get your hands on one. More>>

Head-up displays for smart helmets may have just gotten more affordable

Silicon Valley startup DigiLens says that its new two-layer transparent display systems are lighter and more affordable, making them great for use in smart helmets with a head-up display providing riders important... More>>

Manchester United’s new soccer kit is made from trash pulled from the ocean

Manchester United's new kit is made of recycled ocean garbage. The result of a long-term project between Adidas and New York-based conservation group Parley, the sportswear aims to highlight the growing issue of marine... More>>

The Zuck’s EU grilling will be live-streamed and here’s how to watch

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is preparing to asnwer questions from European Union lawmakers on Tuesday about the Cambridge Analytica scandal and related issues, with the entire meeting broadcast live online. More>>

Florida police are using Amazon’s creepy real-time facial recognition tech

Amazon recently sold access to its real-time facial recognition tech to the Orlando, Florida, police department, which could potentially use it as part of its future crime-solving goals. More>>

Smark bike helmet maker Coros’ GPS fitness watch promises 30 days of battery life

Smart bike helmet manufacturer Coros has introduced a new GPS-enabled fitness smartwatch that can track workouts, has a built in heart rate monitor, and offers a 30-day battery life, all for $300. More>>

Twitter kills some TV apps, but updates Windows and other support

Twitter seems to be in the midst of an evolution which involves both some deaths and rebirths. The social media company will no longer support its TV apps on Roku, Android TV, or Xbox, but has updated Twitter Lite. More>>

Tesla Model 3 delays may stretch on as engineering lead takes a break

For the second time this year, Tesla has temporarily halted production of the Model 3. The unexpected pause comes shortly after CEO Elon Musk admitted having too much faith in automation. Now, Tesla's engineering lead is... More>>

You can now project Waze from your iPhone to your Ford’s infotainment screen

iOS users can now project Waze from their iPhones to their Ford vehicle's infotainment screen and get all the benefits from the navigation app, including traffic, road hazards, cheap fuel prices, and more. More>>

The new AirTV wirelessly beams broadcast channels to your streaming device

The AirTV is a stand-alone device that takes over-the-air channels and streams them to many different streaming platforms over Wi-Fi, making it a much more flexible option than the AirTV Player. More>>

Tread carefully if you return a lot of products to Amazon

Amazon uses software to highlight suspicious activity on its enormous shopping site, but sometimes it appears that it goes awry. Some customers claim to have had their accounts closed simply for returning "too many" items. More>>

Words lead to actions in the latest version of Slack packing Asana, Jira support

Slack rolled out a new feature called Actions, enabling you to enhance conversations with support for apps such as Asana, Bitbucket, and more. Merely click on the "More actions" icon to pull up a menu listing supporting apps. More>>

Razer claims ‘world’s smallest’ with its 2018-edition Blade 15 gaming laptop

Razer refreshed its Blade laptop for 2018 with a six-core Intel Core i7 CPU and a pair of Max-Q discrete GPUs from Nvidia. You will find five configurations starting at $1,899. A new external GPU enclosure is available too. More>>

Lawsuit aims to win British iPhone users $4.3 billion from Google

In a landmark case for the British courts, campaign group called Google, You Owe Us is pushing forward with a lawsuit accusing Google's data gathering on iPhones during 2011-2012 of being unlawful and a breach of privacy. More>>

A new trademark suggests the Nintendo 64 Classic console is coming

A new Japanese trademark filing by Nintendo suggests that a plug-and-play Nintendo 64 Classic system is in the works. If it's planned for release, it will likely arrive this holiday season. More>>

The ‘Truck Surf Hotel’ is an amazing double-decker pad for wave chasers

The Truck Surf Hotel does exactly what it says on the tin, transporting vacationing surfers to new beaches every day while offering all the comforts of a regular hotel. And the five-bedroom pad is already taking bookings. More>>

Here are the best Memorial Day sales for brand-name home appliances

Seasonal summer home appliance sales kick off this week with discounts, appliance bundles, free delivery, and giveaways. We searched sales announcments at major U.S. big box home appliance stores for the best discounts and... More>>

Boost your workouts with Respa, the world’s first breathing sensor

Whether you're a yogi, a runner, or just looking to get back into shape -- Respa can help you attain your fitness goals. The world's first breathing sensor collects your breathing data and provides you with real-time alerts. More>>

Sci-fi series ‘The Expanse’ could find new life with Amazon Studios

Critically acclaimed sci-fi series The Expanse was canceled by Syfy, but it could find new life at Amazon Studios, according to a recent report suggesting that the current third season might not be the last for the show. More>>

Apple’s already considering a cheaper HomePod

At $349, the Apple HomePod smart speaker is leaps and bounds more expensive than similar products from other companies. Apple may be considering lowering the price, and branding it under the Beats family. More>>

Smarterware can help ensure your fridge never reeks of spoiled food again

Your food may not be smart (yet), but that doesn't mean that its containers can't be. In the 21st century's continuing quest to ensure that every aspect of our home is somehow connected, we've now been introduced to... More>>

Performance option pushes Tesla’s mass market Model 3 into Model S territory

Posting on Twitter, Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk has announced two new variants of the Model 3. The dual-motor all-wheel drive and Performance versions will join the basic car in Tesla stores by the end of the year. More>>

Nintendo starts banning Switch hackers from online services

Nintendo is starting to ban users who hack the Switch. The ban removes access to the eShop, online multiplayer, and social features. The bans come shortly after hackers found an unpatchable exploit. More>>

No sun? No problem — this solar panel harvests energy from raindrops, too

We are used to solar panels which can harvest power from sunlight. But researchers from China have just shown off a new type of solar cell that’s able to generate power from raindrops as well. More>>

Think your apartment’s tiny? This micro-house is no wider than three human hairs

Created as a demonstration of a brand-new nanorobotic system, this “micro-house” measures just 300 x 300 micrometers. The house is tiny enough that it can sit on one end of an optical fiber. More>>

Citing morality standard, Australia’s ratings board rejects ‘We Happy Few’

The psychedelic dystopian survival game We Happy Few was deemed too over the top for the Australian Classification Board. Now the game must either be modified or it will be effectively banned from the country. More>>

Notes show Sony’s next PlayStation may have an AMD Ryzen processor

Sony principal programmer Simon Pilgrim is tweaking the company's LLVM compiler stack to improve support for the "Zen" core architecture used in AMD's Ryzen processors. That compiler is part of PlayStation console... More>>

Data-stealing bug prompts Comcast to shut down Xfinity activation website

A Comcast bug may have leaked your home address, Wi-Fi name, and network password in plain text. Comcast has since shut down its Xfinity activation portal and claims that it doesn't believe any data was compromised. More>>

So long, EA Sports: ‘The Golf Club’ developer secures PGA Tour license

HB Studios, the developer of The Golf Club series, has secured PGA Tour licensing for the third entry in the franchise, The Golf Club 2019. The game will feature six real tournament courses at launch and an authentic... More>>

You can soon mute annoying friends clogging your Instagram feed

Hovering over that unfollow button, but don't want to quite abandon that Instagram relationship yet? Instagram is rolling out a mute button that allows you to keep another user's posts out of the feed and even mute their... More>>

FLI Charge’s conductive wireless charging could revolutionize classroom tech

FLI Charge and Bretford are bringing an innovative new conductive wireless charging product into classrooms and offices across America after winning FCC and ETL approval. Could this be the power delivery tech we've been... More>>

Scuf’s Vantage controller will bring the Elite treatment to PlayStation 4

Gamepad manufacturer Scuf announced the Vantage PS4 controller, developed in partnership with Sony. The Vantage brings many of the same pro-level customization features that we saw in the Xbox Elite Controller to the PS4. More>>

New Spectre-like bug could mean more performance-degrading patches

Intel doesn't believe many software partners will make use of its new mitigating firmware for a newly announced Spectre-like bug, as that patch can cut performance by as much as eight percent. More>>

Google removes ‘don’t be evil, its famous catchphrase, from code of conduct

Google is no longer telling its employees not to be evil. In a surprising move (or perhaps a sign that the world's most seemingly perk-filled, laid-back workplace is going corporate), Google has removed the phrase from its... More>>

Instagram will tell you when ‘you’re all caught up’ with your feed

Instagram is testing a new feature that lets you know when you've scrolled through all of the content posted in your feed in the previous 48 hours. So you'll never again have to worry about missing anything. More>>

A 4V camera for shooting holograph-like content is coming from RED, Lucid

A camera capable of shooting 4V content for the RED Hydrogen One's holographic-like display will launch shortly after the smartphone. RED and Lucid are working to develop a prosumer camera capable of shooting 4V and 3D. More>>

The Ooma Butterfleye security camera keeps recording even in a power outage

A power outage won't mean a security outage. At least, not if you have Ooma on your side. The smart home company has introduced a new video security camera that boasts facial recognition, offline recording, and more. More>>

Addicted to your smartphone? Ironically, there is an app for that

Worried about smartphone addiction? A new Android app called Siempo wants to help you kick the habit -- or, at least, stop you wasting quite so much time staring at it. Here's how it works. More>>

Google Photos is seeing stars (and hearts) with new social reactions

Google will soon look a bit more social with two new reactions. One, the heart, is designed for viewing friends photos, while the other, a star is to help you find your own favorite images later. More>>

Ossic X 3D headphones won’t ship, as company shuts its doors

The Ossic X were touted as the world’s first 3D headphones, and its crowdfunding campaigns raised more than $5 million. Unfortunately, this proved to be entirely insufficient, as Ossic has now shuttered. More>>

Drones are no longer crash-test dummies thanks to MIT’s new VR training platform

To better train drones and reduce the risk of damage, MIT engineers developed a training platform called "Flight Goggles" that uses virtual reality. This enables a fast-flying drone to train for a task using a virtual... More>>

Nike’s latest patent turns your workout clothes into towels

Nike has received a patent for the design of new workout clothes that would incorporate "wipe zones" for brushing away excess moisture generated during exercise without the need to carry a towel around at all times. More>>

Micron’s four-level memory tech stacks the storage in its new SSD

Micron's 5200 Series SSD rollout continues with the 5210 Ion drive. Unlike the Eco, Pro, and Max models, the Ion drive relies on Micron's foul-level cell NAND memory versus the three-level cell NAND used in the other drives. More>>

Touch-free device uses a frickin’ laser to monitor your well-being from afar

A new device created by Israeli scientists can monitor your vital signs from a distance without physically touching you -- and it's all thanks to a camera and laser beam combination. More>>

The CoreSport workout shirt keeps you cooler the more you sweat

The CoreSport workout shirt actually cools you down the more you sweat -- making for the perfect workout shirt for summer activity. Additionally the fabric provides for odor and UV protection -- covering all your bases. More>>

Smart luggage: Another startup packs its bags following stricter airline rules

Smart-luggage maker Raden has folded after the airline industry clamped down on battery transportation over safety fears. The New York-based startup follows Bluesmart, which ended its operations earlier this month. More>>

Echo smart speaker: Amazon feels squeeze as Google and Apple make gains

Amazon has dominated the smart-speaker market since the launch of the Echo in 2014, but with Google, Apple, and other players beginning to make gains, its grip is beginning to slip. More>>

Huawei sweetens the MateBook X Pro’s U.S. launch deal with gift card offer

Huawei's MateBook X Pro arrives in the U.S. starting at $1,199. To make the laptop even more appealing, Huawei is throwing in a USB Type-C dongle in the form of the MateDock 2, an Office 365 subscription, and a gift card... More>>

Don’t bother finding the remote — Alexa controls the new Hisense H8E TV

Hisense announced two new 4K TV models for 2018, one of which will allow you to leave your traditional remote sandwiched inside your couch cushions thanks to special integration with Amazon's Alexa ecosystem. More>>

Hope and chill: The Obamas are bringing a bunch of content to Netflix

Netflix announced a multi-year partnership with Barack and Michelle Obama to produce a myriad of original content. The Obamas could produce documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted, and unscripted series. More>>

If ‘Rock ’Em Sock ’Em Robots’ debuted today, they’d probably look like this

Looking for a 21st-century update of the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots? Super Anthony is a smartphone-controlled “beetleweight fighting robot” which boasts an assortment of martial arts moves. More>>

Epic Games will give away $100 million in first year of competitive ‘Fortnite’

Fortnite developer Epic Games plans to give $100 million to prize pools for competitive Fortnite play in the game's first year. That is nearly the game's revenue in a single month. More>>

Clorox won’t cut it. Volcanologists explain what it takes to clean up after Kilauea

People living in the path of a volcano have more to worry about than just lava. If their home is spared from molten magma, they still have to worry about the ashy aftermath. Cleanup is anything but easy. More>>

Activision executive downplays the loss of campaign mode in ‘Black Ops 4’

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be the first main entry in the series to not include a campaign mode, but according to one Activision executive, players won't mind the mode's omission too much. More>>

Death lurks around every corner in the new Petra ‘Overwatch’ map

The latest Overwatch map, Petra, is coming to the game soon, and its free-for-all Deathmatch gameplay will probably turn some friends into enemies. The map includes destructible elements. More>>

Alolan Pokémon seen in ‘Sun’ and ‘Moon’ are coming to ‘Pokémon Go’

Niantic's Pokémon Go will soon add the Alolan forms of classic Pokémon from the Kanto region. The forms differ from the original Pokémon, often with new elemental abilities or changed appearances. More>>

Epic Games makes announcement for ‘Fortnite’ on Android

The biggest game of the year is about to get a whole lot bigger. After a mobile release on iOS back in March that raked in tens of millions of dollars, Epic Games announced the upcoming availability for Android gamers. More>>

Alexa makes herself at home on a variety of new Acer laptops

Acer has added Alexa support to its various ranges of laptops, making it possible for owners to talk to their laptop and ask it questions in a manner previous reserved for stand-alone hardware. More>>

2019 Chevrolet Silverado gets serious about MPG with new four-cylinder engine

In an aggressive bid to improve fuel economy, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will be offered with a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Chevy claims comparable performance to other Detroit automakers' V6 trucks. More>>

The LG Q7 range brings premium innovations to the midrange market

With so much on offer in the midrange market, what does the LG Q7 bring to the table? Quite a lot, as it turns out. Find out all the latest news on LG's 2018 midrange handset, the LG Q7, right here. More>>

‘Resident Evil 7’ comes to Nintendo Switch in Japan via cloud streaming

Resident Evil 7 will be playable on Nintendo Switch in Japan later this month, but there's a catch. The game will only be playable via cloud streaming, suggesting it can't be run natively on the device. More>>

Sony’s smaller version of its E Ink tablet available for pre-order in the U.S.

Sony recently released its new DPT-CP1 "Digital Paper" tablet, an E Ink tablet that is meant for folks who still want to pretend that they're writing on actual paper while taking advantage of the convenience afforded by a... More>>

Microsoft acquires conversational A.I. technology firm Semantic

Microsoft is betting big on artificial intelligence. The Redmond, Washington-based technology giant announced the acquisition of Semantic Machines, a company focused on building conversational A.I. More>>

Qualcomm joins Facebook’s Terragraph Project to bring fast Wi-Fi to U.S. cities

Qualcomm has joined with Facebook on the social network's Terragraph Project, a multinode wireless system focused on bringing high-speed internet connectivity to dense urban areas. More>>

Shelby will roll out 10 new limited-edition ’67 Mustang GT500 Super Snakes

One of the most recognizable muscle cars ever made, the 1967 Mustang GT500 Super Snake, will get a new lease on life with an extremely limited run from Shelby American and a price tag of a quarter million dollars. More>>

Samsung only wants to pay for infringing components in Apple lawsuit

The gigantic Apple vs. Samsung legal lawsuit is still going strong. With potentially $1 billion on the line, Samsung is now arguing that it should only pay damages for components, not the phones themselves. More>>

Wherever the road takes you, the Pivt app will make you feel at home

Home may be where the heart is, but a new app can make it such that home is where you are. Meet Pivt, a new app intended specifically for expats, travelers, and other folks abroad just looking for a community to call their... More>>

The Fairy drone is an aerial photographer with nearly magical powers

It's been years since you believed in the tooth fairy, your fairy godmother, or the best known fairy of all -- Tinkerbell. But that doesn't mean fairies don't exist. In fact, the Fairy drone is very real indeed. More>>

Bose’s revolutionary adaptive suspension gets a reboot for 2019

Bose conceptualized a revolutionary adaptive car suspension design in 1980. Thanks to new technology and a new proprietor, it will finally reach production in 2019 as the world's first digital car chassis technology. More>>

TeenSafe phone-monitoring app leaks ‘tens of thousands’ of accounts

A server run by phone-tracking service TeenSafe has reportedly leaked account information belonging to "tens of thousands" of its users. Compounding the issue is that the data is believed to have been stored in plaintext... More>>

Google Duo should let you share your screen, but it doesn’t work right now

Android users have been looking forward to the possibility of screen sharing with Google Duo for several months now, and while the feature has rolled out, it hasn't been quite what users were hoping for. In fact, it's... More>>

The Google Play store hosted malware meant to steal from North Korean defectors

McAfee researchers have discovered that hackers with links to the North Korean regime managed to make Google complicit in stealing information from defectors from the nation, as per a recent blog post. More>>

How the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ VFX team made Thanos a movie star

The purple-skinned Thanos proved to be a breakout character in Avengers: Infinity War, thanks to the work of actor Josh Brolin and visual effects studios Digital Domain and Weta. Here's how they brought him to life. More>>

Snapchat has undone its controversial redesign for a majority of iOS users

Not a fan of Snapchat’s redesign? A test suggests that the company could be bringing back snippets of the old version and merging them with the new app. This new/old look has rolled out to a "majority" of iOS users. More>>

If Trump doubles USPS shipping rates for Amazon, will you end up paying?

President Donald Trump has personally asked the Postmaster General to double its shipping rates for Amazon. Both the USPS and Amazon say the postal service is making money off the current deal. Trump disagrees. More>>

Apple removes apps with CallKit framework from the app store in China

Following the enforcement of new regulation from the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Apple is removing apps that use the CallKit framework. Just last year, Apple removed VPN apps from China. More>>

China is creating a ‘magpie bridge’ to the far side of the moon

A high-tech relay satellite with a name from Chinese folklore will not only support the new Chang'e 4 rover when it lands on the far side of the moon but it will also search for clues about the origin of the universe. More>>

Sprint hopes to lure Always Connected PC owners with free LTE

Qualcomm and Microsoft teamed up to roll out its "Always Connected PC" platform at CES 2018, built around always-on LTE connectivity. Now, Sprint is cooking up a free data deal to lure Always Connected PC owners to its... More>>

Carbon fiber bikes may become a whole lot cheaper with 3D-printed frames

A Silicon Valley startup called Arevo is looking to change the cycling industry by 3D printing carbon fiber bike frames that offer the same level of performance as traditional carbon frames but at a fraction of the cost. More>>

‘Far Cry 5’ boosts Ubisoft’s yearly sales above the $2 billion mark

With its fiscal year coming to a close, Ubisoft only needed a week of sales for Far Cry 5 to bump its annual sales above the $2 billion mark. The open-world shooter more than doubled the first-week haul of its predecessor. More>>

Did Tidal really fake Kanye and Beyoncé’s streaming numbers?

A Norwegian language newspaper claims it has data that shows that popular high-fidelity streaming service Tidal manipulated listening data. Tidal is is vehemently fighting the claims, but the evidence, if true, is compelling. More>>

Tackling the backcountry? LynQ smart tracker doesn’t need cell networks or GPS

LynQ is a new smart tracking device that doesn't require a cell phone or network of any kind but allows up to 12 users connect with one another and locate each other even when traveling off the grid in remote places. More>>

Here’s how to hack an Ikea lamp and transform it into a mixed-reality projector

Do you have access to a lamp, a 3D printer, a few electronics components, and a bit of free time? If so, you could hack together this awesome user interface projector lamp. Here's what it does. More>>

Surgery-free ‘nasal airway remodeler’ boosts airflow in congested patients’ noses

Tens of millions of Americans suffer from sinus pain and inflammation due to obstruction of the nasal cavity. Aerin Medical has developed a noninvasive device to help. Here's how it works. More>>

Chromecast users can now skip intros on Netflix to binge on shows faster

Chromecast users can now skip repetitive intros to TV shows on Netflix, letting them get to the crucial next episode of a serious weekend-long binge session faster than ever before. More>>

You’ll never read Facebook’s new data policy, so we did it for you

You’re never going to read Facebook’s new data policy, so we did it for you. Not much has changed, but it reveals more information about how the social network tracks you across the internet. More>>

The trailer for Netflix’s ‘Sense8’ finale prepares fans for war

Netflix's canceled sci-fi drama Sense8 will return from its end with a two-hour special set to be released in 2018, with a new trailer showing cool fight sequences and deep interpersonal connections between the eight main... More>>

This air purifying fan is everything your seasonal allergies need

The Pure Cool fan from Dyson is an air purifying fan that rids your home of 99.7 percent of solid particles like pet dander, cleaning solutions and natural irritants like pollen. Contol it from its LCD screen or with its... More>>

Get ready for more smart cooking and cleaning with Samsung’s Bixby A.I.

Samsung is carving out the future of smart homes, starting by embedding its A.I.-powered digital assistant Bixby into all the company's smart ovens and robot cleaners by the end of 2018. More>>

Alexa will automatically boot up personal app preferences based on your voice

Amazon Alexa can now recognize different voices and provide tailored responses based on individual preferences. You can set up the feature through your app, and now, Alexa will recognize your voice automatically. More>>

The Fitrus Plus wants to give you a holistic view of your health using BIA

Meet the Fitrus Plus, a hand-held gadget that leverages Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) in order to provide its user with a number of body metrics. It's currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. More>>

Photo FOMO: Fujifilm designs new app, Pentax gaining third-party app controls

Too busy shooting to follow photo industry news? This week, Fujifilm launched a new app for the X series and GFX series. Pentax users could also soon have more apps to choose from now that the company has opened an SDK. More>>

A Florida parrot conquers its household by learning Alexa commands

A Florida pet owner has learned just how smart their friendly family parrot is when their feathered friend learned how to use their Amazon Echo and Alexa to control the home's smart devices. More>>

Hisense’s new 80-inch laser TV brings projector-sized picture without the hassle

Hisense has unveiled a much cheaper, 80-inch version of the $10,000, 100-inch Laser TV that the company first showed off at CEDIA 2017, and it will begin shipping globally in the near future. More>>

Leaked docs show Google may be cooking up a stand-alone AR headset

Leaked documents show Google is currently working on a stand-alone headset for augmented reality based on one of two Qualcomm processors designed for Internet of Things devices. It may be tied to headset in the works at Meta. More>>

Watch a NASA astronaut get stumped over how to use a GoPro

When a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station went outside to check the spacecraft, he couldn't use a GoPro video camera. In conversation with Mission Control, the astronaut showed he needs more practice with... More>>

Kevin Feige confirms that Ms. Marvel is ‘definitely sort of in the works’

The MCU's Kevin Feige has confirmed that the studio is working on Ms. Marvel. As of right now, it's unclear whether or not this means a movie, TV show or something else entirely.


Grab a 4K LG Ultrafine IPS monitor for just $350 with limited-time deal

Grabbing a 22-inch 4K monitor doesn't have to be expensive. LG's Ultrafine 4K display is now available at a discounted price of $350 on Amazon as part of a new refurbishment program. More>>

Is ‘Fortnite’ your game? Try and win in-game currency in Solo Showdown event

Fortnite is the biggest game in the world right now, and if you want the chance to win some extra in-game V-Bucks, you can do so through the Solo Showdown limited-time competitive event. More>>

Devolver Digital is coming back to E3, this time with actual announcements

Devolver Digital was the talk of the town at E3 2017 after hosting a bizarre parody of the traditional press conference, and the independent publisher will once again host its own show this year. More>>

Arcade junkies, get set for ‘Halo: Fireteam Raven’ at Dave & Buster’s

The next Halo game won't be on the Xbox One. Halo: Fireteam Raven is a new arcade cooperative shooter coming to Dave & Buster's this summer. It takes place during the events of the original game. More>>

A drone made out of pizza? This YouTuber shows you just how to dough it

How do you like your drones: Thin-crust or Chicago-style? That’s the question you’ll be asking yourself after watching this video of a functioning drone that's built out of pizza. Seriously. More>>

Whoop Strap 2.0 offers 24/7 fitness tracking via a new subscription model

The Whoop Band 2.0 fitness tracker brings 24/7 exercise and health monitoring at a more affordable price than the original, but with the same level of metric measurement and analysis for serious workout fiends. More>>

Facebook wants to spot political misinformation as it happens

Can Facebook move from reacting to election abuse to squashing political misinformation as it happens? The platform wants to, and a partnership with the Atlantic Council is one more step on that journey. More>>

New malware will crash your PC if you try to thwart its digital coin mining

New malware used by hackers to mine digital coins is now aggressively infecting PCs. It attaches itself to critical system services in Windows, thus any manual attempt to stop the mining will trigger the Blue Screen of Death. More>>

‘Black Ops 4’ will have battle royale, but ditches the single-player campaign

Activision and Treyarch have revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The game is a sort of "greatest hits" collection of past Black Ops elements, and it includes the previously-rumored battle royale mode. More>>

Samsung’s 49-inch display pushes horizontal resolution beyond 5,000 pixels

Samsung has announced a number of upgrades to its ultrawide display panels, with improvements to resolution, refresh rate, and contrast ratio among a number of different size panels. More>>

Pirate-themed ‘Skull and Bones’ will not set sail until April 2019 at the earliest

Ubisoft has delayed its pirate-themed naval warfare game Skull and Bones to at least April 2019. It's not all bad news, though, as The Division 2 and an unannounced series title will launch before the end of Ubisoft's... More>>

Bitcoin’s profitability called into question as energy consumption rises

It may soon become undesirable to mine for Bitcoin if energy costs continue to rise. Bitcoin mining will consume 0.5 percent of the world's energy by the end of this year, and rising costs could make mining unprofitable. More>>

Nest’s network failed and people’s smart home devices went dark for 3 hours

For three hours starting before midnight on Wednesday, May 16, Nest smart home devices were offline. Door locks and thermostats were functional but only with manual control. Nest mobile apps and internet access to devices... More>>

‘Murphy Brown’ revival brings back Candice Bergen as groundbreaking journalist

Candice Bergen reprises her iconic role as TV journalist and news anchor Murphy Brown in the first trailer for the upcoming revival for CBS. After 20 years off the air, she returns to a tumultuous political climate. More>>

Everything we know about the rumored ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ movie

While it has yet to be officially announced by Lucasfilm, rumors indicate that fan-favorite Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi will be getting his own stand-alone Star Wars movie. Here's everything we know about the potential... More>>

Global financial giant Goldman Sachs is launching its own cryptocurrency

Circle, a payment startup that’s owned by multinational investment banking leviathan Goldman Sachs, has just announced the launch of its very own bitcoin rival. Here's what you need to know. More>>

Here’s what’s changing with YouTube Music, YouTube Red, and Google Play Music

Google just announced a major revamp of YouTube Music, with an ad-free paid version called YouTube Music Premium. It's also changing YouTube Red to YouTube Premium. So what happens to Google Play Music? It's confusing, so... More>>

The RF-1 is a versatile cycling computer equipped with LED lights and a video camera

With cycling growing in popularity, riders are opting for more accessories -- including computers, bike lights, and video cameras. The RF-1 is a device that serves all three purposes, potentially making it the ultimate... More>>

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel series rumored to focus on young Aragorn

Amazon Studios is betting big on its'Lord of the Rings prequel series, which has a multiseason commitment and a budget of more than $1 billion. Rumor has it the first season will focus on a young Aragorn. More>>

Here’s everything we know about the OnePlus 6 smartphone so far

It's been several months since we first got our hands on the OnePlus 5T, and the rumors around its replacement are coming in at fever pitch. Here's what we're hearing about the upcoming OnePlus 6. More>>

Virginia could turn into new tech hub as Amazon, Apple consider campuses

Apple joins Amazon as a potential investor in North Virginia, with rumors suggesting it is interested in building a new, four million square foot campus to house as many as 20,000 new employees. More>>

AT&T to sell the Red Hydrogen One phone beginning this summer

Red is slowly but surely releasing more details about its upcoming smartphone, the Hydrogen One. Now, we have a few more details about availability. AT&T has announced that it will be selling the phone to customers... More>>

Here is everything that we know about the Google Pixel 3

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The most expensive car lease ever is Pagani’s Huayra Roadster at $25K per month

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Xbox Adaptive Controller blasts accessibility barriers for disabled gamers

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Google Chrome will now block autoplay videos based on user preferences

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New perk: Amazon Prime members get discounts on sale items at Whole Foods Market

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Scientists will use use stem cells to grow ‘mini brains’ using Neanderthal DNA

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Abode Systems wants to make home security simpler and more affordable

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4A Games’ post-apocalyptic ‘Metro Exodus’ delayed to next year

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U.S. Senate votes to overturn FCC’s repeal of net neutrality protections

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You won’t even need to dress yourself in the future — thanks to robots like this

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Leaked Xbox One controller may bring gaming to those with physical limitations

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‘The Crew 2’ drives, sails, and flies into closed beta May 31

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Starting under $20,000, the 2019 Veloster shows Hyundai can still deliver value

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Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Insider Preview release all about fighting malware

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Audi joins BMW and Mercedes-Benz in sitting out the 2019 Detroit Auto Show

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Autopsy confirms exploding vape pen caused Florida man’s death

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Is Microsoft planning a $400 Surface tablet?

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The Arbor Video Doorbell gives a full-HD view of your front porch

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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: News, trailers, and everything we know so far

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Google Photos now using A.I. to simplify editing and sharing images

At Google I/O, Google announced new A.I.-based features that will be rolling out across its products and services, including Google Photos. The new “suggested actions" will help speed up the editing and sharing process. More>>

Onkyo’s receivers to make themselves at home with upcoming Sonos integration

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Save your tweeting eyes with Tweetbot 3’s new dark mode on MacOS

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How tech is helping used car sales with safe transaction zones

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Intel’s 10nm CPU finally makes it to retail in a refreshed Lenovo IdeaPad laptop

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This popular food service just shut down in several cities, are you affected?

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YouTube TV rolls out voice control, incognito mode in new test

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Microsoft Bing joins Google, Facebook in banning cryptocurrency advertisements

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Another Facebook privacy scandal — three million users’ data exposed by quiz

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Doctors in Britain are zeroing in on a universal cure for the common cold

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AirFly connects wireless headphones to wired-only devices

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Some ebikes now allowed at Mammoth Mountain Bike Park in California

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The Surface Hub 2 can ’tile’ four units into one big display

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Facebook removed 583 million fake accounts in the first quarter of 2018

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Apple Music hits 50 million users, doubles down on original content

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Messenger speeds up reporting with tools to flag harassment, impersonation

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Check out the first gameplay for Bethesda’s zany shooter ‘Rage 2’

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WhatsApp’s latest update brings more order and control to group chats

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Oracle persuades Australia to examine Google’s data-tracking practices

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  • Spain premier gets backing for budget in key political test

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  • Trump: US may need new 'structure' for China trade deal

    Trump: US may need new 'structure' for China trade deal

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