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Google's self-driving cars would've hit something 13 times if not for humans

New report shows when and why test drivers have to take the wheel<p>In the future, self-driving cars may allow us to ignore the road completely, but in the present, humans still need to be ready to take the wheel at a moment's notice. Google reports that in California between September 2014 and …

Detect and Disable an Airbnb's Hidden Wi-Fi Cameras With This Script

Airbnb renters keep finding hidden Wi-Fi cameras watching them without them knowing. If you want to ensure your privacy in a rental, this shell …

Wi-Fi

14 of the most-promising new headphones we listened to at CES 2016

2016 will be a banner year for new headphonesImage by Sarah Jacobsson PurewalThis year’s CES saw headphone manufacturers moving in several …

Headphones

Sony put the guts of a smartphone into this lightbulb

Creativity stopped when it came time to name it<p>If 2016 is the year of connected gadgets doing all the things smartphones can't, Sony is taking the idea to the extreme. The company's newest appliance, the Multifunctional Light, performs an absurd amount of functions you'd never expect — and maybe …

Gear & Gadgets

6 business technology trends for 2016

Nearly every business uses the cloud for all or some of its business software. Roughly 93 percent to be exact. The cloud enables connectivity with other systems and reduced maintenance and mobility among other benefits.<p>The past few years have seen widespread adoption of cloud computing, but 2016 is …

16 Xbox One games we’re dying to get our hands on in 2016

As the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console war continues, this year’s gaming catalog may give Microsoft an extra push. With major blockbuster titles …

Ex-NSA boss says FBI's plan for ending encryption is a terrible idea

A former head of the US National Security Agency (NSA) told a conference that the FBI’s attempts to ban encryption are a bad idea, reports CNN.<p>General Michael Hayden, speaking at a cybersecurity conference in Miami Beach came out in favor of encryption saying, “I actually think end-to-end …

Could this little black box beat Facebook in race to connect Africa?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kenyan start-up BRCK has secured $3 million in funding for an invention that could change internet connectivity across Africa.<p>Their product, called "the BRCK", is a rugged modem designed for harsh environments with limited connection and power.<p>What makes it noteworthy is that it can hop …

Blackbox

Robotic Falcon takes down rogue drones with one shot

Although U.S. authorities have made headway in terms of regulating drone use, there's still no real standard way of stopping a drone once you find …

Square Enix cancels Hitman pre-orders on PlayStation Store, says 'don't panic'

'We're adjusting a few things'<p>Some Hitman fans who pre-ordered Agent 47's upcoming game — which is simply called <i>Hitman</i> — received a rather ominous sounding message from Sony today, informing them that their pre-order had been canceled by Square Enix.<p>Here's the message, posted by Videogamer's David …

The Best Headphones and Earbuds

Don't settle for the headphones that came with your phone. These are the best headphones for any budget and use.<p>From those free white earbuds that …

Red Dead Redemption 2 Probably Coming In October 2016

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a highly anticipated title that has yet to be confirmed or teased by Rockstar.<p>Several reports in the past have claimed to …

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16 Cookie Crust Pies You Won’t Be Able to Resist

Pies aren’t the kind of dessert everyone feels comfortable tackling. There’s no shame in that. Luckily, there are many different ways to make a pie, including ways that forgo traditional pie crust ideas for something just as delicious. Introducing your new best friend: the cookie crust pie! Also …

Firewatch, The Division among most anticipated video games in 2016 | The Star

LOS ANGELES—If the video games set to be unleashed this year are any indication, this will be a year of interactive exploration.<p>The lineup includes …

Ubisoft's 'The Division' Could Be Destiny's First Real Competition

When <i>Destiny</i> first launched, it wasn’t clear anyone really knew what it was. Not players, not critics. Not even Bungie. It was sort of like <i>Halo</i>, their last game, with tight FPS shooting, a story campaign and deathmatch multiplayer. It was sort of like <i>Borderlands</i>, with sprawling “zones” and an …

How Do Noise Cancelling Headphones Work?

How Do Noise Cancelling Headphones Work? Gadget Review - Your lifestyle gadget siteWondering how noise canceling headphones work? We’ll tell …

Consumer Tech

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Best iPad and iPhone apps UK 2018: Photography, work, eating, dating and more on iOS

Our pick of best iPhone and iPad apps for iPhone and iPad for 2018, so you can make the most of your iOS device<p>The sheer number of apps for iOS can …

New Onkyo DP-X1 Digital Audio Player Is Equipped With Dual DACs And Amps

Onkyo is currently in the process of preparing to launch a new addition to their range of digital audio players in April of this year in the form of …

Ear-hugging headphones deliver good jams for your dollar

Best List: Flex headphones by JLab Audio<p>If you are on a budget and routinely trash your headphones, JLab Audio’s Flex is just what you have been looking for: a decent pair of cans built to withstand regular abuse.<p>The Flex headphones come folded down compactly into their included case, and for $70 …

Consumer Tech

From the Internet's founders, a warning

David Clark’s office on the MIT campus is at the top of a tower that looks like a twisted aluminum column. The name plate next to his office door reads “Albus Dumbledore.” And, like the leader of Harry Potter’s wizarding world, Clark knows the Internet’s secrets from the beginning.<p>“We clearly …

This New Line Of Plus-Size Bikinis Just Broke The Internet

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JustWatch Finds the Best Place to Buy or Rent Movies and TV Shows Online

There are a bunch of places to buy or rent movies online, but prices can vary from one service to another. JustWatch checks most major online …

Wii U Game Of The Year: Xenoblade Chronicles X

Mira and its inhabitants are awe-inspiring, and experiencing everything X has to offer is a monumental and rewarding task. It makes the journey …

I love my new Bose headphones, but Apple could soon essentially make them obsolete

They have completely changed the experience of flying. The noise-cancelling technology almost completely drowns out the sound of the airplane engines, and I'm able to lose myself in a world of music, an audio book, or a podcast.<p>But I'll probably return them because Apple is about to make them …

Headphones

New atheists must become new vegans: Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and the extra burden on moral leaders

<b>Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris (AP/Fiona Hanson/David Molina G via Shutterstock/Simon & Schuster/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Given advances in neuroscience, biology and evolution, those who want more humane world must also consider animals<p>Steven Stankevicius<p>January 9, 2016 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Philosopher and …

Just How Toxic Is Richard Dawkins?

If you followed him on Twitter, you might think Dawkins was just a loudmouthed incendiary. Read his science writing and you encounter a brilliant …

We just found out the science behind feeling déjà vu

To think I thought the <i>Matrix</i> movie had clearly explained déjà vu: according to the latest research, déjà vu (French for “already seen”) isn’t just a …