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Tesla is at risk of being steamrolled by the next big transformation in how we get around

It's story is exciting: It's the first new, viable American car company since Chrysler was established in 1925, selling all electric vehicles with world-saving and world-changing ambitions, driven by a charismatic Silicon Valley billionaire who also wants to send rockets to Mars.<p>But the auto …

Review: Anker's Powerhouse is 120k mAh of battery power

You may not think you need 120,000mAh of battery power, and that might be accurate. Anker’s massive new Powerhouse proved to me that I don’t really need it, but it’s better than the alternative in some cases.<p>The device itself is — day to day — totally unnecessary. When I think about a battery pack, …

Gear & Gadgets

Top 10 Best Backpacking Hammocks of 2017 Reviews

When it comes to camping, very many people imagine going out into the woods or a field and setting up a tent to sleep in. Very few people actually …

Undersea surprise: Big-eyed squid looks more toy than animal

A team of scientists and technicians scanning the rocky ocean floor off Southern California couldn't contain their excitement when they spotted a …

New video game trailers: Resident Evil 7, Steep, Deus Ex, Injustice 2, and more

So here we are, preambling our first weekly collection of video game trailers.<p>Is this just an amalgamation of glossy sales pitches? Unquestionably, yes! Do I love these trailers despite their ultimate capitalistic purpose? Of course! I enjoy junk food now and again. I enjoy cheap beer and good …

Gaming

Students can use the dark web to cheat their way through school

Today, students are hiring hackers on the darknet to attack their school servers with a Distributed Denial of Service. Kids these days.<p>"In the new digital era, students are looking to cheat the system just like those of the past," Daniel Smith, a security researcher at the cybersecurity company …

Latest Gartner data shows iOS vs Android battle shaping up much like Mac vs Windows

While Apple has seen declining sales of its iPhone over recent quarters, new data from Gartner provides another look into the decline facing Apple and the smartphone market in other regions. Overall, the data shows that smartphone sales worldwide grew 4.3 percent year-over-year, though Apple saw a …

Get Chrome's new tab page powered by Google Now now

Google updated its Chrome Dev app for Android this week, and it offers an intriguing glimpse into changes that might soon be coming to Chrome's new tab page.<p>If you've come to rely on Google Now's personalized alerts and suggestions in the Google app itself, then you may also embrace them in Chrome, …

Google

This kitchen gadget can automatically turn fruit into hard cider

Brewing hard cider at home can feel daunting — there are lots of ingredients, and the process can be hard to get just right.<p>A new app-connected appliance, called the Alchema, makes it easy. All you need to do is fill it with fruit, yeast, sugar, water, and wait about a week, co-founder Oscar Chang …

The Onion Omega2 is a tiny little computer that only costs $5

The product follows the Raspberry Pi’s naming scheme of Produce + Greek<p>The Onion Omega2 is the latest tiny computer continuing in the tradition of the Raspberry Pi. The Omega2 is the successor to last year’s Omega, a hackable, expandable, and affordable computer that was one-fourth the size of the …

Windows 10's Anniversary Update makes a great OS better

"It's nice, for once, to be able to recommend a new version of Windows without any hesitation." That's how I summarized my review of Windows 10 last year, and for the most part, it's lived up to my expectations. Other than Microsoft's bafflingly forceful automatic upgrade policy (which has led to …

The new Glif smartphone mount is the smartest of its kind

Launched just 18 months after Kickstarter itself, the original Glif was an early beacon of what was to come for the crowdfunding platform, with an innovative tripod mount for smartphones unlike any other. Studio Neat has taken its sweet time to launch the sequel, but the new Glif was worth the …

Crowd Funding

Six vehicles powered by coffee, saltwater, sewage and other crazy fuels

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>When it comes to advances in automotive technology, the search for alternative fuels is pretty exciting. Of course, you've heard about biodiesel engines converted to run on used vegetable oil that sputter out little more than water and the faint smell of French fries. However, …

This Weekend's Can't-Miss Amazon Deals

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, July 23.<p><i>Mental</i> …

Leaked video reveals lightning fast Samsung Galaxy Note 7 eye scanner

So much for secrets.<p>Ahead of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 announcement event on Aug. 2, we now have our first look at how the smartphone's iris scanner …

Phones

Dropbox adds new sharing features and a nifty document scanner

But will you give the company any money?<p>Dropbox announced a handful of new features today, including a new scanner for its iOS app that can identify and remember printed text. Now, Dropbox's mobile app will let you snap a photo of any document containing text, and the software will automatically …

Apps

Nintendo, please don't stop this amazing, unlicensed 'Star Fox cartoon

Imagine if <i>Star Fox</i> met classic action cartoons like <i>G-Force</i> and hand-drawn greatness from animators like Don Bluth.<p>That's the premise of <i>A Fox in …

10 Common Money Mistakes Successful People Never Make

Everyone dreams of being rich. Understanding what it means to be truly rich, however, eludes a large majority of the population. If you’re hoping to …

Personal Finance

Hover Camera is a safe and foldable drone that follows you

"Follow me" is an up-and-coming feature on consumer drones, and then you've also got those that are foldable for the sake of portability. Very few devices carry both advantages, but Beijing startup Zero Zero Robotics has already gone further with its Hover Camera. As the name suggests, this drone …

Dropbox’s latest idea could change the way you think about cloud storage

One of the problems with Dropbox and indeed all cloud storage is the way they have implemented how you view your cloud storage on your local drive. If you want to access your cloud file system in your local file management tool, you literally need to have it stored on your drive, which really …

Dropbox

20 Ways to Cut 500 Calories a Day

Losing weight demands some serious life changes. After all, you need to burn 3,500 more calories than you take in to lose just 1 pound. But if you cut 500 calories a day, you can lose a pound a week—and it will be fairly painless.<p>"Calorie bargaining is all about making swaps and developing habits …

Nutrition

File Syncing Showdown: Google Drive vs. Dropbox vs. OneDrive

Access to decent cloud storage is practically a necessity these days whether it’s for work or play, but everyone seems to have an opinion on which …

FBI Cyber Warning: Ignore Your CEO's E-Mail And Phone Her Back -- Or Your Company May Pay For It

The FBI is warning people about a business email scheme which has resulted in huge losses to companies in Phoenix and other U.S. cities.<p>Here’s how the scam works:<p>A CEO seemingly emails an employee — typically in a finance or administrative role — instructing them to perform a wire transfer.<p>The …

E-Mail

Entry level Samsung Galaxy J1 arrives in Canada

If the Samsung Galaxy J1 were one of your high school classmates, it wouldn’t be the cheerleader who went on to get a doctorate in nanotech engineering and who dabbles in modeling when she’s not globetrotting with her rugged photographer husband. No, you’re thinking of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. …

Alphabet's Schaft shows off its bipedal robot

Is my robot servant here yet? Our dream of robot companions may be a bit far-fetched and a long ways off, but robotics are definitely evolving as we get close to an automated world. Google is especially fond of robots, which is why they acquired companies like Boston Dynamics, Industrial …

Robotics

Raspberry Pi mod turns classic Game Boy into a perfect handheld emulator

There are few things that warm a nerd’s heart quite like a great console mod, which is why we felt we had no choice but to share this impressive …

This BBQ Restaurant is Miami's Hottest New Table

Courtesy of Chef Francis Mallmann<p>Chef Francis Mallmann<p>Chef Francis Mallmann brings his flair for Argentinian barbecue stateside.<p>Chef Francis Mallmann …

South America

The design of the Tesla Model 3 is dramatically minimalist — but also controversial

Tesla unveiled its mass-market Model 3 in March 31 in Los Angeles. We knew that the car would be smaller than the Model S and the Model X, and we could make a few assumptions about the general design, given that Teslas are supposed to look like, well, Teslas.<p>But when CEO Elon Musk finally rolled …

Someone turned a real Glock gun into a clone of the Nintendo 'Duck Hunt' zapper

Someone went and created a real gun based on the fake gun used in Nintendo's <i>Duck Hunt</i> game.<p>The result? A very cool looking but dangerous weapon …

The Next Big Tech Revolution Will Be In Your Ear

Experts in UX, AI, and product design weigh in on the next big modality in computing.<p>“I wish I could touch you,” Theodore says, laying in bed. He’s met with silence. Rejection. Until she speaks up, tentatively. “How would you touch me?”<p>It’s a famously poignant scene from the movie <i>Her</i>, as the …

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