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FDA Opens Genetic Floodgates with 23andMe Decision

Gene-testing companies will be able to directly tell consumers their risk for certain diseases.<p>Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration told …

FDA

This incredible drone-car hybrid could transform city travel

The days of sitting in city traffic are coming to an end. An awesome new concept from aircraft manufacturer Airbus paints a future where you sit in a pod that automatically switches between air and ground travel.<p>Here's how it works: Imagine ordering a taxi using an app from your couch. Two minutes …

New, Cool Stuff at Mobile World Congress: Pictures

This App Calculates the Perfect Time to Leave for the Airport

No matter how much you consider yourself a globe-trotter or travel bug, it's safe to assume you don't <i>actually</i> enjoy the process of hopping on a …

Whill's all-terrain wheelchair is built for rough surfaces

The powered wheelchair has omni-wheels for obstacles and ramps.<p>Danielle Kent rode her wheelchair toward a black ramp at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where CES is taking place. She gently pressed on a small controller on the right armrest before the powered wheelchair went over a 3-inch bump to …

Disability

How to free up iPhone & iPad storage

If you're a long-time iPhone or iPad user, you've likely run into a storage problem at some point. Short of upgrading to a larger device, here are …

Why the best smartwatch for your iPhone isn’t made by Apple

Samsung pushes the smartwatch Frontier<p>The best watch for the iPhone isn’t made by Apple. It’s a Samsung creation.<p>I was already a big fan of the Gear S3 Frontier when it came out late last year, but Samsung’s decision to add robust iOS support to its latest smartwatch has pushed my enthusiasm for …

Pipo KB2 Mini PC Enclosed In Folding Keyboard (video)

Mini PC manufacturer Pipo has unveiled a new mini PC which takes the form of the Pipo KB2 and is a small form factor computer powered by an Intel …

Aukey 20W solar charger delivers plenty of portable power (review)

<b>At less than $50, this little dual USB port solar device is an affordable option for a clean, efficient portable charging solution.</b><p>You may not be …

Solar Charging

Forget Selfie Sticks: This Drone Captures Photos and Videos in Midair

Instead of extending your arm or using a selfie stick to snap shots of you and your crew, you could use a new pocket-size drone — dubbed the …

RAVPower FileHub Plus is a $34 all-in-one router, charger, and streaming device

It’s easy to forget accessories for your tech when you’re on the go, especially when carrying multiple devices, as is the case for many of us. …

Tech Trends

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Everything you need to know

Last October, Google launched its latest smartphones the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Regardless of the model, both provide an excellent camera, fast …

Google Pixel

A Designer’s Guide To Tech In 2017

We spoke to designers in attendance at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show about the products they were most looking forward to and why.<p>This year’s Consumer Electronics Show brought 170,000 people to the city of Las Vegas to peruse the latest tech offerings under the fluorescent lighting of the …

BBC iPlayer aims to be 'number one' online TV service, Lord Hall says

<b>The BBC iPlayer will be reinvented in a bid to be the top online TV service in the UK by 2020, the broadcaster's director general Tony Hall has said.</b><p>Lord Hall told staff he wanted the BBC to "reinvent public broadcasting for a new generation".<p>He described iPlayer as "the biggest revolution of the …