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The era of expensive renewables is over and that's more bad news for fossil fuel producers

In its new report, Renewables 2017<i>,</i> the IEA argued that it now sees renewable energy as a serious global force, increasingly taking market share away from coal and natural gas. The Paris-based energy agency cited 2016 as a watershed moment, a year in which 164 gigawatts of new renewable energy …

Klipsch unveils new audiophile-grade HP-3 headphones housed in a vintage design

Despite the success of AirPods and other feature-packed earbuds, fans of high-end audio still aren’t willing to give up their audiophile-grade headphones and gear. For those who rely on premium audio components as their daily drivers, Klipsch has unveiled a new pair of headphones. The HP-3 are …

MIT students are selling a personal thermostat for your wrist

An MIT-designed wearable that adjusts the wearer’s body temperature is now available for preorder. The Embr Wave — previously called “Wristify” — heats up (or cools down) the wearer through integrated touch controls on the wrist.<p>You touch one side of the device’s interface to heat up and the other …

Selling

Waymo vs. Uber trial date postponed to December

Alphabet sought the later date to absorb recently unsealed documents<p>A judge overseeing the lawsuit between Waymo and Uber has granted the Alphabet subsidiary’s request for a delay in the trial. Waymo had requested more time to review a recently unsealed report detailing Uber’s acquisition of the …

Google's mini Home speaker may ship on October 19th

If there was any doubt that Google's October 4th event will include a miniature Home speaker, Walmart just erased it. The big-box retailer briefly posted a listing for the Google Home Mini that not only shows off the puck-like Assistant device, but gives an idea of what to expect when it launches. …

Your Shield TV is now voice operated with the addition of Google Assistant

As announced at the 2017 CES, Nvidia has revealed that the newest version of its Shield TV OS now includes Google Assistant functionality. You can …

Scientists Just Made The First Quantum-Encrypted International Video Call

The future is here.<p>President Chunli Bai of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing had a meeting yesterday with President Anton Zeilinger of the …

Quantum Physics

iPhone 8 is so much faster than Android that even Geekbench creator can’t believe it

The A11 Bionic moniker may admittedly be nothing more than a marketing gimmick, but Apple’s next-gen processor is nothing short of a monster. In the …

Lifx Tile Lighting Kit

Give any wall in your house a burst of color with the Lifx Tile Lighting Kit. Once installed, each of the five tiles can be controlled independently, …

Home Automation

Baidu made a tiny translator for travelers that doubles as a Wi-Fi hot spot

Baidu is trying to make it easier for tourists to get around in China, Japan, and English-speaking countries. According to <i>Nikkei</i>, the Chinese web company and search giant is developing a gadget that will be able to listen to someone speak in one language and then immediately repeat it back in …

Gravity Could Be Produced by Bizarre Quantum 'Flashes'

Spooky.<p>Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe.<p>General …

Quantum Physics

Roku may undercut the new Apple TV with a cheap 4K streaming stick

Streaming trailblazer Roku will reportedly challenge Apple, Google, and Amazon's streaming products with its forthcoming 4K Roku Streaming Stick+.<p>The …

Smart TV

Google's miniature Home leaks ahead of Pixel event

Google Home : Amazon Echo :: Google Home Mini : Amazon Echo Dot<p>Google is reportedly working on a smaller version of its Home smart speaker, the Home Mini, and it appears to have just leaked out ahead of the company’s October 4th event, via <i>Droid Life</i>, which discovered the upcoming product.<p>The Home …

Google Home

Tencent and Guangzhou Auto Are Creating Internet Connected Cars

China’s Tencent Holdings (tcehy) and Guangzhou Automobile Group Company Ltd (gnzuf) have agreed to collaborate on internet-connected cars – a …

A brain implant for restoring sight will enter clinical trials

Second Sight, the company that created the first artificial retina for people with a certain form of blindness, is now testing a brain implant called …

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro review: plastic and pens

The S Pen doesn’t make this laptop great, but it doesn’t get in the way, either<p>When it comes to the Notebook 9 Pro, Samsung thinks sharing is caring. Available in both 13 and 15-inch versions, they’re equipped with most of the same core specs. That means Core i7 processors, up to 16GB of RAM, 128 / …

Bose's Google Assistant headphones reportedly appear in the wild (but you can't buy them yet)

Google is expected to bring its voice assistant directly to headphones — and the first pair of cans with the AI helper might have accidentally hit …

Headphones

Artist is Turning Your Photos Into Incredible Custom Pixar-like Portraits

There’s much to love about everything Disney/Pixar creates for the big screen, and their now iconic character designs probably have a lot to do with …

Animation

RED finally explained how its magic holographic display works

Pro camera maker RED came out of nowhere a few weeks ago with a Hydrogen One smartphone of its own, which is supposed to deliver features not …

The Importance of Sight Lines in Interior Design (They’re More Important Than You Think)

<i>Shop a similar look: Sofas</i> <i>| Lamp</i> <i>| Planter</i><p>Often, when interior design fundamentals are discussed, you hear about concepts like balance and contrast. …

Home Decorating

Porsche's New Advanced Cruise Control Can Drive You Scarily Quick

You've never entered a corner like you can with Porsche's new InnoDrive system, which they still had to dial down for the road.<p>Instead of taking over the wheel completely with some occasionally functional "level 3" semi-autonomous system that seems to be the jam nowadays, Porsche decided to leave …

More artificial intelligence, fewer screens: the future of computing unfolds

Screen-free user experiences such as Amazon Echo and autonomous vehicles portend a future of computing without screens.<p>We are approaching the day …

DJI reveals a new drone, a facelift, and ‘sphere mode’ at IFA 2017

High-end drone company DJI has revealed two products at IFA 2017 in Berlin today. But it is the addition of a new “sphere mode” for the current Spark drone that has (ahem) sparked interest.<p>First up is a new and improved Mavic Pro Platinum, which DJI says is quieter than the previous model, as well …

Drones