Robert Calvert

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HP Spectre 13 Review: Thin requires compromise

How thin is too thin, and is extreme style worth extreme compromise? The HP Spectre 13 is the latest notebook to ask those questions, chasing – and …

Samsung's polarizing Serif TV is now available in the US for $1,499

Is this Samsung TV beautiful or ugly?<p>Samsung unveiled the Serif TV in September last year, and nine months later — with the device now on sale in the US for the first time — we <i>still</i> can't decide whether we love it or hate it.<p>Here are the basic facts:<p>It's an LED 4K TV with HDR, three HDMI ports, …

Tesla’s reported Autopilot 2.0 will face new goalposts for ‘smart’

Two separate reports claim Autopilot 2.0, an enhanced version of Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving tech, is coming to vehicles soon, potentially as part of the upcoming 8.0 update of Tesla’s software. TechnoBuffalo reported that Autopilot 2.0 is confirmed as “coming soon,” while Electrek’s …

Miley Cyrus on Nicki Minaj's VMAs Tweets: "It's Not Very Polite"

She weighed in on the controversy in a new interview about her VMAs hosting gig.<p>In an interview with <i>The New York Times</i> about her upcoming MTV VMAs hosting gig, Miley Cyrus weighed in on the Nicki Minaj/Taylor Swift Twitter conversation that nearly broke the Internet last month. Asked if she knew …

Disturbing Video Surfaces From McDonald's Chicken Supplier

The supplier, Tyson, has since stopped doing business with the farm in question.<p>McDonald's chicken supplier Tyson Foods has cut ties with a Tennessee farm where an animal rights group said it captured undercover footage of animal cruelty. In the video, which Mercy For Animals released Wednesday, a …

Eat, Drink and Drive in Tampa in the BMW M4

First things first, the perfect vehicle for a Tampa jaunt is definitely the 2015 BMW M4 and if you are scratching your head wondering where the M4 came from, never fear BMW aficionados; it's really the M3 with a new name and slightly updated look minus a few doors and with a headier sense of …

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Watch unusual comet sail past sun

Then stay tuned. This comet – named C/2015 D1 (SOHO) – might become visible in your evening sky. Maybe.<p>Here’s a very cool movie from NASA’s Solar and …

Spark's Electron Brings Simple Cellular Connections to the IoT

Spark has been on a mission to simplify the business of making connected products for some time. It started with the Spark Core, then moved on to the Photon and the Internet Button. Those products all relied on Wi-Fi. Its latest takes on the even trickier task of bringing cellular connectivity to …

With 'Android for Work,' Google hopes you'll use your phone on the job

SAN FRANCISCO -- Google's Android operating system powers more than 80 percent of the world's smartphones. Now the tech giant wants to help Android owners use their phones in the workplace.<p>Google on Wednesday launched Android for Work, an initiative that tries to bring Android devices up to par …

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Bank of America chips away at brokerage industry truce

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the last decade, Wall Street brokerages have had a pact not to sue brokers that leave their firms and try to take clients with them. Now Bank of America BAC.N Merrill Lynch, one of the founding signers of the truce, is taking steps to erode the agreement, industry lawyers …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop Update Draws Closer | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

On the heels of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lollipop update release come details that point to the imminent arrival of a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop …

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The 2015 Corvette has a video recording of everything the valet did in your car

The human body undergoes some weird physical changes when it hands the keys to a shiny new car to someone else; the pulse quickens, the throat dries out and the palms get unnaturally clammy. If that shiny new car happens to be a Corvette, though, the human body may be able to worry a little less - …

Tesla D: Model S with second motor and AWD, new driver assist tech

Tesla's "D" unveiling had a little early reveal thanks to <i>USA Today</i> but now we've had a chance to see it for ourselves. As rumored, Tesla is rolling out new all-wheel-drive-equipped versions of its Model S (check out our review of the original here). The top-of-the-line, dual-motor-equipped P85D has …

Samsung Copies Apple Again, to the Dismay of Android Users

It's hardly shocking when Samsung copies features from Apple (or when Apple copies Samsung and Android) but it is noteworthy that the recent revelations from Samsung, at CES, indicate that their next Galaxy S6 smartphone borrows heavily from Apple's design choices. Specifically, Samsung's next …

Destiny players have logged nearly 100,000 years in-game

This week Bungie released some end of the year numbers for <i>Destiny</i>. For a game that the company has invested so much time and money into, to hear them tell it it certainly sounds like it's been a successful launch.<p>Bungie says that across all platforms nearly 13 million players have played Destiny, …

Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think …

Box Office: 'Hobbit 3' Makes Like 'Matrix 3' For $16.6M Friday

<b>The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is looking at a $52 million Fri-Sun frame and a $85 million five-day debut.</b><p>In November of 2003, <i>The Matrix Revolutions</i> ended the trilogy not with a bang but with a whimper. After somewhat revolutionizing action cinema in April of 1999 with <i>The Matrix</i>, while …

How the FBI says it connected North Korea to the Sony hack — and why some experts are still skeptical

The FBI on Friday said that North Korea was responsible for the massive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The hack leaked personal employee …

The DJI Inspire 1: finally, a drone that flies well indoors

A drone carrying mistletoe at a TGI Friday’s clipped a photographer on the nose earlier this month, drawing quite a few rounds of “well, duh!”<p>It …

These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we’ve collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand.<p>This year, I got about half. How many can you get? [Pro tip: remember, people generally search for depressing/scary stuff more …

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How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

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Could A New Injectable Gel Save Lives On The Battlefield?

"There's always room for injectable hydrogel!"<p>Blood, as the vital and life-sustaining passageway through the body, has a strong incentive to flow as easily as possible -- in all cases except that of injury. With a cut or larger bleeding injury, platelets rush to the opening, part of the body’s …

With 3D Printing, Medical Devices Are Cool Again

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dr. Michael Patton is co-founder and CEO of Texas-based Medical Innovation Labs.</i><p>The recent and successful human implantation of a 3D-printed vertebra at Peking University in China captured the public’s imagination. I read the news (and its quick spread) as evidence that medical …

CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?

As the Season 4 finale of <i>Homeland</i> ironically coincides with the United States draw-down of combat troops from Afghanistan at the end of the month, we …

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies review - exactly what it promised to be

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,Peter Jackson,Martin Freeman,Cate Blanchett,Christopher Lee,Film adaptations,JRR Tolkien,Books,Culture,Film,Lord of the Rings,Science fiction and fantasy<p>The final section of Peter Jackson’s Tolkien trilogy rounds off the story of Bilbo Baggins with the …