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Amazon PS4 Deals: No Man's Sky Gets Big Price Drop

No Man’s Sky now at a low price in this week’s Amazon PS4 deals<p>If you’ve been curious to check out <b>No Man’s Sky</b>, the open-universe space exploration …

Hubble study helps explain the heyday of galaxy formation

The Hubble Space Telescope still isn't done giving up secrets of the early universe. Researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered that a patch of 10 billion-year-old galaxies in Hubble's Ultra Deep Field view holds gas that helps explain the "Golden Age" …

Camera Review: Nikon D5

If digital cameras were superheroes, Nikon’s D5 would unquestionably be Superman, at least in the Nikon universe. Like the Kryptonian, the D5 has …

Hands-On Impressions of the New Fujifilm GFX Medium Format Mirrorless Camera

Arguably, the biggest camera news at this year’s photokina show in Cologne, Germany was the announcement of the new Fujifilm GFX, a medium format …

Worlds of Magic: The Best Hayao Miyazaki Film Cosplay

There’s just something special about the animated works of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Miyazaki and his teams have had an effect on Japanese …

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Here’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Here it is: The new phone that was so exciting the company went ahead and skipped a full number upgrade (the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is lost to the annals of history alongside <i>Ghostbusters III</i> and <i>Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash</i>). But just like those sadly abandoned sequels, the creators had other plans for …

Samsung’s Gear 360 VR camera gets wide release in the US on August 19th

Samsung’s Gear 360 has only been available in drips and drabs. The company first introduced the VR camera back at Mobile World Congress in February and has made it available outside of the U.S. Here in the U.S., however, this have been a little more touch and go.<p>Eager early adopters got the …

NASA awards companies $65 million to develop habitats for deep space

NASA is serious about going to Mars, and not just for a quick visit, either. It just committed $65 million, spread over two years and six companies, for the purpose of developing and testing deep-space habitats that could be used on the way to — and on the surface of — the Red Planet.<p>It’s part of …

Logitech’s new Pop Home Switch simplifies smart home control

Logitech has a new device called the Pop Home Switch, and it’s a bit different from their usual offerings. A company known for Universal Remotes encrusted with physical keys, touchscreen displays and all manner of interaction options is instead going for single-button simplicity.<p>The Pop is a broad …

Home Automation

7Sensors Grow Box will automatically care for your plants, from produce to pot

Everyone loves a good plant in their home, but few have the time and dedication to keep it healthy over the course of the year. Changing temperatures and humidity levels paired with vacations or business trips can limit the variety of plant-life that most people can sustain in their homes.<p>That’s …

Samsung will launch the Gear S3, its newest smartwatch, on August 31

Samsung will introduce (yet) another smartwatch this month. The Korea-based giant teased a launch event at the IFA electronics show in Germany, the date to <i>watch</i> for is August 31 and, as the invite above rather heavy-handedly hints, this will be the Gear S3.<p>Smartwatch sales reportedly dipped by …

Mobile

Xbox Game Preview will soon let Windows 10 users try games early

Microsoft’s answer to Steam’s Early Access is coming to Windows 10. Xbox Game Preview will be available on Microsoft’s desktop OS beginning soon, staring with Rockfish’s Everspace later this year.<p>Game Preview gives players a chance to try games while they’re still cooking, as work-in-progress …

Microsoft signals broader gaming push with Xbox Wireless for partners

Microsoft wants everyone to know the joy that is low latency wireless gaming peripheral connections. The company is making the Xbox Wireless connection tech it uses between Xbox One and official controllers available to PC OEMs and accessory makers, starting with Lenovo’s new Cylon-like gaming rigs.<p>…

Windows 10

All Windows 10 PCs will get Windows Holographic access next year

Windows 10 users will be able to dive into mixed reality starting next year, with an update planned that can let any “mainstream” Windows 10 PC run the Windows Holographic shell the company first revealed in January 2015.<p>The update will allow users to multi-task in mixed reality environments, which …

Windows 10

Nintendo 3DS sales up 80% year-over-year on Pokémon Go success

Nintendo had a very good month in mobile gaming, according to NPD Group’s latest data. The 3DS won in both hardware and software sales for the analyst firm’s latest tracker report, with the 3DS and its family of systems (including New 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS devices) up 80 percent for July this year …

Pokémon

Ticwatch 2 team clarifies which apps its Kickstarter smartwatch will initially support

The team behind Ticwatch 2, the Chinese smartwatch project that has crossed $1.5 million on Kickstarter, has confirmed which apps and services its wearable device will initially support.<p>Mobvoi, the Google-backed company behind the project, uses its own modified version of Android to power the $139 …

Apps

The Analogue Nt mini console is a loving tribute to NES history

The Analogue Nt mini isn’t an NES – it’s better. The third-party system created by designer Christopher Taber is a work of art in its own right, crafted from a solid piece of aluminum and offering internals that boast no-compromise gameplay experience, vs. what you’d get from a home hack using …

Retrogaming

Pax Labs brings in Deezer’s Tyler Goldman as new CEO

Pax Labs, the folks responsible for the Ploom and the Juul and the Pax loose-leaf vaporizer, have today announced some leadership changes.<p>Former Deezer CEO Tyler Goldman will be taking over as CEO, and Pax co-founder James Monsees will continue on at the company as Chief Product Officer.<p>Pax Labs …

Juul

‘MegaMIMO 2.0’ wireless routers work together to triple bandwidth and double range

Wireless interference is one of those things that we tend to not think about, because, well, we can’t see it. But routers are all over the place, sometimes several in a room when you’re in an office, conference, or campus — and make no mistake, it’s an epic battle at the frequencies they share.<p>Some …

Routers

Fujifilm debuts improved X-A3 mirrorless and fast, weather-proof 23mm lens

It’s a good day for photographers who favor the Fujifilm system. The camera company announced an update to its X-A series mirrorless cameras and solid new lens today.<p>The X-A3’s main update is the sensor, a new 24.2-megapixel model — up from 16 on the X-A2. Unfortunately, although the megapixel …

Philips Hue announces a $40 motion sensor to automagically turn your lights on

Philips Hue is expanding its line up of smart light devices with a motion sensor. This one is pretty straightforward — when you walk in front of the sensor, your Hue lights will turn on.<p>What’s different from other motion sensors? It works on battery, so you can put it anywhere around your home, …

Home Automation

Microsoft teases what looks like a black Surface Book 2

Generally, you don’t see the first spy shots of a new device coming from the company itself, but Microsoft isn’t really following all that many of the rules with its Surface lineup of house-built Windows hardware. That’s why it makes a certain kind of sense that the first look at what could be a …

Sony’s new smartwatch features an e-ink display on the watch *and* the band

Sony announced an update to the curious-looking FES Watch with a new design. The FES Watch U features an e-ink display and pairs with your phone. But the surprising part is that the band is <i>also</i> a flexible e-ink display, opening a brand new world of design possibilities — what an exciting time to be …

Wearable Tech

Updates to Apple hardware this year will focus on power users

Apple’s roadmap for the rest of the year (and perhaps a bit beyond that) appears to take aim at big spenders and power users, if we can trust inside information posted by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman — as one generally can. Expect updates to the iPad, MacBook Air and Pro and Thunderbolt display.<p>The …

Hello will begin selling its Sense sleep tracker at Best Buy and Target

While Kickstarter is a great place to start selling products online, and Amazon is a good next step, you’ll often see hardware companies begin shipping their products to local retailers like Best Buy.<p>There’s a good reason for that — online commerce may be increasingly eating away at shopping …

Selling

Pebble update gives users more info at-a-glance and quicker actions

Pebble is getting ready to start shipping new hardware, including the Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2, but first it has something for both iPhone and Android based device owners. The new Pebble software update includes some big tweaks to how Pebble operates, both for end users and developers, including …

Apps

Tile’s lost-item finder will now fit in your wallet

The popular, Bluetooth-connected lost item finder Tile is today introducing a new product dubbed “Tile Slim” that’s designed to be kept in your wallet, so you can find it if it ever goes missing. The device – which the company claims is the world’s thinnest Bluetooth tracker – finally makes it …

Credit Cards

Samsung shows off its latest smartwatch, the Gear S3

Last year’s Gear S2 was, without question, one of the best looking smartwatches around. After a few generations of unwieldy wearables, the company took it down a few notches with a device that was smaller and decidedly more minimalist. Where other companies have looked to bling it up, the …