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Amazon unleashes 5 new Echo products with crazy price tags

Amazon revealed not one, not two, not three, not four, but five Echo-based products at a huge event today at its headquarters in Seattle.<p>The wave of gadgets, which also included a new TV dongle, is ready to take on Apple’s HomePod speaker and Apple TV 4K with some pretty impressive features. Even …

Han Solo movie director shares cryptic set photo

Time to speculate wildly, <i>Star Wars</i> fans. Director Ron Howard released another set photo from the upcoming Han Solo prequel film, but this one is a …

Apple iOS 11 Starts Causing Problems

Apple iOS 11 is packed full of features (including many secret ones), but following reports of several bugs my Upgrade Guide advised iPhone users in particular should hold off updating. This now looks a wise move because iOS 11 is causing problems…<p>A new report from mobile security firm Wandera …

IPhone 8

Microsoft and Facebook just laid a 160-terabits-per-second cable 4,100 miles across the Atlantic

Enough bandwidth to stream 71 million HD videos at the same time<p>Microsoft, Facebook, and the telecoms infrastructure company Telxius have announced the completion of the highest capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per …

Seafloor

Twitter testing data-friendly ‘Lite’ version of its app

Twitter has started testing the Lite version of its Android app that’s aimed at emerging markets. As confirmed to <i>TechCrunch</i>, Twitter Lite is currently only available in the Philippines, with the company still evaluating whether or not to release it in other markets in the near future.<p>The …

Levi’s Google-powered smart jacket goes on sale next week

Earlier this year, we discussed how Levi's was working on a smart jacket in connection with the Google Advanced Technology and Products group's Project Jacquard. Now, after much anticipation, the jacket is ready and will be available on Levi.com (and in some Levi's stores) on October 2nd. If you're …

Wearable Tech

Here’s our closest look at the Tesla Model 3 touchscreen yet

The most controversial feature of the year’s most hotly anticipated car<p>The most controversial feature of the year’s most hotly anticipated car is a touchscreen, a 15-inch display perched on the dash of the Tesla Model 3 like an affront to decades of automotive design. Everything runs through this …

Tesla

Microsoft is moving away from Skype to better compete with Slack

The company announced new Skype voice and video technology that adds advanced calling capabilities to Teams, the instant messaging tool for professionals that is bundled in Microsoft Office 365.<p>"Microsoft Teams will evolve as the core communications client," said Ron Markezich, Microsoft's …

Microsoft Teams

Mastercard and Swarovski team up on new virtual-reality shopping app

The future is now. The latest in the succession of brands deploying advanced tech integration and elevated consumer experiences, Mastercard and Swarovski have announced their partnership for a virtual reality powered app.<p>The shopping app will invite consumers to peruse and purchase the Atelier …

Instagram just blew through another important milestone

Instagram is closer than ever to a billion users.<p>The app now counts 800 million monthly active users, up from 700 million in April, the company …

New York City

Uber C.E.O., Reacting to London Ban, Apologizes for ‘Mistakes’

LONDON — Uber’s chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, apologized in an open letter on Monday for the company’s “mistakes,” after the transport authority for London said last week that it would not renew the ride-hailing service’s license to operate in the city.<p>“While Uber has revolutionized the way …

United Kingdom

You can now pay $350 to control your phone with a jean jacket

We wanted flying cars, instead we got jean jackets that can change the song on Spotify.<p>Two years ago, Google and Levi’s showed off conductive yarn to be sewn into denim, which allowed users to control a smartphone by moving their fingers across the material. A year later, the two announced that …

Apple switches from Bing to Google for Siri web search results on iOS and Spotlight on Mac

Apple is switching the default provider of its web searches from Siri, Search inside iOS (formerly called Spotlight) and Spotlight on the Mac. So, for instance, if Siri falls back to a web search on iOS when you ask it a question, you’re now going to get Google results instead of Bing. <b>Updated</b> below …

AdWords

Microsoft 365 expands with Education and F1 bundles

At Ignite, its enterprise technology conference in Orlando today, Microsoft launched two new versions of its Microsoft 365 subscription: Education and F1 (for firstline workers). Microsoft 365-powered devices were also announced, including new commercial Windows 10 S devices from HP, Lenovo, and …

Obama tried to give Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook

<i>This story has been updated with an additional response from Facebook.</i><p>Nine days after Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as "crazy" the idea that fake news on his company's social network played a key role in the U.S. election, President Barack Obama pulled the youthful tech …

Internet

iPhone 8 Subjected to Durability and Speed Tests

With the iPhone 8 now available for purchase in many places around the world, it's popping up in a whole range of videos on YouTube that are looking at everything from speed to durability.<p>YouTuber JerryRigEverything aimed to test Apple's claim that the iPhone 8 is using the most durable glass ever …

Social Media

Uber loses its license to operate in London

In a huge blow to Uber in the UK London’s transport regulator has rejected its application to renew its license to operate in the city.<p>In a statement today TfL said it has concluded that Uber is “not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence”.<p>“TfL’s regulation of London’s taxi and …

England

Amtrak's next-generation high-speed trains arrive in 2021

While Amtrak is a perfectly fine way to travel, especially on the Eastern seaboard, the country's publicly owned rail company doesn't exactly have a high-tech reputation. That will change in the next few years, thanks to a massive $2.45 billion loan from the federal government, which the company …

The Week in Movies – huge Avengers: Infinity War characters revealed! Secret Big Lebowski spin-off, Mission: Impossible 6 comes to a halt and more…

<i>The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including a huge confirmation of who will will appear in Avengers: Infinity War, is a</i> …

Construction

Scientists May Have Found A Way We Can Use Our Phones Before Bed Without Ruining Our Sleep

So we can scroll to our heart's content.<p>We all know how using our phones and devices in bed is having a negative impact on our sleep patterns.<p>Sleep …

Sleep

Watch Jeff Beck, Steven Tyler's Scorching 'Purple Rain' Cover

Guitarist unleashes blown-out Prince tribute with vocalist Beth Hart and Aerosmith singer at 50-year celebration show<p>Jeff Beck tore through a crunchy …

The 3 Reasons Behind the Rise of Design Partners

Venture capitalists invest crazy amounts of money into young startups, hoping to get the next big thing. They want that startup to have every chance …

UX Design

3tags.org

Taran Killam Responds After Being Cut From ‘Saturday Night Live’

For the past six years, Taran Killam has been a cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” but his contract for the 42nd season wasn’t renewed and he, …

Comedy

Reading Makes You Carsick Because Your Brain Thinks It's Being Poisoned

<i>(Photo: Toni Barth/EyeEm)</i><p>By Melissa Dahl<p>There are those who can happily while away a long road trip with the companionship of a good book, their minds flying away with the plot even as their bodies remain motionless in the passenger seat of a car plowing along a freeway. And then there are those -- …

The Brain

Robert Downey Jr. Lovingly Roasts Tom Hiddleston Over Taylor Swift

Don't make an enemy of this tech-saavy billionaire.<p>You may have felt a disturbance in the Force earlier today (wrong Disney franchise, we know) when <b>Tom Hiddleston</b> joined Instagram. Hiddleston—already a proficient Twitter user—<i>may</i> or may not have created the account in order to help drum up …

Celebrity News
Donald Trump

Why It Sucks to Play 'Pokemon Go' If You Don't Live in a White Neighborhood

The game broke the Internet, but not everywhere equally.<p>This week, the Urban Institute released a report on the equitable distribution of resources or lack thereof in Pokémon Go. As it turns out, in Pok—don’t laugh! It’s a thing! The most interesting thing about playing Pokémon Go is where you play …