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PlayStation 4's YouTube app is slowly gaining PSVR support

We're over two months out from the PlayStation VR's launch and, well, new stuff is a bit sparse at this point. But hey, an update is rolling out that'll put 360 degree YouTube videos on Sony's headset. Before you get too excited, though, Reddit users (spotted by <i>UploadVR</i>) are commenting that the …

The cord-cutter's guide to the best indoor antennas

Indoor antennas are pretty cheap, but our tests of six popular models did reveal some differences. Here's how they stack up.<p>You don't need to spend much money to get free TV. Indoor antennas cost as little as $10 and let you watch free TV programs over the air with your current television.<p>That's …

Televisions

This Battery Charges In Seconds, And Lasts All Week

It’s a super capacitor made with nano-materials, but all you need to know is–if it’s commercialized–your days of worrying about your battery might be over.<p>You can divide the world into two kinds of people. Those who manage to keep their phones charged, and those whose batteries always seem to be in …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Peter Thiel says he isn't the only Silicon Valley insider supporting Trump.</b> The billionaire tech investor gave a speech on Monday at the National Press Club in which he discussed his political values and support of the Trump campaign.<p><b>2. BMW will reportedly release an electric SUV in 2021.</b> …

Silicon Valley

Google reveals unpatched Windows bug that hackers are exploiting (update)

Google has revealed that it came across previously undiscovered Flash and Windows vulnerabilities in October, and one of them remains unpatched. The tech titan gave both Adobe and Microsoft a heads-up on October 21st -- Adobe issued a fix on October 26th through a Flash update, but Microsoft hasn't …

Google's AI created its own form of encryption

Researchers from the Google Brain deep learning project have already taught AI systems to make trippy works of art, but now they're moving on to something potentially darker: AI-generated, human-independent encryption. According to a new research paper, Googlers Martín Abadi and David G. Andersen …

Russia Unveils RS-28 Sarmat 'Satan 2' Nuclear Missile

Russia has declassified the first image of its new thermonuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile.<p>The RS-28 Sarmat could carry a payload capable of wiping out a landmass "the size of Texas or France," according to a report by the Kremlin-aligned Sputnik news agency.<p>Known colloquially as …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Samsung's downward spiral after Note7 recall

As expected, Samsung's revenue and profit have fallen sharply in the third quarter of 2016, due to a painful recall of the company's flagship …

Mobile

Facebook Messenger now lets you toggle end-to-end encryption

With the flick of a switch back in April, the popular international messaging service WhatsApp turned on end-to-end encryption for every conversation in its system, dramatically boosting security for its 1 billion-person userbase. At long last, parent company Facebook has finally rolled out the …

Aviation

Mark Zuckerberg is 'deeply disappointed' by explosion that destroyed Facebook's first satellite

Mark Zuckerberg has responded to the SpaceX prelaunch test explosion that destroyed Facebook's first satellite on Thursday.<p>"As I'm here in Africa, I'm deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX's launch failure destroyed our satellite that would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and …

Mark Zuckerberg

11 signs you're a stellar employee — even if it doesn't feel like it

Of course, you don't want to be arrogant, but it's also important to know your worth. Requesting feedback is a good idea, but, depending on your circumstances and your boss' managerial style, this can sometimes be difficult to do.<p>How, then, can you tell if you're just doing OK, or killing it at …

Flickr
Medicine
Donald Trump

Unable to stop Syria's war, US offers Russia new partnership

MOSCOW (AP) — The United States on Thursday offered Russia a broad new military partnership in Syria, hoping the attraction of a unified campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida — and a Russian commitment to ground Syria's bombers — could end five years of civil war. If finalized, the …

Middle East
Agriculture
Agriculture

Nest is finally making an outdoor Nest Cam and it’ll ship for $199 this fall

Nest Cams (formerly known as Dropcams) are handy little things — plug it in, get it on WiFi, and boom, you’ve got a low-hassle indoor security camera.<p>Want to put it outside? That’s a bit more complicated. The original Nest Cam isn’t very rugged, so you’re looking at dropping at least $50 on a …

Smart Homes
Middle East

Conflicts of Interest Abound in Tesla Motors' Bid to Acquire SolarCity

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Since <b>Tesla Motors</b> offered to buy <b>SolarCity</b> last week, the solar installer has made steps toward evaluating the offer. However, the process has unveiled some strange and potentially troubling relationships between the two companies.<p>SolarCity's board of directors is so rife …

PlayStation Vue coming to Android next week

Tethered live TV is a thing of the past with services like PlayStation Vue. The gaming giant is now a television provider that operates completely online. There are no weird antennas, cables, contracts or politics. The best of all is that it is made mobile and works on multiple devices as app …

Televisions

Samsung's Gear 360 VR camera launches in the US for $349.99, sort of

Samsung's Gear 360, the spherical video camera first shown off at Mobile World Congress in February, is finally landing in the US. Samsung has set the price at $349.99, but there's a catch — you can only buy it "on a limited basis" at VidCon, which kicks off in Anaheim tomorrow. If you can't make …

Virtual Reality

Nancy Pelosi: The U.S. government invented the iPhone

Apple may be one of the world’s profitable tech company, but you know who invented its biggest single product, the iPhone? If you’re House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the answer is simple: not Steve Jobs, Jony Ive or any combination of Apple employees — but rather the federal government.<p>Check out …

Lenovo launches smartphone that senses spaces with 'Terminator vision'

Chinese company builds spacially aware smartphone using Google-derived Project Tango technology along with new super-skinny, modular flagship<p>Chinese electronics manufacturer Lenovo has become the first to put Google’s Project Tango spatial awareness technology into a smartphone.<p>Its PHAB2 Pro range …

Mobile Technology

Physicists abuzz about possible new particle as CERN revs up

Was it a blip, or a breakthrough?<p>Scientists around the globe are revved up with excitement as the world's biggest atom smasher — best known for revealing the Higgs boson four years ago — starts whirring again to churn out data that may confirm cautious hints of an entirely new particle.<p>Such a …

Physics

Solar-plane pilots say trip was also test of human endurance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only a demonstration of the importance of renewable energy but also of the many challenges the human body can endure.<p>Pilot Bertrand Piccard completed a …

Pacific Ocean

German engineers made this camera smaller than a grain of salt with a 3D printer

Current manufacturing techniques make it impossible to construct tiny lenses, the team said, but by using 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, the size possibilities change dramatically. The team, led by PhD students Timo Gissibl and Simon Thiele, said that the process of designing …

3D Printing