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LG’s latest ridiculous OLED screen is transparent, flexible, and taller than Tom Cruise

How’s this for an incredibly specific record: LG announced today that it’s created the world’s first flexible, transparent 77-inch OLED display. That’s one huge display. Taller, in fact, than Tom Cruise. According to Google, Cruise is 5 feet 7 inches, or 170 centimeters tall, and as this display is …

ProtonMail makes its free VPN service available to everyone

ProtonMail, the encrypted email created by CERN and MIT scientists, has released a new product in response to the administration's roll back of Obama-era internet privacy rules. Starting today, you can try out the company's VPN service, which was in beta testing by 10,000 initial users for a year, …

Privacy

Why Ethereum is outpacing Bitcoin

While Bitcoin is currently trading at close to its all-time high, its dominance in terms of proportion of total cryptocurrency market cap is rapidly decreasing — ground largely given up to Ethereum.<p>This shift is probably being driven by a few factors. Despite its recent appreciation in value, as a …

Cryptocurrency

Asus cranked its new 35-inch curved gaming monitor up to 200Hz

Last week, Acer announced its new 35-inch curved flagship gaming monitor, which means, of course, that Acer's long-standing rival Asus had to bring an even better 35-inch display to Computex this week.<p>The new ROG Swift PG35VQ, spotted by <i>Engadget</i>, has a quantum dot LCD with a 3440 x 1440 resolution …

Lucid’s unique approach to cars is about more than just electric drivetrains

Lucid Motors is a startup focused electric cars, and the company revealed the design of its first car, the Lucid Air, at the very end of last year. The luxury sedan looks like a natural competitor to Tesla’s Model S, but the company has a view of the direction of the industry that makes its car …

The CEO of an electric vehicle startup said she's making the iPhone of cars — here's her plan

Nio is far from the only car startup looking to get a slice of the autonomous driving pie.<p>The Chinese startup, which also has a US division based in San Jose, has raised $1 billion in funding from notable names like Tencent Holdings, Baidu, Sequoia Capital, and Lenovo. Not only will it compete …

Electric Vehicles

Half-Life 2: VR Lets You Get A Little Closer To City 17

Here’s a Steam Greenlight campaign, run by fans, featuring a virtual reality mod for a game made by the guys who own Steam.<p>Playing a proper VR …

Steam Summer Sale 2017 Dates & Times Possibly Leak In Valve Email To PC Game Devs

Steam Summer Sale 2017 is fast approaching according to a new email leak posted by PC Aficionado. As noted in an alleged correspondence between Vale …

Minecraft Code Builder introduces programming to block-stacking students

Microsoft today announced Code Builder for <i>Minecraft: Education Edition</i>. This new extension will teach kids how to code with the help of an assistant within the building block video game.<p>Code Builder introduces the Agent, a tiny sidekick, who executes coding instructions given via programs like …

Minecraft Education

Acer's Predator X27 G-Sync HDR gaming monitor does 4K at 144Hz

In January, Asus showed off the first 4K HDR gaming monitor running at 144Hz — a sort of best-of-all-specs scenario. Now Acer is following with a very similar display, the Predator X27, which combines G-Sync HDR, a 4K resolution, and a 144Hz rate. The display is based on the quantum dot tech that …

Web Development

A Chip Revolution Will Bring Better VR Sooner Than You Think

Author: Cade Metz. Cade Metz Business<p>Date of Publication: 04.16.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>David Kosslyn and Ian Thompson are the …

House Votes in Favor of Letting ISPs Sell Your Browsing History

Your internet history and browsing habits are for sale, and the House voted Tuesday to keep it that way, rolling back rules that would have barred internet service providers from selling your data without consent.<p>The measure would bar the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing rules it …

Net Neutrality

Battlegrounds is the new survival shooter blowing up on Twitch

The father of the “battle royale” shooter makes a statement in an already crowded genre<p>At first glance, <i>Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds</i> seems like just another entry in the already crowded survival shooter genre. Thing is, the man behind it already perfected its most entertaining variant, the …

Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started 'Mass Effect: Andromeda'

This week has been interesting. This is probably the most hours per day I have ever put into a game in order to hit an embargo in such a short time span. I woke up every day at 6 AM, started up <i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i>, and played for 10 or 11 hours straight. Sixty hours of the campaign later, plus …

Andromeda

Use this Chrome extension to easily identify emails with senders' icons

I receive between 50 and 100 emails a day at my work address alone, and that makes it difficult to figure out which ones are worth my time. Thankfully, there’s a clever new Chrome extension to help with that.<p>Amit Agarwal’s Gmail Sender Icons displays the domain name each of your incoming messages …

Cubetto Can Teach Your 3-Year-Old To Code -- Here's What Inspired Its Creator

In just a few years Filippo Yacob went from plumber to founder of multi-million dollar company, Primo Toys. How did he get there? This 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur explains how the birth of his son inspired him to invent Cubetto, a toy that teaches children the rudiments of coding without …

Programming

How to install new games on your NES Classic

The NES Classic — you saw our first vid on it, right? — is a cool little piece of nostalgia. But it's sorely lacking in the games department. Or, …

Retrogaming

Cemu lets you play Wii U games on your PC in 4K

It's now possible to play Nintendo games in 4K quality - but only if you run them through an emulator.<p>Cemu is a piece of "highly experimental …

UVify's racing drone can reach speeds of 100 mph

The UVify Draco is a modular racing drone that can fly at lightning-fast speeds.<p>UVify is showing off its new racing drone this week at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. The Draco modular drone is easy to repair, lightweight and lightning-fast. UVify claims it can reach a top speed of 100 miles per …

Drones

Intel just announced a perfect way to upgrade smart gadgets

If you really think about it, "smart" devices today can also count as computers. They have processors, memory and other hardware similar to what you'd find in a PC. But the problem with embedding computing hardware in devices like TVs and refrigerators is that they'll quickly grow obsolete. Simply …

Every Game Release Date in 2017

This year is packed with some of the biggest new games to play, including heavy hitters like Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Persona 5, and much more. To help you keep track of everything coming out, we've compiled the release dates of all …

PS Vita

Blastoff! Mass Effect 2 free on Origin

Mass Effect 2 [official site], the game I’d say mmmight be my favourite of BioWare’s fab sci-fi RPG series, is currently free through Origin. Grab it …

Mass Effect

T-Mobile's new unlimited data plan is what all phone plans should be like

At its Uncarrier Next CES event in Las Vegas today, T-Mobile announced it’s getting rid of data brackets. All of its plans will be ‘unlimited,’ without a worry about speed throttling for most users.<p>Secondly, the company is implementing a what-you-see-is-what-you-get policy with bill prices. That …

The world's biggest flash drive can store more than 160 HD movies

The world's biggest thumb drive is coming soon -- and it can pack in a mind-boggling two terabytes of data.<p>That's almost the same capacity as eight of the biggest iPhones squeezed onto a device that's less than three inches long.<p>The new USB flash drive, the DataTraveler Ultimate GT, was announced …

Flash Drives

Intel Core i7-7700K review: Kaby Lake debuts for desktop - ExtremeTech

By on January 3, 2017 at 9:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Today, Intel is taking the lid off …

Computer Hardware

How to Build Your Own Mini SNES

The NES Classic Edition is almost perfect—short controller cords not withstanding—and if you can buy one, it’s one of our favorite gifts, especially …

Here’s a robotic hand that handles objects as delicately as a human

Researchers at Cornell University say the technology could help restore sensation to amputees.<p>Scientists at Cornell University’s Organic Robotics Lab have developed a robotic hand that has a level of sensitivity that approaches a human’s — it’s sensitive enough to detect the shape, softness and …

AMD Sets Countdown For December Public Hands-On Of Zen Processor

This could be the moment performance PC enthusiasts and IT managers have been waiting for. Ever since AMD unveiled a few details and a glimpse of performance expectations of its next generation Zen processor — ironically in San Francisco around the time of Intel Developers Forum — rumors and …

Computer Hardware

This new, magical video mapping technology is perfect for clothing

If you’ve ever seen an example of projection mapping or video mapping before, prepare to have your mind blown by the latest advancement in this technology.<p>For those out of the loop, it refers to projecting an image onto a surface – be it a sheet of fabric or the side of a building – while having it …

Early Access survival game Miscreated is shaping up nicely

The first guy I meet runs up the road toward me and then stops. I wave to him. He does nothing, so I move a bit closer and wave again. Then I scoot …

PC Gaming