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Silicon Power made a 480GB waterproof portable SSD

No price or release date yet, though<p>Accident-prone desk workers can soon breathe a small sigh of relief, because Silicon Power has announced its first portable SSD: a new puck-shaped hard drive that’s IP68 dust and water resistant. The Bolt B80 drive comes in three storage variants (120GB, 240GB, …

A US design firm has plans for a skyscraper that would hang from an asteroid

A New York design firm called Clouds Architecture Office has proposed a tower that would hang from an asteroid 31,068 miles above Earth.<p>The Analemma Tower would be the tallest building ever made. The plans say it would be powered by solar panels and those panels would constantly be exposed to …

Now, you can play with a cool retro Power Glove VR controller

“I love the Power Glove … it’s so bad.”<p>So said the evil villain Lucas in the 1989 video game movie <i>The Wizard</i>. The new Nintendo peripheral was …

Airbus flying taxi concept on track to make first flight in 2018

It's 2017, and yes, the flying car might be coming -- but you probably won't drive it. European aviation giant Airbus claimed that the company's flying taxi concept is on track to make its first flight by the end of next year. While the first tests will be unmanned, the company plans to have humans …

Thyssenkrupp trumpets uplifting demand for next-generation elevators | Reuters

ROTTWEIL, Germany (Reuters) - Thyssenkrupp (TKAG.DE), trying to transform itself into a technology group, is attracting strong demand for its next-generation elevators, which operate without steel cables or ropes, it said on Friday.<p>A model of the elevator called MULTI is pictured inside …

Profit

MIT students are selling a personal thermostat for your wrist

An MIT-designed wearable that adjusts the wearer’s body temperature is now available for preorder. The Embr Wave — previously called “Wristify” — heats up (or cools down) the wearer through integrated touch controls on the wrist.<p>You touch one side of the device’s interface to heat up and the other …

Renault-Nissan bets its future on electric and hybrid cars

The Renault-Nissan alliance is no stranger to producing electric cars. Have heard of this little thing called the Leaf? However, its eco-friendly vehicles have tended to be odd ducks in the lineup. That's about to change: the Renault Group has unveiled a "Drive the Future" plan that will see the …

McDonald’s is now selling a ‘McVegan,’ a non-dairy, no-meat burger

The McVegan is a thing at McDonald’s in Finland, and Americans want a bite of it<p>McDonald’s is going meatless.<p>The fast food chain is launching a vegan …

McDonald's

Flexport’s epic plan to build a freight empire with its $110M raise

“We’re actually out here trying to create value, not just give venture capital money away” says Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen. “It’s counterintuitive. The more the business works, the more cash it needs.”<p>That’s because Flexport doesn’t ship bits, it ships atoms. Lots of them. Flexport is a freight …

Belkin announces new USB-C hub with HDMI, USB-A, and more

Belkin today has announced a new USB-C 3.1 dock for MacBook and MacBook Pro users. The company touts that the Express Dock HD packs “speed, power, and efficient charging” through its 1M cable…<p>Belkin’s new Express Dock HD includes a wide array of connectivity options for users. You get two USB-C 3.1 …

Gear & Gadgets

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Operating Systems

Keep all your files backed up with Seagate’s latest 12TB drive lineup

Seagate is synonymous with computer storage, and today they announced their latest in server-driven solutions. Announcing their IronWolf, IronWolf Pro, and BarraCuda Pro 12TB drives, Seagate launched themselves to the front of the line when it comes to mass data storage. As a quick look into the …

Seagate Technology

Jeep's Upcoming 2.0-Liter Turbo Wrangler Might Make 368 HP

Documents allegedly show the JL Wrangler's power figures<p>When it comes to the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, we’ve already seen fan renderings like the one shown above. We’ve caught it testing nearly undisguised and have also gotten a peek at the interior. Plus, thanks to an alleged leak, we think we know what …

Logitech’s Craft keyboard offers premium typing with big bonuses

Logitech’s keyboards have long been my keyboards of choice, thanks to their versatility and focus on good design. But the new Craft keyboard may be my favorite Logitech keyboard of all time — and possibly my favorite keyboard, period. The Craft is being billed as a creative tool thanks to the …

Toyota Tj Cruiser Reinvents the Van

Design inspired by a toolbox<p>We miss the FJ Cruiser, and although it won’t fill the void in our hearts, Toyota is about to introduce a Tj Cruiser that exudes the same conquer-anything vibe. The boxy concept vehicle debuts at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month.<p>Blending elements of an SUV and a …

Sony Showcases Several Promising PlayStation VR Titles at ChinaJoy 2017

Sony’s trying really hard to stimulate the console development scene in China, and in addition to its adaptation of Monkey King: Hero Is Back, it’s …

Only in NYC would you find this pompous pasta place

The Sosta is on a “mission” to bring the “simplicity, style and quality” of a real Italian meal to New York City. So why were my beef-and-pork …

Sono Motors unveils its solar and battery-powered electric car

German electric car startup Sono Motors unveiled the crowdfunded prototype of its battery and solar-powered vehicle; the Sion.<p>The ambitious project is now one step closer to reality.<p>The Sion’s most differentiating feature is a new system of integrated solar cells:<p>“The Sion is equipped with 330 …

Chinese scientists beat Europe in creating the biggest virtual universe with the world's fastest computer

Experts said that China was learning to take full advantage of its raw calculation power, which had outpaced other nations in recent years, and recreating the universe was just the first step.<p>Researchers hope that within three years the country will be leading the way in making new findings about …

Prescription video games may be the future of medicine

A new episode of Next Level explores whether certain video games can improve cognitive function<p>“Brain-training” games have been a controversial topic in recent years, especially after a group of scientists and researchers published an open letter in 2014 saying there is “very little evidence” that …

Stranger Things’ VR experience on HTC Vive impresses at SDCC

Stranger Things was one of last year’s best new shows on Netflix or otherwise. It captured a unique sense of nostalgia for the 80s as well as channeling a unique and fresh take on sci-fi, thriller, and suspense genres, all with an ensemble cast of standout child actors.<p>At San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) …

Virtual Reality

World’s First Autonomous Ship to Launch in 2018

A crewless ship to be christened the Yara Birkeland is expected to start sailing in 2018, initially delivering fertilizer along a 37-mile route in …

Dickie Stoop’s 1939 Frazer Nash-BMW 328

Reading time: about 4 minutes.<p>British<br>• Cars<br>• German<br>• Rare<p>The 1939 Frazer Nash-BMW 328 you see here wasn’t actually completed until 1946 – it had been …

Apple Award winning iOS game Prune drops to $1 on the App Store (Reg. $4)

Former Apple iPad Game of the Year winner Prune is now available for just <b>$1</b>. Regularly $4, this is matching the lowest we have tracked on the highly-rated puzzle swiping game.<p><b>iOS Universal:</b> Prune: <b></b><b>$1</b> (Reg. $4)<p>Today’s Best iOS & Mac App Deals: Draw Pad Pro, Awesome Cal, more<p>App Store Free App of the …

App Store

The VW Bus Really Is Making a Comeback

Volkswagen is FINALLY putting a retro Microbus into production!<p>At the Detroit Auto Show in January, Volkswagen showed off the I.D. Buzz concept, an all-electric tribute to the iconic Microbus of the 1960s (and PM named it this year's concept car of the year). This was the latest in a long line of …

Apple's Siri 'movie' starring the Rock is just another ad

Commentary: Apple releases its new ad featuring The Rock. It's, well, rocky.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Oh, how those Hollywood types love to hype.<p>On Sunday, The Rock insisted that he and Apple had made a "movie" together, one that …

Siri

A Wisconsin company offers to implant remote-control microchips in its employees

Would you ask an employee to get a microchip implanted in her hand? Sounds invasive and intrusive. But come Aug. 1, one company in Wisconsin will be giving it a try.<p>Three Square Market — a developer of software used in vending machines — is offering all of its employees the option to get a …

Employment

The next HoloLens will use AI to recognize real-world objects

We're all excited about the gaming potential of HoloLens, but Microsoft is also fixated on enterprise AR, much like Google now is with Glass. During a talk at the CVPR (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) conference in Hawaii, Microsoft Research VP Harry Shum revealed that it will be boosted …

Totally Floored: The Best Under $100 Rugs We Found This Week

It's a wide world of shopping out there on the web, filled with a lot of great and not-so-great rugs but things can get pricey fast. If you're on the …

Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta Does Sweet Smoky Drifts in Video

Aperta is the most Ferrari ever<p>LaFerraris aren’t usually manhandled. They’re stored in a hermetically sealed garage, under a satin sheet, as their owner sits idly by and waits for their car’s value to triple in just a few short years. They’re never driven in anger, they just sit. Thankfully, the …