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Report: Alibaba finally overtakes Amazon in the race for ecommerce supremacy

The data in our new 2018 Q2 Digital Statshot show that Alibaba has overtaken Amazon as the world’s most popular ecommerce platform.<p>Some of the supporting data even comes from Amazon itself, via the company’s Alexa analysis platform.

These Bluetooth earbuds sound as good as AirPods, but they’re only $20 and you won’t lose them

Apple’s AirPods are great and all, but they cost $160 and they’re impossible to find in stock anywhere. And seriously, does the cord-free design …

Tech Trends

Senate Republicans struggle to salvage healthcare effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Senate Republican struggled on Wednesday to salvage major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump, meeting privately with a parade of skeptical senators as critics within the party urged substantial changes.<p>Republican leaders hope to agree on …

US sets new visa rules for 6 mainly Muslim nations, refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that …

WHO: Maldives, Bhutan have eliminated measles

NEW DELHI (AP) — The World Health Organization said Tuesday that Bhutan and the Maldives have eliminated measles, becoming the first countries in …

Dubleup is a power bank for your phone that fits right in your wallet

Smartphone manufacturers have pulled off all kinds of clever tricks to bring us the latest wave of multi-functional wonders. But if there’s one …

Gear & Gadgets

When Braun made a toothbrush

In a way, Oral B and Braun are a match made in heaven. They both push boundaries innovation, creating products that aren’t just functionally …

Industrial Design

The HP Spectre x360 is getting a pen and an optional 4K screen

The refreshed models are now available at Best Buy<p>We called HP’s Spectre x360 the best Windows laptop of 2016 when we reviewed it back in December, but noted that there wasn’t a high-resolution display. That’s going to change with a couple of new upgrades, according to <i>Neowin</i>.<p>The 13.3-inch models …

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

<b>The Good</b> This new version of the XPS 13 adds a hybrid hinge and thinner body. The edge-to-edge, nearly bezel-free display makes maximum use of space, and the starting price is extremely reasonable.<p><b>The Bad</b> Standard USB ports get swapped for USB-C ones, the Intel Y-series processor isn't as fast as …

Frogs use elastic tongues and reversible spit to catch prey

Check out these spitting images<p>Imagine all the things you could do if you had a long, sticky frog tongue. Perhaps you’d catch bad guys as they tried to run away or—no less admirably—grab a beer from the fridge without taking your eyes off the game.<p>Whatever shape your amphibious aspirations may …

Apple just beat Samsung as the world's top smartphone maker

Apple is back on top.<p>According to a new report by research firm Strategy Analytics, the company sold more smartphones than any other company in the …

Mobile

Facebook’s Second European Data Center Is Coming To Ireland

Facebook today officially announced that it plans to open its second European data center in Clonee, Ireland. The town, which sits right outside of Dublin will play host to Facebook’s sixth data center overall. Construction will start soon and the new facility will go online sometime in late 2017 …

Sony's new lightbulb is also a remote control and intercom

Sony went all out in developing its new smart lightbulb, which can talk to other devices in your home as well as your phone.<p>The Multifunctional Light can regulate temperature and humidity by controlling air conditioners and thermostats, turn on the TV when its motion sensors detect someone entering …

Tiny wireless sensor never needs a battery

The internet of things is a nice idea, but there's one big catch: you have to power all those smart devices, which is no mean feat when some of them might not even have room for a battery. Dutch researchers think they have a solution, though. They've built an extra-small (2 square millimeters) …

Internet of Things

Mexican drug lord flown to Sinaloa mountains after escape

Fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was flown to a mountainous region of his home state of Sinaloa following his daring July 11 escape from prison through a mile-long tunnel, a federal official said Saturday.<p>Based on this information, the search for the world's most wanted drug boss has …

Mexico

Ben Carson: ‘Ridiculous’ to Suggest Bush Bears Blame for 9/11

Ben Carson said it was "ridiculous" to blame George W. Bush for the 9/11 terror attacks, but added he doesn't believe that's what Donald Trump meant with his recent controversial comments on the matter.<p>During a brief campaign stop in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, Friday night, Carson gave Trump …

34 iOS 9 tips you should know (pictures)

Safari (Browser)

The Genius of Learning - Issue 28: 2050

<i>Lauren R. Weinstein is a cartoonist based in New Jersey. She is currently working on a graphic novel tentatively entitled</i> How to Draw a Nose<i>. Her</i> …

New Jersey

All The Productivity Tips You Need In 9 Infographics

Ever notice how some people come across as having their act together? They are able to get their work done on time, every time. They have the time …

Pugz: Tiny phone-charged wireless earbuds kill it on Kickstarter

Pugz earbuds draw your attention with this claim on Kickstarter: "Pugz-World's smallest wireless earbuds charged through phone."<p>The Kickstarter promo video features a couple of guys in pug dog masks explaining why current wireless earbud options suck and how Pugz will make it all better. It's …

Tech Trends

Dell's XPS 12 might be an impressive Surface alternative

Dell's XPS 13 is one of my favorite laptops of 2015 thanks to its stunning edge-to-edge display, but it looks like a smaller tablet variant might be on the way. We saw some low-resolution images of a Dell XPS 12 last month, and now German site <i>WinFuture</i> has managed to obtain a slew of photos of the …

IBM unlocks the secret to carbon nanotube transistors

Following Moore's law is getting harder and harder, especially as existing components reach their physical size limitations. Parts like silicon transistor contacts -- the "valves" within a transistor that allow electrons to flow -- simply can't be shrunken any further. However, IBM announced a …

Nanotech

You can’t help but be attracted to this magnetic Lightning cable

From the 1st century to today, you could say the magnet is one component of technology that has <i>stuck</i> around.<p>With that bad pun out of the way (two if you count the headline), a Hong Kong company is using the simple magnet to make the charging of our smartphones easier and faster. The MagCable is a …

Sharp debuts mosquito-catching air purifier

Mosquitoes are pesky insects in most western countries, but in tropical areas they're a legitimate threat to public health. Now, Japanese appliance maker Sharp has a new device to help Southeast Asia tackle its mosquito problem -- an air purifier that also catches the bloodsucking insects.<p>The Sharp …

Air Purifiers

Smart menstrual cup tracks your periods and knows if you're ill

A common complaint from women about tampons is that wearing one is annoying and messy. On top of that, every time one is used, there's a risk of contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome, a life-threatening bacterial infection. It's one of the reasons that menstrual cups have entered mainstream use, since …

Menstruation

Latest Nova Launcher update lets you rescale icon size with the new Icon Normalization feature

The populace was thrilled when Nova Launcher started toying with icon normalization in beta. For ease of on-sight recognition, Google has always encouraged developers to give their icons a “unique silhouette,” but this variety comes with an aesthetic cost. Varying icon dimensions can make your tray …

Ceramic Glasses Reveal the Different Phases of the Moon as You Drink

It’s now possible to synchronize the look of your drink with the phases of the moon, thanks to Korean design studio Tale. They’ve created beautiful ceramic Moon Glasses that mimic cyclical lunar faces once you’ve poured your beverage in—it's especially effective with a white-colored refreshment …

YOY Lamp

Here is a beautiful minimalist LED light. When switched on, a silhouette of a classic lampshade appears on the wall. The head of the pole resembles a …

Oregon's "Lost Lake" Drains Down a Perplexing Hole

Mount Hood National Forest's Lost Lake is the source of a natural phenomenon that has Oregon residents stumped. When winter arrives, nearby streams drain into the lake and cause it to fill with water. While this occurrence isn't out of the ordinary, the lake <i>does</i> undergo a confusing transformation …

World’s Most Beautiful Tea Set?

Sue Pryke’s background is “firmly rooted in the crafts,” as she says. “I started my journey into ceramics at a small pottery in Lincolnshire, …