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Laptops with 128GB of RAM are here

Brace yourself for laptops with 128GB of RAM because they’re coming. Today, Lenovo announced its ThinkPad P52, which, along with that massive amount of memory, also features up to 6TB of storage, up to a 4K, 15.6-inch display, an eighth-gen Intel hexacore processor, and an Nvidia Quadro P3200 …

Porsche's New Cayenne Hybrid Checks Your Route to Pick its Power

Porsche’s new Cayenne E-Hybrid sees farther down the road than most cars, and not in the figurative “electric is the future” sense. It's in the “tap …

HP just released the perfect Windows laptop for almost anyone

While MacBooks and fancy Windows gaming PCs get all the attention these days, the harsh reality is that most people still buy laptops that cost less …

Spotify beefs up its free tier

Today at the Gramercy Theater in NYC, Spotify’s Chief R&D Officer Gustav Söderström announced a brand new free version of the Spotify mobile app.<p>By leveraging their investment in machine learning, Spotify’s new free tier recommends music to users on the fly. That said, the free tier has always …

Spotify

These sleek $250 earbuds can translate languages in real time — and it's like something out of 'Star Trek'

The company's first product, the Pilot translating earpiece, started as an Indiegogo campaign in 2016. Now, the Brooklyn-based startup says it has sold 27,000 units and has begun shipping to its early customers.<p>The Pilot looks like a fairly standard pair of wireless earbuds. They fit snugly in your …

Star Trek

Airbus Venture Begins Testing Its Autonomous Flying Taxi

Vahana, the electric autonomous flying vehicle in the works from an offshoot of Airbus in Silicon Valley, is officially off the ground. The new aircraft, which looks like a mashup of a flying car and a racing drone, took a 53-second maiden voyage at its Pendleton, Oregon-based test site last …

Acer just announced the "thinnest computer in the world"

Along with updates to the Nitro 5 and Spin 3<p>Generally, laptops at CES tend to be toward the middle of the pack, with companies saving their more unique or impressive models for less crowded times. While Acer has shown up at CES this year with a trio of updated versions of older models, there is at …

IKEA’s smart lighting officially supports HomeKit

After what seems like an eternity (for IKEA and HomeKit fans, at least), the Swedish furniture maker has added support for Apple's smart home platform. As <i>9to5Mac</i> notes, so long as you have the company's Tradfri hub installed at your house, you'll be able to start controlling the lighting via your …

Home Automation

New UE Blast and Megablast speakers jump on Alexa train

Ultimate Ears has gone from boom to blast.<p>Its new Blast and Megablast portable speakers are shaped like its earlier Boom 2 and Megaboom Bluetooth speakers but the new models add Wi-Fi connectivity and Amazon Alexa voice control. They respectively cost $230 (£200) and $300 (£270) and you can also …

Smart Homes

A couple paid for two Teslas by sharing them on the Airbnb for cars — here’s how they did it

As Chad Hurin puts it, he's not a car guy. But he is a Tesla enthusiast.<p>Before buying his first Tesla — a Model S 60 — Hurin owned a 2008 Pontiac that he guesses is worth $2,000 at this point. It still sits in his driveway in San Diego, California, flanked by the $68,000 Model S and his wife's …

Tesla

BMW produces giant wireless charging pad for your car

Just when you were getting used to the idea of wirelessly charging your iPhone 8, BMW's jumped on the bandwagon with a giant wireless charging pad …

IPhone 8

Tesla Model 3’s touchscreen control panel detailed in new video

Shortly after Tesla rolled its first eagerly-anticipated Model 3 off the assembly line back in July, we got a ride in the car and were impressed. But we were skeptical of the decision to forgo a traditional dashboard cluster and cram all the instrument readings into the single center-dash …

Ethereum will match Visa in scale in a ‘couple of years’ says founder

The mind behind Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, is matter-of-fact about the crypto. In short, he believes what interviewer Naval Ravikant called “brain virus” is the true future of security and economics and, with the right incentives, Ethereum can replace things like credit card networks and even …

Jaguar’s E-type Zero is the most beautiful electric car yet

Probably because the entire design is lifted from the 1960s<p>Jaguar, having freshly committed to electrifying all of its cars from 2020 onward, has today also unveiled a new all-electric automobile, which is based on its sleek E-type from the 1960s. The new E-type Zero keeps the classic styling, …

Sony unveils its 'true 4K' projector that costs just $5,000

Buying a "4K" projector can be tricky since many companies have displays have lower resolutions and use technology like pixel shifting (JVC and Epson) or special processing (Optoma) to make up for the missing dots. Sony's SXRD technology brings every one of the promised 4K (4,096 x 2,160) pixels …

San Diego

This is the new Nissan Leaf

150 miles of range, no brake pedal needed<p>After months of leaks, speculation, and teases, the 2018 Nissan Leaf has been officially revealed. It’s a complete redesign its maker hopes will bring the pioneering, yet outdated model, up to speed with newer competitors like the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model …

Sony’s RX0 is a tiny camera with big ideas

Sony just announced a new camera called the RX0, but breaking from the trend of lower number = fancier camera, this one is a tiny device that combines an action-cam form factor with some traditional imaging prowess. It’s an unusual combination, yet somehow tempting.<p>The waterproof, shockproof RX0 …

Light starts shipping the L16, its 16-camera pocket DSLR challenger

Light’s L16 was a radical design concept when it was originally introduced in October, 2015 — but the concept has become a reality, as the company is now shipping the first production units to its pre-order customers. The final design is quite similar to the concept it showed off back then, with a …

Depth Of Field

Google Drive will soon back up your entire computer

Google is turning Drive into a much more robust backup tool. Soon, instead of files having to live inside of the Drive folder, Google will be able to monitor and backup files inside of any folder you point it to. That can include your desktop, your entire documents folder, or other more specific …

Apps

Xbox One X is Microsoft's next games console, arriving on November 7th for $499

The smallest Xbox ever<p>After months of speculation, Microsoft is unveiling its “Project Scorpio” games console today, and it's officially named Xbox One X. Microsoft's Xbox One X naming comes just days after the company trademarked a mysterious S logo, and started dropping Scorpio hints in its E3 …

PS4 Pro

Microsoft provides a closer look at the Xbox Project Scorpio dev kit

Microsoft is planning to unveil its Project Scorpio Xbox console at E3, and now the company is teasing its dev kit ahead of the E3 press event on Sunday. There’s not a lot of new information about the dev kit from when we first saw it in April, but the video tour provides a closer look at the …

Miniature

Dissecting Marissa Mayer’s $900,000-a-Week Yahoo Paycheck

SAN FRANCISCO — When a withered Yahoo is absorbed by Verizon Communications in the next week or so, it will be the end of an era for one of the pioneering names of the internet age.<p>It will also conclude the remarkable five-year run of Yahoo’s chief executive, Marissa Mayer, who was paid nearly a …

Advertising

The smart home might finally get some brains

Alex Teichman thinks your smart home isn’t actually smart—it’s just remote controlled.<p>“It’s great that you can turn down the heat when you’re away at work,” he says. “But all the intelligence is coming from you. It’s not actually smart yet.”<p>Teichman is CEO of Lighthouse, a startup out of Android …

Smart Homes

Microsoft’s $999 Surface Laptop looks surprisingly good

Watch out, Chromebooks.<p>Microsoft unveiled a $999 computer called the Surface Laptop today at an education-focused event in New York. You can learn much more about it, and the Windows 10 S operating system it runs on, at The Verge.<p>Most striking: At least from the video, this is a very good-looking …

MacBook Air

Apple's AirPods are winning with the critics that matter

May 2nd, 2017<p>In classic Apple fashion, the AirPods wireless earphones were launched with a generous heaping of hyperbole last year. The universal headphone jack was, according to Apple, out of date, and it was time we all got on the wireless bandwagon — with those pearly-white cigarette stub …

AirPods

Microsoft unveils $999 Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S

Microsoft is launching a new Surface-branded device today: the Surface Laptop. While the device leaked last night, Microsoft's devices chief Panos Panay came onstage at the company's New York City event to unveil it officially today. It's a 13.5-inch laptop that's designed to work with the …

Windows 10

LG’s new 42.5-inch monitor can display four inputs at once

A 42.5-inch 4K IPS with FreeSync and oodles of ports<p>LG’s latest monitor is a big beast aimed at pro customers used to juggling multiple displays. It’s 42.5 inches wide, and has enough ports to show four screens at once from different sources. Oh, and it’s available for preorder for $697 (that price …

GoPro's Fusion spherical camera is six GoPros in one

GoPro has taken the wraps off a spherical camera called Fusion hot on the heels of Facebook's 360-degree camera launch. Unlike the brand's other action cams, Fusion is a spherical device that can capture 5.2K resolution VR and non-VR videos and photos. If you want to take a non-VR pic, you can use …

An NBA team is turning their scoreboard into an AR basketball game

Yo dawg, I heard you like basketball, so we built an AR basketball game you can play while you’re at a basketball game.<p>Ok fine, this isn’t how the reigning NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers announced their new Augmented Reality game. But they should have.<p>Launching today, Deep in the Q (named after …

Basketball

New Google tool helps developers pick the right colors for their apps

With its Material Design guidelines, Google set out to create a unified set of ideas for how it wants developers to think about all the different aspects of their applications’ design, ranging from the basic layout to how to use animations effectively. As part of those guidelines, it also offered …