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AMD Unveils Full Radeon RX 400 Models And Positioning At E3

At E3 2016 in Los Angeles, California Advanced Micro Devices disclosed the numbering and targeted use cases of their full line of Polaris-based GPUs, branded as the “Radeon RX Series” of graphics cards. Advanced Micro Devices had previously disclosed <i>some</i> details about the new Radeon RX series of …

UE adds Google and Siri voice integration to its Boom speakers

Today, Ultimate Ears is pushing out a software enhancement that's available for both the UE Boom 2 and Megaboom Bluetooth speakers. With an app refresh and OTA update, users will now be able to access Google Now or Siri by pushing a button on the speakers themselves, as long as they're connected …

Australian electricity company will give you Tesla charging for $1 a day

Australian energy company, AGL, will provide customers who own electric vehicles, such as a Tesla, all-you-can-consume electricity for A$1 per …

Which iPhone lens is best? The Zeiss ExoLens looks like a winner.

The iPhone has one of the best smartphone cameras out there. The only thing holding it back? Its fixed lens.<p>Committed iPhone photographers have long …

Segway miniPRO is the best Segway ever

The Ninebot by Segway miniPRO is not a hoverboard. Instead, it’s a true descendant of the original revolution in personal transportation, the …

Elon Musk Is Not the First CEO To Buy His Other Company

Silicon Valley is strange enough that entrepreneur Elon Musk’s electric car company just made an offer to acquire the solar company where Musk is …

Faraday Future cleared to test self-driving cars in California

Faraday Future isn't waiting for Michigan to get its act together before it starts testing self-driving cars in the US. <i>Reuters</i> has confirmed that the fledgling company has received approval to try autonomous vehicles on California roads later this year. It's still not saying just when there will be …

Ex-Apple engineers made this $499 rearview backup camera that uses iPhone as a display

A startup called Pearl Automations is today launching preorders for a new accessory that adds a rearview backup camera to just about any car using an iPhone or other smartphone as a monitor. The company is notably made up of a large group of ex-Apple engineers and the accessory is just the first in …

Handsfree

New App Turns Smartphone Into High-Tech B.O. Detector

But will it pass the sniff test?<p>People use smartphones to order a dinner, catch a cab and find a hot date.<p>Soon, our devices may also be able to tell a man he has terrible body odor.<p>Nivea, the Germany-based body products company, has just announced a new product called "NOSE," a mobile phone cover …

UC Riverside

MIT creates a control algorithm for drone swarms

Swarms of drones flying in terrifyingly perfect formation could be one step closer, thanks to a control algorithm being developed at MIT.<p>The complexities involved in controlling teams of moving robots so they don’t crash into each other, or indeed wipe out other objects/entities that cross their …

Robotics

Acer is taking on the Surface and MacBook with its new Windows 10 devices

At an event in New York today, Acer announced announced a series of new Windows 10-powered devices.<p>First up is its own take on the 2-in-1 Windows laptop, the Switch Alpha 12. The Surface-clone device uses full fledged Intel Core i processors, which it’s able to do thanks to some thermal chops (a …

Solar plane slowly soaring from Hawaii to California

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A solar plane on an around-the-world journey has reached the point of no return over the Pacific Ocean after departing Hawaii, …

A clever algorithm generating millions of random ideas is turning the tables on patent trolls

Sometimes the only way to beat a troll is to troll even harder.<p>Artist and engineer Alexander Reben has written an algorithm that exploits the convoluted US patent system in order to mess with patent trolls—people and organizations who file for patents on trivial concepts without any intention of …

Inventions

Google believes its superior AI will be the key to its future

Sundar Pichai sets his sights on AI and the cloud<p>Google is beginning to look beyond search to tap into some of the most lucrative and promising businesses in the tech industry: artificial intelligence and cloud computing. The company, the largest and most significant part of Alphabet Inc., has …

Acer packed liquid cooling into its 12-inch Surface clone

Liquid-cooling systems are frequently found in large, desktop gaming rigs, or other oversized computers. Today, Acer is bringing liquid cooling to a more portable form factor with its Switch Alpha 12, a 12-inch convertible notebook.<p>The $599 Switch Alpha 12 is the first fanless 2-in-1 to use Intel's …

Acer

The Shock Clock band uses fear and electricity to wake you up

How hard is it to get up in the morning? When you have a job -- and want to keep it -- most of us can usually haul our sleepy asses out from beneath the duvet, even if that's at the last minute. I'm not exactly Mr. Sunshine in the mornings, but is an electric shock really the answer? Pavlok, the …

Smart mattress will out your lying, cheating spouse

If you suspect that your significant other is bringing others into your bedroom, you could have an adult conversation about it or seek couple's counseling. Alternatively, you can buy a $1,700 smart mattress called the Smarttress that will tell you when your partner is having sex with someone that …

LeEco announces Le 2, Le 2Pro, and Le Max2, the latest in its affordable but powerful line of ‘superphones’

We’re in China this week to bring coverage of today’s LeEco (previously known as LeTV) event in Beijing at the company’s own LeSports arena. Known in China for its content services and partnerships and more recently for its TVs, smartphones, Bluetooth speakers, and other hardware, the Chinese …

LeEco announces Le 2 range with premium design and no 3.5mm headphone port

LeEco, the OEM formerly known as LeTV, has announced its new Le 2range, comprising three new devices: the Le 2, Le 2Pro and Le Max2. The metallic phones feature a now-familiar design language we’ve seen echoes of in Huawei, HTC and the iPhone, but the biggest surprise is the lack of a 3.5mm …

Pictar grip gives conventional camera feel to iPhone

The more I grow to love photography with an iPhone, the more I miss certain things about conventional cameras. Get a grip, you say? <i>A grip</i> is one of the things I am talking about.<p>miggo, innovative makers of camera bags, straps and mounts, brings to Kickstarter the Pictar, an ergonomic camera grip …

Mobile Photography

This wearable will wake you up with electric shocks

Are you guilty of hitting that snooze button a few times in the morning when it’s time to get up? We all are, but a new wearable called Shock Clock will guarantee you get up, <i>and stay up</i>, in the morning through the use of electric shocks.<p>Using conditioning, the Shock Clock aims to train your brain …

Wearable Tech

MIT explains self-driving cars with rubber duckies

Self-driving cars seem an awful lot like magic. They contain elements of automotive technology, computer vision, artificial intelligence and many other cutting-edge fields of tech. So, if you wanted to learn how it all hangs together, where would you even start? MIT decided to start with… rubber …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's Facebook's bold plan for the next decade

"Today we're going to do something a little different," <b>Facebook</b> ( NASDAQ:FB ) CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the audience at its annual F8 developers conference. "We're going to walk through our roadmap for the next 10 years."<p>In the span of less than thirty minutes the CEO outlined his plans for the next …

Mark Zuckerberg

Hoverboards are over, but the HoverCart is kinda genius

Remember those carts in the animated film <i>Wall-E</i> that carted around the obese humans of the future? Good news, the future is now!<p>Someone took a …

Google search will soon show live TV listings

And the company is pushing hard into the TV-commercial industry<p>Today, at the National Association of Broadcasters conference, Google announced that it's adding a new feature to Google search: air times for TV shows. So when you are looking for a movie or show, Google will tell you when it will be …

Extra-thin LEDs put a screen on your skin

Eventually, wearable displays might be so thin that they effectively blend into your skin. University of Tokyo researchers have developed an optoelectronic skin whose polymer LEDs and organic photodetectors are so thin (3 micrometers) that they practically blend in with your body. If it weren't for …

Will Quantum Encryption Arrive Before Quantum Computers Break All Our Passwords?

Scientists are racing to deploy foolproof quantum encryption before quantum computers come along that render all our passwords useless.<p>Passwords work today because the computers we have, while theoretically capable of breaking passwords, would take an impractical amount of time to do so.<p>“The …

Quantum Physics

China's realistic robot Jia Jia can chat with real humans

The University of Science and Technology of China has recently unveiled an eerily realistic robot named Jia Jia. While she looks more human-like than that creepy ScarJo robot, you'll probably still find yourself plunging head first into the uncanny valley while looking at her. Jia Jia can talk and …

Thanks to Microsoft, small teams can now get Xamarin’s IDE and core tools for free

Microsoft acquired the cross-platform iOS, Android and OS X development service Xamarin last month, and the new acquisition is already at the center of attention at Microsoft’s annual Build developer conference this week. The company announced during today’s keynote that the core Xamarin tools are …

Microsoft Visual Studio

The BBC is finally delivering the micro:bit to schools

The BBC has finally started deliveries of its micro:bit pocket sized computers to school children around the country, months later than originally …