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YouTube TV has promise, but needs to grow before it's worth $35 (hands-on)

YouTube TV is now available, streaming live TV channels like Fox and ESPN to select cities for a price lower than cable. Now it just needs more channels, cities and devices.<p>Looking to watch live TV without a cable bill? YouTube TV is now available for $35 per month.<p>Unlike the free YouTube you know …

NVIDIA GeForce 378.92 ‘Game Ready’ WHQL drivers released

NVIDIA today rolled out the latest GeForce 378.92 WHQL drivers. The new drivers are ‘Game Ready’, including optimization for Mass Effect: Andromeda …

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Can Samsung Galaxy S8's Bixby outdo Apple's Siri? (The 3:59, Ep. 196)

Apple beefs up AR team with top engineers

Apple is assembling a top-notch team of engineers to bring augmented reality, or AR, to the masses. More details about the people the company's been hiring emerged Monday in a Bloomberg report.<p>The team, which includes some notable Apple insiders, is also being bolstered by expertise from a few …

Stephen Hawking fears he won't be welcome in Trump's US

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Stephen Hawking has never been a fan of President Donald Trump.<p>Last year, Hawking confessed to being bemused by Trump's rise and called him "a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator."<p>…

Google seizes the season change with two Doodles

It may not feel like it on the US East Coast with mounds of snow piled along the streets, but Monday marks the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Of course, if you're below the equator, it marks the first day of fall.<p>Google is heralding the day with Doodles.<p>The word "equinox" comes …

You don't know kung fu, Iron Fist

Marvel's latest Netflix series based on comic superhero Iron Fist has struck a terrible chord with critics so far. To be fair, reviewers only had six episodes to work with, so it couldn't be all that bad, no?<p>Unfortunately, my initial enthusiasm from the first three episodes soon faded away to a …

Are your teens strung out on tech?

"I want there to be times where we as a family exist without constantly being interrupted by the pings of their phones."<p>Amy Fleetwood, a mother of two teenage girls

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10 kick-ass martial arts movies you can stream on Netflix now

If you've watched "Marvel's Iron Fist" and found the kung fu to be disappointing like my colleague Aloysius Low did, or if you enjoyed it and need another hit of martial arts action, Netflix has plenty more options. In honor of the last Defender's arrival, here are my film recommendations, in no …

Best projectors you can actually afford

Nothing beats a home theater projector at putting up a jaw-dropping image for as little money as possible.<p>Sure it's not quite as plug-and-play as a TV. You'll need the space and a dark room, and it really helps to have a screen and a separate audio system (or at least a decent powered speaker). A …

Will 2017 be the year smartwatches finally take off?

Wearable tech may finally be coming into vogue as smartwatches and other wearable devices are expected to see big sales starting this year.<p>Sales in the market are expected to grow by 18.6 percent for the next five years, according to market research firm IDC. As tech companies partner with more …

Super Mario Run bounds on to Android this week

After three months of Apple exclusivity, Super Mario Run is warping to Android. The game will launch on March 23, according to a Nintendo tweet on Friday.<p>Super Mario Run is an important part of Nintendo's mobile strategy, and one that Nintendo will need to leverage. iPhone and iPad players …

Take an epic flight over Mars with this stunning video

Sightseeing flights over Mars might be closer than you'd guess -- SpaceX has already booked space tourists for a flight around the moon -- and one filmmaker has created a gorgeous view of what a similar tour of the Red Planet might be like using actual images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.<p>…

This is what flat-earthers on social media really believe

It's 2017 and we still have to explain to people that the Earth is not flat.<p>More than 2,500 years after Pythagoras and the ancient Greeks realized that our planet is spherical, some of Earth's residents still believe they are roaming around on a giant disc floating through the space.<p>Shaquille …

Apple's AR world could be getting closer

New reports suggest the Cupertino giant has assembled a team of augmented reality experts and engineers to work on a phone and headset.

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For toilet paper, line up here to get your face scanned

Need toilet paper in the restrooms at Bejing's Temple of Heaven Park? You'll have to show your face.<p>The park has, according to media reports, installed six machines outside its public bathrooms that scan visitors' faces before dispensing a set amount of paper. The facial recognition software is …

'Rogue One' briefly had a happier ending, but it wasn't filmed

<i>Spoiler warning: If you still haven't seen "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," stop reading now.</i><p>"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" surprised some fans with its grim, un-Disney-like ending.<p>But at one time, there was a small glimmer of hope for our heroes. A proposed version of the script had Jyn Erso …

What is wide color gamut (WCG)?

The more realistic a TV looks, the better, right?<p>Most of the hype surrounding new TV technology in the last few years revolves around 4K resolution and how it compares to good, old high-definition. But now that 4K TVs are dirt cheap, TV makers have taken to flogging High Dynamic Range for all it's …

Play Pokemon on your Apple Watch with this hack

Time to get your retro Pokemon fix.<p>Software developer Gabriel O'Flaherty Chan has made a Game Boy Color emulator for the Apple Watch Series 2, according to Ars Technica. If you're a Pokemon fan, you'll recognise the name of the software: Giovanni, after the game's Team Rocket villain.<p>Using an …

Lego makes Japan its next Legoland destination

Lego, the brick system beloved of the young and young at heart everywhere, is getting set to open its eighth Legoland amusement park in Japan, blending the iconic plastic bricks with the outstanding architecture of the land of the rising sun.<p>When the park opens on April 1 (seriously, it's for …

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5 Chennai startups putting the startups of Tamil Nadu on the map

Mars Volcano Died with the Dinosaurs

Scientists have estimated the last eruption of one of Mars’ largest volcanoes. New research from NASA shows that the huge Martian shield volcano …

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New Research Could Improve Control Over Fusion Plasma

A new feedback system will help scientists better control the plasma in fusion devices. Nuclear fusion is a promising technology which if perfected, …

Why Steve Bannon Wants You to Believe in the Deep State

What better way to decimate the bureaucracy than to convince Americans it’s treacherous?<p>Like a George Lucas Death Star or one of those planet-eating monsters in <i>Star Trek</i>, the Deep State has crashed into the national consciousness. Suddenly, it’s not just an obsession of those who inhabit the …

The Building Blocks for a Minimalist Home Photos

Minimalism and Marie Kondo—style organization are more popular than ever these days, but what happens once you get rid of all those items you no longer need or want? In the new book <i>Simple Home: Calm Spaces for Comfortable Living</i> ($30, Ryland Peters & Small), authors and homewares store owners by …

A mind without a body? The missing link for truly intelligent machines.

It’s tempting to think of the mind as a layer that sits on top of more primitive cognitive structures. We experience ourselves as conscious beings, …

7,000 Huge Gas Bubbles Have Formed Under Siberia, And Could Explode at Any Moment

What happens when the permafrost thaws.<p>Last year, researchers in Siberia's remote Bely Island made the bizarre discovery that the ground had started …

5 Self-Care Tips That Will Have You Feeling Zen in No Time

Lately, it’s become obvious that self-care is a radical political tool; as women, it gives us permission to prioritize our inner zen when so many people are looking to dismantle our autonomy on the regular. But fighting anxiety and finding calm doesn’t necessarily mean simply charging a facial and …

Tiny Folding Robots Could Explore Alien Worlds (Video)

Future NASA robots exploring Mars and other alien worlds may be even more productive, thanks to a pocketful of tagalong minirovers.<p>NASA engineers are …