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Segway's electric scooter offers a ride from your car to your desk

A year ago, CityGo Urban raised over $300,000 for its successful concept: an electric scooter that would zoom commuters to work. Today, it's finally re-emerged in the news -- but as a part of a newly-envisioned "Last Mile" system developed by Segway, which bought CityGo shortly after its Indiegogo …

Scooters

Hyperloop One is closer to deciding its first planned route

One of the ways that Hyperloop One is working out which routes it wants to build is through its "Global Challenge" program. It is, essentially, an X-Factor style competition in which candidate cities and states can audition for the prize of getting to buy their own high-speed travel systems. Now, …

Here’s how much social media stars get paid to post ads

Surprise! The biggest celebrities aren’t always the highest paid.<p>Last November, actress Olivia Munn posted a video to her Instagram in preparation for the holidays: She wore green and red pajamas, she cooked a holiday turkey and she lounged on the couch with her two sweater-clad dogs.<p>She also …

Public Relations

The Essential Phone will get a clip-on headphone jack

Plus answers to questions on Android Oreo, camera performance, and more<p>A headphone jack might not have been essential enough to be part of the Essential Phone itself, but the company has confirmed it’s working on a module that includes one. “We are actively developing a high end audio accessory to …

Mobile Technology

Watch NASA’s Cassini mission come to an end 20 years after launching

A bittersweet goodbye<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will bid farewell later this morning, after spending 13 years orbiting the Saturn system. It’s a bittersweet goodbye — the probe was launched in 1997 and has successfully lasted through two mission extensions. Today it will dive into Saturn’s …

Astronomy

7 ways the iPhone X copies Android phones

And three original Apple innovations.<p>I've said it before: the new iPhone X nets a lot of firsts for Apple devices. That makes sense; it represents the tech giant's boldest, priciest handset yet.<p>The thing is, many of these additions have been floating around on Android phones; some new, some years …

Mobile Technology

'Destiny 2' studio explains how a hate symbol made it into the game

Earlier this week, <i>Destiny 2</i> developer Bungie announced that it had become aware of some armor in the game that looked a lot like a symbol used by white supremacists. The company apologized, noted that the symbols didn't represent its values and said the offending armor would be removed.<p>On Bungie's …

Hate Groups

CNN is ramping up its tech coverage with a new venture titled 'Pacific'

Titled "Pacific," the new franchise will be led by Senior Media Reporter Dylan Byers, and will focus on the powerful West Coast-based companies that have changed media, technology, and politics.<p>"We're living in a time when media is not just expanding, it's exploding," CNN Executive VP of Editorial …

Media Industry

Lenovo launches four new Android tablets

The Tab 4 line<p>Lenovo has launched four new Android tablets (yes, they still exist) under its Tab 4 line. First spotted by <i>PhoneRadar</i>, the Tab 4 8, Tab 4 8 Plus, Tab 4 10, and Tab 4 10 Plus are the latest additions to the company’s tablet offerings. They all run Android Nougat. Let’s break them …

Mobile Technology

North Korean hackers are trying to steal bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

It’s no secret that in recent years, North Korea has stepped up efforts to expand its nuclear weapons stockpile.<p>More quietly, though, it’s been stashing another commodity: bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.<p>According to a report by the security firm FireEye Inc., North Korean hackers have been …

North Korea

Court rules sending nude selfies as a minor same as distributing child porn

A Washington man has been convicted of sending illicit images of a child — the child in question being him. An ill-advised selfie took a harassment case to the state’s Supreme Court, who ruled that even a selfie can be considered child pornography if sent to an adult.<p>According to the Seattle Patch, …

FutureFuel.io adds new features to make paying off student loans easier

FutureFuel.io, the company offering student loan payment management services as an employee benefit, is adding new features to make it easier for companies to manage the loan repayment process.<p>The company is offering real time account linking and updates on loan repayments through the fintech …

Personal Finance

Mars research subjects to emerge after 8 months of isolation

HONOLULU (AP) — After eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat on Sunday and return to civilization.<p>Their first order of business after subsisting on mostly freeze-dried and canned food: Feast on …

Space Science

Watch Live: NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Self-Destructs in 'Grand Finale' on Saturn

NASA will bid farewell to its history-making Cassini spacecraft, which has been studying Saturn for more than a dozen years and is slated to …

Astronomy
Cuba

U.S. rushes Hurricane Irma aid to Caribbean islands, but not to Cuba

The U.S. government is providing humanitarian aid to a string of Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma, but Cuba — just 90 miles off the coast of Florida — is not among them.<p>The Category 5 hurricane, the worst to hit the communist island since 1932, spent 24 hours grinding away over …

Rainfall

Driverless lorries are coming to the UK

Small platoons of partially driverless lorries will be tested on major UK roads<p>Partially driverless lorries will be trialled on UK roads before the …

Driverless Cars
Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin just passed $4,000

What a day for Bitcoin.<p>24 hours ago the cryptocurrency was trading below $3,700. About an hour ago it surged passed $4,000 and has no signs of stopping. It’s now trading around $4,135.00. For reference, a week ago Bitcoin hit an all-time high as it passed $3,000 for the first time.<p>Check out the …

Cryptocurrency

9 great business cards for type and lettering designers

Getting your business card right is perhaps the ultimate test of your typographic skills. With only a small amount of space, it’s a challenge to …

Dubai Is Building Beautiful Underwater Homes with Exceptional Aquatic Views

In the last few years, underwater hotels have taken the travel industry by storm. Offering spectacular views of life below the surface, these under-the-sea abodes are a lavish and luxurious way to get away from it all. But what if instead of simply <i>staying</i> in one of these lodgings, you could <i>live</i> in …

AI That Understands Design Can Now Critique Your Logo For Free

Image by Jack Qiao via Product Hunt<p><b>Design critique is important,</b> but feelings can get hurt as a result of ignorance and careless wording. Why not let …

Designer's awesome secret studio is suspended under bridge

Creatives need their own space to be productive and to contemplate new ideas. A space like this can be difficult to find in the city, but not for …

Small Spaces

8 Must Have Tools for Every Web Designer

Web design is a fun, interactive and creative profession, but growing client demands and new trends in the field that can be tough for even the most …

Web Design

'Assassin's Creed' is crossing over with 'Final Fantasy'

So this is weird: Square Enix and Ubisoft have announced that this month will mark the beginning of crossovers between <i>Assassin's Creed</i> and <i>Final Fantasy</i>. Yup, really. "This collaboration is the result of being huge fans," Ubisoft Montreal game driector Ashraf Ismail says on the <i>UbiBlog</i>. "There's a …

Gaming Industry

Amazon patent details the scary future of drone delivery

Amazon became the world’s most popular online marketplace by making sure customers can shop for nearly anything without leaving home. The company recently filed patents to indicate it wants to do more than just sell you the things you ask for though — it’s developing drones to drop your purchases …

Patents

Hollywood studio to stream three hit movies for free on Facebook Live

Focus Features today announced it will air three award-winning films from its library on Facebook Live as part of its Focus Fridays celebration.<p>The first broadcast will be at 6pm Pacific Time on Friday, August 25, with the two following movies on the two subsequent Fridays at the same time. The …

Android Oreo features you'll love: Colored notifications

Android Oreo is full of little tweaks and fixes to the Android experience both behind the scenes and in plain sight, and while there's plenty to be …

Android News

Google is looking into SMS issues Google Voice users are experiencing

Google Voice’s massive redesign at the beginning of the year came as a much-needed and long-overdue update for users of the service. That update made using Google Voice considerably more enjoyable and easier, but a new bug that’s popped up is causing some trouble with people trying to send/receive …

Elon Musk's brain-computer interface company raised $27 million—and is looking for plenty more

This is your brain on Elon Musk.<p>In March, the future-oriented entrepreneur announced a new company called Neuralink, which hopes to create a …