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The 7 best perks of your new Amazon Prime subscription

Did Santa leave something Prime in your stocking? If you're new to Amazon's subscription service, you may think the only benefits are two-day shipping and streaming video -- both of which are awesome, no question.<p>But Amazon Prime affords you a <i>lot</i> of other perks as well. Let's take a look at seven …

Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid with solar

<b>Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico's shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology.</b><p>The vast majority of the island territory remains without power, weeks after it was hit by Hurricane Maria.<p>On Twitter, Mr Musk said his technology, which …

Puerto Rico

India’s privacy ruling could disrupt its biometric society

A landmark judgement has ruled that Indian citizens have a fundamental right to privacy, despite the country's vast biometric identification scheme. In a case bought forward by opponents of the government's Aadhaar biometric program, Chief Justice J.S Khehar said privacy was "protected as an …

Privacy

Amazon Prime members will get special discounts at Whole Foods

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods will close on Monday, and the companies say they will then lower the prices of many grocery items.<p>Over time, they say they will extend special discounts to Prime members.<p>"Amazon and Whole Foods Market technology teams will begin to integrate Amazon Prime into the …

Red Hydrogen: What we know about the $1,200 'holographic' phone

Yes, the same Red that makes cameras for Hollywood.<p><b>Update, May 17:</b> The Red Hydrogen phone will be coming to Verizon and AT&T when it's released later this year. Original story follows.<p>You may have never seen a Red camera in person -- but you've definitely seen the results. "Guardians of the Galaxy …

Uber will charge $15 to return your lost bag

The next time you take an Uber car across town, be thorough when you check the seat for your belongings -- it could prove costly to leave something behind. Uber has quietly updated its policies to let drivers charge a $15 fee when they successfully return a lost item. The policy only affects Boston …

Transportation

Microsoft demos method for linking an Android phone to your PC; iOS support coming soon

Microsoft released a <b>new update</b> called the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16251 to let Android users test a new phone-to-PC linking application. …

Amazon dreams of underwater warehouses

As dreamed up by the e-commerce giant's big thinkers, the aquatic warehouse would be filled with goods stored in super watertight containers, placed there by conveyor belts, humans, trucks, or planes. The containers would be outfitted with cartridges that would act like a fish's swim bladder, …

Amazon's Alexa lands on the HTC U11, and it works like it should

As promised, HTC is finally making it possible for owners of its U11 smartphone to install Amazon's Alexa. Starting today, those in the US who need <i>yet another</i> voice interface can download the HTC Alexa app from the Google Play Store -- we're told localized versions of Alexa are coming to other …

Three says no to conversation and yes to obsessive behaviour

Three is about to unleash a wave of binging across the UK, the likes of which have not been seen since the London Tube started operating 24 hour …

Jawbone’s demise heralds the end of the wearables industry

Sometimes deaths are sudden, but most company deaths are the opposite, with Jawbone's protracted terminus taking upward of a year. The company was an early pioneer in the consumer-wearables market and had raised close to a billion dollars in investment, but that wasn't enough to save it. Its end …

Wearable Tech

iPhone 8 review: The status quo upgrade - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The iPhone 8 offers wireless charging, lightning-fast performance and small but solid upgrades to its camera, screen and speakers. Its starting storage size is a roomy 64GB, double that of the iPhone 7.<p><b>The Bad</b> This phone has the same pedestrian design, missing headphone jack and battery …

Mobile Technology

Pokemon Go turns one -- and it's not the fad you thought

I was in this quiet place, and here was this crazy thing that I couldn't quite understand.<p>John Hanke

How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order

SoundCloud lays off 40 percent of staff as it commits to remaining independent

As its struggles continue, SoundCloud is cutting some 40 percent of its staff according to a new report from Bloomberg. The move comes as the company looks to become profitable amid growing competition from Apple Music and Spotify.<p>Alex Ljung, SoundCloud’s co-founder and chief executive officer …

Uber sought a Google partnership before they became bitter rivals

New court filings in the Waymo v. Uber lawsuit document the breakdown between the two companies' cooperation and potential partnership. The filings contain a series of emails between former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Google senior VP David Drummond, who at the time was also an Uber board member. …

Autonomous Vehicle

Visa dreams of turning your entire home into a cash register

In a world where you can pay for goods with the tap of your phone, send money to anyone with an app and do most of your shopping online, credit cards seem a bit long in the tooth. Visa is looking to toss them almost completely, replacing them with a process that makes paying for stuff online as …

Rio Olympics

'Assassin's Creed Origins' could arrive on October 27th

Ubisoft is expected to launch a new <i>Assassin's Creed</i> at E3 2017, but some <i>Game Informer</i> subscribers who got their next issue early might already have the details the developer plans to announce. Based on photographs of the magazine posted by HungryGhost57 on Reddit and Imgur, the new entry in the …

Apple is making moves to take over the digital healthcare industry (AAPL)

What would happen to Apple's share price if the company took its hardware and software prowess to the healthcare field?<p>Investors may not have to wait long to find out.<p>At the company's developer conference on Monday, Apple announced GymKit. In the newest update to the watchOS, Apple is letting …

What to expect from Apple at WWDC 2017

As a rule, Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference is predictable: New versions of iOS, macOS and watchOS are the stars of the show, and anything else is gravy. WWDC 2017, however, is shaping up to be different. Although there hasn't been much talk about what the new software will entail, the rumor …

You can now sit in your car and watch Amazon pack your groceries

If walking between your car and the grocery store always seems like too much hassle whenever you visit, then Amazon is about to make your life a …

Amazon reveals the Echo Look, a device for style selfies

Amazon on Wednesday unveiled its first Echo device with a built-in camera.<p>Called the Echo Look, the $200 gadget uses its depth-sensing camera and LED lights for style selfies and fashion advice. It lets people take full-length photos and videos of their outfits using just their voices, so they can …

Facebook's plans for Oculus are finally taking shape

When Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion in early 2014, it wasn't entirely clear what Mark Zuckerberg planned to do with all of the virtual reality hardware suddenly at his fingertips. Hell, it wasn't even clear that VR was going to be a legitimate industry: Sony hadn't revealed the …

Virtual Reality

The world just isn't ready for modular phones

Finally, there's the issue of getting people to buy the damn thing.<p>Author Name<p>We're committed to the whole platform.<p>John Touvannas, Motorola Mobility

Square Reader Launches in the United Kingdom for £39

Payments company Square today announced that it has officially launched within the United Kingdom, bringing its popular Square Reader to small and medium businesses within the UK Square's UK debut marks the company's first European launch, but its products are already available in the United …

United Kingdom

Congress just killed your right to online privacy

<b>Update (April 4):</b> <i>President Trump has signed into law a resolution that rolls back the FCC’s rules that prevented ISPs from collecting and selling customers’ data to third parties without their consent.</i><p><i>Our original report follows.</i><p>Congress today approved a measure that allows internet service …

Wi-Fi Calling and VoLTE Expand to O2 and Other Carriers on iOS 10.3

Following yesterday's iOS 10.3 release, several carriers around the world have enabled support for native Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE on iPhone.<p>In addition to updating to iOS 10.3, the features require installing a carrier settings update to be enabled. Your device should prompt you to install the …

Wi-Fi

Elon Musk's Neuralink will plug AI into your brain

Somewhere between rolling out new Teslas, launching re-usable rockets and digging a tunnel under Los Angeles, Elon Musk managed to start yet another new company. According to a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report, Musk's latest project is called Neuralink and its goal is to explore technology that can make …

Artificial Intelligence

Samsung is trying to turn wearables into prepaid credit cards

Samsung has some new ideas for how mobile payments can work. Rather than giving devices like smartwatches and smart rings the full power of a credit card, Samsung’s new plan is to treat them more like <i>prepaid</i> credit cards, loaded with a specific amount of cash and unable to charge any more than that.<p>…

Devon police will establish the UK's first 24/7 drone squad

The Devon and Cornwall Police force is to become the first in the UK with a permanent, 24-hour drone assistance unit. The flying fuzz will be on hand to search for missing persons, seek out suspects and generally provide an eye in the sky whenever needed, gathering intel at crime scenes and …

Drones