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Coloud launches three wallet-friendly headphones under $40

We've featured Coloud headphones on CNET in the past, but you might recognize the company as the brains behind other personal audio brands like Marshall and Urbanears. Today, the company added three new products to its lineup of budget-conscious headphones: the No. 16 on-ear, the No. 8 lightweight …

Consumer Tech

An anonymous millennial just translated The Bible into emoji

God created the world in six days, rested the seventh and on the eight he discovered emoji.<p>Fast forward about 6,000 years (if you’re a Christian), or 4.5 billion years (if you’re not) and God’s supposed word has just been translated into the language of the millennial — emoji. There were things …

The Man Behind Driverless Race Cars

In Denis Sverdlov’s world, race cars don’t need drivers, rather only computer scientists and software. He’s betting that graphical chip maker Nvidia …

Animation software used by Studio Ghibli is going open source

Toonz, the software that animators at Studio Ghibli used for classics like <i>Princess Mononoke</i>, is going open source. Italian studio Digital Video made a deal with Japanese media company Dwango, enabling Dwango to produce and release a free version of the tool, called OpenToonz, for the international …

Microsoft will allow Xbox gamers to play against PS4 and PC players

Microsoft is announcing a big new feature for Xbox owners today: cross-network play. It's something the software giant has hinted at for years, and now it seems the reality of PS4, Xbox One, and PC players playing the same game together might finally happen. Developers building games for Xbox One …

This Facebook plugin lets you swap out reactions for Trump or Pokémon

A little over a week has passed since Facebook rolled out its new ‘Reactions’ and the Web is already looking for alternative ways to enjoy them.<p>Available for Firefox and Chrome, Reaction Packs is a fun browser extension that swaps out the default reaction emoji on Facebook with an image pack of …

These Are the 5 Best Pokemon Games Ever

On Feb. 27, 1996, <i>Pokemon</i> appeared on Japanese store shelves for the first time. Players could inhabit a world crawling with animal-like creatures …

Microsoft's HoloLens Start menu detailed in leaked video

Microsoft has been refining the Start menu in each version of Windows, so it makes sense that its new HoloLens operating system will include a tweaked interface. A leaked video for a new Actiongram HoloLens app has provided the best look at the new holographic Start menu so far. Referred to as the …

Planet Earth is getting a second season that was partially filmed by drones

<i>Planet Earth</i> is returning to TV later this year, and this time, it'll be in 4K. The original 11-part series debuted in 2006 and was the first BBC nature documentary to be filmed in high definition. It helped propel HDTV's popularity, and this new season will take those stunning nature shots a step …

Samsung’s New Gear 360 Camera Is Ideal For Shooting VR Video

The new device features a pair of fisheye lenses and lets users post video straight to YouTube or Facebook from a mobile app.<p>Samsung today unveiled a stand-alone consumer camera that shoots 360-degree still photos and videos that, among other things, are ideal for virtual reality headsets, …

This Adorable Robotic Ball Can Keep Your Pets Company

Our household gadgets can perform lots of tasks on our behalf, from calling an Uber to ordering a pizza. Now, LG is betting that animal lovers will …

Check out the first poster for the new Pete's Dragon

Here there be dragons. In Disney’s original <i>Pete’s Dragon</i>, Elliott the dragon was a believably invisible beast because even when he appeared, he was a …

Robert Redford

U.S. government declares hoverboards unsafe

No hoverboard currently on the market can be deemed safe.<p>That's the startling conclusion the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reached …

Robots

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Here's the First Look at a 'Super-Earth'

Hunting for planets circling other stars is not an easy job. The most reliable way to do it is to look for the tiny dimming of stellar light as an …

You Need To Play This Game Where You Win Leonardo DiCaprio An Oscar

But beware of pushy photographers, Lady Gaga, and icebergs...

'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

"For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there"<p>Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one …

New job postings reveal how the company plans to bring its autonomous cars to market, pointing to a large manufacturing operation<p>Alphabet, the holding company for Google, is pushing forward with plans to spin-out its self-driving car project into a standalone business making and marketing …

Employment

Deadpool: Ryan Reynolds on the man who made his penis look perfect

Ryan Reynolds puts more on display in <i>Deadpool</i> than his wisecracking and martial arts skills. One scene finds him dueling in the nude, and he recently …

Ryan Reynolds

Zombie Apocalypse? Use Amazon's Game Engine Software

The company just wants to keep us safe<p>In the event of a zombie apocalypse, Amazon wants to make sure users are still able to use its new 3D game engine software.<p>Reddit user SvenNeve brought one clause of the company’s updated web services terms to the internet's attention this morning. The updated …

Your future contact lenses could double as electronic displays

Forget Google Glass. Contact lenses could be used to browse the web and even monitor your health in the future.<p>Scientists have a proof of concept of …

Google Glass

Australian developers say mind-controlled device, which will be tested in humans next year, is the ‘holy grail’ for bionics researchers<p>Australian scientists hope that a tiny device just 3cm long and a few millimetres wide will enable paralysed patients to walk again by allowing them to control …

Neurophilosophy

Google releasing virtual reality headset this year, report says

Back in January, we reported that recent job postings indicating that Google was likely developing its own virtual reality headset.<p>Now, just two …

Virtual Reality

Your ability to read this message reveals something incredible about the mind

Can you read the message below?<p>That's not exactly true — just about everybody can read the message with ease. But according to one scientist, our ability to read such messages reveals something pretty incredible about the brain.<p>Interpreting passages like this hardly activates the section of the …

Google's AI will take on the world Go champ live on YouTube

Google's victory over a top Go player was unprecedented, but can its artificial intelligence program DeepMind beat the world champion? We'll find out starting on March 9th, when DeepMind's "AlphaGo" program takes on South Korea's Lee Sedol in a $1 million match. It will be broadcast live on YouTube …

Artificial Intelligence

Besting Bowie and Adele, Panic! at the Disco hits No. 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Debuting at No. 1 is certainly an accomplishment, but bumping artists like David Bowie and Adele down the music charts has Panic! …

Vanessa Hudgens Nails Her Grease: Live Performance Just Hours After Her Father Died From Cancer

This whole live-musical-on-TV thing is really starting to find its<p>groove jive. The Twitter-verse had nary a snarky comment to say last night during Fox's production of <i>Grease: Live</i> (and boy, was it a production—the sets alone were seriously impressive), thanks in large part to Broadway-worthy …

These are the 10 most powerful brands in the world

Only one technology firm made it into the top 10 — but it wans't Apple. Retail, media, and financial companies dominated the list.<p>Brand Finance evaluated companies by their familiarity, loyalty, promotion, marketing investment, staff satisfaction, and corporate reputation. Using these factors, each …

Eagles are being trained to take out illegal drones

Forget anti-drone drones, one of nature's most majestic hunters may soon play a valuable role in taking down dangerous UAVs. As part of a new trial, the Dutch National Police force has begun training eagles to intercept troublesome drones during an emergency, when another capture device might put …

Drones

Facebook and Google are in a race to build an AI that can beat humans at a 2,500-year-old Chinese board game

Go, the eastern version of chess, is a board game for two players that is thought to have originated in China more than 2,500 years ago and has trillions of possible moves.<p>"Scientists have been trying to teach computers to win at Go for 20 years," wrote Zuckerberg on his Facebook page. "We're …