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Canon updates its best pocket camera and mid-range DSLR

The push into videography continues<p>Canon is still taking things slow with its mirrorless cameras, but one of the company's best compact cameras and one of its best mid-tier DSLRs are getting updated. Today the company announced a second version of both the G7x point-and-shoot and the Canon 80D.<p>The …

Cameras

Apple’s software is fine — people just notice bugs because they actually use it

It's wrong.<p>In fact, the recent batch of people noticing issues in Apple's software reveals much more about which products are actually being used on a daily basis than any decline in Apple's software quality.<p>That's what top Apple executives Eddy Cue, who is in charge of software services, and Craig …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is reportedly cutting iPhone 6s production by 30%.</b> That's according to a new report, suggesting a significant weakness in demand for the new device.<p><b>2. Analysts think Samsung will launch a smartphone with a foldable screen this year.</b> Samsung has been looking into foldable-screen technology …

Startups Are Taking Over CES

The Consumer Electronics Show keeps on growing. Several years ago the show outgrew the massive Las Vegas Convention Center and started using part of the Sands Expo Center several blocks away. They called it Eureka Park and made the exhibit space less expensive in a bid to attract startups to the …

Startups

Drone-maker DJI starts testing GPS-based flight restrictions

After some rather high-profile incidents of drones ending up where they don't belong, manufacturers rushed to find a solution. Otherwise they might have found themselves on the wrong side of some very tough legislation. DJI just launched its solution, Geospatial Environment Online or GEO. It's a …

Here's what to expect at CES 2016 next week

It has become an annual tradition to jokingly call CES an "auto show," but this year, it’s absolutely no joke: major automakers will be making legitimately groundbreaking announcements here, and dozens of smaller companies will be filling in the gaps. Expect General Motors to show the production …

Consumer Tech

Apple in 2016: What we expect from new iPhones, iPads, Macs, & Apple Watch this year

With Apple’s big fall product launches behind us and the last of its 2015 lineup launching with the iPad Pro, we now turn our focus to what’s on deck for 2016. Should you buy a new Apple Watch, MacBook, iPad, or iPhone now? Or wait until Apple’s inevitable refreshes coming later this year?<p>Below we …

Self-driving buses will be a big part of the transit puzzle

While companies like Google and Tesla predict a future where fleets of vehicles pick up and drop off passengers, one glaring omission in this big city ride-sharing utopia is buses. You know, the things that already do what those companies are talking about.<p>According to the American Public …

Why Silicon Valley Should Bring Unsexy Back

Neckties embedded with QR codes. Pants that make drum noises. “Uber for medical marijuana.” These are just a few of the goofy startup ideas that have cropped up in Silicon Valley in recent years.<p>I can’t be the only one who’s disappointed with this. The Valley is the birthplace of game-changing …

Silicon Valley

Ford patents rear wheel that converts into a unicycle

Automakers patent and trademark everything. Some brilliant idea hammered out in an engineering meeting? Patent it. A friendly chat at lunch? Patent it. Hammered at the local watering hole and jot something out on a cocktail napkin? Patent it.<p>It's that final category that today's weird filing comes …

Here are 5 consumer tech innovations that won 2015

Each year brings more innovation than the last - such is the nature of technology - but that doesn't mean we can't look back at some of the more …

Augmented Reality

Google comes up with a new Android plan as its epic legal battle with Oracle continues

Now Google has quietly made a brilliant change that indicates Google is either preparing for a worst-case scenario or simply trying to outwit Oracle.<p>Google will remove from Android the software that is controlled by Oracle, and switch to an open source alternative instead. That alternative is still …

Quirky, the startup behind the coolest gadgets we never knew we needed, is bankrupt

Quirky, a startup that helps makers develop their ideas, announced Tuesday that it has filed for bankruptcy and is selling its Wink smart-home system.<p>The platform, where inventors submit ideas and collaborate on projects, made notable gadgets including the Aros smart air conditioner, and the …

Home Automation

Wearables are gaining widespread acceptance. Now for the real challenge

Wearables—no longer just arm candy for tech geeks—are gaining ground in America with both early adopters and tech laggards alike.<p>More than 20% of Americans use wearables, an online survey by Forrester found. Unsurprisingly, millennials—or Generation Y—are the strongest adopters, with 35% of the …

Wearable Tech

How Google plans to take over your home (without you even realizing it)

Nest was once known for making a stylish, smart thermostat that knew just the right moment to change the temperature, helping to keep people comfortable at home while also lowering their monthly utility bills. But over time, Nest grew to encompass more: It was also a smart smoke and carbon monoxide …

Home Automation

MIT researchers have developed a device that can identify people through walls

Paranoid about technology chipping away at our privacy? You might want to skip this article.<p>If all goes to plan, a product will become commercially available in 2016 that can pick up wireless reflections off the human body to see the silhouette of a person standing behind a wall. It can distinguish …

Artificial Intelligence

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs $5

The tiny Raspberry Pi computer has just been released in a new version that’s even smaller than previous credit card-sized editions. But the new Pi Zero has another trick that’s even more important than its tiny size: It’s on sale for just $5.<p>Raspberry Pis were already popular with educators and …

Raspberry Pi

Past and Present Versions of Iconic Figures in Side-by-Side Illustrations

Graphic designer Fulvio Obregon gives us a glimpse of both the past and the present in his series titled <i>Me & My Other Me</i>. For this particular collection, the artist illustrates iconic celebrities and their past selves within the same frame. “Each occupies the same place in the ‘I' past with its …

Docastaway

Feel like disconnecting, leaving everything behind, escaping hectic city life and reconnecting with nature. Docastaway offers unique desert island …

2017 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet: 621-HP V-12 Drop-Top

Given the overwhelmingly positive reception garnered by the G65, S65 and S65 Coupe models, it was only a matter of time until the Mercedes-AMG skunk …

Cabriolets

Gifts for intrepid travelers

An adventure traveler, environmentalist or nature photographer on your holiday gift list? Here are 22 presents that may fill the bill.<p><b>Action Cameras</b><p>One action camera makes selfies automatic while the other can capture your speed and heart rate.<p><b>VSN Mobil V.360 HD Action Sport camera:</b> A rugged, …

Stunning Photos of a Man Awestruck by Nature by Chris Burkard

Whether he's shooting Half Dome at Yosemite National Park or Skogafoss waterfall in Iceland, photographer Chris Burkard always finds a way to make us step back and appreciate the awe-struck beauty of the world. According to Slate, Burkard's recent trip to Iceland had him carrying a Lytro Illum, a …

We Hear: Volkswagen Microbus Concept Heading to CES

Production version is highly likely.<p>According to <i>Autocar</i>, Volkswagen will debut a new Microbus concept for the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The concept previews a production model that is planned to arrive in the next few years, the report says.<p>Gary Shapiro, president of the company that …

CES

Nike's Upcoming Kyrie 2 Helps Kyrie Irving Defy the Laws of Physics

Can the Nike Kyrie 1 sequel make the same impact as its debut?<p>After a successful signature shoe debut in the Nike Kyrie 1, NBA All Star Kyrie Irving and Nike are back to deliver the highly anticipated sequel to the first Nike Basketball performance model: the Nike Kyrie 2. Despite Kyrie missing a …

Scientists Detect Mysterious Radio Signals

Astronomers have detected five more of the mysterious events known as fast radio bursts, one of them a never-seen-before double burst. Double bursts …

Universe

Fitness Wearable And Coaching Startup GOQii Lands $13.4M Series A From NEA And Cheetah Mobile

Wearable fitness trackers are becoming increasingly popular, but a lot of them are quickly abandoned after the novelty of tracking exercise and sleep wears off. GOQii, however, believes it has landed on the winning formula for long-term success. The Menlo Park, California and Mumbai-based company …

Wearable Tech

Macbook Armor Shell

Urban Armor Gear are specialists in ultra rugged protective cases for your beloved gadgets, their latest release is this Armor Shell for the new and …

Gear & Gadgets

Chuck Taylor All Star Tekoa Boot

Converse have presented a version of their popular Chuck Taylor All Star´s, built to tackle the cold. With a contemporary aesthetic, the Chuck Taylor …

Apple is taking 94% of profits in the entire smartphone industry

The Cupertino company was responsible for just <b>13.5%</b> of smartphones shipped globally in the third quarter of 2015, according to research firm IDC.<p>Despite this, it is taking the vast, vast majority of profits in the industry — a staggering <b>94%</b>.<p>That figure comes via a new research note from financial …