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Nike's self-lacing sneakers finally go on sale November 28th

Nike has finally announced when it will begin selling its self-lacing sneakers inspired by the shoes worn by Michael J. Fox in <i>Back to The Future II.</i> According to a tweet from the company's Heidi Burgett, the HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available for "experience & purchase" starting on the 28th of …

FDA's New Food Labels: What to Know

The Food and Drug Administration rolled out its long-anticipated new food labels Friday, and they’ll include new details on how much sugar is in food and reflect the sad fact that Americans eat more than they used to.<p>They won’t look much different from the old labels, but they’ll have to use …

Apple kills app that could tell if your iPhone was hacked

The app was designed to pinpoint potential security holes, but Apple claimed its information could be misleading.<p>A new iPhone diagnostic app has been given the cold shoulder by Apple.<p>Released little more than a week ago, an app dubbed System and Security Info aimed to deliver core details about …

This Silicon Valley Billionaire Wants to Give Us All Robot Bodies

My surreal meeting with robotics pioneer Scott Hassan.<p>"Here" is a funny word. So says Scott Hassan, the media-shy Silicon Valley billionaire who once set out to build the first fully autonomous humanoid robot, and ended up hawking what looks like a flatscreen atop two long legs with wheels. If …

Dish Network—Yes, Dish Network—Will Fix Your iPhones

Dish Network, a satellite TV provider with nearly 14 million subscribers, is expanding its business. But how it’s doing so might surprise you.<p>Dish …

Brand new Samsung tablet the size of an iPad Pro is just $200 on Amazon

Apple’s new iPad Pro is a terrific tablet, but you’re going to pay a huge premium if you choose to snag the latest iOS slate. The design is nice and …

Oculus VR faces a consumer revolt as the Rift heads to retail

Oculus has some good news and some bad news, virtual reality fans.<p>The good: If you've been looking to purchase a Rift headset of your very own, …

Ready Player One

Deal: 7-inch Amazon Fire tablet for $40

If you’re in the market for a super-affordable 7-inch tablet, the Amazon Fire OS tablet has just received a 20% discount, making it just $39.99. The Fire tablet made waves when it was first announced six month ago for being a surprisingly capable tablet with a price tag under $50. It was so cheap …

Your phone’s biggest vulnerability is your fingerprint

Can we still use fingerprint logins in the age of mass biometric databases?<p>In five minutes, a single person faked a fingerprint and broke into my phone. It was simple, a trick the biometrics firm Vkansee has been playing at trade shows for months now. All it took was some dental mold to take a …

Tablet sales are tanking

Consumers have officially fallen out of love with tablets and are having their heads turned by larger smartphones and more powerful 2-in-1 devices …

Don't try this at home: Colin Furze's crazy homemade hoverbike

The initial design of the craft had two motors and propellors mounted to the bottom of the frame and turning in the same direction, but Furze …

PS4 Or Xbox One -- Will Consoles Become iPhones, Or PCs?

There’s a lot to like about <i>Project Nioh</i>. A PS4 exclusive years in the making, <i>Nioh</i> looks just now like a Japanese-styled version of Dark Souls, which our own Erik Kain is more than a little bit excited about. But that’s not why I’m interested in this game. I’m interested in this game because there’s …

Rovi acquires TiVo in $1.1 billion deal; ‘TiVo’ will be the new company name

The rumors were true: Rovi today confirmed it intends to acquire DVR pioneer and set-top box maker TiVo in a $1.1 billion deal.<p>Founded initially as Macrovision in 1983, Rovi specializes in on-screen TV guide listings and provides the metadata that powers the media-search function on many platforms. …

Supreme Court approves legal authority to hack anonymous computers

It just got a lot easier for law enforcement agents to hack anonymous computers over the internet. Last night, the Supreme Court approved changes to the rules of criminal procedure, enabling warrants for searches of remote computers, regardless of their physical location. That kind of warrant is …

Samsung thinks the 'future of children's bedtime' is virtual reality stories

Disrupting children’s bedtimes? Most children are more than capable of doing that themselves, whether it’s noisy pillow fights, demands for a fourth snack / poo of the night, or 467 more questions about death.<p>They don’t need an app for it. Samsung has other ideas, however, having unveiled “the …

Virtual Reality

Amazon's profit and revenue surge sweeps away doubts | Reuters

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) shares jumped in early trading on Friday, a day after the company reported profit and revenue that swept away analysts’ estimates along with doubts about the online retailer’s investment spree.<p>Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough …

Police say 25-year-old Apple employee died of self-inflicted gunshot wound

The victim, who was found dead Wednesday in a conference room at Apple's campus in Silicon Valley, was identified as 25-year-old Edward Thomas Mackowiak of Santa Clara, California.<p>"The Medical Examiner determined the manner of death was suicide and the cause was a gunshot to the head," the Santa …

The FBI might soon be allowed to hack any computer in the world

The US Supreme Court has approved a change in Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, so judges across the country now have the authority to issue warrants for remote electronic searches outside their district.<p>That means that a judge can grant an FBI agent in, say, New York, permission …

Google's OnHub is the first Wi-Fi router to support IFTTT

Google's "smart" OnHub wireless router now supports IFTTT, the web service that automates actions between apps. IFTTT can be triggered when devices connect and disconnect from OnHub — and, in the spirit of IFTTT, what you do based on that information is up to you. OnHub's smart features let users …

Sony Filed A Patent For Video-Recording Contact Lens

You could one day shoot video with the blink of an eye.<p>Tech giant Sony has joined the race to develop digital contact lens technology.<p>Sony has plans for a wearable lens that can take photos and video, according to an application filed with the U.S. patent office, Tech Story reported.<p>Sony filed a …

iPad Pro 9.7 Review – On the road with the laptop killer

I’ve tired of tablets, and I’m not alone. The glorious days of finger-computing arrived, certainly, but it was big-screen smartphones that benefited …

How To Record Phone Calls On iPhone Without Jailbreak

There are some things that Apple just doesn’t allow users to do on iOS, which means that unless you are willing to go the jailbreak route and deal …

You may not want to use a case for your iPhone 7

A leaked schematic of the next iPhone has purportedly found its way to a Japanese magazine, suggesting all the rumors are true.<p>The device, which is believed to be the larger ‘plus’ variant of the iPhone 7, has space for two cameras as well as no headphone jack. Curiously, Apple’s Smart Connector …

Nintendo NX launching March 2017, new mobile games on way

Nintendo's new console is less than a year away. The Japanese games giant announced that its highly-anticipated NX console will launch globally in March 2017, with the latest Legend of Zelda game slated to arrive for both the NX and Wii U.<p>While we finally have an official release window, we still …

Samsung sees emotional robots, voice-activated light switches in our future

The Korean electronics giant hopes its reference designs will inspire actual products using Samsung's Artik chips.<p>"We're not going to put these in a box and ship them to Best Buy."<p>Curtis Sasaki, Samsung vice president of ecosystems and Internet of Things general manager

Surprising Sriracha facts

<b>1) It’s Named After a City in Thailand</b><p>Si Racha is a small coastal city in the Chonburi Province of eastern Thailand, where the sauce may have first been produced.<p><b>2) It Has Different Uses in Thailand and Vietnam</b><p>In Thailand, sriracha is tangier and thinner than its Vietnamese (and American) …

Save $100 on Select Microsoft Surface Tablets

If you’ve been shopping for a new laptop or tablet, now’s your chance to get both for the price of one. And not only that, but you can get it on …