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Tech Armor says its new screen protector improves iPhone performance. We tested it

Tech Armor has a new screen protector for various iPhone devices called the Enhance, but the company claims it does more than protect your …

Screen Protector

This little robot moves in and out of the sun to care for a plant that lives on its back

• <b>Tianqi Sun, CEO of robotics firm Vincross, modded one of his robots to care for a succulent that it carries on its head.</b>• <b><br>The robot, named Hexa, can move the plant in and out of shade and stomps when it needs watering.</b>• <b><br>Tianqi said that this mod was made with art in mind, rather than …

Installation Art

The Military Reinvented the Wheel, They're Triangles Now

A new wheel that Carnegie Mellon scientists developed for DARPA adapts to its environment.<p>Twenty inch rims are cool, but 20 inch rims that shapeshift to conquer any environment are next level. Magic wheels that look like a Transformer doing its thing are a new innovation from the Pentagon’s Defense …

Amazon has a $16 iPhone X case that heals itself from scratches

Clear iPhone cases are awesome because they protect your pricey Apple smartphone without obscuring the company’s gorgeous design. There’s a downside …

This Incredible Photo Of Trump Surrounded By G7 Leaders Is Like A Renaissance Painting

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Get this drone and solve all your selfie problems for good

Over the past few years, selfies have transformed from a guilty pleasure to a viable way to take those special Kodak moments without bothering …

The EPA has approved the release of weaponized mosquitoes in 20 US states

The US Environmental Protection Agency has given its approval for MosquitoMate, a Kentucky-based biotechnology company, to release its bacteria-infected male mosquitoes in several parts of the United States.<p>The EPA approval was first reported by Nature on Monday (Nov. 6), and confirmed by the …

Mosquitoes

Hillary Clinton Gets an Award and Tears Are Shed

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton received a Democratic Woman of the Year Award — who else would it be? — at the Women’s National Democratic Club on Thursday, and the first tears were shed about three minutes after she took the stage.<p>In a room full of purple suffragist sashes and elected officials, …

New UE Blast and Megablast speakers jump on Alexa train

Ultimate Ears has gone from boom to blast.<p>Its new Blast and Megablast portable speakers are shaped like its earlier Boom 2 and Megaboom Bluetooth speakers but the new models add Wi-Fi connectivity and Amazon Alexa voice control. They respectively cost $230 (£200) and $300 (£270) and you can also …

Smart Homes

iPhone audio trick goes viral

Social media users are going crazy about a little known iTunes trick that can let you jack up the volume on your audio.<p>It involves changing the equalisation setting while playing audio on your device. In sound recording and reproduction, equalisation is the process commonly used to alter the …

Social Media

Coach's $150 dinosaur Apple Watch strap now comes in fall colors

Life finds a way<p>Coach is a fashion brand that has been making Apple Watch bands since June 2016, which the company has periodically refreshed with new styles, colors, and designs. Given that the fall season is fast approaching, it’s only logical that Coach would update its offerings with new fall …

The best OnePlus product this year is the Travel Backpack

A month ago, OnePlus launched its best product of 2017, but it wasn’t the hotly anticipated OnePlus 5 smartphone. I reviewed that phone and found it a mixed bag, however it was the <i>actual bag</i> that OnePlus introduced alongside it that really captured my attention. The descriptively titled Travel …

The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple

Forget the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.<p>RED, the company that makes professional digital cameras for shooting Hollywood movies, is making a …

Galaxy Note

The freaky Pixar theory that could blow your mind

Walt Disney Company

Check out the micro drone that got more than $3.5 million on Indiegogo

While smartphone-based VR is still in the early stages, there are some drones that prove the technology is coming along quicker than we think.<p>Smart, …

Apple extends service for buggy Smart Keyboards

Apple says it will service “functional issues” on Smart Keyboards for the iPad Pro for up to three years, according to internal memos sent to Apple stores and service providers recently.<p>The company, in the memo sent last week, acknowledged that some Smart Keyboard owners experienced stuck or …

HTC will launch its squeezable phone on May 16

HTC was once the maker of some of the best Android phones on the planet. It still makes solid phones, but after a few uninspiring models and several …

Phones

Hidden Apple TV Features You Should Know

Here's how to navigate Apple TV, with some special tricks for the updated model.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Apps

Man Invents Real-Life Iron Man Suit So He Can Fly Like Tony Stark [Video]

Richard Browning, a British inventor and entrepreneur, claims to have built his own functional Iron Man-like flight suit that could revolutionize …

Ad-averse Tesla will run a fan-made commercial

Elon Musk got the idea from a fifth-grader.<p>Tesla doesn't need to advertise -- based on a slick presentation, its overall rep and Elon Musk's 7.5 million strong Twitter account, it notched 400,000 pre-orders Model 3 electric cars without anyone even taking a test drive. However, a fifth-grader named …

Tesla

Watch a Tesla Model S P100D set a new world record for a quarter-mile run

When Tesla unveiled the Model S P100D this past August, Elon Musk boasted that it was the fastest production car in the world. Deservedly so, Tesla’s …

Tesla

Apple to temporarily relocate flagship Fifth Avenue retail store on January 20 for renovations

Rumors of Apple’s renovation plans for its flagship Fifth Avenue store have been circulating for a while now, but the renovations will soon commence as the company has announced plans to briefly relocate the Fifth Avenue store to a new location during the process…<p>Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip<p>As …

Apple Store

Race Through All 8 Harry Potter Movies in This Impressive Supercut

While it’s thrilling to read and watch the <i>Harry Potter</i> story, with a book series that is over 4,200 pages long and movies that clock in at nearly 20 …

DJI will likely announce its next Inspire drone later this month

After images that appeared to show a potential follow-up to its Inspire drone leaked late in October, drone maker DJI appears ready to announce its next device this month. The company has sent invites to an event it's calling "Control/Create," which promises an "exciting, special announcement," and …

The CMA Awards' Tribute to Dolly Parton Will Bring You to Tears

The CMA Awards were full of star-studded performances during its 50th show on Wednesday night. In celebration of Dolly Parton's lifetime achievement award, singers from all different genres took to the stage to perform some of her greatest songs. Pentatonix kicked things off with a hauntingly …

Dolly Parton

Watch—and Listen—to the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Yowling Through the Desert

“Available Fall 2016.”<p>Believe it or not, but that was the part of Ford’s newest video featuring the upcoming F-150 Raptor off-road-ready high-performance pickup truck that stuck out the most to us. Yes, in between scenes where the Raptor drifted through loose desert sand, jumped over sandy mounds, …

IBM Says Macs Are Up to $543 Less Expensive Than PCs Over Time

At the Jamf Nation User Conference yesterday, designed for IT management professionals, IBM VP of Workplace as a Service Fletcher Previn talked about IBM's decision to start letting employees choose between Windows or Mac machines, the cost of PCs vs. Macs, and the resulting changes to the …

Employment

The foldable, fully-enclosed Passport drone is yours for $549

It's basically the ultimate selfie machine.<p>Foldability is all the hype in the drone world these days, as is the case with the GoPro Karma and the DJI Mavic. But before these two were announced, we already heard about Zero Zero Robotics' Hover Camera 4K drone that is truly foldable and also fully …

Love that new Mac smell? Now you can buy a candle that smells like a freshly-opened Apple product

I thought it was just me, but apparently I’m not the only one who tends to take a long extended whiff every time I crack open a new Apple product. There’s just something about the smell that’s so ridiculously pleasing to the senses.<p>Apparently the fine folks over at Apple accessory maker TwelveSouth …

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