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Valve's Knuckles EV2 controller will let you squeeze things in VR

Valve originally introduced its vertical-grip "Knuckles" controllers for VR in 2016, and shipped working models to developers last year. Now the company sending game makers another version, the EV2, that has revamped buttons, straps and a slew of sensors that essentially translate finger motion and …

Virtual Reality

Apple has strong words for anyone who wants to 'jailbreak' their iPhone to run unauthorized apps (AAPL)

Reuters<p><b>Some iPhone enthusiasts like to hack their own devices to apply tweaks and other unauthorized features.</b>• <b><br>Apple says you shouldn't do that.</b>• <b><br>Not</b> …

Apps

Facebook AI is now capable of 'opening' eyes in photos where they're closed

Facebook wants to open your eyes in photos where they're closed — and now it can.<p>A pair of Facebook engineers have come up with an artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Only Two Guys at AMG Are Trained to Build Pagani Huayra Engines

We go inside the most exclusive part of AMG, where Huayra and AMG GT3 engines are born.<p>All of AMG's engines are special by their hand-built nature, but some are more special than others. Namely, a the 6.2-liter V8 used in the AMG GT3 race car–yes, a version of the same motor used in the old SLS …

Engines

Student in trouble on Alaska trek finds a husky is her guardian angel

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Her mother was home in Chattanooga, Tennessee, watching on her computer screen late Wednesday night as a GPS tracker beamed a cluster of little dots showing that 21-year-old Amelia Milling could be in a cold river near Anchorage, Alaska.<p>“The feeling was sheer terror,” Sharon …

Pets

10 Smoothies With More Protein Than Two Eggs

1 of 11<p>mama mia/shutterstock<p>When you think high-protein breakfasts, you inevitably think eggs. But two eggs pack only about 13 grams of protein, and there are plenty of simpler morning meals delivering way more of this hunger-quashing nutrient. Each of the following 10 delicious smoothies contains …

Healthy Eating

DARPA's Amazing Reconfigurable Wheel Tracks Go From Wheel To Track In Two Seconds Flat

The experimental technology looks to solve one of the biggest conundrums of mechanized warfare.<p>Youtube Screencap<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler Rogoway's …

Carnegie Mellon University

Telecom companies say they won't share your location data anymore

In a small victory for your privacy, the nation's four largest telecom companies announced Tuesday that they will stop providing customer location information to companies that aggregate data on their customers.<p>The move comes just over a month after Sen.Ron Wyden of Oregon raised the issue in a …

Privacy

Facebook can use AI to open your eyes in blinking selfies

The company’s latest machine learning research could save a lot of bad photographs<p>Facebook will do whatever it takes to encourage you to share more content — even, it turns out, using artificial intelligence to salvage photographs marred by an accidental blink.<p>In a research paper published this …

Artificial Intelligence

Thieves nab $100K of Apple gear in ‘Mission: Impossible-style’ raid

Apple products have been targeted by thieves yet again, this time in a raid at a Best Buy store in Dunwoody, Georgia.<p>Around $100,000 worth of …

Tom Cruise

Your Cable Company Will Hate You so Much When You Get This $40 Box

Who doesn’t want to save a few extra bucks each month? <i>Boy Genius Report</i> has found an affordable modem that will shave off $8-$10 off your cable each …

Genius

What’s new in iOS 12 beta 2?

Two weeks after the initial — and surprisingly solid — beta of iOS 12, comes the second update. iOS 12 beta 2 has tweaked the operating system in several places, mostly in Screen Time, which was quite sparse in the first round. Let’s take a look at what’s changed.<p>Screen Time changes<p>Screen Time, the …

iOS

Amazon 1-day Logitech Sale from $14: MX Wireless Mouse, keyboards, speakers, more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering solid deals on Logitech accessories including mice, keyboards, speakers sets and more. Starting from <b>$14</b> or so, everything in the sale ships free for Prime members or in orders over $25 and carries 4+ star ratings. This is a …

Logitech

NordVPN launches Android TV app for streaming out-of-country content

• The popular VPN service NordVPN has launched its own Android TV app.<br>• It will allow Android TV-powered smart TVs and set-top boxes to stream video content from nearly any country.<br>• It will also offer more secure streaming with NordVPN’s services.<p>With the 2018 World Cup now in full swing, there are lots …

Android TV

Snapchat Lenses bring coral reefs to your neighborhood

How do you make nature exciting to a generation growing up with Snapchat and Instagram? The California Academy of Sciences has an idea: bring the nature to the apps that generation is using. It just trotted out a series of augmented reality Snapchat Lenses (the first of their kind, CAS said) that …

Coral Reefs

MIT uses brain signals and hand gestures to control robots

Robotic technology has a staggering range of applications, but getting it to perform adequately can be a challenge, requiring specific programming based around the way humans communicate with language. But now, researchers from MIT have developed a way to control robots more intuitively, using hand …

Robotics

Domio adds voice communication to its rad helmet audio system with the Pro

Many outdoor enthusiasts enjoy listening to music while they’re skiing, mountain biking, or rock climbing — but these sports pose physical risks and …

Rechargeable Batteries

Steam's new tool shows how much money you've blown on games

Valve recently added a new feature to Steam that shows how much money you’ve thrown down the black hole that is gaming — on the Steam store, anyway.<p>The “External Funds Used” tool has existed for a few weeks, but was only spotted by <i>VentureBeat</i> this week. It’s a simple enough tool. Just follow this …

Big Fish Games

TP-Link squeezed a smart home hub into its new mesh WiFi router

Mesh WiFi routers are no longer all that special, so how do you stand out? If you're TP-Link, you roll in a smart home hub. It just introduced a Deco M9 Plus router that builds on last year's model with a hub for ZigBee- and Bluetooth-based devices like light bulbs and thermostats. If you're not …

Wi-Fi

Tech Companies Push Back On Trump's Family Separations

“It’s heartbreaking to see the images and hear the sounds of the kids,” Tim Cook said.<p>Several of Silicon Valley’s top executives at its largest companies have spoken out against the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that separates migrant children from their parents at the …

Immigration

Intel responds to AMD’s trolling over Core i7-8086K sweepstakes

AMD attempted to troll Intel yesterday by offering 40 winners of the company's Core i7-8086K sweepstakes the opportunity to trade their prize for a …

Computer Hardware

iOS 12 will include a new life-saving feature for iPhone customers in the US

Apple is announcing a new life-saving feature in iOS 12 that hasn’t been publicly disclosed before today. Starting this fall when iOS 12 is released, first responders will be able to access location data “securely and automatically” when iPhone customers call 911.<p>The move is intended to …

Emergency Medicine

Apple supplier Foxconn now has a North American headquarters in Milwaukee

The company is also setting up a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee<p>Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer Foxconn has purchased a building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to serve as its North American headquarters, according to the <i>Associated Press</i>.<p>Foxconn is buying the 611 …

Foxconn

Report outlines possibilities for Apple’s original video, suggests subscription cheaper than Netflix

Apple has made its content ambitions known over recent months, announcing a multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey last week. Despite its numerous deals and shows, however, it still remains unclear how Apple will offer its content to consumers…<p>This weekend, <i>Recode</i> outlines a few anecdotal …

Smart TV

Why Apple's Mini iPhone X Will Not Be Made

Olixar is back. The popular case maker, with a remarkable track record of smartphone leaks, has updated information on Apple’s major iPhone refresh and it sings a very different tune…<p>Having repeatedly claimed Apple would produce a ‘mini iPhone X‘ no larger than the iPhone SE (and produced the …

Mobile Technology

Here’s how Elon Musk might use rocket thrusters on the new Tesla Roadster

It may not be exactly street legal<p>Last week, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced bold plans to combine the technologies of his two biggest companies by placing rocket thrusters on future specialized models of Tesla’s Roadster. The thrusters won’t actually combust, according to Musk; instead, …

Elon Musk

2018 iPhones could have OLED screens like iPhone X and there's new hope for Steam Link

This week in iPhone news, developers with access to the iOS 12 preview found major security improvements that'll come to iPhones everywhere. Are they meant to keep out government officials, hackers or both? And gamers are one step closer to streaming video games to their iPhones and iPads, now that …

Mobile Technology

Forza Horizon 4’s changing seasons bring big graphical upgrades over its predecessors – report

Forza Horizon 4 may not be a complete revolution in terms of its technical makeup, but a new report reveals just some of the new upgrades it offers …

Forza Horizon

Musk's Boring Company wins bid to build high-speed system in Chicago

(Reuters) - The City of Chicago has selected billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's The Boring Company to build a high-speed underground commuter system from the Loop to O'Hare International Airport, one of the world's busiest, media reported on Wednesday.<p>The system will be comprised of 16-passenger …

Elon Musk

7 Things She Craves in Bed That You May Not Have Considered

A woman’s body is one of the most amazing things on the planet. Its complexity is extraordinary—there is nearly no limit to the pleasure threshold she can experience. And you can take her there…all the way there, in fact.<p>The problem? We’ve kind of been conditioned since, um, birth to believe that …

Relationships