Alex Cartier

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Microsoft announces the Surface Hub 2

Do you remember the Surface Hub? Chances are you forgot it even existed. And yet, Microsoft just announced a second version of the Surface Hub. The company hasn’t shared any specifications or price, but it won’t be available before 2019 — selected customers will test the Surface Hub 2 starting this …

This over-the-top gaming PC is an engineering marvel

The Maingear F131 runs cool and looks cool<p>When I first saw the Maingear F131 with my own eyes, I knew it was unlike any gaming desktop I had ever built or seen on display. This particular configuration I’ve been using costs nearly $8,000, which is well out of the price range of most PC gamers, but …

Orbiform Rolls Like A Ball Without Being A Sphere

AltDynamic have machined a mathematically perfect solid of constant width that is capable of rolling like a ball even though it is not a perfect …

New Gigabyte BRIX Mini PCs With 8th-Gen Intel Chips Officially Launch

This week Gigabyte has officially launched their new range of BRIX mini PCs equipped 8th Generation Intel Core chips in the form of “Kaby Lake …

5 Reasons Why We Love the Ikon Pass

One pass, 26 mountains.<p>The 2017/2018 ski season began with a late and interesting start (seriously, Florida, stop stealing our snow), yet we’re …

Skiing

Bringing Together React, D3, And Their Ecosystem

Since its creation in 2011, D3.js has become the de facto standard for building complex data visualizations on the web. React is also quickly …

11 AirPods Tips And Tricks You Should Know About

Apple’s wireless earbuds — known as the AirPods — have been highly demanded since it was released. Some of the reasons why the AirPods are popular is that being free of wires while listening to audio is very convenient, it pairs with devices quickly and phone calls sound crystal clear.<p>To pair your …

Tech Trends

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

Intel’s new chip helps devices see and interact with their environments in real time

Movidius Myriad X<p>On August 28, Intel introduced its new Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit (VPU), the world’s first VPU with a dedicated Neural …

Artificial Intelligence

The Great American Eclipse Is 2 Weeks Away. Are You Ready?

There are only two weeks until the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017. If you're traveling into the path of totality, it's time to make sure your …

Solar Eclipse

The external graphics dream is real: Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box reviewed

But even with a Thunderbolt 3 connection, there are still trade-offs to be made.<p>Specs at a glance: Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box<p>Power<p>350W Asaka …

Watch: Researchers Showcase Impressive New Bar for Real-time Digital Human Rendering in VR

A broad team of graphics researchers, universities, and technology companies are showcasing the latest research into digital human representation in …

Virtual Reality

Leap Motion’s amazing hand-tracking tech for VR/AR coming to Asia thanks to giant funding round

When the San Francisco-based startup <b>pivoted to applying its groundbreaking hand- and finger-tracking technology to virtual reality</b> a couple of years ago, it signaled a new life for a company whose original mission—getting consumers to use its controllers across a wide variety of applications—hadn’t …

Augmented Reality

Got an Old GoPro Camera? GoPro Wants to Buy it Back

Do you have an old GoPro kicking around, collecting dust? GoPro wants to buy it back and get a new camera in your hands. Likely an effort to …

GoPro

Police warn you not to fall for ‘Siri 108’ prank

The Sheriff’s office of Harris County, Texas has posted a message on its official Facebook page, pleading with people not to fall for a social media prank in which they’re encourage to say “108” to Siri.<p>That’s because the number prompts Siri to dial 9-1-1, or the emergency phone number of whichever …

Emergency Medicine

Razer's 'paid to play' program bribes gamers to use its Cortex software

Lingering in the mind of every gamer is a silly, whimsical idea that very few manage to make a reality. "Gee," we think to ourselves. "It sure would be neat if I could get someone to pay me to play video games." Most of us know it's a futile dream, but it's a desire Razer is banking on. Today the …

Long Haul

Porsche's trackday-friendly EV will recharge in 15 minutes

If you're having some fun on the track, waiting 6 hours to recharge would bother you.<p>Detlev von Platen

Porsche

Macchina Lets You Easily Take Control of Your Cars Electronic Systems (video)

Mechanics or anyone that would like to tinker with the electronic systems in their car to learn more about their ride or customise it in certain ways …

This 'invisible' memory-based malware is infiltrating organisations across the globe

Cybercriminals are using legitimate software to collect enterprise passwords and other credentials.<p>Cybercriminals are launching 'invisible' attacks …

Cybersecurity

Keymetrics is a Node.js monitoring tool for your server infrastructure

French startup Keymetrics just raised $2 million from Alven Capital and Runa Capital to build the best monitoring tool for your Node.js infrastructure. The startup’s founder and CEO Alexandre Strzelewicz also created the popular open source Node.js process manager PM2.<p>How do you turn a popular open …

JavaScript

How to install Kodi on a Raspberry Pi

Kodi is a great way to make your TV smart. It's the continuation of XBMC, a free and open-source application that is a great media player and …

Razer Project Valerie is a gaming laptop with a triple-screen surprise

Get immersed in this multimonitor CES prototype from Razer, with two extra pull-out screens.<p>Every year at CES, Razer is a good for a couple of cool PC prototypes or concept pieces. The inventive tech company was once best known for its hard-core gaming accessories, like mice and keyboards, but has …

Nvidia GeForce

Ossia Cota can wirelessly charge electronic devices throughout your home

It’s safe to say that Ossia, the wireless pioneers behind over-the-air charging platform Cota, gave one of the most impressive demonstrations at last …

This Device Lets You Charge Your Phone on the Go Using Your Body’s Own Energy

HandEnergy is an ingenious apple-sized device that charges your phone anytime, anywhere. But what really makes this thing special is the fact that it …

This wearable camera can level out an increasingly wonky world

Horizontal video, whatever the angle.<p>OK, so it’s an action camera - but this one’s got a rather smart trick in its waterproof shell. Clip it to your …

This Battery Charges In Seconds, And Lasts All Week

It’s a super capacitor made with nano-materials, but all you need to know is–if it’s commercialized–your days of worrying about your battery might be over.<p>You can divide the world into two kinds of people. Those who manage to keep their phones charged, and those whose batteries always seem to be in …

This ridiculous drone gun can shoot down UAVs from 2km away

The sale of drones is up, and so too is the likelihood they will be used as part of a criminal act.<p>In Iraq, it has already been reported that …

Drones

Tiny Bubbles and Force Fields: Feeling the Virtual World With Ultrasound

I pushed my hand forward, palm down, until I could see it on the laptop screen. My real-life hand interrupted a virtual stream of bubbles that I felt …

Virtual Reality

Hackers can make $1.5 million jailbreaking iOS 10

Looking for a quick way to become a millionaire? Just try hacking the iPhone.<p>Software security firm Zerodium revealed today that it has raised the price of its permanent bounty on iOS zero-day exploits, giving hackers a chance to earn up to $1.5 million if their exploit meets all the …