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Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum Keyboard Review

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Logitech

Samsung's new 360 camera has 17 lenses and looks like a hockey puck

The Samsung 360 Round wants to help you create your own VR footage.<p>What has 17 camera lenses and looks kind of like a hockey puck? Samsung's newest 360 camera, the 360 Round.<p>Equipped with two pairs of 8 lenses and one in the center staring up, the Samsung 360 Round is designed to capture and …

Samsung

Mr. Robot Digital After Show Hosted by The Verge, Episode 302

The FDA says ecstasy is a ‘breakthrough’ drug for PTSD patients

It's a big step forward for a controversial treatment.<p>Ecstasy doesn’t sound like something you do in a doctor’s office. But the Food and Drug Administration wants that to change. The FDA just approved the substance, more clinically known as MDMA, as a ‘breakthrough’ drug—and will work to move it …

Medicine

UK government could force petrol stations to install EV chargers

The UK's network of motorway services and petrol stations will be required to install chargers for electric cars, under plans announced by Transport Minister John Hayes. The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, which was first announced during the Queen's Speech in June but yesterday had its first …

Electric Vehicles

This $1295 titanium iPhone X case is more expensive than the phone itself

<b>iPhones are about to get more expensive than ever before with the imminent release of Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone X handset – and luxury cases</b> …

IPhone X

How to personalize Siri's voice response settings in iOS 11

Tips<p>There's a good chance that if you own an iPhone or an iPad, you've probably still using Siri's default voice settings —but as AppleInsider can …

iOS

Eve Smart Mirror Complete With App Store Hits Kickstarter

Designer and developer Stephen Bonnain has created an interactive smart mirror complete with and App Store allowing you to access your favourite …

Home Automation

HP launches ZBook X2, claims it's "world's most powerful detachable PC"

The 14-inch mobile workstation is being introduced at Adobe's Max conference, and its top-notch specs and high price tag put it clearly in the same …

Laptops

Google Chrome can now spot even brand new phishing pages

Google has rolled out two new tools to combat phishing, and upped Gmail security.<p>Google is stepping up defenses against phishing through a new …

Google

Gulas Pi1S: World's fastest e-bike lets you pedal down the freeway at 115 km/h

The very sharp observer might recognize the design here; it's very similar to the ErockIT bike we wrote about back in 2008. It seems there's been …

Highways

Security Researchers Hacked a Bluetooth-Enabled Butt Plug

The quest for a secure wireless sex toy continues.<p>The rectums of the world are clenched in fear after Italian infosec researcher Giovanni Mellini revealed just how easy it is to hack a Bluetooth-enabled butt plug in a blog post on Tuesday.<p>The device in question is Hush by Lovense, which is billed …

Home Automation

How to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch

Tips<p>Starting with macOS Sierra and above, Apple implemented the ability to unlock your Mac when you are in proximity, and wearing your Apple Watch. …

iOS

Sonos One review

Alexa gets the sound quality she deserves<p><b>The Good</b> The Sonos One integrates full-fledged Alexa voice control, just like an Amazon Echo speaker but with better sound quality. It offers most of Alexa's smart home controls and its far-field microphone performs similarly to an Echo. The Sonos One works …

Amazon

Sonos One review: The best-sounding smart speaker you can buy

When Sonos released the Play:5 speaker in late 2015, the Amazon Echo was still an unproven tech curiosity. But since then, Alexa and the Echo have grown rapidly in both popularity and functionality, inspiring competition from the likes of Google and Apple. Talking to a speaker is totally normal now …

Audiophile

The $13 EasyAcc Mini portable Bluetooth speaker doesn't have small sound

Good things come in small packages.<p>Is this deal for me?<p>The EasyAcc Mini portable Bluetooth speaker is down to $12.79 with code <b>X2J7ATBC</b> on Amazon. It …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple TV universal search now supports Apple Music and more

The wonderfully useful universal search function on Apple TV now supports a bunch of new services. Apple has added a number of popular providers in many countries, including BBC America, FX Now, and its own Apple Music.<p>Introduced with tvOS 10, universal search makes finding content on your Apple TV …

Smart TV

The Next Generation of Smart Smoke Detectors Is Here

First came smart TVs. Then smart light bulbs, thermostats, and even smart refrigerators. It only makes sense that a smart smoke alarm would soon …

Home Automation

Apple Pay expands in Spain as CaixaBank joins Santander and American Express

Customers of the Spanish bank CaixaBank can now use Apple Pay, the bank confirming in a blog post that the service is already live. As you’d expect, this includes its mobile banking brand, ImaginBank …<p>CaixaBank is one of Spain’s largest banks, with more than 6,000 branches serving 13.2 million …

Banking

ATM malware available online for only $5,000

Malware which forces ATMs to hemorrhage cash has been discovered for sale on the Dark Web at an unfortunately accessible price.<p>Researchers have …

Security

As devastating as KRACK: New vulnerability undermines RSA encryption keys

A new security flaw has placed the security of RSA encryption in jeopardy.<p>Flawed chipsets used by PCs to generate RSA encryption keys have a …

Information Security

UK spies using social media data for mass surveillance

Privacy rights group Privacy International says it has obtained evidence for the first time that UK spy agencies are collecting social media information on potentially millions of people.<p>It has also obtained letters it says show the intelligence agencies’ oversight body had not been informed that …

Surveillance

Razer's Blade Stealth laptop now packs a quad-core processor

Like the thought of Razer's Blade Stealth ultraportable, but wish it had a bit more oomph for multitasking? You're getting your wish. Razer has released a version of its 13-inch ultraportable with a quad-core 8th-generation Core i7 processor (namely, the 1.8GHz i7-8550U) inside rather than the …

Laptops

Google Calendar for web gets a much-needed makeover

Google Calendar on the web has finally caught up to its sleeker, more visually appealing sibling for mobile. The big G has given the G Suite member a much-needed visual refresh, updating its color palette to look more like the mobile app's and even giving it an interface that automatically adjusts …

Google

Google launches “strongest security” opt-in program for high risk users

Google has today launched a free, opt-in program aimed at users who believe their Google accounts — such as Gmail, Drive, YouTube etc — to be at particularly high risk of targeted online attacks.<p>The Advanced Protection program currently consists of the three main elements: defending Gmail and …

Security

Apple's iPhone X Production Ramping

Consumers can order Apple’s iPhone X starting a week from Friday on October 27 with the first sales on Friday, November 3. Multiple reports are showing up that the X’s production is ramping and may not be in as bad a shape as other articles have indicated. <i>(Note that I own Apple shares and have sold</i> …

IPhone X

Twitter is the latest to fill your feed with auto-playing video ads

Your Twitter feed is going to get even busier thanks to the microblogging service unlocking auto-playing video ads for advertisers. Starting today Video Website Cards are available to every ad-buyer. In limited beta tests (like the one embedded below; videos don't seem to work with embeds), Twitter …

Marketing

Volvo is reinventing its performance brand to compete with Tesla

On Tuesday, Volvo announced that it would transform its Polestar performance sub-brand into an all-electric Tesla competitor.<p>"Polestar ... has today revealed its future as a new standalone electric performance brand," the Chinese-owned Swedish carmaker said in a statement. (Volvo was bought by …

Volvo

Windows 10 setup and configuration tips: Don't settle for default settings

Ed Bott's extensive collection of Windows 10 tips has been freshly updated for the Fall Creators Update. This page includes the most popular tips for …

Microsoft