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Picture Perfect: TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

If you recently bought a new television, you’ll notice that things have changed when it comes to out-of-the-box TV settings.<p>It used to be that when …

Tutorials

Your Apple Watch workout is about to get way better

Apple announced some great new features for the Apple Watch with WatchOS 5: a Walkie Talkie app, Siri shortcuts and Podcast support. But as someone who uses her Apple Watch mostly for its fitness and workout features, those are the improvements I'm most looking forward to with the new update.<p>Here …

Smartwatches

I spent an hour with Apple's new HomePod smart speaker — here's what it's like

After spending an hour demoing Apple's new HomePod smart speaker, I can say one thing with confidence: it sounds incredible.<p>I wasn't sure what to expect from the new $350 device, which became available for presale on Friday and starts shipping February 9. After all, HomePod was delayed by several …

Elon Musk's Boring Company is selling a flamethrower

No, we're not kidding. After weeks of teases, Elon Musk has confirmed that The Boring Company is selling... a flamethrower. That's right, the same company digging traffic-skipping tunnels is now offering a weapon. Plunk down $500 for a pre-order (there's no word on when it will ship) and you can …

Magic Leap One MR Headset May Be As Big As The Internet

Finally, after six long years, Magic Leap has released information about their mixed reality headset that’s touted to transform virtual reality just …

Porsche's New Advanced Cruise Control Can Drive You Scarily Quick

You've never entered a corner like you can with Porsche's new InnoDrive system, which they still had to dial down for the road.<p>Instead of taking over the wheel completely with some occasionally functional "level 3" semi-autonomous system that seems to be the jam nowadays, Porsche decided to leave …

A single Donald Trump tweet just lost Amazon $6 billion in value

Donald Trump knocked $6 billion off of Amazon before most of the country was awake.<p>In a tweet sent at 6:12 a.m. EST, Trump claimed Amazon was "doing …

Autonomous driving will bring forced obsolescence to cars

Carmakers aren’t ready for the upgrade backlash they’re about to face<p>The concept of built-in obsolescence should be familiar to anyone that has ever bought a piece of advanced consumer electronics. Back in the early 2000s, a brand new gaming PC would be out of date faster than its owner could …

These hologram-like projections are so good they’ll make you question reality

These projections are so convincing they'll make you question reality.<p>Visual Studio THEORIZ developed technology that creates 3D hologram-like projections, designed to give you an immersive experience.<p>Interactive video is projected onto the walls and ground, responding to the movements of the …

Augmented Reality

CNN Takes on Donald Trump's 'Fake News' Label

The network declined to air an ad on the president’s first 100 days that used the term to describe the mainstream media.<p>CNN and Donald Trump are at it again.<p>The two have been feuding for months. On Tuesday, the network refused to air an ad by Trump’s campaign that called the mainstream media “fake …

Robot exoskeletons are finally here, and they’re nothing like the suits from Iron Man

Hollywood set a high bar for exoskeleton suits. Technology imagined in <i>Iron Man</i>, <i>Aliens,</i> and <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> all endow humans with superhuman abilities. After years of tinkering and military adventures, the first exoskeleton suits are finally walking out of the lab and into the market. Rather than …

Robotics

The Dodge Demon could outrun the fastest Tesla — but there's a catch

From having the most powerful production V-8 engine in history to running the quarter mile and 0-60 mph quicker than any production car on Earth.<p>That's a lot of big talk, but Dodge was smart and had it all certified.<p>Legit, as the kids say today.<p>That 0-60 mph time of 2.3 seconds? Technically the …

Christmas Trees

Trump Unleashes the Generals. They Don’t Always See the Big Picture.

WASHINGTON — When Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., the military’s top commander in the Pacific, ordered the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson “to sail north” from Singapore this month, he was oblivious to the larger — and incorrect — impression that he was rushing a naval strike force to confront an …

National Security

Elon Musk Just Outlined How He'll Merge The Human Brain and AI

by Sarah Marquart April 20, 2017 Artificial Intelligence 63981<p>Musk’s History of AI Concerns<p>Elon Musk has made it clear that he is concerned about the …

Singularity

iPhone 7S Leak Delivers The First Bad News

There are many reasons to be excited about Apple’s upcoming iPhone overhaul (variously named the iPhone 7S, iPhone 8, iPhone Edition, iPhone X and even just ‘iPhone’ in different reports), but Bloomberg has now delivered news of the first sucker punches…<p>In a new report Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman …

Mobile Technology

Roundup: Here’s everything we currently know about the new iPads coming this year

Apple’s iPad lineup doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Often overshadowed by the iPhone 8 rumors is an all-new iPad family that we’re expecting to be announced at some point this year, likely sooner rather than later. Last weekend, we told you all about the new iPhone 8, but now it’s …

Meet 'Professor X,' the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game

By the fall of that same year, Xiao, known as something of a risk-taker, had moved himself and his family from New Jersey to Silicon Valley, and raised some modest seed funding for his new startup focused on self-driving cars.<p>His startup, dubbed AutoX, has done its best to stay under the radar to …

US-Russia Relations 2017: Hacking Claims Affect Prospects Of Improving Relations, Kremlin Spokesman Says

The prospect of improving relations between the United States and Russia is likely to be affected due to Washington’s claims that the latter hacked …

Ford is gaining after announcing it will pour $1 billion into a new driverless car company (F)

Ford Motor is higher by 0.4% at $12.56 a share on Monday morning after announcing late Friday that it will invest $1 billion over the next five years in Argo, a new driverless car company.<p>The investment in Argo marks a big shift in Ford's strategy, which has previously focused on in-house efforts …

Autonomous Cars

The Physics of Tesla's Ridiculous 2.28-Second 0-60 Time

Power is only part of the equation. The Tesla's outrageous acceleration comes down to a ludicrous amount of grip.<p>Thanks to a new software update, the Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode can run from 0-60 mph in 2.28 seconds, according to a new <i>Motor Trend</i> test. That makes this Tesla quicker than …

Ford just made a $4.5 billion investment to completely transform its business

As part of the strategy, Ford said that it would cancel new $1.6 billion factory in Mexico and instead invest $700 million in upgrading a factory in Michigan, adding 700 new jobs.<p>Fields later said that the company had undertaken the decision for the good of its own business, not in response to …

Cars are getting smarter: Here’s why Volkswagen bought PayByPhone, a mobile payment company

Nobody really quite knows for sure how we’ll interact with cars in the future, but VW’s acquisition give us a clue<p>Like last year, this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas will feature some of the world’s top automakers touting their latest advancements in the so-called future of …

Facing growing North Korea nuke threat, Trump vows: 'It won't happen!'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump had a message Monday for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his latest missile threats.<p>"North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won't happen!" Trump tweeted.<p>Trump …

A new law lets French workers ignore emails outside of working hours

And France isn't happy about it.<p>Thanks to a new law that came into force on January 1, 2017, French workers are being offered a "right to disconnect" that will let them ignore email outside of working hours, according to a report from AFP.<p>Companies with 50 or more employees now have to negotiate …

The Miami Vice Ferrari Testarossa

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Cars<br>• Ferrari<br>• Films<p>Those of us who remember the ’80s will recall a few cultural icons – things like keyboard guitars, huge …

15 radical concepts for the future of eyewear

Highly personalised frames, glasses that block out screens and lenses that put a filter on the world are among the eyewear concepts proposed by …

NASA's Curiosity rover spots purple rocks on Mars

Mars may appear red when viewed from Earth, but NASA's Curiosity rover has captured an up-close photo of the planet's mountainous landscape, with purple-colored rocks littered across the foreground.<p>This remarkable new photo was captured near the base of Mars' Mount Sharp. The image's three frames …

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

Self-improvement

New Apple Watch to Launch in Fall 2017 With Improved Battery Life But No Major Design Changes

Apple's third-generation Apple Watch is expected to be unveiled in the third quarter of 2017 and will focus on improving battery life and overall performance, according to a new report out of China.<p>On Tuesday, the Chinese-language <i>Economic Daily News</i> (<i>EDN</i>) claimed the next iteration of the wearable …