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The OnePlus 6 shows you don’t need to splash out for an iPhone or Samsung to get a good phone

If you’re in the market for a brand-new smartphone, but don’t necessarily want to splash out upwards of $1,000 for the latest phones from Samsung or Apple, there’s never been a better time to buy a more affordable device.<p>OnePlus, the phone-maker with ties to a massive but relatively unknown Chinese …

Mobile Technology

Amazon's Facial Recognition Tech Is Being Used By Police, And People Are Worried

The ACLU has called on Amazon to stop pushing its image recognition technology, "Amazon Rekognition," to law enforcement.<p>The tech giant offered it to anyone who wanted to integrate it into their own applications at a low cost through its third-party computing division, Amazon Web Services. Amazon …

Surveillance

This is when we can expect the next Panic! single to come

Today marks exactly one month until Panic! At The Disco’s new album, <i>Pray For The Wicked</i> is unleashed onto the world, gifting us with another perfect …

New Albums

Sony in $2.3 billion deal for EMI, becomes world's biggest music publisher

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world's largest music publisher in an industry that has found new life on the back of streaming services.<p>The acquisition is the biggest strategic move yet by new CEO Kenichiro Yoshida …

Charlie Brown

This app hacked the iPhone’s dual camera system, and you’ve never seen anything like it

Apple wasn’t the first smartphone maker to switch to a dual-lens camera setup on the back of its handsets. Of course once Apple did it, plenty of …

Mobile Photography

China's social credit system has blocked people from taking 11 million flights and 4 million train trips

China's social credit system has blocked people from taking 11.14 million flights and 4.25 million high-speed train trips.<p>The numbers, from the end of April, were included in a report by China's state-run news outlet Global Times, but it is unclear what offenses those targeted in the travel ban …

Train Travel

RED Hydrogen One hands-on

We've seen the new RED holographic smartphone: A sneak peek

HOLLYWOOD — It looks like a smartphone, it acts like a smartphone, but once you see the screen on the RED Hydrogen One, you realize you've never seen anything like it.<p>Hyped as the world's first "holographic media machine that fits in your pocket," the new smartphone from video camera-maker RED …

Mobile Technology

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

Mackay council goes solar – and saves big – with city-wide rollout

Queensland’s Mackay Regional Council has become the latest Australia local government to shift its operations to solar, in a bid to cut its …

Solar Power

Microsoft announces Xbox Adaptive Controller for players with disabilities

Microsoft has announced the Xbox Adaptive Controller, an Xbox controller designed for people with disabilities. The device was leaked earlier this week. It has two large programmable buttons and 19 jacks that can be connected to a range of joysticks, buttons, and switches to make it easier for a …

Disability

Bangladesh — A new Asian entrant in space exploration

Bangladesh recently launched its first satellite, marking the nation's entry into an elite space club. While the satellite filled many Bangladeshis …

Space Exploration

Entangled atoms shine in unison

A team led by Austrian experimental physicist Rainer Blatt has succeeded in characterizing the quantum entanglement of two spatially separated atoms …

Quantum Physics

Costa Rica to ban fossil fuels and become world's first decarbonised society

Costa Rica’s new president has announced a plan to ban fossil fuels and become the first fully decarbonised country in the world.<p>Carlos Alvarado, a …

Costa Rica

Algo-Rhythms: The future of album collaboration

One year ago, I began working on an album. I write vocal melodies and lyrics, while my partner does the composition. We both work on instrumentation, and complement each other well. The only odd part of the relationship is…my partner isn’t human.<p>It’s AI.<p>The relationship was born out of curiosity. …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft brings Kinect back from the dead... for Azure

Kinect was the coolest gadget Microsoft made that no one actually used, but now the company is bringing it back with an all new focus: AI and the cloud. At its Build conference today, Microsoft announced Project Kinect for Azure.<p>Azure, if you’re not familiar, is Microsoft’s cloud computing service, …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft is moving Kinect to the cloud

Microsoft is moving Kinect to the cloud, the company’s CEO Satya Nadella announced today during the annual Build keynote. “Kinect, when we first launched it in 2010, was a speech-first, gaze-first, vision-first device. It was used in gaming, and then, later on, it came to the PC, and it was used in …

Kinect

Retrobatch for Mac means you can finally ditch Photoshop

Acorn is one of the two best1 Mac image editors for normal humans. Retrobatch, from the same developer, is a batch-processor for images, letting you build simple or fancy workflows that can do pretty much anything to your images, automatically. If you regularly resize photos, remove location data, …

Tutorials

Remember the Air Selfie drone? It's back and more basic — in the best way possible

A little more than a year after a successful Kickstarter campaign, the folks behind the AirSelfie introduced the AirSelfie 2, a strikingly better, …

Drones

Holographic projector created by Chinese start-up

A Chinese startup has developed a projector that can create holographic images.<p>The device, controlled by a mobile phone, works by using a fan-like blade lined with LEDs and was made by DSEE.LAB in Nanjing.<p>CEO Zhou Quan says the product’s hardware is relatively simple, making it lower cost than …

Startups

Ron Howard's Arrested Development Parody of Star Wars Puts a Hilarious Spin on A New Hope

It even has narration from Ron Howard.<p>On today’s edition of <i>The Star Wars Show</i>, <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i> director Ron Howard stopped by for a very …

Arrested Development

The $200 Uno synth crams a ton of features into a small package

IK Multimedia is known for its wide variety of music gear, including MIDI controllers, mixers and instrument interfaces. Now the company has just launched its first analog synth, a compact little machine named Uno.<p>The company's own Erik Norlander (one of the designers behind Alesis' Andromeda …

Synthesizers

Full version of AutoDesk’s SketchBook app for iOS, Mac, Android & Windows is now FREE

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Today, the folks over at AutoDesk have announced that the full version of its SketchBook app for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows …

Autodesk

Shure makes its superb electrostatic earphones a touch more affordable at $1,999

The KSE1200 is a simpler, cheaper, and more flexible version of the KSE1500<p>A year ago, I reviewed the $2,999 Shure KSE1500 earphones and declared them an outstanding technological feat with a sound that’s basically impossible to obtain anywhere else. Well, there’s now a more attainable version of …

Audiophile

Different shades of shadow

This graphic is perhaps more complex than first meets the eye. The Sun glows hot to the left, illuminating the Earth's surface. The side facing away …

Cosmology

Zero Shadow Day: How shadows played hide & seek with Chennai kids

At 12:07 on April 24, Zero Shadow Day in Chennai, the sun was at its zenith and the shadows directly under the children, who had to jump in order to …

Astronomy

Preparing Learners for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Do you like change? If you do, then living in the present is an exhilarating experience. For those who don’t, buckle up as we are only going to see …

Manufacturing

You have to check out this $16 LED light strip that flashes in sync with your music

If you want to spice up your parties in a way that none of your friends or family have ever seen before, we’ve got just the thing. The DotStone Music …

Tech Trends

The military just created an AI that learned how to program software

Tired of writing your own boring code for new software? Finally, there’s an AI that can do it for you.<p>BAYOU is an deep learning tool that basically …

Computer Science

Watch: This new device will let you walk on a treadmill while exploring a virtual reality world

It’s so immersive you might never want to stop walking.<p>What if you climbed on to a treadmill and entered a virtual reality environment to walk in? …