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Facebook’s new AI research is a real eye-opener

There are plenty of ways to manipulate photos to make you look better, remove red-eye or lens flare and so on. But so far the blink has proven a tenacious opponent of good snapshots. That may change with research from Facebook that replaces closed eyes with open ones in a remarkably convincing …

Machine Learning

SpaceX's Giant Falcon Heavy Rocket Takes Off for the First Time

Elon Musk’s rocky rapport with President Donald Trump appears to be on the mend, and it only took 5 million pounds of thrust to patch things …

Review: Hyper’s iStick, the first USB drive w/ integrated Lightning connector

While most of my content goes straight to the cloud these days and is usually easily accessible to move around, download or stream from any of my devices, I still found myself getting a lot of use out of Hyper’s new iStick. It’s one of the first made-for-iPhone USB flash drives that also includes …

Next-gen USB gives HDMI rival a piggyback ride

DisplayPort, a technology for connecting monitors to PCs that mostly lost out to HDMI, could get a new lease on life by hooking up with the next-generation version of USB.<p>DisplayPort is far less common than HDMI when it's time to hook up a TV, monitor, camera or other video device. Universal Serial …

Nextgen

Microsoft Builds A Mobile Keyboard For iOS, Android And Windows

Microsoft has built a universal hardware keyboard for the three operating systems that have large global market share: iOS, Android, and Windows. The new piece of metal, called the ‘Universal Mobile Keyboard,’ will be available in October.<p>The device marks the continuance of the company’s …

SanDisk Unleashes a Massive 512GB SD Card with the World’s Highest Capacity

Secure Digital eXtended-Capacity (SDXC) memory cards have a maximum theoretical storage capacity of 2 <i>terabytes</i>, and today the industry just got one …

After 30 Years, Macworld Is No Longer A Magazine

It was one of the best publications ever done about computers–and, at the end, one of the last computer magazines, period.<p>In January of 1984, Apple announced the Macintosh. Among the many things which made the launch memorable was the fact that the brand-new computer was accompanied by a brand-new …

Robocouch takes students to class without all of that exercise nonsense

There's a different kind of two-seater roaming the sidewalks of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia: a motorized couch. Thanks to the efforts of a few engineering students, what started as a joke amongst friends is now a Xbox gamepad-controlled robotic sofa. Under the cushions, …

The Ollie: A Pretty, Smartphone-Controlled Robot You Can Smash Into Stuff

Meet the spiritual successor to the Sphero.<p>When the original Sphero launched in late 2011, plenty of folks were wowed by it. (We sure were.) The robot crammed the remote control capabilities of an RC car into a perfectly round, Apple-esque design that lit up in different colors when it rolled …

Netgear's ultimate WiFi router gives you full speed on any frequency

Watch out, ASUS: you're not the only one with an extremely fast WiFi router these days. Netgear has just released the Nighthawk X4, the latest version of its sinister-looking flagship hotspot. The X4's four antennas let it deliver 802.11ac wireless as quickly as possible on any frequency; it offers …

Logitech's K480 keyboard connects to three different Bluetooth wireless devices at once (hands-on)

The $50 K480 can connect to three different Bluetooth wireless devices at once, whether they're Windows, Mac or Chrome OS computers, or Android, Windows, and iOS tablets or smartphones.<p>You've got a computer, smartphone, and tablet, but do you have a keyboard that works with all of them at the same …

Asus Makes Its ZenWatch Android Wear Smartwatch Official

Asus has revealed its first Android Wear smartwatch, as we originally reported it would back at Google I/O in June. The Asus ZenWatch offers a slightly different take on the design of an Android Wearable, and features some pre-loaded software and gesture controls that also set it apart from similar …

NSA Finally Reveals How PRISM Works, But It's Nothing New

The NSA has finally decided to tell the world how the Internet surveillance program PRISM works, though it's been almost a year since its existence …

Lytro refocuses with a new $1,600 camera - CNN.com

Lytro's Illum camera takes interactive photographs that can be refocused after you shoot them. It will be available in July.<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Lytro is trying to make interactive pictures happen, again.<p>The Silicon Valley startup made a splash three years ago with its first Lytro camera, which let users …

Making “Freemium” Work

Over the past decade “freemium”—a combination of “free” and “premium”—has become the dominant business model among internet start-ups and smartphone app developers. Users get basic features at no cost and can access richer functionality for a subscription fee. If you’ve networked on LinkedIn, …

To Create Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority

Aspiring junior executives dream of climbing the ladder to gain more authority. Then they can make things happen and create the change that they believe in. Senior executives, on the other hand, are often frustrated by how little power they actually have.<p>The problem is that, while authority can …

Logitech announces an even thinner Ultrathin keyboard cover for iPad, three new case designs

Logitech is introducing three new products for iPad users including a new lineup of protective cases and an updated version of its Ultrathin keyboard cover for iPad Air and iPad mini.<p>The new Logitech Ultrathin keyboard cover (pictured above) introduces a thinner and lighter design at 6.4 mm thick …

What Makes the Best Infographics So Convincing

A great infographic is an instant revelation. It can compress time and space. (<i>Good gosh – Usain Bolt is</i> that <i>much faster than all the other 100-meter gold medalists who’ve ever competed?)</i> It can illuminate patterns in massive amounts of data. <i>(Sure, we’re spending much more on health care and</i> …

Daily Roundup: Xperia Z2 Tablet review, Amazon's phone and more!

<i>You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on</i> …

Review: Tick is a clever, colorful way to manage your to-do list on iOS 7

Tick is a simple, highly customizable to-do list app that effectively uses color and animation to deliver a fun and motivating experience. Developed by Taphive, Tick was created for iOS 7 and recently updated to be more customizable, have better integration with the Reminders app, and include more …

Review: Cogito Pop smartwatch for iOS (video)

When you put the word “smart” in front of anything, most people tend to think that it’s going to be some kind of advanced product. Most smartwatches on the market have a display and offer a simplified (or detailed) look at information from your smartphone along with access to third-party apps and …