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Hidden Amazon page drops hints about a “Fire TV Cube”

Rumors have been floating around for a few months now of a new device from Amazon that would mash up the media streaming capabilities of its Fire TV line with the voice assistant abilities of the Echo. After leaked images turned up showing a cube-shaped device that seemed to fit the bill, people …

Streaming

Mintbox Mini 2 Compact Linux Mini PC

Linux Mint has this week unveiled a new Linux compact mini PC they have created in the form of the new Mintbox Mini 2, which comes equipped with an …

Gear & Gadgets

EasyEmail uses AI to autosuggest sentences as you write replies in Gmail

Google already lets you reply to emails quickly in Gmail and Inbox by selecting from a bunch of suggested responses in their mobile apps (Inbox’s feature works on desktops too) – but if you’re looking for something a little more substantial, EasyEmail might be worth a look.<p>The free service requires …

Apps

Raspberry Pi goes Android Auto: Now you can build your own cheap car head unit

Why buy a finished Android Auto head unit when you can hack one together with a Raspberry Pi 3?<p><i>Video: A guide to Raspberry Pi in 60 seconds</i><p>A …

Movie Review - Annihilation (2018)

<b>Annihilation</b>, 2018.<p>Directed by Alex Garland<br>Starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac …

External graphics docks could be the best way of saving money on GPUs

We’re living in strange times when it comes to building your own PC. High demand from cryptominers means video card prices have risen to such high …

Pope Francis decrees new celebration dedicated to Virgin Mary

Pope Francis has officially declared a feast day for celebrating the Virgin Mary as the "Mother of the Church." It is the latest feast day Francis …

Become a Windows server wizard for about what it would cost to go out for the evening

We’re all about tech here at AAPicks, and <b>The Lifetime MCSA Windows Server 2016 Bundle</b> is for the real tech-heads among you. It’s specifically designed to train you as a <b>Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)</b> in the field of <b>Windows Server 2016</b>.<p>If this deal’s caught your eye then you may well …

MirraViz is a startup that wants to change split-screen gaming

MirraViz wants to bring an end to gamers screen-peeking. The startup’s display technology lets different people watch different things on the same projector screen depending on where they’re sitting. The best part of this is that only you can see what’s happening on your screen.<p>The technology is …

Augmented Reality

10 Australian Scifi Movies You Need to Watch

When someone says “Australian science fiction movie,” thoughts immediately and inevitably turn to <i>Mad Max</i>—if not George Miller’s insanely influential …

Science Fiction

The Morning After: Monday, January 8th 2017

It begins. We've parachuted the Engadget team into Vegas ready to tackle CES 2018, and while the press events officially start tomorrow, we're already reporting on cars, chips and a bunch of crazier things, as illustrated above.<p>Coming up later today, we've got all the major press conferences from …

Galaxy Note

How developers will work in 2018

What does 2018 hold for developers? What trends will change the way they work? TNW spoke to developers across a number of segments, and asked what they thought next year would bring. Here’s what they said.<p>All about the containers<p>Containerization is a great idea. When you put a bit of code into a …

Why Do Stormtroopers Even Wear Armor?

Think back to every <i>Star Wars</i> film you’ve seen. Have you ever witnessed a Stormtrooper take a direct hit from a blaster and not immediately crumple? …

Supercharge your Echo device with these essential Alexa skills

The Echo Dot was Amazon’s best-selling item during last weekend’s post-Thanksgiving sales bonanza. Which means if you didn’t buy one yourself you’re probably getting one as a gift.<p>If you’re one of the millions of people who will accept Alexa into their homes this year, you’ll want to get the most …

Smart Homes

Hot Toys’ THOR: RAGNAROK Hela Figure Is Hella Good

It’s not often that we would recommend welcoming the Goddess of Death into your home, but in the case of Hot Toys‘ newly announced sixth scale Hela …

Comics

Waymo is first to put fully self-driving cars on US roads without a safety driver

Going Level 4 in Arizona<p>Waymo, the autonomous vehicle division of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, reached an important milestone recently: since mid-October, the company has been operating its autonomous minivans on public roads in Arizona without a safety driver — or any human at all — behind …

Autonomous Cars

Here are the best Raspberry Pi alternatives | ZDNet

MinnowBoard MAX<p>The MinnowBoard MAX is an update of the popular MinnowBoard, and features a 64-bit Intel Atom E3800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and Intel …

Raspberry Pi

Netatmo Rolls Out HomeKit-Compatible Smart Radiator Valves in the U.K.

Netatmo yesterday announced the availability of its new Apple HomeKit-compatible smart radiator valves in the U.K. The smart home company claims Netatmo Smart Valves allow users to control their heating on a room-by-room basis and use on average 37 percent less energy to heat their home without …

Home Automation

Amazon's Alexa boss says the ultimate goal is to reinvent the 'Star Trek' computer

Amazon's Alexa smart voice assistant has over 15,000 skills, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.<p>Speaking with BBC, David Limp, Amazon's senior vice president who oversees Alexa and all of its Amazon devices, said there are tens of thousands of developers and engineers working to give Alexa more …

Smart Homes

Watch the trailer for time travel thriller Fate

Ahead of its VOD release next month, a poster and trailer have arrived online for writer-director Dan Sheldon’s upcoming sci-fi thriller <b>Fate</b>; check …

Movies

Chilling trailer for The Vault has James Franco aiding in a heist

The trailer for the action-packed supernatural heist thriller, The Vault, has arrived starring James Franco and Clifton Collins.<p>The trailer follows …

Construction

Atomic Blonde review: Charlize Theron's ice-cold super-spy makes Bond look arthritic

<b>Dir: David Leitch. Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones. 15 cert, 115 min</b><p>“I take pleasure in the details,” says a startlingly attractive French spy (Sofia Boutella) to Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde, remembering the latter’s …

AtGames Unveils Release Dates For New Atari And Sega Retro Consoles

Hankering for some vintage gaming action? AtGames is readying a slew of brand new plug-and-play retro consoles for release this September.<p>Leading the pack on Sept. 22 for $79.99 is the Atari Flashback 8 Gold, a self-contained system that showcases 120 built-in classic Atari-developed and—for the …

Retrogaming

Star Trek: Discovery gets a new trailer, and Spock gets a new stepsister

Coinciding with its panel at the San Diego Comic-Con International today, we’ve got a brand new trailer for <b>Star Trek: Discovery</b>, the latest chapter …

Seth MacFarlane's Star Trek spoof The Orville gets a new trailer, Charlize Theron to guest star

Fox has released a San Diego Comic-Con trailer for Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming live-action sci-fi comedy series <b>The Orville</b>;, while it has also been …

Comment on Some familiar faces return in the first trailer for the Doctor Who 2017 Christmas Special by Maya Russell

That’ll be great for the kids. I might even watch it too.

Christmas

Comment on New Thor: Ragnarok trailer pits the God of Thunder and Hulk against the Goddess of Death by Stephen Doolan

I cannot wait for this to be released on blu-ray. I’ve only watched a little bit of the trailer, and that’s all I will watch because I don’t want to …

Thor: Ragnarok

Lighthouse tells you what happens in your home when you’re not there

A thief, your kids skipping school or paranormal activity? That’s the question that Lighthouse aims to answer with its new interactive assistant. By combining sophisticated sensors with computer vision technology, the Lighthouse team hopes to deliver an experience that brings more day-to-day value …

Lighthouses

LG Watch Style Android Wear in multiple designs from $153 shipped

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>Best Buy’s official eBay Store is offering the LG Watch Style in multiple styles for <b>$179.99</b>. You can also opt for open-box …

Make Sense of your home's energy usage

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Renewable Energy