Mike Unfried

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The Best Underwater Photographs of 2016 Are Out of This World

This year may have been a rough one up here on Earth’s dry surface, but beneath the waves ocean life flourished and dazzled. The world’s most …

Remi is a smart bedside clock that trains kids to sleep

Remi is a smart alarm clock that trains your child how to sleep better. Made by Paris-based startup UrbanHello, Remi’s mission is be a friendly companion for a child that tells your child when it is OK to wake up.<p>The National Sleep Foundation found in a study that two-thirds of children under 10 …

ESPN brings Apple's handy single sign-on tool to its iOS apps

The sports network also added Chromecast to its main app.<p>When it comes to streaming apps that are tied to a cable subscription, having to sign in repeatedly can become a bit of a chore. ESPN has updated its main app and WatchESPN with Apple's single sign-on feature so you only have to enter your …

Trump's pick for Homeland Security chief says border wall 'will not do the job'

For more than a year, Donald Trump has rallied supporters by vowing to build a "big beautiful" wall along the nearly 2,000-mile-long border with Mexico, calling it crucial to stop migrants, drugs and criminals from entering the United States.<p>John Kelly, the president-elect's choice to head the …

The 2017 Ducati Monster Is All the Street Bike You Need—And None of What You Don't

Ducati stays true to the bike's ragtag soul, while adding a few bells and whistles.<p>The first Ducati Monster was a parts-bin special. Twenty-four years ago, Ducati hung a 900-cc air-cooled V-twin from the 888, added a circle headlight at one end and a teardrop tail at the other, and put that …

Pro-Trump Senators Back Intelligence Officials on Hacking Report

National Security<p>Two of President-elect Donald Trump's biggest supporters on the Senate Intelligence Committee told the nation's top intelligence chiefs Tuesday they have no reason to doubt Russia interfered in last year's election.<p>Their decision to endorse the findings comes after Trump spent …

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'Gears of War 4' will punish rage quitters

You can also rejoin games to redeem yourself.<p>Rage quitting isn't just a problem in fighting games. There's a good chance you've played shooters where teammates drop the very second it looks like they'll lose, dooming your team to defeat. And The Coalition wants to do something about it in <i>Gears of</i> …

AI 'friends' will help you pass the time on autonomous drives

The biggest feature in self-driving cars will be entertainment.<p>Even more so than last year, CES 2017 was the unofficial auto show for the tech world. Automakers filled the North Hall and the Gold Lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center with self-driving prototypes and concept cars. But instead of …

Formula E drivers battled simulator pros in a million-dollar e-race

With $1 million on the line, cheering crowds and drivers from the likes of McLaren and Ferrari, the inaugural Visa Vegas e-race did a good job of conveying at least some of the spectacle of a physical motor rally. Held on the final day of CES 2017, the competition saw 30 competitors take to the …

Cop suggests strapping Wi-Fi jammers on teen cybercriminals

A British top policeman has proposed a punishment for teenage hackers: force them to wear Wi-Fi jammers to block them from accessing the …

CES 2017 shows live VR is no longer a blurry, awful mess

Not all virtual reality is made the same.<p>Some of it, like videos produced by the likes of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and even CNET, invite you to pop a phone into a pair of goggles, strap them on and then watch as you're transported to a refugee camp, a ballet or a tech confab.<p>Game …

UK ISPs will soon send written warnings to suspected pirates

They'll let you know when your IP is implicated in piracy and point you to legal media sources.<p>UK ISPs will begin sending out emails to subscribers later this month, warning them of movie, TV and music piracy identified on their connection and pointing them to legal content sources. All four major …

Delphi’s multi-layer display gives your car dashboard some depth

An in-car display is a terrible thing to waste, but Delphi’s new multi-layer dash screen technology could help automakers do something more interesting with all that in-car real estate. The infotainment and instrument panel-focused tech looks outstanding in person, as I discovered at CES, and …

Report: LG to release the upcoming G6 on March 10

Last year, LG released its flagship device — the G5 — on March 31, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge became available on March 11. According to a report from <i>ETnews</i>, LG has a different strategy set up this year. The company’s goal is to release the upcoming G6 before Samsung’s flagship devices …

Avoid long checkout lines with the new Walmart Scan & Go app for Android

Long checkout lines in stores are one of the most annoying parts of shopping. Especially for people who are a bit impatient by nature. Retailers are trying different things to make the checkout process faster, but not all of them work as planned. Walmart is one of the retailers trying to fix this …

Tony Fadell nearly lost an original iPhone prototype at the airport

Remember that massive news news story from 2010, when an Apple engineer accidentally left an iPhone 4 prototype in a bar in Redwood City, only for it to wind up in the hands of Gizmodo?<p>Well, a much, much bigger story could have happened a few years earlier — when then-Senior Vice President of …

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Apple patented a screen with holes for a bezel-less, translucent phone

Apple’s rumored bezel-less iPhone could be made possible with an OLED screen full of holes, according to a patent granted today. The patent, spotted by <i>Apple Insider</i>, covers an array of OLEDs on a flexible surface, arranged with small gaps between them. Those gaps could help transmit information to …

The guy who created one of Apple's most beloved technologies is leaving Apple

Lattner didn't at first give a reason for his exit, simply saying he would leave later this month "to pursue an opportunity in another space."<p>However, Tesla later announced via a blog post that Lattner was joining Tesla as its Vice President of Autopilot Software. (He's replacing Jinnah Hosein, …

Apple reportedly working with Carl Zeiss on digital glasses with augmented reality

A report in November claimed that Apple was considering the possibility of entering the digital glasses market, as Snapchat recently did. Now, Robert Scoble, a popular blogger, claims that Apple is working with German optics company Carl Zeiss on its digital glasses.<p>Sylvania HomeKit Light …

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Fitbit Acquires European Luxury Smartwatch Maker Vector Watch

Fitbit has made another acquisition in the wearables market, this time buying out European luxury smartwatch maker Vector Watch for an undisclosed price.<p>Vector Watch only launched in March of last year offering a range of 12 smartwatch models in various fashion-conscious styles. Key features in its …

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Apple says Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery testing used flawed methods

Last month, Consumer Reports came up with some interesting battery test results with the latest MacBook Pro models. Results ranged from 3.75 hours to 19.5 hours. Many in the Apple community thought that something was off, either a software bug or a benchmarking issue — it turns out it was …

Orlando police raise reward for suspect wanted in officer's death

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Authorities raised the reward for the whereabouts of a man accused of fatally shooting an Orlando police officer during a confrontation to $100,000 as the FBI placed the fugitive on its most wanted list.<p>Orange County, Fla., officials also activated their emergency operations …

Apple said to be working on AR glasses with Carl Zeiss

Apple is focusing its rumored interest in the augmented reality space on creating a new pair of AR glasses with Carl Zeiss, according to a new report.<p>The tech titan is working with the German optics manufacturer on a pair of lightweight AR/mixed reality glasses, according to tech evangelist Robert …

Google Voice updates are imminent

This could be the app's biggest development since MMS.<p>The useful (and slightly neglected) Google Voice app hasn't seen many changes since the company cleaned up its voice transcriptions and integrated with Hangouts in 2015. Before that, the last major change to the core service was the addition of …

Marissa Mayer is resigning from Yahoo's board

Mayer, along with Yahoo cofounder David Filo and four other members of the board, will step down after the deal closes, Yahoo said.<p>Verizon is acquiring Yahoo's operating business under the proposed transaction, while Yahoo's remaining business, which consists primarily of its stake in the Chinese …

Martin Shkreli kicked off Twitter, Periscope

Martin Shkreli has lost his megaphone.<p>Shkreli has been temporarily kicked off Twitter and its live-streaming platform, Periscope, after making unwanted advances toward journalist Lauren Duca, the weekend editor of Teen Vogue.<p>The former pharmaceutical exec became infamous in 2015 after he …

Apple to deliver 3 new iPads this spring, but no new mini

Apple is expected to unveil three new iPad devices this spring, but none of them will cater to fans of the iPad mini.<p>According to one reliable analyst, the company is focusing its efforts on updating the 9.7-inch iPad and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and on introducing a new model with a 10- to 10.5-inch …

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The Nokia 6 is coming to the UK next month

[i]Update 05.07.2017: The rumours were true. The Nokia 6[/link] is getting a UK release after being unveiled at this year's Mobile World Congress in …

Google's Waymo Unveils Fleet of Self-Driving Chrysler Pacifica Minivans

Google spin-off Waymo unveiled its fleet of 100 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans in a preview event ahead of the North American International Auto Show on Sunday (via <i>USA Today</i>).<p>John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo, told attendees at the Detroit event that the fleet packs an array of new sensors that …

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Apple commemorates 10 year iPhone anniversary, Tim Cook says ‘the best is yet to come’

This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone and Apple is getting a head start on the celebrations. A decade ago tomorrow, Apple’s late founder Steve Jobs unveiled the first ever iPhone and Apple today has shared a look back at just how revolutionary the device has been.<p>Sylvania HomeKit …

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