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Report: Thai Ford owners file case due to alleged faulty transmissions

IMAGE Ford Philippines<p>Earlier this month, the Australian government fined Ford (AUD) $10 million (P400 million) after the American carmaker admitted …

Ford Motor Company

What is Google Duplex?

No, it won't be able to call Mom and have a conversation on your behalf. Not yet, at least.<p>During Google's annual developer conference, the company previewed Google Duplex. The new technology has caused quite a stir since it was unveiled, making some feel creepy while others debate privacy …

Google Duplex

Boba Fett 'Star Wars' movie in the works

Just as the latest Star Wars Anthology movie, <i>Solo</i>, hits theaters, <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> says that a movie featuring Boba Fett is in development. James Mangold, who directed <i>The Wolverine</i> before serving as writer and director on <i>Logan</i> will write and direct this movie, while both <i>THR</i> and <i>Deadline</i> report …

Star Wars

Bug-Sprayed Clothing Really Does Keep Ticks Away

A new CDC-led study published today in the <i>Journal of Medical Entomology</i> suggests it might be a great time to invest in a new fashion trend: bug …

Disease

Laptops, tablets and desktops for the tech-savvy dad

Consumer Tech

Hands-On: The Bell & Ross BR V2-93 GMT

There is something undeniably function-forward about a GMT-equipped pilot's watch. Even if you're not the guy or gal flying the plane, no …

Watches

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to open at Disneyland in summer 2019

Do you hear that? It’s the steady stomp of marching Stormtroopers, coming to invade Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. next summer. After beginning …

Walt Disney Company

Acer’s new Chromebooks are the cheap MacBook alternative we’ve all been waiting for

Chromebooks have a bad stigma of being super-cheap laptops for students, useful for pounding out documents or surviving in a classroom, but not for …

Consumer Tech

The Snapdragon 710 will add flagship features to mid-range phones

Expensive flagship phones won't be the only way for you to play with advanced features like AR Emoji, Animoji and Face ID much longer. Qualcomm is making it easier for companies to create mid-range smartphones that pack those functions by launching a new mobile processor. The Snapdragon 710 will …

Mobile

Game of Thrones final season: Release date, cast and theories

Winter is coming, but until then, we're left with reports and juicy rumors about the battle for the Iron Throne. Here's how to watch and what to expect.<p>Winter is supposedly coming, but for Game of Thrones fans, the wait can seem eternal. Season 7 ended in August 2017 with dragons and White Walkers …

TV Series

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

Back in late March, the lower-end version of the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS550KL) began receiving its Android 8.0 Oreo update. Fast forward to a …

Android News

Samsung announces Galaxy J6, J8, A6, and A6+ in India

There are some new budget smartphones from Samsung launching in India soon. Samsung just announced not one, not two, not even three, but <i>four</i> new …

Phones

MediaTek announces Helio P22, a new mid-range 'premium' octa-core SoC

MediaTek announced the newest member of its Helio P family, the P22. According to the company, this is the first 12nm mid-range system-on-chip. It …

Siblings

Disney's robot acrobat Stickman could flip its way into the circus

Cirque du Machine?<p>Acrobats beware. Disney's limber new armless robots may out-flip you one day.<p>The Disney Research Hub published its work Tuesday on Stickman, an acrobatic robot that can swing through the air, do flips and then untuck its body for a safe landing.<p>The robots use a processor, …

Robotics

'H1Z1: Battle Royale' arrives fashionably late on PS4

The battle royale genre is certainly all the rage right now, but before <i>Fortnite: Battle Royale</i> and <i>PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds</i>, Daybreak's <i>H1Z1</i> was challenging players with its zombie survival sandbox. It's been a bumpy ride, however, after three years of early access <i>H1Z1</i> has not only launched as a …

Gaming Industry

'Marvel Powers United VR' is still headed to Oculus this year

Last year Disney revealed that a Marvel VR game is on the way for Oculus headsets, and things have been fairly quiet since. <i>Marvel Powers United VR</i> will allow for four-player co-op as gamers take on the roles of various heroes in the Marvel universe like The Hulk, Captain Marvel, Deadpool or Loki. …

Virtual Reality

Apple clamps down on calling apps in China to obey local laws

China has been giving Apple grief over more than VPN apps, it seems. The <i>9to5Mac</i> team has obtained messages telling iOS developers to remove CallKit (a framework that uses an Apple-made calling interface for other apps) from their apps if they want to continue offering those apps in China. The move …

Apps

Fortnite for Android: Everything You Need To Know!

Fortnite has been blowing up lately. Millions of people have become obsessed with the game, both as players and just watching popular Twitch …

Gaming Industry

Find lost keys (and phones) with the KeySmart Pro for $40

A great gift for dads and grads, this handy key organizer includes a rechargeable Tile tracker. Plus: A cool DJI drone clone!<p>Yet another update on that uber-popular headphone deal: It quickly sold out again, but the vendor is working to score some additional inventory for Cheapskate readers! It may …

Shopping

Sennheiser’s latest wireless earbuds are built for the gym

Sennheiser has released its latest set of tethered, wireless headphones. The CX Sport is a splash- and sweat-resistant model with a number of comfort features. The headphones can be worn with the cable positioned behind the neck or in front and ergonomic fins, which come in three sizes, can be …

Consumer Tech

Lego’s new line of connected toys will let you build and program the Batmobile

Lego announced a new connected toy line today, called Powered Up, as well as its first set in the series: an app-controlled Batmobile. The company previously ventured into connected toys, most recently with its Boost set that lets kids build a variety of items and then code and control them through …

Batmobile

Restored World War II bomber Memphis Belle unveiled at US Air Force museum

<b>(CNN) —</b> Seventy-five years after its last bombing run in World War II, the newly restored Memphis Belle is on display at the National Museum of the US Air Force in Ohio.<p>The B-17F bomber was unveiled Wednesday at a private event honoring family members of the Memphis Belle crew. The airplane and …

World War II

Scientists have transplanted memory from one snail to another. So, what does it mean for humans?

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the kind of study science fiction dreams are made of: A team of neurobiologists at UCLA "transplanted" a memory from the nervous system of one snail into another.<p>In order to do this, the team repeatedly "trained" a snail with electric shocks.<p>"We induced a very simple kind of memory in …

The Brain

Editors' Picks: The Best New Watches Under $1,000

We’ve said it many times in the past, but honestly we probably can’t repeat it enough: You do <i>not</i> have to spend thousands of dollars to get a great …

Watches

Feast your eyes on the OnePlus 6 Avengers edition

It looks like OnePlus went all out designing the Avengers-themed OnePlus 6. Unlike its <i>Star Wars</i>-branded older sibling, it got a lot more than a wallpaper and a barely visible logo on the back -- it features a Kevlar pattern under its back cover and a color scheme that works well with the golden …

Mobile Technology

Bosch's motorcycle ADAS is going to save your bacon in traffic

The German firm wants to bring established ADAS systems like blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warning and adaptive cruise control to the two-wheeled world and it's starting with KTM and Ducati.<p>The dramatically increased availability of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in cars has …

What the heck is a meteotsunami?

In case you need a different kind of natural disaster to worry about.<p>Here's a new word for your impress-your-friends vocabulary list: "meteotsunami."<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shared a dramatic satellite view of a severe thunderstorm system that smashed across the Northeast …

Vocabulary

Hands-on: This is the OnePlus 6! (Video)

Let’s be honest: like quite a few other media outlets, we’ve had early access to the OnePlus 6 well before the device officially launched. OnePlus …

OnePlus

OnePlus 6 debuts with new design, familiar notch, and performance that’ll blow you away

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since OnePlus has been announcing bits and pieces of info about the OnePlus 6 for weeks now, but the company …

Mobile Technology

Drive.ai demonstrates a truly driverless taxi in Texas

With an empty driver's seat, the demonstration showcases self-driving car tech that will power a pilot taxi service launching in Frisco, Texas later this year.<p>Self-driving startup Drive.ai released a video Wednesday of its bright orange Nissan NV200 taxi testing on the roads of Texas -- with the …

Autonomous Cars