Daniel Blair

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2 Dead, Several Injured In Prison Break Attempt In North Carolina

Two prison employees were killed when inmates tried to break out of a North Carolina prison Thursday night. Others in the prison were injured.<p>Inmates at the Pasquotank Correctional Institute in Elizabeth City set a fire at the prison’s specialty sewing plant in an attempt to escape.<p>Keith Acree, a …

Crime

Nest Is Finally Starting To Feel At Home In Google’s Castle

Both Alphabet companies offer smart home hardware and platforms, but the two are starting to find ways to make their devices work together.<p>Three and a half years after being acquired by Google for $3.2 billion, Nest’s identity within its parent company–now called Alphabet–is starting to gel. The …

Google Home

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 2 review: Dalek-shaped delight

A 360-degree speaker that’s determined to exterminate boredom in your home<p>Look, there are some things that will happen with this review that are outside of my control. Firstly, if you’ve ever seen an episode of <i>Doctor Who</i>, or if one has even aired somewhere in your vicinity, you’ll exclaim that this …

Audiophile

Scientists develop shape-shifting ‘skin’ that would give robots the ultimate camouflage

Humans might think that we have a pretty good handle on camouflage, but in the grand scheme of things we’re really just amateurs. A sniper in a …

Silicon Power made a 480GB waterproof portable SSD

No price or release date yet, though<p>Accident-prone desk workers can soon breathe a small sigh of relief, because Silicon Power has announced its first portable SSD: a new puck-shaped hard drive that’s IP68 dust and water resistant. The Bolt B80 drive comes in three storage variants (120GB, 240GB, …

Portable

Wrongly convicted US man freed after 23 years in prison

Surrounded by news cameras and supporters, Lamonte McIntyre hugged his mother on Friday for the first time as a free man in 23 years.<p>The 41-year-old Kansas native was wrongly convicted of a double murder and finally set free after spending more than half of his life behind bars. He was serving two …

Crime

​Google wants to make video calls from your Android phone a lot easier

Google wants you to be able to make a video call from all Android apps you'd make a voice call or send a message.<p>Google is rolling out a new feature, …

15 Netflix hidden-gem horror movies for all you fear addicts out there (2017 edition)

Smell that air? Feel that brisk breeze? Wearing a jacket? That's right, dummy. It's October.<p>And <i>since</i> it's October, you want to watch horror movies, …

Giant robot fighting is finally here as America and Japan do battle

The US and Japan will square-off in robot combat this Tuesday in a battle to determine who builds a better battle bot. The event will be streamed live on Twitch and will feature two giant robots clashing head-to-head in melee combat.<p>The American team created a 15 foot tall behemoth of steel and …

Artificial Intelligence

Plex Live TV and DVR now available on Roku

<b>Update (10/12/17):</b> Plex is now rolling out the Live TV and DVR functionality to Roku users. Previously, the service had only been available for Android, Android TV, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, and on the Plex web app. Now Roku users with software version v5.0.4 or newer and access to the Roku Preview …

Nvidia launches GeForce Now beta, turns your Mac into a virtual gaming PC

First introduced back at CES this past January, Nvidia’s GeForce Now for Mac is available in beta. This service from Nvidia allows Mac users to access PC-only games and offers up strong performance, especially for less powerful Macs.<p>Nvidia’s streaming service GeForce Now first debuted a couple of …

Microsoft’s Windows 10 breaches privacy law, says Dutch DPA

The Dutch data protection authority has concluded that Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system breaches local privacy law on account of its collection of telemetry metadata. The OS has been available since the end of July 2015.<p>Personal data being harvested by default by Microsoft can include the …

Privacy

Ion Thruster Prototype Breaks Records in Tests, Could Send Humans to Mars

A thruster that's being developed for a future NASA mission to Mars broke several records during recent tests, suggesting that the technology is on …

Space Exploration

Bitcoin is going bananas

Friday's advance comes after Coinbase, a digital currency exchange, announced that customers could instantly purchase bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies using a US bank account. Those customers previously had to wait several days before receiving their digital currency.<p>It has been a monster week …

Cryptocurrency

OPPO’s first “full-screen” smartphone, the OPPO F5, launches later this month

OPPO has confirmed the launch markets for its first full-screen smartphone, the OPPO F5, coming October 26. The latest device in OPPO’s “selfie expert” series will be made available in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, though details of what the handset …

Brave passengers board last ever Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th

Fearless flyers laughed in the face of superstition when they boarded the last ever Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th.<p>Travelling on the “unluckiest day of the year” could save you some pounds, but a journey straight to HEL on the 13th hour of the superstitious date is one flight most would …

Steve Wozniak announces tech education platform Woz U

Steve Wozniak, the Apple co-founder who changed the world alongside Steve Jobs, has today announced the launch of Woz U.<p>According to the release, Woz U will start as an online learning platform focused on both students and companies that will eventually hire those students. Woz U is based out of …

Education

Psilocybin in Magic Mushrooms Hits Brain's 'Reset' Button, Say Scientists

Depressed patients reported feeling a 'kick start'.<p>Magic mushrooms are in the midst of a brand makeover, thanks to scientists who are constantly …

The Brain

How to use Movies Anywhere to stream your film collection on every device

Your digital purchases now work across Amazon Video, Apple, Vudu, and more<p>Disney has created the buy once, watch everywhere movie service that consumers have always wanted. The company has managed to rally support from a number of major Hollywood film studios — Paramount and Lionsgate are the major …

Smart TV

Use this Galaxy Note 8 mod to unlock some pro video recording features

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has an outstanding camera, one that was briefly at the top of the DxoMark best smartphone camera tree (until it was knocked off its perch by the Google Pixel 2). Its video recording capabilities are also standout, but if you want to squeeze even more out of the Note 8 …

Amazon’s New Kindle Could Be Called “Voyage,” Offer High-Res Screen And Bezel Page-Turning

Amazon is almost certainly getting ready to push the launch button on its next-generation Kindle dedicated e-reader hardware, and new leaks from the site’s German and Japanese stores (via The Verge) reveal it will likely be called the Kindle Voyage, and sport a new high-res display and bezels that …

Flipkart leaks Android One device ahead of Monday unveiling

We know the first Android One device is going to be announced on Monday, but it looks like Flipkart posted up a purchase page for the device a few …

Mobile Technology

LLOYD HD Clear Screen Protectors

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Gear & Gadgets

From the Editor's Desk: 10 years ...

For as fast as we tend to move forward around here, the past few days I've caught myself looking back. Back an entire decade — something that I …

Dell’s 6mm thick camera-loaded tablet is IDF’s secret star

Intel’s IDF wasn’t where we expected to find an incredible Android tablet, but Dell quietly knocked it out the park with the Venue 8 7000, a brand …

Gear & Gadgets

Have five million Gmail users been hacked?

Hackers have posted what they claim to be the email addresses, usernames and passwords of five million Gmail customers, potentially leaving them open to identity theft or being locked out of their own email accounts - but Google claim that only 2pc are genuine<p>Hackers have posted what they claim to …

Identity Theft

Timehop for Android Integrates Google+ Photos

Timehop is a beloved app that offers a daily dose of nostalgia from years gone by. The latest Android update adds Google+ photos into the mix, providing more opportunities to retread your digital footprint.<p>To integrate your photos stored using Google’s Auto-backup service, tap the settings icon in …

Amazon's Prime Instant Video Arrives on Android

<b>Update:</b> Just like that, Amazon’s regular Android app has been updated in the UK and Germany too. Forget the workaround below regarding the Amazon app in the Amazon Appstore; you can just grab the regular version from Google Play.<p><b>Original:</b> Amazon’s movie and TV streaming services, Amazon Instant …

Get a LithiumCard mobile charger for $34.99 shipped

Who says pocket batteries can't be sexy? This card-size charger normally sells for $55. Plus: two bonus deals!<p>During my recent trip to Chicago, when I spent a lot more time out in the world (and away from power outlets) than usual, I realized I'm ill-prepared for those times when my phone battery …

Gear & Gadgets