Category: Technology

Samsung Gear S4 smartwatch may use Wear OS, not Tizen

It hasn’t been as easy to sell smartwatches as anyone had hoped. Even the Apple Watch hasn’t been a runaway success. Samsung was one of the first large electronics firms to launch smartwatches running Google’s Android Wear (now Wear OS), but it pulled back to focus on its own Tizen-based wearables. Now, long-time leaker Evan Blass says Samsung is switching […]

Tesla Will Fix the Model 3’s Brakes with a Firmware Update

Tesla Will Fix the Model 3’s Brakes with a Firmware Update

There are two new pieces of news about Tesla and its Model 3 ramp. One isn’t great news for anyone who hoped to buy the $35K version of the car, particularly people who wanted to pair it with the $7,500 tax credit, and the other is… complicated. Complicated news first. Both Consumer Reports and Car and Driver have tested […]

Razer Announces new 15.6-inch Blade Laptop with Nvidia Max-Q Graphics

Razer Announces new 15.6-inch Blade Laptop with Nvidia Max-Q Graphics

Razer rose to prominence making gaming accessories and peripherals, but it launched the first generation of its Blade laptop in 2013. No surprise, these devices were (and still are) designed with gamers in mind, but the external design is overdue for a refresh. That’s what you’ll get with the new Razer Blade. It has a bigger […]

Elon Musk Thinks Flying Cars Could 'Guillotine' People on The Ground

Elon Musk Thinks Flying Cars Could ‘Guillotine’ People on The Ground

While he’s founded companies that are trying to define the future of transportation with electric vehicles, space exploration, and tunnels that would house high-speed transit systems, Elon Musk doesn’t like flying cars. During an event for his tunnel-digging company, The Boring Company, on Thursday, Musk explained why flying cars could be more trouble than they’re worth. Musk […]

Phone Carrier Is Selling Your Real-Time Location Data to Third Parties

Your Cell Phone Carrier Is Selling Your Real-Time Location Data to Third Parties

There’s a lot of hand-wringing over the amount of data Google and Facebook have on us, but mobile carriers have been flying under the radar. The fact is, they know roughly where you are all the time, and a new report claims they’ve been selling access to that information without the proper privacy safeguards in place. You […]

AT&T and Verizon to sell RED Hydrogen One this summer

AT&T and Verizon to sell RED Hydrogen One this summer

We usually know more than the bare minimum about a phone’s hardware when carriers begin announcing they will carry it. That’s not the case with the heavily hyped Red Hydrogen One. Both AT&T and Verizon have said today they will sell the mysterious phone with its holographic display. It’s going to be one of the most expensive […]

Intel’s First 10nm CPUs Have Been Spotted

Intel’s First 10nm CPUs Have Been Spotted

For the past few months, CPU aficionados have had a small puzzle to solve with regard to Intel’s 10nm. Intel has, at various points, confirmed that its 10nm is shipping to customers, but that it wasn’t ready to talk about commercial launches or products yet. The company has not been willing to elaborate further on […]

SpaceX Powefull Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket Soars With Satellite For Bangladesh

SpaceX Powefull Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket Soars With Satellite For Bangladesh

This image made available by SpaceX shows the company’s Falcon 9 rocket booster after it landed on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, May 11, 2018. Bangladesh’s first satellite was lifted into orbit in the mission. (SpaceX via AP) SpaceX lifted Bangladesh’s first satellite into orbit Friday using an upgraded rocket designed […]

Next Generation of Ultra High Speed Transportation

Next Generation of Ultra High Speed Transportation

Meet Transpod, a Canadian hyperloop startup that thinks its proprietary technology — which it says improves upon magnetic levitation in both cost and efficiency — can enable the next, as the founders call it, “true leap forward” in transportation. Founded in 2015, TransPod is designing the world’s leading hyperloop system to make ultra-high-speed ground transportation a […]

Italian researchers develop lighter, cheaper robotic hand

Italian researchers develop lighter, cheaper robotic hand

Italian researchers on Thursday unveiled a new robotic hand they say allows users to grip objects more naturally and featuring a design that will lower the price significantly. The Hennes robotic hand has a simpler mechanical design compared with other such myoelectric prosthetics, characterized by sensors that react to electrical signals from the brain to […]

Cloaking devices — it’s not just ‘Star Trek’ anymore

Cloaking devices -it’s not just ‘Star Trek’ anymore

Scientists are now working to take cloaking devices from the dramatic realm of science fiction and make them real. Amanda D. Hanford, at Pennsylvania State University, is taking the introductory steps to make acoustic ground cloaks. These materials redirect approaching waves around an object without scattering the wave energy, concealing the object from the sound […]