They’re real. We slipped on Nike’s HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing sneakers

At Nike’s showroom in New York City, we tried on Nike’s highly anticipated self-lacing shoes, Hyperadapt 1.0. Tiffany Beers, senior innovator at Nike, spoke with us about its creation and how the future Hyperadapt sneakers may look.

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Listen to your heart to learn how to detect and control natural stress levels

The Lief Patch heart rate variability monitor signals impending stress. Included smartphone app exercises teach people how to control stress response. The exercises teach deep breathing, relaxation, and conscious control of your heart rate.

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4K live streaming: Live has never looked so good

Back in 2010, we enabled 4K video support for the very first time. Since then, millions of videos have been uploaded at that eye-popping resolution, making YouTube’s the largest library of 4K videos online. Today, we’re proud to say that we’re taking 4K video one step further with the launch of 4K live streaming for both 360-degree videos and standard videos.

Supporting this new format will let creators and partners stream incredibly high-resolution video, and let viewers enjoy the clearest picture possible when watching a live stream on 4K-supported devices. The image quality is just mind-blowing on screens that support it, and in 360 degrees … the clarity can truly transport you. If you want to experience it for yourself, make sure to check out the Game Awards tomorrow, December 1 at 9 p.m. EST / 6 p.m. PST on YouTube. The entire show will be live streamed in 4K resolution.

4K video isn’t just a little different from HD video; it’s a giant leap. It shows 8 MILLION pixels total, with an image that has four times more image definition than even 1080p video. What does this mean in real world terms? Live streams look better, show a more detailed, crisper picture, and aren’t as blurry when there’s fast action on screen. Basically, 4K makes everything better to look at. And because we support 4K at up to 60 frames per second, creators can make content that looks silky smooth, and more realistic than ever before.

For creators this means the ability to take advantage of an incredibly clear picture for recorded and now streaming video. It’s the kind of thing that can help to push their hardware (and their talent) to create the most beautiful or just plain crazy-looking images and videos possible. And with 360 4K live streams, the sky is (literally) the limit. Get ready for 360 concert and event streams that look sharper, cleaner, and brighter than ever before. If you want more information on how to stream in 4K, just check out this Help Center article.

Today’s an exciting day, and we can’t wait for everyone to experience the beauty of 4K live streams from their favorite creators.

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Seagate and Amazon are a match made in heaven for subscribers of Amazon Drive

Seagate has a new external drive for Windows PCs and Macs that specifically targets Amazon Drive users. It automatically syncs files to the cloud once connected, thus smartphone photos and videos will automatically show up on the external drive, too.

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Put a ring on it: three smart rings with plenty of beauty and brains

Smartwatches may be all the rage right now, but the the future of wearables may reside on your finger opposed to your wrist. Check out three of our favorite smart rings, whether you’re looking to make mobile payments or track your fitness metrics.

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Top-trending Google Play content of 2016 includes Deadpool, Harry Potter

Google’s giving presents a little early this year — the company announced the best apps, books, movies, and shows of 2016 on Google Play. The winners represent global top-trending content and they span six categories,

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Time for a timeout: Motorola is temporarily shelving its smartwatch portfolio

It may be time to say goodbye to Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch series — at least for now. Lenovo’s Motorola doesn’t expect to have a smartwatch in its product lineup in the near future.

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Watch The Game Awards right here!

It's time for The Game Awards and you can watch the show right here on this page! Games like Uncharted 4, Firewatch and Inside are up for some pretty big accolades, but that's not all that's on tap. Metal Gear mastermind Hideo Kojima is scheduled to…
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The next Apple Watch? Latest patents describe a limb-detecting circular device

New Apple patents describe a smartwatch with a unique circular design capable of limb detection, or the ability to identify appendages. Apple has been reluctant to adopt a circular design so far, citing usability concerns

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Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App Store.

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How to save your Vine videos before they disappear forever

If you’re one of the millions of Vine users, you might be disappointed to hear that the popular service is shutting down in the near future. Thankfully, there is a way to save your videos before they disappear forever.

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Small text won’t be an issue with Virgin Media’s huge 14-inch TellyTablet

British company Virgin Media unveiled the TellyTablet, an Android tablet equipped with a huge 14-inch display. The company positions the tablet as a “personal” smart TV that has access to Google Play.

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Geohot open-sources his semi-autonomous car technology

George "Geohot" Hotz's semi-autonomous driving add-on, Comma One, didn't work out as planned. However, that doesn't mean the underlying technology will never see the light of day — far from it. The Comma.ai team has published the source code for b…
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You can use featured Google+ photos as your phone wallpaper

If you have a Chromecast, you’ve probably seen some of the really cool photos that are displayed as a “screensaver” on your TV when you aren’t casting anything to it. Google features some stunning high resolution photos that are pulled from some of the best photographers on Google+, bringing them to a much broader audience […]

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The U.K.’s first-ever ‘plastic’ £5 bill has really upset vegans

When the Bank of England released its first-ever “plastic” bill in September, it proudly highlighted its many security measures aimed at deterring counterfeiters. But this week a revelation about the new bill appears to have upset a number of vegans….

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ZTE Nubia Z11 review

Do you want a fast, flashy smartphone that stands out from the crowd? The Nubia Z11 has a bezel-less display that looks amazing, a great camera, and a Snapdragon 820 processor. Is it the phone for you? We tried one to find out.

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Researchers successfully make an OLED screen out of fabric

We are still far from having truly wearable displays, but thanks to Korean researchers, that future isn’t as far off as we thought. They have created the first OLEDs that are truly wearable.

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Nuclear battery could turn hazardous waste into lasting clean energy

Could nuclear waste be made great again by being used to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery? Researchers at the U.K.’s University of Bristol certainly think so — and they’ve created a battery to prove it.

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Nanotubes can turn water solid when it should be boiling

Scientists have long known that under the right conditions, small amounts of water can be coaxed into changing its boiling or freezing point. A pot of water takes less energy to boil on the top of Mount Everest, for instance, and liquid under pressur…
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Struggling Samsung won’t split in two, but it’s throwing investors a bone

Samsung has announced a new shareholder return plan amid calls to split in two. While it has not confirmed the creation of a holding company just yet, it is exploring splitting in two as an option.

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Huawei faces reluctant carriers as it tries to make a mark in the U.S. with the Mate 9

Huawei is trying to make a splash in the U.S. with high-end flagship smartphones, but the Chinese company isn’t receiving a warm welcome thanks to U.S. carriers. That’s not good for a company looking to expand its borders.

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OnePlus feels the need, the need for speed in crazy 700mph unboxing video

OnePlus, which is no stranger to crazy marketing stunts, has shot an unboxing video for the new OnePlus 3T smartphone in an environment that suit’s the new phone’s extra speed. Where? The cockpit of a fighter jet flying at 700mph.

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[TA Deals] Cyber Monday 2016: Take 25% off all VPNs!

We’re celebrating Cyber Monday 2016 on Talk Android Deals with a special sale on each and every virtual private network service you see in our vast catalog. Because we’re aware browsing the web privately and without limitations is important to you, we selected VPNs to be featured on Cyber Monday this year. There’s a 25% […]

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Kickstarter’s most successful campaigns sparked these thriving companies

Making a lot of money on Kickstarter is great, but it’s not the only metric for success. These five Kickstarter campaigns did more than just make a lot of money — they helped create sustainable businesses.

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Make a note of it with Google Keep

With so much going on in your life, sometimes you just gotta write it down. Google Keep offers a clean crisp way to do that with ease across a variety of platforms.

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Common Google Pixel problems and the solutions to deal with them

Google’s latest smartphone — the Pixel — may be running new hardware, but it still has its fair share of problems. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up some of the more common issues, along with a few solutions for addressing them.

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Google hosting multi-site, multi-cause GOODFest music event

This past week GOOD, a “global media brand and social impact company” announced a series of live and livestreamed music events called GOODFest intended to celebrate all things positive in the world and raise funds for some different causes. Google is joining forces with GOOD to sponsor the event via their Pixel smartphone devices.  The GOODFest events […]

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Japan is planning to build the world’s fastest supercomputer

It’s already one of the most technologically advanced countries, and now, Japan is looking to cement its position at the forefront of digital innovation. It’s all contingent upon a new supercomputer that aims to be the fastest in the world.

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The evolution of Christmas tree tech from the 1940s through today

When we think of aluminum Christmas trees, we think of the Charlie Brown Christmas special. And Charles Schulz nailed that one. We look at a few other looks in addition to the metal era.

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Xiaomi making no profit on smartphone sales, but that is not a problem

With big smartphone players like Samsung and LG dropping the ball on some high profile products this past year, the door seems to be opened for other players to jump in and establish a strong foothold in the smartphone market. One of those companies may have been Xiaomi, which received a lot of press in […]

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Get the best tech at the best prices with our favorite Cyber Monday deals

Over the past few years, Cyber Monday has increasingly rivaled the discounts on Black Friday. Here are the best Cyber Monday deals as of right now.

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Lip reading AI smashes humans at interpreting silent sentences

Researchers at Oxford University have developed a lip-reading artificial intelligence program that smashes human accuracy when it comes to interpreting words based on the way people move their mouths.

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Piqapoo hands-free dog accessory makes picking up poop a less crappy job

It’s easy to think you stumbled into the weird side of Kickstarter when you hear about Piqapoo, a hands-free device for picking up dog poop. In fact, it could be the most useful gadget we’ve heard about this year!

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Bragi’s ‘The Headphone’ takes on Apple’s AirPods

Almost three years ago, Bragi left an indelible mark on the headphone universe. The then-unknown company launched a pair of "truly" wireless headphones on Kickstarter that not only cut every wire, but boasted a slew of fitness-tracking features, all…
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15 essential apps you need to navigate the Black Friday maelstrom

If you’re about to brave the Black Friday crowds, it’s best to be prepared. Lucky for you, we’ve assembled a list of apps that will help you streamline your shopping and save during this hectic time of year.

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These $89 AirPods competitors are a bet on the power of branding

How do you offer an inexpensive alternative to Apple’s AirPods when all you have is a me-too off-the-rack wireless earbud? Make it all about the brand, said Jack Kim.

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Buying a phone on Swappa? You can insure it and pay $50 to repair or replace it

Swappa, where you can sell your devices and buy someone else’s, now offers protection plans when dealing with the latter. The plans are only available for phones for the time being.

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Best apps for casting media

After you’ve decided on picking up your very own Chromecast, it’s time to find out and download some different apps that support casting, so you can get started and test it out on your TV. That’s why we’ve listed some of our essential TV-casting apps, to recommend a variety of our favorites. Whether you’re looking […]

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Give Rachael Ray a run for her money with these 12 cooking apps

Consider yourself lost in the kitchen, or fancy yourself a capable chef? Check out our notable selection of the best cooking apps, whether you’re need need of a killer recipe or a simple video tutorial.

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[TA Deals] Get your own Dimple 4-Button NFC Sticker for $20 (20% off)!

Don’t have near-field communication (NFC) technology in your phone yet, but still want to take advantage of it? Then you’ll want to take a look at the Dimple 4-button NFC sticker we have over at our online store. There are four buttons — or dimples — on it that you can program to launch your […]

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NASA hopes for five more year-long ISS missions

Just because Scott Kelly has landed and retired doesn't mean that NASA is done with long-term stays in space. The agency informs Ars Technica that it's aiming for five more year-long missions aboard the International Space Station, with the first sta…
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MIT engineers made an innovative artificial muscle out of fishing line

Many artificial muscle materials are either too expensive or fragile for most practical applications. That might change thanks to a new design by MIT researchers, whose relatively simple and inexpensive solution is to heat nylon fibers.

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Android 7.1 gets a second developer preview build for Nexus devices

The Google Pixel launched with Android 7.1 Nougat ahead of its release on the Nexus phones, marking the first time we’ve seen Google officially update another device to the newest OS before its Nexus line. Obviously that didn’t mean the Nexus phones were getting left behind permanently, and now we’re finally seeing 7.1 make its […]

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NASA says Ceres’ brightest crater is made of salt

The scientists in charge of NASA's Dawn spacecraft has released more high-res images of Ceres, along with information that sheds more light on what it's made of. One of the new images is another close-up of its famous Occator Crater taken from a diff…
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Robot vacuum from Neato brings intelligence to housecleaning

With consumers moving toward smart devices, Neato Robotics has launched a robot vacuum that can be connected to Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa. With the Neato vacuum, cleaning your home is as simple as saying, “Alexa, clean my house.”

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OnePlus 3 will get just as many updates as the OnePlus 3T

With the OnePlus 3T arriving to take the OnePlus 3’s place, it’s brought on some cause for concern as far as updates go. It’s normal for updates to roll out slower or come to a complete halt when a company begins putting all of its efforts and focus on another product. But, that’s not going […]

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Caller ID apps are publicly exposing names and phone numbers after apparent hack

Three of the top caller ID apps have begun uploading caller names and phone numbers into public databases. It’s not yet known if the apps have been hacked or who could have hacked them.

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Jony Ive’s redesigned Christmas tree is a tree without the Christmassy bits

Jony Ive has redesigned the Christmas tree as a tree with nothing on it. Apple’s design chief, together with friend and collaborator Marc Newson, were asked to offer their own take on the festive tree for an installation at Claridge’s hotel in London.

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Canadian cellular firms face new competition from Freedom Mobile’s LTE networks

It looks like the Canadian carrier market is set to finally get another competitor — Freedom Mobile, formerly known as Wind Mobile, is finally getting LTE. Initially, only the LG V20 and ZTE Grand X4 will work on the network, and only in Toronto and Vancouver.

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4K Netflix is finally available on Windows 10 PCs

Netflix has been pushing out 4K content to its apps on streaming boxes and Smart TVs for awhile, but the entertainment industry's anti-piracy crusade and some DRM limitations have meant PC users looking to stream ultra HD episodes of Bloodline have b…
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