If you wish Nintendo's Labo projects did more to help your friends partake in the fun, you're in for a treat. Japanese tinkerers Miyuki and Ran have developed a homebrew laser tag system that uses a Switch for some two-player blaster action. The duo…
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Essential is nearing the release of its first device. It’s live on Best Buy’s site, but you still can’t actually purchase the Essential Phone for yourself. For now you can just sign up to be notified when the retailer starts taking orders. While vague, it’s a sign that Essential is moving forward and doesn’t plan […]
Come comment on this article: As Best Buy listing goes up, the Essential Phone should ship very soon
Elon Musk recently announced that his tunnel-digging operation, The Boring Company, is done carving out its first segment. He bundled the announcement with a declaration of love for tunnels — which he totally loves more than floors, by the way — bu…
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Now we know when you should expect to see the Essential Phone ship in the United States. Speaking with Walt Mossberg at the Code Conference hosted by Recode, Essential’s Andy Rubin revealed that its first phone should ship in around the next 30 days. Neither Essential nor Rubin would share anything about availability beyond pricing in […]
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Curious about Amazon’s Prime Air, and how the delivery service came to be? We’ve compiled a history of the effort, which will get you up to speed and help you understand why Amazon is serious about drones.
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It’s safe to say that Google’s latest instant messaging app, Allo, isn’t setting the world alight in the popularity stakes. It’s faced with strong, entrenched competition in the form of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Apple’s iMessage, and even finds itself competing with other Google products such as Hangouts. It’s also not exactly clear why Google launched […]
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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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In Manhattan, there are 423 Apple devices that have been lawfully seized since October 2014. The reason they’re sitting around like bricks? NYC District Attorney Cyrus Vance points to Apple’s default device encryption in iOS 8.
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Google is doing some interesting things with Nougat, and one of those will be regular maintenance releases. By pushing out maintenance releases every so often, this allows Nougat to see “continued refinement and polish.” Google didn’t offer any details on how many maintenance releases there would be, but thanks to new information from Evan Blass, […]
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is nearly upon us, but before you opt for the larger-than-life phone, take a look at how it compares with its predecessors. We put the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Note 5 up against the new Note 7.
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It’s natural to worry about data privacy, but we tend to do it about banks, passwords, and email accounts. A hacking team now says we should be concerned about the things smart sex toys reveal about our intimate lives as well.
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It's no secret that aircraft contribute to harmful emissions like road-going vehicles, and the Environmental Protection Agency is one step closer to keeping that pollution in check. It recently finalized findings showing that some aircraft produce a…
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If you asked five people how they like to move around in virtual reality, you’ll probably receive five different answers, so we set out to see if there was a definitive future of VR locomotion we could paint: it turns out that it’s harder than it looks.
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Samsung has finally taken the wraps off the successor to the Gear Fit, aka the aptly-titled Gear Fit 2. But is the new fitness tracker that much better than the original? Check out our spec comparison for a closer look at the software and hardware powering both devices.
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Some phones are ugly, some are bulky, some are too expensive, and some have a combination of problems. No phone manages to have all of these problems quite like Sirin Labs’ Solarin smartphone, however. It’s a privacy-focused phone (which is good!) that costs over $ 16,000 (not so good!) with a terrible design. Yikes. The device itself […]
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Watch your temper with Swing Copters 2, the latest from the Flappy Bird developer, or take a trip to somewhere far away with Ascape VR — no virtual reality headset needed! Here are five apps to download this week.
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It’s more difficult than ever to seek out the best new apps released each week, even if you have the will to trawl through the app store on a regular basis. To make life easier, we’ve gathered our favorite app picks together in a handy list.
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