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It's been about a year since Comcast started revamping its Xfinity home internet services under the xFi brand. As part of the changes the company has been making, it started testing a simple way to build an in-home mesh network. After partnering with...

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Categories: comcast, gear, internet, plume, pods, xfi, xfinity, xfipods

This week the NBA and NHL playoffs get ready to jump to their final rounds, but the big release is an old one: The Matrix in 4K on Ultra HD Blu-ray and streaming. Netflix drops in WHCD comedian Michelle Wolf with a new weekly show Sunday morning, aft...

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Categories: av, entertainment, listings, mustseehdtv, thematrix

An international team of astronomers has discovered an asteroid orbiting the Sun at roughly the same distance as Jupiter, that appears to have originated from another solar system. The imaginatively named asteroid 2015 BZ509 could have immigrated to our little pocket of the universe from a neighboring stellar body billions of years ago, at a time when our Sun was still embedded in a colossal star cluster... Continue Reading Alien asteroid discovered orbiting the Sun Category: Space Tags: ...

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British company Equipmake, best known for designing Formula 1 KERS systems for Williams, has turned its hand to electric motors and blasted out of the gate with a spoked motor design it claims is lighter, more powerful, easier to cool and cheaper to manufacture than standard electric motors... Continue Reading Next-gen spoked magnet design spins up cheaper, lighter, more powerful electric motor Category: Automotive Tags: Electric Motors Electric Vehicles ...

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Categories: automotive, loz blain

Just because Syfy dropped The Expanse doesn't mean the cult sci-fi hit has met its end. Sources talking to Deadline, Variety and Hollywood Reporter have all claimed that Amazon is in discussions to resurrect The Expanse for a fourth season. Neither...

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Categories: amazon, amazonprimevideo, av, entertainment, internet, primevideo, services, streaming, syfy, theexpanse

Intel said it was hoping to find more Spectre-like processor security flaws, and unfortunately it just found one. The company (along with Google and Microsoft) has disclosed a fourth exploit (simply titled Variant 4) that once again uses speculative...

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Categories: browser, cpu, exploit, gear, intel, internet, javascript, meltdown, personal computing, personalcomputing, processor, security, spectre, vulnerability, web

Cosmic radiation is one of the greatest threats to astronauts embarking on deep space missions, not the least of which is the effect on the brain: it could hinder your memory and destroy vital synapses. Thankfully, you might only need to take some pi...

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Categories: astronaut, cosmicradiation, gear, health, medicine, plexxikon, radiation, science, space, tomorrow, ucsf

Google doesn't just want to reserve Maps navigation icons for special occasions. If you're using iOS, you can now replace Google Maps' drab blue arrow with a 3D car. You can even choose a vehicle that more closely reflects what you're driving, whet...

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Categories: gear, google, googlemaps, internet, ios, iphone, mobile, navigation

Tesla and Consumer Reports have a sordid history of squabbling over car reviews, and that's not about to stop just because the Model 3 is on the road. CR has stopped short of recommending the Model 3 following a handful of complaints, most notably br...

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Categories: car, consumerreports, electriccar, electricvehicle, ev, gear, model3, safety, tesla, transportation

When Epic Games revealed its first, albeit limited-time, Fortnite ranked play mode last week, it promised more details on competitive play would arrive soon. We now know a little more on Fortnite's future in the professional ranks -- Epic is pumping...

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Categories: competitivegaming, epicgames, esports, fortnite, gadgetry, gadgets, gaming, tournaments

As we head towards Sonos' home theater event on June 6th, the company has just revealed new speaker bundles that will help you save on a Sonos-based home sound system.

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Categories: av, bundle, gear, hometheater, music, play:5, playbar, playbase, sonos, sonosone, sound, subwoofer, turntable, vinyl

Last month, Oculus announced updates to its privacy policies, likely to comply with GDPR, which goes into effect this Friday. Ahead of that deadline, a new feature is available today for users worldwide: My Privacy Center is a dashboard showing what...

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Categories: facebook, gdpr, oculus, privacy, services

China's Netflix-like service, iQiyi, wants to bring on-demand movies to real-life movie theaters. The company just opened its first brick and mortar cinema to show online movies in an offline environment, complete with complete with popcorn, fancy se...

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Categories: av, cinema, entertainment, gear, iqiyi, netflix, on-demand, theaters, yuke

It's hard to study quantum behavior on Earth. You can amplify the effects of quantum mechanics by zapping groups of specific atoms (Bose-Einstein condensates) with lasers that drop their temperature to near absolute zero, but that only works for frac...

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Categories: atom, bose-einsteincondensate, caltech, coldatomlab, darkenergy, internationalspacestation, jpl, nasa, personal computing, personalcomputing, physics, quantumcomputing, quantumphysics, science, space, tomorrow

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Lyft seems to be eyeing a move into the electric scooter craze -- the company is considering applying for a permit to run a service in San Francisco, The Information reported, and it's in the early stages of working on prototypes. Some companies like...

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Categories: bird, electricscooter, electricscooters, escooter, escooters, gear, lime, lyft, ridesharing, sanfrancisco, scooter, scooters, spin, transportation

Way back in 2012, Google agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle FTC charges over the company's use of tracking cookies in the Safari browser. Now the company is being sued in the UK for the same issue, according to a report in The Guardian.

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Categories: collectiveaction, gear, google, internet, lawsuit, safari, safariworkaround, uk

It sounds like the ESRB could make it harder for indie game developers to sell their games. Recently, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board announced that it will be eliminating free, short-form ratings for digital games according to Gamasutra. Wh...

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Categories: business, digitalgames, esrb, gaming, indie, indiegaming, playstation4, ps4, sony

Developer Savage Interactive is making it it easier to create art and craft detailed sketches on the iPhone with a major update to Procreate Pocket. The developer completely overhauled the app, rewriting all of the code and rolling in Silica M, the s...

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Categories: art, gadgetry, gadgets, gear, iphone, iphoneapps, mobile, procreate, procreatepocket, savageinteractive

Microsoft is sticking with its pragmatic approach to VR with SharePoint spaces, a new addition to its collaboration platform that lets you quickly build and view Mixed Reality experiences. It's a lot like how PowerPoint made it easy for anyone to cre...

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Categories: gadgetry, gadgets, gear, microsoft, mixedreality, personal computing, personalcomputing, sharepointspaces, vr

Today, Axios reports that progressive groups will launch an advertising offensive aimed squarely at Facebook. Their mission? To convince the FTC to break up the company. They also want users on competing social networks to be able to communicate with...

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Categories: facebook, ftc, gear, instagram, internet, markzuckerberg, messenger, whatsapp

The 44th President and First Lady are getting into the entertainment business. According to an announcement by Netflix's Twitter account Monday morning, "President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce fi...

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Categories: av, barackobama, documentary, entertainment, internet, netflix, obama, series

The UK is now home to one of the largest energy storage projects using EV batteries. Vattenfall has connected a total of 500 BMW i3 batteries to the Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind farm in Wales, creating the biggest co-located installation in the UK. The...

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Categories: battery, bmw, electricity, energystorage, gear, green, i3, lithium-ion, nationalgrid, tomorrow, transportation, uk, vattenfall, windfarm, windpower

Poland's Artur Mlynarz collects, repairs and restores classic hi-fi equipment. Sometimes though, units come in that are beyond help. Wanting to bring new life to vintage cassette decks, he mounted a smartphone into a broken player, and the MP3 Tapeless Deck Project soon followed. Now he has old gear sitting around waiting for someone to give him the nod, then breaks out his tools and converts a chosen model to a modern digital music player... Continue Reading This vintage cassette deck plays...

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Categories: home entertainment, paul ridden

Each year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) declares the best new American homes for its Housing Awards. The awards provide a good opportunity to check out the current state of residential architecture by US-based firms and 2018's selection ranges from enviable luxury pads to housing for homeless war veterans. .. Continue Reading Gallery: AIA honors North America's best new homes Category: Architecture Tags: Affordable Architects ...

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Categories: architecture, adam williams

Way back at CES 2017, Nvidia announced that its G-Sync technology was about to make its way to UHD HDR gaming monitors from manufacturers like Asus and Acer. The latter revealed a 27-inch flavor a few months later named the Predator X27. What was missing back then was solid availability information and pricing. Now we know it will be landing next month, and that it will retail at just under $2,000... Continue Reading Acer's G-Sync HDR gaming monitor finally available for pre-order, and it's...

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Categories: computers, paul ridden

Most batteries are made up of a cathode on one side and an anode on the other, with a nonconducting separator between them. Now, engineers at Cornell University have developed an unusual new structure that intertwines the components together in a swirling shape, which they say lets the device recharge in a matter of seconds... Continue Reading "3D battery" design twists together for split-second charging Category: Electronics Tags: Battery Carbon ...

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Categories: electronics, michael irving

Portable campground cookers come in all shapes and sizes these days, but few boast the slender profile of the Nomad Grill. The mobile BBQ offers generous cooking space when unfurled, but packs down into a slim travel bag when its time to head for home... Continue Reading Portable Nomad Grill folds flat for cookout convenience Category: Outdoors Tags: Barbecue BBQ Camping Grilling Kickstarter Related Articles: ...

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Categories: outdoors, nick lavars

The field of optogenetics is all about using light to stimulate cells in the body, and so far it's been used to modify pain responses in mice, reset the biological clock, and restore regular heartbeats as a gentle alternative to defibrillation. Now, researchers from Flinders University have used the technique to shine a light where the Sun don't shine, stimulating nerves in the gut to relieve chronic constipation... Continue Reading Relieving constipation by shining light where the Sun don't...

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Categories: medical, michael irving

Disrupted sleep due to a snoring partner is something all too familiar for many people, and has inspired a number of noise-canceling earbuds designed to enable a better night's sleep. The latest solution to cross our desk is QuietOn Sleep, a set of earbuds designed by ex-Nokia engineers that use active noise cancelation with a focus on blocking low-frequency sounds... Continue Reading QuietOn Sleep buds cancel out snoring partners Category: Wearables Tags: Earbuds ...

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Categories: wearables, nick lavars

After decades of being seen as rigid, metallic creations, robots are starting to soften up. Spongey materials like hydrogels could make for robots that are more flexible, safer to be around and simpler to build and use than their harder counterparts. Now researchers at Rutgers University have developed a smart gel that can be 3D printed into a variety of shapes, and electrically-activated to make it "walk" underwater, grab and move objects... Continue Reading 3D-printed hydrogel humanoid goes...

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Categories: materials, michael irving

Missouri has become the first US state to officially pass a bill defining what products can and can't be classified as "meat." The legislation prohibits plant-based products from using the term and also removes the possibility of lab-grown meat hitting the market shelves in the future with the "meat" moniker... Continue Reading Lab-grown meat not meat according to state of Missouri Category: Science Tags: Agriculture Biotechnology Food ...

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Categories: science, rich haridy

Bar-shaped soap is great for sliding into your palm and all over your body, but as we all know it can be hard to keep a good handle on. Tetra Soap is a clever new solution to this little dilemma, taking the form of a tetrapod to more easily remain in your grasp... Continue Reading Tetrapod-shaped soap makes for easy gripping Category: Good Thinking Tags: Cleaning Hygiene Related Articles: Does hand-washing help with...

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Categories: good thinking, nick lavars

Tesla's mid-priced Model 3 may be aimed at the masses, but that doesn't mean it won't offer something for those after a little more oomph. CEO Elon Musk has revealed specs for a couple of souped-up versions of the all-electric sedan that will include dual motors and greater pace off the mark... Continue Reading Musk shares performance specs for souped-up Tesla Model 3 Category: Automotive Tags: Electric Vehicles Elon Musk Tesla Model 3 Related...

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Categories: automotive, nick lavars

New research presented recently at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting is suggesting the intermittent fasting diets may actually damage the pancreas and increase a person's risk for type 2 diabetes. The research stands in opposition to many studies in recent years pointing to the positive health effects of intermittent fasting and experts suggest this new data should be treated with caution... Continue Reading New research linking intermittent fasting to increased diabetes...

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Categories: health & wellbeing, rich haridy

When NASA's latest Cygnus cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) lifts off on Monday, its manifest of experiments and general supplies will include three CubeSats, including the first equipped with radar. The size of three cereal boxes and weighing only 26 lb (11.8 kg) each, the miniature satellites will be used to demonstrate new technologies in orbit... Continue Reading First radar-equipped CubeSat among three heading to the ISS Category: Space Tags: CubeSat ...

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Categories: space, david szondy

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission took its first image as it completed a dramatic lunar flyby this week. On May 17, 2018, the next-generation planet hunter passed within 5,000 mi (8,000 km) of the Moon to execute a slingshot maneuver that hurled it towards its final orbit, where it will spend at least two years making a full-sky survey in search of planets beyond our Solar System... Continue Reading TESS exoplanet hunter tests camera as it swings by Moon Category:...

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Categories: space, david szondy

Aurora Flight Services' Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) took another step forward as an AACUS-enabled UH-1H helicopter autonomously delivered 520 lb (236 kg) of water, gasoline, MREs, communications gear, and a cooler capable of carrying urgent supplies such as blood to US Marines in the field... Continue Reading AACUS-equipped autonomous helicopter makes first cargo delivery to US Marines Category: Aircraft Tags: Autonomous flight Helicopters ...

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Categories: aircraft, david szondy

If you shoot a lot of handheld video of extreme outdoor activities, then it's possible that you use a motorized camera-stabilizing gimbal. Such devices, however, typically don't offer much protection to the camera – or to themselves. That's why the enclosed-design Arculus Onyx was created... Continue Reading Arculus Onyx makes gimbals less gawky Category: Digital Cameras Tags: Filmmaking Gimbals Kickstarter Stabilisation ...

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Categories: digital cameras, ben coxworth

Back in 1987, the global community signed an agreement known as The Montreal Protocol, which called for all countries to phase out the production of ozone-layer-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). According to a new study, however, one of the most abundant CFCs is likely still being made... Continue Reading Banned ozone-destroying chemical is probably still in use Category: Environment Tags: Greenhouse Gas Emissions NOAA Ozone ...

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Categories: environment, ben coxworth

High-profile architecture firms rarely show any interest in the small living movement. However, if this project by the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is anything to go by, that's a shame. The Danish firm has created a very appealing prefabricated tiny house/cabin that will eventually be made available for purchase... Continue Reading BIG goes small with off-grid tiny house Category: Tiny Houses Tags: A-frame BIG Building and Construction ...

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Categories: tiny houses, adam williams

I like tools that are designed ergonomically, for simple and easy use. I also like tools that can be easily weaponized. ThinkGeek’s Thor Hammer Tool Set falls squarely in the latter category, since […] The post GEEK PICK OF THE DAY: Mjolnir Tool Set Puts a Hammer Inside a Hammer appeared first on Geek.com.

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I’m a fan of useful tools. I’ve sung the praises of iFixit’s Pro Tech Toolkit, and I keep a variety of multitools and utility knives by my desks at work and at home. […] The post SOG’s Rad, Ratcheting Baton Q4 Multitool (and Sync I Belt Buckle Tool) appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, geek-cetera, tech, toys, leatherman, multitools, pliers, screwdriver, sog, tools

Every year we get a peak at the latest and most exciting developments in tech at the Consumer Electronics Show. In many ways, it is the grand showcase for what the best software […] The post The Best Robots of CES 2018 appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, news, tech, aibo, apocalypse, ces, ces 2018, robo dogs, robot apocalypse, robot strippers, robots, sophia

Magnets are rad. Electromagnets, doubly so. We’ve known they can be used to levitate things at least since Raul Julia told us the nature of his powers in Street Fighter. If you have a […] The post You Might Be Vaporwave, But You’ll Never Be Mac Tonight in a Floating Dessert Cup Vaporwave appeared first on Geek.com.

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Roku, Google's Chromecast, and Amazon's Fire TV Stick are your best choices, but which is the top choice? The post The Best Streaming Media Device: Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: apps and software, culture, gadgets, news, tech, apps, chromecast, comparison, google, media players, netflix, roku, roku stick, streaming, streaming media

Samsung kicks off the annual device-reveal season with today’s unveiling of the Galaxy Note 8. Various leaks and teases have piqued consumer attention, which, frankly, is mainly focused on whether or not this […] The post Livestream Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 Unveiling appeared first on Geek.com.

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Lots of people like being outdoors. Not geeks, usually (hyuck hyuck), but a lot of people. And, unfortunately for, presumably, some of those folks, there aren’t too many solid portable vaporizers that could […] The post Vapium Summit: The Vape for the Great Outdoors appeared first on Geek.com.

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Most vaporizers cost a pretty penny. Even if you’re looking at cheaper options, you can still expect to spend at least $150 for something that does everything well. But the Vie is looking […] The post Vie Review: The Best Budget Vaporizer Ever Made appeared first on Geek.com.

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I’m going to say it. Fidget spinners are fun. At least, they’re fun for people like me who have what is best described with the Yiddish word shpilkes. As a giant nerd, however, […] The post ThinkGeek’s Nerdy Fidget Spinners (and My Own Failed Game Boy Spinner) appeared first on Geek.com.

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Society could collapse at any time. Meteors, zombies, global warming, dystopian cyberpunk corporate statehood, old-fashioned fascist dictatorship, it could be anything. You need to be ready. But loading up on guns and ammo […] The post The Geek Prepper’s Guide: Data Smuggling Game Boy Cartridges appeared first on Geek.com.

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