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More Americans will be able to take advantage of on-demand Frappuccinos. Starbucks announced today that it's expanding its partnership with Uber Eats, aiming for nationwide delivery by early 2020. Currently, only 11 cities offer the service; Boston,...

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Categories: entertainment, food and drink, food-and-drink, foodanddrink, tomorrow

The US is intensifying its already stepped-up scrutiny of the tech industry. The Department of Justice is launching a comprehensive antitrust review of "market-leading online platforms" to see if they're abusing their leading positions. There's no...

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Categories: amazon, antitrust, apple, competition, department of justice, doj, facebook, gear, google, internet, justice department, law, microsoft, politics, regulation, william barr

Snap appears to be working its way out of a downturn. In the company's Q2 earnings release that just dropped. Snap revealed that it had 203 million daily active Snapchat users in the last quarter, up eight percent year-over-year and seven percent qua...

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Categories: business, earnings, gear, q2 2019 earnings, snap, snapchat

Now that facial recognition is more common, so are the laws aiming to limit its scope. San Francisco, Oakland, Calif. and Somerville, Mass. have all passed laws prohibiting city use of facial recognition. Now, a group of Congresswomen hope to pass th...

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Categories: ayanna pressley, ban, bill, department of housing and urban development, facial recognition, federal, gear, home, hud, law, legislation, limit, no biometric barriers to housing act, politics, prohibit, rashida tlaib, representatives, security, technology, tomorrow, yvette clarke

When Amazon Prime Video series Homecoming returns for its second season, it'll have a new star. Actor and musician Janelle Monáe is taking over the lead role from Julia Roberts. She'll play a woman who wakes up a canoe with no idea how she got...

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Categories: amazon, amazon prime video, amazonprimevideo, av, entertainment, homecoming, janelle monae, janellemonae, julia roberts, juliaroberts, prime video, primevideo

You may think that the humble coffee table is something that couldn't be subjected to a high-tech makeover, but … yeah, you'd be wrong. The currently-crowdfunding Coosno is equipped with a mini fridge, voice control, Google Home and more... Continue Reading "Smart" coffee table packs in the techy features Category: Around The Home Tags: Google Home Indiegogo Refrigerator Smart Home Tables

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QuakeCon is right around the corner, and Bethesda is determined to capitalize on the wave of good vibe for id Software's gaming legacy -- including, we'd add, the looming 25th anniversary of Doom II. To that end, it's launching a QuakeCon sale on Ste...

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reportedly plans to issue a complaint over Facebook's handling of phone numbers and facial recognition. According to The Washington Post, the FTC plans to allege that advertisers managed to target users who provided...

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Categories: business, complaint, data, facebook, facial recognition, federal trade commission, ftc, gear, internet, phone numbers, politics, privacy, probe, settlement, two-factor authentication

The EV market continues to expand with more automakers releasing more vehicles. At auto shows, the cars of the future are now shown with electric powertrains instead of giant V8 engines. Automakers have also started looking backward for the vehicles...

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Categories: bmw, business, design, electric vehicle, ev, first drive, formula e, gadgetry, gadgets, gear, green, hands-on, mini, mini se, transportation

Killing up to 200,000 people annually, schistosomiasis is one of the most deadly parasitic diseases in the world, second only to malaria. Soon, however, prawn aquaculture could be used to control the snails that spread it – and to provide revenue for people in developing nations... Continue Reading Prawn aquaculture could provide income – while stopping disease-spreading snails Category: Good Thinking Tags: Aquaculture Disease Parasites UC Berkeley

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The fledgling internet balloon industry just marked an important achievement. Alphabet's Loon has recorded over 1 million hours of stratospheric flight for its balloons, covering about 24.9 million miles. The figures aren't completely shocking when...

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Categories: alphabet, balloon, broadband, gadgetry, gadgets, gear, google, internet, internet balloons, loon

The wait is over for GTA: Online's long-rumored "Vinewood Casino." The Diamond Casino & Resort opened its doors today. The "sprawling entertainment and luxury living complex" offers plenty to bet on, including roulette, blackjack and three card p...

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Categories: av, casino, content, gaming, grand theft auto, gta, gta online, internet, resort, rockstar games, san andreas, the diamond, update, vinewood

Thanks to all the services that let you stream live TV, it's easy to watch sports without a commitment to cable. The channel lineups vary, and some are more limited than others. What's more, the television rights for college sports, especially footba...

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Categories: av, basketball, bts2019, college sports, cord cutter, cord cutting, entertainment, espn+, football, gear, howto, hulu, sling tv, sports, streaming, streaming services, thebuyersguide, tv, tv streaming, youtube tv

Several months after the PS4 launch, the trippy adventure game Vane is ready for the PC crowd. Friend & Foe has launched the title on Steam for $20, with the soundtrack available separately through Steam and Bandcamp for $7. It preserves the ex...

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Categories: adventure, av, friend and foe, games, gaming, personal computing, personalcomputing, steam, vane, video, video games

Last year, Lego revealed a new type of brick made using a type of polyethylene created with ethanol from sustainably sourced sugarcane. Though it said only a small percentage of total bricks would be made in such a way, it was a major step towards Le...

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Categories: bioplastic, ethanol, gear, green, lego, plastic, polyethylene, sugarcane

We've long favored Pixelmator Pro as an effective and affordable alternative to Adobe Photoshop. Now an update to the image editor will make it easier for you to perform advanced visual editing right in Apple Photos. The Pixelmator team unveiled Pixe...

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Categories: adobe photoshop, apple, art, bts2019, design, gear, graphic design, image editor, pixelmator, pixelmator pro

In settings such as disaster sites, toxic gas leaks can pose a real risk to rescue teams. With that in mind, Spanish researchers have outfitted a small drone to go into buildings and check for such gases, before anyone enters... Continue Reading Radio beacon-guided drone has a nose for toxic gases Category: Drones Tags: Disasters Gas Navigation toxic University of Barcelona

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Categories: drones, ben coxworth

Blizzard announced the latest Overwatch hero, Sigma, on Monday and now it's revealed more details about the newest addition to the tank roster. The 62-year-old's real name is Siebren de Kuiper, and he's a Dutch astrophysicist and professor.

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Categories: av, gaming, hero, overwatch, sigma

Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active is more compact and less expensive than its sibling smartwatches, but navigation is considerably clunkier without the brand's usual rotating bezel. The company may have a simple solution to that, though -- turn the beze...

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Categories: galaxy watch active 2, gear, mobile, samsung, smartwatch, tizen, wearable, wearables

You won't have to fire up a computer to play the spiritual successor to Theme Hospital. Two Point Studios and Sega are bringing Two Point Hospital to PS4, Switch and Xbox One sometime in late 2019. It'll remain faithful to the absurdity of the PC h...

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Categories: av, games, gaming, ps4, sega, switch, theme hospital, two point hospital, two point studios, video, video games, xbox one

If you're bound for college or high school, there's good news and bad news when it comes to choosing a laptop. On the plus side, there are more choices than ever, which means there's a good chance you can find a notebook that's perfect for you. The d...

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Categories: apple, bts2019, dell, gadgetry, gadgets, gaming, gear, laptops, notebooks, personal computing, personalcomputing, thebuyersguide, ultraportables

Over the years, we've seen a number of solutions aimed at automatically parking the car so that drivers don't have to, including fully automated facilities that move vehicles on platforms, parking robots and even auto-parking features in some modern cars. Bosch and Daimler say that their app-controlled system is the first fully autonomous, completely driverless parking service to be officially approved by authorities for everyday use... Continue Reading Bosch and Daimler get official approval...

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Categories: automotive, paul ridden

Robots are going to play a large role at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and Toyota is determined to be at the forefront -- if in some occasionally strange ways. The automotive giant has unveiled its robot lineup for the summer games, and one of the biggest...

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Categories: 2020 olympics, athletics, field support robot, fsr, gear, japan, javelin, olympics, robot, robots, sports, summer olympics, tomorrow, toyota

September is only a few short weeks away, which means we're fast approaching the likely date for Apple's fall event and, barring a major surprise, the reveal of this year's iPhone lineup. The latest rumors suggest Apple will have again have three mod...

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Categories: a13, apple, gear, iphone, iphone 11, iphone11, mobile, rumors, taptic engine, tapticengine, wide-angle camera, wideanglecamera

France's Optinid continues its line of novel tiny houses that feature sunroof-like sliding roofs with its Tiny House Franck. The recently-completed home can be opened up to the sun or stars when the weather's nice and also comes with underfloor heating installed for when it isn't... Continue Reading Sliding roof opens tiny house bedroom to the sun or stars Category: Tiny Houses Tags: Home House Micro-House Tiny Footprint Trailer

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Categories: tiny houses, adam williams

Lens filters are an important tool for many DSLR photographers, but dealing with different diameter lenses, stepping-rings, square filter mounts and the rest can be frustrating and expensive. But now, an ingenious filter system for mirrorless camera adapter mounts looks to shake everything up – except your photos... Continue Reading Aurora Aperture's revolutionary filter system sits behind the lens Category: Digital Cameras Tags: Cameras Digital imaging DSLR Filters ...

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Categories: digital cameras, matt kennedy

A Singaporean company is launching a kit that makes any motorcycle helmet smart. The Argon Transform kit sticks onto your lid, and gives it a HUD, rear view camera, forward-facing action/dash cam, Bluetooth connectivity, an intercom and visual GPS navigation – for an early bird price of US$399... Continue Reading Argon Transform adds dual cameras, comms and a HUD to any motorcycle helmet Category: Motorcycles Tags: Helmet HUD Indiegogo

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Categories: motorcycles, loz blain

The Ferrari 250 GT California Spider is the most valuable Ferrari made in significant numbers, but although 108 cars were produced, it still requires US$10 million or more to take one home from an auction. Two California Spiders (one SWB, one LWB) have been announced as auction block starters at Monterey this year and just how these two cars fare will be a key indicator as to the state of the top end of the market. This article covers the top 10 most valuable Spiders to have sold, with...

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Categories: automotive, mike hanlon

Forcite has officially launched its MK1 smart motorcycle helmet, which forgoes the HUD in favor of an interesting LED light strip, as well as a HD, wide-angle camera, Bluetooth comms unit, VOIP intercom and a handlebar-mounted control unit... Continue Reading Forcite launches its MK1 smart motorcycle helmet, with a unique LED visual communication strip Category: Motorcycles Tags: Helmet Motorbike Smart Helmet

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Categories: motorcycles, loz blain

Cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer in the world – and it turns out we might have a two million year old ancestor to blame. Researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have pinpointed a single gene that ancient ancestors lost, which appears to have predisposed us as a species towards higher rates of atherosclerosis than other apes and mammals... Continue Reading A single gene mutation 2 million years ago may have made humans prone to heart disease Category:...

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Categories: biology, michael irving

Why carry one screwdriver when you can effectively carry three? The folks at Big Idea Design have debuted a new solution for handy folks after some versatility when tending to everyday tasks, with the new Ti EDS screwdriver able to hold any kind of hex bit on its tip, while stowing a couple of spares away neatly inside its titanium body... Continue Reading Swappable titanium screwdriver keeps extra hex bits on hand Category: Outdoors Tags: Kickstarter Multi-Tools

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Categories: outdoors, nick lavars

Lyra is a handheld games console with a twist. It doesn't come with any games, you put it together yourself (or pay a little extra for pre-built) and it can double as a personal computer and a Raspberry Pi experimentation platform. It's a quirky offering that could appeal to the classic console fan who loves to tinker... Continue Reading Lyra combines a handheld, retro-game emulator and a personal computer in one device Category: Mobile Technology Tags: Coding Console Gaming ...

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Categories: mobile technology, matt kennedy

Trucking is an industry that could be shaped significantly by autonomous vehicle tech in the coming years, and enabling heavy haulers to roll along in tight formations known as platoons could be a key part of this future. Startup Peloton has an interesting new take on this concept, describing an automated following system that would effectively allow a human to drive two trucks at once... Continue Reading Peloton's Automated Follow feature would allow a person to drive two trucks at...

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Categories: automotive, nick lavars

A large and comprehensive meta-analysis led by scientists from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is offering the most convincing evidence to date that a plant-based diet can significantly lower a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes. .. Continue Reading Harvard study finds not all vegetarian diets are equal in preventing type 2 diabetes Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags: Diabetes Diet Harvard Veganism Vegetables

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Categories: health & wellbeing, rich haridy

It's been four years since I first spoke to David Mayman over the phone, in the afterglow of his pioneering jetpack flight around the Statue of Liberty. Since that day, things have moved along at a rapid pace. Jetpack Aviation has developed a number of new jetpack models, multiple pilots are now training under Mayman as the world's only fully FAA certified jetpack instructor, and a growing number of people have now seen an honest-to-god jetpack performance in person... Continue Reading Own the...

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Categories: aircraft, loz blain

Our home galaxy is right on the border of a void so vast it's hard to picture. To get a better idea of its shape and size, a team of astronomers has mapped out the edges of this extragalactic emptiness, and calculated just how much gravitational influence it has on the Milky Way... Continue Reading Map of nothing: Astronomers size up the vast void next door to the Milky Way Category: Space Tags: Astronomy Galaxy Universe University of Hawaii

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Categories: space, michael irving

In an effort to spark the imagination of the next generation of aeronautical engineers, Airbus has revealed its new Bird of Prey concept aircraft design. Unveiled at the Royal International Air Tattoo airshow at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, UK, the design for a bird-like hybrid-electric, turbo-propeller regional transport aircraft features anatomical features of eagles or falcons... Continue Reading Airbus aims to inspire with Bird of Prey concept aircraft Category: Aircraft Tags: ...

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Categories: aircraft, david szondy

Cilantro, also known as coriander, has been traditionally used as a folk medicine for thousands of years, with one of those uses being as an anticonvulsant to prevent the onset of epileptic seizures. New research from University of California, Irvine, has now for the first time homed in on the specific molecular action that explains how this herb can reduce seizures... Continue Reading Scientists discover molecule in cilantro that can prevent seizures Category: Medical Tags: Brain ...

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Categories: medical, rich haridy

Artificial Intelligence is improving at a rapid rate, its most recent scalp a band of professional poker players in a round of Texas hold-em. But could these artificial smarts become generalized enough to outperform humans at all kinds of tasks, rather than very specific and pre-defined ones? Open AI is an organization focused on ensuring such an advance does the world good, rather than bad, and has just landed a lucrative new partner in the form of Microsoft, which will develop advanced...

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Categories: computers, nick lavars

India's first lunar landing mission, Chandrayaan-2, lifted off at 2:43 pm IST on July 22 (July 21, 21:13 GMT) atop a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII-M1 rocket from the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Second Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota, India... Continue Reading India launches Chandrayaan-2 lunar landing mission Category: Space Tags: India ISRO Launch Moon

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Categories: space, david szondy

Smart homes are the future (via geralt/Pixabay) The revolution of smart devices marches on as researchers have made printable tags that mirror some functionality of standard smart gadgets. While that might sound like a major leap at first, it obviously […] The post These Tags Convert Just About Anything Into a Smart Device appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, news, tech, connected, connected life, cyber security, internet of things, rfid, smart, smart devices, smart home, tags, tech

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

Credit: Sony 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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#DoWhatYouCant (via Samsung) 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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