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Facebook has a habit of copping features from other apps and dropping them into Messenger, so the addition of message reactions and @-mentions in the social network's marquee messaging app was probably inevitable as the company slowly merges features...

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Categories: facebook, facebookmessenger, gear, internet, mentions, messenger, reactions, services

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c...

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Categories: augustsmartlock, deals, eufy, gadgetry, gadgets, gear, home, kryptonitekryptolok, macbookpro, partner, personal computing, personalcomputing, robots, robovac, security, syndicated, thewirecutter

Howler monkeys fill the forests in which they live with a deep guttural roar. If you've ever heard a group sounding off, you'd be forgiven for thinking the monster of your childhood nightmares was lurking not far away. In a particular patch of Brazilian forest, however, the trademark sound of the primates has been replaced by an eerie silence as the creatures fall prey to an outbreak of yellow fever. While tragic, one researcher says the event could offer valuable insight into simian...

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Categories: biology, michael franco

If you're in the market for a new wearable with a retro look, Samsung today announced that its Gear S3 Classic smartwatch is getting 4G LTE connectivity. The original Classic lacked this feature, opting for WiFi instead. S3 fans had to go with the Fr...

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Categories: gear, gears3, lte, s3, samsung, smartwatch, wearables

If you want GPS-enabled navigation on your motorcycle, you can of course just mount your smartphone (or a dedicated device) on the handlebars. According to Atlanta-based biker Steven Friedlander, however, trying to look at that little screen while riding isn't an ideal setup. His alternative? Gloves that'll show you where to go... Continue Reading Motorcycle gloves put navigation on the back of your hand Category: Motorcycles Tags: GPS Gloves ...

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Categories: motorcycles, ben coxworth

The so-called Impossible Burger debuted last year, but it's still pretty difficult to get you hands on one. Although it looks, smells and even bleeds like the real thing, the burger's patty contains no beef, but rather "meat" that's made from plant p...

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Categories: burger, culture, food, food and drink, food-and-drink, foodanddrink, impossibleburger, impossiblefoods, meatless, science, vegetarian

For years Ravinder Dahiya has been developing thin and flexible electronics, the kind that could be used for synthetic skin, and for years the material scientist has wrestled with various obstacles. These include making sensors that are small enough and electronics that can bend enough, not to mention how such things could be powered. His team is now reporting a breakthrough in which it has integrated solar cells into a graphene-based electronic skin, raising the possibility of prosthetic...

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Categories: materials, nick lavars

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Scaling some of the larger mountains in Hyrule can be quite a challenge, particularly earlier on in the game before you've upgraded your stamina. But stamina isn't the only thing holding you back. The climbing gear increases the speed of your climbing, and once you've got the whole set, you'll wonder how you lived without it. Here's how to get it... Continue Reading How to get the climbing gear in Breath of the Wild Category: Games Tags: Breath of the Wild Game...

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Categories: games, new atlas team

As camera technology and editing techniques continue to improve, photographers are able to capture incredibly detailed snaps. From staggering landscapes to shots of the night sky, the number of gigapixel images being released is on the rise, including the stunning shot of Dubai you see here. Shot as a promo for Bentley Motors' Flying Spur W12 S, viewers are able to zoom and pan around the image as they please... Continue Reading Gorgeous gigapixel image puts Dubai in the spotlight Category:...

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Categories: digital cameras, scott collie

Digital assistants seem to be the Next Big Thing at the moment, but they appear to be mainly stuck in the audio realm. Daptly would prefer things to be a bit more visual, so it's introducing the Daptly Display. It looks like a trendy mirror, but is really a gesture-controlled interactive assistant and display screen... Continue Reading Mirror, mirror, on the wall, what's my schedule for today? Category: Around The Home Tags: Automation Assistant Related...

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Categories: around the home, david szondy

In-car WiFi is only worth having if you've got enough mobile data to make use of it. Following Chevy's lead, Jaguar Land Rover will offer a pre-paid, unlimited AT&T data plan for $20 a month. The luxury automaker says that you can connect as many...

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Categories: at&t, att, gear, incarlte, incarwifi, incontrol, internet, jaguar, jaguarlandrover, jaguarxe, landrover, lte, transportation, unlilmiteddata, unlimited, wifi

Samsung's Gear S3 smartwatch comes in both "Classic" and "Frontier" varieties. Until now, only the latter has been available in an LTE variant. Today, Samsung announced that US customers will soon have the option of purchasing a Gear S3 Classic with 4G cellular connectivity as well. .. Continue Reading Samsung confirms LTE connectivity for Gear S3 Classic smartwatch Category: Smartwatches Tags: Samsung LTE Wearable Samsung Gear S3 ...

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Categories: smartwatches, emily ferron

Scientists from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are testing a novel way to generate hydrogen, a potential green energy source, by using a massive array of lights normally found in movie theaters.

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Categories: dlr, earth, fuel, germany, green, greenenergy, hydrogen, powerplant, science, solar, synlight, the guardian, thermal, xenon

Diversity (or the lack thereof) at Silicon Valley companies like Google has been a hot topic in the tech industry of late -- just about every major tech company out there now is publishing diversity numbers and pledging to make their workforces more...

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Categories: bonitastewart, culture, diversity, education, google, hbcu, howarduniversity, howardwest, internet, siliconvalleydiversity

The notion of using a phone to power a computer isn't new -- we've seen companies like HP and Motorola try, and ultimately fail, to make it a reality for years. But that's not stopping Apple from considering the idea. The USPTO issued a patent filing...

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Categories: apple, convertibles, gadgetry, gadgets, gear, ipad, iphone, mobile, patents

Google's been pretty busy this week. It added a location-sharing feature to the Maps app, started allowing sports teams and artists to post directly to its search results, teased us with a preview of Android O and vowed to make sure all Android phone...

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Categories: connectivity, gear, google, googleallo, googleduo, googlephotos, internet, mobile, personal computing, personalcomputing, services

The Rock Band game franchise – where you can live out your dreams of shredding the guitar in front of a packed crowd – has been reimagined for virtual reality. Rock Band VR hits the Oculus Store today. .. Continue Reading Rock Band VR lands on the Oculus Rift Category: VR Tags: Gaming Oculus Oculus Touch Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Related Articles: The best new Oculus Rift games ...

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Categories: vr, emily ferron

The US Senate on Thursday voted in a resolution that will effectively eliminate the consumer privacy rules that the Federal Communications Commission enacted back in October. These rules had required service providers like Verizon and AT&T to obt...

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Categories: american civil liberties union, att, bill nelson, comcast, congressional review act, culture, federal communications commission, google, internet, politics, verizon

Maybe you wrap a napkin around the bottle neck, maybe you've got one of those fancy drip rings or maybe, if you're onto your third bottle, you don't really give a damn. Whatever your stance on wasted wine, it's difficult to stop dribs and drabs making their way down the outside of a bottle as it is being poured. Now one scientist says he has come up with a superior bottle design that keeps the drips in-house, all thanks to a carefully placed groove... Continue Reading Drip-free wine bottle...

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Categories: good thinking, nick lavars

One of Apple's big talking points is that Macs don't get viruses and that they're relatively safe when compared to Windows PCs. Well, WikiLeaks would like you to reconsider that notion with more info about Vault 7. The organization's latest dump is a...

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Categories: apple, centralintelligenceagency, cia, ethernet, gear, iphone, macbookair, macbookpro, mobile, nightskies, personal computing, personalcomputing, sonicscrewdriver, spyware, surveillance, vault7, wikileaks

If you're a gym junkie – and there are plenty out there – having a watch, wristband or glove capable of accurately tracking your session is invaluable. The latest take on workout tracking from PureCarbon promises live rep counting and weight tracking, thanks to sensors embedded in the palm of a glove. .. Continue Reading Smart gloves put workout tracking in the palm of your hand Category: Wearables Tags: Weight Wearable Indiegogo ...

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Categories: wearables, scott collie

A veteran Mass Effect player and a complete novice walk into a bar. This isn't the beginning of a terrible joke: Instead, it's the premise of a conversation between Engadget associate editor Timothy J. Seppala and senior reporter Jessica Conditt, bo...

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Categories: av, bioware, caseyhudson, eaorigin, electronicarts, frostbite, gaming, genophage, geth, krogan, masseffect, masseffect2, masseffect3, masseffectandromeda, pcgaming, playstation, playstation3, playstation4, review, roleplayinggame, rpg, xbox, xbox360, xboxone

In recent months, Instagram has taken some long-overdue steps to reduce abuse on its platform and generally make the experience better and safer for all users. Today, the company has announced another change in line with those goals. When you're brow...

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Categories: 2fa, facebook, gear, instagram, services, twofactorauthentication

Dating in my twenties and thirties made me feel like Odysseus, trying to choose between dashing myself on the ego-bruising rocks of casual romps or a slow death from unrequited lust for garbage humans. There was the ex who brutally dumped me but woul...

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Categories: adulting, adultingweek2017, age, ageism, algorithms, culture, dating, middleage, okcupid, opinion, sex

Spotify's Landmark music documentary series debuted back in August with four episodes on the early days of Metallic. Today, another installment is premiering on the streaming service and this time you'll get to relive the grungy angst of the early '9...

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Categories: av, documentary, entertainment, greenday, landmark, music, services, spotify, streaming

For the 2017 model year, Buick totally reconfigured the big LaCrosse sedan in an effort to differentiate it from the crowd of standard and semi-luxurious sedans on the market. Buick succeeded, taking what used to be just a restyled Impala and making it something unique to the segment... Continue Reading Review: 2017 Buick LaCrosse is more than a restyled Impala Category: Automotive Tags: Reviews Sedan Buick Luxury Related Articles:...

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Categories: automotive, aaron turpen

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ordered "mandatory social media checks" on all visa applicants who visited ISIS-controlled regions, according to memos seen by Reuters. That could explain why some visitors to the US have complained about increased...

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Categories: borderpatrol, culture, customs, dhs, politics, rextillerson, screening, socialmedia

"Coffee Meets Bagel," a dating app that promises high-quality matches, has launched a rather pricey premium tier. The company's cofounder told VentureBeat that they had a lofty goal in mind when they decided to offer the option: they want to end ghos...

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Categories: app, coffeemeetsbagel, datingapp, entertainment, ghosting, mobile

Researchers at Glasgow University have successfully developed a new type of artificial skin that is more sensitive than our own. Made of just a single atomic layer of graphene, the new soft feeling epidermis functions as its own sophisticated touch s...

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Categories: artificialskin, prosthesis, robotics, robots, science

There are times when at-a-glance notifications do more harm than good – driving is one of them. A recently awarded patent suggests that the Apple Watch could eventually prevent this distraction/nuisance by automatically detecting when you're driving and following suit by halting notifications. Considering the known dangers of distracted driving, it seems like a wise way to approach smartwatch safety... Continue Reading Automatically curbing Apple Watch notifications seems like a wise way to...

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Categories: smartwatches, emily ferron

Virgin America has been the airline of choice for many travelers due to its on-board amenities, including comfy seating, mood lighting, Netflix and Spotify. However, the name won't be around much longer. Alaska Airlines, which bought the airline last...

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Categories: airline, airtravel, alaskaairlines, culture, entertainment, inflightentertainment, transportation, virginamerica

Fitness tracker company Misfit, which was purchased by Fossil in 2015, has announced that its first bona fide smartwatch will run Android Wear 2.0. The Misfit Vapor has a more streamlined form factor than many recent smartwatches, and is poised to fill a fitness-focused niche... Continue Reading Misfit's Vapor fitness smartwatch will run Android Wear 2.0 Category: Smartwatches Tags: Wearable Fitness Related Articles: Review:...

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Categories: smartwatches, emily ferron

Harvard researchers have developed a new device that helps men easily measure their fertility at home with their smartphone. While similar test kits exist, what sets this prototype apart is its affordability. Costing just $4.45 to make, this impressi...

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Categories: app, fertility, fertilitytest, mobile, science, sex

When Pentax announced the compact KP DSLR earlier this year, we were intrigued by the image stabilization and almost ridiculously high ISO settings it offers, along with its interchangeable grips. So, when we recently got the chance to try the new shooter at The Photography Show in Birmingham, UK, we were keen to see if the camera could live up to its spec sheet. Read on to see how we got on... Continue Reading Hands-on: Getting to grips with the Pentax KP DSLR Category: Digital...

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Categories: digital cameras, simon crisp

For the last few years, Skot Wiedmann at the University of Illinois has been teaching electronics and music to students using a build-it-yourself mini touch synth called the Hyve. Now he's taken the 60 voice analog polysynth to Kickstarter to get it into the hands of more music makers, with backers offered fully-assembled, naked and board-only versions to get their creative juices flowing... Continue Reading Cute polyphonic touch synth designed for creative fun Category: Music Tags: ...

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Categories: music, paul ridden

Last month Canon announced two new mid-range DSLRs in the form of the EOS 800D and the EOS 77D. We recently got the chance to go hands-on with the duo at The Photography Show 2017. Read on to see what we thought of the upcoming cameras, how they differ, and which one might be right for you. .. Continue Reading Hands-on: Looking at the differences between Canon’s new mid-range DSLRs Category: Digital Cameras Tags: Photography Canon EOS Canon ...

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Categories: digital cameras, simon crisp

The Boulder Breaker is a high-durability, two-handed weapon with 60 attack points – and its super handy for fighting stone enemies like the Stone Talus, and smashing ore deposits. Here's how to get one... Continue Reading How to get the Boulder Breaker in Breath of the Wild Category: Games Tags: Breath of the Wild Game Guides Related Articles: How to find (and beat) Lynels in Breath of the Wild ...

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Categories: games, new atlas team

If you've never driven an off-road recreational vehicle like Yamaha's YXZ1000R, picture something halfway between a serious racing quad bike, a dune buggy and a rally car. Super long travel suspension, massive off-road tires and four-wheel-drive, powered by a howling 1,000cc motor. Yamaha's top-of-the-line two-seater off-road race buggy now features paddle shift auto and launch control, making it easier than ever to get sideways, airborne and over just about anything. New Atlas' Loz Blain got...

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Categories: automotive, loz blain

As natural gas pipelines beneath our cities get older, small natural gas leaks are increasingly becoming a serious environmental problem. Taking advantage of the fact that Google's Street View cars are constantly roaming our urban corridors, a novel project has incorporated methane-sensing equipment into the cars so accurate data can be generated to better target pipeline repairs... Continue Reading Google Street View cars now sniffing out methane leaks Category: Environment Tags: ...

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Categories: environment, rich haridy

When a smog alert is declared, citizens are often told to stay indoors, but that dirty air is still going to get in. However, people in affected cities could soon breath easier thanks to a new nanofiber solution developed at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Air filters made from the material can block most small particles, while still letting air circulate, and at the same time block UV rays without reducing natural light... Continue Reading Nanofiber filter lets through air and...

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Categories: materials, michael irving

Usually, when you hear about someone’s pants being on fire, your mind jumps to lies. And, in a fun twist of fate, a lawyer’s pants recently caught on fire (cue sardonic chuckle). Unfortunately, […] The post Lawyer’s Pants Catch Fire, Hilarity Ensues appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: culture, gadgets, news, e-cigarettes, lawyers, lithium battery, samsung, vape life, vaping

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

Pepper spray and a hairbrush-concealed stiletto dagger don’t always cut it when you’re in danger. But a personal panic button may save your life. Ripple—the “world’s first wearable support network”—is a safety device […] The post Crowdfund Petite Panic Button Ripple appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: consumer, gadgets, tech, crowdfund, kickstarter, safety

Often when you pick up a vape, you have to make quite a few up-front decisions. You have to decide on style, what material you’ll commit to using, etc. The QuickDraw line is […] The post QuickDraw 500-DLX a Sure Fire Stand Out in Vape Tech appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, news, tech, trees, vape life, vape tech, vapes

Magic-Flight’s Launch Box has an air of light-hearted braggadocio to it. Its name alone keenly hints at its purpose, and the packaging is covered in proprietary symbols, suggesting that, upon ordering the vape, […] The post The Magic-Flight Launch Box Is a Capable Vape but Nothing Fancy appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, news, tech, trees, vape life, vapes

Vaporizes are everywhere these days, be they the e-cig or the *cough* herbal variety *cough cough.* Most of them are poorly built, cheap-looking, and often have a lot of problems. But Cloudious 9 […] The post Hydrology 9 is an Elite Entry to the Vape Tech List appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: culture, gadgets, news, trees, vape life, vapes

The Internet of Things, besides being a really stupid term for connected devices, has spread into the kitchen. Over the last few years, I’ve seen loads of connected small appliances, some of which […] The post Create the Smart Kitchen of Your Dreams With These Appliances appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, geek-cetera, tech, appliances, cooking, kitchen

Razer’s been around for quite some time, but they’ve always had this broad stigma attached to it. At least in many of the circles that I run with. There’s something of a snapback […] The post Razer’s Reinvented the Wheel, And Itself appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, news, tech, accessories, peripherals, products, razer

Most of us have fired guns. I mean in video games. We’ve played with hundreds of them in Call of Duty, Battlefield, and every other FPS. Firing the real thing is a different […] The post I Shot Machine Guns, Just Like in the Video Games! appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: culture, gadgets, geek culture, guns

Humans have a tendency of attaching very human-like motivations to the behavior of our canine companions, but what if there were a way to actually know what your dog was thinking? That’s the […] The post Smart Dog Collar Is Like a Mood Ring for Your Canine Companion appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: gadgets, news, tech, animals, apps, dogs, mobile, pets

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