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  • Holiday music exclusive battle: Apple/Eminem vs. Tidal/Lil Wayne

    3h By Richard Lawler
    While many in the US are relaxing for the July 4th holiday, the folks at Apple Music and Tidal are hard at work trying to push their respective subscription music services. Apple has already announced plans for a Dr. Dre radio show on Beats 1 that wi...
  • The new Bubble Wrap is losing its pop

    Fri 11:06pm By Nick Summers
    Bubble Wrap is one of mankind's greatest inventions. It protects our online orders from becoming rubble in a delivery van, but more importantly, it doubles as pure, joyous entertainment. Pop, pop, pop. There's nothing quite like it. That's why we wer...
  • Solar-powered plane completes five-day journey across the Pacific

    Fri 10:37pm By Dana Wollman
    The Solar Impulse 2 is a solar-powered plane that has been flying around the world since March. Back in May, it was set to make its most ambitious journey yet, a 5,061-mile trip from Japan to Hawaii. Unfortunately, though, Pilot Andre Borschberg's in...
  • Xiaomi's next low-cost wearable will monitor your heart rate

    Fri 9:32pm By Matt Brian
    Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has made a name for itself by delivering premium devices at budget prices. As well as phones and tablets, Xiaomi also sells accessories, including the Mi Band fitness tracker. After almost a year on sale, China's biggest mo...
  • NASA dropped this Cessna 82 feet... for your safety

    Fri 8:01pm By Steve Dent
    If you survive a plane crash but your emergency locator transmitter (ELT) doesn't, it'd be a cruel irony if rescuers never found you. But NASA, of all agencies, has crashed a light airplane to make those devices stronger and better. "It's not obvious...
  • Dr. Dre will debut a Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music tomorrow night

    Fri 6:44pm By Dana Wollman
    Days after Apple Music launched to the public, it's becoming clearer where Dr. Dre fits. The hip-hop mogul, who joined Apple after the company bought up Beats, announced today that he's about to launch a regular radio program exclusive to Apple Music...
  • Floating plasma display makes fairies a reality

    Fri 6:20pm By Mariella Moon
    See that teensy Tinkerbell-shaped light above? That's not CGI -- that's a real floating display, and it's completely touchable too. Mid-air plasma displays aren't that prolific yet, but they're not exactly new either. However, floating lights created...
  • OnePlus is giving away Google Cardboard for $0 plus shipping (update: out of stock)

    Fri 5:11pm By Dana Wollman
    Well, this is one way for an up-and-coming company to get people's attention. OnePlus, the Chinese manufacturer best-known for making a cheap handset with surprisingly good specs, is about to launch its second-generation phone, and to get folks pumpe...
  • Leica's Q camera is beautiful, expensive and totally worth it

    Fri 4:30pm By Edgar Alvarez
    Leica is known for making cameras that are too expensive for most people. Its latest one, the Leica Q (Typ 116), is no exception. You can tell a lot about its high value simply by glancing at it; the gorgeous magnesium alloy and matte black finish ma...
  • This is the Nintendo PlayStation that almost was

    Fri 2:47pm By Timothy J. Seppala
    It might seem crazy today, but in the early '90s Nintendo and Sony were working together on a video game accessory that'd add CD capabilities to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. There would also be a separate Sony console that'd play SNES car...
  • Kindle Paperwhite review (2015): our favorite e-reader gets even better

    Fri 1:30pm By Chris Velazco
    When Amazon's Kindle Voyage launched last year, I more or less fell in love with it right out of the gate. Sure, a handful of competitors came out with similar displays before Amazon did, but man -- with that high-resolution screen and its sleek new ...
  • The best Lightning cable

    Fri 12:00pm By The Wirecutter
    This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at TheWirecutter.com After measuring the charging speed of nearly 50 Lightning cables and sending the top 11 to our electrical e...
  • Here's why your favorite subreddits are unavailable (update: AMA is back)

    Fri 11:15am By Mariella Moon
    Sad to say your Fourth of July weekend Redditing might not be as smooth as you'd hoped. A number of major subreddit mods have set their domains to private after news broke out that one of the website's employees, Victoria Taylor, has abruptly been le...
  • How I learned to love Alexa (and Amazon's Echo)

    Fri 10:30am By Devindra Hardawar
    After the failure of the Fire Phone and the so-so Fire TV, it was hard to get excited about Amazon's $180 Echo wireless speaker. At best, it seemed like a superfluous device that simply mimicked voice-powered tech from our phones in monolithic speake...
  • #ICYMI: NFC Cognac Caps, play a Virtual Neymar, and More

    Fri 9:00am By Andrew Tarantola
    #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-361023{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-361023, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-361023{width:570px;display:block;} Today on In Case You Missed It: Remy Martin i...
  • Google's 'GG1' teases a new version of Glass

    Fri 7:30am By Daniel Cooper
    Before a company announces a device, it has to pass through the FCC's secretive bunker to ensure that it's wireless radios are safe for human contact. Droid Life has trawled through the most recent list of anonymized gadgets to find A4R-GG1, a Google...
  • Uber suspends UberPOP in France

    Fri 6:18am By Daniel Cooper
    The conflict between Uber and France takes another turn with the news that the company will suspend UberPOP from 8pm (France time) today. The ride-sharing outfit has suffered plenty of protest from taxi drivers, who have attacked cars and drivers in ...
  • Politician against violent games pleads guilty in gun-running case

    Fri 5:50am By Daniel Cooper
    Oh, the irony. Disgraced former senator Leland Yee has pleaded guilty to charges of taking bribes in exchange for votes, racketeering and promising to smuggle guns into the US from the Philippines. Of course, like so many beautiful twists of fate, Ye...
  • Microsoft and Kyocera quietly squash patent beef

    Fri 4:31am By Mariella Moon
    Microsoft can cross out another patent dispute in its list, now that it has settled its issue with Kyocera. Redmond filed a lawsuit against the Japanese electronics maker back in March, claiming that the latter's Android phones infringe upon seven pa...
  • Music streaming has officially exploded in the UK

    Fri 4:15am By Nick Summers
    Music streaming has never been more popular in the UK. The latest figures from the Official Charts Company show that 11.5 billion tracks were streamed in the first six months of 2015. That's almost double the 6.4 billion recorded for the same period ...
  • EE fined £1 million for not properly dealing with complaints

    Fri 4:05am By Matt Brian
    As part of its job as the communications industry regulator, Ofcom routinely checks to see if UK mobile carriers are doing a good job of looking after their customers. This includes how they log complaints and what they do once they've received them....
  • Chevy's 2016 cars can keep charging phones from overheating

    Fri 2:38am By Chris Velazco
    Early summer on the East Coast hasn't been its usual level of brutal this year, but it's only a matter of time before smartphones start wigging out in the heat. Things only get trickier when you're charging up in your sweltering car, so Chevy cooked ...
  • N64 controller modded to (sort of) work with the Xbox One

    Fri 12:52am By Timothy J. Seppala
    Microsoft has an exorbitant $150 controller coming this year that it hopes will make up for the Xbox One's middling gamepad, but that won't make the upcoming Rare Replay feel any more authentic when you play. The folks at Hyperkin -- makers of the Re...
  • Casio is making smartwatches, too

    Thu 11:37pm By Timothy J. Seppala
    When America's greatest actor needed to defuse a bomb mounted to a passenger bus, there was only one name he could trust to keep time: Casio. Like Keanu Reeves, the company's fallen out of the limelight a bit since then. It has a comeback plan, thoug...
  • DNA sequencing shows how woolly mammoths got that way

    Thu 10:46pm By Andrew Tarantola
    In what is being called the "most comprehensive" study of its kind, a team from the University of Chicago claims that it has revealed the massive amount of genetic change needed for woolly mammoths to adapt to their arctic environment. The study, whi...