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Amazon is reportedly working on an emotion-detecting wearable

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 9:16am
Amazon is reportedly working on a wrist-worn gadget that's able to detect your emotional state. The device would pair with a smartphone and use microphones to perceive your emotions from your voice, Bloomberg reported. The device would eventually be...

The Bitcoin Ponzi scam that won't go away

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 9:00am
This article was produced in partnership with Point, a YouTube channel for investigative journalism. In an industry rife with scams, one cryptocurrency trading startup -- USI Tech -- was paying real dividends on its customers' investments. At lea...

NYC will accept Google Pay on some subway and bus routes

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 8:22am
If you have Google Pay, you might be able to tap your phone for subway or bus payments in NYC in the near future. The tech giant has teamed up with The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to conduct a pilot test for Google Pay covering select...

A warranty fraudster tricked Apple into replacing 1,500 fake iPhones

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 8:01am
Apparently, some counterfeit iPhones are good enough to fool Apple itself -- especially if they can't be switched on. Quan Jiang, a Chinese national living in Oregon, allegedly took advantage of that by running an elaborate warranty scam that ultimat...

Apple pledges to notify users of potential iPhone slowdowns

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 7:29am
Apple became more upfront with iPhone users after it was compelled to admit that it deliberately slowed down iPhones in older devices to balance out performance and battery life. Now, the tech giant has promised UK watchdog Competition and Markets Au...

LG brings Alexa to its 2019 ThinQ TVs

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 6:45am
At CES, LG announced that its 2019 ThinQ AI TVs would support Amazon Alexa, and now the voice assistant has arrived in 14 countries. On top of Google's Assistant, you'll be able to use it on any of the ThinQ AI 4K models including NanoCell and OLED m...

The Morning After: The black-and-white portable console of the future

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 5:30am
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. The new game system everyone is talking about can't do 4K, 8K or even 1K, but we're still excited about Panic's surprise Playdate portable console. On the other hand, it's time to say goodbye to Ouya and Consume...

The Boring Company gets the go-ahead to build Las Vegas transport tunnel

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 5:15am
Elon Musk's Boring Company has officially landed its first commercial contract: A $48.7 million project to build an underground transportation system around the Las Vegas Convention Center. The initiative has been dubbed the Campus Wide People Mover...

AMC Stubs A-List is now the top movie ticket plan in the US

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 3:45am
AMC's movie ticket subscription service has now hit the 800,000 subscriber mark, the company announced this week. AMC Stubs A-List, which just launched last June, has secured its spot as the number one movie subscription service in North America at a...

DJI drones will detect and warn of airplanes and helicopters

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 2:29am
DJI has announced that all its consumer drones over 250 grams will use "AirSense" tech to help operators see and avoid airplanes and helicopters. They'll be equipped with so-called ADS-B sensors already installed in many aircraft and air traffic cont...

Fujifilm launches the groundbreaking 102-megapixel mirrorless GFX100

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 1:00am
While there are four full-frame mirrorless cameras battling it out for supremacy, Fujifilm is content to stick with APS-C and medium-format. Now, it has announced that its impressive flagship medium-format camera, the 102-megapixel GFX100, will soon...

Acer's Nitro 5 and Swift 3 laptops pack the latest AMD Ryzen processors

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 11:00pm
Acer isn't just sticking to Intel for chips in its latest laptops. The company has rolled out versions of its Nitro 5 gaming laptop and Swift 3 thin-and-light that pack second-generation Ryzen Mobile processors. The 15.6-inch Nitro 5 (above) carries...

'Fortnite' player Tfue presses his esports team to #ReleaseTheContract

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:40pm
Just a couple of days after pro Fortnite player Turner "Tfue" Tenney filed a lawsuit against his esports team FaZe Clan, the gamer himself is speaking out in a new video. As we explained yesterday, Tenney's lawsuit seeks to sever ties with FaZe Clan,...

Focals smart glasses put Google Fit data on your face

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:01pm
North's Focals smart glasses can put important data in your eyeline from the gym to the board room. The glasses can sync with Google Fit and Google Slides as a part of recent software updates announced by the company.

Beatport's streaming service for DJs sends music directly to decks

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 8:49pm
DJs are used to lugging their music around on vinyl and less back-breaking external drives, but they soon might not need to bring much of anything for their next gig. Beatport recently introduced its $15 per month Link service that streams tracks dir...

Many Google Duplex calls are from real people instead of AI

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:26pm
Google's Duplex reservations might be more widely available, but that doesn't mean the AI is ready to handle every call. The company has confirmed to the New York Times that about 25 percent of the Assistant-based calls start with a human in a call...

'Firewatch' publisher's Playdate gaming handheld has a crank

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 6:18pm
Now here's an entrant in the game console wars that you didn't see coming. Veteran software developer Panic (best known for writing Transmit and publishing Firewatch) has unveiled a handheld game system, Playdate, that aims to break the rules of gam...

SpaceX sues over 'wrongly awarded' Air Force rocket contracts

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 5:19pm
To say that SpaceX was unhappy with losing out on the US Air Force's rocket development contracts would be an understatement. The company has sued the US government under claims that the Air Force "wrongly awarded" contracts to Blue Origin, Northrop...

Airbus shares a glimpse of its flying taxi cockpit

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 4:35pm
Airbus has been working on its Vahana project for years. It's an attempt to create an autonomous passenger drone network that could operate like a flying version of the Waymo's self-driving cars. In January, the company's flying taxi took to the skie...

AR porn lenses live on in Snapchat despite ban

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 3:38pm
Snapchat has deleted Naughty America's account and taken down the X-rated AR lenses it debuted this week. However, the porn studio isn't backing down quietly, as it's distributing the source files and directions for the lenses, and encouraging fans t...