Computer

Microsoft’s latest patent paves the way for Andromeda dual-screen mobile device

Ryan Smalley | Behance A new foldable hinge patent has emerged that could shed additional light on Microsoft’s rumored, and supposedly upcoming, Andromeda dual-screen computer. The patent itself details a newly designed locking hinge mechanism that allows a clamshell style device to be popped open easily with a single hand. Language within the patent notes that […]

Top Stories

Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves

Amazon has teamed up with police in the US in an effort to stop thieves who steal parcels left outside homes. Officers in New Jersey are planting dummy boxes fitted with GPS trackers, coupled with hidden doorbell cameras, at homes around the city of Jersey. The homes selected for the experiment were chosen using the […]

Emerging Tech

There’s a giant EMP blaster in New Mexico. Don’t worry, it’s here to protect us

Sandia National Laboratories When you hear about the potential risk of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) disabling virtually every electronic device within a country, there’s a good chance you think, “Hey, I remember that James Bond movie plot.” But just because the threat of an EMP emitted by a nuclear weapon exploded in the skies above […]

Gaming

FanAI and Hi-Rez to gather audience analytics for Smite, Paladins, and Realm Royale

FanAI, Hi-Rez Studios and Skillshot Media are partnering to gather audience data for potential sponsors of Hi-Rez’s games such as Smite, Paladins, and Realm Royale. Those games have more than 70 million players, and FanAI, an esports audience monetization platform, will use its proprietary artificial intelligence analytics to gather and analyze player data. FanAI data […]

Mobile

How to record calls on your iPhone

Our smartphones can help us order pizzas, hail cabs, and even detect heartbeats, so you’d think it’d be easy to record a simple phone call. Sadly, that’s not the case. Despite what you may think, recording a call isn’t as easy as merely pressing a button on your iPhone — in order to get it […]

Photography

Canon holiday sale features the Rebel T6 2-lens kit for just $449

Les Shu/Digital Trends If you have a budding photographer in your life in need of a real camera, the Canon EOS Rebel T6 could make the perfect gift this holiday season. Canon is currently offering the camera in a two-lens bundle for just $ 449 through December 29. The kit, which normally sells for $ […]

Gears & Gadgets

Apple will spend $1 billion and hire up to 15,000 people for new Austin office

Enlarge / Apple’s existing campus in Austin, Texas. Apple Earlier this year, Apple announced it would launch a major new campus in the US, its second largest behind the Cupertino headquarters. Now we know where. Apple announced this morning that it will spend $ 1 billion to open a new campus in the southern tech […]

Computer

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690

Most pre-built gaming desktops that we see use a familiar formula: Intel CPU, Nvidia graphics card. That’s why we were intrigued by the chance to test the HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690, which makes use of AMD silicon on both scores: a Ryzen CPU and a Radeon GPU. At $ 779 as tested (in HP’s […]

Top Stories

Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads

The mother of a stillborn child has called on tech companies to rethink how they target ads after she was inundated with baby-related promotions. Gillian Brockell wrote to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Experian, saying if they were smart enough to deduce she had been pregnant, they should have realised her baby had died. Other internet […]

Mobile

Google Maps now shows you nearby Lime scooters, bikes, and e-bikes

Google is helping tackle the last mile problem by partnering with Lime. Google Maps for Android and iOS has gained the ability to show you nearby Lime scooters, pedal bikes, and e-bikes. In July, Lime raised $ 335 million, including from Uber, whose app offers the scooters, and Alphabet’s GV. (For the initiated, Alphabet is […]

Photography

Light, speed: Lighting kit for DJI Mavic 2 lets you fly and film in the dark

[embedded content] The DJI Mavic 2, in both Zoom and Pro varieties, is already our favorite drone, and one of the best products of 2018, and it’s about to get even better as third-party accessories hit the market. Lume Cube, maker of small battery-powered LED lights for mobile photography, has announced a new lighting kit […]

Gears & Gadgets

Puma Revives RS-Computer Smart Sneaker From 1986

Forget those retro mini consoles that are all the rage at the moment. Another piece of vintage technology is officially back from the grave: a computerized running shoe from the 1980s. Originally launched in 1986, Puma’s RS-Computer shoe was far ahead of its time. With a computer chip embedded in its heel, the shoe “automatically […]

Computer

The Best Cheap Gaming Laptops for 2019

How to Buy the Best Gaming Laptop for Around $ 1,000 How do you define what makes for a “real” gaming laptop? We don’t consider any laptop a true gaming machine unless it comes with a dedicated graphics chip (aka, a “GPU”), as opposed to the integrated graphics built into the PC’s main processor. For […]

Top Stories

Meghan Markle Tops Google's Global Trending Charts For 2018

It’s official! The world went mad for Meghan Markle in 2018. Well, with online searches, at least. Google revealed Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex was its top trending topic worldwide over the last year for “people.” It’s not really much of a surprise, given that Markle tied the knot with Prince Harry during a […]