Emerging Tech

Hexbot is a modular robot arm that does everything from drawing to playing chess

[embedded content] Who wouldn’t want their own personal desktop robot arm to do everything from laser engraving to competing against you in a game of chess? That’s what Hexbot, a new Kickstarter project from Chinese robotics firm Hexbot Robotics, promises to deliver. Boasting a modular design, the robot arm features a wide range of different […]

Emerging Tech

SpaceX BFR project: Everything you need to know including first flights

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket managed a successful takeoff in early 2018, orbiting the Earth with a Tesla car inside and completing its in-space maneuvers, albeit with a bumpy landing. Never a company to rest on its laurels, SpaceX expects to commence Earth-orbit trial flights of what it now calls Starship as early as spring […]

Mobile

Apple vs. Qualcomm: Everything you need to know

Apple and Qualcomm are engaged in what will likely be a long and epic legal battle. Apple disputed Qualcomm’s legal right to charge heightened royalties for use of its tech, and Qualcomm requirement that Apple pay a percentage of the iPhone’s revenue in return for the use of Qualcomm patents, and Apple has sued the company […]

Mobile

Here’s everything we know about Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat

Apple When Apple unveiled the iPhone X in 2017, the company finally dipped its toes into the world of wireless charging by announcing support for the wireless standard Qi. To complement the iPhone’s new capabilities, Apple also unveiled its own AirPower wireless charging mat. But since announcing it in September of last year, the company […]

Mobile

5G’s arrival is transforming tech. Here’s everything you need to know to keep up

Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images It has been nearly a decade in the making, but 5G is finally becoming a reality. Carriers started rolling out fixed 5G to select cities in 2018, and mobile 5G will start making appearances in cities around the U.S. in 2019. So what is 5G and what changes can you expect […]

Emerging Tech

Time for test-tube turkey? Everything you need to know about lab-grown meat

Lab-Grown burger from Memphis Meats Memphis Meats The word meat has new meaning. Where it once referred exclusively to animal flesh harvested from a carcass, today a lab-grown variety is calling that definition into question. A handful of enterprising startups have raised and invested hundreds of millions of dollars into the concept of lab-grown meats, […]

Mobile

Wear OS for smartwatches: Everything you need to know

Google has rebranded Android Wear — its operating system for wearable devices and smartwatches — to Wear OS, complete with a new logo. The company hopes that by removing the Android name, people won’t think the smartwatch operating system is tied to Android phones. It looks like many people are already aware of this. According […]

Gaming

Everything we know about The Game Awards 2018

Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards will have its fifth anniversary this year, and if it’s anything like the shows we’ve seen in years past, it will feature not only recognition for the year’s best games, but also lifetime achievement awards, musical performances, and plenty of new game announcements. Next to E3 and Gamescom, The Game […]

Top Stories

Amazon Marches Closer to Its Goal of Becoming the Everything Company

Amazon Is Closer to Becoming the Everywhere Company It Wants to Be ImageFor Amazon, which is led by Jeff Bezos, the search for a second headquarters appears to have worked out rather nicely.CreditCreditJim Watson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By David Streitfeld Nov. 6, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — What a farce. That was one of the […]

Mobile

Apple iPhone XR: Everything you need to know

Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends Apple’s set of 2018 iPhones is finally here, and while the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max may get all the attention, not everyone has $ 1,000 to spend on a phone. Thankfully, however, those flagship phones aren’t the only new iPhones around — Apple has also launched a so-called “low-cost” iPhone […]

Computer

Everything you need to know about the Pixel Slate

The Pixel family is about to welcome a new member on October 9: The Pixel Slate (also known under the code name “Nocturne”), a new Pixel tablet that uses Chrome OS and may provide a viable alternative to Chromebooks for many Google fans. But what do we know about the Pixel Slate? Here’s everything we […]