Emerging Tech

Transplanted pig hearts show promise in baboon trials. Are humans next?

Walter Brendel Center of Experimental Medicine Transplant surgery has advanced significantly over the past few decades. One problem that’s hard to solve, however, is how to eliminate the organ transplant waiting list, which results in the death of thousands of people every year who die before receiving the organ replacement that they desperately need. One […]

Mobile

Sprint Teases HTC 5G 'Mobile Smart Hub' Arriving Early Next Year

Sprint is readying another 5G device for release early next year. The carrier is working with HTC on a “5G mobile smart hub,” which it plans to start selling to US customers in the first half of 2019 when its 5G network launches. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem, the device will “deliver […]

Gears & Gadgets

The next version of HTTP won’t be using TCP

Enlarge Andy Maguire / Flickr The next version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)—the network protocol that defines how browsers talk to Web servers—is going to make a major break from the versions in use today. Today’s HTTP (versions 1.0, 1.1, and 2) are all layered on top of TCP (Transmission Control Protocol). TCP, defined […]

Gears & Gadgets

Samsung’s foldable phone is real, and it launches next year

Samsung’s flexible phone. It starts in phone mode… And opens into a tablet mode. There are two displays on Samsung’s phone. One static phone-style display on the outside, and athe folding display on the inside. Putting the folding display on the inside of the device means putting a serious bend in the display. As you […]

Photography

7 camera care tips to keep your DSLR or mirrorless camera working for the next decade

Hillary Grigonis/Digital Trends A good camera makes for a pricey investment, especially if it’s a DSLR or mirrorless model with a collection of lenses you’ve built around it. And yet, too often we treat our expensive gear as if it was a disposal camera we picked up at Walgreens. If you want your camera and […]

Gaming

Hearthstone’s next expansion is Rastakhan’s Rumble

Blizzard Entertainment announced the next expansion for Hearthstone during its BlizzCon event today in Anaheim, California. It’s called Rastakhan’s Rumble, and it launches on December 4. Hearthstone is the king of the digital card game market, with intelligence group SuperData estimating the free-to-play game will bring in $ 414 million in revenue this year. Hearthstone makes most of […]

Top Stories

Uber and Lyft Charge Toward Potential I.P.O.s Next Year

Uber and Lyft Charge Toward Potential I.P.O.s Next Year ImageA car with stickers for both Uber and Lyft. Uber is said to have received proposals from bankers saying it could be worth $ 120 billion in an initial public offering, and Lyft has picked JPMorgan Chase to lead its own I.P.O.CreditCreditDave Sanders for The New […]

Emerging Tech

CRISPR gene editing could make ‘groundcherries’ the next mainstream fruit crop

Frank Krahmer/Getty Images CRISPR-Cas9 is useful for all kinds of things, from creating heat-resistant cows to making a potentially limitless supply of transplant organs. Now researchers from Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Boyce Thompson Institute have announced the gene-editing tech’s latest achievement: Modifying a fruit so that it can be grown outside of its […]

Top Stories

The Hot Property That’s Next on Tech’s Agenda: Real Estate

The Hot Property That’s Next on Tech’s Agenda: Real Estate ImageEric Wu, the chief executive of Opendoor, said the company’s goal is to make moving as simple as the click of a button.CreditCreditAaron Wojack for The New York Times By Erin Griffith Sept. 27, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Opendoor, a start-up that flips homes, attracted […]

Computer

The next big Windows update could launch as soon as October 2

Rich Shibley/Digital Trends The upcoming fall update for Windows 10 may arrive sooner than expected. New rumors suggest that the October 2018 Update could arrive at the start of the month, potentially as soon as October 2. Such a release would coincide with the Microsoft event set to take place in New York City where […]

Photography

8 GoPro tips and tricks to take your footage to the next level

Things have changed quite a bit since GoPro shipped its first product — a wrist-mounted 35mm film camera — in 2005. Now, long after moving to digital and having gone through multiple generations of cameras, adrenaline junkies all over the world have flocked to GoPro for their video and photo needs. Perfect for strapping to […]

Emerging Tech

Scarily realistic ‘deep video portraits’ could take fake news to the next level

[embedded content] If you think it’s been a problem up to this point, the fight against fake news is about to get a whole lot harder. That is thanks to artificial intelligence technology which is making the creation of so-called “deep fake” videos more convincing at a frankly terrifying rate. The latest development comes from […]

Gears & Gadgets

Next Windows 10 update nearing completion as it gets its official name

Enlarge Peter Bright / Flickr The last few Windows Insider preview builds of Windows 10 have offered few new features and have instead focused on fixing bugs. The latest build, released today, takes a step toward completion: it has changed the operating system’s version stamp. Until now, the previews have called themselves version 1803, the […]

Photography

Adobe’s next big software secret? An augmented reality tool called Project Aero

[embedded content] Adobe is jumping into augmented reality. On June 4, Adobe teased a new venture called Project Aero, a tool for creating AR graphics. On Wednesday, July 25, the software giant shared a deeper glimpse into how the company expects creativity and AR to work together. Adobe will also bring USDZ file support to […]