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Laptop and tablet ban may soon include international flights from the U.S.

Amid concerns that terrorists are actively looking to hide explosive devices inside of tablets and laptops on international flights, the U.S. earlier this year issued a travel ban restricting passengers on select inbound U.S. flights from traveling with electronic devices bigger than a smartphone. Show More Summary

New batch of Model 3 pictures surface online

As Tesla ramps up road-testing on its upcoming Model 3, sightings of Tesla's mass market EV are becoming increasingly commonplace. Now typically, seeing an unreleased car out on the open road is hardly a big deal. Tesla, though, is far from your ordinary car company. Show More Summary

Napster’s founder is now patenting anti-piracy technology

Sean Parker, best known for founding Napster and getting in early on Facebook, has a strange new line of work. The entrepreneur has a startup that's meant to let you watch new-release movies in the comfort of your own home, in return...Show More Summary

This mini spy cam is small enough to hide almost anywhere

First things first: we are NOT suggesting that anyone use the Conbrov Mini Spy Camera illegally by hiding it anywhere that isn’t your own property or by recording anything you should not be recording. That said, if you’re looking for a tiny spy cam to hide in your own home, this is the one. Show More Summary

Swiss watchmaker trolls Apple with $27,000 Apple Watch knockoff

The watch above is an Apple Watch knockoff, created by a famous Swiss watchmaker, has no smart features and sells for almost $27,000. Now that’s some truly impressive trolling. From the distance, H. Moser’s Swiss Alp Watch Zzzz — yes, that’s a terrible name — looks exactly like an Apple Watch. Show More Summary

Cable companies need to be scared, because cordcutting is here to stay

For a few years, cable companies saw cordcutting as another millenial fad that would go the way of the hoverboard. But Netflix's dramatic growth was just the start. Changes in viewing habits are driving a seismic change in the attitude...Show More Summary

Stock up on $2 screen protectors for your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with this Amazon sale

People who really want to protect the value of their smartphones know that doing so ensures they'll get as much money as possible when it comes time to sell their phones and upgrade. Of course, they also know that a protective case alone will never do the trick. Show More Summary

8 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week

It’s going to be a busy week at the box office as both Baywatch and Disney’s latest Pirates of the Caribbean launch this weekend. So you’ve got at least two reasons to hit a cinema near you — not to mention that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Show More Summary

BMW’s new bike produces zero emissions, and is absolutely gorgeous

BMW has been showing off its vision for the future of mobility for a while now, revealing numerous concept vehicles that are both extremely futuristic and somewhat insane. The company's newest reveal, called the BMW Motorrad ConceptShow More Summary

Get Android O features on any Android phone right now with this free launcher

We're likely still a few months out from the release of Android 8.0, but we got a glimpse at some of its most interesting new features and additions at Google I/O earlier this month. One of the features that Google showed off during the event was called Notification Dots, which are small dots that appear on apps when you have a notification. Show More Summary

Researchers force AI to teach itself how to beat ‘Super Mario Bros’

Most of the times you hear about AI it's in context related to virtual assistants, or maybe even the virtual driver piloting a self-driving car, but training an artificial mind to fetch the weather report or do a lap around the block is a bit different than teaching it to teach itself. Show More Summary

Students can get a 6-month Amazon Prime trial right now, then 50% off after that

It’s graduation season right now, which means thousands upon of thousands of students are in the process of leaving school and entering the real world. Poor, poor students. If you’re lucky enough to not be among the classes that just graduated, enjoy it while you can. Show More Summary

How to play the ‘ARMS’ Global Testpunch on Nintendo Switch this weekend

While Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2 are sure to hog the spotlight on the Switch in the second half of 2017, there's another first-party game from Nintendo that has piqued our interest. ARMS -- a fighting game that utilizes motion...Show More Summary

I am absolutely addicted to this idiotic online claw game

I really don't need to explain to you the appeal of the classic "claw game," and even if I tried it would probably just sound silly. Navigating a flimsy toy crane over to some cheap trinket and then praying that the weak little arms actually make it move is an exercise in frustration, and paying a dollar or more for every attempt is downright stupid. Show More Summary

Apple is working on a ‘Neural Engine’ to improve AI in iOS devices

Apple is developing a processor dedicated to AI-related tasks, according to a new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Gurman's source says that the chip is known internally as the 'Apple Neural Engine,' and that it will be used to improve...Show More Summary

Add two fast-charging USB ports to any wall outlet without messing with a single wire

Everyone wants to add USB ports to their home wall outlets these days. After all, what’s the point of old school wall adapters when most of your devices ship with USB cables? The problem, of course, is that most people don’t want to have to bother with shutting their power off and fumbling with wires. Show More Summary

This is your best chance to play Overwatch for free

If you haven't already tried out Blizzard's insanely popular online FPS, this weekend could be your best bet. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the game's launch, Overwatch is free to try from 2PM EST today. There are no restrictions whatsoever on the game, and no trial payment. Show More Summary

New video gives us an incredible look at Tesla’s Model 3

A brand new video of a Tesla Model 3 release candidate out on the open road provides us with our crispest look yet at Tesla's highly anticipated EV. Indeed, with Model 3 production still on track to begin in July, it's no surprise that...Show More Summary

No smartphone needs 8GB of RAM, especially not a Nokia

How much RAM is too much on an Android phone? That’s a question smartphone makers are yet to answer, as they keep pushing the envelope in the memory department. Most flagship handsets ship with 4GB of RAM and more memory should help with app performance. Show More Summary

The FBI illegally shared collected data on Americans with third parties

When the FBI obtains data on US citizens, oftentimes from the NSA, the agency is obligated to abide by some pretty strict protections when it comes to who gets to see that intelligence. The rules are in place for obvious reasons, including preventing private parties and even foreign governments from essentially spying on Americans by proxy. Show More Summary

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