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These AR glasses give firefighters Predator-style thermal vision

Augmented reality might factor in to the future of firefighting. This week, a team from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), a research institute in Switzerland, revealed the smart visor they have been working on that...Show More Summary

Why a revamped Apple TV can’t truly be an Echo killer

For those who think that Google and Amazon have effectively already won the market for AI home assistants, you might not want to sleep on Apple just yet. Though Siri is not without its fair share of limitations, its functionality and feature-set has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few years. Show More Summary

This software upgrade could give any smartphone 3D Touch

Apple's pressure-sensitive 3D Touch feature didn't find its way to the cheaper iPhone SE, probably because of the cost of a touch-sensitive panel. But what if the SE -- and any other phone with a speaker and mic -- could have their own,...Show More Summary

One remote to rule them all (and it’s on sale on Amazon)

Smartphones and tablets can control anything and everything these days, which is pretty awesome. The "Internet of Things" craze means most items in your home can be connected to the internet, and practically anything that can be connected to the internet can be controlled by iOS or Android. Show More Summary

Here are the worst video game movies of all time

Independently, playing video games and watching movies are immensely enjoyable activities. But when the two mix, the result is often an exercise in disappointment. Likely rooted in Hollywood's never-ending effort to print money without...Show More Summary

Watch right here as SpaceX attempts a difficult rocket landing

SpaceX is ramping up the number of launches of its Falcon 9 rocket, which is good for the company, and great for fans of large explosions. Tonight, Elon Musk's rocket company is shooting a commercial communications satellite to geostationary orbit. Show More Summary

$6 case will keep your iPhone safe at the beach and let you take underwater photos

Summer is almost here. In fact, if you live in the Northeast, summer just came from out of nowhere. With beach season practically upon us, it's time to take advantage of all the preseason sales and stock up on beach gear before prices go up. Show More Summary

America’s nukes are controlled by dead technology and we’re afraid

It’s 2016 and for some reason, the world’s most powerful nations still have nuclear weapons – you know, just in case they need them. America's nukes are controlled by computers, no surprise there. On the plus side, these computers are so old that they can’t be hacked by zit-popping teenage hackerss. Show More Summary

‘Ghost Recon Wildlands’ trailer shows off the game’s massive open world

Much like the characters featured in the game itself, Ghost Recon Wildlands has been surprisingly hard to find over the past several months. After being unveiled at Ubisoft's E3 press conference last year, Wildlands immediately went into hiding, with nary a screenshot or a trailer to be found. In fact, I'd nearly forgotten the game even existed. Show More Summary

Photoshop’s latest trick must use black magic

I've always assumed that Photoshop uses some kind of alien technology to pull off the content-filling tricks that it's best known for. But to get this new feature working, someone at Adobe definitely sacrificed a baby goat or two toShow More Summary

Game of Thrones creators apologized for what they did to Hodor, and it was hilarious

HBO aired episode five of Game of Thrones’ sixth season a few days ago, which turned out to be one of the most significant episodes since the show premiered six years ago. The episode brought over a few explanations that were long overdue,...Show More Summary

Believe it or not, everyone still hates cable companies and ISPs

We probably didn't need a survey to confirm this, but the 10,000 consumers polled for the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings agree that TV and internet service providers are the most hated industries in the United States. DON'T MISS: Watch...Show More Summary

13 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

App sales come and go but one thing is certain: if you don't follow our series on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, you'll miss the best of the bunch. We shared 10 premium apps that went on sale with you yesterday and today we're back with a fresh batch. Show More Summary

An intelligent Wi-Fi router that’s more impressive than anything it connects to

Remember back when Wi-Fi routers we're boring little blue boxes with a bunch of antennas sticking out that had to be restarted four times a week? Practically everything in our lives connects to the internet now and our home wireless network has to be fast and reliable or it'll drive us crazy. Show More Summary

New law would let the FBI read your email without a court order

A new Senate bill would let the FBI and other law enforcement agencies access the contents of any US citizen’s email without a court order during investigations. Instead, the FBI would need just a National Security Letter, which would...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton email scandal may have compromised terrorism ops, former military adviser says

A damning report from the State Department yesterday added new fuel to a fire that was already a problem for Hillary Clinton. Now, a former military adviser to the State Department has broken ranks, saying that Clinton's "sloppy communications...Show More Summary

The iPhone 7 might actually be in trouble

For a long time, Apple's secrecy was legendary. The company managed to keep secrets under wraps better than any other consumer electronics company in the world. But the explosive popularity of the iPhone changed everything. Workers at...Show More Summary

More than 600 movies will disappear from Netflix on June 1

Netflix's strategy for global video domination can be summed up in two words: original content. Building off the success of 2013's House of Cards, Netflix in recent years has launched an absolute avalanche of original content that spans...Show More Summary

Amazon’s 11 best daily deals: Windows 10 hybrid for $180, badass drone, $4 USB-C cable and more

Thursday's batch of Amazon's best daily deals is a particularly solid one because we've got some great bargains across a wide range of product categories. Are you in the market for a new Windows 10 machine? Check out a laptop-tablet hybrid for just $180. Show More Summary

Watch a Tesla Model S autonomously drive itself into a parked van

If you just got yourself a shiny new Tesla and you can’t wait to test its self-driving capability, you really should remember that driverless cars aren’t quite ready for primetime yet and Tesla’s Autopilot features are still in beta....Show More Summary

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