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Everything Amazon Announced: Echo Plus, Alexa Microwave, Echo Sub

Amazon announced more than a dozen new hardware products today, along with several software updates, all aimed at bringing its voice assistant Alexa to more devices in your home—and even to your car. Some of the products were updates to existing Echo devices; others were brand new, like a new Echo Sub speaker, or a […]
by Admin / September 20, 2018 /In News

The Science Behind Home Disaster Preparedness Kits Is a Disaster

Helicopters got to Wilmington, North Carolina after a day of isolation; Hurricane Florence made landfall there, and the city, with one foot in the Atlantic and the other in the Cape Fear River, soon became an island. Its main roads underwater, Wilmington went without help until boats and choppers reached it with medical supplies, water, […]
by Admin / September 20, 2018 /In News

Books: DeRay Mckesson and Michiko Kakutani Reckon With Trump and Truth

From the nation’s founding, it’s always been fashionably American to rebel. Ours is a land of particular obsessions: food, war, success. Over time, though, our civic obsession with resistance, and how one deploys it for personal design, has taken an unsightly form. Just look to Donald Trump; he resists irresistible truth with the flagrant abandon […]
by Admin / September 20, 2018 /In News

Instagram may divide hashtags from captions to end overhashing – TechCrunch

Geofenced sharing, Quiz stickers, Stories Highlight stickers, and a separate interface for adding hashtags to posts are amongst a slew of new features Instagram has prototyped or is now testing. The last one could finally #cure #the #hashtag #madness that’s infected many of Instagram’s 1 billion users, causing them desperately fill up their captions with […]
by Admin / September 20, 2018 /In News

Invisible Swarms of Particles Envelop Us All. Come Have a Look

For two and a half years, Michael Snyder began each day by strapping a device to his arm the size and shape of a large matchbox. Gray in color with a nozzle extending from its top, the box went with him everywhere, whether he was traveling abroad, hanging holiday decorations at his home in Palo […]
by Admin / September 20, 2018 /In News

Want a Robot to Really Get a Grip? Make It Like Baymax

The octopus is unique among animals in that it can essentially turn itself into liquid, Terminator style. Get yourself a 600-pound octopus and leave it unsupervised and the thing will squeeze itself into a quarter-sized tube and melt its way to freedom. And its manipulation superpowers are legendary—cram it into a jar and it’ll unscrew […]
by Admin / September 20, 2018 /In News

Best Running Gear (2018): Shoes, Headphones, Lights, and More

If you wouldn’t go on a 12-mile hike without water, food, and a light jacket, then why would you run twelve miles without them? If you hate jouncing on your back or holding a water bottle in your hand, a running vest might be for you. The Ultra Vesta is women-specific (the men’s version isn’t […]
by Admin / September 20, 2018 /In News

GoPro Hero7 Black Review: Not a Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On

Smell that pumpkin spice in the air? That means the fall is coming, and with it, new action cameras. GoPro—aka the Band-Aid/Kleenex/Q-Tips of action cameras—is here with the latest entry in its category-defining camera platform, the Hero7 Black. I’ve spent the last few weeks banging around (and getting banged up) with it, and while it […]
by Admin / September 20, 2018 /In News

Here’s What to Expect from Today’s Amazon Hardware Event

Amazon is hosting a hardware launch event this morning at its Seattle headquarters, and has invited the press into the Spheres, Amazon’s urban botanical gardens, to show off the new products. It’s widely expected that Amazon will announce several new Alexa-equipped hardware products or device partnerships, adding to an already expansive line of Echos and […]
by Admin / September 20, 2018 /In News

Porsche’s Sleek Chargers Will Power up EVs in Just 15 Minutes

Until now, if you wanted a fun, stylish, luxurious, long-range electric car, you had to buy a Tesla. Elon Musk’s automaker was the first to produce battery-powered vehicles that could stay on the road for hundreds of miles without stopping to recharge. Drivers finally had good reason to take their electrics far beyond their daily […]
by Admin / September 20, 2018 /In News