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Google made a computer vision kit so your Raspberry Pi devices can see
Google made a computer vision kit so your Raspberry Pi devices can see By Elyse Betters

Google has unveiled a new add-on for Raspberry Pi.At Google I/O earlier this year, Google wasn't shy about discussing technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning and how it is committed to integrating them into its products and services.... Read more

Forget your password? No worries, just let Samsung scan your palm
Forget your password? No worries, just let Samsung scan your palm By Elyse Betters

Samsung is looking into a new way of verifying your identity and, oddly, reminding you of your password should you ever forget it.The company, which already offers biometric-based unlocking technologies on its devices, ranging from facial recognition... Read more

The co-founder of Vine says he's working on a 'follow-up' app to Vine
The co-founder of Vine says he's working on a 'follow-up' app to Vine By Elyse Betters

A follow-up to Vine is in the works.Vine was a mobile app that allowed users to share six-second videos. Founded in 2012, it became hugely popular almost overnight, which led to Twitter buying it and, well, letting it flounder and fail within a few years.... Read more

Apple Heart Study launches as FDA clears first Apple Watch EKG reader
Apple Heart Study launches as FDA clears first Apple Watch EKG reader By Elyse Betters

Apple has launched a new app.It isn't a productivity app or video app or note-taking app or any of that usual app stuff. Instead, this new app will allow the company to collect your heart rhythm data, as long as you're wearing the Apple Watch. Called... Read more

Is HMD working on a new Nokia 5? Leaked benchmark suggests yes
Is HMD working on a new Nokia 5? Leaked benchmark suggests yes By Elyse Betters

HMD Global appears to be working on a new Nokia phone.There is currently a lot of excitement about the company's yet-to-be-announced Nokia 9, which is expected to launch next year as a high-end flagship device, but little has been said so far about HMD's... Read more

YouTube Reels explained: How the Snapchat Stories-like tool works
YouTube Reels explained: How the Snapchat Stories-like tool works By Elyse Betters

YouTube has announced a new feature: Reels.The Google-owned video platform revealed in a blog post, which mostly discussed the expansion of the Community tab, that it is introducing Reels as a way of giving its users the ability to share content in the... Read more

MacOS High Sierra 'root' bug allows admin access without a password: Who is affected and how to fix it
MacOS High Sierra 'root' bug allows admin access without a password: Who is affected and how to fix it By Elyse Betters

A massive security hole affecting Mac computers running the latest version of MacOS High Sierra has been discovered.This is a critical bug that allows anyone on a Mac to log in and change the admin settings - using just the username "root" with no password,... Read more

Windows 10 Sets: How do the tabs work and when can you try them?
Windows 10 Sets: How do the tabs work and when can you try them? By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has announced a new Windows 10 feature, called Sets."Sets" is basically another name for tabs. The company is planning to add tabs to apps in Windows 10, allowing you to group together apps in a single window pane. Windows 10 testers have been... Read more

What is HDMI 2.1 and when will the first cables arrive?
What is HDMI 2.1 and when will the first cables arrive? By Elyse Betters

A new version of HDMI is here.Most devices today use HDMI version 2.0, but the HDMI Forum, which is the governing organisation that sets specifications for HDMI cables, announced and just released version 2.1. It brings some major changes, including support... Read more

Cyber Monday deals week: Save $50 on Garmin Speak, brings Alexa navigation to your car
Cyber Monday deals week: Save $50 on Garmin Speak, brings Alexa navigation to your car By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Cyber Monday deals didn't end on Monday, as evident by an amazing deal it currently has for an Alexa-enabled Garmin device.Garmin, the company once well-known for its GPS navigation devices, recently announced a new speaker that doubles as the... Read more

Miss the Instant Pot Black Friday special? No worries, it's now 40% off for Cyber Monday
Miss the Instant Pot Black Friday special? No worries, it's now 40% off for Cyber Monday By Elyse Betters

The popular Instant Pot is on-sale for Cyber Monday.The Instant Pot DUO Plus 6qt nine-in-one model is just $74.95, down from its usual $119.95 price on Amazon (US). The deal is for Cyber Monday only, however, so you best hurry. But that's not all: The... Read more

Apple sale: Save up to $100 on BeatsX, PowerBeats3, or Solo3 headphones
Apple sale: Save up to $100 on BeatsX, PowerBeats3, or Solo3 headphones By Elyse Betters

Apple has discounted three of its Beats headphone models up to 30-per cent off their usual prices.The company doesn't often mark down its prices on products, and it has been known to skip Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales altogether in past years, though,... Read more

Garmin Black Friday (US) deals: $80 off Vivosmart HR, $100 off Forerunner 735XT, and more sales
Garmin Black Friday (US) deals: $80 off Vivosmart HR, $100 off Forerunner 735XT, and more sales By Elyse Betters

Garmin makes a tonne of smart watches and fitness trackers, and many of them have been deeply discounted for Black Friday.For instance, the excellent Garmin Forerunner 735XT is $299.99, a $100 reduction. It's Garmin's second-tier device, designed for... Read more

Anova Sous Vide cooker with Alexa control is $80 off for Black Friday
Anova Sous Vide cooker with Alexa control is $80 off for Black Friday By Elyse Betters

If you've been itching to try a sous vide, now is the time to grab one, as some of the best models are now on sale on Amazon in the US.Starting off with the Anova Sous Vide Cooker, it's a popular gadget you can use to cook. The model with Wi-Fi connectivity... Read more

Wow! Sphero took $50 off its R2-D2 and other robots for Black Friday
Wow! Sphero took $50 off its R2-D2 and other robots for Black Friday By Elyse Betters

Sphero, the company behind BB-8 and other robot toys, has reduced some of its most popular products on Amazon (US) for Black Friday.Starting off with R2-D2, which we previewed here, it's marked down $50, bringing the cost to $129 from $179.99. Unlike... Read more

Amazon Black Friday deals 2017: Best deals and tips on how to get them
Amazon Black Friday deals 2017: Best deals and tips on how to get them By Elyse Betters

Amazon is doing all it can to get you to visit Amazon.com.Every year, starting the week before Thanksgiving Day and stretching until Cyber Monday, it rolls out all the stops to keep you locked on Amazon and spending all your hard-earned cash. It's a 10-day... Read more

Roku Black Friday sale includes 30 per cent price cut on Streaming Stick+
Roku Black Friday sale includes 30 per cent price cut on Streaming Stick+ By Elyse Betters

Roku is getting in on Amazon's Black Friday bonanza.The maker of set-top boxes and streaming media devices has discounted a bunch of its devices on Amazon. The deals last all week and include a 30-per cent price cut on the Roku Streaming Stick+. It's... Read more

Nest Black Friday (US) deals: $50 off thermostat, $60 off indoor camera, and more amazing sales
Nest Black Friday (US) deals: $50 off thermostat, $60 off indoor camera, and more amazing sales By Elyse Betters

Amazon is holding a 10-day Black Friday extravaganza, with bargains on its own devices and other goodies, including devices from Nest.The latest Nest Learning Thermostat, which works with Amazon Alexa, is $199 for Black Friday, down from $249.99. You... Read more

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 deals: TVs, Consoles, Laptops and more
Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 deals: TVs, Consoles, Laptops and more By Elyse Betters

Ah, 'tis the season again. The season of Christmas sales!This year's sale season begins on Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving in the US) and extends to Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving in the US), and it's when companies and retailers... Read more

Minecraft comes to Windows Mixed Reality ahead of major update
Minecraft comes to Windows Mixed Reality ahead of major update By Elyse Betters

Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform is still new, but we're starting to see exciting and immersive content arrive for it, including SteamVR titles, and now, Microsoft's own blocky adventure game.That's right. Minecraft has officially arrived for... Read more

Samsung seems to confirm foldable Galaxy X is real in support page
Samsung seems to confirm foldable Galaxy X is real in support page By Elyse Betters

Samsung has inadvertently confirmed it is planning a device that was previously only rumoured: the Galaxy X.Thanks to a support page on Samsung’s own website (via Mobiel Kope and LetsGoDigital), details about the Galaxy X have surfaced online. The support... Read more

Uber bought 24,000 of these Volvo SUVs for its self-driving car fleet
Uber bought 24,000 of these Volvo SUVs for its self-driving car fleet By Elyse Betters

Uber has signed a deal with Volvo.Under the deal, which is reportedly worth more than $1 billion, Volvo will supply the ride-hailing company with 24,000 "autonomous driving compatible" vehicles between 2019 and 2021. Uber is clearly trying to ramp up... Read more

Amazon announces new (RED) Echo and 150 other (RED) items for charity
Amazon announces new (RED) Echo and 150 other (RED) items for charity By Elyse Betters

Amazon has partnered with (RED) on a US-only sale for charity.(RED), founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver, aims to help fight AIDS. It teams up with famous brands and companies, like Apple, which agree to contribute up to 50 per cent of profits from... Read more

What is Facebook Creator and what can you do with it?
What is Facebook Creator and what can you do with it? By Elyse Betters

Facebook is going all in on video.The social network has been focusing hardcore on video lately, with a big push into live video broadcasts, 360-degree videos, stories, auto-playing clips in the news feed, as well as the launch of a dedicated place to... Read more

Facebook Trust Indicators: What are they and can they stop fake news?
Facebook Trust Indicators: What are they and can they stop fake news? By Elyse Betters

Fake news is an international crisis.The issues surrounding fake news are complex: first, you have world leaders using the term "fake news" as a way to deligitamise all media coverage of their regimes, and then there is the widespread sharing of misinformation,... Read more

Does your iPhone X not work in the cold? Then grab this update now
Does your iPhone X not work in the cold? Then grab this update now By Elyse Betters

Apple has pushed out a new iOS update to fix a weird iPhone X quirk.The update, called iOS 11.1.2, is the seventh official update to Apple's iOS 11 mobile operating system. It arrives about one week after Apple released another iOS 11 update to correct... Read more

Motorola's latest Moto Mod is a Polaroid printer for your phone
Motorola's latest Moto Mod is a Polaroid printer for your phone By Elyse Betters

Motorola has a new Moto Mod: the Polaroid Insta-Share Printer.Motorola has a handful of modular attachments for its Moto Z smartphone line. These attachments, dubbed Moto Mods, expand the functionality of a phone. In this case, the Polaroid Insta-Share... Read more

Muse is an Alexa device for your car that allows music, navigation access
Muse is an Alexa device for your car that allows music, navigation access By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Alexa assistant is officially coming to cars.Sure, vehicles can already integrate the technology, but those are few and far between. Then, there's Garmin, which has made a GPS device-speaker thing that includes Alexa in order to serve up spoken... Read more

Ecobee thermostats can now be voice-controlled via Google Assistant
Ecobee thermostats can now be voice-controlled via Google Assistant By Elyse Betters

Ecobee's smart home devices just got, well, smarter, thanks to Google.The company makes things like thermostats, such as the Ecobee 3, Ecobee3 Lite, and Ecobee 4, and now, it has announced that those very devices can now be controlled through Goole Home... Read more

Apple's 2019 iPhone might feature a laser-based 3D sensor on the back
Apple's 2019 iPhone might feature a laser-based 3D sensor on the back By Elyse Betters

The iPhone X is barely a month old and already people want to know about future iPhones and what they might feature.Well, the rumour mill is already discussing the 2019 iPhone: according to a Bloomberg, Apple is developing a “3D sensor” for the back... Read more

Apple could add Face ID tech to next HomePod so it can identify you
Apple could add Face ID tech to next HomePod so it can identify you By Elyse Betters

Apple's HomePod speaker still isn't available, but that hasn't stopped the rumour mill from talking about the next version.According to a report by Nikkei, one of Apple's Taiwanese suppliers, Inventec Appliances, has projected that next year's model... Read more

Amazon might soon offer a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video
Amazon might soon offer a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video By Elyse Betters

Amazon is considering a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video, a new report has claimed. The streaming service is a benefit for Amazon Prime subscribers, who currently pay $99 a year for their membership. They get things like free two-day shipping... Read more

Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series and spin-off
Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series and spin-off By Elyse Betters

Amazon is stepping up its original series efforts in a major way.Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, apparently wants Amazon's original TV division to develop more big, primetime-level shows, kind of like Game of Thrones. It was previously reported that Amazon... Read more

Check out Boston Dynamics' latest robot hellhound
Check out Boston Dynamics' latest robot hellhound By Elyse Betters

Boston Dynamics can apparently only make nightmare-inducing robots.The robot company, which was once owned by Google but is now owned by Japan's SoftBank, makes several bipedal and quadrupedal robots, most of which look creepy (see this one and this... Read more

How to broadcast voice messages to your Google Home speakers
How to broadcast voice messages to your Google Home speakers By Elyse Betters

You can now use your Google Home speakers as an intercom system.Google has updated its Google Home speaker lineup so that you can easily send a message to everyone in your home or office. It's basically pushed a Google Assistant upgrade that lets you... Read more

Nike announces new 'Midnight Fog' Apple Watch with matching trainers
Nike announces new 'Midnight Fog' Apple Watch with matching trainers By Elyse Betters

Nike and Apple partnered up on a new Nike Apple Watch Series 3.They're releasing the "Midnight Fog edition Nike Apple Watch Cellular + GPS", which is designed to match Nike's new Air VaporMax trainers. Keep in mind, the shoe company, which has a long... Read more

Disney's standalone streaming service: What's the story so far?
Disney's standalone streaming service: What's the story so far? By Elyse Betters

Disney is currently developing on a standalone streaming service - and it hasn't been shy about discussing it with the media.Thanks to the company's talkative CEO, we have a good idea about when it will launch, how much it will cost, and what types of... Read more

Roku's voice-controlled smart speaker: What's the story so far?
Roku's voice-controlled smart speaker: What's the story so far? By Elyse Betters

Thanks to Amazon, every tech company is making a smart speaker.Heavyweights like Google, Apple, and Microsoft are now competing with Amazon's Alexa platform and Echo lineup, by releasing their own speakers loaded with assistants. And let's not forget... Read more

Apple has fixed the strange iOS bug that wouldn't let users type 'I'
Apple has fixed the strange iOS bug that wouldn't let users type 'I' By Elyse Betters

Users who downloaded iOS 11.1 - and couldn't type the letter "I" as a result - now have a permanent fix.Apple recently rolled out a software update to iOS 11 in order to deliver new emoji characters and a fix for the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability, but it... Read more

These see-through wallpapers let you see the guts of your iPhone X
These see-through wallpapers let you see the guts of your iPhone X By Elyse Betters

Finding the perfect wallpaper for a new phone is hard.We even have a dedicated piece that recommends a tonne of high-resolution wallpapers, but at the end of the day, it all depends on you, your device, and your interests. However, thanks to iFixit, there... Read more

What is Google Files Go, how does it work, and do you need it?
What is Google Files Go, how does it work, and do you need it? By Elyse Betters

Google has launched a new Android app. It's called Files Go.Technically, right now, the app is available as a beta, but it seems like anyone with a device running Android (5.0 and up) can download it from the Google Play Store and test it out. The primary... Read more

SteamVR games are coming to Windows Mixed Reality this month
SteamVR games are coming to Windows Mixed Reality this month By Elyse Betters

Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform is finally adding support for SteamVR games - but in the form of a preview program at first.Windows Mixed Reality is a combination of VR and AR, though much of the experience is what you'd expect from VR: you... Read more

Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited: How to download and watch videos offline
Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited: How to download and watch videos offline By Elyse Betters

Kids love watching videos.And giving them a tablet to use, especially when traveling, can be a real lifesaver - unless, of course, there's no internet for them to connect to during the trip. Without internet, they can't download and watch movies. However,... Read more

Apple's 2018 iPad might ditch the home button in favour of Face ID
Apple's 2018 iPad might ditch the home button in favour of Face ID By Elyse Betters

Apple is working on a new iPad that will include Face ID.The company plans to ditch the device’s home button and will instead incorporate the new Face ID system currently found on the iPhone X. According to Bloomberg, the new iPad will have a display... Read more

Netgear adds a smart security light (and solar panel) to its Arlo lineup
Netgear adds a smart security light (and solar panel) to its Arlo lineup By Elyse Betters

Netgear has introduced a new smart home device.The company has basically added a smart security light to its Arlo line of home security devices. Called the Arlo Outdoor Smart Home Security Light, it's weather resistant and has a rechargeable battery that... Read more

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - What's the story on Niantic's next AR game?
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - What's the story on Niantic's next AR game? By Elyse Betters

The developer behind Pokemon Go is working on a Harry Potter game.That means, as soon as next year, you should be able to overlay pieces of the popular wizarding world onto your real world, resulting in an immersive experience the most die-hard Potter... Read more

Apple might introduce its augmented reality headset as soon as 2019
Apple might introduce its augmented reality headset as soon as 2019 By Elyse Betters

Critics of Apple want to know when it will release its "next big thing".It's been 10 years since the iPhone debuted, and although Apple has innovated with tablets, wearables, streaming media devices, headphones, and most recently, speakers, people still... Read more

What is YouTube Kids, how does it work, and is it really safe?
What is YouTube Kids, how does it work, and is it really safe? By Elyse Betters

If your kid wants to watch YouTube, consider trying YouTube Kids. Google launched a dedicated version of its video service that's designed just for kids in 2015. According to Google, the app was downloaded more than 10 million times in its first year... Read more

Terzo Millennio is a self-healing EV concept from Lamborghini and MIT
Terzo Millennio is a self-healing EV concept from Lamborghini and MIT By Elyse Betters

Lamborghini teased a car concept for MIT's EmTech conference, and now it's unveiled that concept. And we'll admit, we're excited.The Terzo Millennio supercar concept has a futuristic (yet very Lamborghini) design, which is coupled with new technologies.... Read more

Facebook Messenger payments: How to send and receive money in the UK
Facebook Messenger payments: How to send and receive money in the UK By Elyse Betters

Facebook Messenger has launched a new feature for UK users.The feature, peer-to-peer payments, has been available to Messenger users in the US since 2015. It essentially allows you to send and receive money from Facebook friends - all via Messenger, and... Read more