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  • SpaceX prepares to reuse the first rocket it landed on a barge
    We might be days away from witnessing SpaceX make history. The private space corporation has conducted a static test fire (yet again) of the first rocket it landed on an ocean platform. SpaceX wants to make sure it's in tip-top shape for lift off, be…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 3:14am -
  • What's on TV: 'Planet Earth II,' 'Review,' 'Legion' and 'Walking Dead' finale
    This week it's time to pick up some new demo material for your Ultra HD television, since Planet Earth II is available in 4K and HDR. Other than that it's a big week for finales, with Legion and The Walking Dead wrapping up their most recent seasons.…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 1:48am -
  • The Apple TV Remote app is finally optimized for iPads
    No, we still don't have an iPad version of the Instagram app, but another longtime holdout has gotten some big(ger) screen love. Apple has finally given its Apple TV Remote app a refresh tailored for the slate's display. The iTunes listing says that.…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 12:18am -
  • Gigantic drones may be the key to low-cost air shipping
    Wonder why some companies still ship products on boats instead of speedy aircraft? It's because air freight is much more expensive -- the costs of the crew and fuel quickly add up. Natilus, however, thinks drones might offer a solution. The startup i…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 11:31pm -
  • Dell's 8K monitor is available for $5,000
    Dell introduced its 31.5-inch 8K monitor at CES, which the company claims is the world's first consumer screen to meet such a ridiculous resolution. While it took a backseat to the artist-aimed Canvas at the tech show, the Ultrasharp 32 is finally av…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 10:44pm -
  • Scientists turn spinach into a farm for human heart cells
    In the future, you might not have to resort to exotic materials to create heart cells -- you could just raid your grocery store's produce section. Scientists have invented a process that turns spinach leaves into farms for functioning human heart cel…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 9:53pm -
  • Elon Musk's Neuralink will plug AI into your brain
    Somewhere between rolling out new Teslas, launching re-usable rockets and digging a tunnel under Los Angeles, Elon Musk managed to start yet another new company. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Musk's latest project is called Neuralink and…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 9:22pm -
  • Verizon plans to test 4K TV for its FiOS customers
    Verizon has been relatively late to 4K TV (its competitors hopped aboard a while back), but it's at least making up for lost time. The carrier and its partner SES have confirmed that they'll soon test 4K delivery to FiOS TV customers. There's no ment…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 8:56pm -


  • iOS 10.3 Lets Users Leave In-App Ratings
    As you might have heard, iOS 10.3 is now live and if you haven’t updated to it already, you should. Now the update clearly brings about a host of changes to iOS 10, and one of those changes will be to apps and how users and developers handle rating…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 3:09am -
  • Apple Looking Into Apple Watch Bands With Added Functionality
    At the moment the bands offered for the Apple Watch are pretty much purely for aesthetic reasons, which makes sense given that Apple has positioned the Apple Watch as more of a fashion accessory than your average tech gadget. However what if in the f…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 3:09am -
  • This GTX 1080 Ti GPU Has A Built-In LCD Display
    GPUs used to be just GPUs, but over the years as gaming rigs started to get fancy, so did GPUs where manufacturers started to add things like lights, thus helping to “complete” the typical gamer’s rig where there are ton of flashing LEDs for ju…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 3:08am -
  • Fake iPad Bomb Apparently The Reason Behind Airlines Electronic Ban
    As you might have heard, recently both the US and the UK have issued a ban on electronic devices larger than a smartphone that are allowed to be brought on board a flight. This meant that passengers traveling with laptops or tablets or other devices…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 1:21am -
  • Siri In iOS 11 Will Apparently Be Capable of Learning User Behaviors
    Come this June at WWDC 2017, we expect that Apple will most likely introduce iOS 11 (with its release probably pegged for later this year alongside the new iPhones). iOS 11 will undoubtedly bring a lot of changes and new features to the table, and a…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 1:20am -
  • First Look At The Rebooted ‘Tomb Raider’ Movie
    Image credit – Graham BartholomewConsidering that the Tomb Raider video game franchise was given a reboot, we guess it only makes sense that the movie series gets rebooted too. The reboot was officially announced last year where it was also reveale…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 1:18am -
  • Apple TV Remote App Now Available On The iPad
    The Apple TV remote is a great way to control your Apple TV. However if you’re not a fan of physical remotes, or maybe you lost it and don’t want to buy a new one, there is always the iPhone version that you can use. However if you wanted a bit m…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 12:38am -
  • Analyst Thinks iPhone 8’s Price Will Help Keep Demand In Check
    If there is one thing that is almost guaranteed with every iPhone launch it is that unless you’re quick enough, there is a good chance that you will have to wait a couple of weeks before your order arrives. However according to JPMorgan analyst Rod…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 12:37am -

The Wirecutter

  • The Best Drones
    After 25 hours of research and several days of real-world flight and photography with nine leading models, we’ve found that the DJI Mavic Pro is the best drone for most aspiring aerial photographers and videographers. It matches or beats similarly…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 4:32pm -
  • Most Popular This Week
    Most read reviews this week: The Best Wi-Fi Router (for Most People), The Best Gear for Travel, and The Best Windows Ultrabook. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
    - 4 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 10:30am -
  • Dear Wirecutter: What’s the Best Dash Cam for Rideshare Drivers?
    An interior-facing camera like the Transcend DrivePro 520 can help capture any ridesharing incidents you may need to report later.
    - 5 days ago, 23 Mar 17, 10:30am -
  • The Best iPhone Screen Protectors
    You don’t have to spend as much as a video game costs on a good glass screen protector for your iPhone. In fact, after testing eight models ranging from $4 apiece to $50, we found the least expensive option to be the best: TechMatte’s amFilm Temp…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Mar 17, 4:07pm -
  • Most Popular This Week
    Most read reviews this week: The Best Wi-Fi Router (for Most People), The Best NAS for Most Home Users, and The Best Gear for Travel. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
    - 11 days ago, 17 Mar 17, 10:30am -
  • The Best Cell Phone Plans
    Now that two-year contracts are a thing of the past, you have a lot more freedom to get the cell phone plan that actually works best for your needs. This guide can help you figure out which network offers the best coverage where you need it and pick…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Mar 17, 8:23pm -
  • The Best Fishing Rod and Reel
    After interviewing experts and spending more than 80 hours testing spinning rods and reels, we’ve determined that pairing the Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 rod with the Daiwa BG SW spinning reel makes the best all-around fishing outfit for most casual…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Mar 17, 6:43pm -
  • Dear Wirecutter: What’s the Best Budget Cell Phone and Plan for Limited Data Use?
    If you just need a cell phone for the basics like calls, texts, and the occasional information lookup, here’s the budget phone and plan we recommend.
    - 12 days ago, 16 Mar 17, 10:30am -

Gadgets and Gizmos

  • What Are the Snapchat Sunglasses All About?
    The release of new Snapchat sunglasses has raised more than a few eyebrows. So what are these glasses all about? Well, they have been described as being a bit like Google Glass, although they are a good deal cheaper and more limited in what they can…
    - 13 Dec 16, 5:41pm -
  • Samsung Considering Facial Tracking for Gear VR
    The battle for virtual reality supremacy has really warmed up in recent times. While the Samsung VR gear is widely seen as being an affordable option, there are other VR headsets that are regarded as being of higher technical quality. However, news o…
    - 7 Dec 16, 5:35pm -
  • Nike Self-Tying Sneakers Now on Sale
    Those of us who love Back to the Future have been craving self-tying sneakers for a long time. Well, provided that you have a healthy bank account then you can now get hold of the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 trainers. They only cost a mere £575, which some…
    - 5 Dec 16, 5:27pm -
  • Google Earth VR Will Transport You Anywhere
    The exciting possibilities of virtual reality are perhaps most clearly shown with the recent release of Google Earth VR. As the name suggests, this is an incredible way of seeing the Earth in all its glory by using a virtual reality headset on Google…
    - 29 Nov 16, 7:51pm -
  • Impressive OnePlus 3T Phone Now Launched
    One of the latest interesting handsets to get launched is the exciting looking OnePlus 3T. This manufacturer has gained something of a reputation in recent years for offering high spec phones at decent prices, so how does the new model stack up? Cert…
    - 24 Nov 16, 4:46pm -
  • Mini Countryman SE is First Hybrid Model
    Mini, the world famous manufacturer of tiny cars, has revealed to the world its first ever hybrid vehicle. The Mini Countryman SE was unveiled at the LA Auto Show and immediately made a big impression. This is a 4 wheel drive model but there is somet…
    - 22 Nov 16, 11:39pm -
  • i.am Buttons: Will.i.am Brings Out Another New Gadget
    You probably know Will.i.am best as a highly successful musician who kind of divides opinion. However, whether you think that his songs are terrible or his lyrics are pretty good, you are probably as unconvinced as the rest of us by his inventing ski…
    - 15 Nov 16, 4:29pm -
  • Google Reveals Big Increase in HTTPS Use
    Research by Google has confirmed that more people than ever before now use sites with the HTTPS protocol. Indeed, the company’s figures show that over half of the total pages loaded by users on desktop Chrome use HTTPS. This also makes up over two…
    - 10 Nov 16, 4:25pm -

Slash Gear

  • HTC Vive aims high with Ready Player One, Vive Trackers, and more
    Virtual reality, the hottest thing in gaming and computing these past weeks, has seemingly taken a backseat to the Nintendo Switch, the glitchy Mass Effect: Andromeda, and the ambivalent Iron Fist. HTC, however, is making sure you don’t forget. It…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 1:30am -
  • Americans are eating less beef, and the climate is benefiting from it
    Americans are eating less beef, and the results of that are positive: the average American diet’s carbon footprint has shrunk by 9-percent, reducing the amount of greenhouse gases released into the environment. Such is the conclusion of a new analy…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Mar 17, 12:39am -
  • Verizon FiOS is testing Ultra HD 4K programming
    Verizon has teamed up with SES to test the latter company’s Ultra HD platform as part of an effort to bring 4K content to FiOS customers. It’s a welcomed move for UHD TV owners who have long waited for Verizon to offer such channels; many of the…
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 11:55pm -
  • Consumer tech plane ban was triggered by iPad bomb threat
    Both the U.S. and the U.K. recently banned most consumer gadgets from flights originating from several countries, a move that Canada is also considering implementing. The move is unusual given that the bans went into effect only hours apart, leading…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 11:10pm -
  • Elon Musk’s tipped Neuralink wants to put chips in the human brain
    Elon Musk has launched a new company called Neuralink, according to sources, and it aims to develop a technology that could connect human brains with computers. This connection would allegedly be facilitated via small electrodes implanted in the brai…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 10:25pm -
  • T-Mobile refreshes prepaid plans with $45, $55 and $75/month options
    T-Mobile is rolling out refreshed prepaid phone plans, one coming in at $45/month and the other at $55/month. Both plans offer users unlimited everything — talk, text and data — with their own respective limits on high-speed 4G LTE data. Both of…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 9:40pm -
  • Spoiler Alert: Samsung Galaxy S8 event last-minute expectations
    Everything we’re expecting at the Samsung Unpacked event this week centers on the Samsung Galaxy S8. This device has been leaked from nearly every angle and in every single way – so much so that there’s more of a question of what we don’t kno…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 9:10pm -
  • Milestone brown dwarf star is 250 times purer than the Sun
    Researchers have announced the discovery of SDSS J0104+1535, a new milestone brown dwarf star said to have the purest composition of any known similar dwarf, as well as the highest discovered mass. The star is found in the far reaches of our galaxy i…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 8:55pm -