The Morning After: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

The Morning After: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 Welcome to 2017! Congratulations, you made it. Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

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The PowerRay underwater drone finds fish and films them in 4K

The PowerRay underwater drone finds fish and films them in 4K If you're heading out to the coast or the lake for a spot of fishing, you can have the best gear and the perfect bait but you won't land anything if you're set up in the wrong spot. Experience can only guide so you […]

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Lenovo's new push into VR starts with this Legion laptop

Lenovo's new push into VR starts with this Legion laptop Lenovo is taking its future in VR very seriously — after all, it just outed a new VR headset that won't completely break the bank. Here's the thing, though: we're going to need a lot of content for these things, and that's where Lenovo's new […]

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Lenovo's lightweight ThinkPad X1 gets even slimmer

Lenovo's lightweight ThinkPad X1 gets even slimmer Lenovo is continuing its annual upgrade of its popular ThinkPad line of notebooks, and the higher-end X1 products within that series just got a small set of improvements. The most obvious of these is a new silver color option, which makes the previou… Source: Engadget Link: Lenovo's lightweight […]

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Demand for wearable tech is growing (but not for smartwatches)

Demand for wearable tech is growing (but not for smartwatches) If you were hoping the smartwatch market would bounce back from its recent slump when a slew of new models hit the market, you're about to be disappointed. IDC estimates that wearable device shipments grew ever so slightly (3.1 percent) in the third… Source: Engadget […]

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Design your dream drone with MIT's program

Design your dream drone with MIT's program Most of today's commercially available drones have four rotors and more or less look the same (other than that one that's foldable). So if you wanted to own a drone that had, say, five copters or a completely different design altogether, you'd probab… Source: Engadget Link: Design your […]

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'Star Wars' smartphone caters to your fandom

'Star Wars' smartphone caters to your fandom How much do you like Star Wars? Enough that you'd buy a phone that revolves around it? If so, we have good news… at least, if you're living in Japan. Sharp is marking the imminent arrival of Rogue One with a SoftBank-exclusive Star Wars smartphone… Source: Engadget Link: […]

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The best deals for Cyber Monday

The best deals for Cyber Monday Did you miss out on Black Friday bargains, or decide that packed stores and overwhelmed websites were too much? Not to worry. We're collecting some of the best gadget bargains you'll find on and around Cyber Monday, the online-centric shopping event… Source: Engadget Link: The best deals for Cyber […]

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Sphero's Force Band can now control your home over IFTTT

Sphero's Force Band can now control your home over IFTTT Sphero's motion-tracking Force Band can now control more than a tiny (and utterly adorable) BB-8 droid. The company has teamed up with If This Then That (IFTT) to integrate the "force" with countless apps and smart home devices. IFTTT, if you need a… Source: Engadget […]

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Japan wants the world's fastest supercomputer by 2018

Japan wants the world's fastest supercomputer by 2018 Our world is in transition, with automation and digitization edging-out more humane forms of industrial labor. Some countries are actively pushing against that, but others, like Japan, are running head-first towards the future. The nation is believed… Source: Engadget Link: Japan wants the world's fastest supercomputer by […]

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GoPro has a voice-controlled remote for its voice-controlled cameras

GoPro has a voice-controlled remote for its voice-controlled cameras One of the reasons we gave both of GoPro's new cameras — the Hero5 Black and Hero Session — good scores is that they both allow you to use voice control to do things like start and stop recording, take photo bursts, set a highlight tag, […]

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Apple's diversity numbers haven't moved much in a year

Apple's diversity numbers haven't moved much in a year It's been a year where tech companies have been pledging their fealty to the concept of diversity, but backed that up with very little action. Recode has unearthed a document that Apple sent to America's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that m… Source: Engadget Link: Apple's diversity […]

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Spam texts could help solve a Canadian murder case

Spam texts could help solve a Canadian murder case If you own a mobile phone, chances are that you've received at least one spam text message. Normally, an unscrupulous company is trying to hawk its financial services or help you save money on a pair of Ray Bans, but Canada's Ontario Provincial Polic… Source: Engadget […]

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Qualcomm just announced the biggest chip acquisition ever

Qualcomm just announced the biggest chip acquisition ever The smartphone world is starting to slow, and the companies that make the chips that go inside them are teaming up to stave off dwindling profits. Perhaps that's why Qualcomm today announced that it's picking up NXP Semiconductor for $47 billion, in… Source: Engadget Link: Qualcomm just […]

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Twitter will fire around 350 employees in hunt for profits

Twitter will fire around 350 employees in hunt for profits Twitter's not had a great time of it lately, with several would-be suitors deciding that they didn't want to buy the burgeoning social network anyway. Now, the company has announced its latest financial results and a restructuring plan in the hope of… Source: Engadget Link: […]

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Cisco says it can cut live pirate video streams

Cisco says it can cut live pirate video streams It's relatively easy for content providers to take down pirated videos when they're uploaded to the web, but stopping live streams is another matter. Just ask anyone who has watched a bootleg stream for a pay-per-view boxing match or the Super Bowl… Source: Engadget Link: Cisco […]

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Doctors relax rules on letting babies watch screens

Doctors relax rules on letting babies watch screens Ever since 1999, many pediatricians have clung to one main recommendation about kids and gadgets: you shouldn't show screens to any child under 2 years old. However, they've just loosened that once-firm policy. The American Academy of Pediatrics has… Source: Engadget Link: Doctors relax rules on letting […]

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White House initiative pushes for more tiny satellites

White House initiative pushes for more tiny satellites Miniature satellites are increasingly a big deal, and for good reasons: they're not only less expensive and easier to deploy than the giant satellites of old, but can cover wider areas. And the White House wants to give them a helping hand. It's la… Source: Engadget Link: […]

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AT&T to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion

AT&T to buy Time Warner for .4 billion After no small amount of anticipation, it's official: AT&T has announced that it's acquiring Time Warner for the equivalent of $85.4 billion in cash and stock. The move gives one of the US' largest telecoms control over some of the biggest names… Source: Engadget Link: AT&T to […]

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Facebook's Messenger app for Windows 10 now does calls

Facebook's Messenger app for Windows 10 now does calls Facebook has quietly upgraded its Messenger app for Windows 10 with the ability to make voice and video calls, VentureBeat has discovered. No more leaving the app to ring up a friend through a browser. If that new-but-familiar phone or camera icon th… Source: Engadget Link: […]

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