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CES 2019 Trends with Mario Armstrong

The latest in consumer electronics and technology were just unveiled January 8-11 from CES 2019 in Las Vegas!  Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong and the website BestofCES.com partnered with a few companies to continue their sneak peek coverage at some of the exciting products people can expect to see this year!

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IPhone vs. Android: The Ultimate Driving Smackdown!

Calling all drivers—does your cell phone type correlate with your driving habits? More>>

Forget fireworks. Artificial meteor showers will light up skies over Japan

Tokyo-based startup Astro Live Experiences is preparing to launch its first artificial meteor shower over Japan, serving as a showcase of its prowess in the space entertainment sector. More>>

Huawei in for a rough year as feds investigate alleged trade secrets theft

Huawei is also facing issues in the U.S., but it doesn't seem like that will end any time soon. According to a new report, the company is facing a federal investigation in the U.S. for allegedly stealing trade secrets. More>>

An update to Microsoft To-Do will help you keep up with your resolutions

If you're looking to stay productive in 2019, you might want to check out the freshly updated Microsoft To-Do app, now with additional integration with the Windows 10 Start Menu and more. More>>

Could the next Microsoft HoloLens be announced at MWC 2019?

After not having a presence at Mobile World Congress for three years, Microsoft is now sending out media invites for a press conference on February 24 during the annual event in Barcelona. Could a next-generation HoloLens... More>>

Microsoft to separate Cortana from search with the next version of Windows 10

Changes are on the way for two key features in Windows 10. A separation of Windows 10 search and Cortana will allow Microsoft to more often innovate on each of the features independently. More>>

Apple’s official iPhone XS battery case is finally here

Apple has been rumored to be working on a new iPhone battery case for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Now, those new cases are finally here, offering seven hours of extra use for each iPhone and are available... More>>

Rekindled yet again, Nokia’s next-gen phones offer more than just nostalgia

HMD Global, a startup that designs and builds Nokia Android smartphones, wants to put the Nokia brand name back “where it belongs.” It helps that it’s made up of ex-Nokia employees. We go behind the scenes to see how HMD... More>>

Biometric phone unlocks can’t be forced by feds, says U.S. judge

Fingerprint and face unlocks used to not be protected by the Fifth Amendment, but that may soon change. A judge in California has ruled biometric unlocking methods of all kinds are protected in the same way as passcodes. More>>

AT&T deliberately misleads everyone with 5GE

As excitement about 5G networks continues to build, AT&T jumps the gun with a ridiculous and deliberate attempt to deceive the public with 5G Evolution – a speed bump that’s based on improvements to 4G tech. More>>

Samsung Galaxy S10 X 5G phone: Everything you need to know

Samsung is rumored to launch a 5G version of the Galaxy S10, called the Galaxy S10 X. The phone may be larger than the standard Galaxy S10 devices, and feature a very impressive specification sheet. More>>

Twitter extends its new timeline feature to Android users

Twitter users with an Android device can now quickly switch between an algorithm-generated timeline and one that shows the most recent tweets first. The new feature landed for iPhone users last month. More>>

Leak shows a third, budget Google Pixel 3 with a Snapdragon 670, headphone jack

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are considered to be two of the best Android smartphones, but it looks like Google could be prepping a third. A budget Pixel 3 device that boasts some of the best features of the other two... More>>

Apple’s iPhone battery offer was reportedly way more popular than expected

As many as 11 million iPhone owners reportedly made use of Apple's cheaper battery replacement offer that launched in 2018 in response to the iPhone throttling debacle — some 10 times more than the company had apparently... More>>

Yamaha’s new app lets you tune your motorcycle with a smartphone

It used to be that if you wanted to tune your motorcycle’s engine and tweak its performance, you needed specialized tools and even more specialized knowledge. Yamaha’s new Power Tuner app changes that. More>>

Goal Zero Yeti Tank and Yeti Link expand home power storage options

At CES 2019, Goal Zero expands its ability to store power at home and while traveling with the introduction of the Yeti Tank and Yeti Link, as well as redesigned Sherpa battery packs and a new Nomad 5 solar panel. More>>

Before buying a Fitbit or Apple Watch, check out these fitness trackers under $50

Fitbit and Apple Watch are top of the line when it comes to fitness trackers but if you want to save, we have alternatives. If 2019 is the year you keep track of your health and budget your expenses, then take a look at... More>>

Google Fi is getting support for the next-gen messaging standard, RCS Chat

Google has been pushing the development of the RCS Chat standard, and now it's finally bringing that new standard to its own carrier -- Google Fi. With Chat, customers will get features like read receipts, better group... More>>

Why wait? CES 2019 gadgets you can buy right now

Companies come to CES to wow us with their cutting edge technology, but only a few products are slated to hit the market right away. Here is our list of the best CES 2019 tech you can buy right now. More>>

Cathay Pacific messes up first-class ticket prices — again

A couple of weeks ago, an error on Cathay Pacific's website resulted in first-class seats selling for a tenth of the price. On Sunday, the airline made the error again. The good news is that it'll honor the bookings. More>>

The STM Myth backpack got us stopped by airport security — for compliments

Backpacks are usually selected for the storage capacity or protective capability. The STM Myth does all that, but manages to do so with a style that few others can match. Here's what it's like. More>>

The 5 best laptops of CES 2019

Dell, Asus, Huawei, and Lenovo have some new laptops coming soon that leverage tiny bezels and HDR to fit excellent displays into the smallest chassis. In fact, they've introduced the five best laptops at CES 2019. More>>

This high-tech shopping cart has the same aim as Amazon Go

The technology powering Amazon Go's cashier-free stores is pricey and a challenge to set up, but this high-tech shopping cart from a New York startup offers a similarly frictionless shopping experience at a fraction of the... More>>

Intel vs. AMD at CES 2019: Who came out on top?

Intel and AMD have been competing for years, but rarely do they both debut something exciting at the same time. Intel vs. AMD at CES 2019 saw both companies step up to the plate. Who served it better? More>>

Apple’s iPad lineup is confusing. We break it all down

Trying to decide which iPad is right for you is a chore. What generation is the latest iPad? Which ones have been updated and which ones are collecting dust? Check out our iPad guide and we’ll break it down. More>>

The enormous ‘Flying Bum’ moves toward a commercial design

A prototype of the world's largest aircraft is being retired as the company behind it prepares to build a production model. The new Airlander 10, also known as the "Flying Bum," could be ready for commercial use by 2025. More>>

Brightest quasar ever seen discovered by Hubble, may be star-producing machine

The brightest quasar even seen has been observed with the Hubble Space Telescope using a technique called strong gravitational lensing. The quasar is enormously energetic and may be producing thousands of stars per year. More>>

The Honor 10 Lite is proof a cheap phone isn’t the compromise it once was

The Honor 10 Lite, the sequel to the already great Honor 9 Lite, advances the concept of cheap phones competing with more expensive devices even further. We spent some time with it to find out what it's like. More>>

All the best phone and tablet cases from CES 2019

We saw a few interesting phone cases and a really cool new tablet case at CES 2019. It's a smart move to protect your gadgets, so check out these options which are all available now or coming very soon. More>>

Booth babes, banned sex toys, and other mishaps at CES 2019

From female sex toys bans, to fake Tesla/robot collision stories, there was some weird stuff going on at CES 2019 this year. Here are some of the biggest mishaps and flubs at the world's biggest tech show. More>>

Shutdown makes dozens of .gov websites insecure due to expired TLS certificates

The US government shutdown is causing trouble in internet security. As the shutdown enters day 22, dozens of government websites have been rendered insecure or inaccessible due to expired transport layer security (TLS)... More>>

Did you see that?! Tour the blockbuster booths of CES 2019

You may not be able to attend CES in Las Vegas, but we’re bringing all of the best booths to you. From LG’s wall of OLED TVs to a full-scale flying taxi, these are spectacles we won’t forget. More>>

New Boox Note Pro is all the ebook reading device you’ll ever need

The Boox Note Pro is an impressive ebook reader that combines so many features and services, that you're unlikely to need any other reading or note-taking device. We took a closer look at CES 2019. More>>

Nose cam no more. How Dell avoided a notch and fixed the XPS 13’s biggest flaw

The new Dell XPS 13 moves the webcam from the below the screen to the top, finally vanquishing the one obstacle facing thin, sleek laptop displays. We have the exclusive story on how it was done. More>>

Nubia’s two-screen wonder is a new solution to our all-screen selfie problems

Nubia has added a second screen to the back of the Nubia X so the rear camera can be used for selfies -- and a lot more -- and the front is all-screen. We tried the phone out at CES 2019. More>>

IBM’s Q System One is the rock star quantum computing needs

Quantum computing is intriguing. It's also confusing, distant, and unfathomable, which means people often skip right by the topic. IBM's Q System One may not be a scientific breakthrough, but it finally gives everyone a... More>>

A citizen of the universe? Dutch startup wants to deliver a baby in space

Netherlands-based startup SpaceLife Origin plans to be the company responsible for delivering the first baby born in space. And it wants to do it by 2024. Because, you know, science. More>>

The best VR and AR tech of CES 2019

CES 2019 had plenty of VR and AR gadgets on display, including headsets that completely change how you experience virtual reality, and some don't even require a PC or even a phone to run. More>>

Every gaming laptop that was announced at CES 2019, ranked

Looking for a new gaming laptop? You're in luck, as we compiled and ranked all the gaming notebooks that were announced at CES this year. Be sure to take a look at the latest models with AMD or Nvidia chips before you buy. More>>

Lenovo patent hints at a future laptop with a flexible, folding OLED display

Going along with the growing trend of foldable devices, Lenovo recently filed a patent for a device with a foldable display, hinting at a future where your laptop screen can bend in half. More>>

Yubico has a new Lightning-based YubiKey to lock down your iOS devices

Yubioco announced at CES 2019 that received approval for a Lightning key that is currently in private testing, which means there will soon be a safe and secure way to use a physical security key with your iOS device. More>>

Lightweight version of the Emporio Armani Connected smartwatch on display at CES

We got a quick look at a new lightweight version of the Emporio Armani Connected smartwatch at CES 2019 in Vegas. There's a refreshed case design with a rubber strap, all in black, which makes for a lighter device. More>>

Wireless charging over a distance is coming to your phone case

Battery life is a big issue for smartphone owners, so the idea of wireless charging over a distance is exciting. Wireless charging pioneers Ossia announced a partnership with case maker Spigen, which brings the technology... More>>

Robots can now carry out plutonium production process for space exploration

Plutonium-238 is a crucial component in deep space exploration to the outer reaches of our Solar System. The only problem? We've been running low on our stockpiles. Perhaps until now. More>>

Google has found a clever way to make your search history more useful

Google has found a clever way to make more use of your search history by showing links to pages you've visited before. Ideal for repeat searches for the same page, the links show up on cards at the top of mobile search... More>>

Not confusing at all: AT&T says millions of 4G phones will soon run on ‘5G E’

Network giant AT&T plans to rebrand potentially millions of 4G smartphones to make it appear as though they are on 5G networks, the company confirmed on Friday – since the 4G network has already "evolved." More>>

Your smartphone already does it: Redundant tech of CES 2019

Packed with shiny new gadgets galore, CES 2019 is a treasure trove for tech fans, but not all of the devices and services on offer are worth your hard-earned cash. Many of them offer absolutely nothing beyond what your... More>>

The 5 best desktops of CES 2019

Whether you're after a compact desktop PC to save on space or need a large tower design that provides plenty of upgradeability options for the future, be sure to check out our picks for the best desktops from CES this year. More>>

At CES 2019, 2-in-1s fade as premium laptops fight the battle of the bezels

PC 2-in-1s have enjoyed no shortage of innovation over the past few years, but CES 2019 saw a surprisingly reversal of that trend. Laptops took the spotlight as the battle of the bezels roared. Is it a fad, or a sign of... More>>

The best mice and keyboards of CES 2019

New mice and keyboards may not offer much in the way of performance enhancements for your PC, but they are lovely to use and look gorgeous. Here's a list of our favorites from CES 2019. More>>

Otterbox and Corning will partner to make an advanced screen protector

Celebrated and well-known case manufacturer Otterbox has teamed up with Corning, makers of Gorilla Glass, to create a next-generation screen protector named Amplify that may be the best screen protector ever. More>>

For 2019 pricing, the Cosmo Communicator lets you type like it’s 1997

The Cosmo Communciator from Planet Computers is a PDA (yes, that device from the 1990s) brought almost up to date, and follows the Gemini Communicator from last year. We looked at it during CES 2019. More>>

Intel gets sneaky with new 9th-gen desktop CPUs without dedicated graphics

In what could be a bid to compete with AMD's Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, Intel sneaked new 9th-generation desktop CPUs -- without dedicated graphics -- into its portfolio for 2019. More>>

Aluminum, ultrawide, and sleek: These are the top monitors of CES 2019

CES 2019 delivered a great selection of new monitors for those who demand ultrawides for productivity, high response times for gaming, or simply massive displays. Check out our selection of the top five monitors from CES. More>>

Alienware’s amazing 55-inch monitor has OLED screen, 4K resolution

At its CES 2019 event, Dell dropped a surprise to consumers, announcing a new 55-inch, 120Hz, 4K OLED display. Also announced were plans to expand OLED to its 15-inch gaming notebooks. More>>

Here are the big features to look out for in the upcoming Windows 10 19H1 update

Microsoft has released a preview version of its next features update for Windows 10. The release is limited to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. Here are the big features to look out for in this new features update. More>>

Everything new with the 2019 Dell XPS 13

For the new year and at the Consumer Electronics Show, Dell is one-upping itself and is making important changes that make the Dell XPS 13 even better. More>>

Taste test: The new Impossible Burger is a triumph of food engineering

Impossible Foods is back with a new-and-improved plant-based burger, and we got a chance to try it out at CES 2019. Suffice it to say that our minds were blown by the Impossible Burger 2.0. More>>

Lenovo’s Yoga S940, C730 up the wow factor with stunning OLED, HDR screens

Lenovo is leveraging the latest and greatest display technologies, AMOLED and HDR, in its newest Yoga S940 and Yoga C730 laptops. Also, the Yoga A940 is a new AIO desktop PC designed for creative professionals. More>>

Dell’s new XPS 13 moves the webcam back up top, right where it belongs

The new Dell XPS 13 comes with a fixed webcam in the top bezel, new Intel Whiskey Lake CPUs on the inside, and other subtle improvements that could make it one of the best laptops for the new year. More>>

Alienware’s Area-51m comes from the future to save us from boring laptop design

Alienware is introducing what it calls the most powerful gaming laptop ever. The Area-51m features desktop-grade processors and graphics, and the ability to easily swap out and upgrade both the graphics card and processor. More>>

Intel Ice Lake CPUs: Everything you need to know

Intel's Ice Lake may end up launching before the architecture it was supposed to replace. With hints of more announcements about the chip design in the very near future, here's everything you need to know about Ice Lake. More>>

Fron Ice Lake to Coffee Lake, here’s everything Intel announced at CES 2019

Intel finally broke the ice at CES 2019, introducing their 10nm chipset, Ice Lake, said to touchdown this holiday season. New Coffee Lake CPUs, hybrid Lake Field CPUs, and artificial intelligence all made onstage appearances. More>>

The best and most interesting mobile accessories at CES 2019

Modern smartphones are packed with tech and extremely adaptable -- which might be why we see so much innovation in the mobile accessories area. Here are some of the best mobile accessories from CES 2019. More>>

Intel’s ‘Ice Lake’ CPU boosts battery life to 25 hours, arrives for holiday 2019

Intel has announced 'Icelake' at CES 2019. This new processor architecture will finally debut a 10-nanometer production processor. Battery life is promised to hit up to 25 hours in best-case scenarios. Devices will ship... More>>

Food 2.0: Impossible Foods is back with a bloody new non-beef burger

At CES 2019, Impossible Food announced its new, improved Impossible Burger. This is the first time its recipe has received an upgrade since the award-winning plant-based meat debuted in 2016. More>>

5 Ways Intel’s ‘Ice Lake’ processors will make your next laptop awesome

Intel's 'Ice Lake' processors will arrive for the 2019 holiday season. We don't know exactly what the first devices will look like, but CES 2019 gave us hints of what they'll look like. More>>

Michael Kors revamps Access Sofie watch with heart rate monitor, GPS

The Michael Kors Access Sofie is one of the most-loved Wear OS smartwatches of the past few years, and at CES 2019, Michael Kors announced a revamp of the watch, which now includes a heart rate monitor, stand-alone GPS,... More>>

Packages could be delivered by robodogs riding in robotaxis, Continental hopes

A solution to delivery challenges is being proposed by Continental at this year's CES 2019, where they will be exhibiting their system of driverless vehicles which act as taxis for delivery robots. More>>

Nemeio’s E ink keyboard gives you a variety of custom layout options

A new customizable E Iink keyboard was unveiled at CES 2019. The Nemeio can be personalized via changing its overall layout or dragging and dropping your favorite app icons and tools directly on to the keyboard. More>>

Lenovo’s new X1 Carbon and Yoga are the lightest flagship ThinkPads yet

Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes equipped with a new woven carbon fiber finish. Also launching alongside is the 4th generation ThinkPad X1 Yoga, with slimmer bezels and smaller footprint. More>>

Lenovo now has a Legion of gaming accessories to rival Razer and Logitech

Alongside new laptops, Lenovo is introducing several new Legion branded accessories, including a new mechanical keyboard, headset, and mouse. All cater to the needs of the serious and casual PC gamer. More>>

Lenovo’s new Legion gaming laptops pack next-gen GPUs for just $930

Following along with trends set by the Razer Blade 15, Lenovo's new Legion Y740 and Y540 gaming laptops come clad with thin designs, improved cooling, and next-generation Nvidia GPUs. More>>

All of Lenovos’ new CES monitors are ultra-fast and ultra-huge

CES 2019 has already brought us a bunch of great hardware and Lenovo's new Legion displays now join that collective. There's three of them. They're huge, and they're incredibly fast More>>

Huawei MatePad M5 Lite is a stylish, feature-packed smart tablet at a nice price

The iPad may well be the tablet king, but there are plenty of excellent Android options too. At CES 2019, Huawei unveiled the new MatePad M5 Lite, which is aimed at being a smart and relatively powerful tablet at an... More>>

Sphero’s Specdrums let you drum up a symphony of sound with colors

At CES 2019, Sphero is trading in Star Wars robots for a set of wireless rings designed for more than just entertainment. With Specdrums, kids can create music using real-world objects or simple color combinations. More>>

Everything Nvidia announced at CES, including mobile RTX, the RTX 2060, and more

Nvidia is focused on gamers this year at CES. Whether you're looking for an entry-level RTX 2060 desktop GPU or a mobile RTX 2080 laptop, Nvidia has your ray-tracing needs covered. It also announced a new initiative for... More>>

Nvidia GTX 11-series: Everything we know so far

The Nvidia GTX-11 series is rumored to be the green-team's solution to its own high RTX pricing and AMD's allegedly-powerful Navi-generation of graphics cards. Here's what we know so far. More>>

Alienware’s thin m17 and m15 gaming laptops pack Nvidia RTX 2000-series GPUs

New gaming laptops from Dell are incoming. At the Consumer Electronics Show, Dell is going all out and revealing both new and updated gaming laptops, the Alienware m17 and m15. More>>

Nvidia launches the RTX 2060, lowering the price of ray tracing to $349

Amid intense speculation, Nvidia announced the RTX 2060, the cheapest and least powerful of the company's new line of RTX graphics cards. Still boasting performance improvements and real-time ray tracing, the $349 card... More>>

The Razer Blade of the future could feature OLED screen, 240Hz refresh rate

OLED laptops came and went, but now they're back. Along with a new version of the 15-inch Blade gaming laptop, Razer brought two more futuristic gaming laptops: One with an OLED panel and one with a super-fast 240Hz display. More>>

Asus’ ROG Mothership is like a Surface Pro on steroids, and it’s built for games

At CES 2019, Asus is taking gaming to a new level by announcing the ROS Mothership, a detachable desktop replacement that sets out to redefine the form factor for gaming laptops. More>>

Asus gets tough on gaming with new Nvidia RTX and AMD Ryzen gaming laptops

The series of new affordable TUF gaming laptops are powered by the latest AMD Ryzen 5 3550H processors, and the ROG gaming laptops come equipped with options for the newest Nvidia's RTX processors. More>>

The RGB-laden Raptor 27 is Razer’s debut gaming monitor

This year at CES, Razer announced its entrance into a new product category: Gaming monitors. The Raptor 27 is the company's first true attempt at a gaming monitor, designed and manufactured from the ground-up by Razer. More>>

Samsung’s new Notebook Odyssey packs next-gen RTX graphics in a thin frame

The Notebook Odyssey sports a premium aluminum true metal design and stays and thin at 0.78 inches, but also packs G-sync support and powerful next-gen Nvidia RTX graphics in a tiny frame. More>>

Acer unleashes the beast with 2-in-1 Triton 900 packing RTX 2080 GPU

Have you been caught between desiring a monster gaming laptop and a hybrid 2-in-1 Windows machine? If so, then the new Acer Triton 900 might be the perfect machine for you with a convertible chassis and Nvidia's latest... More>>

The ROG Zephyrus S GX701 and GX531 from Asus bring ray tracing to laptops

If you're a PC gamer and want ray tracing on a laptop, you can finally get it on Asus' new gaming laptops. The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 and GX531 laptops both sport powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics in a compact... More>>

The Asus ZenBook S13 has the world’s thinnest laptop bezels

Asus continues to double down on leveraging tiny bezels the pack as much laptop as possible into the smallest bezels. The ZenBook S13 is the standout in the new Asus line, being the "world's slimmest." More>>

Nuheara’s IQbuds MAX cancel outside noise so you can hear more clearly

With an improved ability to cancel unwanted outside noises, and five times more processing power than the IQbuds Boost, Nuheara's IQbuds MAX look to take the top spot amid the fast-growing hearables market segment. More>>

Pioneer’s E8 wireless earbuds are big on features, short on battery

Pioneer is clearly all-in with fully wireless earbuds. Last year the company launched its debut C8 wireless earbuds, and now, just in time for CES 2019, it's debuting its new E8 model for active sports. More>>

Here’s how to watch the Nvidia CES 2019 press conference

Nvidia will be hosting its own press conference at CES 2019. The press conference will be held on the first media day of the show: Sunday, January 6. Here's how to watch the press conference when it airs. More>>

Exciton transistors could create the energy-efficient electronics of the future

Last year researchers developed a new type of transistor based on excitons, a special type of quasiparticle, which could be used in the future to make electronic devices more efficient. Now new properties of excitons have... More>>

New phishing scam targeting iPhone users looks like a real Apple Support call

A new phishing scam may trick some iPhone owners because it looks like an official call from Apple Support. The sophisticated scheme, reported by Krebs on Security, requests its targets to call a 1-866 number. More>>

The best Moto Mods for the Moto Z-series

Moto Mods, the snap-on accessories compatible with Lenovo's Moto Z-series smartphones add a lot of value without adding a lot of bulk. Looking to try one out? Here are a few of our favorite Moto Mods. More>>

How to Download Wikipedia

Frequent Wikipedia user? You can actually download the entire Wikipedia library to your home computer thanks to its open-source nature and a several free applications that do almost all the heavy lifting for you. Here's... More>>

Millimeter wave to low-band: The different types of 5G and how they work

What's the difference between millimeter wave 5G and low band 5G? In this explainer, we look at 5G on different spectrum ranges and identify what is arguably the largest single innovation behind the fifth generation of... More>>

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 tips and tricks

Manage to get your hands on the gorgeous Samsung Galaxy Note 9? You've probably noticed there are a lot of nice new changes. Here are a few of our favorite tips and tricks to get you started with your new Samsung Galaxy... More>>

Are Bitcoins the new Beanie Babies, or is there hope in 2019?

Bitcoin skyrocketed in value from less than a penny in 2010 to nearly $20,000 in late 2017. Then it spent 2018 in a freefall crash. So, what happened? Is it dead? Can it survive in 2019? More>>

You can go too cheap on a laptop, and this is what happens when you do

It might seem like all budget notebooks are the same, and you can pick any old one off the shelf. That’s not true, though, as a quick comparison between the Acer Aspire 3 and Aspire E 15 demonstrates. More>>

Dell’s new Latitude laptop can detect your presence and wake itself

Commercial Dell customers can now roll in style. The new Latitude 7400 device comes equipt with a feature that can sense your presence, a stunningly small design, and new features for productivity on the go. More>>

Everything you need to know about the Sony Xperia XA3, Plus, and Ultra

The Sony Xperia XA2 is around a year old, meaning it's about time for a follow-up. Rumors about the upcoming Sony Xperia XA3 and Xperia XA3 Ultra have started popping up online, showing a slightly more modern phone with... More>>

With new autonomous train, Australia is now home to the world’s largest robot

Iron ore mining company Rio Tinto officially launched a fully automated, heavy-haul, long-distance rail network that is able to run completely free from human intervention. Here's why. More>>

Modem vs. router: What’s the difference?

Modem vs. router: what's the difference? We explain their functions so you can better diagnose any issues prior to contacting technical support. We also talk about a few variants you'll see offered by ISPs and retailers. More>>

Microsoft’s latest patent lets you issue voice commands silently

Embarrassed of issuing voice commands in public or shouting over others to communicate with a smart speaker? Microsoft might have the answer with tech that claims it can understand voice commands ushered in near silence. More>>

Windows 10 takes the lead, surpasses Windows 7 in market share

Microsoft can rejoice as users begin moving on from Windows 7, increasing Windows 10's overall market share to 39.2 percent worldwide, and 40.86-percent among users running a variation of Windows. More>>

Sony’s new 3D tech push isn’t for TVs, it’s for our phones

Sony is banking on the success of 3D sensor technology for smartphones in 2019. The new system will improve on current face unlock systems, and bring more features and greater creativity to augmented reality apps. More>>

It turns out that Find my iPhone is really good at finding a stolen car too

A carjacker was apprehended and a stolen car returned to its owner, thanks to some quick-thinking and Apple's Find My iPhone service being used to track down the vehicle after it was taken. More>>

You’ll need to clear out some space for LG’s new 49-inch UltraWide monitor

Promising to boost productivity for any task, LG's latest UltraWide monitor comes equipt with a 32:9 aspect ratio curved screen, that can replace your traditional multi-monitor setup. More>>

Steam to drop support for Windows XP and Vista on January 1

Windows XP and Windows Vista will no longer be supported by Steam starting January 1. Although you might be able to run an offline machine for XP gaming, Valve is keen to push everyone to upgrade. More>>

Patient receives 3D-printed rib implant in breakthrough procedure

A patient in Bulgaria recently received one of the first 3D-printed rib transplants in a potentially lifesaving operation. The results were cheaper and materially superior to other approaches. More>>

British Army tests autonomous glider drone for transporting supplies, soldiers

The British Army is testing out an unorthodox glider-based drone that could one day be used to resupply troops or deliver humanitarian aid in locations that would ordinarily be inaccessible. More>>

What is FTP?

FTP stands for "File Transfer Protocol," and it's used to transfer files online. Most internet users don't need it, but web developers use it constantly. Here's what FTP is, how it works, and how you can get started using it. More>>

Google to turn off the lights with native dark mode in Chrome on Windows 10

Though the feature is already heading to MacOS Mojave in a future update, it has now been confirmed that Google will be adding support for a native dark mode in Chrome on Windows 10 as well. More>>

How to disable the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Got Touch Bar problems? If the Mac's Touch Bar is driving you a little crazy, we can help. Here's how to disable the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro, with two different options based on what you prefer to live with. More>>

Honor Magic 2’s notch-less slide-down screen is tech sorcery at its best

Honor is determined to try all the alternatives to the screen notch it can find, and for the Honor Magic 2, it has introduced a slide-down screen. We've been trying it out, and here's what it's like. More>>

The best fitness apps for Android

Need a little extra help getting into shape and avoiding the donuts? These 20 fitness apps for Android will turn your phone into a pocket-sized workout companion capable of beating you into shape. More>>

The most genre-defying, computer-redefining laptops of 2018

Modern laptops are well-made, incredibly functional, and look great. But they’re mostly the same traditional clamshell and 2-in-1 designs, without a lot to tell them apart. But not these laptops. More>>

5 Tech trends to watch in 2019 (and a reality check on last year’s picks)

Innovation in the tech industry is moving at a breakneck pace lately, and 2018 was a fantastic example of that. Wireless companies took gigantic steps towards 5G (including merging to get there), while Google wowed us with... More>>

Experiencing some lag on your Chrome OS tablet? A fix is on the way

Some consumers are reporting plenty of lag with Chrome OS devices when they drag down from the top of the screen to look at all their open apps in overview mode. Google has been working on a fix since the middle of November More>>

A future Surface could have a nifty magnetic USB-C connector

Microsoft has been ambivalent about adopting USB-C connectivity, but there now is a reason to believe that future versions of its Surface devices might as well have a nifty magnetic USB-C mechanism. More>>

Puma revives its classic 1986 smart shoe, complete with ugly heel hump

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