Tech

Instagram Stories might be beating Snapchat at its own game, but it’s not without its faults.   Most glaringly, it includes one of Facebook’s most grating features: live video. Live broadcasts can be cool — and they’re not as intrusive on IG as they are on Facebook — but you probably shouldn’t subject all of […]

Read More

A French presidential candidate is trying to squeeze in all the rallies he can before the first round of voting begins in a matter of days — and the best way to do that is to be in multiple places at once.  Jean-Luc Mélenchon spoke simultaneously at seven rallies on Tuesday. He was physically present […]

Read More

Frankenstein. It’s all I could think as I listened to Facebook’s VP of Engineering Regina Dugan speak about skin and brain interfaces. SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know about what Facebook announced at F8 Like the first time you encounter Dr. Frankenstein outside his lab, Dugan, who made her F8 developers conference debut on […]

Read More

Virtual reality just got a bit less, well, virtual.  On the second day of Facebook’s F8 conference in San Jose, the company unveiled two new cameras that have the potential to change the way people both capture and experience virtual reality.  SEE ALSO: Facebook: Real AR glasses are at least 5 years away The x24 […]

Read More

Day 1 at Facebook’s annual F8 conference was filled with enhancing the present. Day 2 was all about setting the vision for the future, and things got weird. The company also stated a new goal to “create and ship new, category-defining consumer products that are social first, at scale.” New Surround 360 cameras Image: facebook […]

Read More

The world needs more heroes, even if those heroes are solar-powered water wheels. Mr. Trash Wheel, the googly-eyed, trash-gathering water wheel that’s been keeping Baltimore Harbor clean since 2014, recently inspired us all by hitting a huge milestone: he’s removed more than one million pounds of garbage from Baltimore’s waterways. Woah, baby. SEE ALSO: Chinese […]

Read More

What if you could talk through your skin? What if you had a mouse you could control with your brain? These are just two of the mind-blowing questions Facebook’s Regina Dugan posed to the audience at the company’s F8 developer conference, and the vision she laid out was so ambitious you could almost feel the […]

Read More

Sony has a brand-new flagship camera, and it’s looking to take the top position as the go-to shooter for professional photographers in every walk of life. Right before Sony unveiled the latest in its Alpha series, the Alpha 9 (stylized α9), at an event in New York City, company president Mike Fasulo told the assembled […]

Read More

People on the autism spectrum are getting the support and skills they need to break into the tech industry. And it’s all thanks to a new program for autistic people, by autistic people. A new startup called Coding Autism, which launched earlier this month, is developing a school in Los Angeles to teach autistic people […]

Read More

Augmented reality is the talk of the town at F8, but that doesn’t mean you’ll see the tech any time soon.  As Mark Zuckerberg made clear in his lofty keynote talk Tuesday, AR is the future. But he left it to Michael Abrash, the chief scientist for Oculus, to bring us all back down to […]

Read More

Facebook’s F8 conference comes to an end today, and boy oh boy, are these announcements big and also unique. Facebook has been on a roll lately, inventing features and products that are in no way just wholesale ripoffs of other companies. The announcements at this year’s F8 are going to make huge waves in the […]

Read More

Looks like Samsung’s not out of the woods quite yet. After the explosive Note7 debacle of 2016, the newest Samsung phones have a lot to make up for. Unfortunately, early Galaxy S8 users have already found a flaw in the device: the screens appear to have a red tint to them. SEE ALSO: With this […]

Read More

One small flight for drones has the potential to be one giant step for science … just ask researchers at Oregon State University. A group of scientists at the university recently captured rare footage of blue whales feeding in the Southern Ocean off New Zealand via drone. The stunning footage, narrated by Leigh G. Torres, […]

Read More