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Elon Musk: Pre-orders for Tesla's solar roof tiles to go up today

Originally, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company’s new solar roof tiles would be coming in April.  While that timeline slipped slightly, Musk tweeted Wednesday morning that the orders would open sometime on Wednesday. The company’s solar roof tiles, which blend more seamlessly into home designs that traditional photovoltaic panels, have the potential to revolutionize […]

Apple acquires Beddit to ramp up its sleep tracking tech

Apple acquires Beddit to ramp up its sleep tracking tech

Apple wants to come into your bedroom to keep an eye on you while you sleep … but not in a creepy way, of course. The company just acquired sleep tracker Beddit, according to a CNBC report. The news organization spotted a change on Beddit’s online privacy portal, dated May 8, that alerted the company’s […]

Microsoft Video Indexer can identify emotions of people in videos

Microsoft Video Indexer can identify emotions of people in videos

What if you could understand everything about a video without ever having to watch it? That may sound contradictory, but Microsoft has created a tool that can analyze videos and make their contents searchable, potentially saving you the trouble of watching the footage yourself. SEE ALSO: Whoa, Microsoft just beat Apple in tablet satisfaction Called […]

Microsoft goes full Minority Report with Gesture API for Windows 10

Microsoft goes full Minority Report with Gesture API for Windows 10

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Windows 10 hits 500 million users

Windows 10 hits 500 million users

It’s always good to kick off a big conference with some good news and, for Microsoft, 500 million monthly active devices for Windows 10 is the best kind of news. Microsoft announced the milestone during the keynote address at the company’s annual Build Developers Conference in Seattle.  SEE ALSO: How to watch the Microsoft Build […]

Microsoft is building real-time translation for PowerPoint

Microsoft is building real-time translation for PowerPoint

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Amy Schumer's 'Snatched' wants to be funny and emotional, but only succeeds at one of those things

Amy Schumer's 'Snatched' wants to be funny and emotional, but only succeeds at one of those things

The big selling point of Snatched is that it’s a mother-daughter comedy starring Amy Schumer, a white-hot A-lister at the peak of her career; and Goldie Hawn, a living legend back from hiatus. What a disappointment, then, that that central pairing is one of the least successful things about it. SEE ALSO: Summer movie preview: […]

Harry Styles hasn't quite mastered the stage dive yet, but his solo music sparkles live

Harry Styles hasn't quite mastered the stage dive yet, but his solo music sparkles live

Finally, we have the definitive answer to the age-old question, “Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?” Because despite what feels true in your heart, Harry Styles cannot fly.  A few short hours after premiering his first solo video for the soaring “Sign of the Times,” Styles played an intimate gig for some lucky […]

Robots are getting better at teaching other robots how to do things. Oh.

Robots are getting better at teaching other robots how to do things. Oh.

Teaching a robot how to do something is usually done by either programming it to perform a specific task, or demonstrating that task for the robot to observe and imitate. The latter method, however, so far hasn’t been accurate enough for robots to be able to transfer their knowledge to other robots.  That’s changing, however, […]

'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' movie definitely messed with the book's structure

'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' movie definitely messed with the book's structure

The third and final installment of our saga about Peter Jackson’s saga based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s saga is here. Without further adieu and no restraint on spoilers, What’s the Difference?! Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. This ‘Peaky Blinders’ supercut of Tom Hardy swearing is a masterpiece The moment a woman with alopecia […]

Woman slams random ‘social experiments’, says what we’re all thinking

Woman slams random ‘social experiments’, says what we’re all thinking

When you’re sitting alone in a public space, the last thing you want is to become the unwitting subject of a social experiment. But, that’s what happened to one Reddit user, who’s penned an open letter calling out the man for harassing her despite her requests to be left alone.  SEE ALSO: Woman groped on […]

Not even 'American Idol' fans want 'American Idol' to come back

Not even 'American Idol' fans want 'American Idol' to come back

You know the old adage, “If you love something, let it go?”  Yeah, TV networks haven’t heard that one, which is why ABC just revived American Idol little more than a year after Ryan Seacrest ominously declared, “Goodnight America … for now.” It’s safe to say that no one was missing American Idol yet — […]

Put your smartphone away, you're missing the entire history of you

Put your smartphone away, you're missing the entire history of you

No, you’re not that important or busy. Put your smartphone away and pay more attention to the world around you. Better yet, leave your smartphone over there, where you can’t get to it for a few hours.  Now breathe deep and try not to panic. The world (probably) isn’t going to end while you’re deprived […]