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21 Hours Ago   Cutting the cable cord could soon get a lot easier in the UK, as Amazon is getting set to release smart TVs with Fire TV built in, reports the Telegraph.

23 Hours Ago   The UK government has announced that it plans to build Europe's first spaceport on the A'Mhoine Peninsula in Sutherland, Scotland. The boggy stretch is relatively uninhabited, remote and close to the North Sea.

5 Days Ago   With recent and upcoming specials from Dave Chapelle, Ellen Degeneres, Patton Oswalt and others, Netflix has discovered that nothing is as binge-able as standup comedy. It's now taking that philosophy farther and wider with 47 half-hour episodes feat...

6 Days Ago   NVIDIA's GeForce Now uses the power of the cloud to turn your Mac or Windows PC into a high-end gaming machine, even if your computer is a piece of crap.

7 Days Ago   Nikon already holds the superzoom title with the 2,000mm (83X zoom) equivalent P900, but it hasn't been sitting on its haunches. It just unveiled the CoolPix P1000 with a 24-3,000mm f/2.8-8 lens (35mm equivalent), offering an astonishing zoom range o...

7 Days Ago   Japan's TeamLab has created some of the most trippy, interactive and Instagram-able digital art installations ever. It's only fitting, then, that the group is getting its own digital museum in Tokyo, thanks to developer Mori and Epson.

7 Days Ago   The UK has big plans to eliminate sales of new gasoline- and diesel-powered cars by 2040. Electric vehicles (EVs) are the key to making that work, but the required chargers are few and far between.

10 Days Ago   Netflix is going all-in on anime, renewing another series and bringing in a bunch of new ones, it announced at the Anime 2018 festival. There'll certainly be a lot of variety, starting with season 2 of Aggretsuko (below, arriving in 2019) about a red...

11 Days Ago   Kim Dotcom, who has been in the news so often that it's hard to believe his company MegaUpload was shut down way back in 2012, is running out of lives.

12 Days Ago   Fox Sports has done a lot of work to deliver live streaming coverage of the World Cup in Russia, but it seems to be paying off.

13 Days Ago   Nintendo's 2DS XL is not just a throwback 3DS console (without the 3D), but also a blank canvas for special editions like the Zelda Link Shield version.

31 Days Ago   Star Trek: Discovery was successful enough to be renewed for a second season, but it was plagued with production problems that eventually led to the departure of showrunner Brian Fuller.

31 Days Ago   Donald Trump has slapped a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, significantly ramping up trade tensions between the nations. The tariff applies to "industrially significant" goods in sectors like aerospace, information tech, robot...

31 Days Ago   It will soon be a criminal offense in the UK to point a camera up a woman's skirt and take a photo (an act called "upskirting"), with offenders facing up to two years in jail.

32 Days Ago   Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano is causing all kinds of havoc. So far, it's wiped out at least 600 homes including a neighborhood called "Vacationland," completely filled in Kapoho Bay and rained olivine gems from the sky.

32 Days Ago   Your old film camera still has marvelous optics and electronics, so it's a shame to let it gather dust. Hong Kong-based NIMN lab has another idea: Why not turn it into a Polaroid-like instant camera?

33 Days Ago   Amazon is now shipping the $250 DeepLens camera it unveiled in November to help developers create AI image recognition apps and models. Though it looks pretty underwhelming, there's a fair amount of power in the smallish body.

33 Days Ago   In light of recent crashes where Tesla said drivers didn't pay sufficient attention while on Autopilot, it's rolling out updates to address the problem. The first one, issued several days ago, nags drivers every 30 seconds to "hold steering wheel," i...

33 Days Ago   The $155,000 Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid with 600 horsepower and a 100-mile driving range isn't coming to market until next year, but its parent Volvo is giving us a taste ahead of that.

34 Days Ago   A new gameplay trailer for Hitman 2 shows the crazy amount of improvisation you'll be able to do in the game's Miami level. While offering the standard gun/silencer murders, it also features our hero Agent 47 offing targets with with a pair of scisso...

34 Days Ago   Smartwatches are struggling, and Google knows it needs to fix the things people dislike about Wear OS. At the top of the list is battery life, so during I/O, Google announced plans to boost that for Android P.

35 Days Ago   Uber essentially ceded most of the Asian market after it merged with Chinese rival Didi Chuxing, but it still has a strong presence in India. To cement its position and grow further, the ridesharing firm has unveiled a new app, Uber Lite.

35 Days Ago   Sony's Playstation E3 press conference was an unusual affair, set up in a small, church or dance-hall venue with pew-like benches for participants. It turns out that the room was nearly identical to a scene from The Last of Us 2 the (very violent...

35 Days Ago   Mercedes has showed off footage of its prototype EQA, the compact EV that's part of its next-generation of EQ electric cars. It first unveiled the A-Class-sized electric car at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year, but it now apparently has a working pr...

35 Days Ago   Amazon's marketing modus operandi is to convince everyone to sign up to its $119 annual Prime Membership, and it's using that strategy to the max with its Whole Foods acquisition.

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