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Create Instagram stories in your phone‘s web browser

You dont have to install Instagrams app to create stories on your phone. The photo-centric social network is adding support for posting stories directly from your browser. You have to be content with still photos and text overlays (no video or cl...

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OnePlus 5T hands-on: A slightly bigger, slightly better flagship

The OnePlus 5 isnt that old, but its already been replaced. The company just unveiled its new flagship smartphone at a launch event in Brooklyn, and its understandably pumped about its new, almost-all-screen design. Ive been playing with the 5T f...

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OnePlus 5T packs a tall screen and upgraded dual cameras for 499

After more than a few leaks and not-so-subtle teasers, the OnePlus 5T is official -- and its at once everything you expected and a bit more. The centerpiece, as youve no doubt guessed, is the 6-inch, 18:9 ratio 2,160 x 1,080 AMOLED display. The fin...

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Spire‘s health tracker sticks on clothes and never needs charging

Wearable fitness monitors promise a lot but research shows that nearly a third are abandoned in junk drawers because theyre too fiddly, require too much maintenance or users are simply forgetting to put them on. Health monitoring company Spire think...

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The best Nintendo Switch games

The Nintendo Switch is an excellent game console. If you dont want to quit collecting Power Moons in Super Mario Odyssey but need a change of scenery from your living room, thats entirely doable. Simply take the tablet out of its dock, slide your J...

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MegaBots wants to crowdfund a tournament for 2018

Once upon a time (in 2015), a crew of enthusiasts built the robot concept Eagle Prime and did what you do with a 15-foot-tall metal beast: Challenge its Japanese equivalent, Kuratas, to a duel. Years later, the creations finally duked it out in an in...

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Amazon Key flaw could let a courier disable your Cloud Cam

Amazon recently weirded out much of the internet when it unveiled its Key delivery service that lets its couriers open your home and deliver packages while youre away. A key part of that is the Cloud Cam security camera that confirms deliveries and...

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China wants to build a nuclear-powered space shuttle by 2040

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for Chinas space program. This week, the GB Times reports that the company released an ambitious roadmap for Chinas space aspirations that could carry the country...

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Neighboring exoplanet could be one of the most habitable

A team of astronomers have discovered an Earth-like exoplanet thats only 11 light-years away and is one of the most potentially habitable celestial bodies weve ever come across. Ross 128 b is the second-closest temperate planet -- or planets with t...

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Vimeo can stream videos in 8K and HDR

A few streaming services have supported colorful high dynamic range video and ultra-high resolutions for a while, but Vimeo is making up for lost time in grand style. The company has added support for both HDR videos and resolutions as high as 8K....

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The NHS is turning to tech to help prevent Type 2 diabetes

Last year, the NHS launched a diabetes prevention programme aimed at helping high-risk patients stop or delay the onset of full-blown Type 2 diabetes. NHS England has now announced that its turning to tech for the second phase of the project, and wi...

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Facebook, Google and others add trust icons to tackle fake news

More than 75 major news outlets have agreed to use Trust Indicators on their content in a bid to stem the tide of fake news. Facebook, Google, Twitter and Bing will display the indicators on their sites as part of a partnership with The Trust Project...

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Just Eat gets the approval it needs to acquire Hungryhouse

Five years ago, a merger between Just Eat and Hungryhouse would have been impossible in the UK. They were two of the largest online takeaway sites and would, therefore, have created a monopoly. Now, of course, the situation is a little different. Wit...

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Amazon and Allrecipes team up to take on Blue Apron‘s meal kits

Weve heard rumblings that Amazon might be ready to take on Blue Apron with prepared food kits, and now it looks like its finally here. Today, AmazonFresh and Allrecipes.com announced a new partnership that will allow for meal preparation delivery...

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HTC‘s Vive Tracker adds much-needed tactile control to VR

Virtual reality has made a lot of progress lately toward looking and sounding better, but were still in the early stages of making it feel better on a tactile level. Standalone headsets like the upcoming Oculus Go and the just-announced HTC Vive Foc...

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Surface Book 2 review: Microsoft gets closer to the ‘ultimate laptop‘

Microsofts Surface Book 2 is an even stronger MacBook Pro competitor than before. Mostly, thats because theres finally a 15-inch model for people who need a bit more screen real estate. But the company has fixed most of the issues we had with last...

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Facebook says messaging apps aren‘t turning people into hermits

Think people are replacing face-to-face communication with gadgets and chat apps? A Facebook study says youre dead wrong. Based on the survey commissioned by the Messenger team for the 25th anniversary of the first text ever sent (December 3rd, 1992...

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Element adds a Roku TV to its 4K line-up

Youve got plenty of choice if youre seeking a new Roku TV. The companys software is built-in to a bunch of budget to affordable televisions from TCL and RCA (and soon Philips), among others, several of which pack a 4K picture. Now, you can add Ele...

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FDA approves an electrical device to help ease opioid withdrawal

Amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, doctors are looking for ways to help people wean themselves off of the drugs, but withdrawal symptoms are a major hurdle. Innovative Health Solutions says its NSS-2 Bridge is a percutaneous nerve field stimulato...

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Teenage Engineering and Raven‘s ‘H‘ and ‘R‘ aren‘t typical smart speakers

Most people still dont know who or what Teenage Engineering is. But, those that do probably think of them as a music company mdash; the iconic OP-1 synthesizer, OD-11 speaker and line of tiny Pocket Operator synths have earned Teenage Engineering t...

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Hollywood strikes back against illegal streaming Kodi addons

An anti-piracy alliance supported by many major US and UK movie studios, broadcasters and content providers has dealt a blow to the third-party Kodi addon scene after it successfully forced a number of popular piracy-linked streaming tools offline. I...

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Amazon‘s Echo with a screen hits the UK for 200

Its taken a while, but Amazons Echo Show is finally ready for British customers. The boxy device, which comes with a 7-inch display and Alexa smarts, was announced way back in May. Pre-orders for the UK opened on September 28, and today, at last, t...

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The Morning After: Thursday, November 16th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. It will be a busy Thursday for Elon Musk, as this evening SpaceX sends a secret payload skyward, and were expecting to see Teslas electric semi-truck. For everyone else, well, theres a new look for Google M...

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Honda‘s connected cars will communicate over 5G

When its not busy making billion-dollar acquisitions to expand its robotics line-up, Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank is pursuing its other hobby: smart cars. Central to this endeavour is its partner, and fellow Japan native, Honda. Last year, the t...

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