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Watch the FCC‘s net neutrality vote at 10:30AM ET

Today is the day that the internet as we know it could change dramatically. Starting at 10:30 AM Eastern, FCC chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai is expected to wipe out net neutrality and repeal Title II regulations that classify broadband a...

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Pandora lets free users sample its on-demand service

Its been just over a year since Pandora first gave an official glimpse of its on-demand music service, meant to go up against the likes of Spotify and Apple Music. And while theres a lot to like about Pandora Premium, it hasnt exactly shaken up th...

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ISS astronauts won‘t miss out on ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting theaters across the world this week, moviegoers will finally be able to witness the new space adventures that the franchise consistently delivers. However, actual space explorers will also get the chance to enjoy...

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Two million identities stolen for fake net neutrality comments

As many as 2 million identities were stolen to leave fake comments in support of the FCCs decision to kill net neutrality, according to the New York Attorney Generals Office. Based on the 5,000 or so complaints filed with the office, some of the vi...

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Apple Final Cut Pro X is ready to edit VR video

Apple isnt just making the iMac Pro available to order -- its also updating the creative software youll likely run on that iMac. A new upgrade to Final Cut Pro X adds support for both newer video technology and some key color editing tools. Most n...

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The iMac Pro is fast, but who is it for?

Today marks the release of the iMac Pro, Apples first all-in-one desktop aimed at professionals. The question isnt how it looks (like the regular iMac, but in Space Gray) or how it runs (fast), but who its for. It would be tempting to just say cr...

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LG‘s refreshed Gram laptops get a quad-core processor bump

Ahead of CES, laptop makers are hurriedly unveiling the hardware theyll be showing off at the trade show. Yesterday we got the lowdown on Samsungs Surface-challenging Notebook 9 range, and now its fellow Korean titan LGs turn to talk up its 2018...

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Disney could soon own Sky

Today, Disney announced its intention to buy 21st Century Fox for 52 billion. Its a colossal deal that gives the House of Mouse control over the X-Men, a number of TV channels and a majority stake in Hulu. For Brits, the acquisition has another imp...

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Disney buys Fox‘s studios and cable TV channels for 52 billion

After weeks of rumors, the deal is done -- Disney will buy up large chunks of Rupert Murdochs Fox media empire for 52 billion. The list of what it wont take is shorter: the Fox News cable channel, broadcast networks and Fox Sports, which are expec...

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The Morning After: Thursday, December 14th 2017

Hey, good morning! In cased you missed it, we got driven down an actual highway while wearing a VR headset, did cartwheels in a next-generation VR device and heard all about T-Mobile launching a TV service. That last one has nothing to do with VR. Y...

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Spotify and Deezer urge EU to lean on Apple

Streaming is single-handedly boosting music sales and Spotify doesnt want any one behemoth (see Apple) gaining a stranglehold over the booming market. It got its wish when the EU promised legislative instruments to help out the little guy, specifi...

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Microsoft‘s Seeing AI app for the blind now reads handwriting

Artificial intelligence took center stage at Microsofts AI Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday. Aside from announcing AI smarts for a range of software -- from Bing to Office 365 -- the tech titan is also ramping up its Seeing AI app for iOS, which...

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7-Eleven tests app-based deliveries in Dallas

Convenience stores earned their name by stocking food and everyday items in a shop you could easily reach. But what if your local store isnt all that close, or it doesnt carry what youre looking for? If everything goes according to plan, 7-Eleve...

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AT&T‘s power line-mounted internet service is back for more tests

Providing high-speed internet to rural areas is a constant challenge; after all, there isnt a lot of incentive for companies to build infrastructure for a limited number of people. Thats why ATamp;Ts Project AirGig is so interesting. It provides...

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Autonomous helicopter completes Marine resupply simulation

Drones have become a part of the modern battlefield, but what about autonomous full-size aircraft? Aurora Flight Sciences just successfully demonstrated its self-flying setup, the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS), enabling an older heli...

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Samsung‘s 2018 Notebook 9 lineup includes MacBook, Surface challengers

Last year Samsungs Notebook 9 laptop kept it simple with a standard thin-and-light design that got the important things right, but didnt sport flashy features like a high-res display or hybrid design. Earlier this year the Pro edition added a foldi...

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DOJ confirms criminal investigation into Uber vs. Waymo

The civil trial between Uber and Waymo over stolen self-driving technology was supposed to start December 4th, but Judge Alsup announced a delay last month. Now he has unsealed the letter (over objections from the US Attorneys Office in San Francisc...

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‘Doctor Who Time Vortex VR‘ is an endless runner with a TARDIS

Fans of our favorite Time Lord can get all timey-wimey with a VR reboot of Doctor Who Time Vortex 360, a web/mobile game that came out this past May. You can steer the TARDIS through various space obstacles, Rez-style, with Cardboard, Daydream, Gear...

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Hyundai plans 38 EVs as it tries to catch up with rivals

Hyundai and its affiliate Kia have revealed ambitious plans to bring as many as 38 green cars to market in the next eight years, with seven models slated for launch in the next five. Most of them will be electric vehicles, senior vice president Lee K...

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Redbox returns to internet video with On Demand service

The last time Redbox tried online video in earnest it... didnt go so well. The companys Redbox Instant was effectively trying to challenge Netflix head-on, which seemed foolhardy even in 2013. After lots of teasing, though, its ready for a comebac...

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Microsoft‘s Cortana can now suggest follow-up tasks

Microsoft may not be the biggest player in the AI assistant space, but it has some tricks that could give it an edge. The software giant has used an AI-themed event to demo Cortanas widening abilities, most notably to chain skills together based...

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Microsoft adds more AI smarts to Office 365

Microsoft has been adding cloud-based artificial intelligence to its popular Office suite for years now. In addition to new AI-focused upgrades to Cortana and Bing, the company also announced several new tools for Word, Excel and Outlook to help you...

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Microsoft unveils improved AI-powered search features for Bing

Microsoft unveiled a handful of new intelligent search features for Bing at an event held in San Francisco today. Powered by AI, the search updates are meant to provide more thorough answers and allow for more conversational or general search queries...

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Attorneys general request last-minute delay for net neutrality vote

The FCCs controversial vote on net neutrality protections is scheduled to take place tomorrow, and as we get down to the wire, opposition to the proposal hasnt slowed. Today, 18 state attorneys general sent a letter to the FCC asking for the commis...

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