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First floating wind farm in the world starts production in Scotland

The world‘s first floating wind farm started construction back in 2015 off the shore of Scotland. Two years later the plant is now starting production and is the first floating wind farm in the world to do so. The power it creates will be sent to the Scottish electric grid and will power 20,000 households. The floating wind farm is Continue reading

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Toyota ‘Fine-Comfort Ride‘ concept vehicle is a hydrogen-powered EV

Toyota has unveiled a new concept car that it sees as the future of the premium saloon. The car is called the Fine-Comfort Ride concept and it is a fuel cell vehicle that runs on electricity created using hydrogen. Like all fuel-cell powered vehicles, the Fine-Comfort Ride produces no CO2 emissions in operation and has a long cruising range and Continue reading

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Moto X4 comes to the US with ads via Amazon Prime Exclusive

The Moto X4 is one odd smartphone. Coming from Motorola‘s former premium line, the Moto X4 has been reduced a somewhat mid-range smartphone. It has been made interesting by the fact that it is one of the few ‘Amazon Alexa‘ phones in the market and the first Android One phone for the US. It was promised that a non-Android One Continue reading

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Pixel 2 XL may get a color-improving update

There is very difference between the Pixel 2 and the larger Pixel 2 XL, but where they do differ, the difference is nearly staggering. Size is one and battery is another. But the most telling difference is really their screens. Although more pixel dense and prettier with its lack of bezels, the Pixel 2 XL‘s P-OLED screen suffers from one Continue reading

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LG V30 fingerprint scanner fails when heavily scratched

JerryRigEverything is back and he‘s got his own LG V30 in his hands. The last time Zack Nelson was seen with the smartphone was when LG flew him over for a sponsored teardown and look into the V30‘s prized cameras. Now the YouTuber has bought his own unit with no strings attached for the sole purpose of our entertainment education. Continue reading

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Philips Hue bulbs can now be controlled via Vivint Smart Home

Smart home and connected appliances might be the in thing these days, but before they all jumped on the bandwagon, Philips was already paving the way. The Philips Hue has been one of the earliest appliances that could be controlled with a smartphone or accessed through a local network and it still remains one of the easiest ways to get Continue reading

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HTC U11 Plus is shaping up to be a stunning champion

There‘s little doubt about it, HTC, at least is mobile business, is on a downhill trajectory. While it retains control of its own smartphone business, it has sold off a huge chunk of it to Google. As if trying to prove that it‘s business as usual back home, HTC has hinted that a new flagship would be coming. That flagship Continue reading

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Nokia 7 brings Bothies to the mid-range

The selfie craze has mostly boiled over. And by that, we mean that it has become less of a craze and more a begrudgingly accepted fact of life. Nokia, however, totally missed that boat so it‘s doing the next best thing: try to create a new fad, Nokia and HMD call it ‘Bothie‘ and it debuted in the Nokia 8. Continue reading

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Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM puts Alexa into 16hr cordless speaker

For many, Ultimate Earshas been the go-to for portable Bluetooth speakers; now, the company is making Amazon Alexa its go-to assistant. Announced today, the Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST and BLAST give UE‘s speakers a smart upgrade, adding WiFi to the Bluetooth. Meanwhile, though they may not be the first battery-powered Alexa speakers on the market, they do last a lot longer Continue reading

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Nintendo Switch finally gets video capture, data transfer

The hype around the Nintendo Switch seems to have been dialed down to more more stable but still high levels. Nintendo, however, fortunately keeps on churning updates that bring much requested features to users. And it‘s doing so rather quickly, almost in stark contrast to its past behavior. The latest system update, version 4.0.0, is a prime example of this, Continue reading

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Samsung DeX Linux on Galaxy really wants you to ditch your PC

There is no shortage of phones, platforms, and tools that promise the ability to use only your smartphone as your day to day computing device. Almost all of them, however, fall short when it comes to a few use cases, especially those related to multimedia work and software development. Samsung DeX is the latest such attempt and comes close to Continue reading

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Apple TV‘s search adds support for more apps in the US and Canada

The latest Apple TVs universal search has added support for more apps in the US and Canada. With this expansion, users are now able to view results from BBC America, Oxygen, and Classix in the United States. Canadian users also get expanded universal search results that now include a kid‘s channel, news, and more. Apple TV‘s universal search is available Continue reading

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Snap is selling a dancing hot dog costume for some reason

For reasons that aren‘t at all clear, it appears Snap, the company behind Snapchat and Spectacles, is selling a dancing hot dog costume on Amazon. The costume is the only product listed under the Snap Inc company‘s profile page and it is priced at a hefty 80. If that doesn‘t deter you and you‘re not too tall and have Continue reading

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CNN just got special FAA permission to fly drones over crowds

CNN has announced that it is the first of its kind to get FAA approval for operating a drone over crowds. This is made possible via the FAA‘s issuance of a Part 107 waiver that authorizes the use of small unmanned aircraft systems in places where ordinary regulations prohibit them, including over groups of people who could be injured in Continue reading

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This faux skin gives robots a sense of touch

Researchers with UCLA and the University of Washington have created a faux skin that gives robots a sense of touch, enabling them to better grasp objects and more. This fake skin, which is described as a flexible sensor, can be stretched over robotic parts or a prosthetic limb, giving the device a sense of vibration and shear force. A sense Continue reading

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Phiaton BT 150 NC neckband earbuds block almost all ambient noise

Phiaton has launched a pair of neckband-style earbuds that are able to block out the majority of ambient noises, making them a great choice for anyone who needs noise-cancelling headphones with a lightweight and portable design. Called the BT 150 NC, these earbuds boast Bluetooth 4.2 alongside 12mm drivers and the ability to block up to 95-percent of ambient noises. Continue reading

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Sonos One vs PLAY:1 The 411 on the newest Alexa speaker

It‘s the season of smart speakers, but the Sonos One has a strong pitch for being your voice-driven media player of choice. As we found in our full review, despite a few teething pains the Amazon Alexa-powered speaker adds an impressive new dimension to home audio playback. Read on for four things about the Sonos One that you really should Continue reading

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Halo: Master Chief Collection goes 4K for Xbox One X

Here‘s some good news for those of you planning to jump to the Xbox One X next month: Microsoft and 343 Industries confirmed today that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be updated to take full advantage of the new console. That Microsoft would return to the biggest Halo compilation ever to grant it support for its latest console isn‘t Continue reading

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YouTube TV voice control arrives via Google Home

YouTube TV subscribers now have the option of controlling the service using their voice via a Google Home device. The new support has arrived for the Google Home and Google Home mini; it‘ll also be available on the Google Home Max once it is available. YouTube TV is the service‘s live TV option available in most of the nation‘s major Continue reading

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Zero Motorcycles‘ 2018 e-bike lineup offers 6x faster charging

Zero Motorcycles has unveiled its 2018 lineup, explaining that with its latest electric motorcycles, buyers can expect charging rates as high as six times faster than previous models. These all-electric motorcycles are for commuters ready to shed the ordinary gas tank, but who don‘t have hours on end to spend waiting for their battery to recharge. Depending on configuration, Zero‘s Continue reading

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Bixby 2.0 makes Samsung‘s AI omnipresent

Even though it got off to a fairly rocky start, Samsung‘s implementation of its Bixby AI seems to have leveled out a bit. Now that Samsung has Bixby up and running on its flagship phones around the world, it‘s looking to the future. The future is apparently bright for Bixby, as Samsung plans to have its AI assistant everywhere. In Continue reading

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Samsung 360 Round has 17 lenses and captures 4K 3D streaming video

Samsung 360 Round was revealed this week at the Samsung Developer Conference 2017 for enthusiasts and specialists in the 3D content field (for VR). That‘s a fairly broad field, as it were - everything from extreme sports recording to live news broadcasting. As such, this newest 360 camera from Samsung is made to capture the most amazing spherical video a Continue reading

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition delayed with possible early 2018 launch

Microsoft was set to release Age of Empires: Definitive Edition this month, but that has changed. In a post yesterday, the game‘s team revealed that the title has been delayed until next year, though the exact date isn‘t yet know. The Windows Store has been updated to reflect this change, only it currently lists a placeholder launch date of December Continue reading

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SmartThings Cloud : This is Samsung‘s big IoT cleanup

This year‘s SDC brought together several Internet of Things brands/groups together into one: SmartThings Cloud. Each of the following names is now part of one bigger group: Samsung SmartThings, ARTIK, Samsung Connect. All three are now under the brand SmartThings Cloud. Of important note - this SmartThings Cloud all-encompassing platform name is what Samsung suggests will be both connected and Continue reading

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