Weekly Rewind: Galaxy Note 8 vs. iPhone 8, paper lightsabers, Nissan Leaf review

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of...

Feds look to cash in seized bitcoins at record prices

 Federal prosecutors are looking to unload 513 bitoins seized as part of a drug case in Salt Lake City. Worth about $500,000 when they were seized, their worth has...

Eat your heart out, ‘Avatar’ fans: MIT just figured out how to make plants...

By embedding nanoparticles into the leaves of an otherwise ordinary watercress plant, MIT scientists have managed to make a plant glow in the dark. The next step? Replacing our...

Google kills its Tango augmented reality platform, shifting focus to ARCore

 Google announced today that it’s shutting down its high-end smartphone augmented reality platform, Tango, in order to focus more on the more mass market ARCore product. The company had already confirmed...

A creepy robot head completes university course in the philosophy of love

Philosophy students at Notre Dame de Namur University in California recently shared their “Philosophy of Love” course with Bina48, an A.I. animatronic robot. Here's how it went down. The post...

Spice up your 360 videos and photos with VeeR Editor for iOS and Android

VeeR Editor, a free iOS and Android app, provides creative editing solutions that first party apps often lack, like filters, stickers, and multiclip editing. It also offers access to...

Cities do want to rethink regulations and avoid tech clashes, and here’s some proof

 In Jakarta, Indonesia, only 50 percent of the population has access to the piped sewerage system. More than 500,000 residents practice open defecation, and more than one million people...

Broadband business Casa Systems up 11%, following downsized IPO

 Andover, Massachusetts-based Casa Systems had a tough time pulling off its IPO this week. The broadband solutions company initially wanted to debut Thursday, but pushed its launch back to...

Radius is a smart device that acts like a force field for mosquitoes

Made by one of the leading mosquito repellant companies, Radius is a new Kickstarter smart device that promises to act like a force field against mosquitoes. No bug spray...

Erik Huggers is stepping down as CEO of Vevo

 Vevo, the music video service backed by major record labels, just announced that its CEO Erik Huggers is departing. Huggers previously worked at the BBC, at Verizon (which owns...

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