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This Off-Brand Roomba Rival Gets the Job Done, With a Few Quirks

The Neabot robot vacuum is a stark white puck that hugs its charger like a baby monkey in a Harlow experiment. It has three buttons—start, charge, and clean—and a prominent sensor on top that spins rapidly as it scoots around your house. It does exactly what’s advertised on the box: It sucks up dirt and dust and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Shark, Home Automation, Robots, Alibaba, Fitbit, Vacuum, Roomba, Irobot, Science and Technology, Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, Home Appliances, Vacuum Cleaner, Harlow, Floors, Technology Internet


5G Conspiracy Theories Are Fueling an Entire Economy of Scammy Gadgets

It’s an unfortunate truth that snake oil salesmen lurk behind every corner of the internet, waiting for the next conspiracy or wellness fad so they can swoop in with cure-all wares and rob people of their hard-earned cash. It’s also true that people generally fear the unknown—and new technology slots neatly into that…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Internet Of Things, Transparency, Science, Technology, Etsy, Ebay, Pandora, Telecommunications, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, US Food and Drug Administration, Shungite, Technology Forecasting, 5g Scam Products


Cloud Gaming's Missing Piece Is 5G

When my brother and I were kids, our family took a lot of road trips. We loved the end destinations, but getting there was a major drag. We had Game Boy Colors and other handhelds, but we had already played the games we owned way too many times. Consoles and desktop PCs aren’t exactly portable, so we often got bored…Read more...
Tags: Google, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Netflix, Comcast, Telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom, Nvidia, Att, Verizon Communications, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, 5g


Samsung Is Making MicroLED TV Sizes That Are More Practical for Us Commoners

Samsung’s consumer-friendly version of its larger-than-life The Wall display will eventually be available in a more reasonable 76-inch version—you know, for those of us whose homes can’t actually accommodate 110-inch televisions.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Samsung, Amd, Samsung Electronics, Odyssey, Science and Technology, Digital Imaging, Light Emitting Diodes, Information and Communications Technology, Display technology, Ultra High Definition Television, microLED, Television Technology, 8k Resolution




California City Becomes First in the U.S. to Ban New Gas Stations

Officials from Petaluma, California have decided their city has enough places to fill up gas-powered cars. Last week, the local city council unanimously voted to ban new gas stations, building on a two-year moratorium passed in early 2019. Read more...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Science, Technology, Environment, Articles, Green Vehicles, Electric Car, Science and Technology, Hydrogen Vehicle, California City, Sustainable Transport, Petaluma California, The Coalition, Emerging Technologies, Sustainable Technologies, Fuel Gas




Fossil's First Cellular Smartwatch Fails to Live Up to Its Promise

Samsung and Apple have been making cellular smartwatches for years. But this isn’t about them. This is about how Fossil, the biggest Wear OS wearables maker, has finally, finally released its first cellular smartwatch.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Samsung, Smartphones, Smartwatches, Telecommunications, Apple Watch, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, Wearable Devices, Samsung Galaxy, Wear OS, Wearable Computers, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, Technology Internet


Start Your Vlogging Career With 40% off a Taotronics 12" Ring Light

TaoTronics 12" Selfie Ring Light | $30 | Amazon | Promo code KJXNAZRK + $10 Clip Coupon Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Science, Technology, Bluetooth, Selfie, Narcissism, Internet Culture, Science and Technology, Tripod, Portrait Photography, Coupon, Human Interest, Ring Flash, Technology Internet, KJXNAZRK




T-Mobile Has the First Good 5G Plan With Truly Unlimited Data

Throttling is the not-so-secret way traditional “unlimited” cellular data plans keep you from tapping into all that data. T-Mobile’s new Magenta Max Plan, which is designed to maximize the potential of faster 5G speeds, is promising to make unlimited data truly unlimited for the first time in a long time.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Net Neutrality, Broadband, Telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom, Verizon Communications, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, Tethering, T Mobile, Data Transmission, T Mobile US, Technology Internet


How to Turn Your Laptop Into a Desktop

Laptops are fantastic for portable computing on the go, letting you move from the home to the office, or from the study to the bedroom, or from planes to trains with ease. They’ve got a lot of advantages, but if you’re going to be stuck in one place for an extended period of time (sound familiar?), the disadvantages…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Chromebook, Computing, Laptop, Science and Technology, Docking Station, Personal Computing, Computer Monitor, Desktop Computer, Computer Peripherals, Classes Of Computers, Computer Keyboard, Technology Internet


Google Fires Another Top Researcher on Its AI Ethics Team

Google has fired another top artificial intelligence researcher, Margaret Mitchell, in the latest escalation of internal tensions at the company following December’s controversial ouster of Timnit Gebru, a Black AI ethicist. As if the PR fire with Google’s AI ethics team didn’t have enough fuel already.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Science and Technology, Margaret Mitchell, Timnit Gebru, Academic Disciplines, Technology Internet, Criticism Of Google


JBL's Xtreme 3 Is a Nearly Perfect Portable Bluetooth Speaker

With summer right around the corner, you might want to consider JBL’s Xtreme 3. It’s a durable and portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers a surprising amount of bass for those who like to listen to music even at top volumes.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Bluetooth, Distortion, Science and Technology, Consumer Electronics, Jbl, Audio Engineering, You, Xtreme, Loudspeakers, Electric Guitars, Audio Electronics, In Car Entertainment


Save $40 on Proscenic's A9 Smart Air Purifier for Cleaner Breathing and Peace of Mind

Proscenic A9 Smart Air Purifier | $179 | Amazon | Clip CouponRead more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Science and Technology, Filters, Air Purifier, Medical Equipment, Purifier, Natural Sciences, Dander, Industrial Gases


Floating Holographic Buttons Promise to Fix the One Gross Thing About Japanese Smart Toilets

The Japanese bathroom experience is akin to taking your butt to visit a swanky, high-tech spa. However, there is one downside to smart toilets that no one talks about: all those buttons every user is pressing. They’re not especially hygienic, so one company has come up with a solution in the form of Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Marketing, Sanitation, Toilet, Science and Technology, Bathrooms, Emerging Technologies, Display technology, Holographic Display, Technology Internet, Interactive Kiosk


A Classic Tale of Two Prep School Friends Who Founded the Uber of Hangover IV Drips Then Somehow Started Covid-19 Testing for Cities

Shortly before Thanksgiving, the Hoboken, New Jersey city council held an emergency meeting to vote on covid-19 testing contracts, the kind of event that was doubtlessly being replicated in Zoom conference rooms around the county. Hospitalizations in the state were the highest they’d been in six months. The local…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Technology, Articles, Science and Technology, Hoboken New Jersey, Telehealth, Assistive Technology


Facebook's Reportedly Working on a Smartwatch so It Can Hoover Up Your Health Data Too

Apparently unsatiated by hoovering up users’ personal data on its platforms, Facebook’s hoping to get its mitts on their health data as well. The company’s reportedly building a smartwatch as its next foray into hardware, and the device could debut as soon as next year, according to a Friday report from the InformationRead more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Smartwatch, Computing, Fitbit, Wearable Technology, Science and Technology, Wearable Devices, Ubiquitous Computing, Wearable Computers, Mobile Computers, Humancomputer Interaction, Technology Internet


Biden Administration Says It Will Address Global Chip Shortage

The Biden administration plans to take steps to address the global chip shortage affecting automakers, laptop makers, and other manufacturers that rely on the semiconductor industry, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Technology, Intel, Companies, Biden, TSMC, Science and Technology, White House Press, Semi, Jen Psaki, Semiconductor Industry Association, Advanced Micro Devices, Business Finance, Integrated Circuit, Technology Internet


AI-Powered Treat Dispenser Helps Train Dogs by Automatically Recognizing and Rewarding a Good Boy

Training a dog isn’t a complicated process, it just requires repetition and positive feedback. But it’s a time-consuming process that can sometimes frustrate pet owners. There are no shortcuts, but researchers from Colorado State University have created an AI-powered device that can recognize when a dog obeys a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Artificial Intelligence, Science and Technology, Colorado State University, Dog Training, Dispenser, Computational Neuroscience, Deepfake, Academic Disciplines, Technology Internet


How 5G Could Replace Your Home Broadband Connection

5G networks are slowly but steadily blanketing the world, and though the lightning-fast speeds we’ve been promised are a little tough to find, you can expect to see some changes. One of those changes could be serious disruptions to your home internet. Could 5G one day replace your home broadband connection and keep…Read more...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Broadband, Telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom, 4G, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, T Mobile US, EIR, Technology Internet, Technology Forecasting


Qualcomm's 10-Gigabit 5G Modem Is Here, but You'll Have to Hang Tight for Those Speeds

As we continue to transition from LTE to 5G, Qualcomm just announced the world’s first 5G modem capable of reaching data speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second.Read more...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Telecommunications, Qualcomm, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, Qualcomm Snapdragon, System On A Chip, Technology Internet, Technology Forecasting, Qualcomm Snapdragon Lte Modem


Amazon Is Reportedly Developing a Wall-Mounted Echo to Control Your Smart Home

If you’ve ever wished your Echo device was a control panel, well, good news: Amazon’s Lab126 hardware division is purportedly designing a wall-mounted Echo that can control your smart home and media, as well as host video chats. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Home Automation, Computing, Gadget, Amazon Echo, Science and Technology, Smart Lock, Smart Speakers, Amazon Echo Show, Microsoft Gadgets




It's No Surprise This Absolutely Obscene 7-Screen Laptop Has 1-Hour Battery Life

The Aurora 7 laptop seems lifted straight from the imagination of a Hollywood prop builder working on a bad hacker flick. But with seven foldout screens, there’s little chance anyone could actually use this beast on their laps. It’s a mobile transforming workstation for those who need more screen real estate than they…Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Technology, Computing, Laptop, Science and Technology, Aurora, Personal Computing, Computer Monitor, Liquid Crystal Display, Classes Of Computers


Long Sheets of Paper-Thin Printed Speakers Could be the Future of Surround Sound

A proper surround sound setup usually involved a room filled with boxy speakers in every corner, but researchers at Germany’s Chemnitz University of Technology have developed a way to print long strips of paper loudspeakers that can be rolled up into a 360-degree surround sound experience more immersive than even a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Germany, Articles, Paper, Printing, Science and Technology, Consumer Electronics, Audio Engineering, Flexible Electronics, Emerging Technologies, Loudspeaker, Electronics Manufacturing, Chemnitz University of Technology, Technology Internet, Lamination




This Soundbar Isn't the One I Covet, but It's the One I Deserve

We’re all guilty of lusting over top-of-the-line gadgets despite the fact that a cheaper one will usually do. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the Vizio M-Series 5.1 M51a-H6 soundbar. It’s a good, solid option that supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for a not-so-ridiculous price. Still, it’s hard to feel hype about…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Subwoofer, Science and Technology, Consumer Electronics, Soundbar, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Laboratories, Vizio Inc, Loudspeakers, Ultra High Definition Television, Television Technology, Audio Codecs


Under a White Sky Asks if We Can Fix Nature—or if We Even Should

In her 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Sixth Extinction, New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert explored how humanity has driven scores of species to extinction. In her new follow-up, Under a White Sky, the journalist seeks solutions to the havoc we’ve wrought.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Climate Change Policy, Science and Technology, Elizabeth Kolbert, Gene Drive, Kolbert, Solar Geoengineering, Non Fiction Books, Planetary Engineering, Climate History, The Sixth Extinction An Unnatural History, Climate Engineering, White Sky





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