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Fitbit’s Charge 3 adds a better screen, swim tracking, and smartwatch-style features

Fitbit’s Charge 3 adds a better screen, swim tracking, and smartwatch-style features

It may feel like all the attention is on full-fledged smartwatches these days — devices like the Apple Watch, Galaxy Watch, and Fitbit’s own Ionic and Versa watches — but the popular fitness company hasn’t forgotten about its fitness trackers yet. Today, Fitbit is announcing (as the leaks predicted) the Fitbit Charge 3, the latest…
Amazon has selected its showrunners for its Lord of the Rings show

Amazon has selected its showrunners for its Lord of the Rings show

Amazon’s big Middle-earth-set show based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien is slowly moving forward. During this week’s Television Critics Association press tour, the company says that it has brought on two writers, JD Payne and Patrick McKay to write and develop the series. The two writers are relative newcomers: both worked on the original…
Mercedes’ EQ Silver Arrow blends retro design with electric superpowers

Mercedes’ EQ Silver Arrow blends retro design with electric superpowers

The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow. That’s the name Mercedes has given to its latest breathtaking concept car, which the company actually deems a “show car” because it’s meant as an homage to the historic 1937 W125 Silver Arrow as well as an exciting teaser for electric supercars to come. So nothing here is imminently…
Electric cars still face a big hurdle: the charging system

Electric cars still face a big hurdle: the charging system

Electric cars hit a new global sales record in 2017 — 1 million cars sold, with more than half of that in China — but there may be a hitch to mass adoption: the number of adequate charging stations available. Before consumers take the plunge on a new electric car, they need to know that…
Microsoft is embracing Android as the mobile version of Windows

Microsoft is embracing Android as the mobile version of Windows

Microsoft unveiled a bunch of Surface hardware during a press event in New York City last night. While matte black Surfaces, headphones with Cortana, and a new Surface Studio were the highlights of the hardware side, Microsoft unveiled an interesting change to its Windows operating system. Windows 10 will soon fully embrace Android to mirror…
LG V40 ThinQ review: one phone, five cameras

LG V40 ThinQ review: one phone, five cameras

All too often, when we evaluate smartphone cameras, we are looking at incremental improvements. Each year, smartphone cameras get slightly better than their previous models, but the only way to determine that is to do a lot of side-by-side comparisons. Most of the time, the improvements are small enough that if you buy a new…
Civilization 6 has been squeezed onto the iPhone, and it’s out today

Civilization 6 has been squeezed onto the iPhone, and it’s out today

Civilization VI is getting a surprise release on the iPhone today. The epic strategy game has already been ported to a range of platforms since its PC debut in 2016, including the iPad and the Nintendo Switch, but the new version will tweak the experience to better suit a smaller smartphone screen. It contains all…
Google is making it easier to reschedule meetings in Calendar

Google is making it easier to reschedule meetings in Calendar

Google is making it easier to reschedule meetings on Calendar — and avoid all that unnecessary Slack chatter — with a new feature that lets participants propose alternative times from within the app itself. The organizer of the meeting is then given the option to review and accept the new time or reject it. All…
Guardians of the Galaxy cast petitions Disney to rehire James Gunn

Guardians of the Galaxy cast petitions Disney to rehire James Gunn

On July 20th, Walt Disney Studios issued a surprise announcement that it was firing James Gunn, director of the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Guardians of the Galaxy and its 2017 sequel. The studio was responding to an unearthed series of off-color jokes he made on Twitter between 2008 and 2012. Those tweets made light of…
Algae – a new sustainable resource

Algae – a new sustainable resource

Algae produces 50 per cent of the world’s oxygen and it's an excellent carbon sink.And it is the frontier for next-generation medicines, nutritional supplements, cosmetics, food and drink as well as plastics, fuel, industrial chemicals and animal feed. So is algae the game-changing sustainable resource for our future?Algae is the new black presented by the…