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Redbox debuts a free, ad-backed live TV service New! 2020-02-16 23:41:00Redbox is still better known for its rental kiosks than anything else, but it's clearly keen to expand its streaming offerings. The company has laun

Rocket Lab will launch a NASA cubesat to New! 2020-02-16 22:02:00Rocket Lab will fulfill its dreams of launching payloads to the Moon. NASA has picked Rocket Lab to carry its CAPSTONE (Cislunar Autonomous Positioni

Blizzard's cancelled 'StarCraft: Ghost' leaks in playable form New! 2020-02-16 20:40:00Blizzard's cancelled StarCraft: Ghost has been the stuff of gaming legend. It was supposed to mark Blizzard's big leap into 3D action games, but it

The Galaxy Z Flip's glass screen isn't very New! 2020-02-16 19:19:00When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip, its display's extra-thin glass drew the attention of many people. It theoretically offered a better feel an

New York AG won't keep fighting T-Mobile merger New! 2020-02-16 18:04:00Now that a federal judge has removed one of the few remaining obstacles to T-Mobile's merger with Sprint, resistance to the move appears to be fading

Tesla ordered to halt early work on its New! 2020-02-16 16:47:00Tesla's Berlin area Gigafactory is running into trouble before the EV maker has even laid the foundations. The higher administrative court for Berli

'Sonic the Hedgehog' breaks record for a video New! 2020-02-16 15:30:00The Sonic the Hedgehog movie has come a long, long way from that horrifying initial trailer. Paramount's adaptation just broke the record for a vide

HBO Max's first trailer reminds you it has New! 2020-02-16 14:14:00HBO Max is still a few months away from its May launch, but that isn't stopping AT&T and WarnerMedia from trying to drum up some early hype.

The best smart locks New! 2020-02-16 13:00:00By Jon Chase This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecu

After Math: Stunning figures 2020-02-16 11:30:00The news just wouldn't stop dropping this week. First, Parasite absolutely dominated the Oscars, everyone was convinced Bill Gates bought a hydrogen-

Next version of Chrome brings web AR and 2020-02-16 08:06:00Google is close to making some cutting edge web tech more accessible. The internet giant has released a Chrome 81 beta for Android, Linux, Mac and Wi

Overwatch League moves matches to South Korea after 2020-02-16 04:15:00The current coronavirus outbreak (aka COVID-19) is affecting the esports world as much as other industries. The Overwatch League is moving cancelled h

Ars Technica » Gear

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip is the first foldable 2020-02-11 14:35:20Samsung's second foldable smartphone brings us a major improvement: flexible glass.

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 is official, with bigger screens, 2020-02-11 14:19:22Meet one of the first flagships of 2020.

Office365 Pro Plus won’t hijack your search engine 2020-02-11 12:41:37Sysadmin blood pressures—and projected support call volumes—decreased sharply.

Logitech debuts $169 StreamCam: A streamer-focused, USB-C webcam 2020-02-11 12:00:49Designed for those who want to make and stream videos online.

Sony, LG, others back out of year’s biggest 2020-02-10 18:05:51Sony, Amazon, LG, Ericsson, and Nvidia have backed out, and more may follow.

Microsoft’s first-ever Android Phone, the Surface Duo, spotted 2020-02-10 12:12:53It flips! It folds! It occasionally locks up and crashes.

ViacomCBS plan would unify all of Star Trek 2020-02-07 15:48:22CBS' service is just the launching pad, with other Viacom content to be added.

Just one day after launch, Moto Razr durability 2020-02-07 12:39:21So far, we've seen numerous broken in-store demos and a failed folding test.

HAMR don’t hurt ’em—laser-assisted hard drives are coming 2020-02-07 06:45:29Laser-assisted HAMR drives were vapor in 2012—in 2020, they’re a reality.

Apple will introduce universal app purchases for iOS 2020-02-06 14:55:31Plus, Apple will enable in-app purchases in watchOS apps.

Google Maps gets new icon, tweaked UI for 2020-02-06 12:01:54There's a new icon, new tabs, and the death of the hamburger button.

How fast are your disks? Find out the 2020-02-06 08:55:05The most reliable way to test disks is down-and-dirty, on the command line.

TechCrunch » Gadgets

BlackBerry and TCL will end their handset partnership 2020-02-03 09:42:11Big changes are ahead for BlackBerry and TCL as the smartphone market continues to see slowing growth. The pair announced today that they would end th

Maxar and NASA will demonstrate orbital spacecraft assembly 2020-01-31 17:14:37NASA has awarded Maxar an estimated $142 million contract to demonstrate in-orbit spacecraft refueling and assembly of new components using a custom r

Ring’s new security ‘control center’ isn’t nearly enough 2020-01-30 15:17:08On the same day that a Mississippi family is suing Amazon -owned smart camera maker Ring for not doing enough to prevent hackers from spying on their

EU lawmakers take fresh aim at Apple’s Lightning 2020-01-30 11:33:18The European parliament has voted overwhelmingly for tougher action to reduce e-waste, calling for the Commission to come up with beefed up rules by J

Stanford’s Doggo quadrupedal robot and siblings Pupper and 2020-01-29 16:00:00Animal-like, four-legged robots have been a crowd-pleaser since Boston Dynamics’ BigDog, and Stanford’s Doggo shows how the technology can

Google Nest begins testing HVAC alerts, partners with 2020-01-29 14:10:30Google’s Nest is testing a new feature that will alert you to potential HVAC issues and even help you book an HVAC professional to fix it, thank

Apple to start online sales in India in 2020-01-28 18:00:54Apple’s much-awaited online store in India will be operational starting Q3 this year, a little longer than previously expected, a source familia

Modified HoloLens helps teach kids with vision impairment 2020-01-28 14:59:09Growing up with blindness or low vision can be difficult for kids, not just because they can’t read the same books or play the same games as the

The better everyday camera — Pixel 4 or 2020-01-28 12:56:21I need a new phone. A big chunk of my time on the iPhone was spent taking pictures, so I’m heavily basing the next smartphone on its camera capa

Vivo beats Samsung for 2nd spot in Indian 2020-01-24 11:22:47Samsung, which once led the smartphone market in India, slid to the third position in the quarter that ended in December, even as the South Korean gia

Sonos clarifies how unsupported devices will be treated 2020-01-24 09:49:06Smart speaker manufacturer Sonos clarified its stance when it comes to old devices that are no longer supported. The company faced some criticisms aft

As autonomy stalls, lidar companies learn to adapt 2020-01-23 13:32:14Lidar sensors are likely to be essential to autonomous vehicles, but if there are none of the latter, how can you make money with the former? Among th


Insta360 One R Review: A Smarter, Modular Action 2020-02-15 08:00:00The company's latest shooter blends the best of action and 360-degree cameras into one sweet, modular package.

37 Best Presidents' Day Sales (2020): Mattresses, Kitchenware, 2020-02-15 07:00:00We found the best tech bargains for the long holiday weekend from Apple, Amazon, Fitbit, and more.

The Spectacle of Samsung’s Launch Event 2020-02-14 11:00:00This week, Samsung hosted an event to show off Galaxy S20 phones, "Space Zoom" cameras and a new fold-y Flip. How seriously should we take these ext

Levy Plus Review: A Comfy, Affordable Electric Scooter 2020-02-14 09:00:00This mid-level electric scooter has all the bells and whistles you need and doesn't cost almost four figures.

6 Best Sound Machines for 2020 (Best White 2020-02-14 07:00:00Our favorite white noise and sleep sound machines for babies, kids, and adults. Tested by WIRED's Gear team.

15 Best Xbox One Games (2020): 'Halo', 'Control', 2020-02-13 08:00:00Relive classics, play co-op with friends, and enjoy the mayhem of a battle royale with our favorite Xbox titles.

Motorola Razr Review: A Cheap Phone in an 2020-02-13 07:00:00Motorola's first foldable smartphone makes a good case for the return of the clamshell design, but the Razr is still stuck in the past.

How a Space Engineer Justine Haupt Made Her 2020-02-12 19:41:24The funky DIY device is a creative way for her to eschew the always-on lifestyle.

Cricut Joy Review: An Easy Way to Start 2020-02-12 11:00:00Cute and compact, this crafting machine is a great entry point for new and aspiring artists.

Chrome Is Fixing the Web's Most Annoying Video 2020-02-12 10:00:00Google has finally decided to clamp down on those intrusive autoplay video ads.

The Best Towel Warmers (2020): Zadro and Haven 2020-02-12 09:00:00We toasted towels and repeatedly touched hot surfaces to find which warmers, if any, are worth your money.

26 Best Nintendo Switch Accessories (2020): Docks, Cases, 2020-02-12 08:00:00Own Nintendo's two-in-one console? These are our picks for the best screen protectors, chargers, controllers, and more.