Apple adds a Siri-powered news briefing to the latest iOS beta

Apple's delayed HomePod is coming to challenge smart speakers from Amazon and Google. The device will use Siri as its intelligent assistant front end, and is supposed to sound pretty good to boot. Now, according to a report at 9to5Mac and confirmed o...

‘Blade Runner 2049’ VFX reel breaks down that unexpected reveal

Despite the insane stakes, this year's Blade Runner 2049 lived up to (and in some ways surpassed) the paradigm-shifting original film. The sequel created its gritty futuristic look with the help of plenty of visual effects, but building settings isn'...

ASUS will use routers you already own for a mesh WiFi setup

Getting WiFi to every corner of your home is made much easier these days with a mesh network, which uses a specialized router and individual nodes that can configure themselves. Companies like Netgear, Samsung and ASUS all have kits of varying price...

Spotify quietly files to become a public company

It's a poorly-kept secret that Spotify wants to go public, but when, exactly? Apparently, the answer is "soon." Axios has learned that Spotify quietly filed initial public offering documents with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in late De...

YouTube is equally to blame for Logan Paul’s video

It appears that YouTube is more responsible for the first crisis of the year on its video platform than was initially thought. Yesterday, the internet was rightly outraged by news that YouTube star Logan Paul, who has 15 million subscribers and is part of YouTube’s Red subscription service, posted and later deleted a video that included extensive footage of a suicide victim filmed… Read More

Researchers say aliens aren’t causing Tabby’s Star to dim after all

Tabby's Star, also known as KIC 8462852, is quite a mystery. Located about 1,280 light-years from Earth, the star puts on an interesting light show every now and then, dimming and brightening at unpredictable times. While many theories have been put...

High-end Roombas will find your home’s WiFI dead spots

That fancy new Roomba you got over the holidays could help suss out your home's WiFi weak spots this month. A forthcoming patch will add a wireless coverage map to the Roomba's vacuum heat map. From the sounds of it, the test group for this new featu...

Fix for Intel’s massive CPU security flaw might slow down your PC

Intel is grappling with another major security flaw in its processors... and this time, the cost of fixing it may be very steep. Researchers have discovered a design vulnerability in Intel CPUs over the past decade that covers the ability of ordinar...

Gene therapy treatment for hereditary eye disease will cost $850,000

Last month, the FDA approved a gene therapy called Luxturna, which can treat a rare eye disease that causes blindness. Now the treatment has a price tag, CNBC reports. It will cost $425,000 per eye, and while $850,000 is steep, it's lower than the $1...

Mophie’s latest portable battery can charge your laptop

If you've bought a smartphone in a carrier storefront, chances are you've been tempted to pick up a Mophie external battery. The brand has a range of power sources and wireless phone-charging cases, but they've previously been limited to the low volt...

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