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Get Married on a Self-Driving Shuttle in Las Vegas

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:45
Forget the drive-thru wedding chapel. AAA is seeking a couple willing to exchange vows on Saturday, June 30 while riding around downtown Las Vegas on its free autonomous shuttle.

VR Helps Manage Pain in French ER

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:45
Rather than using drugs to help manage pain for minor (yet painful) procedures such as stitches, burn treatments, or having a catheter inserted, patients can lose themselves in a virtual reality Zen garden among other things.

Yahoo Messenger to Be Discontinued July 17

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:45
The announcement comes just six months after Yahoo and AOL parent company Oath discontinued AIM. If you're interested in downloading your Yahoo Messenger chat history, be sure to do that soon.

Just Cause 4 Leaks in Steam Ad

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:45
Clearly Square Enix was planning a big reveal and pre-purchase campaign for the game kicking off at E3 next week, but someone at Steam jumped the gun and posted a few days early.

Join 'Skip Ahead' for Xbox One Features Months in Advance

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:45
Microsoft wants Xbox One owners playing with very early builds and even unannounced features as part of a new Alpha - Skip Ahead ring of the Xbox Insider Program. Just expect quite a few bugs!

Sprint Offers $15 Per Month 'Unlimited' Plan to Carrier Switchers

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:45
The promotion will only be available for a certain number of weeks. It includes unlimited data, talk and text. And Sprint is promising no future price hike for people who sign up. The deal goes live on June 8th.

Google's AI Policy: We're Ditching Project Maven, But Not the Feds

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:45
Google unveiled a new artificial intelligence ethics policy after abandoning its involvement in a Pentagon project to use AI for analyzing drone footage. But it will 'continue our work with governments and the military,' CEO Sundar Pichai says.

Facebook Bug Changes Privacy Settings of 14M Users

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:45
The bug was live between May 18 and May 27. During that time, some 14 million people made public posts on the social network, many of them likely believing they were sharing with just friends. Facebook is currently notifying affected individuals.

SimpliSafe Now Plays Nice With Apple Watch

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:45
Thanks to this new integration, you can arm or disarm your SimpliSafe system wherever you are by tapping the Apple Watch app, and get activity notifications and alarm alerts on the wearable. Just download the SimpliSafe Home Security app and install it on your Apple Watch.

This Killer Feature Is Why You Should Buy a BlackBerry Key2

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:45
No, it's not the keyboard. But it is something that should be top of mind for every internet user.

US to Lift Sanctions Against ZTE (After it Pays $1.4B)

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:45
ZTE will pay the US government a $1.4 billion penalty and replace the company's leadership with a new team, but the deal has angered some US lawmakers.

Wireless Power Is Coming

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:45
Companies like Energous and Ossia are developing 'true' wireless charging that works over the air so you can power up at a distance. But don't throw away your charging cable just yet.

Target Eyes Teens With 'Heyday' Electronics Brand

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 13:40
The brand will offer more than 150 fashion-forward tech accessories, everything from Bluetooth speakers and headphones to phone cases, smartwatch bands, and charging cables.

Ubisoft CEO Predicts End of Games Consoles

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 13:40
Yves Guillemot believes we'll get one more generation of gaming hardware then everyone will stream instead.

Pre-Order Amazon's Fire TV Cube Now

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 13:40
Today and tomorrow, Prime members can pre-order the $120 Fire TV Cube for the discounted price of $89.99. The Fire TV and Echo hybrid is slated to be released on June 21.

Save 33 Percent on HP ProDesk 400 G4 Microtower PC

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 13:40
If space is a premium in your office, this tiny tower stands out as a particularly prudent purchase.

Emirates First Class Flyers Get Virtual Windows

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 13:40
Real windows have been replaced by a display and fiber-optic cameras when flying first class.

Anker's PowerCore Adds 15 Hours of Battery Life to Your Switch

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 13:40
It takes three hours to recharge the Switch battery using an officially licensed PowerCore power bank, but you can keep playing while it charges.

VPNFilter Malware Sinks Its Teeth Into More Routers

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 13:40
Security researchers have noticed the malicious code trying to infect over 70 router models, and using a new capability that can tamper with a router's web traffic.

Amazon Scammers Get Prison Time Over Stolen Gadgets

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 13:40
The fraudsters repeatedly claimed that the electronics they ordered on Amazon were damaged or broken and requested free replacements.

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