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Reebok's first plant-based shoes go on sale for $95

It took a while, but Reebok's first plant-based shoes are ready for your feet -- the company is now selling limited numbers of the NPC UK Cotton + Corn through its website for $95 a pair in unisex sizes. You'll have to be happy with a lone "natural/c...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 11:53 am

NYC mayor signs ride-hailing vehicle cap into law

After the New York City Council passed legislation proposing a cap on all ride-hailing vehicles, mayor Bill de Blasio signed it into law today. This makes it the first US city to limit the total number of drivers working for Uber, Lyft and other serv...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 11:08 am

Xbox One's translucent Phantom Black controller arrives September 11th

A pair of new Xbox One controllers is on the way next month, including the nifty-looking Phantom Black Special Edition. It has a translucent black finish on the top of the controller that transitions to champagne gold at the bottom. The inputs are bl...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 10:13 am

HQ Trivia comes to your living room on Apple TV

Game shows got their start on TV, so it would only make sense that a modern variant like HQ Trivia would be playable on a TV, right? Right. Accordingly, Intermedia Labs has released an Apple TV version of HQ Trivia that brings the live, win-real-mone...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 9:56 am

Intel discloses another set of processor vulnerabilities

Intel disclosed another set of processor flaws today that could let attackers steal information stored on computers or third party clouds. Discovered by a number of researchers and reported to Intel in January, the vulnerability includes three variet...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 8:56 am

Tinder co-founders sue parent company for $2 billion over deception

Three of Tinder's co-founders and several other current and former senior executives are suing the dating company's parent organizations, Match Group and IAC. According to a complaint published online, the lawsuit seeks billions of dollars in damages...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 8:34 am

Lawmakers ask Ajit Pai about false DDoS claims

A handful of Democratic lawmakers have some questions for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai regarding claims of a DDoS attack that the Inspector General recently concluded were false. Specifically, they want to know when Pai became aware that disruption to the a...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 8:13 am

Sprint and LG hope to launch the first 5G smartphone next year

Now that 5G has a complete standard for companies to use in rolling out new devices, Sprint and LG have announced their intentions to bring the "first 5G smartphone" to the US in the first half of 2019.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 7:48 am

SpaceX readies its spacecraft and astronauts for crewed missions

SpaceX's priority is to get humans into space. Eventually, some of those people will end up on Mars. For now, the rocket-launching company needs to work on getting astronauts to the ISS (International Space Station). To that end, it recently showed o...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 7:30 am

Instagram's direct message polls give you private feedback

Instagram's polls are good for soliciting feedback (or just stroking your ego), but what if you'd rather not share the results with absolutely all of your followers? You now have that option. Poll stickers are now available for direct messages, mak...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 7:21 am

Google Assistant can play songs from Pandora Premium

Pandora's Plus and ad-supported users have been able to listen using Google Home for almost two years, and the streaming service is now meshing more tightly with Google Assistant. Starting today, Premium listeners can use their voice to play on-deman...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 6:36 am

Uber hires former NSA counsel as new security head

Uber has hired a new chief security officer, the New York Times reports, filling the role that has remained vacant since Joe Sullivan was fired last year. Sullivan was fired for his role in covering up a data breach that exposed the personal info of...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 6:14 am

'Star Trek: Discovery' has its Spock

CBS just cast one of the most important roles in Star Trek: Discovery's future. The network has chosen Ethan Peck to play the iconic Spock in its streaming sci-fi series. According to the broadcaster, the In Time actor "effortlessly" reflected Spoc...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 5:46 am

Nikon may unveil its full-frame mirrorless cameras on August 23rd

The seemingly endless dribble of teases for Nikon's full-frame mirrorless cameras might soon come to an end. Nikon Rumors (historically accurate with leaks) claims that the camera maker will unveil the two models on August 23rd. The 24-megapixel came...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 5:33 am

Google is working on a fix for the Pixel XL's fast charging issue

On Monday, reports of a problem with Pixel XL devices' fast charging system surfaced after users updated to the latest Android operating system, Pie. As a result of all the reports, Google says it's aware of the issue and is working on a timely fix....

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 5:18 am

Spotify adds songwriter and producer credits to its iOS app

After adding songwriter and producer credits to its desktop app in February, Spotify has made it easier to find out more details about tunes you're listening to on the go by bringing credits to the iOS app. Starting today, when you tap the options bu...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 5:01 am

Hundreds of Instagram users report similarly hacked accounts

A number of people have reported having their Instagram accounts hacked this month, Mashable reports, and many of these hacks appear to have taken the same approach. Users suddenly find themselves logged out of their accounts and when they try to log...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 4:39 am

MoviePass has been resurrecting recently cancelled accounts

We've been following the seeming death spiral of MoviePass for awhile now, as the company has run out of cash, limited services, raised prices and more. Now, there's a new issue for subscribers to contend with: People who cancelled their MoviePass su...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 4:18 am

Raising a child in the final season of Telltale's 'Walking Dead'

When we we first met Clementine in Telltale's The Walking Dead, she was a scared eight-year old hiding in her tree house from the zombie hordes. Over time, she learned how to shoot, scavenge and survive as the world crumbled around her. Mostly, that...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 4:00 am

Tesla board forms independent group to explore going private

It's been an eventful seven days for Tesla. What started with CEO Elon Musk tweeting he'd like to take the automaker private last Tuesday has only gotten weirder since. In response, the board has formed a special committee to evaluate the business mo...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 3:46 am

EA's design chief is leaving the company

EA's turmoil isn't over yet. Chief Design Officer Patrick Söderlund is leaving the publisher after years in various positions, and mere months after receiving a promotion to his current role. It's not clear why he's leaving or where he'll go nex...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 3:34 am

How to better secure your smart home

With the advent of gadgets like doorbell cameras, smart kitchen appliances and data-logging sensors that track your sleep, the smart home now extends to even the most intimate areas of the household. It's great for general convenience, like knowing w...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 3:15 am

'Dark Souls: Remastered' arrives on Nintendo Switch October 19th

Dark Souls fans have eagerly been awaiting the release of the game on Nintendo Switch, and now we finally have a date for you. The remastered port and its matching amiibo will land on October 19th.

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 2:44 am

NASA picks early winners for its ISS robot arm challenge

NASA's bid to crowdsource an arm for its Astrobee cube robot is starting to bear fruit. The agency and have chosen early winners for the Astrobee Challenges Series, each of which has designed a key component for the robotic appendage....

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 2:18 am

Apple may be working on multi-user support for Siri

Today, Apple Insider reported that Apple had been granted a patent that would allow a voice recognition system to identify a user based on their speech and perform tasks based on who is speaking. This could be the framework for Apple to offer multi-u...

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 1:57 am