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Your Telegram chats now include disappearing photos

Telegram's messaging app is better known for its security than catering to Snapchat fans, but it's blurring those lines. The company has updated its mobile apps with support for disappearing photos and videos in any private chat. All you have to do...

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 1:27 pm

NASA backs deep space habitat made with old ISS cargo module

NASA has given Lockheed Martin the go-ahead to build a full-scale prototype of the deep space habitat it proposed for the NextSTEP program. That means in around 18 months' time, it might start testing new space travel technologies for the agency. No,...

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 11:56 am

BMW denies conspiring with rivals on diesel emissions systems

VW isn't the only German automaker reeling from the effects of diesel emissions scandals. BMW is denying Der Spiegel allegations that it not only colluded with Daimler and the Volkswagen Auto Group (including Audi and Porsche) on the designs and pri...

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 9:28 am

Dwayne Johnson and Apple made a Siri movie

Now here's something you probably didn't see coming. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has revealed that he's starring in a Siri-themed movie (The Rock x Siri) that launches July 24th on Apple's YouTube channel. He's shy about details (other than that it's t...

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 7:56 am

The best fan

By Tyler Wells Lynch and Séamus Bellamy This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commis...

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 7:30 am

Forecast data model warns you of tornadoes hours in advance

Meteorologists usually only issue warnings for tornadoes when they're imminent, which gives you precious little time to take cover -- the American average is just 13 minutes. NOAA researchers may soon give you much more time to get to safety, though...

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 6:01 am

'Pokémon Go Fest' issues refunds after tech problems ruin event

After an up and down first year of existence, the Pokémon Go Fest was supposed to be a triumphant event where players could work together in news ways and earn unique awards. The event unfortunately suffered as cell networks and the game's ser...

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 4:29 am

After Math: Do you see?

It was an illustrative week for machine vision. Sony's high-speed eyes allow robots to see at 1000 FPS, IBM trained a neural network to spot schizophrenia, and MIT's AI knows what's in your meal just by looking at it. Numbers, because how else do you...

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 3:00 am

Ben Heck's Super Glue Gun: Merging form and function

The team continues buckling down on its Super Glue Gun project. Felix brings together a custom-designed motor control circuit that will be used for extruding the glue. Meanwhile, Ben cuts up the perfboard to prototype the size of the printed circ...

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 1:30 am

Nissan preps its semi-autonomous driving assist for the US

Nissan is one step closer to bringing its semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist feature to American roads. The automaker has shed more light on the US-optimized version of the assistant ahead of its launch in the new Leaf near the end of 2017. As Nissan st...

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 10:32 pm

Twitch will stream the '80s arcade gaming show 'Starcade'

Starcade, the '80s TV show that had participants compete in arcade video games, will be back by the end of August. No, not as a reboot, which is in the works, but as a Twitch marathon. The video gaming platform has teamed up with Shout! Factory, the...

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 5:33 pm

Yes, Microsoft is still working on a 'Halo' TV series

Remember the Halo live action TV show Microsoft announced way back in 2013? Unlike Spartans that never die, it sure felt like the project's been dead for quite a while. The tech titan told AR12Gaming in an interview, though, that it has never stopped...

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 3:25 pm

Wells Fargo accidentally leaks 50,000 clients' records

Wells Fargo accidentally leaked thousands of sensitive documents, but not in the way you think. The bank wasn't hacked, and its computers didn't go on the fritz: it just inadvertently sent 1.4 gigabytes of files to a former financial adviser who subp...

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 2:11 pm

'Westworld' season 2 trailer reveals a park gone horribly wrong

Westworld won't return to TV until 2018, but we're getting a peek at what that return will entail... and things have clearly gone downhill. A new trailer for the second season reveals that the robots are rebelling against the humans who've treated th...

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 1:05 pm

Latest 'Star Trek: Discovery' trailer shows more of the crew

No, CBS' much-delayed Star Trek: Discovery still isn't out yet, but you're at least getting a better look at how the streaming-focused series will play out. The broadcaster has released a hefty second trailer for the show that gives a better look at...

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 12:23 pm

Watch the full 'Stranger Things' season 2 trailer

At last, Netflix is offering more than minuscule teasers for Stranger Things' second season. The service just premiered a full-length trailer for season 2, and it sheds much more light on what to expect. It reveals just how much Will is affected by t...

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 11:20 am

Drowned security robot wasn't a victim of foul play

By now you've probably heard of that security robot that fell into a fountain in Washington, DC-- it's practically the stuff of legend as far as the internet is concerned. But what really happened on that tragic day? We're starting to get a clearer p...

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 9:58 am

Watch the nostalgic trailer for Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'

After no shortage of hype, Warner Bros. is finally ready to show what Steven Spielberg's take on Ready Player One is all about. The studio has released the first trailer for the adaptation of Ernest Cline's novel, and it's clear that the flick is pla...

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 8:27 am

UK drone rules will require you to take safety tests

US officials might be easing up on drone regulations, but their UK counterparts are pushing forward. The British government has instituted rules that require you to not only register any robotic aircraft weighing over 250g (0.55lbs), but to take a "s...

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 6:58 am

ASUS ROG Zephyrus review: Gaming laptops will never be the same again

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus is an entirely new breed of gaming notebook. It packs in the most powerful laptop graphics hardware on the market, NVIDIA's GTX 1080, in a frame that's almost half the size of similar machines. Mostly, that's due to being one of...

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 5:30 am

Recommended Reading: Instagram's influence on restaurants

Instagram Is Pushing Restaurants to Be Kitschy, Colorful and Irresistible to Photographers Casey Newton, The Verge It's no secret that Instagram is full of brunch pics and food porn, but restaurants have noticed the trend. The Verge details how fo...

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 4:00 am

Hobbyist developers will make $30 million via 'Roblox' this year

Roblox has exploded over the past two years. It's not quite a game and not quite a development platform, allowing players to boot up millions of user-made projects, or create their own games and immediately publish them across all supported platforms...

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 2:00 am

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the weekend. We'll take a look back at some of the big stories from earlier this week, plus key updates like NASA's tips for viewing a solar eclipse.

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 12:00 am

Strava's new Premium perks will insure your phone while you ride

Strava makes a popular tracking app for workout warriors, however many cyclists have questions about whether its $60 per year (or $8 per month) Premium package is worth the cost. Features already include personalized feedback, analysis and more, but...

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 8:49 pm

'Minecraft' novel by 'World War Z' author is now available

As strange as it sounds, Minecraft got the novelization treatment, and the final product is now out for purchase. The good news is that the Mojang team put Microsoft's millions to good use by commissioning Max Brooks, author of the apocalyptic zombie...

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 3:54 pm