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New in our buyer’s guide: The Galaxy S8 and Gear VR controller

Last month we updated our buyer's guide with a bunch of stuff and whaddya know: six days later we published our glowing review of both the Galaxy S8 and S8+. With scores of 91 and 92, respectively, both deserved a spot on our shortlist. And those are...
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Register your drone with DJI or it will throttle it

You might not have to register your drones through the Federal Aviation Administration anymore, but if your flyer of choice is a DJI model, you'll have to activate it online, or take a hit in flight range and functionality. The company is adding a ne...
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‘Tech Hunters’ uncovers the retro gadgets that defined their time

The first mobile phones weighed roughly the same as a small child. Early black-and-white TVs had a tuning knob that you turned to change channel. Looking back on them now, it's almost laughable how low-tech they were when compared to the flagship sma...
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SteamVR makes its launcher ‘more social’ with Home

We've seen attempts at free-flowing virtual worlds from the likes of Second Life and the (dearly departed) PlayStation Home, but with VR we're getting another shot at it. First Facebook Spaces appeared, and now Valve is beta testing SteamVR Home. The...
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The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. We're looking back at all the big Google I/O news, as well as an easy way to fix WannaCry.
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The UK’s new vaping laws explained

From today, vaping gear sold in the UK must adhere to a new set of specific guidelines. That's because last year, the EU updated its regulations covering tobacco products to include e-cigarettes and e-liquids for the first time. When these first came...
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You don’t have to register personal drones with the FAA anymore

In March, the FAA noted that over 100,000 hobby drone owners had registered their machines since the year began, bringing the total in the US over 770,000. Owners have filed their non-commercial UAVs with the agency ever since the DoT passed a law in...
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Apple blames third-party batteries for exploding Beats headphones

Apple has refused to compensate an Australian woman who woke up on a flight to the sound of her Beats headphones exploding in her face. According to Australian site Adelaide Now, Apple says they have investigated the incident and determined that thir...
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Tech companies are trying to crush mom-and-pop repair shops

If you've ever wondered why nobody other than Apple is officially licensed to fix your iPhone, it's because the device titan has locked out everyone else from accessing manuals or spare parts. This pushes small electronics shops to buy used or counte...
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Mercedes Benz is building cars that know the road better than you

As we approach a blind corner on a twisty mountain road above Sunnyvale, there's a moment when I'm sitting in the passenger seat of a pre-production Mercedes Benz S-Class and I'm not not sure that the updated Intelligent Drive will really slow the ca...