Facebook finds ‘no evidence’ of political bias in Trending Topics

imageEarlier this month, the Senate Commerce Committee launched an official inquiry into the methods and policies of Facebook's Trending Topics team. After meeting with conservative leaders and conducting their own internal investigation, Facebook is read…

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OnePlus wants you to order its new phone using a VR headset

imageOnePlus doesn't think that last year's VR launch for the OnePlus 2 was just a gimmick… in fact, it's ramping things up. The fledgling smartphone maker has unveiled its own VR headset, the Loop VR, and it's giving away 30,000 units for free (plus s…

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Microsoft wants you to share your 3D printer over your network

imageSure, you can use your old-school paper printer from virtually any device in your home. But what if you want to use your 3D printer in the den while you're lounging in the living room? Microsoft might just come to your aid. It recently released a Win…

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Toyota is bringing back Dean Kamen’s stair-climbing wheelchair

imageRemember Dean Kamen's iBot wheelchair? Its uniquely adjustable wheel orientation gave patients the freedom to climb stairs and effectively stand upright, but its high price ($ 25,000) knocked it off the market in 2009. Well, it's poised for a comeback…

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These $70 DIY synthesizers are a hobbyist’s dream

imageFor me, one of the most interesting parts of Moogfest is the Circuit Bending Challenge. Sure, the performances and tech demos are great, but it's always a treat to see what a community of tinkerers can come up with on a tight budget of $ 70. I've seen…

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The After Math: Coming Soon

imageIt's been an auspicious week for big promises. Google announced a whole bunch of stuff at its 2016 I/O developers conference, though it didn't have a whole lot in the demonstrable product department. Similarly, a trio of transportation companies anno…

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Second ‘The Division’ update raises the stakes

imageUbisoft and Massive Entertainment are willing to try quite a few things to keep you coming back to The Division, but their latest approach is particularly direct: they're upping the ante. Ubi has revealed that its second free update, Conflict, will i…

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Watch NASA inflate the space station’s expandable habitat

imageIt's almost time for the ISS crew to begin testing the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM). On Thursday, May 26th, BEAM will be inflated to reach its full size, and you can watch it live on NASA TV, starting at 5:30AM EDT. BEAM was ferried to t…

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Inside Moog’s Minimoog Model D synth factory at Moogfest

imageWhen Moogfest kicked off in North Carolina this week, the company announced that the iconic Minimoog Model D was going back into production during the festival. What's more, the analog synths are being assembled on-site at the event right in the midd…

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Tesla can count on Panasonic to keep up with Model 3 demand

imageTesla may be willing to stump up a lot of cash to meet brisk demand for the Model 3, but it still can't do this alone — not when Panasonic is pouring $ 1.6 billion into the Gigafactory needed to make the electric car's batteries. Thankfully, the Jap…

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