Monthly Archives: January 2017

Lego launches a safe social network for kids to share their creations

If your child is a budding Lego genius yearning to show off their creative constructions to the world, then Lego has just the place for them to do it. The company behind the iconic bricks has just launched a new … Read the rest of this entry

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‘Fallout 4′ visual upgrade demands a monster PC

Fallout 4 is already a good-looking game (insofar as a nuclear wasteland can look good, anyway), but Bethesda is about to kick things up a notch. An update rolling out next week will add a High-Resolution Texture Pack that adds … Read the rest of this entry

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Google gives $4 million to pro-migrant causes

Google has revealed that it will donate up to $ 4 million to humanitarian causes in response to the president's latest executive order. The search engine will hand the cash to four bodies: the ACLU, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, International … Read the rest of this entry

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Robo-reptiles spy on their flesh-and-blood counterparts

The BBC One nature show Spy in the Wild wanted to get up close and personal with some crocodiles and monitor lizards. Instead of setting up hidden cameras, though, its producers got in touch with the École Polytechnique Fédérale… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Ben Heck’s smart retro boombox

In the 1980s and '90s, boomboxes were in their heydey. The sight of a person carrying a huge music player on their shoulder was iconic — until the Walkman came along, anyway. The Ben Heck Show team decided it was … Read the rest of this entry

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Ireland votes to stop investing public money in fossil fuels

Ireland just took a big step toward cutting coal and oil out of the picture. Its Parliament has passed a bill that stops the country from investing in fossil fuels as part of an €8 billion ($ 8.6 billion) government … Read the rest of this entry

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LG’s Nexus-like Watch Style surfaces in photos

LG's Google-blessed smartwatches now exist as more than a set of specs. Well-known leaker Evan Blass has scored photos of the Watch Style, the budget model of the two that LG is expected to launch in early February. The Android … Read the rest of this entry

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Trak’s at-home sperm tracker is a surprisingly good idea

Sitting in a fertility clinic is a nerve-racking experience, and it can get even more awkward for men when they're put on the spot to produce semen samples. Fortunately for them, a new device that started shipping earlier this month … Read the rest of this entry

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The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Letter from the Editor A week into the Trump administration, and it seems that many of the president's actions are courting disaster — at least if you're a fan of open government or the environment. Meanwhile, Samsung appears to have … Read the rest of this entry

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‘Gears of War 4′ makes cross-platform multiplayer official

Last December Microsoft tried out something it hadn't done in quite awhile: adversarial cross-platform multiplayer. For a single weekend, there was a test between folks playing against each other in Gears of War 4 on PC and Xbox One. Now, … Read the rest of this entry

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