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10 ‘smart’ gadgets that are just plain dumb

A smart salt dispenser? As manufacturers rush to get the next new smart item out there, we wonder if all these new inventions are really necessary. Here’s a list of 10 of the quirkiest home smart gadgets available. The post 10 ‘smart’ g.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsAug 12th, 2017

This self-heating winter jacket claims to stay warm for 14 hours and charge your phone at the same time

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Winter is coming, which means most people are breaking out their winter coats that are so bulky, they're borderline ridiculous. A Kickstarter proje.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News9 min. ago

Samsung"s Star Wars vacuum is the robot you need in your life

For anyone who's ever dreamed about using The Force to clean their house, here's some exciting news. Samsung has just released a pair of Star WarsPOWERbot™ vacuums that are available for pre-order starting Oct. 10. Read more...More about Mashab.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News9 min. ago

Snapchat"s dumb dancing hotdog is now an $80 Halloween costume

As of today, Snapchat sells three physical products: Spectacles, a charging case for the Spectacles, and a Halloween costume based on its dancing hotdog filter. The company confirmed to Engadget that, yes, it IS officially hawking the getup......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated News25 min. ago

CNN just got special FAA permission to fly drones over crowds

CNN has announced that it is the first of its kind to get FAA approval for operating a drone over crowds. This is made possible via the FAA’s issuance of a Part 107 waiver that authorizes the use of small unmanned aircraft systems in places whe.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News53 min. ago

Latest Authy beta now features fingerprint support for extra security

Authy has just released a new beta of their app that allows you to use a PIN and your fingerprint sensor to protect your 2-factor authentication codes on your device......»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated News1 hr. 25 min. ago

Miami Police Union President Javier Ortiz, who harassed woman on Facebook, promoted to Captain

Do a Google search on Javier Ortiz and Miami and you'll read about a cop who has gotten in trouble numerous times for things that would get most people fired or jailed. But Lt. Ortiz, president of the Miami Police Union, just got promoted to Captain......»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News1 hr. 25 min. ago

Samsung is launching a 17-lens 360-camera for VR

Samsung may now have the VR camera to beat. The company just unveiled a new 17-lens 360-degree camera for VR that can live-stream in 4K. Called the 360 Round, it will be available in the U.S. later this month. SEE ALSO: 'Neko Atsume' for PlayStation.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 33 min. ago

This decked-out wallet includes a notebook, pen, and RFID-blocking technology

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The P01 Pioneer Wallet & Pen on Kickstarter from Dango Products holds a lot more than just your money. It's got just about anything you need in one.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 33 min. ago

Trade in your bulky winter coat for this self-heating jacket

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Winter is coming, which means most people are breaking out their winter coats that are so bulky, they're borderline ridiculous. A Kickstarter proje.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 33 min. ago

Coursera’s chief product officer just left to become a VC

 Tom Willerer, who has spent the last four years with the online education company Coursera — the last two as its chief product officer — is moving on from the outfit to become a venture capitalist. Specifically, Willerer is joining.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 40 min. ago

Motorola adds Alexa integration with latest Moto Mod

Amazon's Alexa assistant has a variety of skills to show off at home but hasn't yet become widely used outside the house. It's a realization that Motorola is looking to address with its latest Moto Mod, the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News1 hr. 52 min. ago

Hyundai SEMA News: BTR Edition Elantra Sport Not to Be Missed

Hyundai’s vehicles normally blend into the market of affordable, conventional economy-class cars, but many of its models possess aggressive, athletic personas that lie just below the paint. All it takes is some skilled after-market modifying to.....»»

Category: autoSource:  thenewswheelRelated News2 hr. 16 min. ago

Sonos One vs PLAY:1 – The 411 on the newest Alexa speaker

It’s the season of smart speakers, but the Sonos One has a strong pitch for being your voice-driven media player of choice. As we found in our full review, despite a few teething pains the Amazon Alexa-powered speaker adds an impressive new dim.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News2 hr. 16 min. ago

Google’s AlphaGo AI is now teaching itself how to be smarter than humans

AlphaGo, the board-game-playing AI built by Google's DeepMind subsidiary, just got a huge update, making it smarter — and potentially creepier — than ever before. In a paper published in Nature, the company reveals that the newest version of the.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News2 hr. 16 min. ago

Samsung looks to take on Alexa and Google Assistant with Bixby 2.0

Samsung wants to take on Amazon's Alexa with Bixby 2.0, they've announced the second iteration of their digital assistant will be more open and will feature more useful interactions with smart devices......»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated News2 hr. 16 min. ago

HTC U11 Plus leaked in 3D renders and benchmarks [VIDEO]

The HTC U11 Plus could have just been revealed in a series of leaked benchmarks and even a 3D render courtesy of @OnLeaks......»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated News2 hr. 16 min. ago

Snapchat just released a $80 dancing hot dog costume

If you still don't know what you're going to be for Halloween, don't worry. We've found just the thing. SEE ALSO: Here’s our picks for 5 best horror tropes of all time Snap Inc. has released a Dancing Hot Dog Costume  today through its onl.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 25 min. ago

The internet is very confused by Ariana Grande"s album cover

Twitter is hilariously attempting to recreate Ariana Grande's album cover for 'My Everything.' The challenge started when @McJesse on Twitter questioned just how Grande balanced her entire body on a small stool. Other people followed after, posting p.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 25 min. ago

Prestige Leviathan Raid arrives in ‘Destiny 2’ and some have already beaten it

After a delay, Destiny 2's tougher Leviathan raid is live and multiple fireteams crossed the finish line in just over an hour. Bungie recommends Guardians be at a 300 power level before attempting the tough fight. The post Prestige Leviathan Raid arr.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 33 min. ago

ELEX is a SciFi/Fantasy sandbox RPG from the makers of Gothic

Game studio Piranha Bytes just wrapped on their latest game, Elex. Produced by THQ Nordic, the action RPG launched yesterday to somewhat mixed reviews......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News3 hr. 8 min. ago