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The Morning After: Weekend Edition

2 days 16 hours ago
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. It's the weekend already? You might have a strange email from Twitter in your inbox, and if you've shopped with OnePlus lately then it might be time to cancel your card.

Radinn's second-gen electric wakeboard is faster and cheaper

2 days 19 hours ago
Nearly three years after we first saw Radinn's prototype electric wakeboard, the Swedish outfit is back with a redesigned version. The G2X will be on display at the Boot Düsseldorf show this week, showing off its capabilities like a swappable ba...

Trump signs bill extending NSA's warrantless surveillance

2 days 22 hours ago
On Friday afternoon, just hours before Congress failed to avert a government shutdown, the President signed into law the "FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017." The bill passed the House and Senate earlier this week with the support of many Re...

New Nova miniseries will explore puzzling science mysteries

3 days 4 hours ago
The Boston public access station WGBH has partnered with PBS for another short series in its long-running Nova family of programs. Nova Wonder will follow three researchers exploring big scientific mysteries. The first of the miniseries' six episodes...

Aereo-like NYC nonprofit Locast streams local TV for free

3 days 6 hours ago
A nonprofit is bringing local broadcast television to the online masses for free, but who knows how long that will last. The organization, Sports Fans Coalition, launched the streaming site Locast.org on January 11th, letting anyone in New York City'...

TaylorMade's new putter can analyze your golf stroke

3 days 10 hours ago
Blast Motion is known for making sports sensors aimed at improving your golf, baseball or softball performance and now they've teamed up with TaylorMade on a putter that can analyze your putting strokes. The Spider Interactive Powered by Blast putter...

Facebook's next news feed tweak: ranking 'trusted' sources

3 days 10 hours ago
Last week Mark Zuckerberg kicked off his year of making sure your time on Facebook is "well spent" by announcing that feeds will refocus on items shared by friends, instead of news. Today the CEO followed up with an announcement that the site will tr...

‘Zikr’ brings transcendental Sufi dancing to VR

3 days 11 hours ago
Director Gabo Arora has spent the past few years promoting virtual reality as the ideal medium for evoking empathy. He spearheaded the UN's VR app, which featured two of his films, Clouds Over Sidra and My Mother's Wing. Now, with Zikr: A Sufi Reviva...

Oculus shows how much VR has evolved at Sundance

3 days 11 hours ago
Two years into the rise of modern virtual reality, following the launch of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, the medium might seem as if it's losing a bit of its luster. Headsets are cheaper and easier to use, especially with new Windows...

This chat app only works when your phone battery is low

3 days 11 hours ago
We spend a lot of time trying to eke out a few more minutes from our smart phones. Apple is offering cheap battery replacements and apologizing for iPhone slowdowns, while Android may update to show you which apps drain your battery the most. It's no...

Netflix orders a weekly show hosted by Joel McHale

3 days 11 hours ago
Netflix has snagged several former show hosts to head their own programs, from Chelsea Handler to David Letterman. Next on the list is Joel McHale, who notably starred in the priceless sitcom Community but got big helming E! channel's unscripted pop...

Facebook's fake war on fake news

3 days 12 hours ago
It's hard watching Facebook struggle. Like how for the past two years it's alternated between looking like it's doing something about fake news, and actually doing something about fake news. The company's latest stab at the problem is saying it will...

Amazon adds voice control to its Alexa app for Android

3 days 13 hours ago
Amazon added voice commands to its Music and Shopping apps a while back, but if you wanted to use your phone as an Echo-style speaker, you were out of luck. Now, though, an Alexa app update adds support for Alexa voice interaction on your Android pho...
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