5 useful smart speaker features for virtual learning at home

Your smart speakers and smart screens are really great for listening to music and controlling your smart home. But one overlooked area where they can be really useful is learning…

MetaVRse wants to make creating augmented reality apps easier than ever before

From games to education, training to commerce, augmented reality (AR) is everywhere. And now, a 3D creation platform that makes it easy to create AR experiences is debuting its services…

Boeing’s final Starliner parachute tests take it closer to astronaut flights

Bringing a space capsule back to Earth is a delicate process, with complex parachute systems playing a key role in ensuring a soft touchdown. NASA and Boeing announced this week…

Uber sells its flying-taxi business to another flying-taxi business

Uber has abandoned its effort to build a so-called “flying car,” taking it out of the race to launch an air-taxi service. Joby Aviation, which is developing its own all-electric,…

Logitech Circle View Doorbell is an Apple HomeKit exclusive

Logitech has entered the smart doorbell market with the Circle View Doorbell, an Apple HomeKit-exclusive device that utilizes facial recognition to send more informative and useful notifications. The Circle View…

SpaceX aborts high-altitude Starship test flight just 1 second away from launch

SpaceX had to abort the first high-altitude test flight of its latest Starship SN8 prototype just one second away from launch. The launch attempt (above) took place late Tuesday afternoon…

MIT’s clever robotic basketball hoop will help you level up your game

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory might not seem like the folks most likely to help you improve your hoop-shooting basketball skills. But that’s…

Relax, Christopher Nolan! Same-day streaming can save the theater experience

Ever since Netflix had the gall to start making great movies, the feud between theaters and streaming services has been escalating. That conflict erupted into an all-out war last week…

Are Apple’s AirPods Max headphones really worth $549? Never say never

Apple’s long-awaited over-ear noise-canceling headphones, the AirPods Max, are now a real product you can buy. And if you act quickly, you might even get them before December 25. But…

Smellicopter is an autonomous, scent-chasing drone made with real moth antennas

There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a strange year. So strange, in fact, that the idea of an obstacle-dodging, autonomous cyborg drone that uses a real live moth antenna…

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is the latest Ubisoft game to get delayed

Ubisoft’s upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake has been delayed from its January 21 release date and will now launch on March 18. The game’s dev team…

With the AirPods Max, Apple is making a familiar mistake

After months of speculation and rampant rumors, Apple has finally launched its own over-ear headphones in the form of the AirPods Max. The product was just the latest open secret…

Wyze Home Monitoring provides 24/7 protection for just $5 per month

Over the past few months, Wyze has announced a slew of new offerings and services to better serve customers. Today, the company has officially entered the home security and monitoring…

Hitman 3 gets haptic feedback and confusing PSVR support on PlayStation 5

Developer IO Interactive shared new details on Hitman 3, outlining some of the game’s unique features on PlayStation 5. The stealth game will have haptic feedback through the DualSense controller…

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II is coming to iOS and Android devices

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II — The Sith Lords is coming to mobile devices. The RPG classic lands on iPad, iPhone, and Android devices on December 18.…