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Crowdfunded 'MST3K' revival hits Netflix April 14th

Tonight, after a "Red Carpet Kickstarter Screening" of the first new Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode, Netflix announced the revived series will launch April 14th. In a message to backers of the biggest crowdfunded video project, Joel Hodgson pro....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 21 min 30 sec ago

Google's mixed reality tech shows faces behind VR headsets

YouTube has already perfected the art of mixed reality videos that show the VR world and the real world at the same time. A great example is the video of Conan O'Brien's virtual trip to outer space taken when he visited YouTube's VR Lab. The video pl....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 55 min 30 sec ago

Texas Turns to Chemical Warfare to Bring ‘Feral Hog Apocalypse'

Texas’s 2.5 million feral pigs may soon fall victim to chemical warfare. On Tuesday, the state’s Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller changed the rules of the Texas Administrative Code to permit the legal poisoning of these unsuspecting hogs. Read more....... Read More
Source: Gizmodo - 1 hour 39 min ago

LG G6 Waterproofing More Or Less Confirmed In Teaser Video

Next week at MWC 2017, LG is expected to announce the LG G6 and one of the features that LG had previously teased for the handset was waterproofing. While we can’t confirm if the handset does sport that feature, a recent teaser video uploaded by LG has more or less confirmed our speculations.As you can see in the video above, titled “LG G6: Pool”, we guess it’s pretty obvious at what LG is hinting at. So far the company has been pretty open about the LG G6 and what kind of features it will be packing. Recently they even teased the UI of the phone, and also boasting about Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - 2 hours 52 min ago

Samsung Refutes Claims That They’ll Be Selling Refurbished Note 7s

According to a recent report, it has been suggested that Samsung might be looking to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 handsets later this year in “select markets”. The markets that they will allegedly sell the Note 7 handsets in are India and Vietnam, with the goal being to recoup some of the losses incurred with the recall.However it turns out that maybe those reports weren’t true after all. According to the folks at Gadget 360, they have .... Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - 2 hours 53 min ago

SodaStream Recalls Its Bottles Over Potential To Explode

For those who live sparkling water, constantly buying bottled sparkling water can be an expensive habit. This is why companies such as SodaStream are flourishing where they put out devices that can carbonate water at home, thus saving customers a ton of money since they’ll only need to replace the canisters every so often.However it seems that the company’s plastic bottles might have a problem in which they have the potential to explode, so much so that they have issued a voluntary recall for them. At the mome.... Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - 2 hours 54 min ago

What's on TV: 'Ultimate Beastmaster,' Oscars

This week we've got the second episode of Planet Earth II, focusing on Mountains this time. It's also time for Netflix to kick off its worldwide reality TV show, Ultimate Beastmaster. Taking more than a few hints from American Ninja Warrior and prede....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 3 hours 12 min ago

Boeing plans to build 3D-printed modular satellites

Boeing is known for building huge, high-end satellites that cost roughly $150 million each, but that could change in the future. The aerospace corporation plans to adopt new production practices that involve the use of modular 3D-printed parts and fa....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 3 hours 31 min ago

South Koreans May Soon Live to Be 90, But Our Short, Violent Grandkids Won't

Here’s the good news: According to a comprehensive new study, the average life expectancy will increase globally by 2030, with South Korean women born that year expected to live 90.8 years, the longest of the 35 countries analyzed. Here’s the bad news: Americans will die younger than their international peers and…Read more....... Read More
Source: Gizmodo - 3 hours 32 min ago

These Apple iCar concepts are completely awesome, and also ridiculous

Apple's top secret automotive aspirations are well documented, and yet nobody actually knows what the company is building or when we'll get to see it. That's fine, because these "iCar" concepts from ClickMechanic are so cool — and utterly insane — that no actual Apple car could possibly compete with them. Feast your eyes on five automotive designs that have no business in the real world, but are awesome all the same. Continue reading... Trending right now: Read More
Source: Boy Genius Report - 3 hours 38 min ago

The FBI might be forced to reveal how much it costs to hack an iPhone

About a year ago, Apple went head to head with the FBI over an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters. The FBI wanted to force Apple to break into the handset by creating a backdoored version of iOS that would bypass the phone’s lockscreen. Apple wanted none of it, and a PR battle emerged between the two parties. Ultimately, both won. Apple did not have to comply with the FBI’s requests, and the FBI got that handset unlocked by hiring an unnamed third-party to hack the handset. Read More
Source: Boy Genius Report - 4 hours 41 min ago

MIT researchers built an energy-sipping power converter

Researchers from MIT's Microsystems Technologies Laboratories have built a new power supply system designed specifically for powering electronic sensors, wireless radios and other small devices that will eventually connect the Internet of Things. Whi....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 5 hours 2 min ago

Alexa just became a virtual doctor

Alexa is useful for a great many things, from starting up a music playlist to talking you through a morning workout, so it should come as no surprise that Amazon's virtual assistant just became a doctor, too. A new Alexa app built by personal wellness startup HealthTap lets you actually simulate a doctor visit right from your couch, using the combined knowledge of the company's 100,000 doctor network. Read More
Source: Boy Genius Report - 5 hours 43 min ago

Get a lifetime of mobile backup from iDrive for just $20

We’ve all had the experience of losing precious photos or videos off our phones, or perhaps more often, quickly deleting old photos to make more room for the new. It’s high time you invested in a reliable cloud backup solution, and no solution is as simple or affordable as Read More
Source: Boy Genius Report - 5 hours 53 min ago

Modders are turning the NES Classic Edition into an all-purpose retro gaming machine

 If you were lucky enough to get your hands on an NES Classic Edition this last holiday season, you were probably impressed (as was I) with the quality of the emulation — so much so you wished it had a few more games, or maybe even that there was an SNES version. Well, your dream is coming true — kind of, anyway. Read More Read More
Source: Crunch Gear - 5 hours 54 min ago

Dance moves turn into music with BeatMoovz

There are plenty of gadgets out there for making music on your mobile device, but they're relatively sedentary affairs. BeatMoovz turns things arounds with a music tool that gets you up and dancing: instead of moving with the music, you dance and cre....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 5 hours 55 min ago

Facebook Rumored To Get Into MLB Live Streaming

As you might have heard, Facebook recently more or less confirmed their plan for more video content by announcing a separate and dedicated video app designed for smart TVs. In the past we have heard how Facebook planned to use its reach to potentially become the next YouTube, or at least become a platform that could give YouTube a run for its money.Now according to a report from Reuters, it seems that they have learnt that Facebook’s video plans could be expanding into the world of sports. The report claims that Facebook i.... Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - 6 hours 8 min ago

Apple Watch Series 3 Rumored To Use Different Display Technology

The Apple Watch was released back in 2015, and in 2016 we got the Apple Watch Series 2. This means that this year we should be able to expect the Series 3, but unfortunately not much is known about the Series 3 at the moment, save for this little tidbit from DigiTimes (via 9to5Mac).According to the report, it seems that one of Apple’s suppliers TPK might stop producing touch panels for the Apple Watch. Apparently the company has been struggling to produce enough of these components for Apple, which some have specul.... Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - 6 hours 9 min ago

Classic Toy Etch A Sketch Gets A Hi-Tech Makeover With An LCD Screen

Remember when you were young and one of the toys you used to play with was the incredibly frustrating Etch A Sketch, which would take you hours to put together a simple drawing? Perhaps kids these days with their smartphones and tablets might not see much fun in such “low-tech” toys, but not to worry.Spin Master, the company that acquired Etch A Sketch back in 2016, and BoogieBoard have come together and have given the toy a hi-tech and modern makeover with the Etch A Sketch Freestyle. On the surface it still looks and feels like the old toy, except that under the .... Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - 6 hours 10 min ago

SodaStream recalls 51,000 bottles because they might explode

Your greatest SodaStream fears have been realized: tens of thousands of SodaStream's plastic bottles may not be able to withstand quite as much pressure as the company thought, causing the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue a r....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 6 hours 32 min ago