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Last week in tech: The whole world is going premium

Last week in tech: The whole world is going premium

Technology Microsoft's awesome new Xbox controller, OnePlus 6 smartphone, and download our new podcast. We're living in a life in a post-Yanny world.
Everything self-driving cars calculate before changing lanes

Everything self-driving cars calculate before changing lanes

Technology Inside a self-driving car's lane-change calculus. To swerve or not to swerve: Inside a self-driving car's lane-change calculus.
Robotic noses could be the future of disaster rescue—if they can outsniff search dogs

Robotic noses could be the future of disaster rescue—if they can outsniff search dogs

Technology If researchers can crack the chemistry, the applications are numerous. Analytical chemists have been working to develop high-functioning robotic smelling devices to detect victims of
A new Wi-Fi system could help your home network, if companies sign on

A new Wi-Fi system could help your home network, if companies sign on

Technology The Wi-Fi Alliance wants to standardize home mesh networks. The way Wi-Fi is distributed throughout our abodes is changing.
Your guide to YouTube Premium, Google One, and all the other stuff Google just renamed

Your guide to YouTube Premium, Google One, and all the other stuff Google just renamed

Technology If you rely heavily on Google apps, things might look a little confusing lately. Here's how to navigate all the stuff Google recently renamed.
Five kitchen tools that can remove the seeds from just about anything

Five kitchen tools that can remove the seeds from just about anything

Gadgets Any implement that shortens the time it takes to eat pie or guacamole is OK with us. Before you can enjoy culinary delights like guacamole and cherry pie, you first have to endure the
This self-driving car relies on spinning lasers to navigate down rural roads

This self-driving car relies on spinning lasers to navigate down rural roads

Technology MIT is working on autonomous cars that don't need good maps. If you hope to ride in a driverless car someday, chances are that the trip will take place in an urban area. But MIT is
The Logitech G305 wireless gaming mouse is like a family sedan with a sports car engine

The Logitech G305 wireless gaming mouse is like a family sedan with a sports car engine

Gadgets This $60 mouse has the same motion tracking skills as pro gaming inputs. Logitech's 6305 wireless gaming mouse is a solid performer in a plastic body.
Last week in tech: Did artificial intelligence write this post? Maybe.

Last week in tech: Did artificial intelligence write this post? Maybe.

Technology Hear a robot make a call, see a robot go for a run, and make fun of old tech in this week's collection of tech stories. Download the latest episode of the Last Week in Tech podcast
These six products only get better with age

These six products only get better with age

Technology Your smartphone will be worthless in a few years, but these buys improve as they get older. Technology doesn't age gracefully. Your smartphone will be worthless in a few years, but
Fixing harmful smartphone habits is a lot harder than getting users hooked

Fixing harmful smartphone habits is a lot harder than getting users hooked

Technology New features in the latest Android reflect a growing trend of people trying to separate from their devices. Google's new tools try to address increasing concern from smartphone users
Aluminum production could get much better for the environment

Aluminum production could get much better for the environment

Technology The breakthrough is great news for your gadgets A new way of smelting aluminum releases oxygen, not carbon dioxide.
The case for burning our way to a cleaner planet

The case for burning our way to a cleaner planet

Nexus Media News A novel and unproven plan to fight climate change and feed humanity. An experimental approach to BECCS skips the controversy surrounding the technology and creates energy with a
Is the net still neutral?

Is the net still neutral?

Technology Wondering if Net Neutrality is still in place? Here's your answer. Net Neutrality is in trouble, but it still has a fighting chance. Here are the important dates and developments about
Self-driving cars should earn people's trust with good communication

Self-driving cars should earn people's trust with good communication

Technology These vehicles are ugly and eye-catching and that's the point. Autonomous cars may be capable of driving around on their own, but they still need to be able to communicate their
These bird feeders won’t get raided by squirrels

These bird feeders won’t get raided by squirrels

Gadgets You have options when it comes to keeping furry menaces away from our feathered friends’ snacks. You have options when it comes to keeping furry menaces away from our feathered friends’
All the cool new stuff from Google's 2018 I/O developers conference

All the cool new stuff from Google's 2018 I/O developers conference

Technology Android P and all the other good stuff from Google's annual coder gathering. Let's see what's new in the world of Android and Google at the I/O developers conference.
Drones, AI, and smart meetings at the beginning of the Microsoft Build conference

Drones, AI, and smart meetings at the beginning of the Microsoft Build conference

Technology What you need to know about the company's developers' event. “The world is becoming a computer,” Satya Nadella, the company’s CEO, said towards the beginning of his keynote address.
Last week in tech: Facebook dating, an iMac anniversary, and change your Twitter password

Last week in tech: Facebook dating, an iMac anniversary, and change your Twitter password

Technology Facebook does dating, a Waymo crashed, and don't forget to change your Twitter password. Download the latest episode of the Last Week in Tech podcast!
You should buy an instant film camera—here’s how

You should buy an instant film camera—here’s how

Gadgets Instant prints make smart phone photography seem boring. You have lots of options for instant film cameras. Here's how to pick the best one for you.