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Dirac's spatial audio tech will soon be built New! 2020-09-30 09:00:17Last time we checked in with Dirac, the Swedish audio company known for “digital audio optimization,” it had developed software for improv

Teenage Engineering's OB-4 speaker lets you remix the New! 2020-09-30 09:00:00A recent leak of a forthcoming Teenage Engineering product had some commenters lamenting that “it was just another Bluetooth speaker.” Tod

Google may face an antitrust probe in China, New! 2020-09-30 08:44:16Google might soon face an antitrust investigation in China on top of one that could launch in the US, according to Reuters. The government will report

YouTube TV loses regional Fox sports channels New! 2020-09-30 08:25:39Starting on October 1st, YouTube TV will no longer have access to Fox regional sports channels owned by Sinclair. If you’ll recall, the Google-o

Facebook brings Messenger into Instagram DMs New! 2020-09-30 08:00:49Facebook’s plan to unify its messaging apps is beginning to take shape. The company will begin incorporating more of Messenger’s features

Amazon Explore offers livestreamed classes, tours and shopping New! 2020-09-30 07:45:09We’re in the middle of a pandemic, which means most people are limiting the time they spend outdoors. That means fewer shopping trips and vacati

The Morning After: We reviewed iOS 14 New! 2020-09-30 07:15:35COVID-19 and its effects aren’t going anywhere, and the world of work continues to change around them. If I asked you what you missed most about

Seattle law will force Uber and Lyft to New! 2020-09-30 06:45:47Seattle’s city council has unanimously approved a minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers, joining New York as the second major US city to do so

Twitter will add voice tweet transcriptions following criticism New! 2020-09-30 05:50:00When Twitter introduced voice tweets earlier this summer as a way to send more personalized messages, it caught a lot of flack for not including acces

Ford makes the 2021 Mustang Mach-E a little New! 2020-09-30 05:07:49Ford is hoping to take the edge off some of the sticker shock when you buy a new Mustang Mach-E. Autoblog is reporting on a leaked memo, published on

The FCC's new anti-robocall rules prevent surprise charges New! 2020-09-30 03:39:01Back in March, the FCC ordered all carriers and phone companies to adopt the STIR/SHAKEN protocol by June 30th, 2021 as an effort to combat robocalls.

Google Meet's 60-minute limit on free calls won't New! 2020-09-30 01:56:47Google expanded Meet’s availability earlier this year to give more people access to the video chat service in the midst of coronavirus-related l

Ars Technica » Gear

Tiger Lake is coming in Dell XPS 13, 2020-09-28 09:05:25Tiger Lake CPUs bring a much-needed performance refresh to the XPS 13 lineup.

Battle of the $350 laptops: Acer Swift 1 2020-09-27 08:30:22Gateway's GWTN141-2 is the best under-$400 laptop we've seen so far.

When coffee makers are demanding a ransom, you 2020-09-26 10:58:05Watch along as hacked machine grinds, beeps, and spews water.

Apple backs down on taking 30% cut of 2020-09-25 16:02:27Apple says the 30-percent Apple tax will return at the end of the year.

Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.7, possibly the last 2020-09-25 14:45:36There were also updates to Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.

Apple Watch Series 6 Review: Still the best 2020-09-25 07:30:24The Apple Watch is suffering from a lack of competitors, but it's also making its own.

New Amazon hardware: Ring drones, Echo Dot 4th 2020-09-24 17:20:00You wanted a security drone flying around inside your home, right?

Epic, Spotify, and others take on Apple with 2020-09-24 15:49:15An increasing chorus of developers takes issue with Apple's App Store policies.

One of this year’s most severe Windows bugs 2020-09-24 15:40:35Zerologon vulnerability lets hackers access network crown jewels almost instantly.

Apple’s first iOS update after iOS 14 just 2020-09-24 14:26:51The update addresses iOS and iPadOS 14's most widely reported bug.

Google Maps gets a COVID-19 layer 2020-09-24 11:55:10View COVID data as easily as you view traffic or satellite data.

Western Digital releases new, larger Red Pro and 2020-09-24 06:45:12It feels like yesterday when 8TB drives were “really big.”

TechCrunch » Gadgets

Ring’s newest security camera is a $249 autonomous 2020-09-24 13:34:07Ring built its entire business on reinventing the doorbell — and now it’s taking a similar approach to the humble home security camera, wi

Ring to offer opt-in end-to-end encryption for videos 2020-09-24 13:33:57Ring will be stepping up its efforts to make its security products secure for users by enabling end-to-end video encryption later this year. The compa

Ring gets into automotive security with three new 2020-09-24 13:33:23Amazon -owned Ring is expanding from home and neighborhood security to the automative world, with three new products it debuted today at Amazon’

Amazon’s Alexa becomes a better conversationalist and can 2020-09-24 13:29:23At its annual hardware event, Amazon today announced new capabilities for its Alexa personal assistant that will allow it to become more personalized

Teachers deserve two screens, and Two Screens for 2020-09-23 12:41:39The pandemic has caused K-12 classrooms, chaotic at the best of times, to descend into Zoom call chaos. What’s more, thousands of teachers who m

Japanese startup Nature launches Remo 3, its home 2020-09-23 09:00:14Nature, a Japanese hardware startup that focuses on IoT home devices, announced the launch of Nature Remo 3, its home appliance smart remote, in the U

Pure Watercraft ramps up its electric outboard motors 2020-09-22 08:01:39Electric power only started making sense for land vehicles about ten years ago, but now the technology is ready to make the jump into the water. Pure

The Lumos Matrix is the ideal urban bike 2020-09-21 08:56:54Many of us are still more or less confined to our own homes and limited social spaces for the foreseeable future, and for a lot of you, that has led t

MIT engineers develop a totally flat fisheye lens 2020-09-18 15:14:47Engineers at MIT, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, have devised a way to build a camera lens that avoids the typical sph

Boston Dynamics delivers plan for logistics robots as 2020-09-17 18:25:10Boston Dynamics is just months away from announcing their approach to logistics, the first real vertical it aims to enter, after proving their ability

Amazon makes Alexa Routines shareable 2020-09-17 14:51:35Amazon is making it easier for Alexa device owners to use Routines. The feature, which has been around for years, allows Alexa users to combine multip

JAWS architect Glen Gordon is joining Sight Tech 2020-09-16 18:25:40For people who are blind or visually impaired, JAWS is synonymous with freedom to operate Windows PCs with a remarkable degree of control and pre

WIRED

Audeze LCD-1 Review: The Best Headphones Under $500 2020-09-28 09:00:00Missing live music? These corded, lightweight planar magnetic cans give you the next best thing.

In 'Hades,' the Underworld Is Your Playground 2020-09-28 09:00:00It's easy to spend hours dashing and slashing your way through this roguelite dungeon crawler.

The Best Smart Light Bulbs (2020): Ambient Lighting, 2020-09-27 09:00:00They're the easiest way to start building a smarter home. From Ikea and Philips Hue kits to ambient lighting, here are our favorites.

TCL 6-Series TV Review (2020): It's Our Favorite 2020-09-27 08:00:00Mini-LED backlighting, clever cable management, and built-in Roku are just a few of its standout features.

The 9 Best Travel Bags: Carry-On Luggage, Duffel, 2020-09-26 08:00:00A rolling carry-on is perfect for more than just flying. Whether going by air, road, or rail, here is our favorite luggage.

20 Best Weekend Deals: Laptops, Smart Speakers, and 2020-09-26 07:00:00Snag discounts on the MacBook Air, Echo Dot, OnePlus 8, and other tech to keep you distracted indoors as the weather starts to cool.

All the PS5 Games Sony Has Revealed So 2020-09-25 10:00:00From a new Spider-Man game to 'Horizon: Forbidden West', here are the titles you can expect for the next-gen console.

Sony A8H 4K OLED Review: A Love Letter 2020-09-25 09:00:00The company's latest TV is a love letter to the home theater, a display defined by its otherworldly vibrance.

The Messy Feud Over Who Controls TikTok 2020-09-25 08:00:00This week, we discuss how the fight over the app might shape US tech policy and US-China relations for years to come.

How Teachers Can Foster Community in Online Classrooms 2020-09-25 07:00:00Remote learning doesn’t have to mean distracted, disconnected students. Here’s what you can do to build calm and trust.

The Ring Always Home Cam Flies Around Inside 2020-09-24 20:14:52Look at this freaking drone.

Everything Amazon Just Announced—Like That Crazy Home Drone 2020-09-24 16:00:00The company debuted a gaggle of new stuff, including several round Echos and a cloud gaming service.