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Apple Glasses leaks and rumors: Here's everything we expect to see - CNET

CNet Tech News - 10 hours 46 min ago
The latest purported Apple Glass leaks are the most detailed to date on what might be Apple's next big product.

Best Peloton alternatives: 5 great indoor exercise bikes that cost less - CNET

CNet Tech News - 10 hours 49 min ago
Before you spend $2,200 or more, check out these less expensive cycles from Bowflex, Echelon, Myx Fitness, NordicTrack and ProForm.

Drone deliveries are making their case in a crisis

Engadget - 11 hours 6 min ago
It feels like drones were built for this moment. The coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to spend the majority of their time indoors and, where possible, maintain a healthy distance from anyone that doesn’t live in the same building. Companies h...

Need a pulse oximeter? These models are in stock starting at $18 - CNET

CNet Tech News - 11 hours 29 min ago
Don't pay jacked-up prices to measure your heart rate and blood oxygen saturation.

'Fortnite' will play at a speedy 90FPS on OnePlus 8 phones

Engadget - 11 hours 32 min ago
It’s not just the iPad Pro that has a performance advantage over consoles in Fortnite. OnePlus has struck a deal with Epic Games to run Fortnite at a speedy 90FPS on its 8 Series phones — the first time any phone has had this advantage in the battle...

Wallace and Gromit get their first AR story in 'The Big Fix Up'

Engadget - 11 hours 36 min ago
Over the years, beloved duo Wallace and Gromit have appeared in their share of games. In 2009, for instance, Telltale Games gave the two its classic adventure game treatment. But for the time ever, they'll star in an augmented reality title. Later th...

Phone-connected 5G VR/AR headsets are still on track for 2020, says Qualcomm - CNET

CNet Tech News - 11 hours 36 min ago
A wave of plug-in glasses and goggles are on their way through 2021, including Oppo, Panasonic and Nreal.

Philips Hue leaks show new versatility for Lightstrip Plus and Bloom

Engadget - 12 hours 6 min ago
It looks like Philips is working on some new offerings for its Hue range. German website HueBlog has obtained some leaked images and specs that show the forthcoming Lightstrip Plus in detail, plus an update to the Hue Bloom that’ll give it some extra...

HP's latest monitors cut blue light levels to help you sleep

Engadget - 12 hours 35 min ago
How do you make monitors that stand out when the features are often interchangeable? Build in technology that helps after you shut them off, apparently. HP has unveiled a string of E-Series monitors that are billed as the first ergonomic display with...

What's on TV this week: HBO Max, 'Space Force' and 'Uncut Gems'

Engadget - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 9:29pm
This week HBO makes its assault on streaming with the new HBO Max service. At launch it will include tons of archival content like the back catalog of Friends, Rick & Morty and 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as a fleet of new original shows, movi...

What does Apple want from a VR events company?

Engadget - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 6:00pm
Since 2009 a startup called NextVR has been developing proprietary cameras and striking deals to bring live events -- think sporting events, wrestling matches and concerts -- straight to the VR headset of your choice. It sounds like a potent cure for...

Virgin Orbit's first launch demo flight ends abruptly after rocket release

Engadget - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 3:12pm
Virgin Orbit’s first launch demonstration flight has ended in a very unceremonious fashion. The spaceflight firm reported a “clean release” of LauncherOne from the Cosmic Girl host aircraft, but the rocket’s journey “terminated shortly into the fligh...

‘Call of Duty: WWII’ is the next free PS Plus game, and it arrives tomorrow

Engadget - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 1:15pm
Perhaps bearing in mind that many PS4 players are looking for more ways to kill time until The Last of Us Part II finally drops next month, Sony is releasing its next free PS Plus title a bit early. And it’s a pretty big one -- subscribers can snag C...

What we're watching: 'Deep Space 9,' 'Kingdom' and 'Solar Opposites'

Engadget - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 12:30pm
This month, Buyer’s Guide Editor Kris Naudus digs into ‘Deep Space Nine’ and how binge-watching changes the show’s impact, while Cherlynn Low highlights ‘Kingdom’ as an example of the international content you need to give a chance and Andrew Taranto...

Save $70 on a Nest WiFi bundle at Best Buy and the Google Store

Engadget - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 11:30am
If WiFi coverage in your home is spotty in some parts, you may want to look into a mesh router system. Luckily, a pretty good one is on sale at the moment. Bed Bath and Beyond and Best Buy have discounted the Google Nest WiFi router and access point...

Amazon sale drops the price of a Kindle to $60

Engadget - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 10:30am
Need an e-reader to get through pandemic lockdowns? Now’s a good time to get one. Amazon is running a sale on the standard Kindle that drops the price of the Special Offers version to $60, or $30 below its usual price. That’s similar to historic lows...

The best grilling gear

Engadget - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 10:00am
Summer may not officially start until mid-June, but Memorial Day weekend is widely celebrated as the start of the outdoor season. And for some, that means the first chance to fire up the grill for a (small, socially distanced) party. We’ve compiled a...

Extremely rare 'ring of fire' galaxy discovered in the early universe - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 10:00am
Galaxies are burnin' things and sometimes they make a fiery ring.

Rock on: Get a Marshall Woburn II Bluetooth speaker for $400 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 9:59am
Modeled after iconic Marshall amps, the Woburn II is a powerful Bluetooth speaker with a vintage look that's now $100 off.

Google Doodle goes dark to mark Memorial Day in US - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 9:55am
Doodle links to search results topped by a stars and stripes banner.