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New Tech Vetting Law in SF Could Fuel 2019-10-17 13:11:57San Francisco officials want to get ahead of the emerging technology curve by prequalifying and regulating startup tech proposals before products beco

'Serious' Linux Sudo Bug's Damage Potential Actually May 2019-10-16 13:09:33Developers have patched a vulnerability in Sudo, a core command utility for Linux, that could allow a user to execute commands as a root user even if

Google Rolls Out Pixel 4 Phone, Pixelbook, Nest 2019-10-16 07:00:00A new flagship smartphone, a slick refresh of Pixelbook Go, some home gadget improvements and a revamp of its wireless earbuds highlighted Google's a

Safari's Safe Browsing Option Raises Privacy Concerns 2019-10-15 06:02:22An option in Apple's Safari browser that's supposed to protect Web surfers from malicious sites has raised privacy concerns in some quarters. The op

Virtual Pets, Virtual People and Virtual Immortality 2019-10-14 13:31:46One of the interesting and somewhat underappreciated aspects of the recent Qualcomm wireless event is that 5G will make realistic AR avatars possible.

Setting Up Roadblocks to Social Engineering 2019-10-11 06:06:05Since the dawn of the Internet age, criminals have looked for ways to profit on unsuspecting people while they browse the Web. Viruses, malware and ot

Austrumi Linux Has Great Potential if You Speak 2019-10-10 14:55:25Austrumi Linux is an unusual distribution. With a little more polish, it could be a good tool for running Linux on any computer you touch without chan

Stop Cyberattacks in Their Tracks: Secure IT 2019-10-10 05:40:23Stopping cyberattacks requires diligent behavior. One of the themes of this year's National Cyber Security Awareness Month, or NCSAM, is that all com

Apple Touts Games, Music, TV in macOS Catalina 2019-10-09 05:47:53New versions of operating systems are usually about slick interfaces and improved performance, but that's not what Apple was flogging about macOS Cat

Devs Engage in Soul-Searching on Future of Open 2019-10-08 14:26:51Two things to avoid in online discussions are politics and religion. Open source technology may be an explosive third topic that software developers s

Sonos Launches Rent-a-Speaker Pilot Program 2019-10-08 06:15:52Subscription models have taken hold in everything from software to smartphones, and now Sonos is testing the idea in the premium wireless speaker mark

Ballmer's Vindication: Microsoft Launches 5 Apple-Killer Surface Products 2019-10-07 14:06:48One of the last major initiatives former CEO Steve Ballmer launched before he left Microsoft was its Surface effort. It was designed to address the co


20 terrifying PC horror games to play with New! 2019-10-18 08:45:00The horror, the HORRORImage by Outlast 2Horror games are a dime a dozen. Scary horror games, good horror games—well, those are much rarer.

Monoprice true wireless earbuds review: A cut above New! 2019-10-18 08:00:00There are better true wireless earbuds out there, and cheaper ones, but few match the inexpensive price and surprisingly quality of Monoprice's true

OnePlus 7T review: Just the right amount of 2019-10-18 06:35:00In a world of big and bad pro, plus, and premium smartphones, the OnePlus 7T is Baby Bear: Just right. Coming alongside a refresh of OnePlus’s o

Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective 2019-10-18 06:00:00Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best combination 2019-10-18 06:00:00With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model.

Google Nest Mini review: Modest improvements make Google’s 2019-10-18 06:00:00Expect (slightly) more bass, a mounting hole, and refined controls, all for the same price as the older Home Mini.

Ecovacs Deebot 661 robot vacuum review: This is 2019-10-18 06:00:00Despite a few navigation hiccups, this convertible robot is an affordable entry point for those who want their vacuum to do double duty as a mop.

Watch The Full Nerd talk about AMD and 2019-10-17 13:54:00Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. Today's show digs deep into rumors, including Ryzen 7 3750X and Nvidia Ampe

How to personalize your Windows 10 PC 2019-10-17 12:00:00What makes your house your home? Is it the furniture? The art? A few favorite collectibles arranged on the shelves? The same goes for your PC. If

Six-month-old Galaxy S10 bug lets strangers bypass your 2019-10-17 10:00:00The Galaxy S10 should be free of bugs by this point, but Samsung has admitted that a pretty big one is still out there. According to the company, some

Windows 10 November 2019 Update review: Fewer features 2019-10-17 06:45:00Microsoft’s Windows 10 November 2019 Update is deliberately low-key, primarily designed to optimize Windows rather than pile on a boatload of ne

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 vs Mac Pro: Can 2019-10-17 06:30:00We’ll be honest with you: We didn’t originally intend to see if an ultrabook convertible tablet could compete with a Mac Pro or not. No, o


Fortnite’s new 3D Headphones setting makes it easier New! 2019-10-18 17:27:14Epic does a fairly good job of helping Fortnite players figure out where opponents and in-game objects are located, but it can still be tricky to tell

Japan joins NASA in mission to land humans New! 2019-10-18 16:32:49Japan has announced plans to help NASA in its effort to return humans to the Moon in 2024. The work will take place under NASA’s Artemis program

Roku Streaming Stick+ 4K just got a price New! 2019-10-18 16:03:11Roku offers a variety of streaming devices, and right there in the middle of pack (at least as far as pricing is concerned) is the Roku Streaming Stic

California rolls out first earthquake early warning system New! 2019-10-18 15:47:14California is the first state in the US to introduce an earthquake early warning system. The launch of the system coincides with the 30th anniversary

Re-watch the first all-female spacewalk via NASA New! 2019-10-18 15:05:10UPDATE: The spacewalk is effectively complete, but we can watch it again and again since NASA’s recorded the whole thing, live in effect. Humani

Working out before breakfast has ‘profound’ effects on New! 2019-10-18 14:57:54A new study from researchers at the University of Bath and the University of Birmingham shed light on which is better: eating breakfast before or afte

The Tesla Model 3 just got more expensive New! 2019-10-18 14:33:35Tesla has increased the price of its Model 3 Standard Range Plus, adding ten miles to its range in the process, while the Model 3 Performance also bum

Samsung gives Note 10 and S10 security advice New! 2019-10-18 14:33:28By now, you’ve probably heard of a worrying flaw with the ultrasonic fingerprint readers present in the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Note 10. When

DirecTV Now, AT&T TV Now price hiked for New! 2019-10-18 13:45:50The streaming service AT&T TV Now, once called DirecTV Now, will get a price hike in the near future. This jump will affect all subscribers, even

Photoshop CC for iPad may not be what New! 2019-10-18 13:27:42The “real Photoshop” experience for iPad may not quite be what graphics pros are hoping for, with beta testers of Adobe’s upcoming a

The Outer Worlds launch trailer emphasizes player choice New! 2019-10-18 13:13:11The launch of The Outer Worlds from Obsidian is right around the corner, so it’s little surprise that the game got a fancy launch trailer to bui

Spire gets FCC OK for 175-satellite constellation launch New! 2019-10-18 13:08:42Spire describes their business as “a data and analytics company that collects data from space to solve problems on Earth.” Per a release f


Tesla (TSLA) stock is on a tear ahead New! 2019-10-18 07:52:10 Tesla (TSLA) stock is on a tear after they reported record deliveries and ahead of the Q3 earnings report, but what do you think is going to happen n

Check out RMK’s hubless electric motorcycle seen in 2019-10-18 06:34:02 We’ve been following the RMK E2 hubless electric motorcycle for a few years now, and have just learned that the Finnish company is finally read

BMW revises iNext electric car range down to 2019-10-18 06:26:47 While BMW has a few more EVs coming before the iNext electric crossover, the vehicle is expected to become BMW’s flagship. The automaker has be

Tesla Pickup truck rendered based on teaser image 2019-10-18 05:05:01 Elon Musk recently said that Tesla Pickup truck fan renders that he saw don’t look like the actual Tesla Pickup truck, but there’s a new

Bajaj unveils new Chetak electric scooter heavily inspired 2019-10-18 03:15:22 Bajaj is back in the scooter game after a 10-year absence. This time around they’ve resurrected the Chetak scooter, though in electric form. An

Tesla is planning a ‘Track Mode Package’ with 2019-10-17 17:05:49 Tesla is planning a “Track Mode Package” with sport tires, front brakes, and more features, according to a leak in its parts catalog. mor

EGEB: Philadelphia launches climate collaborative, communal EV for 2019-10-17 16:00:54 In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The City of Brotherly Love launches the Climate Collaborative of Greater Philadelphia. An eco-fr

Get 16 Philips LED Light Bulbs for $18 2019-10-17 13:10:30 Amazon offers a 16-pack of Philips A19 LED Non-dimmable Light Bulbs for $17.89 Prime shipped. Regularly $25 or more, this brings today’s d

Review: AM1+ is a sleek, no-frills 35lb. commuter 2019-10-17 11:06:51 The AM1 is a simple, easy-to-use e-bike with the smallest battery I’ve ever seen. It’s definitely an eye-catcher, and I felt very nimble

Eco-friendly Oregon housing development will offer a communal 2019-10-17 10:05:45 Ashland, Oregon’s The Garden Cottages is already designed to be eco-friendly. The 12 houses will also feature a communal electric vehicle for r

Ford announces plans for EV charging, partners with 2019-10-17 10:05:13 Ahead of the launch of its new electric car, Ford announced its plan for electric car charging with partnerships with Greenlots and Amazon for home c

Cars banned on San Francisco’s Market Street in 2019-10-17 09:53:26 The results are in and San Francisco has voted to greenlight a new plan that will see Market Street closed to private cars. more… Subscribe t