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The Omni Wheel by Evelo turns any bicycle into an e-bike
The Omni Wheel from Evelo can attach to virtually any traditional bicycle, turning it into an e-bike. The latest generation has a throttle mode in addition to five levels of pedal assist.

Apple-1 likely finished by Steve Jobs is for sale
An early Apple computer is up for auction, and it’s a safe bet the winning bidder will be shelling out north of $1 million.

Chicago Police push back on criticism of crime-prediction system
RAND Corp. questions the effectiveness of a crime-prediction system Chicago police have been testing since 2013.

Is the HP Chromebook 13 G1 the future of the laptop?
Hewlett-Packard’s Chromebook 13 is the best evidence yet that the Chromebook is here to stay.

UK military bases could suffer surge in visits by ‘Pokemon Go’ fanatics
An urgent briefing was issued to all sites after it was reported the game’s digital characters had been reported at locations inside secure military establishments.

North Korea has just launched its own Netflix-style streaming service
It’s an on-demand video streaming service, but not as we know it. North Korea’s recently launched “Manbang” service is no Netflix, but in a country where getting hold of any kind of streaming content is challenging enough, it may be better than nothing.

5 ways to make money you’ve probably never thought of
Launching a side project or business can be lucrative, but it’s also a lot of work. If you’re looking for an easier way to make cash on the side, why not start with stuff you already have? It’s crazy but you probably have something lying around right now that someone else will rent and pay…

Tech Q&A: Finding military records, digitizing VHS tapes
Want to know how to breeze through airport security, find great deals on Craigslist, and more? Read this column.

Time to Upgrade Your Podcast App?
Although 21 percent of the U.S. population (age 12 or older) listens to podcasts, the medium is relatively young.

5 ways to make money you’ve probably never thought of
Launching a side project or business can be lucrative, but it’s also a lot of work. If you’re looking for an easier way to make cash on the side, why not start with stuff you already have?

Young people sharing explicit content for cash on premium Snapchat accounts
Australian artist Jesse Willesee has lifted the lid on how young people are making thousands of dollars a month selling explicit photos and videos on Snapchat.

US relinquishes control of internet naming system Oct. 1
This move ends a nearly 20-year effort to privatize the Internet’s domain name system (DNS).

Stop carriers from tracking your mobile browsing
Verizon’s supercookie tracking has been a privacy worry for years, but that’s about to change.

How F-35A fighter pilots are harnessing high-tech ‘see-through’ helmets
The F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System, made by Rockwell Collins, lets pilots “see-through” their fifth-generation fighter jets. Like the new F-35A Lightning II, the helmet takes technology to an entirely new level and introduces a host of new capabilities.

Review roundup: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the ‘best’ big phone
Samsung has come up with another great smartphone— but great doesn’t come cheap. The Galaxy Note 7 was available to buy on Friday.

Ride in the sky: Airbus says it will test airborne taxis as early as 2017
Airbus has turned to its innovation branch, A3, to lead the Vahana project, an effort to develop autonomous flying vehicles that could shuttle passengers and cargo from point A to B for around the cost of a taxi ride.

Twitter shuts down 235,000 more extremist accounts
Twitter is cracking down on users that promote violent extremism and has suspended 235,000 accounts in the past half year, the company announced on Thursday.

McDonald’s pulls wearable from Happy Meals over skin irritation
The kid-friendly Step It! wearable has allegedly caused a rash on some children’s skin.

Machine learning can trump humans in depression diagnosis, study says
The study analyzed nearly 44,000 photographs posted to Instagram.

The 7 best features on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 (none of which are on the iPhone)
It will be the best phablet on the planet when it launches this Friday

Have questions about voting? Google can help
Just Google “how to vote” and the Web giant will hit you with all kinds of information.

Here’s how the US stacks up when it comes to mobile network speed
When it comes to overall speed, the champion by far is South Korea, followed by Singapore.

IRobot responds to Roomba ‘poopocalypse’ complaints
It’s been called the “poopocalypse” and the “crappening.” It describes the utter horror you encounter when your Roomba, the robotic vacuum, accidentally encounters pet excrement and uses its smart tech to drag the the filthy mess everywhere.

Apple is right to kill the headphone jack, and Intel is an accomplice
At least two Android smartphones already ship without a 3.5mm headphone port, but the only company that’s getting any heat for killing the standard audio jack is Apple.

Top 5 iOS apps of the month: August 2016
With over 2 million apps in Apple’s App Store, it can be hard to find the ones that suit you best. We’re here to take the tedium out of your search.

‘Pokemon Go’: These are the hardest Pokemon to catch
Catching Pokemon in one of the hottest mobile games of all time is not always easy, regardless of bugs and other annoyances that might cause you even more trouble than normal.

How to Shoot a Great Concert Photo
My love for concert photography started back in the early 1980s, when my brother surprised me with tickets to see Van Halen at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island.

Linux flaw puts 1.4 billion Android devices at risk of spying attack, experts warn
A Linux flaw that lets attackers hijack internet traffic also affects nearly 80 percent of Android devices, security researchers warn.

Is Dubai the first stop on the Hyperloop?
Elon Musk’s farmed-out high-speed people and cargo mover brainchild, the Hyperloop, is no stranger to headlines and rumors. Recently, the word on the street has morphed into to news that the system might conduct its maiden voyage around the ports of Dubai.

Wildlife photographer rescues a drowning eagle, for the second time
Polish wildlife photographer Krzysztof Chomicz often photographs white-tailed eagles, but he has also rescued them. The latest rescue of a young bird trapped in muddy swamp was captured by a camera drone.

With Android on top of the world, Google is already working on a mysterious new OS
Android is currently the most popular mobile operating system in the world by a massive margin.

It turns out your Roomba can cause a ‘pooptastrophe’
It seemed like a good idea.

London is setting up a police force to deal exclusively with online trolls
The London Mayor’s office recently announced the creation of a new specialized police force charged with investigating digital hate crimes, which include abusive content on Twitter and Facebook.

Hacker Guccifer 2.0 back on Twitter after leaking Democrats’ contact info
A shadowy hacker who uses the name ‘Guccifer 2.0’ was briefly suspended from Twitter this weekend following the latest dump of information stolen in cyberattacks on Democratic organizations.

Watch Navy pilots save plane after it falls off carrier
Dramatic footage released by the U.S. Navy shows a close call earlier this year on the aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Buying a handgun on the dark web ‘just like buying a bar of chocolate’
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is going after illegal gun sales online via the dark web, creating a special group for that purpose. The Internet Investigations Center will give “actionable intelligence” to field divisions.

The real reason Apple wants to kill the audio jack
There may be a method to Apple’s madness, and there’s certainly some historical precedence.

Tech Q&A: Getting help after Delta’s delays, buying a new iPad
Want to know how to shop for a new router, stop Windows 10 from crashing, and more? Read this column.

6 surprising things you can do with your smartphone
With more than 2 million apps in the Apple App Store and 2.2 million in Google Play, there are tons of things you can do with your smartphone beyond making calls and texting. Here are some of the most innovative apps that make your smartphone do things you’ve never imagined. 1. Measure your heart rate…

6 surprising things you can do with your smartphone
Here are six innovative apps that make your smartphone do things you never imagined.

Trump’s angriest tweets are sent from Android while nice ones are sent from iPhone
After looking at two months worth of Trump tweets, someone noticed that most of Trumps more abrasive and hyperbolic tweets were sent from Android devices.

3 reasons why you should upgrade your router
If your home router is having trouble keeping up with your networking demands, it’s time for an upgrade. Here are three reasons to consider upgrading that old, out-of-date wireless router and our recommended router to get back to smooth data sailing.

Scientists develop a spit test that can reveal if you’ve been driving stoned
Researchers at Stanford University in California have developed a new sensor-based saliva test capable of telling within three minutes whether the driver of a car has been abusing marijuana.

Should you wait for the iPhone 8?
While the upcoming iPhone 7 is expected to have some welcome improvements, the iPhone that Apple is planning for 2017 could be really different.

‘No Man’s Sky’ review: A beautiful and immersive journey
“No Man’s Sky” is a first-person exploration-based game that is one of the year’s most eagerly-anticipated titles. Created by Hello Games, the goal of “No Man’s Sky” is to reach the center of the galaxy, which contains 18 quintillion planets.

US Air Force’s plan to improve radio communications? Plasma bomb the atmosphere
Radio communication is a weak point for most military operations — it is never long enough or strong enough. The Air Force’s solution to improve their long-distance calls? Supercharge the atmosphere by detonating plasma bombs.

Google eyes wireless fiber tests in 24 cities
Google has big plans for its super-fast fiber Internet.

Tech lawyer, engineer say even they can’t afford Palo Alto
Palo Alto’s planning and transportation commissioner sat down and did the math: For Kate Vershov Downing and husband Steve to purchase a home similar to the 4-bedroom, 2,300-square-foot dwelling they currently rent (with another couple, at $6,200 a month), their monthly payment would be $12,177.

A close-up look at the F-35A, the Air Force’s next-gen jet
Allison Barrie got a rare and very close look at the F-35A Lightning II of the US Air Force.

Twitter is not liable for the rise of ISIS, rules US District judge
A lawsuit alleging that Twitter was legally responsible for facilitating ISIS attacks that saw two U.S. government contractors killed in Jordan has been dismissed by a California District Court judge.

Wilson smart football: First and long in the high-tech football market
Wilson Sporting Goods is first and long the high-tech football market. The company is touting what it describes as the world’s first smart football in a bid to capture the next generation of fans.

‘QuadRooter’ flaw impacts 900 million Android devices: Should you be worried?
A high security alert for Android devices was issued this week. But do you really need to be worried?

Judge dismisses suit claiming Twitter liable for killing of Americans by ISIS
A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of supporting the Islamic State (ISIS) group.

Microsoft Research proposes a method for full control over data stored in the cloud
Microsoft Research is currently working on a project to enable secure data exchange in the cloud, which uses multiparty computation to generate results without exposing the actual data held by all parties involved. The team will release tools soon.

Apple is going to completely overhaul the Macbook Pro, according to Bloomberg
The new Macbook Pro will have a touchscreen display above the keyboard, an AMD “Polaris” graphics chip, TouchID, and USB type-C. It will also be thinner, and potentially come in three colors: gray, gold, and silver.

Seagate steps on the storage gas, unveils 60TB drive
Seagate has unveiled a 60TB drive capable of storing 400 million photos or 12,000 DVD movies.

Kansas couple sues over hellish IP address quirk
A Kansas couple whose farmhouse became the nexus of seemingly the entire country’s internet misdeeds is suing the company they say is responsible, Courthouse News Service reports.

New iPhone will have dual camera technology but no headphone jack, report says
The next iPhone will feature a dual-camera system, no headphone jack and a re-engineered home button, according to Bloomberg.

Sophisticated ‘ProjectSauron’ malware hid, undetected, for years
Security researchers have identified a complex malware dubbed “ProjectSauron” that hid, undetected, within a number of organizations for five years.

Tesla’s autopilot might have saved driver’s life
If Joshua Neally had been in any other car, it’s possible he might not have survived.

New iPhone will have dual camera technology but no headphone jack, report says
The next iPhone will feature a dual-camera system, no headphone jack and a re-engineered home button, according to Bloomberg.

The Macbook Pro update will finally be coming this fall, report suggests
Apple is expected to debut a new line of MacBook laptops at some point in the last quarter of the year, with the long-forgotten Macbook Pro expected to finally get an update

FTC flouts conventional wisdom, says changing passwords often can do harm
Conventional computer security wisdom has been to change passwords often. It turns out, however, that most people make changes in detectable patterns. It’s safer to have one long, complex password that you don’t change.

Security breach at Oracle could affect hundreds of thousands of businesses
Oracle, a software giant that makes point-of-sale credit card systems, has reportedly seen a massive security breach that could have far-reaching implications for its customers.

Walmart buys for $3 billion
Walmart stands to gain “fresh ideas and expertise, as well as an attractive brand with proven appeal.”

New security vulnerability puts 900 million Android devices at risk, researchers warn
Security firm Check Point has identified vulnerabilities affecting 900 million smartphones and tablets that use chipsets from component maker Qualcomm.

‘Mayhem’ rules as DARPA’s battle of the machines hits Las Vegas
A system called “Mayhem” has clinched the $2 million top prize in DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge in a competition to use software that automatically defends networks against attacks.

Tech Q&A: Saving your text messages forever, finding great electronics deals
Want to know how to avoid phishing scams, restrict Facebook access on other devices, and more? Read this column.

5 Facebook secrets you should know
In the second quarter of 2016, Facebook had more than 1.7 billion active monthly users. And it’s a safe bet that many of them don’t know these five secrets.

Criminals using Bluetooth to steal credit card info at gas stations, police warn
Police in Dallas are warning drivers about a new method criminals are using to steal credit card information at gas pumps.

Would Facebook hire you? Maybe if you could answer this tricky question
Getting through the interview process can be a grueling task. Find out the one question this major employer is asking candidates to stump them.

Is the iPad Pro the future of laptops? Apple thinks so
Apple wants you to believe that the iPad isn’t just a tablet, but the future of the computer. Are they on to something?

Apple finally launches bug bounties
A select handful of researchers can earn up to $200,000 for identifying vulnerabilities in iOS or iCloud.

Niantic confirmed it’ll fix one of the most annoying ‘Pokemon GO’ bugs yet
There are at least two major bugs plaguing your Pokemon Go experience, especially following the latest app update.

X-ray uncovers hidden portrait beneath famed Degas painting
A powerful X-ray technique has unveiled a hidden portrait beneath a famed painting by French impressionist artist Edgar Degas, helping solve a mystery that has stumped the art world for decades.

Welcome to Area 404, the hardware lab where Facebook is building the future
Facebook is offering the first extensive look inside its huge new hardware lab, and the state-of-the-art machinery it houses. Inside, Facebook’s engineers will build everything from internet-delivering drones to VR tech.

Jeep hackers show how to take control of vehicle moving at high speed
A pair of well-known hackers has found another way to take control of a Jeep Cherokee — this time while it’s moving at high speed.

Facebook moves to crack down on ‘clickbait’ in news feeds
Facebook’s war on clickbait rages on.

Sling Media co-founder Blake Krikorian has died, report says
Silicon Valley entrepreneur Blake Krikorian, who co-founded home video streaming company Sling Media, has died, according to Recode.

Navy getting rid of ‘blueberries’ camouflage uniform
The Navy’s most mocked camouflage uniform will be soon be a thing of the past, the service announced Thursday.

Cool commercial drones take flight in TV show ‘Droned’
Science Channel’s “Droned” focuses on the growing commercial drone industry. It follows Fort Lauderdale-based customization and aerial filming company Pigeon Vision as they design drones for famous clients and showcase various uses of the technology.

The Marines now have robots that carry and fire heavy machine guns
We’ve seen all sorts of weapons mounted on drones, and military drones already wield impressive firepower, but that doesn’t mean we’re done building crazy machines with fire power.

US military aims to combat chemical threats with ‘smart uniform’
In the next decade, U.S. soldiers could get new smart uniforms that are breathable but also designed to shield them from hazards like viruses and chemical weapons, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California announced on Wednesday.

With ‘Stories,’ Instagram mimics Snapchat, and does it better
Instagram isn’t shy about following Snapchat’s lead. But so what, if it works.

Breakthrough lets you touch videos instead of just watch
Watching a video is a fairly passive experience — the information appears before your eyes and you take it in.

‘Pokemon GO’ hits 100 million installs, makes $10 million a day
The inevitable has happened. Less than a week after posting 50 million installs on Android (and 75 million when combined with iOS), “Pokemon GO” has now surpassed 100 million installs worldwide.

New tech lets you watch 3D movies without the funky glasses
Someday, moviegoers may be able to watch 3D films from any seat in a theater without having to wear 3D glasses, thanks to a new kind of movie screen.

Millions of Yahoo accounts pop up for sale on the dark web
The accounts appear to be from 2012; Yahoo said it is investigating.

Soccer streaming: Facebook to live stream Manchester United’s game against Everton
Facebook Live will stream its first English soccer game Wednesday when the social network shows the charity soccer match between Premier League teams Manchester United and Everton.

Telegram pushes back on hack reports
Reuters said Iranian hackers breached dozens of accounts and accessed millions of user phone numbers.

Air Force: F-35A fighter jet is now ‘combat ready’
The U.S. Air Force has declared its F-35A Lightning II fighter jet ‘combat ready,’ marking a major milestone for the controversial aircraft.

Bitcoin exchange loses more than $60 million in digital heist
Likely disconcerting to anyone that trades in the popular cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin, a digital exchange was hit by hackers this week and approximately $65 million in Bitcoin was stolen.

How to Watch the Rio Olympics in 4K
Given the well-publicized concerns about crime and the Zika virus, watching the 2016 Rio Olympics from home may actually be the best way of catching the action this year.

How Outdated Router Firmware Puts You at Risk
Generally speaking, the biggest interaction users have with their router is an occasional turn-it-on-and-off-again when a slowdown occurs.

Bizarre glitch is transforming Pokemon after they’re caught in ‘Pokemon GO’
There’s no question that the “Pokemon GO” servers have been significantly more stable ever since Niantic released its highly controversial update over the weekend, but the developers appears to have created a bizarre glitch as well.

DARPA eyes camera technology that could see round corners
You never know what’s around the corner, but you also know never to say never — because in four years or so, you just might know exactly what’s hiding there.

Mountain biker suffers horrific burns after his iPhone 6 exploded when he crashed in Australia
Gareth Clear, 36, was riding around Manly Dam in Australia on Sunday when he fell from his bike, landing on his iPhone 6. Seconds later he noticed smoke and a searing heat, before hearing an explosion as the phone he’d had for just six months ignited, melting through his shorts and two layers of skin on his upper right thigh

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note7 phone, touts iris-scanning technology
Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Note7 phone Tuesday, which offers iris-scanning technology to unlock the device.

The Windows 10 deadline apparently failed to inspire a mass installation frenzy
July 30 was the deadline for the free Windows 10 upgrade, and market share numbers suggest there wasn’t much of an installation frenzy during July. Windows 10 still doesn’t have half the users that Windows 7 does.

Apple swapping revolver emoji for water gun
Apple has swapped out an emoji in what the Guardian describes as a reflection of “growing despair in America and worldwide” over gun violence.

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