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Brain implant lets paralyzed people turn thoughts into text

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Three people paralyzed from the neck down have been able to use unmodified computer tablets to text friends, browse the internet and stream music, thanks to an electrode array system called BrainGate2. The findings could have a major impact on the lives of those affected by neurologic disease,....
2018/11/24 647

Quantum 'compass' promises navigation without using GPS

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GPS is vital to modern navigation, but it's extremely fragile. Never mind coverage -- if a satellite fails or there's a jamming attack, it quickly becomes useless. Scientists may have a much more robust answer, though. Scientists have demonstrated a "commercially viable" quantum accelerometer....
2018/11/11 386

The best video-editing apps

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Whether you're a YouTuber, filmmaker or hobbyist, there's an embarrassment of video apps available nowadays. On top of incredible free products like Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve, pros can get more power than ever with Adobe Premiere Pro CC or Final Cut Pro X. Choosing the right one, however, is....
2018/11/06 763

How to pick a lens for your mirrorless camera or DSLR

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When buying a mirrorless or DSLR camera, there's an equally crucial side question: What lenses do I need for this thing? The glass you place in front of that sensor plays a key role in how your photos or videos look and what kind of shooting you can do. It's a complex decision too. You need to....
2018/10/27 369

Uber, Google, Facebook: Your experiments have gone too far

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It was 2014, around the time when Travis Kalanick referred to Uber as his chick-magnet "Boober" in a GQ article, that I'd realized congestion in San Francisco had gone insane. Before there was Uber, getting across town took about ten minutes by car and there was nowhere to park, ever. With....
2018/10/19 367

The best Internet security: Layers of protection and good habits

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By Kevin Purdy

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full blog here.

After interviewing information security experts and experienced....
2018/10/14 868

Police told to avoid looking at recent iPhones to avoid lockouts

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Police have yet to completely wrap their heads around modern iPhones like the X and XS, and that's clearer than ever thanks to a leak. Motherboard has obtained a presentation slide from forensics company Elcomsoft telling law enforcement to avoid looking at iPhones with Face ID. If they gaze at....
2018/10/13 348

FDA approves over-the-counter hearing aid from Bose


The US Food and Drug Administration has, for the first time, approved a hearing aid that can be fit, programmed and controlled by the user instead of a healthcare provider. The device comes from Bose and users can make adjustments to its settings in real time through a mobile app.

"Hearing loss....
2018/10/05 413

Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones review: Goodbye, Bose

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Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones are the sort of dream gadget I can review succinctly in one sentence: They're incredibly comfortable, and they sound amazing. That's it. End review. When the first 1000XM pair debuted in 2016, they weren't just another set of premium cans -- they were a sign that....
2018/09/18 599

Who controls your data?


The average American, one study tell us, touches their phone 2,600 times per day. By the end of a given year, that's nearly a million touches, rising to two million if you're a power user.

Each one of those taps, swipes and pulls is a potential proxy for our most intimate behaviors. Our phones....
2018/09/04 410