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television with built-in fire tv makes better use of your voice

the upgrade isn't all about verbal communication. element went so far as to tweak the standard picture setting for higher contrast, particularly black levels, and adds customization for element like gamma and white balance. you can alter the image quality for individual inputs, t...




jared kushner uses private email for white house business

some of those involved messaged him first, including from their own private accounts.an attorney for kushner, abbe lowell, has been quick to acknowledge the ongoing use but is also downplaying its scope. kushner has sent or received "fewer than 100 emails" between his personal account and white house officials, lowell says. these "usually" included forwarded news stories and opinion pieces, and were typically started by someone sending a message to kushner rather than the other way around. the lawyer says that kushner is honoring the presidential records act, which requires archiving all presidential correspondence (and related material), by forwardi...




office 365's revamped web launchers put you to work sooner

things promise to be simpler once you're waist-deep in work, too. there's a streamlined office 365 web launcher that focuses just on the most common apps and those you use often, so you're not wading through menus to return to a favorite tool. you can pin apps if you know you'll need to use, them, and there's a prominent recent documents section that will switch you back to that all-important report. if you're not sure which app to use, you can explore recommended apps to get resources, ins...




robots learn to walk naturally by understanding their bodies

coman is aware of the symmetries in its dynamics and structure, which helps it not only walk with a natural gait but carry objects, navigate uneven surfaces like stairs, and react to surprises. if you push the robot, for instance, it knows exactly where to place its foot so that it doesn't tip over like some of its peers. and thanks to that added flexibility, it's more likely to survive that rudeness.the technology is a long way fr...




the best air purifier

who should get thisdespite prolific marketing to the contrary, scientific studies do not support claims that air purifiers improve your health, in part because it's exceptionally difficult to disentangle their impact from the many other factors that influence your health. there is, however, overwhelming evidence that breathing particulate pollution can exacerbate asthma, allergies, heart disease, and other medical conditions. and removing particulates is a job hepa-rated air purifiers excel at.how we picked and testedfor this guide, we focused on portable air purifiers, which is a blanket term for any purifier not installed directly into your home hvac system. several criteria guided our selection:we required true hepa certification (the us...




maze-like chip helps spot aggressive cancer cells

and importantly, it's much faster than conventional methods, which use markers and traps to gradually bind cancer cells. blood flows quickly, so you're only waiting minutes to pinpoint the cancer. and if you need better results than you got the first time around, you just have to add another chip.the technique could be the key to a new wave of cancer treatments. if you can single out aggressiv...




behind the scenes of 'blade runner 2049'

12h ago in mobile will the september 29th update be enough t...




like looking into the future

it was an exciting week for futuristic technologies. knightscope debuted its newest roboguard, nest showed off a face-recognizing outdoor camera, and google ...




behind the scenes of 'blade runner 2049'

13h ago in internet it's a rare chance to watch american footbal...




axon hopes you'll submit smartphone video as evidence

axon maintains that it doesn't own or watch footage, which instead goes directly to the department. however, civil rights advocates are concerned that it might still use the shots for profit, or for things other than the direct case at hand (such as building biometric databases). and what happens if the footage concerns police abuses. shouldn't it go to an independent body? even if axon lives up to its promise not to watch footage, it's not going to be completely neutral ground.there's also the question of whether or not i...




the ben heck show: motor control

stepping onto the other side of the camera, max decides he wants to learn more about motors, from motor control to motor drivers. luckily, felix is on hand to play teacher as he takes max on a comprehensive tour. will the combination...




the morning after: weekend edition

11h ago in security according to the investigation, the attackers di...




behind the scenes of 'blade runner 2049'

11h ago in security according to the investigation, the attackers di...




the morning after: weekend edition

8h ago in security according to the investigation, the attackers di...




behind the scenes of 'blade runner 2049'

8h ago in security according to the investigation, the attackers di...




uber is ready to cut a deal to get its london license back

times insiders claim that transportation for london is encouraged by the warmer stance and says that it's open to talks. it's not certain how close uber and tfl are to actually sitting down and talking, but this is clearly the first step. there's no secret as to what changes uber is likely to make, at least. in denmark, uber had talked about guaranteed benefits like paid sick time -- it may promise better conditions for drivers.the conciliatory attitude isn't completely unheard of, but it does suggest ...




the morning after: weekend edition

5h ago in security according to the investigation, the attackers di...




behind the scenes of 'blade runner 2049'

5h ago in security according to the investigation, the attackers di...




hurricane maria wreaks havoc on arecibo radio telescope

to make matters worse, the situation is dire for on-site staff. the national science foundation understands that team members have generators, a water well and food for a week, but the roads may be impassable for days.the hurricane compounds what was already a difficult period for the observatory. the nsf doesn't believe it can keep funding arecibo itself, and has been looking for partners who could shoulder th...




'super mario run' update breathes life into nintendo's mobile plans

to help spur interest, nintendo will cut the full game's price in half between september 29th and october 12th.it's no secret that nintendo is less than thrilled with the game's performance. although it was successful in its first few months compared to many mobile games, it didn't become a major contributor to nintendo's bottom line. however, this update shows that nintendo is committed to mobile gaming for the long haul -- it's not stopping work on a title just because it's no lon...