Reverie Classic is a crowdfunded watch with some beautiful bones
 There are two kinds of crowdfunded watches – fashion accessories and real efforts at classical design and workmanship. Thankfully the Reverie Classic holds the latter place. The Classic is made by Samuel Tay who previously crowdfunded and built the Sea Spirit a handsome, nautical-themed automatic that did quite well. The Classic costs $350 and runs a Miyota 8218 movement – bog… Read More ...
2016 Toyota Corolla S Review: The “S” is for sorta-sporty
Never mind brand loyalty, how about name loyalty? The 2016 Toyota Corolla is the eleventh generation of the car, larger than ever before and - in this "Special Edition" Corolla S form, at least - faintly striking on the road, courtesy of Absolutely Red paint and 17-inch gloss black alloys. It's a car that promises not only the predictability that … Continue reading...
Volkswagen’s 2019 EV to get 300 miles with 15-minute charge
As Volkswagen works towards repairing its reputation following the "dieselgate" emissions scandal, the German car manufacturer seems to be going all-in on fully electric cars. Along with a goal stated earlier this year of offering 30 electric models by 2025, VW chairman Herbert Diess says that their first EV will make its debut at this year's Paris motor show, with … Continue reading...
Rare Apple-1 ‘Celebration’ model sells for $815K at auction
One of the rarest examples of an early Apple-1 computer prototype was sold at a charity auction earlier this week. When first announced earlier this summer, the item was expected to reach $1 million or more, but it ended up selling for $815,000, with 10% of the proceeds being donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The reason this Apple-1 … Continue reading...
2017 Nissan Pathfinder first-drive
The Nissan Pathfinder used to be an adventurous, off-road sport-utility vehicle, then one day Nissan decided to switch gears. For better or worse, depending on who you talk to, it’s no longer the same vehicle as it was before 2013; had Nissan renamed it, in fact, I don’t think it would have had any arguments. What was once a rugged … Continue reading...
Duke Nukem 3D remaster expected to be announced next week
Duke Nukem 3D is turning 20 years old this fall and it seems the game is getting a new remastered version in honor of the celebration. First released in 1996 on PC, Duke Nukem 3D is widely remembered for its rude and crude sense of humor, as well as helping to usher in the age of the FPS that was … Continue reading...
Sony and Panasonic to debut 8K TVs in time for 2020 Olympics
4K televisions and broadcasts are just barely starting to catch on, but it's already time to start thinking about the next leap forward. At least, that's how Japan feels when it comes time to watch the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Japanese national broadcaster NHK has already stated that it will broadcast the Tokyo Games in 8K (also known as Super … Continue reading...
Facebook launches Blizzard Streaming for live broadcasting of games like Overwatch
If you're a frequent Overwatch player, you now have a new option for live broadcasting your gameplay. Thanks to the previously announced partnership between developer Blizzard and Facebook, gamers can now stream to Facebook Live with just one click. The feature is called Blizzard Streaming, and it's not just limited to the recent hit Overwatch, but works with any of … Continue reading...
Student projects leapfrog governments and industry in ‘Data Science for Social Good’ program
 Big data is hardly new at this point — nor has it wrought anywhere near its potential effects on many companies and institutions insulated by inertia and red tape. A summer program at the University of Washington called Data Science for Good shows that fresh eyes and good code can make more in 10 weeks than some have done in as many years. Read More ...
UberEats London drivers protest as gig economy sours
Uber has another issue on its hands, this time involving a planned protest by UberEats drivers in London who are upset about a pay cut. Pay has been a contentious issue among Uber workers all over the world, with many arguing that after things like taxes, fuel costs, and maintenance, they make near or less than minimum wage. That's the … Continue reading...
Facebook taps algorithm to improve Trending Topics feature
Facebook has detailed some changes with Trending Topics, the small feature that earned it a bunch of controversy earlier this year. Among the changes, says Facebook, is that from now on an algorithm will be dealing with Trending Topics as the social network eliminates human-written topic summaries. As a result, the topics will look more simplistic, and will show how … Continue reading...
Xbox Design Labs controllers begin shipping out to customers
If you pre-ordered one of Microsoft's new Xbox Design Labs controllers for your Xbox One, you'll be pleased to know that the first batch of them has started shipping out. Microsoft announced today that those who pre-ordered should receive their controllers in early September, so if that's you, check your email to see if yours has shipped. Xbox Design Labs, … Continue reading...
Mazda recalls 190k CX-7 SUVs over possible steering issue
Mazda is recalling 190,102 CX-7 SUVs due to possible loss of steering resulting from a ball joint issue. The affected vehicles fall between the 2007 and 2012 model years; Mazda plans to fix the recalled vehicles in a staggered manner starting with the 2007 and 2008 model year cars, as well as 2009 to 2011 model year cars located in … Continue reading...
Uber reportedly lost a staggering $1.2b in first half of 2016
When it comes to ride-hailing services, no name is as big as Uber, but even that kind of brand recognition apparently can't stop the company from losing money. According to a Bloomberg report, Uber may have lost as much as $1.2 billion in the first half of 2016, which if true means that Uber has lost more than $4 billion … Continue reading...
Nintendo NX could feature motion controls and variable force feedback
We've already heard a fair amount about Nintendo's upcoming console, codenamed the NX, but today some new whispers are telling us more about the controllers that will come packed with the system. Previous rumors told us that the Nintendo NX will be a hybrid console players could use at home and on the go - complete with a pair of … Continue reading...
Twitter may soon let users filter out offensive keywords
According to new reports, Twitter may eventually grant its hundreds of millions of users a keyword filter, allowing them to automatically block keywords they find offensive. The social networking site is said to be working on such a feature, though no official announcement has been made. If these reports prove to be true, it'll be Twitter's latest attempt to combat … Continue reading...
Don’t Starve Together lands on PS4 in September
Klei Entertainment has announced that Don't Starve Together, a multiplayer spin on the much loved single-player game, will be arriving on PlayStation 4 next month. Don't Starve Together will offer up both split screen and online multiplayer when it lands on September 13, and it will come as part of a new pack that bundles every piece of Don't Starve … Continue reading...
Future iPhone said to feature tap-to-pay chip for Japan’s trains
Next generation iPhone models in Japan may be getting an exclusive new feature that makes it easier for residents to pay for rides on the country's extensive train-based public transportation system. A new report from Bloomberg says that Apple is working to add Sony's FeliCa tap-to-pay technology to its devices sold in Japan, allowing iPhone users to quickly pay for … Continue reading...
Shoka Bell helps bicyclists navigate and secure their bikes
A new device has landed on Kickstarter that aims directly at the bicyclists out there that use a bicycle to get around. The device is called the Shoka Bell and it can work like a bike bell only instead of little dings and rings, it uses an app to provide different ringtones to alert cars and pedestrians that you are … Continue reading...
Octobot is a soft-bodied autonomous robot that can fit just about anywhere
Scientists and researchers have created a cool autonomous robot that is modeled after an octopus called the octobot. The reason that the team modeled the robot after an octopus is because the octopus has a soft body that allows the cephalopod to squeeze into the tiniest of spaces to escape predators or catch its prey. Octobot is about the size … Continue reading...