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Fujifilm has announced the X-A3, a new version of the entry-level model in its X-series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The X-A3 improves on its predecessor with a new 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, better...
Codes, video snippets and 'hacked' twitter accounts are all being used to tease Sombra, the next character to join Blizzard's team-based shooter....
Have you ever been on a plane or train and noticed someone staring at your laptop's display? Normally, you could only stave off blatant intrusions like that with a withering glare or a sarcastic remar......
One of the worst parts about driving - besides being stuck in traffic - is finding parking. We're often left circling aimlessly, looking for a free spot in which to insert our cars. But what if you never have to look...
Nikon may have pioneered DSLR video recording with its D90, but it was Canon's 5D Mark II, released in 2008, which really gave amateur filmmakers the power to shoot high-quality full HD video with TV and movie-worthy...
Holy cow. The end of August is approaching, signaling the end of summer vacation for many students around the USA. This is the time when those learners, and -- depending on student age -- their parents, begin shopping...
You can run, you can hide, but you can't escape companies wanting to deliver things via drone to you. Domino's in New Zealand want to be the next to do so, announcing a partnership with drone delivery company Flirtey....
[parsehtml]<p><img src="http://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2016/08/2016-08-24-image-13.jpg" /></p> <p>It's been a while since either AMD or Nvidia have bundled a game...
Are you a female astronaut or a male judge? Apple has your back. As spotted by Emojipedia , the company has requested male and female variations of five new professions be added to the next Unicode update — an...
I just got a used asus g73jh from a friend, it wasnt working due to a few bad conections from the hdd & a few more things, so I went into it I kind of fixed everything got new thermal paste into it but, after a few...

Tech

The stupas, temples and monasteries of Bagan that became the defining emblems of Myanmar's heritage have suffered another blow in Wednesday's earthquake that left scores damaged...
Animated doodle takes us on a tour of some of the natural beauty that has been set aside for our enjoyment in the past 100 years....
Technically Incorrect: In Japan, a truck driver allegedly admits he was playing the game when he hit two women, killing one and injuring the other....
SINGAPORE—Singapore became the first country in the world to launch a self-driving taxi service on Thursday, beating ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. by mere days to public road tests of a technology that...

Gadgets

The WiFi Assistant feature from Google's Project Fi wireless network turned out to be one of Nicole's favorite parts of the service, and now more people will have access to it. Google announced today that...
Battlefield 1's upcoming Premium Pass was officially announced today, and it'll run you $49.99 if you want to add all four of the planned expansion packs to your collection....
While many commercial drone operators have been celebrating new rules taking effect Monday that will relax restrictions on them, hobby model airplane and drone flyers have largely been unaware of what's about to hit...
Locating potentially habitable planets outside of our own solar system is pretty difficult -- and when we do find them, they're usually unfathomably far away. Today, one isn't. Astronomers have discovered a...

Gaming

Q: How do you weigh and measure more than 18,000 wild animals? A: Carefully....
From angular bounce shots to well-timed jumps, here's 12 minutes of geometrically puzzling Metrico+ gameplay....
Earlier this week, some footage of what was claimed to be an Xbox Live Arcade version of Rare's classic GoldenEye 007 emerged online. It looked wonderful and made us sad that it never came out. Now, Xbox boss Phil...
The games lineup for Microsoft's Project Scorpio console is "shaping up very well," according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer. A fan on Twitter today asked if Spencer had a specific launch lineup in mind for the console and...

Internet

 David Lortscher was one of a few dozen people practicing dermatology in New Mexico when he realized a huge problem in the field: there weren’t enough dermatologists, and people were skipping out on visits...
The Philippines has banned Pokemon Go in government offices following similar decisions by Southeast Asian neighbors to limit the blockbuster smartphone game because of its impact on productivity. The Civil Service...
Rovio Entertainment Ltd, the maker of mobile phone games and animations, turned a profit from the first half of the year and said it was planning a sequel to its Angry Birds Movie. The Finnish company reported on...
 A San Francisco-based startup called DroneDeploy has raised $20 million in Series B funding to grow their drone data management platform. The drone tech startup closed its Series B deal just before the U.S....

Linux/Open Source

Slackware is one of those Linux distros often described as being difficult to use. The Slackware Project version 14.2 released on July 1 does little to change that view -- at least, as far as installing it is concerned....
The Linux Foundation on Tuesday added PNDA -- the Platform for Network Data Analytics -- to its project menagerie. PNDA provides an open source, scalable platform for next-generation network analytics. It integrates...
Intel on Tuesday presented its virtual reality vision -- a vision that mixes virtual and real worlds into a kind of merged reality -- to developers attending a conference in San Francisco. Mixing reality and unreality...
A team at Google is working on a new operating system called "Fuchsia," but details are sparse. Fuchsia "is a new open source project that is not at all related to Android or Chrome OS," said Google spokesperson Joshua...

Security

If you are the type who uses a public network, business purposes, libraries, coffee shops, etc. there are threats that can access your private information. A VPN can establish security and privacy no matter where you go...
The New York Times said on Tuesday its Moscow bureau was targeted by a cyber attack this month but that there was no evidence the hackers, believed to be Russian, were successful. "We are constantly monitoring our...
The parent company of infidelity dating website Ashley Madison was responsible for numerous violations of privacy laws at the time of a massive release of customer data in a cyber attack last year, privacy watchdogs in...
Enlarge Recently released code that exploits Cisco System firewalls and has been linked to the National Security Agency can work against a much larger number of models than many security experts previously thought. An...

Social Media

Two other Facebook data centers in other states report using 18 to 33 million gallons in 2015, according to Albuquerque Business First. Facebook has not provided an estimate for water usage if they build in Los Lunas,...
An open letter has been sent to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg on behalf of a collection of activists calling for a new "anti-censorship" policy from the social media platform. The letter comes in the wake of...
"it was really weird," Brown said. "My first thought was is this real?” Brown is a member of a closed Facebook page for Sachse residents. She says she was enjoying her morning coffee back on August 14...
“Huge corporations like Google, Facebook and Twitter, with their billion-dollar incomes, are consciously failing to tackle this threat and passing the buck by hiding behind their supranational legal status, despite...

Software

The mobile workstation market has evolved significantly over the last decade as computer parts have become more commoditised and consumer components turned out to be as powerful and feature-laden as their professional...
Medium-sized 4K monitors are finally becoming a bit more affordable, dipping below £300 (around $400, AU$520), a price point that makes them competitive, between 25-inches and 30-inches, with ultra-wide 21:9 monitors....
Like so many peripheral categories from the last century, dedicated standalone scanners have been relegated to niche markets thanks to the popularity of multifunction printers (MFP), commonly known as all-in-ones (AIO),...
Introduction The iPad Pro review was one that I was really dreading writing – but also one I was the most excited about in a while. The issue was this: what is the big iPad Pro for? Is it a genuine laptop replacement?...

Wireless

Scientists at MIT claim to have created a new wireless technology that can triple Wi-Fi data speeds while also doubling the range of the signal. Dubbed MegaMIMO 2.0, the system will shortly enter commercialisation and...
Google's Daydream, announced in May 2016, is a mobile-first platform for virtual reality apps and games. Here's a list of devices and software that support it, plus the latest news of new features as they...
 Chatbots offer the promise of frictionless access to goods, services and information, but creating effective bots can be deceptively tricky. The flip side of the opportunity to interact with users in a seamless,...
 “Identity-as-a-service” startup Auth0 (pronounced “auth zero”) has raised $15 million in Series B funding. CEO Jon Gelsey said that for many website and mobile app developers, integrating...