Technology Trends

Paris sues Airbnb over illegal rental ads

France is determined to prevent home sharing services from allowing makeshift hotels, and that now includes court action. The city of Paris is suing Airbnb over 1,000 ads it says violate a law designed to limit homeowners to renting their places for...

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Nintendo’s commitment to 3DS may turn sales drop into price drop

The 3DS has had an interesting eight-year life cycle thus far. Sales of the handheld started out weak, prompting Nintendo to drop its price not long after launch. That price cut seemed to spark something in consumers, as the 3DS went on to be one of Nintendo’s most successful pieces of hardware

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Bringing the wonder of old-school survey maps into three dimensions

Mapping technology is infinitely better than it used to be, but satellites and LiDAR can never recapture the craft that went into making old-school US Geological Survey Maps. Instead, graphic designer Scott Reinhard is trying to bring a modern touch...

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Fitbit debuts Inspire wearable, but only for employee health plans

Fitbit, one of the most recognized names in fitness wearables, has a new model out, but rather than its specs or features, it’s the way it’s being made available that’s the biggest difference. Called the Inspire, the wristband can’t be purchased directly, but instead is issued to users through corporate health initiatives or insurance providers.

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OnePlus 6T review: Trivial changes hamper a great phone

Never missing an opportunity to spread the good word, not only did OnePlus push out the 6T just in time to mark its fifth anniversary, but it also released a tantalizing "Thunder Purple" edition shortly afterwards, followed by the limited McLaren Edi...

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Bugatti Chiron ‘110 Ans’ special edition marks anniversary, limited to 20 models

Bugatti’s Chiron remains just as impressive today as when it first debuted in 2016.

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After Math: Get outta my dreams, get into my rocket ship

Jeff Bezos has been trying to get biz-ay. And failing spectacularly at it.

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Scientists discover new type of magnet with potential to improve data storage tech

A team of physicists from New York University have discovered a brand-new type of magnet that differs from any other known to exist. Called a “singlet-based magnet,” it was found within a compound of uranium and antimony known as USb2, and because it can change between magnetized and unmagnetized states quickly and easily, it has the potential to improve data … Continue reading

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Virgin Galactic donates SpaceShipTwo rocket motor to the Smithsonian

You might see a piece of private spaceflight history on display when you visit Washington, DC in the future. Virgin Galactic has donated SpaceShipTwo's (VSS Unity) historic rocket motor to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. This is the...

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Anthem 4K launch trailer gives Iron Man hat tip with Ozzy

There’s a new Anthem trailer out there today, the big one, the launch trailer, the one with Ozzy in it. The Ozzy is subtle, and it’s not strictly Iron Man, exactly, but it’s close enough.

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