Meet the small 360 camera module that will fit into phones

You’re probably not aware of this, but a Chinese company dubbed ProTruly has already released the world’s first two smartphones with a built-in 360 camera last December. Don’t worry if you missed the news, because chances are you’d be put off by the…

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Canon's full-frame 6D Mark II is a solid upgrade with a catch

Nearly four years after it first launched its original EOS 6D budget full-frame camera, Canon has unveiled a successor. The EOS 6D Mark II improves on the past model in nearly every way, offering more connection options, resolution, much faster autof…

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Canon's lightweight Rebel SL2 has a much-improved sensor

If you prefer a DSLR’s true optical finder to the EVF of a mirrorless, but don’t want to lug a heavy camera, there aren’t many options. Canon does have one worthy of consideration, however: the EOS Rebel SL2. It replaces the four-year-old Rebel SL1 a…

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Eero's new mesh WiFi system packs more power in a pretty package

The first-generation Eero was a game-changer. With a mesh network that blanketed your home in WiFi, it finally offered home wireless that doesn’t suck. It pledged to rid my home of dead spots and, for the most part, it did. Since then, however, Eero…

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Draft defense bill would ban Kaspersky's security software

American officials are worried that Russian software could be used to compromise national security, and they aren’t taking any chances. A draft version of the Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act, which greenlights military funding, explicitl…

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Elon Musk's 'Godot' machine cuts its first LA tunnel segment

SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk just tweeted that his tunnel-carving operation, The Boring Company, just completed cutting out its first segment with its Beckett-homaging drill, Godot. While the plan is to build an entire subterranean network unde…

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Signal tests changes to how users verify secure contacts

Last November, Signal introduced a few changes to how it manages its safety numbers — the unique code given to each conversation you have on the app. Safety numbers can change because someone gets a new phone and reinstalled the app or because the c…

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Real-time tracking and projection mapping keeps getting better

Japanese creative studio P.I.C.S. have set a mindbending new standard for real-time tracking and projection mapping with their latest visual creation, EXISDANCE.

The technology has been around for a while, although it arguably first captured the mai…

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Postmates' speedy booze delivery begins drop-offs in NYC and Texas

Postmates’ on-demand alcohol service is now available well beyond California’s borders. On top of an expansion to Miami in May, the internet delivery mainstay is now making its Drinks feature available in New York City (in Brooklyn and Manhattan) as…

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DHS won’t expand its laptop ban to all US-bound flights just yet

In a statement today, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced expanded security measures for US-bound flights. Kelly said the new measures were in response to terrorist groups’ “renewed interest” in targeting airlines. “We cannot play intern…

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NBC Sports’ new Premier League plan is terrible for everyone

When NBC Sports announced its new $50 Premier League Pass yesterday, it was easy for soccer fans in the US to get excited about the ability to watch without a cable subscription. However, upon close inspection, the new broadcast structure for England…

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Lawsuit claims Uber discriminates against people with disabilities

Uber launched a couple of new programs back in 2014 to serve people who use wheelchairs. UberAssist is a way to hail an UberX driver trained in accessibility and whose car can accommodate a folding wheelchair. UberWAV will send you an actual accessib…

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Telegram will register with Russia but won't share secure data

A few days ago, we reported that Russia’s communications regulator demanded that messaging app Telegram hand over information, including decrypted user messages, or risk being banned from the country. Now, Reuters reports that Telegram has agreed to…

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Fox Sports brings its 'virtual suite' to Gold Cup VR broadcasts

Fox Sports is no stranger to VR. The network broadcasted Super Bowl 51 via a virtual suite of sorts, for instance. Now Fox is taking that further with the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer championship. The footie action starts July 8th with the USA vs. Panam…

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Canada says court order to pull Google results applies worldwide

In 2012, Canadian manufacturer Equustek asked Google to remove search results relating to a court case against Datalink, a distributor of the former company’s network devices. While Google complied with the request, it only did so in Canada itself. T…

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DNC hires ex-Uber engineer as its chief technology officer

The Democratic National Committee has selected ex-Twitter VP Raffi Krikorian as its chief technology officer. Krikorian was until recently the senior director of engineering at Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center, but left the company in February.

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US hit by cyberattack that targeted Ukraine and Russia

Yesterday, a number of Ukrainian and Russian companies and state agencies reported being hit by a cyberattack, the results of which ranged from flight delays at Boryspil airport to a shutdown of Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s automatic radiation mon…

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