This Week in the Future of Cars: Everything Happens At Once

January 16, 2018

Once upon a time, the Consumer Electronics Show was about personal devices: thought phones, veering videos, college-educated refrigerators. But in recent years vehicles have become the stars, and the auto manufacture has made its sit in Vegas. This week at CES, Ford CEO Jim Hackett held a theme talk about the future of urban mobility. Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda made a selfie with gathering members after reeling out the carmaker’s…

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HTC’s Most Important CES Announcement Isn’t the New Vive Pro Headset

January 16, 2018

This week at the Consumer Electronics Show, HTC unveiled a new headset as part of its Vive virtual-reality line. The Vive Pro isn't an entirely new generation of VR hardware, but it's an impressive incremental upgrade, boasting integrated audio, a 2880 x1600 display that matches Samsung's Odyssey as the highest-resolution consumer headset, and improved ergonomic design. (How much will it be? Great question. When will it be? Another great question!)…

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In 2017, you were less likely to die in an airplane crash, but very likely to have a rough time as a passenger

January 16, 2018

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's blackout left many travellers stranded.Image: Branden Camp/AP/REX/Shutterstock 2017: what a year for flying.  Last year, you were less likely to die in an airplane crash, but pretty likely to have a terrible time as a passenger.  SEE ALSO: German pilots have stopped more than 200 flights to deport Afghan refugees 2017 was the safest year on record for commercial air travel, according to a review published…

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Tech deals on Sonos speakers, Samsung Smart TVs, Dell gaming desktops, and more

January 16, 2018

Keep your resolutions with these tech deals.Image: techbargains Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Holiday shopping may be over, but New Years Resolution season is just beginning. Whether you’re looking to get fit, make your house a smart home, get a jump on your finances, or just…

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CES 2018: More Gadgets We’re Drooling Over

January 16, 2018

The world's greatest gadget pageant, the Consumer Electronics Showcase, kicked off in Las Vegas this week. Among all of the new products jockeying for our attention—the world's first AI-enabled doorbell! an augmented reality toothbrush!—there were a few things that stood out. Yesterday, we got excited about the first wave of augmented reality glasses, new places to put Alexa, and a robot that folds laundry for you. Today, we couldn't wait…

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Google’s VR180 Cameras Are the Future of Point-and-Shoot

January 16, 2018

When the hyperloop first activated a turmoil in 2013, it was just an Elon Musk Big Idea–very exciting, maybe possible, definitely hard to believe. Now, five years old on, a account of the futuristic, tube-based transportation system is taking contour in the Nevada desert. Some 35 miles north of Las Vegas, the area is all sand, rock, and spiky shrubbery, leading up to stupefying reddish elevations on the horizon. It’s…

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He called SWAT to an innocent man’s housenow he’s facing involuntary manslaughter

January 15, 2018

The man who allegedly made the SWAT call that resulted in the death of a 28-year-old Wichita resident Andrew Finch has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. According to CNN, Tyler Barriss, a 25-year-old Los Angeles resident, has also been charged with false alarm and interference with a law enforcement officer in the “swatting” death of Finch. His bond is set at $500,000, and his next court appearance is Jan. 25. Barriss…

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When Wi-Fi Won’t Work, Let Sound Carry Your Data

January 15, 2018

If you’ve ever struggled to pair your telephone with a Bluetooth speaker or set up a wireless printer, you know that it’s often easier to connect to a server halfway around the world than to a gadget across the chamber. That’s a problem as we increasingly use our telephones to pay for nonsense, unlock openings, and control everything from videos to thermostats. No one wants to wait for coffee because…

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Prankster trolls Trump with ‘SH*THOLE’ projection and poop emoji on the president’s D.C. hotel

January 15, 2018

The of over his controversial comments about Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations has moved from Twitter to the streets of Washington, D.C. Other messages, according to the and the , included “ 💩💩💩 Sh*thole Projection on Trump Hotel #Resist 💩💩💩 pic.twitter.com/5Y8xH54J5K — robin bell (@bellvisuals) January 14, 2018 Sh*thole Projections 1-13-18 #resist https://t.co/uQ7cUXiqhn — robin bell (@bellvisuals) January 14, 2018 Sh*thole Projections 1-13-18 #resist https://t.co/PrmnpEaCMm — robin bell (@bellvisuals)…

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No, Trump Jr. didnt just follow a porn accounthe followed it a long time ago

January 15, 2018

Twitter was abuzz Thursday night with the news that Donald Trump Jr. had just followed a porn account. That wasn’t quite right, though: The president’s son actually followed the raunchy account in question a long time ago. Trump Alert is an automated Twitter feed that sends a tweet whenever someone associated with President Donald Trump follows a new account. On Thursday, it reported that Donald Trump Jr. had just followed a horny,…

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