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More zombie-brand Motorola smartwatches are launching soon

Enlarge Somehow, Motorola smartwatches are still happening, though they won't be from Motorola Mobility's current owner, Lenovo. There's a long and complicated story about how a company you've never heard of is manufacturing "Motorola" smartwatches, but as Android Police has been tracking, the group, called CE Brands, is indeed planning...

You only live once: Epidemiologists analyze health risks in all the James Bond films

Enlarge / Epidemiologists analyzed all 25 James Bond films to assess 007's health risks while traveling around the world. (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) A graduate student in epidemiology working in the field leads a perilous life, as Wouter Graumans discovered when he came down with a serious case of food poisoning while visiting...

Report: Microsoft is working on a low-cost Surface Laptop and “Windows 11 SE”

Enlarge / The Surface Laptop Go. (credit: Jeff Dunn) Microsoft may have another Surface announcement to make before the end of the year, according to a rumor from Windows Central. The report claims that Microsoft is working on a low-cost, education-focused device, codenamed "Tenjin," designed to compete with Chromebooks in schools....

New Yubico security keys let you log in with a tap to your USB-C port

Enlarge (credit: Yubico) Because of its power delivery, high transfer rates, and Thunderbolt capabilities, USB-C has become ubiquitous on modern devices. The European Union even wants to force the use of USB-C. So security keys that serve as a form of multi-factor authentication or passwordless login need to play well with the port....

Biden finally makes FCC picks: Rosenworcel as chair, Gigi Sohn as commissioner

Enlarge / FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Communications and Technology Subcommittee on December 05, 2019, in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla) President Biden finally made his picks for the Federal Communications Commission today, ending a baffling...

Samsung adds Windows 11, 5G, and more OLED to Galaxy Book laptop lineup

Enlarge / Samsung Galaxy Pro 360 5G. (credit: Samsung) With Windows 11 out, PC makers have an excuse to update their lineups, and Samsung is hoping that consumers pick up one of its three new Galaxy laptops announced this week to try out the latest operating system. The company is offering a few buzzy features to help entice customers....

This camera system is better than lidar for depth perception

Enlarge / Light's depth perception relies on trigonometry and allows it to measure the distance to each pixel out to 1,000 m. (credit: Light) So far, almost every autonomous vehicle we've encountered uses lidar to determine how far away things are, just as the winners of the DARPA Grand Challenges did back in the early 2000s. But not...

Critical tests for NASA’s large rocket remain as launch day edges closer

Enlarge / The Orion spacecraft for NASA’s Artemis I mission is lifted above the Space Launch System rocket in the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center. (credit: NASA) Last week NASA and its myriad contractors for the Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft reached a significant milestone—creating a full stack of the rocket...

iOS 15.1 brings delayed SharePlay feature to iPhones and iPads

Enlarge / The back of the iPhone 13. (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple today pushed out new versions of iOS, watchOS, and tvOS to coincide with the launch of macOS Monterey. iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 most notably add SharePlay, a flagship feature intended for iOS 15 that didn't make the annual release's launch last month. SharePlay is the...

Tesla pulls Full Self-Driving update after sudden braking spooks drivers

Enlarge / The front view of Tesla's new Model 3 car on display is seen on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Tesla store in Washington, DC. (credit: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Tesla’s Full Self-Driving software lived up to its “beta” label this weekend. On Saturday morning, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a delay...

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