• The new Kindle Oasis is my dream e-reader

    The new Kindle Oasis is my dream e-reader

    Amazon’s newest Kindle Oasis arrived like the answer to a timely question  – mostly because I happened to request an update to the device right before it actually arrived. I’m an unabashed fan of the Kindle, dating back to its earliest days, so take that into consideration, but believe me when I say: The new Kindle Oasis is the Kindle update I’d hoped for, and… Read More

  • Tesla’s newest product is a mobile battery pack to charge your phone

    Tesla’s newest product is a mobile battery pack to charge your phone

    Apparently announcing a new all-electric Semi truck and the fastest production car ever made all in one week wasn’t enough for Tesla. They also quietly launched a third “product”, and you don’t have to wait two years to buy it! It’s a mobile battery pack to charge your phone and other devices. Aptly named the PowerBank, the external battery pack is shaped like… Read More

  • Photographer Stephen Shore brings Instagram to the MoMA

    Photographer Stephen Shore brings Instagram to the MoMA

    Stephen Shore made a name for himself shooting classic Americana mundanity in the 70s, evolving his work from automatic cameras to large-format cameras, using both color and black and white, and continuing to adapt in the age of digital photography, digital printing and social media. Obviously, the advancement of smartphone camera technology and the ease by which those photos are beautified… Read More

  • Uber adds live location sharing and more for easier pickups

    Uber adds live location sharing and more for easier pickups

    Uber has added some updates to its rider app designed to make the pickup process easier in time for the busy holiday travel season. The biggest change is probably that you can now do live location sharing within the app, letting you temporarily share with your driver exactly where you are – all within your control from the main Uber screen. This should help avoid those moments when… Read More

  • Amazon’s Philip K. Dick anthology series will go live on January 12

    Amazon’s Philip K. Dick anthology series will go live on January 12

    Amazon continues to churn out original series, with Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams premiering on Friday, January 12. The anthology series will be a Prime Video exclusive, with each of the ten episodes set in their own unique worlds based on the literature from author Philip K. Dick. Dick is considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, sci-fi authors of all time. Dick… Read More

  • Uber orders up to 24,000 Volvo XC90s for driverless fleet

    Uber orders up to 24,000 Volvo XC90s for driverless fleet

    Uber has entered into an agreement with carmaker Volvo to purchase 24,000 of its XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021 to form a fleet of autonomous vehicles, according to Bloomberg News. The XC90 is the base of Uber’s latest-generation self-driving test car, which features sensors and autonomous driving computing capability installed by Uber after purchase on the XC90 vehicle. The deal is said… Read More

  • Defakto’s ‘Stille Nacht’ watch is a limited edition of galactic proportions

    Defakto’s ‘Stille Nacht’ watch is a limited edition of galactic proportions

    Independent watchmaker Defakto creates some stunning timepieces via its regular collection, but it has a new limited series that is particularly eye-catching. The new Defakto Stille Nacht is a collaboration with artist Friederike Bellman, and it uses a hand-painted star field to brighten and distinguish each watchface for the 50-piece limited edition run. The Stille Nacht (‘Silent… Read More

  • Scalyr scores $20M Series A for super-fast log reading tool

    Scalyr scores $20M Series A for super-fast log reading tool

    In a time where every startup seems to be using machine learning to sift through massive amounts of data, Scalyr is a cloud-based service that is taking a different approach. It has built a tool the founder claims can sort through massive amounts of log data at lightning speed when compared to conventional logging tools — and it doesn’t require machine learning to make it… Read More

  • Tencent becomes the first Chinese tech firm valued over $500B

    Tencent becomes the first Chinese tech firm valued over $500B

    Tencent has become the first Chinese company to be valued at more than $500 billion. Shares of the 19-year-old company, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, rallied to reach HK$418.80 to give it a market cap of HK$3.99 trillion which takes past the $500 billion mark. Close rival Alibaba is Asia’s second-highest-valued firm at $474 billion. Entry to the… Read More

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