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Google Bikes Keep Getting Stolen Because Mountain View Locals Think They're Free To Use

Google is having trouble with its Gbikes program, as hundreds of the bicycles go missing each week. Apparently, Mountain View locals think that the bikes, meant for Google employees, are free to use.

Google January 7, 2018

GoPro Karma Drone Disaster Leads To Hundreds Of Layoffs: Maybe GoPro Should Stick To Cameras?

TechCrunch learned that GoPro is laying off hundreds of workers this week. The downsizing largely affects the company's aerial division, which is responsible for the creation of the Karma drone.

Business Tech January 7, 2018

Nintendo Switch 'Pokémon' RPG Rumors: Here's What They Say On The Game's Title, Combat System, And Release Date

Rumors regarding the upcoming 'Pokémon' RPG for the Nintendo Switch started to swirl, generating excitement among fans of the franchise. Here's what we've heard about the game's title, combat system, and release date.

Video Games January 6, 2018

Pixel 2 Portrait Mode Unofficially Available For Non-Google Smartphones On Android 8.0 Oreo

Portrait Mode, one of the best features of the Pixel 2, is now unofficially available on non-Google smartphones. The only requirement is for the devices to be powered by Android 8.0 Oreo.

Google January 6, 2018

The Secret To Long Life Is Diet Coke, Says 104-Year-Old Woman

The favorite beverage of a 104-year-old woman in Michigan is Diet Coke, which she drinks at least once a day. Is diet soda really the secret to long life?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 6, 2018

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Debut May Be Delayed After Falcon 9 Launch With Mysterious Zuma Payload Pushed Back Again

A drone video showcases the SpaceX Falcon Heavy as it towers over Cape Canaveral. The rocket's debut may be delayed though, as the secretive Falcon 9 Zuma mission was again pushed back.

Space January 5, 2018

Game Developers Choice Awards 2018 Nominees Unveiled: 'The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild,' 'Horizon Zero Dawn' Dominate

The Game Developers Choice Awards 2018 has revealed its categories and nominees. Leading the way are 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' and 'Horizon Zero Dawn,' each with six nominations.

Video Games January 5, 2018

Free-To-Play 'Paladins: Battlegrounds' Will Combine 'Overwatch' And 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds'

Hi-Rez Studios unveiled 'Paladins: Battlegrounds,' a new mode for the free-to-play multiplayer shooter that has drawn comparisons to 'Overwatch.' Like 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds,' the new mode will drop 100 players into a map for a 'Battle Royale'-inspired contest.

Video Games January 5, 2018

Aztec Stone Shrine Discovered Beside Mexican Volcano Was An Ancient Map Of Universe

An Aztec stone shrine discovered in a pond beside a Mexican volcano is believed to depict an ancient map of the universe. The flow of water into the pond was controlled to make the structure look like it was floating.

Ancient January 5, 2018

Mad Catz Roars Back To Life After Bankruptcy: New Video Game Accessories To Be Unveiled At CES 2018

Mad Catz, which declared bankruptcy in 2017, will return this year. The video game accessories maker will showcase its new products, including the Rat Air wireless mouse, at CES 2018.

CES 2018 January 5, 2018

Apple To Lose $10 Billion In iPhone Sales Due To $29 Battery Replacement Program

Apple is set to lose over $10 billion in iPhone sales due to its $29 battery replacement program. The program was launched to apologize for the recent battery controversy, as Apple confirmed that it throttled the performance of older iPhones.

Apple January 5, 2018

iPhone X Beats Galaxy Note 8 In Extreme OLED Burn-In Test

The iPhone X beat the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S7 Edge in an extreme OLED burn-in test performed by Cetizen. The smartphones were subjected to 510 hours of displaying a static image at full brightness.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 4, 2018

Apple Store Chicago Winter Problem Caused By Software Issue, Not Design Flaw

The winter problems of Apple Store Chicago were thought to be the result of a design flaw. Apple, however, explained that the icicles forming along the edges of the Apple Store's roof was due to a software issue.

Apple January 4, 2018

Ancient DNA Of Baby Girl Unearthed In Alaska Provides Glimpse Into First Native Americans

DNA taken from a baby unearthed in Alaska provided a glimpse into the origins of the Native Americans. The child was named "sunrise girl-child" by the local indigenous community, an appropriate name as she has shed light into ancient history.

Ancient January 4, 2018

Gene Therapy To Treat Inherent Blindness Will Cost $850,000: Is This The Future Of Medicine?

Luxturna, a drug for gene therapy to cure inherent blindness that was recently approved by the FDA, will cost $850,000. Does the prohibitive cost outweigh the advantages of a one-time treatment to cure a hereditary disease?

Medicine January 4, 2018

Nintendo Switch 2018: Upcoming Games, Nintendo Switch Online, And Everything Else That We Can Expect This Year

Nintendo Switch had a very successful 2017, but 2018 looks like it will be an equally strong year for the console. Among the things that players can expect are a strong games lineup, Nintendo Switch Online, and a Homebrew Launcher.

Video Games January 3, 2018

Major Music Publisher Files $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Against Spotify Ahead Of The Streaming Service Going Public

Wixen Music Publishing filed a lawsuit against Spotify, seeking $1.6 billion in damages. The legal action is bad news for the music streaming service, which is going public this year at a value of as high as $20 billion.

Business Tech January 3, 2018

Amazon Prime 2017: 5 Billion Items Shipped Worldwide, And The Rise Of The Instant Pot

Amazon shipped more than 5 billion items worldwide under its Amazon Prime membership program in 2017. The Amazon Prime Best of 2017 announcement also highlighted the rise in popularity of the Instant Pot, among several other interesting tidbits.

Business Tech January 3, 2018

China's First Space Station Will Soon Crash To Earth, But Nobody Knows When And Where

Tiangong-1, China's first space station, is expected to crash to the Earth about mid-March, with the exact date and location unknown. Should people be worried that they may be hit by space debris falling from the sky?

Space January 3, 2018

Drones Deliver Blood In Rwanda, Slashing Shipment Times And Saving Lives

Silicon Valley-based Zipline partnered with the health ministry of Rwanda to enable 'Uber for Blood.' The service has delivered over 5,500 units of blood over the past year, reducing shipment times to 30 minutes and saving lives in the process.

Public Health January 3, 2018

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