The first laptop with clicky mechanical keys will make everyone at Starbucks hate you

Mechanical keyboards are often preferred by gamers for their increased accuracy, but they haven't been available on gaming laptops. MSI is changing that with the GT80 TItan.

Computing

AirGuard can tell when there’s weed or tobacco smoke in the air

Using a special set of polymer films, the device can accurately detect cigarette and marijuana smoke in a way that a normal smoke alarm cannot.

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Good news, Euro drivers! Honda’s new ‘App Center’ brings cloud-based content into your car

Creative technology company Ixonos has released the Honda App Store, the cloud-based in-car content store for the brand’s Android head unit. The App Store will run as a standard feature on all new 2015 Hondas in Europe.

Cars

Hoover’s latest really sucks: Air Cordless takes the wires out of work

If you’re looking for an ultra-maneuverable vacuum that you can whip around your floors with ease, the Hoover Air Cordless should definitely be on your short list.

  • Pros: Super lightweight , Cordless , Comes with two batteries…
  • Cons: Struggles with mid-sized granules (sand) , Feels flimsy…

Hunt the fell beasts of Middle-earth in Shadow of Mordor’s ‘Lord of the Hunt’

The first DLC expansion for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Lord of the Hunt, will focus on Torvin the Dwarven Hunter and a deadly new class of mounted Beastmaster Warchiefs.

Gaming

Like Shazam for songbirds, this app identifies birds by their tweet

Similar to song-identifying apps like Shazam and SoundHound, Warblr uses your smartphone to record a nearby bird song and then analyze it in real time with sophisticated machine learning algorithms to determine the species of the performer.

Mobile

Google coughs up $2,250 for showing a woman’s cleavage in Street View

Earlier this month, Google was ordered to pay a Canadian woman $2,250 for showing her cleavage in Street View on Google Maps. The lawsuit was initially filed back in 2011.

Mobile

What’s next for the Sprout? From 3D printing to accessories, HP explains

We got to speak with Steve Smith, who is the Director of Research and Development for the team in charge of the Sprout by HP, which was just revealed today. Steve gave us a clear glimpse at what he and HP have in store for the Sprout.

Computing

The sky is falling — Samsung to revamp its smartphone strategy after poor earnings

Following a poor earnings report, Samsung vowed to revamp its smartphone strategy. This revamped strategy involves focusing more at different price points rather than just the high-end.

Mobile

Brazil to unweave the NSA’s web by laying domestically controlled fiber optic cables

The Brazilian government intends to combat NSA espionage by using non-U.S. companies to build new fiber-optic cable infrastructure.

Computing

10 of the most annoying Galaxy Note 4 problems and how to fix them

Having a disagreement with your smartphone? Feeling resentful or irritated? Check out our Galaxy Note 4 problems roundup for advice on conflict resolution and repair your relationship today.

Mobile

Sony’s Shu Yoshida apologizes for ongoing Driveclub woes, postpones PS Plus Edition

The saga of Driveclub's fraught launch continues with an apologetic statement from the president of Sony's World Wide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida.

Gaming

Sharp’s new High Resolution Audio Player could spell the death of the A/V receiver

Sharp ushers in anew era of wireless home theaters with its new Wireless High Resolution Audio Player, offering high-res audio and video transmission to cut the strings on your home setup.

Home Theater