Cool Tech

Police in Baltimore testing privately funded 30 square mile continuous image surveillance

A privately-funded wide-angle continuous image surveillance system originally developed for the military monitors 30 square miles of Baltimore. Analysts on the ground can track pixel-sized people leaving crime scenes.

How to convert DVDs to MP4 files in Windows or MacOS

Given today's rapid technological advancements, physical discs are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Check out our guide on how to convert DVD files to MP4, so you can ditch discs for digital files.

Weekly Rewind: Milk replaces plastic, humidity slows phones, wicked supercars

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from…

Luxury seems to define three new mechanical PC gaming keyboards from Corsair

Corsair has introduced three new "Lux" versions of its K70, K70 RGB, and K65 RGB mechanical keyboards, two of which sport an insane illumination system. The two K70 units are full-sized while the K65 model comes without the numeric keypad.

Samsung promises the upcoming CF791 monitor will out-curve the competition

In a video outlining Samsung’s monitor lineup for late 2016, the Korean electronics giant has shown off the latest in monitor technology: deep curves. The CF791 is, according to Samsung, the curviest monitor in the world. It…

Industry’s first whole-body editor shows a portrait is more than just a pretty face

PortraitPro Body aims to streamline whole body edits with simplified tools. With options from slimming down to beefing up, the program includes a mix of extreme edits and more subtle adjustments.
Virtual Reality

Oculus cooking up a VR containment system for room-scale Rift experiences

The Oculus Rift Touch controller arrives soon, and Oculus VR is getting customers ready by building what's known as a caged system. It's similar to HTC's "Chaperone" method for the Vive headset, which defines a block of physical space for…
Cool Tech

Fascinating new study explores the complex psychology of why humans feel empathy toward robots

Would you lie to a robot to avoid hurting its feelings? If you’re like one participant in a recent study, the answer is a resounding “yes.” The experiment sheds some light on our complex relationship with humanoid bots.
Product Review

Piper Computer Kit Review

Piper's kit computer uses Minecraft as a portal into the world of programming.

Want to become a ‘Funtrepreneur’? Samsung has a limited-edition TabPro S to make it happen

Samsung wants you to live your dreams, and if they include starting your own business, then it has the complete mobile tablet setup for you: A limited edition Galaxy TabPro S, keyboard, and SSD package, comes with advice from entrepreneurs.

Maru OS wants to turn your phone into a desktop with its latest open source build

Maru OS, the bite-sized Android add-on that lets you to run desktop apps from your phone, just went open source, and it's got big plans for the future.

Instagram on the desktop just got better thanks to this third-party app

Ramme is yet another unofficial desktop app for Instagram, but it's the most versatile one we've tried. It lets you browse, like, comment, search, and even post photos – all from your Mac or PC.