5 new songs you need to stream: Rufus Wainwright, Clearance, and more

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week:

Keep your ear to the streets with the best police scanner apps

Police scanners are an interesting way to keep up with the daily grind of law enforcement, and thanks to smartphones, you no longer need a bulky radio to listen in. Here are the best police scanner apps available right now.
Social Media

Facebook just announced Lifestage, and you're probably too old for it

Facebook is trying to recapture a younger audience, and has announced the launch of a new social media network called Lifestage, which was built by a 19-year-old and is for those who are under 21.

Look who BlackBerry's suing now!

After taking Avaya to court earlier in August, BlackBerry now shifts its focus to Blu as the former filed two patent infringement lawsuits against the latter. Blu has yet to respond to the complaints.

Weekly Rewind: AI for firefighters, bathrooms of the future, and more

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…

The SLI Bridge may be ancient history in 2017 due to PCIe 4.0’s huge bandwidth

A device utilizing PCI Express 4.0 was on display during Intel's developer forum this week. An additional slide showed PCI Express 5.0 is also in the works, even though the PCI Express 4.0 spec won't be finalized until 2017.

An Italian bishop threatens to sue Niantic over ‘diabolical’ Pokémon Go’

Bishop Antonio Stagliano is threatening to sue Niantic, accusing it of turning thousands of young people into the walking dead with its "diabolical" new "Pokemon Go" game. This may have something to do with his church serving as a…

U.S. government is teaming up with 30 major tech companies to fight robocallers

If your phone is ringing off the hook, it shouldn't be because of robocallers. It's a sentiment most (if not all) consumers seem to hold, one that the government holds, and now, one that more than 30 major tech companies hold as well.

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Google Assistant may support English and German at launch

Google has announced Assistant, a chatbot-like digital assistant that will be integrated into other services and products, like Google Home, and Allo, a new messaging app from the search giant.
Cool Tech

This new battery technology makes lithium ion look old school

Batteries inside many consumer devices could soon be getting double the longevity -- or half the physical space. A new design created by MIT graduates fixes issues with an old idea to bring rechargeable lithium metal batteries to…

HTC 10 will now come in red and gold, but only in October and in limited quantities

The highly anticipated HTC 10 is here, and it has chamfered edges, optical image stabilization on the front and rear cameras, and the same full-metal design. You can pre-order the device in two new colors: red and gold.
Home Theater

You can now purchase Samsung's IconX earbuds for $200

Earbuds used to be for listening to music, but now they can track your fitness, too. Samsung’s wireless Gear Icon X earbuds work like a Fitbit and play music. The device is now available for purchase.