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Computing

Microsoft builds two U.K. data centers to keep data within Europe

Several weeks after Safe Harbor was struck down, Microsoft has announced that it will be opening two new data centers in the U.K. as well as expanding two other facilities in Europe.
Photography

This remote shutter gadget for Nikon or Canon DSLRs also lets you control settings

The Pulse is a gadget that not only remotely triggers your camera shutter, but it lets you adjust settings too. It allows you to create time-lapse and long-exposure photos and videos with ease.
Wearables

Blocks modular smartwatch will be a phone, with AT&T and EE providing the coverage

Taking cues from Google's Project Ara smartphone, Blocks' modular approach to the watch makes it very interesting. The company started its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign on October 13.
Computing

Pre-orders open for Samsung’s $99 VR headset

The consumer edition of the Samsung Gear VR headset is now available for pre-order, as the company attempts to corner the burgeoning VR market via its ongoing collaboration with Oculus.
Home Theater

Alexa, where can I buy the Amazon Echo? Everywhere

The Amazon Echo cloud-based, voice-activated speaker will soon be widely available through thousands of retailers across the U.S., allowing customers to try it out for themselves, and pick one up for the holidays.
Cool Tech

Google has open-sourced TensorFlow, their new deep-learning system

In an effort to spread the wealth and make everyone smarter, Google has decided to open source their machine learning system, TensorFlow, making it possible for anyone and everyone to access the huge potential benefits of Deep Learning.
Cool Tech

Cell phone towers might be getting replaced by Philips' new streetlights

Los Angeles has announced a new partnership with electronics giant Philips to build 100 4G LTE streetlights, capable of connection you to the Internet. The deal is part of a larger collaboration to build sustainable and efficient energy in…
Mobile

No Wi-Fi? No problem for Google Maps, which just introduced offline search

Google just introduced offline navigation and search. "Now you can download an area of the world to your phone, and the next time you find there’s no connectivity ... Google Maps will continue to work seamlessly,"
Mobile

You can pre-order the Samsung Gear VR headset for $100 right now

The consumer edition of Samsung's Gear VR headset, which operates using a Samsung smartphone, has been put up for pre-order at just $100. Here's what you need to know about the Oculus-developed device.
Mobile

Tim Cook’s not impressed with the UK’s proposed anti-encryption bill

Apple CEO Tim Cook has warned the UK government that forcing companies to add back doors to end-to-end encryption, may have serious consequences. The UK is considering the Investigatory Powers Bill, which includes this rule.
Cool Tech

Watch MIT’s nifty shape-shifting bot transform into all manner of gadgets

One of MIT's latest creations is a remarkable shape-shifting robot that can quickly transform itself into a range of devices, including a phone, smartband, lamp, ruler, and even a tool for fitness training.
Cool Tech

Google takes VR fun to more schools with expansion of Expeditions program

Google said Monday it's taking its VR Expeditions program to more schools in U.S. cities – including Portland, Orlando, New Orleans, and Las Vegas – while outside the U.S. it's coming for the first time to schools in Canada, Denmark…