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Clever new speech recognition system from MIT learns language just like a newborn child

A piece of research from MIT suggests a new technique for training speech-recognition systems -- by getting them to learn by looking at images. The results could democratize the technology for people around the world.
Product Review

Acer Predator 15 Review

No limits: Acer's Predator 15 can handle any game you throw at it.

Spotify may upgrade its free account to give users more on-demand streaming

Spotify is reportedly experimenting with a new feature called Jump, which brings on-demand playlist streaming to its free users. That's a pretty sweet deal for free users who don't have the ability to choose exactly which songs play.
Home Theater

Reported technical difficulties may force new delay of Apple’s AirPods — into 2017

After Apple delayed the launch of its AirPods true wireless earbuds earlier this year, we might finally know the cause of the delay. Apple is reportedly having trouble ensuring the Bluetooth signal arrives at both earbuds at the same time.
Cool Tech

Silly putty sensor is so sensitive it can register the steps of a spider

Nanotechnology experts have created a smart silly putty able to register a spider walking over its surface. While attached to human subjects, it can also measure breathing, pulse, and even blood pressure.

How Tesla came out of nowhere and reinvented the car as we know it

Tesla Motors has gone from an obscure startup to one of the world's most talked-about automakers in a few short years. Digital Trends traces the company's unorthodox – and sometimes controversial – path to stardom.
Virtual Reality

Fly like a bird in Europe’s largest, trendiest — and only — VR multiplex

French cinema operator MK2 opened Europe’s largest permanent VR space Friday, allowing visitors to experience premium full-body VR in the heart of Paris’ new tech district.

Obama orders full investigation into cyberattacks during past few elections

President Barack Obama ordered the intelligence community to conduct a thorough investigation into the cyberattacks during the past three elections. Obama wants the report on his desk before he leaves the Oval Office.

Artist photographs the remaining survivors of the USS Arizona, 75 years later

One of artist Paolo Cascio's passions is photographing veterans -- so 75 years after the Pearl Harbor attack, he set out to photograph the four remaining survivors of the USS Arizona.

Pebble acquisition could help Fitbit build a successful smartwatch

Fitbit recently announced its acquisition of Pebble, and while it claims that it's aim was to get its hands on Pebble's software, all signs point to a new Fitbit smartwatch at some point in the future.

Weekly Rewind: New cars in Cuba, pot in a box, a watch powered by body heat

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…

Google's Allo messaging service adds 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' stickers

Google's relatively new messaging app Allo is helping you prepare for the latest Star Wars film with stickers. A new update also introduces chat themes, and Smart Smileys -- a tool that suggests emojis based on what you're typing.