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The Vamp Stereo turns any two old speakers into a wireless speaker system

In 2014, designer Paul Cocksedge formed a team and launched The Vamp, a device that added wireless connectivity to older speakers. Now that team is back with the Vamp Stereo and Vamp Speaker, and we've been listening to them.

Neural Photo Editor works like magic thanks to machine learning

Neural Photo Editor is an experimental piece of retouching software from researchers at the University of Edinburgh that uses neural networks to act like Photoshop on steroids, applying major changes to a photo in mere seconds.

Blogger favorite Windows Live Writer is back as an app available on the Windows Store

The open source version of Microsoft's Windows Live Writer tool, Open Live Writer, is heading to Windows Store as a Windows 10 app. It's used for writing blogs and supporting services like Google Blogger and WordPress.

Magic Bus wins $1 million to improve commuter bus access in Nairobi

Four Earlham College students won the Hult Prize startup competition with the Magic Bus. Their SMS-based mobile payment app will help people get to work. Magic Bus tested first in Nairobi, where workers can spend half their…
Movies & TV

Hillary vs. Trump: How to watch the Presidential debate online (and for free)

The presidential debates are happening, but what's the best way to watch them? We break down all your options, from cable to YouTube, and beyond.

New GoPro documentary details efforts to save South Africa’s rhinos from poachers

A new Go Pro video follows Beverly and Dereck Joubert, filmmakers turned conservationists and founders of Rhinos Without Borders, which works to project South Africa's rhino population from poaching.
Movies & TV

Here is the first footage from the live-action ‘Ghost in the Shell’ movie

The live-action 'Ghost in the Shell' movie hits theaters next year, but Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks have released a set of five short teasers for the film featuring star Scarlett Johansson and other cast members.
Home Theater

Optoma aims for the ultimate place-and-play projector with its new GT5500

Optoma’s newest ultra-short throw projector, the GT5500 can produce a 100-inch HD picture from just 13 inches away, making it well worth a look for those looking for the place-and-play experience.
Virtual Reality

'Minecraft' gets bossy next month with new support for Oculus Touch controllers

Mojang recently said that the upcoming Boss Update for Minecraft will add support for Oculus Touch and Xbox Wireless controllers. The latter means Samsung Gear VR owners will be able to play the game using Microsoft's new…
Health & Fitness

Could holograms help bring the end of malaria? Experts build new tool

Experts are in short supply, particularly in impoverished regions where malaria hits hardest, so a team of engineers from Duke University devised an innovative technique that replaces the expert with an algorithm.
DT Daily

Roku rolls out new streaming boxes for cable-cutters, takes aim at Chromecast 2:28

Also: Good luck getting a Jet Black iPhone 7, and Snapchat turns into Snap Inc. as it debuts some funky fresh camera-equipped sunglasses. For real.
Cool Tech

Shortcut is a 3D-printed smart mouse substitute for hand amputees

Shortcut is a 3D-printed smart wristband, which works in conjunction with hand prostheses as a mouse substitute for amputees without the use of their hands.