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It takes a lot of skill to sweep a game of beer pong played atop a Roomba

Roomba pong or Beeroomba? A viral YouTube video shows that iRobot's autonomous robotic vacuum cleaners can be used to add a degree of difficulty to the drinking game beer pong.

She can write a pop hit for anybody, but on ‘Death Valley,’ LP wrote for LP

“Good songs have a leeway to them. They respond to being done in different versions.” Identity is everything to recording artists. If that gets diluted in any way, musicians feel a clear disconnect has occurred between their intended…

Updated – Is BMW teaming up with Intel, Mobileye to develop autonomous vehicles?

BMW, which recently said it would have a completely autonomous car by 2021, is holding a joint news conference July 1 with chip-maker Intel and machine vision technology firm Mobileye. An autonomous car venture is expected.
Social Media

No English? No problem: Facebook can translate posts into different languages

Facebook is testing a new feature that will allow you to automatically translate posts. Once translated, posts will display in their translated versions to those who don't speak the language of the original post.

Brazilian court freezes $6M in Facebook assets after WhatsApp fails to share data

A Brazillian court has ordered $6 million of Facebook's assets frozen in response to WhatsApp's refusal to hand over data. It's the clash in an ongoing saga between Brazilian authorities and the messaging service.
Cool Tech

Augmented-reality headsets could help helicopter rescue pilots fly in dense fog

“Databases containing obstacles and terrain data are used together with real-time data from sensors in order to substitute the lost visual cues in a degraded visual environment” project lead Franz Viertler told Digital Trends.
Movies & TV

Epic trailer for Terrence Malick's 'Voyage of Time' took over 30 years to create

If you like captivating imagery and existential quandaries, then you might want to check out the epic first trailer for Terrence Malick's Voyage of Time, a documentary that aims to examine the birth and death of the universe.

Severed finger in ‘Resident Evil 7’ demo may have been a red herring after all

Were you one of the many thousands of gamers who were perplexed by the inclusion of a severed finger in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard's playable demo? It looks like you might have been wasting your time, as Capcom is now calling it a "dummy…

Microsoft details rollout plan for Xbox Play Anywhere launch

Microsoft laid out a detailed plan for introducing Xbox Play Anywhere, its new cross-play initiative for the Xbox One and Windows 10. This included a list of upcoming games that will support it, and what users will need to take advantage of…

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App…
Product Review

HP Spectre Review

It's the world's thinnest laptop, but HP's Spectre refuses to sacrifice speed.
Home Theater

The wait is nearly over: Panasonic’s 4K Blu-ray player gets a US release date

Already out in Japan and Europe, Panasonic's DMP-UB900 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player will finally arrive in the U.S. this September. The player boasts a ton of features and looks like it provides excellent image processing, but it isn't cheap.