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Solar-powered trees are planted in Israel to charge phones, cool water and offer Wi-Fi

All trees convert sunlight into chemical energy, but now there are trees that convert sunlight into power to charge devices, cool water, offer free Wi-Fi and more for the benefit of their surrounding communities.
Product Review

Rachio IRO Review

Rachio makes your sprinklers smarter, but does your yard really need a brain?
Cars

BMW M2, with new 400-HP straight-six, will be the Teutonic drift machine of your dreams

A new report finds the BMW M2 will inaugurate a brand new 3.0-liter straight-six engine. Its precise power output hasn't been revealed yet but company insiders hint it could pack up to 400 horsepower, allowing it to reach 60 mph in just 4.4…
Cars

Drivebot is a Fitbit for your car, helping you save grief, money, and gas

The Drivebot is a dongle that plugs into your car and links up to your smartphone so you can track your car’s health and help you become a more fuel-efficient driver. In other words, it’s a Fitbit for your car.
Home Theater

‘F is for Family’ is the newest addition to Netflix’s original shows

It sounds like Netflix is aiming to create its very own version of The Simpsons or Family Guy with a new original animated show from comedian Bill Burr. 'F is for Family' will appear in 2015.
Social Media

Twitter swoops in to keep Twitpic’s archives online

After nearly seven years in operation, Twitpic has finally closed its doors to new uploads. Its huge archive will live on however, thanks to a last-minute deal struck with Twitter itself.
Car Review

2015 Audi S3 Review

Audi's S3 has the skin of a compact sports sedan, the heart of a racecar.
Mobile

Some retailers are blocking Apple Pay and launching a competitor

Just when you thought your in-store transactions would be quick and painless forever... some big U.S. retailers have an Apple Pay rival in the pipeline, and that means no support for the new technology.
Home Theater

Turtle Beach’s Elite 800 headset put Astro on notice – Hands-on video

Turtle Beach calls its Elite 800 the ultimate gaming headset, and based on what we're seeing, we're inclined to agree. Check them out up close in our video.
Gaming

Geralt’s hot on the trail in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s opening cinematic

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's opening cinematic is an action-packed peak at the upcoming game, following Geralt and his lost love Yennefer as he tracks her through a vicious battle.