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8 of the best media streaming devices to watch TV your way, on your schedule

If the price of cable is bringing you down, there's a huge catalog of TV shows and movies available through streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. That said, here are some of our favorite streaming devices for bringing the…
Cars

Michigan takes the lead in the race to support driverless cars on public roads

Bills to let driverless cars travel Michigan roads are backed by both political parties and supported by the DOT and economic development officials. As Silicon Valley and Detroit work together on autonomous cars, the state intends to be…
Cool Tech

By 3D printing tumors, scientists hope to kill brain cancer

This year, experts estimate some 17,000 patients will die from brain cancer. There may be hope, however, in the work of an interdisciplinary pair: a 3D-printing expert and tumor biologist.
Web

Going once, going twice: A big bitcoin auction is set to take place in Australia

Looking to get your hands on some bitcoins? Consider a trip down under. Next month, $11.49 million worth of confiscated bitcoins will be auctioned off in Sydney, Australia, marking the first such auction outside the U.S.
Wearables

Tiny circuits may be the next big thing in wearables

In technology's quest to make things smaller, lighter, and more inconspicuous, we're now being introduced to flexible, wearable integrated circuits that are applied directly to the skin, eliminating the need for any additional hardware.
Computing

Asus to expand its Republic of Gamers line with a water-cooled laptop and dual-GPU desktop

Asus held another press event during Computex to briefly showcase new Republic of Gamers products, including Project Avalon, a prototype modular chassis designed to make components easier to swap out.
Mobile

PayPal will now only support its apps on iOS and Android

PayPal is doing some spring (or summer) cleaning, and it's really clearing out the closet. In a blog post, the payment processor announced that it would be discontinuing mobile apps for Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon's Fire OS.
Computing

Gigabyte’s new Aero 14 will give you 10 hours of GTX 970M-powered usage

Gigabyte's Aero 14 is a compact but powerful gaming laptop, available in a number of color schemes and packing an i7 processor twinned with 32GB of RAM and a GTX 965M or 970M. Better yet, the battery can even last up to 10 hours at a time.
Web

Chat with Alexa even without an Echo via a new web app at Echosim.io

Alexa is one of the major selling points of the Amazon Echo and its growing smart home ecosystem, and now, you can enjoy Alexa a la carte as well. Or rather, in your browser. It's all thanks to a new web app you can access at echosim.io
Mobile

Best app deals of the day! 8 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…
Virtual Reality

ARM wants to power the next-gen VR-ready smartphones with new chips

Computex 2016 has a lot of exciting hardware on show, but if you're looking to figure out what the future of virtual reality is, look to ARM's booth. It has new central and graphics processors on hand and they could well be behind your…
Computing

Asus gave its Zenbook a Mac makeover, and the result is beautiful

Asus has built a MacBook challenger -- the Zenbook 3. It's similar in size to Apple's slimmest notebook, yet has a faster processor, and bigger screen, at a lower price.