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Where's that coming from? Sony's clever glass speaker will keep guests guessing

It's easy to miss Sony's beautiful Glass Sound Speaker, because it looks more like a space-age candle lamp than a speaker, but there's no mistaking the crisp 360-degree audio. We've been listening to it.
Cool Tech

Uber wants to fly you to work in a small autonomous aircraft

Uber says it's interested in launching a city-based air service to give riders access to faster modes of transport. But instead of using a good ol' fashioned helicopter, it wants to develop a much quieter machine that can fly autonomously.

Uber looks set to eat into global meal delivery market with major expansion

Uber's meal delivery service already operates in 36 cities in 6 countries, but job listings spotted this week suggest it's planning a major expansion into 31 additional cities in 24 countries.
Social Media

Tumblr’s new iMessage app lets you create and share your own GIFs

Tumblr’s new iMessage app is a GIF lover's dream. If you enjoy creating and sharing GIFs, you can now do so using just your iPhone. The easy-to-use extension also offers a range of fun, Snapchat-style, customization options.

An upward trajectory — Americans more pleased than ever with the tech in their lives

As per the latest report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index, we're more pleased than we have been in a while when it comes to our PCs, TVs, computer software, and household appliances.

A new research report shows consumers love their PCs despite the market doomsayers

The latest ACSI Household Appliance and Electronics Report shows that consumer satisfaction regarding PCs is on the rise. The report spans desktops, laptops, and tablets, and even shows that Apple's rate has steadily increased since 1994.

Romping through San Francisco as a hacker hero in 'Watch Dogs 2'

We forgo the usual firefights and fisticuffs for smart hacking and stealthy infiltration in our hands-on time with Ubisoft's Watch Dogs 2.

Online furniture retailer Dot & Bo shutters after just three years

It's hard out there for a startup. Just ask Dot & Bo, the online furniture company that alas, is no more. On Friday, the three-year-old company joined a long list of San Francisco ventures that seemed promising until they simply weren't.

See how iPhone 7 Plus' Portrait mode elevates mobile photography

The iOS 10.1 beta is out in the wild, and iPhone 7 Plus owners can get their first stab at the new Portrait mode. While it may not stack up to a "real" camera in a side-by-side comparison, the effect is actually quite good.
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Report: Disney seriously considering Twitter takeover bid

The Twitter takeover chatter rages on, with the Walt Disney Co.emerging as a potential savior for the struggling social media platform. As it turns out, the Twitter-Disney connection runs deep, and could make sense under CEO Bob Iger.

Travel with a bunch of friends and stay in European castles via Airbnb

If you're planning a trip to Europe, especially with a group of eight or more, check out the Airbnb castle listings. Live like royalty for reasonable rates. A wide variety of castles in European countries offers unique experiences.

Should you upgrade to T-Mobile’s One or One Plus plans? We break it down

T-Mobile announced a new unlimited data plan recently and the question is: should you upgrade? Existing customers can stay on their current plan, and Simple Choice fixed data rates are still an option.