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At last! Makers of Japan’s high-tech toilets will unify symbols for foreign tourists

Japan has been making high-tech, button-laden toilets for years, but different companies adorn them with different symbols. This has caused some issues – and surprises – for foreign tourists, but the good news is that this is all about…
Cool Tech

Drone owners warned to keep their UAVs away from Friday’s inauguration

The security services will have enough on their plate at Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday without having to deal with a load of hobbyist drone pilots trying to get some aerial footage of the event. So it's warning people to leave their…
Virtual Reality

Facebook plans to invest $3 billion in virtual reality over the next decade

Virtual reality isn't doing as well as Facebook expected, according to the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. But it has a plan to change that, and it involves a massive investment to improve the tech.
Social Media

Facebook’s first startup incubator to open inside massive Station F in Paris

Facebook is putting its stamp on the world’s biggest startup space. Station F in Paris — which was formerly a railway depot — will be home to the social network’s first business incubator, dubbed “Startup Garage from Facebook.”
Movies & TV

Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars’ series moving to Netflix in late 2017

Adding to Netflix's already impressive collection of high-profile comedy specials, Jerry Seinfeld's popular web interview series will be shifting away from Sony's Crackle streaming service at the end of the year.
Social Media

Facebook may shift its focus away from live video and onto original shows

Facebook is reportedly not planning on renewing its Live Video deals with publishers. Instead the company is chasing longer, premium video content in the vein of Netflix — which could see it fork out billions for original shows.
Home Theater

Ruark's R4-30 music system is so classy, you should probably address it as Sir

Wireless speaker systems are all very well, but not if you want to play a few CDs now and then. Ruark Audio's R4-30 is a classy, great sounding alternative to wireless systems, and we've been listening to one.
Computing

NexDock supporting Intel Compute Card initiative with new notebook dock

NexDock has been offering notebook-like docking stations that transform a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone into a notebook, and now the company is extending its product line to include Intel's Compute Card.
Gaming

Gabe Newell talks about a possible new game in the Half-Life universe in AMA

Valve president Gabe Newell hosted a Reddit AMA and answered questions from fans about the status of Half-Life, the Left 4 Dead series, and the Half-Life/Portal films. Plus, a new Team Fortress 2 update is coming.
Computing

AMD’s new Radeon driver is optimized for Capcom’s ‘Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’

AMD has a new driver for its Radeon graphics cards, Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.1.1, optimized for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. The new driver also resolves two game-related issues and two Radeon ReLive issues.
Deals

Turn up the volume with TaoTronics portable Bluetooth speakers (41 percent off)

Now 41 percent off, the TaoTronics TT-SK06 portable Bluetooth speaker offers dynamic sound in a compact and inexpensive package.
Social Media

Vine is officially dead and gone, but there’s still time to save your old uploads

Vine is officially shutting down today on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. If you were a user of the original app, you still have time to download your old creations today. Here's how you can grab all your old Vines before they disappear…