10 tech stories you missed this week: Lexus hoverboard unveiled, Jon Stewart signs off

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In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. Too much, in fact, for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week. From saying goodbye to 16 years of Jon Stewart, to Lexus finally showing off its mag-lev hoverboard in action — it’s all here.

Remembering 16 years of Jon Stewart, as he signs off the Daily Show forever

This week, we said our goodbyes to Jon Stewart, the man who’s been at the helm of the Daily Show for the past 16 years. He called out the news media for absurd coverage, led us through bleak situations with grace, and cheerfully mocked politicians along the way. It’s been a great journey, and Stewart introduced us to many new talented comedians like Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, and John Oliver. Here’s to you, Jon!

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The future is here: Women can finally charge their iPhones in their jeans

Joe’s Jeans, an apparel company based out of Los Angeles, has developed a new denim line called #HelloJeans, which let you charge your iPhone on the go. For $190, women can buy a pair of jeans with a special opening for a battery pack that charges their phones. Of course, the battery pack isn’t included with the jeans, so that’s another $50.

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HBO Now arrives on Chromecast along with Travel Channel, Food Network, and others


At this year’s Google I/O, it was announced that HBO Now would come to Android and Chromecast this summer. It was just last month Android devices saw HBO Now support, and now it’s available on Chromecast. Fans can catch up on Game of Thrones, True Detective, and watch every season of Girls. Both the Travel Channel and Food Network have added Chromecast to their mobile apps as well.

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Tesla issues software patch after hackers take control of a Model S

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American researchers have discovered that there are six security flaws with the Tesla Model S that let hackers take control of the vehicle. Kevin Mahaffey, the chief technology offers of cyber security firm Lookout, and March Rogers, the principal security researcher at Cloudflare, say they chose to hack into a Tesla because they wanted to understand software better than most car makers. Tesla has since patched the issue.

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Spit in a tube to get a personalized health regimen based on your genes

It can be challenging to finding a solution to losing weight, or maintaining a healthy lifestyle. There’s a new app that aims to set us on the road to health, and it makes its suggestions based on our actual DNA. You can take the Pathway Fit Test, at the price of $100 through the newly released Pathway Genomics iOS app. All you need to do is request a test kit through the app, provide some saliva in the supplied tube, and send it back. Pathway will then analyze your DNA to come up with the diet, lifestyle, and nutritional needs that will best suit your body.

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Next page: 5 more tech stories you might have missed this week


Puma is looking for volunteers to test its self-lacing sports shoe

Puma unveiled its high-tech self-lacing shoe at the start of the year, and now it's looking for volunteers from around the world to try it out and offer feedback so it can finalize the design prior to launch.

The 2020 Toyota Yaris offers big car tech in a small, Mazda-flavored package

Toyota resurrected the Yaris nameplate with a little bit of help from Mazda. Closely related to the Mazda2, the hatchback now stands out with a sharper design than before, and tech features normally found on bigger, more expensive cars.

2020 Cadillac CT5 luxury sedan gets turbocharged power, chiseled looks

The 2020 Cadillac CT5 proves the General Motors luxury brand still cares about sedans. Debuting at the 2019 New York Auto Show, it features Cadillac's Super Cruise tech and a lineup of turbocharged engines.

Dreaming of a Peloton? These exercise bikes are just as good (and cheaper, too)

Modern technology certainly helps us stay fit and healthy. Whether it's fitness watches, or interactive treadmills, there are plenty of options out there. But perhaps the most popular name right now in fitness tech is Peloton.

The Avalon V is Alcatel’s first Verizon-exclusive smartphone

Alcatel is has announced a new phone, the Avalon V -- but this budget device isn't what makes the announcement special. It's Alcatel's first phone on the Verizon network, and it's available now.

Big, beautiful, and breakable: Check out the best Galaxy S8 Plus cases

There’s no denying Samsung’s ability to turn out an attractive smartphone, but glass curves are expensive to fix and metal chips easily. We've rounded up the best Galaxy S8 Plus cases on the market.

Sidestep banking fees with the nationwide launch of T-Mobile Money

T-Mobile has launched its Money banking service nationwide in the U.S., and it offers an extremely tempting set of features for everyone, including industry-leading interest rates, a powerful app, and no banking fees.

The OnePlus 3 & 3T both receive an open beta for Android Pie

Android 9.0 Pie has been released. But is your phone getting Android 9.0 Pie, and if so, when? We've done the hard work and asked every device manufacturer to see when their devices would be getting the update.

Charge and sync with the best Lightning cables for your iPhone or iPad

If you’re looking to replace a lightning cable, or in need of something a little longer or tougher, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 of our favorite cables for the iPhone and other iOS devices.

Make some time for the best smartwatch deals for April 2019

Smartwatches make your life easier by sending alerts right on your wrist. Many also provide fitness-tracking features. So if you're ready to take the plunge into wearables and want to save money, read on for the best smartwatch deals.

Selfies are now banned at China’s gigantic Aperture Spherical Telescope

You can't take a selfie with the world's largest single-dish radio telescope anymore, as the Chinese government has banned everything from smartphones to digital cameras in the surrounding 5-kilometer area.

The dramatic BlackBerry Key2 Red Edition is now available in the U.S.

BlackBerry's Key2 is likely to be the best keyboard-equipped phone in 2019, with a modern look, some powerful specs, and totally revamped features. Here's everything you need to know about it.

Want to make calls across the internet for less? Try these great VOIP services

Voice over IP services are getting more and more popular, but there are still a few that stand above the pack. In this guide, we'll give you a few options for the best VOIP services for home and business users.

The Best iPhone 7 battery cases to give your phone some extra juice

The iPhone 7 doesn't have terrible battery life, but you never know when you'll need to juice up on the go. To help, here are the best iPhone 7 battery cases that can keep your smartphone charged and ready for long-term use.
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