BMW adds a sport package to the i3 electric vehicle

BMW adds a sport package to the i3 electric vehicle

00 This package comes as part of the i3’s mid-model refresh and should add a boost to the little i3, which is already a blast to drive. The low curb weight and peppy electric powertrain results in a car that’s surprisingly quick and responsive. The 2018 i3S comes equipped with a motor that outputs 184 hp and 199 lb-ft. That’s a slight boost over the standard motor that has 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of…

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YouTube’s big makeover continues with redesigned mobile app, new logo and more

YouTube’s big makeover continues with redesigned mobile app, new logo and more

00 Earlier this year, YouTube introduced a major redesign of its desktop website which delivered a cleaner look and new features like a “dark mode” for nighttime watching. Today, YouTube is taking this update out of beta, and making it available to all users. In addition, the company is extending the design and select new features to its mobile app, and is unveiling an updated logo and icon. This is the biggest change the YouTube logo has…

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Google pulls 300 Android apps used for DDoS attacks

Google pulls 300 Android apps used for DDoS attacks

00 If a random storage manager or video player you downloaded recently has disappeared from your Android device, don’t worry: it might have been for your own good. Google has removed 300 apps from the Play store, which were apparently merely masquerading as legitimate applications. In truth, they were made to hi-jack your phone so it can be used as part of a botnet’s distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. WireX, as the botnet is called, pummeled several content…

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The Insta360 One is a consumer 360 camera with tons of flexibility

The Insta360 One is a consumer 360 camera with tons of flexibility

00 The Insta360 brand has quickly become known for consumer 360 photography products, and the new Insta360 One is its latest device designed for mobile immersive imaging. The new Insta360 One offers 4K video resolution, and 24 MP stills, as well as the ability to work in a completely standalone mode, remotely with your phone as a Bluetooth controller, and plugged in directly to your iPhone using your smartphone’s display as the viewfinder. This latest Insta360 camera…

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SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod speed competition winner tops 200 MPH

SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod speed competition winner tops 200 MPH

00 SpaceX held its second Hyperloop Pod design competition for student teams at the test track built near its headquarters today. The mile-long track saw three finalist teams battle it out for speed supremacy, including WARR Hyperloop from Germany, Switzerland’s Swissloop and Paradigm, a North American team with members from Northeastern and Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. The winner was WARR, which was built by students at the Technical University of Munich, ran at a…

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Athelas launches a new type of blood testing device for the home

Athelas launches a new type of blood testing device for the home

00 Athelas is launching a low-cost, blood diagnostics device today made for testing certain diseases like the flu, bacterial infections and cancer in the comfort of your home. Tanay Tandon founded the startup in 2014 at the tender age of 17 to develop a smartphone device that could detect malaria through blood samples. That idea proved difficult but the idea of ease and mobility stuck with him. Athelas’ new device, which looks like a larger version…

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Hands on: Nikon D850 review

Hands on: Nikon D850 review

00 The Nikon D850 is finally here! After months of speculation, and Nikon itself teasing us last month that the camera actually existed and was in development, the D850 has been officially announced – and boy, has it been worth the wait. Replacing the brilliant 36.3MP D810, the D850 certainly has big shoes to fill, but with a specification as impressive as this we’re sure there’s plenty here to get photographers excited. We were lucky enough…

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Android Oreo release date, features and compatibility

Android Oreo release date, features and compatibility

00 Update: Google has unveiled Android Oreo, its latest major operating system update that will release in the coming days. While you wait for the update to come to your phone, read about what’s coming in the Double Stuf’d upgrade below.  HTC has also confirmed its recent flagship phones will be updated to Android Oreo. Android Oreo is the official name of the next version of Google’s mega-popular mobile operating system set to release soon. Whether…

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Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

00 OUR EARLY VERDICT The Samsung Galaxy Note is almost dull in its predictability – it’s a hugely powerful phone that’s great for multi-taskers, has a mind-blowing screen and an improved dual camera, and costs an absolute fortune. FOR So much power Strong camera Beautiful screen AGAINST SO expensive Easily-smudged rear  Update: Our ongoing Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review has been updated to reflect the newly announced prices in the US and UK. Here are our…

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This may be the date of Apple’s iPhone 8 reveal

This may be the date of Apple’s iPhone 8 reveal

00 Apple plans to hold its iPhone 8 launch event on September 12, according to a new report. This places Apple’s big hardware keynote on the second Tuesday of the month, and a week later than some have suggested it might take place. The possible iPhone keynote date comes from Mac4Ever [Google Translate], which says it spoke with carriers privy to Apple’s launch event timing. Not only were the unnamed carriers told the date of the iPhone 8 reveal, but also…

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