This $800 MacBook Air clone wants to be the Nexus of Linux laptops

“Put Linux on it” may often be the solution to a sluggish old laptop, but what if you want to go open-source from the outset? That’s the market the KDE Slimbook is looking to address, a new 13.3-inch notebook running the Ubuntu-based KDE neon operating system. The aim is out-of-the-box usability, with none of the driver headaches or setup woes … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

ZTE Hawkeye Kickstarter might be canceled for higher end model

With the perks of getting help, even funding, from the public comes the risks of increased scrutiny and sometimes even scathing criticism. Such is the lesson that ZTE is learning now after what was a smooth-flowing crowdsourced stunt turned into a crowdfunding disappointment. The Kickstarter for Hawkeye, the crowdsourced eye-tracking self-adhesive phone, seems to be beyond hope and ZTE is … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

car2go adds Mercedes to fleet as Daimler rewrites car ownership

If you’ve considered car sharing service car2go but been turned off by its diminutive Smart cars, a fleet of more impressive – and practical – Mercedes-Benz models might change your mind. The service has announced today that it’s adding two models of four-door Mercedes to its fleet, initially in four locations across the US. That, car2go says, is in response … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

ISPs will no longer send copyright notices to combat piracy

The days of content software receiving notices of copyright infringement from their internet service providers are about to come to an end. The Center for Copyright Information announced today that it’s killing off its Copyright Alert System, which began seeing use four years ago. The system would send a number of warnings to consumers when ISPs, studios, and artists detected … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Gear Fit Pro trademark hints at new Samsung fitness wearable

Samsung may have a new wearable device in the pipeline, this one called the ‘Gear Fit Pro.’ Such is based on the company’s new trademark application with the European Agency For Intellectual Property. The wearable, it seems, will be a fitness tracker or a fitness-centric smartwatch of one sort or another, joining the company’s existing Gear Fit 2, Gear S3, … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Solowheel Iota trades one large wheel for two small ones

Hoverboards are so last year. Or last two years, for that matter. Especially after regulators and retailers cracked down on poorly built and exploding hoverboards, which has seemingly made them vanish from radars. Unfazed, Shane Chen and his company Inventix, creators of the “original” hoverboard “Hovertrax”, is taking another stab at the two-wheeled personal transportation market. Called the Solowheel Iota, … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Galaxy S8 case seemingly confirms S Pen inclusion

Now that Samsung has put an end to the embarrassing Galaxy Note 7 chapter of its life behind it, it can now proceed full steam ahead with the Galaxy S8. Well, maybe not full steam since we won’t be expecting it within a month or so. That only gives more time for leaks and speculation about the smartphones, like this … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Sony to reveal not one but five Xperia models at MWC 2017

We’ll let that title sink in for a while. Sony, who has been struggling in the smartphone market for years, doesn’t just have one, not even just two smartphones ready for next month. According to this latest leak coming from Japan, the OEM will actually announce five, yes five, Android smartphones at MWC 2017 in Barcelona next month. Of course, … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Pioneer just revealed world’s first 4K Blu-ray PC drive

It’s a 4K age these days. We’ve got 4K video streaming, 4K TVs, 4K monitors, 4K consoles, and, if you’re a Sony fan, even 4K smartphones. What we don’t have yet are 4K PCs, that is, PCs capable of reading and writing 4K content into 4K-compatible discs. That all changes with Pioneer’s introduction of two new Blu-ray drives meant for … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Dodge’s 2018 Challenger SRT Demon keeps getting crazier

Dodge continues to crank up expectations for the upcoming 2018 Challenger SRT Demon, the new car which will out-crazy even the currently ridiculous SRT Hellcat. The full wraps aren’t due to be lifted off the SRT Demon until the New York International Auto Show 2017 come April, but Dodge can’t help spilling a few details along the way. Today, it’s … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Google Maps now warns you about parking nightmares

Google Maps is about to get a whole lot more useful, with an update to the navigation app not only showing where there’s parking at your destination, but how busy it’s likely to be. The update, which will initially only be offered in Google Maps for Android and operate in select locations, adds a “Parking Limited” warning to route guidance. … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Nintendo Switch is okay with you playing in the bathroom

Nintendo‘s German arm has produced a second Switch commercial, barely a week after showing us the first. While the first Switch commercial centered around The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, this new one features Mario Kart 8 Deluxe heavily. More specifically, it shows off all the different locations you’ll be able to play Mario Kart 8, and one … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

The 2017 Ford GT is a 216 mph monster: All the stats you need

We knew the all-new 2017 Ford GT would be fast, but now we know exactly how potent the hotly-anticipated supercar will be. Ford has been keeping us in suspense when it comes to exact details ever since the new coupe made its debut at the start of 2015, telling us only to expect a twin-charged 3.5-liter V6 good for more … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Pentax KP APS-C DSLR is weatherproof, packs many K-3 features

Ricoh has unveiled its new Pentax KP, a slim weatherproof DSLR camera designed for outdoor use. According to the company, this new model packs many of the same features found in the Pentax K-3 model, and is the brand’s first APS-C camera to feature the five-axis Shake Reduction II system. Ricoh bills this model as an option for anyone who … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Android Wear 2.0’s final dev preview includes iOS support

Unlike most fitness trackers and some exceptions like the late Pebble, smartwatch platforms such as Google’s Android Wear and Apple’s watchOS are pretty much like walled gardens. Trying to show that it wants to play fair, Google has slowly opened up Android Wear for those without Android phones, a.k.a. iPhone users. In the fifth and last developer preview for Android … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

ZTE Hawkeye specs reconsidered amidst dismal Kickstarter

ZTE’s Project CSX, short for Crowd Sourced X, has always been a big leap of faith. It first asked the crowds what phone they wanted to be made and is now asking them for help in funding it. All up to the Kickstarter, it has been fairly smooth sailing. But when ZTE finally unveiled everything, including the specs, things seem … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Sprint snatches up 33% stake in music streaming service Tidal

In a rather interesting turn of events, Sprint has announced that it’s purchased a 33% stake in Tidal. Rumors have been swirling for months about a potential Tidal acquisition, and while this isn’t quite the same, it’s still financial help at a time when Tidal is struggling. Of course, Sprint is struggling too, and it’s hoping that having exclusive Tidal … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Pokemon GO update: Gen 2 event plus celebration incoming

The next Pokemon GO event may be upon us – considerations for both Chinese New Year and South Korea’s first release of the game. One report suggests that January 24th (tomorrow) will reveal the first (re)release of Pokemon GO in South Korea. This would be the ideal time and place for an announcement of the next Pokemon GO event, one … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Android Instant Apps enter live testing at long last

One of the coolest things revealed during last year’s Google I/O conference was the concept of Android Instant Apps. For those who may have forgotten, Instant Apps is centered around the idea of accessing certain Android apps without having to navigate to the Google Play Store and download them first. It was an impressive feature when it was previewed at … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Dubai firefighters demonstrate jetpack fire extinguishers

Back in November 2015, the city of Dubai revealed plans to develop jetpacks for firefighters, enabling the city to better address fires on the upper levels of skyscrapers and similar structures. The announcement was made alongside a deal between the city and the Martin Aircraft Company, which would provide up to 20 jetpacks. Now, more than a year later, one … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

AT&T International Day Pass gives unlimited text and calls for a single day

As of this upcoming Friday, AT&T will offer its subscribers an ‘International Day Pass’ that offers unlimited text and talking in more than 100 countries. The pass will last for the duration of 24 hours, with the idea being that you can pay for an entire day abroad rather than stressing over the exact number of minutes and texts you … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

GOES-16 satellite delivers first batch of stunning high-res Earth photos

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s weather satellite GOES-16 has sent back its first ever batch of photographs, and in them we get a high-resolution look at our own planet. The satellite took off from Cape Canaveral back in November, and has since been traveling around snapping photos from space of Earth. The GOES-16 takes photos at four times the … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

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