HTC’s standalone Vive Focus will soon get 6DoF VR controllers

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HTC’s standalone Vive Focus will soon get 6DoF VR controllers HTC While Facebook’s Oculus Quest won’t arrive until the spring of 2019, its seemingly beefier inside-out tracking plus 6DoF controllers may already pose a threat to HTC’s Vive Focus, as well as…

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BepiColombo orbiters take off for Mercury tonight

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BepiColombo orbiters take off for Mercury tonight ASSOCIATED PRESS If you’ve ever wondered what’s happening over on Mercury, you’ll have an answer soon. Well, soon-ish. BepiColombo, a joint effort between the space agencies of Europe and Japan, will send off a spacecraft…

Tiny Island Nation to Host World’s Largest Microgrid

Tiny Island Nation to Host World’s Largest Microgrid

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Tiny Island Nation to Host World’s Largest Microgrid The tiny Pacific island nation of Palau announced last week that it will soon become the home of the world’s largest microgrid, a development that could help it ramp up to 70 percent renewable…

Ticketmaster buys a blockchain company to guard against ticket fraud

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Ticketmaster buys a blockchain company to guard against ticket fraud GreenPimp via Getty Images Ticketmaster will soon have another way to fight bogus ticket sales: by hopping on one of the biggest tech bandwagons of 2018. It’s acquiring Upgraded, a company that…

Dad dating sim ‘Dream Daddy’ arrives on PS4 October 30th

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Dad dating sim ‘Dream Daddy’ arrives on PS4 October 30th Game Grumps If you slept on Dream Daddy, one of Engadget’s best games of 2017, you’ll soon have another way to play the charming dating sim as the “Dadrector’s Cut” is headed…

Huawei Watch GT hands-on: Big battery promises and yet another OS

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Huawei Watch GT hands-on: Big battery promises and yet another OS Looks like smartwatches aren’t going away anytime soon, and may actually be coming back to haunt our wrists. With companies like Google, Samsung, Apple and Qualcomm all launching new devices (or…

The Morning After: ‘Fortnite’ cheat salesmen get sued

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The Morning After: ‘Fortnite’ cheat salesmen get sued Brooklyn 99 Welcome to the week! You can expect our verdict on Google’s Pixel 3 series soon, and there are plenty more reviews coming very soon: Apple’s cheaper iPhone XR isn’t far away and…

How to Identify Almost Anyone in a Consumer Gene Database

How to Identify Almost Anyone in a Consumer Gene Database

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How to Identify Almost Anyone in a Consumer Gene Database New techniques that dig more deeply into genetic databases may soon make the anonymity of their customers’ DNA impossible to safeguard — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading . . . Paul…

PayPal cash withdraws are coming to Walmart stores

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PayPal cash withdraws are coming to Walmart stores PayPal users will soon be able to withdraw and deposit money directly into their accounts at Walmart stores. It’ll be the first time that PayPal users will be able to take out cash from…

iPhones may soon be able to automatically detect spam calls

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iPhones may soon be able to automatically detect spam calls Apple feels your spam call pain. The company apparently filed a patent called “Detection of spoofed call information” that would enable an iPhone to check whether a call is legitimate. If it’s…

Hyundai’s Nexo fuel cell SUV hits California dealers by end of 2018

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Hyundai’s Nexo fuel cell SUV hits California dealers by end of 2018 Hyundai’s second-generation hydrogen fuel cell car will soon be more than just a trade show darling. The automaker has formally introduced the 2019 Nexo SUV ahead of its late 2018…

Windows 10 will soon mirror your Android phone screen on your PC

Windows 10 will soon mirror your Android phone screen on your PC

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Windows 10 will soon mirror your Android phone screen on your PC Never mind running mobile apps on a PC — Microsoft wants you to see your phone’s particular apps on a PC. At the company’s Surface event, mobile general manager Shilpa…

Facebook adds new tools to address harassment and bullying

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Facebook adds new tools to address harassment and bullying Facebook is releasing a handful of new tools aimed at protecting people from bullying and harassment. First, users will soon have new methods of dealing with harassing comments. When a user finds that…

YouTube ads will help you find showtimes during movie trailers

YouTube ads will help you find showtimes during movie trailers

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YouTube ads will help you find showtimes during movie trailers You can’t officially escape YouTube ads unless you pay, but you’ll soon get to do a lot more with those ads. YouTube is “exploring” ad extensions that go beyond basic business info…

Elon Musk settles with SEC over fraud charge

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Elon Musk settles with SEC over fraud charge Elon Musk’s SEC drama is over almost as soon as it begun — the entrepreneur has settled with the SEC over the securities fraud charge for his tweets about taking Tesla private. He’ll get…