UK National Grid plans superfast country-wide EV charging network

Range anxiety could soon be a thing of the past for electric vehicle drivers in the UK, as National Grid is proposing a network of superfast charging points that would mean 90 percent of motorists would always be within 50 miles of a charging ……


$27 For Two Etekcity Smart Plugs With Alexa Compatibility – Deal Alert

With this smart plug from Etekcity, you can turn your appliances on/off remotely from your mobile device, or with your voice via Alexa. Or automate the on/off cycle with a schedule. The plug also monitors and helps control energy usage, and the slow……


IBM and Unity are teaming up to bring Watson’s AI to VR and AR games

IBM and Unity today announced a partnership to bring Watson’s AI functionality to the world’s most popular gaming engine, with built-in VR/AR features. The IBM Watson Unity SDK, available for free on the Unity Asset store, gives Unity developers access……


Spotify might be building a smart speaker of its own

Spotify appears to be working a smart speaker that it says will be “category defining,” according to new job listings. “Spotify is on its way to creating its first physical products and set up an operational organization for manufacturing, sup……


3D-printed smartphone microscope is good enough for scientists

Your smartphone could soon be a fully functional microscope capable of examining samples as small as 1/200th of a millimeter. Australian researchers have developed a clip-on device that requires no external light or power sources to produce a ……


Ivacy VPN review: A competent VPN that doesn’t mind cryptocurrencies

Ivacy in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: SingaporeNumber of servers: 459+*Number of country locations: 55Cost: $40 (billed annually)VPN protocol: IKEv2 (default)Data encryption: AES-256-CBCData authentication: MS-Chap v2Handshake Encryption……


Cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail contemplates exit scheme on Twitter

Things rarely get more blatant than this. Days after losing roughly $195 million worth of users’ cryptocurrency, sketchy exchange desk BitGrail appears to be contemplating its next step: filing for bankruptcy or launching the platform all anew. The man……


The Morning After: Mars 5K

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

This morning we’re serving up Apple updates, some information on Elon Musk’s next big tunnel plan and a check-in on a very long Martian road trip.

Small, but big.The Big Picture: A trapped atom is……


Amazon will reward Prime members for shopping at Whole Foods

Amazon has announced that its Rewards Visa will now offer users the same level of reward when they shop at Whole Foods as they receive at Amazon itself. Eligible Prime members will now receive a flat five percent bonus on all purchases at Whol……


Cyberlink PowerDirector 16 Ultra review: Ahead of the pack, especially in 360 video

Cyberlink PowerDirector 16 Ultra is a prosumer video editor that aims to bring every feature under the sun, including multiple versions of the proverbial  kitchen sink, to a video editor that is accessible and affordable. It’s largely successful—the……