Category: Technology

Hasbro’s new Fortnite Nerf guns launch on March 22nd, with preorders starting today 0

Hasbro’s new Fortnite Nerf guns launch on March 22nd, with preorders starting today

Hasbro, owner of the Nerf brand, today revealed its full lineup of Fortnite-themed Nerf products, including the previously announced AR-L Elite blaster modeled after the SCAR in Epic Games’ hit battle royale game. Prior...

President of United States reposts video from winner of Infowars meme contest 0

President of United States reposts video from winner of Infowars meme contest

President Trump tweeted a video today from a YouTuber known for winning an Infowars meme contest. The video, from a creator who goes by Carpe Donktum, primarily mocks the reactions of Democrats who attended...

Apple buys AI voice startup that helps companies build Alexa and Google Assistant apps 0

Apple buys AI voice startup that helps companies build Alexa and Google Assistant apps

Apple has acquired a San Francisco-based artificial intelligence startup called PullString that specializes in helping companies build conversational voice apps, according to a report from Axios. Pullstring was founded back in 2011 by former...

Apple’s latest iPhone ad shows a different kind of portrait mode ‘fail’ 0

Apple’s latest iPhone ad shows a different kind of portrait mode ‘fail’

Portrait mode causes some uncomfortable tension between two parents in Apple’s latest iPhone commercial, which has got to be one of the funnier spots that the company has produced in some time. In the...

Hasbro’s Bluetooth lightsaber lets kids train to become a Jedi 0

Hasbro’s Bluetooth lightsaber lets kids train to become a Jedi

Similar to Lenovo’s augmented reality game Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, Lightsaber Academy comes with a standard, extendable lightsaber base. Once connected to the accompanying smartphone app, the device starts to stand out. It features...

Amazon’s first ‘Lord of the Rings’ teaser is a minimal Middle-earth map 0

Amazon’s first ‘Lord of the Rings’ teaser is a minimal Middle-earth map

As things stand, we know very little about Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Prime Video series. We do know it will last several seasons and it will include some familiar characters from J.R.R. Tolkien’s...

Dubai Airport drone scare temporarily disrupts flights 0

Dubai Airport drone scare temporarily disrupts flights

“Dubai Airports has worked closely with the appropriate authorities to ensure that the safety of airport operations is maintained at all times and to minimize any inconvenience to our customers,” the airport said. As...

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs outlines how it’ll make money from Toronto 0

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs outlines how it’ll make money from Toronto

In a November presentation given to parent company Alphabet and seen by the Star, Sidewalk Labs reveals that it doesn’t intend to construct buildings on the majority of the land but does plan to...

How AI made Facebook’s Portal your ‘personal cameraman’ 0

How AI made Facebook’s Portal your ‘personal cameraman’

When Facebook’s AI research group (FAIR) began working on the systems that would eventually become the Portal two years ago, the team asked itself, “How do we create an automated a camera that will...

Amazon invests in electric truck-maker Rivian 0

Amazon invests in electric truck-maker Rivian

“We are excited to have Amazon with us on our journey to create products, technology and experiences that reset expectations of what is possible,” Rivian’s CEO RJ Scaringe said. Rivian revealed its R1T truck...