Category: Technology

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...

The best portable laptop charger 0

The best portable laptop charger

Charging output: 100 W AC Total capacity: 22,000 mAh, or roughly 81 Wh Weight: 26.7 ounces (756 grams) Dimensions: 7.5 by 4.5 by 1.1 inches (19 by 11.4 by 2.8 centimeters) The RAVPower 27000...

Overwatch League’s premium pass wasn’t ready for its debut 0

Overwatch League’s premium pass wasn’t ready for its debut

The audio and video were sometimes garbled in individual player streams. The commentators (or casters in eSports parlance) occasionally sounded like robots and the gameplay at points looked like an incomprehensible, trippy kaleidoscope of...

Unboxing Nike’s self-lacing Adapt BB sneakers is like opening a smartphone 0

Unboxing Nike’s self-lacing Adapt BB sneakers is like opening a smartphone

So what are you getting for your $350, you ask? Well, I had the chance to check out a retail version of the Adapt BBs at a Nike event in Charlotte, North Carolina, where...

Netflix will explore Transformers’ origins in upcoming animated series 0

Netflix will explore Transformers’ origins in upcoming animated series

Transformers spinoff Bumblebee proved the franchise still has legs and now Netflix wants a slice of the action. The streaming service has ordered War for Cybertron, a new animated series that explores the “expansive...