Elon Musk promises to take Tesla Model S to ‘Plaid’ with new powertrain – gpgmail

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised a more powerful powertrain option in future Model S, Model X and the next-generation Roadster sports car that will push acceleration and speed beyond the current high bar known as Ludicrous mode. Musk tweeted Wednesday evening “the only thing beyond Ludicrous is Plaid,” a teaser to a higher performing vehicle […]

Fairphone 3 is a normal smartphone with ethical shine – gpgmail

How long have you been using your current smartphone? The answer for an increasing number of consumers is years, plural. After all, why upgrade every year when next year’s model is almost exactly the same as the device you’re holding in your hand? Dutch social enterprise Fairphone sees this as an opportunity to sell sustainability. […]

The $399 Sonos Move Is the Company’s First Portable Speaker

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Sonos pioneered multi-room audio long before Chromecast, AirPlay, and the other newer systems arrived on the scene. With all the Sonos speakers over the years, none of them have been portable until now. The aptly named Sonos Move is the […]

WSPR Explained: How to Get Started With One-Way Ham Radio

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last Tuesday at 1744 UTC (1:44 PM EDT) UR3RM, a ham radio station in Ukraine blindly sent out a message on 7040.138 kHz.  It was automated. It was text. Maybe someone would hear it. Maybe not. The “maybe not” part […]

Filmmakers Declare War on ‘Soap Opera Effect’, Announce New TV Mode

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. No one, as far as I can tell, really likes post-processed motion interpolation, also called motion smoothing or the “Soap Opera Effect” (SOE). It can work well for certain kinds of broadcasts, like sports, but its benefits in this arena […]

Apple to Allow Indie iPhone Repair Shops to Buy Tools and Parts

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Apple has announced that it will sell more repair tools and supplies to independent third-party repair shops, allowing them to make a wider variety of repairs. According to the company: Apple will provide more independent repair businesses — large or […]

Ring Confirms It Works With More Than 400 Police Departments

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Ring has come under fire in recent months for the way it partners with law enforcement and helps them obtain camera footage from customers without a warrant. Ring frames this as an initiative to keep neighborhoods safe, but privacy advocates […]

Fitbit Announces Versa 2 Smartwatch With Alexa

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Fitbit scooped up the remains of fan-favorite smartwatch maker Pebble several years ago, using that expertise to launch its own line of smartwatches. The Ionic came first, and then the smaller, cheaper Versa. Now, Fitbit is back with a second-gen […]

Google Falls to Third in Smart Speakers Behind Baidu and Amazon

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Amazon’s original Echo speaker seemed like something no one would want when it launched in 2014. That feels like ages ago because consumers are now happily gobbling up smart speakers with always-on voice assistant features. After rising to the number […]

Reliability concerns raised over pi-top’s STEM learning laptop – gpgmail

gpgmail has learned of a safety issue and a number of product reliability questions being raised about a modular computer made by a London edtech startup that’s intended for children to learn coding and electronics. The product, called the pi-top 3, is a Raspberry Pi-powered laptop with a keyboard that slides out to access a […]