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Harvard University has a bold new plan to make Mars livable for humans

Want to live on Mars? Harvard researchers have a bold new way to make it happen. Their plan involves covering portions of Mars with an insulating aerogel. Here's why it could work.

21 Jul 2019 1:30 pm
Google Chrome 76 will stop websites from seeing users in Incognito Mode

Google Chrome 76 will implement a fix that will stop websites from detecting visitors who are in Incognito Mode. Google acknowledged that the change will complicate matters for publishers who have metered paywalls on their news websites.

21 Jul 2019 5:43 am
Law firm files class-action lawsuit over Nintendo Switch Joy-Con drifting issue

A class-action lawsuit has been filed over the Joy-Con drifting issue of the Nintendo Switch. The lawsuit alleges that the joysticks on the Joy-Cons are defective, resulting in the controllers registering movement even without player input.

21 Jul 2019 5:07 am
Instagram will give users chance to fix accounts in danger of being banned

Instagram will start issuing warnings for accounts that are in danger of being banned. People will also be able to appeal for the restoration of deleted content through the notifications, instead of having to go to the Help Center.

21 Jul 2019 4:17 am
The new trailer for Star Trek: Picard features a crew of familiar faces

If you're not excited for the return of Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard yet, you will be once you watch the new trailer for Star Trek: Picard. It shows an older, more pensive Picard and the return of many familiar faces from Trek.

21 Jul 2019 3:00 am
The Star Trek: Picard TV series: Everything we know

Star Trek: Picard will feature the return of Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard and will premiere near the end of 2019 on the CBS All Access streaming service. Here's everything we know about the series so far.

21 Jul 2019 2:08 am
HBO’s Watchmen trailer looks nothing like the comic. That’s a good thing

Police wearing masks? Terrorists dressed like Rorschach? The first trailer for HBO's Watchmen barely resembles Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' iconic graphic novel at all -- and it's all the better for it.

21 Jul 2019 1:17 am
Black Mirror’s David Ajala joins cast of Star Trek: Discovery for season 3

British actor David Ajala, known for his roles in Jupiter Ascending and Fast & Furious 6 will be joining the cast of Star Trek Discovery for season 3. And there's more information about what the season will contain, fresh from SDCC.

21 Jul 2019 1:00 am
The best text messaging apps for Android and iOS

These days, most people tend to favor digital messages over phone calls. We have the best messaging apps that allow you to share photos and documents, send text messages, and more with end-to-end encryption.

21 Jul 2019 1:00 am
How to convert your videos from MKV to MP4

MKV files have their place, but if you would rather convert your videos from MKV to MP4, there are two methods we consider the best and most efficient for getting it done. In this guide, we'll walk you through them step by step.

21 Jul 2019 12:30 am
The best indie games on Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch's portability makes indies feel at home on the platform. Luckily, there are plenty of great titles to choose from. Here are our picks for the best Nintendo Switch indie games.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
How to take a screenshot on a Mac

Whether you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts or applications such as Grab and Preview, this guide will teach you how to take a screenshot on a Mac. Once you know how, you'll be able to capture images within seconds.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
The most (and least) reliable appliance brands in every category

New report from service provider Puls identifies which home appliances are least likely to get repaired. Plus, find out when the refrigerator is most likely to break down. Hint: It’s imminent.

20 Jul 2019 10:59 pm
How to change your Gmail password

Regularly updating your passwords is a good way to stay secure online, but each site and service has their own way of doing it. Here's a quick guide on how to change your Gmail password in a few short steps.

20 Jul 2019 10:30 pm
The best new podcasts

Feel like you’re drowning in podcasts? In this weekly series, we’ll help you pick out the best of the new and returning shows. This week’s picks include Bundyville's second season, romance novels, street racing, and the moon landing.

20 Jul 2019 10:30 pm
How to recall an email in Gmail

Everyone has sent a message they wish they could take back. How great would it be if you could undo that impulsive email? If you're a Gmail user, you can. Here's how to recall an email in Gmail.

20 Jul 2019 10:20 pm
The best smart light bulbs for 2019

Modern light bulbs are more eco-friendly and capable than ever, which makes them a great choice for those looking to add some convenience to their at-home lighting system. We've rounded up the best smart bulbs available.

20 Jul 2019 10:14 pm
The best Amazon Echo tips and tricks to use around the house

Amazon's voice assistant Alexa has plenty of neat skills. So many, in fact, it seems like new ones appear every day. We've rounded up the top Echo tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your virtual assistant.

20 Jul 2019 10:14 pm
Practically perfect in every way: Hubble shows galaxy with near-perfect symmetry

This week's Hubble image shows the spiral galaxy NGC 2985, located over 70 million light-years away. Hubble scientists describe NGC 2985 as having near-perfect symmetry, showing tightly wound spiral arms which converge in the center.

20 Jul 2019 9:46 pm
How to convert a PDF to JPG

Converting file formats can be an absolute pain, but it doesn't have to be. We've put together a comprehensive guide on how to convert a PDF to JPG, no matter which operating system you're running.

20 Jul 2019 9:30 pm
The best free FPS games you can play right now

We all know about Halo and Call of Duty by now, but what about quality titles that won't cost you upward of $60? Check out our picks for the best free first-person shooter games from Paladins to Quake Champions.

20 Jul 2019 9:30 pm
Could Mars’ now-barren Gale Crater lake have once supported life?

The Gale Crater is the site of an ancient lake which existed for millions of years. But even after the lake disappeared, groundwater could have remained for billions of years. Now, a team of scientists is searching for clues of life there.

20 Jul 2019 9:17 pm
Mars 2020 rover enters its final year of engineering before launch

The countdown has begun for the last year of development before the Mars 2020 launches between July 17, 2020 and August 5, 2020. Progress on finalizing the rover is right on track, according to NASA.

20 Jul 2019 8:30 pm
Cadillac drivers can now find and pay for parking from their dashboards

Cadillac hopes to make parking easier with a new embedded feature that allows drivers to find, reserve, and pay for parking spaces from their dashboard. It's the latest new feature of General Motors Marketplace.

20 Jul 2019 7:51 pm
Every Alexa Built-in phone that can access Amazon’s assistant on the move

If you've got your Amazon Echo, Echo Show, and Fire TV set up, you might want a phone that's just as tied into your Amazon-based A.I. network. Here's every Alexa Built-in smartphone you can buy from Amazon right now.

20 Jul 2019 7:00 pm
The best Xbox One exclusives you can get right now

Xbox One has a prestigious collection of handpicked titles that you can't play on other consoles. Here are the latest and greatest Xbox One exclusives, including some that are also available on PC

20 Jul 2019 6:30 pm
Sigma 40mm F1.4 Art lens review

40mm is an awkward focal length, but the Sigma 40mm F1.4 Art is so good that you'll want to use it in place of your 35 or 50mm. Extremely sharp across the frame, it's one of the best prime lenses we've ever tested.

20 Jul 2019 6:30 pm
4K is too hard and 1080p looks dull, so where are all the 1440p gaming laptops?

PC gamers have always known that 1440p is the sweet spot for visual fidelity and high frame rates. So why isn't 1440p a display option in modern gaming laptops?

20 Jul 2019 6:30 pm
The best new music this week: The Flaming Lips, GOON, and more

Looking for the best new music? Each week, we scour the internet to find the most compelling new releases just for you. This week: The Flaming Lips, GOON, Maxo Kream, Ada Lea, and Jacob Collier.

20 Jul 2019 6:30 pm
The evolution of NASAs moon buggy is even wilder than where it landed

In 1971, NASA launched the first car to go to the moon. They also sent astronauts to drive it. The further you dig into their design, the more amazing the rovers, which still reside on the moon, become.

20 Jul 2019 1:30 pm
50 years later, the first camera on the moon is still collecting lunar dust

The cameras aboard Apollo 11 captured some of history's most iconic images, including shots of Earth and footprints on the lunar surface. To commemorate the first moon landing, we look back at how Hasselblad's stripped shooters came to be.

20 Jul 2019 1:30 pm
From the moon to mass production: 10 pieces of modern tech indebted to Apollo

This article is part of Apollo: A Lunar Legacy, a multi-part series that explores the technological advances behind Apollo 11, their influence on modern day, and what's next for the moon. You may have heard that freeze-dried food was invented to feed astronauts on the Apollo missions, and although “astronaut ice cream” was never actually […]

20 Jul 2019 1:30 pm
Prepare for liftoff! Here are all the moon missions happening in the next decade

The next 10 years are poised to be the most significant in lunar history in decades. What do we have to look forward to? Check out this handy guide to the coming decade of moon missions.

20 Jul 2019 1:30 pm
Hooked on gas? Porsche is about to give you a good reason to go electric

Porsche's Mission E concept won't change much as it transitions to a production model named Taycan that's scheduled to arrive in 2019. That means the sedan will keep the sleek design and its 800-volt charging system.

20 Jul 2019 12:54 pm
Protect your new Prime Day devices with IPVanish VPN, on sale until Sunday

If you scored a new device during Prime Day, then you'll want to protect your tech with a good VPN like IPVanish. IPVanish has extended its Prime Day week sale through the weekend, too, making now the best time to sign up and save 63%

20 Jul 2019 7:00 am
Nordstrom Anniversary sale: Best deals on hair tools, beauty gadgets, and more

Nordstrom's massive Anniversary Sale is finally here. We've picked out a few of our favorite hair styling tools and beauty gadgets.

20 Jul 2019 5:12 am
Forget Game of Thrones. The first trailer for Netflix’s The Witcher is here

If you're going through epic fantasy withdrawal following the end of Game of Thrones, look no further than Netflix, which has dropped the first teaser trailer for its upcoming adaptation of The Witcher.

20 Jul 2019 4:34 am
Here are our predictions for the 2019 Emmy Awards

With Game Thrones and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel leading the pack, the 2019 Emmy Awards is gearing up to be a great event. We've made our predictions of which actors and series might win in the biggest categories.

20 Jul 2019 4:29 am
The Keystone keyboard powers your typing or gaming with built-in A.I.

A new keyboard from Input Club, called Keystone, aims to improve consumer's typing response and accuracy by including an adaptive A.I. process in the hardware. By finding patterns in typists' behavior, it adapts for greater efficiency.

20 Jul 2019 4:20 am
Amazon hacks nearly $300 off the price of this 13-inch MacBook Air

Amazon is selling a 13-inch Retina display MacBook Air at nearly $300 off of its original price. In addition to a Retina display, this MacBook Air features 256GB of SSD storage and two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

20 Jul 2019 4:15 am
Digital Trends Live: Google Stadia update, 2020 Corvette, SpaceX Crew Dragon

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Drew Prindle discuss the biggest trending stories in tech, including the latest info on Google Stadia, the new 2020 Corvette, SpaceX tests of the Crew Dragon capsule, and more.

20 Jul 2019 4:10 am
Walmart discounts the price of Mongoose BMX Bikes by up to 47%

Walmart discounts the price of Mongoose Boys’ BMX bikes by up to 47% as part of The Big Save event. Don’t miss out on this offer and give your child a cool bike to ride on. Check it now as we’ve gathered them all here.

20 Jul 2019 3:04 am
From Chromebooks to MacBooks, here are the best laptop deals for July 2019

Whether you need a new laptop for school or work, we have you covered. We've put together a list of the best laptop deals going right now, from discounted MacBooks to on-the-go gaming PCs.

20 Jul 2019 2:52 am
Walmart cuts prices of GE window air conditioners for the Big Save sale

Whether you are in need of a new window air conditioner or looking to replace an old model, now is the time to buy. Walmart's “The Big Save” sale is extended until July 21. Get these GE window air conditioners under $160.

20 Jul 2019 2:30 am
Walmart slashes $70 off the Acer Chromebook Spin 11 for summer clearance sale

Need a laptop that you’ll just use primarily for web browsing? Buy a Chromebook. Chromebooks are cheaper alternatives to normal laptops, like the Acer Chromebook Spin 11. It's available on Walmart for only $229, which is $70 less than its original price.

20 Jul 2019 2:29 am
The best camera bags of 2019

A camera is an investment worth protecting. A good camera bag will keep your photo gear safe as you move it from location to location, but the best camera bags will do it in style. Here are our favorites in both form and function.

20 Jul 2019 2:18 am
Get $84 in savings with Walmart’s sale on the Ozark Trail kid’s camping tent

Priceless moments don't necessarily have to break the bank, the Ozark Trail three-person kids camping tent bundle is now selling at a discounted price of $35 on Walmart. Get this $119 tent set for $84 less while it lasts.

20 Jul 2019 2:00 am
The best smart mattresses with built-in sleep tracking

Want a better night's sleep? One way to see how well you're sleeping is a smart mattress, which track various health metrics to help you understand what might be keeping you up. Here are the best smart mattresses on the market right now.

20 Jul 2019 1:35 am
How pioneering pilot Jackie Cochran helped and hurt the Women in Space Program

Before Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space, Jackie Cochran funded the Women in Space Program. The pioneering woman pilot never realized her dream of venturing into space.

20 Jul 2019 1:30 am
Looking for a smart ceiling fan? Amazon has a $95 Post-Prime Day discount

If you are looking for a cooling solution that is more economical than an air conditioner, check out the Haiku Home L Series 52-Inch Smart Ceiling Fan. Buy it on Amazon now to get a $95 post-Prime Day discount.

20 Jul 2019 1:22 am