‘Stranger Things’ adds a hobbit to its cast

“Lord of the Rings” star Sean Astin and comedian Paul Reiser will show up in season 2 of the Netflix horror show. From: https://www.cnet.com/news/stranger-things-adds-lord-of-the-rings-sean-astin-mad-about-you-paul-reiser/#ftag=CAD590a51e


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Soylent is made of algae, and that might be making people ill

The meal replacement brand sifted through its formula for the cause of nasty gastrointestinal problems, and may have found what’s turning tummies. From: https://www.cnet.com/news/soylent-is-made-of-algae-and-that-might-be-making-people-ill/#ftag=CAD590a51e


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Obama laughs at Trump for losing his Twitter privileges

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Enlarge Image Who writes Obama’s tweets? CBS News/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET He was the man who insisted that his superior tweeting was one of his greatest advantages. Now, if the New York Times is to be believed, Donald Trump […]


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The 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet drops the top on the tech-heavy A5 coupe

How the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar works The MacBook Pro now has a digital function bar that’s actually a dynamic screen. Here’s how it works. From: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/pictures/the-2018-audi-a5-cabriolet-drops-the-top-on-the-tech-heavy-a5-coupe/#ftag=CAD590a51e


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Do online high schools make the grade?

Natalie LeBaron dissected earthworms, grasshoppers and frogs for her 10th-grade biology class. Sure, high school students have been excising amphibian hearts for decades — but not like LeBaron. She wields her scalpel on top of the dryer in her family’s laundry room in Stockton, California. LeBaron, 15, had just completed her sophomore year with Stanford […]


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Newly fashionable hardware controls aim to speed up Lightroom

Enlarge Image The Loupedeck is scheduled to ship in June 2017. Photo by Loupedeck A group of former Nokia employees thinks it has a better way for you to edit photos: Loupedeck, a hardware console with sliders, knobs and switches dedicated to Adobe Systems’ Lightroom software. Lightroom has a wide range of on-screen controls for […]


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Meet Team Faceless, the hot new face of Singapore e-sports

In a sunny island state where the idea of playing games for a living is seen as a fool’s dream, five players of Valve’s Dota 2 game are making it work. Team Faceless is a Singaporean e-sports team that competes in Dota 2, Valve’s multiplayer online battle arena game. The team was formed just a […]


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Pokemon Go’s new update gives you reason to play every day

You’ll score extra experience, stardust and items for catching Pokemon and visiting PokeStops each day. From: https://www.cnet.com/news/pokemon-go-daily-bonus-niantic/#ftag=CAD590a51e


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IPhone 7 outshoots the Pixel in video? (The 3:59, Ep. 134)

It wasn’t ever going to be clear-cut. In a video shoot-out between the iPhone 7 Plus and the Pixel, Apple’s phone came out on top. But that comes after the Pixel won the photo contest. We discuss how important the camera is to consumers (very, but not as important as your loyalty to an operating […]


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Mazda’s two MX-5 SEMA concepts are among the best in show

How the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar works The MacBook Pro now has a digital function bar that’s actually a dynamic screen. Here’s how it works. From: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/pictures/mazdas-two-mx-5-sema-concepts-are-among-the-best-in-show/#ftag=CAD590a51e


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