Apple ordered to pay university a tiny $506 million patent fine
Tiny to Apple, at least.
Xiaomi's answer to Alexa is a $45 smart speaker
The Mi AI Speaker will complement Xiaomi's range of smart appliances.
Verified Twitter users have their very own dating app
The blue tick collective can start hooking up on the regs.
Waze joins Google Maps on Android Auto
Android Auto finally integrates the mapping software you’re already using.
USB 3.2 doubles your connection speeds with the same port
No new cables required, either.
eBay is adding visual search to its mobile app
It's eBay's answer to Pinterest's visual search tool.
Nintendo continues to flourish with strong Switch sales
The Japanese console maker has had an excellent quarter.
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We all need a pizza DJ.
Kaspersky launches its free antivirus software worldwide
In return, it will use data you contribute to improve machine learning across its products.
UK to ban sales of fossil fuel cars by 2040
It's another big step toward taking pollution off the road.
Google tests Amazon-like Q&A section for local businesses
Some people who can access it can't get it to work, though.
Niantic tries to explain the Pokémon Go Fest problems
And that it wasn't all bad.
Google tests vacation rental filter alongside hotel search results
The option would bring up listings like apartments and condos in users’ searches.
The Navy’s railguns are ready for live-fire field tests
Out of the lab, but not deployed to ships yet.
FDA approves first MRI machine for premature babies
This will help more preemies survive their most vulnerable days in the hospital.
Uber will charge $15 to return your lost bag
It's as much about keeping drivers as it is improving the bottom line.
BMW's updated EV plans include a 3-door Mini
The compact electric car arrives in 2019.
Modular robotic eel hunts for sources of water pollution
It has modules equipped with different physical, chemical and biological sensors.
Nanobots can swim your bloodstream faster by doing the front crawl
Cartoon plot devices have now become the basis for modern medicine.
The unending fight to preserve ‘The Last Supper’
Stanford built a '4D' camera for cars, robots and VR
It can also capture 140 degrees of info in one image.
MIT-developed plugin makes CAD changes 'instant'
It could lead to improvements for practically everything you use.
NASA wants your origami ideas for its spacecraft radiation shield
The shield will protect future spacefarers from developing deadly diseases due to radiation.
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Nanomaterial charges everyday batteries in seconds
Tesla is building world’s largest backup battery in Australia
Seaweed could be the key to long-lasting electric car batteries
The Navy built rechargeable batteries that won't explode on you
Leaf veins may lead to longer battery life
Tiny liquid battery cools chips while powering them
HP Spectre X2 review (2017): A more refined Surface clone
But battery life is still a problem.
Amazon Echo Show review: Seeing is believing
The virtual assistant Alexa has a 'face' for the first time.
Nintendo’s New 2DS XL is the closest you’ll ever get to a ‘3DS XL Lite’
Smaller, lighter, cheaper but not universally better.