Razer Smartphone Specs: Snapdragon 835, 8GB Of RAM With 16:9 Display

Razer’s first smartphone is expected to be announced on Nov.  1 and it looks like the handset’s internal specs have already been outed.

This Raspberry Pi-powered laptop lets you hack on hardware projects from anywhere

Pi-Top, a London-based startup that (spoiler alert) creates Raspberry Pi-powered laptops, today announced its latest-generation model, which lets users hack on the popular single-board computer from virtually everywhere.

Converting carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water, electricity

Researchers have determined how electrocatalysts can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water and electricity.  The discovery can lead to the development of efficient electrocatalysts for large scale production of synthesis gas -- a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen.

The giant robot battle of your dreams is actually happening

Yes, this is real.  Two gigantic robots will battle each other Gundam-style for our amusement — and it will be streamed.

Project Santa Cruz: Hands-on with Facebook’s next-generation wireless VR headset

Facebook’s Oculus division is making good progress on its next-generation virtual reality headset, dubbed Project Santa Cruz.  It’s a standalone device that has no wires and does not have to be connected to a personal computer, leaving the wearer free to wander around a room in VR.

Spotify launches standalone mobile app that gives artists streaming data and more controls

Spotify has launched a mobile app specifically to help artists, their managers, and members of their entourage manage the artist’s presence on the music-streaming service.  Spotify for Artists launches today on iOS only, with an Android incarnation following shortly.

A device that turns currents into electricity could make tidal energy a reality

There’s no doubt that tidal power is severely lagging behind other forms of renewable energy like wind and solar power.  However, as two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, we’d be crazy not to try and harness energy from water that’s continuously in motion.

Europeans are building a giant clean energy island in the middle of the sea

Europeans are working on a giant artificial island in the middle of the North Sea.  It will be 6 km2 and it will service up to 7,000 wind turbines, to provide green energy for 80 million Europeans.

Nokia 9 Renders Show Off Curved Bezel-Less Design, But No Headphone Jack

HMD Global has resurrected the Nokia brand by releasing the Nokia 3, 5, 6 and 8, but it’s also developing another handset that could challenge other high-end flagship smartphones.  HMD’s next smartphone will be the Nokia 9 and it has very thin bezels and a pair of dual cameras on the back.

Oculus Go standalone VR system cuts the cord from phones and PCs

Like most kinds of consumer electronics, VR is going through a phase of cord-cutting, and in the not-too-distant future we might be able to do away with the tripping hazard of the cable that tends to wrap itself around your legs while using a Rift or Vive.

AI isn’t just learning to play video games, it’s helping us build them

The creators of Unity, the most popular game engine in the world, recently launched a set of machine-learning tools that lay the groundwork for actual AI (not scripted computer opponents) in video games.

Rift Core 2.0 update brings new Oculus Dash and redesigned Home

Oculus has announced the upcoming arrival of Rift Core 2. 0, its biggest Rift software update ever, according to the company.

Oculus is bringing VR to businesses

Facebook's Oculus is hoping that VR will catch on in the business world.  The company just announced a new corporate initiative for the Oculus Rift, Oculus for Business, onstage at the Oculus Connect Conference.

Lightweight eScooter rolls and folds last mile commute

Folding electric scooter are certainly not in short supply these days, but many – like the Transboard and GoTube – make users stand for that last mile journey from train station to work.

Honor 7x is the 18:9 display phone you can definitely afford

Honor has announced its new mid-range smartphone, initially for the Chinese market but also likely to hit other regions in the coming months. The Honor 7x is a 5.

Honor 7X unveiled with 5.93-inch edge-to-edge display and dual rear cameras

Honor 7X retains the affordability factor while offering new upgrades.  Huawei sub-brand Honor is the latest company to make the switch to an 18:9 display with the Honor 7X.

Microsoft Launcher review: A beautiful Android experience

Microsoft's mobile efforts on Android continue to expand with the official rollout of Microsoft Launcher.  But it's in preview, so there are bugs to fix and a few areas to improve.

Uber's India Rival Ola Gets $1.1 Billion Funding From Tencent, SoftBank

Uber has many rivals in different countries worldwide, but the two biggest ones are Didi Chuxing from China and Ola from India, and they are steadily gaining ground. In the latest development, Ola has secured $1.1 billion in funding from Chinese investment company Tencent and Japanese finance giant SoftBank.

Amazon Fire HD 10 review: Going big on entertainment

The tablet market has polarised, with many companies cranking up the specs and price of their tablets and pushing them toward working on the go.  That's left something of a gulf at the bottom end, where Amazon has not only been thriving, but dominating.

Israel warned the US about Kaspersky after hacking its network

Kaspersky is in hot water...again. The US government recently prohibited federal agencies from using the company's products, and the FBI is reportedly convincing private entities to do the same.