Some Cellphones Reportedly Exceed FCC Radiation Limits—but Don’t Flip Out Just Yet

Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) A new Chicago Tribune report on cellphone radiation sure sounds alarming: Popular smartphones were found to emit higher-than-allowed levels of radiation. But while some of the findings are definitely worth investigating further, there’s no reason to be freaked out about health risks for now. The Chicago Tribune, according to its…

Looking For a Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker? These Are the Best You Can Buy

Smartwatches, fitness trackers, and even jewelry—if it’s technology you can wear, we’ve reviewed it. Whether you’re an Apple diehard or you stan for Android, these are the wearables you should bother with. Buying forecast for Fall/Winter 2019: Late summer is when smartwatch makers like to tease what’s on deck for the upcoming holiday season. Fossil…

Adam Driver investigates post-911 CIA tactics in ‘The Report’ trailer

The film was written and directed by Scott Z. Burns, who served as the screenwriter for Contagion and The Bourne Ultimatum. It has a star-studded cast of prestige television regulars. Adam Driver (The Last Jedi, BlacKkKlansman) will star as Jones, with Annette Bening (American Beauty, Captain Marvel) as Feinstein. Michael C. Hall (Justice League, Dexter)…

The Air Force’s New Robot Can Fly Any Plane and Turn It Into an Autonomous Drone

Unmanned aircraft are the future of military aviation, minimizing the risks to human pilots during dangerous missions and hazardous operations. Autonomous planes have already been put into service but the US Air Force is now testing a robot that can pilot the military’s existing fleet of aircraft, making any plane autonomous with minimal modifications. We’re…

OtterBox reveals a portable and stackable wireless charging system

[embedded content] The base charging system starts at $129.95 and includes one wireless battery. Additional batteries and charging bases cost $69.95. OtterBox is also offering a Wireless Charging Pad, $49.95, and a Charging Stand, $59.95. The charging devices will work with Qi-enabled phones like the iPhone XS, Samsung Galaxy S10, Google Pixel 3 and others….

10 More Actually-Useful Amazon Items Under $10 Everyone Should Have

Amazon is full of perks that persuade you to buy more stuff: like free shipping for orders over $25, or same-day shipping for Prime orders over $35. In other cases, Amazon punishes you for not purchasing enough, like those add-on items that only ship in orders over $25. A year ago, we published a list…

50-Year-Old Time Capsule Improved by Being Completely and Inexplicably Empty

Image: WMUR A time capsule sealed in 1969 that was set to reveal its secrets this year has mysteriously—albeit hilariously—wound up containing absolutely nothing, a puzzle that has stumped the township of Derry, New Hampshire. Employees with the Derry Public Library discovered the capsule—an old safe—contained exactly nothing when checking a few weeks ahead of…

Verizon enlists Boingo to help it bring 5G indoors

According to a press release, “Verizon and Boingo are working together to architect a hyper-dense network designed for large and small indoor spaces.” In other words, they want to improve 5G indoors. Boingo is a logical partner, as it claims to have more than a million wireless hotspots in large venues like airports, military bases,…

Bird Twitter Is My Oasis in Internet Hell

Alternate InternetThis week, we look at the ways the internet could have been—and could be—different.   Browsing the internet generally feels exhausting for me. Mostly, it’s because everything is bad. The websites I once visited for “fun” are now saturated with reminders of society’s collapse, brands making painful jokes, lies, outrage, and actual Nazis. I only…

The EU may give citizens more control of their facial recognition data

The EU’s general data protection regulation (GDPR) already prohibits the collection of sensitive “biometric” data that can be used to uniquely identify people, Financial Times explains. But the changes being discussed in Brussels would be more explicit. According to documents Financial Times saw, the new rules would aim to “set a world-standard for AI regulation.”…