Why do people keep giving Magic Leap money?

Magic Leap, an augmented reality company that has never shipped or even shown a product, has just gotten a $502 million investment on top of its nearly $1.4 billion in existing funding. The round is led by Singapore holding company …

Google launched a new bug bounty program to root out vulnerabilities in third-party apps on Google Play

Google is introducing a new program to help root out vulnerabilities in third-party apps in its Google Play storefront. The Google Play Security Reward Program will pay researchers who discover problems in popular Android apps found in the store.

Google …

You can — but shouldn’t — play Tetris right on the dash of this Russian truck

I love Russian automotive culture. When their not using stripped-down Soviet-era cars as curling stones, they’re doing something equally ridiculous like embedding Tetris in the operating systems of their vans.

Tetris, the quintessential Russian video game, is apparently …

The Essential Phone now costs $499, $200 less than the original price

Essential is slashing the price of its eponymous phone, down to $499 at its website. That’s a $200 price cut from the original $699 price, less than two months after it began shipping to customers. There is …

Fitbit Ionic review: Good fitness tracker, passable smartwatch

Fitbit’s first real smartwatch was the worst kept secret in tech. After months of rumors, leaks and the acquisition of smartwatch pioneer Pebble that all but revealed the company’s intentions, Fitbit presented the Ionic to the world. It was a …

PSA: Bigger smartphone apertures don’t count if the sensors get smaller


In the past few years, smartphone manufacturers have started paying more attention to the optics they use on their smartphone, using wider apertures for better low light performance. That’s awesome, but as a photographer, I have an ongoing gripe about …

After Math: The fix is in

It was a difficult week for the truth — and not just how the president coerced a four-star general to lie about the sentiments he made to a grieving war widow. More than half of tech experts now doubt we …

What paddleboarding has taught me about being a balanced entrepreneur


If I told you that I credit paddleboarding to my success in entrepreneurship, you’d probably laugh me out of the boat, or the board — and I wouldn’t blame you! Founding and running a successful business requires many skills, and …

Ben Heck’s oscilloscope throwdown

Let’s get started reviewing oscilloscopes! In the world of electronics engineering, an oscilloscope is crucial to helping diagnose problems with noise and data communications. Each of the five oscilloscopes reviewed in this episode, from Tektroni……

Tackle 22 classes covering digital marketing in all its forms for only $15


Instructors Phil Ebiner and Diego Davila outline all the best tactics for conquering your digital marketing uncertainty with this mega bundle of learning, the Digital Marketing 22-Course Masterclass, which you can get right now for just $15 from TNW Deals.…