User outcry prompts OnePlus to step down its excessive data collection

Earlier this week, it was revealed that independent phone maker OnePlus was collecting all manner of information from phones running its OxygenOS — without telling users, of course. Caught red-handed,...

pi-top outs a new laptop for budding coders and hardware hackers

U.K. edtech startup pi-top has a new learn-to-code-and-tinker machine. It's another modular Raspberry Pi-powered laptop but this time they've reduced the number of steps needed to put it together, as...

DJI’s new interchangeable lens drone camera takes aim at film makers

DJI just introduced a new camera designed to work with drones, and in particular its Inspire 2 flyer. The camera is a “world first” in that its a super 35...

Citing ‘a few’ malfunctions, Google nukes touch function from Home Mini

Google is permanently axing all “top touch” functionality from its new Home Mini device after a nasty bug was documented yesterday that essentially recorded everything around the gadget and sent...

A messed up Google Home Mini recorded a tech reporter 24/7

The idea of inviting an always-on recording device into our bedrooms would have once seemed beyond creepy but now most consumers hardly give it a second thought. As Android Police...

A batch of SNES Classic Editions goes on sale tomorrow

If you've had bad luck so far in trying to nab an SNES Classic Edition, you'll have a fresh chance tomorrow. Two major retailers have announced they have stock in...

Intel moves towards production quantum computing with new 17-qubit chip

Intel's quantum computing efforts have yielded a new 17-qubit chip, which the company has just delivered to its partner in that field, QuTech. It's not a major advance in the...

The SpiderMAV does whatever a spider can, spins a web, any size

Researchers at the Imperial College London's Aerial Robotics Laboratory have created the SpiderMAV – a robot that stabilizes itself by shooting out multiple strands of rope that can stick to...

A chat with the creators of Arduino

On this week's Technotopia I talked to Massimo Banzi and Fabio Violante, the co-creators of Arduino. This pair of Italian artists saw their little single-board computers as a gateway to...

Nintendo’s mini SNES has already been hacked to run more games

Nintendo SNES Classic owners should be glad to learn that more games aren't out of your reach. Cluster, the Russian coder who originally cracked the NES Classic Edition, has now...
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