Amazon’s Prime Wardrobe has introduced a new service called Personal Shopper. With this, Amazon has officially started competing with services like Stitch Fix, making it possible for Prime members to get a package of curated clothing for various styles and budgets. The service is exclusive for Prime members located in the United States and gives customers the option of returning … Continue reading
Fitbit's smartwatch-fueled recovery just hit a setback. The wearable maker reported that its smartwatch revenue dropped 27 percent year-over-year in the second quarter as a result of "weaker than expected" Versa Lite sales. While it still lost less...
The Planetary Society has announced that its LightSail 2 solar spacecraft has managed to raise its orbit using only solar power, successfully demonstrating that flight powered by light is a viable option for CubeSats. The milestone follows the unfurling of LightSail 2’s solar sail last week, which itself followed the spacecraft’s launch in late June. LightSail 2 is a solar-powered … Continue reading
The FTC has issued a statement warning consumers impacted by the Equifax security breach that they won’t receive the $125 cash payments available to claim. The reason, the FTC says, is due to the relatively small $31 million ‘pot of money’ set aside for these claims under the company’s settlement with the agency. As more people claim the cash payout, … Continue reading
LightSail 2 is faring much better than its ill-fated predecessor. The Planetary Society has verified that LightSail 2 successfully raised its orbit using solar sailing, making it the first small spacecraft to demonstrate the concept (though Japan's...
House of Marley is the latest audio company to release a pair of truly wireless earbuds, meaning two earpieces and a battery storage case. Called Liberate Air, the company says its earbuds are made from sustainable materials, offering that eco-friendly edge some competing products are missing. The company packs a number of notable features into the model, including weather resistance … Continue reading
A security researcher found something bad in a Netflix app. He tweeted, “Hey Netflix why does your Android app want physical activity data?” Apps distributed by Google Play that abide by the most recent set of rules set by Android must ask the end user for permission to access data generated by certain parts of their phone. Netflix never asked … Continue reading
Not only do cockroaches give many people the creeps, but often when you step on one of the critters, it just keeps on scurrying. Such resilience would be a good feature for mini-robots designed to scout disaster sites – among other applications – which is why scientists have created just such a device.
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