This Extreme E-scooter Is The Craziest Thing You’ll See All Week

When does an electric scooter stop being an electric scooter? According to British manufacturer D-Fly, not even after adding four wheels, two engines and a 3.5-inch touchscreen to a carbon fiber frame.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen – if you’re looking for an all-terrain e-scooter to make viewers mistake you for Batman on the way to work, then look no further than Dragonfly.

New Amazon Echo Dot with better audio could mean you don’t need the biggest

Love Amazon’s spherical smart speakers? So today is a good day for you (sorry). Amazon has just announced the new Echo Dot 5th Gen, with enhanced audio – specifically, up to 50% less distortion and up to twice the bass at the same time.

It comes in a regular Echo Dot flavor and a new Echo Dot with Clock that has a more advanced display so it can show extra information besides the time. This includes calendar appointments or a snooze countdown.

Amazon’s New Fire TV Cube Brings Alexa Voice Control to More of Your Devices

Amazon has launched a new TV streaming device: the Amazon Fire TV Cube (3rd Generation). It was announced as part of Amazon’s September 2022 launch event, although, disappointingly for Amazon, it was leaked hours before the event started.

The previous iteration of the Fire TV cube really impressed us. The latest version, the Amazon Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen) earned four and a half stars in our review and is one of the best streaming devices we’ve tested. It offers 4K HDR playback and supports Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG and Dolby Atmos to help you get the most out of your favorite shows and movies.

This new iteration takes a lot of what we love and adds some connectivity improvements with support for Wi-Fi 6E and a new Ethernet port, which should help reduce buffer times for streaming 4K content.

The New Ports on the Amazon Fire TV Cube (3rd Generation) (Image credit: Future)

Interestingly, the new Fire TV Cube will also have a second HDMI port, but for input rather than output. That means you can plug in one of the best gaming consoles on the market (like a PS5 or Xbox Series X) and have voice control over more gadgets in your home theater setup.

Google reveals host of Google Maps updates in Search On showcase

Google has lifted the veil on a series of Google Maps updates for Android and iOS devices in the coming months.

Most incoming changes, revealed as part of the latest Search in the showcase (opens in new tab)will improve the way Google Maps presents 2D geographic data.

Google announces a new way to search, along with a better look and feel for translating text

At its ‘Search On’ conference (September 28), Google announced several improvements to its services, such as Multisearch, which can combine queries into one search, and the Translator feature, which can remove the previous language’s blurred box, such as if the poster was always English or another language to begin with, for example.

The company has also been announcing a series of improvements to its search services on conference (opens in new tab), with better ways to buy the right product. In addition, there have been improvements to Maps and better recommendations for places and businesses.

Google reveals big changes to make your search easier, faster and better

Google has announced several changes to its core search functionality, focusing on making searching the web a faster and more convenient process, and much more.

announced in your search in conference (opens in new tab)All of these changes will roll out in the US in the future, and the first big introduction is that shortcuts to various tools will be brought in, nestled just below the search bar.

Amazon’s New Fire TV Omni QLED Sets Are Ready To Take On Samsung

Amazon considerably upped its Fire TV game with today’s announcement of the Omni QLED series 4K TVs. The new sets, which will be available in 65-inch and 75-inch screen sizes, bring features typically found on higher-priced TVs like Quantum Dots and full-array local dimming, and also come with a new Fire TV Ambient Experience that lets you so that artwork and photos are displayed when the device is not in use.

The quantum dots in the Omni QLED arrays will allow an enhanced range of colors to be displayed with high dynamic range (HDR) sources, while the full-array local dimming backlight (up to 96 zones on the 75-inch model) should result in , more detailed and more uniform blacks – a shortcoming of the company previous series Fire TV Omni sets.

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New Alienware Desktop Looks Ready to Run Powerful GeForce RTX 4090

Alienware has unveiled its next flagship pre-built desktop, the revamped Aurora R15, designed to house powerful hardware – just be prepared to pay an arm and a leg for it.

The company is being rather vague in disclosing what kind of graphics card will be in the Aurora R15. According to the ad (opens in new tab), the Aurora R15 is designed to support a GPU from NVIDIA’s newly announced GeForce RTX 40 series. Alienware even names the model 4090 GPU. The company also mentions support for graphics cards belonging to the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series and GeForce RTX 30-Series. Given the text, it is leading us to believe that the Aurora R15 may have different models based on different graphics cards. We contacted Alienware for clarification. This story will be updated if we receive a response.

Overwatch 2 has new anti-cheat protection that could mean you can’t play

Overwatch 2 players will need to release their phone numbers to play the hero shooter as Blizzard releases a new SMS security system.

When the shooter launches next month, Overwatch 2 will require all players on all platforms to link an active phone number to their account. On a blog post (opens in new tab)Blizzard says the new SMS authentication system will be part of a broader effort to crack down on disruptive behavior.

Canceled: Netflix cuts big-budget Grendel before show even ends

Netflix executives canceled Grendel, a new big-budget adaptation of the hit comic book series Dark Horse, before the show even finished production.

Despite the fact that the show, which received an order for eight episodes in September 2021, has completed most of its filming, Netflix executives have shut down the show.