Alexa’s intercom-like announcements arrive on Sonos One and Beam

One of the more useful features of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is the ability to create custom recordings and use them as announcements for your entire network of Alexa-enabled connected speakers. Now, Sonos is getting the feature, too: announcements are coming to Sonos One and Sonos Beam. Tell the kids it’s time for dinner or […]

Russian space agency plans to incinerate space junk with powerful laser beam

Russian space agency Roscosmos has unveiled its plan to shoot down space debris from a junk-littered low-earth orbit with a three-meter laser ‘cannon.’ If the tests are a success, the method will ensure safer space exploration. The technology is being developed by scientists at the Research-and-Production Corporation Precision Systems, which is a subdivision of Roscosmos. […]

Cool Stuff: ‘Star Trek’ Tiki Mugs Beam Up Your Favorite Libation

For some reason, the tiki mug trend is here to stay, and the latest fan favorite property to get a full set of stylish libation containers is Star Trek. ThinkGeek has announced a full line of tiki mugs inspired by the characters of Star Trek: The Original Series. Favorite crew members Captain James T. Kirk, […]

Facebook tests drone to beam internet to everyone in the world

Published time: 3 Jul, 2017 20:01 Solar-powered drones could one day provide 4 billion people in poorer parts of the world access to the internet, Facebook said after a “successful” test of its drone, Aquila. The internet company intends to share the blueprints for the technology. Facebook co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, posted video of […]

5 bots to try this week: Spider-Man, Discord Dungeons, Beam, Pizza Bottle, and Kim Kardashian

Here are the five most popular bots this past week, as they appear on Botlist. Give them a try and let us know what you think.   5. Kim Kardashian Talk to Kim Kardashian and ask anything you want! Available on Messenger   4. Pizza Bottle The best slice of the internet. Available on Messenger   […]

Xbox One’s big Beam broadcasting update starts rolling out

Microsoft is rolling out major improvements to its Xbox One console today, and that includes a new way to share your gameplay live on the company’s video service. Xbox One’s “Creators” update is leaving beta and bringing a number of upgrades to everyone who owns the console. This patch speeds up the system’s interface, introduces […]

The Xbox One gets Microsoft’s Beam streaming and a faster interface today

Microsoft is rolling out some big changes to the Xbox One today. The biggest additions are the new dashboard and Xbox Guide and the integration of Microsoft’s new Beam streaming service. The new dashboard was shown off back in January and finally overhauls the user interface to be faster and easier to use. One of […]