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NASA Discovers Mercury Dust Ring, Hints of Hidden Asteroids Near Venus

NASA has released new reports on discoveries in the inner solar system. Dust belts and possible new asteroids ahead. The post NASA Discovers Mercury Dust Ring, Hints of Hidden Asteroids Near Venus appeared first on ExtremeTech.

10 awesome (and not-so-awesome) things I learned while becoming a cord-cutter

After years of reading, research, and really close calls, I finally made the plunge. I canceled my Comcast Triple Play bundle, disconnected the coaxial cables running all over my house, and returned the boxes I’ve been renting for the last … Continue reading

Toast Google Home Wood Cover review: A pricey way to prettify your smart speaker

You’ve always been able to customize the lower half of a Google Home smart speaker by changing out its base, but Toast offers an even prettier option. The company’s genuine hardwood veneer cover adheres to the speaker’s top half, with … Continue reading

MIT Creates Soft Robotic Gripper That Can Lift 100 Times Its Weight

The origami “magic ball” gripper doesn’t try to imitate our hands, but it can still hold 100 times its weight. The post MIT Creates Soft Robotic Gripper That Can Lift 100 Times Its Weight appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Hypervelocity Star Flung Out of Milky Way May Have Unusual Origin

Scientists have discovered an unusual origin story for one of the fastest, largest objects we’ve ever discovered. The post Hypervelocity Star Flung Out of Milky Way May Have Unusual Origin appeared first on ExtremeTech.

LG announces pricing and availability of its 2019 OLED smart TV lineup

LG announced today that its 55- and 65-inch C9- and E9-series OLED TVs will be available at authorized dealers beginning in April, with additional models and sizes hitting stores in May and June. LG’s 55-inch C9 OLED (model number OLED55C9PUA) … Continue reading

Traeger expands its line of Wi-Fi connected wood-fired grills for the smart home

Traeger Grills has introduced four new smart-home-friendly wood pellet barbecue grills featuring the company’s WiFire technology. WiFire connects the grill to your home’s Wi-Fi network, so you can manage your cook using Traeger’s smartphone app. We first experienced WiFire in … Continue reading

Most Android Anti-Malware Apps Don’t Offer Any Protection

A new analysis from Austrian antivirus testers AV-Comparatives claims that most AV apps on Android are ineffective, and some are downright frauds. The post Most Android Anti-Malware Apps Don’t Offer Any Protection appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Tesla Model Y Unveiled: An Affordable (Sort of) Midsize EV Crossover

Affordability starts at $40,200 in spring 2021, but you can’t place an order yet. The cheapest one you can order today is $48,200 (plus options): the Model Y Long Wait. Sorry, we meant Model Y Long Range. The post Tesla … Continue reading

Anker’s awesome, affordable car chargers and dash cams are even more affordable, but only today

Anker’s affordable dash cams and car chargers are even more affordable today. The accessory maker is hosting a savings-stuffed one-day sale on AmazonRemove non-product link for a selection of its car gear, including chargers, dash cams, and phone mounts. To … Continue reading