7 Best Treadmills For Home 2020
Hopefully, you are here it is because you are aware of the importance of exercise for your health, both current and future. You also probably know that in addition to moving around a lot and doing some cardio, it’s essential that you train with strength exercises. Here are the... Read more
New 55,000-pound Gundam robot in Japan can move its limbs like a boss
This full-scale Gundam robot stands outside Gundam Factory Yokohama in Japan.  Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET Fans of the anime robot Gundam can now visit the life-sized giant at the Gundam Factory in Yokohama, outside of Tokyo, Japan.  C0onstruction of the massive robot finished on July 29. The Gundam... Read more
Trump’s WeChat Ban May Alienate His Chinese Supporters
President Trump’s executive orders seeking to ban China-owned WeChat and TikTok in the US had been signaled for months. When secretary of state Mike Pompeo told Fox News in early July that the US was “looking at” clamping down on the social media apps, the writing was on the... Read more
PlayStation just made a big TV commercial push for Ghost of Tsushima
Gaming industry TV ad spend saw a 5.39% decrease in July, dipping down to an estimated $17.8 million from June’s $18.7 million. Although 11 brands aired ads, Sony drove the bulk of the spend with its PlayStation brand, which continues to be a leader this summer for both impressions... Read more
Bill Gates is spending $150 million to try to make a coronavirus vaccine as cheap as $3
A lot of people are paying attention to every utterance from Bill Gates, America’s billionaire-cum-conscience in the coronavirus era, about the United States’s response to the pandemic. But much less attention is paid to what Gates is actually pouring his fortune into: steeling the rest of the world for... Read more
Snapdragon chip flaws put >1 billion Android phones at risk of data theft
A billion or more Android devices are vulnerable to hacks that can turn them into spying tools by exploiting more than 400 vulnerabilities in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chip, researchers reported this week. The vulnerabilities can be exploited when a target downloads a video or other content that’s rendered by the... Read more
Best Buy just slashed this 75-inch LG 4K HDR TV to $800
This mammoth TV is on sale for $800, its lowest price to date. LG Seventy-five inches is the new 65 inches. By that I mean you can now buy a 75-inch TV for the same price you’d have paid for a 65-incher not too long ago. Case in point:... Read more
The NSA’s Tips to Keep Your Phone From Tracking You
This week marked the first-ever online-only Black Hat and Defcon security conferences, both of which still produced impactful work despite going remote. But before you dive into everything that’s broken, start off with a tale of perseverance that starts with the private keys needed to recover $300,000 of bitcoin... Read more
This HoloLens 2 app is helping doctors learn how to ID coronavirus
A new HoloLens 2 app uses volumetric capture of a COVID-19 patient, that this is helping doctors and nurses in the U.K. safely identify symptoms. HoloPatient: COVID-19 is a free extension of GIGXR’s HoloPatient platform, produced in partnership with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and the new Resilient... Read more
Are refurbished eBay phones worth it? $650 later, I have some advice
Andrew Hoyle/CNET With the iPhone 11 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 coming in at or over $1,000 and even the “affordable” OnePlus 8 Pro costing $899, I wanted to see what level of phone I could get without spending a fortune. So I went on a hunt with... Read more