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Tesla Model S Fast Charging Fire

What a Tesla Model S looks like after it bursts into flames while charging

January 4th, 2016

Tesla is rightly proud of its awesome car-charging technology, but what happens when that technology fails? ExtremeTech directs our attention to a report from Norwegian publication NRK that shows us what happens when a Tesla Model S suddenly bursts into flames while powering up at a supercharger station. In short: It’s not pretty.

iPhone 6c Mockup Images

Mockup images show off a colorful iPhone 6c lineup

January 4th, 2016

As has become the annual tradition, iPhone owners are already looking ahead to the next major flagship release from Apple, just months after the launch of the latest device. The only difference this time is that all signs are pointing to Apple launching a new phone in the spring for the very first time.

Smallest Camera Equipped Drone Axis

Meet the tiny drone that can livestream video straight to your smartphone

January 4th, 2016

I’ve maintained for a while now that the rise of tiny drones capable of recording video have the potential to seriously harm whatever is left of our privacy these days. That’s why a tiny new drone called the Axis Vidius caught my eye: It’s the world’s smallest camera-equipped drone and it can livestream video in 420p.

Instagram Likes Top Friends

New app lets you see who likes your Instagram pics the most

January 4th, 2016

How many times were you involved in a conversation with your friends and family about liking each other’s pics on Facebook or Instagram? Some people take this meaningless social interaction pretty seriously, though I guess it’s pretty clear where I stand on on the matter. If you’re interested in analyzing the likes your Instagram photos receive – …

Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

January 4th, 2016

How is it already 2016 right now? It seems like just yesterday we were ringing in 2015 and now, all of a sudden, it’s 2016. Time just won’t stop marching on, but a new year means a fresh new crop of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free and today we’ve got 10 nifty premium apps for …

Foldable Display

This might be the most exciting announcement from CES 2016

January 4th, 2016

Last year’s Consumer Electronics Show was the best event I’ve seen in years because it really was a glimpse at the future. We’re currently in a period of transition but soon, everything in our homes will be connected. Everything in our offices will be connected. Our cars will be connected — even our clothes will …

WiFi Halo Release Date

Brand new Wi-Fi standard reaches twice as far and uses less power

January 4th, 2016

The show floor at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is packed with all sorts of flashy new consumer devices that are meant to grab people’s attention, but one of the biggest announcements from this year’s show isn’t an HDTV, a drone or a hoverboard. It’s also not a “smart” device, which will …