Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: 8K VR, smoke-free fires, a drone for your home

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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Axon hopes you’ll submit smartphone video as evidence

In theory, handing your smartphone video over to the police if you have evidence of a crime is the right thing to do — it provides accountability and could be the key to a conviction. However, those contributions are about to enter a gray ar…

Uber is ready to cut a deal to get its London license back

Uber may have lost its London taxi license with no small amount of drama, but it’s already willing to make concessions. The ridesharing outfit’s city manager Tom Elvidge tells the Sunday Times that he would “like to know what [Uber] can do” to “get t…

‘Super Mario Run’ update breathes life into Nintendo’s mobile plans

You’d be forgiven for wondering what was happening with Super Mario Run. After a flurry of activity in its first few months, things have mostly quieted down. However, Nintendo is about to spark a bit of life into its signature mobile game. It’s re…

Hurricane Maria wreaks havoc on Arecibo radio telescope

Puerto Rico is suffering on an unimaginable scale in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Many have been displaced from their homes, and the entire territory may go without electricity and reliable communication for months. And while the human tragedy…

Watch the NFL’s London game at 9:30AM Eastern

You’re about to get a chance to watch an out-of-the-ordinary NFL game wherever you happen to live. The league and Yahoo (disclaimer: yes, they’re part of our parent company Verizon) are streaming a special game in London on September 24th at 9:30AM…

DHS finally reveals the states Russia hacked during the elections

State officials finally know if they serve one of the 21 states Russia tried to hack during the 2016 Presidential elections. Homeland Security and other agencies found out in 2016 that Russian government hackers tried to get into some states’ voting…

What we’re watching: ‘Marvel’s The Defenders’ and ‘The Night of’

Welcome back to Video IRL, where several of our editors talk about what they’ve been watching in their spare time. This month we’re talking about the latest Marvel/Netflix series, The Defenders, to find out if it’s as bingeworthy as previous efforts….

Vertical forests are returning nature to cities, one skyscraper at a time

Two ambitious architects working at opposite ends of the globe are designing sustainable areas for major plants, farms, and even forests on the tops and faces of skyscrapers. They’re also inspiring other designers to pursue bold new visions.

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‘Make it so!’ Amazon’s Alexa just got some cool new Star Trek Easter eggs

With Star Trek: Discovery around the corner, these new Alexa Star Trek Easter eggs will delight any dedicated Trek fan. Try issuing your favorite lines from the series to see what responses you get.

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