Recent News from Digital Trends

6 questions we have about Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain interface technology

Elon Musk’s Neuralink sounds like an exciting leap forward for human-computer relations, but brain implants raise the specter of Black Mirror-esque privacy invasions. We have a few questions about how this would work.

Hulu will add NASA TV to its lineup of live channels

Just ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, you’ll have another way to tune into NASA TV’s live stream. Hulu will carry the feed on its live TV service as of July 19th, and a selection of video-on-demand material will arrive on…

Digital Trends Live: Emoji Day, Apollo 11 broadcast, drone flamethrowers

On this episode of DT Live, we discuss the top stories in tech, including Emoji Day festivities, the extended battery life of the new Nintendo Switch, an Apollo 11 real-time broadcast, and a functional flamethrower attachment for drones.

Netflix Q2 report points to price hikes for lower than expected growth

Netflix just released its financial results for the second quarter of 2019 (PDF), and a number that jumps out is that its service grew by 2.7 million subscribers. That’s a problem for shareholders because in its last report, the company predicted it…

Apple renews ‘Carpool Karaoke’ for a third season

America’s road trip with James Corden and his celebrity guests isn’t over yet. Apple has renewed the CBS-produced Carpool Karaoke for a third season, reported Variety. The short-form singalong show was the tech giant’s first original series on Apple…

AI learns to solve a Rubik’s Cube in 1.2 seconds

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have created an artificial intelligence system that can solve a Rubik’s Cube in an average of 1.2 seconds in about 20 moves. That’s two seconds faster than the current human world record of 3.47 sec…

A Bluetooth vulnerability could give hackers your location

Your FitBit and other Bluetooth gadgets could be giving away your location data. Researchers from Boston University (BU) detected a vulnerability in several high-profile Bluetooth devices that could allow third-parties to determine your locati…

SpaceX’s Starhopper rocket bursts into flames during tests

SpaceX ran into trouble Tuesday evening when a small fire erupted from the engine of a prototype rocket it was testing at the company’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas. It’s not clear if the fire caused any damage to the rocket itself

Spotify adds long-overdue iPad multitasking

Spotify has been available on the iPad for several years, but it hasn’t really evolved to take advantage of the Apple tablet’s growing multitasking abilities. You’ve still had to switch to a full-screen view just to start a new playlist or see what…

The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: A few good deals remain

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissions. that support its work. Read Wirecutter’s continuously updated lis…