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OtterBox reveals a portable and stackable wireless charging system

OtterBox has a solution to limited battery life. Today, the company revealed OtterSpot, its Qi wireless charging power bank, and stackable batteries. The OtterSpot Charging Base looks a bit like a thin hockey puck. It’s designed to be stackable, mean…

Chevy’s 2020 Bolt EV will pack a longer 259-mile range

Chevy hasn’t tweaked the Bolt EV much since its introduction, but an impending refresh could be welcome by giving drivers what they often crave: more range. The EPA has rated the 2020 Bolt EV as delivering 259 miles of range, up substantially from th…

Samsung updates mid-range A50 and A30 with new cameras, flashier designs

Samsung has just updated two of its best-selling mid-range smartphones, the A50 and A30, with new iterative upgrades called the A50s and A30s. The company has attempted to make both phones look more visually appealing by adding a redesigned ba…

‘Minecraft Earth’ beta brings AR building to Android next week

Don’t worry, Android fans — if you’ve been wondering when you can try the augmented reality experience of Minecraft Earth, you don’t have too much longer to wait. Mojang and Microsoft have revealed that the Minecraft Earth beta will reach Google-po…

Eminem’s publisher sues Spotify for unlicensed streaming

Eminem’s publisher Eight Mile Style filed a suit in federal court Wednesday alleging that Spotify has streamed the artist’s songs without having properly licensed them. “Spotify has not accounted to Eight Mile or paid Eight Mile for these streams but…

Verizon enlists Boingo to help it bring 5G indoors

Sure, real 5G is up to three times faster than LTE, but there are a few caveats. As we discovered in Chicago, 5G doesn’t always hold up when you’re trying to use it indoors. Even a pane of glass can cause your signal to flicker between 5G and 4G. Ver…

Google proposes new privacy standards to protect web browsing data

Google is stepping up its efforts to limit web fingerprinting and otherwise protect your privacy while keeping its ad business intact. The internet giant is developing a set of open standards, nicknamed the "Privacy Sandbox," that w…

Philisophical Russian-built robot is headed to the International Space Station

The International Space Station is about to get its latest guest — a space-philosophizing Russian humanoid robot.

Walmart becomes the fourth plaintiff to sue Tesla in less than a month

Walmart is suing Tesla over claims that its solar panels caused roof fires at seven of its stores.

NASA confirms it’s heading to Europa in the 2020s to unlock its icy secrets

NASA is heading to Europa, Jupiter’s icy (and potentially life-supporting) moon, in the next decade The mission could be ready for launch as soon as 2023, the agency said in a statement, although it committed to being launch-ready by 2025.