Toto hopes to woo Americans with high-tech toilet showroom

Japanese toilets have long been a mainstay in Asian households, but the concept is still something of a curiosity in much of the Western world. Toto, Japan’s biggest toilet maker, has attempted to market its high-tech commodes to American audiences for decades with little success. The company is trying to change all this with a […]

Recommended Reading: Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’ predicted the future

Getty Images The Radiohead Prophesies: How ‘OK Computer’ Predicted the Future Stuart Berman, Pitchfork Pitchfork is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Radiohead’sOK Computer this week, including a pretty interesting look at how Thom Yorke imagined the future in 1997. Released at a time when the internet was still a new thing, the album’s content ties […]

AMC’s streaming service would still need a cable subscription

AMC Just because a TV channel wants to offer an online video service doesn’t mean it’s forward thinking. Case in point: AMC. Reuterssources claim that the network is prepping a paid streaming option (tentatively $5-7 per month) that would require a conventional TV subscription — it’d be an add-on to your cable package, and nothing […]

Uber pauses its self-driving efforts following Arizona crash

Mark Beach/Fresco News, Twitter Uber isn’t taking any chances in the wake of its self-driving car accident in Tempe, Arizona. The company has suspended both its Arizona testing and its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania operations while it investigates what happened. The company has confirmed to Engadget that its vehicle was in self-driving mode at the time, but […]

3D-printed cartilage cell implants thrive in baby mice

Mats Tiborn Somewhere in Sweden, a few lab mice have human cartilage cells living and growing within their bodies. A team of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska Academy used a CELLINK 3D bioprinter to make hydrogel out of human-derived cartilage cells. They then implanted the gels into six-week-old mice and found “something […]

California’s new car emission standards defy the White House

Reuters/Mike Blake The Trump administration may be rethinking car efficiency regulations, but that isn’t stopping California from putting its foot down. The state’s Air Resources Board has finalized car emissions standards for 2022-2025 that the White House still wants to review, creating the potential for a conflict if federal officials rethink the rules. The Board’s […]

China says Apple isn’t cloning a local phone maker

Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon Did it seem ridiculous to you that Beijing officials ordered a ban on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus over a dubious design patent claim? You’re not the only one. A court has reversed the ban (which was suspended during a dispute process) and declared that Apple isn’t violating the patents of Shenzhen […]

Nokia’s new Android phones will make their way Stateside

Engadget Nokia’s 3310 stole the show at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, but it wasn’t the only device the brand announced at the event. It also debuted a trio of Android phones called the Nokia 6, 5 and 3. Now the company has revealed on Twitter that those three will all be available in […]

Germany wants to regulate a 24-hour livestream as a broadcaster

Reuters/Elijah Nouvelage You might want to think twice about running a non-stop livestream just because you can — at least in Germany, regulators will want to have a word with you. They’ve told the 24-hour let’s play channel PietSmietTV that it has to apply for a broadcasting license by April 30th if it wants to […]

Top 30 Vitamin E Oil Benefits For Skin, Hair And Health

You can slather vitamin E on the skin or swallow vitamin E in a capsule. As an antioxidant, vitamin E has a number of benefits. There are claims that it helps to deal with a host of health conditions. And beauty industry is loaded with products that have vitamin E, which claim to resolve with […]