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Now some of London’s buses use coffee to get started each morning

It’s no longer just humans that use coffee to get started each morning. Now some of London’s buses are guzzling the liquid lightning to fire up their engines at the beginning of their daily rounds. OK, they’re not downing the Starbucks stuff or anything made at the city’s plethora of indie coffee shops. Instead, they’re making use of a biofuel…

Amazon’s Echo speaker gets the (RED) treatment for charity

For a limited time only, purchasing an Amazon Echo won’t only contribute to the company’s coffers; ten percent of the proceeds will also find its way to charitable causes. The initiative is part of the Product (RED) campaign set up in 2006 by U2 frontman Bono and Bobby Shriver to work with brands to raise money for the Global Fund‘s…

Need a new ride? Here are the best used car sites on the web

As exciting as it is to buy a new car — err, at least one new to you — the process of finding and purchasing any vehicle can be quite the headache. You wouldn’t be surprised to find a sleazy salesman breathing down your neck as you peruse the lot’s selection, trying to put you in a different car at…

Firefox reverts to Google search engine, ending deal with Yahoo

Last week, Mozilla unleashed Firefox Quantum, a new version of its popular web browser that makes all manner of improvements to the experience. One particularly interesting tweak is the fact that its stock search engine is now Google, rather than Yahoo. In November 2014, Mozilla inked a deal with Yahoo that would see the company’s search services integrated into the…

Game designer Hideki Kamiya wants to remake ‘Viewtiful Joe’ and ‘Devil May Cry’

Revered PlatinumGames director Hideki Kamiya has expressed his interest in returning to a few familiar franchises, news that’s sure to pique the interest of longtime Kamiya fans. Kamiya made the statement in an interview with Dengeki PlayStation magazine (via Siliconera). “I want to work on a Devil May Cry and Viewtiful Joe remake, or a true sequel for Okami. A cooperation with Dante…

Octinion’s strawberry-picking bot is quick, nimble, and ready to replace humans

With everything from self-driving tractors to robots being able to monitor crops, it’s no secret that agriculture is currently in the middle of a high-tech revolution. Well, robots just added another farmyard job they can do better than us puny humans: Picking strawberries. The robot in question is designed and built by Belgian engineering company Octinion. Using some smart machine…

The SureFly two-person drone taxi will make its maiden flight at CES 2018

Ohio-based company Workhorse has announced that its innovative SureFly octocopter, essentially a human-sized drone for up to two people, is set to make its manned maiden voyage on January 8 in Las Vegas, prior to next year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). “CES is the perfect venue to show the SureFly,” Mike Dektas, a media spokesperson for Workhorse, told Digital Trends.…

LG’s killer OLED TV deals let you skip the Black Friday nightmare

Black Friday is notorious for hordes of angry, stampeding shoppers, long hours for retail workers, and even fatalities, but it’s also hailed as the best shopping day of the year. This year, some of the biggest Black Friday discounts we’ve seen are on LG OLED TVs, with 10 4K HDR OLED models currently discounted to some of their lowest prices…

‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR’ review

Some games have incredible staying power. Tetris has been coded for virtually every dedicated gaming device since the 80s. Hackers have gotten Doom running on everything from smartwatches to printers. In an industry obsessed with novelty, certain games serve as ongoing points of reference, helping us measure precisely how far we have come with every advancement in hardware. Bethesda’s The Elder…

The best PS4 games you can buy right now

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is the best-selling console this generation for a reason: It has an absolutely fantastic library of games. From sports to action to role-playing, there is something on the system for just about everyone. We’ve selected a few of the best PS4 games available, which should satisfy your itchy trigger finger, tickle your funny bone, and maybe even coax out…

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