Georgina Torbet

    Contributing Writer
  • UK government opens trial for wirelessly charged taxis

    Britain's push toward sustainable transport options has included wireless charging for electric buses and the introduction of electric taxis, which help improve air quality and use less petrol. Some of those electric taxis are now getting an easier way to charge, with the introduction of wireless charging technology in the city of Nottingham.

  • Nike will sponsor Korea’s best ‘League of Legends’ team

    With esports continuing to grow in popularity, Nike has sponsored its first esports team -- Korean League of Legends team SKT T1. SKT is the team of Faker, the biggest name in esports, and Nike will be producing team uniforms for him and his teammates as well as footwear.

  • Bose is closing down all of its US and European stores

    Popular audio brand Bose has announced it is closing a significant number of its stores. The Verge reports that the company made the decision due to the popularity of online shopping and reduced consumer interest in brick-and-mortar stores.

  • B&O updates its true wireless earbuds with better battery life

    High-end audio brand Bang & Olufsen is back with a new version of its true wireless earbuds, the Beoplay E8 3rd generation.

  • Novation's Launchpad Pro controller is now a standalone MIDI sequencer

    Novation's Launchpad is one of the most popular pad-based MIDI controllers out there, but the company hasn't been resting on its laurels -- it just released its Launchkey Mini keyboard controller that we are big fans of. The Launchpad is getting an upgrade too, with the announcement of a new Pro version of the controller.

  • LG is building its own in-car voice assistant

    CES 2020 saw the debut of Honda's in-car AI assistant, hot on the heels of an Audi and Huawei partnership focusing on connected car technology. Now, LG expanding its role in the automotive world, partnering with car software company Cerence to create a connected car platform.

  • Gesture navigation is coming to Chrome OS

    When Chrome OS arrived on its first tablet in 2018, we were skeptical. It didn't make a lot of sense to have a Chrome system without a keyboard. The operating system has continued to evolve since then, but a new feature could soon help it make it even more viable for tablet or hybrid Chromebook users: gesture-based navigation.

  • Teslas and big cash prizes on offer to car hackers in annual Pwn2Own contest

    Highly-connected cars like Teslas bring all sorts of advantages, like over-the-air updates that deliver new features. But they may also be open to digital attacks. In the past, reports have emerged of hackers remotely controlling cars, stealing vehicles by copying entry fobs and performing digital hot wires. To improve the security of it cars and show how hard it's already worked to secure them, Tesla is partnering with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative to offer big cash prizes to hackers who can breach the systems on a Model 3 at the annual Pwn2Own event.

  • Take a first look at Alex Garland's tech-focused 'Devs' Hulu series

    Following the Disney-Fox merger, content from the formerly-Fox channel FX is making its way onto Hulu. Not only will Hulu be hosting older FX shows, but it will also be the streaming home for upcoming 2020 shows including Devs from Alex Garland, writer and director of genre hits Ex Machina and Annihilation.

  • Walmart's Alphabot grocery picker goes fully operational in first store

    Walmart has been investing heavily in robots and grocery deliveries, with tests for driverless grocery deliveries and an automated grocery order selection process rolling out recently, not to mention the direct-to-fridge delivery service it has been trialing. The automated grocery selection robots have now moved beyond testing and into the real world, where they're working alongside staff in a warehouse behind the Salem superstore.

  • Verizon ditches cable bundles for contract-less 'Mix & Match' plans

    Cord cutting has grown massively in the last decade, however, it looks like streaming will soon be plagued with many of the same bundling issues that led customers to abandon traditional TV packages in the first place. In response, telecommunication giant Verizon is taking a new approach to cable, shifting to a "Mix & Match" offering that lets customers choose what they want.

  • Facebook stands firm on decision not to ban lying political ads

    Facebook has come under considerable fire for its political ad policy, which essentially gives politicians free rein to post whatever they want with no regard for the truth. In an effort to quell concerns in the lead-up to the 2020 election, the company is rolling out new features for users to control how much political advertising they see.

  • 'Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition' comes to consoles on January 28th

    Classic point and click adventure game Kentucky Route Zero is finally coming to consoles, with the release of the TV Edition of the game on January 28th.

  • Here's 3D models help cars position themselves without seeing the road

    Here, a Google Maps competitor owned by a consortium of German automakers, does more than just help drivers navigate from A to B. It also provides car makers with accurate mapping data and additional detail about various roads. At CES today, the company announced "Lanes," a new 3D road model that's designed to improve driver assistance systems and make driving safer in unfamiliar areas.

  • Sunflower's $9,950 security drone aims to protect your home autonomously

    Home security technology usually takes the form of smart cameras or intruder-detecting WiFi routers, but a new system from Sunflower Labs offers a more radical solution -- and autonomous drone which oversees your property.

  • Rick And Morty's Justin Roiland is developing a claymation series for Quibi

    Mobile streaming service Quibi is scheduled to launch on April 6th, but the upcoming service has already announced a raft of content from a Steven Spielberg horror series to an ESPN daily sports show, plus a nostalgic reboot of Legends of the Hidden Temple and the return of Reno 911! Now, Justin Roiland, co-creator of Rick and Morty, is set to join the Quibi roster with his own claymation series.

  • New Bluetooth audio standard promises better sound and music sharing

    Bluetooth is getting a new spin-off standard for audio, called LE (low-energy) Audio, announced by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). This is different from general Bluetooth formats like Bluetooth 5 -- this is a new standard for Bluetooth audio specifically.

  • Sennheiser brings Ambeo 3D audio to cars with Continental sound systems

    Sennheiser's Ambeo 3D audio technology has been packed into everything from soundbars to headphones to AR devices. It will soon be available in cars too, without the need for speakers, thanks to Sennhesier's vehicle audio system created in partnership with automotive company Continental.

  • TP-Link's Archer GX90 is a tri-band WiFi 6 gaming router

    Gaming on WiFi can be a gamble, with the potential for intermittent signals at the wrong time ruining a match. With the recently introduced WiFi 6 standard, compatible routers can offer faster and more reliable wireless internet when multiple devices are connected. Now, with CES as a backdrop, TP-Link is introducing a WiFi 6 router specifically for gamers.

  • Jabra's new on-ear headphones cost less than $100

    Jabra had a strong 2019, with the launch of its true wireless Elite 75t buds, an update to the Elite 65t which took them from good to great, and the debut of the Elite 85h over-ear noise-cancelling headphones. For 2020, the company has its sights on another area of the audio market -- the sub-$100 on-ear headphone.