2018 Tesla Model 3 gets 5-star side crash rating

2018 Tesla Model 3 gets 5-star side crash rating

The NHTSA has completed and announced the side impact crash test ratings of the Tesla Model 3. The car did very well in the testing earning a five-star overall safety rating. NHTSA breaks the ratings down a bit further with an overall side star rating of five combining the side barrier and side pole star ratings into one rating.

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558-million-year-old fossil confirmed as the oldest animal ever

558-million-year-old fossil confirmed as the oldest animal ever

Scientists from the Australian National University (ANU) have made a very incredible discovery that confirmed the earliest animal life in the geological record. The team says that the animal lived on the Earth 558 million years ago and is called Dickinsonia. This fossilized animal lived on Earth 20 million years before the "Cambrian explosion" of modern animal life.

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Nissan scrambles to replace faulty radar modules in some cars

Nissan scrambles to replace faulty radar modules in some cars

Recalls are certainly common in the automotive world for all manner of issues. The last time Nissan had an issue was when it had to recall some cars with keyed ignitions. Nissan is now having an issue with a radar sensor that is used in some of its cars that feature automatic emergency braking systems, no recall has been issued.

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OPPO Find X Review – Innovative, but not quite there

OPPO Find X Review – Innovative, but not quite there

Everyone wants to get rid of bezels these days. Few, however, dare to take that to their logical conclusions. We’ve seen Vivo’s pioneering idea in that regard with the NEX S. But being first doesn’t always mean being better, especially without the benefit of hindsight. OPPO has more than just hindsight to bank on, though, and can call upon its experience and partners in crafting its own style of a bezel-less phone with a slider. But is the OPPO Find X really that much better? We put this one of a kind smartphone to the test to bring you that answer.

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Wileyfox revives Windows 10 Mobile phone due to popular demand

Wileyfox revives Windows 10 Mobile phone due to popular demand

Microsoft may have given up on its own Windows-based smartphone platform but at least one of its partners hasn’t yet. If you’re still itching to get your hands on an honest to goodness Windows 10 Mobile phone, one of the last of its breed, then you might have to make a trip to the UK for it. Or find a way to ship it from there. Because OEM Wileyfox has just started making and selling its Wileyfox Pro phone again because, according to them, their customers demanded it.

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Nokia 7.1 Plus (X7) unofficially debuts in leaked render

Nokia 7.1 Plus (X7) unofficially debuts in leaked render

HMD Global seems to have adopted a two-pronged branding strategy when it comes to its Nokia smartphones. It launches a “X#” series model for China, followed by an “#.1 Plus” variant for the rest of the world. Barely a month after it did the latter with the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus, HMD Global is now rumored to be preparing the Nokia X7 and 7.1 Plus. And judging by this first leak, it will mix new Nokia designs with old Nokia legacy.

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Facebook Portal video chat device launching next week

Facebook Portal video chat device launching next week

Facebook’s smart speaker may still be MIA but if this latest insider leak is true, it will skip that product entirely. Instead, it will jump directly into the smart display market with a product that, according to sources, will be called “Portal”. The company delayed the product’s debut and incorporated one unplanned privacy feature due to recent scandals, but it remains to be seen whether a device dedicated mostly to video chat will actually sell despite or in spite of Facebook’s brand.

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Razer Ifrit headset is designed more for broadcasters, streamers

Razer Ifrit headset is designed more for broadcasters, streamers

Razer is a brand best known for its gaming products and accessories but gameplay streaming is no longer the only big thing over the Internet. Non-gaming live streaming and broadcasting have actually become an even more lucrative industry these days (thanks YouTube) but proper, not to mention affordable, equipment is still hard to come by. That’s why Razer is putting its experience in making gaming accessories to create the Razer Ifrit, a headset that’s discreet enough to not be obnoxious on camera while still offering quality audio recording in one package.

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Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro can wirelessly charge on Mate 20’s rear

Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro can wirelessly charge on Mate 20’s rear

Huawei has been setting up the stage for its Huawei Mate 20 announcement next month by taking shots at Samsung and Apple. But if this latest leak about one of its accessories is true, then the other camps may have more than enough ammo to return the mockery in kind. Huawei is also announcing a new pair of wireless earbuds that are going to be easily compared with Apple’s AirPods. But more than that, it will have one special feature that might cause a chuckle or two.

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Audible on Apple Watch lets your read books without your iPhone

Audible on Apple Watch lets your read books without your iPhone

Some people say they don’t have time to sit down to read a book, be it a real one or even a digital copy. But rather than let that keep them from devouring tons of literary works, not a few people have flocked to listening to books instead. Audible, the now Amazon-owned service, is probably the most popular source for such audio content and it’s now giving you one less excuse to “read books” by letting you listen on your Apple Watch, which or without your iPhone nearby.

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Essential PH-1 AMA: Here’s everything that was promised

Essential PH-1 AMA: Here’s everything that was promised

Andy Rubin’s Essential dared to be ambitious. It may not have been a runaway success, but the Essential PH-1 has definitely left a memorable mark in the Android market. While it may never have a successor, the good news is that the startup is still very much committed to supporting the device all the way to 2020. That’s the hope that Essential left fans with from its latest monthly Reddit AMA, though fans would have probably also hoped for any sign that there will still be a PH-2.

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The Twilight Zone reboot gets Jordan Peele as host and narrator

The Twilight Zone reboot gets Jordan Peele as host and narrator

Late last year, CBS revealed that it will be rebooting The Twilight Zone with plans to make it exclusively available on CBS All Access. The reboot will retain the same iconic name as the original, offering a blend of fantasy, horror, and science fiction that explores human nature and offers social commentary. In a new teaser video, CBS revealed the show's new host.

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