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Europe’s war on chargers could give Apple an iPhone problem – or an opportunity

Europe’s war on chargers could give Apple an iPhone problem – or an opportunity

European rules demanding a universal charger could force Apple to ditch its Lightning cable - or hasten its transition to an entirely wireless world for the iPhone that many believe has been the Cupertino firm's goal all along. Proposed laws being considered by the European Union would compel all electronics-makers to standardize on a single connector, in the name of avoiding unnecessary waste.

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This Mojo Vision smart contact lens is straight out of sci-fi

This Mojo Vision smart contact lens is straight out of sci-fi

Smart contact lenses that grant the wearer night vision as well as act as a private, super-discreet interface for your digital life could be coming to your eyeball, if startup Mojo Vision has its way. The company has clawed its way from stealth to reveal its early prototypes and the diminutive display technology that it promises will overlay everything from your calendar to urgent messages on top of the view around you.

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Study shows avoiding convenient foods leads to better health, longer life

Study shows avoiding convenient foods leads to better health, longer life

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Virginia showed two key elements that, over time, "result in obesity and health-related problems." According to their study, those keys are any-time snacking and constant availability of a high-fat diet. The team, led by Professor of Biology Ali Güler of the University of Virginia, found that the modern convenience of 24/7 access to fatty foods are key in our struggle to live healthfully in 2020 and beyond.

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2020 Genesis GV80 revealed: Luxury SUV stands out from the crowd

2020 Genesis GV80 revealed: Luxury SUV stands out from the crowd

Genesis promised something big for its first luxury SUV, and the 2020 Genesis GV80 certainly delivers. Unveiled in South Korea this week, the newest addition to the automaker's range borrows from the striking styling of the redesigned G80 sedan, combining it with seating for up to seven. The "V" in the name, Genesis says, stands for "Versatility."

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These computers lose Windows 7 support starting today

These computers lose Windows 7 support starting today

Devices running Windows 7 (or older) will lose Microsoft support starting on January 14, 2020. What does that mean? According to Microsoft, your PC will "become more vulnerable to security risks" because there'll be no more "security and quality updates." As of that date, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support of any sort "for any issues" whatsoever - UNLESS you pay Microsoft a bit of cash, and you've got the right version of Windows 7.*

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SlashGear’s Best of CES 2020: The 13 products you should know

SlashGear’s Best of CES 2020: The 13 products you should know

CES 2020 has come and gone, and as always the technology and automotive worlds have presented their best-and-brightest. Whether it's compelling concepts, gadgets that democratize the best of cutting-edge tech, or just meaningful improvements on devices many already find essential, the competition at this year's show was high. Read on for SlashGear's Best of CES 2020.

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CAKE’s glorious Osa+ e-bike hides a wake-up call in its details

CAKE’s glorious Osa+ e-bike hides a wake-up call in its details

Leave it to the Swedes to make an e-bike like no other, with CAKE bringing its endearingly atypical Osa+ to CES 2020 where it wows with its detailing. And to be frank, at a show like CES - where a significant proportion of the products shown feel like they're already halfway to landfill - finding something that actually blends tech with craftsmanship is an unexpected pleasure.

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The Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR is more than just an Avatar-inspired concept

The Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR is more than just an Avatar-inspired concept

In many ways, Mercedes-Benz's new VISION AVTR concept car is everything we've come to expect from automakers at CES 2020: exaggerated style wrapped in an ambitious message, in this particular case James Cameron’s epic “Avatar” movie. Certainly, the VISION AVTR - which stands for Advanced Vehicle Transformation - is full of gloriously hi-tech details that Mercedes says embody the next chapter of sustainable luxury. Think ecologically-sound mobility mixed with awe-inspiring, futuristic design that tries to highlight the interaction between humans and machines. It's a tall order, but then again the VISION AVTR is a big car.

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Mercedes VISION AVTR is a wild concept car inspired by “Avatar”

Mercedes VISION AVTR is a wild concept car inspired by “Avatar”

Mercedes-Benz has brought a new concept car to CES 2020, with the VISION AVTR inspired by James Cameron's epic "Avatar" movie. Intended to embody themes of ecologically-sound mobility and the interaction of the passenger and their vehicle, the striking concept also uses new green materials.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold detailed: Everything you want to know

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold detailed: Everything you want to know

The most interesting product unveiled as part of Lenovo's new CES 2020 wares is the ThinkPad X1 Fold, a new iteration in the company's X1 product family. As its name suggests, this laptop ditches the keyboard in favor of a single large screen that can fold down the center, providing users with an entirely new kind of experience that is distinctly different from traditional tablets and laptops.

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Samsung Unpacked 2020 confirmed: Galaxy S11/S20 and Fold 2 predicted

Samsung Unpacked 2020 confirmed: Galaxy S11/S20 and Fold 2 predicted

Samsung has confirmed that its Unpacked 2020 event will take place on February 11, with both the flagship Galaxy S20 - aka the Galaxy S11 - and a new foldable phone expected to headline. The event will take place in San Francisco, CA, and mark the first high-profile phone launch of the new year.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 8 and X1 Yoga 5 see icons upgraded

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 8 and X1 Yoga 5 see icons upgraded

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 range has rightly captured a place in the heart of many a road-warrior, so consider us excited to see the X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga get a CES 2020 refresh. Keeping fan-favorites like the MIL-SPEC hardware and iconic ThinkPad keyboard, the 2020 ThinkPad X1 duo will be part of Intel Project Athena and feature the chip-maker's 10th Gen Core processors.

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