Matthew Humphries

Senior Editor
Forget Pesticides, Farmers Can Shoot Bad Bugs With Lasers
Technology

Forget Pesticides, Farmers Can Shoot Bad Bugs With Lasers

The Photonic Fence intelligently targets and kills flying pests at a rate of 20 per second, leaving other friendly insects alone.
Amazon Patents Tech to Block In-Store Comparison Shopping
Amazon

Amazon Patents Tech to Block In-Store Comparison Shopping

If you visit an Amazon Store, don't expect to be able to compare prices using your smartphone. Amazon's patent describes blocking such checks and sending a sales rep over to see you.
Alphabet Sells Boston Dynamics to Softbank
Alphabet

Alphabet Sells Boston Dynamics to Softbank

It took over a year, but Google parent Alphabet finally offloads not one, but two robotics divisions to the Japanese company that acquired chip maker ARM last year.
Amazon Drive Stops Offering Unlimited Storage
Amazon

Amazon Drive Stops Offering Unlimited Storage

Prime customers still get unlimited photo storage, but otherwise, $59.99 per year now gets you 1TB of storage for your files, photos and videos.
Laptop Ban Expansion Could Include Domestic Flights
Laptops

Laptop Ban Expansion Could Include Domestic Flights

As well as domestic flights, dozens of airports across Europe, the Middle East and Africa are also under consideration by Homeland Security.
Walmart Opens 24-Hour Grocery Pickup Kiosk
Walmart

Walmart Opens 24-Hour Grocery Pickup Kiosk

Order online, then pickup your groceries from the fully-automated kiosk when its convenient. You have to spend at least $30 though.
Palmer Luckey's Next Venture Could Build Trump's Wall
Palmer Luckey

Palmer Luckey's Next Venture Could Build Trump's Wall

President Trump will surely be interested to hear about Luckey's alternative wall that doesn't involve building an actual wall.
Man Fined $4,000 for 'Liking' Facebook Comments
Facebook

Man Fined $4,000 for 'Liking' Facebook Comments

Read very carefully before hitting the Like button on Facebook -- it could land you in court.
Twitch Users Are Playing the Stock Market With $50,000
Stocks

Twitch Users Are Playing the Stock Market With $50,000

All Twitch users can vote for which stocks to buy and sell, with the $50,000 invested being real money.
Amazon Awarded Patent for Parachute Shipping Label
Amazon

Amazon Awarded Patent for Parachute Shipping Label

It's a shipping label with a built-in parachute enabling packages to be dropped from a drone in flight.
Google's $5,000 Whiteboard Is Now on Sale
Google

Google's $5,000 Whiteboard Is Now on Sale

The collaborative and smart Jamboard can now be purchased.
PayPal Sues Pandora Over Logo Similarities
Lawsuits

PayPal Sues Pandora Over Logo Similarities

PayPal claims Pandora ignored 110 pages of examples showing how its logo is causing consumer confusion.
GameStop Sells (Another) Used Game Containing Bag of Meth
gamestop

GameStop Sells (Another) Used Game Containing Bag of Meth

GameStop really needs to review its used game checking policy, as this is the second time meth has been discovered inside a game case.
The 10th Anniversary iPhone 8 Is Expected in October
iPhone

The 10th Anniversary iPhone 8 Is Expected in October

Any concerns the iPhone 8 would be delayed have apparently disappeared from the supply chain.
New Recycling Process Turns Waste Plastic Into Oil
Environment

New Recycling Process Turns Waste Plastic Into Oil

Rather than dumping waste plastic into our oceans, Recycling Technologies created a machine that turns it into oil usable as fuel.
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