4 Sep 2015 - Global
A new lightweight material that heals itself when punctured could help spacecraft survive run-ins with debris. Christopher Intagliata reports. --
second time this year, Liberia has stamped out Ebola transmission and been declared free of the disease, health officials say.
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A 3D printer that layers cookie dough instead of plastic will go on sale in Asia next year and later in the U.S. and Europe pending regulatory approval. Nick Barber Cookies printed using a 3D food... printer on September 3, 2015. The Food Printer from Taiwan's XYZ Printing will cost around US$1,800. The printer works in a similar way to a traditional printer by layering dough, but what it prints isn't edible. It's printed on a piece of parchment paper and then needs to be baked in an oven before being eaten.
Force Friday's bringing a barrage of new "Star Wars" toys. Can Nerf blasters, quadcopters and costumes awaken your interest in the upcoming movie? Warning: Some product names contain movie spoilers.
Who needs a doctor when you have Google? Thanks to an update to Google's Knowledge Graph, everyone's favorite know it all search engine can now give you detailed information on more than 900 different... illnesses. The post Dr. Google can now help you diagnose 900 illnesses appeared first on Digital Trends.
Samsung's newest smartwatch wears a modern design.
Apple Pay officially launched in the U.K. earlier this summer with support from 8 banks, but notably missing from the list was popular bank Lloyds. It appears, however, that Lloyds is inching closer... to launching support Apple Pay. As noted by several readers, U.K. residents can now add a Lloyds card to your Wallet, and […]
A big part of what's won Chrome a lot of converts is how much faster it is over the competition. That speed comes at a price, though: The web browser is notoriously a resource hog (especially if you... have a dozen or so tabs open at once) and it dram...
Research has found a viral product that promotes a strong immune response against respiratory syncytial virus, a threat to infants and the elderly.
Facebook, which is trying to become a trading bazaar, is making it easier for its 1.49 billion users to buy, sell and trade used items from cars to waffle irons through Facebook groups.
A study recently conducted by academic researchers is putting concerns about penis size to bed — no pun intended The study, led by sexual psychophysiologist Dr. Nicole Prause, used 100 blue plastic... 3D-printed phalluses and 75 female participants to determine what women are actually looking for when it comes to penis size. See also: Here's what women say makes a beautiful penis Image: PLOS Online What the University of California Los Angeles and University of New Mexico researchers discovered shuts down many misconceptions about how women view male genitalia: bigger is not always better, and is occasionally even considered a negative
The class-action lawsuit filed between four of Silicon Valley's biggest names, and current and former employees has been put to bed, after a US District Judge gave approval for the technology giants... to reach a $415 million settlement.
Civil liberties advocates welcome the change, but say the public will remain largely unaware if their information has been caught up in criminal investigations.
Unless this really is the year of the Linux desktop ... Windows 10 looks to have grabbed about five and a half per cent of the desktop operating system market in August, its first full month of... release....
Before you walk, you have to crawl. Similarly, before you have driverless cars, you need autonomous golf carts, according to MIT. MIT and the National Research Foundation of Singapore — together... called SMART — have collaborated on creating a self-driving golf cart, reports MIT News. The golf carts were tested at a large public garden in Singapore over a period of six days. See also: Google self-driving cars don't need windshield wipers SMART also developed an app that lets passengers book a ride at one of 10 stations on the island, rerouting vehicles to meet customer demand as needed. Unlike Google's self-driving cars, the goal with the SMART golf carts was to keep the technology as simple as possible. As such, it uses off-the-shelf laser rangefinders mounted at different heights as...
Last week we reported that British scientists have outfitted an iPhone with a prototype hydrogen fuel cell battery that allowed the phone to last a week before needing charging. That is very... impressive, but could that technology be taken and applied to laptops as well? It turns out that Apple has had a similar idea. A recently discovered patent filed by Apple has revealed that the Cupertino company is exploring a fuel cell system for the MacBook. The goal? To allow the laptop to be used without the need to be plugged into power for days or even weeks on end. Safe to say that this system would allow users to bring their laptops with them even on travel without worrying about battery life. However just like the previous experiment with the iPhone, these fuel cells will need to be replenished...
Technically Incorrect: Have you heard of the bananaquit? How about the Slippery Dick Wrasse? If you haven't, the #StupidCommonNames Twitter hashtag is for you.
TomTom has announced the Trucker 5000, a navigation unit designed specifically with big rigs in mind. While it can also be used in a standard car, the Trucker 5000 chooses routes optimized for heavy... vehicles. The post TomTom's Trucker 5000 is specifically suited for big and tall driving appeared first on Digital Trends.
Prayers have been answered and hard work has paid off, as the Hiroshima Prefecture has released "Hiroshima cat's street view," which is, as its name suggests, a daring look into street life from the... eyes of a cat. The post Forget bird’s eye views, see with cat’s eyes with Cat Street View in Hiroshima appeared first on Digital Trends.
New research estimates that there are currently more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, but CNET's Eric Mack ran the numbers and found a shocking number are going up in smoke.
A small team at the social media giant is developing the educational software, which is being used in about 30 schools but has much broader ambitions.
In a recent interview, an Apple Music exec explained that the team is still working out some serious kinks in the system, explaining that there is plenty of work to be done before the system is... running on all cylinders. The post Apple Music still has ‘homework’ to do to work out kinks, says key executive appeared first on Digital Trends.
Read this ringing endorsement of the Nexus 6 from Gizmodo, then pick one up unlocked for $350, which is by far the best deal we've ever seen. Yeah, it's basically a year-old phone at this point, but... it's still a really strong performer at this price. [Nexus 6, $350]
Peeling one tomatillo isn't that big of a deal, but removing the papery, sticky skins from a whole bushel can get kind of tiresome. Luckily, Andrew Zimmern has a tip for peeling them in ten seconds.... (This also works with garlic!)
Each week, Roads & Kingdoms and Slate publish a new dispatch from around the globe. For more foreign correspondence mixed with food, war, travel, and photography, visit their online... magazine or follow @roadskingdoms on Twitter.
Sadomasochism has never looked more cheerful than it does in "Moving on From Vanilla: A Light Intro to BDSM," an animation created by Lessa Millet and Kaye Blegvad, and originally featured on Karley... Sciortino's sex and relationship blog Slutever.
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Thin wood shavings make the best tinder. The next time you go camping, consider throwing a pencil sharpener in your pack.
This gelatinous animal is actually a group of tiny clones, in which older members provide thrust through the water while younger ones steer.
When you think of Runtastic, the runner-centric fitness app probably comes to mind. However it seems that after being acquired by Adidas, the company has started to branch out beyond just creating... apps. Recently at IFA 2015, Runtastic announced the Moment series of fitness trackers which you can see for yourself in the photo above, which are also currently available for purchase via Runtastic's website. As you can tell, there are different designs and models that are offered. However all of them share one design trait which is that they are designed to look like a traditional watch, but at the same time offer up fitness tracking capabilities. There are four different models to choose from: the Moment Fun, Moment Basic, Moment Elite, and Moment Classic. All the models offer up the same...
Out of all the smartwatches that Samsung has released to date, we have to admit that the Gear S2 is probably the classiest of the bunch. However it looks like Samsung will be attempting to make it... even classier. During IFA 2015, Samsung announced that they will be teaming up with renowned Italian designer Alessandro Mendini. With this partnership, the Samsung Gear S2 is expected to receive some exclusive watch faces as well as different straps that will offer up a new look to the wearable. According to Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung, "Our partnership with Alessandro Mendini on these exquisite watch faces and bands for the Gear S2 is part of our continued commitment to deliver more custom options that help users express their...
If you're still in the habit of sending MMS messages and you're an Android user, there is a very good chance you could be using the Google Hangouts app. Now if you have yet to update your Hangouts app... to version 4.0, you might want to hold off on the update. There have been reports of the latest version causing some issues. According to several user reports, it seems that after updating to version 4.0, these users have encountered problems sending MMS. Basically whenever they try sending a message, they will be greeted by an error message that says, "Message not sent. Touch to retry." Repeated attempts and multiple messages don't seem to have solved it either. There is a th
Writing labels on bottles and jars is a great way to keep organized, but those labels tend to smear with regular handling. You can fix this with a quick application of clear nail polish.
Runtastic has announced a new wearable that combines the look and feel of a traditional watch with the functionality of a fitness tracker. The Runtastic Moment is available in four styles, offering a... combination of different sized watch faces, band types and colors. Synchronizing with the Runtastic Me app opens up a world of tracking functionality for those who require said features but would rather opt for a watch base.
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When it comes to browser choice on mobile, Android seems to have more picks. In fact if anything, Android has the option of using Mozilla's Firefox. iOS on the other hand did not have access to... Firefox, at least until now. Mozilla has recently released the first public preview of Firefox for iOS. Unfortunately Firefox for iOS has only been soft launched in New Zealand. This means that if you're living in the US, you won't be able to find the app in the iTunes App Store. According to Mozilla, the company plans to use its soft launch to collect feedback on the app. Based on the feedback, they will then introduce updates and changes to improve upon it. Ultimately Mozilla is planning for a worldwide launch before the end of the year. Users can sign up to be notified via Mozilla's website....
Aesop's fables are engaging, bite-sized stories you can read and ponder in a short amount of time. In other words: great bathroom material.
We first became acquainted with Andrew Suryono's name when his 'Orangutan in the Rain' photo popped up as one of the top submissions to the Sony World Photography awards. As we later found out, he's a... DPR regular and his photo eventually took first place in Sony's Indonesia National Award category. Find out the story behind the image.
Wearable tech is all the rage these days and while Alcatel isn't necessarily a brand that comes to mind, the company is trying their hand all the same. At IFA 2015, Alcatel has officially announced... the GO WATCH smartwatch. As you can see in the image above, it does not look like your typical smartwatch. In fact upon first glance we had to make sure that we weren't looking at Casio G-SHOCK. That being said, the design is pretty obvious that Alcatel has designed the watch for active users in mind. According to the company, it will feature water, dust, and shock resistance which is good news if you plan on being a bit rough with it. This is pretty impressive given that most smartwatches these days feel almost a bit too delicate. Interestingly enough unlike a lot of smartwatch makers, Alcatel...
It was rumored last month that Android Pay would be going live on the 26th of August. However given that there has been no news, safe to say that rumors were a dud. That being said, we have a possible... new date thanks to the folks at Phandroid. According to a leaked Verizon memo they obtained, a possible new date has been set. Based on the information, it has been suggested that come 16th of September, Android Pay will be officially launched. This is further supported by the fact that Google Play Services 8.1, which sets up the base for Android Pay, has begun to roll out to users. This means that if anything, any date from now is a potential launch. Now not only does this leaked memo hint at Android Pay's release, but it could also clue us in on Android 6.0 Marshmallow's release. According...
Toshiba has launched its Portégé Z20t ultra-portable 2-in-1 laptop at Rs 1,30,000 in the Indian market.
The subjects of the new Web series "Citizen Mars" aim to become astronauts with the Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One. That group plans to land four people on the Red Planet in 2027, kicking off a... permanent colony there.
Before petal-shaped starshades can be sent to space to study alien planets, they must first be thoroughly tested in Earth's mountains and deserts.
A famed "Star Trek" captain's romantic conquests have come to life in a new illustrated book.
Scientists have found a new way to lower blood sugar levels by reducing glucose production in the liver, paving the way for more effective drugs for type 2 diabetes.
Heather Armstrong's Dooce once drew millions of readers. Her blog's semi-retirement speaks to the challenges of earning money as an individual blogger today.
It's odd to think minimalism can be expensive. After all, expenses usually equal stuff, and minimalism is about having less stuff. But in the pursuit of minimalism, we often spend more than we expect....
After Facebook announcing earlier this month that it witnessed one billion daily active users, it is now WhatsApp's turn to share some usage figures. According to co-founder Jan Koum, the service now... has 900 million active users, up from 800 million in the month of April.
There's little reason to mix-and-match your phone and watch OSes.
Going to college can feel like a never-ending list of ways to spend money--on tuition, books, housing, and everything you need to go to school. But there is some relief! Many of your favorite software... providers and services offer generous academic discounts to students.
BJP MP Tarun Vijay said India must take the lead by showing the liberal democratic world the right path on cybersecurity.
Premium audio products maker Bose has launched its new SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II in the Indian market. Weighing about 200 grams, the headphones are available in white and black... colour variants.
What on the street is Samsung has an 18-inch tablet in the works. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen. However it looks like Alcatel has beaten Samsung to the punch with the OneTouch Xess... tablet which they have announced at IFA 2015 which will come with a 17.3-inch display. As you can tell from the photo the Alcatel OneTouch Xess has a rather unique and obvious feature. This comes in the form of an adjustable built-in stand and handle. This will allow users to prop the tablet up to view videos or to view websites. Admittedly this does not make the tablet particularly portable (its 17.3-inch display probably doesn’t help either) but if you plan to use it at home or in the office, it should be good enough. The photos also shows the varying angles that you can lean the tablet,...
In case some of you guys didn't know, ASUS and Acer and companies from Taiwan. Both companies also happen to be very established names in the computing department. So much so that there have been... rumors that Acer and ASUS would merge. However as it turns out the rumors are false. Acer's CEO Jason Chen recently refuted the rumors, claiming that by merging, both companies would violate the country's laws. To be specific, Taiwan has a law which prevents companies from merging if post-merger, they would have a 70% or higher market share. According to Chen, this is exactly what would happen if Acer and ASUS were to merge. It is possible that the rumors sprung up when last month, Acer's founder Stan Shih revealed that he was open to the company being bought over. This was by no means a...
Hisense is a brand many of you guys might not think of when it comes to mobile devices. However in the past, the company has put out several mobile products such as tablets and smartphones. This year... at IFA, the company is back with a new tablet called the Magic Mirror, and boy does it look good. This was spotted by the folks at Gizchina and as you can see in the photo above, Hisense has created a near bezel-less display. This is definitely unlike most tablets we have seen to date, which tends to focus on landscape orientation. However with the Magic Mirror, it almost feels like Hisense designed the tablet to be used in portrait orientation. According to the specs, the Magic Mirror tablet sports an 8.4-inch display with a 2560×1600 resolution, giving it a pixel density of 360ppi. Under...
A year ago, I was here at IFA in a state of exasperation. Every electronics company was throwing a diversity of awkward smartwatches at the wall and waiting to see what sticks. Nothing did, because... they were all too big, unwieldy, and compromised. This year, though, Samsung has launched a volley so powerful and immediately convincing that it might just break the wall down entirely. I've just worn the first smartwatch that I would actually consider buying.
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Working at a construction site is loud, dirty, and often dangerous. Roadside construction workers deal with the added risk of being struck by car or truck as it passes through a work zone, its driver... unaware or ignoring flags, cones, or other warnings.
Dyson (founder Sir James Dyson pictured) made the statements during an earnings announcement in which it revealed the Wiltshire-based firm's revenues were up 10 per cent in 2014.
Shannon Neuman explained on Facebook that she and Chris Neuman were not smiling at the marriage's undoing. Instead, they were celebrating the fact that "we have done something extraordinary (we think... anyway!)"
Wearables either try to do too much or are just too ugly. The Runtastic Moment isn't either. It's a stylish watch that can track your steps, distance, calories burned, sleep, and more. The post... Runtastic’s Moment smartwatch wraps modern tech in a classic design appeared first on Digital Trends.
Biologists were shocked by the scale of the deaths of saiga antelope in Kazakhstan this year, which saw 134,000 die in a couple of weeks, but are now finding clues pointing to the cause.
Eskom acting CEO Brian Molefe said on Friday it is a sign of Eskom's state of stability that there has been no load shedding for 26 days, despite 900MW of Koeberg unit 2 going down for maintenance.... Unveiling the power utility's maintenance plan for the next
Spyros Papaspyropoulos found a way to channel his passion for street photography into a website called Street Hunters.
Australian investigators said Friday that the confirmation of a wing part's link to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was significant but would not alter the search for the missing plane. Martin Dolan,... chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), acknowledged France's confirmation that the flaperon, which washed up on the Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean in July, was part of the missing Boeing 777-200.
Computer manufacturers are unveiling the first big batch of devices running Windows 10 at the IFA home electronics show opening in Berlin on Friday.
That inkjet printer ink costs more than champagne is the frequent moan of anyone who has to replace their cartridges. Take heart though, as Epson has launched a range of printers called EcoTank that... it claims will help users save 70% on home printing. The five new machines come with what Epson says is enough ink to last two years, and once empty the tanks can be refilled from a bottle instead of being replaced.
Monster unveiled a selfie case at IFA in Berlin this morning as if it was a new product. The company actually launched it a few months ago, but that didn't stop it from claiming it was the biggest... announcement at IFA. Monster hyped up its selfie case as if it had solved some type of problem that regular selfies and selfie-sticks can't solve, but during a presentation it was nothing but a monster fail. A demo left an iPhone tumbling towards the floor as the selfie case failed to stick to a TV properly. Demo aside, I'm not sure why you'd ever want a selfie case like this. You're trusting your phone to stick to a surface where it can easily crash to the floor, just to get a selfie at a weird angle. Monster's demo proved that, and just...
Mobile apps get interface redesign and added features
Telkom has made available a list of the new suburbs that will get "uncapped" 4G/LTE broadband when the product offering is expanded from next week. The telecommunications operator said on Friday that... it is expanding its "uncapped" wireless offering to 200 additional sites
It is safe to say that at the rate WhatsApp is growing and the number of active users they have, they are probably one of the world's largest messaging apps at the moment, if not the most popular. Now... back in April, it was announced that WhatsApp's monthly active users was at 800 million, but that number has grown since then. According to the latest figures, WhatsApp is now boasting a whopping 900 million monthly active users, which has grown by a staggering 100 million over the course of the past five months or so. Breaking it down, this means that WhatsApp has averaged about 20 million new active users every month! The company was acquired by Facebook back in 2014 and according to Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg, he believed that WhatsApp could hit as many as 2-3 billion users, although...
Trying on Parrot's new Zik 3 headphones is like being swaddled in expensive upholstery. The wireless headphones' plush exterior feels soft in your hand and fits snugly over your ears. Then Parrot's... new automatic noise canceling software kicks in and the outside world is muted before you start listening to whatever music you prefer. But in the same way that a treacherously squashy sofa can trap the unwary, the Zik 3 can be difficult to get full control over. Can too much comfort be a bad thing?
A new device running the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC has apparently made a visit to the AnTuTu benchmark testing site, receiving an impressive score of 83,774.
We've seen drones used for all sorts of things, like photography, videography, and rescue efforts. However one Kansas farmer by the name of Derek Klingenberg decided to use his drone for fishing. This... is actually a pretty good idea as it allows the pilot to stand along the shore, while the drone goes out into deeper waters. So did he catch any fish? Turns out that Klingenberg did and was successful in his attempt. All he had with him was a fishing line and the DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter. Based on his reaction, it would seem that Klingenberg did not expect to be successful. However we have to admit that it was a pretty sweet catch. That being said, Klingenberg is actually not the first person to catch a fish using a drone. As the folks at WIRED point out, back in 2013 there was another...
Are you in the market for a new TV? If you are, there are plenty of options out there today. However at IFA 2015, Philips has taken the wraps off a unique TV in the form of the Ambilux. This is a TV... with a 4K resolution, which by itself is more or less to be expected from modern TVs these days. However what makes the Ambilux so unique is the fact that it comes with pico projectors embedded into the back. Now we know you're probably a little confused by the use of pico projectors, but they do serve a purpose. The idea, which you can see for yourself in the video above, is to create a more immersive experience. How it works is that the pico projectors on the back will project images on what you're watching onto the wall behind it. This will help fill up the room with more colors and images,...
In a Facebook post making the announcement, WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum also tagged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who promptly put up a post congratulating him on the milestone.
An unannounced LG handset has made its way to China's telecom regulator TENAA, featuring rear-mounted power and volume buttons and a textured back pattern. The phone carries V10 branding at the back,... but the differentiator could be a secondary "ticker" display that's similar to the one Samsung used in its Continuum handset all the way back in 2010.
Intel will put $50 million and engineering resources into an alliance on quantum computing that could radically advance complex problem-solving.
Whether you're an armchair traveler or someone who loves to get out there and explore, Google's new Street View app has something for everyone. The new Android and iOS software offers a collection of... fabulous curated content, and even lets you contribute. The post Google's new Street View app lets you add panoramic imagery and browse collections appeared first on Digital Trends.
Punching in security codes to deactivate the alarm at his store became a thing of the past for Jowan Oesterlund when he implanted a chip into his hand about 18 months ago.
German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer said Friday that it plans to float its polymers business Covestro on the stock exchange in the fourth quarter of this year.
The company unveiled its new machine at tech conference IFA in Berlin. The average person family creates 220 loads of washing over the course of a year, the firm said.
More than ever before, Brits are using catch-up services to watch their favourite TV shows from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. YouView is already fusing those services with the traditional... Freeview experience, and now, realising its potenti...
MTN is starting its first fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) deployments in the Western Cape, it said on Friday. It has begun trenching in Fresnaye and Bakoven, where it intends connecting a thousand homes by... year-end. It's the first time that MTN has expanded its FTTH network
Qualcomm's Derek Aberle, under pressure from Jana Partners to improve the licensing and chip design firm's stock performance, sounded a cautionary note about a potential breakup.
BERLIN -- Launching a new smartphone brand in the current climate is a pretty brave move. Doing so at the premium end of the market where the iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy S range dominate is an even... braver move. Yet that is exactly what German company Gigaset has done.
Parrot's high-tech headphone series just got another notable upgrade. The Zik 3 brings the same noise cancellation and touch panel controls of the last model, but adds wireless charging to the... already-wireless headphones. There's also a completely...
Sipho Maseko is off the hook over charges that he drove a car with falsified number plates. Bloomberg reported on Friday that the state has dropped charges against the Telkom CEO after he appeared in... a magistrate's court in Johannesburg. It's not clear why
If you're an iPhone user unhappy with your current crop of mobile browsers, then hold tight, Firefox for iOS is just around the corner. Mozilla rolled out the first public preview of the software on... Thursday, though you have to be in New Zealand to try it. The post The first public preview of Firefox for iOS is here - if you live in New Zealand appeared first on Digital Trends.
Living the dream. For post-adolescents that means taking off for the big, bad city and ready to thrive to the max on all that is new and noisy. Living the dream. For professionals the meaning changes... to sorting out a digital life where careers can be on and off city limits, and where they just want to get the hell out and into a quiet life of balance.
The Carphone Warehouse is now accepting pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z5 and Sony Xperia Z5 Compact. The two handsets were unveiled at IFA in Berlin, but you'll now be able to reserve a unit for... yourself when the smartphones launch in the UK. Should you be a fan of white phones, the UK retailer has an exclusivity deal on the color for two whole weeks post-launch.
After a two-day flight in space, ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, commander Sergei Volkov and Aidyn Aimbetov arrived at the International Space Station at 07:39 GMT (09:39 CEST)
Mozilla has rolled out its first public preview of Firefox for iPhones and iPads.
It’s Force Friday and around the globe fans have been queing overnight to snap up the newest Star Wars toys.
A quick heads up to all of y'all who enjoy our weekly podcast - it's coming today, live-to-tape from Berlin, Germany! But it's going to be a tad later than usual because of a few scheduling things... here at the IFA conference. There's also a ton of stuff for us to recap, and you don't want to miss this one. So look for this week's recording (again, no live show this week) a few hours later than usual tonight. And to make sure you never miss an episode, we recommend subscribing to our feed! You can do so here. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy!
Take care of your emoji, and your emoji will take care of you. The post Adopting Emoji Is Like Adopting Internet Highways appeared first on WIRED.
A number of us here at Motherboard are major bird nerds, and why not? Birds are, to use a scientific term, extremely dope. Aves is such a varied class of creatures--from the flightless cassowary... capable of disemboweling a person with its claws, to the birds of paradise with their insane plumage and manic mating rituals. But sometimes birds are just huge goofy dorks. Nick Lund, aka The Birdist, teamed up with NPR to make a video featuring the dumbest-sounding birds of North America. For example: the American Bittern, a wading bird, sounds appropriately like a slowly-leaking faucet, while the Bald Eagle has a pipsqueaky call better suited to a songbird than a majestic bird of prey. My personal favorite is the Willow Ptarmigan, which makes a variety of dumb sounds including one that's...
Nextbit wanted to celebrate the launch of its debut smartphone today at a party in San Francisco, but it turned out to be a celebration of success as well. In just under 12 hours, the startup reached... its $500,000 Kickstarter goal to fund the Robin,...
In April a BMW racing through a fruit market in Foshan in China's Guangdong province knocked down a 2-year-old girl and rolled over her head. As the girl's grandmother shouted, "Stop! You've hit a... child!" the BMW's driver paused, then switched into reverse and backed up over the girl. The woman at the wheel drove forward once more, crushing the girl for a third time. When she finally got out from the BMW, the unlicensed driver immediately offered the horrified family a deal: "Don't say that I was driving the car," she said. "Say it was my husband. We can give you money."
More information on plus-sized tablet coming this year, while Gear S2 targets the IoT
Cooling a high-power gaming laptop has always been limited to fan cooling but now Asus is introducing liquid cooling to the mix.
Accidental leak or intentional marketing ploy? Qualcomm has said that devices with its next Snapdragon 820 won't be coming until 2016, or perhaps late this year at the earliest, and yet here we see... such an alleged device running tests on AnTuTu. And more than just its appearance, its score of 83,774, so far the highest among mobile chips, is …
Venice may be the world's oldest film festival, but this year it is pioneering what may well become the future of cinema as Netflix screens two films here.
In rural Britain, access to the internet remains a struggle so locals are finding other means of improving its broadband
Manufacturers pin hopes on Windows 10 sales boost in declining market for PCs
According to technology consultancy BMI-TechKnowledge, the City of Tshwane now has the largest municipal public Wi-Fi network in Africa. What started as a fantasy of making Internet access a basic
SINGAPORE — If politics isn't your thing this election season, maybe some humourous haiku will change your mind. Haiku Party was recently set up to collect haiku submissions from people about the... upcoming elections. Some are funny, some poignant and many take digs at the incumbent People's Action Party (PAP), which has held power since it won the 1959 election. See also: Singaporean politicians win and lose at social media (If you're not from Singapore, the PAP's symbol is a lightning bolt, and the opposition Workers' Party's is a hammer. That's where all the Thor jokes are coming from.) Too bad he isn't running. Thanks Wahira! #Ge2015 #sgelections #haikuparty A photo posted by Haiku Party (@haiku.party) on Sep 2, 2015 at 10:16pm PDT
Heading into her historic calendar Grand Slam bid at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams has received more media attention than at any other point in her storied career. But before she stared out from the... newsstands this week (gracing the covers of Sports Illustrated, New York magazine, and the New York Times Magazine), and before she won any of her 21 Grand Slam titles, Williams tried her own brief stint on the other side of the podium, tape recorder and notepad in hand.
When Apple Music launched in June it was seen as a Spotify killer, giving away three months of free access to entice iPhone, iPod and iPad users opting for it as their primary streaming service. But... it has been widely criticised since then, with users...
It may not instantly whisk you to far-flung reaches of the universe like the gravitational wormholes of Stargate, Star Trek and Interstellar, but researchers at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona... (UAB) claim to have created the first experimental wormhole that links two regions of space magnetically. ..
Lenovo is also giving its gaming systems a boost. Lenovo's game-centric PCs are branded under the IdeaCentre Y Series, and the gaming laptops fall under the IdeaPad Y Series.
Hot or not? This algorithm sweeps through your social media and delivers the verdict. It's nothing personal, only math, data mining and advanced sampling.
Amazon.com's 'Dash' button, which allows customers to place orders instantly, will now be effectively free.
It’s WhatsApp monthly active user number update time, folks. The Facebook-owned messaging service, which doesn’t yet have a business model, has now crossed 900 million MAUs, as CEO, co-founder... and (now) Facebook board member Jan Koum revealed on Facebook. (Of course.)
Combine two of the internet’s favourite things and the result is a street map of Japan from a cat’s perspective.
Samsung recently took the lid off the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches at the IFA 2015 event. However, now, the pricing, release date and operating system compatibility related information... about the devices have been disclosed.
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of the Northern Territory desert in Australia, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme
In this Ask A Dev, Android engineer Kris Pena helps fellow Android developers lower their stress levels by teaching them the necessary precautions to take before launching their app A wise woman once... said the best cure for an Android app crash is prevention. Kris Pena is that woman, and she will tell you all about the variety of tests you need to run to make sure your app is as stable as possible before it makes it to the user. From using the built-in alpha and beta testing tools on the Play Store to simply sharing the APK with a group of friends, Kris makes it clear how crucial testing is to a launch. She also suggests some helpful crash logging tools to help you get the most out of your beta stage. Enjoy!
'We don't comment on rumour or speculation'. But we do Rumors and speculations are mounting that SanDisk might be an acquisition target, with reports indicating it's been chatted up by two suitors... wanting to buy it, with Western Digital (WD) in the frame....
In a Sept. 3 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misstated that 5 trillion tons of ice had melted since 1992. That much has melted since 2002.
A set of images that claim to show someone measuring the body of the upcoming iPhone 6S apparently confirms that Apple's new handset will be slightly larger than its predecessor, the iPhone 6.
Those interested in buying the new OnePlus 2 can go to 50 Airtel stores across Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Bengaluru for a hands-on experience of the smartphone.
A few months ago, I wrote a piece in Tech.pinions asking if "Android is the new Windows?" In the article I pointed out that, when the PC was the center of our universe, Windows was …
Along with the jump to 4K UHD resolutions, TV makers are also jumping on the "smart" bandwagon by putting out a selection of smart TVs. While some are still waiting for Apple's play with the upcoming... Apple TV, others are already rallying behind Google's representative, the aptly named Android TV. One of those manufacturers is Philips, and at IFA 2015 …
The Force Awakens is still a few months away, but already Star Wars fans have fallen in love with one of the film's supporting characters: BB-8. The rolling droid is a spiritual successor to R2-D2 and... now, thanks to Sphero, you can buy your own min...
LG is launching a phone called the V10 with a small auxiliary "ticker" display above the main screen, according to Evan Blass (@evleaks) and photos from Chinese regulator Tenaa. That might sound... bizarre, but it was actually used before on Samsung's...
Procrastination just got a whole lot more informative. This week, Google rolled out an entertaining new feature that feeds users with random tidbits of knowledge. All you need to do is Google the... words “fun facts” or “I’m feeling curious,” and prepare to get sucked into a rabbit hole of information. Ever wondered how much a blimp costs or how Belgian waffles are different from regular waffles? Google’s got you covered. Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying cosmonaut Sergey Volkov, the European Space Agency's Andreas Mogensen and Kazakhstan's Aidyn Aimbetov docked with the space station's Poisk module at 3:39 a.m. EDT... (0739 GMT) Friday (Sept. 4).
A brand new line of "Star Wars" toys was introduced to the world today. We attended a reveal event at 12:01 a.m. local time at the Toys 'R' Us in Times Square.
When is a logo change more than just a logo change? We set out to answer that very question as it pertains to Google on the latest episode of MashTalk. See also: Google's new logo is friendly, not... evil Plus, we do a rapid-fire round of "yay or nay?" on all the gadgets we've seen out of IFA 2015 and share our predictions for Apple's upcoming event Listen to the episode on Libsyn, above, or on iTunes. You can also subscribe to MashTalk on iTunes and get our latest episodes instantly. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.
LONDON – Ever wondered what would happen if you actually responded to one of those emails from people offering you free viagra, or telling you you've won a load of money and all you need to do is... pop them over a quick email with your bank details in order to claim it? Well, wonder no more – British comedian James Veitch has done the hard work for you. Veitch spent the last two years replying to as many spam emails as possible – everything from wild declarations of love to a business proposal for a snail farm – and he's compiled the results into a new book, Dot Con. See also: It's impossible not to be impressed by this British comedian's 'skills'
Technically Incorrect: A group of UK researchers insists that cats are just fine on their own. They don't get a sense of security from specific humans.
NEW YORK — A drone buzzed over the court during a U.S. Open match in Louis Armstrong Stadium on Thursday night and crashed into an empty section of seats. U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris... Widmaier said no one was injured and that the New York Police Department was "conducting an ongoing investigation." See also: Highly accurate fisherman hooks a drone midflight The black device flew diagonally through the arena during the next-to-last game of a second-round match that 26th-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy won 6-1, 6-4 over Monica Niculescu of Romania. Pennetta said she heard the drone fly by and was not sure what it was.
Scientists have used newly available data from China, combined with Google Maps, to produce a near real-time online map that vividly illustrates the extent of the country's air pollution problem,... which a recent report suggested kills 4,000 people a day in the country.
Justice Dept. issues policy for phone surveillance technology; will generally require warrants
Amazon has announced a deal to buy a startup that tailors traditional television broadcast for the vast array of internet-linked devices used for streaming videos.
SINGAPORE — When payments giant PayPal launched its stripped-down service, PayPal.me, on Tuesday, Asia was notably missing from the roster of 18 launch areas. PayPal.me is a mobile-friendly URL... which you can send to friends and collect payment. It's designed to remove at least one of the steps in PayPal's current peer-to-peer transfer process, which requires you to punch in the recipient's email address before sending money. See also: Soon you'll be able to pay for Burger King with PayPal In Asia, where the Internet populace goes online heavily via mobile phones, you'd think PayPal would ensure it didn't miss the region in launching a mobile-focused consumer service.
An X-ray scan of a fossilised sea urchin revealed a large number of fossilised clams inside.
A latest study has revealed the potentially dangerous impact of climate change on the survival of the tiny bacterium called trichodesmium. According to the researchers, an irreversible damage to the... bacterium could impact the entire marine food chain -- from microscopic planktons to enormous whales.
Sony has just revealed its trio of flagship smartphones for the rest of the year and there are bound to be mixed, and maybe even high, emotions regarding these smartphones' features. Depending on your... inclinations and needs, you might find the specs either disappointing or just what the doctor prescribed. Or maybe even both. Whatever your take is, this latest …
Price drop needed for expensive kit Sound system bods Pioneer have completed a trial of laser-outfitted cars in a bid to have vehicle mapping technology in commercial use as early as 2018....
A direct and immediate outcome of being lauded by a well known personality is that everyone in the world wants to befriend you.
Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple and the man credited with bringing both personal computers and advanced mobile electronics to the masses, died on October 5, 2011. But the battle to define both the... man and his legacy is being waged right now in the form of several books and high-profile films, the latest of which is the documentary Steve Jobs: The Man In the Machine, from Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, a man I've interviewed in the past and whose work I greatly respect. That's why it really bums me out that The Man In the Machine makes little attempt to portray someone who was, by most accounts, a complex, iconic, but all-too-flawed man who, over the course of his career, could be both inventor and thief, monk and businessman, brat and sage, tyrant and beloved leader, and managed...
Search giant rolls out streaming service to rapidly growing Japanese market.
Intel Corporation announced Thursday that it will invest $50 million over the next 10 years into research on quantum computing. In a statement, the technology giant said that it will partner with the... Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, and TNO -- the Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research -- to "accelerate advancements" in the field.
The messaging app, which has added 100 million new users in the past four months, has experienced 50 percent growth in the past year.
Unlike dogs, cats do not need their owners to feel secure and safe, suggests a latest study. According to a team of animal behavior specialists at the University of Lincoln, U.K., domestic cats do not... perceive their owners as their center of safety; however, dogs feel the opposite.
As New York taxi drivers face surging competition from smartphone cab services, the traditional taxi force in the city that never sleeps is preparing to push back against the likes of Uber.
Samsung and other tech companies showcased new computerized wristwatches this week -- all aimed at challenging Apple, a relative newcomer to selling smartwatches.
The world seems a little grayer to those who believe that they are "feeling blue." However, the new study published in the journal Psychological Science suggests that it is not just a metaphor.
According to a survey conducted by consumer advocacy group, Choice, 30 percent of Australians are illegally downloading, streaming, or watching shows or movies.
In an effort to curb the amount of air pollution and smog in the city, Paris will go car-free for one day this month. On Sunday, Sept. 27, the streets of France's capital will be closed to motor... vehicles from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, with the exception of a few main thoroughfares (which will operate with speed limits of about 20 mph) See also: Paris activates emergency efforts to curb choking smog According to Forbes, "Une Journée Sans Voiture," or "A Day Without Cars," was organized by nonprofit environmental group Paris Sans Voiture, who hope to make this an annual event The organization presented the idea to Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who accepted and announced the plan in March
AgriProtein's technology uses flies to recycle organic waste into protein that can be used for animal feed.
If items like your phone, keys and wallet keep running away, tag them with these little tracking devices that pair with an app to keep you and your stuff together.
OSVR, the Razer-backed virtual reality software platform, will be shipping a new iteration of its "hacker development kit" headset next month. Today, the group announced HDK 1.3, which is supposed to... upgrade the headset's optics and display. Pre-orders will start on October 1st, and orders will start shipping at some point later in the month. There's no price for the new headset, but the previous model currently sells for $299, with previous versions selling for $199. This is an incremental upgrade, so it's reasonable to expect a similar price. The OSVR development kit, which was first announced at CES in January, isn't competing with major high-end headsets like the Vive or the finished Oculus Rift. It's more equivalent to the Rift's...
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Telkom is expanding its "uncapped" 4G/LTE broadband offering to 200 additional sites in Gauteng, the company said on Friday. "Telkom today announced that it will be rolling out the second phase of... SmartBroadband Uncapped High Speed Wireless packages to more
Samsung would make its next smartwatch technology available to its competitors who also use Android, hoping to increase its share of the market.
Better containers, storage, security and admin, apparently Red Hat has offered up a beta of Enterprise Linux 7.2, touting security, storage management, and expanded container capabilities....
Achieving another milestone in the field of cancer research, a team of researchers at the Francis Crick Institute claims that aspirin can help boost the speed of cancer treatment. According to the... researchers, supplying aspirin to cancer patients, along with immunotherapy, can significantly increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
Software services exporter Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is set to pick up over 2 million sq ft of built-to-suit space at Hiranandani Estate in Thane on lease, in what is being billed as the largest... single office space transaction in India in terms of area.
Intel has used the fifth anniversary of its purchase of security company McAfee to release a review of how the cybersecurity landscape has changed in that time. There are a number of surprising... observations from the report and a few that were expected. Of little surprise has
Amazon on Thursday announced a deal to buy a startup that tailors traditional television broadcast for the vast array of Internet-linked devices used for streaming video.
US chip colossus Intel on Thursday said that it will put $50 million and engineering resources into an alliance on quantum computing that could radically advance complex problem-solving.
Here's something that's sure to go viral: A video of international sporting sensation Jarryd Hayne just casually slamming a NFL defender to the ground. The move came during a pre-season game against... San Diego on Friday. The match is the last before the big decision comes on Sunday Australian time, when the San Francisco 49ers will announce whether they're giving the former Australian rugby league player a place on their official 53-man lineup. See also: Jarryd Hayne is one step closer to playing in the NFL for the 49ers San Francisco won the game 14-12, but that's not what Australians were excited about.
As part of the partnership, TIL is licensing its Colombia Traffic Network (CTN) technology to LocoVida to power their advertising campaigns for brands wanting to reach the tier-II and tier-III... audience.
In 1906, the battleship HMS Dreadnought entered into service with the Royal Navy. With her 12-in (305 mm) guns, high speed capabilities and other innovations, she rendered all other major warships... obsolete. Inspired by this revolutionary design, the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) think-tank project Startpoint has unveiled its vision of a Navy vessel 35 years from now with the Dreadnought 2050 - an automated fusion-powered surface warship equipped with lasers, hypersonic missiles, a high-tech composite hull, and torpedoes that can travel at over 300 knots (345 mph, 555 km/h). ..
The latest iteration of the iPhone may not be the only device Apple lifts the lid on next week.
Microsoft is buying a startup that specializes in analyzing email, meeting schedules and other work data to increase people's efficiency on the job.
A small black drone hovered over Louis Armstrong stadium during a US Open tennis match in New York Thursday night, before crashing into the stands and forcing play to be briefly interrupted. As the... Associated Press reports, the drone crashed toward the end of a second round match between 26th-ranked Flavia Pennetta and Monica Niculescu. Play was interrupted between points as police examined the black drone, which broke into pieces after landing in an empty part of the stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. A spokesman for the US Tennis Association tells the AP that no one was injured in the incident, and that the New York Police Department "is conducting an ongoing investigation." He added that no...
In 2013, Mozilla declared that it will not bring Firefox to iOS because of both technical difficulties and Apple's own policies. What a difference two years makes. Back in May, Mozilla revealed that... it was indeed working on a Firefox for iOS, or something resembling the popular browser. Now it is rolling out the first fruits of its labors, but …
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Even if you spent $399 on the ultra-crazy edition of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection there was a pretty gaping hole in it. No, I'm not talking about what that purchase did to your bank account, I... mean the anthology's distinct lack of the serie...
AP Exclusive: Ex-Calif. official says governor ordered regulators to bypass US water law
ZTE has announced the Axon smartphone will be sold internationally at the end of September. The The Axon Elite comes with a low price and a high spec, including a combination of voice, fingerprint,... and eye scanning security technology. The post ZTE’s low-price, high-tech Axon smartphone is going on sale internationally appeared first on Digital Trends.
Car-booking service negotiates cheaper car deals in an effort to expand its service in the crucial Nigerian market.
Welcome back to Slate's weekly news quiz. I'm your host, 74-time Jeopardy! winner Ken Jennings.
A man who has been completely paralysed for four years has been able to take thousands of steps using his own muscles, thanks to a robotic exoskeleton.
Does not pass go, despite commendable misappropriation attempt A Spanish chap whose bank accidentally deposited €60,000 in his account did what any right-minded customer in his position would have... done: he immediately trousered as much cash as possible and then refused to hand it back....
Gear S2 comes full circle with a durable stainless steel body that sits slim and sleek on your wrist. Customizing the watch face and changing watch bands is so easy, it’s a device for all occasions.... In a beautiful partnership, Alessandro Mendini brings his taste, humor and sense of color to the Gear S2. The result is a range of watch faces and watch bands that completes your personal style. Things you need most from your smartphone are available with...
Over the years, the magic of Star Wars has always lived on screen and in our imaginations. Thanks to our advancements in technology, we've made it possible to bring a new part of Star Wars: The Force... Awakens into your home. Meet BB-8 – the app-enabled Droid that’s as authentic as it is advanced. BB-8 has something unlike any other robot an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions...
SmartThings is one of the coolest and smartest home automation setups that lets you easily monitor, control, and secure your home from anywhere. Once you have the combined setup of the SmartThings Hub... and smartphone app along with your favorite smart home products, you can control them from another room or another country. Add as many or as few smart devices as you want, choreograph them to work together in one free app, and create a smarter home that automatically...
Philips izzy multiroom speakers let you play music in one room, or in many at the same time via lzzylink. Anyone in the house can play music to any izzy speaker and when more speakers are purchased... they can be added to the group easily. Whether lying on the couch or cooking in the kitchen, you can share music with your family or friends no matter what room they are in. No router, no password, no apps needed for set...
The FireFly Safety Running and Biking Light Spurs provide super bright high intensity light that easily clip on to your shoe heel and allow you to be seen in the dark and stay safe. The FireFly light... spurs help keep you safe and visible during night time runs or bike rides. The FireFly heel lights are lightweight and quickly and comfortably clip on to the back of your shoe and light up the night for high visibility while running, walking...
It’s the evolution of the travel pillow – REAL support for your head and neck with 16 built-in, high-tech features. We studied every so called "comfort pillow" on the market, and what they are all... missing is the ability to actually SUPPORT your head! Our aim was to mimic a natural resting pose while taking weight off your spine and neck:We also packed the comfort of your own bedroom into something the size of your hand! It fits easily into...
E-wallets and virtual card accounts will have to be disclosed under new black money law, according to the latest set of clarifications issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes.
Eco friendly bamboo sunglasses that FLOAT! All sunglasses are equipped with polarized lenses and spring loaded hinges. Nomad ATA is a Bamboo Sunglasses company that strives to shade your eyes in style... while protecting the environment at the same time. Our sunglasses are Eco-friendly and FDA approved! They also FLOAT!! you’ll never have to worry about your sunglasses sinking to the bottom of the ocean, river or lake again! We are just starting out and need capital to market the...
A luxurious leather iPad / tablet support that eliminates the hand, arm and neck strain of prolonged tablet use. But ever since the iPad’s first release it was clear that the tablet computer would... need ergonomic help to adapt to the world around it. This incredible device was not designed to stand up on its own. Tablet use currently involves propping, flaps, and kickstands. It causes strain on the wrist, finger, and forearm. We’d like to introduce you to a...
I’ve been working on this project for well over a year. I used to race motocross and 2 years ago I moved to California. I started mountain biking as an alternative and just couldn’t feel... comfortable in clips. I immediately started brainstorming how to get the grip I was looking for with the peace of mind that I could step off during a sketchy situation. Great for the climbs and great for decents. I truly love the prototypes I have developed...
Nixie Radian is the ultimate in modern style – a wall clock using vintage linear indicators. The world’s first analog nixie timepiece. A beautiful wall clock designed in the mid-century modern... style. The design uses genuine vintage nixie tubes to create a timepiece that is both striking and simple. The center is carved from a solid block of hardwood cherry, engraved and painted with digits, and hand-finished to a soft shine. Just like any other analog clock or watch. The...
BERLIN — Still tapping your phone to unlock it? ZTE's Axon Elite lets you use your eyes, fingerprints and voice to unlock it instead. The Chinese telecommunications company announced its latest... Android smartphone on Thursday at IFA in Berlin. See also: ZTE's Axon Pro could have been a killer phone but there's one major flaw Whereas the Axon Pro was designed in the U.S. specifically for the U.S. market, the Axon Elite is for the rest of the world — namely, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America The Elite's most alluring features involve unlocking it. There's a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device just below the secondary camera. But that's not all. The phone can also be unlocked via a scan of your eye or with your voice. How secure the last mode is, of course, unclear.
Rights groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Access, Free Press, and Human Rights Watch have joined in opposition to Twitter's recent crackdown on Politwoops, a network of sites that... archived deleted tweets from politicians worldwide. In an open letter, the coalition says Twitter's ban "holds grave consequences for free expression and transparency around the world." "The right to information, free speech, and privacy protect people and enable them to hold the powerful to account," says Open State Foundation executive director Arjan El Fassed in a statement; the Open State Foundation is the Netherlands-based organization behind Politwoops. "By blocking Politwoops, Twitter has decided to forsake these values, and the only...
WhatsApp has quietly introduced a new feature which allows users to keep tabs on their data usage -- with an unexpected result.
Over and over, copyright experts have told the government the best way to reduce online piracy in Australia is to make entertainment content affordable and available. Once again, the numbers back them... up. On Friday, consumer advocacy group Choice released a follow-up to its 2014 Piracy Survey, which shows piracy levels in Australia are dropping thanks to the increasing availability of legal streaming options. Talking to more than 1,000 Australians in July, Choice found that 17% said they were regular pirates, down from 23% in 2014. Thirty percent of respondents said they had pirated content at least once during the year, compared with 33% in 2014.
Last month, DJI released the Phantom 3 Standard drone, which slotted in below the Phantom 3 Advanced and Phantom 3 Professional in the company's lineup. At the time, DJI promised compatibility with a... series of intelligent flight modes would be forthcoming in a software update and the company has now delivered on that promise. ..
The UK grime scene has been an inspiration for some of North America's biggest rappers. Drake and Kanye West have made a point of showing their appreciation for its MCs and the music they produce: the... former is friend with grime fixture Skepta and brought him on stage during a London set earlier this year, while Kanye enlisted the help of some of the scene's biggest names during a fiery performance at the Brit Awards. But although they might share a mutual appreciation, some grime MCs do things a little differently than their trans-Atlantic cousins. Where Drake responds to Meek Mill with a trio of carefully calibrated diss tracks that belittled his rap skills, his relationship, and his entire being, prolific British grime artist JME uses...
Most mobile operators are unwilling to enter into spectrum sharing pacts in isolation in the absence of trading rules as they fear such short-term arrangements could hurt business in the long run.
AWS Cloud to spin up video formatting services Amazon Web Services has acquired "software-defined video" player Elemental for an undisclosed sum....
Technically Incorrect: A passenger films someone apparently texting on an American Airlines flight during takeoff. It turns out to be a pilot from another airline.
At IFA, Alcatel OneTouch announced two new handsets targeted at the entry-level segment, the Pop Star and Pop Up. With a focus on customizability, the Pop Star will be available in a variety of back... cover options, including plastic, leather and denim.
An international team of scientists has for the first time mapped all the genes that are activated in the first few days of a fertilised human egg.
WhatsApp has grown tremendously from the time Facebook acquired it in 2014 for $19 billion. The messaging app's founder, Jan Koum, has just announced on Facebook that the service has reached 900... million monthly active users (MAU). That means it has...
Next Wednesday Apple will unveil its new phone lineup. Hayley Tsukayama takes a look at what users can expect.
The list of materials capable of being extruded through a 3D printer seems to grow by the week, moving well beyond plastics, food and metals to now include another unlikely substance: glass. And while... previous 3D printing methods have used powdered glass and silica sand, a team of researchers led by Neri Oxman out of MIT's Mediated Matter Group has developed a 3D printer that extrudes molten glass. ..
If you'd rather Google the weird thing growing on your hand than go see your friendly neighbourhood healthcare professional, good news: Google is announcing support for a bunch more medical... conditions, without having to ever leave search results.
Baidu, China’s largest search engine and an investor in Uber, is giving its Zuoyebang ‘after school’ service, which helps school students with their studies, wings of its own after it revealed... that the business raised an undisclosed Series A funding round.
JBL shows off three new additions to the company's Bluetooth arsenal, including something for the home, for the beach, and even something a little different designed for your dashboard. The post JBL... illuminates IFA 2015 with a Bluetooth speaker for every task appeared first on Digital Trends.
As the funding cycle for Indian internet companies starts to slide off its peak, investors and entrepreneurs anticipate a wave of mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the crowded and highly... competitive hyper-local delivery and online classifieds segments.
The Shepherd's Crown (2015) -- by English author Sir Terry Pratchett, featuring his young witch character, Tiffany Aching -- was never going to be an easy read for me. I knew and counted Terry
Storage specialists latest offerings to be equipped with Z-Wave wireless technology.
No workaround, so it's 'patch or chuck it in the bin' Cisco has patched a denial of service vulnerability in its unified computing platform....
The idea of a tablet playing a central role in a family's day-to-day life isn't exactly a new one. We've seen any number of manufacturers give this a shot, to varying degrees of success. Now it's... Alcatel's turn, with the 17.3-inch Xess. Yes, you read that right, it's a 17-inch Android tablet. But it's also decently thought out, even if we're in the early days on execution. Let's take a quick look.
With the 2016 model year, Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto will turn cars, even those as affordable as a base model Chevy Spark, into rolling robotic assistants.
Alcatel OneTouch has today taken the wraps off a line of waterproof, dustproof and shockproof gadgets in its new "Go" series. Debuting at IFA 2015 in Berlin, Germany are the Go Play smartphone and Go... Watch -- colorful new devices that bring some unique features to their respective price points.
China's largest search engine Baidu and one of the country's biggest private conglomerates Fosun are scouting to invest in Indian startups.
JBL shows off a deluge of new headphones at IFA 2015, including three new series, the Everest, Reflect, and Grip. With everything from customizable noise cancelling, to Bluetooth wireless sharing, and... sweat resistant exteriors, there's something for everyone. The post JBL drops a headphone bonanza on the IFA crowd in Berlin appeared first on Digital Trends.
After televisions, Sony Corp plans to assemble its Xperia smartphones in India and manufacture a couple of sub-Rs 10,000 models, specifically designed for the local market
With the exception of Apple, all major manufacturers have been announcing new devices at the ongoing IFA 2015, in time for the holiday shopping season.
Archaeologists and thousands of volunteers are in a race against time to digitally map some of the world's oldest and most important statues, temples, and cities before they can be destroyed by the... Islamic State, the Los Angeles Times reports.
An amateur paleontologist may have made the discovery of the summer last month when she found a jaw bone belonging to a long-snouted fish known to exist more than 220 million years ago.
Yamaha has expanded its Side-by-Side range with a brand new sports model packed with innovative, industry leading technology. Designed for ultimate off-road performance, the YXZ1000R goes up against... the Polaris RZR and Can-Am Maverick in the fight for dominance in the pure sports class. ..
Google is making it easier to look up illness, so you don't have to wait for websites to load in order to get a quick overview of what you might (or might not) be dealing with. Mountain View has... doubled the number of diseases in its health conditio...
Hours of live "Force Awakens" reveals introduce more toys and other "Star Wars" products than you can shake a lightsaber at. Here, a look at some of the newest stuff this side of the galaxy.
Whether you'll be hitting the stores at midnight, or waiting until the crack of dawn to begin your The Force Awakens toy hunt, try and remember that this will be the first Star Wars collecting... adventure for some kids, so try not to trample any little ones as you reach for that last Rylo Ken.
Photographer Tracie Maglosky used the Olympus OMD E-M1 to create these underwater engagement images.
After a report filed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) last week accused Google of abusing its dominant position to rig search outcomes.
Alcatel has really been surprising us this year, first with a surprisingly good smartphone in April, now with a full set of devices here at IFA 2015. Check our full Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Review to... see what I mean about "surprisingly good", then check the details on all of Alcatel's new devices here. Everything from a stand-up tablet-like device …
We've brought you lots of custom-built X-Wing and Millennium Falcon drones , but for those of who don't know the difference between a servo and a Dremel, these new flying toys from Air Hogs will let... you easily fly a couple of classic Star Wars spaceships.
MIT composer Tod Machover debuts multiple new works at prestigious Lucerne Festival.
(St. Michael's Hospital) Using an inexpensive drug for every hip or knee replacement since 2013 has helped St. Michael's Hospital reduce its number of red blood cell transfusions performed during... these surgeries by more than 40 percent without negatively affecting patients, according to new research.
Facebook temporarily yanked several photos capturing a shipwreck off the coast of Libya last week because they were mistaken for spam. Syrian artist Khaled Barakeh uploaded photos late last week... depicting a shipwreck off the coast of Zuwara, a port in western Libya. The boat reportedly carried nearly 400 migrants, many of whom seemed to be trapped in the ship's cargo hold when it capsized See also: The White House hopes to learn something from Facebook exec about running a website Barakeh uploaded seven photos to Facebook one day after the disaster, in an album called "Multicultural Graveyard." Several of the photos appeared to show young drowned victims from the shipwreck; one shot depicted a stack of orange body bags. It's unclear how Barakeh obtained the photos
Samsung believes the day has come when a home is smart enough for household appliances to simply run themselves -- all communicating with each other in the Internet of Things.
Ye olde networking giants still deliver for this big bit-shipper Global data operator Equinix has sniffed around the white box networking scene, but found traditional suppliers are innovating more... quickly and still have an edge....
We've seen plenty of smartwatches at IFA 2015, led by Samsung's Gear S2 and the second-generation Moto 360. Alcatel's joining the heap with the announcement of its Go Watch, but first impressions... result in it falling pretty far down the list. Let's start with the good; the Go Watch is compatible with both Android and iOS and, like any half-competent smartwatch, will notify you of texts, calls, emails, phone calls, and local weather. And that's pretty much it as far as functionality goes.
Alcatel wants its new 17.3-inch Xess tablet to be a multipurpose hub for the family, providing recipes in the kitchen, films in the living room, and a digital whiteboard for to-do lists and upcoming... events. However, the severely underpowered Android device doesn't seem to be capable of entertaining even a single individual, let alone a whole household. The device has a fine 1920 x 1080 display, but an unspecified 1.5 GHz processor and 2GB of RAM mean that even swiping through pages of apps becomes a chore as icons are dragged slowly across the screen. Alcatel has stressed that the Xess is still a prototype at this stage, but it's in need of some serious upgrades.
Remember when the original OnePlus was set to offer a swappable denim back cover? Well that never happened, and for all its popularity, the OnePlus left us without a truly perfect match for blue jeans... and denim jackets. But with its new Pop Star smartphone, Alcatel is answering the call to make your phone feel more like your pants. The 5-inch Android Lollipop handset isn't exactly a flagship, planting its flag instead in deep customization options. You can choose from a wide array of designs from more traditional plastic backs to leather and the aforementioned denim. Aside from its looks, the Pop Star features a 720p display, quad-core processor, and 8-megapixel camera. Again, this isn't a top-end Android phone by any definition; it's...
If there’s one surefire way to drum up interest in a movie or documentary, try using the court system to have the entire project scrapped. In an obvious lesson that many companies are still learning... the hard way, most efforts to prevent a film from being seen will only serve to increase awareness and overall viewership down the line. So it goes with BBC’s Grand Theft Auto docudrama dubbed The Gamechangers. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar Games president Sam Houser, The Gamechangers chronicles development studio’s battles with the litigious (and since disbarred) Jack Thompson over video game violence. DON’T MISS: Kid hilariously pranks his parents with a simple iPhone tweak Back in the 2006, Thompson filed suit against Rockstar Games after a teenager
Local start-up shakes up rural bus services with real-time tracking app for the public.
An online tool was lately unveiled that reportedly determines the personality of an individual based on Facebook "likes" alone. Specifically, the tool can estimate the user's intelligence, gender,... sexual preference, life satisfaction, political and religious preferences, relationship status, as well as education, reports say.
Crown-of-thorns starfish are one of the greatest threats to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and a team of researchers have a robot that's going to fight back. The starfish species, which is native to... the Indo-Pacific region, feeds on coral and a serious outbreak can have a devastating impact on reef health. Some estimates suggest the organism has accounted for a 40% decline in coral cover in the World Heritage-listed site. See also: A unique funnel web spider with rare red fangs has been found in Australia A crown-of-thorns starfish feeding on coral in Komodo National Park, Indonesia. Image: Ullstein Bild
If you've ever shrugged off a flash flood warning, this video's for you. While on vacation on the Hawaiian island of Maui last week, a group of hikers found themselves caught in a raging flash flood.... To make matters worse, a few of the hikers were climbing a waterfall at the time -- putting them in the worst possible place to face the onslaught of water. Watch as the water quickly overtakes one of the hikers, forcing him over the edge of the waterfall and into the pool below: "There was no other option in my mind," Renee Lusano, one of the hikers, later wrote on her blog, "than that I had just seen our friend disappear and be killed, and there was nothing we could do about it." Thankfully, Lusano's initial impression was wrong. Everyone in the group made it out safely -- and Lusano's...
Are you suffering from the rare "Donald Trump" condition?
Or not, if you look at the numbers Australia has won the dubious honour of being named in the global top-10 DDoS sources, and in its quarterly State of the Internet report, Akamai reckons our tiny... number of high-speed fibre broadband users are the cause....
The last thing I’d want to do before appearing on the debut episode of a talk show is make the host angry with me, but that’s exactly what Jeb Bush did this week when he announced a contest to fly... one lucky campaign contributor out to New York to see The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Sounds reasonable enough — so why is Stephen Colbert unhappy? Bush never consulted him about the contest.
How the ride-hailing company is evolving its urban logistics fabric beyond getting people from point A to point B.
IFA isn't just a time to show of smartphones, tablets, PC, and TVs. It's also an opportune time for accessory makers to make a big splash as well. Jabra did just that when it announced not one, not... even two, but three new wireless headsets to appeal to all sorts of users, from the highly mobile and active, to the …
Gay-rights and civil-liberties groups demanded that charges be dropped against the chief executive and several employees of an online male-escort service. Protesters say authorities unfairly targeted... a vulnerable community.
Cities get a trim, rural links to take a haircut In a move that Vulture South's crystal ball suggests will be hotly resisted by Telstra, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is proposing... that rural backhaul costs be slashed....
More children under the age of six are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a report finds. Experts are split over whether overdiagnosis may be a factor.
A new study from Microsoft researchers warns that many types of databases used for electronic medical records are vulnerable to leaking information despite the use of encryption. The paper, due to be... presented at the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security next month, shows how sensitive medical information on patients could be pilfered using four different attacks. Researchers discovered the sex, race, age and admission information, among other data, using real patient records from 200 U.S. hospitals. In the light of increasing cyberattacks against the health care industry, the researchers recommended that the systems they studied "should not be used in the context of" electronic medical records.
For all the visual clues we've received so far from the trailers for December's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we've been surprisingly short on audio Just two lines of narration were spoken over those... trailer images. Andy Serkis' Supreme Leader Snoke asked if you'd felt the awakening of the dark side and the light, and good old Luke Skywalker talking about how the Force was strong in his family — and that line was pretty much cribbed from Return of the Jedi See also: Hands on with the incredible Star Wars BB-8 by Sphero But now, thanks to the hyped-up frenzy of consumer product launches known as Force Friday, we have some actual genuine lines of dialogue from the film for the first time. This is thanks to the various speaking toys based on characters from the film: specifically the hero...
This is so poignant, so spot on. So #totallynailedit. Nitrozac and Snaggy have made a new cartoon for The Joy of Tech called Apple TV: us and them! that utterly encapsulates the reality of the cable... TV industry, Apple, and Apple customers, too. Not bad for two frames. Snaggy gave me permission to republish it, so check it out and tell me what you think.
Led by Joel Land, security researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) recently discovered that a popular Belkin router contains a number of serious... security vulnerabilities that can leave users exposed to a wide variety of attacks. According to a CERT vulnerability report published earlier this week, the Belkin N600 DB Wireless Dual Band N+ router, model F9K1102 v2 with firmware version 2.10.17 is vulnerable to a number of harrowing exploits. Speaking to the device’s popularity, the router in question is the first product listed when one searches for a “Belkin Router” on Amazon. DON’T MISS: World’s most accurate Apple insider drops last-minute iPhone 6s details The vulnerability report relays that hackers targeting the router can...
The big TV networks and their affiliates are wrangling over which of them will be the ones to negotiate with the new generation of direct-to-consumer streaming services and what each side's split... should be.
Sphero's BB-8 will undoubtedly be one of the most sought-after toys heading into the holidays, but it turns out it's not the only company who's figured out how to bring BB-8 to life. This larger... version of the droid isn't remote control, but it can still roll, talk, and interact with kids through simple voice commands.
Selfies can be fatal – especially if you were to pose with a loaded gun. Well, thankfully this boy here shot a selfie that did not kill anyone, but it still got him into a whole lot of hot soup.... Apparently, he has been charged with a crime for having shot a naked selfie, sending it to a girl at school (whom he fancies, I suppose). This saw him being charged with the crime of making and distributing indecent images. The 14 year old boy was not arrested or charged, although his name might eventually end up on a police database for an entire decade. Not only that, this particular information might be disclosed to future employers, and I guess by that time he would be 24 at most – so it should not be too much of an issue if he were to explain himself, as he must've done so in the heat of a...
We more or less take our Internet connectivity for granted these days, and to live without any kind of connection can prove to be 'fatal' to the younger people (or so they think). Well, if you happen... to reside in the village of Staylittle, UK, then things would work very differently there. Apparently, this isolated village was ‘cut off’ from the rest of the UK the moment its phone lines went down. In fact, this village is so remote, it is eight miles away from the nearest market town, without any kind of mobile reception. Residents of Staylittle claimed that they were more or less isolated for two weeks, and this happened after there was a fault with their one and only communication line with the outside world. In fact, Staylittle is more than comfortable without having any kind of...
Equipped with both 4G and ZigBee radios, recording can be triggered by remote sensors as well as by motion.
Coral reefs are extremely beautiful to look at, but then again, they are also extremely sensitive to the kind of changes that they can experience through pollution, being decimated by careless... tourists, as well as through other underwater lifeforms – such as starfish. Well, it looks like the starfish problem might have a solution in the form of the COTSbot robot. The COTSbot robot will sport a vision system which has been specially designed to seek out starfish, and upon doing so, perform a lethal injection on those starfish. Once it has done its job of being the first responder to a particularly starfish infested area, human divers will then follow up that "genocide" by nicking off whatever survivors that there are behind. So far, field trials of the COTSbot have kicked off in Moreton...
Dying to chat to a 'Fembot'? Not on our network, dude The Australian public service has weighed in on the Ashley Madison hack, warning government staff not to register with their work e-mails or use... office 'net connections....
In terms of adoption, it looks like Microsoft has done something right with Windows 10 because according to the latest figures via NetMarketShare, it seems that Windows 10 is now accounting for more... than 5% of the desktop market. To be specific, Windows 10 at this time of writing holds a 5.21% market share. This is very impressive especially if you were consider that it was only last month that Windows 10 had 2.47% of the market. However we should note that these two stats were recorded by different companies so their data gathering might be a bit different, but overall it certainly does seem to indicate that Windows 10's adoption is on the rise. In fact the latest numbers have suggested that the number of Windows 10 installs has crossed the 75 million mark, a leap over the 53 million mark...
Microsoft Garage is basically a division of Microsoft in which employees are encouraged to work on all sorts of projects, in hopes that it will allow them to explore the limits of their creativity. In... the past we've seen apps released via Microsoft Garage and if you're wondering if there have been any new developments, you're in luck. Microsoft Garage has recently released an app called Snap to Pin. Basically this is an app designed for Android devices that will allow users to save websites for offline viewing. So if there is an article that you want to save for later but don't want to bother reloading it, Snap to Pin could be the app for you. In some ways this reminds us of the Pocket app, except that in this case, it will actually tie-in with Microsoft's OneNote feature so that users can...
Optus and Airbnb are joining forces to provide users with a AU$50 voucher for accommodation, as well as a AU$30 SIM for global roaming.
Earlier this March, the BBC did share their plans with the rest of the world that they will be working on a Grand Theft Auto feature length drama, which obviously drew some ire from Rockstar, the... game's developer, as they subsequently sought to block such a move from happening. Rockstar had since decided to proceed with legal action against the BBC, citing that "our trademarks are not misused”. Such a legal issue has not been resolved to date, but the BBC has proceeded by revealing a trailer for the upcoming feature-length TV show known as The Gamechangers. This 90 minute drama will not be based on the Grand Theft Auto series, but rather, it will be a dramatized documentary that places its focus on the real-world controversy that happens to surround the games, and you can be sure that...
Bugatti has been teasing its Vision Gran Turismo video game car for several days now, inspiring some hope that the automaker would finally break from its decade-old Veyron styling and show something... fresh. Sadly, its Vision Gran Turismo is less new design and more made-over Veyron. Still, when you start off with the level of performance the Veyron brings, you don't need to go too crazy to compete with 2,600-hp SRTs and laser-projected Chevys. ..
Apple is thankfully not turning a deaf ear to the myriad of complaints users have expressed thus far about Apple Music, the company’s nascent music streaming service. In an interview with The... Guardian, iTunes VP Oliver Schusser said that the company is working hard to address a number of usability and performance issues before bringing the music service to Android. DON’T MISS: Nexus 5 2015: Major leak reveals pricing, confirms release date “There’s a lot of work going into making the product better,” Schusser explained. “Our focus is on editorial and playlists, and obviously we have teams all around the world working on that, but we’re also adding features and cleaning up certain things. Schusser’s remarks should undoubtedly come as welcome news to
olloclip's goal has been to make creativity accessible, and by "creativity" they mostly mean being able to record videos and take photos with your smartphone with the same quality as digital cameras... with professional lenses but with even more mobility and portability. To that end they've created a wide variety of snap on lenses to deliver on that promise. But …
Earlier today, we did bring you word that Google's Street View has now launched as a standalone app – which would work great for travelers and backpackers alike, although it is not going to come in... handy when you are right smack in the middle of the jungle without any kind of signal to begin with. Cats have dominated the Internet for long enough, and here we are with a unique play on Street View, where it is known as Cat Street View, and as its name suggests, you can tour a town in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture. In Cat Street View, you will be able to check out all of the hidden nooks and crannies that the town's feline inhabitants frequent. The map itself will boast of being the first of its kind, as viewers are able to see through the eyes of a cat. This is an effort that is in its...
The annual IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin is underway, and it's where all the major firms are showcasing the latest televisions and laptops and smartphones all in one place. To help you... navigate through the flood of announcements, we...
When it comes to video games, there are some titles which are broken – simply because there is a glitch or flaw that provides an unfair advantage to the person using it. For instance, in Capcom's... Marvel Superheroes arcade game, there is the infinity combo which will allow you to decimate your opponent without having a chance to fight back, although it will require the aggressive party to have perfect timing. In Street Fighter 5, pro wrestler Rainbow Mika might be the most popular combatant – not because of her physical make up, but her ability to deliver a one-hit knockout – or close to that. Of course, it is not enough to win a round with that one move alone, as you would need to hit your opponent with at least a heavy punch or kick before – or after the move. Sounds imbalanced,...
Mozilla hopes to have its version of Firefox for iOS devices out by year's end as part of its push to grow its share of mobile traffic. Mozilla already offers Firefox on Android, but the OS makes up... just a sliver of total Web traffic on mobile, easily surpassed by Google's Chrome browser and Apple's Safari, according to data from StatCounter. Overall usage of Firefox across desktop and mobile has fallen in recent years, according to Web analytics company W3Counter.
Firefox today has released the first public preview version of its browser for iOS. Unfortunately, the company is first making the preview version of the browser available to users in New Zealand... only. Firefox notes, however, that it will expand the preview to a few more countries as time progresses, before ultimately launching the browser […]
Multi-tasking is no longer a buzzword that you throw around in order to look as though you are in the know – we are expected to be multi-taskers these days, and not to be that can be considered... anathema in the working world. Well, in order to do so, the kind of tools that we use too, would have to be able to keep up with the times. Logitech knows this, which is why they have revealed the Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard and the Logitech M535 Bluetooth Mouse, where you can check out the video of the former above, and a video of the latter right after the jump. With the Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard, you end up with both comfort and convenience of a desktop keyboard for your smartphone, tablet and other compatible mobile devices. There are also Easy-Switch...
The BBC is making an unofficial movie about Grand Theft Auto, one that has already earned it a lawsuit. That hasn't stopped it from proceeding, however, and it boasts some big name actors on its... roster: Daniel Radcliffe who will be playing Rockstar Games' co-founder Sam Houser, and Bill Paxton who will be playing former attorney Jack Thompson, the story's …
DoJ bends a little with new cell-site simulator policy The US Department of Justice has moved to quell the ongoing row over the use of IMSI-catchers like Stingray, with a new policy that requires a... warrant before they're deployed....
By the looks of things, Google's self-driving cars have been learning a lot in Austin, Texas. In its first report since it began testing autonomous vehicles in the city, the company details the... challenges its cars have had to face while driving on...
If you're looking for more connected devices to furnish your home with, you might be interested to learn that Withings has recently announced the Connected Alarm Clock. While its look might be similar... to the Withings Aura Total Sleep System, it is a slightly more pared down version which will cost you $190, about $110 cheaper than the Aura Total Sleep System. Of course based on the name and its price, the Connected Alarm Clock will not feature sleep monitoring tools. However it does maintain the light and sound-emitting design that is supposed to help soothe you to sleep and to wake you up by paying attention to your surroundings, like noise and light levels. For music lovers, you're in luck as Withings has also announced a partnership with Spotify. This means that if you have a Spotify...
As efficient as it is to type up notes, there's something about the pen and paper that is a bit too traditional to completely give up on. After all using a pen and paper allows you to make notes and... draw up diagrams quickly and easily, versus a computer where you might have to launch tools in order to do that. Now if you're after a solution that will be able to digitally record your pen scribbles, you might be interested in the Wacom Bamboo Spark. The company is calling this a "smart folio" and basically what it does is that it can take writing done on pen and paper, and automatically transfer it to a mobile device like your smartphone or tablet. How it works is thanks to the use of an Electro-Magnetic Resonance board in which your paper is placed on top of. There is also the use of the...
One of the problems with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is that there have been many reports of it overheating. We ourselves have not encountered any of these issues during our reviews of Snapdragon 810... devices, but it seems that it was a big enough problem where Japanese carrier NTT DOCOMO had to warn users about it. One of the affected handsets was the Xperia Z4 and with the Sony Xperia Z5 using the same chipset, many were worried that overheating would be a problem for the phone as well. As it turns out, it seems that Sony/Qualcomm has figured out a way to manage it to prevent overheating. As you can see in the video above, it was shot by Btekt using a Sony Xperia Z5 and it was recording video at 4K resolution. Safe to say that this will require a fair amount of power and it would easily...
Airbnb, the popular service that allows you to instantly book homes, apartments, and more on the go, has today been updated with support for Apple Watch. The update, which bumps the app to version... 15.35, adds support for Apple’s wearable and makes it even easier and quicker for both hosts and guests to handle reservations. […]
Star Wars: Episode VIII will include Benicio Del Toro as a villain of sorts. The actor confirmed his role in the high-profile franchise, as well as revealed that shooting is set to begin in March. The... post Benicio Del Toro confirms role as Star Wars: Episode VIII ‘villain,’ shooting in March appeared first on Digital Trends.
German appliance maker Bosch revealed new lineups of sensor-laden cooktops, fridges with cameras, bacteria-fighting washers, a revamped app for Android and iOS, and more at IFA 2015 in Berlin. The... post Bosch reveals a germ-fighting washing machine, camera-touting fridge, and more at IFA appeared first on Digital Trends.
Who doesn’t love an all-terrain vehicle? U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is no exception. Last week Medina, Minn.-based Polaris Defense announced that it is supplying the U.S. military with... more all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). The company has been supplying its MRZR ATVs to SOCOM for three years – and now special forces are getting their hands on even more. The new order is for MRZR 2 and MRZR 4s. The MRZR2 is an ideal variant to carry two operators and the MRZR 4 can carry four, or even six, depending on the configuration. Related: The laser cannon that kills drones Ultra-light vehicle mobility will continue to be a key capability for U.S. special operations missions. The five-year MRZR 2 and MRZR
If pollution continues, almost all seabirds will be ingesting plastic by 2050.
Media magnate Rupert Murdoch, who gave up his Australian citizenship in 1985 so he could buy an American TV network, has taken to Twitter to express his concerns about the state of the nation's... politics. After spending a month or so in the country of his birth, News Corp's executive chairman seized the opportunity to lament the influence of "greenies" and the impact of "corrupt, violent unions" in a meandering set of tweets, and even called for a snap election. See also: 4 ghostly horsemen are striding through the Thames to warn of climate change Great month in Oz - beautiful country, gtreAt people but with large problems. — Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) September 3, 2015
Wipro is playing ball with the Blues. A day after HCL Technologies announced a three-year contract with Manchester United to strengthen its digital play, rival Wipro announced a similar deal with Man... Utd's bete noire and reigning English Premier League champions, Chelsea.
Online lingerie retailer Zivame has raised Rs 250 crore in series C funding from Zodius Technology Fund and Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the strategic investment fund of the Malaysian government.
Twitter or Facebook? This is a question that has often been asked when it comes to making sure you are heard over the Internet, as some folks prefer to express themselves in 140 characters or less... last time, while others preferred a far more detailed page on their lives. Well, the majority out there will say that both are equally important, and have their uses. Word on the street has it that Twitter might want to follow in Facebook's footsteps, with the favorite feature for Twitter getting a change to “Like” down the road. There is also a manipulated image that intends to show just how the feature would look after this move is implemented, although it remains unknown as to whether the star icon will be changed. So far, the language on the Twitter support site has mentioned clearly that...
YU, the smartphone brand that has the backing of Micromax, looks all set to roll out their next generation device, although the name of said device is still up in the air, especially when you take... into consideration how all of the "good" names such as Yureka, Yureka Plus, and Yuphoria have already been taken. This September 8, the company has an event lined up, and press invites for it are starting to be sent out. The press invite does mention that this is when the future will meet up with the past, where the next wonder will be unveiled. Hmmm, is that a clue by itself, that the handset could be known as "Wonder"? Perhaps, but then it would definitely lose the effect of a punny name as with its predecessors. Well, other than the press invite, details concerning the handset has been pretty...
It goes without saying that the closer a particular device is to its release date, the more rumors surrounding it will start to make an appearance. All the more when that particular handset or tablet... happens to be one that is being looked forward to by many people. Well, Xiaomi is starting to come into its own as a smartphone manufacturer, and their upcoming device, the Xiaomi Mi 5, has already seen its name appear for quite some time already, but a whole lot of it still remains unknown. The latest leaked image concerning the alleged handset does point to the very strong possibility of it coming with a fingerprint scanner. All that we can say is, we do look forward to an official statement or release concerning the handset in order to put to bed whatever rumors that had been surrounding it...
It was a historic moment in meteorology late last week, when three Category 4 storms were simultaneously spotted marching across the Pacific. As if that wasn't ominous enough, a tropical depression... has just added itself to the mix.
It looks like the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is starting to get more and more popular among different devices, where we saw it revealed for the vanilla Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime yesterday, and... here we are with word that the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual too, would be on the receiving end of this particular update (having picked up the Android 4.4 update last year). The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual is named in such a manner simply because it happens to be able to carry two SIM cards rather than one, and is an extension of the Xperia T2 Ultra. With the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update hitting the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual, one can only make the logical conclusion that the single SIM model too, should be able to obtain this update since there should not be too much trouble at all for that to...
Mozilla released the first public preview of Firefox for iOS on the App Store in New Zealand today. The company aims to collect feedback on Firefox for iOS in the country, and eventually a few others,... to help make improvements and add new features to the browser prior to a worldwide launch later this year. The public preview version of Firefox for iOS features Intelligent Search, Firefox Accounts and Visual Tabs. Intelligent Search: Suggested search results and list of search options, including Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Twitter, Amazon and WordPress Firefox Accounts: Firefox browser history, passwords and tabs from your desktop on your iPhone Visual Tabs: A card-based grid of open tabs To provide feedback within the app, tap the numeric tab icon on the top right, tap the "Settings"...
Chrome is Google's web browser that is fast – at least in my user experience, that is, as opposed to the other browsers that are in the market. Well, this is because speed happens to be one of the... founding principles of Chrome. The most recent release of Chrome, in the form of Chrome 45, would see a bunch of improvements that intend to make your browsing experience make use of less memory and power. Another advantage of using Chrome would be to have the option to "continue where you left off" as it can restore tabs whenever you relaunch Chrome. This time around, Chrome wants to do that in a more efficient manner, as tabs are restored from most to least recently viewed, in order for you to check out the more important tabs in a jiffy. Sounds smart, but there are some people like me who...
Pressure on Twitter's board is mounting. In the three months since the company started searching for a new chief executive officer, the stock has slipped 22% and several product executives have left.
iPhone and iPads owners looking for a browser alternative are one step closer to seeing Mozilla's option on their devices, but right now a "preview" of the app is only available in New Zealand. In a... blog post it says this limitation is so it can ga...
Quentin Tarantino has made a bunch of movies in his life and it turns out they all take place within the same fictional universe. Screen Rant has put together a terrific video that looks at all the... subtle ways Tarantino’s movies are connected to one another, starting with the fact that Pulp Fiction character Vincent Vega is actually the brother of Reservoir Dogs character Mr. Blonde, the alias of a man named Vic Vega. MUST READ: Kid hilariously pranks his parents with a simple iPhone tweak But that’s not all: Tarantino often has characters in his movies watch other movies Tarantino has made, including Kill Bill and From Dusk Til Dawn; he has characters in multiple films order food from the fictional Big Kahuna Burger franchise; and he
The Earth's first mass extinction event 540 million years ago was caused not by a meteorite impact or volcanic super-eruption but by the rise of early animals that dramatically changed the prehistoric... environment, a new study has found.
Television shows are just starting up again after a long summer, and with them come increasing announcements about the present and future of well known entertainment. That includes information about... the upcoming season of Game of Thrones, of which the actor who will play Euron Greyjoy has been revealed: Pilou Asbæk, perhaps best known for his recent role in the …
The master of horror Wes Craven died at the age of 76 on Sunday, leaving behind a legendary directing career that included major franchises like Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream Over at... RogerEbert.com, Nelson Carvajal sought to create a video tribute that captured Craven's understanding of what makes humans tick. "The reason so many other horror filmmaker imitators come and go with little impression is because they forgot the basic landscape and vulnerability of the human condition," Carvajal wrote. "Craven pioneered this landscape for decades and it’s hard to imagine another filmmaker making any new headway in that territory anytime soon."
Ashley and Khail get excited about the possibility of slow-melting ice cream, discuss a non-profit company offering VR experiences for special needs kids and show off Land Rover's new "Transparent... Trailer" prototype.
A Japanese artist has a clever use for straw left over after rice harvests — dinosaur sculptures. Amy Goda is reportedly the artist behind the sculptures, crafting them out of wooden frames and rice... straw for the Wara Art Festival. See also: 13 reasons you should dump your girlfriend for a velociraptor The massive creations are impressively detailed and great for photo ops. Take a look at Goda's sculptures below. Editor's note: These are probably best viewed while listening to some form of rural cover of the Jurassic Park score, so please begin playing this before you scroll. BONUS: BONUS: Dinosaur Expert Critiques Toy Dinosaurs
Sponsor HP stumped by Wassenaar Arrangement cluster-fsck The Cold War has reached out a long-dead hand to stifle the Pwn2Own hackfest in Tokyo, with the Wassenaar Arrangement blamed for the event's... cancelation....
Exposure to certain substances commonly found in personal care products such as soaps and shampoos and food packaging could be associated with increased risk of miscarriage, a new study has claimed.
Deep Kalra, one of India's earliest e-commerce entrepreneurs, founded MakeMyTrip in 2000. He braved the dotcom bust and his venture is now the leader in the highly-competitive online holiday mart.
The rise of selfie photography in some of the world's most beautiful, and dangerous, places is sparking a range of interventions aimed at combating risk-taking that has resulted in a string of... gruesome deaths worldwide.
While many have lauded Apple Music as being a potential rival to Spotify who has admittedly been in the streaming game much longer, a quick search on Google for problems related to Apple Music and you... will find many. Users are complaining of errors, connectivity issues, and also how their songs are being replaced with the wrong version. That being said if you're an Apple Music subscriber, fret not because according to Oliver Schusser, the VP of iTunes International, Apple is hard at work trying to fix all these issues. Schusser said, "The product is always our priority, and we are getting a lot of feedback. Remember, this was a very big launch in 110 markets instantly, so we get a ton of feedback. We're obviously trying to make it better every day." He also adds, "There's a lot of work...
In a recent post by Steve Hemmerstoffer (also known as @OnLeaks), he has discovered a mysterious LG device by the name of the V10 over in China's TENAA, which for those unfamiliar is basically China's... version of the FCC. The handset has a rather unique look and interestingly enough, it looks as though its front-facing camera has been embedded under the display itself. However in subsequent tweets by @evleaks, he has revealed that this will function similarly to the Samsung Continuum where it is sort of on a secondary display. We're not sure how it works but it does seem like an odd placement and we don't know why LG would choose such a weird spot to begin with. While the TENAA listing does to reveal the specs of the handset, @evleaks has posted some. According to his specs, the LG V10 will...
At the height of the Aug. 24 market volatility, executives at Bank of New York Mellon got the news they wanted to hear: A glitch affecting a key system was likely to be fixed soon. But the problem was... far from over.
If you're looking for directions to somewhere you're going, Google Maps is a great way to go about it. However what if that location has tons of shops and the one you're looking for isn't particularly... clear with its signage? That's when Google Street View comes in handy as you can check out the neighboring shops to get an idea of where it might be in relation to those shops. That being said, it seems that Google has decided that Street View has stopped being a novelty and has become useful enough to warrant its own app. Yup, if you enjoy using Street View, you might be interested to learn that Google has launched Street View as a standalone app where it more or less functions like how it normally does. However it should be noted that it is also more or less a rebranded and updated version...
One of the most unique environments on earth exists in a seldom-visited corner of northern California. Lava Beds National Monument is home to over 700 caves, some of which are full of rare ice... formations or play home to solitary biomes like this fern cave. They also allowed a tribe of Indians to make one of the last stands against the American government. Here's how you can visit.
NBC may be as happy as Tom Brady that his Deflategate suspension has been nullified by a judge. The upcoming season opener should be more interesting to fans with the four-time Super Bowl winner... playing. The post Judge’s Deflategate ruling is a win for NBC almost as much as for Tom Brady appeared first on Digital Trends.
In February of 2011, Sports Illustrated ran a lengthy cover story on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell penned by Peter King, arguably the most prominent football writer in America. Released on the eve of... an impending lockout, the profile was widely derided as a journalistic sponge bath of the commissioner as he and his billionaire employers prepared for a labor war with the players who worked for them. The magazine's cover showed the commissioner striding purposefully across a field with a veritable halo of light behind him, its headline blaring, "ROGER GOODELL'S MOMENT."
Live Oak Bancshares is betting that its hybrid model can be an example for how to expand small-business lending.
Google Chrome has a reputation for high RAM usage? Not anymore. The post Google Chrome Cuts Back on Memory Usage appeared first on WIRED.
Anyone who keeps an eye on the smartphone industry is aware of the iPhone’s dominance, but the latest comScore report shows that Apple’s market share has continued to grow throughout 2015.... According to the data, Apple’s percentage of the U.S. smartphone market grew from 43.1% to 44.2% between April and July of this year.
In the photographic world of Nathan Wirth, classic sci-fi characters look beautifully solitary in their striking black and white landscapes.
The second of IFA 2015's two press days came with a few pleasant surprises, including the first 4K UHD Blu-ray player, a retina-scanning smartphone, and a remote that will control your entire house.... The post IFA Day 2: A retina-scanning phone, Logitech’s home remote, 4K UHD Blu-ray appeared first on Digital Trends.
It's true that's there's a rumour. And that's a FACT Apple is reportedly planning to unveil its long-awaited large screen tablet designed for enterprise users....
Privacy took a blow last week when the NSA got permission to keep operating a massive dragnet . Here's some better news: As of today, federal agents should have a harder time using Stingrays to spy on... cell phones.
The tech giant files a patent application for a built-in fuel cell system that could power electronics for "days or even weeks without refueling."
Serotonin got famous as the joy chemical--the one that could lift depression and put us in a good mood. It's also in the venom of many animals, from hornets to snakes, and in some cases it's lethal.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features:
One of the big pieces of news to come along with Samsung's Gear S2 announcement was that it will be compatible with non-Samsung smartphones. There are some restrictions however, as Samsung notes that... the Gear S2 requires a paired smartphone with Android 4.4 and higher and more than 1.5GB of RAM.
Can a sniff of powder believed to be used by witches in the Middle Ages turn you into a zombie at the beck and call of your attacker? Maybe so, three arrests in Paris indicate.
Sphero, the company responsible for creating robotic balls that can be controlled by iPhones, today announced a remote-controlled BB-8, a droid from the upcoming film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."... While BB-8 can be controlled with an iPhone, it also comes with a patrol mode that allows the droid to roam around by himself. Users can also design their own routes and have BB-8 follow them. Additionally, Sphero says BB-8 has an "adaptive personality" and his "attitude" and actions will evolve the more a user interacts with him. BB-8 can also receive voice commands via the app, which means that a user can say "move forward" and BB-8 will move forward. While Sphero developed this version of BB-8 as a connected toy, the company was instrumental in the development of the BB-8 droid used in the...
A stave church is a medieval wooden Christian church building style once common in northwestern Europe. In Norway there are 28 extant stave churches still standing today and this particular one in... Borgund features a triple nave and is said to be the best preserved of them all.
It's a special day, and I'm not just talking about Force Friday Eve: It's my birthday! I've known for years that I share my birthday with a few interesting entities like Charlie Sheen. But there's one... thing I did not know I shared a birthday with until today: 20 years ago, a little company named eBay was born.
Parse, Facebook's mobile backend platform, has been going through a transformation of sorts--not least of which is a leadership change, sending founder and CEO to the unemployment line. But the work... must go on, and so the group rolled out new software development kits (SDKs) that take its Internet of Things (IoT) initiative from hobbyist circles to the ranks of professional vendors. The new kits, which expand on the IoT SDKs it unveiled at Facebook's F8 developer conference last March, now support platforms from several major chip manufacturers. These include Atmel, Broadcom, Intel, and Texas Instruments, all of whom have been pursuing their own connected IoT initiatives. See also: Facebook Is Plotting Its Way Into Your Smart Home Developers can build apps for the various hardware...
Withings has announced a partnership with Spotify under which it will provide Aura Clock owners with musical playlists. This makes Aura the first connected alarm clock to sport Spotify Connect, says... Withings; with such support, users are able to access in excess of 30 million songs to set up music playlists for when it is time to get up and …
Some hands-on time with the exciting Gear S2 smart watch reveals some killer features.
Rumbled in the tech jungle Pic A friend of The Reg today spotted something rather interesting in downtown San Francisco: an empty van bearing a sign reading "Google VW Group Summit."...
Priced at $7.99/month and teeming with incredible content, a Netflix subscription is a no-brainer. In addition to a vast library of movies and TV shows, Netflix also offers an ever-increasing... selection of highly addictive original programming. With the streaming site offering up a whole lot of bang for the buck, the amount of time people are spending watching Netflix continues to rise. DON’T MISS: 10 of the best iPhone widgets in the world According to a recent study from TDGResearch, the average Netflix viewer watches about an hour and a half of content per day, easily surpassing time-honored traditions such as reading (49 minutes/day) and eating (70 minutes/day). As the chart below reveals — courtesy of Extreamist — the time spent
Bang & Olufsen has yet another fancy, wireless speaker to sell you. It's called BeoPlay A6, and it's really cool looking. It's also really expensive. The speaker, which has a curved shape, was... designed in collaboration with Danish studio Kvadrat, a manufacturer...
A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement that ends a lengthy legal saga revolving around allegations that Apple, Google and several other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to... prevent their workers from getting better job offers.
Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier for more Americans this fall as some best-selling cars get updated with software that integrates smartphones into the dashboard.
Online platforms give African musicians a chance to shine
We all know Facebook has primarily being a social network. However it seems that the company has other interests as well, and recently it was discovered that together with Summit Public Schools,... Facebook has developed an educational software called the Personalized Learning Plan. Best of all, it seems that Facebook wants to do their part for society by giving away the software to public schools who want to use it. This isn't so much about students learning particular topics online, which they do, but rather how the education is delivered. Instead of students coming into class for lectures, the content of the class and its assignments are all posted online. This will allow students to move at their own pace, while teachers will lead the class with real-world projects that will focus on...
Amazon will acquire Elemental Technologies in a bid to enrich the video capabilities of its AWS cloud service, the company announced Thursday. Elemental makes software to help media and entertainment... companies take live and on-demand video intended for traditional purposes such as cable, satellite or over-the-air broadcast and reformat it for digital distribution to PCs, smartphones, tablets and TVs. The Oregon company was founded in 2006. Amazon Web Services plans to use the technology in new integrations and infrastructure offerings, it said. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year; terms were not disclosed. Elemental claims more than 700 media franchise customers and powers over-the-top TV applications including the BBC's iPlayer, CNNGo, ESPN ScoreCenter, HBO...
Pizza and 24-hour Chinese delivery places are quivering in their take-out menus. Chipotle now delivers to college campuses. Chipotle plans to expand its delivery service to include 40 campuses this... fall, and 100 by spring. The company is pairing with delivery app Tapingo. See also: Chipotle master shows the world how he doubles his burritos That means you can order your barbacoa burrito from the comfort of your dorm room single and have it delivered before your roommate comes home with her smelly boyfriend. Head here to see if your campus is among the lucky few Before you start using this newfound glory to its full advantage, take a minute and look over this list of dos and don'ts so you don't abuse Chipotletiquette
The US justice department says federal agencies will have to get search warrants to use technology that tracks mobile phones under new guidance.
Samsung has partnered with Italian designer Alessandro Mendini, known for the Poltrona di Proust armchair and other wacky designs. He will be making a handful of Gear S2 accessories for the launch of... the smartwatch. The post Samsung’s Gear S2 gets a makeover from Italian designer Alessandro Mendini appeared first on Digital Trends.
Samsung phones already work with Android Auto, but the Korean giant wants to push its refreshed Car Mode instead. Users can connect their Galaxy phones to car infotainment systems via MirrorLink or... use a standalone mode. The post Samsung’s new Car Mode syncs up with the Gear S2 and Galaxy phones appeared first on Digital Trends.
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news
If your dear companion is your dog, then you will be interested in learning more about how you can stay connected through something called PetBot, now on offer in an Indiegogo campaign.
Thanks to Google's latest fun facts feature, which you can access by -- you guessed it -- Googling "fun facts," you'll find that time moves at super sonic speed as you're fed answer after answer to... life's most pressing questions. The post Trying to procrastinate? Google ‘fun facts’ right now appeared first on Digital Trends.
Over the last few years, we've learned that US law enforcement agencies not only regularly use "Stingray" devices to locate suspects by their cellphones, but go to great lengths to hide this activity.... After extensive reporting on the subject, the D...
Arcade-style slot machines that might require skill to win could be in Nevada casinos as early as next year, according to one game maker's estimate now that a single regulatory vote remains.
Using the regular phone interface, T-Mobile subscribers can make and receive video calls from Samsung's new Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming, we all know that, but how else are we to get excited about the movie coming out on the 18 December if not by a number of toys and accessories hitting the shops... now. We've picked the best Star Wars toys either you...
You shouldn't act like a jerk to other people, but if you're feeling nervous before a speech or presentation, a little arrogance can help you fight off the jitters.
This is the best tech we saw at IFA in Berlin on the first day of the show.
Seven big tech companies - including Amazon.com Inc., Google Inc. and Netflix Inc. - announced Tuesday they are teaming up to develop new media formats, starting with royalty-free video.
If you're a human and you're plotting out a Sunday stroll, Google Street View is usually just a few clicks away. But what if you're a cat? Hiroshima, Japan's tourism board has created a web app that... let's you peer through the eyes of our feline friends as they navigate the world. It's essentially the same as Google Street View, but at cat-eye level The web app lets you explore Hiroshima's shopping districts and find different stores and other cat friends See also: Railroad in Japan hires its second cat stationmaster in 10 years It's really an ad to convince you to go whisk yourself away to Hiroshima, and it might be the purr-fect way to do so. If you click on other cats along the route, the site pulls up little bios for each feline. This isn't the only weird thing to come out of Japan...
A former Tesla engineer could spend six years in prison for allegedly accessing his former boss's email account and pilfering employee evaluations, which he shared with other workers. Nima Kalbasi, a... 28-year-old Canadian citizen, also accessed a report about a customer complaint and posted it online, along with disparaging comments about the quality of Tesla's cars, the FBI says. He was arrested in Vermont last month as he crossed the border into the U.S., the FBI said Thursday. He was charged with two counts of felony computer intrusion, with a maximum sentence of five years, and a misdemeanor charge that carries a maximum one-year sentence.
Google just released a brand “new” app for Android devices that should further improve your navigation and directions Google Maps experience. The feature is hardly new, though, and you’ve been... using it all this time on both mobile and desktop — the difference is that Google has now turned it into a standalone application that’s already available for download from the Play Store. DON’T MISS: Check out Asus’ gorgeous and very affordable Windows 10 computer-on-a-stick After making Street View even more accessible from Google Maps for Android not too long ago, Google decided to turn Street View into a separate application that some users might appreciate. As Android Police notes, Google Street View has always been a separate APK integrated
Alex Gibney's new documentary, subtitled "The Man in the Machine," is a merciless anatomy of a complicated public character.
If there's one takeaway from the recently concluded first round of the U.S. Open, it's this: There's a huge gulf between the very top players and everyone else, and that disparity is doing real damage... to the sport.
At IFA 2015, KitchenAid showed off the new design for its Chef Touch, a three-piece sous-vide system that costs 10,000 euros. It vacuum seals your food, cooks it, then quickly freezes it. The post How... many appliances does it take to sous-vide? Three, per KitchenAid appeared first on Digital Trends.
Good video if you were wondering about the differences between the two devices.
If you want a smartpen - which digitizes your handwriting and transmits it to a computer or mobile device - you currently have your choice of models including the Neo Smartpen N2, the LiveScribe Sky... or the Orée Stylograph. All of those pens, however, require you to use special paper that's unique to that particular product. By contrast, Wacom's just-announced Bamboo Spark system works with a non-electronic pen and whatever A5-sized paper you've got on hand. ..
Find love or turn into an animal, NBD. The post The Lonely-Man-Becomes-a-Crustacean Trailer: The Lobster appeared first on WIRED.
Bad news, citizens of Earth: those evil physicists at CERN are once again hellbent on vaporizing the Earth and ending the universe as we know it as the Large Hadron Collider ramps up to unprecedented... energies. That's according to Lonnie Robinson, intrepid correspondent/prophet of doom for The Daily Reporter in Coldwater, Michigan, who sees the signs of our imminent destruction everywhere he looks (including The Simpsons). He even pegs the specific day on which we can probably expect global annihilation: September 24, 2015.
Smarter, maker of the iKettle, debuted its connected Coffee maker and iKettle 2.0 at IFA 2015. The kettle will wake you up early when traffic's bad, but don't worry: There will be hot water for a cup... of tea. The post The new iKettle wakes you up and brews your tea earlier when traffic is bad appeared first on Digital Trends.
There is going to be a tonne of new Apple stuff to buy this autumn. The Cupertino-based company is getting ready to launch its new iPhones and maybe even an updated Apple TV and all-new iPad Pro... within the next month, but in addition to all that, a new...
This year, the map shows that peak viewing times for most parts of the United States is between the 10th and 17th of October. Red reveals peak season, while brown suggests the peak is over.
Mozilla is beginning to preview its iOS Firefox browser, rolling it out today for testing in New Zealand, according to a company blog post. The goal is for the company to gather data so that they... are able to bring Firefox for iOS to the App Store for the rest of the globe “later this year.” Firefox specified the goal of the preview in a blog post: Our goal is to create a…
Apple's next iPhone will likely be named iPhone 6s. The company is expected to launch an "S" generation of iPhones every two years, following a major redesign, and that seems to be the case for 2015.... The upcoming iPhone 6s might offer a bigger "S" upgrade than any previous such model, but that might not be enough for Apple to call it the iPhone 7 all of a sudden. However, one company is deeply affected by the iPhone 6s name choice and is urging Apple to go with iPhone 7 on September 9th as the official name of the 2015 iPhone - just check the image above, taken in New York's Times Square. DON'T MISS: Check out Asus' gorgeous and very affordable
T-Mobile has announced video calls are coming directly to their phones' dialers. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 will be the first to receive the update, coming to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge... later in the year. The post T-Mobile brings free video calls to mobile appeared first on Digital Trends.
Sure, sand art is amusing--and maybe even mesmerizing for a few minutes. But the DIY effects wizards at Shanks FX have a new video showing how sand art can be used to mimic dramatic landscapes on... film--like an evening sandstorm on Mars.
The BBC has released the first trailer for The Gamechangers, its upcoming film about the making of Grand Theft Auto. The post BBC’s Grand Theft Auto Movie Trailer Takes Itself Pretty Seriously... appeared first on WIRED.
From smartphone-controlled robot vacuums to HD Blu-ray players, sleep trackers, and smartwatches, this year's IFA show unveiled a ton of eye-popping tech. In this slideshow, we've mapped out the... products we're looking forward to the most.
Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and "carbon-negative" housing developments,... neither of which were ever fully developed, federal prosecutors said.
Google's first foray into networking brings big features, high-end hardware, and a new app. Can it compete with other routers in its tax bracket? The post Google OnHub review appeared first on Digital... Trends.
It's been a long time coming, but a veteran will finally reunite with a girl he rescued during Hurricane Katrina. Master Sgt. Michael Maroney was photographed receiving a big hug from... then-3-year-old LeShay Brown, after he rescued her during the devastating storm, ABC News reported. The Air Force veteran had been searching for her for years but didn't know her name, so he enlisted the help of social media a few months ago, using the hashtag #FindKatrinaGirl. The Internet certainly came through, and last week Maroney was put in contact with LeShay, now 13. The pair plans on seeing each other in person later this month -- a decade since their last encounter. "I can't wait to meet her to tell her how important she is," Maroney told People.com of the upcoming reunion. According to...
The new Apple MacBook comes with with a USB-C port precluding the use of any USB-A Flash drive without an adapter. Patriot Memory has solved that problem by launching a dual port USB-C, USB-A, combo... Flash drive in 32 and 64 GB sizes at good price points. It's called the Stellar-C. John Martellaro has been testing one and posts his review.
Microsoft is planning to bring its internal tool for running hackathons to the public next year, starting by allowing a few select colleges to test drive it at their own events. It's part of a plan by... the company's Garage division to help other organizations get better at handling the administrative side of organizing marathon hack sessions like the three-day-long bonanza Microsoft held in July as part of its Oneweek employee team-building session. Known inside Microsoft as the "Hackathon interactive project site," it was built to help 13,000 employees and interns work on 1,700 projects during the Oneweek hackathon.
Sennheiser has updated its HD 400 product lineup with new headphone models: the HD 451, HD 461, and HD 471. All three models isolate the listener from ambient noises, but retain a lightweight and... closed-back design. Likewise, all three of the models are made with neodymium magnets; the two higher end headphones, the HD 461 and HD 471, offer superior …
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"Spontaneous unanimity has never been so effortlessly achieved as it was on this year's judging panel." Ouch.
IFA started with a bang as Sony whipped out the Xperia Z5 Premium, a smartphone that comes with the "world's first" 5.5-inch 4K display. That was swiftly followed by the launch of Huawei's Mate S, a... phone that's designed to kill the iPhone 6 Plus...
In a survey of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope images of 2,753 young, blue star clusters in the neighboring Andromeda galaxy (M31), astronomers have found that M31 and our own galaxy have a similar... percentage of newborn stars based on mass.
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The large piece of wing could offer up clues for authorities hoping to locate the rest of the airplane and determine what happened to the ill-fated aircraft --
The U.S. Department of Justice will regularly delete extra data collected in a controversial cellular surveillance tool called a stingray, the agency said Thursday. A new DOJ policy on the use of... stingrays, or cell-site simulators, requires the agency to delete all data as soon as a mobile device is located through the technology, and data must be deleted no less than once daily when DOJ investigators are targeting a known device. The new policy covers DOJ divisions such as the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration.
Another day brings another poll with Donald Trump in the lead. According to a new Monmouth University poll of Republicans nationwide released Thursday, the real estate mogul leads the pack with 30... percent of the vote. His next closest competitor, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, takes 18 percent. By contrast, the most mainstream and viable candidates--Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio, and Govs. Scott Walker, John Kasich, and Chris Christie--take 8 percent, 5 percent, 3 percent, 2 percent, and 2 percent respectively, for a combined total of 20 percent support between the five of them.
It might be taking the blogs (and fans' hearts) by storm, but Sphero's toy robot is the product of one very lucky meeting. The post The Story (And Tech) Behind That Awesome Star Wars BB-8 Toy appeared... first on WIRED.
Closets can either be efficient storage spaces, or messy oubliettes where you hide things away from view. By putting your most-used items at eye level in your closets, you'll be able to keep them more... organized overall.