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Georgia Tech's 3D-printed heart valve models could be a genuine lifesaver

Long-term, the dream of 3D-printed objects is to use additive manufacturing to be able to bioprint entire functional organs for use in transplant surgeries.<p>While we are not at that point just yet, that does not mean there is not some massively exciting work happening in the field, however.The …

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.<p>But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.<p>In October, The Guardian …

Updated: Superbug found in Illinois and South Carolina

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>U.S. officials have found bacteria resistant to the antibiotic of last resort in a sample from a second pig, increasing concerns about the spread of a newly discovered superbug that initially surfaced in this country in March.<p>The latest report involves an …

Microbiology

These $20 earbuds are an obvious upgrade over the ones that came with your phone

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon If you're using the pair of earbuds that came with your phone — say, the EarPods Apple bundles with every iPhone— and you care …

Ford Sync car owners to get Apple's Siri Eyes-Free

Owners of iPhones and Ford cars equipped with the Sync infotainment system now can tap into Siri to perform a variety of tasks while keeping their eyes on the road.<p>Ford on Thursday announced the Siri Eyes-Free update, noting that the software is available for more than 5 million Sync-equipped …

Touchscreens

See the radio waves constantly bathing you with this app

Whether or not you realize it, there are radio waves constantly washing over you. Thanks to the countless WiFi routers, cellular towers, and GPS satellites (not to mention all the Bluetooth and other smaller wireless devices) the air is literally just a sea of energy. <i>Architecture of Radio</i> is an app …

Routers

FAA drone task force recommends registration for pilots, not individual drones

Feel free to buy or build as many drones as you want. The FAA just wants information on you first before you fly. Or at least that's what the task force assembled to develop a drone registration process is recommending.<p>In October, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) assembled a Federal …

Unmanned Aircraft

Open Bionics Creates Disney-Inspired Bionic Hands For Amputee Kids

Bionic hands startup Open Bionics now makes Iron Man and Elsa-themed hands and arms for the smallest of amputees – kids.<p>Open Bionics hopes to get kids excited about their prosthetics with designs from Marvel, Frozen and Star Wars.<p>“[Kids] won’t have to do boring physical therapy, they’ll train to …

SanDisk's wireless flash drive gives your phone more storage

For all the advances we've made in mobile computing, transferring files between your phone and your desktop is still kind of a pain in the ass. We've tried using dongles, adapters and even double-sided USB thumb drives, but none of them <i>really</i> solved the problem. Today, Sandisk announced a new …

Gear & Gadgets

DJI's New Experimental Drone Aims to Avoid Obstacles and Collisions

Critics of unmanned aerial systems fear a future in which drones buzz around our skies like mosquitoes, causing a nuisance and crashing into one another. A new guiding system from Chinese drone giant DJI aims to help drones "see" and avoid obstacles, preventing collisions.<p>The Guidance system, which …

Build Your Own Cloud! Hard Drives Get a Second Life

Getting the convenience of the cloud with the value of external hard drives<p>By<p>Joanna Stern<p>Joanna Stern<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JoannaStern<p>JoannaStern<p>joanna.stern@wsj.com<p>My life has become a series of low-storage warnings.<p>My laptop scolds me that it’s out of free space; my smartphone refuses …

Seagate Technology

Pussy Riot Addresses Eric Garner, Police Tactics in New Video

Pussy Riot, the Russian punk protest band, is out with a new song inspired by Eric Garner, the New York man who died last year after police put him in a chokehold. The song, “I Can’t Breathe,” is the band’s first in English. The title refers to Garner’s gasping words as he was taken down by …

24 Ways To Crash A Drone

Whether it pains you to see hundreds to thousands of dollars of expensive equipment be destroyed in an instant or you experience some kind of morbid …

Drones

These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover even wrote a blog post about how he thinks the emotional power of nostalgia makes it a perfect …

Hot deals ending soon featuring the HyperDrive MacBook Storage Expander [Deals]

If your MacBook is running low on storage and you need to give it a boost, then you don’t want to miss out on getting the ingenious HyperDrive MacBook storage expander. It turns an average MicroSD card into a part of your MacBook’s memory and does so at a low price point.<p>Deals like this one are …

Dropbox passwords posted online and millions more might follow

If you haven't activated two-factor authentication on Dropbox yet, you may want to do so now, just in case you end up finding your credentials posted on the internet. A document posted on pastebin earlier contains 400 Dropbox usernames and passwords, which the poster claims are just a tiny fraction …

Hackers Access At Least 100,000 Snapchat Photos And Prepare To Leak Them, Including Underage Nude Pictures

Underground photo-trading chat rooms have been filled in recent weeks with hints that something big was coming. Thursday night it finally arrived: A third-party Snapchat client app has been collecting every single photo and video file sent through it for years, giving hackers access to a 13GB …

Salt water-powered electric car approved for roads in Europe

<b>News:</b> a company that claims to have developed the first electric car powered by salt water says the vehicle has now been approved for testing on …

Hands-On With Bublcam’s Spherical Video Camera

The Bublcam is a video camera that can capture a sphere of content with its four high-def sensors. We first covered it when its creators put up a Kickstarter campaign looking to raise $100,000 to bring the gadget to market. After raising more than three times that, the team behind it has spent nine …

Putin Threatens Nuclear War Over Ukraine

Raising the spectre of nuclear war over Ukraine, Russia’s Vladimir Putin is playing a new, and dangerous, game.<p>On Friday, as Russian Federation tanks …

Microsoft can turn your shaky GoPro videos into smooth, buttery goodness

First-person video, which rose to popularity with GoPro‘s tiny cameras, has opened up entirely new avenues for sharing our experiences. The only problem? Those videos are often incredibly shaky.<p>Microsoft Research unveiled a potential fix over the weekend: Hyperlapse, a timelapsed tweak for shaky …

This treadmill lets you walk in any direction

No, that's not a detached tank tread you're looking at, it's a treadmill -- and it doesn't care which direction you're walking. It's called the Infinadeck, and we found it hiding in a dark corner of the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Expo. Each of its tank-like treads is covered in a moving belt …

FDA Approves Segway Inventor's Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

The era of real cyborgs has begun. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its first approval for the sale and marketing of a prosthetic arm …

Legendary British newsreel collection is now free to watch

British Pathé's entire collection of newsreels is now available for free on YouTube. The 85,000 videos showcase 80 years in global events, ranging from the historically significant to the downright weird. The repository includes newsreels from the First and Second World Wars, footage of the 1937 …

SD Cards Aren’t As Secure As We Think

The hardware hacker Bunnie Huang gave a talk at the Chaos Compute Club Congress where he offered some good news and some bad news. The good news? SD cards contain powerful, handy micro controllers that are useful to hackers and hobbyists. The bad news? SD cards are woefully insecure.<p>In a detailed …

'Invisible' Bike Helmets Are A Real Thing Now

If so, then two Swedish industrial design students have solved your problem and have created an "invisible helmet" for cyclists.<p>Bike helmets are a very important safety feature, especially for those who cycle around a busy city where both drivers and pedestrians can be a problem. But there is no …

Visual Search App CamFind Passes 1M Downloads, Makes Its API Public

CamFind, the visual search app that wants to be a faster and more accurate alternative to Google Goggles, recently hit two milestones. Its iOS app just crossed a total of one million downloads (an Android version will be released in two months) and its API is now available for other developers to …

Goggles Block Facial Recognition Algorithms

Facial recognition-prevention goggles have arrived.<p>Don a pair of these near-infrared LED-studded goggles and any facial-recognition algorithms that work on infrared cameras will be blocked by the lights, says its inventor. But the lights will be invisible to the human eye.<p>The idea comes from …

Microsoft pulls a 180, reverses Xbox One always-on DRM and used games policy

Microsoft backtracked Wednesday on its much-derided policy that would have required Xbox One gamers to connect their consoles to the Internet once a day to prevent game piracy.<p>Microsoft faced a huge backlash when it announced the policy, just before the E3 video game conference earlier this month. …

James Martin