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No car, no problem: 17 of the slickest electric rides

All kinds of personal-sized, eco-minded rides have been popping up on the market ready to propel us through the streets. Whether it's for a quick commute or a casual cruise, these electric rideables help save time and fossil fuels. Not only do they get you from point A to point B quickly, but …

'Avengers' fanboy makes laser Iron Man glove that can do some damage

He might not work at Stark Industries, but that hasn't stopped real-life inventor and YouTuber Patrick Priebe from creating a piece of gear that looks like it could have come from the Marvel-lous company's R&D department.<p>It's a working Iron Man glove that fires an aluminum slug and shoots a …

Peugeot's transforming food truck is a mobile French bistro for 30

The French know <i>a thing or two</i> about good food, so it makes sense that they'd weigh in on the mobile culinary trend, too. Peugeot's Design Lab created the "Le Bistrot du Lion:" a transforming vehicle that offers cafe-style seating for up to 30 people. The van's entire side panel opens to reveal a …

New aluminium battery for smartphones can be charged in a minute

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. scientists said they have invented a cheap, long-lasting and flexible battery made of aluminium for use in smartphones that can be charged in as little as one minute.<p>Passengers use their mobile phones on a skytrain in Bangkok June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit …

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InstantRecall lets you add more details about contacts

Owen is aiming to create a platform that can be accessed from the web and will help users over a long period of time<p>Written by | New Delhi |<p>Trying to …

Get Sol Republic Tracks Air Bluetooth headphones for $74.95

Given the choice between cheap headphones that sound decent and premium headphones on sale for cheap, which would you take? I think most of us would opt for the latter, which is why I'm grateful to reader Chris for sharing this deal -- one I otherwise might not have spotted.<p>While supplies last, and …

You'll soon get 10TB SSDs thanks to new memory tech

SSDs and other flash memory devices will soon get cheaper and larger thanks to big announcements from Toshiba and Intel. Both companies revealed new "3D NAND" memory chips that are stacked in layers to pack in more data, unlike single-plane chips currently used. Toshiba said that it's created the …

Tom Cruise is plane crazy in 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' trailer

Tom Cruise seems to have misread the time on his boarding pass in the first trailer for "Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation". It happens to the best of us, Tom, but you probably wouldn't find me clinging to the outside of the plane as it takes off.<p>The fifth film in the super-spy series sees the …

Your poop-water contains valuable metals

Americans are flushing a lot of valuable metals, according to new research by the United States Geological Survey. For eight years, researchers took monthly samples from wastewater treatment plants across the country and cataloged what they found. Silver was particularly common, appearing at an …

How one of the world’s largest railways is using technology to reinvent itself

With a track length of 116,000 kilometre and 23 million daily passengers (pdf), India has one of the world’s largest railway networks. But this massive enterprise is bleeding money and in urgent need of reforms.<p>And in an attempt to fix the mess, India’s railway minister Suresh Prabhu is banking on …

Samsung launches Galaxy Grand Prime 4G, Galaxy Core Prime 4G, Galaxy J1 4G and Galaxy A7

The new 4G Samsung Galaxy smartphone starts at Rs 9,900 and will be available from second week of March.<p>Written by | Bangkok |<p>It might have been a …

Meet Vega, Sri Lanka's all-electric supercar

At first blush, it’s lunacy – a 900-horsepower, all-electric supercar from an island nation best known for tea and tourism, not tech.<p>Yet the team behind the stunning Vega sports car has credentials – and financial backing – befitting similar passion projects emerging in California’s Silicon Valley. …

This is how App Store rankings are manipulated

Image allegedly shows racks of iPhones used to download and rate apps<p>In past years Apple has said it's cracking down on the manipulation of App Store rankings through bot programs, but a recent image from Chinese social media site Weibo suggests the trade is alive and well using actual iPhones. The …

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UK gives thumbs-up to driverless cars — but first come the driverless pods

However, this doesn't mean that UK residents can expect to see empty hatchbacks roaming the streets anytime soon. In terms of actual utility the projects scheduled for trials later this year are more like localized shuttles than actual cars: they'll operate in limited numbers, mostly in …

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Granny hits it big on Internet after voicing displeasure with Siri

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Artificial intelligence is currently a little too artificial and not so intelligent.<p>Many machines that claim to recognize your voice are stumped when you speak with an accent. I just asked Siri what kind of …

Samsung teases 'amazing' camera in new flagship phone

A month ago, I wrote about the iPhone's camera and how instrumental it is to many of the things that make that bestselling device so appealing. Today, Apple's most direct competitor, Samsung, has reiterated its long history of developing cameraphones and promised to deliver nothing less than "the …

Watch the first behind the scenes footage from the next James Bond film

James Bond has returned. Daniel Craig's 007 makes his first appearance in <i>Spectre</i>, the 24th James Bond movie, in behind-the-scenes footage from the set released tonight. The clip shows Craig punching people and firing guns, while production staff and his co-stars are interviewed high in the Austrian …

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Find your pals in a crowd with this flashing phone app

We've likely all been there: you're at a concert or some other crowded public space and maybe it's too loud to talk on the phone or you don't have cell reception to send a text. How're your friends supposed to find you? Well, if you use LookFor, all they'd have to, erm, look for, would be your …

James Gunn Says Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Isn’t Based on a Comic Book Story

Plus, what to expect from Peter Quill’s dad.<p>Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has once again been teasing the plot of the further …

British web surveillance violated human rights, court rules

GCHQ acted unlawfully by accessing NSA intelligence, but court says program is now legal after recent disclosures<p>Britain's GCHQ violated human rights by accessing intelligence from the NSA's mass surveillance programs, a UK court ruled today, though the agency is now considered compliant after …

Test for HIV in just 15 minutes with this $34 smartphone dongle

A dongle created by Columbia University researchers can turn <i>any</i> smartphone (whether iPhones or Android devices) into an HIV and syphilis tester. Even better, it only takes 15 minutes and a tiny drop of blood to get a result -- the device doesn't even need a battery to work. According to the paper …

Google hopes Yelp-like perks will get you to review more local spots

It's pretty easy to find local restaurants using Google Maps, but figuring out if they're any good or not? Most folks turn to Yelp or TripAdvisor, which have larger, more hardcore user communities. But Google has just done a makeover on its City Experts service, by switching the name to Local …

New trailers: Daredevil, Furious 7, Poltergeist, and more

Here it is: <i>Daredevil</i> is the first of four Marvel TV shows headed to Netflix, and an initial trailer for it premiered this week. It's hard to make many judgements yet, but it looks safe to say that — like all Netflix shows — it's not lacking for production value. The show's entire first season will …

Xiaomi refutes Ericsson’s claim it violated interim Delhi court order

As a result of the ongoing legal battle with Ericsson, Xiaomi India is only allowed to sell smartphones powered by Qualcomm processors in the …