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Samsung's Smart Home service ready to control new wave of TVs and appliances

Samsung has just taken a big step in its home automation plans by launching its Smart Home service in the US and Korea. That means you can now download an Android app that, in conjunction with Samsung's cloud service, will give you control over certain (crazy expensive) Samsung smart appliances. In …

Japan looks to next-gen 3D printers for a return to manufacturing success

American 3D printer manufacturers have stolen a lead on the competition, but a Japan-based alliance is looking to fight back... it'll take a year or two, is all. The group includes universities, 27 companies including the likes of Panasonic, Nissan and Kawasaki, as well as the Japanese government. …

Instead Of Giving Google Your Data For Free, Now You Can Donate It For Good

The GoodData is a co-op that aims to allow people to take control of their data and harness what it’s worth–for a good cause.<p>The Internet knows everything about you: where you shop, what you like, your age, race, the sex stuff. The Internet also knows how to make money from what it knows. Every …

Custom T-Shirt Design App Snaptee Launches Partnership Program

Snaptee, the iOS and Android app that lets users design and order their own custom T-shirts, has launched a new revenue-sharing program for photo-editing and design app developers.<p>The startup’s first beta partner is Manga Camera, a popular app that turns photos into comic book-like graphics. …

Pot-smoking students better at school than 'marginalized' tobacco-smoking peers

Students who only smoke marijuana do better at school than classmates who smoke just tobacco, or who smoke both tobacco and pot, says a new study, …

Public Health

You Will Never Want To Do Drugs After Seeing The Faces Of Addiction

Drugs are terrifying.

Telegram Hits 35M Monthly Users, 15M Daily With 8B Messages Received Over 30 Days

Telegram, the mobile messaging app that offers secure communications created by VK.com co-founders Nikolai and Pavel Durov, today announced a new milestone in its traction, which has increased considerably since Facebook acquired rival WhatsApp: The app hit 35 million users, and TechCrunch has …

iTunes Radio gets its first news station with addition of NPR

What good is a "radio" service if it can't keep you current on the day's news? Apple seems to be wondering the same thing. Beginning today, content from NPR will be available on its iTunes Radio streaming service. <i>Recode</i> reports that the new station will run 24 hours a day and offer live news …

What Project Ara could mean for the future of mobile customer service

When we first heard about modular phone projects like PhoneBloks, initially mobile tech publications like <i>Android Authority</i>, industry experts and even tech enthusiasts were skeptical about whether such a concept could ever be anything more than just a pipe-dream.<p>Although a smartphone that can have …

Google Partners With Ray-Ban, Oakley For New Glass Designs

Is the current look of Google Glass a bit too ... dorky for you? You're probably not the only one who thinks so. Thankfully, Google is collaborating with Ray-Ban and Oakley on some designs you might actually want to wear.<p>Luxottica Group, the Italian parent company of both brands, announced the …

Wearable Tech

It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M

Media conglomerate Disney has taken a big step to embracing the new digital world of video, announcing the acquisition of YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million, along with a potential $450 million in performance-based earn outs. The acquisition, which was first reported by Re/Code, …

Artificial intelligence startup Vicarious collects $40 million from tech elites

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / StudioSmart<p>It has been a big year for artificial intelligence. Google bought DeepMind in January for …

IBM’s Watson Tackles The Tumor Genome, On The Way To Personalized Cancer Treatments

To develop a specific treatment for each person’s cancer, doctors would need to learn their tumor’s genetic code. It’s a task too difficult for humans to do for every cancer patient. But it might not be too difficult for a problem-solving supercomputer.<p>IBM’s advanced artificial intelligence program …

Cancer

Is the Internet Making Us More Democratic?

<i>Matthew Carpenter-Arévalo is a peer at #DemocraciaEnRed, a Latin America-based movement to promote the evolution of democracy through modern tools.</i><p>While discontent rooted in the offline world continues to be the source of protests worldwide, few can argue that the lowered cost of communication …

Tesla Can Topple the Car-Dealer Monopoly

Ask any of Tesla's customers or fans what makes them so enthused about the California car brand, and the answer will almost always have something to …

Samsung prices Gear 2 at $299, Gear Fit at $199

Samsung has officially posted the global prices for two of its upcoming wearable devices.<p>The Gear 2 smartwatch will sell for 8,999 Taiwan dollars ($293), Samsung announced in Taiwan on Wednesday, according to Sammobile and other sources. That's a slight drop from the $300 retail price of the …

Wearable Tech

CompuGirls: How schools keep some girls from pursuing STEM.

<i>This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among</i> Arizona State University<i>, the</i> New America Foundation<i>, and Slate. On Thursday, March 27,</i> …

Facts about Public Libraries

Libraries are busier than ever.<p>The current economic climate has made libraries an even more vital part of their communities. It’s a national …

The Richard Wyckoff Stock Trading Method

<i>In the wheat pit of the Board of Trade of the city of Chicago, 1920.Library Of Congress"</i><i>The large operator does not, as a rule, go into a campaign unless he sees in prospect a movement of from 10 to 50 points. Livermore once told me he never touched anything unless there were at least 10 points in</i> …

Epic drastically drops the price of Unreal Engine game development

Epic Games, the company that created <i>Gears of War</i>, <i>Infinity Blade,</i> and the popular Unreal Engine for developing game titles, has been rather quiet as of late. The firm's most prominent recent announcements have been around selling off that <i>Gears of War</i> franchise to Microsoft, and delivering a fancy …

Meet Cloak, the ‘antisocial’ network that helps you avoid people

We have myriad tech-enabled ways to encounter friends (and strangers!) in real life. We can check in on Foursquare. Tag a location on Instagram. Swipe on Tinder. Tweet, from just about anywhere.<p>The inevitable backlash has, at last, arrived: It’s called Cloak, and it’s an “antisocial network” that …

Blue River Technology Takes In Another $10M For Its Agriculture Optimizing Robots

Blue River Technology, which uses robotics and computer vision to optimize agriculture by, for instance, determining which lettuces to thin out of a row and which to keep, has closed a $10 million Series A-1 funding round, led by Data Collective Venture Capital — topping up a $3.1 million Series A …

Oppo Launches 5.5-Inch Quad HD Find 7 Smartphone

As announced previously, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo took the wraps off its Find 7 Android smartphone today in Beijing, a power-packed device boasting top-of-the-line specs.<p>The Find 7 boasts a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p) display. It is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core …

Snowden: Big revelations to come, reporting them is not a crime

Edward Snowden made a surprise appearance on the TED stage in Vancouver today, by Beam telepresence robot from "somewhere in Russia".<p>Snowden, in his …

The Moto 360 is the first Android Wear device, has a round display

A metal body and round LCD make this the best-looking smartwatch ever.<p>Google's smartwatch OS, Android Wear, won't be worth much without some hardware …

The best SMS replacement apps for Android

The world is evolving. In the future, services like calling and texting will take place entirely over internet data connections. Gone will be the days of phone numbers. Soon we’ll all have usernames. Why wait to make the transition? Over the last few years, a number of great services have popped up …

Computers That Know What You Need, Before You Ask

We're already giving voice instructions to virtual personal assistants, like Apple's Siri. But artificial intelligence is getting even smarter. The next wave of behavior-changing computing is a technology called anticipatory computing — systems that learn to predict what you need, even before you …

Zortrax, The Polish 3D Printing Company, Looking To Go Public As It Raises $3.5 Million In Public Bonds

Zortrax, a Polish 3D-printer company based in Olsztyn, is raising funds through public bond issues. They will begin selling 10,000 unsecured bonds worth 1000PLN ($329) each through Invista Brokerage House to raise a total of $3.5 million. The company plans to be the only publicly traded printer …

Healthy Food Delivery Startup Zesty Goes Corporate With The Launch Of A Catering Service

If you work at a startup or tech company, one of the perks you’ve probably gotten used to is a free lunch. Those meals have become ubiquitous through a number of tech companies in San Francisco, but too often, there aren’t a lot of healthy options provided. Healthy food delivery startup Zesty wants …

Android extending to wearables - meet Android Wear

Google just announced Android Wear, a program that brings the power of Android to smartwatches and other wearable devices. Google will be working with consumer electronics makers and other companies to bring a lightweight and fast version of Android to wearables everywhere, and it all starts with …