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Ricoh WG-M1 Rugged Action Camera Now Available To Pre-Order For $300 (video)

Ricoh has this week taken the wraps off its new Ricoh WG-M1 action camera which is equipped with a 14 megapixel CMOS sensor that makes it capable of …

Upcoming smartphones to anticipate this fall

'Flame Base' shirt heats up to keep your temperature just right

Sweaters, jackets and long johns are all "wearables" that keep us warm, but they aren't all that smart -- if you walk into a room that's too hot or exercise too hard, you need to <i>stop using them</i> to cool down. It's an inconvenience we've grown used to, but we don't have to put up with it much longer: …

'Tractor beam' for water can pull boats in any direction

It can be difficult to get waterborne objects to go in the right direction -- just ask any boat captain who has had to fight waves on a choppy sea. However, researchers at the Australian National University have developed a "tractor beam" (really, a wave generator) that would make it trivial for …

Welcome to Leak: the anonymous messaging site that trolls will love

Leak, a website that allows its users to send anonymous emails straight to people's inboxes, has just launched to help folk be more honest with each other. But former anonymous author Dr Brooke Magnanti predicts it will only lead to more online abuse<p>Ever wished you could tell someone exactly what's …

The next era of the public payphone is about to begin

Every major city in the world has a network of public phone booths on most streets—absolutely crucial to the running of the city only a couple of decades ago but now just taking up space in the age of smartphones. In Britain, home of the iconic red telephone booths that have been around since 1926, …

Emergency Medicine

Russia offers 3.9m roubles for 'research to identify users of Tor'

Analysts say tender for research on service that anonymises browsing sends signal to online community amid crackdown on Russian internet

Facebook says SEC's IPO probe ends, extending WhatsApp closing date

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dropped its probe into the social networking company over events surrounding its controversial initial public offering.<p>A woman holds a tablet displaying WhatsApp's logo in front of the screen with the Facebook logo in this …

Raspberry Pi B+ marks first major upgrade to microcomputer

Gallery: Raspberry Pi B+ marks first major upgrade to microcomputer<p>Gallery: Raspberry Pi B+ marks first major upgrade to microcomputer<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>The …

Apple reportedly working w/ Intelligent Energy to integrate fuel cell tech in devices

A report from the Daily Mail over the weekend claimed Apple is working with fuel cell company Intelligent Energy on a project that hopes to embed fuel cells in mobile devices “within a few years.” The Daily Mail doesn’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to accuracy, but the report …

Villa Blåbär, a House Located in Nacka, Sweden by pS Arkitektur

Villa Blåbär – Modern architecture in harmony with Sweden’s nature.<p>The team of pS Arkitektur has completed Villa Blåbär, a house located in Nacka, …

The Best And Worst Design Of The 2014 World Cup

From ugly stadiums to underwear slips to new and improved soccer balls<p>Us nerds at Co.Design have been focusing less on scores and more on all the World Cup-related design (and its 84-year history): the ball, the uniforms, the stadiums, the underwear slips. To whet your appetite for the finale on …

Google Ideas is Looking for an Interaction Designer in New York City

Google Ideas is a team at Google that explores how technology can enable people to confront threats in the face of conflict, instability or …

Intel, Samsung and others create new Qualcomm-free internet of things consortium

Like grains of sand on a beach, there are a seemingly infinite number of standards and protocols applicable to the internet of things. So I’m not …

Google's Latest Real Estate Purchases Are Scaring Silicon Valley

With 24 Mountain View office buildings bought in the past three years, all it would take is an update to the city's zoning regulations for Google to effectively employ as many as 10,000 workers, the Contra Costa Times reports.<p>The city is expected to make a decision on new regulations before 2015. …

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Good news, bad news

The Surface Pro 3 has held up well after two weeks of constant use, but it's not the Holy Grail of hybrids.<p>First, the bad news -- which is old news, in a way, because it's about Windows 8.1.<p><b>Standalone tablet -- not:</b> Maybe the US Internal Revenue Service has -- by some freak string of unintended …

Two years ago the discovery of the Higgs boson was announced. What's new?

The Large Hadron Collider, in its 27km tunnel under the Franco-Swiss border, has been under maintenance since early 2013. No particles have been colliding, and no new data have been flowing through the high-bandwidth cables spreading across the world ready to feed eager physicists with new …

Forum Frenzy: Harley-Davidson Validates the Electric Motorcycle with the LiveWire Prototype

As of just a couple weeks ago, it looks like electric motorcycles are going big time... or, specifically, like Harley-Davidson is making a move into …

Motorcycles

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Google's insane all-seeing Project Tango tablet is coming to consumers next year

The day after Google gave its developers a vision for the immediate future, Regina Dugan and the ATAP team — "a small band of pirates trying to do cool shit," as she calls them — have taken the stage to talk about a few slightly more ambitious things. One is Project Tango, the tablets and …

Nest devices start talking to Google, washing machines and your car

Nest's Learning Thermostat and Protect smoke detector are now part of a much, much larger universe. The company has just launched a developer program that lets third-party apps and devices talk to Nest hardware, making it do things that aren't possible through official software. The initiative is …

Google Glass Becomes A Gunsight

Oh, this won’t be controversial <i>at all</i>: Tactical sight company Trackingpoint has decided to make Google Glass an accessory to their networked sights, …

Google expands Play Books and Movies availability to dozens of new countries

Google is excellent at catering for the US market and a few other Western countries, but it’s international efforts have been mediocre at best. That’s slowly changing though, as the company it’s expanding its media offerings to new countries.<p>As of today, Google’s Play Books and Play Movies services …

iFixit: OnePlus One equals five for repairability

Like the proverbial internet pony of lore, you may want the OnePlus One smartphone's highly desirable specs and cheap $300 price, but you can't have it -- yet. Somehow the iFixit screwdriver brigade got one though, and recently disemboweled it for your pleasure (see the video below). Sure enough, …

Google Loon Wi-Fi balloon creates panic in New Zealand

Rescue helicopter dispatched for what was thought to be a crashing plane<p>When Google began testing its Wi-Fi enabling balloons, the company probably wasn't expecting to cause panic in New Zealand. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> writes that the country's emergency services were contacted on Friday after one …

Amazon Fire Phone's Free Unlimited Photo Storage: Open to Abuse?

In smartphones, there are features, and there's flash. The Amazon Fire phone has its share of both: The quasi-3D display is pretty compelling, but …