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Samsung reportedly planning to release folding tablet in early 2015

For years now we’ve been hearing about flexible, bendable and foldable displays. We have been told that these types of displays have the potential to open up the door to new form factors, and there have been all sorts of demos showing displays that twist, bend and turn to extremely tight radii. And …

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Elon Musk Has Been Thinking About Making A Flying Car AND A Submarine Car

"I've thought about it quite a lot...We could definitely make a flying car - but that's not the hard part," Musk told The Independent in an interview this weekend. "The hard part is, how do you make a flying car that's super safe and quiet? Because if it's a howler, you're going to make people very …

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This Smartphone-Controlled Paper Toy Drone Is About To Hit The Masses

The PowerUp 3.0, a device that lets you pilot a paper airplane with your smartphone, will ship 20,000 straight to Kickstarter backers, VentureBeat reports. It's set to go on sale to the public this summer.<p>PowerUp 3.0 is the brainchild of former Israeli Air Force pilot and inventor Shai Goitein, who …

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DinnerTime App Gets Your Kids to the Table

Your job as a parent isn’t to be popular with your kids. Your job is to teach them respect and responsibility, which often requires you to firmly lay down the laws of the house. And DinnerTime <i>should</i> make this task slightly easier.<p>Picture the scene: You’re serving the last of the peas to the plate, …

Could This Mini Device Free Your SIM Card From Your Phone?

Japanese operator Docomo wants to free your SIM card from your phone to help manage your presence across multiple devices. Today, it announced a prototype Portable SIM device it hopes will one day do that.<p>The Verge and Tech In Asia both demoed the device which uses a combination of Bluetooth and …

Toyota is investigating cars that hover above the road

Toyota today said it's investigated the possibility of vehicles that are capable of hovering just above the road, technology designed to improve efficiency. In an interview at Bloomberg's Next Big Thing Summit in San Francisco, Hiroyoshi Yoshiki — the managing officer with Toyota's technical …

Three-Wheeled Cars Heading to Highway Near You

Ringly Lets You Know Who’s Calling By The Buzz Of Your Finger

Christina Mercando was a busy gal working her way through the eBay product department. Problem was friends and family could never get a hold of her.<p>Some women have the habit of keeping their phones deep in the recesses of their purses, thus never catching that text and missing when their moms call. …

Lytro rumored to launch Android camera, show Android OEMs how refocusing is done

Lytro Illum, now available for pre-order<p>Lytro, the light-field camera startup, is rumored to release an Android-powered camera in the next months.<p>Light-field tech (also known as plenoptic photography) replaces the conventional lens-sensor setup with an array of micro-lenses that capture the same …

Chili’s replaces its menus with tablets

The items on the menu at Chili’s may not have changed much in the last decade – baby back ribs and quesadillas, anyone? — but the format of those …

How to Get All World Cup Matches in Your Google Calendar

The FIFA World Cup is only days away and, if you’re just as excited as we are, you’ll want to know when all of the matches kick-off.<p>So here’s a super-quick guide for adding all of the legendary tournament’s fixtures to your Google Calendar account:<p>1) Open up the web version and hit the arrow icon …

Microsoft’s “Surface Watch” will reportedly work with Xbox One and PCs, not just phones

Last month Forbes suggested that Microsoft’s smart watch would work with Android(s goog) and iOS(s aapl) handsets. The supported device list may not …

Report claims to have the 'gun, bullet, and body' proving new Chinese military cyberattacks

"Putter Panda" attacks target American, European, and Japanese interests<p>A new Shanghai-based hacker unit with ties to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in China has been identified, according to a report from security company CrowdStrike. <i>The New York Times</i> writes that the group is codenamed …

Apple cracks down on apps which reward players for ad views and shares

The App Store is constantly evolving as both Apple and individual developers struggle to get the most out of the experience as possible. The latest change in this vein appears to involve App Store moderators cracking down on apps which incentivize or reward users for enaging in a range of …

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Xiaomi Mi 3 review: China's Xiaomi delivers a metallic smartphone for very little cash - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Xiaomi's flagship phone has a beautiful aluminum-magnesium chassis, solid build quality, powerful performance, and a great UI for a relatively low price.<p><b>The Bad</b> The smartphone lacks LTE connectivity, and a microSD card slot means you'll only ever have 16GB of onboard storage.<p><b>The Bottom …