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Dyson's new fan can comfort you or the whole room

Dyson’s Hot + Cool Machine heater and fan, has long been one of the more unusual-looking climate-control devices. That does not change with the …

Carbon Fiber

Meccanoid toy robot imitates your voice and movements

SpinMaster's new Meccanoid robot<p>Meccano is known for its model toys that are put together using bolts and metal slabs. But model cranes aren't going …

Robotics

Inkboard upgrade lets you scribble all over your photos

Did you ever have to resist the urge to doodle on a photo? Now you don’t have to … resist the urge, that is. You can just go ahead and draw cat ears and whiskers, or devil horns and tail, or hearts and flowers on any photo you like with the newly updated version of Inkboard.<p>The new photo features …

Snapchat's new video product is 'huge'

Earlier this year, Snapchat launched a new feature called "Discover."<p>Discover features video from a group of publishing partners, including ESPN, …

Groundbreaking contact lenses give wearers superhero vision

Technology allowing contact lens wearers to zoom in on demand could be available in two years<p>A pioneering new form of contact lenses giving wearers …

Let go, Luke: 'Star Wars' toy trains minds to harness Force

'Star Wars' Force Trainer II Hologram Experience<p>It is a fantasy <i>Star Wars</i> fans know well: to use the Force.<p>Alas, the Force in real life is usually …

Star Wars

Microsoft’s next mobile move may be apps pre-installed on Galaxy S6

Image copyright Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom.That Galaxy S6 phone Samsung is expected to introduce on March 1 could have one big trick up its sleeve: …

Glow-in-the-dark Nissan should grab everyone's attention

Nissan is getting really creative in promoting its electric car. In Sept. 2014, the company created a custom pickup variant of the car, a …

Electric Vehicles

Hackers break Apple Lightning Connector security and unlock access to iBoot level exploits for future jailbreaks

The jailbreak community, especially iPhone jailbreakers, are in for some great news, as the Apple Lightning Connector's security code has been broken …

10 Years Later, YouTube is Still Pure Internet

YouTube is the internet in its purest form. For better or worse, this is the audio-visual mirror of humanity’s digital experience.<p>YouTube was launched 10 years ago as a video dating site inspired by the Hot or Not site. That’s why its anniversary is Valentine’s Day. Three guys launched an online …

MUNSTER: Here's why I think news of an Apple Car is suddenly pouring out

He says he doesn't think it happens for 5 years. So, why is news leaking on it today?<p>Here's his take, our emphasis added:<p>Aside from yesterday's articles on project Titan, we also note that a week ago, numerous blogs reported on Apple-owned vans with cameras mounted on top, driving in San Francisco …

Why an Apple Car would make sense

By now, you've likely heard the latest Apple rumor. No, it's not about the Apple Watch or the much vaunted Apple TV set or even the strange-sounding …

Car Tech

Honda Civic Black Edition: car review

<b>Price £22,460</b><b><br>MPG 78.5</b><b><br>Top speed 129mph</b><p>Noir buffs, smudgy-eyed goths, TV executives, the stylishly insecure… Rejoice, this is the car for you. The Honda Civic Black Edition is black – all over. From the specially mixed paint (Crystal Black Pearlescent) to its gunpowder alloys and piano-black …

Microsoft's imaging tech is (sometimes) better than you at spotting objects

Many computer vision projects struggle to mimic what people can achieve, but Microsoft Research thinks that its technology might have already trumped humanity... to a degree, that is. The company has published results showing that its neural network technology made fewer mistakes recognizing …

Artificial Intelligence

9 Apps That Can Change the Way You Work

Although we all fume at our phones and computers sometimes, technology really is incredible. It has changed the way we work, making it faster, easier and cheaper than ever to do business on a global scale.<p>But with a new year in front of us, productivity is top of mind for entrepreneurs, as is doing …

On Its First Birthday, Slack Declares Itself The "Fastest Growing Business App" Ever

And its daily users have doubled twice in six months.<p>Slack could be the only business application that doesn't provoke regular bursts of homicidal rage from its users, and instead, on occasion, prompts real joy.<p>The corporate chat tool — or "essential team communication platform" — is celebrating …

Snapchat is Experimenting with Localized Our Stories Feature

Snapchat’s ‘Our Stores’ feature is usually centered around an event like the World Cup or the Grammys. But, it looks like the app is experimenting with a localized version of the feature.<p>TechCrunch reports that the company has launched a Los Angeles version of the Our Stories called TGIF that …

Love Stories

Apple may have hundreds of employees working on its own electric car

After weeks of rumors, it’s starting to look like Apple really is working on an electric car.<p>A new report from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> says that Apple now has “hundreds of employees” working on the project, which CEO Tim Cook apparently green-lit a year ago. The project — dubbed “Titan” — could end …

Don’t Be Google

Dear Google: what happened? Android sales are falling. Chrome has become a bloated hog. Analysts are calling you the new Microsoft, or, much worse, “the new Yahoo!” And most damning of all: you have squandered our trust. You used to be special, Google. Or at least we used to believe you were …

Study says Android 4.0 and iOS 8 are most likely to crash your apps

Ever had the feeling that certain phone operating systems are more likely to crash your apps than others? It's not just you. Crittercism has posted its latest breakdown of crash reports from about 20,000 apps, and it's clear that certain operating systems aren't as friendly as others. On Android, …

Apps