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Android Pay begins rolling out today across the US

It’s been a long wait, but Android Pay is officially starting to roll out today in the US. It replaces Google Wallet as Google’s primary NFC-based payment system.<p>Android Pay works with MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express cards from numerous major US banks. Citibank and Wells Fargo are …

Blackphone 2 available for pre-order, launching in September

It has been over a year since Silent Circle released its Blackphone handset, in June 2014. The phone was among the first security-focused devices to become relatively successful, and we now find ourselves waiting for the second iteration, which was announced at MWC 2015. Almost everything about the …

Google Play

Get a free movie rental from Google to celebrate Chromecast's second birthday

Want to escape the heat this weekend? If you’re looking for something to do indoors, Google has a small offer that may be worth your while. To celebrate the Chromecast’s 2nd birthday, Google is giving out one free movie rental to all owners of the media streaming device from now until December …

Android News

How hackers steal your data on free public Wi-Fi hotspots

Connecting to a public Wi-Fi hotspot, whether open or secured by a password, leaves you open to snooping and hacking. That’s the word from SensePost …

Information Systems

HOW TO: Make a $5 wind-powered phone charger for your bike

A clever 16-year-old named Thomas combined his two passions, cycling and electronics, into one very useful DIY gadget. Using a tired CPU fan, an old …

Arduino

Free Pro CSS Hacker Course With Geeky Gadgets Deals

We have another great deal for our readers today in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store, a Pro CSS Hacker Course for free.<p>The course is designed to help …

CraveOnline

Kevin Feige Reveals Secret About The MCU's Infinity Gauntlet

Tesla's new low-cost battery: 'the missing piece' in sustainable energy?

Elon Musk says ‘this is within the power of humanity to do so’ as he unveils new batteries in effort to change the way the world consumes energy<p>Will the world become battery-powered? That’s certainly the ambition of Elon Musk, the PayPal billionaire turned would-be space explorer and electric car …

Clean Energy

This unknown startup is launching a $130 VR headset this fall

MergeVR, a new virtual reality startup out of San Antonio, is launching $130 VR goggles this fall that will work with both Android and Apple …

Virtual Reality

Quiksilver designed a wetsuit that looks like an actual suit

For when you need to combine business and surfing<p>If you're a surfer, and you love the feel of salty sea mist on your skin, and the threatening billow of a forming wave, and the rush of gliding on water, but your preferred look is business formal, I've got good news for you. Quiksilver in Japan and …

Wetsuits

Super Cool Trailer for THE BOY AND THE BEAST Anime Film

Intel Compute Stick review: The little PC that almost could - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Intel Compute Stick excels as a media streaming, Web-browsing machine, and it's a $150 PC that can fit into your pocket.<p><b>The Bad</b> The tablet-grade performance isn't suitable for heavy tasks, and spotty Bluetooth connectivity limit this PC's functionality.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> This inexpensive …

Amazon Fire TV

Mini's weird-looking AR goggles are actually useful

Augmented reality is supposed to be the future, but its current usefulness is pretty fuzzy. Sony's SmartEyeglass is reminiscent of your old monochrome monitors, Microsoft's HoloLens' games look intriguing, but who knows when that's coming out and Google Glass, well, we're not sure what the future …

Sony's augmented reality glasses are now available for $840

Sony’s Google Glass-like head unit, dubbed <i>SmartEyeglass</i>, is now officially available for purchase in ten different countries. Similar to Google Glass, Sony’s SmartEyeglass (SED-E1) developer edition lets you interact with your surroundings by letting you take photos, send text messages and much …

Augmented Reality

Light-Up Fabric Could Make Glowing Clothing An Everyday Reality

Flashy threads? That's an understatement<p>The stylish glowing jumpsuits of the Tron-like future have just come a step closer, with the creation of a weavable fabric that lights up. Huisheng Peng and colleagues from Fundan University in Shanghai and UCLA created 1-millimeter thin fibers made from …

This Is The Demo That Magic Leap Was Going To Show At TED Before It Backed Out

Virtual reality company Magic Leap has been eerily quiet since it announced its $542 million fundraising round last October, with heavyweights like Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, and Google all participating. Now, for the first time in months, we finally have another glimpse of what the …

Magic Leap

The Pentagon wants unhackable drone helicopters by 2018

Losing a UAV or two to enemy forces has become an unavoidable cost of modern warfare. But there's still a big difference between having a Scan Eagle turn up missing and, say, the Pentagon's autonomous MH-6 Little Bird -- namely because only one of those is armed to the talons with chainguns, Hydra …

5 ways to make money with your phone

You don't like to think about it, but between the up-front cost and the monthly contract payments, your phone costs you a fair bit of money. What you might not realize is that it can make you money, too.<p>You won’t get rich, but you can pay for a few trips to Starbucks. Here’s how to get started.<p><b>1.</b> …

Personal Finance

BlackBerry's new tablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S

BlackBerry has just announced a brand new tablet that has far more in common with a Samsung tablet than the company's failed PlayBook. That's because the tablet, called the Secutablet, is simply a modified Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (pictured above).<p>As you might have guessed from the name, …

Samsung Galaxy

First Look at AMC's WALKING DEAD Spin-Off, Which Was Just Picked Up For 2 Seasons

The Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 Is A Symphony, Rock Band And DJ In The Palm Of Your Hand

It’s just four days in and Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1, the electronic device that can become almost any instrument you want it to be has already surpassed its Kickstarter goal by almost $250,000.<p>The Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 allows you to play hundreds of instruments on one device in a number of different …

Music Festivals

Suddenly, everyone's making computers you strap to your face. Here's a rundown of all the big players.

A bunch of companies seem to believe that computers you wear on your face are the next big thing.<p>This week, hardware maker HTC and PC game technology company Valve demonstrated theirs, called Vive, and it was met with wild rapturous applause from tech writers.<p>But how is it any different than …

Virtual Reality

Skully, Maker Of A Google Glass-Like Motorcycle Helmet, Raises $11 Million

Google announced last month that it was ending the first version of its augmented reality glasses, Google Glass, for consumers. For many, this was confirmation of what a terrible idea the whole project was. But the idea of sticking a computer on your face isn’t showing any signs of slowing …

Augmented Reality

This could be the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch yet

It looks like Huawei is taking smartwatches very seriously. As spotted by <i>Droid Life</i>, two official promo videos for the "Huawei Watch" have accidentally been set live on YouTube ahead of the device's likely announcement tomorrow at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Before the videos were …

Wear OS

Razer OSVR Is A Printable, Hackable Virtual Reality Headset

Make your own reality<p>There’s a growing problem in the virtual reality (VR) industry: Filmmakers and game developers don’t want to produce content for a headset few people have access to. And hardware manufacturers don’t want to build accessories for headsets that don’t have content. Razer’s new …

How U2 inspired Magic Leap, the holographic goggles that Google invested in

The term for this technology is "augmented reality," and Microsoft is doing something similar with its HoloLens goggles, which it demonstrated last month.<p>Magic Leap's founder Rony Abovitz is quite a character.<p>One of his hobbies is playing guitar and bass in a rock band called Sparkydog and …

Augmented Reality

The Mad Max Gunmaker Fighting ISIS

Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers are scooping up Bakhtiar Sadradin Aziz’s Franken-guns—bits and pieces of old weapons welded together and filed down for a …

'Halo' die-hards will get their very own motorcycle helmet in July

Who says motorcycle helmets have to be functional, not fashionable? Renowned toy-maker NECA is getting into the headgear game with a street-legal design based on <i>Halo</i>'s main man, Master Chief. The helmet features front air intakes to prevent fogging and rear exhaust vents to keep your head cool and …

5 hot Raspberry Pi projects for Mac geeks

The credit-card-size Raspberry Pi has taken the tech world by storm. Thousands of geeky kids and adults use the tiny, low-cost computer boards to learn about coding and create fun projects like motion detectors, birdhouses that tweet when birds are present, and mini weather stations.<p>You, too, can …