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Oculus Rift won’t be launching on Mac

Oculus finally revealed the recommend specs for the Rift system scheduled to launch in early 2016. The good news is that minimum hardware specs will only cost you about $800. The bad news is the company has decided to stop developing for the Mac and focus entirely on PC for the launch.<p>Atman …

Here's a Living Concrete That Repairs Itself

How bacteria can fix the cracks in your driveway<p>A Dutch inventor has come up with an ingenious way for concrete to repair its own cracks: It's alive.<p>Okay, Henk Jonkers hasn't created a new form of life. What he did find is a kind of bacteria that lies dormant until activated by water. Water is …

SpaceX made some awesome travel posters for Mars

With all the recent news about International Space Station resupply missions, reusable rockets, and drone barges, it's easy to forget that reason Elon Musk created SpaceX in the first place is to help land humans on Mars. In a way, it's great that we're so familiar with the private space company's …

The World’s First $9 Computer Does Everything That Your Expensive Model Can Do

Chip can do anything that you might want from a normal computer, albeit a little slower. It runs a fully-functional desktop operating system, along …

Raspberry Pi

'Cicadas': US military's new swarm of mini-drones

The "micro air vehicle" is named after the insect that inspired its invention, the Cicada, which spends years underground before appearing in great swarms, reproducing and then dropping to the ground dead.<p>"The idea was why can't we make UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that have the same sort of …

Drones

Report claims Apple (oddly) showed interest in failed payments startup Clinkle

A report from TechCrunch claims that Apple has expressed interest in acquiring the payment rewards startup Clinkle. Clinkle, which has been mocked and ridiculed often since its beginning, reportedly saw a mass exodus of employees today that stemmed from frustration with its CEO Lucas Duplan. One of …

Startups

Pro gamer describes the difference between playing in the US and Korea — the mecca of video games

Korea has had a thriving gaming culture since a government initiative to introduce nationwide broadband internet and the release of real-time strategy game StarCraft in the late '90s.<p>Pro gaming is a national pastime in Korea, with pro matches broadcasted on television, teams sponsored by major tech …

League of Legends

United Airlines Will Reward Hackers With Up To A Million Frequent Flyer Miles

You don't have to be a frequent flier to become a million-miler these days, at least on United Airlines.<p>The aviation giant announced a new "bug bounty program" that will reward hackers who find vulnerabilities in its system. Depending on the severity, tech-savvy bounty hunters will be rewarded with …

Snake Rewind and other awesome apps you might have missed this week

Apps

Here is the proof that Apple is secretly developing a car battery

This week, the Cupertino company reportedly will settle a lawsuit brought against it by A123 Systems— a large-battery company that alleges Apple deliberately poached its employees to develop its own car battery technology.<p>Final details of the settlement are yet to be established. But court …

Tim Cook

Tencent Leads $750K Investment In Wound-Care Startup, Tissue Analytics

Another investment for Chinese Internet giant Tencent: it’s led a $750,000 seed funding round in Baltimore-based Tissue Analytics. Existing investor DreamIt Health — the Philadelphia-based accelerator program for medtech startups which Tissue Analytics went through last July (taking pre-seed …

Medical Technology

'The Apple of China' is dipping its toe in Apple's home turf

On its Facebook page, Xiaomi said it will start off lightly in these countries by selling only four accessories from an online store, including two power banks, a pair of headphones, and a fitness wearable. Customers can place orders beginning May 19th at 7 a.m. EST.<p>Still, it's doubtful Xiaomi has …

Headphones

Samsung Is Releasing an "Iron Man" Edition of the Galaxy S6 Edge

For all the Iron Man fans out there, you can now have a piece of the superhero with you at all<p>For all the Iron Man fans out there, you can now have a …

Comics

There's a Wild New Way to Buy Stuff on Amazon

Who needs a computer or even a phone to buy stuff online when you’ve got your voice? Amazon has just updated its new digital assistant product Echo …

Panasonic's Firefox TVs are now on sale

The first TVs running Firefox OS are now on sale. Mozilla announced this morning that six models of Panasonic TVs running its new OS are starting to ship in Europe, with global availability arriving in "the coming months." It's hard to actually find the TVs online, but the two models that did turn …

United Airlines offers rewards for spotting bugs in the system

United Airlinesmay be having a change of heart about hackers.<p>A cybersecurity expert who joked during a United Airlines flight about hacking into the plane's avionics computers was banned from flying on the carrier, even though the expert said he was pointing out a vulnerability in the airline's …

The World's Top CEOs Are Tweeting More, Facebooking Less

Twitter's on the rise, but LinkedIn is the most popular social network for CEOs.<p>Top executives at the world’s largest corporations are using social media more than ever — no surprise there — but Facebook doesn’t seem to be catching anyone’s attention. Like, at all.<p>A new study from PR firm Weber …

Samsung launches new ‘Blue Topaz’ and ‘Green Emerald’ Galaxy S6 color variants

Neither of these are the rumored (and more recently, teased) Iron Man-themed red-and-gold Galaxy S6 Edge, but Samsung is now launching two new color variants for its current-generation Android flagship. The first of which is a shiny “Blue Topaz” Galaxy S6 and the second is an equally as vibrant …

Samsung

FBI says this hacker took over a plane through its in-flight entertainment system

Security researcher Chris Roberts got kicked off a United flight last month for tweeting a joke about hacking into its electronic control systems.<p>Now the FBI alleges, in an affidavit for a search warrant, it was no joke. In fact, the FBI claims, Roberts actually did such a thing, causing a plane he …

Tim Cook to College Grads: Don’t Spend Your Life on the Sidelines

Cook delivered the commencement address at George Washington University on Sunday.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered a challenge to the graduating class at George Washington University on Sunday: Someone has to change the world — it might as well be you.<p>“The sidelines are not where you want to live your …

Tim Cook

The US' drone pilots aren't getting enough training

The US is increasingly relying on drones for recon and air support, but you almost wouldn't know it from how little training those drones' pilots get. A Government Accountability Office report has revealed that both Air Force and Army crews frequently have a tough time getting enough flight hours …

US Navy fighter jets will carry an autonomous anti-ship missile

The US Navy may have a robotic ace in the hole when it fights enemy warships in the future. It's planning to put Lockheed Martin's autonomous LRASM (Long Range Anti-Ship Missile) on the F/A-18 Super Hornet by 2019, giving jet fighters a weapon that tracks and wipes out targets mostly or entirely on …

Kickstarter Reminder - DuinoKit Jr. Electronics/Arduino Project Kit

This is just a quick reminder that the DuinoKit Jr. Kickstarter project is down to less than a week. It’s already reached its funding goal, so any …

Microcontroller

Minecraft Summer Camp for Kids (and Parents!) - You Can Try it Out FRIDAY!

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>You may recall the post I wrote (and which a LOT of people read and responded to) about our sponsor, the very cool Summer of …

Build Your Own LEGO Quadcopter

We just introduced an excellent flying drone yesterday, but if you like LEGO bricks and DIY, you may more like to build your own <b>quadcopter with LEGO</b> …

Forget plastic — this 3D printer retrofit makes it possible to print fudge, jelly, and more

Generally speaking, if you want to start 3D printing edible stuff, you need a dedicated, purpose-built 3D food printer. The ones that print plastic …

Why Coca-Cola wants to fund the next billion-dollar startup

But making the soda is only part of the story. Getting the fizzy stuff into stores and restaurants all over the globe requires a massive supply chain of shipment, bottling, stocking, and staffing — not to mention sales and marketing.<p>Each of those are giant, sometimes independent, businesses related …

Coca-Cola

American and Briton missing after Mexico light plane crash

One British citizen and one American were missing after their plane crashed off the coast of Puerto Vallarta in western Mexico, officials said.<p>The crash occurred last week in the popular resort area and the two had been missing since, local fire chief and head of civil protection Carlos Gomez …

Life Before ‘Having It All’: Portrait of a Working Girl in 1940

The White Collar Girl: Model Carol Lorell stands in for Ginger Rogers, star of the upcoming adaptation of novel "Kitty F<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Alfred …