Michael Bierbaum

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Canalys Forecasts Over 5 Million Smart Watch Shipments In 2014

According to the latest <i>Canalys forecasts</i>, the worldwide smart watch market will exceed 5 million unit shipments in 2014, thanks to Pebble Technology …

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Who Wants a Concrete iPhone Skin?

You can get all manner of weird and wonderful iPhone cases, but if you want something more industrial, maybe you'd like one made out of concrete. …

How Porsche Makes The World's Most Advanced Hybrid

The Porsche 918 Spyder is like no other hybrid on the road, promising Bugatti-like performance in a package capable of better fuel economy than a …

Brave New Interface: A Fleet of Dust-Sized Sensors Embedded In Your Brain

A few weeks ago, we wrote about a tiny micro-bot designed to be injected into a patient’s eye and controlled via magnet—a speck-sized eye surgeon. …

The Largest Legoland Water Park Ever Will Have 50 Million Bricks

Ever been to Legoland, man? Ever been to Legoland <i>on waterslides</i>? Visitors to Legoland Malaysia will soon be able to, once the largest such waterpark …

Report: Google Wants to Make a Streaming Television Service

The Wall Street Journal reports unnamed sources that say Google has approached big media companies about licensing TV shows for a streaming …

A Better Fix for Your Old, Aching Back From a New Biomaterial

When you get older, your back aches. Why? One explanation is those cushy shock absorbers called nucleus pulposus (NP) between your vertebrae that …

The Idiotic Things Google Was Going to Make You Say to Use Google Glass

Though wearing Google Glass makes you look like a futuristic cross-eyed cyborg to the entire world, controlling Glass is a lot more natural and …

Follow the Pope on Twitter for Less Time in Purgatory

Things you can do to get time off of Purgatory: help the poor, volunteer, and now... follow the pope on Twitter.<p>So next week is Catholic World Youth …

All It Took to Hijack Google Glass Was a Dumb QR Code

The scariest Google Glass hack just got fixed before anyone evil could actually use it, but the details are a little unsettling. Using nothing more …

Apple May Have Finally Figured Out How to Make a Liquidmetal iPhone

The incredibly promising metal alloy from Liquidmetal has been around for a while, but no one's really been able to figure out how to put the …

Get Your Sweet And Salty Fix With A Bacon Weave Choco Taco

We all know that chocolate covered bacon has been done before, as have bacon weave taco shells, but until now no one has combined them to make a Bacon Weave Choco Taco!<p>A Choco Taco -- for those of you who have never had the pleasure of trying one -- is one of the best desserts in the entire world. …

Human-powered hover bike wins coveted $250K prize

A long-elusive aviation innovation prize that has never had a winner in its 33-year existence has finally been claimed after a team of Toronto …

A Real-Life Iron Man Suit That Could Be as Comfortable as Pajamas

Tony Stark used exotic composites, metal alloys, and other Hollywood-only make-believe materials to build his armor-plated Iron Man suit. But …

State of Decay refused classification in Australia

Undead Labs open-world zombie survival title, <i>State of Decay</i>, was refused classification by the Australian Classification Board today because of "illicit or proscribed drug use."<p>According to the Board's State of Decay Decision Report obtained by Polygon, the Australian Classification Board denied …

Dreamfall Chapters has 'extremely good' chance of hitting next-gen consoles

There is an "extremely good" chance that <i>Dreamfall Chapters</i> will land on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, lead developer Ragnar Tornquist told Eurogamer during this year's Rezzed 2013.<p>"We are preparing to go to consoles," he said, "without officially announcing anything. We are keen on getting …

10 Annoying Apps We're All Stuck Using (and How to Make Them Better)

Every app has its share of annoyances, but some are so popular that you're just plain stuck using them—either because your friends do, because you …