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Watch the 'First Real' Hoverboard

The idea that a man or woman could someday glide effortlessly through the air has captured our imaginations ever since Michael J. Fox hopped on a …

How 3D Printing Is Delivering Airplane Parts On Demand

3D printing has popped up on the cutting-edge of some surprisingly diverse industries: food, healthcare, retail, and now aerospace. The aerospace business is driven by the following factors: weight, cost, environmental impact and load. Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM), the technical name for 3D …

Are you allergic to your iPad?

Do you have an unexplained rash on your body? Odd as it sounds, the problem may be your Apple tablet. You might be allergic to it. According to</i> …

This is what it's like to go full power in an electric racecar

Lucas di Grassi films first-hand experience with GoPro helmet camera<p>Participants in the upcoming Formula E Championship recently took to the Donington Park circuit to test their machines. And thanks to Audi Sports ABT's Lucas di Grassi, there is now first-person footage illustrating what it is like …

Microsoft’s Lumia 520 Hits 12 Million Activations

Microsoft has released some details on the sales of one of their Lumia Windows Phone handsets, the Nokia Lumia 520, and we finally get to find out …

From Mars, With Curiosity: How We Get Pictures From the Red Planet

This view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover includes Earth as the brightest p<p>... VIEW …

WSJ writer gives Twitter password to the internet and the obvious happens

We put a ton of trust in technology everyday, but are you confident enough in two-factor authentication to give out any of your passwords? Christopher Mims of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> is. In a post on the site proclaiming that passwords are "finally dying," Mims extolls the virtues of the secure …

Which is the best smartphone for less than £150?

Flagship smartphones such as the iPhone might get all the attention, but something exciting is happening with the more affordable smartphones.<p>Companies including Nokia and Motorola have released very good phones at prices below £150 – which makes you wonder why anyone would ever pay more for a …

A Chinese internet giant has an app to help students cheat on their homework

Chinese teens have it rough pretty with schoolwork—students in Shanghai spend an average of nearly three hours per weeknight on homework—and the summer, when many take extra classes, isn’t much better. So it’s no wonder that many smartphone-wielding students are turning to technology to lessen …

Android Wear: the good, the bad and the fixable with apps

Google’s launch of brand new Android software for wearables, first seen running on a few smartwatches, finally means that wearable technology has a solid lowest common denominator.<p>Until now, no two wearable devices ran the same software, which meant apps and services for one smartwatch wouldn’t run …

Rocketskates let you walk or "motor"

Back in 2010, we first heard about inventor Peter Treadway's concept for powered wheeled footwear that also allowed the user to walk under their own …

Create game characters who look like you with Looksery

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>“What if you could create a gaming character that looked like you?”<p>That’s the question I asked my son, daughter and niece yesterday – and their responses …

The First “Potentially Habitable” Exoplanet Was Probably Just a Sunspot

Oops<p>Way back in 2010, Gliese 581g made waves as “the Goldilocks planet”. It was the first planet scientists found within the habitable zone—the region around a star where it’s not too hot and not too cold for liquid water to endure on a planet’s surface. But after the initial excitement about …

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How The World Cup's Brain-Controlled Exoskeleton Works [Video]

Neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis talks about his "Walk Again" machine, which allowed a paraplegic man to make the first kick of the 2014 World Cup.<p>The World Cup has drawn more than rabid soccer fans to Brazil. A team of filmmakers are on the ground in Rio de Janeiro documenting the science behind …

Asus launches the PadFone S and ZenFone 5 LTE

We’ve known for a little while that Asus was getting ready to release a PadFone S and an LTE-capable version of the ZenFone 5 smartphone. And today, …

How to extend your iPhone or Android's battery life

With the US’s Transportation Security Agency (TSA) ordering that people may not carry “dead” devices on to plane flights as part of new security measures, and with many people heading off on holiday where the chance to charge their phone may be more limited, how do you extend your battery …

Why is BlackBerry's stock up 45% this year?

BlackBerry is far from what it used to be, but based on its stock performance this year, the smartphone maker isn’t ready for a burial just …

Apple Launches Ebay Factory Outlet Store Selling Refurbished iPhone 5

If you want to get your hands on a refurbished Apple iPhone 5, and not just any other refurbished product but the one certified by Apple itself, …

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Singapore passes law to block illegal sites

The Singapore government has passed an amendment to the country's Copyright Act that will let content owners compel service providers to block infringing sites, like Pirate Bay.<p>Announced back in April, the new amendment to Singapore's Copyright Act will provide content owners with the ability make …

How an iOS App and IFTTT Channel Could Help Secure Your Home

Manything, a cloud-based video monitoring service that allows you to use old iOS devices as security cameras around your home, has released a new version of its app today which brings new functionality and support for its freshly-launched IFTTT channel.<p>Announced today, the new app allows users to …

Report: Samsung To Launch 'Gear VR' Virtual Reality Headset At IFA 2014

<b>[Update: 7/9/2014]</b><p>A PR spokesperson for Samsung had only this to say about the Gear VR report:<p>“Samsung is committed to relentless innovation and new products are always in development, but at this time we don’t have any information to share on the speculation on Gear VR.”<p>That’s not a denial, and …

BCC Fail By 10 Downing St. Accidentally Creates Brand New Startup Groups

Over the last few days there has been a LOT of chatter in the London tech scene about an upcoming event that more or less appeared our of nowhere: Pitch10.<p>This was billed as an event for startups to pitch at the highest level: 10 Downing Street, the residence of the Prime Minister of the UK. This …

In 2014, 'phablet' is the new tablet

As large smartphones eat into tablet sales, Asia-based manufacturers are shifting resources accordingly, says Digitimes.<p>A new report from Asia buttresses analysis from leading market research firms showing sharp tablet growth deceleration as large smartphones become surrogates for the tablet …

Germany's World Cup hammering of Brazil broke Twitter records

Germany's 7-1 victory over Brazil in the World Cup semi-final sent shockwaves around the football world, but it was also a big deal on Twitter.<p>The social network says that the match became its most discussed sports game ever, with 35.6m tweets. It easily beat the previous record of 24.9m tweets set …

The Most Expensive Video Games Ever Made

In fact, some video games have ended up costing way more than even the most expensive feature films.<p>Unlike with movies, though, the amount of money it costs to make video games is a closely guarded secret. Most of the costs we see floating around are purely based on analyst estimates.<p>And when …

Grand Theft Auto

Got an email about the new 'iPhone 6'? You're being scammed

Along with the incessant rumors about the impending release of the iPhone 6, if that is indeed what Apple is calling it, come the scams that inevitably ensue with a new product launch.<p>So, if you’re receiving email messages from about the launch of the brand new ‘iPhone 6,’ you could well on your …

Don't call it laser tag: this is a real-life version of 'Left 4 Dead'

Every year we get another <i>Call of Duty</i>, but if you've given up hope waiting for a new <i>Left 4 Dead</i>, a Georgia-based company might have something a bit well, <i>realer,</i> to help tide you over. Blood, Guts 'n Glory[sic] is looking to take the aforementioned games off of your TV and put them in the real world …

Virtual Reality and Eye Tracking: Sony's Vision of the Future

After Nintendo’s “smash hit” Wii, Sony realized that raw horsepower wasn’t necessarily the be all, end all for a video game console. Jump to the …

Free WiFi provider admits to making up 90 percent of its revenues

If you live in San Francisco or New York, you likely know you can connect to free WiFi in certain locations. Your cities' governments partnered with Madrid-based provider Gowex to make that happen -- the same company that has recently admitted to doctoring its accounts for the past four years. …