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Microsoft reveals secret HoloLens processor specs

Microsoft has finally revealed exactly what's inside its HoloLens headset. While <i>The Verge</i> got exclusive access to a deconstructed HoloLens developer edition back in April, Microsoft has been keeping the details of its special Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) very secret. Microsoft revealed most of …

Augmented Reality

This Beautifully Restored Porsche 911 Is Car Porn at Its Finest

Feast your eyes on this 1990 Porsche 911 reborn by Singer. Try not to fall in love<p>The Porsche 911 is pretty much perfect.<p>Stunning, timeless, beautiful, masculine–you could literally add two dozen different predictable adjectives to this sentence and it still wouldn't feel like total hyperbole.<p>One …

Mad Men

'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

"For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there"<p>Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one …

Patent application shows Apple Watch band that transforms into a case, stand and Mac accessory [Poll]

An Apple patent application published today reveals an idea for an interesting variation on the magnetically-closed Milanese Loop band that allows it to do much more than simply secure the Apple Watch on your wrist.<p>By using a careful arrangement of magnet orientations, the band can transform itself …

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dJay Pro hits the iPad to rock your party

When you’re headed to your next DJ gig, you may only need an iPad in your bag. Built with the iPad Pro in mind, dJay Pro has 4 Decks, HD Waveforms and Video Mixing as well as a companion desktop app.<p>On the back of its popular Mac App of the same name, dJay Pro for iPad lets you mix up to four audio …

Google's Pixel C tablet is amazing -- except for one big problem

The Google Chromebook Pixel C was announced by the company in late September as its first attempt at a hybrid tablet — and the first Android-based device to join the high-end Pixel family.<p>Both Microsoft and Apple now have hybrid devices positioned as better ways to work than a laptop. Apple …

Microsoft launches the Lumia 550, a $139 Windows 10 smartphone, in Europe

Microsoft has launched the new Windows 10 Lumia 550, a $139 LTE smartphone that sports a 4.7” HD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (1.1 GHz quad-core) processor.<p>First announced back in October, the Lumia 550 is only available in Europe from today, but Microsoft says that it will be arriving in …

This Raspberry Pi handheld wants to be every gadget in the world

Chances are, you've already got a versatile computer in your pocket -- smartphones play music, record video, play games and more -- but what if it was smaller, open source and completely hackable? Then you'd have something like the Poco "supercomputer," a portable media device with the footprint of …

Try not to cry over the beauty of this handmade handheld console

Swedish designer and craftsman Love Hultén has made a name for himself by infusing his country’s trademark minimalism as well as expert skill to make beautiful — and expensive — game consoles. In an attempt to “create a ‘budget’ product to meet these people, half-way,” Hultén created his latest …

Retrogaming

Budget-friendly smartbulb wants everyone to have cool lights

I love my Philips Hue smart-lighting kit, but every time I’ve just randomly turned my living-room lights different colors in front of another person, they’ve asked the same question:<p>“How much did you pay for this?”<p>And then I just kind of mumble something because while the system has added …

Apple Watch heart monitor saves teen’s life

A teen sought medical attention after his Apple Watch heart monitor gave him persistently high readings, and that decision saved him from an untimely death.<p>Paul Houle, a 17-year-old football player, bought Apple’s wearable a few days before he started pre-season training at Tabor Academy in Marion, …

Now Kids Can Build Their Own HD Display With The Kano Screen Kit

Kano‘s crazy cool educational PC is about to get a bit more visual. Kano CEO Alex Klein tweeted out that the company has launched a pre-order for an HD display kit.<p>[tweet https://twitter.com/alexnklein/status/639541481691287553 align=’center’]<p>Kano, which raised a $15M Series A in May, has been …

Kids

Apple Watch Will Be Available in Apple Retail Stores Starting in June

During a recent visit to China, Tim Cook met with employees at Apple's China headquarters and confirmed that the company is aiming to have the Apple Watch in Apple retail stores by June in multiple countries around the world, including China. In the meeting, details of which were shared by <i>9to5Mac</i>, …

Design nerds will love this beautiful Apple Watch schematic

If you’d like to see the Apple Watch in a cool new way, we have something to show you.<p>Apple created the below Apple Watch assembly drawing as part of its Made for Apple Watch program, which supports designers who are interested in creating third-party bands for the new wearable. It includes …

The finished Oculus Rift is shipping early next year

It's finally happened: Oculus has announced a date for the finished version of its Rift virtual reality headset. The Oculus Rift consumer edition is going to be shipping in the first quarter of 2016, with pre-orders opening later this year.<p>The Oculus Rift has gone through several iterations since …

Ready Player One

Parents use Apple Watch to share newborn’s heartbeat with family

Some might write off Apple Watch’s ability to share your heartbeat as gimmicky, but these new parents have found a truly heartwarming use for it— to share their newborn’s heartbeat with family that weren’t able to make the occasion in person.<p><i>“Our first child was born and we used an Apple Watch</i> …

Get a Nexus 5 smartphone and 1 year of service for $199.99

I continue to regard Motorola's Moto G as one of the best entry-level phones you can buy, but the current-gen model is limited to 3G connectivity -- and you still have to pay for service, most likely to the tune of at least $30 per month.<p>That's what makes today's deal so intriguing: It's a premium …

This Device Will Let Strangers Play With Your Pets Via The Internet

Good news: It's about to be much easier to invite strangers into your home to play with your pets.<p>A Kickstarter launched Friday will allow interested parties to set up a camera and pet toys in their home for anyone to mess around with remotely. It's called the iPet Companion HomePlay, and it's the …

Learn When to Use JPEG, GIF, or PNG with This Graphic

When working with images, certain file formats may be better than others, depending on what your goals are. This infographic showcases the best uses …

Graphic Design

How to make your tires last 10 years

It turns out we're replacing our tires a lot sooner than we should be.<p>Chances are, there's some sourceless bit of knowledge rattling around in your head. You don't know how it got there or where it came from, but <i>you believe it.</i> Maybe your convictions on tire life falls into that category. We've …

Fuel Efficiency

how it's made !!

Apple Watch Tips and Hidden Features: Handoff, AirPlay, and More

The Apple Watch is a brand new product platform for Apple, offering a significantly different experience compared to Apple's already established platforms, iOS and Mac OS. As the device is getting onto more and more wrists over the coming days, weeks and months, we've collected a bunch of helpful …

7 Netflix Hacks That Every Binge-Watcher Needs To Know

Back in olden times before Netflix, you had to wait days, even weeks, between episodes of your favorite show, and it was terrible. Then the streaming service came along and changed everything.<p>Today, the time between episodes has been reduced to seconds, the term binge-watch has been added to the …

The iOS @@ shortcut is so useful, you’ll never use your iPhone the same way again

Text shortcuts are one of the most useful settings in iOS. Having the potential to just hit a couple of keys to input an entire string of text is a wonderful time saver… as long as you have the foresight to set them up first.<p>Alas, most of us never delve into text shortcuts on iOS 8. But here’s a …

The retail Apple Watch may still have its secret port

Last month, we reported that the Apple Watch boasted a secret port that could be used in the future to unlock cool accessories… and, maybe, jailbreak the Apple Watch. Later reports, though, indicated that this port was an Apple-only diagnostic port, that could be missing from retail models.<p>If …

Text your friends even when you don't have service

Ever needed to send a message to a friend from the boonies? A company called goTenna has just launched a device that connects to your phone via Bluetooth and turns it into a low-frequency radio with a range of several miles (up to 50 miles). Using an iOS or Android app, that'll let you text or …

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, following prior experiments from other researchers. Now, for the first time, a handheld extinguisher exists that …