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Turing Phone promises physical strength and secure communications like no other

Turing Robotic Industries recently took the wraps off a phone which — if it lives up to its promises — could be essentially indestructible and ridiculously secure. The Turing Phone is built from a “revolutionary liquid-metal” called Liquidmorphium which is stronger than steel and titanium. If that …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple Pay is launching in the UK on July 14.</b> There will be a £20 limit on transactions — but this should rise in the fall.<p><b>2. A petition to have Ellen Pao removed as the CEO of Reddit has gained more than 100,000 signatures in 3 days.</b> Last week, popular Reddit employee Victoria Taylor was let go …

Media Industry

An Inside Look at Production Troubles and New Info on Shipping Estimates

In January, WayTools announced the TextBlade, a compact, collapsible keyboard for iOS devices and Macs that's quite unlike anything else that's available on the market. It replaces a full keyboard with eight large smart keys that take advantage of multilayering, giving users access to a complete …

Customers

Is this BlackBerry’s First Android Phone?

For the past month or so, the general thinking around the rumor mill has been that BlackBerry is working on an Android phone. If you can’t beat’em, join’em, right?<p>Now we’ve got a rough idea of what their first Android handset might look like.<p>Posted by the endlessly resourceful Evan Blass (aka …

Here’s How Microsoft Will Release Windows 10

After some general market confusion and bad headline writing, Microsoft this morning detailed how it will roll out Windows 10 to testers, consumers, and large-scale customers.<p>First, scale: Microsoft said in its blog post this morning that there are now 5 million Windows Insiders, up from 3.7 …

Garmin's Varia radar warns cyclists about traffic they can't see

Six months. That's apparently how long it takes to buy a company, retool their product, and sell it under a new name. Garmin's new Varia Rearview Bike Radar is a rear light that scans up to 140m behind a bicycle for traffic. It then hands that data on to either a compatible Garmin Edge system or a …

Garmin

Toyota executive Julie Hamp resigns after narcotics arrest

Julie Hamp, the first western woman to be named a senior executive at Toyota, has resigned her post after being arrested last month in Japan for allegedly importing oxycodone.<p>Toyota (TM) "has accepted her resignation after considering the concerns and inconvenience that recent events have caused …

General Motors

Impression Pi is everything a VR headset should be — it just can't pull it off

Right now, the Impression Pi looks a lot like many new VR headsets: a handsome design mockup and a working prototype made of foam, 3D-printed plastic, or both. In this case, the mockup is a rounded black-and-white box with a slot for a phone and two holes for cameras, giving it the look of a …

Virtual Reality

Watch Ford engineers and designers gush over the incredible new GT

It'll be many months before we see the new GT on streets, but Ford's new supercar — which was just announced at NAIAS in Detroit — is going to get plenty of screen time leading up to the launch. That's thanks in part to Microsoft, which has partnered with Ford to make the GT its "cover car" for</i> …

Detroit Auto Show

Who needs FaceTime? 4 video-calling apps for Android

For staying connected, video calling is still all the rage. More personal than a phone call, but just as easy, video calling is often free and the feature is popping up in more apps, including WhatsApp earlier this year.<p>If you have an iPhone or iPad, your top choice would likely be FaceTime, since …

A bookmarklet ends Netflix's annoying horizontal web scrolling

Netflix on the web can be a tiresome experience, because the homepage's horizontal carousels show only a smattering of titles at once. To see more, you have to patiently hover your cursor over the arrow buttons on either side, which slide in new movies and TV shows at a glacial pace. Offering a …

Google Accidentally Invited Some Apps Users To Try Inbox

This morning, Twitter lit up with people excitedly exclaiming that they’d finally gotten access to try Google Inbox on their Google Apps accounts, then, after a few hours it retracted a whole lot of those invitations.<p>Some people managed to actually get up and running on Google Inbox with Google …

Apps

Apple reportedly hopes to lure Android switchers with trade-in program

According to a new report from <i>9to5Mac</i>, Apple will soon make perhaps its most aggressive push yet to court Android users and get them switched them over to iPhone. The company hopes to accomplish this through a trade-in promotion that will be offered at Apple retail stores. For the first time, that …

YouTube's new 'cards' will now obstruct your videos instead of annotations

And you'll see them on smartphones, too<p>For a long time now, watching a YouTube video on your smartphone meant you'd be able to avoid any pesky annotations asking you to subscribe to a channel or click through to another clip. But those days are over. YouTube has just announced it's aiming to …

Apps