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Why Twitch could be the best $1 billion Google ever spends

Forget search, Google wants to monopolize your online video<p>My Juggernaut was surrounded by enemies on all sides. In dire straits after losing most of his allies, he was being targeted for a Walrus Punch to complete the kill. But then I Omnislashed. Two dead enemies later, my digital hero was …

Google Loon project to lease internet balloons to wireless carriers

In June of last year Google unveiled Google Loon, a project that will use hot air balloons to deliver broadband and wireless services to under-served or emergency prone areas. Project Loon will use hot air balloons 49 feet wide stationed 12 miles above the planet, above the range of commercial …

Telecoms

Sony blows away record with 185TB cassette tape

Cassette tapes may have faded into oblivion long ago, but magnetic tape storage still has a key role to play behind the scenes. Extremely high density tapes are used by corporations and government agencies for archival purposes because they're cheaper, more power efficient, and more reliable than …

Why You Should Be Concerned About The New 'Smart Guns' (Whether You Love Or Hate Guns)

Smartguns, which just entered the market, are firearms equipped with small embedded computers that are supposed to enhance safety by preventing anyone other than authorized parties from firing the weapons, and, in some cases, by ensuring that the guns only fire when aimed at inanimate targets.<p>I do …

Nanowires three atoms wide could lead to paper-thin gadgets

What's that odd shape, you ask? That's the world's thinnest nanowire -- and it could be the key to a future wave of flexible devices. In blasting single-layered, semiconducting materials with an electron beam, Vanderbilt University student Junhao Lin has created wires that measure just three atoms …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

These apps keep your handset going longer between charges and can help smooth out performance overall.<p>If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These …

Apps

Watch, OMG + Aww Over This Baby Printing Out a 3D Teddy Bear

Leave it to Disney to be part of the team behind a 3D printer that brings out the kid in us faster than the sight of a <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> VHS can. Their research team (yes, Disney has a research team and it worked with Carnegie Mellon University on this project) released a 30 second video showing …

Everything you need to know about High-Resolution Audio, the future of music

Although high-res audio has been around for a while now, the public really knows very little about it. Until recently, talk of high-res audio has …

With New Firefox Browser, Mozilla Hopes To Get Its Web Mojo Back

Mozilla has refreshed Firefox with a major revamp that features cleaner design, more customization controls and better cross-browser syncing across devices, courtesy of the new Firefox Sync service.<p>Version 29 of the desktop browser puts the focus on the active browser tab, and stashes a new …

Associated Press News

A Chinese Company Managed to 3D-Print 10 Buildings in One Day

Samsung Level up with new headphones and speakers

Level up your Galaxy device with Samsung Level, a new range of headphones, earbuds and Bluetooth speakers, complete with Android app.<p>Samsung wants to level up your ears: Samsung Level is a new range of lughole-massaging audio accessories complete with an app for your S5 smartphone and other Galaxy …

Consumer Tech

Hail HAL 9000: An orchestra of drones plays the 'Space Odyssey' theme

KMel's flying robots have pretty freaky abilities, but luckily they seem more interested in show-biz than terrorizing humanity. Though they've already done a crude James Bond number, this time they're rocking more instruments and playing challenging pieces like <i>Also Sprach Zarathustra</i> (aka the …