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Google Fiber to acquire gigabit internet provider Webpass

To help with urban expansion<p>Google Fiber is acquiring San Francisco-based internet service provider Webpass. The news, announced in a press release this afternoon, means Google's own fiber service now has a well-established commercial provider of gigabit internet to aid its continued expansion. …

Telecoms

Lenovo shows off some impressive bendable smartphones and tablets

Instead of putting your smartphone away in your pocket, Lenovo wants you to bend your phone around your wrist.<p>YouTube personality Meghan McCarthy …

Samsung Defeats Apple In Fight To Be "America's Favorite Smartphone"

How important is the Galaxy Note range to Samsung’s status as a leading mobile device manufacturer? I would suggest that its very important. Although the Galaxy S handsets generate more volume of sales and are seen as the leading smartphones, the Galaxy Note range of phablet devices is the domain …

Apple and Microsoft are still fighting an old war — while Amazon and Google fight a new one

By the end of 2015, it finally looked as if both had succeeded: The new Apple TV supports the Apple App Store, and Microsoft updated the Xbox One to run a version of the Windows 10 operating system.<p>And a report came out last week indicating that the Apple TV will soon be getting an upgrade that …

NVIDIA's GTX 1080 GPU is faster than Titan X, lands May 27

NVIDIA gave us a taste of its new Pascal architecture with the P100 graphics card last month, which is aimed at servers for heavy duty computing. Now, it's ready to show off how that technology will be adapted for consumers with its new GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. As you'd expect, it's fast: NVIDIA CEO …

Supercomputers

Apple Music revamp to debut at WWDC in June (Report)

Apple Music has been much maligned for its confusing interface which reviewers have referred to as cluttered and difficult to navigate, “a confusing mess,” and “so crammed with items, lists and menus that it’s hard to find things initially,” among other things. But according to a new report out …

CERN opens access to 300TB of Large Hadron Collider data

CERN will keep you researchers, students and dataphiles busy this weekend. The institute has released 300 <i>terabytes</i> of Large Hadron Collider data collected by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector back in 2011. You know how scientists use the collider to smash particles? Well, the CMS is one of …

Physics

Give your router new superpowers by installing DD-WRT

Frustrated by the software limitations on your router? Go ahead and replace that software with the Linux-powered DD-WRT firmware. Maybe you want to …

6 Things You Need to Know About Gear 360, Samsung's New VR Camera

<b>What:</b> A dual-lens camera capable of capturing 30-megapixel photos or high-resolution video in 360 degrees.<p><b>Tunnel vision:</b> It’s intended to work with …

Living Roof of Grand Paris / SAA Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In a building of 8 levels built in the 60s, this renovated penthouse offers a 360° view of Grand …

Windows 10 apps will come to the Xbox One this summer

It feels like Microsoft has been dangling the "Windows will come to Xbox" carrot for the longest time, but now it appears the company isn't too far away from actually delivering. Speaking with <i>Business Insider</i> at GDC 2016, Xbox product manager Jason Ronald revealed that the company will begin …

Apps

I’ve tested close to 100 headphones in the past year, and these are my favorite

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon Being the tech guy at Insider Picks means that I use a whole bunch of headphones. I mean <i>a lot</i>. If someone were to make a nuclear …

'Cyborg heart patch' combines electronics and living tissue

One of the latest inventions out of Tel Aviv University can patch up broken hearts. We're talking about the real organs here, especially those damaged by myocardial infarction or heart attack. A team from the Israeli university created a "cyborg heart patch" that combines both living tissue and …

Tel Aviv

Samsung Galaxy S7 wallpapers surface before launch, download them here [Gallery]

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is set to be announced later this month, but it looks like by the time that happens there won’t be anything new to learn about the phone. We just saw actual photos of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge yesterday, and thanks to several previous leaks, we know a lot about the phones’ …

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tells us his successor is doing great, except for 2 small things

By and large, Ballmer told Business Insider, he's happy with Microsoft's progress under Satya Nadella.<p>He thinks that key cloud initiatives Office 365 and Azure are progressing at a great pace, and credits Nadella for setting out a very clear vision and communicating it to stakeholders:<p>He sort of …

Google's Project SkyBender aims to beam 5G internet from solar-powered drones

Google is working in secret at a spaceport in New Mexico to build and test solar-powered internet drones in a new initiative codenamed Project SkyBender, according to a report from <i>The Guardian</i> today. The company is reportedly renting 15,000 square feet of hangar space from Virgin Galactic — the …

CES 2016: The Most Expensive Headphones at CES

You might not be able to watch your favorite bands live but these headphones will make it sound like you're there.<p>CES 2016 had no shortage of …

John McAfee on his new startup and why he should be president

Perhaps the only way John McAfee could surprise us again is by doing something as pedestrian as joining another tech company. These days, he's more known for his love of guns and drugs, not to mention fleeing Belize after getting involved in a murder case. McAfee has since settled in Lexington, …

Libertarian Party

Football Bluetooth Speaker Kicks Off Your Tailgaiting Party Right

Jason Lazarus September 19, 2015 280<p>There is nothing like going to the park or beach with your buddies and throwing ‘the’ ball around, but wouldn’t …

Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Lets You Control Just About Anything

Jason Lazarus September 26, 2015 2828<p>Fair warning, kids: lose a fully programmed Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control, and you may be just a little …

Zmodo Smart Doorbell Is One More Step Toward A House Smarter Than Us

Jason Lazarus September 26, 2015 615<p>Dear Santa Claus,<p>Hi there! Big fans, love your work, especially the early stuff when you somehow KNEW we wanted …

LG Urbane 2nd Edition Smartwatch Has 4G LTE Cellular and Everything Else You Need

Jason Lazarus October 4, 2015 301<p>LG sometimes winds up regrettably but understandably lost in a mad shuffle of wireless device and wearable …

4G LTE

Ricoh Theta S Pours Incredible 360 Degree Definition Into A Minuscule Camera

Jason Lazarus October 4, 2015 314<p>If anything is a bona fide boon of the practical minimalist movement in the size of most modern personal technology, …

Cameras

Rhei's Ferrofluid Clock Makes The Passage Of Time The Most Compelling Part Of Our Morning

Rhei’s Ferrofluid Clock Makes The Passage Of Time The Most Compelling Part Of Our Morning<p>Jason Lazarus October 3, 2015 289<p>Thank you, Rhei. It’s …

Weego Jump Starter Battery Pack Has Your Back Wherever You Go

Jason Lazarus October 13, 2015 265<p>Hey, everyone. Look at the calendar. It’s October. The World Series is imminent. Hockey has returned. Halloween …

Viotek Climate Controlled Car Seat Helps Avoid Swamp-Butt On Road Trips

Jason Lazarus October 13, 2015 485<p>The truest measure of automotive finery is never having to suffer a cold, clammy or swampy butt-crack in any …

Road Trips

Bone-Conducting Headphones For Listening Without Ears

Jason Lazarus October 18, 2015 808<p>One gaming session with Aftershokz Gamez Bone-Conducting Headphones (yes, really) will prove beyond a shadow of a …

Consumer Tech

Samsung Gear VR Consumer Edition Now In Malaysia, Retails At RM459

After the release of the Innovator Edition of the Samsung Gear VR, the company has brought in the Consumer Edition of the Gear VR headset to …

Samsung Gear S2 to Launch in Platinum and Rose Gold Color Options Soon

Samsung Gear S2 is probably one of the best smartwatches available in the market. The wearable ships with Tizen as its operating system instead of …

The first thing to do with your Samsung Galaxy S6

For those of you that’ve just gotten a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 – or a Galaxy Note 5, for that matter – you’re going to want to have a look at one …