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Dot One will print your DNA as a scarf or poster

We can visualize DNA all sorts of ways — and now we can wear it. A company called Dot One is taking individual DNA samples and selling them as prints, or even a scarf.<p>It’s pretty simple: Dot One sends you a DNA kit, which is a simple cheek swab. Once you’ve swiped the inside of your mouth, you send …

Selling

Ford will spend $4.5 billion to launch 13 new electric vehicles by 2020

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. says it will introduce 13 new electric vehicles worldwide by 2020, including an updated Focus sedan that will go on …

Get a kick out of these sneakers with customizable digital displays

In 1986, Run-D.M.C. released the song "My Adidas," dedicated to their unlaced white shell-toe sneakers and arguably setting in motion a sneaker …

This Machine Could Mean Never Running Out of Printer Paper Again

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An Orbiting Garbage Collector That Eats Space Junk To Fuel Itself

Om nom nom<p>Space junk--both manufactured and natural--has been orbiting our planet and threatening satellites and spacecraft with collisions. And accordingly, engineers and scientists have been devising ways to get rid of the mess. But whether it's a spacefaring robot or spacecraft carrying nets or …

Most Epic Adult Playgrounds

Legitimate question: When it comes to ball pits, jungle gyms and carousels, why should kids get to have all the fun? You work hard, right? Right. So, …

U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Better World

At the United Nations General Assembly this weekend in New York, U.N. member states are set to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals. The goals are meant to guide development priorities around the globe over the next 15 years. Critics and supporters alike are declaring them to be highly …

Sustainability

Oculus’ New $99 Samsung Gear VR Makes Serious Virtual Reality Affordable

At half the price of its last mobile VR headset, the new $99 Oculus-made Samsung Gear VR is cheap enough to unlock virtual reality for the mainstream. Revealed today at the Oculus Connect conference, it works with the whole 2015 line of Samsung Smartphones including the Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, and S6 …

Virtual Reality

Buyers of emotional robot must agree not to have sex with it, report says

Technically Incorrect: People who buy Softbank's emotionally-aware Pepper robot must abide by good behavior clauses.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I feel for Pepper the robot.<p>More precisely, I feel for all the Peppers who are about to go …

Robotics

Volkswagen Will Pay Its Dealers for the Diesels They Can't Sell Anymore

Dealers have been ordered to stop selling EPA-cheating TDI models.<p>While the firestorm engulfing Volkswagen over its diesel-engine emissions-test cheating, will undoubtedly reverberate throughout the automaker's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, the crisis is also impacting the U.S. dealer …

White House report declares broadband internet a necessity

Broadband internet access is no longer a luxury but a necessity: That’s the message of a new report, commissioned by the White House.<p>The Broadband Opportunity Council, chaired jointly by the Agriculture and Commerce Departments and tasked by President Obama with presenting solutions to the lack of …

Net Neutrality

Cakey Fans Beware: These Brownies are Practically Fudge

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, is taking one-bowl brownies to new (excessively frosted) heights.</i><p>I've sampled a lot of brownies in my life. Personally, if I were to get philosophical about it, <b>I like a brownie that teeters on the edge of fudge-like.</b> It …

Dessert

Man who traveled to every country in the world before turning 40 reveals the 3 items he never travels without

And he did it by the time he turned 37 years old, a pretty impressive accomplishment considering all the obscure countries he had to visit.<p>It's thanks to three very simple items that Garfors made it through these countries: <b>a printed-out itinerary, a small notepad, and a pen.</b><p>His itinerary included …

Notepads

Bing for Android just beat Google Now on Tap to the punch

Microsoft just beat Google at its own game: the company has updated Bing Search on Android with a new feature that analyzes what’s on your screen to bring you useful, relevant information without the need to switch apps.<p>Google’s promised to offer similar functionality in its upcoming Android …

Apps

Jewish Leaders Urge Congress to OK Deal With Iran

More than two dozen leaders of the Jewish community signed a full-page ad in Thursday’s New York <i>Times</i> urging Congress to support an international …

Visa Selected Three Black-Founded Startups To Help Solve Its Marketing Challenges

On the heels of U.S. President Barack Obama hosting the first-ever White House demo day, which placed an emphasis on diversity, Visa has announced the winners of its The Everywhere Initiative. And, wait for it, all of the winning startup founders are black.<p>The Everywhere Initiative sought out to …

Report: Apple's annual iPhone event to be held in early September

We're right in the middle of new iPhone rumor season, and today's is a big one. Apple is said to be announcing its next iPhones — likely the iPhone …

Hackers are attacking US gas stations

After a gas station monitoring system was hacked earlier this year, Trend Micro researchers Kyle Wilhoit and Stephen Hilt decided to take a closer look. They set up fake internet-connected systems called "GasPots" -- honeypots that mimic the real ones -- in several countries to track hackers' …

OnePlus 2 on sale through OppoMart for $459, no invite required

Interested in the OnePlus 2 but not so keen on the idea of dealing with the company’s invite system? Just like last year, OppoMart is offering an alternative solution to waiting in virtual line, but just like with the OPO — there’s a few catches involved.<p>First is the pricing. OppoMart currently …

Mobile Technology

Facebook security chief Alex Stamos' ambitious plan to connect the world—securely

Six weeks into the job, Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos has begun to settle into his new post securing the Internet for the 1.5 billion …

Verizon Introduces New Monthly Service Plans, Eliminating Smartphone Subsidies for New Customers

Verizon today announced that the company will be introducing a new set of smartphone rate plans for its customers while simultaneously eliminating the traditional subsidized two-year contract option for new users joining the network. The new plans come in four sizes of data allotments, and will go …

Mobile

Robot learns to escape the most brutal human bullies — children

By now, you've probably heard about the hitchhiking robot that was mugged by merciless humans in Philadelphia.<p>Now, in a move that may result in fewer …

New Mirrored Infinity Room Immerses Viewers in Mesmerizing World of Endless Reflections

With a prolific career dating back to the mid-20th century, New York-based artist Lucas Samaras has gained renown for his work in painting, sculpture, photography, and performance art. Born in Greece in 1936, Samaras has been the subject of seven major career retrospectives and more than …

Art

Bring in the British Army to help us, say Calais police

Calls to send British reinforcements welcomed by French police unions in Calais, who say they are doing "Britain's dirty work" and lack resources<p>French police in Calais have backed calls to bring in the British army to help tackle the deepening migrant crisis.<p>Bruno Noel, head of the Alliance union …

One look at this ridiculous diagram tells you why the Android business is such a disaster right now

This feels like a surprise: We're in the middle of the greatest bull market for smartphones ever, and HTC makes a really nice high-end Android called the HTC One M9, which has gotten across-the-board good reviews.<p>But HTC can't sell phones!<p>Weirdly, Samsung has the exact same problem.<p>The Galaxy S6 …

Associated Press News

Windows 10 Forced Updates Causing Endless Crash Loops

I think we can now all agree: Microsoft’s hardline policy on Windows 10’s forced updates is silly. Very silly. Since launching nine days ago Windows Update has sent out an unstable graphics driver which switched off monitors, a buggy security patch which corrupted Windows Explorer and there are now …

Windows 10

Fisherman Casts Line and Catches a Camera Drone

Tice Ledbetter was flying his DJI camera drone over a pier at Pacific Beach in San Diego this week when something bizarre happened: a fisherman on …

Intel's pro-level Xeon processors are coming to laptops

Intel's professional-grade Xeon processors are no longer confined to fancy workstations or data centers. The chip designer has unveiled its first-ever Xeon processor family for laptops, the E3-1500M v5. The Skylake-based part is meant to deliver the kind of heavy lifting that you'd want as a pro …

Turing Phone gets over 10,000 reservations - are you getting one?

Turing Robotics Industries doesn’t expect to cater to millions of customers, but they sure aren’t going to be having much down time once the Turing Phone is released. Their niche market seems to have a remarkable interest in the security-focused smartphone, as the company has just announced the …

Mobile Technology