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Funding push would put Reading Rainbow on phones and game consoles

LeVar Burton had no trouble crowdfunding <i>Reading Rainbow</i> for the web; now, he'd like your help bringing it to living rooms and pockets everywhere. His team has announced a $5 million stretch goal that, if reached, will port his literary initiative to mobile devices, game consoles and set-top boxes. …

The True Origins of ‘X-Men’

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

Google Reveals Its Self-Driving Cars

Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin announced at the Code Conference today that the company has built a number of prototype self-driving cars from scratch.<p>Google’s prototype cars don’t need a human to intervene at all — which means there isn’t a steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal. …

The era of Facebook is an anomaly

danah boyd’s SXSW keynote is sold out. When it’s over, a dozen fans rush the stage.<p>These fans aren’t young groupies hoping to get a closer glimpse at their favorite rock star, but full-grown adults hoping to hear one more word from boyd. She’s one of the world’s sharpest authorities on how teens …

LG's next smartwatch will include a screen that never turns off

LG's next smartwatch, the G Watch, looks to stand out from its peers by coming with a display that is always turned on.<p>The company unveiled the "always-on" feature this week with the launch of a new website that provides information for the LG G Watch, which was announced a month ago.<p>The …

Samsung Demos The Galaxy S5 And Gear Watches With These Boring Official Videos

Get a cup of coffee. You’re going to need it. These official Samsung videos show off nearly every feature and function of the Galaxy S5 and Gear watches, but they’re rather mundane. Dull would be another word.<p>The videos do, however, make up in info what they lack in excitement. They run through …

The Father Of 3D Printing Is Being Inducted Into The National Inventors Hall Of Fame

With all the hubbub surrounding 3D printing as of late, it’s easy to think of it as something new. Something that, before 5 or 6 years ago, only existed in Sci-Fi novels.<p>Surprise! 3D printing has actually been around for decades. In fact, the first kinda-sorta functional 3D printer prototype was …

The top 10 sexiest works of art ever

Egon Schiele – Woman with Black Stockings<br>1913<p>There is no sexier artist than Egon Schiele. The reason his nude and semi-nude portrayals of his models and lovers are so beguiling is quite simple – they have a filthy quality. Schiele, who got arrested for what he was up to, depicts women with not only …

Three things Samsung learned from Galaxy Gear version No. 1

LAS VEGAS -- Samsung's first attempt at the wearables market hasn't gone so well, but it has learned some important lessons for the next time around, executives tell CNET.<p>In September, the Korean consumer electronics giant unveiled the<p>Galaxy Gear, a smartwatch that connects to a user's smartphone …

Yahoo Girds Its Loins For The Battle Over Your Home Screen

The home screen as it stands cannot last. In reality, what we’re looking at is the end times for the traditional grid of icons that we’ve become so familiar with since the iPhone was introduced in 2007.<p>There is simply too much context available via the sensors, camera, radios and other inputs we …

Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 concepts bring new Samsung design patents to life

After a couple of new design patents have been awarded to Samsung on the last day of the previous year, a couple of new smartphone concepts have emerged imagining what the future Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4 would look like in case Samsung would actually use the design shown in those …

What to expect for Android in 2014 & beyond

In 2007, Android was revealed with an air of skepticism. It was marketed as an open standard which would take on Apple and iOS. Six years and nine sweet-related names later, Android is at the pinnacle of mobile technology and it’s only going to get better in 2014.<p>Wearables 2.0<p>Whether you prefer …

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Diabetes Gene Common In Latinos Has Ancient Roots

When it comes to the rising prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, there are many factors to blame.<p>Diet and exercise sit somewhere at the top of the list. But the genes that some of us inherit from Mom and Dad also help determine whether we develop the disease, and how early it crops up.<p>Now an …

Editors' top apps: Alex's picks for 2013

Top ten apps for 2013<p>Got a new Android device this Christmas? Or maybe you're just looking for great applications for an older phone or tablet? Our …

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How to Make the Switch from Android to iOS

Android is a fine OS, but the lure of a new iPhone may be too much to resist. If you're going to make the switch, you won't want to leave any scrap …

How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way

Your smartphone is a minor miracle, a pocket-sized computer that can fulfill almost every whim. But none of its superpowers matter a bit if it runs …

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The End Of Subsidized Phones Could Be Near

For almost a decade and a half, mobile customers – and Americans in particular – have enjoyed a certain economic perk: phone subsidies from the major carriers. This meant you could, on sign-up, get a very expensive phone for at most a few hundred dollars and, as an incentive to hang around, upgrade …

Samsung KNOX still waits for wider adoption

Samsung’s enterprise-friendly KNOX service may not have got the expected reception, according to the Wall Street Journal report. Apparently, the …

LG: Curved smartphones to account for 40% of all smartphones by 2018

The LG G Flex was just first in the series of phones with curved screens. LG plans to aggressively pursue this trend, and eventually have a whole …

Apple Stores to implement iBeacon location technology to improve service, boost sales

iOS 7’s flashy launch earlier this year overshadowed a breakthrough new feature: iBeacons, a location-based technology with profound implications for industries such as retail. An iBeacon system could allow a store to install transmitters that would wirelessly connect to an iPhone and tell the …

Why the US is poised for off-contract shift (Smartphones Unlocked)

For about as long as there have been cell phones, US carriers have had a stranglehold over the purchasing experience. The two-year contract has reigned supreme here in the States, with providers heavily subsidizing the cost of high-priced handsets. But for some buyers, times are changing.<p>T-Mobile's …

Google Now’s voice commands brought together in a useful infographic

When Google Now first arrived with Android 4.1, many folks referred to it as the Google alternative to SIRI. In reality, Google Now is much more than just a simple digital assistant, levering the full power of the web and Google’s services to provide an experience that is worlds above the …

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Woz: If I were at Apple, we'd be partners with Google

Parallel universes are always fun to contemplate.<p>So please mount the No. 42 bus with me to a world in which Tim Cook is still COO of Apple and Steve Wozniak is calling the shots.<p>Here's what would be happening: Apple and Google would be deep and loving partners and would share all their knowledge in …

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Get the KitKat keyboard for Android 4.0 and up

KitKat, the most recent version of Android, brings features as sweet as its namesake to the new Google Nexus 5. Among these, you'll find a new phone dialer, Caller ID, true full screen, a new Hangouts app, and printing abilities.<p>To use all of these new features, KitKat also has an updated Google …

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Celebs Instagram Their Silly, Sexy Halloween Costumes

You may be channeling your favorite celebrity for Halloween this year – but who’s <i>your</i> favorite celeb dressing up as?<p>Hollywood’s most coveted …

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WhatsApps Shows BlackBerry The Mountain That Needs To Be Climbed

Yes, the 10 million downloads of the Blackberry Messenger app (BBM) on Android and iOS was impressive, but the announcement at Nokia World 2013 by WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum shows that the Canadian messaging platform has a long way to go before it can be considered significant in the modern market.<p>With …

The Nexus 5 Gets A New Color And A New Rumored Launch Date

There really isn’t much we <i>don’t</i> know about Google and LG’s new Nexus 5 at this point — a leaked service manual blew the door open on plenty of technical details, and Google even “accidentally” outed the device in the Google Play Store, giving us a $349 price tag for the base 16GB model.<p>Now, thanks …

Ultrasound chip offers gesture control for mobiles

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1017000/1017985_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534404090_cdfb58a5b68a6cb7df67e22d7c87a81c<p><b>Ultrasound technology that enables mobiles and tablets to be controlled by gesture could go into production as early as next year.</b><p>Norwegian …

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