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Google CEO Larry Page Spoke At TED, And Everyone Freaked Out Over His Ideas

We didn't see a stream of his talk, but judging by Twitter, it was a doozy.<p>Page talked about the NSA, the future of transportation, curing disease, and why companies fail, to name a few topics.<p>"The main thing that has caused companies to fail, in my view, is that they missed the future," Page …

Technology Quarterly | The Economist

I know what you’ll do next summer<p>The relationship between information and crime has changed<p>Walls have eyes<p>Police have many new ways of monitoring …

Crime

Orée Introduces Marble Wireless Charging Pebble and Wooden Touch Pad

Orée, the French company that combines technology with luxury craftsmanship, has launched new additions to its range of computer accessories in the form of a wireless marble charging pebble and a wooden touch slab – or touch pad, to you and me.<p>The wireless charger is made of marble and wood and …

Apple’s iPhone 5s, the A7 Chip, and That 64-Bit Question

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 5s on Tuesday, the company touted as one of its tentpole features the 64-bit desktop-class processing power of its new …

Couchbase rolls out native NoSQL databases for iOS, Android

NoSQL startup Couchbase is trying to stake its claim as the go-to database for mobile apps with a new product designed specifically for iOS and …

iPhone 5c now available for pre-order

Apple’s new rainbow-hued iPhone 5c is available to pre-order across the US from Apple, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The iPhone 5's polycarbonate successor is going for $99.00 on contract with 16GB of storage or $199 ($99) for the 32GB alternative. (You can also knock $20 off that price if …

Intel's updated NUC squeezes in Haswell Core-i5, HD 5000 4K graphics

Intel has cranked up its NUC (Next Unit of Computing) mini-computer to near gaming levels of power with the release of its 4th-gen Core-i5 D54250WYK kit. The new model comes with the latest HD Graphics 5000, for one, and also uses Intel's Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 to kick the CPU into overdrive …

How to Make Your App Stand Out in the Crowd

What’s that? You have a shiny new app you want to tell people about?<p>Join the club: There are more than 900,000 apps in Apple’s App Store. Google’s …

The NSA cracked the Kryptos sculpture years before the CIA

It took more than eight years for a CIA analyst and a California computer scientist to crack three of the four coded messages on the CIA's famed …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Apple played 'central role' in ebook price-fixing conspiracy, says federal judge

Apple has been found guilty of conspiring with book publishers to raise ebook prices, in one of the biggest anti-trust lawsuits ever brought by US …

Grishin Robotics Invests $300K In Nanosatellite Maker NanoSatisfi

California, US-based NanoSatisfi‘s efforts to ‘make access to space available and affordable’ for anyone has managed to perk ears, making it a Kickstarter darling with $100,000+ raised in 30 days, for one.<p>It has since raised extra capital in order to accelerate its plans, and today the company is …

Instagram introduces web embeds for photos and videos

Good news for fans of first-world problem-solving! You can now embed Instagram photos and videos on websites. Grab a friend, pop The Pogues' Fiesta …

What I learned from researching almost every single smart watch that has been rumored or announced

Smart watches! I sure hope you like them, because literally everyone is developing one. And yet, given the vanishingly small proportion of watches that are “smart,” clearly, something is holding them back. Here are the trends that jumped out when I undertook a more or less comprehensive catalog of …

Smartwatches

Google scrambles to restore offline Google Maps storage

A day after users complained that the overhauled Google Maps app for Android made it hard to store maps for later use offline, Google has updated its app to try to fix the problem.<p>Caching maps on a device is useful when traveling to areas where the network connection is bad or where high roaming …

LG unveils world's thinnest Full HD LCD smartphone panel

As companies search for ways to make mobile devices ever-sleeker and lighter, LG Display announced Wednesday that it is coming out with what it claims to be the "world's slimmest full HD LCD panel for smartphones."<p>The panel is 5.2 inches long and only 2.2 mm thick. LG says that it is the narrowest …

Gear & Gadgets

IFTTT launches iPhone app: 'Mobile has always been in our plans'

Quietly, IFTTT has become an indispensable tool for a growing number of internet users, making connections between web services including Facebook, …

Nokia's 41-megapixel Lumia 1020 sees details leaked early

Nokia's Lumia 1020 is expected to make a showing at a special press event the company is holding today. But already, it's made an appearance on the Web.<p>Official press photos of what appears to be the Lumia 1020 have been obtained and published by The Verge. The images show a new handset from Nokia …

Mobile Technology

Cisco’s internet of things vision is about services and gear

Cisco this week hit the idea of the internet of things hard at its Cisco Live conference in Orlando. But in talking to Cisco executives, I came to …

Apple signs chip manufacturing deal with TSMC in effort to distance itself from Samsung

<i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Apple has signed a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to build chips for its mobile devices. TSMC will begin producing chips for Apple starting in 2014, but Apple will continue to rely on Samsung as the primary supplier for its mobile processors …

Google And Apple May Bring Us A Console War We Didn't See Coming

Last night, the Wall Street Journal brought us news that Google has now set its sights on making its own Android-based video game console. The kicker? This is supposed to be in response to Apple doing the very same thing.<p>Google and Apple video game consoles? Are the Xbox One and PS4 dead already? …

Can Wi-Fi let you see people through walls?

Do you really wish you had X-ray vision? Sure, it would be fun to see what your neighbors are doing behind those walls -- until you see something you wish you hadn't.<p>Regardless, researchers at MIT have developed a sensing technology that uses low-power Wi-Fi to detect moving people. It follows …

Wi-Fi

Scientists Confirm Three Potentially Habitable Planets Around A Nearby Star

<i>Astronomers from the European Space Observatory have confirmed that there are three potentially habitable worlds around the red dwarf Gliese 667C.</i><p>Scientists at the European Southern Observatory announced today that they’ve confirmed the existence of three planets existing in the habitable zone of …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …

How Virtual Reality Can Curb Your Social Anxiety

Here’s how it works. Using a Microsoft Kinect or Asus Xtion Pro Live camera, Xenodu’s software extracts patients from their background and inserts …

Virtual Reality

Smartphone market share consolidates at top, study shows

The smartphone market leaders are more entrenched, and that's bad news for the underlings, based on a new study from ComScore.<p>ComScore's latest MobiLens report had no shifts in status among the major phone manufacturers and mobile operating systems in the three months ended in May, but the top two …