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Swiss watchmaker’s squirming makes Jony Ive sound like a prophet

Luxury Swiss watch makers were originally dismissive of Apple Watch, but now that its launch is inching closer, their tone is changing. TAG Heur’s chief squirmed in front of the press today and announced that his brand is working on something that might be totally amazing. They’re just still …

The author of 'Snow Crash' is working for an augmented reality company

Neal Stephenson's immersive swordfighting game might not have panned out, but that isn't deterring him from diving head-first into new technology ventures. The <i>Snow Crash</i> writer is now the Chief Futurist for Magic Leap, the secretive augmented reality startup that sparked a lot of buzz in October. …

CNN's #AskACop hashtag backfires, elicits brutal responses

A hashtag about asking police officers questions for a CNN panel turned extremely negative almost as soon as it was posted Tuesday.<p>#AskACop was meant to be used by viewers who wanted to tweet questions to officers for the town hall segment "Cops Under Fire," hosted by Don Lemon.<p>There was an …

Snapchat secretly purchased a company that makes smart glasses

Leaked emails from Sony Entertainment CEO show $15 million deal<p>Snapchat secretly acquired a company that makes Google Glass-esque spectacles for $15 million earlier this year, according to emails discovered in the latest dump of hacked Sony Entertainment documents. <i>Business Insider</i> reports that …

Nintendo's next device will reportedly, bizarrely, be donut-shaped

There's an intriguing report from <i>Kyodo</i> that Nintendo will use Sharp's "free-form" LCDs on an oddly-shaped new console or other product. Sharp recently showed off IGZO-based displays that move the control circuits away from the bezel, allowing for funky, non-rectangular shapes, as shown above. …

Curiosity detects first burps of potential life on Mars

Large quantities of methane have been detected by Nasa's <a style="background-color: transparent;" href="/mars">Mars</a> Curiosity rover, suggesting …

Polaroid's camera prints pics and posts to Instagram

When I look at my bare beige apartment walls, I lament the passing of personal cameras and Polaroids. If I want real life copies of my precious …

Newin’s nPlayer multimedia app: A case study in adapting to users’ needs

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with appsasia.</i><p>The Internet marketplace is littered with those that fell to the wayside because their creators failed to suss out users’ needs. The lessons left by MySpace, Friendster, Airtime, and Apple Maps show that to maintain relevancy, you must …

When you jump, VERT tells you how high

The majority of fitness wearables concern themselves with walking or running, but what happens if your exercise is more vertical in nature? Step forward VERT, a wearable jump-rate monitor that tells you how fast you can jump, how high you can jump and, er, additional jumping-related measurements. …

Here's How to Fix Your Cracked iPhone Screen

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Striiv Fusion is a smartwatch and fitness tracker in one, for just $55

While wearables have yet to completely hit mainstream, they seem to be marching in that direction. We’re seeing more and more wearables, particularly smartwatches and activity/fitness trackers. Looking for an all-in-one solution that can act as a smartwatch, activity tracker and yet doesn’t cost a …

Evan Spiegel wanted to cry after Sony hack exposed Snapchat's game plan

Evan Spiegel, who has pushed the concept of ephemeral communication as Snapchat's CEO, said he was "devastated" by the publication of his archived …

These Jeans Block Hackers From Stealing Your Stuff

A wearable tech firm has joined forces with Norton to develop a new pair of jeans that prevent “digital pickpockets” from scanning your credit cards …

Freaked Out About Flying? This App Will Help

Traveling is literally the worst, especially during the holidays. So many people, so many delays and so much stress. Especially if you end up at one of the worst airports in the US. Trust us, there’s only so many beers you can drink to pass the time during those long layovers. A Japanese airline, …

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Facebook now auto-enhances photos posted from iPhones

Facebook is taking a page out of Google+'s playbook, and is now automatically editing photos posted to the social network from mobile …

Uber plans to use biometrics and 'scientific analysis' to screen drivers

Uber, recently sued for allegedly making false claims about the safety of its ride-hailing service, Wednesday announced it had started a "global review" of its safety measures in November and says it plans to roll out new safety programs in 2015. But it's unclear what those programs will be.<p>In a …

Samsung Camera Ads Imagine Famous Self-Portrait Paintings as the Result of Selfies

Samsung has launched a clever new marketing campaign to promote its tiny NX Mini mirrorless camera. The ads imagine a few famous self-portrait …

Gorgeous Photos of Sunshine Hitting Mountains in Patagonia

Photographers often travel thousands of miles and wake up at the crack of dawn to capture their once-in-a-lifetime shots. So it was Evgeny Tchebotarev who took these two breathtaking photos at Torres Del Paine, the national park in southern Chilean Patagonia. He writes,<p>“Another alarm. It's 4:00am. …

Skype's newest app will translate your speech in real time

Dalai Lama concedes he may be the last

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Chair with Sexy Curves Constructed Entirely from Two Pieces of Plywood

This gracefully curving wooden chair is one of the latest pieces exquisitely crafted by designer Alejandro Estrada. The <i>Pipo Chair</i>, produced for sale by Guatemalan manufacturer Piegatto, was imagined to utilize wood as the sole material for the entire design.<p>Flaring out at the arms, the layers widen …

Huawei shows off the photography prowess of its Honor 6 Plus

The Huawei Honor 6 Plus, which launched at an event in Beijing yesterday, is packing some rather tasty hardware at a reasonable price, but its new 8 megapixel dual rear cameras are the real talking point. To show off what is new camera technology is capable of, Huawei has uploaded a small selection …