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Impossible Project makes a modern Polaroid camera possible

This instant film camera is analog, but Bluetooth and an iOS app give photographers some perks of the digital age.<p>It may seem ludicrous to make a new instant film camera in a time where even a standalone <i>digital</i> camera for many is no longer a necessity. But that's exactly what the Impossible Project …

Things could get a lot worse for Apple

If one assumes that Apple can maintain its current profits, the stock is outrageously inexpensive. Its net cash represents about 30% of the company's market capitalization at this point, putting the cash-adjusted P/E ratio at just about 7 based on last year's earnings.<p>But investors making this …

Correction: Sheryl Sandberg-Commencement Speech story

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — In a story May 14 about a commencement speech by Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg and previous stories about the death of her …

Unlucky woman's GPS led her straight into a lake

Technology doesn't always love you back.<p>A woman in Tobermory, Ontario drove down a boat ramp and into Lake Huron last Thursday thanks to faulty …

GitHub just changed its pricing for developers

GitHub is introducing a new structure for paid plans. Starting today, you can create unlimited Personal repositories for $7 per month, while Organization accounts will cost $9 monthly per user.<p>The first five Organization account users will cost a flat fee of $25 per month. Github’s free plan for …

Software predicts the lifespans of machines by 'cloning' them

DigitalClone extends the lifespan of helicopters and space telescopes by creating virtual simulations of their parts.<p>In some cases, machine breakdowns are more than just inconveniences -- in the military, they can spell disaster on the battlefield. Software is quickly eliminating those rude …

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The Coming Horror of Virtual Reality

If Kitchen, a five-minute virtual-reality demo created by the Japanese studio Capcom, were a short film, few viewers would be moved to panic by its misery of horror-movie clichés. In the demo, which has been making the rounds at tech conferences in recent months, you begin strapped to a chair in a …

Amazon Just Got a Big Win in the Internet of Things Market

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly as businesses deploy millions of devices that collect and exchange data. In order to aggregate and make sense of all this data, most businesses rely on a third-party company to provide a cloud platform. <b>Amazon</b> , <b>Microsoft</b>and Google -- the …

Samsung smartwatch concept turns your hand into a display

It'd move the software beyond your wrist.<p>Smartwatch makers have tried a few ways to overcome the limitations of a tiny wrist-worn screen, such as gestures, pressure sensitivity or voice commands. Samsung thinks there might be a better way, though: moving the display beyond the watch. It's applying …

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Warren Buffett-backed bid for Yahoo would follow his investing pattern

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Warren Buffett struck media gold with a 2012 investment in debt-laden Media General. Now the famed investor may try to reprise that success by supporting a bid for Yahoo’s Internet assets.<p>The Berkshire Hathaway chairman is backing a consortium that includes Quicken Loans founder Dan …