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Bicycle tire rocks Hello Kitty tread pattern, world wonders why

Just when you thought Hello Kitty had touched everything she possibly could, along comes a bicycle tire (of all things) to prove you wrong. Stock up now for $25.99 apiece.<p>[Via OhGizmo, image courtesy of Nirve]

500 Startups-Backed Evoz To Power British Telecom’s Home And Connected Devices Offering

Given that Google just acquired connected device maker Nest for $3.2 billion, I’m sure plenty of others have now realised that this is the best evidence yet that the smart device space – especially in homes – is really starting to take off. So while plenty have speculated about this next wave …

20 Ways Apple’s Mac Changed Everything (Other Than the Most Obvious Ones)

On January 24, 1984, at the Flint Center on De Anza College’s campus in Cupertino, California, Apple formally announced the Macintosh at its …

Bored of your normal résumé? Sumry wants to replace it with an interactive timeline

Looking for a job and sending out résumés is a full-time job in itself, and in order to make yourself stand out from the crowd you might be considering adding some flourishes to your existing CV.<p>However, tweaking that existing Microsoft Word template isn’t going to cut it. According to Sumry, a …

Qualcomm buys 2,400 mobile patents, applications from HP

The maker of mobile chips and now smartwatches, too, gets itself a much larger war chest for patent lawsuits or cross-licensing deals.<p>Qualcomm has acquired 2,400 patents and patent applications relating to Hewlett-Packard's mobile technology, the companies announced Friday.<p>The acquisition includes …

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Nokia Faces Near-Term Margin Concerns But LTE Buildouts Promise Better Future

Nokia announced a weak set of Q4 2013 results on January 23rd, as revenues from continuing operations fell 21% amid reduced demand for legacy wireless infrastructure among carriers worldwide. The company’s networks division, NSN, will account for almost 90% of its total revenues after the sale of …

Take Your Next Flight On This Gigantic Solar Whale-Like Plane

When we picture transportation of the future, we tend to think “sleek.” A Spanish designer has gone in the opposite direction with his vision for an environmentally friendly, futuristic “whale plane” that looks like a cruise ship in the sky.<p>Oscar Viñals, from Barcelona, envisioned the “AWWA Sky …