Julian De Jesus Laya Villarroel

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Estonia is making it easier to cross borders digitally

Imagine if becoming a resident of another country was as simple as opening a Dropbox account?<p>Digital citizenship may now be on the horizon thanks to innovations like Estonia’s first-of-its-kind experiment in e-residency, which gives non-citizens an Estonian digital identity.<p>For Estonia, technology …

Border Crossings

Target ad leak reveals planned Apple Watch discount for iPhone purchasers

After launching Apple Watch just last week, a recent ad leak suggests that Target is already planning to discount the wearable. The deal extends a savings of <b>10%</b> to any Apple Watch when purchased alongside an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus starting this Sunday, November 1st.<p>Usually these types of bundles that …

Spotify really does reduce music piracy, but at a cost

Spotify swears up and down that its free music streaming helps curb piracy. But does it really? Yes, if you ask the EU... but it's not the cure-all that the company might suggest. A European Commission study claims that there's "clear evidence" of Spotify reducing illegal downloads, with every 47 …

Music Industry

Microsoft wants to make you feel good about dumping your MacBook

Technically Incorrect: As it tries to sell the new Surface Book, Microsoft creates a site to help you transition from Apple.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Attention, MacBook users: Microsoft wants you. Really wants you.<p>And Microsoft …

RebelMail brings interactivity to the email newsletter

Have you checked your inbox recently? Newsletters aren’t the new spam (yet), but you probably have legions of daily, weekly, monthly emails from businesses, non-profits, charities, and practically every place you’ve ever shopped online.<p>The thing is, email newsletters are still a major part of a …

Snapchat adding rewind, fast-forward, and slow-motion video features

A month after Snapchat debuted its new Lenses feature, the company is expanding its video feature set with what it calls "Speed Modifiers," allowing users to add slow-motion, rewind, and fast-forward filters to their videos. Rather than puke rainbows, users will now be adding something closer to …

Apple and Huawei Close Gap on Samsung in Global Smartphone Market

The latest numbers from research firm IDC show that Samsung and Apple continue to lead the worldwide smartphone market, but Chinese handset maker Huawei is placing increasing pressure on the industry giants after experiencing strong 60.9% growth compared to the year-ago quarter.<p>IDC's Worldwide …

Skype for Android and iOS gets video filters, 3D Touch support on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Microsoft today updated its Skype for Android and iOS apps with video message filters and 3D touch support on the new iPhones. You can download the new apps now directly from Google Play and Apple’s App Store (iPhone, iPad).<p>First up, the apps are getting video message filters, which are essentially …

It's OK to hack your own car, US copyright authorities rule

Car owners and security experts can tinker with automobile software without incurring US copyright liability, according to newly issued guidelines that were opposed by the auto industry.<p>The Library of Congress, which oversees the US Copyright Office, agreed with fair use advocates who argued that …

EPA

Samsung's absurdly large Galaxy View tablet is official

After being teased and leaked multiple times over the past few weeks, Samsung today officially revealed its supersized 18.4-inch tablet, the Galaxy View. As you might expect, the company's pegging this as the perfect device for people who consume heavy amounts of media -- you know, through Netflix, …

Phones

Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 Pro hits the FCC as the Chinese phone maker continues eyeing the US

Xiaomi has reiterated what feels like a half dozen times that the United States is in its long-term view, so that shouldn’t come as much surprise to those who have payed close attention to the words of VP of International Hugo Barra, and more recently, reports from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. But …

Apple's success bittersweet for Europe-listed suppliers | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Apple’s main suppliers rallied on Wednesday in sympathy with the tech giant’s forecast-beating results, but that’s only half of the story as shares in companies like Dialog, Manz and AMS stay sharply down this week on their challenging outlook.<p>An Apple logo hangs above the …

British scientists create a 'tractor beam' of ultrasonic sound

A team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex have developed the world's first functioning sonic tractor beam able to operate outside of a lab environment. The device uses 64 miniature speakers to generate high-amplitude, ultrasonic sound waves. These waves create an "acoustic …

Subaru WRX STI S207 Gets More Power, Is Limited to 400 Cars . . . In Japan

Oh golly, it’s a superheated limited-edition WRX STI that we can’t get here in the States. Subie-heads are already lamenting. Here’s what’s breaking their hearts: 323 horsepower, up from the 305 we see from the STI here in the U.S. Subaru claims the S207 “aims to be the world’s most enjoyable …

Honda's Neowing Concept is a Hybrid Leaning Trike

Spend any time among the Gold Wing riders of America, and you’ll uncover a gloriously nerdy, unpretentious subculture of dudes (with their wives perched on the rear thrones) interested in maximizing motorcycling comfort over big distances. When the Wing was born, 40 years ago, Honda threw …

The Cadillac ATS-V Is a Good Car in Search of the Right Brand

It's a BMW M3 fighter, but it isn't necessarily a Cadillac.<p>Great brakes on this new ATS-V. Very strong. I know this because I was traveling down a Kentucky two-lane at a speed just about fast enough to catch a Fokker triplane on the trot when I saw a certain full-sized American car parked …

What's the Deal With the Bonkers Steering Wheel in Nissan's New IDS Concept?

Nissan's new electric and self-driving concept has a mode that folds up the steering wheel.<p>This is the IDS Concept, Nissan's take on a self-driving electric car. Stylish and futuristic, the concept has two drive modes. In Manual Drive, all the seats will face forward and the heads-up display will …

Mercedes-Benz, y el coche autónomo, transforman el monovolumen en una sala VIP con 4 ruedas

¿Cómo serán los coches el día en que no sea necesario que un conductor se encargue de dirigir su funcionamiento? ¿Cómo transformará la tecnología del …

El Maserati Alfieri se hace esperar todavía más

El lanzamiento del SUV de la marca del tridente, el Maserati Levante, es uno de los motivos por los que se va a retrasar la puesta en producción del</b> …

Nissan IDS Concept y las 6 claves del próximo Nissan Leaf: será autónomo y muy tecnológico

Con ustedes el <b>Nissan IDS Concept</b>. Así es el futuro eléctrico de Nissan, tecnológico, espectacular, ¡autónomo! Y aunque la marca japonesa no lo …

Mazda RX-VISION Concept, el retorno del motor rotativo

<b>Mazda</b> sigue con su imparable andadura, creando vehículos utilizables día a día pero con un toque emocional claramente definido.<p>Hoy, con motivo de la …

Yamaha Sports Ride Concept, el deportivo biplaza que nadie esperaba

Sergio Álvarez | @sergioalvarez88 |<p>Una respuesta para una pregunta que nadie había planteado en los últimos años. <b>Yamaha ha estado ligada al mundo del</b> …

Si el Concept Mazda RX Vision presentado en Tokio se hace realidad, lo vamos a pasar muy bien con él

En el Salón de Tokio 2015, <b>Mazda</b> presenta su <b>Concept Mazda RX-Vision</b>, un prototipo de Salón con el que los de Hiroshima reivindican que no han dejado …

Porsche Macan GTS, 360 CV de sensaciones racing

<b>Porsche</b> ha anunciado el lanzamiento de una nueva versión para la gama del <b>Macan</b>, su modelo SUV más pequeño, hermano pequeño del archiconocido …

Nissan IDS concept: apostando también por la conducción autónoma

Con el Nissan Leaf Piloted Drive 1.0 desvelado hace unos días, el fabricante japonés confirmaba su compromiso con la <b>conducción autónoma</b>, como ha …

Este vídeo de los coches de Jordi Pujol Ferrusola dará mucho que hablar

El periódico La Vanguardia ha tenido acceso a la nave donde <b>Jordi Pujol Ferrusola</b>, hijo del ex Presidente de la Generalitat de Catalunya, guarda los …

Lexus LF-FC: ya es oficial en el Salón de Tokio 2015

El <b>Lexus LF-FC</b> acaba de ser presentado en el <b>Salón de Tokio 2015</b>. Una imagen teaser del concept car que la firma premium de Toyota desvelaría en Tokio …

Si Yamaha pretende plantar cara al Mazda MX-5 con el concept Sports Ride, va por buen camino

El fabricante de pianos que un día entró con buen pie en el mundo del Motor ha aprovechado el Salón de Tokio para presentar un concept-car de …

El Subaru STI S207 en un STI con más 'de todo' y en edición limitada

Sólo 400 unidades para esta edición limitada, el <b>Subaru STI S207</b> se ha presentado en el Salón de Tokyo y su puesta de largo será el día 1 en …

Yamaha MOTOBOT v.1, un robot capaz de pilotar motos mejor que tú

Sergio Álvarez | @sergioalvarez88 |<p>Una de las sorpresas de Yamaha en el Salón de Tokyo ha sido el <b>MOTOBOT v.1</b>. Se trata de un robot, diseñado para …