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See the radio waves constantly bathing you with this app

Architecture of Radio visualizes all the WiFi and cellular networks flooding our world.<p>Whether or not you realize it, there are radio waves constantly washing over you. Thanks to the countless WiFi routers, cellular towers, and GPS satellites (not to mention all the Bluetooth and other smaller …

Cellular Networks

Canada’s Bell now offering the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

Sony‘s latest high-end handset has made it to Canada through Bell. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is now available for $299.99 on a 2-year contract or $749.99 off-contract. Should you sign up for it? Well, there are definitely reasons to consider getting this phone over others.<p>For starters, it happens …

E-paper sneakers change your style on the fly

ShiftWear's e-paper shoes can change designs on a whim.<p>If you're the sort to buy multiple pairs of sneakers just to make sure your footwear is always fashionable, you might soon have a way to save a lot of money. David Coelho is crowdfunding ShiftWear, or sneakers that have color e-paper displays …

Failed Zano drones investigated by Trading Standards

It's not been a good week for the Torquing Group, the firm behind the Zano mini-drone. First, its Kickstarter collapsed amidst questions about its …

Microsoft's Black Friday deals include $299 Xbox One bundles

Microsoft is desperate for the Xbox One to make an impact this holiday season. In addition to a slew of exclusive games, including <i>Halo 5: Guardians,</i> <i>Rise of the Tomb Raider and Forza Motorsport 6,</i> the company is continuing to undercut Sony's PlayStation 4. To mark Black Friday -- specifically …

AP sources: Task force wants even smaller drones registered

WASHINGTON (AP) — An aviation industry task force is recommending that operators be required to register drones weighing as little as a half a pound, …

Samsung Gear VR Sold Out Online At Amazon And Best Buy

If you didn’t pre-order the new consumer version of Samsung Gear VR, you might have some difficulty finding it on your favorite online shopping destinations.<p>Amazon and Best Buy, both places that have been touted as having a supply of the virtual reality accessory, are showing “temporarily out of …

6 problems with the Moto X Play and how to fix them

Along with their latest flagship offering, Motorola also launched a more affordable mid-range device, called the Moto X Play. While the competition at this price range is quite intense, the Moto X Play has its advantages over its competitors courtesy of a great camera, which has been retained from …

Operating Systems

Virtual reality can save killer whales — and SeaWorld

Talk about new technology making a splash. This eye-opening idea – replacing live SeaWorld shows with virtual ones – was one of hundreds offered via a crowd-sourced brainstorm session my company recently commissioned. We were tapping into the collective imagination for what virtual reality (VR) …

Virtual Reality

Domino's makes ordering pizza dangerous with 'Easy Order' button

With more than half of its customers now ordering via its mobile apps, it's fair to say that Domino's has pizza delivery down to a fine art. But in this modern age, there's always room to shave a couple of seconds off the purchasing process. That's where "The Easy Order" comes in. Domino's has …

How to hide your apps in iOS 9 without a jailbreak

Every once in a while, you might have an app or two that you really don’t want to show off. Whether it’s a racy game or two or dating apps you don’t want your children seeing when you hand them your phone to keep them occupied, being able to hide those apps from general view is a handy thing.<p>Until …

Google's Star Wars VR transports you into The Force Awakens

<i>This article is a preview of WIRED magazine 01.16, our Star Wars special issue featuring J.J. Abrams, on sale from December 10 2015. Follow our Star</i> …

Walkcar: "The World's Smallest Electric Vehicle"

Odd name aside, this is pretty tight.<p>Japanese designers at Cocoa Motors have created the WalkCar, a tiny electric vehicle about the size of your …

Mos Def

Why walk? Ride this portable personal transporter instead

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Here's something I find bonkers.<p>People slide their Lexuses into a mall parking lot and desperately drive around until they can find a spot as close as possible to the mall.<p>Sometimes, it takes them 10 or 15 …

This Is My Jam Shuts Down Without Screwing Users

“We’re deleting everything in a week because we got acquired/ran out of money.” This is a familiar scene when a startup shuts down.<p>It’s why I’ve wondered if users deserve a “Data Portability Bill Of Rights.” Startups could sign it, pledging a way for users to access or export what they poured in if …

Startups

How to Download Beats 1 Playlists for Offline Listening

Now that you've been testing out Apple Music for about a month, you've probably come across some questions about what else you can do with the streaming music service. We sure have.<p>If you are a fan of Beats 1 but don't want to use up your data listening to Zane Lowe's voice on your commute to work …

NASA Astronauts to Eat Space-Grown Veggies for the First Time

Space gardening will be a part of future deep space missions.<p>For the first time, NASA astronauts on the International Space Station will harvest and …

Skin made of silicon can now control cell phones

The latest in touch-screen technology involves the use of your own skin.<p>According to Reuters, a new product called iSkin uses silicon rubber and pressure-sensitive sensors to create an elastic film. When iSkin is combined with a medical-grade adhesive the electronic skin can be painlessly attached …

Here's why NFL teams are training in virtual reality

What do the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, and Dallas Cowboys have in common?<p>All four NFL teams are using 360-degree …

Drool-worthy: The all-new Ether headphones

In a crowded field of high-end contenders, the new MrSpeakers' Ether headphones are getting a lot of attention for two good reasons: it's a pleasure to wear, and the sound is revelatory!<p>Even compared with one of my reference headphones, the Audeze LCD-X, Ether's sound felt liberated, with clearer …

Holus brings 3D holograms to the home and office

Can we truly say mobile technology puts the world in our hands, when all we can see is 2D images in a flat (or slightly curved) screen? Technology continues to improve and I say it’s time for the true next-generation devices to hit the store shelves. VR and Augmented reality are the first things …

Study reveals a way to prevent lithium batteries from catching on fire

Lithium batteries are powering most of our devices. From watches, smartphones and tablets to vehicles and even homes. These have proven to be a clean source of energy that is also very efficient, but you do hear of the occasional battery that bursts into flames. This is especially bad when it …

CRYENGINE adds support for Oculus Rift, Linux and Android TV

Some of you may not have heard about Crytek before, but their engine powers some of your favorite gaming titles (including huge ones like Crysis and Far Cry). They literally changed the game and now they are going to expand their horizon by empowering developers to reach new platforms.<p>With …

Microsoft says Windows 10 is only free as an upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1

<i>Update: Microsoft clarified its blog post to reflect that only users with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 can upgrade to Windows 10.</i><p>After a number of publications reported that Microsoft would be giving away Windows 10 for free to anyone as long as they test it out through the Windows Insiders program, …

Robots in Japan now have emotions

Amid a growing debate over humanity’s place in the world alongside artificial intelligence, a Japanese telecom company has released a robot that it says has emotions. But rather than run in fear from it, we’ve welcomed it into our homes: Pepper, the “emotional robot,” sold out within a minute of …

US military to develop Star Wars-style hoverbikes with British company

The Malloy Aeronautics prototype, powered by four bladed fans, is intended to do many of the jobs of a helicopter but will be safer and cheaper<p>Science fiction-obsessed children of the 1960s might have been disappointed to know that half a century later they would neither live in space nor get their …

Panasonic's Lumix G7 camera is all about 4K video and photos

Well, Fujifilm isn't the only camera maker with an announcement today. Now it's Panasonic's turn. The Lumix series manufacturer is introducing the G7, a Micro Four Thirds body with a 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor, ISO range of up to 25,600 and a Venus Engine image chip that packs a quad-core …

Lumix

Nikon's new mirrorless camera is the company's most appealing yet

The easiest 1 series camera to imagine people buying<p>Nikon has announced the J5, the latest entry in its idiosyncratic 1 series of mirrorless cameras. And, from the looks of things, it might be the most broadly appealing offering in the line to date — Nikon has added some sensible features and …

The Future of Artificial Intelligence, According to Facebook

While the idea of artificial intelligence leaves Elon Musk shaking in his boots, Facebook is embracing our supercomputer overlords and building practical business applications to use "deep learning" in our everyday lives.<p>While Stephen Hawking claims artificial intelligence could spell the end of …