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This is GameStop's plan for dealing with New 3DS XL content transfers and trade-ins

The process of transferring your existing content from your current 3DS to the New 3DS XL is more painful than it should be for any console in 2015, and it led us to wonder how stores like GameStop are going to handle trade-ins.<p>GameStop is, in fact, offering $100 for your 3DS XL units to trade …

Sneak Peek at Apple Campus 2 Offers New Look at Construction Progress

Apple's new spaceship-shaped Apple Campus 2 is under construction, and the company gave <i>KQED News</i> a tour of the site, providing them with new details and a ground-based look at its progress.<p>As previously revealed, the building has an environmentally-conscious design, with features like using …

Skyscrapers

Nike's SNKRS app puts a shoe store in your pocket

It may be hard for Nike to steal some of Adidas' current thunder, what with the upcoming release of Kanye West's highly anticipated Yeezy Boost and all. Still, those of you who are Nike die-hards will be over the moon when you see the company's most recent venture: SNKRS, an app that brings the …

Apps

Why Your Next Tent Might Be A Cube

The next generation of ultralight backpacking tents is adopting vertical walls and square shapes to maximize living space while shedding weight. …

Another startup steps up to build the hyperloop

Image copyright Hyperloop Technologies.Hyperloop Technologies, a startup formed by SpaceX alumni and well-known Silicon Valley executives, came out …

Hyperloop

Google’s 160-pound robot dog will scare the bejesus out of you

Google-owned robotics firm Boston Dynamics is no stranger to creating robotic beasts that can do freakish feats, but their latest robotic quadruped — a 160-pound doglike machine named Spot — takes the crazy factor to an all new level with a smaller, nimbler, more-kickable form factor.<p>To be …

Robotics

Google is working on a new Bluetooth-based payment service

Luz Bratcher<p>If Google has its way, you will one day be able to pay for your pizza at Papa John’s by simply saying your initials to the cashier.<p>That’s the gist of a report from <i>The Information</i> about a new mobile payment service that Google is working on, called Plaso (pronounced play-so.) Details are …

Mobile

Apple’s massive cash hoard makes it richer than 141 countries

It’s hard to truly understand Apple’s astronomical size until you put things into context. With $178 billion in cash as of last quarter, you can start easily comparing the company to the gross domestic product (GDP) of large countries.<p>In fact, Apple would be the world’s 55th richest country right …

Vice Wars: How 3-D Printing Will Revolutionize Crime

Right now, the world’s three largest illicit trades are drugs, exotic species and arms, and roughly in that order. Drugs are by far the biggest category, accounting for slightly less than 1 percent of global commerce or, according to a 2003 UN report, $321.6 billion dollars a year. Exotic species, …

The New Nintendo 3DS XL doesn't come with a charger, and it's weirdly hard to buy one

Nintendo isn't including any way to charge the New 3DS XL when it launches in the US this Friday, which is strange (even by Nintendo standards). To be clear, this means that if you don't already have a 3DS charger purchased separately or from a previous device, you will be able to use your new …

Retrogaming

Tago Arc Smart Bracelet Blends E-Ink And NFC

From gizmos to trinkets: the era of smart jewelry is upon us, with makers and businesses of all stripes and sizes busy mixing electronics and sensors with ‘fashion-friendly’ designs intended to be displayed proudly on the person.<p>Sure your Fitbit wristlet is technically a wearable but it’s not going …

The Best Laptops You Can Buy

Maybe it's a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your liking when you're watching Netflix. And worst of all, what if the battery life is much shorter than you expected?<p>We've researched some of the best laptops on …

Dell Says It's Ready For Apple's Next MacBook Air

Dell is ready for any new MacBook Air Apple throws at it this year.<p>Donnie Oliphant, Director of XPS Product Marketing, fully expects Apple to up the ante this year with a thinner, lighter design.<p>“We definitely believe that the next MacBook Air is going to be a very aggressive design,” he said in a …

MacBook Air

How Driverless Cars Could Make Traffic Dramatically Worse

A new simulation shows that comfortable rides can come with big congestion costs.<p>Safety is often celebrated as the biggest benefit of a world full of driverless cars, but two other presumed social improvements follow closely behind. One is that the technology could reduce traffic congestion, since …

Autonomous Cars

LG will build a stereo camera system for driverless Mercedes-Benz cars

New partnership will see LG manufacturing key components for the autonomous Mercedes-Benz vehicles of the future<p>The future of driving, it appears, won't require much driving at all. LG and Mercedes-Benz have this morning announced plans to co-develop a stereo camera system to be used in future …

Messaging Apps Will Be Bigger Than Social Networks In 2015

Venture capitalist Fred Wilson believes "the social media phase of the internet ended" this year. He says messaging apps have replaced social media apps, where families rely on apps like WhatsApp to communicate with each other instead of Facebook.<p>Data seems to support this idea: Based on the …

Apps

IDC: Top 10 Technology Predictions For 2015

IDC issued today its top 10 predictions for 2015. In a webcast (and accompanying report), IDC’s Frank Gens advised companies in <i>all</i> industries to “Amazon” themselves, but also predicted that the best job of “Amazoning” will be done by Amazon itself.<p>All innovation today is Amazon-style innovation: at …

Secretive Military Tech Company Announces Augmented Reality Glasses For Consumers

For the past six years, low-key Osterhout Design Group has been building heavy duty smart glasses for the military. But after seeing the kind attention heaped onto gadgets like Google Glass, the small San Francisco-based company is looking towards the consumer market and thinks it has something …

Augmented Reality

Mysterious Startup Gogoro Quietly Raises $150 Million For An Electric Scooter You'll Never Have To Plug In

That product is a smart electric scooter that you'll never have to plug in to charge.<p>Instead, the scooter is powered by a small, portable battery that you can swap out at battery-swapping stations across major cities, Greg Kumparak reports at TechCrunch.<p>"By 2030, there's going to be 41 megacities, …

7 Airline Innovations That Will Change the Way We Fly

There was a day not too long ago when seatback TVs on planes looked space-aged, the concept of a call from 30,000 feet seemed impossible, and the idea of WiFi—let alone on a plane—was completely out of the question. Today? You take those things for granted. You even complain about them if they …

Aviation

Amazon Secretly Working on New Platform for Inventors

Is it a Kickstarter competitor? Or maybe an Etsy competitor?<p>Amazon sells most of the name-brand electronics you can think of. Now, it appears, it wants to be the place where the next generation of gadget and consumer electronics companies can build their brands from the ground up.<p>Over the last few …

This app tells you what to wear — based on your wardrobe and the weather

We've seen hundreds of apps devoted to organizing your finances or fitness. How about fashion — specifically, harnessing the power of technology to …

Meteorite is 'hard drive' from space

<b>Researchers have decoded ancient recordings from fragments of an asteroid dating back billions of years to the start of the Solar System.</b><p>They found tiny "space magnets" in meteorites which retain a memory of the birth and death of the asteroid's core.<p>Like the data recorded on the surface of a …

The 9 biggest announcements from Microsoft's Windows 10 event

We got our first look at a bunch of features in Windows 10, which comes out next week for people who signed up for the pre-release. As expected, Microsoft made a strong push toward connecting its devices more seamlessly, part of its universal apps program. Office, Outlook, and other apps all work …

Apps

Mercedes strikes a fine balance with the C 450 AMG 4MATIC

Powered by a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine driving all-four wheels, the C450 is designed to provide a stepping stone to the world of AMG …

ePure Dect Cordless Phone Handset by Swissvoice

Live in the modern world of telephones with an updated version of the old handsets in the form of the ePure Dect Cordless Phone Handset by …

Mobile Technology

Here is Xiaomi Mi Note and Mi Note Pro’s International Pricing

Not too long ago, Xiaomi unveiled their flagship phablets, the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro, at an event in China. Both smartphones are expected to go on …

Mugen Releases Extended 6,640 mAh battery for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Mugen is a popular name when it comes to extended batteries and cases. The latest entry in their portfolio is an extended battery for the Samsung …

This Is The Best Chromebook You Can Buy

A Chromebook is a relatively new type of computer. It doesn't run on Windows or OS X, but rather Google's Chrome operating system. Google's software is very basic, and it's meant to be used while connected to the Internet.<p>So if you're the type of person that really only uses a laptop for checking …

Consumer Tech