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Up close with the HoloLens, Microsoft's most intriguing product in years

We just finished a heavily scripted, carefully managed, and completely amazing demonstration of Microsoft's HoloLens technology. Four demos, actually, each designed to show off a different use case for a headset that projects holograms into real space. We played <i>Minecraft</i> on a coffee table. We had …

Augmented Reality

IsItYou app aims to turn selfies into 'spoof proof' IDs

An Israeli start-up plans to use smartphone cameras to verify peoples' identities for banking and other transactions, replacing passwords, fingerprints and other forms of ID.<p>IsItYou says it has developed a new facial recognition technology, which is both very accurate and virtually spoof-proof.<p>Its …

Carnegie Mellon University

14 Apple Devices, 1 Clever Music Video

What happens when a band gets its hands on six iPhones, four iPads, one iPod and three MacBooks? Ukrainian musicians Brunettes Shoot Blondes used their collection of Apple hardware to tell a story about an adorable big-eared creature jumping around the screens to catch up with a girl who doesn’t …

Here's what you can earn at the 20 top tech companies

While there’s debate over whether there’s a shortage of qualified tech workers, there’s one thing no one argues about: Tech companies pay their employees well.<p>We’ve heard of senior engineers getting a base salary of $160,000, with stock options and other benefits on top. Some interns are earning …

GIF Keyboard for iOS 8 Is the App You've Been Waiting For

Get ready Internet, animated GIF keyboards are coming to iOS.<p>When iOS 8 was first revealed earlier this year, the game-changing feature that had many …

Man in Custody After Jumping White House Fence: Official

A man jumped over the White House fence just after 6 p.m. Thursday, prompting a lockdown, according to an official with the United States Secret Service. The man was taken into custody by Secret Service Officers. He was seen holding a stuffed Pokemon "Pikachu" doll and wearing clothing related to …

The White House

How to Get a Free iPhone 6 and Some Cash, Too

If you’re desperate for an iPhone 6, then you’re in luck: Competing trade-in programs between major U.S. carriers have made it so that many customers …

Mobile Technology

More iPhone 6 component photos ‘confirm’ silver, gray and gold colors, depict larger internal speaker and new vibrator design

In the latest round of iPhone 6 images, NowhereElse.fr has a new set of photos showing a selection of SIM trays, home buttons, speakers and vibrator motors. The SIM trays are once again show in the same three colors as the iPhone 5s, silver, gray and gold. It seems like the gray is of a slightly …

Earth's 'Remotest' Island Is Predictably, Awesomely In The Middle Of Nowhere

Located over a thousand miles from the nearest landmass, Tristan da Cunha is <i>really</i> remote.<p>This little group of isolated islands is surrounded by miles and miles of the South Atlantic Ocean. It's 1,750 miles away from the coast of South Africa and 1,500 miles from the nearest landmass, making it the …

Disney thinks it could turn drones into flying TV screens and puppet masters

Disney has never lagged in animatronics or high technology for its shows and theme parks — they're more or less tiny, high-tech surveillance dystopias with classic rides, exorbitantly expensive food, and all your favorite TV and movie characters from childhood. But a handful of patent applications …

Icelandic Volcano Rumbles Raise Eruption Fears

Ash clouds from a 2010 eruption halted thousands of airline flights.<p>Earthquake swarms are shaking up a large ice-capped volcano in Iceland, raising worries of an eruption that could trigger flooding and send ash clouds into the atmosphere.<p>The 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano triggered …

Report: Production Glitch Could Hamper iPhone 6 Launch

With the widely rumored and eagerly anticipated iPhone 6, Apple isn't just aiming for bigger, it reportedly wants thinner, too. Now those design …

Apple Pulls Secret App in Brazil After Judge's Request

Days after a Brazilian judge requested in a preliminary injunction that the Secret app be removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play store, …

Dear Sony, Here's Why So Many People Are Buying The PS4

Selling more PS4s than you could have hoped for is a good problem to have. Not knowing why you’re selling more of them than you could’ve have hoped for is, well, a bit of a problem for Sony. When Sony executive Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer, “It’s just beyond our imagination” and he was “asking …