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A Look At The Tech That Could Mean We Never Have To Charge Our Phones Again

Technology that can wirelessly power our devices on the go could change our world. Imagine never having to plug in your cell phone again, or technology that continuously keeps your electronic car battery running.<p>According to Energous Corporation, that day is just around the corner. Energous’ WattUp …

2 Google self-driving car accidents in June show why humans don’t belong behind the wheel

Google today announced that in June its Lexus autonomous sport-utility vehicles got into two accidents. In both cases, the incidents can be chalked up to human error.<p>Google’s self-driving cars have now been involved in a total of 14 “minor accidents” in 1.8 million miles’ worth of autonomous and …

Americans Build Giant Robot, Challenge Japan To A Duel

Because of course they do<p>There are real, serious, military technology developments happening in the Pacific. This is not about that. This is about some dudes who built a giant robot for paintball battles because they could, and then challenged a giant Japanese robot to a giant robot duel. Giant …

Facebook and Internet.org want to connect the world using lasers

To help connect people around the world, Facebook’s Internet.org initiative is testing a method for delivering the Internet via lasers.<p>The thinking in Facebook’s Connectivity Lab is that affixing lasers to drones and satellites will beam a signal to just about anywhere. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg …

Call of Duty Xbox One/PS4 Remasters Possible, Activision Says

One recent trend in gaming has been remasters. Everyone seems to be doing them. But not Activision, at least not yet. In a new interview with <i>Game Informer</i>, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg outlined his opinion on remasters, and teased that the company has thought about it for Call of …

ProCamera 8 for iOS leaps into summer with new editing tools and photo compass

The folks at CocoLogics are at it again. The company has just released a huge update to ProCamera 8 for iOS, its DSLR-style photo app.<p>Featured as one of TNW’s Apps of the Year for 2014, ProCamera 8 is now further improved with a host of new features.<p>This app has always been about replacing the need …

Google parks its map-making tool inside Drive for easy access

To make things easily accessible, Google is nesting its My Maps feature in Drive. This means that in addition to creating custom maps for whatever need may arise, you can also nestle them alongside documents or forms created with the productivity suite's other apps. Drive's cloud storage abilities …

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Xbox Live down for many on Xbox One, Xbox 360 (updated)

<i>Update at 2:30 p.m. Pacific: Microsoft says it has fixed the problem.</i><p>Xbox Live is experiencing connectivity problems once again.<p>Microsoft’s online service isn’t working for a number of gamers. People have taken to social media to complain that they can’t get online for multiplayer games and don’t …

Yahoo's Aviate Launcher (Android) now streams contextual info to your home screen

Yahoo has updated its Aviate launcher for Android phones with Smart Stream, a Google Now-like feature that brings information to help you get through your day, right to your home screen. It’s available to users in the US running Android 4.1 or newer.<p>Depending on the time of day or your activities, …