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Google Glass available to anyone for one day only

Have you been pining for your very own wearable $1,500 Google Glass but weren't sure how you, a regular nondeveloper residing in the United States, could procure one?<p>Tuesday will be your lucky day. Google is opening sales of Glass for one day only to any adult in the United States who wants one of …

LG's smartphone sales heading for all-time high

LG’s smartphone sales are projected to hit an all-time high during the second quarter of this year. South Korea’s second largest smartphone maker is expected to sell some 15 million handsets during the three months ending June 2014 and surpass its previous Q2 record of 12 million units.<p>The news of …

Mobile

Audi competition aims to unlock the potential of connected cars

We've all heard about how connected and self-driving cars from Google, BMW and others are going to change our lives, but how? Audi wants to find out with its Urban Future Award, a four-city, multidisciplinary competition. Each team has a different quest, but all center around the ways that …

​What is Heartbleed, anyway?

If you're an IT professional, gadget blogger or token geek in your circle of friends, chances are, you've been hounded relentlessly over the past couple of days about "this Heartbleed thing."<p>"Do I need to update my antivirus?"<p>"Can I login to my bank account now?"<p>"Google already fixed it, …

Watch and listen to Jon Olsson drift his Rebellion R2K up a snowy peak

Jon Olsson is a Swedish freeskier and alpine ski racer who also happens to own one of the wildest custom cars in the world. Called the Rebellion R2K, it is based on an Ultima, has a body that looks like an Audi R18, and it packs a claimed 600 horsepower into a package weighing around 2,205 pounds …

Heartbleed bug denial by NSA and White House

<b>The US National Security Agency has denied it knew about or exploited the Heartbleed online security flaw.</b><p>The denial came after a Bloomberg News report alleging the NSA used the flaw in OpenSSL to harvest data.<p>OpenSSL is online-data scrambling software used to protect data such as passwords sent …

Information Security

Internal Documents: Samsung Wants To Abandon Android

Last week, Samsung brought out a document put together by an Apple sales team that showed how the iPhone-maker thinks about its competition with Android, among other evidence used in cross-examination.<p>This week, Apple brought out documents that show that Samsung's tablet sales were far lower in …

Prototypes

Microbial molecule stimulates both arms of the immune system to quell inflammation

(Medical Xpress)—Putting out the fires of inflammation takes more than the immune system itself, studies of the human microbiome have revealed. It …

How I Lost Over a Hundred Photographs to a Corrupted Memory Card, And Got Them Back

It’s probably every photographer’s worst nightmare. You’ve shot gigabytes worth of images, ready to be imported for post-processing, when suddenly: …

Pictures of the Week 4.10.14

Rio Celeste Waterfall Is Quite Possibly The Bluest Waterfall On Earth

It may look like Photoshop, but it's not.<p>This is the waterfall at Rio Celeste, a river in Costa Rica's Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water is actually this dazzling blue color because of volcanic minerals below the surface-- it's the real-life version of an effect usually only achieved with …

German engineer who created 'Heartbleed' bug says it was an accident

Say hello to Robin Seggelmann.<p>The name may not ring a bell, but his handiwork has gained worldwide notoriety. Seggelman, it seems, is the poor soul who wrote the flawed piece of code that has come to be known as the Heartbleed bug.<p>According to his profile on the LinuxTag conference website, …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: We're Getting Closer to Delivery by Drone

Amazon apparently is making progress on its goal of eventually delivering small packages to your home by drone.<p>In his annual letter to shareholders, made public Thursday, CEO Jeff Bezos provided an update on the company’s accomplishments and projects over the past year. That included a brief …

Drones

Google Makes Glass Available To Anyone (Who Can Afford it) (For A Few Days)

Part of the cachet, and the stigma, around Google Glass derives from how hard it is to get your hands on a pair: You have to be a member of the Glass Explorer beta tester program — or, like infamous Glasshole Sarah Slocum, at least have a friend who is and doesn’t mind letting you borrow them.<p>Until …

Nvidia's Shield console can now stream games over the web

Promised two weeks ago and delivered today, Nvidia's big April software update for Shield is highlighted by the introduction of remote game streaming. Until now, the Android-powered handheld was capable of playing graphically intensive games that were being processed by and streamed out of your …

The Rapture Begins in HBO's Ultra-Creepy New Show The Leftovers

Short of getting sucked out to sea and drowning, few things seem more horrifying than being the person who <i>isn't taken</i> in a Rapture. (I have weird …

The Micro is a $200 3D printer that can make a teacup in an hour

There are more than a couple of reasons why 3D printing hasn't truly hit critical mass, and the team at M3D thinks it's sidestepped them with The Micro, its $200 - $300 3D printer. The Micro is hitting Kickstarter today with the sole intention of becoming the first consumer 3D printer that's at …

It’s Official: The First Instagram From Space Has Been Posted

Taking one small step for photography (or is it ‘a photography’?) and one giant leap for Instagram, the first Instagram post from space was posted …

Louie Schwartzberg on Smartphone Pics & How They Offer a Glimpse Into Your Soul

In the age of smartphones whose cameras are getting better with each passing day, we tend to snap more photographs now than ever before. But have you …

As nuclear talks begin, US must ask Iran to free 3 Americans being held

As the Obama administration prepares for its next negotiating session with Iranian representatives in picturesque Vienna over Tehran's illicit nuclear weapons program, three Americans are languishing in Iranian custody.<p>Sadly, the U.S. has made no assertive effort to secure the release of the …

Baby Charged With Attempted Murder, Goes Into Hiding in Pakistan

Relatives of a nine-month-old baby charged with attempted murder in Pakistan have taken him into hiding, a relative said on Tuesday, in a case that has thrown a spotlight on Pakistan's dysfunctional criminal justice system.<p>Mohammad Musa Khan appeared in court in the city of Lahore last week, …

Crime

High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

SANDS POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family.<p>Verdejo, who can't see or hear, could do none of that a year ago.<p>The 40-year-old New Yorker lives in a group home …

Malaysia Flight 370: New signal sounds 'just like' one from a plane's beacon

Tuesday is Day 32 since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared. One hundred and thirty-three search missions have been carried out so far but they have been fruitless.<p>Now, hope seems to rest on underwater pulses that an Australian navy ship has detected.<p>Investigators hope the signals could be …

MegaUpload slapped with suit by six major Hollywood studios

The MPAA says the now-defunct file-sharing site should pay millions because it allegedly infringed on copyrighted movies and TV shows, while encouraging others to do the same.<p>MegaUpload is being sued, again, but this time it's not the feds going after the file-sharing service -- it's movie …

Kim Dotcom

Samsung Announces Budget KitKat Smartphone

Last week, Samsung showed off the Galaxy Ace Style, a mid-range smartphone running Android KitKat, and today the device was formally announced by the company.<p>The Galaxy Ace Style looks like your typical Samsung device, but it appears targeted at those shopping on a more modest budget. It features a …