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Israel’s Altair gets another $25M to build its LTE superchips

Israel’s homegrown LTE device chipmaker Altair semiconductor has raised another $25 million from its existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, …

3D-printed cast is made to scratch

It usually goes like this. You break your arm. You get a big plaster cast. Your friends sign it and draw on it. You invest in chopsticks in an attempt to get at the never-ending itches hiding beneath. Designer Jake Evill has a better idea. His Cortex exoskeletal cast concept uses 3D printing to …

Teen builds flashlight powered by body warmth

Ann Makosinski is a 15-year-old with a flashlight obsession. She won a bronze award for a piezoelectric flashlight at the Canada-Wide Science Fair last year. This year, her battery-free Hollow Flashlight has taken her all the way to the top-15 finalists of the Google Science Fair.<p>Makosinski was …

Sony's 4K player launches by July 15th, Video Unlimited 4K service coming this fall

Sony announced its FMP-X1 4K Ultra HD Media Player a few months ago, and today confirmed it's arriving in homes and on store shelves by July 15th. The $699 box only works with Sony's own 4K TVs, and early adopting owners of "qualifying" X900A sets can expect a $200 introductory discount. Also …

MIT's cheetah robot runs faster, more efficiently, can carry its own power supply (video)

When it comes to hunting down humans running speeds, MIT's cheetah might come second to Boston Dynamics' own high-velocity quadruped, but by substituting pneumatics with motors, MIT's version apparently runs far more efficiently. At the recent International Conference on Robotics and Automation, …

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …

Gear & Gadgets

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

Hacker Andrew Auernheimer Placed In Solitary Confinement For Tweeting From Prison

Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer has been placed in “administrative segregation,” prison shorthand for solitary confinement for “investigative purposes.” Supporters believe he was locked down and given no Internet access because of his ability to send Tweets to a third party who relayed them on his …

The Smithsonian is 3D-scanning its collection for future generations

The Smithsonian has been experimenting with 3D scanning for some time now, using tools like laser arm scanners to map models of whale fossils and other ancient artifacts. Now the museum is utilizing the technology to preserve its collection for posterity. Its "laser cowboys" Vince Rossi and Adam …

This Guy 3D-Printed Himself A Pair Of Google Glasses

You too can become a Google Glasshole.<p>While the rest of the world is trying to figure out whether Google’s wearable computing endeavour will be a hit (and change the world as we know it) before the company even gets seriously started with Glass – and often without properly field-testing the damn …

Get Ready to Take Photos With Your Raspberry Pi

Element14, a distributor of ultra-cheap the Raspberry Pi computer, has developed a supremely simple camera to go along with it.<p><b>What looks like a flimsy strip of tape</b> sticking out of a circuit board is actually a full-fledged HD camera.<p>The Raspberry Pi Foundation, which launched its first $25 …

Apple seeks to add Galaxy S4 to ongoing Samsung patent suit in California

In its ongoing second major patent trial against Samsung, Apple yesterday filed a statement with the US District Court in California claiming that after examining the recently released Galaxy S4 it has “concluded that it is an infringing device and accordingly intends to move for leave to add the …