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The Incredible 3D Printed Zoetrope

Here’s a wonderfully neat project to perhaps spark some creativity as we head into this holiday weekend: the 3D printed Zoetrope.<p>Take the concept of a flipbook — a series of frames displayed quickly to trick your brain into seeing an animation — and make it 3D, swapping out the still images for …

3D Printing

Forget GarageBand, SoundTrap is a music app for everyone

The past week has been dominated by Apple Music news, but how about creating some tunes rather than just listening to them?<p>GarageBand is a brilliant bit of software – the polar opposite of its eternally-frustrating cousin iTunes – that makes composing songs on iOS and OS X really easy. But the …

Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade: seven more questions answered

Will I lose Office 2010 if I upgrade? Does it come in a DVD format, as well? Will I have to use an Outlook account? Find out here<p>If I upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, will I lose Office 2010 – which I paid for and installed – and other programs? <b>Wolf</b><p>In most cases, Windows 10 will be installed …

Software

Way before Apple Watch and Android Wear, there was Casio

Casio might be only lightly involving itself in the current boom in smartwatches and wearables, but the company still makes plenty of money from its G-Shock series and rugged outdoor watches. That's not to say it hasn't experienced a combination of hits and misses: Casio would say it "pioneered" a …

Wear OS

Sneak peek at new Google Hangouts for Android shows improved chat interface

Google Hangouts for Android may soon see an update that offers interface improvements and revamped features.<p>The crew at Android Police got hold of an early version of the updated app, which may not be its final version. The most glaring change is the app now adopts much more of the Material Design …

The Moonraker: The Nokia-built smartwatch that never was

A series of images have surfaced on the Web showing what one report says is a canceled smartwatch that Microsoft and Nokia were working on.<p>Once upon a time, another company was dreaming up smartwatch ideas, only to have Microsoft dash its plans, according to a new report.<p>Images of an unannounced …

Wearable Tech

Official Galaxy S6 Active hardware details surface

<b>Update:</b> Shortly after this morning’s leaked image, the full specifications for the Galaxy S6 Active have appeared on Samsung own official product website.<p>There are a few notable changes from the specifications rumored earlier, namely that the Galaxy S6 Active features the same 2,550mAh battery as …

Phones

HTC's new pixel-density champ is the One ME

Oh, HTC, we're starting to lose track of all your tempting Asia-only models. The Taiwanese company has just revealed the One ME, which is basically an M9+ with less metal and no Duo camera (as rumored). We understand if you're having trouble keeping up, so here are the boilerplate specs. The ME has …

Sketchy rumor has Samsung releasing Galaxy S6 Plus, a larger-screened S6 Edge

According to Italian <i>HDBlog</i> via <i></i><i>SamMobile</i>, Samsung is planning on launching what is essentially a larger Galaxy S6 Edge and will call it the Galaxy S6 Plus. The device is apparently codenamed Project Zero 2. The South Korean electronics giant is expected to release the new phone in the coming weeks …

Google's Web history page gets a Material Design makeover

Just a few days ago, Google started rolling out a revamped privacy and security settings hub to make it easier to keep control of your data. Now, it’s making it easier to see exactly what you’ve been up to online via your activity page.<p>On the left-hand side of the page, your personal data is split …

Android News

Microsoft gives a sneak peek at new Windows 10 hardware

Microsoft, in the midst of showing off Windows 10 at the Computex trade show in Taiwan this week, has revealed a new range of new PCs, laptops, and tablets designed to work with its newest operating system. In addition to the Asus Transformer Book T100HA shown off earlier this week, also detailed …

Note-Taking

Windows 10's make or break feature: The Start menu

The success or failure of Windows 10 could come down to a single button.<p>After taking a three-year hiatus, the Start menu is back in a big way in Windows 10, which Microsoft is set to release on July 29. Clicking the Start button in Windows 10 will provide a gateway to the most important and …

Software

Apple Music WWDC launch roundup: iOS/Android/Mac apps, DJs, social, pricing & availability

Apple is ready to show the first fruits of its Beats acquisition next week. As we first reported in early March, Apple is planning to introduce its long-awaited Beats-based streaming music service at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, June 8th. Blending Apple interface design and …

Asus’ new Transformer Book comes with Windows 10, USB Type-C, and 14 hours of battery life

Among an avalanche of products revealed today at Computex Taipei, Asus has announced the Transformer Book T100HA, the follow-up to its inexpensive T100 Windows 8 2-in-1 device. The new model will come preloaded with Windows 10 and feature the smaller, reversible USB Type-C port seen in Apple’s …

USB Type-C

Windows 10 will be available at the end of July

Finally: We know the exact date of availability for Microsoft's upcoming operating system, Windows 10.<p>The new OS will become available on July 29, …

Software

What would an Apple smartphone have looked like in 1984?

Sometimes, when we let our imaginations run wild, incongruous visions appear. Artist Pierre Cerveau tried to imagine what an iPhone might have looked like in the era before the cell phone became ubiquitous.<p>Turns out, in Cerveau’s minds eye, it would resemble a classic iPod with a rotary dial …

Google taps Levi’s to create interactive jeans

Google and Levi’s are teaming up to create interactive clothing.<p>At Google’s developer conference today, the Mountain View, California company showed off Project Jacquard, an experimental program within Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects unit that has developed conductive yarn with textile …

Wearable Tech

Lenovo's projector phone beams a touchscreen onto any surface

Smartphones with built-in projectors -- well, just the two from Samsung, really -- haven't exactly been a huge hit so far, but Lenovo thinks it's finally got the right use case for this combination: beaming a touchscreen or virtual keyboard onto your desk. Announced at the Lenovo Tech World …

Moleskine brings stylish notebook aesthetics to calendar app, integrating maps, contacts & weather

As someone who does everything electronically, I’m always slightly bemused by people who still use pen and paper – but there is something about Moleskine notebooks that does occasionally make me wonder just a little if I’m missing out. The company today appears to be targeting people like me, with …

Wearable bracelet analyzes the most stressful parts of your day

What if your wrist could confirm that your Monday meetings actually cause you stress? And what the heck are you supposed to do about it?<p>WellBe is a …

BMW Celebrates 40 Years of Its Art Car

Beginning with Calder’s 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car, the German automobile company has worked with<p>Beginning with Calder’s 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car, the German automobile company has worked with renowned artists from Warhol to Koons on some of the most famed art pieces set on four wheels. This year …

Google I/O 2015 preview: what Google has in store this year

You never know exactly what will make an appearance at Google’s annual I/O developer conference in San Francisco, but that’s what makes it so interesting. Google I/O 2015 kicks off on Thursday, 28th May, with a two-and-a-half hour keynote that promises to unveil an exciting array of updates and new …

Android News

The Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man edition has landed, check out the unboxing video

After a brief teasing, the Iron Man edition of the Galaxy S6 Edge has arrived, and it’s every bit as flashy as we expected it to be.<p>The Iron Man Galaxy S6 Edge features a Tony Stark approved red and gold paint scheme, complete with the likeness of the titular hero on its back. Other than the new …

Electronics Industry

Two Nexus phones in 2015, but no Nexus tablet according to rumor

As Google I/O draws near, just two days away now, the rumor and expectation mills are churning at full force. The latest expectation is that Google will bring two new Nexus phones to market this year, but no new tablet is on the immediate horizon.<p>These rumors sound fairly plausible, we have already …

Android News

Apple Releases New 27-Inch Retina 5K iMac And 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Force Touch Trackpad

Apple clears the decks of incremental hardware news ahead of its annual developers conference.<p>Apple's got a pair of hardware updates in the pipeline and it's not waiting until its Worldwide Developers Conference to unveil them. The company announced a new 15-inch MacBook Pro on Tuesday morning, and …

Don't like the G4's size? LG has two more options for you

Shortly after announcing the availability of its G4 flagship in select markets, LG unveiled two more options for folks who think the 5.5-inch G4 is …

New Windows 10 Mobile preview includes universal Office apps

Microsoft is rolling out to testers the promised new versions of the core, touch-first Office apps to try out.<p>Microsoft on Thursday is making available another Windows 10 Mobile preview build for phones to Windows Insider testers.<p>The new build, 10080, works on more Windows Phones -- including Lumia …

Windows 10 Mobile

New VR game lets you be the bullet

Remember <i>Superhot</i>? It let you dodge bullets by controlling time <i>à la</i> <i>The Matrix</i>, but a new VR game takes that premise even farther by making <i>you</i> the bullet. <i>Drift</i> is a game for Samsung's Gear VR, developed by a pair of programmers during the course of Oculus' Mobile VR Jam. The idea is pretty simple: …

Lola Dupré’s Fragmented Photograph Collages Appear as Funhouse Mirror Reflections | Colossal

<p>Heavily influenced by the Dada aesthetic, Lola Dupré’s surreal collages bend and expand the traditional view of both object and human form. With a …

Art