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Norman Foster On Designing Apple’s $5 Billion “Spaceship” Campus

Take a peek inside the development of Apple’s new spaceship headquarters in this newly released video.<p>Apple is building an amazing new campus with Norman Foster that is estimated to cost $5 billion–a billion dollars more than the new World Trade Center complex. That is due to an Apple-like …

Avant-garde

Move Over, Google Glass; Here Come Google Contact Lenses

Google is working on smart contact lenses, and two patents secured last week suggest the company is taking the idea seriously. The company is working on contacts with embedded cameras, as well as lenses aimed at diabetics who need to constantly monitor their blood sugar levels.<p>In the latter …

Edit image text with this useful Chrome extension

Meme generation might never be the same again. Project Naptha is a browser extension that lets users select, copy, edit and translate text from any image — so long as it is under 30 degrees of rotation. The plug-in runs on the Stroke Width Transform algorithm Microsoft Research invented for text …

The design process behind Google's modular phone

It's easy to see the appeal of Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone concept. With Ara, a dead battery in the middle of a day trip doesn't set off …

Hacker attacks on websites shot up 75 percent last quarter

Akamai Technologies' State of the Internet report for Q4 2013 has just arrived, and one stat stands out like a bad rash: DDoS (denial of service) attacks were up 75 percent over last quarter, and 23 percent from the year before. Most of the targets were enterprises, and Akamai said that the …

Pocket Printer secures Kickstarter cash

<b>An Israeli start-up plans to release a printer early next year that is small enough to fit inside its owner's pocket but works with any-sized paper.</b><p>Zuta Labs is proceeding with the project after raising over $435,000 (£260,000) via a crowdfunding site.<p>Rather than feeding paper through a machine, …

3D Printing

Why bendable electronics could be the future of the internet of things

When the first Harry Potter movie came out in 2001 the idea of the Daily Prophet, a newspaper that contains moving pictures, qualified as magic. A Kickstarter campaign by Ynvisible, a Lisbon-based technology firm, is bringing that magic to life with its displays, held together with paper-thin …

Harry Potter

RelateIQ: The startup that turns salespeople’s data crumbs into gold

Many companies invest in fancy software to track sales leads. The trouble is, you have to remember to log in and keep the software up to date.<p>If you don’t — well, that’s like having a monster truck but forgetting to change the oil.<p>RelateIQ looks hot in this market, where giants like Microsoft, …

A lamp is spying on New Yorkers and tweeting their conversations

<i>Wired</i> tells the story of two artists, Kyle McDonald and Brian House, who wanted to experiment with surveillance. The pair installed simple Wi-Fi-enabled recording devices in lamps at McDonalds, a library, a bedroom, a bank, and in New York's Washington Square Park. The recordings are sent to …

Your connected home could one day save your life

Consider this scenario: Randall is an elderly man living alone. He's doing pretty well -- until one day he has a mild stroke. In the weeks that follow, he's not as active as usual, getting up later and not leaving the house. Motion detectors, a mattress sensor and a smart door lock in his home …

Internet Users Send 204 Million Emails Per Minute

A lot can happen in 60 seconds. A decent typist can write approximately 80 words, the Wright brothers can make their historical first flight five …

McDonald’s says Ronald McDonald will join Twitter

McDonald’s Corp. MCD, +1.37% is pushing Ronald McDonald back into the spotlight, using the clown mascot to comment on Twitter TWTR, +1.38% and …

McDonald's

Facebook profits triple as revenues surge on mobile platform success

• Social network reports $2.5bn revenue in first quarter of 2014 • Mobile and advertising revenue up significantly from last year<p>Facebook profits tripled to $642m as revenues soared 72% in the first quarter of 2014, with the company continuing to shift its customers – and advertisers – to its …