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Microsoft's HoloLens will ship to developers 'within the next year'

Microsoft will release "V1" of its HoloLens virtual reality headset sooner rather than later. CEO Satya Nadella said that the first developer version of the hologram-projecting device will come out "within the next year" during a video interview with the BBC this week. He added that V1 will be …

Augmented Reality

Quantum Physics Explains Coincidences?

When surprising coincidences occur, it seems we are connected to the world around us in a mysterious way. For example, you are thinking about a song …

Quantum Mechanics

Super cyclist cheats death and gravity in this mind-blowing video

Vittorio Brumotti is a name you’ve probably never heard before, but you won’t soon forget it… assuming you can pronounce it. While freestyle biking …

What a Movie’s Scenes Look Like Straight Out of the Camera Versus In Theaters

Here’s an interesting look at the magic that goes into making movies look the way they do. The video above shows how scenes in one particular movie …

Flux Capacitor USB Charger Lets You Juice Up Your Devices In Style (video)

Charging your mobile devices has become pretty much a necessity when you are out and about, but that does not mean you can’t do it in style when in …

Gear & Gadgets

Emails showing Google's closeness with the NSA Director really aren't that surprising

Last week, Al-Jazeera caused a minor shitstorm by publishing a short stack of emails between ex-NSA Director Keith Alexander and Google execs Sergey …

A computer program to write your essays

By David Brancaccio and Dan Abendschein<p>April 30, 2014 | 8:53 AM<p>A writing professor at MIT has developed a computer program that writes a college essay in one second, after you input a few key words and it actually scores pretty well on an online grading system meant for actual human student writing.<p>…

Education

Verizon scoops up Galaxy S5 Developer Edition with unlocked bootloader

If you have $600 and a desire to play around with firmware, this charcoal-black Galaxy S5 was made for you.<p>Samsung's Galaxy S5 is hardly a product you'd expect to slip beneath the radar, especially on a network as loud and proud as Verizon. Yet, you'd have to pay attention to know that Big Red now …

Phones

Apple iPhone 6 review: iPhone 6 sets the smartphone bar - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The iPhone 6 delivers a spacious, crisp 4.7-inch screen, improved wireless speeds, better camera autofocus, and bumped-up storage capacities to 128GB at the top end. iOS remains a top-notch mobile operating system with an excellent ecosystem of apps, and Apple Pay is a smooth, secure …

Phones

Samsung files patent for a transparent camera display

First came OLED, then came curved. Now, Samsung has filed a patent for a see-through screen on a digital camera so you can stare into your subject's …

Is Twitter Getting Rid of @-Replies and Hashtags?

Twitter's head of news, Vivian Schiller, momentarily sent Twitter into a self-reflective mini-frenzy when she revealed that the service might be …

Why iPhone 6 will be \’mother lode\’ of upgrades: ISI analyst

iBeacons Aren’t Just For Retail: Placed Lets You Use Them As iPhone Quick Launchers At Home

There has been a lot of talk about iBeacons since they launched with iOS 7 last fall, but much of the focus has been on how they benefit retailers and add to the in-store shopping experience. They have a much broader range of potential use, however, and part of that is consumer-focused, too. Placed …

Telegram Lets iOS and Android users Delete Individual Chat Messages

Almost a month ago, messaging service Telegram exploded in popularity, climbing to the top of the App Store in nearly 50 countries worldwide. WhatsApp’s temporary outage and security concerns were the perfect backdrop for Telegram to promote its privacy-focused apps.<p>Today, Telegram updated its …

Twitter Music pulled from App Store today, will be shut down April 18

A Twitter app will be shutting down soon. But it’s OK, because you probably forgot it was on your phone in the first place.<p>That app is Twitter Music — remember it? — and later this afternoon, the company will be pulling it from the App Store before entirely shutting it down on April 18. Twitter …

SanDisk launches Wi-Fi enabled Flash storage

The two products under the SanDisk connect brand are designed with mobile users in mind.<p><b>SanDisk has launched two new wireless-enabled flash products</b> …

iFixit performs the ultimate teardown, rips apart the original 128k Macintosh

Repair wizards over at iFixit have decided to do something insanely great in honor of the 30th Macintosh anniversary – they tore apart the vintage …

Tesla's toy boat: A drone before its time

<i>Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.</i><p>The military complex has certainly embraced the concept of telerobotics, especially in the use of drones, but luckily the technology has also …

Scientists accidentally record ball lightning in nature for first time

Chinese researchers have done the seemingly impossible: observed and recorded an instance of ball lightning completely by accident. And it bodes well for a decade-old theory about the nature of the conundrum.<p>Ball lightning, a phenomenon in which a glowing orb of light persists for seconds after a …

Earth Science

$25 million in Silk Road Bitcoin to be auctioned off

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: right;"/><p>In a press release on Thursday, the US Attorney's …

Bluetooth Headset Vigo Knows When You Are Tired Before You Do

When I was a student, sometimes I’d stab myself in the leg with the tip of my mechanical pencil to keep from dozing off during lectures. That usually didn’t work. Now sleepy students–and other people who need to stay alert for long periods of time–can benefit from Vigo, a Bluetooth headset that …

2014 could be the year web browsers replace Photoshop

The language that controls the web’s style—CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets—could be getting a new set of features that will make it the new gold standard for graphic design.These features, collectively known as blending modes, are currently under consideration by the World Wide Web Consortium, the …

Don’t count NFC out of Apple’s mobile payment plans just yet

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Apple(s aapl) filed a patent on Thursday that could yet bring NFC, or near field communications, to its iPhone. The patent …

Blinkist: Read More in Less Time

As sad as it may be, many people just don’t have the time to read these days. When we say ‘read’, we don’t mean 140-character-long rants on Twitter, or 150-word news nuggets on the BBC. We mean books, magazines and long-form articles.<p>But just as technology has distracted us from perusing prose and …

An undergrad, a drone and a dream: New FAA rules have a UNLV student smelling opportunity

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Some people are just born to build stuff.<p>In his sixth-grade yearbook, Greg Friesmuth answered the question of what he wanted …

Europe's Antitrust Chief Issues Ultimatum To Google Over Allegations Of Search Results Abuse

Joaquin Almunia, the head of the European Commission's competition unit, has been pursuing an antitrust complaint against the US search giant since 2010. Google has provided two proposals to settle the complaint, but seen both rejected. It is now believed to be preparing another proposal.<p>Almunia …

AdWords

Google’s New Plug-In For WordPress Makes Webmaster Tools Verification And Placing AdSense Ads Easy

Google today launched a plug-in for self-hosted WordPress blogs in public beta that makes adding AdSense ads to websites easier and makes verifying a site with Webmaster Tools a single-click process.<p>Given that WordPress now powers more than 20 percent of websites, it’s no surprise that Google has …