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Can SMS be a surrogate for the internet in the developing world?

Unconvinced as to the power of SMS? Well, in an instant, mobile messaging company Mobile Accord could send a mass text message that could reach …

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Star Wars according to a 3 year old.

Double Duty: Volvo Embeds Batteries into Body Panels

Batteries can be both savior and sinner when it comes to EV technology, enabling all-electric motivation at the expense of curb weight. While mass is often trimmed by using carbon fiber chassis components, Volvo joined a group of nine companies in a 3 1/2 year-long research study which hunted for a …

Themer will make your Android phone look amazing

One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn't always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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Google is working on a top-secret successor to Google Glass

Mary Lou Jepsen has done everything from leading the One Laptop Per Child project to inventing a new kind of computer display, and now she’s sleeping just three hours a night as she races to build a top-secret successor to Google Glass. That’s what she told an audience at MIT’s EmTech conference on …

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A Camera That Turns Real Scenes Into Toy-Like Dioramas

The Bonzart Ampel delivers optically playful tilt-shift photography to amateur photographers.<p>In 2010, Uniqlo released one of their early digital products (they now have a mini arsenal of them) as part of a branding platform. The online calendar displayed monochromatic dates and times, alongside a …

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A first look inside Google's futuristic quantum lab

In May, Google launched the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab with hardware from the Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave and technical expertise from NASA. It was an ambitious open research project aimed at exploring both the capabilities of quantum computer architecture and the mysteries …

Samsung Galaxy Round brings curve to smartphones

Samsung has won the race to be the first phone manufacturer this fall to launch a curved smartphone.<p>The company announced late Tuesday that the new Galaxy Round incorporates the latest in screen technology, along with other unique features.<p>The device resembles the<p>Galaxy S3andS4, but it has slight …

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The Smartphones That Will Herald The End Of Their Platform

With a careful look back at the history of any recent major mobile platform, it’s possible to identify the handset that drove the platforms to success. It’s also possible to see the handsets where it started to go wrong. With half an eye on history, are any of today’s leading smartphones signalling …

FBI seizes online black market Silk Road, arrests owner

<b>The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has seized Deep Web Bitcoin-based black market Silk Road, an anonymous online marketplace, and arrested</b> …

Make Your Own Jerky Without a Dehydrator

Why pay $5 for a tiny bag of beef jerky that's been sitting on that gas station shelf since the Carter administration? Just because it looks like …

$1.35M buys a Mercedes G63 6x6 that's bulletproof

Unstoppable. That's what comes to mind when images of the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 cross our screen, as it's usually annihilating some barren stretch of desert. In reality, though, the über-G-Wagen isn't all that unstoppable - it may have six-wheel drive, but it's a car, more or less like any …

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HP intros eight business laptops, including two Ultrabooks; prices at $499

It was just two weeks ago that HP spat out a bunch of new consumer laptops ahead of the holiday shopping season. Now that those products are official, HP is shifting its attention to business customers: the company just unveiled five corporate-friendly notebooks, two of which qualify as Ultrabooks. …

5.5-inch LG phone leaks online, and it's allegedly affordable

Somewhere out there, someone is probably waiting for a more affordable LG Optimus G Pro, and if the LG G Pro Lite Dual turns out to be real, then their wish might soon be granted. The phone will reportedly boast dual-SIM support and retain the size of its predecessor's 5.5-inch display, but it'll …

Solar Power Is Finally Getting Closer To Battery Storage Technology

HONOLULU - Major advances in battery storage technology, not to mention sharp cost reductions, could help light the way for Hawaii’s troubled solar industry. The path forward could, it seems increasingly plausible, involve do-it-yourself solar users disconnecting themselves from the power grid …

5 Infamous Tech Predictions

Today’s technology represents such a serendipitous hodgepodge that it might seem unfair to judge historical figures’ wrong-headed assumptions about the future.<p>But why not?<p>Looking back over tech history gives valuable insights into how past innovation was brought to commercial fruition.<p>Thus, to …

Samsung exec admits Galaxy Gear smartwatch 'lacks something special'

In an unusual bout of frankness, a Samsung official has acknowledged that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch lacks, you know, whatever the Korean is for <i>je ne sais quoi</i>. As reported by the <i>Korea Times</i>, the unnamed official said:<p>"We've acknowledged that our Gear lacks something special. With more investment …

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