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View-Master Shows Off Updated Version Of Its Iconic Virtual Reality Viewer

Mattel’s View-Master Virtual Reality headset is getting some new upgrades that will likely cement it as one of the best Cardboard viewers on the market when it launches this fall.<p>It was just last week that the viewer earned the milestone designation of being the first piece of virtual …

View-Master is launching an improved VR headset this fall

Mattel revived its iconic View-Master toy brand last year when it unveiled a $30 VR headset that supported Google’s Cardboard platform. It’s now set to launch an improved version this fall that it demoed at the ongoing New York Toy Fair.<p>The upcoming View-Master Viewer DLX includes enhanced optical …

DWISS introduces first Apple Watch accessories in new crowdfunding campaign

We may not even have a solid release date for the Apple Watch yet, but that’s not stopping the designers at DWiSS from launching a crowdfunding campaign for a new line of wearable accessories. The line includes several colorful watch covers and bands that can be used to customize your device beyond …

No More Air Conditioners: This “Skin” For Buildings Keeps The Inside Cool With Zero Energy

The facade works with no power at all–not even solar panels–and keeps the temperature comfortable and light bright inside.<p>For most of human history, buildings were essentially net zero energy systems. Thick walls kept out cold and simple windows let in fresh air and daylight. Then came complex, …

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2014

It’s a wrap! Here’s a handy recap of all the announcements Apple made at its Worldwide Developers Conference this year.<p>OS X Yosemite<p>Apple announced its latest version OS X Yosemite (OS X 10.10) which features the flat design first unveiled with iOS 7 last fall. Also new: a Dark Mode that changes …

Smart Skateboard Travels 10 Miles on a Single Charge

Between the embarrassingly awkward Segway and the prohibitively expensive Tesla there now exists a attractive middle ground: the smart skateboard.<p>A …

iPhone 5 devices with sleep button issue may qualify for an extra $80 trade-in credit at Apple Retail locations

Late Friday afternoon Apple issued a press release stating that some iPhone 5 devices manufactured through March 2013 may have a defect that causes the sleep/wake button to fail. At that time, Apple positioned mail-in repairs as the only remedy for this issue, but we have learned today that there …

New Atlas

Michael Irving August 28, 2018<p>At IFA this week, Samsung has unveiled the Portable SSD X5, a new solid state drive designed with speed in mind. To …

Ditch That Laptop Brick With FINsix’s New Tiny Notebook Charger

Many aspects of computing have changed, but the laptop charger has remained sadly stable over the years; no matter what, we never seem to be able to ditch the lumpy power brick, that mid-cable eyesore that takes up tons of space in your bag and presents a ready hazard for stepping on. MIT project …

This Portable Printer Could be Yours for $180

Technology and the Internet allow us to work from anywhere in the world, but there are still some tasks that require an office or administrator. One of those is printing. Sure, email is the communications medium for business, but very often you’ll need physical (hard) copies of documents and other …

£120 Micro 3D printer raises $1m in 24 hours

The Micro, a 3D printer that costs $199 (£120), has raised more than $1 million (£600,000) on Kickstarter in just 24 hours.<p>The Micro -- created by a …

How Zalando founder Robert Gentz built a €1.8B company in 6 years

The story of the rise of the business economist from Düsseldorf Robert Gentz to becoming the boss of the e-commerce success Zalando starts on a beach in Guatemala. Gentz was vacationing there at the beginning of 2007 and read in a newspaper that StudiVZ was sold to Holtzbrinck Publishers for a …

SpiderOak offers unlimited cloud storage for US$125/year

<b>For a very limited time, SpiderOak is offering unlimited cloud storage on unlimited devices for just US$125 per year — but you'll need to be …

17 Fixes To Common Internet Problems We All Know And Hate

If you're reading this, it means some part of you enjoys surfing the Internet. Maybe you even enjoy spending an enormous percentage of your day doing it.<p>But are you doing it correctly? Is your web browsing as efficient, productive and fun as it could be? If you're unsure, and you should be, follow …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

Imagine you are trying to buy something online -- plane tickets, an app subscription, a pair of sneakers. If you are an English speaker with an email address ending in .com, .org, .edu or .net, that process probably goes pretty smoothly for you. But if your email address ends ...<p>To the layman UX …

Digital Storm's Vanquish II makes the 'Ultimate' gaming PC affordable

Digital Storm took the wraps off of its new Vanquish II PC today, a desktop gaming rig with a hurricane of features designed to give you a custom-built feel without actually having to assemble your own computer. Prices start at $699 for the"Good" version, which comes with a Core i3 4330 processor, …

14 Tools To Help You Add Images For Your Social Media Posts

You really have no excuse to post a big block of text–and face it no one is going to click on it. Here’s how to make your social media posts more interesting with image and infographics.<p>It wasn’t long ago that Twitter added inline image previews to its official apps, including the web view.<p>Now, …

Facebook Flaw Allegedly Prevents Revoking App Permissions on Mobile

A new Facebook flaw reportedly allows a hacker to stop mobile users from being able to disconnect a mobile app connected to the social network. In other words, once you give a mobile app permission to access your information on Facebook, it is allegedly impossible for you to revoke those rights on …

Bitcoin's Legality Around The World

Last November, the U.S. Senate dove head-first into the world of Bitcoin, prompted by Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper, a Democratic senator from Delaware who has become very interested in the digital coin. Representatives from law enforcement and financial agencies …

How iOS 7 Helped Me Kick My Jailbreaking Addiction

I’ve had iPhones for years, but I’ve never really been keen on using one that wasn’t jailbroken. As much as I love iOS, some of Apple’s decisions always kept my iPhone from working exactly how I wanted it to.<p>Jailbreaking gave me the ability to sidestep those limitations and make iOS my own. I could …

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Meet PlayFresco, The Palestinian Hardware Battlefield Company That Couldn’t Make It To The U.S.

When we began our planning we initially invited 15 finalists from 11 countries onto our TC Hardware Battlefield stage. One company couldn’t make it. They were PlayFresco, a team of engineers and hobbyists working on some amazing wireless motion interaction technology. Sadly, they couldn’t get a …

Bitcoin's Incredible Year

Last year at this time, valued at just $13.50, one Bitcoin could get you a movie ticket if you could find a theater that had 1) heard of Bitcoin and 2) accepted it. Fat chance. Luckily, Bitcoin owners had a different form of entertainment: the fiscal version of <i>She’s All That</i>. “Last year’s nerd …

iOS 7 untethered Jailbreak released from Evasi0n

Just in time for Christmas, the Evasi0n team has released an iOS 7 compatible Jailbreak. I’ve just jailbroken my wife’s iOS iPhone 5s (long story) so I’m pretty sure it is legit.<p>Compatible with all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4<p>The process is extremely …

Want the new Mac Pro without the price tag? Bring it to your Mac dock

If you’re one of the few eager to try out the Mac Pro but can’t stomach the $2,999 and up price tag, here’s a super-cheap non-solution for you.<p>https://twitter.com/BenjaminZAMayo/status/413083337788370944/<p>Sure, you won’t get the madness that is the Mac Pro internals, but it’s a black circular …

Gift Guide: The complete guide to home music production on your iPad or Mac

With an iPad and few accessories, these days anyone can have a functional recording studio in their home for less than the cost of a Mac. Whether you’re just getting started and want a modest iPad recording setup in your living room, or you’re looking to setup a full-blown home studio with your …

Personal circuit printer surpasses Kickstarter goal in one day

You’re playing a game on an obscure old gaming system when the controller breaks. What do you do? The obvious answer could soon be “print a new …

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season<p>As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting …

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7 hidden features in Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 last month, featuring a range of refinements and functional improvements, including a more customisable Start screen, enhanced Bing search, and a range of new apps and services. Here are some of the operating system's best hidden features.<p><b>1. Turn the Start screen into</b> …