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Pandora's on-demand streaming service is available to everyone

It's been just about a month since Pandora unveiled its attempt at building full-fledged, on-demand streaming music service. Aside from a handful of bugs, the big problem with Pandora Premium was that it was invite only. That's changing today: Pandora Premium is now available for anyone to try. …

Pixel C Review: Google's New Tablet Is Great, But Not for Everyone

<b>The good:</b> Comfortable keyboard with adjustable angles; Gorgeous design and display; Runs the latest version of Android <b><br>The bad:</b> Expensive when paired …

Gear & Gadgets

Google's Pixel C tablet is amazing -- except for one big problem

The Google Chromebook Pixel C was announced by the company in late September as its first attempt at a hybrid tablet — and the first Android-based device to join the high-end Pixel family.<p>Both Microsoft and Apple now have hybrid devices positioned as better ways to work than a laptop. Apple …

The world's most beautiful drone photography?

Instagram users are having to do more and more to make themselves stand out from the crowd.<p>Of course that's not such a challenge when you spend your days travelling the world and flying drones over some of planet earth's most remarkable landscapes.<p>User @dirka, or Californian Dirk Dallas, …

Smartphones to die out 'within five years', says new study

According to a new study of 100,000 consumers, mobile technology is expected to be replaced by artificial intelligence<p>Many consumers believe smartphones will cease to exist within five years, according to new research carried out by researchers on behalf of Ericsson.<p>The company's ConsumerLab …

Rosetta comet landing on course despite wake-up glitch

On Wednesday the European Space Agency will attempt a risky landing on a comet, and it seems the Philae lander wanted to catch a few extra winks of sleep before its big day.<p>Overnight, the commands were sent to wake up Philae but the robotic lander began using a backup computer rather than the main …

BTS: Using Forced Perspective Drawing and Light Painting to Create a Mind-Bending Adobe Logo

For the Adobe Remix project, talented light painting artist Janne Parviainen painstakingly combined forced perspective drawing with light painting to …

Kumbacam: One-Handed, 3-Axis Stabilization Gimbals for GoPros and Smartphones

Small cameras are becoming more powerful with each iteration, but as powerful as they are, the lack of any quality stabilization options means shaky, …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

Mind-boggling photos that defy perspective

Check Out The Most Remote Design Destination On Earth

The Fogo Island Inn is the perfect destination for the design-minded traveler looking to get away. Like, really far away. Opened last spring on a remote northern island off the coast of Newfoundland–adjacent to a community that’s seriously called Joe Batt’s Arm–the inn is nestled onto the shores of …

North Atlantic

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.<p>Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

Stormscapes 2: An Amazing Severe Weather Time-Lapse by Nicolaus Wegner | Colossal

<p>Filmed last month by Nicolaus Wegner in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado, Stormscapes 2 is a gorgeous timelapse of severe …

Most Expressive Pumpkin Faces Ever!

Just when we thought our pumpkin carvings were creative, we ran across these! We've seen Ray Villafane's expert hand at sand sculpting, but his original expertise lies in pumpkin carving. With Halloween creeping up on us, the New York native's pumpkin sculptures are in season. Each wrinkly, orange …

Wearable Tech

The Backed Pack: Smart insoles, a toothbrush alternative, & a camping stove

<i>Each week, our friends at Backerjack bring us updates on some of the most successful gadget crowdfunding campaigns. And if you have an idea for your own invention check out the Backerjack invention search!</i><p>Digitsole<p>Digitsole wants to melt that cold winter dread away with the market’s first connected …

Hybrid Play clips turn playground toys into videogame controllers

A group of developers thought it would be fun to merge playground activities with mobile gaming -- so they did. They've created a system called Hybrid Play that lets kids (or adults, no judgment here) control games on their phones with see-saws, swing sets and other playground toys. To transform …

The future of Windows Phone? At the low end, says Alcatel

Microsoft’s smartphone software has found success in the mobile market, but only in entry-level devices; high-end flagships don’t sell, says Chinese handset maker<p>Since their launch in 2010 73m Windows Phones have been sold. A small drop in the ocean of 2.88bn smartphones sold globally, but …

LG G Watch R on Sale from Beginning of November in Europe

LG has announced that its new circular G Watch R announced in August will go on sale in France, Italy, Spain and the UK “in the beginning of November”.<p>The 1.3-inch device will then go on sale in North America, Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) “soon after”, LG said.<p>Key specs of …

Autonomous Cars May Change Our Lives In Unexpected Ways

A detailed report lists dozens of great and terrible possibilities.<p>One of the test vehicles for Google's Self-Driving Car project.<p>In the future, we may not be dealing with the hassles and frustrations that come with driving cars everyday. Autonomous automobiles can make our lives better! But are …

Carsharing

Why You Shouldn't Get Your Hopes Up for the Self-Driving Car (California High-Speed Rail No. 14)

"Would you prefer a system where you can be instantly teleported from SF to LA? Of course. But that doesn't mean it's going to happen."<p>Over the weekend, in No. 13 from the <i>Ulysses</i>-scale saga* of California's plan to build a north-south High-Speed Rail (HSR) system, a reader from the Silicon Valley …

Get an HP Pocket Playlist for $19.99

Before you splurge on a new tablet or smartphone just so you can have more mobile storage, consider a cheaper option: an external media drive.<p>Like this one: For a limited time and while supplies last, Fry's has the HP Pocket Playlist for $19.99, plus sales tax where applicable. If you're lucky …

Gear & Gadgets

Inside Seattle's invitation-only VR summit

Tech aficionados have been flocking to Seattle's Living Computer Museum for the past few years to get up close and personal with relics from computer technology's past. For one night earlier this month, though, I got a chance to peek at its possible future. Nearly two dozen exhibitors filled the …

How would you change Huawei's Ascend W1?

When I reviewed Huawei's Ascend W1 last summer, I was surprised at how much I liked it, considering its bargain-basement price. Microsoft clearly deserves plaudits for getting Windows Phone 8 to work on such low-power hardware, and Huawei made a real effort to produce a solid feeling, well-made …

Bluesmart wants to crowdfund the 'world's first' connected luggage

Losing your luggage is no fun, but while companies like Trakdot have been selling trackers for some time, a startup is taking to Indiegogo to create what it calls the "world's first smart, connected carry-on." Bluesmart is a small suitcase with a host of features that its makers believe frequent …

Microsoft expected to unveil a fitness-focused smartwatch within weeks

The wearable band will track health metrics using sensors, with some smartwatch functions connecting to the iPhone, Android or Windows Phone<p>Microsoft will unveil a fitness band with smartwatch functions within the next few weeks, according to reports.<p>The smartwatch will connect to a smartphone, …

Where to buy Samsung's Galaxy Note 4

A week later than Samsung had originally planned, the new Galaxy Note 4 has today officially landed on UK shores. As far as we're concerned, the 5.7-inch behemoth is the best big-screen phone you can get your hands on at the moment, with a gorgeous, pixel-dense display and all the power you can …

Touch-screen Mac unlikely, says Apple's Federighi

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- When will we see a touch-screen Mac? Maybe never -- at least according to Apple's head of software.<p>Craig Federighi, Apple senior vice president of software engineering, told CNET after the company's iPad and Mac launch Thursday that introducing Macs with touch screens is …

Touchscreens

iPad Air 2 hands-on: Apple's tablet tested

It's difficult to improve something that's perfect. More difficult? Explaining how something we declared effectively perfect -- the iPad Air, the …