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Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Concepts Looks Awesome (Video)

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones will be launched at Mobile World Congress in March and now designers Ivo Maric and Jermain Smit …

Phones

Galaxy S6 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

There are smartphones, and then there are <i>smartphones.</i> Phones that you pay attention to. Phones that are like whoa. The iPhone is one. Maybe the new …

Mobile Technology

Eye-Fi Mobi Delivers Photos From Your Camera To The Cloud | One Lap

The rise of smartphone cameras decimated the entry-level digital camera market. In contrast, sales of DSLR and other high-end cameras have thrived. High-end cameras provide interchangeable lenses and have the raw performance demanded by serious photographers but, unlike the quality cameras being …

Here Are Microsoft's New Robot Security Guards

Microsoft recently installed a fleet of 5-feet-tall, 300-pound robots to protect its Silicon Valley campus. The robots are packed with HD security cameras and sensors to take in their organic, protein-based surroundings. There's also an artificial intelligence on board that can sound alarms when …

US Navy puts its first laser weapon into service

It's official: the US Navy has entered the future. Vice Admiral John Miller tells <i>Bloomberg</i> that the USS Ponce, an amphibious transport, has been using the Navy's Laser Weapon System (LaWS) in the Persian Gulf since late August. The high-tech arsenal is no threat to larger vessels, but it's …

The 13 Best Custom iPhones Money Can Buy

These days the real way to show off is with a custom iPhone.<p>Custom iPhones are a great way to express your personality.<p>They also tend to cost more, if that's of concern to you.<p>We've rounded up the best custom iPhones so you'll know what to ask to ask for during the holidays.

Something called 'the race to zero' is scaring a lot of tech companies

Cloud computing has completely changed the tech industry, but it’s got a dark side for the companies competing in the market, something those in the industry call “the race to zero.”<p>There’s so much competition in the cloud industry that cloud companies keep cutting their prices, even while they …

Floating billion dollar bike lane proposed for the Thames River in London

Bike lanes are wonderful things, but those pesky cars and drivers want to keep that space where the bike lanes want to be. So designers keep trying …

Japanese Bonsai Tree Thrives in Underwater Environment

Botanical artist Makoto Azuma explores new and different ways to view the iconic Japanese bonsai plant. His latest work uses natural materials and LED lights to submerge one of Japan’s oldest art forms in a minimalist underwater environment.<p>To construct the bonsai, Azuma used a twisted piece of …

Wirelessly powered robo-fish need no maintenance

Fish are entertaining pets, but they require maintenance like feeding, regular tank cleanings, and the occasional health check. If you like the idea of a small colorful creature swimming around, but don't want to deal with the care, then the Capsule could be what you're looking for. It's a sealed …

Fishing

Rotating rooms give Sharifi-ha House by Next Office a shape-shifting facade

Swivelling pods allow the owners of this house in Tehran to adapt to Iran's fluctuating temperatures by opening up rooms in summer, or turning them …

Researchers Have Developed a Way to Extract Audio From Silent Videos

This is one of those times when words like amazing and mind-blowing are not hyperbole. Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe recently joined …

A Smartwatch That Tells Time With Scent

An idea that doesn't stink<p>Most smartwatches constantly pester their wearers about appointments, e-mails, or even calories they have left to burn. Aisen Caro Chacin, who teaches physical computing at the Parsons New School for Design in New York, has built one that doesn’t blast stressful reminders. …

Micro USB

Om One: a levitating speaker you never knew you wanted

Bluetooth speakers are fairly boring in today’s market, but this one has set itself apart. So far apart, it’s not even touching anything. The Om One …

Scientists create a "water tractor beam"

If you've ever tried to retrieve an object that's floating away in a lake or the ocean, then you'll know how frustrating it can be, trying to draw …

First synthetic biological leaf could allow humans to colonize space

In order for humans to live in outer space, they must have a steady supply of oxygen they can depend on. Now, instead of relying on plants that may …

Researchers achieve 5TB-per-second fiber-optic network milestone

While you’re busy pining away for Google Fiber, a group of researchers at the Technical University of Denmark have been busy putting it to shame. …

Google Fiber

Single experimental tree produces 40 different kinds of fruit (Video)

Imagine a mythical tree that grows not one, but forty different types of fruits, allowing people to harvest an ample amount of fruits at different …

Vanishing point: five ways to become invisible

From HG Wells to JK Rowling, invisibility has long been the stuff of fiction. Not any more. Here Philip Ball explains five methods that scientists are researching to make things 'disappear'<p>Here's how you could become invisible in the middle ages: grind up an owl's eye with a ball of beetle dung and …