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The Blackphone 2 Is An Ultra-Secure Smartphone Made For Secret Agents

A phone so secure, its makers will pay you if you can hack it<p>There's nothing worse than getting hacked. Ask anyone at Sony, which lost an estimated $100 million in the malicious hacks committed against the company last year. Silent Circle, a company founded by Internet security legend Phil …

Gear & Gadgets

The Talos Principle began with Serious Sam 4 thanks to 'reactive game development'

<i>The Talos Principle</i> was never supposed to happen. That it exists is a testament to developer Croteam's refusal to ignore a game that wanted to be made and devise a new, iterative way of developing. That's the story that CTO Aren Ladavac and CCO Davor Hunski told today at a GDC 2015, at a …

Building galaxies in Star Citizen's expanding universe

With $74 million raised and a universe of promises made to more than three-quarters of a million people, some may wonder just how realistic Chris Roberts' vision for the all-encompassing, but still unreleased space simulator <i>Star Citizen</i> is.<p>While bits of the massively multiplayer game featuring …

Quantum dots: How nanocrystals can make LCD TVs better

Found in the newest LCD TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony and others, quantum dots hold the promise of better color reproduction, better energy efficiency, and more. Here's what they are and how they'll work.<p>Quantum dots. I don't think there's been a cooler name for a TV technology ever. What they can do …

Televisions

Cicret Bracelet Turns Skin Into a Touchscreen Display

After years of wearing early iterations of smart wearable devices (whether for fitness or for data/communication) and perusing the aisles of new and …

Wearable Tech

Windows 10’s Mobile Debut Reveals Cross-Platform Features And Skype Integration

Windows 10 was hailed at Microsoft’s special event today as a cross-platform OS that makes it easy to build once and ship to almost anything. Microsoft EVP of Operating Systems Terry Myserson said it was the “only platform that enables innovation across this broad range of devices.” Myserson kicked …

Windows Phone

Special report: How the rise of a mega solar panel farm shows us the future of energy

Advertisement<p>34 Comments<p>Credit: First Solar<p>After about an hour of weaving up and down the winding, mountainous, two-lane highway that is route 58, …

Microsoft wants us all to play with holograms

Unlike other head-mounted computing systems in the works, Microsoft’s new glasses-based virtual reality device, HoloLens, doesn’t need to be connected to a phone or computer. “We’ve unlocked the screen,” one developer said during the presentation at its Windows 10 event this afternoon.<p>Similar to …

Augmented Reality

New Tools Let Police See Inside Peoples' Homes

Federal agencies and local police are using a new device to look inside homes and buildings, reports USA Today.<p>The device, called the Range-R, operates like a stud-finder except instead of detecting studs inside a wall, it detects motion beyond the wall, including breathing as far as 50 feet …

Surveillance

Attention planespotters: Watch a solar-powered plane on an around-the-world voyage

A solar-powered plane is preparing for a 35,000km trip around the world without using a single drop of fossil fuel. Here's how you can follow its journey.<p>The Solar Impulse 2 airplane will commence its journey on March 1 from Abu Dhabi, and return in late July or early August 2015, the team has …

Solar Impulse

Scientists Make Energy-Generating Keyboard That Knows Who’s Typing On It

Passwords continue to be a glaring weakness in digital security. And while biometric alternatives, such as fingerprint readers, are finding their way onto more consumer electronics devices, they are not without their limitations either. So what about tightening the security screw further by …

Typing

5 Energy Innovations Dazzle at Detroit Auto Show

New cars and technologies debut that promise greater fuel efficiency.<p>Vehicles in the future will be lighter, able to drive themselves, and run longer on a single battery charge, based on models in the spotlight at this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit.<p>The innovations show an …

Xbox app comes to Windows 10

Microsoft is bringing an Xbox Live-style app to Windows 10.<p>During Microsoft’s Windows 10 event today in Redmond, Wash., Xbox boss Phil Spencer revealed the new app for Windows 10. It features a friends list, activity feed, and other elements that Microsoft created for Xbox Live on consoles, but now …

A Chinese Company 3D-Printed This Five-Story Apartment Building

In the not-so-distant future, you might be able to have your 3D printed cake and eat it in your 3D printed apartment.<p>A Chinese company unveiled a …

Apartment Building
Aviation

What to expect at Microsoft's big Windows 10 event

Windows' biggest transformation in years is happening right before our eyes. More than 1 million people downloaded the Windows 10 Preview, and the …

Steve Jobs rolls over in his grave: the iPad Pro could have a stylus

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is usually dead right with his predictions on upcoming Apple products. But lately, his predictions have been whoppers. First, Kuo predicted that Apple would ditch Intel chips in the Mac for ARM by 2016, and now, he’s predicting that the upcoming 12.9-inch iPad …

ICYMI: How sloppy security exposed Apple’s super-secret product plans

This week, Leander breaks a story about how Apple’s secret product plans could be found using a little-known Web portal for retailers, Buster calls out a respected Apple analyst for a sketchy prediction, Stephen gets the skinny on removing adware from your Mac, and Rob gives you seven things you …

This $3,300 refrigerator has a Keurig coffee maker built in

High-end refrigerators have featured ice-makers and cold water taps for years. But GE thinks what's missing from your fridge is hot coffee.<p>The $3,300 GE Café series refrigerator features a Keurig (GMCR) K-Cup brewer that uses the fridge's filtered water to make a single cup of joe.<p>To make a cup of …

Coffee

KGI: Apple likely to sell stylus accessory alongside 12-inch ‘iPad Pro’

According to a new report by KGI, Apple will soon introduce a stylus accessory for its iPad products, targeted at the expected (but still officially unconfirmed) larger-screened ~12 inch iPad Pro. Both products are quoted for release sometime this year, with KGI most recently quoting a Q2 launch …

New Snowden documents show how the GCHQ tracked iPhone users

Snowden documents published today by <i>Der Spiegel</i> give new insight into the British GCHQ's efforts to track targets through their iPhones. Previous leaks have revealed specific NSA exploits used to compromise the famously malware-resistant iPhone software controls, but the new documents show that …

Surveillance

There's a functional $1 million mech robot for sale on Amazon

<i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> journalist Brad Stone billed Amazon as "The Everything Store" in his 2013 book about the company. Now, here's irrefutable proof: if you have ¥120,000,000 (about $1,020,000) handy, you can currently buy a rideable mech robot through Amazon Japan.<p>The robot is Kuratas, a passion …

Robotics

Lumia Denim is now rolling out to Windows Phone 8.1 devices

Microsoft’s latest update to Windows Phone, Lumia Denim, is now rolling out to devices.<p>The update includes a number of new features, such as voice activation for Cortana, live folders on your start screen, an enhanced glance screen and more.<p>Those using Lumia Icon, 1520, 930 or 830 will also receive …

Deep-fried graphene may be the key to long-lasting batteries

The deep frying process isn't just useful for livening up your food -- it might also be the ticket to better batteries in your mobile devices. South Korean researchers have created highly conductive, stable electrode materials by spraying graphene oxide droplets into a very hot blend of acid and …