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Meta wants to augment your world with the 'Iron Man' interface

When someone tells you they have a pair of augmented reality glasses with an interface designed by the same Hollywood staple who created the Iron Man suit's UI, you listen. Then, you ask if you can put them on.<p>The glasses come from Meta, a small company with huge dreams that's already comparing …

How the NSA nearly destroyed the internet

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and the other tech titans have had to fight for their lives against their own government. An exclusive look inside their …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

The 50 best Android games of 2013

2013 was a very good year for Android games, as more developers recognised the potential of Google-powered smartphones and tablets. From action and puzzle games to sports and strategy, Android was well-served with impressive and inventive games to suit all tastes.<p>Trends? As on Apple's iOS, the …

Atheer and Meta Want You to Touch Your Apps in Midair

Touchscreens have become <i>so</i> 2007, the wearable computing crowd chants. The next big thing for how we interact with our technology, they say, might be …

Hacking our senses to boost learning power

Some schools are pumping music, noises and fragrances into the classroom to see if it improves exam results – could it work?<p>What did your school smell like? Was it noisy or peaceful?<p>It might not seem important, but a growing body of research suggests that smells and sounds can have an impact on …

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Import.io Launches “Data Factory” To Simplify Converting Web Sites Into An API

By allowing its users to turn any web page into an API with just a few clicks, Import.io exists to make it easy for developers to pull data from the web.<p>At Disrupt Europe this morning, the company launched a new service that they call the “Data Factory” that should make it even easier.<p>To explain …

Amazon Web Services: should you stay or should you go?

Amazon(s amzn) Web Services is the default, go-to IT infrastructure of choice for startups, right? Right. Er, well not <i>always.</i><p>No one disputes that AWS …

Taskmasters: how Israeli intelligence officers helped inspire the look of iOS 7

In October 2009, at an Israeli sports training facility called the Wingate Institute, Eden Shochat walked the floor of GeekCon admiring the projects. Each year at Shochat's long-running, invite-only creative gathering, attendees are tasked with making things that are both amazing and useless. One …

Facebook developing brain-like AI to find deeper meaning in feeds and photos

Facebook's current News Feed ranking isn't all that clever -- it's good at surfacing popular updates, but it can miss lower-profile updates that are personally relevant. The company may soon raise the News Feed's IQ, however, as it recently launched an artificial intelligence research group. The …

90% of mobile apps have inadequate help

Although mobile devices have been around for more than a decade, software developers are still figuring out the rules of what makes a great mobile app. Ironically, one of the biggest barriers they face is the legacy of successful software development on the web. Most developers today grew up in the …

Apple's iPhone 5s, the A7 Chip, and That 64-Bit Question

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 5s on Tuesday, the company touted as one of its tentpole features the 64-bit desktop-class processing power of its new …

20 of the Best Apps Released in August 2013

As August draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>From Android through iOS and onto the Web, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>New on Android<p><b>Tunester</b><p>Tunester is a minimalist, gesture-based …

8 Superpowers Brought to You by Technology

Advances in cybernetics, aviation, and other areas have created a convincing argument that one day we can read minds, turn invisible, fly, and live forever.<p>Superheroes are unbelievable, and that's the point. But technology is quickly closing the gap between what is human and superhuman. Advances in …

Never Meet Your Heroes, Lamborghini Countach Edition

It's often been said that you should never meet your heroes. But a few weeks ago, I couldn't resist the call of a certain carbureted V12.<p>The vehicle in question was a 1985 Lamborghini Countach 5000 S, whose wedge-like silhouette occupied prominent poster real estate during my car-addled …

Google Doodle Honors Physicist Erwin Schrödinger And His Quantum Cat

The Nobel prize-winning scientist would have been 126 today.<p>Erwin Schrödinger, creator of the famous thought experiment in which a cat in a box is simultaneously dead and alive, was born August 12,<p>18861887, in Vienna, Austria. Today, Google celebrates the quantum physicist with a Doodle showing two …

Bodies In Motion: Exploring the Human Limits of Future Travel

The limits of travel are defined not by what vehicles can do, but by what vehicles can do to us. So how much can we take?<p>On the morning of October 25, 1999, captain Michael Kling and his first officer, Stephanie Bellegarrigue, piloted a Learjet Model 35 out of Orlando and set a heading for Dallas, …

Who needs Hyperloop? Consumer jetpack to release by 2015

By on August 14, 2013 at 2:46 pm<p>Martin Aircraft Company has been developing a jetpack for years, and has performed some successful dummy test …

Invisibility cloak made from simple mirrors can stop time indefinitely

By on August 14, 2013 at 11:16 am<p>Researchers at Northwestern University have designed an invisibility cloak that can temporally hide objects for an …

Hyperloop: Hypothetical pipe dream, or the most important invention since the car?

By on August 13, 2013 at 10:13 am<p>Late yesterday, Elon Musk finally unveiled the Hyperloop: A partially evacuated tube, where pods floating on air …

Sitting at Computers Is Killing Us, but This Video Could Help Save Your Life

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re heading toward an early grave. I know, that sounds extreme, but we’re only just starting to …

The First Quantum Teleportation In A Computer Chip

In a milestone for quantum computing, researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated quantum teleportation in a solid-state circuit. Even more, they’ve broken something of a quantum speed record – they estimate that their system could teleport 10,000 quantum bits per second. This teleportation …

Cracking The Code: Just How Does Encrypted Email Work?

If the past few months have taught us anything, it's that everything we do online leaves a digital trail. While it may seem like there's not much we can do about it, there are some tech companies that are working to obscure that trail a little bit, with a process known as encryption.<p>Micah Lee, a …