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PlayStation 4: PS4 in-game video chat shown in PlayStation show 'Powers'

The PlayStation Network’s TV show Powers may have revealed a concept for the PS4’s in-game video chat.<p>A scene from Powers shows a male character …

Big USB battery/flashlight combos: Omaker 15,600mAh: $25, Power Vault 18000mAh: $30 shipped

Two nice USB Battery/Flashlights are on sale today.<p>One of our favorites, Omaker’s Premium Dull Polish Finish 15600mAh Portable Charger/Flashlight in Blue or Orange is $29.99 Prime shipped. Coupon code <b>22NUA55F</b> drops it to <b>$24.99 Prime shipped,</b> the lowest price we’ve seen for this large battery and …

Breitling B55 Connected watch puts smartphone at its service

When it comes to mixing smartwatch technology with upmarket analog watches, there's a bit of a dilemma. The design flair and craftsmanship that a …

Watches

Apple Watch Shop signage goes up at Isetan Department Store in Shinjuku, Tokyo

At the Isetan Department Store in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Apple is building a store specifically for the Apple Watch on the ground floor. Macotakara thinks it might be a permanent fixture because it is listed in the mall directory below.<p>Japan is one of the 9 countries where the Apple Watch will launch on …

AeroMobil flying car set to take off in 2017, autonomous version to follow

AeroMobil has been around for five years, pursuing the dream of building a functional and (somewhat) practical flying car. Its third-gen prototype was revealed last October, and today at SXSW, AeroMobil CEO Juraj Vaculik revealed a bit more about the company's past and future and the challenges …

Flying Car

Blippar App Overhaul Aims to Identify Everything Around You

Anyone who drinks Pepsi or reads a fashion magazine has come into contact with Blippar, the image recognition and augmented reality app that connects users with a huge number of products and services by serving a layer of brand-based interactive content.<p>Today at SXSW, Blippar’s CEO and founder …

BlackBerry Secutablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 with government-grade security

It may not be a PlayBook replacement to rival the iPad, but keeping with BlackBerry's business-first approach, the company's new tablet hopes to be …

Uber investor: Millennials just don't care about cars

Millennials hate cars and love convenience. And Uber is tapping into both of those trends.<p>"Millennials don't give a s--- about cars," said venture capitalist Bill Gurley in conversation with author Malcolm Gladwell at SXSW on Sunday. "I hear parents frustrated that their kids won't get their …

Another Reason To Upgrade To Latest iOS - A $300 Device Can Pop Open Old iPhone PIN Locks

When Apple released iOS 8.1.1 in November, it closed off a glaring vulnerability that would have allowed criminals, police officers or anyone with physical access to an iPhone to break through the passcode protection. It was possible to make as many guesses as possible at that passcode, even though …

Apple is building a Watch shop in this Tokyo luxury department store

How do you buy a $17,000 smartwatch? Probably not by struggling to get the attention of a T-shirt-wearing employee in a crowded Apple Store. So, although Apple occupies some of the most coveted and profitable retail space in the world, it’s taking a different approach when it starts to sell the …

How to go completely invisible on Facebook

If you want to stay hidden on Facebook, however, we can help you out.<p>When you're finished with this process, no one but you will be able to see your Facebook activity, view your photos, or see where you've checked in. Your current friends will still be able to view your basic profile — there's no …

Lawsuit accuses Lyft of stiffing new drivers on bonuses

Uber isn't the only ridesharing outfit running into legal trouble these days -- Lyft is now facing a lawsuit over claims that it deprived new drivers of promised bonuses. The transportation company allegedly committed fraud by offering $1,000 to drivers who completed their first ride by March 5th, …

Ridesharing

Microsoft Office 2016 includes a colorful new theme

Microsoft continues to unify its Office software across Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android with a similar design and features. A leaked build of the upcoming Office 2016 for Windows release has revealed that Microsoft is updating the desktop client to include a new "colorful" theme that’s identical to …

World’s most powerful laser diode arrays deployed

The High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS) under construction in the Czech Republic is designed to generate a peak power of more …

Filamento Next Generation 3D Printing Filaments Unveiled (video)

Those of you that are lucky enough to own a 3D printer might be interested in new 3D printing filaments that that have been created by Creadition.<p>The …

"Ready Player One" Author Ernie Cline Talks Oculus And The Future Of Virtual Reality

Ernie Cline is running 20 minutes late.<p>Finally, he finds a parking spot and slides in his 1982 DeLorean, its sides emblazoned with the Ghostbusters logo and a license plate that reads ECTO88. Virtual reality and gaming buffs might recognize it as protagonist Wade Watts’ car from Cline’s breakout …

How biometrics could help smartphones predict the next Ebola outbreak

AUSTIN, Texas — Sensors like those used for Apple's Touch ID, and the heart rate monitor in Samsung's newer Galaxy devices, have helped change the …

Medical Technology

Google Now will soon show info from any app

Google Now only displays useful tidbits of knowledge from a handful of your apps right now, but the flood gates are about to fling wide open. Project director Aparna Chennapragada has revealed that Google plans to release a developer kit that lets <i>any</i> of your apps put their data into Now, not just …

Apps

A translator app will let you speak foreign languages with your Apple Watch

Intercontinental Hotels Group announced it's launching an app for the Apple Watch that will allow tourists to translate languages around the …

Apple Watch

Dyson powers $20M investment into solid-state battery company Sakti3

Dyson may be more famous for vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, and bladeless fans, but the British electronics giant is spreading its wings with the news that it’s investing $15 million in Michigan-based solid-state battery company Sakti3. Existing investors General Motors, Khosla Ventures, Beringea, …

Google is pleading with Firefox users to stop using Yahoo

Since then, Yahoo's share of the search market has grown healthily, from 8.6% in November to 10.6% today. And Google's has correspondingly declined: In February, its market share dropped below 75% for the first time since 2008.<p>While Google is still the clear market leader, it is still embarrassing …

Facebook Clarifies What's Banned And What's Not

What’s <i>not</i> on Facebook? We now know a little more.<p>Yesterday, the company released an update on its community standards, explaining in more depth what’s likely to be taken down. Alongside this, it also reported on government requests for user data and content removal and the extent to which it’s …