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GOOGLE CHAIRMAN: ‘The Internet Will Disappear’

"I will answer very simply that the internet will disappear," Schmidt replied.<p>"There will be so many IP addresses … so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won't even sense it. It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine you …

Internet of Things

Microsoft's HoloLens explained: How it works and why it's different

Microsoft has a vision for the future, and it involves terms and technology straight out of science fiction.<p>But are we actually glimpsing that future? Yes and no.<p>Microsoft's HoloLens, which the company unveiled at its Redmond, Wash., headquarters on Wednesday, is a sleek, flashy headset with …

New Apple partner IBM prepares for another round of layoffs

<i>Update: Downplaying reports about the size of its impending layoffs, IBM says it will let go of only “several thousand people,” not the much-larger number reported by Forbes. We’ve updated this story and its headline to reflect IBM’s statements.</i><p>Things aren’t going well for IBM. Six months into its …

Fly Or Die: Canary Home Monitoring System

The home security market is quickly heating up. As IoT continues to be a dominating trend, security systems that use smaller, faster technology will become the central hub of the home for a fraction of the cost of traditional home monitoring systems.<p>Canary is one of the most affordable and …

Apple 27in iMac with retina 5K display review: oh my that screen

The iMac with 5K retina display is Apple’s attempt to do what it did with smartphones and tablets and redefine what a computer screen should be. If so it has hit a home run.<p>From the outside the new iMac looks like the old one. A slim aluminium frame with a slab of glass on the front, a curved …

Xbox One Sold Just 300 Units In Japan Last Week

Microsoft’s Xbox One had its worst week ever in Japan last week.<p>Since the video game console launched (with just over 23,000 sales in its first, sad week) last September, the Xbox One has consistently languished at the bottom of video game hardware sales charts. This is no surprise, as non-Japanese …

2015 Audi RS3 Sportback

King of the red-hot compacts.<p>A few years ago, Audi crowned its A3 lineup with a top model by its Quattro GmbH performance division, dubbed the RS3 Sportback. At the time of the RS3’s launch in the spring of 2011, the second-gen A3 was already well into the autumn of its life cycle; the RS model had …

WikiLeaks demands answers after Google hands staff emails to US government

• Search giant gave FBI emails and digital data belonging to three staffers<br>• WikiLeaks told last month of warrants which were served in March 2012<p>Google took almost three years to disclose to the open information group WikiLeaks that it had handed over emails and other digital data belonging to three …

Surveillance

Meet The Man Behind Microsoft's Ambitious Vision For The Future Of Computing

When Kipman took the stage on Wednesday to show off the HoloLens, most of his presentation focused on how the headset helps you virtually create things you wouldn't be able to on a traditional computer.<p>Kipman has been with Microsoft for about 15 years, and on Wednesday he showed off what has been …

Augmented Reality

Drowning in plastic

I just sat next to a coral reef and watched the sharks go by,” says Céline Cousteau. The filmmaker is talking about a recent dive in Australia, when for once she left her camera behind. “There’s a certain grace when a massive tiger shark acknowledges your presence but just swings by. It doesn’t …