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Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

Four 2015 Energy Ideas 'Back to the Future' Got (Almost) Right

Hoverboards, flying cars, and auto-fueling are closer than you think, and garbage energy is here.<p>Energy is so cheap and easy in 2015 that we all have flying cars and robot gas attendants. That's not the reality as of New Year's Day, of course, but rather the "future" depicted in the hit 1989 movie</i> …

Philips Norelco Laser Guided Beard Trimmer 9000 for Precise, Symmetric Results

<b>Philips Norelco Laser Guided Beard Trimmer 9000</b> features laser technology to allow perfectly straight DIY grooming. Yeah, so there’s no excuse why …

Canon EOS C100 Continuous Autofocus Factory Upgrade Announced

Canon has today announced that it will soon be making available a new factory installed upgrade for its awesome $8,000 Canon EOS C100 digital video …

Cameras

Cops can now shoot GPS bullets at criminals’ vehicles

Law enforcement has a new gadget to fight crime. In several states, police have a new weapon. A non-lethal projectile called StarChase. It’s designed …

Gear & Gadgets

Biohacker Embeds Circadia 1.0 Computer Inside His Arm (video)

A German biohacker by the name of Tim Cannon has cut open his arm and embedded a Circadia 1.0 computer that transmits his biometric data to his …

Body Modification

WiFi kettle allows you to boil water from bed

It may only take a minute or two to boil a kettle, but the agonising wait for that reassuring click is now over, with the launch of the world’s first WiFi version.<p>The ultimate in mod cons for the consumer too busy – or lazy – to enter the kitchen and do the job manually, the iKettle can be switched …

Wi-Fi

Sony on PS4: "the format war is a marathon, not a sprint"

Sony's PlayStation executives hope with PS4 this time things will be different. This time, Sony launches alongside Microsoft, not 16 months …

SMI launches Eye Tracking Glasses 2.0 with smartphone-based recorder (video)

Remember SMI's Eye Tracking Glasses? They use a pair of small cameras on the rim to follow your gaze, allowing corporate and academic types to to see exactly what consumers and other subjects are focused on. Now the German company has launched Eye Tracking Glasses 2.0, an update that brings a …

Can I transfer all my data from one Samsung phone to another?

A reader knows how to transfer contacts, but what about photos, videos and text messages?<p><i>I am trying to move the data from my Samsung Galaxy S2 to my new S4. My Contacts are linked to my gmail but what I also need is to move the photos, videos and text messages from both my regular text service and</i> …

Best of the Week: Jobs, Offices, Conceptual Art and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

Canon's 1080p Legria mini camcorder makes it easy to film... yourself

Though we got tired of the word "selfie" in about 1/8000th of a second, it's true that snapping yourself can be tricky, especially on video. Canon wants to aid and abet such vanity with the Legria mini, a 1080p camcorder with an ultra-wide angle lens, flipscreen and built-in stand. To make sure …

Blackmagic drops Cinema Camera price to $1,995

Do you like the prospect of shooting 2.5K video with Blackmagic's Cinema Camera, but turn pale at spending $2,995 for the privilege? We have good news: Blackmagic just dropped the pro video camera's price to $1,995. While that isn't exactly impulse purchase territory, it's low enough to put the …

JXD S7800 Android 4.2 Handheld Games Console Launches For $160

Gamers in the market for a new Android handheld gaming console might be interested in a new device which is being launched this week in the form of …