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Nixie wearable camera drone wins Intel's $500,000 tech challenge

Wearable camera drone Nixie is the winner of Intel's Make it Wearable competition, scooping a prize of $500,000 (£313,000) at a ceremony held in San …

Examining Taylor Swift's Spotify breakup: Will she go steady with Apple now?

Pop music star Taylor Swift has a huge fan base, and as of this morning none of them will be able to listen to her music on Spotify: She’s removed it from the streaming service.<p>Spotify was apparently caught off guard by the news, according to BuzzFeed. And Spotify itself is at least playing dumb …

First Look: The George Lucas Museum Is A Pyramid From The Future

Co.Design gets a first look at Chicago’s upcoming George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, and it looks like a pyramid from the year 2020.<p>Isolated, the words all sound so cliché. Organic. Flowing. Curvy. But set to the backdrop of Chicago’s blocky skyline, they assemble a brash thesis on the city’s …

Sheriff: 2 shot at NC courthouse, gunman caught

NASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A gunman opened fire on two men in front of the courthouse in this small North Carolina town on Tuesday, sending panicked …

Future-proofing Smartphones: It's Time For Manufacturers To Build In Longevity By Design

When should your smartphone stop working?<p>I don’t mean a question of powering up, more about the effectiveness of your smartphone. With the continuing advances in hardware capability, and the demands placed on the new technology by a steady flow of new builds of operating systems to support …

New batteries charge 70 percent in 2 minutes

The freedom to hold computers in our hands, pop wireless headphones in our ears and pilot drones through our backyards is all brought to us by batteries -- especially rechargeable lithium ion batteries. The portable powerhouses are a critical component of our march toward tech mobility, yet most …

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The dark horse rises: Could Yik Yak be the real winner among anonymity apps?

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Yik Yak<p>While the tech community was frothing and fretting over the likes of Secret and – to a lesser extent – Whisper …

Taylor Swift Is NOT Okay With Jokes About Her Cats

Photo: Getty Images<p>If you often find yourself reveling in <i>extremely</i> uncomfortable social situations, this next Taylor Swift clip is right up your alley.<p>Swift appeared on <i>The Graham Norton Show</i> Saturday, and, naturally, ended up talking about her beloved pet cats, Olivia Benson and Meredith. The …

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Netflix hikes subscription price for 4K TV owners

Netflix is now charging a premium for access to 4K streaming. Access to 4K — also known as Ultra HD — now requires a "platinum" plan, which costs $11.99 per month. Previously, members on Netflix's typical HD streaming plan, which increased from $7.99 to $8.99 earlier this year, could access the …

This is what Marvel's 'Daredevil' will look like on Netflix

It looks like Marvel is doing everything it can to distance its Netflix-exclusive series, <i>Daredevil</i>, from the widely panned 2003 film of the same name starring Ben Affleck. We got our first peek of the new <i>Daredevil</i> yesterday at New York Comic Con, and the updated hero has swapped his iconic red suit …

NYCC: Spider-Gwen Gets an Ongoing Series

2015 is the year of the Spider-Women.<p>It seems all the women in Peter Parker's life are getting their own solo comics these days. Marvel held a …

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

As search engines get better, we become lazier. We’re hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions<p>In 1964, Pablo Picasso was asked by an interviewer about the new electronic calculating machines, soon to become known as computers. He replied, “But they are useless. They can only give …

How to read books from your local library on your tablet

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>I’m a voracious reader, and read between 80 and 100 books a year. Obviously, this is a habit that gets expensive …

Meltdown: the UK’s first e-sports bar

It sounds geeky – and it is – but with e-gamers now playing for millions in sponsorship and prizes, will this bar be the first of many?<p>Behind an unpromising black facade on north London’s Caledonian Road, a quiet revolution has begun. Meltdown, which opened last June, is the UK’s first e-sports …

Britons ask Google to delete 60,000 links under ‘right to be forgotten’

Britons have asked Google to remove more than 60,000 web links from its results under the “right to be forgotten”, the internet search company has revealed.<p>A total of 18,304 requests were made from the UK alone, while across Europe there were 145,000 appeals by individuals wanting links removed – …

No One Knows How Teens Listen to Music

All the major surveys disagree. Maybe it's a secret.<p>Remember Apple's iPod silhouette ads? The psychedelic TV spots where people would dance hyperactively with an MP3 player in their hand and headphones in their ears?<p>Talk about a throwback; those ads stopped running during the Bush administration. …

Google's New Tablet May Be Coming Next Week

The site also claims the tablet, presumably called the Nexus 9, will cost $399 when it hits stores on Nov. 3.<p>Just as previous reports have indicated, Bright Side Of News also says HTC will build Google's new tablet.While we've been hearing rumors and reports about the Nexus 9 for months, this is …

Apple will reportedly launch new iPads and iMacs in two weeks

As iPhone 6 hype rages on, Apple may hold another press event as soon as October 16 to unveil updates to its iPad and iMac product lines.<p>Rumors continue to suggest that Apple has another press event planned for 2014, and now Recode reports that the company will debut new products on October 16, …

Ten things to know about BlackBerry - and how much trouble it is (or isn't) in

A year ago, BlackBerry looked in peril. An attempt to sell it to Canada’s Fairfax Holdings had foundered - and there were questions about what might happen to users of its phones if the sale did go through.<p>Since then, a lot has happened: then chief executive Thorsten Heins was thrown out and …

Is it possible to scale civility on the Internet? Quora is trying

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Jonas M Luster/Flickr<p>Cyber-bullying has been a big issue for years now, but it has become particularly newsworthy in …

Report: Budget-priced GoPro HERO camera coming in early October

Just a few days after a leak saying that GoPro would release a new GoPro HERO4 mountable camera, new leaks today say that the company will also release a more modestly-priced camera called the HERO.<p>Reports say that the new camera will be very similar in looks and feature set to the more expensive …