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Minecraft is coming to the Wii U next week

Nintendo revealed today that Minecraft will be available for the Wii U from December 17 in North America and Europe.<p>Priced at $29.99, it will feature off-TV play for the GamePad, meaning it can be played on the controller as well as on the TV screen. It also comes with a host of pre-loaded content, …

The world’s favorite fruit is slowly but surely being driven to extinction

The virulent banana-killing disease that quietly stalked through East and Southeast Asia since the 1960s is now on a global conquest. Since 2013, the lethal fungus has jumped continents, ravaging crops in South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia.<p>It’s clear the strategies for containing …

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Japanese Scientists Create Touchable Holograms

A group of Japanese scientists have created touchable holograms, three dimensional virtual objects that can be manipulated by human hand.<p>Using femtosecond laser technology the researchers developed 'Fairy Lights, a system that can fire high frequency laser pulses that last one millionth of one …

InterAct

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Samsung Gear VR review (2015): A no-brainer if you own a Samsung phone

When Samsung and Oculus debuted their Gear VR headset almost a year ago, the companies made it clear the device wasn't yet ready for the masses. Billed as "Innovator Edition" models, the original Gear VRs were intended mainly for early adopters. They only fitted a limited number of phones -- the …

This Raspberry Pi handheld wants to be every gadget in the world

Chances are, you've already got a versatile computer in your pocket -- smartphones play music, record video, play games and more -- but what if it was smaller, open source and completely hackable? Then you'd have something like the Poco "supercomputer," a portable media device with the footprint of …

Crowd Funding

Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs just $5

Pi Zero is the latest product from this British company, and despite its diminutive size, it can do quite a bit of heavy lifting. The $5 computer is actually faster than the original Raspberry Pi, which cost $25. Apart from being the most inexpensive computer out there, the Pi Zero is also the …

Nintendo needs to make this Gameboy concept a reality

Nintendo has been hinting at having a new console in the works, but what I’d really like to see from the gaming giant is a portable system based on this beautiful Gamboy-inspired concept by Munich-based designer Florian Renner.<p>Renner reimagined the 26-year old Gameboy with a horizontal form factor …

Retrogaming

There's a bizarre Easter Egg hidden on the front page of Google's app store

There's a neat Easter Egg hidden in Google's Play Store. Here's how to find it.<p>First, go to the Google Play Store homepage. You can find it on your (Android) smartphone, by going to Play.Google.com, or just clicking here.<p><i>Don't</i> search for anything, or enter anything in the search bar.<p>Instead, just …

The RePhone Is A Modular Phone, So You Can Build Exactly The Device You Want

Want to make a GPS dog collar or your own custom iPhone-like device? Check out this amazing DIY electronics kit.<p>With the RePhone, you can turn anything into a cellphone. Are you sick of Apple and Samsung’s ever-slimmer offerings, when all you want is a simple cellphone with a giant, one-week …

Jony Ive talks Apple Pencil, calls other tools ‘poor representation of the analog world’

Alongside iPad Pro, Apple revealed a new tool to accompany the device, the Apple Pencil. While Apple Pencil has been hard to come by in terms of availability, those who have managed to get their hands on one have seemingly been impressed with the $99 Jony Ive-deisgned accessory. Now Ive, Apple’s …

Zano's $3.5m autonomous mini drone project just crash landed

Zano, a crowdfunding project to deliver autonomously piloted mini drones, has officially shut down, following ongoing internal struggles.<p>Recently, its CEO resigned from Torquing Group, manufacturer of Zano, citing health issues and “irreconcilable differences”. Now, according to the BBC, the dream …

Quanta Reportedly Developing Next-Gen Apple Watch for 2016 Launch

Quanta Computer is reportedly working with Apple on development of the next-generation Apple Watch, according to Chinese-language website <i>United Daily News</i> [Google Translate].<p>The report is based on recent comments made by Quanta Computer chairman Barry Lam, who allegedly said development of Apple's …

Four bidders won $14 million worth of bitcoin in last U.S. auction | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Marshals Service said on Thursday four winning bidders emerged from last week’s auction of bitcoins seized during the prosecution of the creator of the online black marketplace Silk Road.<p>A Bitcoin logo is displayed at the Bitcoin Center New York City in New York's …

Windows 10 is getting a massive update

Windows 10 is getting its first mega-update on Thursday.<p>After updating your Windows 10 PC, your computer will boot faster, your photos will be clearer, reminders will be easier to set, and your PC will perform more smoothly.<p>But Windows 10 won't look any different -- most of the improvements are …

Bitcoin is going nuts

Bitcoin was trading around $240 in the beginning of October. Now — after a gain of 10% on Tuesday added to its earlier run — it's closer to $400.<p>Now, bitcoin traders are looking for answers as to why the cryptocurrency is skyrocketing in value.<p>"You're seeing more and more institutional investors …

One month on, Android 6.0 Marshmallow is running on just 0.3% of Android devices

It’s been about a month now since Android Marshmallow started rolling out to a variety of Android devices (mostly just the Nexus line), and according to this month’s distribution numbers, only 0.3% of Android phones are running the latest version. That’s just plain depressing.<p>And what’s worse is …

One of the world's first personal computers is up for sale

Many people don't know the history of the Kenbak-1 Digital Computer, but it's considered to be the world's first commercially available personal computer -- and one is going up for sale in just a few minutes. John Blankenbaker introduced the $750 machine in 1971 -- years ahead of the more well …

Personal Computers

Motorola Puts The Personal Touch On Smartwatches

Motorola recently introduced their latest version of the Moto 360 smartwatch. This version made improvements over the previous generation and fixed a lot of issues. Since Motorola Mobility was acquired by Lenovo, they’ve actually been given more resources and more power to do interesting things, …

Wearable Tech

Elbee is making wireless earbuds that will be hard to lose

Wireless earbuds are one of those futuristic ideas that can't seem to cross over the consumer technology horizon. Bragi had a very successful Kickstarter last year for its Dash earbuds, which it showed off at CES alongside prototypes from FreeWavz and HearNotes, but has so far only shipped …

Google registers two delivery drones for US testing (update)

Google X's Project Wing concept was a unique take on the delivery drone: a single-winged UAV that took off and landed vertically. Despite extensive testing in Australia, the plan didn't work as well as the company hoped. In March this year Google X head Astro Teller announced the organization was …

Aviation

You can now order the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch in Australia

On Wednesday, the Samsung smartwatch <i>Mashable</i> has called "the best round smartwatch on the market" launched in Australia.<p>With the Samsung Gear S2, …

Smartwatches