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Beautiful Wooden Workbench Hides a PC: Maker's Desk - Technabob

Swedish artist Love Hultén continues to marry classic furniture with computers. One of his latest projects is Tempel, a modern workstation inspired …

The 10 Best Things From May 2014

Panasonic's latest Toughpad has the strength, thickness of 10 smartphones (hands-on)

Panasonic may have bowed out of the consumer smartphone game, but gadgets for businesses are a completely different story. That's why the Japanese company came to Mobile World Congress with a new pair of rugged Toughpad smartphones in tow. You can't mistake them, despite their identical looks, …

Smartwatches don't have to be ugly and this concept is proof

It's safe to say that in 2014, we're not short of smartwatches. But how many do you actually want to wear? That's a question that manufacturers are finally starting to ask themselves. It's also a question that Creoir -- who designs products for brands like Nokia and Jolla -- is trying to answer …

Dual-lens smartphone cameras are coming, and this is why we want one

One camera. Two separate lenses. That's the conundrum raised by leaked images of HTC's forthcoming M8 smartphone, which is rumored to bring some interesting new imaging features that go far beyond mere 3D. But what could those features be? For an answer, we turned to a startup called Corephotonics, …

New partnership could produce a 3D printer that prints objects 500 times faster and 10 times larger

3D printing is slow; so slow that printing an object several feet long is an arduous task that can take days. As a result, most 3D printers are …

Boeing is making a phone for 'Mission Impossible' agents

Smartphone for defense customers wipes your data if you try to get inside it<p>Boeing's mysterious smartphone — the one that was supposed to have come out by the end of 2012 — is now out of the bag. Boeing today posted a full breakdown of Black, a device aimed at defense and security customers. The …

Uh-oh, this computer virus can spread via Wi-Fi

British researchers have created a computer virus that they say is the first to spread like a real airborne contagion.<p>Chameleon can spread through …

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Woman Robbed, Assaulted for Wearing Google Glass in a Bar

A woman claims she was assaulted and robbed in a San Francisco bar — for wearing Google Glass.<p>Sarah Slocum, a contributor at <i>Newsdab</i>, arrived at …

Baidu says its buying spree isn’t over

<b>The numbers:</b> China’s largest internet search engine, Baidu, reported net income of 2.78 billion yuan ($459.9 million) in the fourth quarter, in line with analyst expectations but slightly lower than net income a year earlier. The bright spot in its report was that revenue exceeded expectations, …

The 3 Most Incredible PCs Of February 2014

PC modding stems from the days when enthusiasts that built their own PCs tried to improve cooling and make their bland beige boxes a little more attractive. Eventually, people with skills in painting, carpentry and metalwork all joined the fray with some amazing results that ended with PCs looking …

Google’s Project Ara $50 Modular Smartphone Could Change The Way We Buy Phones Starting Next Year

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects Division just announced its first developer event for Project Ara, a modular smarpthone, yesterday, and a new follow-up profile by TIME indicates we could see the device come to market by next year, with a $50 price tag to start. The key phrase there is “to …

Marvell announces 64-bit Armada PXA 1928 SoC

MWC 2014 Coverage brought to you by: Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android.<p>At MWC 2014 we saw several chip makers unveil 64-bit SoCs including Mediatek, Qualcomm and Intel. Marvell also has something of the 64-bit variety to show us this week, with its new Armada system-on-chip. The …

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Apple, If Samsung And Sony Can Make A Waterproof Phone, So Can You

Just this week Samsung revealed the Galaxy S5. It’s water-resistant. Sony also announced the Xperia Z2, the waterproof successor to the also waterproof Z1. So where’s my waterproof iPhone? The technology and demand are here. Water-resistant or waterproof, Samsung and Sony’s latest flagships are …

76% Of American Internet Users Think The Internet Has Been Good For Society

The vast majority of Americans now use the Internet (87 percent); nearly half would find it “very hard or impossible” to give it up (46 percent), and an overwhelming percentage think it’s been a good thing for society (76 percent). On the 25th anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee‘s historic paper …

What to expect from the first generation of Ubuntu smartphones (hands-on)

The Ubuntu Touch smartphone OS has come a long way, but it still has further to plod before it's ready for market - all Canonical will tell us that it hopes to see an Ubuntu phone before the end of this year. Nevertheless, now that some phone manufacturers are on board with the project, we've been …

Wearable tech multiplies and goes mainstream at MWC 2014

BARCELONA, Spain -- Smartphones are the traditional draw here at Mobile World Congress, but this year wearable tech products created lots of buzz as well. In fact, many industry heavyweights and electronics giants chose the conference to make significant wearable technology product announcements.<p>We …