Tristan Zalcberg

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Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Modern Art

Wild day for Bitcoin: currency cracks $700, feds say no new laws are needed

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Guardian/Guy Grandjean, James Ball<p>Don’t expect the Bitcoin hype to die down anytime soon. On Monday, the virtual …

Sony’s PlayStation 4 Costs $381 to Build — Only $18 Under Retail Price — In Teardown

When PlayStation 3 was first released by electronics giant Sony in 2006, it was sold at a loss with the hope of making money back on individual games.<p>…

Advanced Micro Devices

Exploring World's Largest Cave That Was Just Discovered in 2010

Sơn Đoòng cave which directly translates to “Mountain River” is a remarkable cave in Vietnam. Presently the largest known cave in the world, the cave …

The Other Action Camera

It’s 2004, and a group of young entrepreneurs is working on a wearable camera geared towards action sports. Their experimentation results in a …

Facebook CFO David Ebersman Sold $43 Million Of Facebook Shares

The trade was pre-scheduled, so it doesn't reflect on Facebook's business. It just shows off the kind of wealth Facebook has created for some of its employees as the stock trades above $45. He still holds 650,962 share in his name, and just shifted 1.4 million more into trust for his family, …

Marc Andreessen

The Addams Family’s Living Room Was … Pink!?

When it comes to interior design, a photograph of the Addams Family television set shows that TV’s weirdest family was even weirder than you think.<p><i>Happy Thanksgiving! To keep you busy while you recover from turkey coma, we’re republishing some of our favorite stories from 2013. Enjoy.–Eds</i><p>Quick! …

Google: Project Loon balloons will circumnavigate the globe 3 times

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Google’s(s goog) floating network in sky — Project Loon — won’t just be mobile, following the stratospheric wind …

Android powers four in every five smartphones thanks to growth in China

Gartner's third-quarter smartphone research report is out, and on the surface it paints a very flattering portrait for Google. Mirroring Strategy Analytics' report at the end of last month, Gartner also estimates that Android has crossed the symbolic 80 percent mark, reaching 81.9 percent of …

Here’s Why One Snapchat Investor Thinks the App Is Worth Billions

You may have heard by now — Snapchat is worth a <i>lot</i> of money to a lot of important people.<p>If the app doesn’t end up selling to Facebook for billions …

Snapchat

Plastic Guns Made With 3-D Printers Pose New Security Concerns

Technology helps police solve crimes every day. But some innovations can also present new public safety concerns — and such is the case with guns built using 3-D printers.<p>Agents at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have spent months testing plastic weapons. And in findings …

Apple and Samsung’s smartwatches are going to be way too cheap

In the $60 billion-a-year watch sector, most of the money flows to those who sell the most expensive devices: 0.6% of the watches shipped in 2012, with an average price of $4,285, were responsible for half the revenue of the entire industry.<p>That’s a big potential problem for aspiring smartwatch …

Smartwatches

Meet Coin, a startup creating a universal credit card

Advertisement<p>58 Comments<p>Credit: Coin<p>As the contactless payments technologies from Google Wallet(s goo) to Isis flounder, critics point to what now …

FinTech

Team Hired to Photograph Florida's Beaches for Google Street View Traumatized by Nudists

Dear NSA, there's now a Snapchat for e-mail

SecretInk claims that it has all the properties of Snapchat, applied to your e-mail. Wait, does anyone e-mail anymore?<p>Self-destruction is the core value of our current times.<p>Just as we seek to destroy ourselves with our self-indulgence and our joie de vivre, we seek our private messages to be …

Google encourages devs and businesses to use white space with new Spectrum Database API

Google's white space wireless database got the FCC green light for commercial use this summer, and Mountain View is now moving forward with an API to make exploring and utilizing available spectrum easier. Developers and businesses can set up commercial accounts and register their equipment with …

Bill Gates: The Internet Won't Save the World

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When Mark Zuckerberg unveiled his intention to provide Internet to the two-thirds of the world …

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

GameStick review: the Android console battle is on

<i>A successful Kickstarter-funded device is now shipping to retail stores and backers all over the world. Its upstart manufacturers are taking the growing world of Android gaming to the TV, with a new form factor and a price that undercuts virtually everything else on the market. But can it live up</i> …

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Second Google barge sighted: What could they be?

Not one but two secret floating barges have now been tied to Google, but what could they be?<p>In the past week, the Mountain View, Calif., tech giant was linked to a company that has leased out a hangar in the middle of San Francisco Bay where it is building a mysterious structure behind tight …

Sergey Brin

Fright Night: 1988 Lamborghini Countach Basketcase Project

This 1988 Lamborghini Countach is a non-running project with a stripped interior but original engine and transmission intact. The seller says that …

Supercars

Ohio to Carry Out Execution With Never-Before-Used Lethal Cocktail

An avalanche of public scrutiny awaits. But will Ohio blink?<p>Ohio announced Monday that it plans to put to death a prisoner next month with a two-drug cocktail that has never before been tried by any state for an execution.<p>On Nov. 14, the state plans to use a lethal combination of Midazolam, a …

Google will soon let Glass users upgrade their hardware and invite their friends to buy one (updated)

Well, that was quick. Shortly after a <i>Financial Times</i> report to the effect, Google has confirmed that it is indeed preparing an invite system that will let current Glass owners invite up to three friends to join its Explorer program and buy a device of their own. The company isn't saying exactly …

Apple Sold 33.8 Million iPhones, 14.1 Million iPads, And 4.6 Million Macs In Q4 2013

Well folks, Apple has just put up some mixed numbers in its fiscal Q4 2013 earnings release — $37.5 billion in revenue and $7.5 billion in net profit to be exact — but how exactly did the tech titan fare in terms of hardware sales?<p>This time around Apple sold 33.8 million iPhones (which it notes is …

Eeek, Snake! Your Brain Has A Special Corner Just For Them

Anthropologist Lynne Isbell was running through a glade in central Kenya in 1992 when something suddenly caused her to freeze in her tracks. "I stopped just in front of a cobra," she says. "It was raised with its hood spread out."<p>Isbell, who is at the University of California, Davis, says she has …