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UMi Zero 2 specs revealed, secondary E-Ink display gone

All eyes were on the UMi Zero 2 smartphone last July, the first time we saw the Chinese smartphone was revealed to the public. The main reason for the hype was its secondary E-Ink display. To everyone’s disappointment, though, it seems that unique feature is now gone, something the industry found …

Oculus Teams Up With LeBron James For Virtual Reality Journey

On Christmas day, the world was given a gift by Oculus, UNINTERRUPTED, and LeBron James during the Warriors and Cavaliers game. The two companies paired up to launch a LeBron James experience in VR called “Striving for Greatness” with a fantastically iconic commercial for Samsung’s Gear VR, a hot …

Group Buy Deals Drives Prices Down For The BMW i3

The Drive Electric Northern Colorado community-wide initiative soothes bills for electric cars by negotiating group buy deals with dealers. Just a …

Chinese manufacturer Sunty has a series of tablets running Windows 10 Mobile | On MSFT

Chinese manufacturers have been a huge name in the manufacture of tech for some time, making tons of devices for people both within its own borders …

OpenEmu For OS X Adds PlayStation 1, N64 & 14 More Consoles To Its Supported List

Popular open-source game emulator OpenEmu has been updated to version 2.0.1, bringing with it an improved user interface, real-time game rewinding, …

Virtual Reality Is Getting Real In China

<i>Editor’s Note: This post is contributed by Alvin Wang Graylin, a season tech entrepreneur having founded five venture-backed startups in the US and</i> …

Why Europe might get driverless cars before the US

But Citymobil2, a program partially funded by the European Union, has a plan to address that very issue. If all goes according to plan, member countries of the EU could see driverless transportation legal before the United States.<p>For the last three years, Citymobil2 has conducted pilot programs of …

BlackBerry Ltd. Wants a Piece of the Driverless Car Market

BlackBerry believes that self-driving software can diversify its top line away from hardware.<p>During <b>BlackBerry</b>'s (NYSE:BB) latest conference call, CEO …

Tesla Plans To Launch Fully Autonomous Car Within The Next Two Years

While the recently launched Autopilot has some glitches, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is optimistic about autonomous technology. <br>During an exclusive interview …

Tesla

NASA tested a 3D-printed rocket engine, and it worked

NASA has been developing the technology to 3D-print an entire rocket engine, and it recently tested a collection of the parts it has already made. The successful rocket firing is a fiery proof of the future of this technology.<p>When you think of 3D printing, you may think of the kind of small, …

Will Russia Really Make Drones Armed With Flamethrowers?

They have the technology.<p>A few years ago, a video showing a supposed Russian quadrotor with a machine gun went viral. That clip was actually publicity for a video game, but now reality is overtaking fiction. The director of Russian arms-makers Rostec saying the company is now working on cheap, …

China is about to pass an anti-terrorism law that requires tech companies to hand over sensitive information

The draft law, which could require technology firms to install "back doors" in products or hand over sensitive information such as encryption keys to the government, has also been criticized by some Western business groups.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama has said that he had raised concern about the …

BULLS Launches New Electric Bikes in the U.S. at E-Bike Expo Events

BULLS eBikes is a popular German brand that is launching their e-bikes in the U.S. market at the Electric Bike Expo events in 2016! BULLS is bringing …

PS4 Filesystem Root Dump teased by PlaystationHax, contains weird linux artifacts?

GregoryRasputin over at PlaystationHax teased us today with a screenshot of a dump of the Root filesystem on the PS4.<p>He is apparently in possession …

Scientists Identify Potentially Harmful Bacteria in Espresso Machines

Turns out bacteria like coffee too.<p>Your coffee maker might be brewing more than just coffee, scientists in Spain have discovered, reporting that in a …

Espresso

Nutanix files to go public with $200 million IPO

Nutanix, a company selling data center hardware that combine elements of servers and storage arrays, today filed a form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, officially kicking off the process of going public.<p>The company says it aims to sell a maximum of $200 million in shares in …

Hyatt finds malware on its computers, warns customers to check credit card records

If you've recently stayed at a Hyatt hotel, you might want to check your credit card records.<p>The company announced on Wednesday that it had detected …

Cybersecurity

10 Apps You'll Want To Download For Your New Apple TV

You just got a new toy for the living room this holiday season: The 2015 Apple TV. The redesigned remote control, improved user interface, and …

Northrop wins a $93 million contract to build the first-ever drone that can land on small warships

Northrop has been working on a design for the new drone for several years under a joint program called Tern that is led by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research.<p>Navy officials would like unmanned aerial systems to carry out intelligence, …

How to Create That Urban High Contrast Desaturated Look in Lightroom

One of the more popular styles on Instagram is urban photography that sports a high contrast look with some desaturated colors. When trying to …