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Lexus put wheels made entirely out of ice on one of its cars, and it worked

Lexus is no stranger to pushing its car designs to the edge of innovation — in October, the automaker made a driveable replica of its model IS using 1,700 sheets of cardboard.<p>Now Lexus is pushing a winter theme with its latest, crazy design project: putting a frozen Lexus NX on wheels made entirely …

Whisper Says It Doesn't Track Your Exact Location—But It Still Could

Concerns over just how anonymous the secret-sharing app Whisper is are back in the news, and the company is once again suggesting that there’s no way it could track its users’ exact location. There’s just one problem: That’s almost certainly not true.<p>To be clear: Whisper emphatically denies that it …

Google Glass Only Costs $150 To Make, But $1,500 To Buy: Report

Wednesday is the first day that any American with $1,500 burning a hole in their pocket can buy Google Glass, Google announced Tuesday in a Google+ post.<p>There are a lot of reasons not to buy Google Glass. It's super weird looking. It might get stolen off your face. People might think you're a …

Google Maps now features elevation profiles for cycling routes

“Cycling is the new golf,” according to <i>CNN Money</i>. While biking has long been a combination of leisure activity, sport and a practical means to get around town, cycling has now turned into an event for business people to get together. According to <i>The Economist</i>, a growing number of city cycling clubs …

Cycling

There's a 'Frozen' Merchandise Shortage, and Parents Are Freaking Out

Crying kids, fistfights, and lies about terminally ill children have become the norm at the Disney Store in New York City's Times Square, thanks to a global shortage of merchandise from the hit animated musical "Frozen."<p>The New York Post reports that the store has received countless requests for …

Failure might be a good thing for Google Glass

Today, for one day only, Google Glass goes on sale to everyone in the US. Everyone, that is, with an extra $1,500 (£900) to spare and a desire to …

Will Smart Contact Lenses Be the Bluetooth Headsets of the Future?

A new solar-powered contact lens embedded with LEDs means that the wearer can see what you can’t. Stuart Karten thinks this heralds the beginning of a new breed of augmented reality communication.<p>Imagine instant access to the latest market segment information at a<br>meeting, or seeing the fourth …

Scientists gain new insight into mysterious electronic phenomenon

(Phys.org) —For more than a quarter of a century, high-temperature superconductors – materials that can transmit electric current without any …

Sony's Project Morpheus 'Validated' By Facebook's Oculus Purchase

The Oculus Rift has grown into a formidable technological force, even before it’s publicly released, now that it’s been acquired by Facebook. It will probably be a direct competitor to Sony’s recently announced “Project Morpheus” VR system, and you would think the whole scenario could turn into a …

Mark Cuban Just Invested In A Pot That Charges Your Smartphone By Boiling Water

The makers of the device snagged a $250,000 investment from billionaire Mark Cuban on the show that features inventors and entrepreneurs pitching to investors. They were initially offering to sell 10% of their company, Power Practical, for that sum — a $2.5 million valuation.<p>Cuban liked the company …

Mark Cuban

Chrome Remote Desktop for Android beta being tested

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Remotely accessing a computer isn’t new and there are plenty of options to do so. One of the newest is coming from Google(s …

Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows 8

It's time to let go Windows XP and embrace the new era of computing, says Matt Warman<p>You could be forgiven for not noticing, but it has been a momentous week in technology. Not because of the first indications that that technology bubble on the Nasdaq is bursting, taking Twitter, Google and …