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Voyager/Vivre avec son animal en Thaïlande

« Expatrié à Bangkok, je n’ai pas hésité, pour moi c’était clair, impossible de quitter la France sans mon chat ! Si on veut des animaux il faut les …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Nanotech replaces your torn knee ligament without further pain

As Tom Brady and other athletes can attest, you really, <i>really</i> want to avoid tearing your knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). It can't heal up, and the tendon graft used to reconstruct it will likely leave you with permanent pain. Victims may have a much easier time of things if Northwestern …

Northwestern University

Interactive album artwork doubles as a DJ controller

Jack White isn't the only act doing amazing things with vinyl releases. Inside DJ Qbert's <i>Extraterrestria</i>, one of the jacket inserts doubles as a controller for Algoriddim's djay iOS app. After connecting to a mobile device via Bluetooth, Novalia's printed MIDI tech makes the album art the console, …

Montblanc has an 'e-Strap' to make its luxury watches smarter

Smartwatches continue to grow in popularity, but if you prefer a high-end mechanical timepiece instead, Montblanc has a way to still get the tech, too. <i>A Blog to Watch</i> reports the luxury watchmaker announced an optional e-Strap that'll equip its Timewalker Urban Speed Collection. The add-on brings …

Wearable Tech

7 Venture Capitalists Predict What Will Happen In 2015

From cloud wars to the certainty that there will be hacks, venture capitalists believe that 2015 will be a year of tumult and (in public markets anyway) triumph for the startup world.<p>Here are the visions that the general partners, managing directors and partners from firms such as NEA, IVP, Cue …

The Big Future: What does the future of interaction look like?

The rise of smartphones has left us tapping away at touchscreens. In this week's <i>Big Future</i>, we look at what comes after the glass. Will we all be speaking to our devices? Are augmented reality glasses and contacts going to feed us information all day? Or does touch interaction work so well that …

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Death to QR codes! Quikkly raises $1M

Marketing startup Quikkly has raised $1m from Initial Capital and a group of angel investors.<p>The London-based startup hopes to “make the real world clickable” through what it calls an action tag, a spin on traditional QR codes.<p>The action tags, surprisingly enough, are all actionable and instead of …

Snapchat to Let You Send Money to Friends, Thanks to Square

Snapcash allows users to send each other money via private messages on Snapchat.<p>Snapchat unveiled Snapcash on Monday, a new payments feature that allows users to send and receive money from friends through the app’s private messaging service, CEO Evan Spiegel told <b>Re/code</b>.<p>The new tool is powered by …

A implant that trains your brain to stop tinnitus - ExtremeTech

By on July 25, 2014 at 1:29 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Is that ringing in your ears bad …

Facebook's Buy button lets you purchase products directly from Page posts and ads

Facebook doesn't want you to ever leave Facebook -- not to look at photos, read the news or chat with friends -- and now you don't even have to leave to buy a product. The social giant's new Buy button (and associated e-commerce infrastructure) lets you make a purchase directly on the site. Once …

Vent: A semi-anonymous app that feels your pain

I really enjoy the anonymous sharing app Secret, as the posts are quite often hilarious and I'm usually able to narrow down a sharer's identity to two or three people. (Those Engadget in-jokes are a real telltale.) For the same reasons that I like reading Secret, though, I'd never consider posting …

Samsung Reveals Major Graphene Breakthrough

Graphene may as well be called the most interesting material in the world.<p>It's stronger than a diamond and pretty much anything else known to man. …

BeHere app uses iBeacons to automatically take attendance as students enter the classroom

A new app called BeHere aimed at teachers uses Apple’s new Bluetooth LE iBeacon technology to recognize students and automatically take attendance as they enter a classroom.<p>With the BeHere app installed, the teacher’s iPad acts as an iBeacon and students entering the classroom with an iPhone, iPad, …

Mailtracker For iOS Brings Read Receipt Functionality To Apple’s Default Mail Application

Want to stalk people via email, so you’ll know the moment they read your message? Or maybe you want to know if they gave your message a <i>good</i> look, instead of only a glance? Mailtracker, a newly launched app for iPhone, allows you to do just that, and more.<p>Email stalking? Oh god, why am I telling you …

Facebook's face-recognition tech is almost as good at Stallone-spotting as you are

Facebook's long been interested in facial recognition, as the photo tag-suggestion feature that didn't go down <i>too</i> well in Europe shows. The Zuck's social network also gobbled up a face-recognition outfit in 2012, but it's Facebook's AI research team that's made headway recently with technology …

New Cloak app helps you hide from 'that guy'

There are a plethora of geo-location-based apps that make it incredibly convenient to do friendly things, like chat with nearby peers about local hotspots or meet up with a coworker on the fly. A new iOS app called Cloak, however, utilizes services from Foursquare and Instagram for a more …

Facebook wants to help you write code faster with its 'Hack' programming language

Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook often try to assist and provide tools for coders, both current and future ones. With that in mind, the social network today announced Hack, an open-source language for programmers. This new language has been used internally at Facebook for the past year and offers a lot …

Supposed iPhone 6 parts surface on Twitter, hint at a larger screen on the way (update: likely fake)

Lately it seems like Apple can't build anything without a few prototype cases leaking into public view, and now we're seeing pictures of what could be the next iPhone. Posted by a Twitter user earlier today and addressed to several Apple-focused websites, the "iPhone 6" shells look very close to …

Why Apple is investing in sapphire glass for the iPhone 6, and why Corning should be nervous - ExtremeTech

By on February 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It is now fairly clear that …

How These Magical, Gravity-Defying Doors Actually Work

Describing the sculptures of Austrian designer Klemens Torggler as "doors" feels like an insult. These aren't doors—they're magical pieces of …

Magic

Startup invents heartbeat-sensing wristband to store passwords, bitcoin

It was in the last few decades that researchers realized that the human heartbeat, no matter how fast or slow it's going, generates signals that are every bit as unique to an individual as a fingerprint or retina.<p>Now, a Toronto startup named Bionym is turning that insight into a novel kind of …

What Is Minimalism?

So what is this <i>minimalism</i> thing? It’s quite simple: to be a minimalist you must live with less than 100 things, you can’t own a car or a home or a …

Crowdsourced Clothes Fit Startup, Fitbay, Gets $400K From Just-Eat Founder & Creandum

European startup Fitbay, another business taking aim at the thorny problem of virtually trying on clothes to grease the wheels of sartorial ecommerce, has attracted a $400,000 early stage investment from Jesper Buch (founder of Just-Eat) and Nordic VC firm Creandum. Fitbay is based in Copenhagen, …

Telerik Launches New Development Platform For Web, Hybrid And Native Apps

Telerik has long made a wide range of tools for developers, ranging from the Kendo UI jQuery framework to the cross-platform development service Icenium and numerous related backend services for mobile and desktop apps. Today, the company is combining all of these tools under the “Telerik Platform” …

Vint, The P2P Marketplace For Training And Fitness Instructors, Raises $1.8M Led By Creandum

Hoping to pick up the slack left by people who want to get fit but find gym memberships too expensive or unproductive, Sweden’s Vint is a peer-to-peer marketplace and community for private training, either individual or in small groups. It consists of an iPhone app (and is currently only available …

Secondhand Clothing Marketplace Twice Raises $18.5M From Andreessen Horowitz

Online fashion marketplaces are picking up steam these days, quickly replacing the traditional auction model pioneered by eBay, as a way to consign, and sell your clothes. Twice, an online consignment shop for women’s clothing, is announcing a huge new investment today, raising $18.5 million led by …

Neptune Pine Is an Android Phone in Watch Form

Under The Hood Of The All-Emoji Programming Language

“Emojinal is the next step after قلب,” says Nasser, referring to Alb, the first Arabic programming language, which he created in 2012. Nasser says …