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The Extreme Micro Drone: Just $74.99

If you’ve wanted to get into aerial videos with a drone but have been put off by the price, we’ve got just the deal for you.<p>The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 is a tiny, remote-controlled device that features a camera for videography and photography, with a swiveling lens to capture all angles. Charging …

This is how you visualize the value of a college science degree

Higher education is a big sacrifice. At the cost of four to 10 years of slurping ramen noodles in a tin can of an apartment, colleges promise a big future paycheck that will make degreeless peers wild with envy. Simply telling graduates that college eventually pays off doesn’t do justice to the …

Your Brain On 6 Hours Of Sleep A Night

You’ve heard it before, probably from your mom: Make sure you get enough sleep.<p>But if you need a more scientific justification to turn in early (or give that night-owl neighbor a piece of your mind), AsapSCIENCE has you covered. The popular YouTube channel has a new video that explains the effects …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Spectacular images bring new perspectives on phenomena from the aurora borealis to nebulae as far as 7,500 light years away<p>Celestial Dance by Dr Claus Possberg (Germany). In this spectacular image of the northern lights unfolding over a fjord, in Skjervøy, Troms, Norway, the vibrant colours are …

Hands On With Google’s Incredibly Clever Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset

Each year at I/O, Google gives all of the developers in the audience a gift. Some years it’s a tablet. Some years it’s a laptop.<p>This year? It was a piece of cardboard. Yeah, yeah, they gave attendees some other stuff, too — but that cardboard!<p>Once you tear the seal on Google’s lil’ slab of …

This remote-controlled robot can run faster than you (video)

RC cars and helicopters are cool and all, but if you want a combo breaker in your collection, here's something different: a multi-legged robot that <i>runs</i>. At the moment, you can only get this remote-controlled sprinter called the OutRunner through Kickstarter, where its creators are trying to raise …

Samsung Galaxy S5 manual now available online [PDF embed]

The Samsung Galaxy S5 manual is now available online for everyone to peruse. The user manual for Samsung’s latest Galaxy contains instructions and explanations on everything from setting up the device for the first time, to using the fingerprint sensor, to gauging your pulse after a workout with …

Phones

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 pre-orders start March 24

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>The Galaxy S5s are coming. AT&T(s t) and U.S. Cellular(s usm) pre-sales just started today, and T-Mobile(s tmus) will be …

Social porn: why people are sharing their sex lives online

From PornTube to Pinsex to Pornostagram, sex websites are following the lead of social networks, allowing users to like, share, repost and comment on each other's pornography<p>• The Urban Dictionary guide to sex<p>In his 2008 book, Click, online behaviour expert Bill Tancer declared that social media …

Crazy Taxi sequel on its way, original game free for a limited time

Outside of classic staples like Sonic, one of the most iconic series from Sega would be Crazy Taxi. The arcade classic has great tunes, fun gameplay and is rather addicting. The original first arrived to Android in July of last year, and now a free-to-play sequel is on its way dubbed <i>Crazy Taxi:</i> …

Google Play

Samsung Demos The Galaxy S5 And Gear Watches With These Boring Official Videos

Get a cup of coffee. You’re going to need it. These official Samsung videos show off nearly every feature and function of the Galaxy S5 and Gear watches, but they’re rather mundane. Dull would be another word.<p>The videos do, however, make up in info what they lack in excitement. They run through …

The chips of Samsung's Galaxy S5 -- Exynos and Snapdragon

The Korean electronics giant packs a lot of speed and multimedia features into its new phone with chips from Samsung and Qualcomm<p>BARCELONA, Spain -- Qualcomm and Samsung are back in the newest Galaxy device, theGalaxy S5.<p>The Korean electronics giant on Monday unveiled its<p>newest flagship phonewith a …

Electronics Industry

America’s fastest mobile networks are left in the dust by Brazil, Russia, and Mexico

Mobile broadband speeds in the United States can’t keep pace with networks in other countries. In a study of 16 countries, the average US download speed in 2013, at 6.5 Mbps (Megabits per second), was faster only than the Philippines, and then just barely. Despite broad coverage and plenty of …

Telecoms

21 billionaires can’t be wrong? AAPL is their favorite stock …

If you’ve ever wondered what billionaires know that you don’t, their preferred stock is no longer one of those things. <i>Fortune</i> pulled together a chart of the top ten holdings of 21 billionaire investors, revealing that AAPL is their top holding.<p>What started as an iOS app (iBillionaire) and website …

Sony adding Silver and FIFA editions to their SmartWatch 2 Line

Sony is adding two new editions to their SmartWatch 2 line, a Silver metal edition and, in celebration of the World Cup this year in Brazil, the FIFA edition, both looking to add some class and style to the smartwatch experience.<p>We are very glad to see this new trend in the wearables market toward …

Wearable Tech

PlayStation Vita TV review: Sony's first mini-console has some growing pains

Sony had a tiny surprise to share just ahead of the Tokyo Games Show: the PS Vita TV, appearing from inside SCE President Andrew House's jacket pocket. Having already announced a new, slender PS Vita handheld less than an hour earlier, Sony showed off this minute console -- roughly the same …

More Galaxy S5 rumors: New 2900mAh Li-ion battery with rapid charging

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / koya979<p>When I reported on the latest rumored specs for the Galaxy S5 yesterday, one thought kept going …

CES robots take on cleaning, fun and personal assistance

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: EcoVacs<p>After a visit from home entertainment robot Keecker last week, it was obvious that CES 2014 would host some …

Samsung wants to take the Galaxy S5 'back to basics,' may include iris scanner

Samsung has outlined its plans for various new devices in a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg News. The Galaxy S5 smartphone will reportedly be released by April, and Samsung is said to be considering iris-scanning technology for security in a possible response to Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint …

T-Mobile Will Cover Switching Fees To Steal More Customers From AT&T, Sprint, And Verizon

T-Mobile, the self-proclaimed “UnCarrier,” has a lot to crow about after a banner 2013 that saw the wireless carrier add 4.4 million customers. On Wednesday afternoon from CES, T-Mobile announced plans to build on that success by stealing more customers from incumbents AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint …

Hunt ghosts with Snooperscope smartphone night vision lens

This magnetic device lets you act like a creepy spy, observe nocturnal wildlife, or see Kinect infrared dots.<p>Maybe you want to check out whatever it was that just went bump in the night. Or maybe you just want to see things in the dark. Here's a handy scope that goes nearly anywhere.<p>Snooperscope is …

Android Phones

DecaWave chip adds accuracy when locating indoor objects

The ScenSor DW1000 tunes in to wireless technology to let people locate important items such as medical equipment or even children.<p>Misplaced your defibrillator again? Can't find the dog? Trying to keep track of your warehouse's forklifts?<p>An Irish chip designer called DecaWave has announced its …

Internet of Things

A bottler of beloved Mexican Coke is considering shifting from cane sugar to save money

Mexico’s new soft drink tax could push the nation’s Coca-Cola makers away from the cane sugar that’s made “Mexicoke” a cult hit in the US.<p>Executives from the second-largest bottler of Coca-Cola in Latin America suggested that a shift away from cane sugar might be in the cards as a result of the …

Diabetes

August 2013

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive: pros and cons, how-to, news and more - CNET

A tiny yet versatile Wi-Fi storage device<p>Dong Ngo August 3, 2013<p>Its supersmall size is not the only cool thing about the SanDisk Connect Wireless …

Samsung Gears Up For The Galaxy S5, But Does It Get Lifestyle Computing?

The rumors are flying thick and fast around the Samsung Galaxy S5, with a possible launch date in January now mooted, which would mean accelerating Samsung’s already warp-speed innovation and underline its paranoia about being left behind by Apple.<p>Will the S5 have fingerprint security? Probably …

Sprint reportedly to join monthly phone hardware payments craze on iPhone launch day

Sprint is readying its own program that allows customers to roll in the cost of phone hardware in their monthly bill, according to <i>CNET</i>. Sprint’s program is reportedly called One Up, and it works in a similar fashion to the recently launched AT&T Next, T-Mobile Jump, and Verizon Edge initiatives.<p>All …