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Plumen 002

For generations, the lightbulb remained a stagnant design—until 2010 that is, when the Plumen 001 was first introduced as the world's first low-energy, designer bulb. Now today, Plumen again changes the game with the introduction of the new Plumen 002; a slighter, dimmer compact fluorescent bulb …

Design

Robot Callers Are Denying That They're Robots

A reporter at <i>TIME</i> magazine recently got a phone call from a woman named Samantha West who wanted to talk about health insurance. When the reporter …

Ferris Bueller

The 20 Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers

Jabra Solemate<p><b>Dimensions:</b> 3.15 inches x 7.32 inches x 5.12 inches <b><br>Weight:</b> 21.5 Oz <b><br>Playtime:</b> 8 Hours<p><b>Kick It:</b> The clunky street shoe design actually …

Government Scientists Created Crude Oil from Algae in Mere Minutes

Be excited, Earthlings, because science has a surprise for you. Engineers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have …

LG's HomeChat will let you command its latest smart appliances via SMS

LG really, really wants you to have a good chat with your washer/dryer and robotic vacuum cleaner. It just announced you'll soon be able to use the Line messaging app and a new service called HomeChat to give natural language commands to its 2014 Smart Appliance lineup. If you tell the system "I'm …

Adobe Mighty Pen and Napoleon Ruler

Posted in Tech<p>Many of you will remember Adobe’s much publicized Mighty Pen and Napoleon Ruler projects unveiled at the beginning of the year. It …

Archos To Launch A Line Of “Pebble-Like” Smartwatches For iOS And Android At CES

Archos just dropped a huge smattering of CES news in advance of the huge annual tech show, which kicks off next week in Las Vegas. Among the various announcements, tucked away near the bottom, is the revelation that it will be introducing a “selection of smartwatches” for 2014, which will start at …

The NSA Is Reportedly Working To Develop A Quantum Computer

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt said last year that “the solution to government surveillance is to encrypt everything” — and boldly predicted that government censorship can be ended within a decade.<p>However, the US government is said to be putting in much effort as it seeks to build a …

NSA secretly funding code-breaking quantum computer research, says Washington Post

The NSA is funding quantum computer work that it hopes will allow it to break virtually any encryption used today, <i>The Washington Post</i> reports — though there's no sign it's managed to crack the puzzle better than any of the other companies or agencies working on the same thing. Leaks from Edward …

3D printing destination Cubify hits 2.0 with curated and branded collections

Even if it completely failed in the consumer market, 3D Systems would still be on pretty solid ground thanks to its strong industrial 3D printing presence. But that hardly means the company is going to half-ass its efforts to capture mindshare from MakerBot and Thingiverse. Before CES can even …

Former FCC Chair Julius Genachowski joins Carlyle equity firm, focusing on technology

Former FCC Chair Julius Genachowski is joining the Carlyle group, a private equity firm. The company announced today that it was bringing on Genachowski as a partner and managing director of its US buyouts team, working on investments with technology, media, and telecommunications companies, …

Samsung’s entire new tablet lineup leaks ahead of CES debut

Samsung’s early 2014 tablet lineup won’t be official until Monday afternoon when Samsung is scheduled to show off all of its new gadgets during the …