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Google announces Android Wear, a Nexus-like platform for wearables

Google's getting into smartwatches in a rather large way. As previously reported, the search giant is extending its Android platform to more wearables than just Glass. In a blog post that went out today, Google announced Android Wear, which is essentially a way for the company to extend its mobile …

NVIDIA announces Titan Z: a $3,000 graphics computing powerhouse

Thought that NVIDIA's Titan Black was as good as it gets in the GPU world? You were mistaken. Meet the GeForce GTX Titan Z (seen in all its glory after the break), NVIDIA's latest graphical behemoth announced by CEO Jen-Hsun Huang today at NVIDIA's 2014 GPU Technology Conference. The Z packs dual …

This $1 origami microscope could boost education and healthcare in developing nations

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Foldscope<p>You remember your high school biology lab’s microscopes: heavy, complicated and expensive machines that you …

Android Makes Up Nearly 80% of Global Smartphone Shipments

There is no end in sight to the Android versus iPhone debate, but while we can all argue over the pros and cons of each, the numbers don't lie: …

Take Your Next Flight On This Gigantic Solar Whale-Like Plane

When we picture transportation of the future, we tend to think “sleek.” A Spanish designer has gone in the opposite direction with his vision for an environmentally friendly, futuristic “whale plane” that looks like a cruise ship in the sky.<p>Oscar Viñals, from Barcelona, envisioned the “AWWA Sky …

Pirate Bay plans new 'anti-censorship' browser

After 2.5m downloads of its first PirateBrowser, filesharing site still attacking 'domain blocking, domain confiscation, IP-blocking'<p>The Pirate Bay's own PirateBrowser web browser has been downloaded more than 2.5m times since its launch in August 2013, but the filesharing site is already working …

12 Of Valve's Steam Machine Partners Unveiled

Yesterday we talked a bit about the challenges facing Valve’s Steam Machine ahead of their 8PM EST press conference tonight at CES 2014. One of them was figuring out how multiple manufacturers making multiple version of a Steam Machine will exist in harmony, and now it appears there’s going to be a …

Curious about the Steam Controller? Check out these videos.

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Valve<p>Right now, 300 lucky participants have a Steam Machine connected to their televisions. But the first hybrid …

21-year-old coder gets $500K to improve access to health care in Asia (exclusive)

The Singapore government has invested $500,000 in funding in a new health care startup called Ring.MD.<p>VentureBeat exclusively learned that the startup raised its funding from Singapore’s National Research Foundation, which offers financing to brilliant young scientists and researchers.<p>Ring.MD was …

Learning to code? EngineHere can connect you with devs in a virtual classroom

Want to learn to code? You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, with dozens of providers promising to teach you computer programming skills in no time.<p>But Benjamin Plesser, founder of EngineHere, believes he’s found the optimal “learn to code” model. Plesser is a software developer who …

Silicon Valley investor wants to split California into six states

SAN FRANCISCO -- Technology investor Tim Draper is trying to drum up support to split California into six states, one of them being Silicon Valley.<p>His argument for redrawing the California map: The state is underrepresented in Washington. He's looking to get an initiative on the California …

Here's What It Looks Like When You Send A GoPro Camera To The Stratosphere

Earlier this month, Maxime Dehaye launched a weather balloon into the sky from France. It reached an altitude of just under 15 miles and hit temperatures as low as -25° F.<p>In addition to a number of sensors to take atmospheric readings, the balloon was also towing a GoPro camera. Here's a look at …

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Untethered iOS 7 Jailbreak Arrives For iPhone, iPad and iPod

It’s been three months since iOS 7 was made available to the public in September alongside Apple’s new iPhones and such a major overhaul of the operating system meant that there was no longer a jailbreak available since all known exploits were now plugged.<p>It’s been a long wait for those that like …

George Zimmerman Painting Sold On eBay For More Than $100,000

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bidding has closed on eBay for artwork created by George Zimmerman.<p>The winning bid was $100,099.99 Saturday for a painting depicting a U.S. flag in shades of blue with the words "God, One Nation, with Liberty and Justice for All."<p>The item received 96 bids since Monday on the …

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Snapchat iOS update discreetly adds replay, filters and overlays for weather, time or speed

And suddenly, moments shared over Snapchat were a little less fleeting. The service is known for only allowing you to watch a shared image or video once, and only for a second, but the app's latest iOS update changes everything: now you can replay pictures or videos. The feature is hidden in the …

Billion Star Sky Surveyor Launches

Changing Planet<p>Europe’s Gaia Space Telescope promises to create the most accurate map of the Milky Way galaxy ever attempted. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab; background: ESO/S. Brunier<p><b>Astronomers plan on rewriting the star-charts with the latest space telescope, which aims at unlocking the secrets behind</b> …

2013's Biggest Tech Moments, Told In Photos

Octocopters, hyperloops, bitcoin — in the tech world, this is what we call an "eventful year." But you needn't fear information overload. Looking back, these are the innovations and tech moments to remember from 2013.<p><i>This story appears the special Year in Photos issue of our weekly iPad magazine,</i> …

Jolla announces a new batch of smartphones for European customers

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The newly-launched Jolla smartphone, made by a crew of mostly ex-Nokia(s nok) employees, is now available for purchase by …

ResolutionTube nets $1.5M for fixing field support with augmented reality

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>ResolutionTube, a startup trying to bring the promise of augmented reality to support technicians in the field, has raised a …

Want the new Mac Pro without the price tag? Bring it to your Mac dock

If you’re one of the few eager to try out the Mac Pro but can’t stomach the $2,999 and up price tag, here’s a super-cheap non-solution for you.<p>Sure, you won’t get the madness that is the Mac Pro internals, but it’s a black circular trashcan on your Mac dock, so that counts for something, …

Crowdfunding Campaign Pitches $2,000 Replica Iron Man Suit

Fueled by the blockbuster Marvel movies starring Robert Downey Jr., it seems that everyone these days wants to build, pilot and own a working Iron Man suit. While that’s probably still a way off – the US military has commissioned a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit that sounds awfully similar, …

LG G Pad 8.3 review

Google’s just another carrier, or at least that’s what it’ll tell you. Just as Verizon and AT&T customize every device they sell, with apps and services and robotic ringtones, Google’s selling its own flavor of some of the most popular devices on the market. It just so happens that Google Play …

Oppo teases a “2K” display for its Find 7 smartphone

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Oppo<p>According to Oppo, its Find 5 was the world’s first smartphone to feature a 5-inch, 1080p display. Now it’s …

Motorola finally offering 'natural' backplate options for Moto X starting with bamboo

After months of waiting, Motorola today announced the first of its "natural" Moto Maker customization options: bamboo. The company's flagship Moto X can now be ordered with a bamboo rear case, though the option comes at a premium. Picking a natural back color adds $100 to your order total, and …

Google might ditch Intel and design its own chips

Even with its burgeoning Nexus program, Google is still primarily seen as a software and services company rather than a hardware designer. And yet, all those web services, from YouTube videos to Street View panoramas to Google Docs, need a solid infrastructure of servers to support them — which has …

The Things We Did And Said In 2013, According To Facebook

Did you travel in 2013? Perhaps you went to Disneyland. Or maybe you met someone special or watched the Super Bowl. Those moments of commonality are being highlighted by Facebook, which today released its list of the year's most popular topics, events and places.<p>After we spent a few moments …

A gorgeous, colorful look at the cellphone signals we never see

Invisible signals are all around us, and now we can finally see what we've been missing. Data visualization artist Nickolay Lamm created psychedelic images of the cellphone signals that live in the air, but are invisible to us.<p>At first glance, the visualizations look like tiny mountains illuminated …

Instagram introduces Instagram Direct

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Today at an Instagram press event, the photo and video sharing company’s co-founder Kevin Systrom unveiled its next big …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Motorola Moto G review: Third time's a charm, but wants for LTE - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The 5-inch Motorola Moto G once again turns in its signature hand-friendly design and hardware specs that impress for the price.<p><b>The Bad</b> In LTE markets, the Moto G's absence of the fast data standard is a drag.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Motorola's new Moto G exemplifies the budget Android phone, but …

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