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The World of Mobile by the Numbers

Getting ready for the Code/Mobile conference.<p>To prepare for the <b>Code/Mobile</b> conference that starts today, we pulled together a few stats that provide a snapshot of just how pervasive mobile technology is today.<p>The number of mobile subscriptions is approaching the number of people on earth. Some 6.9 …

Google Uses Camels to Explore the Liwa Desert

Forget cars, how about camels?<p>Google Street View has taken to the deserts of the United Arab Emirates, and is using camels, instead of its …

Microsoft's RoomAlive turns your room into a Holodeck

Microsoft's IllumiRoom, originally unveiled at CES 2013, caught our attention. Although only in the proof-of-concept stages, it looked to expand gaming beyond the screen, projection-mapping animated environments onto the walls beyond using Kinect sensors for a more immersive experience.<p>We were …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft's Answer to Chromecast Is Here

Google showed us the way with Chromecast, but now everyone wants to build a video streamer out of a dongle.<p>The latest entrant in this market is …

Canon printer hacked to run Doom video game

<b>A wireless Canon Pixma printer has been hacked to run classic video game Doom.</b><p>The hack was carried out by security researcher Michael Jordon, and it took four months to get the game running on the hardware.<p>He said he had undertaken the project to demonstrate the security problems surrounding …

IBM wants to kill the hard drive it invented

Saving files to memory is something that's supposed to be mostly invisible for the end user. We don't need to think about it; it just has to work. But whether it's a solid-state or hard disk drive, conventional storage solutions have their limitations -- namely, speed, rewritability and durability. …

Creates Interactive Maps with CartoDB's Odyssey.js

Cloud-based mapping service CartoDB has released a beta version of a new tool, Odyssey.js, that lets you create interactive maps in Markdown without knowing how to code.<p>The open source tool lets you choose from three interface templates: slide, scrolling and timeline. You’ll then use a Markdown …

6 smart home products you can install this weekend

If you're looking for a quick and easy smart home project for the long weekend, this list of accessible DIY devices might come in handy. All six of these products are available in major stores near you and can be set up with minimal effort. And after you master the basics, you'll be ready to delve …

Home Automation

Band of drones can play music better than your average human

You've never heard Strauss performed quite like this. The team at KMel Robotics has assembled a band of hexrotor drones that "have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs." That "fresh" description isn't exactly serious, as each of the three pieces performed date back either multiple …

Giftri Mines Friends’ Facebook Data To Provide Gift Recommendations On Amazon

Technology has the potential to throw the old adage “it’s the thought that counts” into disarray, if an algorithm does the thinking for you. Enter Spanish startup Giftri, another attempt to tap Facebook’s data hive to provide personalized gift recommendations for friends.<p>Specifically, it analyses …

Holland says yes to the network-agnostic SIM card

Advertisement<p>24 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Albert Lozano<p>Regulators in Netherlands this week opened the door for any company — whether Apple, Audi …

#BBCtrending: How I posed as a football journalist on Twitter and fooled the world

<b>A schoolboy from North London fooled the world into thinking he was a football journalist, gathering more than 20,000 followers on Twitter. Here, he tells BBC Trending radio how he did it, and why.</b><p>Sam Gardiner did imaginary interviews with football players, asked his followers for questions, and …

Website Buys Customers New Computers To Avoid Dealing With IE7

Have you been mocking Grandma for holding fast to a clunky, barely functional copy of Internet Explorer 7? Get ready to eat your words. A nurse and …

Customers

With Open Compute, Facebook is saving billions and moving markets

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Even Facebook never really imagined its decision to open source its server and data center designs three years ago would have …

'Forgotify' Is A Project To Play All 4 Million Unplayed Songs On Spotify

There are more then 20 million songs on Spotify - but not all songs are born equal.<p>In fact it was recently announced that more than four million …

Rosetta comet chaser set to wake up on Monday after three years' sleep

At 10am GMT on Monday morning an alarm clock will rouse a snoozing spacecraft that is hurtling through the darkest reaches of the solar system. Launched 10 years ago, and in hibernation for the last three, the time for action has come at last.<p>The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe aims for a …

3D print your unborn fetus in a creepy new use for 4D ultrasound scans - Pocket-lint

Gone are the days of unclear black and white baby scans where you nod and agree it looks great with no idea what you're supposed to be adoring. Now …

Prenatal Development

Fridge sends spam emails as attack hits smart gadgets

<b>A fridge has been discovered sending out spam after a web attack managed to compromise smart gadgets.</b><p>The fridge was one of more than 100,000 devices used to take part in the spam campaign.<p>Uncovered by security firm Proofpoint the attack compromised computers, home routers, media PCs and smart TV …

Early 2011 MacBook Pros Are Dropping Like Flies, Heat Issues To Blame

If you have a 2011 MacBook Pro that is wonking out like it was haunted by a Japanese ghost, you’re not the only one. It appears that a massive number of early-2011 MacBook Pro owners with AMD graphics are having issues with system crashes and hardware problems, with failure rates reaching a …

Amazon Drones: As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap

As a drone hipster — I wrote an entire novel about a drone apocalypse a full five years ago — I watched the techosphere’s reactions to Amazon’s announcement that it was experimenting with drone delivery with a mixture of amusement and despair. Almost everybody is thinking so <i>small</i>. Jeff Bezos must …

Bots now 'account for 61% of web traffic'

<b>If you are visiting this page the chances are that you are not a human, at least according to research.</b><p>A study by Incapsula suggests 61.5% of all website traffic is now generated by bots. The security firm said that was a 21% rise on last year's figure of 51%.<p>Some of these automated software tools …

The Brilliant Hack That Brought Foursquare Back From the Dead

Dennis Crowley thought his 13-year dream might never come true.<p>Crowley is the founder of Foursquare, the seminal social networking service that …