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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Toronto Police held a press conference about the Ashley Madison hack.</b> They revealed details about the hack, and outlined their investigation.<p><b>2. Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email to CNBC host Jim Cramer to reassure him that the company was doing OK in China.</b> Markets around the world reacted to the …

Tim Cook

What's inside the Most Exclusive Website on the internet?

More than 45,000 people are currently in line to get access to the so-called "Most Exclusive Website" on the internet -- and most of them have no …

Apple-loving Kanye West could debut next album on Beats Music refresh

Kanye West is reportedly distancing himself from Jay Z’s Tidal music service and set to launch his next album — his seventh solo studio album — on Apple’s refreshed Beats Music service, rumored to arrive at this year’s WWDC in June.<p>Called <i>SWISH</i>, Kanye’s album currently has no official release date, …

Universal Music

'Incredible shrinking car' drives sideways to park in tiny spaces

<b>(CNN) —</b> As cities continue to grow at a dizzying rate, commuters are constantly battling ever-increasing congestion on the roads and a lack of parking, just to get to work.<p>But now a team of German engineers have come up with an ingenious solution -- a "flexible" electric vehicle capable of …

Future Cities

Is rap the most important music since 1960? Scientists say they have proof

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the most important development in pop music in the past half century is hip-hop.<p>That's not an opinion, it's fact -- backed up by hard data, says a team of researchers from two London universities.<p>In a study published Wednesday in the journal Royal …

Microsoft's HoloLens AR Robot is Cute and Very Exciting

Microsoft has released more tantalizing hints about how its HoloLens system can be used at the Build 2015 conference, with a heavy emphasis on …

How to learn with zero effort

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Study Skills

An eclipse is about to put Europe's solar grid to the test - ExtremeTech

An eclipse is about to put Europe’s solar grid to the test<p>By on March 18, 2015 at 9:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

Basketball court vanishes under players' feet

The 3-D projection system being used by the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, among other teams, transforms the basketball court into a three-dimensional display. Other teams across the NBA and NHL are working to incorporate this type of technology into their arenas, making for a more unique and dynamic game …

The most ridiculous things people do to their company iPhones

Company phones are supposed to be a convenience for the employee and the employer.<p>They're electronic leashes that bind people to their jobs no matter how hard or far they try to run -- but they're free smartphones that can save people thousands of dollars a year in wireless bills.<p>So, you would …

NASA Makes Travel Posters For Nearby Earth-Like Planets

To get people excited about outerspace, this is a small series of travel posters designed by NASA, advertising nearby (nearby being relative) …

What It’ll Take To Put Humans On Mars, Visualized

Last week, NASA successfully flight-tested its new Orion spacecraft, the first step in the project the space agency says will eventually take humans to Mars. The reason for the test was to see how this new spacecraft would hold up in the extreme conditions it would face on a trip to Mars. But, as …

Meet the new Bond car

Zuckerberg is on shaky ground criticizing Apple’s business model

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has gone on the attack against Apple, calling its products overpriced, and its views on Internet privacy “ridiculous.”<p>Back in September as the furor over the leaked celebrity photographs raged, Tim Cook took a little shot at the Internet advertising business when he …

Stephen Hawking's New Comms System Built On SwiftKey

Professor Stephen Hawking’s new bespoke communications system uses technology from SwiftKey to assist him in writing and talking. The company’s text prediction technology, similar to what’s found in its consumer iOS and Android apps, has been integrated into the scientist’s system.<p>Professor Hawking …

This Artist Will Spend a Month in Virtual Reality Living As Someone Else

Mark Farid calls his 28-day project "Seeing I."<p>Artist Mark Farid is ready to step into the future—a future that looks like equal parts <i>Being John Malkovich</i> and <i>Lawnmower Man</i>. He plans to live in virtual reality for 28 days, experiencing life as somebody else.<p>His project "Seeing I" will involve a …

Facebook releases new app just for Groups

One of Facebook's more popular, less attractive features is getting its very own app.<p>The social network is launching Facebook Groups, a standalone app for reading and posting to groups.<p>More than 700 million people check a group on Facebook every month, and the company says hundreds of thousands of …

Why Google Glass Isn't the Future

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Google Glass

There's an app that needs you: the rise of mobile crowdsourcing

<b>(CNN) —</b> From avoiding traffic jams, to analyzing pedestrian flow patterns, to finding the best public toilet in town, crowdsourcing apps are showing that many smartphones make for light work.<p>With thousands of mini-reports coming in from around the internet, a mosaic of information can form a larger …

Inside Google's billion dollar airfield - CNN Video

DARPA wants to build an Avengers-like flying aircraft carrier, to make drones even more effective - ExtremeTech

By on November 11, 2014 at 9:41 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Drones are an increasingly …

DARPA

iOS ‘Masque Attack’ vulnerability could be more dangerous than WireLurker

Less than a week after WireLurker shocked the iOS community with its vulnerability, a new malware threat has been discovered that could be even more dangerous.<p>The FireEye mobile security research team announced today that they’ve discovered a new iOS malware threat called Masque Attack that mimics …

Apps

Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

Here's Why The Time Is Always Set To 9:41 In Apple Ads

It even extends to print ads and television commercials.<p>That time used to be 9:42. You could see it across various commercials, print ads, and even on Apple's website. The explanation was simple: That's the time in the morning that Steve Jobs announced the very first iPhone in 2007. Around 42 …

IPad Air

The 7 quirkiest Kickstarter gadgets

Crowdfunding and high-tech innovation were made for each other.<p>With the emergence of sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, inventors with an idea, but not much cash, have been able to skip traditional business models and go straight to consumers who are excited to be part of something new and …

Try Windows 93: The Hilarious OS That Never Was

Somewhere between Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 lives this very odd, very funny art project that you can try in your browser.<p>If you didn’t live through the jump, it can be hard to describe the cultural revolution between Windows 3.1 and Windows 95. Its taskbar ussured in an era of “multitasking”; its …

Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook, Likes 'The Theory of Everything'

Stephen Hawking has spent a lifetime getting his head around concepts in astrophysics most of us will never comprehend, but the 72-year-old never got …

A Google Exec Just Beat The World Record For Highest-Altitude Jump From The Stratosphere

A helium-filled balloon carried him 135,908 feet to nearly the top of the stratosphere — more than 25 miles — above the ground, before he cut himself loose and plunged toward the earth at speeds that peaked at more than 800 miles per hour.<p>Observers on the ground heard a small sonic boom, though …

World Records

We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too

It's impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we're not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>? It's one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard. Arx Pax is attempting to …

Watch Jony Ive and Elon Musk talk design and sci-fi transportation

Tired of hearing little more than soundbites from tech luminaries such as Apple's Jony Ive and Tesla's Elon Musk? Today's your lucky day. <i>Vanity Fair</i> has posted its full video interviews with both Ive and Musk, giving you an insight into how the two executives work. Not surprisingly, Ive's chat …