Chris baer

15 Flips | 4 Magazines | 3 Likes | 2 Followers | @cbiscuit861 | Keep up with Chris baer on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Chris baer”

Five iPhone Cases That Cost More Than Your iPhone

For the ironic friend in your life. But the joke’s on you, because this plastic case actually costs more than $1,000.<p><b>MORE</b>: The 10 Most Discussed …

Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos promises half-hour shipping with Amazon Prime Air

Jeff Bezos is nothing if not a showman. Amazon's CEO loves a good reveal, and took the opportunity afforded by a <i>60 Minutes</i> segment to show off his company's latest creation: drones that can deliver packages up to 5 pounds to your house in less than half an hour. They're technically octocopters, as …

4-D printing at the MIT Self-Assembly Lab: The future will build itself.

<i>In the next industrial revolution, will we manufacture goods, or will they construct themselves? architect and computer scientist Skylar Tibbits</i> …

MIT’s inFORM uses Kinect to physically interact through a computer

The Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab created a "self-aware computer" that allows users to affect physical space in front of the monitor, Fast Company reports.<p>The device is called inFORM and functions with the use of a pin board; each pin is connected to a motor made mobile by a computer. …

SEMA-Bound Bilstein-Tuned BMW 335i Featured on The Downshift

Earlier this year, shock absorber company Bilstein held a contest where fans could vote on which vehicle would be built for 2013 SEMA auto show. When the votes were tallied, the Ford Mustang GT and Ford F-150 lost to the 2011 BMW 335i coupe. On this episode of <i>The Downshift</i>, Bilstein and GSR …

Here’s how LG’s self-healing G Flex smartphone could work

LG is set to release its latest smartphone, the G Flex, in Korea next month. It will be the first phone to feature a vertically curved screen designed to fit the contours of a face and, more remarkably, a self-healing coating on the back cover.<p>This step into self-healing smartphones shouldn’t come …

Stanford University

Second Google barge sighted: What could they be?

Not one but two secret floating barges have now been tied to Google, but what could they be?<p>In the past week, the Mountain View, Calif., tech giant was linked to a company that has leased out a hangar in the middle of San Francisco Bay where it is building a mysterious structure behind tight …

Google Glass

Apple discovers 'manufacturing defect' causing iPhone 5S battery woes for some customers

New hardware always seems to have its share of problems, and Apple has confirmed to <i>The New York Times</i> that this time around some iPhone 5S owners are experiencing poor battery performance. "We recently discovered a manufacturing issue affecting a very limited number of iPhone 5S devices that could …

Google: self-driving cars safer than professional drivers - Roadshow

<b>Google has said that its data reveals self-driving cars are safer than any human driver on the road.</b><p>Speaking at the RoboBusiness robotics conference …

Autonomous Cars

Samsung Galaxy S3 outpaces iPhone 5S, 5C in touch accuracy

The Samsung Galaxy S3 performed notably better than Apple's latest handsets in terms of overall screen accuracy, according to a new study.<p>Apple's<p>iPhone 5SandiPhone 5Chave a bit of improving to do on the touch-accuracy front, according to new data from OptoFidelity, a Finland-based tech test and …

Phones

Final Fantasy VII on iOS and Android will take "years"

It will take "a few years" for Final Fantasy VII to appear on iOS and Android, Square Enix has said.<p>Following the announcement that the publisher is bringing Final Fantasy VI to smartphones later this year--Final Fantasy I through V are already available to download--Square Enix producer Takashi …

Final Fantasy

426 miles per hour on wheels is better than coffee

Not pretty, pretty danged fast though.<p>It is rare indeed to get a camera on a Bonneville run car, much more so when it is a streamliner where space is at an absolute premium. Luckily there was a camera along for the ride in the "Speed Demon" streamliner with George Poteet in 2013 for a 426 mile per …

A '65 Mustang with 710-hp NASCAR power, carbon-fiber parts, and all the right details for SEMA: As hot as the Equus Bass 770 we showed you earlier today? MORE -> http://bit.ly/16AKTga

Why next-gen consoles won't run games at 4K

Just because some say they can, doesn't mean they should. Based on the latest graphics hardware no one should expect great 4K gaming in this next generation of consoles.<p>Back in March, Microsoft's CVP of Marketing and Strategy Yusuf Mehdi told <i>Forbes</i> that the Xbox One would support 4K gaming, saying …

Nextgen