Carlos Gonzalez

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Blipcast sends TV audio to your smartphone’s headphones

No need for Bluetooth<p>Phones are the most connected devices in our lives, but we consistently underutilize that connectivity. For example, why not use a phone's Wi-Fi radio to receive audio signals from your TV or PC and output those to a connected pair of headphones, untethering it from the source …

Nanowires help produce hydrogen fuel using sunlight

You ideally want to produce clean hydrogen fuel using clean sources, and Dutch researchers have taken a big step toward making that a practical reality. They've built a solar cell that uses a grid of gallium phosphide nanowires to make hydrogen gas from water. The approach gets a useful yield of …

We Spoke to a Researcher Working to Stop AI from Killing Us All

Ben Rubenstein got a $100,000 grant to help him study how machine learning can go wrong.<p>Most of us aren't afraid of killer robots because we're adults and we know they aren't real. But earlier this month the Future of Life Institute—a group backed by famed tech entrepreneur Elon Musk—handed out 37 …

Machine Learning

This ring light wants to make poorly-lit selfies a thing of the past

Selfie technology has come a long way in recent years, but for all our sticks, sombreros, hair-brushes and <i>Doom</i> mods, we still haven't overcome the selfie's biggest enemy: low light. What do you do if you're in a dark nightclub and you just <i>need</i> to share your night out with your pals on Instagram? …

Touch ID built into iPhone display one step closer as third-party company announces new tech

The possibility of Apple embedding the Home button into the display of a future iPhone model got a step closer today as a third-party company announced technology that allows fingerprints to be read through Gorilla Glass.<p><i>TNW</i> reports that Sonavation has developed ultrasonic fingerprint sensors …

Mobile Technology

Uber Is Now Testing “Suggested Pickup Points”

Uber is going to tell you where you should get picked up. A few days after I wrote a story recommending that Uber launch a feature called “Suggested Pickup Location”, I’ve spotted the company testing a feature called “Suggested Pickup Points” in San Francisco.<p>[Update: Uber confirms this feature …

San Francisco

These Apps Can Help You Unsend an Email

Have you ever regretted an email immediately after you’ve sent it? Do you wish you had the ability to unsend a message? It’s not just some tech …

How will the 5G network change the world?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1127000/1127434_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524625017_35dcab6fc7df78af2e28447142ed0903<p><b>The global race is on to develop 5G, the fifth generation of mobile network. While 5G will follow in the footsteps of 4G and 3G, this time</b> …

Google is bringing Chromecast to Mexico for 699 pesos

We've been enjoying Google's HDMI dongle for awhile here in the US, and now the Chromecast is making its way south. That's right: Mountain View's streaming stick will soon be available in Mexico for 699 pesos (around $50) at Best Buy, Liverpool and Linea stores, as spotted by <i>Android Central</i>. The …

August Smart Lock Is Finally Ready For Sale, With A Little Help From Apple

When hardware startup August first let the world know about its so-called smart lock back in May 2013, the company thought it was only a few months away from having the product ready to ship. And in came more than 60,000 pre-orders. But August wasn’t going to be ready for quite a while.<p>Today, a …

A RoboCop Hard Hat For Industrial Workers

The Smart Helmet is like Google Glass for your head.<p>Wearables are known as consumer technologies, but the applications for business could be just as useful. Take this RoboCop-style hard hat.<p>Developed by DAQRI in Los Angeles, the Smart Helmet combines cameras, sensors for things like object mapping …

Google Glass

Apple in talks to expand NFC in iPhone 6 beyond Apple Pay, replace building keycards and transit tickets

The Information is reporting that Apple is actively scouting out partnerships to increase the utility of the NFC chip inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Right now, the chip can only be used for payments through Apple Pay as the API is not available to third-party developers.<p>The Information says …

“We’re summoning the demon”: Elon Musk warns about artificial intelligence

Musk spoke at MIT’s AeroAstro Centennial Symposium, and thinks we should be “very careful” about AI<p>Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla, participated in an engaging Q&A last week at MIT's AeroAstro Centennial Symposium.<p>Musk discussed a wide range of topics including the engineering of …

Why Dyson's robot vacuum took 16 years, and why it's headed to Japan first

Dyson almost launched a robot vacuum. Back in 2001, after three years in development. Its first effort, shown to the British public in London looked nothing (and we mean nothing) like the eventual 360 Eye unveiled today. Sixteen years is a long time in tech. The DC06, as it was called, never made …

Why you can no longer trust any USB device plugged into your PC

Are you sitting down? Good. ‘Cause I’ve got some really bad, scary news to share with you: Every single device plugged into a USB port on your computer could pose a threat worse than any malware we’ve ever seen.<p>Yes, it’s as bad as it sounds.<p>Two researchers for the security consultancy SR Labs, …

Report Claims iWatch Awaiting FDA Approval, Will Feature Blood Glucose and Sweat Sensors

Apple's first-generation iWatch is awaiting certification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before it enters mass production for a launch this Fall, claims Chinese website <i>Laoyaoba</i> (Google Translate, via <i>GforGames</i>). Citing inside sources, the site claims that Apple has already …

Google Owns a Satellite Now

To understand the behemoth’s $500 million purchase of Skybox Imaging, don’t look to the sky. The clouds will do just fine.<p>Google will buy the micro-satellite startup Skybox Imaging for $500 million, the company announced today.<p>While the deal isn’t yet closed, it’s a big moment. I mean, <i>Google owns</i> …

Apple could unveil a shockingly different-looking Mac OS next week

Prepare for the things on your computer screen to look a lot different soon—if you’re using a Mac, at least. One of the new products that Apple is expected to reveal next week is a radically redesigned version of OS X, its Mac operating system.<p>The new software likely won’t be available to the …

Apple

Here’s the iPhone 6: Bigger, thinner, improved camera, and more

Apple’s iPhone 6 was perhaps the most highly anticipated device of 2014. Now, after a long, suspenseful year full of rumors and contradictory …

Leap Motion Wants To Change How People Interact With Cars

Leap Motion was borne out of a “deep frustration” that the process of creating a 3D object on a high-tech platform, the computer, took up more time than molding something with clay or Play-Doh.<p>“Computers are supposed to make us better and faster, but they make us slower,” company CEO Michael …

This Simple Device Harvests Sunshine And Beams It Down To Dark City Streets

A skyscraper building boom is blocking out more and more natural light in cities around the world. Engineers have designed a solution to pull sunlight down to where the people are.<p>As cities run out of buildable space, they keep getting taller: A record number of skyscrapers are planned in London, …

Skyscrapers

Apple Loop: Beats and Earbuds, Nokia's Imaging Brains And US Legal Requests, Tiny Displays And iPhone 6 Release Dates

<i>Taking a look at Apple’s purchase of Beats, more iPhone 6 rumours, killing the heartbeat buds rumor, staff movements, legal requests, an upset Swatch, and the progress of the circular HQ.</i> <i></i>Apple Loop <i>is here to remind you of a few of the very many things that happened around Apple over the last seven</i> …

AT&T customers can connect their GM 4G cars to shared data plans for $10 a month

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom / Kevin Fitchard<p>If you were thinking about buying one of General Motors’(s gm) new-fangled 4G cars this summer …

Jury Orders Samsung to Pay Apple $119.6M in Patent Infringement Case

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A California jury determined Friday that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents and awarded $120 million in damages.<p>The panel delivered its verdict in federal court in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants. It also ruled that Apple infringed Samsung patents and …

Mobile

iOS 8: eight expectations at Apple's WWDC 2014

iOS 8 is expected to emerge at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June, here are TechRadar's eight expectations<p><b>Apple's</b> Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco this summer is anticipated to unveil the new iOS 8 iPhone operating system.<p>Amongst TechRadar's predictions is an improved …

Apple Could Finally Adopt NFC On iPhone For Mobile Payment Plans And Touch ID

Apple’s 2014 roadmap was laid out in pretty considerable detail by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this week in an investor note, and while ordinarily analyst predictions aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on, Kuo has a solid track record of actually getting things right. Among …

Latin America Tech Update: News from March

Brazil’s Hotel Urbano picked up a $50 million investment from the powerhouse investment firm Tiger Global Management and previous backer Insight Venture Partners, TechCrunch reported. It plans to use this capital to accelerate its negotiations with Brazilian hotels, while boosting its sales and …

Apple's Phil Schiller: Samsung's copying makes people 'question' our innovation

The company's marketing chief tells court that Apple suffered market damage after developing the iPhone because Samsung illegally copied its smartphone patents.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Apple is famous for its high-profile product launches -- choreographed and well-practiced onstage performances. So it …

Phil Schiller

BeHere app uses iBeacons to automatically take attendance as students enter the classroom

A new app called BeHere aimed at teachers uses Apple’s new Bluetooth LE iBeacon technology to recognize students and automatically take attendance as they enter a classroom.<p>With the BeHere app installed, the teacher’s iPad acts as an iBeacon and students entering the classroom with an iPhone, iPad, …