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52 Tech Products You Didn't Know You Needed (Until Now)

Get your life in gear with these high tech gadgets.<p>Find the perfect gadget for your unique lifestyle amongst these great picks including a nearly invincible action camera, waterproof bluetooth speakers, a mobile printer, a lipstick-sized phone charger, and more.

Model 3 Invites Start Going Out, What Do We Know About Tesla's Small Sedan?

With less than four weeks until the March 31 unveiling of Tesla’s Model 3, the first invites to the event have started to arrive. Exactly how much Tesla will show remains up in the air at this point — even the venue hasn’t been confirmed, though the company’s Hawthorne, Calif. facility seems …

Watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens actors react to the new trailer

"Yep. Yep. Yep. Yep. Yep. Yep. Yep. Ye-woaaahhhhohohOHH."<p>So, last night the new trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> was unleashed upon the world and it was good. Very, very good. But as well as excited fans freaking out over every little detail (did you spot Jakku? Famously the site of the …

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Star Wars ‘Force Awakens’ on China’s Great Wall: Pictures

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GitHub raises $250 million in new funding, now valued at $2 billion

It’s undeniable that businesses are increasingly recognizing the importance of software, and the $250 million that Silicon Valley company GitHub just …

Google self-driving car involved in first injury accident

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google Inc. revealed Thursday that one of its self-driving car prototypes was involved in an injury accident for the first time.<p>In …

Autonomous Cars

Supreme Court declines to hear Oracle v. Google case over software copyright

The Supreme Court has declined to hear <i>Oracle v. Google</i>, sending the long-running case back to a lower court where Google will have to argue that it made fair use of Oracle's copyrighted APIs. This has been a closely watched case, as the final decision could have a major impact on software …

North Korea clamps down on domestic drug addicts

Once a haven for narcotics, supply in the DPRK is dropping – and the hunt for crystal meth and other drugs is now sending users on the road, Daily NK reports<p>A crackdown on drugs in North Korea is sending many users across the country on long trips in pursuit of their means of pleasure.

North Korea

Delightful Illustrations Depict R2-D2 Dressed as Other Superheroes

Fantasy worlds collide in Steve Berrington's delightful illustrations that depict Star Wars icon R2-D2 dressed up as superheroes from other realms. The lovable droid crosses Marvel, DC Comic and Lucasfilm lines to don a Superman cape, pick up Captain America's shield and try on Wonder Woman's …

Star Wars

Meet the Amateur Street Photographer Taking China by Storm

Street View<br>Tao Liu<p>1 of 15<p>Early in October, in the third-tier Chinese city of Hefei in the province of Anhui, the young street photographer Tao Liu …

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

Panasonic 4K wearable camera arriving in May

Shooting video in 4K is quickly becoming more and more accessible, and Panasonic is about to begin offering another option to get shooters started. In May, it will release the HX-A500, a wearable camera that can shoot 4K video at 25 frames per second — a feat that Panasonic claims its camera is the …

Congressman Calls To Ban U.S. Dollar In Response To Plea For Bitcoin Ban

Congressman Jared Polis is calling on the Treasury to ban physical dollars in response to Senator Manchin’s plea to ban Bitcoin. “The exchange of dollar bills, including high denomination bills, is currently unregulated and has allowed users to participate in illicit activity, while also being …

Mt. Gox Bitcoins Get Obliterated

Is the price of Bitcoin on MtGox going to zero?<p>Prices have now fallen 50% in the last 12 hours to $120 on the once-dominant Bitcoin exchange. That is a spread of nearly $450 with prices on other sites. It would of course be a spectacular arbitrage to take advantage of, but no one can take their …

Bitcoin

A string of thefts hit Bitcoin's most reputable wallet service

In a few hours on December 15th, Jeff lost nearly $10,000.<p>It was 10.6 bitcoins held in the wallet service Coinbase, the most well-funded and widely implemented service on the market. Jeff, who asked that we not use his last name, got the news of the transaction as soon as it happened, and after …

Russia Says Bitcoin Should Be Avoided [Updated]

Russia doesn’t do things by halves — Bitcoin shouldn’t be used by individuals and legal entities according to a recent statement. If you have a Bitcoin wallet on your computer, the Government will be suspicious. The Central Bank of Russia reiterated that the official currency is the Ruble, and that …

Chinese Red Guards Apologize, Reopening A Dark Chapter

For most of the past half century, China has avoided a full accounting for one of the darkest chapters of its recent history: the Cultural Revolution of 1966-1976.<p>During that time, Chairman Mao Zedong's shock troops — Communist youth known as Red Guards — persecuted, tortured or even killed …

Smartlet: Go on, wear your iPhone on your wrist

We can finally say the future is in the palm of our hands. Well, not actually in the palm, but just a little further up.<p>Denos Ventures is hoping to make its debut outing with a minimally designed crowdfunded iPhone accessory simply called the Smartlet. The colorful bracelet/cradle combo lets …

App developers see wearable devices as next big thing

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wearable computers like Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch may not have caught fire yet, but that hasn’t stopped mobile game developers from rushing to create apps for the new devices, eager to seize what they hope is the next big moment in consumer …

Celebrity Baby Names: Rachel Zoe's Son

Sorry we've been a little busy holidaying it up at In Name Only, and I nearly missed an intriguing baby name from stylist-turned-designer Rachel Zoe. She and her husband welcomed Rodger Berman welcomed a second son before Christmas, and named him Kaius Jagger—with plans to call him Kai. He joins …

McDonald's Is Rolling Out Free Wi-Fi Across China

With more and more public places in China getting free Wi-Fi as part of the government’s efforts to promote Internet usage, McDonald’s is also jumping onto the bandwagon to attract customers.<p>Sina Tech reports that by next year, more than 1,400 McDonald’s restaurants across China will have free …

Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch coming December 2nd for $349.99

Qualcomm's upcoming Toq smartwatch will be available from December 2nd. The company, better known for its processors that power most smartphones, will sell Toq directly from its own website, and no retail partners have been announced. The watch will interface with Android smartphones via Bluetooth …

Google's Timothy Jordan: Glass is a complete break from the past

Many wonder whether Google Glass has legs as a technology. Will we still be using it (and talking about it) years from now? If you ask Google's Senior Developer Advocate Timothy Jordan, absolutely. Speaking at Expand in New York, he described the wearable eyepiece as a fundamental shift in user …

Pivothead's new video capture glasses let you mix and match power, storage and wireless add-ons

Pivothead's video-recording specs have undergone only a slight evolution since they launched early last year, gaining live broadcast abilities through the Air Sync add-on. Here at Expand NY, however, we've seen what's next, as the company's been kind enough to bring along a prototype of its …

The Code is your Enemy

You’re a builder, a creator — whether a back-end programmer, a Linux hacker, a Javascript ninja, a UX magician, a designer. You make stuff.<p>That’s …

Absurd Creature of the Week: Elusive Goblin Shark Has World's Most Terrifying Jaws

In the movie <i>Labyrinth</i>, David Bowie stars as Jareth the Goblin King, stealing babies and casually punting his subjects during musical numbers. He …

The “Thriller” Diaries

Michael Jackson’s 1983 “Thriller” remains the most popular music video of all time: a 14-minute horror spoof that changed the business. Behind the scenes it gave its star a temporary home with director John Landis, sparked a near romance with actress Ola Ray, and revealed how damaged the young pop …