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Siri tips and tricks that don't require iOS 8

Siri will offer iPhone and iPad users several new features and enhancements when we all get our hands on iOS 8 later this year . Among them are voice activation, 22 new dictation languages, and song recognition via Shazam. But even now Siri may be capable of doing more than many of you …

50 'Matrix'-style Nokia Lumias capture New York's 'living moments'

What do you get when you hit the streets of New York City with fifty Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphones and a Microsoft Surface? The Arc of Wonder, that's what.<p>Nokia recruited filmmaker and music video director Paul Trillo to take fifty 1020s onto the streets of Manhattan with the Arc of Wonder, an …

What Smartwatches Need: Physical, Clickable Interactivity, Not Swiping

As we reported earlier this year, there is no shortage of smartwatches approaching the market. And while some are finally perfecting the fashion …

Wearable Tech

Meet the British Police Trying to Decriminalize Drugs

Plenty of cops are tired of fighting the War on Drugs, a battle they know full well they’re never going to win. In 2002, a group of American police set up LEAP. Though it remains relatively small, LEAP’s UK branch has been operating since 2008.<p><i>A police officer holding a wrap on a stop-and-search</i> …

There's Still Something Mythical About Small-Town Finland

Five photographers traveled to Kainuu in Northeast Finland, the birthplace of the <i>Kalevala</i>, and explored the mythology through contemporary photography. I called up one of the guys, Aapo, to chat about the project.<p>In 1835, the Finnish linguist Elias Lönnrot published <i>the Kalevala</i>, a …

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Get ready to pay for things with your veins

Fingerprint scanners like those on the latest iPhones could soon give way to another biometric identifier: The geometry of the veins in your hands.<p>Hackers in the Chaos Computer Club last year fooled the Apple TouchID, which unlocks the iPhone 5S when presented with a familiar finger, by creating a …

CES

App that turns smartphones into accurate 3D scanners is in development

Two-dimensional images are so last century. Researchers from Switzerland’s Federal Institute of Technology are working to add the third dimension to images taken with regular smartphone cameras.<p>The research team developed a technology that makes highly accurate 3D scanning as simple as recording a …

Mobile Devices

You Will Be Mesmerized By These XBox And PlayStation GIFs

As much as the consoles change, the controllers really stay pretty much the same. These hypnotizing GIFs from the folks over at Gadget Love prove it.<p>Many gamers will remember the monolithic controller of the original Xbox that shipped with the system in 2001. Microsoft slimmed it down for Xbox 360 …

As Bitcoin tops $1,200, does its fate rest in China's hands?

A surge in Chinese demand underlies bitcoin's astronomical rise over the past few months—the alternative digital currency topped $1,200 early Friday—underscoring the nation's interest in digital currencies as alternative investments.<p>The question lingers: is it only a matter of time before the …

Louis C.K. parody reveals the one button Facebook needs

Your spiritual guide might be the Dalai Lama, Miley Cyrus or Evan Snapchat.<p>Mine is Louis C.K. He has that desperate grip on reality, despite the modern world trying to rip it from him at every moment.<p>He's already explained why he won't let his kids have cell phones in stunningly persuasive …

Louis C.K.

One college football sign netted over $20,000 in donations for a Bitcoin enthusiast

After significant publicity and a rapidly appreciating conversion rate, Bitcoin is a widely recognized phenomenon. But to some extent it's also still a geeky crypto-currency held by a relatively small number of people — who, at least in a recent case, have proven themselves generous to fellow …

Amazon Prime Air: Delivery by Drones Could Arrive As Early as 2015

For the next few weeks UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service will be working overtime to make sure you get your holiday gifts on time, but if Amazon …

The Earth Is a Machine

The more we learn about ecosystems, the more obvious it becomes that we won't save the Earth until we admit that our planet is a giant, incredibly …

Surveillance covers porn, too — leaks show NSA considered undermining “radicalizers”

Pervasive online surveillance isn’t just for spotting threats to national security – it may also be a handy tool for using people’s personal …