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That insanely-expensive hoverboard is now $5,000 cheaper

Did you take a look at Arca Space's honest-to-goodness actual hoverboard and think that $19,900 was a bit too much? That's excellent, because the firm has revealed that its canny business deals have lowered the price down to just $14,900. It's a fact that should please all none of its pre-order …

Hoverboards

Massive Protest over Uber in London: Pictures

Uber

The Number of Drones Expected to Sell During the Holidays Is Scaring the Government

As many as one million drones could be sold during this year’s holiday season, FAA official Rich Swayze has told ATW Online.<p>Unmanned aerial vehicles …

Apple's iPhone 6s Plus Costs an Estimated $236 to Make -- $749 to Purchase

The research firm pulled apart Apple's newest device to get a closer look at its components and analyze the likely cost of materials and manufacturing.<p>It costs Apple an estimated $236 to make and assemble its new iPhone 6s Plus, roughly one-third the $749 retail price of the smartphone, according …

AI Is About To Go Mainstream And Reshape The Workplace

Michael Yamnitsky Contributor<p>Michael Yamnitsky is venture partner at NYC-based venture fund Work-Bench.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The next generational shift in enterprise infrastructure has arrived<br>• Why Startups Will Dominate The AI-Powered Apps Landscape<p>Much like the evolution of systems …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Uber wanted 40% of China's biggest taxi app so it issued an ultimatum

Uber tried to buy its way into the Chinese market, according to a CEO of the country’s largest taxi app. At the Yabuli Summer Entrepreneurs Summit …

China

This Floating Hotel Takes You Through the Amazon River

A new meaning for luxury cruises.<p>Aqua Expeditions teamed up with Peruvian architect Jordi Puig to design the Aria Amazon, a 5-star river cruise ship that definitely deserves the high accolade. The stunning vessel embarks from Iquitos, Peru, and includes 16 cabins that feature floor-to-ceiling …

Miley Cyrus Talks Taylor Swift, Sexism in the Music Industry

She’s just being Miley – and she doesn’t understand what’s wrong with that.<p>Miley Cyrus opens up about her public perception and why she feels her …

‘French revolution’ in Shenzhen as Cyril Ebersweiler’s HAX helps start-ups speed products to market

Speak to any hardware start-up business in Shenzhen and the chances are they will have heard of Cyril Ebersweiler. The Frenchman, 36, founded HAX …

As sci-fi medieval fantasy, the late Aleksei German’s extraterrestrial epic makes Game of Thrones look like musical chairs<p>This uncategorisable epic is set on another planet, but it feels extraterrestrial in every sense – the sort of visionary undertaking that, according to cinema’s usual commercial …

Game of Thrones

12 spouses who are lucky to be married to the most powerful women in Silicon Valley

This has inevitably led to the rise of a new class of man, those who support their wives as they take the tech world by storm. While they may not be as famous as their wives are within the tech industry, these men work in a variety of other sectors that range from healthcare and law to rolling up …

Mini's weird-looking AR goggles are actually useful

Augmented reality is supposed to be the future, but its current usefulness is pretty fuzzy. Sony's SmartEyeglass is reminiscent of your old monochrome monitors, Microsoft's HoloLens' games look intriguing, but who knows when that's coming out and Google Glass, well, we're not sure what the future …

Augmented Reality

Valet Startup ZIRX Raises $30M Led By Bessemer, Expands To Offer More Value-Added Services

It’s been about six months since we last checked in with ZIRX, an on-demand valet startup that launched in San Francisco last year but has been quietly expanding into multiple markets across the U.S. At the same time, it’s been testing out add-on services beyond just parking and making them …

3-D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once …

This Is What Computers Look Like Now and That's Just Awesome

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Instabrand raises $2.5 million in venture funding

Instabrand, a Los Angeles start-up that helps strike deals between advertisers and individuals with large social media followings, announced Tuesday that it has raised $2.5 million in venture capital.<p>The investment is the latest sign that advertisers are looking to spend more money on campaigns in …

Social Media

Amazon’s New Dash Button Hardware Offers Instant Orders For Staple Products

Amazon has new hardware called the Dash Button that allows one-press ordering of products you’re likely to want to replace on a regular basis. The Dash Button comes in a number of different branded versions based on what it’s coded to order, and includes an adhesive backing and hook holster to let …

This self-building chair could be the future of furniture

Surrounded by tiny screws, planks of wood, and pieces of paper bearing incomprehensible diagrams, we think "can't there be a better way to assemble furniture?" The scientists at MIT say yes. The university's self-assembly lab has developed a chair that will, when submerged in water, put itself …

PrintSnap Wants to Bring Back the Instant Picture Using Dirt Cheap Receipt Paper

Instant photos are fun and were at one time super popular, but they aren’t exactly cheap. Shooting with new Impossible Project film costs about $3 …

How It Feels To Ride A Real Hoverboard

The thin air turns thick beneath your feet. You step onto the Hendo Hoverboard and an invisible force compresses, condensing and coiling like a spring you cannot see. It sinks for just a split-second, slipping closer to the solid copper floor below.<p>But before it can touch, the magnets strengthen …

A Chinese Startup Made The Thinnest Smartphone In The World — Here's What It Looks Like

The Oppo R5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world.<p>It's more than two millimeters slimmer than the iPhone 6, and it's so skinny it can't even fit a standard headphone jack.<p>The phone, which was unveiled at the end of October, is only available in a few select countries at the moment. It will …

Man Builds Machine To Endlessly Swipe Right On Tinder To Meet New Women

One enterprising engineer decided to maximize his chances of obtaining a Tinder match by building a battery-operated robot to endlessly swipe right for him.<p>The Java developer, James Befurt, constructed the apparatus by writing a computer program that hooks up with what appears to be some type of …

A Secret Message Hidden In A CIA Sculpture 25 Years Ago Might Finally Be Solved

The sculpture is 12 feet high, and stands on the grounds of the CIA complex in Langley, Virginia. American artist Jim Sanborn built it 25 years ago.<p>Kryptos contains four hidden messages, carved out of metal. Those four messages are the clues to a riddle. Sanborn has hinted that solving the riddle …

Whitney Wolfe, Other Former Tinder Employees To Launch Direct Competitor Called Bumble

Whitney Wolfe, an early employee at Tinder who sued the company for sexual harassment and workplace discrimination, has joined up with two other early Tinder employees, Chris Gulczynski and his parnter Sarah Mick (cofounders of YayNext), to launch a direct competitor to Tinder called Bumble, …

3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics, such as antennas and batteries, but LEDs and semiconductors have been elusive; you usually need some other manufacturing technique to make them work, which limits what they can do and where they'll fit. A team of Princeton researchers …

SnapJet lets you print your smartphone snaps as Polaroids

An Impossible Lab challenger has appeared to let you print Polaroid-style photos directly from your smartphone. The SnapJet -- seeking funding on Kickstarter -- uses no apps (although there will be a free app available), no wires, no Wi-Fi, no NFC, no Bluetooth -- and it's compatible with every …

Gear & Gadgets

Springleap Brings A New Model For Creative Design To Madison Avenue And Beyond

Springleap has traveled from its offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, to Brooklyn to set up its global headquarters and bring a new model for crowdsourced design to the “Mad Men” of Madison Avenue.<p>The company started as a design competition website, allowing brands to post …

Uber same-day delivery on the way? Hire may be a clue

Uber's latest hire -- the head of Google's same-day shopping service -- could help CEO Travis Kalanick realize his dream of delivering just about anything.<p>Uber may soon have its drivers delivering purchased goods as well as passengers.<p>The on-demand car service, which lets users hail a ride through …

Report: Elon Musk eyeing partnership to launch 700 internet satellites

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images<p>SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk’s next venture could be small satellites equipped to …