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Lexus has built a car with a human heartbeat

It's better than personalised number plates: Lexus has designed a one-off car that can reflect the driver's heartbeat on the vehicle's exterior using …

New York Times will offer free articles on the Starbucks app starting next year

Starting next year, the Starbucks app will have reading material from The New York Times.<p>The feature will be made available to My Starbucks Rewards members, and may even reward them for reading NYT articles in-app. The reading material will cover “key social, political and economic issues.”<p>To earn …

YouTube will now show 360-degree video ads

Google is making your ads a bit more interactive – YouTube now supports 360-degree video advertisements on Chrome, Android and iOS.<p>Beer brand Bud Light is the first advertiser to take advantage of the new feature, which runs on Google’s TrueView ad platform. You can use your mouse to pan around the …

Apple already took 75 percent of the smartwatch market

The official numbers for Apple Watch sales are still a mystery. But, according to a report by research firm Strategy Analytics, the Cupertino company shipped an estimated 4 million units during the second quarter of 2015. As a result, Apple's already captured 75 percent of the smartwatch …

Xiaomi will let Uber users in Asia buy the new Mi Note smartphone directly through the Uber app

China-based smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced a partnership with Uber that will see the alternative taxi company take on a dual role of ecommerce company and on-demand delivery.<p>The tie-up is timed to coincide with the launch of Xiaomi’s latest flagship device: the Mi Note, a 5.7-inch “phablet.” …

Skype Translator turns Mandarin into swear words

Skype Translator, Microsoft's real time voice and text translator tool, has been turning Mandarin into expletive-filled English.<p>The glitch, which is …

Google Street View takes you to the rugged roads and icy lakes of Mongolia

Mongolia may not be your first choice for a vacation spot. But the views are incredible, courtesy of Google Street View.<p>I can't say I've ever thought about visiting Mongolia. But now with Google's latest Street View journey, I can at least make a virtual visit.<p>In October 2014, the Google Street …

Google Street View

Nano-Sized Synthetic Coral Could Suck Up Ocean's Pollutants

Absorbing more heavy metal than Scandinavia<p>Corals are great at absorbing toxic heavy metals, which is one of the many reasons they are dying off. Now researchers have created synthetic corals that use these same properties to soak up the pollutants instead.<p>Industrial and manufacturing processes …

Uber's getting sued again, this time in Ontario

Uber has run into legal troubles yet again — this time in Toronto. Ontario taxi company owner Dominik Konjevic has filed a $400 million class-action lawsuit ($307.27 million USD) against Uber Canada.<p>In a report by Reuters, Ontario law firm Sutts, Strosberg LLP, who is representing the taxis, said …

This iPhone 7 concept comes with a special wireless dock

It’s iPhone rumor season which means concept artists are busting out their best guesses as to what Jony Ive’s next smartphone design changes might entail. We’ve already seen some super thin iPhone redesigns, but concept designers Ivo Marić and Tomislav have taken a different approach.<p>Instead of …

China is building a massive solar plant in the Gobi desert

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Plans are underway for China’s first large-scale commercial solar plant, designed to eventually supply electricity for approximately one million households in Qinghai province. It’s a concentrating solar power (CSP) system, which uses a vast array of mirrors spread …

Renewable Energy
Transportation

Samsung's Big Plan To Dominate The iPhone 7

Samsung knows it needs to do something special to claw-back the market share lost to Apple. Is the next big flagship battle – the iPhone 7 vs the Galaxy S7 – Samsung’s best shot? That comes down to whether or not it goes ahead with its most radical concept yet, a foldable smartphone.<p>It’s been two …

Electronics Industry

What comes after the flying car? A self-flying car

AeroMobil is already wowing people with a prototype of a flying car. But over the next decade, it wants to give new meaning to the term "autopilot."<p>AUSTIN, Texas -- AeroMobil, a startup from Slovakia, is already making sci-fi lore a reality: the company has made a prototype of a flying car. But …

Driverless Cars

Cuba has allowed the launch of the country's first free, public Wi-Fi

An artist in Havana has made his own government-authorized connection public<p>Cuba is taking small steps to loosen its grip on internet access in the country. Recently, a cultural center in Havana began rolling out access to free, public Wi-Fi — the first of its kind in Cuba. The country currently …

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Arrange Your iPhone Icons Any Way You Want With Makeovr

One of the biggest gripes I have with the iPhone 6 Plus is that there’s no way to permanently bring my homescreen icons closer to the bottom of the giant screen. With Makeovr, a new web app, there’s finally a way.<p>Makeovr is fairly straightforward; take a screenshot of an empty page of your …

Amazon 1-Click shopping is coming to your Apple Watch

Amazon is in the business of making it as easy as possible to spend money in their online store. It should surprise no one, then, that Amazon is already developing an Apple Watch app, which will let customers search for products and purchase them with a single click, all from a user’s …

5 ways to make money with your phone

You don't like to think about it, but between the up-front cost and the monthly contract payments, your phone costs you a fair bit of money. What you might not realize is that it can make you money, too.<p>You won’t get rich, but you can pay for a few trips to Starbucks. Here’s how to get started.<p><b>1.</b> …

Personal Finance

All the Google Easter eggs worth checking out

We found 27 awesome Google Easter eggs so you don't have to.<p>Tech companies can have fun, too! Google is well-known for its nerdy sense of humor, which includes April Fools' Day pranks (Google Apps for Business Dogs, anyone?) and Easter eggs hidden throughout the company's numerous products.<p>I'm not …

Eggs

Emoji Keyboard puts the power of mobile shorthand on desktops and laptops

If someone can find success crowdfunding potato salad on Kickstarter, why not something equally unnecessary but even more fun — like an emoji …

PC makers mock Apple’s new MacBook

Mac vs. PC is always fun. It's a never-ending war of words between Apple fans and Microsoft fans, mixed with tech spec comparisons of GHz, nits, and RAM speed. While Apple was busy unveiling a new 12-inch MacBook without any full-sized USB ports, PC makers took the opportunity to mock the future …

MacBook

Look Inside The New Retina MacBook Pro’s Force Touch Trackpad And Taptic Engine

Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display got some significant updates last week alongside the big Apple Watch and new MacBook announcements, and one of those was a brand new trackpad that features Force Touch pressure sensitive and a Taptic Engine for haptic (vibration) feedback. Repair …

MacBook

Tablet sales expected to grow, but just barely, in 2015

Researcher IDC cuts its forecast for tablet shipments in 2015, adding that Apple's iPad should keep losing market share.<p>Things just keep getting worse for tablet makers -- especially Apple.<p>Researcher IDC on Thursday chopped its outlook for tablet growth in 2015, now saying device shipments will …

Market Capitalization

This Little Handwriting Robot Helps Kids Learn By Letting Them Be Teachers

How to give a kid confidence in their abilities? Let them teach a bot that’s worse than them.<p>Learning-by-teaching is a proven way for students to gain new skills. But does the technique work when kids teach robots and not other kids?<p>Researchers in Switzerland think so. They’ve developed the …

Peeq lets you share 6-second videos with complete strangers

Ever wondered what would happen if Vine were a messaging app? Meet Peeq.<p>Each summer, I live on the back patio more than I do inside my home. Between grilling dinner (and sometimes lunch), working at a picnic table and playing with the kids -- my time is well-spent outdoors. Sitting just above the …

Apps

This Mesmerizing Faucet Saves Water By Creating Beautiful Spirals

It isn’t easy to get people to care about saving water: Just ask California, where residents failed to even save half of the state’s goal of 20% reductions in January, despite the epic drought. But could better-looking design tempt more people to adopt water-saving tech?<p>A new faucet is designed to …

Will the rich and famous buy the Apple Watch Edition?

Yes.<p>They will buy a lot of them because they have lots of money and they buy expensive stuff all the time.<p>Wait, really? A dinosaur skull? Huh, ok.<p>Rich people, they buy crazy stuff and $10,000 to $17,000 is nothing to them. NOTHING!

Google Launches Store For "Made With Google" Hardware

Just as Google announced a new Chromebook Pixel, the company has also taken the wraps off a new store that will sell “Made with Google” hardware.<p>The new store will sit alongside the existing Play Store, which is now dedicated to only digital content. Google Store exists to make it easier to learn …

There's an incredibly simple way to find the lyrics to any song you're listening to on Spotify

There's a way to see the lyrics for any song you're listening to right on Spotify, without ever having to open a browser to Google song lyrics. It takes only a couple clicks.<p>Just make sure you're using Spotify on your desktop, as opposed to your phone or tablet.<p>Spotify recently partnered with a …

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Turkey Is Considering Banning ‘Minecraft’ Because of All Its Horrific Violence

It's difficult to play <i>Minecraft</i> without being overcome by blind rage.<p><i>Minecraft</i> is not a game of bloodshed and carnage. It is not a game that encourages players to throw their morals out the window and murder their fellow man. According to its website, it "is a game about breaking and …

Minecraft