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The Tech Behind Each Letter In Google’s Alphabet

GIF Animations

Augmented And Virtual Reality To Hit $150 Billion, Disrupting Mobile By 2020

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tim Merel is the managing director of</i> <i>Digi-Capital.</i><p>Virtual reality and augmented reality are exciting – Google Glass coming and going, Facebook’s $2 billion for Oculus, Google’s $542 million into Magic Leap, not to mention Microsoft’s HoloLens. There are amazing early-stage platforms …

Augmented Reality

2015 13-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display Review

Apple has updated the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with some major improvements, including fifth-generation Intel Core processors, Iris 6100 graphics cards, PCIe-based flash storage that can manage up to twice the transfer speeds of the previous generation, an extra hour of battery life and faster …

MacBook Air

Pan-European Rail Travel Startup Loco2 Adds Italy’s Trenitalia

No one is going to take an Uber from London to Naples. And, fortunately, they don’t have to. U.K.-based pan-European train travel startup Loco2 has integrated its sixth European rail booking system, signing up the Italian national rail operator Trenitalia. The integration will go public on March 3 …

European Integration

Highly Dexterous Robot Can Fold Balloon Animals, Close Zip-Ties

<b>The Terminator:</b> The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line November 14th, 2014. Human decisions are removed from strategic balloon animal-making. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, November 30th. In a panic, they try to pull …

Robotics

This Millennium Falcon Drone Can Make The Kessel Run In Less Than Twelve Parsecs

“What a piece of junk!” said Luke Skywalker.<p>“She’ll make point five past lightspeed (30km/h.),” Han replied. “She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid. I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself including a 1800mAh battery, a GoPro 3 and a handmade Styrofoam body …

Drones

Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

Google Earth

Microsoft Reveals Windows Holographic, An Augmented Reality User Interface For The World

Microsoft revealed a version of Windows that blends holograms with real world video to provide users with an augmented reality version of their environment that blends real objects with virtual, and virtual interface elements, information boxes and guidelines viewable via a wearable headset …

Augmented Reality

Elon Musk Donates $10M To Make Sure AI Doesn’t Go The Way Of Skynet

Tesla and SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk has gone on record before proclaiming the potential risks of artificial intelligence, and now he’s putting his money where his mouth is. The intrepid inventor and entrepreneur announced a donation of $10 million to help fund research to “keep AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Tesla Announces The Roadster 3.0 With A 400 Mile Range

Tesla isn’t done with its iconic Roadster. The company just took the wraps off the next generation of the sport car. Chief among the updates is a new 400 mile range, which will allow drives from San Francisco to Los Angeles on a single charge. Tesla notes that it expects a 40-50% improvement on …

Elon Musk Testing ‘X-Wing’ Fins For Reusable Rockets, Seafaring Spaceport Drones For Landing

Let’s face it: Elon Musk is probably a time traveller sent back to help us leave earth behind and achieve the next phase of human evolution. The inventor and entrepreneur issued a minor tweet storm today, in which he detailed a new SpaceX program to test the function of “X-Wing” style grid fins …

Motorola Starts Selling Moto 360s with Metal Bands For $50-$80 More

If the only thing keeping you from picking up a Moto 360 was that your only choice for the watch-band material was leather (and not that Android Wear is still a bit wonky) — good news!<p>After quite a few leaks suggesting as much, Motorola is now officially selling the Moto 360 with metal bands.<p>One …

Sphero Finally Gets A Friend With Ollie, The Tubular Smartphone-Controlled Robot

Today, Orbotix (the makers behind Sphero) is introducing its second robot alongside the circular Sphero to go faster and jump higher. Folks, meet the Ollie by Sphero.<p>Originally called the 2B, the Ollie can go about 2x faster than the Sphero, which is shaped like a ball. The Ollie has a 30-meter …

The World Of Everything-As-A-Service

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tom Blomfield is a Ruby developer and co-founder of GoCardless (YC S11). He was named one of the Top 5 Entrepreneurs under 30 in Europe and blogs at tomblomfield.com.</i><p>Over the last few years, it’s become dramatically more simple and capital-efficient to launch and grow Internet …

Tile, The Lost-Item Tracker With Millions In Crowdfunding, Was Worth The Wait

The first thing you’ll notice about Tile, the crowdfunded lost-item finder that attaches to bags, keys, bikes and more, is that it’s big. I mean, I know the company provided the device’s specs beforehand, but it’s still a surprise to see this large white square — bigger than a Wheat Thin and …

Apple Using M7 Motion Processor For Indoor Positioning With iOS 8

Apple has added a trick to its CoreLocation set of geopositioning tools in iOS 8, 9to5Mac has noticed, and that will make it possible for venue owners to build indoor positioning systems into software tied to their facilities. iOS 8 adds the M7 processor and iPhone motion sensors to the …