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JmGO View projector is beautiful, runs Android and is coming to CES

There’s plenty of smart and mobile projectors out there, but very few will look as good, be as self-sufficient or work as well as the JmGO View. This Chinese manufacturer is not very commonly known in western markets, but they aim to change this by bringing their latest and greatest product to CES …

Gear & Gadgets

6 ways to clear out space on your smartphone

Smartphone storage is at a real premium unless you're lucky enough to own one with lots of it. (And if you do, your phone likely wasn't cheap.)<p>With …

Toshiba Radius 12 review: A 4K laptop with compromises

Toshiba hasn't always made the best laptops. The company is perhaps known for the sort of bargain-basement machines you'll find at big-box stores like Best Buy, and when it has dabbled in flagship systems, its efforts have sometimes fallen short. The Radius 12 could be different, though. It ticks …

How close are we to building a 'real' lightsaber?

If you find yourself watching a movie about space ships duelling above CGI alien worlds and space monks fighting with light swords in the next few …

Physics

Cyanogen’s Surprisingly Sensible Plan To Steal Android Away From Google

As Google tightens its grip on Android, a scrappy software startup uses openness as a rallying cry. Don’t laugh it off just yet.<p>If you were to plot an elaborate heist on one of the world’s largest technology companies, you probably wouldn’t start by letting everyone know you were coming.<p>Yet that’s …

cyanogen

Sony could start rolling out Lollipop from next week, according to Sony Indonesia

The much anticipated Lollipop update for Sony Xperia devices could arrive from next week, according to a posting on Sony’s official Indonesian Facebook page.<p>Back in January, Sony hinted it would begin rolling out Lollipop from February, but as we’re approaching mid-March, we’re yet to hear anything …

Stephen Wolfram writes nifty IoT data store for his nifty software stack

One of the challenges associated with the internet of things is figuring out where to put all that data. If you have dozens of connected devices …

Jigsaw Puzzles

MakerBot Launches Starter Lab to Make 3D Printing Accessible

MakerBot announced today its new initiative called Starter Lab. The aim of the project is to make 3D printing more accessible to schools and organizations.<p>The lab kit consists of MakerBot’s Replicator 3D printers, a Digitizer Desktop 3D scanner, MakerCare protection plans for the hardware, parts …

HGST still makes most reliable hard drives, says Backblaze

HGST is the reigning champion of hard drives when it comes to reliability, according to cloud backup provider Backblaze, which should know since it …

Cloud Computing

The Untold Story Of The Invention Of The Game Cartridge

How a forgotten company’s 1970s technical breakthrough launched a billion-dollar business and helped spawn a new creative medium.<p>Consider the humble video game cartridge. It’s a small, durable plastic box that imparts the most immediate, user-friendly software experience ever created. Just plug it …

Retrogaming

Build over 10 apps for Android Lollipop with Android Studio for 82% off

If you’re looking to develop apps for the most recent version of Android, these courses are for you. The Bitfountain comprehensive Android Lollipop package includes 30 hours of video instruction and over 10 app-building exercises to help with the app building process. There are a slew of different …

Here’s How to 3D-Print Your Own Crossguard Lightsaber

The crossguard lightsaber introduced in the trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> raised eyebrows among skeptics as much as it elicited drools from …

3D Printing

Virtual Reality on Smartphones Is Here, but Will Users Follow?

"It's going to take a lot of people experimenting with this technology to really figure it out."<p>The nascent virtual reality industry, recently reignited by Facebook-owned Oculus VR, was originally focused on PCs: Powerful, upgradeable consumer machines that, paired with the right headset, could …

Sony's latest wearable is a watch made of electronic paper

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has uncovered Sony's clandestine involvement in a smartwatch project. Under the name Fashion Entertainment (FES), the company …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

The best new Android apps and games from October 2014

It’s the end of October and we hope everyone has/had a safe and fun Halloween! We’re getting into November, the weather is getting colder for some (warmer for others) and it’s time to round up the best new Android apps and games from October of 2014!<p>[Price: Free]<br>First up is Camera51. This unique …

iPhone 6 vs Xperia Z3 Compact Review: Sony The iPhone Slayer

For a long time, Apple had the small-screen high-power handset space to itself. The last year or two has seen a tendency from Android manufacturers to move away from a linear ‘screen size to power’ relationship with a handful of ‘mini’ handsets that look to deliver the same power and functionality …

The iBox Nano 3D printer is almost as cheap as it is tiny

We've seen our share of 3D printers 'round these parts, but the iBox Nano could be one of the smallest yet. Its creators claim that the gizmo is not only the most diminutive resin printer, but also the most affordable in addition to being the word's quietest and lightest 3D printer to date. It …

Sharp's night vision camera records color even in total darkness

Say goodbye to the days of monochrome night vision footage, folks. Sharp recently unveiled an infrared security camera that captures color 720p video, even in absolute darkness. The trick is an imaging sensor that uses near-infrared for illumination; unlike virtually every other competitor, this …

Adobe Launches Brackets V1.0, An Open-source Text Editor for Web Designers

Adobe has just released version 1.0 of Brackets, its free open-source text editor that’s built in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, for coding HTML, CSS and JavaScript.<p>Available for Windows, Mac and Linux, Brackets is aimed at Web designers and developers, with focused features like Live Preview to easily …

Box unveils ClusterRunner, an open-source tool to test code fast

As a fast-growing cloud file-sharing software company, Box needs to deploy new versions of its software in a timely fashion, and that requires an efficient code-testing process. Box built an internal tool to meet its needs, and today it’s releasing the tool into the wild.<p>The tool, ClusterRunner, …

Tip of the Day: Easily Add Up To 20 Widgets to Your iPhone or iPad

iOS 8 finally brought the ability to customize the iPhone and iPad interface by allowing you to add widgets to the Today screen in Notification Center. In an earlier post, I explained the simple steps for doing this. You simply swipe down from the top of the display to view the Notification Center …

8 Steps to Launching Your Product

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale.</i><p>After Skyping with some college students, I wanted to share my process for launching a product or creative campaign. Whether it was launching IWearYourShirt, starting a non-profit, selling my last name, or various …

Here are seven cool projects made possible with Intel's tiny computer

Thinking about using Intel Edison for your next builder project, but feeling a little uninspired? Don't worry: IDF 2014 is rife with examples of how to use the company's new development board. In the weeks leading up to the conference, Intel employees and partners alike used it to build robots, …

Do you know all the features in your Sony Xperia Z3?

It’s so easy to stick to your usual technology and services when migrating devices. New phones often come with new features that will blow your mind and change your daily lives, but we often dismiss them. Sony wants to make sure you don’t fall in this black tech hole.<p>The Japanese manufacturer has …

Raw footage: Larry Tesler on Steve Jobs' visit to Xerox PARC

So many myths have attached themselves to Steve Jobs’ visit to Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center in the winter of 1979 that I’m surprised the YouTube …

Humin lands on iOS to make your phone app more human

As much as our smartphones have evolved to become smarter, sometimes even more than us, the “phone” part of our devices have changed very little …

Apps

People Are Raving About This iPhone-Like Android Phone From China's Hottest Smartphone Company

The phone is less than a month old, but it already seems to be generating buzz among some tech bloggers who managed to get their hands on it.<p>The Mi4 comes with hardware that is impressive enough to go head to head with the likes of Apple and Samsung. It has a full HD 1080p 5-inch screen and a …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

18 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological …

Immune System