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Small States: JDS Labs makes powerful iPhone headphone amps, giveaway worth $279

<i>Small States features small companies that design and manufacture within the United States.</i><p><b>Update (11/29 11:00am)</b>: Adam Scheidegger is our winner – thanks for following along and entering this Small States contest!<p>There is a lot of pride that comes with manufacturing in the United States, and we’ve …

There is now a 3D printer on the International Space Station

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Made in Space<p>An astronaut installed a 3D printer on the International Space Station (ISS) this morning — a big first …

These room-friendly 'micro' tower speakers bowled over the Audiophiliac

Kvart & Bolge's Sound Sommelier takes a decidedly fresh approach to high-end speaker design, at a price anyone can afford.<p>I have to admit it was the look of the tiny Kvart & Bolge Sound Sommelier tower speakers that first piqued my interest. My samples were finished in a textured "Fender Tweed Amp" …

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Now you can play 'Defender' and 900 other arcade classics in your browser

It seems like the Internet Archive was just getting started when it resurrected <i>WordStar</i> and <i>The Hobbit</i> from floppy-disk purgatory. Now, the latest additions to the Javascript MESS emulator are of the arcade variety. Specifically, games including <i>Defender</i>, <i>Mr. Do!, Zaxxon</i> and <i>Joust</i> are now playable in …

Nixie wearable camera drone wins Intel's $500,000 tech challenge

Wearable camera drone Nixie is the winner of Intel's Make it Wearable competition, scooping a prize of $500,000 (£313,000) at a ceremony held in San …

Welcome to Oculus XXX: In-Your-Face 3D is the Future of Porn

In 2015, experts claim that consumers will be able to use Oculus Rift’s virtual reality technology to have simulated sex.<p>The future of porn will be <i>a</i> …

‘Banshee Chapter’ First Virtual Reality Film To Hit Oculus Rift

Facebook’s Oculus Rift is getting its first 3D virtual reality feature film in <i>Banshee Chapter</i>, an indie sci-fi horror executive produced by <i>Star …

'Zero Point,' a VR documentary shot for the Oculus Rift, is out today

The film world has been playing with virtual reality since the first Oculus Rift development kit, from concerts to feature-length films to now-ubiquitous promotional tie-ins. One of the geekier takes on this is <i>Zero Point</i>, a documentary for the Oculus Rift... about the Oculus Rift. More generally, …

Exoskeleton for your hand lets you feel virtual objects and control robots

Chinese company Dexta Robotics set out to develop a hand motion-capturing device last year, but instead of creating a glove like everybody else, they designed an impressively affordable exoskeleton. This device called Dexmo -- available in classic and F2 variants -- can be used as a virtual reality …

Wi-Fi hotspots turn New York subway musicians into a wireless orchestra

Wi-Fi in New York City Subway stations makes it easy to burn through your inbox during your commute, but did you know it can also be used to make some great music? Director Chris Shimojima paired eleven musicians in different subway stations with composer and conductor Ljova using the public Wi-Fi …

Turn Your Phone into a Pro Grade Cam with 30x Zoom

You have a fondness for mash-ups: Girl Talk, golden doodles, waffle tacos!<p>Bring the best of two worlds together again with the new QX30 from Sony, a …

Someone put Spotify inside this old cassette recorder

The above contraption may <i>look</i> like the kind of cassette player bygone teens used to use to create mix tapes, but it's not -- it's a Raspberry Pi-powered Spotify speaker with NFC-based playlists. Its creator, a British builder named Matt Brailsford, said he came up with the idea after being …

Adorable Little Girl Poses Next to Brahman Bulls in Extraordinary Portrait Session

Wedding, portrait and family photographer Jacqui Nightscales shot an extraordinary and stunning encounter on assignment recently when she was …

The Ralph Steadman Breaking Bad Blu-ray Covers Are Amazing

Perfection, of course<p><b>Ralph Steadman,</b> the gonzo illustrator who so perfectly brought Hunter S. Thompson's wild exploits to life all while etching in our brains his expansive, chaotic ink-blot splatter style, has teamed up with <i>Breaking Bad</i>'s Vince Gilligan to create the covers for forthcoming …

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What Microsoft And Apple Can Learn From Adobe About Cloud First

Adobe introduced a host of new apps and innovations to its Creative Cloud service today at its MAX Conference in Los Angeles. The biggest surprise was at the end of this morning’s keynote when Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen brought out Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella. The two companies announced a …

This Guy Convinced Google, Dropcam, Pinterest To Let 10,000 Hackers Attack

When they find a bug, they get paid.<p>The more bugs they find, the more they are invited in to hack ever-more sensitive parts of a company's network. They hack companies like Google, Dropcam, Pinterest, even some banks.<p>And these companies couldn't be happier about it.<p>In the two years since Australian …

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Leica T extended review

The $149 Chane A1rx-c speaker is almost too good to be true

The Audiophiliac discovers a new budget-priced, audiophile-grade speaker: the Chane A1rx-c!<p>Budget speakers are getting really good -- Audioengine, Dayton Audio, Emotiva, Monoprice, and Andrew Jones Pioneer models are all exceptional -- and now I'm adding Chane Music & Cinema's speakers to the list. …

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NO AD Augmented Reality App Preps NYC Subway Photo Show

If you’re an urban straphanger, you’ve likely devised a scheme to deflect the barrage of advertising messages that besiege you at every turn. Just make like a zombie and zone out.<p>But Re+Public, a coalition of artists and public space advocates, thinks there’s better commuting through augmented …

What $1 Million Won’t Buy You

What’s the value of talent today in Silicon Valley? This year, a startup with revenues of $10 million wanted to find a new chief executive following its Series B raise and offered $450,000 in compensation (5% of revenues). Another startup, quickly growing and approaching an IPO, did a search for a …

Digital Telepathy Is The Future Of The Human Species

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dan Kaplan helps startups tell their stories. He’s done marketing for Twilio, Asana, and Salesforce and blogs about marketing, growth, and storytelling at Threadling.</i><p>The story of life on Earth thus far has had an unmistakable direction, and it has moved toward greater complexity. <b></b>Sure, …

Oculus Platform: Steam software store for Virtual Reality

Back when Jason Holtman left Valve, got hired by Microsoft, left Microsoft and went to Oculus (in early June), one major project was in the works. …

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Someone finally made a truly 3D movie

Jean-Luc Godard messes with 3D to wonderful results<p>You’re probably at least a bit of a film nerd if you’re familiar with Jean-Luc Godard, the biggest name of the ’60s French New Wave movement. Even if you don’t know him, you've definitely seen a lot of film techniques that he pioneered. He's …

Oracle Billionaire Larry Ellison Is Down $1.8 Billion From A Symbolic Gesture

Ellison is Oracle's largest shareholder with over 1 billion shares, a 25% stake. So he gets hurt when the stock drops as it did by about 4% on Friday.<p>That's because Oracle reported yet another weaker-than-expected quarter on Thursday.<p>It was a miss on both revenue and profit.<p>The big surprise was …

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'Virtual Reality Camera System' uses 6 Red Dragons to make 360-degree video magic

Oculus/Facebook, Samsung, Sony, Google. We're about to be flooded with virtual reality hardware, but what about content? While John Carmack works on the gaming side, the folks at NextVR (formerly Next3D) have been developing camera rigs to record live video in full surround that will let VR units …

Apple Explores Augmented Reality Navigation For iPhones

Apple has two new patent applications out today (via AppleInsider) that show it’s been working on boosting the iPhone’s navigation abilities with augmented reality features. The patent describes a way that the iPhone could use its camera in combination with on-device software to generate virtual …

A Musician's Guide to Twitter

Even if people aren’t paying for music, they still like to talk about it. Music is one of the most popular topics of conversation on Twitter, which is why every musician and band should be tapping into it if they haven’t already. In fact, 50 percent of people on the social service follows at least …

iPhone 6 Screen Resolution Broken Down In Detail

Long-time Apple reporter John Gruber has taken on the issue of the iPhone 6 this weekend with a detailed analysis on the potential screen resolutions of Apple’s upcoming smartphones. Basing his thoughts on the existing data, with a little bit of theory and examination of Apple’s historical trends …

Aiming virtual guns becomes a lot more fun with the Oculus Rift

YouTuber 'Goldfish' uses the headset and Razer Hydra to play 'Half-Life 2'<p>Just watch New Zealander Goldfish's face as he plays <i>Half-Life 2</i> using the Oculus Rift headset and Razer's Hydra motion controller to see how exciting the dawn of virtual reality gaming is going to be. Like most of the …