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eBay scam listings redirect users to phishing websites

Scam listings on eBay have been spotted in recent times, redirecting users to a phishing website in an attempt to get their login credentials. A user …

Kotoba Miners uses Minecraft to teach Japanese

I’ve seen Minecraft used for all sorts of different purposes. Recreating Westeros from Game of Thrones. Taking a tour through Apple’s Infinite Loop headquarters. Teaching Japanese? That’s a new one.<p>James York is an English teacher at a Japanese university, as well as a PhD student researching …

Flying drone can '3D print' with foam, help carry away hazardous objects

Flying drones with 3D printers attached to their body: it was only a matter of time until the two technologies met. Such a thing now exists, although we're not quite sure it's earned its printing qualification yet. Developed by a team at the Imperial College London, the "3D printing Micro Aerial …

Teardown reveals the risks of counterfeit iPad chargers

A teardown by an engineer investigating the differences between genuine and counterfeit iPad chargers found that despite looking almost identical externally, there were big differences internally, impacting on both power delivery and safety.<p>One safety difference is obvious: the Apple charger has …

Betty translates plain english into command line code

The old-fashioned computer command line isn't going anywhere.<p>But it may soon learn to speak our language.<p>For all the advances in the way we interact …

Anti-surveillance mask lets you pass as someone else

Uncomfortable with surveillance cameras? "Identity replacement tech" in the form of the Personal Surveillance Identity Prosthetic gives you a whole new face.<p>If the world starts looking like a scene from "Matrix 3" where everyone has Agent Smith's face, you can thank Leo Selvaggio.<p>His rubber mask …

Surveillance

Birdly Oculus Rift simulator recreates flying like a bird

Ever dreamed of flying like a bird? You're in luck - new flight simulator Birdly lets you do just that, through the power of virtual reality<p>When Nelly Furtado said 'I'm like a bird', we're not sure this is what she had in mind. New flight simulator <b>Birdly</b> aims to recreate the experience of flying …

The TSA’s new ‘Randomizer’ app could cut down security lines in 100 airports

At your next trip to the airport, look out for the Transportation Security Administration’s new app: the “Randomizer.”<p>The TSA is testing a new app to randomly decide which airline passengers don’t need to remove their jackets, shoes, and belts, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Traditionally, only …

iOS 8 is poetry in motion in this stunning new video

When Tim Cook takes the stage at WWDC in a couple months, everyone is expecting him to unveil the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8… the first major update to the OS since Jony Ive drastically overhauled it.<p>Most of us at this point have come around to iOS 7 being an …

Apple

Disney researchers create 3D printed speakers that can take any shape

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Disney Research Pittsburgh<p>By adapting a little-used speaker technology developed in the 1930s to 3D printing, a Disney …

Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Dual-SIM Rumored to Launch in May

According to a new report from Russian shores, Samsung is working on another new handset dubbed as the Samsung Galaxy Core 2, and will see the light …

6 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your Graphing Calculator

Fun Things to Do on a Graphing Calculator<p>1. Draw something.<p>2. Play games.<p>3. Collect data.<p>4. Upload photos.<p>5. Write full sentences.<p>6. Create and save …

A Word With The Creator Of The Autoblow 2

In another crowdfunding first, a former lawyer has decided to go the Adam & Eve route and create what one would euphemistically call an onahole. The product, called the Autoblow 2, is designed to allow the ingress of the male member and, with the help of a judicious drubbing, bring the male to …

The world's smallest magazine cover is 2,000 times smaller than a grain of salt

No, <i>National Geographic Kids</i> didn't forget to buy colored ink -- that's a blown-up view of the smallest-ever magazine cover, created by IBM to set a Guinness world record. The tech firm used a miniscule, heated silicon "chisel" to etch a polymer image measuring just 11 micrometers by 14 micrometers, …

With ingenuity and a 3-D printer, group changes lives

Rebuilding limbs with ingenuity and a 3-D printer<p>Led by a film producer with no engineering background, Not Impossible helps people overcome physical limitations through technology, including making prostheses with 3-D printers.<p>Mick Ebeling arrived in Sudan with little more than a toolbox, rolls of …

Android now lets you search for hotels and restaurants you can actually afford

So far, Android search hasn't been very discriminating when it comes to hotels and restaurants; finding a posh eatery one block away is no use if you can't afford it. Google is about to provide relief to wallets everywhere, though, as it just updated the mobile search app to include filters <i>à la</i> …

IBM's Watson Supercomputer May Soon Be The Best Doctor In The World

"Watson, the supercomputer that is now the world Jeopardy champion, basically went to med school after it won Jeopardy," MIT's Andrew McAfee, coauthor of The Second Machine Age, said recently in an interview with Smart Planet. "I'm convinced that <b>if it's not already the world's best diagnostician,</b> …

5G Will Change the Game Again

Remember when we had 1G back in the 1980s? No? That's because back then so few thought there would ever be something faster and better. And it took a long time to get to 2G, which finally occurred in the 1990s. It took the better part of yet another decade to get up to 3G. For those of you who …

Amazon’s 3D Smartphone Said To Feature Gesture-Based Menus And Navigation

Amazon’s upcoming smartphone will have a unique, gesture-based interaction method that involves tilting the phone to access new information and control on-screen elements, including flipping between pages, according to a new BGR report. This illuminates much more clearly some suggestions about head …

Google exec: We never copied iPhone features for Android

Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google VP of engineering for Android, takes the stand for Samsung in its patent infringement trial against Apple. Samsung argues that many features Apple has accused it of copying were created by Google first.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Google engineers have never copied Apple's iPhone …

Computer Science

Carriers block Samsung Galaxy S5 Download Booster feature

When Samsung first announced the Galaxy S5 one of the big software features it touted was Download Booster, a feature that uses both Wi-Fi and LTE to make downloading files faster, but as with so many things, most U.S. carriers block the feature on their versions of the phone.<p>AT&T, Sprint, and …

Mobile

This Origami Toothpaste Tube Squeezes Out Every Last Drop

Our modern toothpaste tube designs have survived from the 1890s, despite the fact that they can waste up to 13% of the goods. Can this collapsible version change that?<p>Before a 19th-century Connecticut inventor named Washington Wentworth Sheffield came up with the idea of using a collapsible lead …

Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

“What is a printer?” asked Zuta Labs, then reimagined it as the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, as small as your hand.<p>Designed by Zuta Labs and now on Kickstarter, the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer is one for the mobile age. It cleverly sheds the bulk of consumer printing by re-imagining what a printer …

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Big, Beautiful Photos Of The Virtual Reality Gadget Facebook Bought For $2 Billion

The company creates the Oculus Rift headset, a gadget that lets user play a variety of video games.<p>Facebook said it will be using the hardware behind the company to create their own virtual reality platform.<p>In the past, virtual reality headsets were hindered by their limited field of view, making …

Virtual Reality

Why Apple can’t match Google’s all-seeing new smartwatches

Apple is a fantastic hardware company. And when the rumored iWatch (probably) arrives, it will no doubt be a thing of beauty. But there’s good reason to think that the key to a successful smartwatch won’t be its hardware, but its operating system.<p>Apple’s genius is in creating personal computing …

Android News

Turn your voice into a Siri for people with speech impairments

It's easy for most people to tell others what they want, but it's actually a luxury that those with speech disorders don't have. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders estimates that 7.5 million people in the US have trouble using their voices, and now a program called …

'BioShock' creator Ken Levine wants to make infinitely replayable video game plots

The words "combinatorial explosion" have probably never come up in a video game storytelling talk as many times as they did with <i>BioShock</i> creator Ken Levine's "Narrative Legos." At the 2014 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Levine outlined an ambitious — if vague — idea for endlessly …