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10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

Operating Systems

The dystopian lake filled by the world’s tech lust

Hidden in an unknown corner of Inner Mongolia is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by our thirst for smartphones, consumer gadgets and green tech, discovers Tim Maughan.<p>From where I'm standing, the city-sized Baogang Steel and Rare Earth complex dominates the horizon, its endless cooling towers and …

Rare Earth

Samsung launches three more curved PC monitors starting at $299

After launching its flagship curved PC monitor back at CES, Samsung is back today with three new models aimed at the mainstream consumer market — and priced accordingly. They all cost substantially lower than the $1,199.99 Samsung wants for its 34-inch SE790C and its sharp 3440 x 1440 resolution. …

How to use Lumoid, the startup that will lend you a bunch of gadgets for a week

I write about the tech industry, but personally, I've never been that into gadgets. I usually wait for a few iterations of a particular product to come out before I'm ready to make a splurge purchase.<p>But I care about my health, and being able to track and monitor my exercise with a device seemed …

Wearable Tech

Comcast leapfrogs Google Fiber with new 2Gbps internet service

Rollout begins in Atlanta next month and will reach 18 million American homes by the end of the year<p>One way to answer critics and competitors alike is to simply do better, and for once Comcast is doing exactly that. The US cable giant is today announcing a new 2Gbps broadband service, which it will …

This iPhone 6 Plus case promises to actually play Game Boy games

Up until now we’ve seen Game Boy emulators and accessories created for the iPhone, but this is something else entirely: a Nintendo Game Boy-compatible case for the iPhone 6 Plus, which actually runs real Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges.<p>Sound too good to be true? Well it is, sort of. …

Retrogaming

Flyp Lets You Add Multiple Numbers To Your Smartphone

Flyp is a new iOS/Android app that lets you have up to six different phone numbers simultaneously active on your smartphone. The first number is free and each additional “premium” phone number (a maximum of five) costs $2.99 per month (or $29.99 per year) to maintain. The Flyp app manages all the …

Curator, Twitter's Answer to Storify, is Now Publicly Open

Earlier this year, Twitter teased Curator, its own media aggregation tool that combines select tweets and vines into an embeddable collection. Today, Curator is now publicly available to media organizations.<p>Those qualified to try out the free service can head to curator.twitter.com and sign in with …

Limited edition 'Batman' PlayStation 4 scratches that superhero itch

If you missed out on that coveted 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4, don't fret: there's another special-run model coming soon. Sony has unveiled a limited edition <i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i> PS4 bundle that gives you a "steel grey" console emblazoned with the Caped Crusader's silhouette alongside the …

Alcatel OneTouch’s Cross-Platform Smartwatch Opens Pre-Orders For $150

The Alcatel OneTouch Watch, which got its debut at CES this year, is officially going on sale today with pre-orders starting at $149.99 directly from the company’s U.S. website. The smartwatch is unique among those from larger OEMs in that it works with both iOS and Android smartphones, packing in …

Alcatel-Lucent

'Thinking cap' controls prosthetic arm with thoughts, not surgery

The ability to control prosthetics with only the power of your mind has been around for a while, but it typically requires control electronics implanted directly into the patient. With this new, non-invasive method developed at the University of Houston, however, amputees can command their robotic …

Twitch's mobile update makes multitasking easier

We get it, you're a busy person. Game-broadcasting outfit Twitch understands too, which is why it's brought some new features to its mobile apps. In a move that benefits everyone (assuming that "everyone" means Android and iOS users, exclusively), the application's getting a persistent player …

Right Now, Apple Risks Missing Out On The Next Big Thing In Technology

The initial reactions to the HoloLens have been overwhelmingly positive.<p>Business Insider's Matt Rosoff got to try it for himself on Wednesday. He says he's "convinced personal computing is on the verge of a major change," predicting head-mounted displays like these will "be a huge leap over the …

UK's 5G could make video holograms a reality

Futuristic 5G networks with speeds of 50 Gbit/s could be up and running in the UK by 2020, with holographic video one of many applications for the …

This artificially intelligent Mario learns how to chase coins and navigate the Mushroom Kingdom

Anybody can make Mario, Nintendo’s world-famous little plumber, race through the Mushroom Kingdom, chasing coins. But what if Mario could do it on his own?<p>That’s the goal of the Mario A.I. Project: to develop an artificially intelligent Mario agent that becomes aware of himself and his environment, …

Artificial Intelligence

The Aurisonics Rockets in-ear headphones are out of this world

Chances are, you've never heard of Aurisonics, so here's a little backstory<b>:</b> it's a company based in Nashville, Tenn., founded in 2011 by audio engineer and audio products designer Dale Lott.<p>Frankly, I'd never been all that impressed with Aurisonic's other headphones, so I had low expectations for …

Elon Musk is going to build an internet for space

Last night at a SpaceX event in Seattle, Elon Musk revealed that he plans to spend $10 billion building out the internet in space.<p>Bloomberg reports that Musk imagines it would change the way the internet on Earth fundamentally operates; instead of data packets bouncing around routers and networks …

Here's How The World's Most Advanced Missile-Defense System Works

With its unmatched precision, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) can equalize tensions around the world with its mobility and strategic battery-unit placement: In April 2013, the Pentagon deployed a THAAD battery to Guam in order to deter North Korean provocations and further defend …

Military

Apple's Swift programming language soars in popularity

Just months after the first ever app created by it, the Swift programming language from Apple has leapt up the rankings of the technologies to watch from 68th place to 22nd<p>The programming language created by Apple for developers to make iOS and OS X apps with has made an “unprecedented” jump up the …

Artist reveals a hidden message in Apple's iCloud agreement

Terms of service for the internet are often good for two things: inspiring wild outrage, or simply acting as a textual speed bump between us and the web. Now, it appears they're also good for hiding secret messages.<p>Artist Florence Meunier scoured Apple's terms and conditions for iCloud and found a …

What Steve Jobs' Famous Garage Where He Started Apple Looks Like Today

CNET stopped by the Los Altos, Calif.-based house on Friday morning and saw film crews putting the finishing touches on its garage, which will be used as part of the set.<p>Here's the photo that's being passed around Twitter.<p>KPIX5, a local CBS affiliate, also took some photos of the house as the crew …

Peerio is a chat and storage service with big security claims

A Canadian outfit called Peerio has put its eponymous secure messaging and cloud storage app into public beta, promising a much more usable …

We're About To Hit 'Peak MacBook'

In the intervening years, I've gone back-and-forth between using this 13-inch MacBook Pro and an 11-inch MacBook Air (my work machine). There are obvious and real benefits to each. In my mind, it's been clear for a while: the absolute perfect machine would be a 12-inch MacBook with a Retina …

MacBook Air

Flexible implant shows promise for paralysed humans

Last year, researchers at the Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, successfully demonstrated a system that allowed completely paralysed rats to walk again. Using a system of electrical and chemical stimulation, the rats -- whose spinal cords had been completely severed -- were …

I tried a brain-altering wearable that allows users to change their moods on demand

The ambiance of the luxury suite on the 14th floor of the Wynn Hotel is at once both sybaritic—the remains of a generous lunch are visible piled on a large tray as I enter the door—and clinical, with an array of wires, patches, electrodes in evidence scattered on tables and other flat surfaces. It …

Wearable Tech

Seagate and LaCie debut fashionable/wireless hard drives for iOS and Mac ahead of 2015 CES

Seagate and its LaCie subsidiary have announced five new hard drives just ahead of this week’s 2015 CES, including two new iOS-compatible wireless models and three new Mac-only disks. All except one will be available in January from the company’s web sites.<p>For iOS, the 500GB <b>Seagate Wireless</b> ($130) …

Gear & Gadgets

World's most patient man solves giant Rubik's Cube in 7.5 hours

So you're good at solving Rubik's Cubes, you say? Think you could solve the world's largest Rubik's Cube, which with 17 cubes in each row and column features some 66.9 quinquagintatrecentillion possible positions, according to Gizmodo?<p>YouTube user Kenneth Brandon (RedKB) is a self-proclaimed fan of …

After outage, Sony makes peace offering to users of PlayStation Network

PlayStation Network gamers didn't have such a happy holiday thanks to the reported handiwork of some hackers, so Sony is hoping to appease users of its online gaming service with promises of deals and discounts.<p>For Playstation Plus subscribers, Sony is offering a 5-day membership extension, and for …

The FBI May Have Made An Embarrassing Mistake While Investigating The Sony Hack

Earlier today we reported that the FBI sent a bulletin on Dec. 24 that warned companies of further threats made by the Guardians of Peace hacker gang. That's the group that targeted Sony Pictures, but the FBI warned that it was threatening a media organization as well.<p>A cached PasteBin post …

Sony Pictures