Ian Guerin

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4 Wearables That Give You Superpowers

Super strength. Super hearing. Super artistry. Super expression. The future of wearables is really a quest for human enhancement.<p>Mark Rolston used to be CCO at Frog Design. Now he runs his new consultancy, Argodesign. And as part of our Wearables Week, his firm generated a series of concepts based …

The “Impossible” Projection Watch Hits $1.4 Million In Crowdfunding

In what I suspect will result in a refrain of “I told you so” from multiple parties, the crowdfunding for the Ritot projection watch – a watch that projects the time and other data on your wrist using a low-throw projector – has closed. The project raised $1.4 million on Indiegogo after extensive …

This Monstrous Linksys WRT1900AC Router Is For Folks With A Real Appetite For Networking

There are wireless routers, and then there are wireless routers with a 1.2GHz dual-core Marvel Armada SoC processor and 256MB RAM that supports USB 3.0 drive transfer speeds and has four massive antennae that can blow wireless connectivity through almost any environment. The $250 Linksys WRT1900AC …

Crowdfunding Site Medifund Relaunches As Non-Profit To Help Med Students In Developing Countries

Medifund, a crowdfunding platform for medical students, has relaunched as a non-profit. The site, which is based in the Philippines but open to students around the world, was first covered by TechCrunch last year.<p>Its mission is to increase the number of doctors in countries with a critical shortage …

Goodyear debuts radical tire concept in Geneva

Most of the concepts on display at the 2014 Geneva auto show were cars, or some variant thereof, but Goodyear unveiled an example of its latest thinking: a concept tire designed for SUVs.<p>The goal of the tire was to improve SUV efficiency without sacrificing capability. Goodyear took a radical …

Google, Microsoft agree: Cloud is now safe enough to use

SAN FRANCISCO -- Nevermind Microsoft's awkward "Scroogled" anti-Google campaign. When it comes to cloud security, the two giants are practically best buds.<p>At the annual RSA Conference held at the Moscone Center here on Wednesday, Microsoft Chief Information Security Officer Bret Arsenault and …

Jadeveon Clowney Runs Freakishly Fast At The NFL Combine

Last summer he was the unanimous No. 1 prospect in the NFL Draft. But after a sub-par 2013 season his stocked has slipped.<p>At the combine — a pre-NFL Draft camp where prospects exercise in front of scouts — the ex-South Carolina defensive end is showing why people once considered him one of the best …

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Google Capital invests $40 million in online education giant Renaissance Learning

Google is betting big time on the online education space.<p>Google Capital, one of the Mountain View company’s venture arms, announced today it is investing $40 million into Wisconsin-based Renaissance Learning, a K-12 cloud-based assessment and learning analytics company with over 1,000 employees.<p>“We …

Google will explore bringing Fiber to 34 new cities including Portland and Atlanta

Google just announced that it's invited nine metro areas across the US to explore "what it would take" to bring its Google Fiber gigabit internet service to more locations. "People are hungrier than ever for faster internet, and as a result, cities across America are making speed a priority," …

Grand St Launches Self-Serve Marketplace For Hardware Makers To List Their Goods

Online gadget retailer Grand St wants to be the go-to spot for interesting new hardware to be sold online. But after curating a daily selection of goods, the company is opening up its e-commerce shop for any hardware to list goods to be sold, as well as to test them out in beta and even make …

McDonald’s Serves Up An Answer To The McNugget Meat Mystery

McDonald’s gets a lot of flack, deserving and otherwise, for a lot of issues. Obesity, dilution of culture and food safety are just a few. The company’s Canadian division decided to take on the latter a couple of years ago with its “Our Food. Your Questions.” campaign that aimed to dispel the …

Michael Sam, A Distraction? Please

Now that Michael Sam, an NFL draft prospect, has announced that he is gay, there's been a lot of mumbling that he would be a distraction — but it's really an issue of antipathy<i>.</i><p>What some are saying, in coded language, is that too many players and fans would hate Michael Sam because he's gay, and …

White House says it won't direct FCC to reclassify broadband

The Obama administration said Tuesday that although the president "vigorously supports" a free and open Internet, he can't order the Federal Communications Commission on how to proceed in reinstating Net neutrality protections.<p>The statement was in response to an online petition asking that the …

Google vet’s move to Snapchat raises specter of (gasp!) non-cloud deployment

Nothing raises the hackles of a cloud provider more than the slightest notion that a customer might move more of its precious IT load back in house. …

iPhone-Connected Jewelry: Wireless Security Alerts, High Fashion

Truly practical wearable technology, the kind that seamlessly disappears into your everyday life, is rare at the moment. You're more likely to see …

Breaking down Amazon's mega dropdown

The hover effects on Amazon’s big ‘ole “Shop by Department” mega dropdown are super fast. Look'it how quick each submenu fills in as your mouse moves …

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900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

Google sells Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion

Lenovo will use Motorola's name to enter the US smartphone market<p>Google is selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, giving the Chinese smartphone manufacturer a major presence in the US market. Lenovo will buy Motorola for $2.91 billion in a mixture of cash and stock. Google will retain ownership of …

Bitstamp restores service after targeted attack

Bitstamp restored service to its Bitcoin exchange this morning, four days after suspending withdrawals in the wake of an attack on its network that raised new concerns about the security of digital currency exchanges. "After rigorous testing, we have restored fully automated processing for Bitcoin …