Ioana Sigarteu

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Oh look, the Galaxy K (S5 Zoom) actually looks like a phone

The alleged Galaxy K<p>Remember the Galaxy S4 Zoom? The smartphone/camera hybrid landed last year with a… well, without a bang. Customers weren’t really swayed by the rather curious device, which combined a Galaxy S4 with a 10X optical zoom telescopic lens. But Samsung isn’t ready to give up on the …

Galaxy S4

The OnePlus One smartphone runs CyanogenMod, will cost $299

OnePlus announced its first flagship smartphone on Wednesday morning. Confusingly named the One — not to be mistaken for HTC’s One or the Xbox One — …

Facebook gets thumbs-up from feds to buy virtual-reality firm Oculus

Facebook has gotten the OK from US antitrust officials to move forward with its purchase of Oculus VR, maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.<p>The deal was apparently on a list, spotted by Reuters, of other proposed transactions that scored approval from the US Justice Department and the …

Virtual Reality

Why crowd-funding is set to explode in size over the next few years

Peer-to-peer lenders may be in for boom times. The type of social-driven lending that helped fund flashy startups such as virtual-reality goggles maker Oculus VR could more than double over the next few years, according to research from the Tabb Group. Oculus was scooped up by Facebook for a cool …

Financial Regulation

Google offers ‘Back to the Future’ views of streets and landmarks

IBM reveals the details on its powerful new Power servers

Just because IBM has sold off its low-end server business doesn’t mean it wants out of the server market entirely.<p>Today Big Blue announced new servers built around its Power8 architecture that it designed for big data and cloud computing data centers — key areas of opportunity for the company.<p>And …

Spurious Correlations finds the hidden, totally pointless connections between everything

Spurious Correlations is the virtual embodiment of a useful rhetorical cudgel: correlation does not equal causation. Sift through its data sets, and you'll find all sorts of statistics that can be mapped onto each other — margarine consumption and the divorce rate, crude oil imports and number of …

Meet the BAT, an airborne wind turbine

The first time you see this bizarre aircraft floating high above the horizon, you may be confused. It looks kind of like a giant, winged doughnut.<p>It's 35 feet wide, and inventors call it the BAT.<p>It's an unmanned, helium-filled, cylindrical blimp wrapped around three spinning blades that turn wind …