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Karma comes around again: California's newest car factory aims to rival Tesla

A premium luxury sedan born from the ashes of the Fisker Karma – a<p>Teslarival that wowed the automotive world before collapsing into bankruptcy three years ago – will soon begin rolling off a production line at California's newest car factory.<p>When it is up and running, the Karma Automotive factory …

I hiked one of the most beautiful trails in Italy — here's what I wish I had known going in

What you won't see when you're looking at the picturesque photos on social media is the out-of-breath photographer behind the lens.<p>Trust me, there's no way after hours of hiking that anyone would look anywhere near as glamorous as the views ahead.<p>The experience, however, was absolutely worth the …

Polycarbonate cabin / Alejandro Soffia

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In 1953 Le Corbusier wrote a letter to the Chilean Architects, and was sent through Emilio Duhart, a …

10 New Trends of Logo Design for 2015

When the foundation of a business firm is laid, the most cardinal aspect that can help in the development of a business’ stance is a logo, a trendy …

Get a 1TB Wi-Fi hard drive and 1TB of cloud storage for $59.50

This could be the ultimate local+cloud backup solution, and usually the drive sells for $100 all by itself .<p>Sobering thought for the day: Data loss is not a matter of if -- it's a matter of when. If you use a computer or smartphone or tablet long enough, eventually you'll lose precious documents, …

These $299 Headphones Are Worth Every Penny, And Audio Buffs Will Love Them

Most headphones can and should be graded on four main aspects — design, comfort, performance, and sensibility. A-Audio's latest product, the $299 Legacy over-ear headphones, excels in all these areas.<p>First, let's talk about the design. It's industrial-looking and rugged but modern at the same time. …

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 …

Mozilla CEO resigns after Twitter uprising

The Twitter uprising by Mozilla employees has helped topple the company’s co-founder and CEO. After the appointment of Brendan Eich as CEO of the …

Book Creator: Create Ebooks From Your Android Tablet

After almost three since launching for iPad, Red Jumper Studio has brought its personal ebook-creating app to Android tablets.<p>The aptly-titled Book Creator app probably isn’t what you’d use to self-publish your first piece of fiction, but it will work well for personal use, say, creating stories …

Is Microsoft working on Windows for robots, other products?

Microsoft may soon get into the swing of the Internet of Things.<p>Some Web users discovered a Microsoft site late Tuesday called Windows on Devices that detailed the company's vision for bringing Windows to a wide range of devices, including robots, talking bears, and even a smart coffee mug, …

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FORTUNE — Stung by the country’s inability to profit from the smartphone revolution, Japanese ingenuity is betting on doing better with wearable technology. But, somewhat counter-intuitively, is going all-American to do so.<p>At the country’s first wearable technology expo, held recently in the heart …

Nadella's pitch to Microsoft developers: Stick with us

SAN FRANCISCO -- Satya Nadella, Microsoft's new CEO, brought the battle for developers' hearts and minds here Wednesday, telling thousands of the company's applications creators that Microsoft can offer them the tools they need to compete in an increasingly cross-platform world.<p>"Why build for …

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Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 Can Upgrade Calls to Video Chats

At Microsoft’s Build 2014, Skype got a brief mention during the Windows Phone 8.1 demo, but now the details are here. Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 will let you upgrade calls to video chats and will feature Cortana integration.<p>First and foremost, Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 is the first mobile app …

Samsung launches its smart home efforts for the home that only has Samsung

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>Are you an Android(s goog) fan? More specifically are you a Samsung fan? If so, then the connected home stuff …

500px now lets Prime sellers keep most of the cash from their photos

When 500px unveiled its Prime photo licensing store, it stirred up a hornet's nest -- many photographers were outraged that the image host would keep most of the cash from their sales. Give credit to the company for having a change of heart, though. It just launched Prime in beta, and the royalty …

Boom in personal health tech could be your lifesaver

Nick Ballard has had heart palpitations on and off since high school.<p>Always tech-savvy, Ballard started tracking his health with gadgets like glucose monitors, pedometers and heart rate monitors to see if he could detect anything that might explain why his ticker would suddenly start racing.<p>He got …

Opera for Android Gets WebRTC Support

After almost a month in beta, Opera has given its Android browser the final stamp of approval. And this means it now officially supports WebRTC.<p>For the uninitiated, WebRTC is an open source project that lets Internet users communicate in real-time through voice and video on the Web – no plugins …

10 Ways To Organize Your Home With Evernote

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

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Going Paperless: Annotating Paper Books and Magazines without Marking Them Up

I have a lot of books, as well as a lot of old science fiction magazines1. I adore books, and the books that I have on my shelves are part of a …

How These Six Highly Productive Bloggers Get So Much Done

“Routines are important, but only if you make them your own. Simply copying someone else’s routine probably won’t work.” — Jeff Goins<p>Although I’ve …

Project Ara, Google's Modular Smartphone, Gets A Trio Of Developer Conferences

Google typically holds its annual I/O conference towards the end of June, but this year, the search giant will add a few more developer conferences to its schedule—one completely centered on its new experimental modular smartphone, “Project Ara.”<p>On Thursday, Google announced (via Google+) the first …

Toshiba Chromebook review: A 13-inch Chromebook for full-time use - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The 13-inch <b>Toshiba Chromebook</b> has a bigger screen and better keyboard than smaller 11-inch models, and battery life is excellent for a sub-$300 system. Ports include HDMI-out and dual USB 3.0.<p><b>The Bad</b> This Chromebook suffers from the same limitations as other Chrome OS products, including …

Stratasys Introduces VeroGlaze Dental Material for 3D Printing

Written by AZoM<p>Stratasys Ltd. a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping and production, today announced the immediate …

A Steel Stool With Multiple Uses by Noon Studio

The Steel Stool from Noon Studio might just look like a regular stool with some added storage thrown in, but in fact, it’s a stool that can also be …

OpenKnit: Giving Fashion Designer Cred to Anyone with $750 and Some Style Inspiration

Growing up, you couldn't get cooler or more stylish than wearing something you created yourself. Proof: I had a short run as a seamstress of sorts …

Ghostcubes: A Dazzling System of Interlocking Wooden Cubes by Erik Åberg | Colossal

<p>First: <i>watch the video</i>. Created by Swedish designer Erik Åberg the Ghostcube is a fascinating system of interlocking wood cubes that can be twisted, …

Siemens Launches $100M Fund To Back Startups Aiming To Disrupt Manufacturing

Siemens Venture Capital, the corporate financing arm of Europe’s biggest engineering company, is launching a new, $100 million fund to back early-stage startups working in the areas of industrial automation and other digital technologies that can transform manufacturing. This comes after Siemens …

iCracked's Manic Quest To Become The 'AAA' Of Smartphones...And Grow 20% Each Month

“We want to grow 20% month-over-month for the next 36 months,” says AJ Forsythe into a nearly drained iPhone 5S as he paces a seawall overlooking San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, Calif. It’s the kind of boast iCracked’s 25-year-old CEO likes to camouflage in tangential asides, like describing the …

Microsoft Taps DocuSign for Office 365 Integration

Microsoft and DocuSign have announced a deal that will see Office 365 users able to digitally sign and send documents using the service without ever needing to print, scan or copy a document on paper ever again.<p>The companies announced the move on Monday, with DocuSign’s Jesper Frederikson, general …