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Kodi takes the fight to sellers of pirate TV boxes

Pirate TV boxes have existed since about five minutes after TV boxes were first introduced. Whether it was rewired cable boxes or satellite TV setups with hacked cards, it's been a reality of the business for decades. The latest iteration on this idea involves a number of Android-powered boxes that …

Meet Kymeta, The Company That Could Bring High Speed Wi-Fi To Cars

Emily Calandrelli Contributor<p>Emily Calandrelli is a producer and the host of FOX's Xploration Outer Space.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>A brief history of SpaceX<br>• SpaceX’s Next Steps Toward Rocket Reusability<p>Kymeta, the developer of a new, “smart” antenna, recently completed a milestone test for …

Nissan's Full Display Mirror lets racers see through solid objects

When your race car doesn't have a rear window, and your side mirrors aren't providing much help, it's up to camera technology to fill in the gaps.<p>Usually, technology created for motorsport tends to trickle its way downward to regular passenger cars -- high-end carbon-ceramic brakes are an excellent …

Le Mans

Think Second Life died? It has a higher GDP than some countries

3D virtual world Second Life used to be hyped up as the future of internet communication but now it’s more commonly thought of as an example of overbaked optimism about what’s next in tech.<p>That said, the 12-year-old service is still going strong with 900,000 monthly active users, not much lower …

Virtual Reality

Inside The Z Machine, Where Scientists Turned Hydrogen Into Metal

Tackling an 80-year-old theory<p>For 80 years, researchers theorized that hydrogen could transform into a metal. This year, scientists at Sandia National Laboratories finally proved it.<p>They took deuterium, an isotope of hydrogen, and applied 3 million times the atmospheric pressure using the Z …

Chemistry

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

Meet The LucidCam, The Future Of Consumer VR

I was at a meet and greet thrown by a prominent VC firm this week and it was quite enjoyable. There were friendly faces, conversations and a couple of folks huddled around a desk in the corner. Wait. That’s so not “social.” I went over to explore and what were they doing? Checking out virtual …

SolidRun ClearFog Pro Development Board Unveiled For $170

SolidRun has unveiled a new addition to their range of development boards this week with the unveiling of the new SolidRun ClearFog Pro, which is …

Opera Max data saver app makes its way to 14 OEM devices

Our use of the Internet has increased considerably in the past years, partly thanks to the ubiquity of mobile devices. But the bandwidth consume and …

Use A Virtual Reality Headset To Control The Camera Fitted On The New Ghost Drone 2.0 Quadcopter (video)

A new drone has been released this week in the form of Ghost Drone 2.0 which is equipped with a camera that can be controlled by a user wearing a …

Ehang launches Ghost Drone 2.0 with VR goggles and zero-latency streaming up to 3K feet

Chinese drone maker Ehang just launched the Ghost 2.0, a consumer drone that comes with virtual reality goggles, allowing its user to experience flight through the drone’s 4K camera. While this is still unusual, Ehang is not the first drone company to offer such a feature.<p>Full pricing details don’t …

Drones

The Ex¹ Rapid 3D Circuit Board Printer Launches on Kickstarter Today

The Cartesian Co. has launched its EX¹ circuit board printer project on Kickstarter today aiming to raise $30,000 in 30 days.<p>The device, its engineering student creators say, will transform product prototyping in the same way that 3D printers have made things possible that previously seemed …

Amazon forges new deal with USPS to deliver packages on Sundays

It wasn’t long ago that the United States Postal Service (USPS) was lobbying Congress to allow it to stop delivering packages on weekends due to budgetary constraints. That equation, however, lacked Amazon.<p>Under a new deal with online retail giant Amazon announced today, the USPS will now be …

Google Has Designed A Throat Tattoo That Is Also A Lie Detector

The tattoo isn't permanent — it's applied to a sticky substance on the skin.<p>The intent of the device is to allow someone to wear a communications device on their throat, keeping a mobile phone or similar device in their pocket. The tattoo communicates with the device, transmitting conversation. …

Backblaze stores 75 petabytes on 25,000 drives, and most are still spinning

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Backblaze<p>Cloud backup provider is fast becoming one of my favorite companies in IT, if only because it shares so much …

Spy agency’s budget to hit $460-million after ‘steady path’ of growth

The federal government will spend nearly half a billion dollars this year on Canada's electronic-eavesdropping service, a spy group that is rapidly growing despite the austerity measures imposed on many other government agencies.<p>Communications Security Establishment Canada will spend more than …

Surveillance

The Panono Throwable Camera Ball Lets You Shoot Aerial 360-Panoramas

Panoramic, 360-degree photographs can be tedious and difficult to capture, despite projects such as Google’s own Photo Spheres and the upcoming BubblePod. Aerial snaps are even tougher to achieve, but the Panono – launching today as a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo – could make both forms of …

Steve Ballmer has made more than $1.7 billion since firing himself

Whisper it quietly. Microsoft shares have quietly leapt to their highest levels in more than 13 years.<p>There are probably a few factors driving the stock higher: better than expected fourth quarter results, a dividend hike and $40 billion share buyback program, and continued strength in the …

Steve Ballmer

Gmail update lets you save attachments directly to Drive

Instead of downloading attachments to a computer, Gmail users can save attached files directly to the Google Drive folder of their choice.<p>Gmail users now can view attachments and save files directly to Google Drive without ever leaving their e-mail, Google announced in a blog post Tuesday.<p>Instead …

Apps

Target Accidentally Sold Xbox One Consoles Early So Microsoft Banned Gamers From Using Them

He wasn't the first one to accidentally get an Xbox One early, reports Evan Narcisse from the gamer blog, Kotaku.com. Target also sent one to at least one other gamer, known for his eBay name, priceless228.<p>They weren't supposed to be able to start using the new Xbox right away. Microsoft is making …

Xbox

Why hospitals will soon sequence the genes of every single patient

After studying cases and training for years in medical school, doctors are able to identify patterns in a patient’s test results, compare them to that of a healthy individual and come up with a diagnostic and treatment. Better yet, they know how to adapt that treatment based on the patient’s age, …

Nexus 12 tablet concept, more Nexus 8 rumors hit the web

While the Nexus 5 is the only new Nexus device that was launched by Google alongside Android 4.4 KitKat, new reports have detailed new alleged Nexus 8 sightings and a Nexus 12 tablet concept.<p>Meet the Nexus 12 dream<p>From the start, we’re going to tell you that this is a concept, imagined by an …

Android News

Woojer Wants to Be Both a Gadget for Gamers and a Helpful Oomph for the Hearing Impaired

Neat gadgets that solve small problems are easy to find. But less common are devices that both please a broad audience and aspire to do a bit of good …

Los Angeles

You can now join an official waitlist to be a Google Glass Explorer

It just got a little easier to pick up Google Glass. A number of tipsters noticed a change this week in Google's Glass Explorer site, which now gives users a chance to declare, "if a spot opens up, I want to purchase Glass and become an Explorer." Previously, the only way to get a Glass unit was …

Android 4.4 KitKat heading to Nexus 7 and 10 starting today

Google has just announced that Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 owners will wait no longer for their upgrade to Android 4.4, as the OTA update is starting today. To be clear, however, the new code is only rolling to WiFi-only 7-inch slates, so folks owning tablets with mobile data will have to wait. Naturally, …

How to easily root an Android device

Free utility KingoRoot makes it a snap to take total control of just about any Android smartphone. Here's how to use it.<p>Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace …

Android News

WikiLeaks publishes secret draft of Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty

WikiLeaks has published a leaked draft of a secret international trade agreement that could create stricter laws governing digital copyright and freedom of speech. The leaked chapter focuses on intellectual property rights, and is part of a broader agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership …

After Passing 1M+ Users, PasswordBox Closes $6M Series A To Scale Its Team & Hook Into Biometrics

PasswordBox, a password manager startup that lets users generate, store and protect multiple strong passwords to skip the need to memorise them, has closed a $6 million Series A round, led by Omers Ventures.<p>The round also includes strategic Silicon Valley angel investors Mark Britto, CEO of …

Twitter Now Lets Advertisers Target Users By Mobile OS Version, Mobile Device & Wi-Fi Connectivity

Twitter today expanded its ad targeting capabilities by allowing marketers to now more granularly segment audiences on mobile (iOS and Android) by operating system version, device, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Before, the company had only offered the option to identify users by operating system alone, …

Google: Project Loon balloons will circumnavigate the globe 3 times

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Google’s(s goog) floating network in sky — Project Loon — won’t just be mobile, following the stratospheric wind …