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Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble

Last month it took more than 20 firefighters to free a US student who had become trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina in Germany. But genital art elicited a very different response in Japan this week, when police arrested an artist for distributing data that enables recipients to make 3D …

A Bunch Of People Were Given The Vacation Of A Lifetime In Dubai In Exchange For A Few Instagram Photos

Last month, a bunch of influential Instagrammers like Liz Eswein (@NewYorkCity) and Murad Osmann (@muradosmann) were flown from all over the world to experience the biggest "Insta-meet" ever at a luxurious hotel — the Burj Al Arab— in Dubai.<p>The hotel and a company called Beautiful Destinations …

Social Media

REPORT: Apple Has A Secret Partnership To Make Battery Life A Lot Better

Apple is rumored to be working with Intelligent Energy, a fuel-cell firm that could enable Apple's devices to last "days or even weeks," according to a Daily Mail report.<p>Consumer technology is a major facet of Intelligent Energy's business. "Our technology can be sized to suit your requirements and …

Batteries

Adidas scores brand victory with Germany’s World Cup win

When Germany's soccer team knocked off Argentina to win its coveted fourth World Cup, it wasn't the only big winner celebrating a wildly successful tournament. German sporting goods heavyweight Adidas AG also scored a major victory against arch-rival Nike Inc. in the fierce battle for brand …

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Hygge 2204 Chronograph

Hygge, the same guys behind the award winning 3012 Series watch have also designed this beautiful chronograph. The minimalist 2204 Chronograph Series …

KPCB Internet trends 2014

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report includes:<p>1. Key Internet trends showing slowing Internet user growth but strong smartphone, tablet and mobile data traffic growth as well as rapid growth in mobile advertising.<p>2. Emerging positive efficiency trends in education and …

Trends

Google unveils Android software for watches

Google announces it will bring Android to wearable devices such as internet-connected watches that perform similar tasks to smartphones but with fewer interruptions<p>The Internet's most influential company is trying to unleash a new era in mobile computing with a version of its Android software …

Unity 5 Game Engine Demo Released At GDC 2014 (video)

Developers of the Unity 5 game engine have today released a new demonstration video showing a glimpse at what you can expect from the upcoming highly …

Paul Maritz says the internet of things has convinced even giants like GE they need to radically shift direction

Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz says the potential opportunities — and competitive pressures — that are being created by industry shifts like the internet of …

Sony unveils virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1062000/1062128_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534409166_c61b9f93151267c7990aefb45c487844<p><b>Sony has unveiled a prototype for a virtual reality headset for its PlayStation 4 console at a developers conference in San Francisco.</b><p>Shuhei …

Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift Gets A New $350 Developer Kit Which Improves On The Crystal Cove Prototype

Oculus has unveiled a Rift development kit to replace the first-generation one it stopped selling just last week, and the $350 developer hardware ups the game considerably over its predecessor. The new system is up for pre-order on the Oculus website now, and it’s based on the Crystal Cove …

10 years of social media's biggest players and payouts by the numbers

Facebook launched ten years ago in February 2004. A month later, so did this site. Social media hasn't, doesn't and <i>won't</i> stay still. As Myspace rises, Friendster declines. The pattern's repeated itself a few times already, and even Google hasn't quite cracked the magic social network formula, at …

Apple after Steve Jobs: 'Haunted Empire' author defends book

Former Wall Street Reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane reacts to Apple CEO Tim Cook's dismissal of her book 'Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs' with leading industry figures<p><i>Source: Bloomberg</i>

How Ford used social media to design the Escape’s new hands-free liftgate

The hands-free liftgate of the 2013 Ford Escape is proving to be a popular feature, but if it weren’t for data analytics it might have looked very …

Moto 360 designer: 'we wanted to hit that Whoa! mark'

In a live broadcast, designer Jim Wicks showed off a working version of the Moto 360 smartwatch and offered up a few pieces of information about his prized product and the philosophy behind its design. When asked about the inspiration for the 360's circular design, Wicks mentioned that the shape is …

Valve's free pro-gaming documentary hits iTunes, Steam and YouTube (video)

If you didn't make it to <i>Free to Play</i>'s San Francisco premiere last night, Valve (yes, <i>that</i> Valve) has you covered. The <i>Dota 2</i> tournament doc is now available on iTunes, Steam and YouTube for the very reasonable price of zero dollars. The Valve-produced documentary clocks in at a little over an hour, …

John Maeda: The Valley is now focused on DE$IGN

“Design is about economic advancement in Silicon Valley,” said Kleiner Perkins’ new design partner, and former president of RISD, John Maeda at the …

Sony virtual reality prototype Project Morpheus on show

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1062000/1062128_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534528291_2f3a8ebe2f5e826ff4390c00959a6a71<p>After decades of false starts, virtual reality (VR) is again being positioned as a fully immersive consumer experience.<p>Until now attention has …

Virtual Reality

Adblock Plus Now Blocks 8,600 Tracking Filters As Ad Tech Explodes

The story of advertising online in the last year has significantly also been a story about the rise of ad tech — ways of serving users more relevant ads, and ways of monitoring how users have responded to them. Unsurprisingly, this has also translated into a big rise in tracking technology: Adblock …

Have Suit, Will Travel

<b>Traveling in style</b> is still one of those tricky propositions, despite all the modern marvels available to us. Packing up a small portion of your wardrobe and taking it on the road with you still isn't as seamless (heh) as it should be. And yet, here's one big solution, from our friends at J. Crew: …

Technology Quarterly | The Economist

I know what you’ll do next summer<p>The relationship between information and crime has changed<p>Walls have eyes<p>Police have many new ways of monitoring …

Daily Roundup: Sony Project Morpheus hands-on, new Oculus Rift dev kit and more!

<i>You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on</i> …

Bill Gates: It’s OK If Half Of Silicon Valley Startups Are “Silly”

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates doesn’t worry that Silicon Valley is the home of billion-dollar texting apps and farming games. “Innovation in California is at its absolute peak right now. Sure, half of the companies are silly, and you know two-thirds of them are going to go bankrupt, but the dozen or …

Switched On: Birth of a platform

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.</i><p>Regardless of what one may think about the potential for smartwatches, one of the most exciting things about a new device category is that there is so much experimentation with form factors and capabilities. We've …

Investors Debate The Ethics Of Anonymity Apps

VCs are publicly and privately debating the morality of investing in the burgeoning “anonymish” app space, after a series of negative posts, mainstream gossip, a high profile resignation and even bomb and violence threats have pushed the volume of the debate to eleven.<p>Last night, Netscape founder …

These Gorgeous Screenprints Showcase a City's Most Famous Structures

As part of a project called "Shapes of Cities," London-based designer Yoni Alter takes a handful of iconic buildings from various metropolitan areas …

How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory Continue reading...