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Windows Phone 8.1 getting into shape with Fitbit support

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>You generally need an iPhone(s aapl) or Android(s goog) handset if you want a smartwatch or health tracker, because most of …

Russian gamer in dramatic collapse after experiencing Oculus Rift

The gamer is trying a rollercoaster demo using the virtual reality headset when a friend delivers him a well-timed shove, provoking a hysterical reaction<p>Footage uploaded to YouTube shows the hilarious moment a <b>Russian</b> games fan falls victim to a prank as he tries a rollercoaster demonstration using …

Apple Maps adds ancient Stonehenge monument to 3D Flyover

Nobody is quite sure why or how Stongehenge was constructed, but the stone circle constructed sometime between four and five thousand years ago has long fascinated visitors.<p>As a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the closest most visitors can get to it these days is a …

Nokia ‘Superman’ will be the best Windows Phone for selfies

One of the first Windows Phone 8.1 devices due for release after Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s phone business will be focused on the front-facing camera capabilities. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that a Nokia ‘Superman’ device is currently in development with a …

Google: Driverless cars are mastering city streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the …

The director behind Alien and Blade Runner is producing a Halo project

That's right, folks: the man behind sci-fi classics like <i>Alien</i> and <i>Blade Runner</i>, Ridley Scott, is executive producing a <i>Halo</i>-based "digital feature" (read: short film) for release "later this year." The project is headed by Microsoft's in-house <i>Halo</i> studio, 343 Industries, and Scott Free Productions -- …

iOS 8 is poetry in motion in this stunning new video

When Tim Cook takes the stage at WWDC in a couple months, everyone is expecting him to unveil the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8… the first major update to the OS since Jony Ive drastically overhauled it.<p>Most of us at this point have come around to iOS 7 being an …

Apple

Iwata Reiterates Nintendo's Mystery Pledge To Move Beyond Video Games

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata left a lot of heads spinning when he said in January that Nintendo would “expand into a new business area” over the next ten years with products that increase “quality of life” that aren’t necessarily games.<p>We’ve heard next to nothing about that idea since then, with …

Hackaday offers a trip into space for the best do-it-yourself hardware

Hardware hackers, hear this. If you can design the best do-it-yourself hardware, you can win a trip into space.<p>Through its Hackaday.com website, SupplyFrame is offering The Hackaday Prize, a hardware contest where the grand prize is an all-expense-paid trip to space on a carrier of your choice. The …

Samsung Mobile Instagram teases Galaxy K camera phone announcement

Samsung Mobile posted a video on its official Instagram account today, advising followers that it will unveil its next Galaxy device tomorrow at 11AM SGT. The company’s cryptic clip shows a highly detailed camera zoom in on the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore where the media event is going to be …

Authy Brings Two-Factor Authentication To The Desktop

When you use two-factor authentication, chances are you are getting your second factor from a mobile phone app like Google Authenticator or Authy. This makes sense, given that you want to ensure that nobody who has access to your computer also has access to the application that provides you with …

Geeksphone Revolution gets price drop, software updates

The Spanish company says Android KitKat 4.4 will be available on the Revolution in the "upcoming days," and it's getting ready for the next version of Mozilla's browser-based mobile OS.<p>The Revolution is ready for some updates, Geeksphone announced on Monday. The smartphone lets users choose to run …

Software

Leaked image of LG G3 rear gives us a look at redesigned back buttons

Now that the HTC One M8, Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5 have all been unveiled, the next major flagship to touch down will likely be the LG G3. Although we don’t know exactly when LG will take the wraps off the device, rumors and leaks related to the handset have certainly intensified as of …

Phones

People are going to compete in 'Call of Duty' at the X Games

The world's best <i>Call of Duty</i> players will soon square off at ESPN's X Games. For the first time ever, ESPN and Major League Gaming have teamed up to produce the MLG X Games Invitational, a three-day contest that will take place starting June 6th at X Games Austin. MLG says it's rounded up eight of …

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FORTUNE — There is little doubt that today’s smartphones offer room for improvement. Ubiquitous and beloved though they may be, the portable devices are fragile, offer limited choice, and generate a growing mass of e-waste that’s been called nothing short of a “global time bomb.”<p>Google’s Project …

Disney researchers create 3D printed speakers that can take any shape

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Disney Research Pittsburgh<p>By adapting a little-used speaker technology developed in the 1930s to 3D printing, a Disney …

Visualized: omg hi, Phil Parsons Racing's Dogecoin-sponsored entry, is much amaze

Josh Wise's NASCAR entry in the Aaron's 499 at the Talladega Superspeedway is wrapped and ready to race after raising more than $55,000 in Dogecoin, a Doge meme-inspired virtual currency. The NASCAR Ford Fusion started the season as a plain, black, sponsorless car, but some kindness from the …

Skype group video calling is finally free for everyone

While rival services like Google Hangouts have long offered free group video calling, Microsoft is catching up to the competition and finally making Skype group video calling free. Skype users have been requesting free group video calling for years, and starting today Windows desktop, Mac, and Xbox …

Google: Self-driving cars are mastering city streets

Long a veteran of the highways of rural California, Google's self-driving car is working on becoming safer in the city.<p>Over the past year or so, Google has been fine-tuning how the software running its fleet of automated vehicles handles the complexities of stop-and-go driving in heavily populated …

Fly Virtually Using This Drone and Oculus Rift Combination

Mashups of bleeding-edge technology are the lifeblood of innovation, and one team of experimenters may have outdone themselves by combining the …

Pocket Printer secures Kickstarter cash

<b>An Israeli start-up plans to release a printer early next year that is small enough to fit inside its owner's pocket but works with any-sized paper.</b><p>Zuta Labs is proceeding with the project after raising over $435,000 (£260,000) via a crowdfunding site.<p>Rather than feeding paper through a machine, …

3D Printing

Sprint aims to make all its devices unlockable by February

The carrier doesn't yet have the capability to unlock all phones but says it's working to make that happen by early next year.<p>Starting next February, Sprint customers should be able to unlock any phone or tablet offered by the carrier.<p>In a recent update to its unlocking FAQ page, the carrier …

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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 …

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Flappy48 Combines the Two Most Addictive Games Ever Into One

When Dong Nguyen released <i>Flappy Bird</i> last May, I don’t think he—or, for that matter, anyone else—could have predicted the game’s spectacular rise and …

The design process behind Google's modular phone

It's easy to see the appeal of Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone concept. With Ara, a dead battery in the middle of a day trip doesn't set off …

Siri Could Be Coming to Apple TV

"Siri, play <i>Game of Thrones</i>."<p>This could soon be a reality, according to recent reports that suggest Apple may be bringing its digital assistant to the …

Lego Ideas unleashes user-designed playsets

Lego's open platform for user-designed playsets is stepping out of its beta phase and fully launching as Lego Ideas.<p>In a statement released on the …

N2Aos brings KitKat to Kindle Fires

If you want to transform an older Kindle into a full-blown Android tablet, all it takes is a few taps and $20.<p>Earlier this year, N2A Cards offered Nook tablet owners the option of deploying Android 4.4 KitKat, effectively leveraging Barnes & Noble's sweet hardware for a more traditional tablet …

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This Is Why We Don’t Have Google X Hoverboards Yet

Yes, Google X tried to design a hoverboard.<p>If <i>Back to the Future</i> has taught us anything, it’s that hoverboards are amazing, and it is one of 2014’s inexcusable tragedies that they are not yet real.<p>Which isn’t to say that some very smart people haven’t tried to build them. In this month’s inside look …