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Dropbox Is Under Siege -- But It's Not Slowing Down

Arash Ferdowsi is fiddling absentmindedly with the Lego bricks that cover the table in a conference room at Dropbox headquarters. His attention is focused on a whiteboard on which a trio of engineers and product managers are presenting early mockups of Notes, an unreleased app that would allow …

Dropbox

Uber Valued at More Than $50 Billion

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Uber’s fast rise to $50 billion reflects its aggressive global expansion into more than 300 cities and growing popularity ferrying millions of …

Uber

Force Touch Panels Enter Mass Production Ahead of 'iPhone 6s' Launch

As the launch of the so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" inches closer, suppliers have begun shipping Force Touch panels for the next-generation smartphones, according to DigiTimes. The report claims that Apple's supply chain partners started shipping Force Touch panels in limited quantities …

iPhone

World's first HOLOGRAM protest: Thousands join virtual march in Spain

• Groups could be fined up to £430k for protesting by government buildings• 
Organisers say people in virtual reality have greater freedom of

Snapchat Revenue Could Hit $50 Million This Year — But It Still Needs a CFO

Snapchat is finally making some real money, with a lot more coming in 2016. It’s also looking for someone to manage all that cash.

Snapchat is targeting around $50 million in revenue this year, according to multiple sources familiar with the company — a nice chunk of change considering it launched …

Snapchat

Tesla 'autosteer' update will make electric cars self-driving

Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that Tesla electric cars will "soon" be updated to steer themselves on motorways.

The Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal founder said on Twitter that the update is "almost ready" and will include "highway autosteer and parallel autopark".

The ability for Tesla vehicles to be …

Tesla

Nearly all of Volkswagen's 2016 vehicles will support CarPlay | Cult of Mac

Volkswagen is planning to put CarPlay in nearly all of its 2016 vehicles in the United States, thanks to its all-new MIB II infotainment system that will be available later this year.

While some auto-makers like Ford have been resistant to letting Apple take the wheel with its infotainment systems, …

Volkswagen

US Navy is 3D Printing Custom Drones Onboard the USS Essex

Back in April of last year, we reported that the United States Navy had installed a 3D printer onboard the USS Essex. This was quite a significant …

3D Printing

Chattanooga startup wants to 3D print your future house

Branch Technology, a graduate of GIGTANK, 3D prints open matrices that provide the internal structure for homes and other buildings.

For Platt Boyd, inspiration struck in the way aspiring writers envision their Great American Novels taking shape: late at night, after a drink.

In Boyd’s case, however, …

Architecture

ScopeAR Beams An Expert To You Through Augmented Reality

Everyone needs an expert sometimes; a helping hand to point you in the right direction so you can get the job done.

Maybe you’re a mechanic working on an exotic car. You know everything there is to know about cars in general — but only a handful of people really know this car. Alas, they’re all on the …

Augmented Reality

Sneaky insect-like robot jumps on water without a splash

For the first time, researchers have made a miniature robot that can jump on water by launching itself into mid-air from the water’s surface — without causing a single splash. The achievement, described in Science today, means that an army of small, robotic creatures might one day help search for …

Robots

This company can print new bones if yours break

A 3D printed medical implant; this is not the same bone referred to in the story.

What seems like a concept straight out of science fiction may become reality soon — bones could be coming to a 3D printer near you.

Back in March, a Chinese company called Xi’an Particle Cloud Advanced Materials …

3D Printing

This Device Can Zap Your Brain Into A State Of Zen. Is That A Good Thing?

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What if you could zap your brain into a state of calm or energy with only the push of a button?

It may sound like the stuff of sci-fi, but it's now the promise of a new class of tech wearables created by teams of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and neuroscientists.

Several devices have …

The Brain

CVS pharmacy is bringing IBM's doctor-like supercomputer Watson into its 7,800 stores

IBM Chairwoman and CEO Virginia

IBM and pharmacy chain CVS Health have announced a first-of-its-kind new partnership to put IBM's supercomputer Watson to work for millions of Americans with chronic health conditions.

Watson will watch data from what IBM describes as an "unprecedented mix of health …

IBM

Everything you need to know about Facebook's audacious solar-powered internet planes

In 2013, Facebook launched the non-profit organization Internet.org with goal of eventually bringing internet access to the 60% of the world — about 4 billion people — without a connection.

On Thursday, the company announced two major milestones on that mission. Facebook's Connectivity Lab has …

Facebook

Here's why scientists haven't invented an impossible space engine – despite what you may have read

What if I told you that recent experiments have revealed a revolutionary new method of propulsion that threatens to overthrow the laws of physics as …

Space Science

Ready to build robots? The Raspberry Pi Hacker Bundle shows you how

The Raspberry Pi mini computer is proof that good things really do come in small packages: It's a small but mighty tool for building interactive projects like robots and sensors while learning popular programming languages. If you've ever wanted to start your own Raspberry Pi project, this …

Robots

Windows 10 Installed On Over 14 Million Devices

Windows 10 has been out for a day, and Microsoft is reporting it has been installed on over 14 million devices so far. That’s not a bad start, but as …

Microsoft Windows

Pocket starts recommending articles and videos in a new public beta

Save-for-later service Pocket is testing out recommendations for the first time, introducing personalized picks for articles and videos into a public beta channel it is opening today. Pocket's 17 million registered users can sign up to join the beta program for Android, iOS, and the web. Once …

Pocket Launches Public Beta with Recommendations

Pocket wants to build a save button for the Internet, and with over 2 billion items saved to the service the company is now turning to personalization as a way to entice users to save more to get more out of it.

Today, Pocket founder Nate Weiner has announced a public beta of Pocket for iOS, …

iOS

Facebook Built an Actual Plane to Bring the World Internet Access

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … Facebook?

The tech behemoth has built an actual plane — a 140-foot, solar-powered, unmanned Aquila — to serve as a flying Internet hub that will provide Wi-Fi access to parts of the world where connectivity is lacking.

The plane isn’t just an idea or a mockup. An …

Facebook

Toyota Inks Deal for Telenav In-Car Navigation, Drives Away From Google and Apple

Earlier this year, Toyota spelledout what many car companies were thinking: It would rather have its own software inside its cars than software from Apple and Google. On Thursday, it took another step to box out the mobile giants.

The Japanese carmaker signed a deal with two auto tech companies, …

Google

Apple Will Debut New Apple TV In September

The new Apple TV is headed to market along with an App Store of its own. Next step: that long-in-the-offing subscription internet-TV service.

In March of this year, BuzzFeed News told you that Apple had a new Apple TV in the pipeline and planned to unveil it in June at its annual Word Wide …

TV

Report: New Apple TV to be unveiled in September, but without expected TV subscription service

According to a new report from BuzzFeed News, Apple is currently planning to unveil its refreshed Apple TV in September. The company had originally planned to unveil the device at WWDC this summer, but scrapped it from the event at the last minute. A September unveil has seemingly been expected …

Apple TV

U.S. military developing a gun as loud as a fighter jet taking off, but won't shoot

The U.S. military is reportedly working on a gun that creates an extremely loud sound when fired, but doesn't shoot any bullets.

The Pentagon's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program is working on a non-lethal 130-decibel noise gun which uses quick laser bursts to generate a powerful noise, according to a …

Military

Silent Circle announces the Blackphone 2, joins Google's Android for Work program

Silent Circle, the company behind the Blackphone, has announced that it has joined Google's Android for Work program, along with its newest …

Google

Apple Campus 2 to Feature Visitor Centre with Rooftop Observation Deck, Café and Store | iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource

by István Fekete on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - 7:22am PDT

Apple’s secrecy policy couldn’t prevent the latest information leak about the company’s …

Apple Store

NBCUniversal Poised to Make Big Investments in BuzzFeed and Vox Media

NBCUniversal is close to a deal to invest $250 million in BuzzFeed, in a transaction that will value the booming digital publisher at around $1.5 billion.

Sources say Comcast’s TV and film unit has a “handshake” agreement with BuzzFeed, which raised $50 million last year at a $850 million valuation. …

NBCUniversal

Glow launches Ruby, an iOS app to help women better manage their health and sex lives

Two years ago, PayPal cofounder Max Levchin launched a new company called Glow, whose sole mission was improving healthcare, particularly in the area of women’s fertility. Having been “extremely happy” with the results of its initial efforts, Glow is now expanding to become a resource for women …

Women's Health