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Hublot Invented a Whole New Metal Just for This Watch

Hublot's exclusive Texalium alloy is basically the adamantium of watches.<p>Eyewear purveyors Italia Independent have teamed up with Swiss luxury watch experts Hublot to introduce the "Big Bang Unico," an exclusive timepiece that is so unique Hublot created a new metal just to make it. Meet Texalium, …

Men's Fashion

Tesla basically just ignited the driverless car era

The computer-controlled driverless car is barreling down the road of the future towards us. We've known this for a long time, but the speed and the …

Colleges look to virtual reality tours to enhance recruiting

Payton Ricci stood in her living room with what looked like a tissue box strapped to her face. When she slid it over her eyes, she could see a college campus in Lacoste, France.<p>Looking up, she saw the town's vibrant blue skies. Looking down, its cobblestone streets. When she spun around, she got a …

A little black box makes it easy to unlock almost any iPhone even when it's secured with your fingerprint

The International Business Times reports that for just £120, anyone on the internet can buy specialist hardware that lets them hack into even the newest iPhones.<p><b>Here's how it works:</b><p>The main device used is called an IP-BOX. It works by "bruteforcing" iPhone passcodes, repeatedly guessing the …

Information Systems

Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields

Aircraft and military manufacturer Boeing has been granted a patent on a system that is designed to prevent explosion shockwaves from harming a target.<p>A new patent granted to aircraft, defense and security company Boeing is taking its cues from science fiction. Just like the glowing energy shields …

Star Wars

KDDI's high-end Firefox OS phone, the Fx0 (pictures)

Mobile Technology

SanDisk’s new iXpand flash drive w/ Lightning connector now comes in 128GB for $149

In addition to announcing its first-ever thumb drive with an integrated USB Type-C connector, SanDisk is also introducing a new higher-capacity version of its recently released iXpand flash drive for iPhone and iPad.<p>Featuring an integrated Lightning connector and companion app for iPhone and iPad, …

HP teamed up with Microsoft to build its latest flagship laptop

This isn't your typical laptop announcement post. The most interesting thing about the Spectre x360, HP's new flagship notebook, isn't its design, performance or even price. No, what's interesting about this laptop is that Microsoft helped build it. Over the course of a year and a half, the two …

Virgin Atlantic Engineers are Testing Sony's Smartglasses

Virgin Atlantic has announced its latest savvy PR tie-up with new technology. Last year, it ran a six-week trial using Google Glass for Upper Class check-ins and recently announced it’s expanding that effort. It also tried out Apple’s iBeacon tech. Now it’s turned to Sony smart devices.<p>From next …

Amazon's Echo wireless speaker will soon run custom apps

Amazon's voice-savvy Echo speaker is only handy for a few tasks right now, but it's about to become much more flexible. The online giant is now taking sign-ups for a beta developer kit that will let people create apps for the gadget. There aren't many details as to what coders can do with the Echo, …

Sony Does A Tablet With An Add On Bluetooth Keyboard

Sony isn’t done with mobile hardware yet, despite its recent talk of an exit strategy from smartphones. Here at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona it’s showing off a new 10.1 inch Android tablet, the Xperia Z4, coming this June, along with a new mid-tier 4G/LTE smartphone, the Xperia …

Phones

Wacom finally outfits its Cintiq 13HD pen display with touch gestures

Wacom has a habit of trotting out non-touch versions of its stylus-friendly tech first. The Cintiq 13HD arrived back in 2013, and one of my main gripes with the device was its lack of support for your fingertips. Well, the company finally announced the touch-enabled version today, nearly two years …

With Valve, HTC Unveils New Virtual Reality Headset 'HTC Vive'

A new challenger appears!<p>HTC is teaming up with one of the gaming industry's biggest (and most beloved) companies, Valve, to launch a new virtual reality headset. What's even more exciting is that the consumer version of the VR headset is scheduled to launch before the end of the year.<p>The HTC Vive …

Virtual Reality

Apple has enough cash to buy most of the world’s biggest companies, with change to spare

Apple’s record-breaking profits, announced last night, have given it even more cash. It now holds $178 billion to spend — enough to buy most of the …

Apple Watch to Ship in April

When the Apple Watch was announced, we were told it would ship in "Early 2015." At one point, signs pointed to a February 14 date, which would just barely make it for Valentine's Day gifts. It looks like my wife will have to find something else for me, as now not only will the Apple Watch not make …

Apple Watch

iOS 8.1.3 Update Makes Updates Easier

It's great that Apple makes operating system updates free for both iOS and Mac OS users. Even Microsoft is following suit, with Windows 10. And it's great that you can set up your Apple device to automatically download updates. But if you are close to running out of storage space, this can be a …

Apps

Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook's Plan To Bring The Internet To Everyone

"Why do you think Internet.org matters to investors?" asked a listener on the call.<p>"It matters to the kind of investors we want to have," Zuckerberg said.<p>Internet.org isn't a profit center for Facebook. It could eventually bring more users to Facebook, but from an investment standpoint it's not …

Internet

VR will soon be in-flight entertainment, because it makes perfect sense

No matter how many cool movies, music videos, or lightsaber simulators we see, virtual reality is still going to be a hard sell for the mainstream — not only do the headsets look weird, they require you to actively block out the world and people around you. But Samsung might just have hit upon the …

Virtual Reality

Why Apple Selling Fewer iPads Is Actually A Huge Achievement

Why do we critique Apple for building a product with longevity?<p>iPad sales are down, technically. Apple still sold 20 million of them last quarter, but Wall Street says a company like Apple is never supposed to sell less of anything. And so when Apple sells 4% fewer iPads in 2014 (and 18% fewer in …

Wall Street