Kristian Fredrik

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Apple is Hitler, says Chinese CEO

Chinese tech firm LeTV is rumored to be entering the smartphone market<p>Jia Yueting, the billionaire founder and CEO of Chinese internet video site Leshi TV (LeTV), has compared Apple to the Nazis in a poster teasing the launch of LeTV's new smartphone. The image was posted to Jia's verified Weibo …

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Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Look Out, This Poker-Playing Computer Is Unbeatable

Researchers have developed a computer program they say can beat any human on the planet at a particular variant of Texas Hold'em poker.<p>The scientists aren't planning to clean up with their powerful poker bot. Instead, they hope it can help computers become better decision-makers in the face of …

New drone video shows progress on Apple ‘spaceship’ campus after one year of construction

While Apple still has a massive challenge to finish its new campus by the end of 2016, a new video shows how far the facility has come in just over one year.<p>Shot in 4K by a YouTube user named “myithz,” the video shows an array of large cranes set around the campus, which appears to have much of its …

Ozobot’s Tiny Robots Use Squiggly Lines And Google’s Blockly To Teach Kids To Code

One of the bigger evolutions in education has been the push to get kids to become more computer-literate, yet one of the hardest hurdles has been making the process of learning and writing programming languages less dry. A startup out of southern California has found an innovative way of tackling …

SpaceX To Test Reusable Rocket With Daring Drone Ship Landing Today

SpaceX is starting this year with a major step in one of its most ambitious projects, which could fundamentally change the economics of space-flight – the reusable rocket that lands on its legs.<p>There are just a few reusable spacecraft in circulation at the moment, of which the SpaceX Dragon is one, …

These headphones are packing a hidden pair of VR goggles

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Avegant<p>At first glance, the Glyph headphones from Redwood City-based startup Avegant look chunky, but there’s a good …

Netflix starts recommending smart TVs so you don’t buy a dud

With CES 2015 now in full swing, Netflix is rolling out a new program to help its users purchase the best smart TVs for streaming video, the company announced today.<p>The “Netflix Recommended TV” program is an independent evaluation of all the available products worth looking at, which the company …

Africans urged to back continent’s first moon mission

Africa2Moon to use crowdfunding for first phase, with organisers hoping to inspire next generation of engineers and scientists<p>“The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena,” wrote the astronomer Carl Sagan. “Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors, so that, …

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Ericsson unleashes LTE over the Wi-Fi airwaves

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom / Kevin Fitchard<p>Carriers are constantly on the hunt for more 4G spectrum, but the airwaves they need may be …

Steam Reaches New Record Of 8.5M Concurrent Online Users

The most popular PC gaming service in existence has set yet another record this holiday season, this time breaking their all-time record with over 8.5M users online concurrently. It isn’t the first time Steam has broken 8M this year, but January 4th appears to be the highest number yet, with …

Leap Motion lets Oculus users switch between VR and reality

Picture the scene: You're watching a documentary with an Oculus Rift headset, when suddenly you need a drink or receive a text. You have to stop the film, rip off the goggles and give your eyes a second to adjust, only to reverse the entire process when you're done a few moments later. Leap Motion, …

Ready Player One

Asus rolls out Transformer Book Chi line of thin detachable notebooks

LAS VEGAS — Asus unveiled a new line of laptops whose keyboards detach to create a razor-thin Windows 8.1 tablet PC.<p>At the top of the line, the Transformer Book T300 Chi features a 12.5-inch full HD (1920×1080) or WQHD (2560×1440) display. It’s powered by the new Intel Core M processor and is 1.65 …

Parrot RNB 6 brings Android Auto and CarPlay to any ol' car

LAS VEGAS -- The dashboard is getting smarter, and smartphones are playing a huge part of making it happen. At this point, most manufacturers have pledged support for either Apple's CarPlay or Google's Android Auto, two systems that will bring the power of their mobile operating systems to the …

Android Auto

The World’s First Levitating Bluetooth Speaker

Looking for a truly unique speaker for your home? The Om/One actually levitates above its base while it pumps out your favorite tunes wirelessly, making for a talking point that speaks for itself.<p>This isn’t just a crazy concept: the Om/One Levitating Bluetooth Speaker is for real, and on sale right …

The next chapter in the Bitcoin story

What if the benefits of Bitcoin stretched far beyond money?<p>More than a cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is really a set of rules à la SMTP, the protocol that …

Volkswagen confirms plans to launch CarPlay support later this year

Volkswagen, at CES 2015, has finally announced what it plans to do with both CarPlay and Android Auto. The German auto manufacturer has confirmed that it will begin shipping cars with CarPlay capabilities later this year in its 2016 models. We reported back July of last year that Volkswagen and …

Android Auto

You can play nearly 2,400 classic MS-DOS games for free right now

From Wolfenstein 3D to Prince of Persia, all in your browser<p>The Internet Archive is turning into one hell of an arcade. After releasing emulators so that you could play hundreds of Atari and arcade games right in your browser, the site has made its gaming library even bigger: starting now you can …

Virtual Reality Could Be The Toughest Fight Of Mark Zuckerberg's Life

The Facebook founder says the Oculus Rift headset could be the future of the internet. But to get there, he needs to do battle with the entire gaming industry.<p>Just before the Oculus Rift Kickstarter campaign launched, Brendan Iribe brought what looked like a large hunk of plastic into the San …

Ready For The iPhone 7? Get This Smartphone Designed To Last A Decade And Forget All About It

Do we really need all that wasteful consumerism that comes with the 18-month device upgrade cycle?<p>Worldwide, more than 1.8 billion mobile phones were sold last year–most replacing devices that were less than two years old. The average smartphone owner upgrades every 18 months.<p>Is it possible to …

PlayStation 4 sales surpass 18.5M after huge holiday

Sony got exactly what it wanted for the gift-giving holidays: a bunch of people buying the PlayStation 4.<p>Sales for Sony’s console have now surpassed 18.5 million worldwide, according to a post on PlayStation’s Japanese website. That number got a huge boost thanks to Christmas and other …

The rise and fall of wearable fitness trackers

<i>Companies are betting big on wearable technology, but so far devices like Google Glass and fitness trackers have remained niche products. In this five-part series, we look at trends for 2015 and why Canada is poised to lead the wearable revolution. Read the first story here: Will 2015 be the year</i> …

Sony unveils 4K action camera to supercharge your sports videos

LAS VEGAS — Sony is bringing 4K to action cameras.<p>Sony unveiled its first 4K-ready action camera, the FDR-X100V, which allows users to record …

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Search firm is set to re-enter the TV software market with some notable failures already behind them. But will they be able to compete with the likes of Apple and Amazon?<p>The old joke about Microsoft was that it took three goes to get anything right; hence Windows 3.1 was the first to be widely …

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SpaceX Gets Set for Unprecedented Rocket Landing: Follow Along Online

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For the first time, the SpaceX commercial rocket company will try to bring a rocket back for a soft landing after sending its payload toward orbit — and you can keep track of the effort online.<p>The attempt will come in the minutes after SpaceX's scheduled launch of a two-stage …

Space Travel

If You're Waiting For Apple To Release A Smaller iPhone — Don't Hold Your Breath

A new report from Chinese news site Feng.com, however, cites supply chain sources who claim the 4-inch iPhone isn't going to happen.<p>The supply chain sources claim that Apple hasn't submitted any "production tasks" relating to a smaller iPhone, calling the rumors of a smaller iPhone "hype."<p>Here's …

Grid Connect ConnectSense Smart Outlet review: ConnectSense's solid, simple smart plug does what you ask, and nothing more - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The ConnectSense app makes it easy to control both of the outlets on the Grid Connect ConnectSense Smart Outlet as well as any other HomeKit device you own. The device itself works as promised.<p><b>The Bad</b> The $80 iOS only plug doesn't offer energy monitoring, dimming, or much of anything to …

Pioneering SpaceX rocket launch aborted

<b>(CNN) —</b> Private spaceflight company SpaceX scrubbed a scheduled rocket launch Tuesday, in which it planned to attempt the pioneering step of landing the rocket's first stage on a floating platform.<p>The next possible launch attempt is at 5:09 a.m. ET Friday, NASA said via Twitter, "pending resolution …

Space Travel