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Atheer and Meta Want You to Touch Your Apps in Midair

Touchscreens have become <i>so</i> 2007, the wearable computing crowd chants. The next big thing for how we interact with our technology, they say, might be …

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How Google Glass Can Evolve as a Tool for Journalists

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This is a guest post by Sarah Hill, the Chief Digital Storyteller for Veterans United Home Loans. She is Hangout Host for its veteran and military issues news hub, Veterans United Network. She is also known as the first journalist to use a Google+ Hangout in a television newscast. You</i> …

First Official Shot of Amazing Spider-Man 2's Electro

Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx go head to head.<p>We've seen spy photos of Jamie Foxx as Electro from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but now our …

Aubrey Plaza, Lisa Edelstein, James Remar Join Korra: Book Two

New voices and cast info revealed for the upcoming second installment.<p>The Legend of Korra has a few new voices joining the cast for Book Two, …

Samsung Announces New Ultra HD TVs, Starting at $5,500

Available in 55- and 65-inch models.<p>OK, so maybe an 85-inch Ultra HD TV was a little out of your price range. After all, we don't all have $40,000 …

Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National …

Jay-Z Swings Triumphant Then Trivial On 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

Now 43 years old, Jay-Z has become the Jay Gatsby of hip-hop: a man with a checkered background playing host to endless parties, celebrating excellence, the good life and himself. It's no wonder that he was asked to oversee the music for director Baz Luhrmann's amusement park ride version of F. …

In Chicago, 3-D Printers Are Available To Anyone With A Library Card

The Harold Washington Library's new Maker Lab is free and open to the public. Get making!<p>3-D printing may be the way of the future, but for the average Joe, actually getting ahold of a 3-D printer to use on the cheap remains somewhat challenging.<p>Starting this week, though, 3-D printing will be as …

SF jetliner crash kills 2, seriously injures 49

Scramble for answers after SFO jet crash kills 2, seriously injures 49<p>It happened with almost no warning.<p>One minute, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was making a seemingly routine approach to San Francisco International Airport on a calm, clear Saturday morning after an 11-hour flight from Seoul. …

Wu-Tang Family Values

After midnight at Absolute Audio studios, in midtown Manhattan, a few members of Wu-Tang Clan lounging in the lounge. Marijuana smoke clouds the air, …

There's a Zombie-Like Security Flaw in Almost Every Android Phone

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Almost every Android phone has a big, gaping security weakness, according to the security startup …

Sorry, Android Users: Snapchat Doesn't Delete Your Photos, It Just Hides Them

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Add it to the growing list of ways Snapchat isn't totally foolproof: Now Android users have to worry …

Samsung’s Quarterly Earnings Suffer On Slowing Growth, Gives Apple Room To Shine In The Fall

Samsung has missed expectations for its quarterly earnings guidance, which is bad news since those expectations were already pretty low. The slowing growth of the smartphone market dominator is being attributed to lackluster Galaxy S4 sales. Samsung’s premiere handset has reportedly sold 20 million …

Call of Duty: Ghosts developer talks about linear stories in games

Call of Duty's single-player campaigns are known more for their linear journeys through high-ballistic war zones than for free-roaming exploration, and that's not going to change any time soon. Mark Rubin, executive producer on <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> said linear design and in-game story-telling are …

This is a DIY Camera Obscura You Wear on Your Head

Photographer Justin Quinnell is a pinhole photography master. Over the years we’ve featured his work taking six-month long pinhole exposures that …

Kim Dotcom's Mega launches an acquired Android app for its first foray into mobile

Mega, the cloud storage service launched earlier this year by former Megaupload mogul Kim Dotcom, has officially released its first mobile app. The Android version of Mega isn't quite a new product: as the developer notes point out, the company acquired and relaunched an unofficial third-party …