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Ultra-Minimalist Light Phone 2 Now Has 4G, Messaging, & More

After introducing the first Light Phone in 2015, the New York-based company has now introduced its successor with the Light Phone 2, a simple, 4G LTE …

Why You Should Consider a Japanese Beauty Routine

The products are unbelievable.<p>In the imagination of the American beauty hound, France has its effortless, tousled-hair It girls and Korea has its effort<i>ful</i>, snail-powered, bazillion-step skincare routine. But Japan, for the most part, has been less of a cultural beauty brand. (Well, at least …

Skin Care

Which 4K OLED sets are worth buying?

There's a ton of 4K content available now thanks to services like Netflix, YouTube and iTunes, with the latter two not even charging a premium for the higher resolution. Many high-end phones record in UHD as well. Combine all that with falling TV prices, and it's a great time to buy a 4K …

Televisions

Microsoft's New One-Handed iOS Keyboard Is Here to Save Your Thumbs

As someone who solely uses his iPhone one-handed (it’s a holdover from my T9 flip-phone days), I’m excited about Microsoft’s new Word Flow keyboard, …

This site turns the words you speak into GIFs

This is one of those occasions when the headline really does say it all.<p>Give Giftawk – a simple site making use of clever APIs – access to your microphone, say something and it’ll grab GIFs from Giphy that it thinks represent those words. It’s hilariously addictive:<p>It’s been bumping around the Web …

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

This Destiny Player's Competitive Match is Great, But His Friend's Commentary Is Better

There have been some really impressive performances from players in Destiny's competitive multiplayer. But few of those have the benefit of featuring color commentary from an incredibly hyped friend.<p>YouTube user godofguitar5 was playing Destiny's Crucible while his friend Kyle watched. And then …

Technology

Torrent App Popcorn Time Comes To iOS, No Jailbreak Required

Popcorn Time, the service sometimes referred to as the “Netflix for pirates” because of the way it makes it easy to stream pirated content to your PC or mobile device, is now getting a lot easier for iOS owners to use. According to new reports, the service is being made available by way of an iOS …

Popcorn Time

The Smart Boy turns the iPhone 6 Plus into a working Game Boy

When a joke is no longer a joke<p>The Smart Boy is part of a new breed of April Fools' jokes that double as market testing. They're jokes! Unless you really like them, in which case they're marketing!<p>This particular concept art, published on accessory manufacturer Hyperkin's Facebook page on March …

Jokes

How sleeping 6 times a day helped the founder of WordPress build a billion-dollar company

Matt Mullenweg’s WordPress content management platform is one of the most influential pieces of software on the Internet, running more than 19 percent of websites (including VentureBeat).<p>But before Automattic, the parent company of WordPress, was on the path to being a billion-dollar company, …

Skin patch turns friction into electricity to power wearables

Until we find that perfect technology to power wearables with our own bodies, scientists all over the world are going to keep developing possible candidates. A team from the National University of Singapore, for instance, has developed a flexible, postage-sized device that can convert static …

The plague of buggy, unfinished games explained by a video about tanks. Yes, really

Have you ever wondered why big-name games, made by teams filled with industry veterans and coming from well-funded publishers, often can't ship in stable condition?<p>Keith Fuller shipped 12 AAA titles as a programmer, design manager and producer before starting his own company, Fuller Game …

These Destiny resources will help you reduce grind, increase fun

<i>Destiny</i> is one of the best games of the year or one of the worst, depending on which player you're asking and at what time. Either way, it can be an overwhelming game to play, but this list of resources will help see you through as you grind for the best loot.<p>We've already published a guide to help …

‘Faces of Skyrim’ celebrates a startlingly beautiful game

Take a good long look at Eorlund Gray-Mane, here with the legendary Wuuthrad. This isn't embellished, retouched, ‘shopped or anything, it's an in-game shot from <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim,</i> which launched more than three years ago.<p>The portrait is part of "Faces of Skyrim," a two-gallery series on …

How To Easily Save Money On eBay By Exploiting Spelling Errors

You may not believe this, but there are a lot of people on the Internet who are terribul spellers! For the nit-picky among us, it can be horribly annoying. But thanks to a web site that we just discovered, their misspellings can actually help save you some cash.<p>Say hello to FatFingers.com. The idea …

PopKey’s iOS 8 Launch Will Replace Written Language With The Expressive Art Of The GIF

We’re on the verge of a linguistic revolution, made possible by the fact that Apple has opened up its iOS operating system to allow third-party keyboards. One of the first entrants will be PopKey, a project out of the WorkshopX creative studio based in Ottawa, which has created on-demand social …

How To Get The Sharpest Images Possible Out Of Your Old Consoles

If you've tried playing a retro console on a modern HDTV, you may not have liked what you saw — smeary, stretched images that are a far cry from the …

Retrogaming

7 Ways to Validate Your Startup Idea

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to save people the hassle and the headache of doing extensive research before buying a product.</i><p>I don’t know if you ever experienced a eureka moment – a second when everything comes together and an amazing idea pops into your head. As …

Windowless Airplane Will Give Passengers High-Res Panoramic Views

You don’t need a window for these views. Paris-based design company Technicon Design recently won an award for their IXION Windowless Jet Concept. …

FDA clears device that lets paraplegics walk again

A device designed by a quadriplegic Israeli entrepreneur to increase his own mobility, and in use already to get wounded<p>U.S. militarypersonnel up and walking again, has won clearance from theFood and Drug Administrationfor broad marketing in the United States.<p>The ReWalk system is sometimes called …

New smartphone chip will beam high-definition holograms as early as 2015

Just imagine: a smartphone that projects 3D holograms into thin-air. If you can wait until the end of next year, and if you can believe the claims being made by a well-funded company called Ostendo, then your next handset could be capable of just that. Thanks to breakthroughs by the Californian …

This ingenious app will let you make money off your spare change

Spare change can get pretty annoying. If you’re like a lot of people, you’ll let it pile up in your pocket until one day you unload it all on some …

Arm band technology converts body heat to energy

Researchers at South Korea's KAIST university have developed a flexible thermoelectric generator that can convert body heat to power.<p><b>Researchers at</b> …

Future iPhones May Offer More Realistic Lighting and Shadows with New Ray-Tracing GPU

Apple's graphics partner for iOS devices, Imagination Technologies, has announced a new version of its PowerVR graphics architecture that includes ray-tracing capabilities. Apple currently uses the PowerVR G6430 graphics package from Imagination in its latest A7 chip that powers the iPhone 5s, iPad …

Talking Dog Device Ready to Hit Market Soon

What if your dog could greet you with more than a growl, or announce the reason he's scratching at the door?<p>It sounds absurd and much like the …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Bigcolors Lets Investors Trade Options In Early-Stage Startups

Hong Kong is a global financial center with a small but growing startup industry. Unfortunately, founders often have a hard time getting the attention of investors, who prefer to invest in equities or real estate. A site called Bigcolors, which launched at the beginning of December, wants to help …

CES 2014: LaCie Announces 1TB 'Fuel' Wireless External Hard Drive for iOS/Mac Devices

LaCie today announced the Fuel, a wireless hard drive designed to work with the iPad, the iPhone, and Mac computers. With 1TB of storage, the Fuel is able to wirelessly stream to any Apple device, serving as a portable storage unit for extensive media libraries.<p>Fuel, which does not require an …

Editorial: 2013 was a terrible year for both Apple's competitors and its media critics

Editorial<p>Tech blogs and mainstream media reports in 2013 consistently presented Apple as beset by a series of unsolvable problems, from flagging …

Mind-Bending iPad App Channels M.C. Escher

Co.Design gets an early look at Monument Valley, an Escher-esque computer game set for release next year.<p>Sixty years after creating landmark works like <i>Relativity</i>, M.C. Escher’s impossible architecture continues to bend our minds. But what if Escher were around today? Would he still work in …

iPad Apps