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Google Glass Review and Giveaway

Advertisement<p>Wearable technology has become a new hot topic, which has so far produced just one consumer-ready device: the smartwatch Pebble …

Avegant tests Glyph wearable display prototype, on track for CES debut

We weren't expecting to see the final Glyph prototype materialize until just before CES, but Avegant is ready to show off the latest consumer design in the flesh, presented above (and again after the break) for your viewing pleasure. The high-res retinal display projects an image directly into your …

Why Aren't We Rude to Grown-ups the Way We Are Rude to Kids?

• shares<p><i>Ben Martin listens to the way we talk to kids. And he finds it incomprehensible that we can’t give them the respect we give to adults.</i><p>—-<p>What …

5 Ways to Make Hiking Fun for Kids

Like I’ve mentioned before, we love to make hiking fun. We try to get outdoors at least once a month to explore some new part of our pretty …

Kids

Tinkering With littleBits for Little Inventors

We’ve recently been introduced to the fun inventive electronic kits by littleBits, a Make and Takes sponsor. Their kits come with small electronic …

Inventions

First Smartphones and Tablets with Leap Motion Gesture Control Due as Early as Q3 2014

Leap Motion, the smart 3D gesture control hardware and software company, has said that the first tablets or smartphones to use its touchless technology could arrive as early as Q3 next year.<p>Company CEO Michael Buckwald told TNW at a briefing in London today that the technical and hardware …

Nine Formulas For Wealth Building

If you want to retire in style, you’d better know the numbers. We have some formulas that will provide them.<p>The objective here is to steer you to wiser investments and give you some insights about what will happen to your assets and liabilities over time. The formulas are not complicated. They all …

KitKat Launcher+ brings custom Google Experience Launcher to other devices

A new Google Play Store app aims to improve the Android 4.4 KitKat “Google Experience Launcher” by packing in additional features and making it available free of charge to devices running Android 4.3 or later. However, the app doesn’t include Search features such as the quick access to Google Now …

Android News

23andMe hit with class action over “misleading” genetic ads

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Credit: The Cancer Genome Atlas<p>California-based 23andMe, already in the midst of a regulatory firestorm with the FDA, is …

Michigan Tech scientists build a $1,500 DIY metal 3D printer

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>More and more, it’s clear that 3D printers aren’t just for printing plastic. A team at Michigan …

Here's how you make the world's most expensive phone

Vertu started life in the late 1990s as an indulgence for Nokia's designers. Led by Frank Nuovo, the group set out to explore what a phone could look and feel like if its design was unconstrained by budgetary concerns. What if you could use all the best materials and most expensive manufacturing …

Hackers Are Attacking Millions Of Computers And Demanding Ransom In Bitcoins

The National Crime Agency in the U.K. issued an alert last month saying that hackers have targeted "tens of millions" of computers.<p>CryptoLocker is a form of a virus called "ransomware," meaning hackers do something bad to your computer and then demand money to reverse what they've done. In this …

Homeland Security

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These are the 20 most viral video ads of 2013

We’ve all see them, those eminently shareable video ads that sweep around the Internet like wildfire, inspiring discussion, laughter, amazement, and, of course, memes.<p>Video promotion company Unruly compiled a report on the top 20 most shared video ads of this year. Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” …

15 Twitter Accounts for Incredible Science Facts

Looking to shift the tone of your Twitter feed from sushi pics to scholarly information? These accounts prove that Twitter f*cking loves science, too.<p>…

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We invest in companies like Flatiron Health<p>“Flatiron is doing for cancer data what Google did for information on the Internet—organizing it and …

Microsoft Says Over 1,000 Unity Games are on Windows, Windows Phone

Microsoft today announced a big milestone for its Unity partnership: over 1,000 games have been published in the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store. That number was achieved in less than four months; in July, Unity’s cross-platform game developer tools began supporting the Windows and Windows …

Retirement planning strategies for stay-at-home spouses

Retirement is often talked about in the context of leaving the workplace. It marks the end of a regular paycheck and the need to begin relying on …

Retirement

Isis Mobile Wallet goes live nationwide, offers freebies

Wave phone, buy stuff: after a long period of trials, the joint venture teaming Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile is finally broadly available.<p>The wireless carriers' mobile payment initiative, Isis Mobile Wallet, is finally going live nationwide, delivering another way for consumers to use their …

Mobile

Apple and Samsung’s smartwatches are going to be way too cheap

In the $60 billion-a-year watch sector, most of the money flows to those who sell the most expensive devices: 0.6% of the watches shipped in 2012, with an average price of $4,285, were responsible for half the revenue of the entire industry.<p>That’s a big potential problem for aspiring smartwatch …

Smartwatches

The iPad finally gets a great productivity suite — and it’s not from Microsoft

A new, free productivity app for iPad enables you to create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents with a gorgeous user interface rebuilt for the iPad. It’s the app Microsoft wishes it built — but it’s actually from a small, publicly traded company called HopTo.<p>The Campbell, Calif.-based HopTo …

Google encourages devs and businesses to use white space with new Spectrum Database API

Google's white space wireless database got the FCC green light for commercial use this summer, and Mountain View is now moving forward with an API to make exploring and utilizing available spectrum easier. Developers and businesses can set up commercial accounts and register their equipment with …

In A Landmark Legal Decision, Google Wins The Right To Scan Pretty Much Every Book Ever

The decision was formally made that Google Books can continue its efforts to digitally capture around 20 million books without legal repercussions, reports GigaOM.<p>Judge Denny Chin made the ruling based on the fact that Google's digitization of the source material is "highly transformative" and …

Google Books

$5 Smartphone Projector

Slide projectors are great, but outdated, and digital projectors cost a bundle. Fortunately, you can show off your mobile photos and your phone hack savvy by turning your phone into an inexpensive smartphone projector.<p>Step #1: Prepare the projector box.<p>NextPrev<p>If the inside of your shoe box is a …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Make Your Android Tablet Work More Like a PC

Android tablets have gotten better over the years, but it's still hard to be very productive with them out of the box (though they have certain …

The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code

Have you ever heard of SEMA? It’s a fairly esoteric system for measuring how good a software team is. No, <i>wait! Don’t follow that link!</i> It will take …

Internet Explorer

Python Excel

ython for Excel (PFE) brings robustness to Python scripting for Excel and provides a complete set of tools for building fully featured applications …