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Alympus is the newest best reason to jailbreak your iPhone right now

iOS engineers must keep their eyes on the jailbreak scene. In the past, popular jailbreak tweak Auxo showed what iOS’s approach to multitasking should be like years before Apple made its best ideas part of the core operating system.<p>Let’s hope this pattern holds with Alympus. It’s a new tweak that …

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Experience life, love, and death through emoji in this haunting music video

Experimental musician Daniel Lopatin, also known as Oneohtrix Point Never, released an entirely emoji-based music video for his song "Boring Angel," the opening track on his newest LP. Emoji have been taking over recently, especially in music videos: Katy Perry used them in a lyric video for her …

Dubai Wants To Ban Poor People From Owning Cars To Clear Traffic

In a land where supercars like the Ferrari Enzo are often abandoned at the roadside or in police impound lots and the police cruise around in …

Roads

“Selfie Police” Site Tells You To Pay $1 Per Selfie

Looking to control your selfie habit? An initiative called Selfie Police could help tame your narcissism, but it’s going to cost you: For every selfie you snap and post to the web, you’ll be fined a dollar that goes to charity. Now put that duck face away.<p>Created by Brigham Young University …

Computer Use May Improve Fine-Motor Skills In The Brain, Scientists Say

Don’t worry about watching all those cat videos on the Internet. You’re not wasting time when you are at your computer—you’re honing your fine-motor skills. A study of people’s ability to translate training that involves clicking and twiddling a computer mouse reveals that the brain can apply that …

YourMechanic Launches An iPhone App To Connect You With A Mechanic While On The Go

TechCrunch Disrupt winner YourMechanic just got a lot more mobile with an iPhone app that will help users to better diagnose repairs that are needed. The app will also send notifications to users as their car is being serviced and could even allow them to see pictures of jobs being …

8 Reasons Why We're Excited for Titanfall - IGN Video

From jetpack mobility to the Smart Pistol, here are eight reasons why IGN staff members are excited to get their hands on Respawn's shooter.

The Secret to Apple’s iWatch Success: Self-Sufficiency

So far, many futurists have looked at the smartwatch as an extension of the smartphone. It would, for example, receive important information from the …

New Google Debit Card Draws Funds from Your Virtual Wallet

Google will release a prepaid debit card for use in stores and at ATM machines, the company announced Wednesday.<p>The Google Wallet Card will be tied …

$8.2 Billion Activision Vivendi Deal Cleared By Delaware Court

<i>The maker of ‘Call of Duty’ is clear to proceed in its $8.2B buyback deal with Vivendi.</i><p>Activision Blizzard can continue with its proposed $8.2B buyout of Vivendi’s majority stake in the company, a deal that will give the video game publisher independence from the French conglomerate.<p>The deal …

NSA responsible for new breed of anti-spying smartphones and devices

When it comes to privacy it seems that the world is divided into two distinct camps. The “I don’t care, I have nothing to hide” camp and the “Privacy is a basic human right” lobby. Since the revelations of Edward Snowden about the NSA’s spying antics, the ethical, political and technical questions …

Privacy

The CEOs Are Wrong: Smart Machines Will Replace Millions Of Jobs

Smart machines are coming to the business world, but don’t tell that to the CEOs. Sixty-percent of CEOs surveyed by Gartner Research say the emergence of smart machines capable of absorbing millions of middle-class jobs within 15 years is a “futurist fantasy.”<p>The survey results reflect the anxiety …

Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs

Welcome to another rousing edition of TIDWRTWHUFOO! Today we feature three exciting robots that will change our lives as we know them by eventually threatening us with violence if we don’t “Move along, citizen, or else!”<p>First we present iStruct, a robot from German firm Das Deutsche …

Tommo to continue to sell Neo Geo X Gold through 2016, denies breach of contract

Well, this is awkward. Two days ago, SNK Playmore announced the death of the Neo Geo X Gold -- today, the handheld's manufacturer has demanded a retraction. According to Tommo, it has a standing contract with SNK to produce and support the handheld console through 2016 and "fully expects this …

Basis Band Starts Shipping to Everyone, as Health-Tracking Company Adds Another $11.75M

If you talk to people who know wearable fitness trackers, they’ll tell you that the Basis band is probably the most serious product available.<p>Did you …

Surgeon livestreams operation using Google Glass

Google Glass has made its way to the OR. A surgeon from Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center donned the new headset during a routine surgery last week, and streamed point-of-view footage live to a group of students on the other side of town. "I can start to appreciate the connectivity it …

iPhone, iPad owners complain of motion sickness due to iOS 7

Users say the operating system's new parallax and zoom features are causing them to experience some motion sickness.<p>At least some of the 200 million people that have downloaded iOS 7 to this point aren't so pleased with what they've found.<p>Apple's iPhone and iPad owners have been taking to the …

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