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A Radar For Your Bike, So You Don’t Have To Have Eyes In The Back Of Your Head

How do you improve the bike light? We’ve seen a few new ideas recently: lights embedded in wheels or installed in helmets, lights that project an image on the road or even lights that let you see what the road surface is like.<p>Franz Struwig’s Backtracker is another new take. His light idea is based …

The Numbers Are In: NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet Smokes The Competition

NVIDIA made news last week with the official announcement of its SHIELD Tablet and companion SHIELD Wireless Controller. If you remember, the original SHIELD Portable was an all-in-one type device, powered by NVIDIA’s own Tegra 4 SoC (system on a chip). When it arrived at exactly this time last …

This week in bitcoin: Free payment processing finally takes true advantage of bitcoin tech

This week’s bitcoin review takes a look at why both BitPay and Coinbase dropping (some of) their transaction fees.<p>Until this week, the notion of …

Will we soon have vision-correcting tablets that eliminate the need for reading glasses?

SusansDisneyFamily<p>TabTimes had an interesting article the other day that talked about the future of reading on tablets. TabTimes discussed whether a tablet could adjust to a person reading on it and therefore render glasses unnecessary.<p>Apparently, scientists are working on just that type of tablet …

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Al Qaeda gets serious about mobile and encryption — reportedly thanks to Snowden

Edward Snowden’s leaks of some of the National Security Agency’s darkest secrets have benefitted the group responsible for blowing up New York’s World Trade Center: Al Qaeda.<p>That’s according to a new report on Al Qeada’s embrasure of mobile by the intelligence organization Recorded Future. Its …

This Alarm Clock Wakes You Up by Brewing a Fresh Cup of Coffee

Wouldn’t you hate your alarm clock so much less if it woke you up with a steaming hot cup of joe? Like, you’d still hate it a <i>little</i>, because waking …

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Ask Ooloo puts the 'person' back in personal assistant

Before Google dominated search, Ask Jeeves depended on a team of humans -- yes, humans -- to answer your internet queries. Ultimately, search algorithms killed the internet's favorite butler, but the idea that humans are worthy competition for the software we create didn't follow him to the grave. …

Tablets with cool camera features

Using your tablet's camera in public may garner some judgmental side-eyes or stifled laughter from lookers-on, but some slates actually offer a few cool features to make the public embarrassment worth risking.<p>To be sure, their photo quality is usually less than inspiring, with even some of the best …

BadUSB hack may be one of the biggest threats you have seen!

comedy_nose<p>A new threat named “BadUSB” has just emerged, a name that may be a bit of an understatement. This exploit is one of the nastiest security threats we have seen in a long time. It’s dangerous, often undetectable and very hard to kill. BadUSB literally leaves current antivirus defenses …

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Google is reportedly separating its photos service from Google+

The company may be putting its best Google+ feature front and center for users<p>The Google+ photo organization and editing tools are probably the most useful part of Google's oft-criticized social network, and now it sounds like they'll soon be spun off into their own standalone product. According to …

FTC busts up $275 million credit card scam, sues the folks behind it

The folks down at the Federal Trade Commission are busy helping all of us these days, whether they're weighing in on patent disputes or forcing firms to help cover your child's lack of parental supervision. Today, the FTC charged several companies and individuals with participation in an elaborate …

This video advertising startup just raised $2.8M to do its thing in more places

ViralGains, a startup that provides a video-advertising marketplace for publishers and advertisers, is expanding into new markets thanks to the funding it announced Thursday.<p>The startup raised $2.8 million of a $3.3 million round and plans to take on the market in Southern California, New York …

Stanford breakthrough might triple battery life

Annoyed by how often your cellphone needs recharging? Stanford researchers say they've made a major step toward the "holy grail" of energy storage — a pure lithium battery.<p>A team that includes former Energy secretary Steven Chu says it's building a lithium anode battery that might give electric …

Four Note-Taking Apps For The Tech-Forward College Student

As we head into the depths of August (the month where time stands still), there is <i>one</i> interesting thing that starts to happen. Kids head back to school.<p>That said, we decided to use some new data from CampusBooks to look at how college students are approaching their schoolwork. Perhaps the most …

The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

These Guys Raised $7 Million To Create A Calendar App That Thinks For You

The app is a hybrid between a calendar and to-do list, but Timeful is really about creating better habits.<p>"We're fanatical about time," Yoav Shoham, one of the three founders of Timeful, told Business Insider. "Time might be a little cliche, but we really believe time is the most precious resource …