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Steve Wozniak just backed a DIY computer on Kickstarter—and so have 12,000 others

The creators of Kano, a kit to assemble your own mini-computer, asked for $100,000 on Kickstarter. One day short of the end of the company’s campaign, they’ve raised $1.35 million from nearly 12,000 backers including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler. Alex …

Raspberry Pi

Dolphin Zero

If you’re reading this on your mobile, chances are you’re using Safari, Android’s stock browser, Chrome, or perhaps even Opera Mini. That’s according to recent stats from NetMarketShare, at least.<p>But there are other browsers out there too, such as Dolphin, which has won awards, plaudits and …

EVGA Tegra Note 7 review: a gaming tablet with much to offer, much to learn

There's no shortage of tablets available on the market, but it's surprisingly difficult to find one that performs well for an affordable price. Aside from the Nexus tablets Google has put out over the past two years, we've only seen a few products in the $200 price range deserving of our praise. …

Finnish MeeGo Startup Jolla Selects Yandex’s Android App Store For Preloading On Its Sailfish OS Handset

Finnish phone startup Jolla, which is on a mission to offer more choice in the smartphone space by building its own smartphone hardware and with a MeeGo-based open source smartphone OS called Sailfish, is banding together with Yandex, Russia’s homegrown Google, to power the app store on its …

Two Next-Level Wearables That Aren't for Everyone

Many people are waiting for expected upcoming smartwatches from Apple and Google to take the wearable category to the next level. Or at least as much …

Wearable Tech

Samsung W2014 is world's first Snapdragon 800 flip phone, costs over $1,640

China Telecom's obsession with Samsung's luxury clamshells isn't dwindling any time soon. In fact, the two companies have just launched a new model, the SCH-W2014, at their annual "Heart Of The World" charity concert in Nanjing last night. While it shares a similar appearance with the W2013 and the …

After listing Nexus 5 at an outrageous $799, Best Buy settles for $100 markup

Buying a Nexus 5 without a contract at Best Buy is going to be expensive. Very expensive. The massive US retail chain has priced off-contract purchases at an eye-popping $799.99 according to a new Sprint listing on its website. That's for the 16GB model, which sells for $349 at Google Play. Even …

Xbox One, the destroyer: Microsoft's weird marketing blitz is novelty sized

First, a giant Windows Phone consumed Paul Miller with its gaping live tile maw. Then, Microsoft erected a giant Surface tablet to conquer all of London. And today, to celebrate the upcoming Xbox One launch, Microsoft has revealed its latest product prop: a ridiculously large Xbox One in Vancouver. …

Google Glass accessory store appears

Google is ramping up production of its Glass headset, and it appears the company is preparing to sell accessories for the wearable computer too. Some Glass Explorers have noticed a new Glass accessory store which will sell additional chargers, microfiber pouches, clear protective shields, the new …

Details of Android Kitkat Leaked

A leak published today suggests the next version of Android — named ‘KitKat’ — will focus on catering for low-end smartphones, while also supporting wearable devices (including that rumored smartwatch) and Google-powered TVs.<p>The author, ex-WSJ reporter Amir Efrati, suggests that — in addition to …

LG G Pad 8.3 review: Zippy and reliable, but pricey - CNET

MSRP: $349.99<p><b>Editors' Note, March 12, 2014:</b> <i>This review has been updated with analysis of the G Pad 8.3's 4G LTE data performance on Verizon Wireless.</i><p>When the G Pad 8.3 initially launched in November 2013, it was a Wi-Fi only tablet available online and in Best Buy retail stores with a steep $349.99 …

Gear & Gadgets

The State Department Partners With Coursera To Support Free Education In Over 30 countries

International learners get in-person help with free online college classes, courtesy of the U.S. government.<p>You’re a smart kid in a poor country with subpar universities. Option #1: Leave to attend college somewhere else, like the US. Option #2: Go online and try to teach yourself.<p>Now, there’s a …

Higher Education

Google’s New Nexus 5 Is the Googley-est Phone Yet

Google’s latest flagship phone, the Nexus 5, runs on a new “launcher” app that unites the phone interface around Google services.<p>It’s kind of like …

Why The Lego-Style 'Phonebloks' Concept Will Fall Apart

The idea of a modular smartphone with individually swappable pieces is genius. Too bad it's impossible.<p>The Phonebloks concept, an idea for a block-based "modular" smartphone, is a borderline-brilliant, environmentally conscious, I-should've-thought-of-that victory of design. If you aren't familiar, …

Gear & Gadgets

Internet of light: scientists achieve 10-gigabit data speeds using LEDs

A group of UK-based researchers just had a breakthrough in their attempt to develop "visual light communication," a way to transfer data wirelessly over the internet using light bulbs.<p>Scientists have announced data transfer speeds of more than 10 gigabits — about 10 times faster than a Google Fiber …

Samsung begins rolling out Galaxy Gear support to more smartphones in the US

Right on schedule, Samsung has announced the rolling out of a key software update that will bring Galaxy Gear smartwatch support to more of its phones in the United States, beyond just the Galaxy Note 3. Owners of the Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Note II and GS3 will get their refresh as early as today, or …

Grand Theft Auto 5 iFruit app available on select Android devices

Rockstar Games has finally fulfilled its promise of bringing <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> <i>5</i>'s iFruit companion app to Android. Over a month after the game's launch and the app's iOS availability, you can trick out your ride or train Franklin's dog from your handset running Mountain View's OS. Our Nexus 4 phones …

Google teases Glass 2, which finally supports your prescription specs

Google Glass may soon get an upgrade, if the latest tease from Google is any indication.<p>Google said today that current Glass Explorers will soon be able to swap their first generation Glass units for a newer, more advanced upgrade. The company says that the update will include a mono earbud and …

Bizarre Furniture Inspired by Animals and Bugs

We love all this creepy/cute furniture inspired by animals and bugs. Some of it gets a little macabre, too.<p>Centipede-like lamps named Nymph and …

Furniture

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet on display in Beverly Hills

Even if you don't consider yourself an art connoisseur, Bugatti just gave car lovers a great reason to visit the Ace Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA. As a part of an exhibit for French artist Bernar Venet, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet, which was unveiled last year, is also on display.<p>Although …

New Space Gray iPad mini quietly begins hitting Apple Store shelves

Silently announced alongside the new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display, Apple has begun selling a Space Gray version of the first-generation, non-Retina display iPad mini at its physical retail stores.<p>Sources say that the model is now available via several Apple Stores, but not every …

Samsung eyes smartphone-connected glasses, patent filing shows

Samsung has its sights set on new wearable technology, according to a recent patent filing in Korea.<p>Samsung has registered a design patent for eyewear that connects to a smartphone, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The eyewear includes earphones that allow people to listen to phone calls …

Patents

Teardowns of Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pros Reveal No Improvements in Accessibility

iFixit has performed more of its traditional high-quality teardowns on both the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro and new 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, revealing various improvements to the components of both that enhance performance, but also unsurprisingly make both harder to manually repair.<p>One of …

Moga’s iPhone gamepad leaks, reported to have built-in battery

Though none are one the market yet, the iPhone(s aapl) gamepad competition is already heating up. Earlier this month we saw a device from Logitech, …

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

If you look at some of the latest startup offices, there seems to be a competition to who can have the coolest ping pong tables, kitchen, and big TVs displaying real time data. But are they essential to office productivity and culture?<p>We spoke to some of the hottest startups to hear their …

Ouya will begin shipping with a redesigned controller, but you won't know until you open the box

Anyone who's picked up an Ouya, or demoed one in-store, knows that the controller, with its sticky buttons and flimsy removable plates, could do with a lot of help. Company founder Julie Uhrman's aware of the issue and, in an interview with <i>Polygon</i>, she revealed that a new version of the Ouya …

iPad Air joins US Cellular's lineup Nov. 8

Just call November 8 "Apple Day" for US Cellular. That's when the carrier opens it registers for the iPad Air tablet, along with the iPhone 5S and 5C smartphones.<p>US Cellular will also sell the iPad Mini with Retina Display, though the company hasn't shared a sale date yet.<p>The cellular model of the …

IPad Air