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Google launches support for Security Key, a simpler kind of two-factor authentication

It just got a little easier to log into Gmail. Today, Google launched support for Security Key, an open standard that lets you log in to an account with a physical device, usually in the form of a USB. The device takes the place of the six-digit confirmation codes currently used by Google's …

Chris Hadfield's Stunning Photos From Space Will Give You A 'Truly Global Perspective' On Our Planet

From a bird's eye view of Niagara Falls to a breathtaking pic of the Windy City, astronaut Chris Hadfield became famous for his stunning photos of Earth from space.<p>Hadfield shared many of his photos via social media--but not the 150 images included in his new book, "You Are Here: Around the World …

Thiel Fellow’s Elegant Sleep Tracker, Sense, Crushes Kickstarter With $120K In A Few Hours

When I first took a look at Sense, a smart sleep sensor launching today on Kickstarter, it reminded me of two things. Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium and Google’s old, discontinued Nexus Q product.<p>“Those are two of my favorite things,” said James Proud, a former Thiel fellow who went on to found a …

Here's Another Way Running Helps to Slow Aging

Lifelong runners have less of a common marker of aging in their connective tissues.<p>Longtime runners have a significantly lower density of a compound thought to be a key factor in aging, according to a study of masters runners and sedentary contemporaries published in the journal <i>Age</i>.<p>Danish …

10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

Apple said to team up with pro athletes to test iWatch fitness capabilities

Apple has teamed up with some of the sports world’s most notable professional athletes in order to test the upcoming “iWatch’s” fitness capabilities in intense training environments, according to a source with knowledge of the testing. This source says that Apple has invited athletes from the MLB, …

Report: Apple’s wearable device will come in multiple designs, screen sizes

The Apple(s appl) rumor mill has returned to peak form ahead of the expected release of a wearable device this October. On Thursday, Reuters reported …

Yo App Hacked By College Students

A Georgia Tech student, together with two of his roommates, claims to have hacked Yo, the Poke-like app that has set some (though not all) of Silicon Valley alight in the last 48 hours. [See update below: Yo has confirmed it has been hacked].<p>The student emailed TechCrunch detailing what he alleges …

Smart scale slims down even the devs who program it

SAN FRANCISCO — James Armstrong might be one of the few iOS engineers who loses weight while on a coding bender.<p>Armstrong is lead developer at The Orange Chef Co., the company behind a smart kitchen scale called Prep Pad. It weighs your food and, based on the nutritional profile you set, gives you …

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WSJ: Apple's smartwatch will feature 'more than 10 sensors'

Apple is said to be creeping ever closer to launching a smartwatch, and there could be more than one. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the company is planning a new wearable that comes in "multiple screen sizes" and includes "more than 10 sensors" capable of tracking fitness and wellbeing. It's …

WSJ: Apple planning multiple iWatch models with as many as 10 health-related sensors

The Wall Street Journal has published a new report claiming that Apple’s upcoming entry to the smartwatch market will sport ten or more sensors for collecting health data. The report also claims that the company is working on multiple versions for the wearable device, which is expected to be …

Meet Mobile Odin, a must-have app for flashing Android phone or tablet software

Modifying the operating system on an Android(s goog) device has been an arcane process for years. There’s a benefit to knowing the process of …

As Amazon smartphone launch nears, company boasts about its app stats

With Amazon expected to unveil its first smartphone this week at an event in Seattle, the company has been making its pitch to app developers with some new figures from its Android app store.<p>The store, which runs on Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets as well as other companies' Android smartphones and …

Runtastic: Challenge Your Times & View on Street View Too

Perennially popular GPS fitness-tracking app Runtastic has introduced a handful of interesting new features to its mobile apps.<p>Perhaps one of the more interesting nuggets is the ‘Challenge a Run’ feature, available in the Pro versions on both Android and iOS. It basically allows you to compete …

Google Owns a Satellite Now

To understand the behemoth’s $500 million purchase of Skybox Imaging, don’t look to the sky. The clouds will do just fine.<p>Google will buy the micro-satellite startup Skybox Imaging for $500 million, the company announced today.<p>While the deal isn’t yet closed, it’s a big moment. I mean, <i>Google owns</i> …

16 of the Best New Android Apps From May (2014)

From Foursquare spin-offs to whistle-powered selfies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in May. So by way of a quick recap, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>Sunrise<p>Sunrise finally opened its uber-popular calendar app to Android users this month, as well as a version …

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This superthin material could help us put displays in our clothes and windshields

Scientists have created super-thin LEDs that are strong, efficient and flexible enough to be easily integrated into clothing and super portable …

Facebook Looking Into Buying Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Facebook, one of the primary backers of the Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people in the world who still lack connectivity, is in talks with a company that could help further that agenda. TechCrunch is hearing that Facebook is buying Titan …

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

The pyramid is in the news this week after overblown reports about its "discovery."<p>Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago have been studying the 4,600-year-old stone structure …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Telerik Launches New Development Platform For Web, Hybrid And Native Apps

Telerik has long made a wide range of tools for developers, ranging from the Kendo UI jQuery framework to the cross-platform development service Icenium and numerous related backend services for mobile and desktop apps. Today, the company is combining all of these tools under the “Telerik Platform” …

Qualcomm buys 2,400 mobile patents, applications from HP

Qualcomm has acquired 2,400 patents and patent applications relating to Hewlett-Packard's mobile technology, the companies announced Friday.<p>The acquisition includes about 1,400 patents and applications from the United States and about 1,000 from other countries. The patents are from ill-fated …

This Apple iWatch Concept Design Is Simply Incredible

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Everyone's hearts go aflutter at iWatch rumors, the supposed wearable wrist computer that Apple could launch as early as this year.<p>A designer named Todd Hamilton took a stab not only at what the still-speculative watch might look like, but how it …

Build your own open source hardware Nest-style smart thermostat

Alan sez, "Spark.io provides instructions for making your own Nest-like 'smart' thermostat. Of course it's entirely open source, with files on …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Tales of the chips: What CES taught us about hardware, software, and services

Every year I try to look at some of the chips shown at CES to help predict the future of our devices and technology. But this year other than two …