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Microsoft tests Live Tiles you can use without leaving the Start screen

Even Microsoft knows that Windows Live Tiles have so much potential to be a lot better, especially on touchscreen devices. In fact, a group of the company's researchers in Asia have apparently been working on making Live Tiles interactive. As you can see in the videos after the break, the …

Google to sell Glass to the public for 1 day - April 15

A lot more people are about to get a chance to buy Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear that has become the hottest accessory in geek fashion.<p>Google will sell the gadget to any U.S. resident who places an online order on Tuesday only, beginning at 9 a.m. The product will cost $1,500, the …

Google Glass

​Staples is launching an in-store 3D printing service

First it sold select 3D printers in stores, then it sold print-by-mail services in Europe -- now Staples is offering US customers a chance to print objects on-demand and on-site. The company's launch event is focusing on the fun side of 3D printing, serving up action figures and personalized …

In smartphone-saturated Korea, carriers face rampant gov’t suppression

In Korea, carriers engage in fierce competition in one of the most technologically advanced markets with the highest smartphone penetration worldwide.<p>These conditions are forcing telecom operators to resort to smarter options to sell. For telecom operators, this is a matter of survival in a highly …

Snapdragon 805 (Adreno 420 GPU) video demos show what late 2014 Android devices will do

Qualcomm has recently unveiled the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 flagship system-on-chip (SoC) that will equip various devices later this year, and the company showcased the powers of the new chip to a publication.<p><i>Engadget</i> visited Qualcomm’s headquarters and was shown what the new SoC can do. Using a …

50 Google Now Voice Commands

Roku player software cracked open temporarily, root now to run XBMC later

Roku's line of set-top boxes have been popular thanks to their simple controls, large set of available apps (recently expanded to include YouTube for the new Roku 3) and hardware ranging in price from inexpensive to downright cheap. Still, despite an active and encouraged developer community with …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

First Look At Sketchfab: A Youtube For 3D Files

Sketchfab is a web service to publish, share and embed interactive 3D models in real-time. Put simply, the site is part of a growing network of online 3D software to enable artistes, designers, and lay users to design 3D models that can, subsequently, be crafted into objects using a 3D printer. …

Android 4.4 KitKat update for Galaxy Ace, Fit, Mini and Gio unofficially available via CyanogenMod 11

The Android 4.4 KitKat update is now unofficially available on several older Samsung Galaxy devices including the Ace, Fit, Mini and Gio.<p>Samsung is yet to release the KitKat update for several of its flagship devices let alone older models, but since Google’s Android 4.4 OS version is compatible …

Android News

Intel planning future 18-core processor: report

<b>Intel is reportedly planning an 18-core version of its next-generation server and workstation processors, and is also working on ultra-low-Wattage</b> …

Three Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From Online Spying

The recent PRISM scandal has validated both the general public's growing unease with federal law enforcement agencies, and many of the fringe …

U.S. judge says NSA phone surveillance is lawful

1 / 2<p>National Security Agency Bluffdale,<p>A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility is seen in Bluffdale, about 25 miles (40 kms) south …

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How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Kobo Arc 10HD Review: Can 'Reading' Sell A High-End Android Tablet?

There are two approaches to making a good tablet device. You can either work on a tablet that is great at creating content, or you can design one for consuming content. Kobo are targeting their latest ten-inch tablet at “the passionate readers, …who love to read digital books, magazines, and …

TiVo testing thumbs-up / thumbs-down interactive voting on 'The Voice'

More than a decade after its introduction, TiVo is putting its trademark thumbs-up and thumbs-down buttons to good use. Well, "good" is strictly a matter of opinion in this case: <i>Zatz not Funny!</i> reports that the DVR maker is testing a feature on next Monday's episode of NBC's <i>The Voice</i> that will …

Silicon Valley Is Living Inside A Bubble Of Tone-Deaf Arrogance

The difference is in other cosmopolitan cities, the lower part of society keep to themselves. They sell small trinkets, beg coyly, stay quiet, and generally stay out of your way. They realize it's a privilege to be in the civilized part of town and view themselves as guests. And that's okay.<p>It's …

Silicon Valley

Netflix for Android update brings support for individual profiles and queues, better search

Netflix rolled out support for multiple individual streaming profiles within a single account a few months ago, but until now its Android app has been among the platforms that still didn't recognize them. The new version 3.1.0 update rolling out tonight changes that, finally letting people filter …

Google plans to expand Chromecast in 2014

Look out for an open SDK, international expansion and new devices from Google's Chromecast system over the coming year.<p>The search giant is planning …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Doctor On Demand App Gives $40 Medical Consultations From the Comfort of Your Smartphone

Today, it’s becoming expected that a smartphone should be able to do anything and everything useful, well beyond the gimmick of a few years ago, …

Google Drive for iOS Now Lets You Sort Your Files

Google today updated Google Drive for iOS with support for file sorting, a feature the company says has been highly requested. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store.<p>You can now arrange your files by their title or by when you last opened an item with the “Sort” button …

Startup FirstFuel revs up with funding for energy data analytics

FirstFuel Software, which uses data analytics to assess and reduce the energy consumption of commercial buildings, has raised another funding round …

PS4 creates 100,000 new users, 10 percent of Twitch traffic

It seems PS4 owners are more than a little curious when it comes to testing out a bit of <i>Battlefield 4</i> livestreaming. Sony announced today that its new console has accounted for 10 percent of Twitch content since its launch last month. Confirming the numbers, the streaming outfit added that the …