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Peculiar standing bike pedals to Kickstarter success

Three wheels, two pedals and a person in a standing position power the Halfbike II, a very different kind of trike.<p>There seems to be endless fascination within the crowdfunding world for unusual bikes. Kickstarter and Indiegogo have hosted everything from a cardboard bicycle to a controversial $499 …

Crowd Funding

TWC Speeds Up Internet 6x in Charlotte to Fight Google Fiber

A little bit of competition can go a long way.<p>After Google announced it would bring its Fiber Gigabit internet service to Charlotte, NC, Time Warner Cable is fighting back by making its fastest internet service in the region <i>six</i> times faster for no extra cost.<p>The speed increases per plan tier are as …

Youtube estalla: La venganza de una hija a su padre por un ridículo «truco de magia»

Youtube estalla: La venganza de una hija a su padre por un ridículo «truco de magia»<p>Si hace días Eri McCowan saltaba a la fama por gastarle una broma …

Cómo utilizar la técnica de productividad Pomodoro en cualquier SO

La técnica Pomodoro es uno de los sistemas de administración del tiempo y productividad más populares que existen. Consiste en dividir tu tiempo de …

Foxconn en Brasil, varios años funcionando para tener el iPhone más caro del mundo

En 2011 Foxconn anunció que fabricaría iPhones en Brasil, una alternativa a las fábricas de China, algo que desde el país se acogió con esperanza …

La NASA cancela el lanzamiento del cohete Falcon 9 en el último momento

No ha podido ser. Todo parecía en orden, pero a menos de cinco minutos para su despegue, la NASA ha cancelado el lanzamiento del cohete Falcon 9 por …

Nintendo impondrá serias limitaciones al modo multijugador de Splatoon

<i>Splatoon</i> es la próxima gran promesa de Nintendo para la WiiU. Este peculiar multijugador por equipos basado en armas de pintura sale a la venta el …

Los nuevos televisores 4K de Vizio son ridículamente baratos

La nueva Serie-M de Vizio está compuesta por televisores con pantallas desde las 43 pulgadas, y un precio base de apenas 599 dólares. Se trata de …

Missouri pressured to halt execution of black man sentenced by all-white jury

Jay Nixon, the Democratic governor of Missouri, is coming under intense pressure to stay the imminent execution of an African American man who was sentenced to death by an all-white jury in St Louis County – the jurisdiction that covers Ferguson, scene of last summer’s dramatic unrest over …

Justice

Vladimir Putin authorises delivery of missile system to Iran

The Russian president unfreezes ban on delivering $800m contract as Moscow moves ahead with oil-for-goods barter deal with Tehran<p>The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has opened the way for the controversial delivery of a sophisticated anti-aircraft missile system to Iran which had been under …

Middle East

Convicted killer Jodi Arias sentenced to life in prison without parole

A judge sentenced convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison without the possibility of release on Monday, ending a nearly seven-year-old case that attracted worldwide attention with its salacious details.<p>Four family members of victim Travis Alexander spoke to judge Sherry Stephens before she …

Crime

Georgia test-cheating scandal: convicted educators plead for leniency

Ten senior Atlanta educators convicted in one of the country’s worst known school cheating scandals begged for mercy on Monday as the judge prepared to sentence them.<p>Character witnesses ranging from family members to retired military officers pleaded with Judge Jerry Baxter to be lenient, and …

Corruption

Marco Rubio announces presidential bid: 'this election is a generational choice' – as it happened

We’re going to wrap our coverage for the day of the nascent 2016 presidential race with a summary of the key events.<p><b>Florida senator Marco Rubio declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination</b>, delivering an emotional speech in Miami that took up themes of generational change and how families …

Government

HP's Omen Pro is a slim laptop meant for serious work

Tempted by HP's svelte Omen gaming laptop, but need even more horsepower? Say hello to the Omen Pro. It shares the same aluminum 0.78-inch, 4.68-pound frame as its gaming sibling, but it packs in faster Core i7 processors and an NVIDIA Quadro K1100M graphics card. It also shares the original Omen's …

Trusted Voice unlock is rolling out to some Android users

When the latest version of Google's Android app arrived last week, there was a hint that a new method for unlocking a device was on the way. Well, it seems the wait is over... for some. <i>Android Police</i> reports that a handful of folks are seeing the newfangled Trusted Voice feature in the Smart Lock …

Holograms replace people in Spanish protests

Spain's imminent Citizen Safety Law isn't exactly protester-friendly -- you can face stiff fines just for daring to disobey police peacefully, let alone holding a protest without telling the government. The activists of Hologramas por la Libertad have found a clever workaround for that, however. As …

TWC boosts its internet speeds to counter Google Fiber

It's amazing what the addition of a little competition into a natural monopoly can do. Google announced in January that it would be bringing high-speed Fiber to Charlotte, North Carolina. It didn't take long for Time Warner Cable, the (only) local cable/internet provider in that city, to increase …

Carrier alliance sues to stop net neutrality rules

That didn't take long. The FCC's tougher net neutrality rules have only just been published in the federal register, and the lawsuits are already pouring in. The US Telecom Association has filed a suit claiming that the utility-style regulation of internet access is an "arbitrary and capricious" …

The 'Grand Theft Auto V' Rockstar Editor is exclusive to PC

Anyone who plays <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> on PC will get a special treat when the game launches tomorrow, April 14. The Rockstar Editor is exclusive to the PC version of <i>GTAV</i>, offering tools that allow players to cut up in-game shots, create unique scenes with hand-selected characters, animals and physics, …

Friday Debate: Apple Watch, Galaxy S6, and One M9

This week, the team gets together to talk about upcoming devices – in particular, the new phones from Samsung and HTC. Our main question centered on which phone our hosts would buy with their hard-earned money. But before that talk, they speak about the Apple Watch and what it might mean for the …

Apple Watch

Samsung Galaxy S6 International Giveaway!

14 best Android tower defense games

Amazon's web services are smart enough to make predictions

You no longer have to run a tech giant (or work in a lab) to take advantage of learning computers. Amazon has launched a machine learning feature for Web Services that lets any developer use this computer intelligence to make predictions. Instead of having to sift through data yourself and spend …

Deal: Last chance to grab the KeySmart 2.0 Compact Key Organizer for only $17

If you’re like some of us and constantly get annoyed with your bulky key ring, there may be a solution out there for you. The KeySmart 2.0 Compact Key Organizer looks like a pocketknife, but it’s used to keep all of your keys organized in one convenient and compact place. With this organizer, you …

Stainless Steel

Samsung’s Gear Live Android Wear Smartwatch First Impressions

The Gear Live is Samsung’s first kick at the Android Wear can, and like the other hardware in this category, it offers Android Wear basically as Google intended it. Software wise, there’s almost nothing to distinguish these devices – which means it’s all down to hardware design for Wear makers to …

Best Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge cases

While the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are no longer the latest flagships from Samsung, they are still some of the sexiest looking phones on the market today.<p>Sandwiched between two panels of Gorilla Glass 4 and an aluminum edge, the GS6 and GS6 Edge offer an attractive design that is fairly …

Operating Systems

Here's where you can get the HTC One M9 in the US

The time has finally come for smartphone fans in the United States to choose which device they’ll pick up next – the HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge. All three flagships go on sale in the U.S. today, and if you’re interested, you can run out and grab any of the three at your favorite …

Mobile

Google is pursuing the development of next-gen battery technology

While it seems as though current lithium-ion batteries in the tech world are slowly improving, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult for companies to build high-end devices that won’t waste precious battery life. A number of research labs and universities are trying to solve this battery …

Nextgen

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