Nicolas Matthews-Forte

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Swiss Watchmakers Rebuff Apple's Partnership and Hiring Advances

Apple allegedly is trying to tap Swiss watchmakers for their technical and metallurgy expertise as the company works to brings its rumored iWatch to the market, reports the <i>Financial Times</i>. Though Apple is reaching out to several companies, most are not willing to work with the Cupertino …

CloudGOO’s New App Turns All Your Cloud Storage Accounts Into One Big, Combined Drive

CloudGOO, a newly launched Android application with something of a silly name, offers a way for you to smush together all your cloud-based file storage accounts to form one big cloud drive in the sky. That is, the app aggregates your cloud drive accounts into one mobile interface, then uses that …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

For Bitcoin, Lessons In The History Of Failed Currencies

If someone were to perfect a flying car, governments around the world would be faced with a conundrum. Over the centuries humans have developed a transport system complete with quaint country streets, bustling six-lane highways, electronic toll booths and police officers to monitor it all. So …

RIP, the server. It’s time to breathe the air of cloud connection

Sometimes, it’s hard to tell when a novelty becomes a trend or a trend becomes the new normal. This is not one of those times. The era of the …

The Spirit of Albania: A Conversation with Street Photographer Gilles Roudiere

Gilles Roudiere was born 1976 in France and lives and works in Berlin. He is a self-taught photographer, and in 2005 he decided to give up his job as …

The Joy of Travel Photography

Travel and photography are the perfect bedfellows, the wonder and exploration of new cultures, experiences and adventures, captured through the lens …

Canon's G1 X Mark II could be your new favorite compact camera

Once the undisputed leader in the field, Canon's grasp on advanced compact cameras has slipped over the past few years. Its pocket-sized S-series has been lapped by Sony's fantastic RX100 models, the larger G-series feels anachronistic in a world of mirrorless cameras and big-sensor compacts, and …

The story behind the enormous hangar Google bought to fill with robots

<b>Update, 11/11/2014:</b> NASA announced today that it had approved Google’s plans to lease Moffett Airfield for 60 years, in exchange for $1.16 billion in rent, $200 million in capital investment and responsibility for maintenance.<p>Planetary Ventures, a Google shell company, will lease an airport—and an …

Silicon Valley

Tech companies are way too secretive for their own good

Tech companies have billions riding on the success of their products, so they have good reason to be secretive. But when it becomes a reflexive part of company culture, it can backfire.<p>Amazon makes a habit of disclosing only the numbers it’s obligated to, and it keeps a tight leash on employees. …

Tim Cook

U.S. military begins testing ‘smart’ rifles

The U.S. military has begun testing several so-called smart rifles made by the applied technology start-up TrackingPoint Inc., company officials said.<p>The Army is rumored to have acquired six of the precision-guided firearms, which cost as much as $27,000 apiece. Oren Schauble, a marketing official …

‘Invisible’ airplanes: Chinese, US race for cloaking tech

New stealth technology makes airplanes invisible not only to radar, it renders them hidden to the human eye as well – just like an invisibility cloak in a Hollywood sci-fi thriller.<p>News reports from China last week touted the country’s work on a “cloaking” technology that uses a hexagonal array of …

High-tech military gear

High-tech military gear<p>Smart guns, robots and drones, oh my! Here are a few of the military's high-tech gizmos and gadgets.<p>Apache attack helicopters<p>Until now, Apache helicopter pilots were seeing in black and white. New tech just revealed by the U.S. Army allows AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots to …

The Real Gun That Thinks It's A Video Game Gun

This is a real commercial for a real piece of hardware. It's for TrackingPoint, a company that makes laser-guided rifles.<p>The clip above is billed as …

US Military Testing Crazy Video Game-Like Weapons

Hey, remember those real guns we showed you last year that looked like something out of a video game? Well, the US Army is currently taking a look at …

BYU image algorithm can recognize objects without any human help

Even the smartest object recognition systems tend to require at least some human input to be effective, even if it's just to get the ball rolling. Not a new system from Brigham Young University, however. A team led by Dah-Jye Lee has built a genetic algorithm that decides which features are …

14 Steam Machines compared, to find out which is the fastest, and which is best value for money - ExtremeTech

By on January 16, 2014 at 11:35 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>At CES 2014, Valve unveiled 14 …