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Imgur Unveiled One of the Easiest Ways to Make a GIF

Looking to turn a video into an animated GIF like all the cool kids on the Internet? Image-hosting service Imgur just released a super-easy tool to …

GIF Animations

Google is making fake human skin to test its cancer-detecting nanoparticles

Last October, Google announced that it was working on magnetic nanoparticles that would seek out cancer cells in the bloodstream and report back to a smart wristband. Now, if this didn't sound bizarre enough, it turns out the search giant is also using synthetic skin to develop the technology.<p>When …

Cancer

GPS-Equipped Bike Light Tracks Rides — and Thieves

Now that you can get a smart bike lock for your smart bike, why not have a smart tail light as well? The BTrack Safe Light , from Italian accessory maker Sartori bikes, keeps you visible at night like any other rear light — but hidden inside it is a GPS system and a SIM card that reports its …

Cycling

3D Printed Bones To Increase Success of Orthopedic Surgery

A team of surgeons at the University of Verona Hospital in Italy are using 3D printed replicas of bone fractures from patients in the hope of increasing successful first time results of orthopedic trauma surgeries.<p>Some broken bones can be set with a cast, others require orthopedic surgery if they …

Pain

Will Technology Make Truck Drivers Obsolete In 10 Years?

Being a teamster is probably not the easiest of jobs. You work long hours, often with unpredictable schedules and stay long periods away from home. Still, it pays the bills, and for millions of Americans, it’s a way to make a decent living.<p>Unfortunately, it is also one of many activities that is …

Transportation

Project Tango, Google's all-seeing tablet experiment, will live on

Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP for short) are the weird masterminds behind such experimental hardware ventures like the modular smartphone Project Ara and the 3D-sensing Project Tango devices. But while Google ATAP is doing pretty wild stuff with its projects, it also has …

Google

Small Drones Raise Big Legal Questions

Meet the River virtual reality accelerator’s first startups

Image copyright Ethan Miller/Getty Images.Mike Rothenberg of Rothenberg Ventures wants the world to know that virtual reality is a present, not …

Virtual Reality

Move over Emeril: Robot learns how to prep food from YouTube

Image copyright Americas Test Kitchen The Feed.These days, you can learn just about anything from YouTube videos — from how to tie a knot to the best …

University of Maryland

Bill Gates joins Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking in saying artificial intelligence is scary

Bill Gates hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything session yesterday, and in between pushing his philanthropic agenda and divulging his Super Bowl pick (Seahawks, duh), the Microsoft co-founder divulged that he is one in a growing list of tech giants who has reservations when it comes to artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Dell Venue 8 7000 might be the best Android tablet, despite lame 3D camera

Dell Venue 8 7000 Review<p>A Real Looker<p>Gorgeous Edge-to-edge Display<p>Thinnest Tablet Ever<p>The Correct Way To Hold<p>Play It Loud<p>Dude, it's a Dell... Venue 8 7000. The company that once ruled the PC world is sending shockwaves through the tech industry once again — this time with its ultra-slim Android …

Tablets

Microsoft Is About To Deal A Harsh Blow To Android

Microsoft is reportedly about to invest in Cyanogen, a startup that builds and maintains its own version of Android that is separate from Google's.<p>According to The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft will be a minority investor in a $70 million round that values Cyanogen in the hundreds of …

Microsoft

OnePlus has a new flavor of Android called OxygenOS

You may know OnePlus as one of the fast-rising Chinese mobile companies — the one that made a name for itself by offering an impressive phone, the OnePlus One, for a relatively cheap price. One of the key ingredients of the phone was its OS, a popular modified version of Android called …

Mobile Technology

Modeling Suspects' Faces Using DNA From Crime Scenes

But can it work well enough to generate reliable leads?<p>This winter, a biotechnology company began offering a whole new service to police departments. Virginia-based Parabon NanoLabs' Snapshot service allows police to send Parabon NanoLabs DNA samples taken from crime scenes. From that DNA, the …

Justice Department is reportedly spying on millions of US cars

While law enforcement has been using license plate readers to track vehicles for a while, they never formed into a unified network. In fact, the Department of Homeland Security posited a 29-page document about a vehicle-tracking network, but the idea didn't go any further. Until now, that is. The …

Surveillance

Google puts Nest's Tony Fadell in charge of Google Glass

The Glass Explorer Program is being shut down<p>The fate of Google Glass has been up in the air these past few months, as developers seem to have stopped paying attention to the new-age eyewear and Glasshole sightings have decreased significantly. But Glass isn't done yet: Google's announcing today …

Wearable Tech

Samsung reportedly working on smartwatch with fingerprint reader

The smartwatch market may be very young, and it’s still unclear if it will ever take off in the way OEMs want, but that’s not stopping Samsung from releasing multiple watches in the hopes of becoming a leader in the space. Most recently we’ve seen the Gear Live and Gear S, but there’s at least one …

Samsung

You Can Now Control Your House from Anywhere, and Oh, Boy...

If you think you hate your cable company now, just imagine how murderous you'll feel when you lose service and most of your appliances require WiFi.<p><b>Now that Apple's new HomeKit is out,</b> you'll be able to control multiple smart-home devices through simple commands to Siri. Think Tony Stark's Jarvis, …

Home Automation

How Smart Devices Can Be Disruptive without Being Intrusive

<i>Gilles Bouchard is the CEO and Chairman of Livescribe, Inc.</i><p>The tech industry is obsessed with innovation – there’s a reason “disruption” is such a big buzzword. When it comes to wearables, the gadgets that are winning are not only innovative, they also integrate into people’s lives without being …

Innovation

Osmo clocks more than $2M in pre-sales for its iPad games, adds customization options

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Tangible Play<p>Looks like I’m not the only one who really likes Osmo, the iPad-based game platform that combines iOS …

10 things you need to know about biometrics technology

From using facial detection to target adverts to spotting an online fraudster, the art of identification is getting ever more sophisticated<p>1 India’s big biometric database<p>India houses the most ambitious biometrics database in the world, Aadhaar, which has so far gathered fingerprints, iris scans …

Banking
Drones

Qualcomm offers developer support for virtual reality and digital eyewear

Smartwatches may be the most popular wearable products right now, but facewear is certainly on the up and up. Devices like Samsung's Gear VR and the Epson Moverio glasses are either already on the market or will be coming in the very near future, but what good are these devices if developers have …

A stranger in my bed: Testing the Wakie app

I am fast asleep. A steady pulse draws me out of a deep dream and I fumble for the phone on my nightstand. Is it my mom in New York? My nephew in Hawaii?<p>Nope, it's a woman I've never met before in England telling me it's time to wake up.<p>This is day two of my experiment using an app called Wakie. …

Sleep

Sub-$1 3D-printed microscope turns phones into science tools

Smartphone cameras are great for a lot of things, but they're not designed for getting super-duper up close with tiny objects like salt crystals or blood cells. You can give your mobile device a helping hand, though, and open up a world of microscopic adventures. It's not going to cost you much, …

Bill Nye

You can now attach your iPad directly to your face to experience virtual reality

AirVR wants to turn your iPad Mini and iPhone 6 Plus into portable virtual reality goggles<p>It was only a matter of time. The iPad has been adapted for all sorts of intriguing and surprising purposes over the years (including, recently, a sex toy). Meanwhile, a number of enterprising organizations …

Virtual Reality

Samsung's 105-inch bendable TV has arrived

Flexible display is headed for the European market — probably at a steep price<p>Samsung unveiled a massive, bendable TV display at IFA in Berlin today, after teasing a similar prototype earlier this year. The 105-inch UHD display features a 21:9 aspect ratio and, according to the company, can …

Samsung

Sony challenges Google Glass with its new 'Smart EyeGlass'

Sony’s prototype smartglasses use a built-in projector to display text and images in both eyes, and includes cooking and maps apps<p>Sony is developing a pair of smartglasses to rival Google Glass product, and has produced a slimmed-down pair of glasses with an integrated screen in the lens.<p>The Sony …

Photographic Memory Gadget Narrative Gets $8 Million

Narrative, the Swedish startup that makes a $229 tiny wearable camera, has raised $8 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures. Narrative said its cameras have already taken 100 million photos — but they do add up pretty fast when the default setting is to take a photo every 30 seconds.