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A Star Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

Om nom nom<p>A star has slipped out of view thanks to the space-time warp it creates as it orbits.<p>The disappearing star is part of a binary star system called J1906. It's a pulsar, which means it's a rotating neutron star, the result of a massive star collapsing in on itself. Researchers have been …

The Coolest Car Tech We Saw At CES 2015

Wearables and gesture controls are dazzling, but the most useful automotive innovations at CES are far more practical.<p>Automakers invaded the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with a record 10 manufacturers showing off wares. Among the innovations showcased were smart watches that unlock …

The future of humanity

I have seen countless science fiction movies and documentaries about the future of humanity. None of them were as inspiring, beautiful, and realistic …

New Accuracy Leap Could Speed Arrival of Superfast Quantum Computers

Quantum qubits, now with fewer errors!<p>Research teams at the University of New South Wales claim to have developed two new types of “quantum bits” that process data with nearly 100 percent accuracy, addressing one of the key stumbling blocks in the promising realm of quantum computers.<p>These machines …

Samsung Gear VR To Come With A $199 Price Tag

Samsung launched it’s own virtual mobile reality headset, in partnership with the folks at Oculus VR. It’s an accessory for the Samsung Galaxy Note …

Consumer Tech

Google Close To Snapping Up Satellite Startup Skybox Imaging For $1B+, Say Sources

Google made a play for the skies in April when it swept in and acquired Titan Aerospace amid reports that the drone maker was being pursued by Facebook. But Google’s interest in hardware companies that provide primary sources of data is not ending there. Google is closing in on a deal for Skybox …

Oculus Rift Is Officially Sued for Allegedly Stealing Headset Technology

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A gaming company has been claiming for some time now that the makers of Oculus Rift stole their …

Chinese suspects accused of using 'spearphishing' to access U.S. firms

That link your boss emailed you: make sure it's actually from your boss and not a cabal of suspected Chinese military hackers.<p>That's one of the biggest takeaways from the cyber-spying indictment unsealed Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice. In it, five Chinese military officers were accused of …

FBI arrests 100 hackers over Blackshades malware

More than 100 people worldwide have been arrested following an FBI-led crackdown on hackers linked to a "remote administration tool" called Blackshades.<p>Raids took place in more than a dozen countries, according to officials who spoke to Time magazine, and involved law enforcement agencies in …

Google aims for the mainstream with 20 new, more powerful Chromebooks

If you haven't picked up a Chromebook just yet, you might want to wait a little longer. Intel has just announced plans to roll out as many as 20 new Chromebooks by the latter half of this year. This new set will be thinner, lighter, more powerful and generally more diverse in terms of design. It's …

Silicon Valley giants settle class action suit over anti-poaching pacts (updated)

Silicon Valley's tech giants aren't going to face that class action lawsuit over no-hiring deals, after all. Adobe, Apple, Google and Intel have all reached a settlement in the case, which would have otherwise headed to trial in late May. The terms of the deal haven't been revealed, but we wouldn't …

Amazon’s 3D Smartphone Said To Feature Gesture-Based Menus And Navigation

Amazon’s upcoming smartphone will have a unique, gesture-based interaction method that involves tilting the phone to access new information and control on-screen elements, including flipping between pages, according to a new BGR report. This illuminates much more clearly some suggestions about head …

Google’s Konami Code Easter Egg Unlocks ‘Cheat Mode’

The Konami Code strikes again. Go to a Google search bar and using voice, search for “Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right.” And just like that, you’ll have unlimited free Google searches.<p>Of course this is tongue-in-cheek. It’s just the latest hidden gem discovered within Google’s …

Microsoft touts study showing the cost of pirated software

Microsoft's crusade against pirated software was bolstered on Tuesday with the release of a study that found stolen programs are going to cause issues this year for both consumers and enterprise customers.<p>The study, conducted by research firm IDC and the National University of Singapore, found that …

Software

GE and Quirky launch a connected AC unit that learns what you like

Is it hot in here? You might want to consider checking out the Wi-Fi enabled Aros connected air conditioning unit from GE and Quirky that will learn …

Google, Intel, Microsoft help build climate change tools

The Obama administration is tapping the expertise of corporate giants like Google, Microsoft and Intel to use federal data to develop tools that will help communities adapt to climate change.<p>Google plans to create high-resolution drought mapping for the mainland United States as part of a White …

11 Amazing Ways People Are Using 3D Printers For Good, Not Guns

Even though anyone willing to shell out $850,000 on a 3D metal printer can now produce fully functioning guns in the legal comfort of their own home, it's not time to cry foul on the emerging technology. A lot of other people are creating some amazingly innovative and non-lethal things that won't …

Google wins book-scanning case: judge finds “fair use,” cites many benefits

Google(s goog) has won a resounding victory in its eight-year copyright battle with the Authors Guild over the search giant’s controversial decision …

Commission rules Samsung infringed Apple's patents

The International Trade Commission Friday ruled that Samsung had infringed on patents owned by Apple relating to its iPhones.<p>Apple scored another victory in its ongoing legal battle with smartphone competitor Samsung.<p>The International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Samsung had violated two of …

Motorola unveils Moto X with 2,000 variations, including wood cover

After teasing it for weeks, Motorola finally unveiled its American-manufactured, customizable smartphone: the Moto X.<p>The Google-owned company said users will be able to customize a number of the parts on the Moto X, including various colors and materials such as wood. In total, more than 2,000 …

Panasonic announces Android-powered home phone

Panasonic may have withdrawn from the European smartphone market more than half a year ago, but it's back today with a different kind of Android …

Dell’s Cloud-Friendly Project Ophelia Inches Closer To Release As Testers Receive Early Units

Google’s $35 Chromecast dongle may have made all the headlines this week, but the folks in Mountain View aren’t the only ones working on curious gadgets that plug into your TV’s HDMI ports.<p>Dell showed off its Android-powered Project Ophelia dongle all the way back in January, and it managed to turn …

Sony Honami hits the FCC, launch date could be September 30

The official FCC documentation for the Sony Honami can be accessed online, although parts of it are protected by a short-term confidentiality request that expires at the end of September, suggesting that may be the period when the handset will be released.<p>The protected items include the user …

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the deal: If you can find most of the apps you need on Google's Play Store and would like a small …

Nexus 7

Samsung reportedly building new Nexus 10 tablet, arriving in the 'near future'

Samsung is lined up to once again build a 10-inch Nexus tablet for Google, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>'s Amir Efrati. The new Nexus 10 should be arriving "in the near future," Efrati said, after reportedly learning the details from Android and Chrome lead Sundar Pichai. Last year, Google …