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Chromecast officially available across Europe and in Canada starting today

Sure, a few eager Amazon shoppers might have been enjoying the Chromecast on the other side of the pond, more or less straight after it launched in the US. However, those Europeans (update: and Canadians) waiting for an official retail channel, (as suspected) your time has finally come. Google just …

Sony Announces Project Morpheus, A Virtual Reality Headset For The PS4

And just like that, the Virtual Reality wars have begun.<p>Firing a shot across the bow of Oculus (the company responsible for getting many people excited about virtual reality again, after the myriad flops of the 90s), Sony has just announced that they’re building a VR headset for the PS4.<p>Sony is …

Sony's new VR headset being shown at GDC 2014 with playable demos of EVE Valkyrie, Thief

What's a virtual reality headset without software? Nothing -- and Sony knows it, which is why the company is treating GDC attendees to four demos on the conference show floor, starting tomorrow morning. Some of them are familiar: when <i>EVE: Valkyrie</i> was announced as a playable demo, Sony's GDC …

Samsung debuts Samsung NX mini interchangable-lens camera - Pocket-lint

Samsung has unveiled the NX mini SMART camera, which it claims is the world's slimmest and lightest interchangeable-lens camera - built for selfies …

Cameras

Sony's early VR headset prototypes looked pretty silly

Head-mounted display, movement sensors.... done. Sony Computer Entertainment's Shuhei Yoshida says that the company's been working on its Project Morpheus VR hardware for over three years and it's fair to say it's come a long way: the early model above features <i>three</i> Move controller modules, …

Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch Announced (Video)

Motorola has announced a new smartwatch, the Motorola Moto 360, this will be the first smartwatch to launch with Google’s new version of Android for …

Gear & Gadgets

Android Wear For Smart Watches And Wearables Announced (Video)

We have just seen two new smart watches, the Motorola Moto 360 and the LG G Watch, both devices are powered by a new version of Google’s mobile OS …

Sony Project Morpheus: Virtual-Reality Headset Will Take Gamers 'Into' The Screen

Sony has unveiled 'Project Morpheus', its new virtual reality headset.<p>The device is designed to take gamers directly into the action and provide a …

Drone With 80,000 Volt Stun Gun Taser Is A Worrying Glimpse Into The Future

A drone affectionately called 'CUPID' has been equipped with an 80,000 volt taser and has successfully killed taken out a human, helpfully mapping …

World on the brink of 'new industrial revolution' says David Cameron

'Internet of things' will allow everyday objects like fridges to talk to each other and will transform the world, the Prime Minister tells a trade fair<p>David Cameron has announced that the world is on the brink of “a new industrial revolution,” where the internet will allow everyday objects like …

'Internet of things' to get £45m funding boost

<b>The UK government will spend an extra £45m on developing so-called "internet of things" technology, David Cameron has announced.</b><p>The pledge more than doubles the funds available to UK technology firms working on everyday devices that can communicate over the internet.<p>The prime minister was speaking …

Internet of Things

Quantified canine startup Whistle starts building a dog-centered social network

If you’re a dog lover, you may not admit it but you secretly want a social network centered solely on your pooch. There are a few of you who have …

Hands on with Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud

While my days of working in the design field are long over, a few projects I’m working on this year might get me back into using Adobe Creative …

Abha Dawesar: Life in the "digital now"

Dambisa Moyo: Is China the new idol for emerging economies?

Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip

My underwater robot | David Lang

Robots with "soul" | Guy Hoffman

First look at Huawei's Talkband smart device

The BBC's Mark Gregory has a look at Huawei's new smartband, unveiled for the first time at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.<p>The Talkband B1 allows the wearer to remove part of the device and use it as a Bluetooth headset to make calls.<p>Huawei executive Shao Yang talked the BBC through it, and …

Huawei

Huawei smartphone offers 'more beautiful' selfies

Chinese electronics giant Huawei announced a range of new smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.<p>Among them, the G6, a device the company claims can help users takes "more beautiful" selfies.<p>The BBC's Mark Gregory gave it a try.

Huawei

Google and LG are reportedly working together on an Android smartwatch

Rumors of a Google-powered smartwatch just got a little more tangible -- both <i>CNET</i> and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> claim that the search firm is teaming up with LG to make the Android-based wristwear. We still don't know much about the hardware's capabilities, but <i>CNET</i> believes that Google would follow …

The Best American Infographics 2013

The book suggestion of this week is about infographics. The title of the book is The Best American Infographics 2013 by Gareth Cook and David Byrne. …

New Portraits Chiseled Out of Walls by Vhils

Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, is known for transforming old, worn down walls into incredibly lifelike, ephemeral portraits. The artist's unique form of sculpture relies on chipping and scraping away at the walls of old buildings. The result is a variation of colors and …

Art

China’s New 3D Interactive Art Gallery Exhibit

If you just can't get enough of interactive art, you'll want to be in Tianjin, China right now visiting the Shenyang art gallery. One of their current exhibits showcases a brand new collection of 3D paintings that ask you to be a part of the picture. Like we've seen before, at The Trick Eye Museum …

Art

Surreal Photos of Singapore’s Solar-Powered Supertrees

Is it just us or do these trees look like something out of a sci-fi movie or, the very least, digital paintings? Sure, there's a bit of post processing done to these images but, for the most part, these are actual photos of Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Back in 2009, we posted on …

Arunachal Pradesh

New Multi-story Mural by RONE in Berlin‏ | Colossal

<p>Street artist RONE recently completed work on this great five-story mural on building facade at Nollendorfplatz in Berlin. The artist is known for …

Handmade Book Covertly Hidden Inside a Wooden Tree Trunk

While this may look like a photo of someone tearing a chunk of wood out of a rotting tree stump, it's actually an expertly crafted wood and paper piece that houses a little secret. Created by Chinese crafter and designer Pochiko Ho, the small sculpture features delicate paper-made mushrooms, …

Mushrooms

Zappos Turns Baggage Claim Carousel Into Wheel of Fortune

How do you take two things most people don't like—airline travel and advertising—and combine them into a pleasing experience? That was the task …

Mesmerizing Wall Collages Made of Paper and Plastic Cups

New York-based artist Lisa Hoke creates colorful wall collages out of an assortment of disposable items. Working extensively with paper and plastic cups, the artist installs each of her multilayered murals in eye-catching patterns. She playfully transforms each room into a magnificent spectacle …

Art

Stories Come Alive with 360 Degree Cut Book

In order to express a single scene of a story in a three dimensional way, Japanese artist and architect Yusuke Oono created this imaginative series of 360 degree books. Using 40 pages, Oono assembles scenes from stories like <i>The Jungle Book</i> and <i>Snow White</i> with elaborate layers of silhouettes cut from …

Books