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A Price Comparison Site for Printed Circuit Boards

Manufacturers in China will be closed during the Chinese New Year festival in mid-February. PCBs ordered during the festival, or slightly before, …

Why native advertising won’t suffer the fate of banner ads

<i>Adam Lipman is the CEO of ThoughtLeadr, which develops native advertising tools for brands and publishers. Follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>In recent …

Tynker plans launch of its teach-kids-to-code iPad app at SXSW

Young kids can acquire foreign languages extremely rapidly. How about computer languages?<p>Education experts are putting pressure on schools to introduce students to programming concepts. Teachers can now access a slew of new apps and online tools, which have emerged in recent years to teach children …

LiFi: Internet connection powered by light

Imagine a future where your internet connection is beamed across your office from the overhead lights.<p>Using a standard light fitting attached to an internet connection, LiFi sends data to a receiver attached to a computer by means of rapid, invisible, flickering of the light source.<p>Professor Harald …

Internet of Things

Technology may 'transform' healthcare treatments

In the future, people may be able to do medical check-ups from home instead of going to the hospital.<p>Smartphones and even home appliances may also be used to manage chronic diseases like diabetes.<p>That's the hope of some companies, which are looking at ways to harness the power of technology.<p>But can …

Digital Health

If social networks were more honest about privacy, this tool wouldn’t exist

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Thomas Pajot<p>The Israeli software firm CallingID is best known for its LinkAdvisor safe browsing tool, …

Image Recognition Startup ViSenze Gets $3.5M From Rakuten Ventures

It’s been a very busy week for Rakuten as it seeks to take over the Internet. Earlier today the Tokyo-based online services giant announced the opening of its first R&D center in Europe. Just last week, Rakuten disclosed that it will acquire messaging app Viber for a cool $900 million.<p>Now ViSenze, …

Nokia launches Treasure Tag, a $30 gadget that helps you find your keys

Nokia is finally unveiling its Treasure Tag accessory today, a $30 gadget that you can attach to keys, bags, and any other valuables you want to track. <i>The Verge</i> first revealed Nokia Treasure Tag back in July, and the current version looks identical to what Nokia was experimenting with nearly a year …

This supersonic jet is too fast for windows

Spike Aerospace is in the midst of building the first supersonic private jet. And when the $80 million (£47.9 million) S-512 takes off in December …

Glove for Android finds you the best carrier in your location

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>You can shop for a phone carrier by cost if you want, but I always recommend the real estate rule “location, location, …

iTunes Festival comes to US for the first time at SXSW

Apple is bringing its iTunes music festival to the United States for the first time. For five nights during SXSW this March, Apple will be streaming concerts live from Austin, with performers including Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith Urban, and ZEDD. The iTunes Festival has been a regular …

Print your furniture at home for just $39,000

3D printing is slowly entering the mainstream thanks to consumer-focused printers from MakerBot and others. While it’s still an expensive hobby for the average household, a new BigRep One printer is aiming to entice even more consumers into 3D printing with its unusual ability to print furniture. …

Grand St. wants to do for gadgets what the App Store did for software

The indie hardware site launches a new marketplace for preorders and betas<p>Hardware is still hard, but it’s getting easier. After high-profile success stories like Pebble and the Oculus Rift, independent hardware is getting new attention from consumers and, more importantly, new ways to navigate the …

Microsoft Rebrands Office Web Apps as 'Office Online'

While it was already suspected that Microsoft was planning a rebrand of its existing Office Web Apps, the software giant has now confirmed that the change will be taking place from today.<p>Part of the reason, according to Microsoft, relates to confusion caused by having ‘Apps’ in the branding. “We …

Broadcom's new chip brings GPS to smartwatches without killing the battery

Mobile World Congress kicks off next week, so it's high time that the behind the scenes players showed off what'll linger beneath the aluminum and Gorilla Glass of next-generation devices. Broadcom is unveiling the BCM4771 GNSS SoC, a wittily named slab of silicon that promises to make the GPS …

Here’s the strategy the mobile industry will announce in Barcelona next week

Over the past few years, mobile operators have been reduced to dumb pipes ferrying data back and forth between customers and online behemoths such as Google and Facebook, which then reap the rewards of rich data from their users’ online activities. Now the mobile industry has had enough of standing …

Mobile

The legal turbulence hindering drones in the UK

It is easy to be mesmerised by the footage of the floods shot by the drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), of the major news organisations. The …

The Terminator myth – why military robots aren’t human-shaped - Army Technology

Since the earliest science fiction books, battlefield robots have been portrayed as standing fierce and fearless on two legs with glowing eyes …

Autonomous Vehicles: A Disruption Case Study

At a recent news conference, U.S. federal transportation officials described Talking Cars and their ability to avoid deadly crashes by seeing it …

China's Huge 3D Printers, Soon Able to Print Automobile Sized Metal Objects

One of the biggest possible economic impacts of 3D printing to the U.S. economy is the fact that it may eventually allow corporations to bring jobs …

All This Week: The Connected Home, the Internet of Things, and a Contest!

Today MAKE kicks off a week of projects, news, articles, and inspiration all about the “connected home,” how the Internet of Things and smart appliances are connecting us in new ways to where we live, eat, and sleep. We’ll also be running a contest for the best connected home project.<p>By best, I …

Top Five Augmented Reality Trends 2013

Augmented reality is gradually becoming a mass technology in various domains of our daily life. We got a great glimpse on some of the augmented …

A new equation for intelligence

Is there an equation for intelligence? Yes. It's F = T ∇ Sτ. In a fascinating and informative talk, physicist and computer scientist Alex …

Amazon Puts Image Recognition Into Its Main iOS App – Prepare To Be Even More Showroomed, Retailers

People already use their mobile devices for comparative shopping when paying visits to brick-and-mortar retailers – but it’s about to get a lot worse. Amazon has integrated shopping-by-camera functionality into its main iOS application, which is even easier than the previous barcode scanning …

Raspberri Personal Assistant.

Introduction: Raspberri Personal Assistant.<p>Second Prize in the<br>Raspberry Pi Contest<p>View Contest<p>Last summer, in a small store, I found half of a 1950s …

Raspberry Pi

Your doctor is going digital: What the rise of medtech means for you

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Five years into the future, doctors will be empowered with a wide array of exponential technologies and will become the most …

Avoiding anonymous JavaScript functions

Tagged in JavaScript • Jan 19, 2014 • 4 mins read • by Todd Motto<p>Anonymous functions, the art of the callback. I’m going to …

JavaScript

Why car & energy companies have a hard time experimenting like Google does

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>There seems to be a misunderstanding out there about why Google (s GOOG) and some other internet companies do so much …

An undergrad, a drone and a dream: New FAA rules have a UNLV student smelling opportunity

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Some people are just born to build stuff.<p>In his sixth-grade yearbook, Greg Friesmuth answered the question of what he wanted …