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Google Glass parts cost around $80, says teardown report

Think Google's futuristic, $1,500 Glass wearable headset costs too much? This teardown won't change your mind.<p>Google's Glass wearable device carries a hefty $1,500 price tag if, like the ambitious early adopters called "explorers," you're one of the limited few who has had the opportunity to buy …

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Sony's 185TB data tape puts your hard drive to shame

It's hard for magnetic data tapes to stand out from the crowd in an era when it's easy to load up on legions of hard drives. However, Sony might have managed that rare feat with nano-sized tape tech that stores much more than off-the-shelf hardware. By optimizing how it sputters argon ions on to …

Rest in peace Ubuntu for Android, we hardly knew ye

We can't say that the future of Ubuntu for Android ever looked particularly bright, but we were enamored with the concept. You'd walk around by day with a standard-issue Android phone in your pocket, but when you docked it to a keyboard, mouse and monitor, you were greeted with a full Ubuntu …

Disney ‘s New 3-D Printing Technique Makes Any Object Transmit Sound

Disney Research has revealed an exciting new technology that turns any object into a speaker.<p>What if every object in your life could talk? A door handle warns you when someone has attempted to enter without a key. A desk ticks off your appointments when you sit down. A rubber duckie quacks at a …

Bob Gruen’s Iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Photography: John Lennon, Mick Jagger, and More

From Joan Jett to Mick Jagger, see the best of Bob Gruen’s iconic rock ‘n’ roll photos.<p>Bob Gruen

Japanese Girl Shreds Guitar, Gender Stereotypes, With Face-Melting Metal Solo

Just because she's nearly the same size as her instrument doesn't mean this Japanese girl's metal solo won't melt your face clean off.<p>Known on YouTube only as Li-sa-x, the 8-year-old shared this video last December in which she covers "Scarified" by Racer X. Despite her diminutive stature, she …

Foodini Machine Promises to 3-D Print Dinner

Spending hours in the kitchen may be a thing of the past once the fabulous Foodini goes on sale.<p>The sleek silver machine uses 3-D printing technology …

Chip Designer Imagination Says Wearable Boom Will Vindicate Its Risky Expansion

It’s over a year since Imagination Technologies (LON:IMG) trespassed into ARM’s territory, through the bullish $100 million acquisition of the mobile CPU designer MIPS.<p>Back then I argued that the acquisition would shake things up and ultimately contribute to the end of ARM’s mobile monopoly, but …

Alleged Silk Road owner says he can't be guilty of money laundering if bitcoin isn't money

Ross Ulbricht, who stands accused of running the Silk Road black market under the name "Dread Pirate Roberts," says that new federal bitcoin laws make the charges against him invalid. In a filing over the weekend, Ulbricht's lawyers defended him against charges of hacking, narcotics trafficking, …

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Now Among Billionaire CEOs Earning $1 Salary

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now the company’s lowest-paid employee, according to its latest proxy filing. Zuckerberg — worth $27.8 billion mostly in Facebook stock — requested an annual wage of $1 in 2013, joining the ranks of a handful of other very wealthy CEOs who take a …