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Microsoft unveils Surface Studio, its first-ever desktop computer

<i>Update: Our hands-on is up here!</i><p>Microsoft is throwing down the gauntlet against the iMac.<p>After months of rumors, leaks, and speculation, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Studio, its first-ever desktop PC, at an event in New York today.<p>Like the iMac, it’s an all-in-one (AIO) PC, with all its …

Samsung cooks up crazy prototype gadgets like VR camera necklaces, helmet speakers

But we're not going to be able to buy these anytime soon. The gadgets and software come from its C-Lab that lets employees experiment.<p>This seems to be the week Samsung shows off cool gadgets we'll probably never get to buy.<p>First it demoed robots that sense emotion and voice-activated light …

Microsoft is reportedly working on a Surface phone, slated for second half of 2016

Microsoft’s Surface team is working on a new premium smartphone, which will be ready in the second half of 2016. And it might be the pure Surface phone many have hoped for.<p>So says a new report from <i>Windows Central</i>, citing unnamed sources. The sources say that the Surface group has dropped plans for …

This Amateur ‘Sweded’ Recreation Of The Star Wars Trailer Is Almost As Good As The Real Thing

If you’re unfamiliar with ‘sweding’ culture, you probably haven’t seen<p><i>Be Kind Rewind</i> – a Michael Gondry film starring Jack Black and Mos Def, about a …

Movies

Amazon now offering unlimited cloud storage for $5 for one year

Now may be a really good time to try out Amazon Cloud Drive.<p>The company is offering a promotion for Black Friday that will give you a year of …

Apps

Microsoft built what was basically Google Earth 4 years before Google — and it threw it all away

Unfortunately, Microsoft executives didn't see the potential of what the company had done and the project was killed, according to Motherboard. Seeing your house from space was not, they reasoned, something a normal person would want to do.<p>"[T]he company didn't care about the information [on …

11 Private Island Escapes for Your Next Caribbean Vacation

One price covers everything from Wi-Fi to wine and watersports at this 7.5-acre island off the coast of Belize, which only accommodates one party (of …

The 19 best Greek islands

US Navy funds morality lessons for robots

As we all learned from the 1986 film <i>War Games</i>, machines have the upperhand in warfare when it comes to making logical decisions (such as, the only …

Outlook.com Rolls Out New Features, Looks More Like Gmail

Microsoft added new features to Outlook.com on Tuesday, making its email client look much more like Gmail. The updates include new ways to filter and …

Columbia University students create software allowing native iOS apps to run on Android devices

For some time now, iOS users have cited the quality and quantity of third-party software available for the platform as an important factor in their choice of mobile devices. Over the years Android has amassed its own collection of apps and users have continued butting heads over which system had …

Rebel Desk makes standing or sitting at work easy and optional

Sure, the health benefits of not sitting all day are substantial, even if the positives of standing all day are inconclusive. The trick, it seems, is to change position often, or maybe even to walk while you work.<p>The Rebel Crank-Up 1000 standing desk is a boon to those who want to be able to work …

As Mobile Roars Ahead, It’s Time To Finally Admit The Web Is Dying

While discussions about tech bubbles have been heated, few commentators seem to be targeting their invective at the real underlying bubble: the World Wide Web itself is crumbling. Like any outmoded technology, the Web is rapidly losing users as it fails to adapt to disruption from mobile apps and …

This Simple Device Harvests Sunshine And Beams It Down To Dark City Streets

A skyscraper building boom is blocking out more and more natural light in cities around the world. Engineers have designed a solution to pull sunlight down to where the people are.<p>As cities run out of buildable space, they keep getting taller: A record number of skyscrapers are planned in London, …

'Killer robots' to be debated at UN

<b>Killer robots will be debated during an informal meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva.</b><p>Two robotics experts, Prof Ronald Arkin and Prof Noel Sharkey, will debate the efficacy and necessity of killer robots.<p>The meeting will be held during the UN Convention on Certain Conventional …

1,000 years of meteorite impacts in 30 SECONDS: Interactive animation reveals startling number of times Earth has been hit

1,000 years of meteorite impacts in 30 SECONDS: Interactive animation reveals startling number of times Earth has been hit<p>Data journalist Simon …

Sand Babel : A Skyscraper Constructed of Sand Using Solar Powered 3D Printing Technology

<b>Sand Babel</b> looks like a futuristic building in desert. It’s a conceptual and ambitious project constructed of sand which are plentiful material using …

Skyscrapers

Meet The Inspiring 18-Year-Old Who Built A Simple Water Purifier That Could Save Lives

A busy university professor didn’t have time to work closely with his high school student intern. So he sent her off to figure out her own project. What happened next will make you feel good about the future.<p>If you’re worried about the state of the planet, fear not. The next generation has it …

Intellectual Property

The Energy Fix: How To Clean Up Fracking's Bad Rep

If fossil fuels are to remain a large part of the nation’s energy mix, engineers need to reduce their environmental impacts.<p>Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have opened up huge reservoirs of oil and gas across the U.S. The Energy Information Administration predicts that production of …

Can LED Bulbs Make Nuclear Plants Obsolete?

Bulbs or reactors?<p>Businesses, voters, utilities and politicians will be asking that question–or an equivalent form of it—several times over the next two decades. Should they invest in technology and projects that generate power or into products like solid-state lights or dynamic air conditioners …

The Cyborg Foundation: we urge you to become part-machine

Moon Ribas and Neil Harbisson from The Cyborg Foundation urged the audience at Pioneers Festival to consider experimenting with cyborgism.<p>Both Ribas …

Newly Found Exoplanet Is Earth-Like In Size And Composition

A recently discovered exoplanet is similar in density and size to Earth. Too bad the planet is also 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit on its surface.<p>Who's this little guy hanging out so close to its sun? It's an exoplanet, discovered just this past July, and before I call it "little" again—its radius is …

Android this week: Moto G hands on; Google Now talks back; HTC M8 specs leak

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Google’s Moto X(s goog) was just the first of a new line of phones and this week saw the Moto G introduced. At a press event in …