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We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

Psst, Secret's anonymous sharing app finally arrives on Android

Up until now, Android users had to stew in envy as their iOS colleagues delighted in juicy rumors and salacious stories revealed on Secret, an app that lets you share confidential information under the veil of anonymity. Other anonymous sharing apps, like Whisper, exist on Android already of …

The Swift effect: Apple's new programming language means way more iPhone developers and apps

A modern language could be a boon for young coders<p>The biggest reaction from the crowd at WWDC today wasn’t for a shiny new product or even a cool new app. Instead, the news that Apple was introducing its own programming language, Swift, got a full-throated roar of appreciation from the thousands of …

Apple focuses on opening up camera to developers

Opening up its iOS 8 camera API to developers means better camera apps -- and hopefully better photos -- for all iPhone and iPad photographers.<p>One of the biggest holes in the iPhone camera's feature set is the ability to go beyond point and shoot. You can apply filters up the wazoo, but Apple has …

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KPCB Internet trends 2014

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report includes:<p>1. Key Internet trends showing slowing Internet user growth but strong smartphone, tablet and mobile data traffic growth as well as rapid growth in mobile advertising.<p>2. Emerging positive efficiency trends in education and …

Trends

Apple Designer Jonathan Ive on What's Next

'Hello. Thanks for Coming'<p>We use Jonathan Ive’s products to help us to eat, drink and sleep, to work, travel, relax, read, listen and watch, to shop, …

Peter Thiel

Week in Tech: 5 must-know things

Another big week for tech as voice-activated search breakthroughs kick off the headlines. Amazon and Microsoft introduced products that made heavy use of voice search technology. Here's a look at what you need to know:<p>1) <b>CALLING CORTANA</b><p>Microsoft's Cortana is the company's answer to Apple's Siri and …

How Google's Products Evolved in 2013

Google’s reputation and influence within the technology industry can’t be understated. The company is unflinching in its desire to improve people’s lives by offering accessible, empowering products and services.<p>Make no mistake, Google is still focused on generating revenue and advertising remains …

Vitamin supplements are waste of money, say scientists

Vitamin supplements almost never have health benefits, are a waste of money and could even be harmful, a group of scientists said in a damning indictment of the industry.<p>Despite one in three Britons taking vitamins or mineral pills, evidence from studies of almost 500,000 people suggested that …

Samsung Launches Android Gamepad

Apple began allowing third-party gamepads on the iPhone with iOS 7, and Samsung is also upping its presence in the space after announcing its own gamepad (the not-so-creatively named ‘Smartphone GamePad’) for Android 4.1 phones.<p>Unlike the iPhone gamepads which attach themselves to the device, …

Pool of underwater home mortgages shrinks 40%

The housing market's ongoing recovery is restoring equity to millions of Americans carrying mortgages that once exceeded the value of their homes.<p>Rising home prices helped lift 4.2 million U.S. homeowners out of underwater territory on their home loans in the past year, market researcher CoreLogic …

Obad was the nastiest piece of Android malware discovered in 2013

In a recent end of year summary published by antivirus company Kaspersky Labs, the firm officially named Obad as its Villain of the Year 2013.<p>Obad was discovered during the summer and it was quickly recognized as a sophisticated piece of malware. The technical name for the Trojan is …

Google Play

The iPad has a huge hit in Natural Motion's Clumsy Ninja, with 10M downloads in a week

NaturalMotion said that its Clumsy Ninja game, which features a cute cartoon character with realistic animation and behavior, has been downloaded more than 10 million times in its first week. At that rate, the title could be on track to be one of the most successful iOS games of all time.<p>Users have …

Meet The JavaScript Framework That Might Save HTML5 From Itself

HTML5 was supposed to replace Flash by making Web pages work more like apps. But when its performance fell short, HTML5’s stock with app developers fell.<p>Famo.us is a small company that rushed to fill the gap. It has developed its own framework that essentially sidesteps the poky elements of HTML5 …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you're going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn't get the nickname "Whole Paycheck" for nothing.)<p>But until recently, that widely held bit of conventional wisdom hadn't really been assessed in a rigorous, systematic way, says …

How To Delete E-Mail Attachments After You Send Them

“Have you ever seen Mission Impossible, the film? Do you remember in the beginning he gets his mission and then it blows up after a few seconds? We do exactly the same thing but with digital documents.”<p>This is how Clement Cazalot, the CEO and co-founder of docTrackr, gets to describe his company’s …

The World's Most Powerful Bitcoin Miner Is Worried About How It Could Destroy Bitcoin

How hard is it?<p>The makers of the most powerful miner in the world can't even satisfy the insatiable demand for their product, because they would probably ruin Bitcoin if they did.<p>Here's the problem: Bitcoins are mined by computers solving math problems. More technically, they unlock blocks of …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

Bill Gates Thinks Tech Billionaires Have Their Priorities Totally Out Of Whack

"Take this malaria vaccine, [this] weird thing that I'm thinking of," Gates told Richard Waters of FT. "Hmm, which is more important, connectivity or malaria vaccine? If you think connectivity is the key thing, that's great. I don't."<p>It's a not-so-thinly-veiled shot at tech giants like Google and …

Google Glass Could Save Companies $1 Billion By 2017

Market research firm Gartner has boldly predicted that companies using Glass and similar gadgets could save $1 billion a year within three to five years.<p>Hands-free access to the Internet, cameras, conferencing and phone calls, plus something called "augmented reality" will be a big help to people …

Raspberry Pi Microcomputer Racks Up 1.75M Global Sales, 1M Of Which Were Made In U.K.

The Raspberry Pi microcomputer, which costs as little as $25/$35 and has helped fledge many a DIY hardware project, has racked up worldwide sales of 1.75 million, its U.K.-based creator, The Raspberry Pi Foundation, said today. The first Pis went on sale in March 2012, with its U.K. makers …

Google's new 'Chromebook for everyone' is a sleek 11-inch HP laptop

At an event in New York City this morning, Google announced the new HP Chromebook 11. The Chromebook 11 is a low-cost Chrome OS laptop, with an 11-inch, 1366 x 768 pixel IPS display and Chromebook Pixel inspired design. The new laptop, which Google is selling for $279, is available to order from …

Tony Fadell on How Nest Protect Aims to Rid the World of the Dreaded Smoke-Detector Beep

Nest Labs’ next product, which it is unveiling today, is indeed a smoke- and carbon-monoxide detector called Protect, as <b>AllThingsD</b> had reported …

Silicon Valley

iPhone, iPad owners complain of motion sickness due to iOS 7

Users say the operating system's new parallax and zoom features are causing them to experience some motion sickness.<p>At least some of the 200 million people that have downloaded iOS 7 to this point aren't so pleased with what they've found.<p>Apple's iPhone and iPad owners have been taking to the …

iOS

Steve Ballmer’s Tearful Goodbye to Microsoft

Say what you will about Steve Ballmer as a CEO. But you can’t deny that the longtime Microsoft chief has got heart.<p>In an emotional send-off to the …

Steve Ballmer

Samsung Denies Copying Apple with Gold Smartphone

This past week Samsung has taken a fair amount of heat for appearing to unveil a golden version of the Galaxy S4 less than a two weeks after Apple launched a new gold incarnation of its latest smartphone: the iPhone 5s. Given previous history between the two companies — notably the $1 billion fine …

Tests show iPhone 5s A7 chip is dual-core, still beats quad-core Android competitors

Advertisement<p>45 Comments<p>Credit: Wikipedia<p>When Apple(s aapl) announced the iPhone 5s last week, it made a lot of noise about the 64-bit architecture …

Slices Of Life by Txchnologist staff GE sliced a horned melon (top) and a violin (bottom) into sections to demonstrate an imaging technique called tomography. When employed in medicine, this process...

<b>Slices Of Life</b><p>GE sliced a horned melon (top) and a violin (bottom) into sections to demonstrate an imaging technique called tomography. When employed …

Imaging

Our first ever #GEInstaWalk is happening on Sept....

Our first ever #GEInstaWalk is happening on Sept. 20th at our #aviation facility in Peebles, OH. Here are the six super fans that proved they are …