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Sam’s Club’s Black Friday deal has iPhone 6 for $99 on-contract starting Nov. 15

A leaked sales flyer for Sam’s Club reveals that the wholesale retailer will begin selling the iPhone 6 for as low as $99 with a new two-year service agreement starting November 15th. The upcoming Black Friday promotion will see each iPhone 6 model on sale for $100 off their standard on-contract …

Movie Theaters Ban Google Glass

Sorry, Glass, no popcorn or giant sodas for you<p>One of the selling points of Google Glass is its ability to take pictures and video of anything within your field of vision, but when that field of vision is occupied by the latest major motion picture, your Google Glass now needs to be far, far …

Formula 1 is testing a 'virtual safety car'

Safety vehicles are sometimes as dangerous to racing drivers as actual competition -- Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi recently crashed into a recovery tractor sent out for an earlier accident, for instance. They may be less of an unintentional threat if a virtual safety car (VSC) trial at the US …

How the NFL tracks everything on the field but the ball

Most people know radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips as the security tags adorning clothes in stores, but this year they can also be found inside the uniforms of NFL players. As the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions descended upon London this weekend, accompanying them were executives from …

Mass protests convince Hungarian government to drop internet tax plans

Prime Minister Viktor Orban says government will revisit internet taxation and regulation next year<p>Hungary has decided to suspend a controversial plan to tax internet data transfers, after the proposed policy sparked large protests earlier this week. As Reuters reports, Prime Minister Viktor Orban …

Forget self-driving cars; we should be focusing on self-driving buses

The self-driving car has traveled a long and lonely road to get here. Introduced to the American public by General Motors at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the Depression-era dream of automated highways has perpetually lagged behind the present in drivers’ rear-view mirrors. But thanks largely to …

Transportation

Microsoft hits MacBook Air with Yoga 3 dance ad (Video)

It’s an epic dance-off between the new Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro and the MacBook Air. But does the MacBook Air stand a chance against the sleekness and multi-mode flexibility of the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro? Nope. And once you add the touchscreen, it’s game over. The Yoga 3 Pro proves there’s more than one way to …

Kernel Source code now available for Moto X (2014) and Moto G (2014)

Are there enough custom ROMs out there for your new Moto X (2014) and Moto G (2014)? Of course not, but that will change soon, as Motorola has just released the kernel source code for both devices for the Android 4.4.4 KitKat build.<p>As I am sure many of you already know, Android is based on an open …

Android News

Cocoon Is A Smart Home Security Device That Uses Infrasonic Sound To Detect An Intruder

There’s currently no shortage of ‘smart’ security devices for your home, due to the ascendancy of the smart home market as a whole, coupled with a hardware renaissance driven by the rise of crowdfunding. These consumer home security devices usually consist simply of an Internet-connected camera of …

Xiaomi is moving some of its users' data out of China

Xiaomi's a force to be reckoned with in China -- its new phones routinely sell out online in <i>seconds</i> -- but its influence is steadily growing outside its native home. That's why the company's infrastructure has been quietly shifting these past few months, and VP/former Googler Hugo Barra pulled back …

It costs $50 to plug an Xbox One Kinect into your PC

What's stopping you from creating the first killer Kinect 2.0 hack? Well, now that Microsoft's released the do-all sensor's SDK to the public for free you don't have many more excuses. The software development kit is available without any fees and what's more, you can now put any finished apps up …

An Arizona Man’s iPhone 6 ‘Exploded’ In His Pocket And Set His Pants On Fire

First, iPhone 6 users had to worry about their skinny jeans bending and breaking the aluminum bodies of their fancy new phones. Then they had to worry about blowing up their phones for being dumb enough to fall for 4Chan’s prank that told people they could charge the iPhone 6 in their microwaves. …

The future of Windows Phone? At the low end, says Alcatel

Microsoft’s smartphone software has found success in the mobile market, but only in entry-level devices; high-end flagships don’t sell, says Chinese handset maker<p>Since their launch in 2010 73m Windows Phones have been sold. A small drop in the ocean of 2.88bn smartphones sold globally, but …

Microsoft's Smartwatch Is Apparently Coming Soon, And It May Launch In Three Sizes

Just after Forbes reported that the company would release a new wearable in the next few weeks, a new filing for a wireless device has just been approved by the Federal Communications Commission (via Windows Central).<p>The filing doesn't include sketches of the product or details (Microsoft …

Wearable Tech

You'll Soon Be Able to Detect Cancer Using Your Smartphone

I spoke to the people behind a device that hopes to simplify the detection of cancer and other diseases.<p><i>Left to right: Jorge Soto, Chief Technology Officer at Miroculus, Foteini Christodoulou, Chief Science Officer, and Alejandro Tocigl, CEO</i><p>The thing about cancer is that you need to catch it early. …

Cancer

Sky to release five limited edition Now TV boxes next month

Sky's Now TV puck is an inexpensive way to smarten up your TV, but perhaps you wish it looked a little smarter itself. In a bid to get its box on a few more Christmas lists, Sky's cooked up five, limited edition variants that swap the plain white exterior for something a bit more colourful, …

Here's Why You Probably Won't Get Hired At Google

Of the 3 million applications it receives each year, Google only hires 7,000, or about 0.2%, the company's HR boss Laszlo Bock said at LinkedIn's recent Talent Conference, according to Quartz.<p>Although many have heard about Google's unbelievably difficult brain-teasers, the company actually has a …

Employment

The Best Browser Privacy Tools (That Don’t Make Life More Difficult)

In a year when social media giants and governments alike have made headlines for tracking users online without their consent, battening down the …

Adobe Flash

Apple Pay vs. Google Wallet vs. PayPal

Classic Macs turned into modern furniture

The Apple Power Mac G5 was a classic computer of the early millennium, but for all of its strengths — besides its gorgeous design, it was the fastest Mac in Apple's lineup when it was released in 2003 — it didn't last: the G5 family was retired in 2006 for the Mac Pro. The rest is recent …

HP Exec Warns Men: Google Glass Will Hurt Your Love Life

But HP has a wearables investment unit called HP New Ventures. And an exec from that unit, Ray Edwards, speaking at the GLAZEDcon 2014 wearables conference in London, was already throwing punches as two hyped wearable gadgets: Google Glass and Apple Watch.<p>For one thing, he warned men that Google …

Google Glass

Mind-Controlled Drones Are Already A Reality

Daniel Pack, who manages the Unmanned Systems Laboratory at the University of Texas at San Antonio, told Business Insider that his goal is to be able to create entire groups of drones controlled with a simple thought.<p>Thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, professors …

Brainwaves

Apple Just Passed a Massive Milestone

It took a few days, but Apple’s blow-out quarterly earnings report — driven by strong iPhone and Mac sales and bolstered by the largest stock …

Wall Street

Surface Isn't Dead As Revenue Doubles With Microsoft's Third Version

Microsoft’s division in charge of the Surface hardware has doubled its revenue over the last year, with the team reporting revenue of $908 million for the quarter which ended on Sept. 30.<p>Ben Kepes takes a look at Microsoft’s Q3 numbers in more detail here on Forbes, but I want to zero in on the …

Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic

Aaron Sorkin says Oscar winner 'is gonna crush it' in lead role<p>Christian Bale will star as late Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic from director Danny Boyle. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirmed the decision in an upcoming interview with Bloomberg Television today, adding that the …

A Developer Says Apple Sent Him Screenshots Of Porn In Order To Confirm How Easy It Is To Search For Porn With His App

In a Medium post, developer Carl Smith has a detailed story about how his app was denied access to the Apple Store because of how easy it was to search for porn (and find it) using the app.<p>In order to prove this to Smith, Apple allegedly sent him a screenshot of a man masturbating.<p>And, there was no …

Employment