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The Holofone Phablet is a 7-inch Android phone / Windows PC with a built-in projector

Smartphone season is rapidly upon us, with the new versions of Samsung’s Galaxy Note and Apple’s iPhone rumored to be just around the corner. Unfortunately for those two companies, Akyumen (Pronounced like "acumen," probably) has just announced that its Holofone Phablet, which I assume is going to …

California Engineer Is Building A Gyrocopter-Inspired Flying Car

Escape from the desert into the sky<p>What will it take to get flying cars off the ground? Not a lack of interest: as long as there have been cars and flying machines, people have been interested in combining the two. Last month, the FAA even approved a flying car prototype as a light airplane, …

Flying Car

Move over, microSD: new Samsung UFS memory cards deliver super fast speeds

New UFS memory cards leave microSD in the dust in terms of speed, but it will be a while before they become common.<p>Samsung announced today the industry’s first memory cards based on the UFS removable card standard. The new standard was finalized in March by JEDEC, an industry body that develops …

Phones

How to make chocolate spread

With only four ingredients, this spread is simple to whip up and keep in your fridge<p>MAKES<p>1 jar<p>INGREDIENTS<p>142g chocolate, chopped<br>• 166g double cream<br>• 47g sugar<br>• 2g salt<p>METHOD<p>Bring the double cream, sugar and salt to a boil. Pour over the chopped chocolate; whisk until smooth.<p>Emulsify with a hand …

Dessert

Fund this: Kraftwerk mobile charger puts a power plant in your pocket

It may look like a typical battery pack, but this little fuel cell can recharge an iPhone up to 11 times. There's just one problem.<p>With most mobile chargers, you're lucky to be able to recharge your phone two or three times before the charger itself needs recharging. And to do that, you need to …

Batteries

You can buy a giant mech suit on Amazon Japan for $1 million

We've been tracking the Kuratas mech suit -- a 13-foot-tall tribute to anime fandom that you can actually ride -- for a few years, but now it looks it's finally ready up for order on Amazon Japan. That is, if you've got $1 million ... and live in the Kyoto region of Japan. Oh, and you better be …

Google to test build-it-yourself Ara smartphones in Puerto Rico

The search giant announces a test pilot for its Project Ara smartphone initiative, which allows consumers to mix-and-match parts, kind of like Legos.<p>When it comes to smartphones, people are used to customizing their applications and software. But for the handset itself, they're stuck with what the …

Puerto Rico

In Pennsylvania woods, Eric Frein eludes a massive manhunt

He is a self-trained sniper, survivalist, cop hater and, according to police, a cold-blooded killer who watched his victim die with clinical interest.<p>For six weeks<p>Eric Freinhas dodged one of the largest manhunts in Pennsylvania history, hiding in a small section of the Pocono Mountains he knows …

Crime

Most expensive cars ever sold at auction

This Mercedes-Benz race car sold at an auction in England last Summer for the highest price ever paid for any car at a public auction. It was part of a group of racecars that won 9 World Championship-qualifying Grand Prix races in 1954 and '55. Driven by the legendary Argentinian-born driver Juan …

Pioneer and Onkyo unite to bring their home audio into the internet era

Home audio isn't what it used to be -- for many people, it means internet-savvy speakers everywhere instead of a conventional stereo in the den. Pioneer and Onkyo are clearly aware that they need to adapt, as they've just started the process of combining their home theater units with a mind toward …

Surface Pro 3 hands on: Better laptop, yes; better tablet, maybe

Advertisement<p>35 Comments<p>As I walked back from Microsoft’s Surface event earlier today, one question kept creeping into my mind: Did Microsoft(s MSFT) …

Second world war in Google Street View

Nazis march through Paris, London weathers the blitz and Hiroshima faces devastation as our Street View specialist Halley Docherty takes us back to the cities of the second world war

This is a GIF of a Vine of a Video of a Flipbook of a GIF of a Video of a Roller Coaster | Colossal

<p>Could this be the most meta thing on the entire internet? Just so we’re clear, the title isn’t a typo. This really is a GIF of a Vine of a video of …

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Phones

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Carbon Fiber

Hyperrealistic virtual reality adventure Loading Human headed to Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus

As the medium of virtual reality progresses, its applications only get more incredible. Take Untold Games' <i>Loading Human</i>, for instance. It takes Unreal Engine 4 and infuses it with the tropes of the adventure game genre, only instead of pointing and clicking, you're <i>in</i> that world. Solving puzzles and …

Videos: LG’s first Quad HD phone launches in Japan and it’s beautiful

<i>Video courtesy of Buz Zap.</i><p>Who needs bezels? Or old fashioned Full HD screens? If you’re a customer of Japan’s KDDI carrier, you could be asking these very questions starting in July, when LG’s new Isai FL (LGL24) will hit the market as one of the world’s first Quad HD smartphones.<p>We usually don’t …

Mobile Technology

Sony blows away record with 185TB cassette tape

Cassette tapes may have faded into oblivion long ago, but magnetic tape storage still has a key role to play behind the scenes. Extremely high density tapes are used by corporations and government agencies for archival purposes because they're cheaper, more power efficient, and more reliable than …

April Fools' 2014 roundup: selfie-taking drones, smartgloves and more

For the last 24 hours (and likely the next 12), excitable company execs have been barraging our inbox, YouTube and your social media networks with their best shenanigans. Love it or loathe it (and you're probably starting to loathe it by now), the April Fools' tradition continues, even stronger, in …

Toshiba’s Imaginary Wearable Computing Gloves Win April Fools’ Day

If there was some over-arching, governing body that handed out awards to April Fools’ Day prankers, I should hope that Toshiba would get one.<p>The company today announced the Digit, sloughing off what is usually a pretty boring, business-y style to introduce something truly hilarious to the gadget …

The U.S. Constitution On A Receipt And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Asus Is Reportedly Under Pressure To Shelve Its Dual-OS Devices

Microsoft and Google have been viewed as wanting to co-exist on mobile platforms peacefully — since last year, the idea of dual-booting smartphones has already cropped up. Furthermore, Nokia — whose device business Microsoft is in the process of acquiring – recently unveiled the Nokia X family of …

iPhone 6 concept video shows off 4.5″ curved display with iPad Air design

As mockups go, this iPhone 6 concept video via Ran Avni and company shows off much of what I would love to see in the next iPhone redesign. The design language from the iPod touch, iPad Air, and iPad mini is just begging to be coupled with the iPhone. Personally, I’m a big fan of the smoother, less …