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Epic 360-degree selfie will give you wanderlust

You've never seen anything quite like this. This incredible around-the-world video selfie took three years to film and is sure to make you want to hop a plane.<p>By attaching a GoPro camera to a long stick, extreme adventurer Alex Chacón documented himself in an astonishing 360-degree video selfie …

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Deals: 1 Year iOS & Android Game Design Online Training at 93% Off

<b>93% Off a 1 year of online training on iOS and Android game design and development</b><p>Today’s featured deal in the iPad Insight store offers a great, affordable entry into the world of designing and developing games for iOS and Android devices. The year of online training courses is being offered for …

Filtering A New Idea: A Book That's Educational And 'Drinkable'

From the outside, "The Drinkable Book" looks like a normal book. It's about an inch or two thick, with 20 pages. But these pages do a lot more than convey information. Each page also serves as a water filter, a valuable tool for preventing waterborne illness in the developing world. Globally, about …

Samsung releases Galaxy Tab 4 Education for schools

Samsung has announced a new addition to its Galaxy range of tablets. The Galaxy Tab 4 Education is the company's first tablet designed for use in …

Microsoft's touch-first Modern Office suite revealed in documents

It’s been a year and a half since Microsoft released Windows 8 and its ‘Modern’ interface to the world, but we’re still yet to see a touch-first interface emerge for the company’s Office suite, until now.<p>In what can be only described as a slightly odd move, Microsoft Research has published an …

Exclusive: RadiumOne’s very strange story just got stranger

Turns out RadiumOne's fired CEO isn't the only employee with a spotty record, according to the US Secret Service.<p>If the aim of the game in Silicon Valley is getting noticed, RadiumOne definitely stands out.<p>But not just for its technology.<p>The San Francisco-based provider of digital ad-buying tech …

Secret Service

Xiaomi's 49-inch Android TV boasts 4K for just $640

The Mi Pad wasn't Xiaomi's only announcement today. Following the Chinese company's first smart TV from last September, today it has unveiled a slightly larger model with a nice surprise: 4K for just CN¥3,999 or about $640! Like its affordable predecessor, this 49-inch TV comes with built-in …

You won't need roads with this $85,000 hoverbike

With Hyperloop still a twinkle in Elon Musk's eye, we've got to look elsewhere for our futuristic transport. Thankfully, Aerofex has stepped up with its Aero-X, a hoverbike that is finally scheduled to launch in 2017. Two users can ride this motorbike-like vehicle, where the wheels have been …

This Human ‘Transformer’ Might Be The Greatest Street Performer You’ll See Today

We brought you that fantastic impromptu street performance yesterday and hopefully it highlighted that there are a lot of people pounding the pavement to make something work, have an outlet, or bring a smile to someone’s face. This <i>Transformers</i> inspired street performer is no different and might be …

A Fighter Jet for the Road: 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4

Say hello to the most practical, ridiculous Lambo a whole heap of money can buy.<p><b>On-Sale Date:</b> Now<p><b>Base Price (est.):</b> $245,000<p><b>Competitors:</b> Audi R8, McLaren 650S, Porsche 911 Turbo S<p><b>Powertrains:</b> 5.2-liter V-10, 602 hp, 413 lb-ft; seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, AWD<p><b>EPA Fuel Economy (city/hwy, mfr.</b> …

Boca Raton's most expensive home has Star Trek and Call of Duty-themed rooms

As much as we love <i>Star Trek</i>, we've never thought about modeling our home after the USS Enterprise. But then, we've never had $35 million in our back pocket, so what do we know? A mansion in Boca Raton has gone on sale for that eye-watering figure, boasting a bar and cinema based on the NCC 1701-D …

Olympus Stylus TG-3: a ruggedized camera that doesn't suck

In the past, opting for a ruggedized camera has required some serious sacrifices. Whether that's meant comically large housings or mediocre performance, you couldn't get a fantastic point-and-shoot camera that you could also safely take on the slopes, the back of a motorcycle or on SCUBA dives. …

Want Hard Proof that LinkedIn Works? Ask a Lawyer

This is the story of an old friend and new convert to social media marketing, a lawyer in Northern California named Mark D. Poniatowski who runs a small practice with just a handful of partners.<p>They suffer from the traditional business development issue most small professional services firms …

Will the power plants of the future burn dead bodies?

A facility in Oregon was caught using human remains to produce energy. The revelation disgusts us — but why?<p>The oil in Arabia is dribbling dry. As ever, the alternatives fail to excite us. Fracking taints water and jolts the Richter scale. In the ash chutes of coal mines, death comes early in the …

Need Advil Or A Condom? Call Up A Drone

A new service launching in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood will use drones for small deliveries. Just make sure you’re good at catching things first: “We’re not going to be landing, we’re going to be dropping things.”<p>In a few months, if you happen to live in the Mission District in San …

Why Transparency Is The Next Killer Feature In Mobile

<i>Ted Muething is a PR and marketing consultant at</i> <i>Jones-Dilworth Inc.</i><i>, a boutique agency in Austin focused on bringing early-stage technologies to market.</i><p>Every day we vote with our dollars how we want the world to be. By deciding what to buy, and what not to by, we shape strategies in the boardroom …

BMW Takes Its Car-Sharing Service To The Streets Of San Francisco

That means that you don't have to drop the car off in a dedicated lot, as you would with, say, Zipcar. Instead, the car will tell you when you're in an approved drop-off zone, which is between Potrero Avenue and Folsom Street and between 16th and 26th streets.<p>"We're starting in certain streets in …

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Nadella's Bid To Fix Microsoft: What Ballmer Didn't Dare

When Satya Nadella settled into the U.S. at age 20, he had a problem. The Indian emigre wanted a master’s in computer science as fast as possible, so he could dash into America’s booming tech sector. But cash was tight and his undergraduate preparation, back in Mangalore, was patchy. In 1988 …

Technology and Science News

Travel website Orbitz suffers data breach<p>Amazon Go store allows shoppers cashier-free convenience<p>NTSB to probe deadly crash involving self-driving car<p>…

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The Rise of The 'Uberized Economy' and What It Means For Business

<i>Matthew Faustman is co-founder & CEO of San Francisco-based startup UpCounsel.</i><p>The world of labor is changing. Through laptops and mobile devices, a new world of services is becoming more accessible. The platforms enabling such services are also providing new homes for a rising entrepreneurial class …

LG G Flex 2 rumored for Q1 2015, could be an Android Silver handset

A tweet from <i>Evleaks</i> suggests that the LG G Flex 2 could be arriving midway through the first quarter of 2015. The source hints that the handset will come with an even more unique self-healing plastic case.<p>Whilst that’s a bit of a long wait to really get excited about, the timing lines up quite …

Mobile

Japanese Contact-Management Service Sansan Raises $14M To Tackle The U.S.

Sansan Inc., a cloud contact-management service, has raised $14 million in funding led by DCM. The Tokyo-based startup plans to use the capital to break into the U.S. market this month, as expand in other international markets. Other participating investors include the Innovation Network …

Samsung to expand biometric security, iris scanners could be next

Speaking at an investor forum in Hong Kong, Samsung has been discussing how it sees the future of its Knox security platform and its plans for future biometric security features in smartphones.<p>Although fingerprint scanning technology has only just made its way into the company’s flagship Galaxy S5, …

Gear & Gadgets

Adidas app to print Instagram snaps on your shoes

Add a selfie to your sneakers or decorate your daps with a new app from Adidas that will print an Instagram snap on your new shoes.<p>Usually getting your lunch on your shoes means you've had a mishap with the ketchup. But pictures from photo-sharing site Instagram, used by millions to photograph …

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Samsung sold an estimated 500,000 smartwatches in Q1

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>U.K.-based research firm Strategy Analytics figures that Samsung took 71 percent of the smartwatch market in …

Google Acquires Divide in Bid to Make Android Enterprise-Friendly

Google has snapped up Divide, the team behind a mobile app that offers a secure means of separating personal and work-related data on company-owned devices. As Recode reports, the team was formerly called Enterproid and the terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>Divide confirmed the deal on its site. …

T-Mobile taps Walmart to sell low-cost 4G tablets with limited free service

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>The next time you visit Walmart(s wmrt), you might see 4G tablets on display. The large retailer will carry two connected …

Samsung plans to bring biometric security to its low-end phones

The Galaxy S5 was widely tipped to launch with iris-scanning capabilities. When the crunch time came, Samsung played safe with only fingerprint sensor support. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the eye-centric tech is still on the company's radar and could soon debut in new high- and low-end …