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Intel planning future 18-core processor: report

Intel is reportedly planning an 18-core version of its next-generation server and workstation processors, and is also working on ultra-low-Wattage …

Why a Cozy Relationship Between Valve and Oculus VR Makes Perfect Sense

Team Fortress 2’s Soldier, Pyro and Heavy<br>try the Oculus Rift.One factoid from Oculus VR’s $75 million funding round last week merits a bit more …

Virtual Reality

Steve Wozniak just backed a DIY computer on Kickstarter—and so have 12,000 others

The creators of Kano, a kit to assemble your own mini-computer, asked for $100,000 on Kickstarter. One day short of the end of the company’s campaign, they’ve raised $1.35 million from nearly 12,000 backers including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler. Alex …

Raspberry Pi

Samsung Galaxy S5 to get unibody metal shell

<b>Samsung's next Galaxy smartphone will have a metal body, following HTC and Apple's premium devices, if Japanese website EMSOne is to be</i> …

Phones

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 …

The Panono Throwable Camera Ball Lets You Shoot Aerial 360-Panoramas

Panoramic, 360-degree photographs can be tedious and difficult to capture, despite projects such as Google’s own Photo Spheres and the upcoming BubblePod. Aerial snaps are even tougher to achieve, but the Panono – launching today as a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo – could make both forms of …

Microsoft’s Xbox One Costs $90 More to Build Than Sony’s PS4, Teardown Shows

With the recent release of two significant game consoles, research firm IHS has been working a little extra overtime these days. After dissecting …

Kinect

Apple Buys Primesense For Radical Refresh Of Apple TV As Gaming Console

Why did Apple just buy Israeli 3D sensor market leader Primesense for $360 million? “Seems like too much money for Apple not to have something specific in mind,” opines Daring Fireball’s John Gruber. Indeed, the only reason I can think is that Apple is now planning to make gaming on the big screen …

Camera patent granted to Apple reflects Steve Jobs’ promise to “reinvent iPhone photography”

A patent granted to Apple today for a Light Field camera – a camera with zero shutter delay and where the focus point can be changed <i>after</i> taking the photo – covers the precise technology Steve Jobs told biographer Walter Isaacson he wanted to use to “reinvent photography.”<p>He had three things that …

iBuyPower reveals a Steam Machine prototype that won’t break the bank

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The challenge of manufacturing a PC/console hybrid is a really stiff one: How do you develop a console with enough power to …

Android has secret camera features, but Google won't let you use them yet

Buried deep inside Google's mobile operating are hidden two features that would make for a far more refined Android photography experience. Raw image …

Tablets to carve out nearly half of PC market next year

Apple and Samsung will lead the charge, but may face challenges from smaller rivals, says research firm Canalys.<p>Tablets will come close to outshipping notebooks and desktops in 2014. At least, that's the latest forecast from research firm Canalys.<p>In a report released Tuesday, Canalys predicted that …

IPad Air

Reports of bricked PlayStation 4s surface after launch

After its launch on Friday, the PlayStation 4 has come under fire from some gamers who say their units have been dead on arrival. The most troubling reports describe a so-called "blue light of death" syndrome, in which the console's light bar flashes blue but never outputs a video signal or boots …

PlayStation 4 launches with a Sony promise that big games are coming

The PlayStation 4 is now available in the United States. Sony streamed its lavish New York launch event live, using the hour prior to midnight to divert attention away from the console's slim launch line-up and focus on big names and exclusives to come. <i>Gametrailers</i>' Geoff Keighley presided as new …

Sony launches PlayStation 4, fans go nuts

Sony launched its PlayStation 4 tonight across North America at thousands of midnight store openings.<p>The company’s next-gen console is now on sale for $400 at retailers around the country (it comes out Nov. 29 in Europe). Sony held its launch event in New York at the Standard High Line Hotel in …

Samsung plans to release smartphone with wraparound display next year: Bloomberg

Samsung has led the curved display "movement" with the introduction of its Galaxy Round smartphone, but apparently the company isn't satisfied stopping there. Bloomberg today claims that Samsung will release a handset featuring a wraparound display at some point next year. According to the report, …

Inside Coin's techie vision for the all-in-one credit card

This hardware startup's ambitious device is a .84 mm thin card that stores an unlimited number of payment methods in its dynamic magnetic stripe.<p>In a compact San Francisco office suite equipped with soldering stations and swipe-testing machines, Coin's team of seven has been working furiously to …

FinTech

Google Has Designed A Throat Tattoo That Is Also A Lie Detector

The tattoo isn't permanent — it's applied to a sticky substance on the skin.<p>The intent of the device is to allow someone to wear a communications device on their throat, keeping a mobile phone or similar device in their pocket. The tattoo communicates with the device, transmitting conversation. …

Lie Detection

Playstation, Xbox And Wii In A Tight Race

The gaming industry is set to receive its eighth generation of consoles this month, and customers considering purchasing a console are tied between market leaders Xbox and Playstation.<p>A nationally representative poll of US consumers found that Playstation is the most popular console out of Xbox and …

Advertised Hard-Drive Space Vs. Actual Hard Drive Space

If you’ve ever bought a laptop, smartphone or tablet, you’ve likely been more than a little perturbed at the usable baked-in storage space compared to what you <i>thought</i> you were getting. Remember the furor around Microsoft’s Surface Pro 64GB tablet that shipped with a mere 23GB of actual usable …

Amazon PlayStation Network Store Launches for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita

With the launch of the PlayStation 4 now only days away, Amazon is hoping to capitalize on the growing demand for digital titles with the Amazon PlayStation Network Store, a new online marketplace for buying downloadable content.<p>The problem with opting for a digital-only library is that players are …

Capture 360-degree panoramas with the throwable Panono ball

Two years ago, Jonas Pfeil posted a video to YouTube about a funny-looking ball he’d created that was filled with cameras and could capture panoramas of the entire world around it. Three and a half million people have watched that video in the time since, and with all the attention, Pfeil has been …

Here Are The Two Big Reasons Apple Will Not Launch A TV In 2014

Apple has two major issues with TV production, Gagnon says.<p>Gagnon writes:<p>According to our Global TV Replacement Study, the average TV replacement cycle is 7-8 years, as opposed to replacement cycle purchases for mobile devices Apple currently sells, which is 2-3 years. In addition, consumers are …

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera now supports RAW video for better dynamic range

After releasing its $995 Pocket Cinema Camera last summer with ProRes422 support only as it warned, Blackmagic Design has finally unleashed RAW CinemaDNG video recording with a firmware update. The format losslessly compresses each frame like a .zip file to capture 1080p video from the Super 16mm …

Google Glass Expanding Into Music

The devices will add hands-free access to Google Play<p>The futuristic online glasses known as Google Glass will add music functions over the next two …

Google Glass

iWatch could control your home as well as your phone

The Apple iWatch could be a remote control for your home as well as your iPhone. Where the Samsung Galaxy Gear and other smart watches are second …

Wearable Tech

Apps on iPhone 5s Crashing at Twice the Rate as on Other iPhone 5 Models

Whenever there is a new operating system, it’s not surprising to see apps crash at a somewhat higher rate, given all the changes.<p>But one of the …

iPhone

Virgin Galactic, NBC To Launch 'Space Race' Reality TV Show

Soon, you can watch people compete for a chance to launch into space from the comfort of your own living room.<p>A new reality TV show picked up by NBC called "Space Race" will follow along as space fans compete to win a free ride on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. The winner of the competition will …

Dual-SIM version of Galaxy Note 3 launches in China

The Galaxy Note 3 became available unlocked (well, sort of unlocked) and at carriers from around the world over the past couple of weeks. Now it’s time for the dual-SIM version of the device, and, as usual, Samsung first released it in China, a market where devices with dual-SIM capabilities are …

Phones

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida: DualShock 4 will be compatible with Windows for 'basic functions'

You won't be using a DualShock 4 on an Xbox come November 15th, but that doesn't mean it won't work on <i>any</i> of Microsoft's platforms. Sony's Shuhei Yoshida recently confirmed via Twitter that the PS4's gamepad will be compatible with Windows for "basic functions." In response to inquiries about said …