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Turn Any iPhone Photo into a Polaroid with the Impossible Instant Lab | Colossal

<p>After a wildly successful Kickstarter last year, the Impossible Project have finally made their handy iPhone polaroid printer, The Impossible …

Moto 360 Watch Is Powered by Google Android Wear

After Google announced its latest project Android Wear, Motorola also released a concept modern timepiece that utilizes the power of Android, <b>Moto 36</b>. …

Wear OS

Rise of the 'inner-net': meet the most connected man on the planet

Fitness trackers, vibrating GPS insoles and a searchable archive of your entire life. Oliver Wainwright meets the man who’s made ‘data-assisted living’ an artform<p>• Wearable technology: meet the world’s most connected human – video<p>Keeping track of your emails and staying on top of your calendar …

Asteroid to eclipse bright star Regulus tonight

Millions of people in New York City and points north can watch late tonight (March 19-20) as the bright star Regulus winks out when the asteroid …

Astronomy

Asking Siri To Tell You A Tale Sheds Light On Her Complex Backstory

Recently <i>Cult of Mac</i> described how among Siri’s Easter eggs is a whole back story — programmed by her creators, and accessible by asking just the right questions.<p>Beginning life as a five-year DARPA-backed project to build an intelligent virtual assistant, Siri certainly has some stories to tell: if …

Siri

Sony Announces Project Morpheus, A Virtual Reality Headset For The PS4

And just like that, the Virtual Reality wars have begun.<p>Firing a shot across the bow of Oculus (the company responsible for getting many people excited about virtual reality again, after the myriad flops of the 90s), Sony has just announced that they’re building a VR headset for the PS4.<p>Sony is …

UK's new 12-sided £1 said to be the world's most secure coin

The UK is planning to introduce a new 12-sided £1 coin that it says will be the hardest in the world to fake. Pending approval, the dodecagonal prism will replace the current cylindrical design, and will feature a number of security measures to prevent counterfeiting. The Royal Mint, a …

Samsung snags patent for new pressure sensitive touchscreens

Looking to simplify the electronics and reduce costs of pressure sensitive touchscreens, Samsung has a patent in the works for what they call “Touch Display Apparatus Sensing Touch Force.”<p>The general idea is pretty simple, current pressure sensing touchscreens require the installation of additional …

Patents

Google and Samsung just unveiled the first Chromebook you might actually want to buy

Google has slowly but very deliberately encroached on territory previously claimed by Windows PCs: low-cost notebooks. Now its latest Chromebook may pose a threat to Apple’s dominance of the higher-end market.<p>Previously, Google’s Chrome operating system has mostly been confined to sub-$300, …

Consumer Tech

This Netflix Hack Pauses Your Movie When You Fall Asleep

Nothing is more nightmarish than trying to figure out where you left off on an episode. No longer will we live in fear.<p>It happens to everyone. You told yourself just one more <i>House of Cards</i> episode before you hit the sack. It's already 3:42 a.m. but you need to find out whether Francis Underwood …

Hackathons

Windows 8.1 May Become A Freebie OS

Microsoft is reportedly building a variation of Windows dubbed “Windows 8.1 with Bing.” It’s apparently part of an experiment to offer the operating system with tighter integration to featured Microsoft apps and services—primarily, at least at first, Microsoft’s Bing search engine.<p>Windows Bing may …

Google's Project Ara could go on sale next year for $50

Google's Project Ara modular smartphones could arrive early next year for as low as $50, reports <i>Time</i>. The company's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group — which is developing the project to make smartphones composed of small, swappable pieces of hardware — reportedly plans to finish a …

IBM Wants The Power Of The Watson Supercomputer In The Palm Of Your Hand

Since its first appearance on "Jeopardy" in 2011, many have pointed to Watson as an indicator of where we're headed with technology like Apple's Siri.<p>If fed enough data, Watson can become an expert on a seemingly unlimited number of topics. Using probabilities, it's able to work out how different …

Apps

Facebook to launch new Campaign Structure on March 4

Facebook today announced it will launch a new campaign structure on March 4 with the goal of making it easier for advertisers of every size to organize, optimize, and measure their ads. The company will go from two levels (campaigns and ads) to three (campaigns, ad sets, and ads).<p>Facebook plans to …

Google, Microsoft agree: Cloud is now safe enough to use

The two Internet powerhouses agree that it's time to stop fearing cloud security and embrace the future at the annual RSA Conference.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Nevermind Microsoft's awkward "Scroogled" anti-Google campaign. When it comes to cloud security, the two giants are practically best buds.<p>At the …

San Francisco

Google partners with FOX for American Idol second screen experience

Google is trying its hand at a second screen experience, but won’t make you download a special app just to get some new features.<p>Today Google announced a partnership with FOX to bring an American Idol second screen experience to Android and iOS through Google Search. Instead of going into the …

Android News

Nintendo killing Wi-Fi Connection service for DS and Wii May 20 (update)

Nintendo is shutting down the Wi-Fi Connection service for DS and Wii on May 20, Nintendo of Japan announced today.<p>While Nintendo DS/DSi and Wii users will no longer be able to access online features such as online play, matchmaking and leaderboards from the announced date, according to a Nintendo …

Tech checks grow larger for midterms

The Internet’s most familiar names long scoffed at big oil, big banks and big defense contractors for their large campaign contributions to lawmakers every election year.<p>But with the 2014 midterms on the horizon, the likes of Google and Facebook are tearing a page — or, rather, a check — from the …

Uh-oh, this computer virus can spread via Wi-Fi

British researchers have created a computer virus that they say is the first to spread like a real airborne contagion.<p>Chameleon can spread through …

Wi-Fi

Fashionable Smart Watch Debuts at Mobile World Congress

Last year at Mobile World Congress 2013, we saw the first dual-sided smart phone with YotaPhone by the Russian user experience company, Yota Devices. This year, it’s a smart watch by the Finnish company, Creoir.<p>The Ibis Smart Watch is what the industry is now calling, smart wearable jewellery. The …

First Made for iPhone hearing aid doubles as a high quality iOS headset

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>The first Made For iPhone hearing aid launched on Monday, courtesy of GN ReSound from Denmark. Dubbed the ReSound LiNX, the …

TiVo co-founders gear up for launch of their QPlay TV streamer

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>TiVo (S TIVO) co-founders Michael Ramsay and Jim Barton are going to release their new QPlay video streamer any day now. The …

WinZip Moves To The Cloud With Launch Of ZipShare, A Way To Zip, Manage & Share All Your Online Files

WinZip, makers of the file compression utility first launched in the early 90’s that still sees north of 30 million downloads per year, is today making a shift to the cloud. The company is launching ZipShare, a file zipping, management, encryption, and sharing service that works with the major …

Samsung has sold more than 200 million Galaxy S smartphones

Want to know how big a player Samsung is in the smartphone market? The company now says that it's sold over 200 million Galaxy S phones since the line first went on the market in 2010. For reference, the Korean tech giant had notched up sales of 100 million Galaxy S devices as of slightly more than …

Apple Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-LGBT Bill Before Opening Sapphire Glass Plant

Apple has a long history of supporting the LGBT community, and today the company takes yet another step towards marriage equality for everyone. Think different, right?<p>This time, the fight is going down in Arizona, where governor Jan Brewer has the option to veto bill SB1062. The bill threatens to …

Hilarious Camera Issues During Live BBC News Broadcast

Alright, we’ll be the first to admit that this isn’t strictly photography related, but it’s a funny camera issue and a great way to start Tuesday off …