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After 6 years, Anki launches slot car game with artificial intelligence

Anki was born six years ago from frustration with the failures of robotics. The company’s founders were robot experts at Carnegie Mellon University, and they saw that most artificial intelligence applications came from the government and industrial sectors. But few robot applications succeed in …

Lineal Timeline Lets You Visualize History (Or The Future) On Your iPad

A new app for iPad called Lineal Timeline launched recently, offering a way to scroll back through historical events from centuries prior, as well as create your own personal timelines using notes and photos from your device’s library. Though appearing deceptively simple, the app’s goal is fairly …

Google Glass monthly update improves photos with HDR, captions

Google has committed to pushing software updates to its Glass headset each month, and a post on Google+ reveals this month's tweaks are focusing on pictures. If you're a fan of using the device for POV shots, it should take better pictures by capturing a sequence of images for improved low-light …

Pirate3D Buccaneer Hits $100K Goal In 10 Minutes

The Pirate3D Buccaneer printer hit its Kickstarter goal of $100,000 in just 10 minutes after launch. At time of writing, it’s been roughly 15 hours since the campaign was started, and it’s already hit $282,356.<p>The 3D printer from the Singapore-based startup is pitched as a beginner’s foray into 3D …

Mophie introduces 2100mAh iPhone 5 Juice Pack Plus cases

From <i>9to5Toys.com:</i><p>Today, Mophie introduced a bigger, badder iPhone 5 battery case called the Juice Pack Plus ($120) which contains a 2100mAh battery pack. That’s 120% of the iPhone 5 battery’s size and can double its life. The cases come in White, Black and Product (Red). Mophie previously had a …

Atom for jailbroken iPhones is a welcome lockscreen overhaul

The iPhone lockscreen hasn’t changed much in the past six versions of iOS, with the exception of the addition of a camera slider. Atom is a new jailbreak tweak that seeks to completely redesign the lockscreen and add new functionality, and it does not disappoint.<p>Keep reading to find out how Atom …

One of the World’s Greenest Commercial Buildings Opens Today

Happy Earth Day! Wait, you didn't know it was Earth Day? You probably aren't alone. The 43-year-old fauxliday has declined in popularity over the …

Why eye doctors may soon prescribe Tetris

For the roughly three percent of the population that suffers from amblyopia, or "lazy eye," the best current treatment option -- covering the stronger eye to force the weaker one into better behavior -- works only some of the time in kids and has been totally ineffective in adults.<p>Now researchers …

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Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' breaks Spotify streaming records, tops iTunes charts

In the three days since Daft Punk’s "Get Lucky" was first unleashed, it’s already hit number one on iTunes in both France and the UK, and number three in the US. And on Spotify? It set a record for "biggest streaming day for a single track" in both the US and UK, writes <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i><i>.</i><p><i>Random</i> …

PromiseUP Launches To Gamify Your Promises So That You’ll Keep Them

PromiseUp, a new iOS app that sees its full launch today, has a simple but rather lofty mission: To make people keep their promises, and ultimately, make the world a better place. It hopes to achieve this with a mixture of social and gamification in which users earn (or lose) virtual currency …

Iridescent Skins Let You Just Tilt To Change Your iPhone's Color

If you're tired of the iPhone's boring black or white color options, but would also like to avoid a bulky case or letting Colorware have at it with …

How the internet is making us poor

Everyone knows the story of how robots replaced humans on the factory floor. But in the broader sweep of automation versus labor, a trend with far greater significance for the middle class—in rich countries, at any rate—has been relatively overlooked: the replacement of knowledge workers with …

Income Inequality

Taking Cues From the Valley, Walmart Brings the Shotgun Approach to E-Commerce

Imagine walking into one of Walmart’s stores today. You’ll see the familiar aisles, the usual customer service floor reps, the check-out stands. …

Gmail for iOS update lets you swipe between messages

Gmail 2.0 for iOS was a major update bringing a host of much-needed features, but a few basic and fundamental things were left out. Chief among them was the option to move from one email to the next without first returning to your inbox. Fortunately, Google has remedied that problem with Gmail 2.1 …

Google brings live transit data to New York and Salt Lake City

Public transportation carries millions upon millions of people to and from their destinations every day, so it makes sense that Google is wanting to …

How to find truly free wireless access

You're in the middle of a city park. You're at a rest stop on the side of the road, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Or maybe you're simply in your living room. You turn on your computer and have instant, secure access to the Internet without requiring any network cables or log-ins -- or even …

Telecoms

More Apps Coming to Cars, but They’re Still Miles From Perfection

One thing is certain at today’s New York International Auto Show: Auto makers are getting more app-happy.<p>But auto apps are still far from high-tech …

Bright Lights, Old iMacs

Even with their outdated CRT displays, Apple's old rainbow assortment of iMacs are just too damn adorable to toss. But what do you do if you have a …

Sony dives deep into the PS4’s hardware power, controller features at GDC

New tidbits on PlayStation 4 Eye camera and user interface as well.<p>At a presentation at the Game Developers Conference today, Sony Senior Staff …