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LG cooks up more flexible & less hazy 18-inch OLED panels

LG Display has outdone itself, with more flexible displays than it’s ever made before.<p>The company announced today a flexible 18-inch panel made of organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs, as well as a new transparent OLED panel in the same size thats beats previous models on light transmittance and …

Google Ventures comes to Europe with $100M in its pocket

Google(s goog)’s investment arm, Google Ventures, will open an office in London with a $100 million fund for startups in Europe, the company said …

Tim Cook & Eddy Cue once again invited to Sun Valley media conference

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Senior VP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue could once again be attending the Sun Valley media and financial conference in Idaho. <i>Re/Code</i>‘s Kara Swisher obtained the invited guest list for the conference, which also includes Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and various …

Aereo: It's Over Now

After months of debate and speculation, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against Internet TV service Aereo in a 6-3 decision. The decision was a win for broadcasters that argued Aereo violated their copyright. Even though lesser courts had sided with Aereo, the Supreme Court saw it …

Report: iPhone 6 will use new display tech for thinner design, could cause yield issues

According to a new report from China Times (translated by GforGames), Apple will make the next-gen iPhone even thinner by moving from two brightness enhancement films in the iPhone’s display to just one. The move will reportedly allow Apple to have an overall thinner design for the iPhone 6, but …

Study Explains Why Your Preschooler May Be Better With An iPad Than You Are

So you think you're more tech-savvy than a preschooler? Think again.<p>When it comes to figuring out how new gadgets operate, kids may have adults beat. That's because kids may think about problems more creatively than grown-ups do.<p>"[M]aybe children are better at solving problems when the solution is …

Irish Pub Only Accepts Job Applications Through Snapchat

At one pub in Ireland, applying for a staff position is actually a snap.<p>Sober Lane, which is opening a new Dublin location in July, is only accepting applications through Snapchat, the app that allows users to send impermanent pictures and videos to their friends.<p>The pub’s owner, Ernest Cantillon, …

Hack Your Brain With A Machine That Reads Minds

Star Wars first planted the idea over 35 years ago that we could move objects with our minds. That idea is now a reality that has come a long way in the last few years. Emotiv is on the cutting edge of that technology with headgear that allows you to do things, such as make a toy car whiz by or …

Britain hopes to catch up in global robotics race with test centre strategy

Factories, farms, lakes and towns will become proving grounds for robots, drones and driverless cars under plans handed to the government on Tuesday that would transform Britain into a leading test centre for the machines.<p>Decommissioned nuclear plants at Sellafield, the nation's deepest mine at …

Boston Is Setting Up 'Smart Benches' In Parks Across The City

Solar-powered benches, called Soofas, will pop up in Boston parks over the next week, the Boston Globe reports. In addition to offering you a place to sit, the benches will feature plugs to charge your smartphone, and will also wirelessly connect to the internet to provide location-based …

This Surfboard From The Beats Designers Was Built To Help You Forget About Technology

The San Francisco-based company does design work for tech giants like Adobe and Beats all the time, Wired reports, though now it's branching out. Thanks to Ammunition's spinoff brand Octovo, you can now pick up a travel-friendly surfboard made by the crew that designs the world's most popular …

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California Legalizes Bitcoin and Other Digital Currencies - TIME

California lawmakers approved a bill Monday that lifted an outdated ban on the use of bitcoin and other alternative currencies, as more states seek …

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Second Market outbid in U.S. Marshals bitcoin auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - SecondMarket and U.S. investment firm Pantera Capital, two of the more prominent bidders in the U.S. Marshals bitcoin auction, on Monday said they were outbid in their attempts to buy some of the nearly 30,000 coins sold late last week.<p>The screen of Southern California's first …

Twitter Scoops Up AdTech Firm Tap Commerce for Around $100 Million

The deal is expected to be announced later on Monday, sources tell Re/code.<p>Twitter is in the process of acquiring Tap Commerce, a New York-based mobile advertising technology firm, according to sources familiar with the situation. The deal is expected to be announced later on Monday.<p>The purchase …

Another New Samsung Galaxy Phone Could Be Coming Next Month

Consistent with its predecessors, the Galaxy S5 will reportedly get its own smaller sized spin-off known as the Galaxy S5 Mini.<p>The phone is expected to come with a 4.5-inch screen, which is slightly smaller than the 5.1-inch display on the standard Galaxy S5. But it's still bigger than the 4-inch …

Facebook Is Trying to Be Less Creepy

For the second time in two weeks, Facebook has made a concerted effort to be less creepy.<p>Exhibit A: The company's decision last week to make the …

Half of American adults hacked this year

Hackers have exposed the personal information of 110 million Americans -- roughly half of the nation's adults -- in the last 12 months alone.<p>That massive number, tallied for CNNMoney by Ponemon Institute researchers, is made even more mind-boggling by the amount of hacked accounts: up to 432 …

Apple Now Makes Apps For Other Mobile Platforms – Which Could Be Huge For The Future Of Media

Apple became something more with the Beats acquisition today – a multi-mobile platform developer at least for the time being. The company will continue to operate Beats Music on Android and Windows Phone, Apple CEO Tim Cook tells The Financial Times’ Tim Bradshaw following the acquisition.<p>While …

Hachette says more than 5,000 books have been affected by Amazon’s actions

Amazon responded to the ongoing controversy over its decision to limit availability of Hachette titles as the companies try to negotiate a new …

Google's Self-Driving Car Project Will Kill Uber with Knowledge

Google co-founder Sergey Brin introduced the company’s Self-Driving Car Project at the Code Conference yesterday. The two-seater Google-x prototype is cuter then a pile of sleeping kittens and it’s set to destroy an entire industry because it knows you better than anyone else.<p>When Brin showed a …

For Aspiring Female Engineers, A Square Meal Of Code

Last year, high school student Michelle Nguyen had all but given up her hope of becoming an engineer. A Senior at Mission High School in San Francisco (which did not offer a computer science class), she thought she had to be smarter, more privileged, and be a male to be successful in computer …

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 …

Twitter shuts up your annoying friends with Mute

Twitter has just announced a new mute feature that'll let you shut up the annoying people in your feed, at least temporarily. If, say, one of your friends is at a conference and is just babbling non-stop about the parties he's attending, you can now mute him. This removes his tweets and retweets …

This motion controlled dog wants to be the Candy Crush of physical therapy

Physical therapy isn't fun. It's a physical and emotional challenge that often consists of dull, repetitive tasks. It's boring, and offers patients almost no short-term rewards for their very real efforts -- but maybe it doesn't have to be that way. A new software platform called Visual Touch …

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 …

Could “Second Livestock” Give Chickens A Virtual Free Range?

What happens when you strap an Oculus Rift headset on a chicken? It can roam the pastoral plains–in its mind.<p>Last month, Austin Stewart gave a rather unique virtual reality demonstration at a storefront in Ames, Iowa. With a wall TV display, an Oculus Rift headset, and yoga ball trackpad, the Iowa …

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 …

Google's new Outlook plugin lets you start video Hangouts with coworkers

If you spend your work day in front of a PC, there's a good chance that you still use Outlook for much of your email and scheduling. However, Google apps also play an important role these days -- what if you want to start a Hangouts video chat with your office buddies? As of today, it's easy. …

Google Maps now features elevation profiles for cycling routes

“Cycling is the new golf,” according to <i>CNN Money</i>. While biking has long been a combination of leisure activity, sport and a practical means to get around town, cycling has now turned into an event for business people to get together. According to <i>The Economist</i>, a growing number of city cycling clubs …