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Flickr's iPad app is exactly what you'd expect – and that's a good thing

Flickr finally has an iPad app — just four and a half years after Apple's tablet first hit store shelves. Fortunately, Flickr fans should be happy with the results. The new app takes cues from Yahoo's revamped Weather, Finance, and Mail apps, which means lots of big, pretty photos, transparent …

Capture 360-degree videos with this surveillance blazer

If Google Glass and lifelogging cameras aren't enough to make you feel safe, then maybe what you really need is a surveillance blazer. See, nothing can get past the camera-dotted jacket above -- not when it can capture 360 videos of your environment <i>and</i> instantly upload it to the internet with the …

Project CARS heads back to the garage for a delayed March 2015 release

<i>Project CARS</i> has been delayed to March 2015, pushed back from its planned November 2014 launch, publisher Bandai Namco announced. The game, from …

Five reasons to get excited about Windows 10

Fresh off the announcement of Windows 10 (don’t ask why it’s not called Windows 9), Microsoft released a technical preview that’s available to …

Windows 10

You’re about to lose your wallet … to Apple Pay. Here’s what you need to know

The battle for dominance in the mobile payments space has only just begun. For years, Google Wallet, PayPal, Square, and a dozen others have tried to …

FinTech

Obama signs “BuySecure” initiative to speed EMV adoption in the US

Home Depot, Target also promised to start using chip-and-pin terminals by Jan 2015.<p>On Friday, President Obama signed an executive order to speed the …

10 Trends Transforming Enterprise IT

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Murphy is a general partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he focuses on investments in mobile and cloud infrastructure technology.</i><p>When it comes to corporate IT, revolution is in the air.<p>The way companies buy, build, manage, optimize and secure information …

Apple SIM could mean big changes for carriers

HBO may price online-only subscription service at $15 a month

HBO's foray into the online-only television market may come with a heftier price tag than offerings from streaming competitors like Netflix.<p>Following up on CEO and Chairman Richard Plepler's comment on Wednesday that he plans for a , which would let customers pay a monthly fee to access HBO …

High-end drip coffee makers for brewing right at home

Modern drip coffee makers have gone far beyond your old Mr. Coffee. The countertop brewers you can buy today range greatly in terms of features and abilities. Some are built with a laser-like focus on brew quality and not much else. Others are packed with electronic smarts, all in the name of …

Crave Ep. 179: This umbrella shoots air to keep you dry

<b>Subscribe to Crave:</b><p>This week on Crave, we get a look at the Air Umbrella, which takes a highly unusual approach to keeping you dry. Find out what happens when animals attack technology, and get a GoPro eye's view from a BASE jump toward a swimming pool on the roof of a Malaysian building. Yikes! …

Become the walking bread in new simulator game

What's better than sliced bread? How about a game that simulates the life of a slice? The game I Am Bread shows "one slice of bread's epic and emotional journey as it embarks upon a quest to become toasted," as stated on its YouTube page.<p>From the creators of Surgeon Simulator, Bossa Studios brings …

iCloud Photos web client opens just before iOS 8.1 launch

With Monday’s scheduled release of Apple’s iOS 8.1 update, the first major upgrade for the latest version of the iPhone/iPad operating system, to …

Thirsty Ninja Bottle Opener Stealthily Cracks Open Cold Ones

There's nothing like a cold beer or soda pop to settle one's nerves after a ninja attack, and there's nothing like the Thirsty Ninja Bottle Opener …

15 Quirky Gadgets and Accessories to Buy Today

It’s time for us to take another look at a bunch of quirky, imaginative and downright useful gadgets and accessories that you can buy today. Which one takes your fancy the most?<p>For more inspiration, check out our 2013 holiday gift guide, our previous collection of gadgets and accessories for geeks …

The Hard Drive You Can Make Self-destruct With a Text

For those that want to feel like a spy.<p>Reminiscent of something from Mission: Impossible, the Autothysis128t is a hard drive you can make …

New GoPro camera shoots in 4K

Gallery: New GoPro camera shoots in 4K<p>Gallery: New GoPro camera shoots in 4K<p>+ 5<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>Today, Go Pro announced three new cameras at three different …

Your Gadgets' Best Friend: The SeV Revolution Plus TEC Jacket [Review]

I love the changing of the seasons. In fact October is one of my favorite months here in the US. From coast to coast, temperatures are cooling down, trees are lighting up with brilliant colors, and there's a refreshing nip to the air. With the return of the cooler weather, many of us are rummaging …

Weather

How Tech Companies Can Help Their Coders

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Gregg Pollack is CEO and founder of Code School, an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content.</i><p>Any time I ask software developers what they do to become better at their craft, I get a mix of responses — from taking on …

Five Ways Apple Can Make The ‘iWatch’ A Success

A few weeks ago, I went through my rather large collection of wristwatches to see which ones needed batteries. I quickly realized that it had been …

Mapping the arctic with Google Street View

Google has been showcasing its Trekker Street View backpack's abilities with imagery from exotic off-road locales, and one of its next unlikely displays will be from another trip into the Arctic. The company recently sent a small mapping team to Iqaluit, an Arctic city of 7,000 people located in a …

The best of GDC 2013: a preview of gaming's future

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> The best of GDC 2013: a preview of gaming's future<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>For one week each year, thousands of game developers descend on San Francisco to meet and meditate on the future of gaming. This year, new technologies like the Oculus …

Kinect-powered SimSensi can diagnose depression by tracking body movements and facial expressions

There's no doubt that enterprising hardware enthusiasts are finding uses for Microsoft's Kinect that go far beyond gaming. Take SimSensi, for example — a digital interface that asks questions to help diagnose potentially depressed individuals. SimSensi performs its initial diagnosis not by …

13 Shockingly Creative Ways Drugs Have Crossed the Border

Let's clear this up right now: drugs are bad, smuggling is a crime, drug lords and their traffickers are black-hearted, vicious, malignant persons. …

7 Galaxy S4 Features You Can Get On Your iPhone Today

In addition to its high-end hardware, Samsung's Galaxy S4 phone comes with a slew of proprietary apps that help improve your health, enhance your …

Galaxy S4

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have Left the Solar System (Updated)

For the very first time, a man-made object has reached the cosmic abyss beyond the farthest reaches of our solar system. As of today, Voyager 1 is …

Space Exploration

Pepsi's Plastic Bottle Design Gets Its First Redesign Since 1997

Pepsi has redesigned the shape of its 16-ounce and 20-ounce plastic bottles for the first time in 16 years. Move the arrows on the slider above back …

Pepsi

Roku 3 Review: The New Best Streaming Box

How many Roku models are there? Like, twelve? But it doesn't matter: the newest one is here, and thankfully (predictably?) it's the best one yet. So …

Roku

Why You'll End Up Wearing a Smart Watch

People don't wear watches anymore. You'll look ridiculous. Why wouldn't you just use your smartphone instead? These are just some of the negative …

Smartwatches