Tim Bradshaw

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Silicon Valley gives thanks for the random access memories | Financial Times

It might be the nerdiest reunion ever. Hundreds of proud geeks gathered on Monday at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, to …

Silicon Valley

Ephemeral Snapchat looks to prove it is no flash in the pan | Financial Times

Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging app famous for its disappearing photos, has often been dismissed as a sexting tool for teenagers and for its lack …

Social Media

Quirky hatches interest with smart play | Financial Times

The long-promised “smart home” of the future took a step closer to reality this week – and it is starting not with an internet-connected fridge but a …

Startups

PS4 and Xbox vie to dominate living room | Financial Times

Earlier this year, executives from Sony and Microsoft drew a clear battle line between their two new games consoles: the Xbox One was pitched as an …

Living Rooms

Skype founder’s fund set to shun chat apps | Financial Times

Niklas Zennström, the chief executive of venture firm Atomico who previously founded messaging service Skype, said that he is unlikely to invest in …

Venture Capital

Gadget start-ups are a neat fit for investors | Financial Times

New electronics start-ups that aim to demystify how computers and gadgets are created are beginning to emerge from the “maker” movement of tech …

Raspberry Pi

How the Xbox One squares up to arch rival PS4 | Financial Times

More than six years since their last games consoles were released, Microsoft’s Xbox One, above, and Sony’s PlayStation 4 have both gone on sale …

Call of Duty

Spotify tunes in to $4bn valuation | Financial Times

Spotify has raised about $250m in new financing from an early backer of Netflix, in a deal valuing the Swedish digital music service at more than …

Venture Capital

Uber hails new financing scheme for its drivers | Financial Times

Uber, the taxi-hailing service, is hoping that a new financing scheme for its drivers will bring more cars on to the road and help to sustain its …

Transportation

US start-up to launch record number of satellites | Financial Times

A small start-up based in San Francisco is making the final preparations for the launch of a record number of satellites next month, after two test …

Silicon Valley

Scientists Invent Self-healing Battery Electrode

<i>Menlo Park, Calif. —</i> Researchers have made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a new and potentially commercially viable path for …

Meet the Mini Metal Maker: A basic, sub-$1,000 3D printer that prints metal

3D printers can make fantastic shapes, whether someone wants to create an interlocking shape with no seams or even a bacon-textured mobius strip.<p>As a …

Two Next-Level Wearables That Aren't for Everyone

Many people are waiting for expected upcoming smartwatches from Apple and Google to take the wearable category to the next level. Or at least as much …

Wearable Tech

We need computer sight to make smart homes smart

Today home automation works via remote controls or smartphones, but most people agree that there are intermediate steps before we get to voice or …

US Army reveals Iron Man helmets - and they're running Android

The helmet has integrated electronics in the helmet, a heads-up display powered by an Android smartphone, and a pneumatic liner system that inflates …

Iron Man

Tiny Solar-Powered GPS Device Lets You Track Everything

Imagine a world in which everything you care about could be tracked. You'd never misplace your shoes, keys and bags, or lose track of your loved ones.<p>…

Blockbuster castAR Kickstarter hits goal in 20 hours to bring AR to the masses

The Kickstarter community has spoken, and it wants augmented reality.<p>CastAR, the lightweight AR glasses developed by two former Valve hardware gurus, …

Rise of the drone hobbyists

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Amaze project aims to take 3D printing 'into metal age'

<b>The European Space Agency has unveiled plans to "take 3D printing into the metal age" by building parts for jets, spacecraft and fusion projects.</b><p>The Amaze project brings together 28 institutions to develop new metal components which are lighter, stronger and cheaper than conventional parts.<p>Additive …

The Drones Of Burning Man

By Susan Karlin10 minute Read<p>The day the giant wooden Man effigy was slated to burn, a crisis erupted in Burning Man’s media center.<p>It was the first …

Drones

Former Valve hardware gurus Kickstart augmented reality glasses

Earlier this year, Valve employees Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson were fired, and the product they had spent more than a year working on — augmented …

A Robot Train That Lets You Write Music With Magic Markers

The creator of the “Looks Like Music” project was inspired by his own dyslexia to come up with a more intuitive way of reading and writing music.<p>Up until he went to college, Japanese media artist Yuri Suzuki thought he was stupid. Music was in his blood, his bones, his thoughts, but he couldn’t …

Suzuki

Tikker Is A Watch That Counts Down To Your Death, Because YOLO

You wait in the doctor’s office with a furrowed brow and a heavy heart. When he returns, his face is somber and his eyes concentrate on the clipboard in front of him.<p>“You’ve only got a little time left,” he says apologetically. “If there’s anything you want to do before you die, now’s the …

8 wearable Kickstarter devices so ridiculous they should be "Tim and Eric" sketches

Growing up and in college, I spent a lot of time watching infomercials. From the sham psychic Miss Cleo to the libidinous Shake Weight, late-night …

This Secretive Studio Codes Its Google Calendar In Lego

London-based Vitamins wanted a physical office calendar that was tidy, secure, and synced with Google. So they built it out of Lego.<p>Keeping an office calendar can be a tedious chore. Whiteboard calendars can quickly become an illegible morass of out-of-date scribbles that no one wants to keep …

Lego

The Owlet Is The Newest Wearable Health Tracker–And It’s Just For Babies

The “quantified-self” movement makes a natural leap to quantified parenting: This tracker helps parents know when their child’s health is amiss.<p>The number of health and fitness trackers on the market is multiplying every month, but they’re still mostly relegated to a subset of the human population: …

Google Glass competitor ships 50K devices, takes Intel investment, hints at Apple connection

Google Glass competitor Recon, which sells the Recon Jet heads-up display and bills itself as the Google Glass for athletes and professionals, has secured an investment from Intel Capital.<p>In perhaps bigger news, the company announced that it has already shipped 50,000 units worldwide of its Snow …

Tesla moves ahead of Google in race to build self-driving cars | Financial Times

Robot cars that can take over most of the driving from their human handlers will be ready for the road within three years, according to Elon Musk, …

Tesla

Apple rolls out iOS design switch | Financial Times

Apple on Wednesday rolled out the biggest changes to its iPhone software since the smartphone was launched six years ago, hoping to avoid a repeat of …

Tim Cook