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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
Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging app famous for its disappearing photos, has often been dismissed as a sexting tool for teenagers and for its lack …Facebook
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 …
New electronics start-ups that aim to demystify how computers and gadgets are created are beginning to emerge from the “maker” movement of tech …Computer Hardware
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 …Investing
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
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 …Xbox
Niklas Zennström, the chief executive of venture firm Atomico who previously founded messaging service Skype, said that he is unlikely to invest in …Skype
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 …Valuation
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 …Financing
Menlo Park, Calif. — Researchers have made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a new and potentially commercially viable path for …
3D printers can make fantastic shapes, whether someone wants to create an interlocking shape with no seams or even a bacon-textured mobius strip.
As a result, jewelry makers have found it to be a valuable way to manufacture goods. But unless they go through a service like Shapeways, any home or …Printing
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 …
Today home automation works via remote controls or smartphones, but most people agree that there are intermediate steps before we get to voice or gesture controlled homes. Within the decade every smart home should have an always-on device sending information about who is in a room and where they …Computers
What about Google Glass?
The helmet has integrated electronics in the helmet, a heads-up display powered by an Android smartphone, and a pneumatic …
Updated Oct. 20, 2013 7:52 p.m. ET
Big companies are putting wearables to work.
We've all seen gadgets that can measure our heart rates, how many calories we're burning or how many steps we take. Then there are devices that go even further, like Google Glass, which displays text messages and news …RFID
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.
Thanks to a tiny, solar-powered GPS tracker that can attach to virtually anything, that future may be possible. Retrievor is a tiny disk that's …Tracking
The Kickstarter community has spoken, and it wants augmented reality.
CastAR, the lightweight AR glasses developed by two former Valve hardware gurus, has completed its $400,000 campaign goal on Kickstarter in just 20 hours. As of this writing, the number has steadily grown to more than $416,000, …Kickstarter
People around the world are building their own drones. They offer a glimpse of what life will be like when the skies are filled with small, flying robots - and drones become as common as smartphones.
Raphael Pirker was sitting on a bench at Washington Square Park on a blustery Friday in New York. A …Drones
The European Space Agency has unveiled plans to "take 3D printing into the metal age" by building parts for jets, spacecraft and fusion projects.
The Amaze project brings together 28 institutions to develop new metal components which are lighter, stronger and cheaper than conventional parts.
Burning Man is known for flouting rules, not making them. But the advent of drones hovering above 70,000 scantily clad revelers has engaged a balancing act between freedom of expression, safety, and privacy. How Burning Man regulates their use is now being studied by local law enforcement and …
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 reality system castAR — was put on ice. However, despite the layoffs, Ellsworth and Johnson were able to reach an agreement with Valve CEO Gabe …Augmented Reality
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.
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 …
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.
“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 …YOLO
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 …Wearable Tech
London-based Vitamins wanted a physical office calendar that was tidy, secure, and synced with Google. So they built it out of Lego.
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 …
The "quantified-self" movement makes a natural leap to quantified parenting: This tracker helps parents know when their child's health is amiss.
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 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.
In perhaps bigger news, the company announced that it has already shipped 50,000 units worldwide of its Snow …Google
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, …
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 …