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Blue Microphones' Mo-Fi Headphones: Taking Hi-Fi to the Next Level

I've been hearing a good deal of positive feedback from my peers in the tech press about the Blue Microphones' Mo-Fi headphones <b>($349.98)</b>, so I was eager to spend some time sampling the audio performance and comfort that these oddly designed headphones offered. What I discovered was a pair of …

How holograms can help NASA explore Mars

NASA has gotten really good at successfully landing robots on Mars, but we're still decades away from getting humans there. Thanks to a new partnership with Microsoft, the space agency is about to bridge the gap between robot and human exploration by using immersive augmented reality.<p>Windows …

How to Build Credibility as a Young Entrepreneur

Any entrepreneur will tell you that startup life is not for the easily daunted. Rejection, product failures, and isolation are just a few of the tests that many entrepreneurs are put through on a routine basis. Add youth and inexperience to the list of things working against you—and you can see how …

Google's Classroom App Opens Its Doors On Android and iOS

Google Classroom launched last summer and has seen over 30 million assignments submitted through it since then. Until today though, it was an entirely web-based offering. Now, Google’s launched Classroom apps for iOS and Android.<p>The Classroom mobile app gives students the ability to snap photos and …

The Top Gadget Deals of 2014

We’ve had a bunch of awesome gadgets for work and play on sale this year at TNW Deals — and now we’ve rounded up the best of them all in one place.<p>Get your hands on these deals before the new year rolls in!<p>Limefuel LP200x 20,000 mAh Dual USB Battery Pack<p>Never run out of charge on your mobile …

Chedi Andermatt Is A 5-Star Paradise In The Swiss Alps

When it comes to staying anywhere across the globe, there are certain qualifications every traveler looks for: cleanliness, proximity to fun places and reasonable pricing.<p>But when you're looking for a luxury hotel, the things you look for start to sound more like, "Do they have a ski-in living …

6 Easy DIY Photography Projects That Make for Great Holiday Gifts

Want to make a photography gift this holiday season instead of buying one? The video above offers 6 fun ideas for easy DIY photo gifts you can try …

DIY Air Conditioner From a 5 Gallon Bucket for Under $25

It can be expensive both in price and in energy to cool your RV when the weather warms up. Many smaller RV’s receive very little in the way of A/C …

This Start-To-Finish Tutorial Helps You Build Your First iPhone App

When you're learning to code, it's best to start with small projects. This tutorial will get you started with a simple to-do list app, and it walks …

NASA's Kepler telescope is alive and finding planets again

The telescope that's done the most work for expanding our knowledge of exoplanets is alive again — and it's already found another Earth-sized one to add to the list. NASA announced today that they awakened the Kepler telescope for its K2 (or "Second Light") mission, and detailed the ingenious …

Watch twelve days of top 5 tech gifts

Twelve days of top 5 tech gifts<p>Haven’t quite gotten to your holiday shopping? Neither have we, which is why <i>The Verge</i>’s video team has been working with our friend Jonathan Morrison — better known as TLD from YouTube — to make a series of gift guides covering the best tech of 2014. In Twelve Days of …

Explore Mars' most detailed map ever

Detailed imaging of the surface of Mars from orbit has allowed space scientists to produce the most detailed geological map yet of part of the Red …

Will You Finally Start Your Own Business? The 3 Stages Of Choice

It could be argued that our lives are nothing more than a series of decisions strung together by contemplation, emotion and sweat. When your decisions involve others – especially those close to you – choosing a path can be mind-bending.<p>Entrepreneurs face tough calls every day, says Sebastian …

Best Places to Travel in 2015 (PHOTOS)

The world is getting smaller, but the chances of having an extraordinary new experience are only increasing. We've identified 50 standout destinations, based on industry news and trends, with input from contributing writers, A-List travel agents, and our new local experts. These are the places …

5 French Phrases That Will Save You Money When Traveling in France

Save by learning these important phrases. Photo: Smilla4<p>By Bryan Pirolli, EuroCheapo.com—<p>So you're feeling like you've mastered the "<i>bonjours</i>" and "<i>mercis</i>"? Maybe it's time to kick it up a notch. Sometimes in Paris, hand signals don't always work when you are shopping or dining in a café.<p>We know …

Why Apple can’t match Google’s all-seeing new smartwatches

Apple is a fantastic hardware company. And when the rumored iWatch (probably) arrives, it will no doubt be a thing of beauty. But there’s good reason to think that the key to a successful smartwatch won’t be its hardware, but its operating system.<p>Apple’s genius is in creating personal computing …

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Artificial intelligence startup Vicarious collects $40 million from tech elites

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / StudioSmart<p>It has been a big year for artificial intelligence. Google bought DeepMind in January for …

Pocket prototype for Android Wear smartwatches saves stories to bigger screens

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Google<p>Now that Google has a preview of the Android Wear smartwatch platform, the app makers and service providers will …

This Is How Google Can Dominate The Smartwatch Industry For Years To Come

This week’s announcement of Android Wear by Google has felt like a shot in the arm for the smartwatch industry. Short of Apple’s mythical iWatch appearing on a wrist near you, the entrance of Google into the wearable space with a clear focus on the smartwatch as a platform is the move that everyone …

How to Check if Your App is Addictive Enough to Make Money

Making money on mobile can be a tricky thing. Having ads on your app is an option, but few companies have truly cracked the perfect mobile advertising strategy, so adding ads to your app will likely be an annoying, disruptive experience to the user.<p>Still, this doesn’t mean having ads on your app …

A High-Tech Bra That Unhooks Only For 'True Love'

A weird/bad/nerdtastic idea from Japan.<p><i>Note: Video is a tad NSFW.</i><p>Japanese lingerie manufacturer Ravijour has designed a bra, called the True Love Tester, that apparently knows "how women truly feel." Yes, this is a goofy marketing scheme. But it's also a science bra, so... carry on.<p>The ad above …

Light Table wants to give you coding superpowers

Chris Granger is a computer programmer who thinks programming kinda sucks. It's too complicated and too esoteric and too sprawling. But he hopes that …

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

Google Glass prescription frames said to start at $99

Rochester Optical is said to debut its prescription frames for the wearable tech in less than two weeks, and apparently they'll come in an array of styles.<p>Wearing<p>Google Glasscould be an issue for users that don't have 20/20 vision, but it's looking like this problem is being handled. Rochester …

Chromebooks outsold Macbooks to US commercial buyers by a factor of five in 2013

<i>The headline of this article has been corrected to make clear that Chromebooks only outsold Macbooks to commercial buyers.</i><p>Google’s Chromebook had a stellar year in the US. The stripped-down laptop that functions as little more than a web-browsing device vastly increased its share of the combined PC …

Europe’s set to mandate common phone chargers — so where does this leave Apple?

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>This should be fun – the European Union is almost certain to force mobile device manufacturers, Apple(s aapl) included, to …

Google Glass Face Recognition App Coming This Month, Whether Google Likes It Or Not

Since Google Glass first appeared, its potential for facial recognition has been seen either as a privacy nightmare or as one of the headset’s first truly intriguing uses. Google has declared itself in the first camp. Stephen Balaban is in the second, and he’s about to share his vision with …