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The Most Creative 404 Error Pages On The Web

But not always. Some companies use their 404 pages to have a bit of fun.<p>We browsed through the blog FourZeroFour to round up some of the best 404 pages on the web.

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Oxford aims for 'number one tech hub' title

It's pitch black outside and everyone should be in the pub, but the HQ of digital agency White October in the grounds of an old music hall in East …

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: Samsung's most beautiful phone yet

When a company names one of their products after the first letter of the Greek alphabet, it means business. Take Samsung's Galaxy Alpha: The name alone exudes confidence. Although the term typically signifies the first in a series, the Alpha obviously isn't Samsung's inaugural Android phone; …

Man Shoots Down Drone, Lawyers Scratch Their Heads

Is it wrong to shoot a robo-trespasser?<p>Shooting down a small drone is hard. But determining whether people should be allowed to do so may prove more difficult still. A man in New Jersey fired a shotgun at his neighbor's drone, and as the quadcopter crashed to the ground, the incident raised new …

The 7 most useful smart home devices

In the home of the future, refrigerators tweet and coffee pots let you know when grandma missed her morning cup. But people willing to pay a price …

Leaked Clips Show Windows 9 In Action

Around two weeks out from the purported release date of the technical preview of Windows 9, videos of the upcoming operating system have hit the Internet. German site WinFuture has released a mess of screenshots and videos of the upcoming code over the past few days, to our benefit.<p>A number of …

Is the Apple Watch the beginning of the end for the enterprise?

It’s been an exciting week. Salesforce just created a venture arm, announcing a new $100 million venture fund with two major investments in wearables. Then Apple introduces two new products — the iPhone 6 with Apple Pay and the Apple Watch.<p>Just as the iPhone and other smartphones have transformed …

The Truth About Startups and Tech Conferences

<i>Daria Shualy is Don Draper/product marketer at daPulse.</i><p>“There’s this new Web summit in Dublin,” Eilon, my colleague, tells me. “It looks like they have some awesome speakers aligned, I really think we should go.”<p>“Yeah, I keep getting their emails,” I said. “They’re relentless.”<p>“All the participants …

Android L experience added to Nova Launcher

The Android L Developer Preview launched on June 26th and with any developer preview, there are possible bugs. The developer preview may not be stable enough to be a daily driver, but that doesn’t stop you from experiencing certain elements from Android L. After having the new features in beta, …

'Made with Code' Project Aims to Get Girls Interested in Technology

Google and several partners in the tech industry and elsewhere launched a new effort Thursday that aims to get girls interested in topics like computer science and IT. "Fewer than one percent of high school girls express interest in majoring in computer science," wrote YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki in …

These new 3D printable materials could form planes and cars that are super light and strong

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Julie Russell/LLNL<p>Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have created unusual structures that are light, …

Google Donates $100,000 to Help Kids Build Games Consoles

Google’s education arm has donated $100,000 towards a joint project between Code Club and Technology Will Save Us which allows children to build and programme their own games console for just £60, thereby teaching them early essential skills for a potential lifetime in technology.<p>Announced today, …

Is the Huawei way the right way?

Huawei will be selling the Ascend Mate2 4G LTE direct to consumers via GetHuawei.com. Read that again: <b>direct to consumers!</b> For our readers across the …

Homey voice-activated smart hub takes your smart home to new levels

While companies like Google and Apple are just starting to get their feet wet when it comes to advanced home automation efforts, there’s little denying that connected, smart homes are part of our future.<p>Right now, smart homes are far from commonplace though we’re seeing an increasing number of DIY …

Hands-on with Samsung's 8.4" and 10.5" Galaxy Tab S

Samsung has revealed details about two new tablets today at an event in New York City, ushering an 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S into its ever-growing ranks of devices.<p>The new Super AMOLED display-equipped devices make no bones about the fact that they’re aimed squarely at the consumer market …

A Look At Play-i’s Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Vikas Gupta is the co-founder and CEO of Play-i, a company that builds robots for children to program.</i><p>In just six months, Play-i went from just an idea to a working prototype to $1.44 million in pre-orders through our crowdfunding campaign. We’re making robots, Bo and Yana, that help …

This Could Be the Smartest Coffee Mug in Your Kitchen

This smart coffee mug has a surprise with every cup.<p>To jazz up your morning routine, the mug comes equipped with an e-Ink display, which shows a new …

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FORTUNE — Stung by the country’s inability to profit from the smartphone revolution, Japanese ingenuity is betting on doing better with wearable technology. But, somewhat counter-intuitively, is going all-American to do so.<p>At the country’s first wearable technology expo, held recently in the heart …

Microsoft launches competition to Apple's assistant, Siri

Microsoft has been showcasing a new virtual assistant as part of an upcoming update for Windows phones.<p>The assistant, named Cortana, tries to be chatty like Siri on Apple's iPhones and iPads, while anticipating information you might want, like Google Now on Android devices.<p>Here you can watch a clip …

Steve Jobs Wanted To Lock You To Your iPhone Forever

As Apple and Samsung get ready to sue each other yet again, all sorts of fun little tidbits are beginning to be put on the public record. Most of them, of course, surround Steve Jobs, who we already knew was kind of a dick. Turns out, Jobs might also have been just a little, er, overzealous<p>The most …

Click on This Pepsi Ad to Change the Plot

With the World Cup just two months away, Pepsi has released a new ad that celebrates Rio and the game of soccer with a few interactive detours that …

Samsung Galaxy Tab4 series of tablets announced

How many Galaxies does it take to make a full product range?<p>This is the question we feel like we'll be forever asking of Samsung, which has just …

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Social Media

From proving the power of brevity to providing a secret place in an age of unprecedented public exposure, here are Fast Company‘s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Social Media.<p>1. Twitter<p><b>For proving the power of brevity–this time with video.</b> Video sharing and social media were two separate things …

John Lennon's drawings, poems and prose

Original work from Lennon’s books In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works, taken from the collection of his publisher Tom Maschler, is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s New York in June. ‘I feared that being A Beatle might result in him not being taken seriously as a writer and artist,’ said …

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo get a Tizen SDK, new apps

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Although Google is expected to launch a wearables SDK for Android this month,(s goog) Samsung beat it to the punch. The company …

5 technologies that are shaping the future of design

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon/Gigaom<p>Theatrical robots. 3D printers that churn out cells. Wearables for infants. These types of …

How Facebook launched ‘Look Back’ videos without breaking Facebook

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Facebook<p>Every now and then, it’s good to be reminded how something so mundane as a new Facebook (s fb) feature can …

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

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HTC's next One leaks again in all-angle photo shoot

HTC's upcoming successor to the One, codenamed M8, has been a leaky ship while sailing to its March 25th launch. But the latest set of photos from a Chinese Weibo site leave nothing to the imagination, showing a possible China Mobile retail model from nearly all sides. Of interest are the speaker …