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NSA Surveillance Faces Senate Test

The United States Senate could vote on the USA FREEDOM Act as soon as next week, pushing the surveillance reform bill ahead this year. That would buck prior conventional wisdom that the Act was not a legislative priority, likely ending up shelved until the next Congress. There is still some fight …

Review: Transcend’s JetDrives add whopping 240-960GB SSD to MacBook Air at a great price

See that little $190 daughter card up there^? It houses 240GB of Transcend SSD and it could replace the 64GB or 128GB SSD that came in your MacBook Air in as little as 5 minutes. Even better, Transcend just released larger versions in 480GB and 960GB sizes to blow your SATA III MacBook Air or Pro …

This remote-controlled robot can run faster than you (video)

RC cars and helicopters are cool and all, but if you want a combo breaker in your collection, here's something different: a multi-legged robot that <i>runs</i>. At the moment, you can only get this remote-controlled sprinter called the OutRunner through Kickstarter, where its creators are trying to raise …

LG releases G Watch promo video, promises to define the smartwatch

Ahead of the expected summertime release of LG’s new G Watch, their Android Wear-powered smartwatch, LG is building some hype by giving us a little glamour video of the watch.<p>We still do not have a confirmed launch date or any prices, we do not have any confirmed specs for that matter, but we can’t …

Wearable Tech

Variety: Microsoft finds a co-op partner in Showtime for Halo TV series

It's been almost a year since Microsoft first announced its live-action <i>Halo</i> TV series, but the amount we know about it hasn't exactly changed that much. That stops now, as we've learned that Redmond and premium network Showtime are deep in talks to tag-team distribution, according toa recent <i>Variety</i> …

Consumer Physics’ $150 smartphone spectrometer can tell the number of calories in your food

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Would you like to be able to look up the calorie content of the specific apple you’re eating? You could take it to a lab and …

This Gadget Makes Gallons of Drinking Water Out of Air

Water is in the air nearly everywhere on earth, even in the most parched desert. But that doesn’t help much when you’re thirsty because most of that …

Bitcasa Now Supports Chromecast Streaming

So-called infinite storage platform Bitcasa has quietly introduced streaming support for Google Chromecast – though only on Android for now.<p>The company formally announced the news today, though it seems the update was actually rolled out a couple of weeks ago. We tested the feature out briefly …

NASA sending Google's Project Tango smartphone to space to improve flying robots

An experimental NASA robot could get a big upgrade thanks to Google. The two parties have been working together to integrate Google's Project Tango smartphone prototype — which can detect and map the world around it using a series of sensors — onto NASA's SPHERES — brightly colored, …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Résumés

Zabosu Wants To Turn You Into A Remote-Controlled Human

You guys remember the movie <i>Avatar</i>? Where our fearless protagonist would hop into a tanning booth-type machine and then suddenly his Avatar was running through Pandora, exploring a whole new world?<p>There’s currently a project on Kickstarter that looks to bring a similar experience to planet Earth. …

Yahoo's Design Director: A Day In The Life

<i>Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.</i><p>On Super Bowl Sunday 2013, Fry’s Electronics was mostly empty, except for one very determined designer. Jackie Goldberg was a woman on a mission — bouncing from laptop to laptop to triple check that the “Yahoo …

Square reportedly lost $100M last year, acquisition rumors resurface

Reality may be setting in for mobile payments darling Square.<p>The company, best known for its credit card reader for smartphones, reportedly lost $100 million in 2013, the Wall Street Journal reports. The company has also burned through more than half of its $340 million in funding and recently took …

For one man, a $50 3D printed hand beats a $42,000 prosthetic

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Since 2012, people have been 3D printing robotic hands for those in need through projects like e-NABLE and Robohand. …

Want to build privacy into your apps? Check out Jeeves, now available in Python

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>Anyone reading the headlines these days knows we have a privacy problem. …

Borderlands 2 bundle featuring new PS Vita available for pre-order (update)

The <i>Borderlands 2</i> bundle featuring the redesigned "slim" PlayStation Vita, the PCH-2000 model, is available for pre-order from Amazon for $199.<p>The bundle, announced by SCEA's vice president of marketing John Koller during a press event in Los Angeles earlier this week, consists of a black Wi-Fi …

Sony sells waterproof Walkman in a bottle of water

<b>MP3 players are no longer the hot property they were 10 years ago, but Sony has come up with a novel way to get people buying.</b><p>Sony's waterproof …

Walkman

Vizio at CES 2014: affordable 4K, updated PCs, and speakers that run Android

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Vizio at CES 2014: affordable 4K, updated PCs, and speakers that run Android<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Vizio came to CES with a goal in mind: winning the 4K pricing wars. The company's new 4K TVs start at only $999.99, though it's also unveiled …

Why Sony's PS4 Is Crushing Microsoft's Xbox One In Sales So Far

I’m the first to admit when I’m wrong, and when Microsoft came out and said they sold 3M Xboxes in January, I said Sony would follow with their own numbers soon after. While I was right on that point, I was sorely mistaken thinking the two totals would be “pretty close.”<p>As we now know, Sony sold a …

This Tech-Infused Bed Is So Much Better Than Your Bed You’ll Wonder Why You Even Bother Sleeping

If you’re going to spend a cool eight grand on a bed, said bed might as well come with all the bells and whistles. And believe me, this bed comes …

Alima Aims To Tell You When Your Air Is Harmful – And Prevent It From Ever Getting There

French company and 2014 Hardware Battlefield contestant Alima thinks people want to know what makes up the air they breathe, and they previously launched a successful Indiegogo campaign to prove that it is indeed something consumers want. Once known as AirBoxLab, the Paris startup ran an Indiegogo …

The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)

There's big, there's <i>b-i-g</i> and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hisense's X1, a 6.8-inch Android smartphone first introduced at this year's CES. You wouldn't be wrong …

AdhereTech's smart pill bottle knows when you take, and miss, your medication

For some people, taking medication on time every day is a matter of life and death. AdhereTech has created a newer version of its original smart pill bottle prototype that wants to take the pressure off those who need to take pills on a regular basis. The bottle tracks the opening and closing of …

Haier's new Apple MFi-certified smart air conditioner is quite the head-turner (pictures)

Updated: January 13, 2014 / Caption: Colin McDonald / Photo: Colin West McDonald/CNET<p>Updated: January 13, 2014 / Caption: Colin McDonald / Photo: Colin West McDonald/CNET<p>Updated: January 13, 2014 / Caption: Colin McDonald / Photo: Colin West McDonald/CNET<p>Updated: January 13, 2014 / Caption: Colin …

Home Automation

LG Lifeband touch and Heart Rate Monitor earphones aim to help you keep fit

Televisions aren't the <i>only</i> thing LG brought to CES this year -- it's lugged along a couple of wearable fitness devices, too. In fact, we've already seen one of them. The company's FuelBand competitor showcased at CES <i>last</i> year resurfaced as the Lifeband Touch, a fitness band with a swipe-friendly …

Technicolor's M-GO service will stream 4K movies to Samsung TVs

Technicolor may no longer be recognizable as the company that introduced Dorothy to Oz, but it's still embedded in the movie business. In fact, the company's M-GO streaming movie service — a joint venture with DreamWorks Animation — could soon become a major source of 4K content for your new 4K …

Pebble Reveals The Pebble Steel For $249 Shipping Jan. 28; App Store Coming Soon

Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is introducing something everyone has been waiting for at CES this year: new hardware. But the hardware isn’t so new that it throws the baby out with the bath water – any software developed for the current Pebble will work with the new one, and vice versa. And there’s …

MakerBot Unveils The Replicator Mini, Z18, And A New Prosumer Replicator

Today at CES 2014, MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis announced the MakerBot Replicator 3D Printing Platform including the new Mini, Z18, and prosumer Replicators. This “platform” consists of the MakerBot Replicator Mini, a smaller 3D printer with the build volume of the original MakerBot Cupcake, the large …

Alienware Steam Machine priced 'very competitive' with PS4, Xbox One

Third-party Steam Machine manufacturer Alienware didn't offer hardware or price specifics about its plans to build a SteamOS-ready gaming PC, but the company says it plans to price its offering very competitively with Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One.<p>The Alienware Steam Machine, which …

Michael Bay quits CES stage after technical hitch - video

Michael Bay's slick speech at a CES news conference to promote a new 105-inch television hit the rocks when his teleprompter broke down. Bay was left lost for words while his co-host, Samsung's Joe Stinziano, tried in vain to rescue him. Bay took to the internet to address the situation straight …