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Watch new Windows 9 features in action with these leaked videos

Whether you're going to miss the Charms bar or not, users likely have a list of things they love (or loath) about Windows 8. We've already had a few hints at what to expect in the next version -- the classic start menu for example. Now, we have some videos (below) purportedly showing the Windows 9 …

Claimed schematic again raises suggestion iPhone 6 will have sub-1mm protruding camera lens

A claimed schematic of the 4.7-inch model of the iPhone 6 appears to support suggestions that the camera lens will protrude, though only by 0.77mm. Posted by <i>Apple Club</i> in Taiwan, it appears to show a 7mm thick casing with the thickest part of the camera extending 0.77mm beyond this.<p>Suggestions that …

The world's largest solar thermal power plant is incinerating thousands of local birds

A common sight in the sky above the world's largest solar thermal power plant is a "streamer," a small plume of smoke that occurs without warning. Closer inspection, however, reveals that the source of the smoke is a bird that has inadvertently strayed into the white-hot heat above the plant's many …

Cyborg conversion incomplete: my life with finger implants

If you open a beer next to me, I can levitate your bottle cap with the tip of my finger. I can’t carry hotel keycards in my right pocket, because I occasionally demagnetize them. You can find my website by rubbing your phone on the back of my hand. Depending on how you look at it, I have either …

Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth?

The ancestors of modern viruses may have laid the groundwork for cellular life as we know it.<p>Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie were used to finding strange viruses.<p>The married virologists at Aix-Marseille University had made a career of it. But pithovirus, which they discovered in 2013 in a …

Biology

New fighter pilot helmet delivers night vision without goggles

Fighter pilots have access to helmets with amazing abilities. However, they still have to strap on heavy night vision goggles to fly in the dark -- an all too literal pain in the neck. Much to aircrews' relief, BAE Systems wants to make that clunky headgear a distant memory. Its brand new Striker …

BlackBerry Gets Siri-ous With a Voice-Enabled Assistant

BlackBerry is planning a Siri-like voice-enabled assistant, the company revealed Wednesday.<p>Like Siri and Windows Phone's Cortana, BlackBerry …

Genie Smart Lock Lets You Unlock Your House With Your Smartphone

Yesterday we saw the new i-Bell smart doorbell, and now we have another home automation device aimed at making your life simpler, the Genie Smart …

LIONEL MESSI: How The New Highest-Paid Soccer Player In The World Spends His Millions

Going into the 2014 World Cup at age 26, Messi is already considered one of the best players ever and is already making more than $40 million with endorsements.<p>Despite that wealth and advertising exposure, he's is one of the most private people in the sport.<p>He drives a $200,000 car and lives in a …

Soccer

Ocean's nasty plastic garbage is disappearing: What's going on?

Plastic seems to be disappearing from the world's oceans, and scientists are not sure why.<p>Exposure to waves and radiation from the sun can cause plastics to break down into micro-fragments, but scientists say those fragments are stable and durable enough to last for hundreds of thousands of …

Pollution

Awesome Arduino Powered Iron Man Suit (video)

Iron Man fan and Hackaday user Jerome Kelty and friend Greg Hatter, have built their very own animatronic Iron Man Mk III suit that is equipped with …

Arduino

Volvo's self-driving cars tackle merging, braking traffic in first road tests

Volvo has now joined Google and others by testing autonomous cars on public roads, in its hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden, no less. This is the first phase of its "Drive Me" project, and will be limited to semi-autonomous vehicles on 50km (30 miles) of set commuter routes. The vehicles have …

Portable robot prints documents by driving over paper

Israeli startup Zuta Labs has developed a little printing robot that connects with your mobile and then moves around a piece of paper to draw the …

Play Nintendo DS games on non-jailbroken devices with the nds4ios emulator

nds4ios has released a special version of the app that runs on non-jailbroken devices using a sneaky workaround. As the app is not available in the App Store, previously the app could only be installed on jailbroken devices, such as through the Cydia jailbreak app store. The app gets around Apple’s …

Facebook building drones and lasers with Connectivity Lab

The social network is inventing new technologies in house to deliver affordable Internet access to all.<p>Facebook announced Thursday that it's working to troubleshoot the technical and financial obstacles to bringing the Internet to the rest of the world with a team that it's calling Facebook …

Sony Announces Project Morpheus, A Virtual Reality Headset For The PS4

And just like that, the Virtual Reality wars have begun.<p>Firing a shot across the bow of Oculus (the company responsible for getting many people excited about virtual reality again, after the myriad flops of the 90s), Sony has just announced that they’re building a VR headset for the PS4.<p>Sony is …

iPad Mini

If This Toaster Doesn’t Like You, It Will Leave You For Someone Else

A truly smart home would have appliances with a personality. And they might not be personalities we like.<p>What if your toaster didn’t like you and decided to move on? As companies start to add more personality to the smart objects we live with, one interaction designer is considering how a product’s …

Kitchen Gadgets

Family House near Reykjavik, Iceland by Minarc

Modern Architecture of a Family House in Iceland.<p>Minarc is an award winning design and architecture studio. Their work is based on contemporary …

Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant leaks radioactive water

<b>Around 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water have leaked from a storage tank at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, operator Tokyo Electric (Tepco) says.</b><p>The toxic water may have overflowed after a valve was left open by mistake, Tepco said.<p>However the water was unlikely to have reached the ocean, the …

Fukushima

Pebble engineer explains why its Android app isn't quite ready

Last week we took our first look at Pebble’s App Store, which is currently sitting in beta form on Android, despite being classed as a full release for iOS users.<p>To address concerns from Android users about the state of Pebble’s software development, engineer Kean Wong has written a little bit …

Android News

iPhone 6 speculation goes bezel-less

Apple is testing an iPhone 6 with a bezel-free design, the latest in a long line of rumors about an iPhone that puts more features behind the glass.<p>Will the iPhone 6 finally ditch the bezel? Mock-ups like to think so. The real thing is less certain, though.<p>The latest speculation comes from the …

Sony in talks to supply more camera sensors to Apple: Nikkei

(Reuters) - Sony Corp is in talks with Apple Inc to double its supply of camera components for a new iPhone slated to roll out as early as next year, the Nikkei reported.<p>Sony supplies nearly all of the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors for the current iPhone 5S’s rear-mounted …

OmniRom squeezes in two new features: Sound Themes and OmniSwitch

More good news for fans of OmniRom – the development team has been busy cramming even more features into their already packed custom ROM. The devs clearly have a busy schedule, just one week ago OmniRom announced news of its awesome looking multi-window feature, and the week before that we saw the …

Apps

Facebook at 10: Zuckerberg hails 'incredible journey'

From Harvard dorm room to 1.2 billion users, Facebook has come a long way in ten years<p>Tomorrow marks 10 years since Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook from his dorm room at Harvard University. Since then, the site has grown to become a global service with more 1.2 billion monthly active users.<p>“It's …

Social Media

HTC M8 phone may not debut until late March

Rumored to be the successor to the HTC One, HTC's next flagship phone may come a bit later than expected.<p>HTC may not roll out its next major phone until the end of March. At least, that's the latest tidbit spilled by renowned leaker @evleaks.<p>In a tweet posted Sunday, @evleaks said: "Starting to …

How We Are Entering The Second Phase Of The Mobile Revolution

Think your smartphone is smart? You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. The technology that powers mobile is in the process of spreading, well, everywhere—and the world around us is going to be radically transformed as a result.<p>Think of it as the next big phase in the evolution of mobile computing. Cars, …

Animated iWatch Concept Is the Most Realistic You've Ever Seen

Although Apple remains tight-lipped about any plans to release a wearable device, the persistent rumors and concept mock-ups continue to stir …

Telerik Launches New Development Platform For Web, Hybrid And Native Apps

Telerik has long made a wide range of tools for developers, ranging from the Kendo UI jQuery framework to the cross-platform development service Icenium and numerous related backend services for mobile and desktop apps. Today, the company is combining all of these tools under the “Telerik Platform” …

Google Glass Gets Prescription Options With Four Titanium Frame Styles And Shades

Google has taken the step that many asked for regarding its Google Glass head-mounted computer – it introduced prescription frames for the device, via an update to the Google Glass website. Google has created four different varieties of frames that should fit the fashion tastes of a number of …