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Human Head Transplant Proposed—How Did We Get Here?

Yes, in case you haven’t heard, a doctor in Italy has announced plans to transplant a guy’s head onto a new body two years from now. Sound nuts?<p>Many of the headlines say so. “No, Human Head Transplants Will Not Be Possible by 2017,” said <i>Popular Science</i>. The <i>International Business Times</i> pronounced …

Revenge: Man Texts 19 Full Shakespeare Plays To The Fraudster Who Stole His PS3

To text or not to text? It wasn't even a question.<p>When 24-year-old Edd Joseph dropped £80 for a PS3 on Gumtree, he never expected the seller would take his money and run.<p>As soon as Joseph realized he wasn't going to be receiving the PS3 he rightfully paid for, he did what any human in their right …

Fraud

Oppo Launches 5.5-Inch Quad HD Find 7 Smartphone

As announced previously, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo took the wraps off its Find 7 Android smartphone today in Beijing, a power-packed device boasting top-of-the-line specs.<p>The Find 7 boasts a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p) display. It is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core …

Cubli cube robot demonstrates incredible balance

Cubli is a cube-shaped robot that can jump up, balance on a single corner, and "walk" itself across a desk, all using off-the-shelf parts.<p>Some robots …

Yota's latest E Ink smartphone takes a great idea and makes it pretty

YotaPhone is an Android smartphone with a regular touchscreen on one side and an E Ink display on the other. It's been around for well over a year now, and in our time with previous prototypes we've been impressed with its premise, if not Yota Devices' execution. At MWC this year, the Russian …

This Startup Wants To End HIV And AIDS, And Give Away A Vaccine For Free

It wants to create a preventative HIV/AIDS vaccine and give it to people for free.<p>One out of 300 people living with HIV are HIV controllers, meaning they have a natural immunity to the disease.<p>The Immunity Project's goal is to create a vaccine that will make anyone a controller. Another key …

Public Health

Graphene: the next big thing in mobile displays?

Display technology is moving at a very fast pace these days. Smartphone display resolutions are already surpassing that of most television sets, and manufacturers are working hard on flexible display technology, which doesn’t appear to be too far away. But display technology isn’t all about …

Nanotech

Cult of Mac and iFixit Teardown the Original Macintosh 128k [Feature]

It’s the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Macintosh, and we wondered at Cult of Mac <i>what can we do to celebrate?</i> Then we thought, let’s dissect an original Macintosh and see what made it tick! There’s nothing like destruction in the persuit of knowledge.<p>In full retro spirit, we asked our …

How “Candy Crush” is ruining the economy

The video game’s makers want to trademark the word “candy.” Behold: The sorry state of intellectual property law<p>Anyone who has played the game "Candy Crush Saga" for more than a few minutes has probably, at least on a subconscious level, grappled with the bankrupt soul of modern video-game …

LG's curved smartphone is coming to Sprint January 31st for $299.99

LG's curved smartphone, the G Flex, is launching on Sprint this January 31st for $299.99. Earlier this month, the Korean company announced that the phone, which can be bent and flexed, would be coming to AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile "this winter," and Sprint is the first of the carriers to announce a …

Write a tune, get it 3D-printed with Music Drop

The new service Music Drop lets you compose a little 16-note tune and have it immortalized in the form of a 3D-printed music box.<p>Though they only …

Chrome For Android & iOS Promises To Reduce Your Data Usage By 50%

Thanks to the release of Chrome 32 for Android and iOS, users of Google’s mobile OS will have the option of reducing their browser’s data usage by up …

Samsung foldable AMOLED display secretly show-off at CES

There was plenty on show at this year’s CES, but it seems that Samsung was also sneaking around the event with some new secret technology. Samsung was reported showing off a prototype foldable AMOLED display to selected guest behind closed doors.<p>Samsung Display showcased a 5.68 inch high resolution …

Electronics Industry

Everything You Need To Know About Samsung's Galaxy S5

In addition to the hints Samsung's executive vice president Lee Young Hee gave to Bloomberg in an interview, there are a handful of other rumors and bits of informed speculation about what the phone will be able to do.<p>Here's what we know so far.<p>Or, at least, that's what Hee called the device in his …

Phones

What Reddit Had to Say About The Original iPhone

Seven years ago today, Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage during the keynote of the Macworld Expo 2007 in San Francisco, and introduced a device …

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 …

CyanogenMod partners with OnePlus to release its first official phone

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>CyanogenMod recently saw its first device hit store shelves in the form of the CyanogenMod edition of the Oppo N1. But it has …

CoinyeCoin launches early despite legal threat

<b>The developers of a new virtual currency originally called "Coinye West" have launched it despite receiving a legal threat from the celebrity who inspired its name.</b><p>Musician Kanye West's lawyer had sent them a cease and desist letter saying: "Consumers are likely to mistakenly believe that Mr West …

Kanye West

Acer's latest all-in-one doubles as a 27-inch touch monitor and Android PC

Perhaps the best way to regard Acer's growing range of Android "all-in-ones" is not as PC replacements, or even as giant tablets, but rather as touch-sensitive monitors that have the added benefit of being able to run their own OS. That certainly applies to the latest model, the TA272 HUL, whose …

Apple Mac Pro review (2013): small, fast and in a league of its own

It would be an understatement to say that Apple's Mac Pro workstation was getting a little long in the tooth. As of summer 2012, it was missing Apple's own Thunderbolt ports, not to mention 802.11n WiFi. Finally, though, Apple released an updated version, and it addresses a little more than just …

Amazon testing 'octocopter' package-delivery drones

Need a delivery fast? Amazon Prime Air might someday get a package to you within 30 minutes, via octocopter. Jeff Bezos says so.<p>Amazon is testing a delivery service that uses drones to deliver packages within 30 minutes of an order being placed.<p>Dubbed Amazon Prime Air, the service uses 8-propeller …

Charlie Rose

As laptop SSDs hit 1TB in capacity, we see whether they're worth the cash

After reviewing Apple's latest MacBook Pro I noticed something very interesting: its performance versus my two-year-old model felt far more …

Microsoft wants to sell you anti-Google mugs and t-shirts

Microsoft’s anti-Google “Scroogled” campaign has been quietly attempting to convince consumers to avoid Google services for the past few months, but it’s back today with a vengeance. Microsoft has dedicated an entire section of its online store to selling anti-Google mugs, hats, t-shirts, and …

Dear NSA, there's now a Snapchat for e-mail

SecretInk claims that it has all the properties of Snapchat, applied to your e-mail. Wait, does anyone e-mail anymore?<p>Self-destruction is the core value of our current times.<p>Just as we seek to destroy ourselves with our self-indulgence and our joie de vivre, we seek our private messages to be …

E-Mail

Thanks, Snowden! Now All The Major Tech Companies Reveal How Often They Give Data To Government

<b>Graphic credit: David Lada.</b><p>Google has been pumping out a transparency report for years, telling its users how often the feds and local law enforcement ask for information about its users. Up until this year, it was one of the few companies that did so. Then NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden …

Hyperion Hybrid Supercar by Anej Kostrevc

<b>Hyperion Hybrid Supercar</b> concept was created to push our understanding of what a supercar should look and feel like. It is a plug in hybrid, enabling …