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Vodafone Launches SmartPass Wallet in Spain, Headed to Rest of Europe

Vodafone has become the latest mobile operator to launch a mobile wallet service that will allow customers to pay for goods or services with a touch or wave of their smartphone.<p>Launched today for Vodafone customers in Spain with a supported Android device – to be followed by a roll out in Germany …

Beamcaster blasts the internet along lasers through the open air

Using only beams of light, a new networking hub is able to distribute gigabit internet to a receiver as far as 18 feet away, reports <i>Ars Technica</i>. Earlier this week, RiT Technologies unveiled its Beamcaster networking unit, which operates using a similar principal to fiber optics — that information …

Our internet connections depend on vulnerable undersea cables

Four years and $100 million later, Bitcoin’s mysterious creator remains anonymous

We still don't know who invented Bitcoin. But we do know he's rich<p>Bitcoin, the four-year-old virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, now powers an economy worth more than $1 billion and is widely admired for the technical sophistication that allows it to operate without a central …

Adobe announces first hardware, the Project Mighty smart stylus and Napoleon ruler

Adobe has just announced its first hardware initiative, a pressure sensitive stylus and an electronic ruler that will tightly integrate with its software applications. The company's Project Mighty stylus and Napoleon ruler have been showcased connecting to an iPad and iPhone over Bluetooth. The pen …

An Anti-Abuse Ad With A Secret Message Only Children Can See

In order to discreetly reach abused children, one aid organization designed a clever billboard that only displays a hotline number for people shorter than 4’5″. The secret is a precisely serrated surface, a Lenticular lens, that reflects light differently to those looking from above and below a …

Nike+ Fuel Band successor rumored with improved display, heart rate monitor, bolstered API

Following the launch of FitBit’s Bluetooth 4.0-powered wrist device, Andru Edwards at <i>GearLive</i> claims to have a series of details about Nike’s next-generation Nike+ Fuel Band.<p>Some of the notable rumored additions:<p>Heart rate/pulse monitor<br>• More responsive, faster data display<br>• Bluetooth 4.0 for improved …

AT&T gets LCD packing LTE modem called Beam from Sierra Wireless

AT&T has announced that it has a new USB modem available for customers that operates on its 4G LTE network. The modem is called the Beam from Sierra …

Government Lab Admits to Using Quantum Internet for Two Years

This might be the biggest tech humblebrag ever. A team of scientists at Los Alamos National Labs has quietly shrugged its shoulders and admitted to …

Quantum Physics

Cray brings top supercomputer tech to businesses for a mere $500,000

Technology powering world's top supercomputers now in an entry-level package.<p>Cray, the company that built the world's fastest supercomputer, is …

3D-print your own invisibility cloak, kind of

While we remain dubious about the legitimacy of using the word "invisible" when visible light isn't involved, that's what a team of engineers at Duke University have dubbed their creation. Seven years ago, they demonstrated their first "invisibility cloak" in a laboratory; now, thanks to 3D …

3D Printing

Experimental headsets let you see the invisible, hear the inaudible

Students at the Royal College of Arts in London have designed headsets capable of augmenting the sights and sounds around us to enhance our sensory experiences. The project — called Eidos Vision — utilizes two pieces of wearable technology that pick out the most important audio and visual …

Nike FuelBand 2 reportedly adds heart rate monitor and BT 4.0

Nike‘s second-gen FuelBand fitness monitor will include heart-rate tracking and Bluetooth 4.0, insider sources claim, as well as the ability to feed …

LTE Broadcast Technology Could Replace Streaming Video By Super Bowl 2014

Imagine being able to watch a live event like the Super Bowl or the Academy Awards on a smartphone without having to wait for the video to buffer …

Fitbit Flex less than three weeks away from UK

Fitbit‘s Flex activity tracker has gone up for presale in the UK, the wrist-worn exercise and sleep monitor expected to arrive on British arms at the …

Android-on-Windows Specialist BlueStacks Takes Aim at Console Gaming

Startup BlueStacks, best known for software that lets Android apps run on Windows, has its eye on the game console business.<p>On Thursday, the company …

After 100,000+ Downloads, Group With 3-D Gun Plans Goes Dark

Minutes ago, just as we were reading a <i>Forbes</i> story headlined "3D-Printed Gun's Blueprints Downloaded 100,000 Times In Two Days," this message appeared on the Twitter page of the group that has made those plans available to the world:<p>"#DEFCAD has gone dark at the request of the Department of Defense …

No parachute required: Google develops skydiving simulator 'Map Diving'

Last year at Google's I/O developer conference in San Francisco, founder Sergey Brin gave what's been called the "mother of all demos," a keynote speech that involved a team of skydivers wearing Google Glass landing on the roof of the conference center as he spoke. For this year's I/O taking place …

PayPal exec aims to “obliterate passwords from the face of the planet”

Forget passwords—let your phone scan your fingerprints or eyes.<p>PayPal's top security official is on a quest to kill passwords.<p>"Our intention is to …