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Forget earbuds, they’re uncomfortable, they always fall out of your ears and you can totally see them. A man has actually created invisible headphones for a DIY project with magnets.
Rich Lee actually designed a sound system that’s been implanted directly into his earlobes.…Read More »
Following our reports that Apple is seeking trademark of the name “iWatch” in Russia and Japan, we know learned that it has done the same filings in Mexico and Taiwan. This now makes Apple’s trademark filings for the iWatch into four and increases the probability of Apple coming up with a wearable product with smartphone capability.…Read More »
After announcing their 4K player earlier this year, Sony has announced the release of their FMP-X1 4K media player and 4K movie distribution network. The player is set to launch by July 15th while their 4K movie distribution network — Video Unlimited 4K — is expected to be launched in the fall.…Read More »
In an announcement reiterating the company’s interest on focusing on fewer products, Yahoo has announced that a number of services will be going away in the following weeks. The most notable is probably AltaVista, a search engine which some of you might remember from back in the day. …Read More »
As part of its monthly update to Google Glass, the company has announced a long-awaited feature for the wearable device: a full web browser. Previously, when you performed Google web searches, you’d be treated to results that comprised of a bunch of headlines and a few short summaries.…Read More »
Apple really wants to beat rival Samsung in the promising wearable smartphone market. Earlier, we reported that Apple is seeking trademark for ‘iWatch’, possibly the name it wants to use for a future smart watch, in Russia. Now, Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is seeking the same trademark, this time in Japan.…Read More »
If I do say so myself, this is what I call good humor.Read More »
Thanks to information provided by Edward Snowden, the now fugitive whistleblower still at large, last month information about the US government’s top secret surveillance program PRISM emerged. According to the information Snowden provided, the NSA and FBI have direct access to the servers to major tech companies (and thus direct access to user data)… an allegation the tech companies denied.…Read More »
This new NSA data center stores emails, text messages, phone records… and duck-face selfies.Read More »
In response to the way recent events have played out, a new bill has been introduced in the US Senate that would reform FISA and the Patriot Act to better protect privacy of Americans. The bill is called the FISA Accountability and Privacy Protection Act of 2013.…Read More »
Paypal is looking to the stars for their next project. No, that’s not a joke at all. The company is planning to hash out a proper currency or payment system for making purchases while in space.
In a recent interview with CNNMoney, PayPal president David Marcus talked about the new project.…Read More »
According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is working on a video game console that will be powered by Android. If that sounds familiar, the recently released Ouya runs on Android as well. This device, however, would be both designed and marketed by Google themselves.…Read More »
There are certainly many things that are only possible on bigger and bulkier DSLRs, but recent advancements have made some smaller, more pocket-sized cameras good enough that even discerning pros would be comfortable using them. Sony’s RX100 and RX1 are great examples of high performance compact cameras, and the company has announced updated models for both.…Read More »
As measured by market capitalization, Apple may be worth more than Google at first glance.. but when using a different method of measurement, one analyst concludes Google is actually in the lead.
As of Wednesday, Apple was worth a total of $374 billion compared to Google’s $290 billion.…Read More »
Unfortunately this isn’t a real car… yet. This is a concept car by 21-year-old Chinese industrial designer Yuhan Zhang, but that doesn’t detract from its awesomeness.Read More »
Perfectly timed photo of a steam train in Oregon serves as a great wallpaper.Read More »
According to a New York Times article published this week, US agencies have made some pretty serious attempts to monitor Julian Assange and his group Wikileaks. In case you don’t know, Wikileaks is the group responsible for a lot of sensitive data and information leaks, and recently they were thrown back into the spotlight for helping Edward Snowden get out of Hong Kong “to a safe place.”
Apparently, Iceland’s former minister of the interior, Ogmundur Jonasson said that he requested a group of “eight or nine” FBI agents to leave the country in June, 2011.…Read More »
Woah — definitely didn’t see this one coming. Right around the time Microsoft kicked off its Build developer conference in San Francisco, Google has somehow found a way to squeak its way into the news. What you’re looking at here is the brand new Motorola logo, which made an appearance on the Techweek website.…Read More »
Japan is bringing robots to the International Space Station, hopefully nobody gets killed in the process [Video]
On August 4, the Japan Space Agency will be launching a mission to the International Space Station. The mission is billed to be the “world’s first conversational experiment between humans and robots in space.” So, Japan is launching robots. Into space… to talk to people.…Read More »
Gone are the days of exploring Google Maps in satellite view and being blocked by a pesky cloud! Google has unveiled new high-resolution imagery that will power both Google Maps and Google Earth. Besides making our beloved planet a whole lot clearer to explore virtually, they’ve also eliminated all the clouds that might have made some places hard to look at in the past.…Read More »
Mom asks son to play outside. Son takes desktop tower, mouse, keyboard, and three monitors outside and games on them.Read More »
A group of researchers in North Carolina State University have developed an electronic interface that they can use to remotely control cockroaches. To make things just a little more bizarre, they’re using Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor to help make it possible.…Read More »
The Oculus Rift hasn’t been formally released to consumers just yet, but we’ve seen plenty of different implementations for it. There have of course been plenty of regular video games getting support for the virtual reality headset. There have also been other things, such as this hilarious guillotine simulator.…Read More »
Just when those smartwatch rumors started to die down, Sony comes in and announces an actual smartwatch. The SmartWatch 2 is a follow-up to their previous foray into wearable computing last year, and it’s packed with some significant improvements that might make it worth a look this time around.…Read More »
It looks like a lot of pink bubble gum inside a computer.Read More »
Most of us have probably moved on to using Blu-rays now, but the old DVD might have just received a big shot in the arm. And I mean big.
A bunch of Chinese researchers have discovered a new method that could theoretically allow a single DVD to store 1,000 terabytes (1,024,000 GB) of data.…Read More »
There’s no other way to describe this. This man, who is one of the air-freight handlers at the Guangzhou airport in China, is the worst cargo handler of all time. Because of his incompetence and laziness, he simultaneously made his job harder and surely damaged some people’s stuff.…Read More »
The Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as the late former Apple CEO finally has its own trailer. The movie premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, where Apple co-founder Wozniak said the script was crap.
Judging from the trailer, however, the film doesn’t look all that bad.…Read More »
By the end of 2014, customers in the UK will have filters for pornographic content as the default setting from their ISPs. In other words, all internet users in the United Kingdom will have porn blocked, and all customers who want to view porn will have to manually opt out of the filtering/block.…Read More »
Early last month, Adobe announced that it would discontinue its traditional versions of Creative Suite and instead focus on Creative Cloud — where the latest versions of industry standard programs like Photoshop will be made available. Now, one day after its official release, Creative Cloud has been cracked and pirated.…Read More »
Too bad Microsoft can’t copy Apple fanboys like the two featured in this comic.Read More »