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You have to be a gamer to appreciate this.Read More »
Feedly, a news aggregator and RSS reader app available on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Android, and iOS, anticipated the end of Google Reader and were ready for it. As soon as Google announced the end of Google Reader, Feedly made posts informing users of not only Feedly’s intent to make a [...]Read More »
Last year we wrote a post that provided five tips on how to create strong passwords and have secure accounts. Now I’d like to take the opportunity to provide another password-related tip — the idea that you should use passphrases instead of traditional passwords.
WHAT IS A PASSPHRASE?
A ‘passphrase’ [...]Read More »
3D printing has been in the headlines a lot recently, due to its increasing popularity and people’s general interest in being able to create whatever they want with a printer. Cody Wilson, a second year 25-year-old law student in the great state of Texas, has decided to utilize 3D printing [...]Read More »
How many dotTechies text while driving? It appears that common sense regarding texting while driving is not as common as we would hope. According to a study by the American Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a lot of people text while driving.
The results, based on a survey conducted by [...]Read More »
Want to do some 3D printing with spending thousands of dollars it would take to purchase a 3D printer? Then Dreambox has you covered.
Dreambox is a 3D printing kiosk developed by three students at UC Berkeley. Slated to go into operation later this year at UC Berkeley, Dreambox allows [...]Read More »
Back in my day you were lucky to have your own landline.Read More »
MSI fails at English.Read More »
If you have worked in tech support before, you will probably agree with this.Read More »
GE ‘Brilliant Brew’ truck takes your photo, draws your face on your coffee. The actual coffee, not the coffee cup.
It seems like we live in an age where personalization is a big thing. I don’t know if it makes us feel special or if it is the jump-on-bandwagon approach but everyone wants to personalize everything. GE has taken that personalization concept the an extreme by allowing you to drink [...]Read More »
If you thought you have a lot of typos now, try using this keyboard.Read More »
37-year-old Jarad S. Carr decided it would be cool to start printing some fake money with an inkjet printer. But Carr finds out that said inkjet printer is inadequate for printing fake money that would fool people over the age of 3. He decides to pay his local Walmart in [...]Read More »
Google Reader is on its last breathe. RSS fiends need to find a substitute. I’m sure among the multiple thousands heads we have here on dotTech we can figure out viable — maybe even better — alternatives to Google Reader. So let ‘em rip. In the comments below, share with [...]Read More »
Apps are ridiculously easy to download these days, all it takes are a couple of taps. They’re also extremely easy to get rid of. And according to data from a recent survey by Compuware, most users aren’t afraid to push that delete button when an app fails to impress.
The [...]Read More »
Some gamers like to choose sides for some reason — Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft. They’ll mostly stick with their console of choice and then unreasonably trash the others’ games online. But with the Ultimate Combo System, they won’t have to choose sides any longer!
The Ultimate Combo System is a [...]Read More »
The SXSW Festival in Austin sees many different kinds of people gathering for the event — musicians, entrepreneurs, businessman and a whole lot of geeks. During this year’s SXSW, David Carr of the New York Times decided that it would be the perfect time to try an experiment. What would [...]Read More »
Who remembers PC DOS 7?Read More »
This is probably the look on your face when trying to remember a password.Read More »
Don’t worry, this article isn’t about rats! Well, it kind of is. But it’s really about clones — clones of clones to be exact.
A group of biologists in Japan at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology have developed a breakthrough technique that has allowed them to create an endless [...]Read More »
Researchers at the University of Illinois have utilized the modern day advancements in flexible technology to come up with a printable electronic tattoo that can read your vital information and wirelessly report them to a computer.
The device will be used primarily to enhance medical care, as placing it on [...]Read More »
There is no escape: Angry Birds cartoon is going to be everywhere — in apps, on TV, and on the Internet
When Rovio announced that the Angry Birds cartoon would begin airing on March 17th, there were probably two things on your mind: watch the cartoon like Rovio wants you to or ignore it. It looks like we’re not getting much of a choice in matter, as Rovio has also announced [...]Read More »
If you were a multi-milioniare, what would you buy? I don’t know about you but a personal submarine would be on top of my list. And Spymaster has no issue parting you with $2 million in exchange for the Orcasub.
Orcasub, which is available by order only (you won’t find [...]Read More »
One word: Googified.Read More »
Poor computer-challenged grandma.Read More »
These days, it’s become pretty normal that billions of transistors are being packed into a single circuit. It’s what allows our devices to become smaller and smaller, thinner and lighter. But the age old problem of a single transistor failing and bringing down the entire circuit remains.
But a team [...]Read More »
A group of researchers have create battery that is thin, flexible and stretchable up to 3 times its size. They’ve achieved the flexibility without comprising performance or power, which makes it a pretty exciting development towards flexible devices being an actual thing.
There are currently two approaches to this flexible [...]Read More »
The 5 Point Cafe in Seattle announced via Facebook that they would be banning Google Glass from its premises, even before the device is officially on sale to the public. ”For the record, The 5 Point is the first Seattle business to ban in advance Google Glasses. And ass kickings [...]Read More »
Ever watch or read Harry Potter? You know that invisible cloak Potter & co always use? Yeah, well, Adam Harvey — a privacy advocate/fashion designer based in New York City — has invented something similar. Except it is for drones.
Dubbed ‘Stealth Gear’, Harvey has created a burqa (the garment [...]Read More »
Hate waiting around while you transfer a file from one phone to another via Bluetooth? No worries, researchers at Georgie Tech have you covered. According to MIT Technology Review, the researchers “have drawn up blueprints for a wireless antenna made from atom-thin sheets of carbon, or graphene, that could [...]Read More »
When you want to order a pizza, what do you do? My guess is most people either opt to go to a pizza place, order over the phone, or order on the Internet. Red Tomato Pizza, a pizza parlor based in Dubai, wants to make it easier for you to [...]Read More »
At its SXSW Interactive headquarters, Google just introduced a talking shoe which provides snarky comments based on your leg movements. And it isn’t a joke; it is real. The talking shoe is part of Google’s new ‘Art, Copy, Code’ project which, as TechCrunch puts it, “aims to breathe a social, [...]Read More »
In a surgical procedure earlier this week, a man was fitted with the first ever 3D-printed skull replacement. A whole 75 percent of his skull was replaced with the replica, which is made out of polyetherketoneketone. (Say that ten times fast.)
It is unclear why this particular man had 75% [...]Read More »
If Google delivers on the promise of Google Glass’ potential when they release it sometime this year, we all know that it’s gonna make everything feel pretty damn futuristic.
But what happens when a jerk gets his hands on one and uses it on people who aren’t aware of the [...]Read More »
Makerbot announces 3D Digitizer that allows you to scan objects and print out replicas with 3D printer
Today, Makerbot unveiled their Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner that it will sell along with its 3D printers.
What makes the scanner so cool is that you don’t actually need modeling or 3D printing skills to make use of it — just scan any object (up to 8 inches by 8 [...]Read More »