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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has envisioned some peculiar and diverse projects over the years, from molten metal-filled missiles, all the way to submarines that can fly. Then there’s this new project that aims to create a portable cylinder that can blo...
Let’s be honest: most fitness trackers on the market clearly place function over form. They’re kind of ugly. But Withings is bucking the trend with a new product launched Monday that takes its fitness tracker and sticks it into a conventionally styled analog watch. No, the Withings Act...
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is the new market leader when it comes to screen technology, according to research company DisplayMate Technologies. The Korean company’s latest slate pushes the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX and Apple iPad Air into second and third place, respectively. The Tab ...
Looking to preempt Google’s big Android Wear unveiling, Pebble on Tuesday announced a new partnership with wearable maker Misfit that will turn its smartwatch into a pedometer. While the unique appeal of the Pebble has always been in its stripped-down simplicity, the deluge of st...
In an interview with Bloomberg Business Week, Sundar Pichai, Chief of the Android Division revealed that Google would be previewing the next version of Android tomorrow at Google I/O. Pichai told Business Week that the decision to preview the operating system at the developer event in ...
With teachers, parents, and even grandparents hopping on the Facebook bandwagon, it’s no longer the hip online destination it once was–but that doesn’t mean teens have abandoned the world’s most popular social network. After polling 4,517 Internet users in the U...
The Federal Aviation Administration has said that online shopping powerhouse Amazon may not employ drones to deliver packages, at least not anytime soon. The revelation was buried in a FAA document (PDF) unveiled Monday seeking public comment on its policy on drones, or what the agency...
While we wait for Google I/O (which starts on Wednesday) to find out what will become of the company’s TV platform, a team that we’ve seen bust open the padlocks on Google TV, Chromecast and Roku has a new target. GTVHacker just revealed an exploit for the (now Google-owned...
The connected home has been a kitchen staple for a while, but few gadgets have truly changed the way we think about cooking. A new smart kitchen scale, Drop, looks to do just that. Drop, which pairs with a companion iOS app, completely changes the process of cooking. Instead of a tradi...
Neither Google nor the big car manufacturers will likely be the first to put the keys to self-driving car technology in consumers’ hands. That honor will go to an eight-person startup called Cruise. Preorders start on Monday for installation in early 2015. “A third of the American work...
So, you want to buy a domain name. Who do you go to first? GoDaddy? NameCheap? Whoever happens to have a sale going on right now? How about Google? For the past few years, anyone looking to Google to buy a domain has been met with this support page, which proclaims that “Google itself ...
Thousands of crumbling bridges, millions of gaping potholes, billions of dropped calls, limited bandwidth, a fragile electric grid, antiquated nuclear power plants, water and sewer systems that are decrepit and dangerous. This is not the foundation for another “American Century”; it is...
Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren’t just fun. They’re developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing ou...
Google’s Chromecast streaming stick could soon get competition from an unexpected source: Mozilla has secretly been working with a partner on a Chromecast-like streaming stick that is powered by Firefox OS. The project was supposed to be under wraps for at least a few more weeks, but T...
The curled metal fixtures set to go up on a handful of Michigan Avenue light poles later this summer may look like delicate pieces of sculpture, but researchers say they’ll provide a big step forward in the way Chicago understands itself by observing the city’s people and s...
If you’ve traveled and tried to get on the Internet, you’ve probably seen some pretty suspicious looking Wi-Fi networks with names like “Free Wi-Fi” and “Totally Free Internet.” Those are likely access points you’d best avoid. But there’s...
  When Comcast’s ad sales division Spotlight revealed a partner deal with Rubicon Project earlier this month, it underscored the multiple system operator’s (MSO) push to power the TV buy through both programmatic and direct sales channels. It was a pivotal moment for Comcast. Digi...
Google has been in talks to acquire video search startup Baarzo, according to sources with knowledge of the company. However, those sources were less clear about whether the companies had reached a final agreement. (One suggested that the deal had closed, the other was noncommittal. A ...
Netflix recently signed deals with Comcast and Verizon to improve streaming quality for its customers. There’s still work to be done, though, and streaming quality can often be shaky. Netflix wants you to know what’s wrong if you have a less-than-good stream, which is why it updates it...
Dropcam, the popular home monitoring camera startup, will be acquired by Nest, maker of smart thermostats and smoke detectors. The deal is worth $555 million in cash. Nest itself was just purchased by Google just four months ago for $3.2 billion. But the company says it is undertaking ...
With Google I/O coming up in just a few days, it’s time for a second edition of The Google Tracker, what we hope will be a bi-yearly look at what’s going on at Google HQ. Just like last time, we’ll have a potent mix of news, (good) rumors, and a bit of informed specul...
Who works a ’9-to-5′ these days? For most of us, the idea of an eight-hour workday is an illusion. Even if a job description only stipulates eight hours a day, there’s always extra work after 5 pm, whether we have to do it at our desks or from home. A ’9-to-9′? That’s more like it. Whe...
Amazon finally unveiled its long-awaited smartphone, the Fire Phone. #epicfail #at&texclusiveareyoukidding #tooheavyandawkward #toolate #seenitbefore #wherearetheapps #shouldhavecalledzuckandaskedfirst #jeffwhatwereyouthinking Built around the Amazon Prime experience, the Fire Phon...
On Tuesday, news broke that YouTube would begin blocking videos from artists on indie labels that had not signed on to its new terms, a set of contracts it’s making partners agree to before it launches a paid streaming service later this year. Fans and artists were understandably...
When Microsoft unveiled its Surface Pro 3 tablet last month many had expected the company to also reveal a smaller Surface Mini device, but that never happened. Reports suggested that Microsoft canceled its plans to launch the Surface Mini just days before its event in New York City. M...
Apple is planning multiple versions of a smartwatch likely to be launched in the fall, people familiar with the matter said, as the company tries to counter wearable devices from Google, Samsung and others. The new wrist device from Apple will incorporate more than 10 sensors including...
As expected, Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is now available in Microsoft’s store and through various retail partners such as Best Buy, Staples and Tiger Direct. Microsoft previously said the Surface Pro 3 with either a Core i3 or i7 chip would be available by the end of August, but in a bl...
Of the many announcements made at Apple’s recent Worldwide Developers Conference, one that did not garner as much attention concerned the pre-installed weather app on the iPhone. The look, feel and data has been provided to Apple by Yahoo for many years, part of a deal that sends a lot...
A Georgia Tech student, together with two of his roommates, claims to have hacked Yo, the Poke-like app that has set some of Silicon Valley alight (though not others) in the last 48 hours. The student emailed TechCrunch detailing what he alleges is the results of the hack: “We can get ...
Your Amazon Prime subscription just got even more bang for its buck. Amazon recently launched its music streaming service, Prime Music. Included in an Amazon Prime subscription, Prime Music includes access to more than one million songs, as well as playlists based around artists, genre...
The “internet of things” refers to the idea of turning everyday objects around us into responsive data devices. It’s one of the hottest ideas in tech right now — even if we’re totally lacking the resources we need to support it. Speaking at Gigaom’s Structure event in San Francisco, fo...
When students delve into anatomical and molecular concepts in biology, they learn about complex processes that impact our everyday lives. Touchscreen devices bring more vitality to this process, as apps can help students better visualize and experiment with concepts first learned in th...
Smartphones and tablets are playing a key role in the consumption of online videos, a new study from video technology company Ooyala shows. During the first quarter of 2014, 21 percent of all online video-plays around the world were completed through mobile devices or tablets, Ooyala r...
Google has announced that it will provide up to $50 million for organizations that can help encourage more girls to take an interest in computer science at an early age. Revealed as part of its newly launched Made with Code initiative, the cash will be used for things like “rewarding t...
Facebook is turning its attention to users in emerging markets, and Africa in particular. The company has retooled its Android app to bring a multitude of speed and performance improvements to those with low-end devices and modest internet connections. Earlier this year, the company ra...
The Apple TV hasn’t evolved much over the last couple of years. Sure, it’s gotten a handful of new apps, but the format—locked down, bland—has stayed the same since its 2010 redesign. But while Apple didn’t talk about its set-top box much at its developer conference t...
Taiwan’s Quanta Computer Inc will start mass production of Apple Inc’s first smartwatch in July, according to a source familiar with the matter, as the tech giant tries to prove it can still innovate against rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. The watch, which remains unnamed...
Netflix is already working on a dizzying number of original shows, but it’s just added a new genre to its growing repertoire of exclusive content. Starting in early 2016, the company will premiere a talk show hosted by comedian Chelsea Handler, featuring guest interviews and jokes abou...
Twitter has announced it’s acquiring live-TV clipping service SnappyTV, a platform used by broadcasters and rights-holders to edit and distribute snippets of live TV across the social sphere shortly after they’re first aired. Launched in 2010, San Francisco-based SnappyTV has been been...
If you have an iPhone, you probably know a lot of what Siri can do. But there are still a couple tricks Siri has up its sleeve that most iOS users may not know about. If you’ve got World Cup fever, Siri may be your best friend over the next few weeks. Siri is able... Read More