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  • Sorry, monkey photographers, you can’t hold copyright

    22 August 2014, 8:59 am by: Chris Davies

    The controversy over the monkey selfie has forced the US Copyright Office to step in, clarifying that no photo taken by an animal - even a cute one like this Indonesian black macaque - can be registered. The smiling simian had borrowed photographer David…
  • Minecraft hard drive gets a 4 KB upgrade

    22 August 2014, 7:30 am by: JC Torres

    So you've probably heard of the crazy and almost unbelievable project that brought a 1 KB hard drive into Minecraft's build-anything-you-want world. If you've been impressed with that, your jaw might just drop on this one. A new group, represented by a The0JJ…
  • Aereo must get ruling to operate as cable company

    22 August 2014, 7:01 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Ill-fated Aereo has lost its latest appeal and must get a judge to rule that it can operate like a traditional cable company, reports Bloomberg. The decision was made by the US Court of Appeals in New York yesterday, and is the latest blow to the company.…
  • Minority Report tipped to be turned into TV series

    22 August 2014, 6:19 am by: JC Torres

    Fans of hand-waving gestures controls and clairvoyance might soon have new inspiration to draw from. The latest scoop is that Steven Spielberg will be turning his hit sci-fi film Minority Report into a TV series to be produced by Amblin Television. The basic…
  • VidOn Box set-top box offers XBMC, Android

    22 August 2014, 5:48 am by: Brittany Hillen

    The latest set-top box to surface is the VidOn Box from a company by the same name, a small router-like entertainment device that runs XMBC (now called Kodi). Unlike some similar boxes, however, it comes with a unique software subscription bundled into the…
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-KW1 is a perfume bottle selfie camera

    22 August 2014, 5:15 am by: JC Torres

    The leaks are indeed true and Sony has finally fully revealed the selfie-centric Cyber-shot DSC-KW1. This strange, not to mention expensive, digital camera is clearly targeted at women in China who love perfurme bottles as much as they love selfies and who…
  • Asteroid had active volcanoes, reveal researchers

    22 August 2014, 4:52 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Following the explosion of an asteroid over the Nubian desert a handful of years ago, researchers have been studying bits and pieces that were harvested from that event. With these, a big discovery has been made: an asteroid from long ago contained active…
  • Pillars of Eternity backer beta: bringing new to old school

    22 August 2014, 4:30 am by: JC Torres

    Obsidian Entertainment, best known for its Black Isle Studios heritage and its work on hit titles like Fallout: New Vegas, Neverwinter Nights 2, and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II, is inching closer to delivering its Kickstarter promise. It has just…
  • Watch the Red Bull RB8 race in infrared

    22 August 2014, 3:53 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Modern technology has allowed us to get glimpses of many cool things we wouldn't ordinarily see, and Red Bull's new infrared racing video may be near the top of the list. FLIR Thermography, in partnership with Infiniti Red Bull Racing, has used its cameras to…
  • Chairless Chair: a wearable that lets you sit anywhere

    22 August 2014, 2:16 am by: Brittany Hillen

    We've seen a lot of interesting wearables, but none that are quite as interesting as the Chairless Chair. At first glance, the wearer appears to be sitting on thin air (or popping an awkward squat), but if you look a little closer, you see there are bars…
  • mophie Juice Pack keeps Galaxy S5 users from being wall-huggers

    22 August 2014, 1:41 am by: JC Torres

    No matter how much Samsung might ridicule iPhone-using "wall-huggers", there will inevitably come a time when the Galaxy S5 will also come close to dying that you'd might want to reach out for a wall too. When that day comes, mophie will be around to catch…
  • Sony Smart Tennis Sensor: tracking your performance

    21 August 2014, 10:54 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Sony has taken the wraps off a new sensor that aims to take your tennis game up a notch. The Smart Tennis Sensor is a small device that is fixed to the bottom of your tennis racket (if you have a compatible model, that is) and tracks your performance, dishing…
  • Gov’s cybersecurity lead says his lack of technical know-how is a plus

    21 August 2014, 9:51 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    The White House's cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel, tasked with things like heading the development of cybersecurity strategies, doesn't have much in the form of technical know-how, but that's okay, he says. According to Daniel, his lack of "being too…
  • BAE’s latest brainstorm: smart skin for aircraft

    21 August 2014, 9:03 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    We've seen a lot of cool things from BAE, including its "battle bots" from a couple years ago, the aircraft that transforms into a single unit, and e-ink camouflage, to name a few. Never resting, the defense firm has cooked up its latest idea: a smart skin for…
  • Samsung’s new USB cable lets you charge three devices at once

    21 August 2014, 8:31 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Charging more than one gadget at a time can involve jumping through a few hoops -- either you don't have enough cables for them all, or you're short a USB port or outlet. This results in charging some devices partially, swapping in different ones, and never…
  • Pebble smartwatch ESPN Scores app now available

    21 August 2014, 7:59 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Pebble users now have access to an ESPN app, giving them up-to-date scores from the convenience of their wrist. The app is available for download now, and comes ahead of the upcoming college football season, the company points out. Those who use the app will…
  • Study shows humans may one day re-grow limbs

    21 August 2014, 7:35 pm by: Nate Swanner

    The fact that lizards can re-grow limbs is pretty special. They can escape predators by not fighting for a tail, only to have a fully refurbished model in a few months’ time. That little trick may be coming to humans, too, if scientists have their way. A…
  • Leaked Galaxy Note 4 camera specs detail new hardware trick

    21 August 2014, 6:44 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Just like we find with the iPhone 6, Galaxy Note 4 details are poorly guarded and flying around freely. This time, we get details on the camera for Samsung’s big-screened big seller. Not only an impressive megapixel count, the camera on Samsung’s Note 4…
  • T.E.C 3001 Review: if Temple Run took the red pill

    21 August 2014, 6:06 pm by: Chris Burns

    There’s a game out there today called T.E.C 3001 for Android devices that’ll destroy your love for Temple Run. This game is limited to NVIDIA SHIELD devices, but it’s so intense you’ll consider buying the lot. And don’t forget to turn your TRON…
  • Xiaomi, Ouya ink deal to bring Android games to China

    21 August 2014, 5:58 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Ouya, which is trying in earnest to make a home on your living room shelf, has inked a deal with Xiaomi to bring their software to the Chinese market. An agreement between the two was confirmed by Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman and Xiaomi executives. Though not a…
  • Android fragmentation charted: 18,796 different devices in use

    21 August 2014, 5:14 pm by: Nate Swanner

    It seems like each week, we learn of a new Android device coming out. It probably feels that way because it is that way, and a new report only highlights just how bad the issue is. According to Open Signal, there are nearly 20,000 Android devices in the wild,…
  • Satechi BT Smart Keyboard takes on Apple for desktop and mobile

    21 August 2014, 4:35 pm by: Chris Burns

    The Satechi BT Wireless Smart Keyboard is unique in its approach to the mobile and desktop space. Two different iterations of this wireless keyboard are coming - one in white, and one in black. Black for your PC or Android device, white for your Apple or iOS…
  • Apple’s reversible USB cable detailed in patent pics

    21 August 2014, 4:31 pm by: Nate Swanner

    If you saw earlier pictures or video of the reversible USB cable Apple is allegedly planning to release with the iPhone 6, you’d know it was a cool concept. You may have also wondered how Apple was accomplishing the feat. Newly released patent info tells us,…
  • OS X Yosemite public beta 2 out, Apple still taking sign-ups

    21 August 2014, 3:44 pm by: Nate Swanner

    If you’re anxious to try out Apple’s new OS X Yosemite, you might be in luck. The company recently rolled out a second version of their desktop OS, which did what any good beta iteration does in tidying up the loose ends and squashing bugs. If you’ve yet…
  • Vessyl Smart Cup sees big seed funding round ahead of launch

    21 August 2014, 2:58 pm by: Nate Swanner

    The ‘Internet of Things’ phenomenon tends to lack one key component: context. A wearable might be able to tell you how many steps you took, but what does it mean? The best smart devices are those which make sense of it all. Enter the Vessyl Smart Cup,…
  • Every Simpsons Episode Ever starts today on FXX

    21 August 2014, 2:57 pm by: Chris Burns

    Back when FX purchased the rights to the entire Simpsons back-catalog, it was instantly clear what they’d planned to do with it. Show every single episode of The Simpsons in order. The one true Simpsons Marathon begins (or began, depending on when you’re…
  • Epic Star Wars home theater designed by TPM master

    21 August 2014, 2:31 pm by: Chris Burns

    Behold, the ultimate Star Wars home theater. This beast was designed by The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones lead designer Doug Chiang, and resembles several different bits of the Star Wars Universe. To make this theater come to live, the owners…
  • ‘Nearables’ want to bring iBeacon context to your daily life

    21 August 2014, 2:17 pm by: Nate Swanner

    The world of iBeacon technology is intriguing, but there are drawbacks. Do you really want to migrate through a vast area and have push notifications, or download a store’s app? Maybe not, but timely notifications about important topics is still something to…
  • Report: eBay wants to spin PayPal into standalone business

    21 August 2014, 1:34 pm by: Nate Swanner

    PayPal is a strong player in the world of mobile payment solutions, and leans heavily on eBay for leverage in that realm. That’s because eBay owns PayPal, and uses them as an in-house payment processor. A new report suggests that the online marketplace may…
  • Temporarily Free games hit PC and Xbox One: Titanfall, Max

    21 August 2014, 1:08 pm by: Chris Burns

    It appears to be the dawn of the "temporarily free" games here this summer from both Microsoft’s Xbox One division and EA Games’ Origin group. What you’ll be seeing from Origin first is Titanfall, while the Xbox One program is in beta testing with Max:…

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