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  • Researcher finds a way to mimic curves in space-time

    20 October 2014, 5:15 am by: Jon Fingas

    Here on Earth, it's rather difficult to replicate curved space-time -- to get that kind of effect in nature, you'd have to get uncomfortably close to black holes and other distant space objects. However, researcher Nikodem Szpak may have found a way...
  • UK wants tougher prison sentences for internet trolls

    20 October 2014, 4:07 am by: Jon Fingas

    Online harassers in the UK may soon face much harsher consequences for their scare tactics. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling tells the Daily Mail that a newly proposed measure will let magistrates send cases of internet abuse and threats to crown...
  • NASA records Falcon 9 rocket's descent as research for Mars landings

    20 October 2014, 2:01 am by: Mariella Moon

    NASA wants to refine the ability of future spacecraft to land on Mars, since they'll have to ferry humans and other large payloads to the red planet. To that end, the agency has teamed up with SpaceX to record thermal camera footage of the Falcon 9...
  • A Microsoft smartwatch could appear in weeks

    20 October 2014, 12:56 am by: Mat Smith

    Do you remember Spot? Well, that was Microsoft's very early smartwatch effort, lost in the mists of bygone technology. Finally, a long time coming, a more modern effort from the company is apparently on its way-- and coming soon. According to Forbes'...
  • Dyson tackles the humidifier, kills water-based bacteria with UV light

    20 October 2014, 12:25 am by: Mat Smith

    In a launch presentation in Tokyo, Japan (apparently the company's favorite place for new product launches), Dyson tackled the surprisingly sketchy hygiene issues that come with more typical humidifiers. To prove how gosh-darn better Dyson's Hygienic...
  • Google gives you the tools to build apps for Android 5.0 Lollipop

    19 October 2014, 11:59 pm by: Jon Fingas

    The official Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for your phone may be weeks away, but Google has delivered all the ingredients for you to make Lollipop-ready apps. The search firm has released both the finished Lollipop developer kit and a fresh batch of...
  • Fitbit's new wearable looks like a watch, crams in GPS and a heart rate monitor

    19 October 2014, 10:54 pm by: Mat Smith

    It's been a while since we've seen a new Fitbit product, but according to a leak obtained at The Verge, that's because the company's been working on something a little special. The Fitbit Surge is a "fitness superwatch" that houses two must-haves for...
  • How would you change Huawei's Ascend W1?

    19 October 2014, 10:18 pm by: Daniel Cooper

    When I reviewed Huawei's Ascend W1 last summer, I was surprised at how much I liked it, considering its bargain-basement price. Microsoft clearly deserves plaudits for getting Windows Phone 8 to work on such low-power hardware, and Huawei made a real...
  • Leak gives a clearer look at Motorola's upcoming Droid Turbo

    19 October 2014, 8:04 pm by: Jon Fingas

    So far, the pictures we've seen of Motorola's soon-to-launch Droid Turbo have been... incomplete. You won't have to wonder exactly what this Verizon-only smartphone looks like any longer, though. Evan Blass (@evleaks) has posted a press image...
  • New White House efforts help secure your payments

    19 October 2014, 6:29 pm by: Jon Fingas

    American banks and stores may already be planning to tighten your payment security, but the White House wants to give those efforts a boost. President Obama has signed an Executive Order that will require the federal government to both issue more...
  • Here's every device getting Android 5.0 Lollipop so far

    19 October 2014, 5:03 pm by: Jon Fingas

    If you're a die-hard Android fan, you're probably champing at the bit waiting for that Lollipop upgrade -- when will you get it? Are you going to get it? Thankfully for you, a number of companies have already promised to upgrade some of their devices...
  • Inside Seattle's invitation-only VR summit

    19 October 2014, 3:00 pm by: Philip Palermo

    Tech aficionados have been flocking to Seattle's Living Computer Museum for the past few years to get up close and personal with relics from computer technology's past. For one night earlier this month, though, I got a chance to peek at its possible...
  • The computer as copilot: Charting the growth of navigation tech

    19 October 2014, 1:00 pm by: Jon Turi

    Pretty soon, we may not even have to drive ourselves, but we'll still need to rely on the incredibly complex infrastructure of satellites and gadgets to get us from point A to point B. In this week's Rewind, we look at some highlights in the...
  • Inhabitat's Week in Green: Fusion power, Drop-a-Brick and settlements on Mars

    19 October 2014, 11:30 am by: Inhabitat

    Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Why can't Tesla's sales model catch a break? The automaker is paving the way for the future of electric...
  • Google's Nexus Player gets FCC approval, right on cue

    19 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Jon Fingas

    Well, that didn't take long. Just a couple of days after Google stopped pre-orders of the Nexus Player while it waited for the FCC's all-clear, its Android TV puck has received approval. There aren't any surprises in the regulatory filing, but it...
  • Watch Jony Ive and Elon Musk talk design and sci-fi transportation

    19 October 2014, 7:14 am by: Jon Fingas

    Tired of hearing little more than soundbites from tech luminaries such as Apple's Jony Ive and Tesla's Elon Musk? Today's your lucky day. Vanity Fair has posted its full video interviews with both Ive and Musk, giving you an insight into how the two...
  • Scientists want to fight the Ebola outbreak using robots

    19 October 2014, 3:06 am by: Jon Fingas

    Outbreaks of lethal viruses like Ebola are bad enough by themselves, but they're made worse by having to send in aid workers -- these people can quickly become victims, no matter how careful they are. To eliminate that risk, both the White House and...
  • You can't upgrade the new Mac mini's RAM

    19 October 2014, 12:43 am by: Jon Fingas

    If you're planning to snag the new Mac mini and load it up with aftermarket memory, you may want to reconsider your strategy. Macminicolo owner Brian Stucki (among others) has discovered that the RAM in Apple's latest tiny desktop isn't upgradable,...
  • Air Force's mysterious space drone returns after two years in orbit

    18 October 2014, 10:48 pm by: Steve Dent

    Following its longest-ever mission by far, the 11,000 pound X-37B unmanned spacecraft has returned to Earth bearing... well, we don't actually know. You see, after NASA and Boeing developed the craft (about a fifth the size of the Space Shuttle), it...
  • Apple's new iPads, the Nexus 6 and other stories you might've missed

    18 October 2014, 8:56 pm by: Andy Bowen

    Get ready, ya'll. It's been a doozie of a week. Not only did Apple unveil new iPads and a Retina iMac, Google took the wraps off the Nexus 6 and its own media streamer. That's not all we have on deck, though -- click on through for the rest of our...
  • Facebook wants the DEA to promise that it won't create fake accounts

    18 October 2014, 7:42 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Remember how the DEA got caught impersonating a woman on Facebook in an attempt to catch criminals who contacted her? Yeah, Facebook isn't at all pleased. It just sent a letter asking the anti-drug agency to promise that it won't create fake accounts...
  • RedShift electric motocross race bikes will be ready to roll in 2015

    18 October 2014, 6:30 pm by: Richard Lawler

    BRD Motorcycles originally opened pre-orders for the RedShift electric motorcycles back in 2011, and it's almost time for them to hit the streets. A lot has changed since then, including the name of the company -- now Alta Motors -- and a recent $4.5...
  • Disney rendered its new animated film on a 55,000-core supercomputer

    18 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: Joseph Volpe

    Disney's upcoming animated film Big Hero 6, about a boy and his soft robot (and a gang of super-powered friends), is perhaps the largest big-budget mash-up you'll ever see. Every aspect of the film's production represents a virtual collision of...
  • Google freezes Nexus Player orders while it waits for US approval

    18 October 2014, 3:38 pm by: Jon Fingas

    If you were dead set on ordering the Nexus Player this weekend, you're about to be disappointed. Google has quietly halted pre-orders of its Android TV media hub because it has "not been approved" by the FCC -- the company would be in trouble with US...
  • Apple removes Bose products from stores following Beats settlement

    18 October 2014, 1:45 pm by: Mariella Moon

    Bose might have settled its noise-cancellation lawsuit against Beats out of court, but the two are clearly far from putting the past behind them. Apple (Beats' new owner) has pulled all Bose headphones and speakers from its online store and several...

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