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 2016-02-06 20:06 

Digital Trends

Google is looking into wireless charging for its driverless cars... +

It's not enough that Google's cars don't need drivers -- now, they don't want plugs either. The autonomous technology is now also looking into wireless charging, because you can't have too much of a good thing. The post Google is looking into wireless cha...

 2016-02-06 20:06 

Digital Trends

Uber drivers in San Francisco are threatening to strike over Super Bowl weekend... +

Call it either the best or the worst timing, but Uber drivers have had enough. The pot is finally boiling over this weekend, this very busy Super Bowl weekend, no less, as San Francisco Uber drivers threaten to strike. The post Uber drivers in San Francis...

 2016-02-06 20:00 

TechCrunch

Apocalypse, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love AI... +

The force has been strong for AI (artificial intelligence) over the last few weeks, what with Slack announcing a fund for bots, Elon Musk announcing OpenAI.....

 2016-02-06 20:00 

Engadget

Earin's wireless earbuds are ambitious but flawed... +

For the past year and a half, Swedish startup Earin has been trying to turn a Ryan Gosling–inspired earbud concept into a proper working product. The hook: Unlike other Bluetooth headsets, these $299 earbuds are completely wireless: They sync w....

 2016-02-06 20:00 

Techdirt

This Week In Techdirt History: January 31st - February 6th... +

Five Years Ago This week in 2011, Egypt was wracked with protests, and the government responded by shutting down the internet. China was trying to stop people from talking about the uprising while Al Jazeera was trying to spread coverage far and wide by ...

 2016-02-06 19:59 

TechCrunch

Kenzen Wins For Best Startup In The Future Athlete Category At The NFLs 1st And Future... +

Twelve startups campaigned for their chance to win the prize at 1st and Future, the startup pitch hosted jointly by the NFL, Stanford and TechCrunch, but only.....

 2016-02-06 19:57 

Digital Trends

Tactile Picture Books Project 3D prints picture books for blind kids... +

Now, the latest application of 3D printing technology may be the most heartwarming. The Tactile Picture Books Project is creating children's books for a very special demographic: the blind. The post Tactile Picture Books Project 3D prints picture books fo...

 2016-02-06 19:51 

Digital Trends

Googles driverless cars are going to London... +

Google's self-driving cars are crossing the Atlantic. According to reports from the Guardian, transport officials in London are in "active discussions" with Google to make the British capital one of the trial cities. The post Google’s driverless car...

 2016-02-06 19:50 

Digital Trends

Google will begin showing anti-ISIS ads to counter terrorism... +

Not all weapons have a trigger, and that doesn't make them any less effective. No, I'm not talking about bombs, but rather about Google's new strategy to use its highly targeted advertising system in the battle against ISIS. The post Google will begin sho...

 2016-02-06 19:49 

TechCrunch

HYP3Rs Location-Based Engagement CRM Wins The Future Stadium Category At 1st and Future... +

We've reached the end of 1st And Future a sports-centric startup competition thrown as a joint effort between the NFL, Stanford's Graduate School of.....

 2016-02-06 19:33 

TechCrunch

LiveLikes VR Spectator App Wins The 1st And Future Sports Startup Contest Home Category... +

Virtual reality, body cameras, and the Internet Of Things are poised to change the way we watch sports. Today we saw how at TechCrunchs 1st And Future.....

 2016-02-06 19:30 

The Verge

The dark side to Uber’s unstoppable cash grab... +

Uber's insane fundraising streak looks to get even more insane, as the New York Times is reporting that a new fund for super wealthy investors to bet on Uber's continued growth and success has recently cropped up. But even as cash continues to rai...

 2016-02-06 19:29 

TechCrunch

Twitter May Introduce An Algorithmic Timeline And People Are Losing Their Minds... +

Remember Twitter? Or, at least, that would seem to be the sentiment from parts of Twitterthat are now shocked that the company is considering switching.....

 2016-02-06 19:25 

Digital Trends

The Wilson X is Wilsons smart football... +

The 21st century has done a major number on sporting equipment, and now, just in time for the Super Bowl, Wilson has unveiled its new smart football. Because yes, even your football needs to be smart now. The post The Wilson X is Wilson’s smart foot...

 2016-02-06 19:15 

Digital Trends

This is why feel-good ads dominate the Super Bowl... +

Super Bowl 50 is set to be one of the most-watched TV events in U.S. history, and one of its biggest attractions will be its commercials. But what makes a Super Bowl ad work? And why are serious ads so rare? We ask the experts. The post This is why feel-g...

 2016-02-06 19:05 

Gizmodo

Rumor Mill Heats Up Again for Discovery of Gravitational Waves... +

Hey, remember when we told you about those rumors that physicists may have finally found gravitational waves? Its been pretty quiet since then, but yesterday fresh rumors surfaced that yes, the discovery is real. And we could have an official announcement...

 2016-02-06 19:02 

Digital Trends

Just For The Tech Of It: Drone-snatching eagles and carnivorous plants that count... +

This week on Just For The Tech Of It, host Drew Prindle tells us about drone killing police eagles, strange genetic studies, and carnivorous plants that can count to 20. The post Just For The Tech Of It: Drone-snatching eagles and carnivorous plants that ...

 2016-02-06 19:00 

Engadget

Watch the Engadget staff on: Getting ready for Super Bowl 50... +

Super Bowl 50 weekend is here, and who is better equipped to talk you through preparation than a squad full of Engadget editors? As the Big Game approaches, some of our staff sat down in the studio to explain what they do (or don't) know about footba...

 2016-02-06 18:49 

Digital Trends

Far Cry Primal developers discuss what makes the game true to the series... +

Far Cry Primal may not look like the previous games in the series, but Ubisoft is adamant that it is still has Far Cry in its DNA due to its tendency to create water cooler moments. The post Far Cry Primal developers discuss what makes the game true to t...

 2016-02-06 18:42 

Digital Trends

BlackBerry lays off 200 employees in Canada and Florida... +

BlackBerry recently laid off about 200 employees in Canada in Florida as part of the its efforts to drive efficiencies across its workforce. The company clarified the figure after reports initially pegged the layoffs at around 1,000 employees. The post Bl...

 2016-02-06 18:15 

Digital Trends

Stay warm and ready on your ski trips with this gear... +

A romp in the backcountry shouldn't leave you cold and hungry. Fortunately, this tech can help you stay warm and safe, even if you're only commuting to the office. The post Stay warm and ready on your ski trips with this gear appeared first on Digital Tre...

 2016-02-06 18:00 

TechCrunch

Gillmor Gang: Passion Plate... +

The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, February 5, 2016. The Gang's ears are.....

 2016-02-06 18:00 

Engadget

The HTC Vive isn't limited to perfectly square rooms... +

I'm not gonna lie: I was jealous when I heard that my colleague Sean Buckley got to play 12 virtual reality games in Seattle last week. (He even moaned about it later.) I got to try "only" four on the Vive Pre at HTC's Taipei headquart...

 2016-02-06 17:59 

CNET

Lego 'Ghostbusters' set gives hints for the upcoming film - CNET... +

This ...

 2016-02-06 17:30 

The Verge

The future is here, some assembly required... +

Technology moves fast. So fast, in fact, that its easy to take it for granted. Smartphones, which have been around for a decade or more, are so ubiquitous and such an integral part of our daily......

 2016-02-06 17:23 

Digital Trends

Samsung patents vein identification sensor on smartwatches to trigger payments, playlists... +

Fingerprints, heartbeats and veins -- they can all be used to identify who you are. While the latter is far from new, it may be on the cusp of mainstream adoption, if Samsungs recent patent ever comes to fruition. The post Samsung patents vein identificat...

 2016-02-06 17:19 

Mashable

Twitter insider: Calm down, your feed isn't about to be taken over by robots... +

If this activist investor is to be believed, there's nothing to worry about....

 2016-02-06 17:17 

CNET

What's your favorite audio format: LP, CD, cassette, 8-track, FLAC, DSD or MP3? - CNET... +

Are you experienced? How many audio formats have you played?...

 2016-02-06 17:15 

Digital Trends

Weekend Workshop: How to build a brushless gimbal to shoot super stable video... +

Good camera stabilizers cost a pretty penny, but as is the case with most things, you can build your own for a fraction of the usual retail cost. Check out this sweet DIY build you can make for under $200 bucks! The post Weekend Workshop: How to build a b...

 2016-02-06 17:04 

Digital Trends

Students try to figure out how to make $20K homes by building in a luxury community... +

Rural Studio is trying to figure out how to make houses that cost $20,000 but are still somewhere people want to live. They built some prototypes at Serenbe, a luxury sustainable living community. The post Students try to figure out how to make $20K homes...

 2016-02-06 17:00 

Gizmodo

RIP Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, The Sixth Man To Walk On The Moon... +

Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, has passed away on February 4th, on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his mission to the moon. The Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 14, he was the 6th astronaut to step foot on the moon. He was 85....

 2016-02-06 17:00 

Techdirt

Awesome Stuff: Updated Classics... +

This week, we've got three crowdfunding projects for wonderfully inventive reimaginings of common objects that haven't changed much in a very long time. Lumir C Candles are a fine source of light, but what about all that wasted heat? It's a stroke of sm...

 2016-02-06 16:47 

CNET

A better sounding (and much cheaper) alternative to pricey sound bars - CNET... +

The Audiophiliac compares a $380 stereo audio system with one of the very best sound bars, and even he was surprised by what he heard....

 2016-02-06 16:34 

TechCrunch

Live Now: Watch 12 Startups Pitch The NFL At 1st And Future Here... +

Tomorrow, the Broncos and Panthers will battle it out for the right to call themselves the champions of Super Bowl 50. Today, just miles away from the.....

 2016-02-06 16:30 

Engadget

Twitter needs searchable GIFs for fun and profit... +

This week, a group of Android users noticed a new feature in the Twitter app: a GIF button that can be used to search through trending GIFs to drop into status updates. As you'd expect, the internet lost its collective mind. Twitter is the unofficial...

 2016-02-06 16:19 

Mashable

Twitter timeline change will kill what makes it fun... +

Twitter wants to reorder the venerable timeline based on an algorithm and it could destroy Twitter as we know it....

 2016-02-06 16:00 

TechCrunch

How Mobile Technology Will Increase Stadium Security... +

In the months and years following September 11, one of the most noticeable changes was the experience of going through an airportlonger lines, no liquids,.....

 2016-02-06 15:24 

The Verge

Twitter employee learns about social network's harassment problem firsthand... +

There's a lot of reasons why people keep coming back to Twitter, but there's definitely one that pushes everyone away: the plague of ugly harrassment across the platform. It's been an issue for......

 2016-02-06 15:15 

Digital Trends

Keep your Lumia 950 looking stylish and safe with these 10 great cases... +

Want to add a splash of color, a new texture, or some solid protection to your Microsoft mobile? Weve got you covered here with a run-down of the best Lumia 950 cases that money can buy. The post Keep your Lumia 950 looking stylish and safe with these 10...

 2016-02-06 15:10 

TechCrunch

Repairing Your iPhone Home Button From An Unofficial Repair Shop Can Brick Your Phone... +

Going to an unauthorized Apple technician to repair your home button can cost you a lot of money. On Friday, The Guardian reported that thousands of iPhone.....

 2016-02-06 15:00 

Engadget

Recommended Reading: High-tech sports stadiums of the future... +

Introducing the Stadium of the Future, Where Technology is King Patrick Sisson, Curbed For sports fans, the experience of attending a game in person is becoming increasingly more high-tech. Levi's Stadium, home of Super Bowl 50 this weekend, touts....

 2016-02-06 15:00 

Gizmodo

These Gorgeous Buildings Showcase the Surprisingly Innovative Future of Wood... +

Wood is the future. Thats the feeling you get after looking through the 2016 award winners named by WoodWorks, the United States wood building council....

 2016-02-06 14:36 

Digital Trends

Who needs trailers when Capcom can put on Street Fighter V dance battles?... +

Capcom UK hired London-based Hip-Hop dance theater troupe ZooNation to perform a live dance battle called "Street Fighter V Hits London" at a launch event for the game Wednesday. The post Who needs trailers when Capcom can put on Street Fighter V dance ba...

 2016-02-06 14:17 

Mashable

The tech behind Super Bowl 50: 1,300 Wi-Fi hotspots, 16 camera angles and... +

Super Bowl 50 by the numbers....

 2016-02-06 14:15 

Digital Trends

Super Bowl recipes you can make in the oven simultaneously... +

Limit your time in the kitchen this Super Bowl Sunday by baking a bunch of different appetizers in the oven that all cook at the same temperature. Plus, many of these recipes can be made in under 20 minutes. The post Super Bowl recipes you can make in th...

 2016-02-06 14:15 

Digital Trends

Transform your desktop into a concert hall with these computer speakers... +

Not sure which PC speakers work best with your computer? Here are our current favorites, whether you're working on a budget or looking to produce high-end audio. The post Transform your desktop into a concert hall with these computer speakers appeared fir...

 2016-02-06 14:00 

Engadget

ICYMI: VR yourself into a robot, plasma physics and more... +

Today on In Case You Missed It: UC Berkeley is using VR, motion capture and spatial mapping to put a human 'into' the body of a robot with a technique called robotic teleoperation. The video looks like a complicated form of the claw game, but al...

 2016-02-06 14:00 

TechCrunch

How To Fix Techs H-1B Problem... +

I'm a Canadian who has spent a sizable fraction of his adult life working in the USA, so immigration, especially as it relates to the tech industry, is a.....

 2016-02-06 13:00 

CNET

The CNET Smart Home antes up for smart blinds - CNET... +

Navigating the peculiar market of smart shades and blinds, and deciding if they're worth the price....

 2016-02-06 13:00 

CNET

How to add video effects in iMovie for iOS - CNET... +

Learn how to add filters, slow motion, split screen and other video effects to your movie project....

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