iOS 9 Features, Leaks and Release Date: What You Need to Know
It’s a busy year for Apple. The super-shiny (and incredibly expensive) Apple Watch hit shops last month and the smart money and Mac Diviners have it on good authority that a brand new iPhone model may be
This Robot Learns New Tasks by Doing Them, Like a Human
One thing robots are notoriously bad at is learning by doing. You can pack plenty of information into a robotic brain, but ask a bot to teach itself a new motor task—even one as simple as stacking
Ride Along on a Four-Mile-Long Roller Coaster for Library Books
A few weeks ago we showed you images of incredible robotic library logistics , including the Telelift system of the National Széchényi Library in Budapest, Hungary. Last week I had a special opportunity to visit that library
Today's Best Deals: Home Theater Upgrades and Sticking it to Your ISP
The iPad Mini 3 starts at just $300 today at Best Buy, so if you don’t already own a Mini 2, this is a great excuse to buy in or upgrade:Read more...
Santa Barbara Still Reeling From the Worst Oil Spill in Decades
Last Tuesday, an onshore pipeline belonging to the Texas-based oil company Plains All American burst, spewing roughly 105,000 gallons of crude down a storm drain and into an undeveloped stretch of coastline just north of Santa Barbara.
Walking On All Fours: The World Of Animal Prostheses
Replacing one lost leg is challenging, but what about two, three or four? Read more...
I Want This Screen Protector That Magically Gives iPhones a Back Button
Why doesn’t it have a back button? I ask no one in particular. Why do I have to reach all the way up there to go back where I came from? Soon, there may be an answer
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Some of Hollywood's best animatronics are going to auction
If youre a movie buff who cant get enough of Hollywoods monsters, you might want to brace your wallet for impact. Famed special effects guru Rick Baker is auctioning over 400 items from his collection, including animatronics that
Clip-on adds gesture control to Pebble Time and Android Wear watches
Aria is a small add-on that clips underneath a smartwatch band and lets you control the device with finger gestures. Its an accessory for an accessory, which sounds kind of ridiculous, but its not like you have a
Inhabitat's Week in Green: rain lamps and solar-powered pod homes
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the weeks most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- its the Week in Green.Everything about Tesla is groundbreaking, including its direct-sales model. Laws in New Jersey, Ohio,
The next Firefox OS devices will focus on quality, not cost
Outside of one or two exceptions, most Firefox OS devices have been aimed squarely at the budget crowd -- at folks who would otherwise have to entirely forego smartphoness or tablets. However, Mozilla is ready to switch things
NASA finds distant galaxy shining as bright as 300 trillion suns
Ever tried looking at the sun with your bare eyes? Too bright, right? Now imagine looking at something with the brightness of 300 trillion suns. Thats how intense the most luminous galaxy found to date is, so much
Human gene sequencing gets an official yardstick
Gene sequencing, once a rare feat, is pretty common these days... but how do you know that your DNA data is up to snuff? As of now, theres an easy way to find out. The National Institute of
NASA patched Curiosity rover's autofocus problem over the air
Pardon me while I say something that might not be entirely popular: Software updates are pretty awesome. Maybe not so much for game consoles, but, I digress because the Curiosity rover recently received a patch that improved the
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Turn Your Fan On and Off Automatically Based on the Air Temperature
From the lazy-but-totally-awesome files: Here are two solutions for making your fan automatically turn on once the air reaches a certain temperature, so you don’t have to move a muscle.Read more...
Today's Best Deals: Home Theater Upgrades and Sticking it to Your ISP
The iPad Mini 3 starts at just $300 today at Best Buy, so if you don’t already own a Mini 2, this is a great excuse to buy in or upgrade:Read more...
Five Best 3D Printing Services
Getting something 3D printed is easier now than it’s ever been , and there are plenty of reasons why you might want to. From just making something special and unique to replacing broken parts, 3D printing services
AndroidTool Takes One-Click Screencasts and Screenshots from Your Phone
Android/OS X: If you want to take screencasts or screenshots of your Android phone and instantly have them saved to your computer, AndroidTool makes the process as simple as a single click—assuming you have a Mac to
This Week's Top Downloads
Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more...
Turn a Jar of Mayo Into the Perfect Hiding Place for Your Valuables
Thieves like to get in and get out of your home as fast as possible. This DIY hideaway for your valuables sits in one of the last places they’ll ever look: your fridge.Read more...
Noisli for Chrome Generates Background Sound to Keep You Productive
Chrome: We’re big fans of the Noisli web app , which allows you to create background noise so you can focus on your work . The new Chrome extension works the same way, but you don’t need
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The Next Roomba May Recognize All Your Crap
iRobot CEO Colin Angle says his company will bring a home-mapping robot to market by the end of the year. The post The Next Roomba May Recognize All Your
Turns Out There a Lot of Academics Studying Photo Filters
Theres way, way more behind why we use filters and love to look at them than you thought. The post Turns Out There a Lot of Academics
Google Maps Is Racist Because the Internet Is Racist
A slur recently showed up on Google Maps, and it was the work of trolls. It was the work of algorithms. The post Google Maps Is Racist Because
Inside the Obsessive World of Artisanal Cocktail Ice
Theres an all-out ninja battle going on at our finer urban cocktail establishments, and the prize at the center is a beautiful block of ice. The post Inside the
Gadget Lab Podcast: Spotify Sings a New Tune
This week, the hosts go deep on the changes at Spotify. The post Gadget Lab Podcast: Spotify Sings a New Tune appeared first on WIRED.
Scotty Allen’s Mom Will Judge Your Website
Those raised on the Internet may not be the best judges of a websites usability. But maybe Scotty Allens mom is. The post Scotty Allen’s Mom Will Judge Your Website
Review: Cozoy Astrapi
Attaching a digital-to-analog converter to your mobile phone makes your music sound better. Heres a great-sounding option from China that is, by audiophile standards, relatively cheap. The post Review: Cozoy Astrapi appeared first on
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Miito Deconstructs The Kettle To Save Energy
 Europeans love little better than a nice cup of tea. Which means an awful lot of water is being boiled daily — only a portion of which is actually necessary, given most
TC AppleCast 16: MacBook Redux, iOS 9 And OS X 10.11
 This week we cover one noteworthy review of the new MacBook by Marco Arment, as well as iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 details. Apple is supposedly tidying up with both OS
CrunchWeek: Pebble’s Cash Crunch, Stripe Hits $5B, And NSA Reform’s Uncertain Future
 Happy holiday Friday, team, and welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek. This time around, we remain camped out in the CrunchBase offices while TCHQ undergoes reconstructive surgery, Our own Kyle Russell, Colleen
This App Turns Your $600 Apple Watch Into A $20 Casio Calculator Watch
 Plenty of people have compared the Apple Watch to the classic Casio calculator watch; these guys went ahead and made the inevitable app. Meet GeekWatch — the app that turns your
Anker To Offer USB-C Cables, Hubs And Batteries For Your New MacBook
 Anker, the company that makes affordable, good-quality backup batteries and other accessories without the hefty price tag of some of its competitors, is answering the call of
The Aria Lets You Control Your Smart Watch Without Touching It
 The Aria is an add-on band that measures movement in the wrist to control smart watches with finger gestures. Compatible with Android Wear and the Pebble Time, their module slots in
Apple’s iOS 9 Could Herald A New Future For Older iPhones And iPads
 Apple’s next-generation operating systems, for both mobile devices and PCs, are reportedly going to have a strong focus on zapping bugs and improving stability, reports 9to5Mac. We’d heard this about iOS before,
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Guy Gets Windows XP Running On Android Wear Smartwatch
There is no limit to which people will not go to tinker with their gadgets and that’s not a bad thing because we then get to see what the devices we use on a daily basis are really capable of
OneClip Is A Multi-Platform Cloud Clipboard From Microsoft
It has been revealed that Microsoft is developing a new multi-platform cloud clipboard app called OneClip. The idea behind this app is very simple. You can copy something to the clipboard
iOS 9 Jailbreak Might Be Nearly Impossible
There hasn’t been much activity in the jailbreak front for quite some time now because Apple has made it significantly harder for hackers to develop a method. There have been some
HBO Now Price Cut Likely
Television and cable networks are following a trend these days by catering to people who don’t want to pay for conventional pay-TV or cable subscription but they’re more than happy to
Mozilla’s $25 Firefox Smartphone Plans Bite The Dust
Mozilla tried to carve a niche for itself in the Android dominated smartphone market by coming out with $25 smartphones powered by Firefox OS. The idea was to provide these very
Google Will Provide Update Guarantees For Nexus Devices With Android M
In just a few days Google is going to take the stage at I/O 2015 to announce Android M, the successor to last year’s Android 5.0 Lollipop. The new software is
Aria Adds Gesture Control To Smartwatches
Smartwatches let you do a lot of things right from your wrist, such as checking and sending messages, getting directions, taking notes, playing music, taking calls and much more. You do
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Best Air Purifiers Worth Considering in 2015
Every weekday, our friends at Faveable compile a list of awesome gadgets and gear that men would love to discover. Trying to make sense of all the air purifiers in the market
Deal Of The Day: 13% Off On Smashbox Pro Portable Speaker
The Smashbox Pro Portable Speaker is an interesting device. It’s partway case, partway speaker, and sort of a little bit of both. You put your phone in there, plug the
You May Not Have The Force, But You Can Have These Star Wars Dangle Earrings
Star Wars merch hasn’t been this relevant since 2005, when the Revenge of the Sith came out. But with The Force Awakens slated for a December release, people are getting
Make Some Kind Of Statement With Nintendo Drinking Flasks
We’re not sure exactly what you’re trying to say if you go around taking sips of bourbon from a plastic NES cartridge, but it’s nice to know that you can,
Office Master OM5: The Mother of All PC Gaming Chairs
The following article is brought to you by Voucherbin.uk. -Ed. Despite the constant developments taking place in the field of modern day gaming consoles such as the PlayStation and Xbox,
Deal Of The Day: 26% Off On TokyoFlash Limited-Edition Breathalyzer Watch
We love TokyoFlash, and have featured their watches many times over the years. The Limited-Edition Breathalyzer Watch featured in today’s deal post happens to be able to do more than
SmartRim Protects Your Pricey Mags From Curb Damage
Many modern cars come with parking sensors that help you avoid hitting the car parked behind you. That’s great, but they do very little to help you avoid getting too
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Sprint’s HTC One E8 officially gets with the Lollipop program
While nowhere near as handsome as its aluminum unibody M8 kin, the plastic-made HTC One E8 probably deserved more media attention and software love than it recently got. Admit it, you barely remembered the 5-inch 1,080p device when its international
LG G4 headed for Verizon on June 4, official render suggests
While T-Mobile chose to directly concede LG G4’s highly anticipated commercial launch date on the network, then got cold feet, suggesting the timeline isn’t entirely worked out yet, Verizon goes a more devious route to tease the 5.5-inch Android’s arrival.
Deal alert starting May 23: 64 GB Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge at 32 GB prices
Samsung came so close to Android smartphone perfection with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. So, so close! Just an extra microSD card slot, plus waterproof exterior, and the two would have reached otherworldly virtue. While the latter deficiency can
Smart Grids 101: Connectivity of the Future
The Obama administration has included $3.5 billion in grid modernization in its budget for the 2016 fiscal year. On top of that, the smart grid IT market is expected to double by 2024 and the future for implementation of smart
Asus ZenWatch scores timely Android Wear 5.1.1 update
Although it’s more or less meant to be the wrist-worn equivalent of Google’s smartphone and tablet-dedicated OS, Android Wear wasn’t drastically altered when it moved up to version 5.0, but it’s now in the process of a few important changes
TechnologyTell Review: Justin 5400mAh Power Bank
External battery packs are totally useful, that is, until you happen to forget the cable. There’s nothing worse than having a need unfulfilled because of just one missing element. Fortunately, some manufacturers, such as Innovative Technology, has taken this into
Ex-search giant Lycos selling patents
Lycos, a top search engine name from the early days of the popular Internet, announced that it is selling off a group of patents related to search and online advertising. According to its announcement, Lycos is making the move ahead
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