Using a technique that has possible applications in acoustic cloaking, sonic levitation, ultrasonic imaging, and particle manipulation, scientists at the University of California Berkeley claim to have produced a "bottle" beam of acoustic energy in o
Many people are already annoyed when characters on TV cop shows "zoom in and enhance" on a photo, to reveal a level of detail that could never really have been captured by the camera.
Lyft is getting back to its roots. Before offering a smartphone app that let you summon other people's private cars?each decked out with a pink mustache?Lyft was a startup called Zimride that matched up college students who wanted to take the same ro
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Touted as a simpler, subscription-free alternative to the Delorme inReach, the Text Anywhere is a portable, satellite-powered hot spot that adds virtually unlimited text-messaging range to your phone.
Intro to Linux is normally a $2,400 course from the Linux Foundation, but it's being offered for free now on edX. If you've ever wanted to learn how to use the open source operating system, there's no better time than now.
Here's a look at sharing a hard drive across your network using your Wi-Fi router.
A new service is promising to end the uncertainty of how clothes will look or fit when shopping on the web. Fitle aims to provide users with a 3D avatar of themselves with which to "try on" clothes online. The company says it will eventually offer th
At the moment, Taaki and the Dark Wallet team—which also includes 3D-printed gun enthusiast turned Bitcoin evangelist Cody Wilson—are attempting to develop a ground layer to allow anyone in the world to use Bitcoin. But his hope ultimately is that pe
Last night, a company called Ethereum began selling the first batch of its cryptocurrency, called ether.
Here's What We Know About The Secretive, Elon Musk-Backed Firm Creating Functional Artificial Intelligence
A new computer game, No Man's Sky, demonstrates a new way to build computer games filled with diverse flora and fauna.
There's a new app in Silicon Valley — conservatarianism.
Researchers at Aalborg University, MIT and Caltech have developed a new mathematically-based technique that can boost internet data speeds by up to 10 times, by making the nodes of a network much smarter and more adaptable
Cockroaches are some of the most resilient creatures on earth. They can live for 45 minutes without air and over a month without food. Cutting their heads off won't even kill them—at least not immediately. Their bodies can live on for several days wi
Chris Lattner spent a year and a half creating a new programming language—a new way of designing, building, and running computer software—and he didn't mention it to anyone, not even his closest friends and colleagues.
It was one of the most tedious jobs on the internet. A team of Googlers would spend day after day staring at computer screens, scrutinizing tiny snippets of street photographs, asking themselves the same question over and over again: "Am I looking at
Box CEO Aaron Levie declared the "end of the storage wars" today, as he rolled out unlimited storage space to its Business customers.
secretive British spy agency GCHQ has developed tools to seed the net with false info, including the ability to fake the results of online polls, fake pageview counts on web sites, "amplif[y]" sanctioned messages on YouTube, and censor "extremist" vi
Canonical is a 650-employee software company best known for its version of the Linux operating system.
With its latest update to Windows Phone, Microsoft added what Apple and Google have been offering for quite some time—a virtual assistant.
IBM is worried that the age of silicon may be drawing to a close.
The smartphone has given rise to countless new ways to monitor our health.
Ground Station for the Phantom 2 Vision and the Phantom 2 Vision+ has arrived. Now you can program in a flight, let go of your controller and focus on getting the shot you want.
Inbox, the product from former Dropbox employees and MIT students, launched today, TechCrunch reports, and did so very quietly for a product gunning to go up against Google's Gmail.
Canonica, the developers behind the Linux operating system, Ubuntu, and the mobile OS of almost the same name, Ubuntu Touch, has released some pretty impressive statistics surrounding their mobile OS.
Andrei Alexandrescu didn't stand much of a chance. And neither did Walter Bright.
Encryption is hard. When NSA leaker Edward Snowden wanted to communicate with journalist Glenn Greenwald via encrypted email, Greenwald couldn't figure out the venerable crypto program PGP even after Snowden made a 12-minute tutorial video.
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The partnership between Quirky and GE continues to bear fruit following the release of various smart products designed to work in conjunction with the Wink app.