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TSA X-ray scanners

TSA: Charge your gadget before flying or it will be banned

by Eric Brownon July 8, 2014
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced security measures at “certain” overseas airports for flights into the US. It will not allow uncharged mobile phones and laptops onto planes headed to the United States. The TSA is being deliberately light on details, but NBCNews posits that the new rules are in response to a specific threat which has the TSA worried [...]
Uber car

Uber becomes legal in London after transport regulator’s ruling

by Nick Adamson July 4, 2014
Uber is now legal in London, after the city’s transport regulator, Transport for London (TfL), has ruled that the application is lawful and that it won’t be taking any action against the company. In a statement to the TfL board, Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport, which governs London’s above-ground transit options, noted that other cab [...]

Songza

Google acquires the streaming music company Songza for $39M

by Nick Adamson July 2, 2014
Google is buying Songza, a popular music app, Long Island-based, founded in 2007. The 6-year-old company is run by Elias Roman, who won a $4.7 million funding round from Amazon, Lerer Ventures and music manager Scooter Braun in late 2013. The app recently got a makeover. On the version for Apple’s iPhone, for instance, you can now play music videos [...]
Earth-size diamond star

Astronomers found Earth-sized diamond valued at $2 billion

by Matthew Lucason June 27, 2014
A team of astronomers has identified an Earth-sized diamond in space, or possibly the coldest, faintest white dwarf star ever detected. The large diamond is about 900 light-years away in space. Hovering near a much larger pulsar, this ancient stellar remnant has a temperature of less than 3,000 K, or about 2,700 degrees Celsius. That’s cooler [...]

iPhone 5C and 5S

Walmart lowers prices for iPhone 5C and 5S: $29 and $99

by Matthew Lucason June 27, 2014
Walmart is lowering the price of the iPhone 5s and 5c beginning Friday, 9 a.m. “local time.”. The retailer says that the price drop is permanent, and the offer is only available in stores. It’s not available online. With a two-year contract on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint, the 16GB iPhone 5c will be available for just $29 (down from $49) [...]
time travel

Time travel to become reality? Scientists sent light particles into the past

by Eric Brownon June 25, 2014
According to Einstein’s theory, it’s possible to travel back in time through a closed timelike curve, more commonly known as a “wormhole”. But scientists struggle with this theory because of the paradoxes that it presents. “Time travel was simulated by using a second photon to play the part of the past incarnation of the time-travelling [...]

Central Park New York

5 evergreen tips to help you get more out of your online marketing campaigns

by Gizmoration June 21, 2014
What does one think of, when the term evergreen comes to mind? For most of us, this normally refers to the pine tree that we adorn with plenty of different decorations during the Christmas season. For those who are involved in the marketing business however, evergreen refers to something else, though both terms take from [...]
harley davidson livewire

Harley-Davidson to release the first electric motorcycle

by Chris Murphyon June 20, 2014
Thursday, Harley-Davidson announced the release of the first electric motorcycle called Project LiveWire. The Milwaukee-based company said on Thursday that “select consumers” around the country next week will start getting a chance to ride prototype cycles with rechargeable batteries. It rumored that the Livewire will feature a three-phase induction motor producing 75PS of power and 75Nm of torque. [...]
No Man's Sky game

No Man’s Sky is the best indie game ever created

by Chris Murphyon June 20, 2014
No Man’s Sky represents everything you’ve wanted from video games. It aims to fulfill my boyhood fascination with dinosaurs, discovery, exploration, strange places, space, and dogfighting. This game got me and a lot of other people the most hyped this E3 is getting built by less than a dozen people. Everybody should have heard of No Man’s Sky by [...]

mobile apps

4 apps to boost your networking game

by Gizmoration June 17, 2014
It’s time to change the way we go about networking. The business happy hour, the trade conference, the seminar at your local convention center, and the talk at your local community college about your industry have been industry standard events for decades. In fact, not much has changed in regards to the events we go [...]
samsung galaxy tab s

First look at Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5 and 8.4 inch versions)

by Matthew Lucason June 13, 2014
Samsung leads the tablet market and with the launch of two new flagship tablets: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and 8.4 inch, the company becomes more powerful. Samsung‘s global tablet market share is already growing at the expense of Apple’s, climbing to 22.3% in the first quarter from 17.5% a year earlier, while Apple’s share shrank [...]

Dr. Gopinathan and Congressman Israel

This revolutionary EKG glove gives a 12 lead ECG in less than a minute

by Gizmoration June 12, 2014
Photo description: IneedMD’s Dr. Gopinathan shows Congressman Israel how to use the EKG Glove. Being able to run tests on your heart in a couple of minutes can spell the difference between life and death – that’s a fact! However, today’s technology still doesn’t allow for easy, affordable and immediate full EKG scans. This has [...]
#gizfie

Social media needs a new trend, so we present: #gizfie, the selfie for gadgets

by Matthew Lucason June 8, 2014
Selfies are everywhere. If you spend even just 10 minutes on any social network, you will most likely run into a photo or two (or 20) of faces taken by their owners. The selfie has become a by-word for our self-obsessed age, and it seems everyone’s doing it; even Barack Obama and David Cameron at Nelson Mandela’s memorial. [...]

Pepper robot Softbank

Softbank’s Pepper robot is human-like, reads feelings and costs $1,900

by Matthew Lucason June 6, 2014
Softbank launched the first humanoid robot called Pepper. The company, owned by Masayoshi Son, says that Pepper is an emotionally attuned robot “powered by love”. Pepper is provided with a chest-mounted 10.1-inch touch screen tablet, which he uses to display images, content or to express his own feelings. Pepper is linguistically agile, and can speak English, French, Japanese and [...]
Tetris Blitz

Tetris game turns 30: EA gives away prizes for Tetris Blitz players on iOS

by Nick Adamson June 6, 2014
Tetris is celebrating its 30th anniversary today. The addictive puzzle game was designed by Alexey Pajitnov, and shot to international recognition when it was released with the Nintendo Game Boy in 1989. It took until 1988 for the USSR to figure out exactly what videogame gold-dust it had on its hands. Consequently, a state-owned company called Elektronorgtechnica (ELORG [...]

Crisis TV show

The ‘I’m Getting Kidnapped’ app keeps you safe from dangerous situation

by Nick Adamson June 6, 2014
Yes, there is an app for that now. The ‘I’m Getting Kidnapped’ app wants to protect you from getting kidnapped.It works as a distress beacon for its user. After you download the app, go to Settings, type a custom message such as “Hello, if you’re receiving this, I’m getting kidnapped. This is my last location, alert authorities.” Then you type the phone [...]
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Apple’s newest ad shows what’s next: Health and fitness wearables, apps

by Nick Adamson June 5, 2014
Apple just released its newest TV ad called ‘Strenght’, which is set to the song “Chicken Fat,” performed by Robert Preston, originally written for President John F. Kennedy’s fitness program. The ad is a part of the its “You’re more powerful than you think” campaign. In the latest spot, iPhone users swim, run, and weigh themselves, all while connected [...]
kickstarter funded

Kickstarter makes the rules easier with Launch Now feature

by Matthew Lucason June 4, 2014
The most important Kickstarter change is the introduction of Launch Now, a new way for users to get their campaigns online faster and easier. The news, which was made official via a Kickstarter blog post this morning by CEO Yancey Strickler, means that new projects will skip the human vetting process, and instead will be evaluated based on  “thousands of data points” before being turned [...]

bendable phones

Will bendable phones ever become the norm?

by Gizmoration June 3, 2014
Thirty years ago, the first huge, clunking and not-very-good mobile phones were affectionately referred to as ‘bricks’, due to them being (quite literally) the size of a house brick. (A company has recently started recreating those Yuppie icons as ‘post-modernist ironic statements’, although whether anyone will feel sufficiently ironic to actually cart one of them [...]
houzz

Houzz, the home design site, raised $150M at $2.3B valuation

by Matthew Lucason June 3, 2014
Home design site and mobile app Houzz is in talks with investors to raise $150 million in a round of funding that would value the company at $2.3 billion, according to people familiar with the deal. Founded by Alon Cohen and Adi Tatarko, the California-based company has more than 2 million new shares at a price per share of [...]

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