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The Open Source Initiative hopes public awareness is Heartbleed's 'silver lining'

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

?Looking for a positive take to cut though all the negative press that Heartbleed has been getting? Then the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has one. The news has been full of stories about the exploit in OpenSSL (itself, an open-source project) that...

Video: Awesome accessory puts transparent physical keyboard on your iPad’s screen

Tactus Technology is a startup that has developed an accessory that can create transparent keyboard buttons on top of a touchscreen display. The company is working with Taiwan-based Wistron, Business Insider reports, to manufacture such a keyboard case accessory for the iPad, which should start shipping later this year. Show More Summary

DIY Gas Can Speakers Blast Your Tunes

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Have you ever wanted to build your own speakers, but were a bit overwhelmed with all the information out there on cases and packaging? A recent Instructable by [Txje] goes over how to build a set of simple gas can speakers. While using...Show More Summary

Jeep Bed Blueprints Will Have You Counting Sheep in Your Jeep

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

Not to sound like an old man or anything, but when I was young you had a mattress and a frame to rest it on. We didn’t need anything fancy. Kids nowadays. Bah. They can sleep…

FCC sets up the 'incentive auction' that will lead to faster wireless internet for everyone

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Last week at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show, FCC head Tom Wheeler pushed broadcasters to loosen their grip on spectrum that the agency plans to auction off to give wireless internet room to grow. Now, he's laid out a draft of the...

Tardis Backpack is Begging to Be Stolen

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Chip Chick

One would hope that, upon seeing this backpack, covetous eyes would just go online and get their own. But, others might go all Highlander on you, wanting to be the only one with such an excellent piece of backpack merch. Caution is advised. Show More Summary

New Study Shows 35% of Women Want a New Computer to Unleash Creativity

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Chip Chick

Breaking news! Women, lots of women, want new and better devices that they can do more with. I’ll let you collect your jaws from the ground. Intel did their own survey about the persistence of old, decrepit tech (so, anything more than...Show More Summary

A 3D-Printed Ultrasound Cast That Looks Awesome and Heals You Faster

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Old-fashioned casts are nasty, a festering stinksleeves that you wear like a medieval torture device for what seems like forever. 3D-printed casts take care of the smell and itch issues, and now Deniz Karasahin has designed the next step: a custom cast with an ultrasound device to speed up bone healing. Read more...

New Samsung transparent displays blur the line between virtual reality and the real world

Although Samsung often gets tagged as a copycat in the realm of smartphones, the company really does produce some remarkable innovations, particularly in the realm of displays. Patent Shot has spotted a recently filed Samsung patentShow More Summary

I Wouldn't Be Here Without the 1982 World's Fair

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

On a recent trip home to Knoxville, Tennessee, I had a flashback. Not an acid flashback (I don't think). We were weaving through the hilly streets of downtown in the shadow of the Sunsphere, a discoball of a monument built for the 1982 World's Fair, and suddenly I was there in the crowd, staring at the future. Read more...

Deepsea Minerals Are Coming Soon To A Cell Phone Near You

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Rocks mined from the seafloor have been confirmed as a viable source for rare earth metals, and thus a tiny piece of the ocean might soon find its way into a cell phone or computer chipboard near you. The finding, published in the April...Show More Summary

Tablets are killing consoles in the video streaming market

There’s a major fight brewing in the rapidly growing video streaming market over which device consumers use the most to watch their favorite online content. Game consoles, PC’s and connected devices linked to television sets have all...Show More Summary

Facebook Nearby Friends Feature: Get Ready for Some Stalking!

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

Facebook is a powerful tool when it comes to connecting with people that you’ve met, as well as being arguably the most important social networking site on the planet. This can be both good and bad,…

Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

It's been nearly three years since I reviewed the Xperia Neo, manufactured by what was then Sony Ericsson. The Neo represented just the second generation of Xperia phones running on Android, from a period when Sony was finding its feet in the world...

This Bionic Ankle Walks Like It's Alive

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The human lower leg is a marvel of biological engineering—it lets you have a long, strong stride while minimizing exertion and joint strain. But conventional spring and hydraulically-driven prosthesis worn by amputees offer no such benefit and can cause osteoarthritis-inducing skeletal strains. The BiOM T2 system aims to rectify that. Read more...

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