Technology

Quirky Cameras, Quick Charges and Racing Robots
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HTC is stepping so far out of the box with the RE Camera, it’s almost as if there was never a box to begin with. Instead of making us stare through a viewfinder, this minimalist device almost demands a return to older forms of photography, while still taking advantage of modern technology. It looks like […]

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Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber
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HughPickens.com writes Most major American cities have long used a system to limit the number of operating taxicabs, typically a medallion system: Drivers must own or rent a medallion to operate a taxi, and the city issues a fixed number of them. Now Josh Barro reports at the NYT that in major cities throughout the […]

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Sony lifts veil off 2015 e-ink watch line, other e-ink wearables
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On Friday, Sony announced that it was the creator of a strange crowdfunding campaign that had promised to deliver watches and accessories imbued with e-ink technology. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, a Sony spokesperson fessed up to creating a phantom company, called Fashion Entertainments, and launching its wearable experiment as a crowdfunding campaign to […]

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From The Farm To The Head Of Web Summit’s Table
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 Earlier this month I was at Dublin’s Web Summit, one of the largest global technology conferences in the world. That’s a remarkable feat, considering only four years ago the same event drew only 400 participants – while this year I joined more than 22,000 attendees for what is the fastest growing tech conference in history. […]

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GoPro To Launch Consumer Drones Late Next Year
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GoPro is supposedly working on a line of consumer drones to supplement its action camera business, according to the Wall Street Journal. The report claims that the drones will retail in the range of $500 and $1,000 and will come with GoPro camera technology on-board. Given the popularity of drones with enthusiasts and budding filmmakers, […]

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The biggest tech turkeys of 2014
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Fourteen of the year’s most embarrassing blunders in technology, by Amazon, Apple, Google, Uber and more — all for your holiday enjoyment.

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Tips for Designing a Connected Home That Isn’t Chaos
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Not much is certain in technology and design, except for one pattern we’ve seen time and again: whenever a new class of technology becomes available, everyone wants a piece of it. In the late ’90s it was websites, then it was apps, and now it’s connected everything, aka, the Internet of Things (IoT). But there’s […]

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SnapJet lets you print your smartphone snaps as Polaroids
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A new device seeking funding on Kickstarter uses Polaroid technology to let you wirelessly print photos from your smartphone.

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Renewable energy ‘simply WON’T WORK’: Top Google engineers
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Windmills, solar, tidal – all a ‘false hope’, say Stanford PhDs Comment  Two highly qualified Google engineers who have spent years studying and trying to improve renewable energy technology have stated quite bluntly that renewables will never permit the human race to cut CO2 emissions to the levels demanded by climate activists. Whatever the future […]

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