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Behold, the heart-rate sensing Life...

Behold, the heart-rate sensing LifeBeam Smart Hat (heads-on)

LifeBeam's heart-rate-sensing hat isn't such a dumb idea.
Accurate, detailed sound makes this...

Accurate, detailed sound makes this headphone an audiophile favorite

The well-designed and comfortable NAD Viso HP50 ($300) is all about clean, natural sound, making it an audiophile-grade headphone that won't break the bank.
Durable Kyocera Torque makes an app...

Durable Kyocera Torque makes an appearance at MWC 2015 (hands-on)

Launching in Europe this spring, the rugged Kyocera Torque shows up at MWC 2015.
MyFC Jaq fuel-cell charger jacks up...

MyFC Jaq fuel-cell charger jacks up your phone in style (hands-on)

This hydrogen-powered portable charger aims to put green fuel cell technology -- and a splash of colour -- in your pocket for a reasonable price.
Do you know where your children are...

Do you know where your children are? These smart shoes do

The 361 smart shoe contains MediaTek tech, a GPS tracker and wireless charging so you can see where your anklebiters are.
The Cinder Sensing Cooker takes a s...

The Cinder Sensing Cooker takes a swing at sous vide

This $499 countertop appliance claims to cook with sous-vide-level precision.

PCWorld

ISIS supporters operated at least 4...

ISIS supporters operated at least 46,000 Twitter accounts, study finds

Supporters of the Islamic extremist group known as ISIS operated at least 46,000 Twitter accounts at the end of last year, a new study says, underscoring the challenge facing social networks as they become powerful tools for propaganda and recruitment.

The accounts were in use between September and December, and while not all were active at the same time, the estimate is a conservative one. The actual number could be as high as 70,000, according to the study, which was commissioned by Google Ideas and published by the Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C., think tank.

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VMware sued for alleged GPL license...

VMware sued for alleged GPL license infractions

A Linux kernel developer is suing VMware in Germany, alleging the company has not complied with copyright terms for using open-source software.

Christoph Hellwig, who holds copyrights on portions of the Linux kernel, alleges VMware combined proprietary source code with open-source code in its ESXi product line but has not released it publicly as required by the General Public License version 2 (GPLv2). The suit was filed in district court in Hamburg.

The Software Freedom Conservancy, a charity that supports open-source software projects, is funding Hellwig?s lawsuit through a grant, according to a news release.

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Look out, Steam Machines: Microsoft...

Look out, Steam Machines: Microsoft eyes Windows-to-Xbox game streaming

Microsoft has already announced that it plans to stream games on its Xbox One console to Windows 10 PCs beginning later this year. Not unsurprisingly, it?s exploring the other direction as well.

In a talk at the Game Developer Conference here, Bill Schiefelbein, a principal program manager lead in the Xbox Experiences team, described the Xbox app (below) that Microsoft has launched for Windows 10, and what the company hopes to achieve for gaming on the PC. 

For now, the Xbox app represents a social network of sorts, bridging the PC and the Xbox One game console by allowing users to connect to friends, post game clips, and track achievements across the various gaming titles. Users will be able to either use their real name, their Xbox gamertag, or both, providing some anonymity if they so choose. In the future Microsoft plans to also add a game DVR function to record clips that can be saved or shared with friends.

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Windows 10's Xbox App: More about e...

Windows 10's Xbox App: More about extending a console than embracing PC gaming

Ever since Microsoft announced its plans to bring the Xbox and PC ecosystems closer together with Windows 10, I've been under the impression that this was more of a play towards giving the console crowd computer-y convenience rather than actually wooing over PC gamers. After a demo of the Windows 10 Xbox App at GDC today, I'm even more convinced.

Except for one truly killer feature.

Print. Screen.

The new Xbox App will finally make it easy to take screenshots and record videos of games without requiring third-party software. Hitting Windows-G while in-game brings up a contextual menu that allows you to take a screenshot, record the last thirty seconds of video to disk, or start a recording?just like the Xbox. Sort of.

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Self-driving car technology could e...

Self-driving car technology could end up in robots

The development of self-driving cars could spur advancements in robotics and cause other ripple effects, potentially benefitting society in a variety of ways.

Autonomous cars as well as robots rely on artificial intelligence, image recognition, GPS and processors, among other technologies, notes a report from consulting firm McKinsey. Some of the hardware used in self-driving cars could find its way into robots, lowering production costs and the price for consumers.

Self-driving cars could also help people grow accustomed to other machines, like robots, that can complete tasks without the need for human intervention.

Commonly used parts could allow auto mechanics to fix robots as well, said the report, released Thursday. Infrastructure like machine-to-machine communication networks could also be shared.

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Mandarin Oriental removes malware a...

Mandarin Oriental removes malware after payment card breach

Luxury hotelier Mandarin Oriental has removed malicious software that was used to steal credit card data from some of its hotels in the U.S. and Europe, the company said Thursday.

The security codes for the cards were not compromised, it said, although it wasn?t clear if that referred to the cards? PIN (personal identification number) or the three-digit CVV code on the back. No other personal information was taken, the company said in a statement.

An investigation is underway by law enforcement and forensic specialists. An ?isolated number of hotels in the U.S. and Europe were affected,? but none in Asia, the company said.

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ZDNet

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chi...

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chief on board

Vodafone has hired Phillipp Humm, who was until earlier this week the chief of T-Mobile USA, to head up its northern and...
Google targets iPhone and iPad user...

Google targets iPhone and iPad users with Chrome and Drive

Google has released an iOS version of its Chrome browser, after taking the Android version out of beta earlier this...
Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations...

Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations go live

Virgin Media has now turned on free Wi-Fi service at 38 Tube stations, as the London Underground gets ready for the...
How UK banks are flirting with IT d...

How UK banks are flirting with IT disaster

The continuing NatWest debacle has highlighted the IT systems risks faced by British banks, springing from a lack of investment in back-office staff and a reluctance to abandon legacy systems

(ZDNet UK - IT Strategy)

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hots...

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hotspot network

BT has renamed its BT Fon and BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspot network simply 'BT Wi-Fi' in an effort to make it less confusing...
Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet ser...

Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet serves up Jelly Bean

The Nexus 7 is the first tablet that Google will sell directly to the public, starting at £159 for the quad-core device running the next version of Android, Jelly Bean

(ZDNet UK - Mobile Devices)

Wired

Magic Leap Founder: Microsoft?s Hol...

Magic Leap Founder: Microsoft?s HoloLens Will Make You Sick

Magic Leap Founder: Microsoft’s HoloLens Will Make You Sick

Rony Abovitz is still coy about what Magic Leap will actually look like. But he?s clear about one thing: his company?s technology won?t make you sick like all those virtual and augmented reality goggles.

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Microsoft?s Vision for Games: Unify...

Microsoft?s Vision for Games: Unifying Xbox and Windows 10

Microsoft’s Vision for Games: Unifying Xbox and Windows 10

Microsoft has a vision for the future of gaming: A unified experience across Xbox One and Windows 10. Xbox head Phil Spencer laid out that plan at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, where he conceded Windows lost the plot with gamers. The time has come, he said, to change course. “Our goal in […]

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The Scary-Dexterous Robots of the D...

The Scary-Dexterous Robots of the Darpa Challenge

The Scary-Dexterous Robots of the Darpa Challenge

Maybe if we start training robots to save people?s lives now, some of them will collaborate with the post-Skynet human resistance later.

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Woman Controls a Fighter Jet Sim Us...

Woman Controls a Fighter Jet Sim Using Only Her Mind

Woman Controls a Fighter Jet Sim Using Only Her Mind

A brain-computer interface lets a quadriplegic woman pilot an F-35 flight simulator with the power of her mind alone.

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Projection Mapping Brings an Ancien...

Projection Mapping Brings an Ancient Greek Statue to Life

Projection Mapping Brings an Ancient Greek Statue to Life

Purists will scoff, but we could be nearing a future where new technologies make art museums come to life. Not hyperbolically, in the sense that virtual reality displays and touchscreen tablets let you interact with art in new ways (we?re already seeing that in spades, thanks to smart renovations at places like the Cleveland Museum […]

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Clever Games Use Handcrafted, One-o...

Clever Games Use Handcrafted, One-of-a-Kind Controllers

Clever Games Use Handcrafted, One-of-a-Kind Controllers

While the games won't be coming to a PlayStation near you any time soon, the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit shows how we can break free of controllers and monitors.

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Digit Mag

El mercado español de las TIC super...

El mercado español de las TIC superará a Europa en 2006

Observatorio Europeo de Tecnologías de la Información destaca que el mercado español de las TIC crecerá un 4% en 2006, muy por encima de la media europea del 3,2% y casi 4 veces más que el conjunto ...
Google Video incluirá vídeos de You...

Google Video incluirá vídeos de YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda

A partir de hoy, Google Video incluirá videos alojados en YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda. Se trata del primer paso de una estrategia que convertirá Google Video en un portal de referencia de ...
Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por com...

Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por competencia desleal

Orange ha presentado una demanda de competencia desleal ante el Juzgado Mercantil de Bilbao, por la que pide que se declare que Euskaltel ha realizado manifestaciones falsas y gravemente ...
Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone ...

Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone 5

Como se esperaba, Apple ha hecho oficial esta tarde el anuncio del iPhone 5, que como características principales cuenta con todos los elementos que se habían especulado en las últimas ...
Intel lanzará su primer procesador ...

Intel lanzará su primer procesador de 45 nanómetros antes de que acabe el año

El pasado diez de enero ya les avanzábamos en la Web de PC World que Intel había conseguido ya producir ...
Mañana se decide el futuro del cano...

Mañana se decide el futuro del canon digital

Mañana jueves se votará en el congreso la Ley de la sociedad de la Información, lo que podría llevar al final del canon digital. En los últimos días el Partido Popular ha manifestado que se ...

CNN

21st century technology might have ...

21st century technology might have solved the mystery

A year later, it still sounds impossible: A sophisticated $270 million airliner carrying 239 people disappears, leaving very few clues about where it went. Believe it or not, in our modern world, airplane tracking hasn't caught up to available technology.
'Bloons' may let tourists experienc...

'Bloons' may let tourists experience near space

Two companies are racing to fly tourists to near space beneath helium balloons.
Laser procedure can change eye colo...

Laser procedure can change eye color

A treatment undergoing trials uses laser to alter pigmentation in the iris and permanently change one's eye color from brown to blue.
Man claims exploding iPhone left hi...

Man claims exploding iPhone left him with severe leg burns

A New York man says his smartphone blew up in his pocket and that he wound up in a hospital.
Cycle super highways coming to a ci...

Cycle super highways coming to a city near you

Why DNA could be the future of data...

Why DNA could be the future of data storage

BBC

Facebook rant lands man in UAE jail

Facebook rant lands man in UAE jail

An American has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on Facebook while in the US.
Data roaming to stay, EU proposes

Data roaming to stay, EU proposes

MEPs will consider proposals that would maintain data roaming charges and introduce priority internet access for some specialist services.
'Nearly 50,000' pro-IS Twitter feed...

'Nearly 50,000' pro-IS Twitter feeds

There are approximately 46,000 Twitter accounts operating on behalf of Islamic State, a new US study claims.
Hotel chain confirms hack attack

Hotel chain confirms hack attack

Hotel chain Mandarin Oriental has confirmed that credit card data has been stolen in a hack attack on the company's network.
Sony VR helmet set for 2016 launch

Sony VR helmet set for 2016 launch

Sony unveils an upgraded version of its PlayStation virtual reality helmet, which it says will go on sale in the first half of 2016.
Bogus tech support call turns nasty

Bogus tech support call turns nasty

A conman threatened to kill a man who challenged him about the fake tech support scam he was involved with, reports CBC.

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