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Going on an extended international trip? Get a local SIM

cnet - wo, 07/23/2014 - 14:29
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers two travelers some insight on the best ways to save money on their wireless service while traveling abroad.

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This is your best chance yet to get your hands on a OnePlus One... but you'd better hurry!

BGR - wo, 07/23/2014 - 14:00

Among Android enthusiasts, the OnePlus One is easily the most desirable new smartphone of 2014 so far. It doesn't have the 2K display from LG's G3, the gorgeous metal build from the HTC One (M8) or the massive marketing budget backing Samsung's Galaxy S5, but it's a cutting edge smartphone powered by the highly hackable CyanogenMod software. What's more, it's shockingly affordable.

The only problem, of course, is that it's still almost impossible to buy one. But thankfully, OnePlus just gave hopeful prospective One owners their best chance yet to get their hands on one.

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Motorola now wants you to buy temporary digital tattoos to unlock your Moto X

BGR - wo, 07/23/2014 - 13:15

Remember the Motorola Skip? A tiny wearable smartphone accessory that can help you quickly unlock the Moto X and other 2013 Moto Droid handsets? Well, Motorola has devised a similar version of the Skip, but this time around it goes on your skin rather than on a piece of clothing. The company has partnered with VivaLnk, and started selling a temporary Digital Tattoo that can be worn on the user’s skin to quickly unlock the Moto X.

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Sense is a glowing sphere that watches over you while you sleep

The verge - wo, 07/23/2014 - 13:00

At age 19, Londoner James Proud decided to skip out on college and move to the States.

As one of several "Thiel Fellows," Proud received a $100,000 grant from esteemed venture capitalist Peter Thiel to skip college, move to San Francisco, and start working in tech. Thiel didn’t expect anything in return, and Proud didn’t deliver, working odd jobs for two years before finally settling down to build something real. Proud, now 22, is today announcing Hello Inc and its first product Sense, a glowing polycarbonate orb that monitors sleep patterns and everything that happens in your bedroom in hopes of helping you catch a few more z’s. Sense is available for pre-order today on Kickstarter for $99. If Sense reaches its funding goal of $100,000...

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Smoke signals replace wires in interactive art installation

The verge - wo, 07/23/2014 - 12:41

Binairy Talk is a charming interactive installation that blends smoke signals with computer language. Created by a pair of German design students, the project takes text input and transforms it into binary code as part of an attempt to illustrate how data surrounds us constantly. The results are then represented by puffs of water vapor which are subsequently blasted across the room by what looks like a modified loudspeaker. After crossing through a laser sensor, the signals are processed and translated into comprehensible writing once more. It's a slow, laborious process, but Binairy Talk serves as a wonderful reminder of how far communication technology has come.

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Continental offers cheaper head-up displays for cars

cnet - wo, 07/23/2014 - 11:47
With the company's simpler "combiner" HUD, more cars could overlay information like driving directions atop drivers' view of the road. But distractions must be kept to a minimum.

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Google wou spotify kopen

Knack - wo, 07/23/2014 - 11:26
De zoekgigant had vorig jaar de ambitie om de Zweedse muziekstreamingdienst over te nemen. Maar het prijskaartje deed de deal afspringen.
Categorieën: Laatste ICT Nieuws

Teleurstellende halfjaarresultaten voor Barco

Knack - wo, 07/23/2014 - 11:12
De West-Vlaamse beeldvormingsspecialist Barco heeft in de eerste jaarhelft de bedrijfswinst en nettowinst met meer dan 65 procent zien dalen. Het behaalde van januari tot juni 498 miljoen euro omzet, of 16,7 procent minder dan in dezelfde periode een jaar eerder.
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Australian team smashes 26-year-old electric car world record

cnet - wo, 07/23/2014 - 11:01
UNSW's Sunswift eVe has broken a long standing electric car speed record and now shifts gears to make the car street legal. And CNET got to take the car for a spin.

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Microsoft's Lumia 530 takes on Android at the low end

The verge - wo, 07/23/2014 - 10:45

Microsoft has a new smartphone competitor for the low end: the Lumia 530. Designed as a successor to the popular Lumia 520, Microsoft’s Lumia 530 includes similar specifications and a low price point of just 85 euros ($114) before taxes and subsidies. While the Lumia 525, a revision of the 520, included 1GB of RAM, Microsoft has opted for 512MB of RAM in the Lumia 530 and just 4GB of storage and a quad-core processor.  The Lumia 530 also includes on-screen buttons, joining the Lumia 630 as the second Windows Phone to include this new functionality.

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Microsoft voegt Windows en Windows Phone samen

Knack - wo, 07/23/2014 - 10:26
Bij de bekendmaking van de kwartaalresultaten maakte ceo Satya Nadella bekend dat de volgende versie van windows de drie huidige systemen doet samensmelten tot één besturingssysteem.
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Apple verkoopt meer iPhones, Microsoft voelt overname Nokia

Knack - wo, 07/23/2014 - 10:10
Apple heeft de verkoop van iPhones opnieuw zien stijgen, alsook zijn winst en omzet. Bij Microsoft is de nettowinst gedaald, onder meer als gevolg van de overname van Nokia's mobiele tak.
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Hang a digital art store on your wall with Framed 2.0

The verge - wo, 07/23/2014 - 10:08

Over three years ago, Japanese artist and designer Yugo Nakamura presented a concept that would bring digital art to our walls. Framed was a simple screen with a PC behind it that could display all manner of web content by interfacing with a smartphone. Just two weeks ago, American startup Electric Objects launched its EO1 picture frame, which is very similar to Framed, onto Kickstarter. It's already shot past its $25,000 crowdfunding goal twenty times over— its total currently stands at over $500,000.

Despite bringing Framed to commercial customers and select artists back in 2012, Nakamura's frame has never been widely available. Now, the designer and his business associate William Lai are launching a consumer-focused frame through...

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Vier op tien jongeren zoekt bij stress sociale steun via Facebook

Knack - wo, 07/23/2014 - 09:55
Ongeveer 40 procent van de jongeren tussen 11 en 20 jaar gaat bij een ervaring van stress regelmatig via Facebook op zoek naar sociale steun, blijkt uit de masterproef van Sophie Van Tilburg (KU Leuven).
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The UK is about to unleash a 'fart machine' on France

The verge - wo, 07/23/2014 - 09:39

A British inventor is preparing to let rip the loudest fart that France has ever heard. In order to accomplish this mission, Colin Furze put together a valveless pulse jet, a propulsion device sometimes used by hobbyists to power model aircraft and other remote-controlled vehicles. Next, he's building a gigantic pair of human buttocks to house his machine. Furze intends to have his absurd contraption prepared by July 24th, which is when he plans to unleash auditory hell from the cliffs of Dover, England.

Amazingly, Furze's upcoming stunt is far from his most outrageous. The plumber turned YouTube celebrity has created a multitude of other inventions including a jet-powered bicycle, the world's fastest mobility scooter, and a pair of...

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Jonge Belg haalt 4,5 miljoen euro op bij bekende internetinvesteerders

Knack - wo, 07/23/2014 - 09:39
Sunrise, de start-up die anderhalf jaar geleden met de gelijknamige kalander-app op de proppen kwam, haalt nog eens 4,5 miljoen euro op in een A-ronde bij de Amerikaanse durfkapitalist Balderton en bij bestaande investeerders.
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HBO's 'Westworld' TV pilot will star Anthony Hopkins and lethal androids

The verge - wo, 07/23/2014 - 08:46

HBO has greenlit a pilot for a TV show based on 1973 sci-fi movie Westworld, about lifelike robots breaking their programming to murder guests in a luxury theme park. Deadline reports the production will keep the setting of the original movie, and will star Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood in "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin."

Westworld was set in a Delos, a theme park made up of three distinct zones — Medieval World, Roman World, and the eponymous West World — and populated with humanoid androids. The park's robots are programmed to act out certain scenes and accommodate guests sexual desires, but as the film progresses, the androids start acting strangely. One guest is killed by a...

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Artists commemorate the worst computer viruses in history

cnet - wo, 07/23/2014 - 08:28
Online gallery Computer Virus Catalog sees artists from around the world interpreting and visualising the most famous viruses to hit our hard drives.

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Microsoft CEO affirms one Windows for all devices

cnet - wo, 07/23/2014 - 07:25
Satya Nadella says in no uncertain terms that the "three" Windows operating systems will merge into one OS.

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Google privacy policy lawsuit to forge ahead, judge rules

cnet - wo, 07/23/2014 - 06:12
A federal judge rejects the tech giant's attempt to dismiss a suit that accuses it of violating users' rights with changes to its privacy policy.

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