OK, so first it was condoms. Then it was same-day cat delivery service. And now, on-demand car service Uber is offering Christmas tree deliveries.
Hey, you, shouting into your phone about last night’s drunken escapades: Please stop. Everyone else is trying to work — and we are annoyed.
Tomorrow a Silicon Valley startup named Knightscope will unveil the K5, a 5-foot tall, 300-pound robot that just might take away the traditional security guard job in America.
Sorry, I killed Santa.
So Amazon is experimenting with drones that will deliver its goods via “Prime Air” — its “octocopter” robotic aircraft that will deliver packages up to 10 miles from Amazon’s warehouses. And UPS, unwilling to be left completely out of the consumer orgy hype cycle, says it has been testing and evaluating delivery drones as well. TechCrunch thinks drones should be used to rent stuff instead of buying it, and CNN is investigating how they would work.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Eye-tracking is going to be a big deal for consumers very soon.
Sadly, few of us mobile warriors need classes in douchebaggery.
China is set to become the third Earth nation to successfully land an object on the surface of the Moon later this weekend.
With 3D printing, Fripp Design says it can churn out as many as 150 prosthetic eyes an hour, and sell them for as low as $160 each.
As you go crazy saving money this Black Friday, one organization wants you to think about how you can help save the planet — at the same time.
Want to drown out the sounds of Alcoholic Aunt’s latest divorce-related emotional meltdown? While she’s ugly-crying downstairs, tune in to something enlightening on your phone.
Twitter’s automatic expansion of photos in the timeline has been controversial as some people complain that images dominate the experience. But it also has some unintended consequences: awkward crops.
More than 250 retailers are banding together in Bitcoin Black Friday so that you can buy your Christmas tree, holiday flights, authentic Moroccan rugs, and booze, or pay for your next hot date, all with privacy and safety … in Bitcoin.
Just in time for the holiday season, pop star Lady Gaga has partnered with BitTorrent, Inc., and Vice Magazine to release a special treat for her fans: behind the scenes video from her recent album, Artpop.
The four-hour man finally got a day job.
Click “like” if you love Jesus. Click “like” if you support the troops. Click “like” if you think this tragically disfigured burn victim is still beautiful. Click “like” if you have a heart, care even a little, love puppies, and aren’t a selfish evil jerk.
Beyond the Four Walls builds Internet resource centers in remote locations and gives management over to young women, who can use them to make money, develop entrepreneurship and tech skills, and find opportunities.
The top news searches reveal that some fraction of us have some small sense of things that might be important, with questions about Syria, Typhoon Haiyan and the devastation it brought to the Philippines, and Detroit’s bankruptcy.
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Three Chinese scientists say they’ve found a way to create a metal that’s liquid at room temperatures, can be printed as if it was ink in ordinary, everyday desktop printers, and will adhere to surfaces as diverse and supple as rubber, paper, cotton T-shirts, or a leaf off an oak tree.
When robots inevitably take over, cows will be the first things they take control of.
One man’s broken iPhone is another man’s coffee table. Or at least that’s what Twice Used thinks.
Forget the Ivy League and Stanford — the smartest college in America is not what you might think.
Scheduling posts on Facebook used to be a minute-long process of pain. Today, Facebook made it a second of sweetness.
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Victoria’s Secret, Swarovski, and 3D printing marketplace Shapeways have joined forces to give Victoria’s Secret models their 3D printed angel’s wings.
One person can change the world. That’s the message Vivienne Harr, the philanthropic nine-year old behind Make A Stand, relayed to VentureBeat Thursday morning, just minutes after she rang the NYSE opening bell that kicked off Twitter’s IPO.
The Internet Archive’s headquarters in San Francisco caught fire early Wednesday morning, damaging equipment, and destroying some of the materials being archived.
A French court ordered Google to remove links to images of former chief of Formula One racing Max Mosley. The press caught Mosley having a “sick Nazi orgy” in 2008, and Mosley said Google’s remaining links to these photos are an invasion of privacy.
Beijing’s Cafe Bar 2nd Place has become the first bar in China to accept payment in Bitcoin.
The good news is that you can now buy a car with Bitcoin. The bad news is that the only ones available are commercial off-road vehicles built in Australia and sold online.
You know those weird people who spend hundreds of dollars on spa treatments for cats, or enroll their dogs in therapy? Well now these people can take their neuroticism to a whole new level with PetBot.
Upon looking at the photo above, you may ask yourself, first if this is real (yes) and second, “In what universe did the fellow who plays Hodor from Game of Thrones make it into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon?” Well, that would be this universe, specifically the one that held the Geek Media Expo last weekend in Nashville, Tenn.
In a scene straight from a Bond flick, or perhaps Austin Powers, Google is building a showboat/party boat, right in the middle of San Francisco harbor.
It’s Halloween tonight, and tech is celebrating with treats, freaks, and more than a little dressing up. Well, at least those tech companies that like to have fun.
The candy industry and the tech industry have a lot in common. Success in both fields requires a delicate balance between art and science, both are driven by innovation in ideas and technology, and proper positioning is key.
In a couple of hours now we are all going to be attacked by zombies. Prepare yourselves.
A brand-new website, NSA Haiku, takes words from the NSA’s watchlist of bad words and mixes them up to create weird and wonderful mashups of seditious and subversive haiku. From the resulting works of art, it’s clear that those NSA spooks are very interested in sex and suspicious packages.
Intuitive Motion, the maker of an electric skateboard you control by leaning forward and back, is making a version of its skateboard that looks an awful lot like the hoverboard Marty McFly rode in Back to the Future.
A PR rep who is among the first Google Explorers has created a 3D-printed shade for Google Glass that makes it easier to read — and much less obvious to observers.