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Customizing 3-D printing

Sep 3, 2015 6:39 am

The technology behind 3-D printing is growing more and more common, but the ability to create designs for it is not. Any but the simplest designs require expertise with computer-aided design (CAD) applications, and even for the experts, the design process is immensely time consuming. [more]

Samsung wants to track your sleep and smartly wash your clothes

Sep 3, 2015 5:38 am

The South Korean electronics giant unveils a SleepSense sleep tracker and gives more details about its second-generation SmartThings home automation device. [more]

Mozilla, Google and Microsoft to remove RC4 support in early 2016

Sep 3, 2015 5:38 am

Mozilla, Google and Microsoft have agreed to remove support for the RC4 cipher in Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge in early 2016. Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in RC4 in recent time which led to recommendations to avoid use of the cipher at all costs by... [more]

Samsung debuts world's first ultra-high definition Blu-ray player

Sep 3, 2015 5:27 am

The company revealed the device during an event at IFA in Berlin. [more]

Bored phone user is more open to consume suggested content

Sep 3, 2015 5:20 am

Do you ignore your phone and try connecting to the world without it when you are bored, or do you eagerly check certain stuff out on your phone precisely when you are bored? [more]

LG's OLED TV shows the highlights and shadows of HDR

Sep 3, 2015 4:55 am

Take a look at LG's OLED televisions, which claim to show off the eye-popping contrast of high dynamic range movies and TV. [more]

The giant blue 'eyes' of the Prawn Nebula

Sep 3, 2015 4:37 am

Two rare blue stars ionise the gas in the Prawn Nebula, allowing it to emit its own spectacular light. [more]

Are you not entertained? High-tech gladiators get ready for action

Sep 3, 2015 4:09 am

The team behind Unified Weapons Master have kicked off an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund the next stage of development for their high-tech gladiatorial fighting sport. [more]

'Warriors come out to play': Unified Weapons Master prepares for combat (pictures)

Sep 3, 2015 4:08 am

On the back of its IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign, the high-tech gladiatorial combat sport looks to refine its armour and prepare for live bouts. [more]

Tesla says it will take orders for cheaper car in March

Sep 3, 2015 2:47 am

Tesla Motors says it will reveal its lower-cost Model 3 electric car in March and will start taking orders then. [more]

Federal Sony data breach lawsuit settled, lawyer says

Sep 3, 2015 2:46 am

Former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose personal information was posted online last year after a massive data breach have reached a settlement in a proposed class action lawsuit, their attorneys said Wednesday. [more]

Otter Browser Beta 7: how far has the project gone?

Sep 3, 2015 2:30 am

It has been a while since we last checked out the Otter Browser project. To be precise, we reviewed the first and third beta of the project back in 2014 which were rather bare bones at the time. The idea of the project however was interesting, as the team wanted to recreate the classic Opera... [more]

Sony Pictures reaches settlement with ex-employees over hacking

Sep 3, 2015 1:16 am

Hack revealed inner workings of the studio, as well as the personal information of more than 47,000 celebrities, freelancers, and current and former Sony employees. [more]

3-D Printing Breaks the Glass Barrier

Sep 3, 2015 12:00 am

Researchers have cracked the challenge of printing glass through a nozzle.The palette of materials that can be used as 3-D printing “ink” is quickly growing in diversity, but one ubiquitous material has, until now, been absent: transparent glass. [more]

PCs and tablets flip and twist their way through IFA 2015

Sep 2, 2015 10:31 pm

Join our CNET Editors on a tour of the PCs and tablets catching our eye at the IFA 2015 tech show in Berlin. [more]

Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die like Westerns

Sep 2, 2015 10:12 pm

Technically Incorrect: The great director and producer foresees a time when we're just tired of Superman and Batman. [more]

Rival accuses Google's Waze of stealing traffic data

Sep 2, 2015 9:49 pm

If proven true, the lawsuit could show the search giant took a wrong turn in its bidding war with Facebook over Waze in 2013. [more]

Lenovo Phab Plus

Sep 2, 2015 8:58 pm

Lenovo Phab Plus [more]

Elon Musk reveals when you can order a Tesla Model 3 electric car

Sep 2, 2015 8:49 pm

Tesla's CEO tweets a few details about the company's upcoming electric car, billed as more affordable than its predecessor, including when it should hit the market. [more]

President Obama roams Alaska with, oh, a selfie stick

Sep 2, 2015 8:30 pm

Technically Incorrect: Posting to Twitter and Instagram, the president wants to highlight climate change. But a selfie stick? Is that wise? [more]

Do you need to tip your Uber driver?

Sep 2, 2015 8:20 pm

When it comes to tipping, some Uber drivers have started to take matters into their own hands. [more]

App Smart: Video Feature: ‘Universal’ Apps for Windows 10 That Call Many Gadgets Home

Sep 2, 2015 7:47 pm

As a mobile version of Windows 10 awaits release, universal versions of some apps, including Twitter and Photoshop, have already been unveiled. [more]

Hulu launches an ad-free tier...with 7 exempt shows (Tomorrow Daily 236)

Sep 2, 2015 7:21 pm

Ashley and Khail discuss their favorite phone and wearable out of IFA 2015, and debate if $12.99 is worth it for a (mostly) commercial-free Hulu subscription. [more]

NASA looking at 'hitchhiking' across solar system on speeding comets

Sep 2, 2015 7:17 pm

A spacecraft concept under development could shoot diamond harpoons at space rocks to slingshot itself around our corner of the galaxy. [more]

Street Dreams Magazine Flips the Script, Bringing Instagram to Print

Sep 2, 2015 6:45 pm

The crowd-sourced quarterly attracts a loyal following and has collaborated with brands like Coach and the Tribeca Film Festival. [more]

Nest thermostat gets new look

Sep 2, 2015 6:40 pm

Bigger screen? [more]

Beautiful makeover for a Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time location

Sep 2, 2015 6:35 pm

Visual-effects artist Michael Eurek builds an absolutely incredible high-definition remake of Zora's Domain from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time using Unreal Engine 4. [more]

Apple said to be unveiling iPad Pro during next week's event

Sep 2, 2015 6:19 pm

The tech titan will reportedly debut both a 12.9-inch iPad Pro and an iPad Mini 4 during its big product launch on Wednesday, rather than wait until later this year. [more]

Hackers could use baby monitors to watch your kids too, security experts warn

Sep 2, 2015 6:14 pm

Some video-streaming baby monitors aren't safe from hackers, a security researcher finds, and it doesn't matter how much you paid either. Experts say this is part of a trend indicating poor security in Net-connected household devices. [more]

Venture capital investing boom neglects startups tackling poverty

Sep 2, 2015 6:00 pm

The venture capital investing boom has sent billions of dollars to startups that serve the upper crust of society with an app to deliver your laundry or order a valet to park your car, yet many VCs continue to resist investing in viable businesses bringing toilets, water and electricity to the... [more]

Verizon unveils a new logo a day after Google does the same

Sep 2, 2015 5:40 pm

Verizon is opting for a cleaner look and says it stands for "simplicity, honesty and joy." [more]

Diver breaks up mortal combat between deadly sea snake, stonefish

Sep 2, 2015 5:37 pm

During a fishing trip, Rick Trippe came across a dangerous sea snake and stonefish fighting each other. He separated them with his bare hands and lived to tell all about it. [more]

Natalie Massenet, Net-a-Porter Founder, Announces Departure

Sep 2, 2015 5:05 pm

She leaves only months after the company joined its Italian rival , Yoox, in a merger. [more]

Hulu launches $12 ad-free streaming service

Sep 2, 2015 5:03 pm

Video-streaming company Hulu is introducing an ad-free version of its subscription service for $4 extra a month as competition for streaming customers heats up. [more]

Age determines the transportation jobs in this sea-creature colony

Sep 2, 2015 4:57 pm

New research finds that members of a group of jellyfish-like marine animals use their jets in different ways -- depending on age -- to steer the colony. No word on retirement age. [more]

Baby Monitors Riddled With Security Holes

Sep 2, 2015 4:44 pm

Rapid7 has released a report on an assortment of new vulnerabilities found in baby monitors: predictable information leaks; backdoor credentials; reflective, stored XSS; direct browsing; authentication bypass; and privilege escalation. "Many of the issues would allow video and audio from the... [more]

Info tool on weather-related road conditions aids driver safety

Sep 2, 2015 4:20 pm

Now drivers can be better warned of potentially dangerous weather-related road conditions with a new product from INRIX. [more]

Bits Blog: Competitors Accuse Google of Using Search to Diminish Apps

Sep 2, 2015 4:19 pm

In November, Google will start penalizing the search rankings of sites that show “please install our app” ads, a move that rivals say has less to do with providing users with a good experience and more to do with protecting Google’s business. [more]

Q&A: Understanding Mac OS X Disk Permissions, and How to Repair Them

Sep 2, 2015 4:00 pm

With time and use, actions like installing or uninstalling programs may inadvertently alter these permissions from their initial state, but there’s a fix to restore them. [more]

French electric car-sharing service launches in US

Sep 2, 2015 3:38 pm

An electric car-sharing service took to the streets of Indianapolis on Wednesday as its French owner hopes to plug into the vast US market. [more]

Wikipedia blocks accounts linked to paid edits

Sep 2, 2015 3:38 pm

Wikipedia on Wednesday said that it has blocked more than 300 accounts being used by people being paid to create or tweak entries at the communally sourced online encyclopedia. [more]

For Motorola's latest smartwatch, it's all about freedom of choice

Sep 2, 2015 3:06 pm

Motorola's head of design, Jim Wicks, isn't concerned about facing off with the Apple Watch. "It's a better product," he says of the highly customizable Moto 360. [more]

Google courts classrooms with updates to Docs, spreadsheets

Sep 2, 2015 3:03 pm

The search giant adds features to its productivity apps in hopes of making them easier for students to use for school projects. [more]

Microsoft refreshes back-to-school teaching tools

Sep 2, 2015 3:02 pm

Eight new and updated programs are available for teachers and students to use in the coming school year. [more]

Let Stephen Colbert's voice show you the Waze home

Sep 2, 2015 2:54 pm

For a few weeks, new "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert will navigate you from Point A to Point B thanks to a new partnership with Google's community-based traffic and navigation app Waze. [more]

It took 3,597 Post-it notes to make these 'Star Wars' murals

Sep 2, 2015 2:54 pm

Office supplies go galactic in a series of "Star Wars" character murals created out of blocky pieces of paper. [more]

'Star Wars' Post-it note wall art looms large (pictures)

Sep 2, 2015 2:52 pm

Employees of UK office supply company Viking create a series of murals of Darth Vader, Yoda and other "Star Wars" favorites using sticky little pieces of paper. [more]

Tech Fix: Choosing the Best Smartphone Plan for You

Sep 2, 2015 2:44 pm

The end of the two-year contract has spawned something perhaps more nefarious — endlessly bewildering options. We waded through it and found the best bets. [more]

Teen reportedly shoots self dead while taking selfies with gun

Sep 2, 2015 2:26 pm

Technically Incorrect: A Houston teen is reportedly about to start college when he decides to take some selfies while holding a gun. The consequences were tragic, police say. [more]

Acer introduces a stackable modular PC

Sep 2, 2015 2:18 pm

Acer's modular PC, the PS4's next update is a big one, why renting cable boxes is crazy, and Google's war on full-screen mobile ads. [more]

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