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PayPal and Coinbase are partnering to enable Bitcoin payments

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 20:19
Remember that One Touch mobile payment solution PayPal announced last month? It's ready -- Braintree CEO Bill Ready announced at Disrupt that customers with the PayPal app will have access to mobile payments starting today. The mobile payment...

The Higgs boson could destroy the universe in the wrong conditions

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 19:53
That Higgs boson that everyone was so eager to find last year? As it turns out, it could be the end of everything -- in the wrong circumstances, anyway. In his upcoming book Starmus, Stephen Hawking notes that the once-elusive particle could become...

NASA panel says Curiosity needs to drive less and drill more

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 19:21
NASA is not getting its money's worth of Curiosity, according to a review panel looking at seven planetary missions. The senior scientists criticized the nuclear-powered Mars rover, saying it needed to take more than the eight drill samples scheduled...

Uber CEO claims his company creates 50,000 new jobs every month

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 18:52
How fast is Uber growing? Pretty darn fast -- CEO Travis Kalanick claims the company adds tens of thousands of new drivers every month. "There are hundreds of thousands of partners connected to our system," he said at TechCrunch Disrupt this morning....

Amazon's Fire phone drops to 99 cents on contract

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 18:28
We had a few problems with Amazon's Fire phone, but one of the biggest was its steep asking price; $200 on contract (or $650 off) is a lot to pay for mid-range hardware with perspective effects thrown in. That won't be a problem after today. The...

Apple's iPhone and wearable event is tomorrow -- get your liveblog here!

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 18:00
Last year was a banner year for iPhone and iOS, in that Apple broke from its traditional mold: It unveiled not one but two new iPhone models, running a revamped version of its mobile operating system. It was a significant change from the norm, but...

'Destiny' launches tomorrow -- watch us play it live today! (update)

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 17:45
The folks who created Halo have a new game, Destiny, and it launches tomorrow on both last-gen and current Xbox and PlayStation consoles. While that prospect might be enough for some folks, there are no doubt many more of you unsure if Destiny is...

Amazon's new Drone Store caters to all your robotic needs

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 17:23
Amazon is apparently an even bigger fan of robotic vehicles than we first thought. The online retailer has just launched the Drone Store, a section dedicated solely to these remote-controlled machines. Besides selling you vehicles and accessories...

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the Selfie Brush

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 17:01
Imagine waking up one day, wondering what you'd have done with your life if you hadn't listened to your parents and gone into the family hairbrush business. "Everyone needs hairbrushes," they said, waggling a warning finger at your infant face, "it's...

What you need to know about dashboard-mounted car cameras

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 16:30
We've all had it happen while out walking, cycling or driving. Somebody does something foolish and it results in an accident or a near miss, a giant meteor comes streaking through the sky or we catch a rare glimpse of a hoverbike-riding robot....

Amazon's Fire phone coming to the UK as an O2 exclusive

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 16:00
Amazon's usually quick to stock its national sites with any new homegrown hardware, but we were reminded just how long Fire TV has been out in the States last week when the company announced its European launch. Today, we've learnt Amazon's other...

HP's Chromebook-like 'Stream' laptop is real, but not as cheap as we thought

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 16:00
When we first saw leaks for the HP Stream, a $199 laptop primarily meant to be used online, like a Chromebook, we were pretty excited -- here was something as affordable as a Chrome OS device, but running full Windows. It turns out, however, that...

Fujifilm's got a pair of retro cameras in the works for next week

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 15:34
Less than a week after the tech industry swallows up Berlin, the photography industry does the same thing to Cologne. Photokina kicks off in just under six days, and already Fujifilm's big surprise for the show has been ruined by those tricksy...

Trading 'presence' for untethered virtual reality: Gear VR versus Oculus Rift

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 15:00
Standing up and moving around with a virtual reality headset is risky. What if you walk into a table? Or step on your dog? Or bash your face into the wall? Standing up and moving around while wearing Samsung and Oculus VR's Gear VR headset isn't...

Twitter's 'Buy' button is finally ready for public testing

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 14:52
It's no secret that Twitter's been working on a way for you buy junk straight from tweets, and the company is finally ready to talk about it in public. You see, in the days and weeks to come, you might see "Buy" buttons embedded in tweets from Home...

ASUS' latest low-cost Windows tablet ditches the pen

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 14:08
If you've wanted an affordable 8-inch Windows tablet from ASUS, your only recent option has been the VivoTab Note 8. While that's no doubt a fine machine, you might not want to pay extra for pen input if you don't need it. Thankfully, you don't have...

TiVo proves that 'size matters' with absurd 26,000-hour DVR

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 13:41
TiVo has taken the TV-watching to a new, insane dimension with the Mega, a rack-mountable, 24TB DVR that will cost around $5,000. That trumps its current flagship Roamio Pro's 4TB storage by sixfold and makes it look quaint in comparison. Like that...

BlackBerry's upcoming 'Classic' smartphone looks like this

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 13:10
BlackBerry had no part in the torrent of mobile news that erupted at last week's IFA tradeshow, but new leaked images remind us the company's got a fresh batch of smartphones in its pipeline, too. Originating from the Weibo account of a reseller who...

Spotify giving 30 minutes of nonstop music if you watch a video ad

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 12:43
Though a quarter of Spotify users pay $10 a month to avoid ads, the other 30 million have to put up with them. Now, Spotify is set to roll out a new form of advertising that may ease (or add to) some of that pain: video commercials. There will be two...

Mobile networks push back on national roaming plans

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 12:28
In a perfect world, mobile operators would pool all of their network resources to allow Britons to make calls in the remotest parts of the country. The government wants to make it happen, but operators aren't so keen on the idea. According to the...

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