08Jul

Top iPhone, iPad apps now free

“Infinity Blade II,” the popular fantasy roleplaying game exclusive to Apple devices, was among apps offered for free on Monday. Top iPhone, iPad apps being offered for free Change comes as Apple App Store’s five-year anniversary approaches Games like “Infinity Blade II,” tools like “Map My Ride” on list Priciest […]

08Jul

Are social discovery apps too creepy?

More than half of adults in the United States have a smartphone. But many consider a wave of “social discovery” apps too invasive. Many worry new apps define privacy too loosely Studies show people are sharing more on social media Social app creators say people are always wary of new […]

05Jul

Could this table save lives?

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> How can this table save lives? Designed by young Israeli Arthur Brutter and his former lecturer Ido Bruno, it can resist even the most severe of earthquakes and could offer reliable shelter to […]

05Jul

Raspberry Pi robot makes you coffee

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Rapiro can perform a number of household tasks, including making coffee and managing calendars. The diminutive automaton can be easily controlled by an app or computer. The robot is fitted with 12 servo […]

04Jul

Protests against the NSA spring up across U.S.

“Restore the Fourth” protesters in San Francisco on Thursday call for an end to government surveillance programs. Protesters in cities across the United States called for an end to NSA surveillance programs They are calling their movement “Restore the Fourth” They say Internet and phone monitoring violates the Fourth Amendment […]

03Jul

10 African startups to know

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> <img src="http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/130625164002-brainshare-best-african-startup-horizontal-gallery.jpg" alt="Michelle Atagana has selected 10 exciting African tech startups: “BrainShare is a social-education app that aims to connect people across Uganda, and the world, through education. “It is an online classroom […]

03Jul

Jailed FB teen getting day in court

NEW: Jailed teen to get hearing that could reduce his bond NEW: Attorney says Justin Carter, 19, has “suffered abuse” in jail Carter was arrested after arguing on Facebook over a video game The terroristic threat charge is a felony that brings up to eight years in prison (CNN) — […]

03Jul

'Star Trek' fans denied: Moon not named 'Vulcan'

Pluto’s two newly discovered, and smallest, moons will be named Styx and Kerberos, despite “Vulcan” winning in an online poll. The SETI institute named two moons orbiting Pluto ‘Kerberos’ and ‘Styx’ Despite winning online poll, the name ‘Vulcan’ was not chosen ‘Star Trek’s’ William Shatner professed outrage at the decision […]

02Jul

Teen jailed for months over Facebook 'joke'

Teen held since February on charges related to Facebook comment Justin Carter, 19, was arguing over an online video game Father says a sarcastic joke was misinterpreted Online petition to free Carter has nearly 35,000 signatures (CNN) — It was a sarcastic Facebook comment during an argument about a video […]

01Jul

An online summer camp for do-it-yourself kids

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> The second Maker Camp, a virtual summer camp for young do-it-yourselfers, starts July 8. The camp is conducted online over Google+ Hangouts, although some libraries are hosting in-person versions. Here, lab supervisor Sam […]

01Jul

In new games, gore gives way to emotion

“The Last of Us” follows the journey of two survivors, Joel and Ellie, fighting for life in a post-apocalyptic world. In new top video games, designers are working hard to move players emotionally “The Last of Us” follows a duo who bond for survival in a post-apocalyptic world “Bioshock: Infinite” […]

01Jul

Apple files for 'iWatch' trademark

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Any Apple watch would face competition, but most current smartwatches rely on smartphone pairing over Bluetooth to get data and notifications. Apple could take the same approach as these devices or put more […]

01Jul

Meet an iPad-controlled $15 million yacht

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> It might look like a a mixture between a spaceship and a concord, but this futuristic vessel is in fact the award winning superyacht Adastra. The luxury boat — valued at $15 million […]

28Jun

The 12 greatest designs of last 100 years

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> “When Apple Mac said hello to the world in 1984 it turned the computing industry on its head,” says Dick Powell, co-founder of design agency SeymourPowell. “It seamlessly combined outstanding software and hardware […]

27Jun

Apple tests iPhone motion detection

Apple’s Craig Federighi introduces iOS 7 in June. Regular iPhone users will be able to upgrade to iOS 7 in the fall. A new feature being tested in iOS 7 lets you control the iPhone interface with head movements The feature, reported by 9to5 Mac, is an accessibility option that […]

27Jun

The world's weirdest instrument?

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> The Artiphon Instrument 1 was invented by Mike Butera in Nashville. The multi-instrument is powered by an iPhone and can be played as a guitar, violin, bass or keyboard. The AlphaSphere is an […]

26Jun

Researchers: Three new planets may host life

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Scientists announced in June 2013 that three planets orbiting star Gliese 667C could be habitable. This is an artist’s impression of the view from one of those planets, looking toward the parent star […]

26Jun

OUYA sells out on Amazon

The OUYA sells for $99 and all games will at least offer a free trial period or free-to-play version. OUYA gaming console sells out in hours on Amazon Android-based console sells for $99 (CNN) — Well, that was quick. Just hours after going on sale in the U.S., Canada and […]

26Jun

Texas Filibuster rivets the Web

A filibuster of a Texas abortion bill was trending worldwide on Twitter Democratic Senator Wendy Davis stood and spoke for 10 hours against the bill More than 180,00 people tuned into a live stream of the proceedings on YouTube (CNN) — Democratic Senator Wendy Davis took to the floor the […]

25Jun

Moving on from Google Reader

Google Reader’s demise has created something of a gold rush among tech companies looking to take the RSS tool’s place. The Google Reader is closing next week, and it’s time to find a replacement RSS tool There are imitation readers, shortcuts for later reading and smart aggregation apps With some […]

25Jun

The font that gives memes Impact

Most image memes use the font Impact Impact was one of Windows’ “Web-safe” fonts, easily accessed in Web’s early days Its forcefulness gives irony to goofy pictures, provides instant comedy (CNN) — Bacon and eggs. Motherhood and apple pie. Block and tackle. Image memes and Impact. Yes, like those other […]

24Jun

2013: The state of the startups

From transportation to education, today’s startup landscape is more diverse and competitive than ever. In 2013, the startup world is competitive, fragmented and fast moving Internet-enabled devices, wearable tech are hot trends Motion control and other new ways of interacting with computers also emerging With CNN 10: Startups, CNN Tech […]

21Jun

Why Facebook is 'cloning' ideas

The new Instagram video feature, on the left, and Twitter’s Vine app. Instagram’s new video feature is the latest imitation feature from Facebook The minor updates are not representative of the innovations happening in Silicon Valley Tech companies are working on big problems like health care and energy Any Facebook […]

21Jun

On the Web: Hairy Leg Stockings

Real or fake? “Hairy leg” stockings appeared on China’s Sina Weibo microblogging site as a suggested way to fend off perverts. An image claiming to be “hairy leg” stockings appeared on a Chinese blog Trend-watching site ChinaSMACK suggests they’re designed to be anti-pervert Many don’t believe the stockings are real […]