Part art installation, part science experiment, and part social commentary, the new not-so-automated teller machine at 20 Rockefeller Center will take deposits and transfer them to a so-called quantum superposition, allowing the real-world cash to proliferate itself into seven billion accounts in the Quantum Bank.… Read more
Nokia's new Lumia 925 smartphone can show you the time and battery life without you having to press a button.
Consumers in Germany will get their first crack at the 925 as the phone debuts there on Monday. Sales will then ramp up in other European countries and in China, followed by the United States and other global markets.
The 925 will sport several innovations, with the phone's Glance Screen among them.
The new screen can display the time and battery level. And it does this while in sleep mode, so there's no need to press a … Read more
Hopefully, Sony will have a lot more to show off at its E3 press conference on Monday evening.
In February, Sony managed to hold a launch event for its next-generation Playstation 4 without actually showing off the console. The presentation, which touted the gadget's online capabilities, a new controller, and a lot more processing and graphical muscle, raised a lot of questions.
Maybe Sony will reveal more during its E3 event, which kicks off at 6 p.m. PT. Our live blog will begin 30 minutes earlier to field reader questions. We will also embed the E3 presentation into the live blog itself, so you won't have to go anywhere for your total Sony video game fix. … Read more
If you were holding your breath for a redesigned iPhone this year, it appears you are going to have to wait a bit longer.
The next iteration of Apple's smartphone, which is expected to launch in the fall, won't be dramatically different than the current model, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal on Sunday. The report did not indicate what the new model might be called or what would be different about it.
Catch CNET's live coverage of Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote, Monday 10 a.m. PT
Many observers believe the next … Read more
"The destruction of music through YouTube is enormous."
That's what pianist Krystian Zimerman told an audience in Germany when he stopped his performance to demand a fan stop recording it with a smartphone.
But if you think the ubiquity of phone cameras is more than a little annoying, get ready for one that goes around your neck and can record automatically. … Read more
How can you get a tipsy man in bar not to drive his car home?
One thought might be to shock him so much when he goes to the bathroom that he has to rush (on foot) in the direction of the nearest ER to have his heart-rate reduced.
This highly entertaining PSA shows a bathroom in an unnamed British bar. It was created on behalf of the U.K's Department of Transportation.
Many Brits like to drink more than they eat. And with many bars still having very limited opening hours many men (and an increasing number of … Read more
Last month, NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft suffered a potentially mission-ending malfunction, prompting the eyes of many astronomers and space geeks to grow a little misty. The crippling blow came just as data from Kepler had begun to identify more distant Earth-like planets within the habitable zone.
What's not as widely known, however, is that Kepler data isn't used just to hunt for planets that could potentially support life, it's also been tapped by some intrepid explorers to search for stellar and planetary megastructures created by far-flung advanced societies. Since we've yet to send anything into … Read more
If you've spent much time looking into the peculiar world of quantum physics and the notion of a so-called quantum superposition that theoretically allows a particle to be everywhere at once, you've surely thought of some ways that being able to manipulate such properties could be pretty awesome.
In my case, it's the strongest evidence I've found since turning 12 that the Santa Claus I grew up hearing about could actually exist.
Editor's note: We had originally planned to run this feature on Saturday, June 1, but found out the day before that Andrew Scott Reisse, a co-founder of Oculus VR, had just been killed in an accident. We are running the story now as a tribute to the product Reisse helped create, and we offer our condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers mourning his loss.
The Oculus Rift headset differs from most other wearable displays by adding the extra benefit of highly accurate head-tracking. This means that when a Rift wearer looks left in real life, the virtual view turns to that direction as well. This sense of realness is often a major surprise for those unfamiliar with the tech. … Read more
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