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Police in Baltimore testing privately-funded 30 square mile continuous image surveillance

A privately-funded wide-angle continuous image surveillance system originally developed for the military monitors 30 square miles of Baltimore. Analysts on the ground can track pixel-sized people leaving crime scenes.
Music

5 songs you need to stream this week: DJ Shadow, Sharon Van Etten and More

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: DJ Shadow, Sharon Van Etten and more.
Cool Tech

This guy’s Batman suit earns him a World Record

Julian Checkley is a costume designer, but since he was a kid, he was obsessed with Batman. He's now created a Batman suit with so many gadgets that it has earned him a World Record.
Home Theater

Weekend Workshop: Make any pair of headphones wireless

While Bluetooth headphones are all the rage these days, there's no need to rush right out to buy a pair of your own. Instead, here's how to turn an old pair of wired headphones into a set of Bluetooth digs in no time.
Gaming

Everything you need to know about what’s coming to ‘Destiny’ in ‘Rise of Iron’

Destiny is going to change when Rise of Iron comes out in September. Here's everything you need to know about what comes next.
Mobile

The Samsung Veyron looks to be the flip phone equivalent of the Galaxy S7

Samsung looks to throw itself back in the flip phone game with the W2017, which recently made its rounds through two benchmark tests. If the tests are to be believed, there is a Galaxy S7 stuck inside of the W2017.
Mobile

20 Galaxy Note 7 tips and tricks you need to know about

If you've finally landed Samsung’s gorgeous new phablet, then it''s likely that you'll be looking for some advice on how to unlock its hidden wonders. If so, check out this collection of helpful tips and tricks.
Wearables

Google hopes to crowdsource Android Wear watch face designs from you and your friends

Thanks to a new partnership between Paper and Android Wear, you'll be able to partake in a social media competition that involves a "global search for unique watch face designs" for the Android Wear watch.
Mobile

How young is too young for a smartphone? We asked the experts

When is your child ready to own a smartphone? It’s a difficult question and a topic of serious debate for many parents. We asked some experts and gathered together some stats, opinions, and advice to help you decide.
Social Media

Sound and vision: Facebook now displays vertical videos on mobile News Feed

Facebook is finally displaying vertical videos as they were meant to be seen on mobile instead of cropping them into squares. The changes are now supported on the mobile News Feed on iOS and Android devices.
Social Media

Snapchat plans to use your behavior to target you with ads

Snapchat is reportedly planning to introduce ad targeting options based on your in-app activity to its API (application programming interface). The ads could start appearing within Snapchat as soon as September.
Social Media

Report: Twitter plans keyword filter to protect users from abusive tweets

Twitter is reportedly planning to launch a keyword filtering tool that shields its users from abusive tweets on the platform. The rumoured feature comes in the wake of a number of high-profile cases of harassment on the site.