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Computing

Not Aladdin’s magic ride: Artist creates carpet sculpture from computer parts

It may not take you for a ride, but it looks pretty darn magical. Miami-based artist Federico Uribe has assembled an e-carpet using old computer components to design an ornate sculpture.
Computing

Coming soon to a nostril near you: The smell-o-vision is back and smarter than ever

We already see and hear movies, but what about those other three senses? Science is catching up with humanity's ability for input with a new take on the old (and awesome) "Smell-O-Vision" concept: A screen that projects odor towards your…
Mobile

Chinese manufacturer may have stuffed a 5000mAh battery inside a smartphone

A Chinese manufacturer is believed to be fitting a 5000mAh battery to a future smartphone, which is at least twice the capacity of what we'd normally expect to find powering our phones, and more inline with batteries found inside tablets.
Mobile

HTC Desire P makes its debut, international launch details unknown

HTC continues to launch subtly reworked versions of existing mid-range hardware, with the new Desire P, currently scheduled for release in Taiwan, being no exception.
Apple

Apples: Cider company uses tech giant’s product launches as inspiration for new TV ad

An ad for a new brand of cider has used the hype surrounding a product launch at Apple stores as its inspiration. The keenly observed ad is certainly a lot of fun, but will it have the Cupertino company's lawyers sharpening their…
Web

How data brokers profit off you without your (or the law’s) knowledge

Hundreds of secretive companies known as data brokers have access to some of the most intimate details about your life. And there’s not a U.S. law on the books that can stop them.
Web

Google embraces April Fools’ Day with Google Nose, YouTube closure and more

It's April 1 and Web giant Google has wasted no time in rolling out a slew of gags from the closure of YouTube to a new tool called Google Nose that lets you search by smell and smell your search.
Computing

Apple will launch iRadio streaming service this summer, report claims

There've been several reports in recent months suggesting Apple is prepping the launch of a music streaming service. The latest one quotes an music industry insider as saying there's "no doubt" about iRadio's existence, and that it'll…
Mobile

Learn how to disconnect, people: Turn your damn phone off when you’re on a plane

To all the people who need to have their phones switched on while onboard a plane, what's so important that it can't wait until you land? Or, more worryingly, have we become too attached to our electronic gadgets we've forgotten how to do…
Gaming

First look at the stealth title ‘Dark,’ a game where you play a very unsparkley vampire

Kalypso Media showed off several levels of its upcoming stealth-action vampire game, 'Dark,' this year at GDC. And despite some unavoidable similarities to other games in the genre, 'Dark' has a lot of potential.
Social Media

WTF, Internet? Facebook thinks it knows me … and it’s so, so wrong

WTF, Internet? This week's Web indiscretion comes courtesy of Facebook's horrible, terrible, no good targeted ads - most of which seem created to guilt you for your non-adulthood. After nearly 10 years, Facebook ... I thought you'd know me…
Buying Guides

DT Deals: Awesome speech recognition software for half the price

Can't be bothered to type your next email? Let Dragon Dictate do the work while you blab away the commands. That's today's DT Deal for the software at 50 percent off the retail value.