How does an actual transaction with bitcoins work? It's a bit more complicated than the usual kind of transactions we're used to. In fact, there are a lot of steps where it involves wallets, addresses, verification, cryptography, and more.
It seemed apparent that we would see Chrome and Android merge into one operating system, but we're not seeing that happening just yet. In the aforementioned Wired interview, Pichai basically evaded the question, saying it's not going to happen—or at least not yet.
Have we finally cured cocaine addiction? Researchers combined particles that mimic the structure of cocaine with the common cold virus and the new vaccine will trick your body into recognizing cocaine as a threat.
Bill Gates sat down in an interview with CBS' 60 minutes and answered a few questions about his long time rival Steve Jobs.
He reminisces about their last meeting in May 2011 - when Jobs was already very ill. He remembers Jobs fondly and highlights that his design ideas and the fact that he was still very enthusiastic about the future despite being sick.
Samsung has a new mobile data transfer technology that is potentially several hundred times faster than current 4G networks. The company announced "the world’s first adaptive array transceiver technology operating in the millimeter-wave Ka bands for cellular communications."
An app called MedRef for Glass — was designed for hospital employees. But its facial recognition technology lets Google's Glass pull patient folders with photo, voice and text notes. Making it a whole lot easier than traditional charts.
Joerg Sprave is back and this time with an M16 gun hacked to a crossbow. It is terrifying. The kit supplied by PSE, a crossbow maker makes it possible to repurpose an M16A1 so that it fires hard arrows.
Nike+ is a household name already for active people. It was the first athletic company to really dive into wearable tech. But it seems some athletes are turning away from Nike, since the app s mainly aimed at runners and is pretty basic.
Every second, someone is editing Wikipedia pages. Someone is always constantly doing so. Now, you can watch where the world is getting smarter in real-time.
This Wikipedia Recent Changes Map shows the map of the world and the pages being edited on Wikipedia. It was created by Stephen LaPorte and Mahmoud Hashemi and it shows the anonymous edits that happen on Wikipedia at any given moment.
Nokia officially launched their new Lumia 928, a Verizon exclusive and an update to the 920, which had been exclusive to AT&T.
The most noticeable feature is that it's much thinner and lighter than the 920, and retains the same optical stabilization, screen and guts as its original. It's also rumored to have an aluminum body, instead of the polycarbonate skin that has defined the Lumia line until now. The weight of the original 920 was one of the only downsides to the phone, so it's great that they've addressed the issue.
The tiny magnets make your iPad's Smart Covers useful. But they could also turn off pacemakers, as discovered in a new series of experiments.
For her science fair project earlier this year, 14-year old Gianna Chien decided to test if the iPad Smart Cover magnets were strong enough to interfere with implanted defibrillators. She tested her hypothesis on 26 participants and found that 30% of the time the magnets used caused the devices to stop working. Since then, she began to get attention from medics, and will soon be reporting her findings to 8,000 doctors at a Heart Rhythm Society meeting in Denver.
The Lit is, according to NZN Labs' Indiegogo page, able to quantify a score based on g-forces, air time, jumps, spins and anything else non-mainstream athletes are into - like motocross or surfing. It sounds appealing, but just how are they doing it? The specs for the Lit include an "advanced" 6-axis sensor, an "extreme gyro range" to measure g-forces, and it also uses your phone's GPS for even more accurate measurements:
The Embrace+ works very simply. It's a bracelet that lights up when a new email, tweet, Instagram tag or any other notifications pop up on your phone. You can color-code emails, or phone calls, and so on so that you won't need to pull out your phone to check for notifications all the time. It's not a bad idea. Would you wear it? [Embrace]
Microsoft released a couple of ads in Asia to promote its Windows 8 operating system. They used some kooky visual analogies in the ad. Check them out below:
"Beautiful and Fast," shows three bare faced women racing to apply a face full of makeup in 10 seconds. The final woman - representing Windows 8's attractive and efficient interface succeeds in doing so.
Chris Hadfield is scheduled to make his return trip to Earth late Monday after spending five months on the International Space Station. He decided to commemorate his final hours in space with a music video.
Apple's World Wide Developers Conference is just a month away, and we continue to speculate what iOS 7 would look like in a major UI overhaul. Jony Ive and his team at Apple are rumored to be going for a very "flat" look.
When it comes to activity trackers, swimmers are getting really screwed, mainly because they all track bipedal movements. Plus, wearing a chest strap when training isn't exactly ideal. Now, Instabeat claims to be able to track your heart rate and relay information to a tiny display in your goggle with an accuracy rate of 97 percent. Check it out:
Amiigo may look like any other wrist-worn activity monitor, but it not only has an array of sensors to track your heart rate of skin temperature, it also claims to know what you're doing without you telling it what you're doing. It comprises of a bracelet and show clip that work independently, but jointly send feedback to your mobile device. Amiigo can also decipher the difference between jumping jacks, a jog, and dead lifts.