Thinking How Bad You’ll Look with a Tatt? We Got an App for That

Try on virtual tattoos with AUGMENTED REALITY before it’s inked forever. The app projects any tattoo design, on any part of your body to let you see how it will look. – Try on your own tattoo design or choose one from the gallery.– Check out your tattoo from different angles!– It’s super easy to […]

Introducing Spectacles from Snap (fka Snapchat)

When the $130 Specs are released this fall, you might have to stick to barbecues and day-time music festivals when you want to tap the rim of your glasses to record 10 seconds of circular, first-person video. Perhaps future iterations could come with clear lenses or photochromatic light-adaptive lenses that are dark in the sun […]

Yep, Disney is in talks with bankers about possible Twitter acquisition

Disney has had talks about a potential acquisition of Twitter, we’ve confirmed. They’re working with bankers now to determine whether the deal makes sense, multiple sources have informed us. While some reports have suggested that Twitter could fetch $30 billion, we are hearing that the price tag is much lower. Twitter stock is currently trending […]

Stripe Announced a New Service to Pay People Immediately

Stripe is a six-year-old tech company on a mission to make digital payments as simple as possible for all businesses. And yesterday, they made some serious headway with the launch of Instant Payouts — a service that allows marketplaces currently using Stripe’s payments API to pay contract workers “within minutes.” This isn’t new, it’s just […]

Rackspace jumps after Apollo Global buys it in $4.3 billion deal

Cloud company Rackspace on Friday announced that it has entered into a $4.3 billion cash deal with affiliates of Apollo Global Management to become a private company. Shares of the cloud-computing company climbed more than 4 percent following the announcement. Rackspace agreed to be acquired for $32 per share. “We are presented with a significant […]

Phone with Gorilla Glass Survives Aerial Drop from 750 feet

When potential customers want to check out the sturdiness of a phone before spending hard-earned cash on a purchase, they usually turn to YouTube and watch some sort of drop test.  As it turns out, young smartphone maker OnePlus is well aware of that, which is probably why the company has recently published a video […]

Bio-Concrete Heals Itself [video]

All concrete cracks over time. The cracks themselves are not so bad in most cases. But water seaps in and can freeze and melt, causing further damage. Bio-concrete injects spores that can live for centuries… coming alive only when in contact with water. The bacteria grows until the water is gone and the crack filled.

What Amazon’s homepage looked like when it launched 21 years ago this month

Long before it became the world’s go-to, online source for virtually anything, Amazon.com was strictly a bookseller. And before the arrival of its slick, obsessively considered menus, navigation bars, and search algorithms, the $250 billion operation’s homepage was much more basic. A screen capture from a month after its July 1995 launch is a relic […]

Your Phone Is Poised to Get 10 Times Faster as FCC Approves 5G

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler took a seat, grasped a set of controls, and guided an excavator — that happened to be 1,400 miles away. By moving dirt in Dallas through a remote hook-up from the FCC’s Washington offices earlier this year, Wheeler showed the promise of what could be the largest and most […]