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eBay makes its barcode reader app for Google Glass

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eBay’s barcode scanning software, RedLaser, is now branching out from just Android and iOS.

It’ll now be available for Google Glass as well, so you’ll be able to take a look at products in the store and see if you can find them cheaper on eBay, just at a glance. Read more »

goTenna is a portable, bluetooth cell phone antenna

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Ever find yourself traveling way out in the middle of nowhere and unable to communicate with your friends?

Well goTenna might be able to help you with that. Read more »

Oculus Rift canceling pre-orders that show up on eBay

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Did you manage to pre-order the upcoming Oculus Rift DK2? Well you may want to hold off on putting it up on eBay.

In an effort to stop price-gouging of the Rift, and maybe as a means of getting their headset to those who really want it, Oculus Rift has canceled shipments of people selling their places in the pre-order line. Read more »

Microsoft’s Project Adam takes image recognition to the next level

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You may have used Google’s reverse image search’s recognition software to call shenanigans on a picture someone claimed to have taken themselves, or stalk someone on FB.

But Microsoft’s Project Adam looks to expand the use of image recognition, and has developed its software to some impressive lengths. Read more »

Submit your Snapchat to a global World Cup story

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There may have been only two teams in the World Cup Final today, but Snapchat did something very interesting: the app manufacturer created a global “Our Story” dedicated to this year’s final game.

Every single user was able to upload their Snap to the game, creating a huge photo album for everyone who has the app to view. Read more »

Samsung releases new Galaxy Tab S ads, taunts the iPad

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Samsung has published two new videos advertising the recently released Galaxy Tab S flagship slates. The first one demonstrates the Tab S multi-tasking capabilities and compares them to…an iPad, of course.

The second video focuses on the Super AMOLED’s great contrast against an unnamed Android slate. Read more »

Watch how VFX turn an ordinary world into the extraordinary scenery of ‘Game of Thrones’

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We all know CGI is used a lot these days. Especially in shows like Game of Thrones with dragons, direwolves and walking skeletons (among other things). But those sets, those look pretty real, right? And the castles and the ship? That can’t be CGI. Except it is.

VFX studio Mackevision has uploaded a video and, at the cost of sounding like BuzzFeed, you won’t believe how much of what you see on screen is CGI. Read more »

MindRDR lets you control Google Glass with your brainwaves

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This may sound like something straight out of science fiction, but you can now control Google Glass with just your mind.

All you’ll need is MindRDR’s software and a Neurosky EEG biosensor headset, and you’ll be good to go. Read more »

This might be what Samsung’s Gear VR will look like

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Want a VR headset that isn’t made out of cardboard, and you’re not a fan of the Oculus Rift’s hardware?

Well Samsung’s Gear VR might be up your alley, and from the leaked image, it definitely looks like it has more swag than Google’s paper solution. Read more »

Sony tells the history of the selfie, self-promotion since 1839

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To celebrate the launch of its selfie phone, the Xperia C3, Sony has dived into the history of the selfie and distilled the info into an easy to digest infographic. If you think “selfie” is a recent fad, you’ll be wrong – one Robert Cornelius took the first selfie in 1839.

This Victorian selfie wasn’t snapped with a cell phone in the bathroom mirror, obviously, Cornelius used the daguerreotype process. Read more »

Make your own Game Boy with a Raspberry Pi and 3D printer

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If you’re a classic Game Boy enthusiast then you might be happy to hear about this DIY project.

All you’ll need is a 3D printer, a Raspberry Pi, a SNES remote, and some knowledge of how to solder and work a circuit board and you’ll be able to build your own classic Game Boy! Hit the jump for more details. Read more »

LG outs four hilarious ads focusing on G3′s Knock Code

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LG G3 launched four commercials advertising the company’s proprietary Knock Code. They tell about a family squabble that started after a woman succeeds unlocking the secure-locked Galaxy S5 of her significant other.

You bet all of the awkward situations could have been avoided if the man was using an LG G3 with Knock Code security. Or, you know, if he told the truth. Read more »

Unicode 7.0 to bring 250 new Emoji

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The Unicode standard will be upgraded to version 7.0 this year. Along with the additional of several new scripts, it will also be adding 250 new Emoji to the already long list.

Almost all of these are objects, with things such as ‘Thermometer’, ‘File Cabinet’, ‘Right Speech Bubble’, ‘Hammer And Wrench’, etc. but there are also some gems, such as ‘Man In Business Suit Levitating’ and ‘Reversed Hand With Middle Finger Extended’. Read more »

Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ YouTube video crosses 2 billion views

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Korean pop star Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, released the incredibly popular song ‘Gangnam Style’ back in 2012. Despite being in Korean, the video became a worldwide sensation, and was especially popular on YouTube.

Gangnam Style became the first YouTube video back in 2012 to cross 1 billion views, surpassing Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’. Now, after nearly two years, Gangnam Style has become the first video to cross 2 billion views on YouTube. Read more »

Samsung outs three new video ads for the Galaxy S5

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Three new short commercials popped up on Samsung’s official YouTube channel today. They are all about the Galaxy S5 flagship, but it is nowhere to be found in the videos.

The three short videos are quite different from the promos Samsung has been pushing lately. Instead of super expensive, out of this world videos, those look like they are made with a limited budget, but a lot of inspiration. Read more »