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If Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus are any indication, torrenting isn’t quite the destructive force many groups have made it out to be. BitTorrent is a popular alternative to legal streaming, buying and renting, but the abundance of poor quality torrents coupled with the unfriendly method of acquiring movies and TV shows through BitTorrent has kept a majority of viewers glued to their TVs, browsers and tablets. If watching a ripped movie was as easy as logging into Netflix, would the tides turn in the favor of torrents? The creators of Popcorn Time want to find out.
What BlackBerry did right
You probably already know that BlackBerry is in serious trouble — a once vast smartphone empire that’s now facing ruin. But that doesn’t mean BlackBerry hasn’t made several serious contributions to the tech world. Hit play to see Adventures in Tech explain what BlackBerry did right.
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After posting a couple of introduction videos for the Galaxy S5 and the new Gear wearables a few days ago, Samsung has released on YouTube two new videos in which it offers its own hands-on preview of the new smartphone, smartwatches and fitness band. The new gadgets will be available in stores staring with April 11, although official prices are still not available.
The latest TV show to become a streaming-exclusive on Amazon Prime’s video service is the sci-fi series Orphan Black. Like Amazon’s recent deal to pick up streaming rights for FX’s The Americans, this agreement with BBC America comes just ahead of…
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We know Watson has some Jeopardy skills, but putting IBM’s supercomputer in the kitchen? That’s a little different. Here at SXSW, the company’s set up a “Cognitive Cooking” food truck in partnership with the Institute for Culinary Education (ICE)….
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The LithiumCard isn’t the only credit card-sized battery for mobile devices seeking crowd-funding, as there’s also a TravelCard project that offers iPhone and Android smartphones exactly the same perk: a credit card-like device that packs enough energy to bring life to a dying smartphone.
Have you ever dropped copious amounts of LSD and then gone on a roller coaster all while sitting on top of a paint shaker? If so then you probably have a good understanding of what it’s like to play Wave Wave, a new iOS game that looks something like Flappy Bird for the raver crowd. Essentially, Wave Wave makes you guide a black line through a series of brightly colored triangles that seem to get narrower and more difficult to navigate as the game progresses. Just watching the trailer for the game is enough to give you motion sickness and we’re still seeing tiny little triangles flying in front of our eyes minutes after we’ve stopped watching it. The game promises to help you “fall into ‘the zone’ where your brain switches off,” which is supposed to be a popular thing with the kids nowadays. The full trailer for Wave Wave follows below.
We are used to seeing full vehicles being unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, or at least concepts that presage a future model, but the German engineering group EDAG stripped things down even further to imagine a future car cockpit. Really, it’s a way for the company to show off its next-generation manufacturing technology that allows it to make parts in a single production process.
The company says that a turtle’s skeleton inspired the cockpit’s design (which is a bit morbid), and that it features a protective shell on the outside to support the fragile parts inside. It’s made using a technique called fused deposition modeling, which is similar to the process used in 3D printing but on a much bigger scale. In the case of the Genesis, robots laid down layer after layer of thermoplastic to produce the complex shape. EDAG says that it could also be done with carbon fiber as well to offer strength and lightness.
The company admits that this technology is still in its infancy, and we are still far away from large-scale industrial production of components like this. However, it is technically possible. It believes that fused deposition modeling could revolutionize the auto industry by allowing new, stronger designs. The Genesis isn’t a car today, but it previews how they may be built tomorrow. Have a slightly more dynamic look at the concept in the video, below.
(Credit: Screenshot by Nick Statt/CNET)
To everyone’s dismay, the future has not actually arrived. Folks, hoverboards are not real.
At long last, actor Christopher Lloyd of “Back to the Future” fame conceded Wednesday in a Funny or Die apology video that the strange and still confounding online viral campaign promoting a working hoverboard was indeed a hoax, throwing in the towel on what has been a drawn out, exhaustive social-media time suck for the last 24 hours.
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Version 13 of XBMC’s media center software, codenamed Gotham, is now ready for your official beta-testing pleasure. The organization — which started the project for the Xbox and spawned apps like Plex and platforms like Boxxee — kicked off work on…
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