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Pumped-up camera may vault Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X phones into mainstream

Better photo tech should help Google's Android-powered phones escape the techie buyer niche. Too bad there's no image stabilization.

By September 30, 2015


Google Search now powered by a Hummingbird

Google celebrates its 15th anniversary by announcing that it's changed its underlying search algorithm -- again.

By September 26, 2013


Bazinga! 'The Big Bang Theory' gets official Lego set

The results are in! Nerds and birds are the big winners in the latest official Lego approvals with "The Big Bang Theory" and Lego Birds Project to be new official sets.

By November 10, 2014


Fascinating gif visualises the patterns of flight

A beautiful gif deconstructs the wing motions of a bat, a goose, a moth, a dragonfly and a hummingbird to reveal the looping patterns therein.

By September 30, 2014


California bill would ban police drone spying without warrant

The bill, which is now on the governor's desk, pits privacy advocates against law enforcement interests in managing the emerging technology.

By September 12, 2014


Bitcoin exchange Kraken raises millions of dollars

Aiming to become the new hot virtual-currency exchange, Kraken lands $5 million in a Series A round of funding from Hummingbird Ventures.

By March 25, 2014


Edgertronic: the affordable high-speed camera

Other high-speed cameras can have asking prices in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Edgertronic achieves a similar effect for just US$5000.

By February 24, 2014


Is there a Kindle Drone in Amazon's future?

commentary Amazon could pivot its drone development into a consumer product that provides a number of functions that make it as useful as other computing devices.

By December 2, 2013


Bluetooth beacons coming to ballparks

Major League Baseball's app incorporates Apple's iBeacon technology, Google Search handles your complex questions, and Xbox Fitness tracks your heart rate with the Kinect.

By September 27, 2013


French could serve up fines to Google for privacy violation

Google might face hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines in France for privacy violations. Small potatoes to the company, but the ruling could portend a more difficult relationship between Europe and Google.

By September 27, 2013