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Tomorrow Daily 137: HTC Vive, playing music with mold, 3D-printed snacks and more - March 2, 2015
On today's show, Ashley and Producer Logan discuss HTC's new VR headset, listen to a pianist play music with a fungus, and debate the merits of a 3D-printed snack that grows its own organic filling. ...
Judge appears poised to approve Apple, Google anti-poaching settlement - March 2, 2015
Judge Lucy Koh in August rejected the companies' initial $324.5 million offer to settle the case accusing four Silicon Valley giants of conspiring to stay away from each other's employees. ...
Some 'House of Cards' viewers do whatever it takes to watch - March 2, 2015
The law and ethics are no obstacle for Frank Underwood when it comes to amassing more power, and neither, for many, is copyright law when it comes to watching "House of Cards." ...
Xiaomi launches GoPro rival with a jaw-dropping price tag - March 2, 2015
Xiaomi launches the Yi Action Camera with a spec sheet to match GoPro's entry-level camera and two-digit price tag. ...
World of Warcraft's WoW Token allows trading gold for game time - March 2, 2015
Blizzard will introduce tokens to World of Warcraft that players can use to buy in-game gold with real money, and game time with in-game gold. ...
Google, PayPal heat up mobile-payments fray - March 2, 2015
PayPal announces acquisition of mobile-wallet maker, while Google unveils another mobile-payments service, in the growing fight for a piece of the smartphone payments market. ...
John Oliver mocks Verizon, celebrates Net neutrality decision - March 2, 2015
Technically Incorrect: After persuading people to offer input on the agency's proposed rules -- which crashed the FCC website's comment system -- the comedian crows a little over last week's ruling. ...
Security and Microsoft take center stage as Mobile World Congress 2015 opens - March 2, 2015
Mobile World Congress has officially begun in Barcelona, Spain. Here's all the stuff you missed at the first day of the show. ...
TIE Interceptor drone is the meanest starfighter in the galaxy - March 2, 2015
The guy who built the Millennium Falcon drone is back with another "Star Wars"-themed drone creation. If you see this TIE Interceptor drone coming your way, you'd better hope your hyperdrive is operational. ...
Samsung Galaxy S6 and its missing features - March 2, 2015
Is Samsung afraid to commit to one Galaxy S6? The two new models are the same, except for the screen -- and both remove features fans loved. Meanwhile, HTC shows off the Grip fitness band and Vive VR headset. ...
Buzz Aldrin's 1966 space selfie sells for $9,200 - March 2, 2015
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin's groundbreaking selfie taken during a spacewalk goes up for auction and blows away its estimated minimum, by ten times. ...
Tattoo celebrates blue/black/white/gold dress meme - March 2, 2015
The divisive dress that smothered social media is enshrined on a man's leg as a permanent monument to the frock's fleeting Internet fame. ...
Vintage NASA photos full of space firsts (pictures) - March 2, 2015
From the first color photograph of Earth from space to Buzz Aldrin's 1966 spacewalking selfie, an auction of vintage NASA images brings together a lot of fabulous space firsts. ...
Jawsdropper: Mark Cuban to play president in 'Sharknado 3' - March 2, 2015
Technically Incorrect: From "Shark Tank" to "Sharknado" is but one fin-flap for the tech entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner. His co-star is Republican commentator Anne Coulter. ...
Whoa! Algebraic! 'Adventure Time' Lego set angling to become official - March 2, 2015
Oh my glob! Take the adventures of Jake the dog and Finn the human to an all-new level by voting for this fan-made "Adventure Time" set on Lego Ideas. ...
Samsung Galaxy S6's missing features, split-personality problem - March 2, 2015
Is Samsung afraid to commit to one Galaxy S6? The two new models are the same, except for the screen -- and both remove features fans loved. Meanwhile, HTC shows off the Grip fitness band and Vive VR headset. ...
How Jaunt and Dolby scared the bejeesus out of me with a virtual reality 'Black Mass' - March 2, 2015
I strapped on a VR headset to find out how sound helps fool the brain, and I really wish I hadn't. ...
Zuckerberg: Carriers will connect the world, not sci-fi - March 2, 2015
Facebook's CEO downplays Google's drone and balloon ideas for broadening Net access, saying it's the carriers that are doing the lion's share of the work to connect the world's billions. ...
Apple Watch event: Join us March 9 (live blog) - March 2, 2015
The company is expected to share more details about its smartwatch, as well as possibly introduce new Macs, an Apple TV and other products.
Edible Spock? Watch pancake artist's tribute to Leonard Nimoy - March 2, 2015
Artist Nathan Shields makes an incredibly detailed pancake version of Leonard Nimoy as a tribute to the late actor, best known for his role as Mr. Spock on "Star Trek."
Blackphone+ is a security-conscious tablet (pictures) - March 2, 2015
We take a look at Silent Circle's Blackphone+, a 7-inch tablet that encrypts your communication. ...
Chicago schools opt for paper and pencil over online tests - March 2, 2015
Technically Incorrect: Some schools in the Chicago area decide that the traditional methods of testing kids are more reliable. ...
Smartphone innovation at MWC shows there's life in the old dog yet - March 2, 2015
Commentary: Manufacturers are finding ways to breathe life into their new products, proving that smartphones haven't run out of ideas. ...
Zuckerberg downplays drones, balloons for delivering Net access - March 2, 2015
Facebook's CEO doesn't criticize Google's sci-fi ideas for Net access, but says it's carriers who are doing the lion's share of the work to connect the world's billions. ...
Doctor Shoe: High-tops and sneakers for Tardis fans - March 2, 2015
Allons-y! Follow in the footsteps of your favorite Time Lord with this fashion tribute to the Tardis from Shoe Fury. ...
Samsung Gear VR store finally offers paid apps - March 2, 2015
Newer games and apps are arriving for Samsung Gear VR, and they're no longer all free. Which is a good thing, in theory. We talk with Oculus' head of mobile Max Cohen in Barcelona. ...
Canadians 'Spocking' their currency in tribute to Leonard Nimoy - March 2, 2015
To honor the memory of iconic "Star Trek" actor Leonard Nimoy, some Canadians are drawing Spock on their $5 bills. ...
Forbes' tech billionaires list shows rich got richer, with Gates at No. 1 - March 2, 2015
Bill Gates has added $3 billion to his net worth, cementing his position as the world's richest tech billionaire -- and once again as the richest person in the world. ...
Intel playing catch-up with new mobile chips - March 2, 2015
The company lost $4.2 billion in mobile last year but hopes these new chips will help turn that business around. ...
Broadcom's new real dual-band Wi-Fi chip speeds things up - March 2, 2015
Broadcom announced the first 802.11 Wi-Fi chip that enables mobile devices to transmit and receive data over the 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz bands at the same time. ...
BBM updated with Apple Touch ID, Android Wear support - March 2, 2015
The latest version of BlackBerry Messenger, announced at Mobile World Congress, adds more features aimed at personalization and privacy.
Twitter founder, employees face new death threats from ISIS - March 2, 2015
A message allegedly posted on behalf of the terrorist group vows that "your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you."
Samsung Gear VR store finally offers paid apps with latest update - March 2, 2015
Newer games and apps are arriving for Samsung Gear VR, and they're no longer all free. Which is a good thing, in theory. We talked with Oculus' Head of Mobile Max Cohen in Barcelona.
Gionee's Elife S7 packs a 13-megapixel camera in a 5.5mm frame (pictures) - March 2, 2015
Chinese manufacturer seems to be changing its tune this Mobile World Congress -- instead of chasing after the slimmest crown, the company is packing features into its svelte device.
Up close with an Android alternative: Jolla's Sailfish OS tablet (pictures) - March 2, 2015
We take a close look at the Jolla Tablet, a crowdfunded slate running Sailfish OS, which uses various gestures for smooth navigation.
Does Dolby Atmos on a tablet live up to its cinematic sonic reputation? - March 2, 2015
Dolby has brought its multichannel movie technology to Lenovo mobile devices. But how do you go from 51 theatre-shaking speakers to two earbuds? We tried it out.
Bloody 'Power Rangers' fan film returns with age restriction - March 2, 2015
Producer Adi Shankar's violent new vision of the kiddie franchise "Power Rangers" returns to YouTube after a copyright kerfuffle, but it comes with restrictions.
Apple showcases user photos in iPhone ad campaign - March 2, 2015
iPhone 6 photography is the focus of a billboard and Web site campaign promoting the smartphone's picture-taking capabilities. ...
Ford unveils 'MoDe' electric bike prototypes at MWC 2015 - March 2, 2015
During a press conference at MWC, car company Ford introduced its MoDe:Pro and MoDe:Me concept e-bikes. ...
Camera trained on dark energy gets photobombed by Comet Lovejoy - March 2, 2015
The stunning result of a comet streaking across the lens of the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera could make backyard astronomers green with envy. ...
Get a pair of JBL Pebbles desktop speakers for $20 - March 2, 2015
Though designed with PCs in mind, these snazzy speakers (reg. $50) can also provide an audio boost to another important appliance. ...
How 5G will push a supercharged network to your phone, home, car - March 2, 2015
The next evolution in wireless networking holds promises of self-driving cars and movies that download in the blink of an eye. 5G is big at this year's Mobile World Congress, but don't expect it until 2020. ...
Lego droids to retell the whole 'Star Wars' saga in Disney series - March 2, 2015
Can't get enough "Lego Star Wars" movies? Disney XD plan to debut a five-episode series retelling the "Star Wars" saga from the droids' point of view, before the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." ...
HP to buy Aruba Networks for $2.7B in mobile push - March 2, 2015
Hewlett-Packard aims to offer simple, secure tools to help big companies muster next-generation mobile networks. ...
Blackphone+ is a security conscious tablet (pictures) - March 2, 2015
We take a look at Silent Circle's Blackphone+, a 7-inch tablet that encrypts your communication. ...
Ferrofluid makes the lava lamp cool again - March 2, 2015
A new desk lamp is taking over from the lava lamp -- by replacing the boring old wax lava with interactive magnetic fluid. ...
The 200GB microSD card and more wonder-gadgets from MWC 2015 (pictures) - March 2, 2015
An astonishing 200GB microSD card and Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge cases feature among the best gadgets and accessories of MWC 2015. ...
Google confirms wireless efforts, plans bigger reveal 'in coming months' - March 2, 2015
Don't look for Google to run a large-scale network. Instead it's teaming up with wireless carriers, as it does with hardware makers for Nexus devices. ...
Ford debuts MoDe e-bike prototypes (pictures) - March 2, 2015
At MWC 2015, Ford took the wraps off its MoDe:Pro and MoDe:Me electric bike prototypes, which connect to the Apple iPhone 6. ...
Recover a stolen laptop, or prepare for the day your laptop is stolen - March 2, 2015
Sylvia Chepkurui asked, “Can I recover my stolen laptop using the serial number?” Probably not, but having the serial number gives you at least some chance of recovery. Without it, even if the police find your laptop in a stash of stolen...