It was only a few days ago that Jolla, a startup from Finland, launched its Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund a new tablet powered by their open source OS Sailfish. Well, it only took them a few hours to meet their funding goal of $380,000, but with two full days now passed, they've raised over $1.18 million from almost 7,400 backers, and they still have 17 days to go.
Now's your chance to snag a real piece of historic Macintosh memorabilia. Well, a replica anyway, but it's still from the original artist! Oh, and it'll cost you $1,900. But it makes a better gift than another iPhone case or iPad cover.
While there have been plenty of arguments on both sides over the years, a recent survey by BitTorrent Inc. puts some real numbers to just how likely pirates are to actually pay for music and movies. The number of respondents is a little low to paint a general picture of all torrent users, but at least there's evidence that not everyone is a freeloader.
Europol announced on Thursday that a sting operation had led to the arrest of 15 individuals in seven different countries across Europe for using malware and remote access trojans (RATs) to harm others and commit cybercrimes. This incident follows a similar crackdown in May 2014 that resulted in over 100 arrests around the globe.
Japan's Sony is one of those rare companies that has had a nearly unaltered logo for more than 50 years, with the current design being used since 1956. But when Sony was riding high in 1981, a year and a half after the debut of the first Walkman, the company thought it would be a good idea to celebrate their 35th anniversary with a contest asking the public to redesign its logo. Thankfully, before it was too late, they realized it was not a good idea.
It's been several months now since any news has been heard about Apple's settlement in a class-action lawsuit over the company's ebook price-fixing. Reuters is now reporting that a U.S. District Judge has approved a settlement amount of $450 million in what was described as an "unusual" accord.
It's one of those features that Google Drive/Docs users have been able to use for so long that it's almost expected by now: real-time chat with others while collaborating on documents. As Microsoft has been pushing its Office programs like Word, Powerpoint, and Excel into the cloud recently, users of Office Online are finally able to communicate via built-in Skype chat.
While vehicles like Toyota's fuel-cell powered Mirai are leading the charge to a future less reliant on fossil fuels, Germany's Sunfire GmbH may have a way to bridge the gap with its method of producing synthetic fuel from water and carbon dioxide. By using two of the world's most abundant elements to create hydrocarbon fuel, a much great efficiency over fossil fuels can be achieved.
It's 27 feet (8.23 meters) tall, 56 feet (17.1 meters) long, breathes fire through its mouth and nostrils, and can be found in Berlin, Germany. Don't worry, it isn't a real dragon, just an amusement park attraction, but it is now the world's largest robot according to Guinness World Records.