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Latest News - April 2014

AT&T Threatens To Take Its Ball, Sit Out Spectrum Auction If FCC Doesn't Kowtow To Its Whining
Price Drop On WD Black2 Dual Drive, Latitude 10 Tablet & More
Coincidence Or Accident? Microsoft Security Essentials Bug Rendering XP Machines Hamstrung Like A Virus
Intel Says Earnings Are Up To $12.8B, Mobile Down, Servers, Software, And Services Up
Seagate's LaCie Admits To Customer Data Breach Lasting A Year
Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet: Windows 8.1 And A Gorgeous Display
Samsung’s Tizen Phone Cometh In Q2, Galaxy S5 To Outsell S4
Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Sensor Security Already Hacked And Compromised
Logitech Debuts “Tunable” Proteus Core Gaming Mouse
Google’s Project Ara Modular Smartphone Coming January 2015, Will Cost $50 (For Developers)
Apple, Google, Samsung, AT&T And Verizon Back Smartphone Theft Deterrent Kill Switch Initiative
Lenovo Chases Your Tax Refund With Low Cost Laptops, AIO Desktops, And Dual Mode FLEX 2
Samsung Patent Points To Google Glass Competitive Headset With Heads-Up Display
Intel Launches ‘INDE’ Cross-Platform Development System For Android And Windows Devices
Microsoft Office Online Apps Come To The Chrome Web Store
Lowest Price on Alienware 14 Gaming Laptop, 2TB Portable Hard Drive and HP Desktops
Mozilla Appoints Chris Beard As Interim CEO, Is "Strong Candidate" For Permanent Position
Apple’s CarPlay Coming To Your Vehicle With Aftermarket Pioneer Kit
Microsoft Debuts “Office 365 Personal Plan” To Push Adoption Of Office for iPad
Google Updates Its Terms Of Service, Details How Your Content And Email Are Scanned To Target Ads

All News for April 2014

AT&T Threatens To Take Its Ball, Sit Out Spectrum Auction If FCC Doesn't Kowtow To Its Whining

AT&T Threatens To Take Its Ball, Sit Out Spectrum Auction If FCC Doesn't Kowtow To Its Whining

Ever since terrestrial broadcasters shut down their stations and went off the air, the FCC has been mulling what to do with sections of spectrum and how that wireless space should be allocated between wireless broadcasters and other types of use. It's a complicated issue, in that much of the frequency in question is in the valuable 1GHz band....

Price Drop On WD Black2 Dual Drive, Latitude 10 Tablet & More

Price Drop On WD Black2 Dual Drive, Latitude 10 Tablet & More

Solid deals here today on solid state and other bleeding-edge tech, from tablets to speakers and headphones.  So, we'll get right to it without further delay... Ends soon! WD Black² Dual Drive 2.5" 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD Kit for $194.67 with free shipping (normally $229). Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 Pro Tablet w/ 10.1" IPS Gorilla Glass...

Coincidence Or Accident? Microsoft Security Essentials Bug Rendering XP Machines Hamstrung Like A Virus

Coincidence Or Accident? Microsoft Security Essentials Bug Rendering XP Machines Hamstrung Like A Virus

Since its release back in 2009, Microsoft Security Essentials has become a respected anti-virus / anti-malware solution. Even me, someone who never went out of their way to run such a solution, used it from the get-go due to its solid design and effective scanning. The fact that it was a cost-free solution sure didn't hurt, either. As it is...

Intel Says Earnings Are Up To $12.8B, Mobile Down, Servers, Software, And Services Up

Intel Says Earnings Are Up To $12.8B, Mobile Down, Servers, Software, And Services Up

Intel’s first quarter earnings report shows some uneven results across the company’s market segments and vast product portfolio, with a particular drop on the mobile side. Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group had a revenue of $156 million, but that was 52% from last quarter and down 61% year-over-year. In fact, sequentially,...

Seagate's LaCie Admits To Customer Data Breach Lasting A Year

Seagate's LaCie Admits To Customer Data Breach Lasting A Year

LaCie is in the process of informing its customers that any purchases made on the company's website within the last year could be compromised. The even scarier part about this is that the suspected data breach could have went on longer -- maybe much longer -- if the FBI didn't inform LaCie last month that it had reason to believe a person...

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet: Windows 8.1 And A Gorgeous Display

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet: Windows 8.1 And A Gorgeous Display

Lenovo is targeting its ThinkPad 8 at business users, which makes sense. Everyone values portability and power, but it’s the business user who’s most likely to say “I need my tablet to be capable of doing everything that my main PC can do.” With a full 32-bit version of Windows 8.1 and a 1920 x 1200 display, the Lenovo...

Samsung’s Tizen Phone Cometh In Q2, Galaxy S5 To Outsell S4

Samsung’s Tizen Phone Cometh In Q2, Galaxy S5 To Outsell S4

Remember Tizen, the Linux-based mobile operating system that's backed by Samsung and Intel, among others? There hasn't been much noise about Tizen lately, but rest assured, if you're hoping for another player in the mobile software space, Samsung still has plans of launching Tizen-based handsets later this year. Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Sensor Security Already Hacked And Compromised

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Sensor Security Already Hacked And Compromised

It appears that smartphone makers have been watching too many spy flicks, hence the sudden fascination with fingerprint scanning as a security measure. While that may seem like a fine and dandy idea on paper -- and in Hollywood -- the truth is, the biometric technology that's available for consumer handsets just isn't secure. This was again...

Logitech Debuts “Tunable” Proteus Core Gaming Mouse

Logitech Debuts “Tunable” Proteus Core Gaming Mouse

We love a good gaming mouse around here, and Logitech unveiled a doozy with the G502 Proteus Core, which is designed to let you tune the mouse to your preferred weight, balance, tracking speed, and more--as well as a given gaming surface “unique physical and reflective characteristics”. There are a series of 3.6g weights, 11 programmable...

Google’s Project Ara Modular Smartphone Coming January 2015, Will Cost $50 (For Developers)

Google’s Project Ara Modular Smartphone Coming January 2015, Will Cost $50 (For Developers)

The first Project Ara Developers Conference is underway, and the big news up front is that Google’s ATAP team will get the first model to market in January 2015, and it will cost a mere fifty bucks--at least for developers to make. It’s not yet known how much the devices will cost at retail, but presumably that will vary, as the...

Apple, Google, Samsung, AT&T And Verizon Back Smartphone Theft Deterrent Kill Switch Initiative

Apple, Google, Samsung, AT&T And Verizon Back Smartphone Theft Deterrent Kill Switch Initiative

Apple's iOS 7 already saw the introduction of Activation Lock, which was built to prevent stolen phones from being wiped, unlocked, sold elsewhere, and activated by a buyer who wasn't aware of the phone's illicit journey. But phone manufacturers are looking to take things a step further, and for good reason. Phone theft has become quite the...

Lenovo Chases Your Tax Refund With Low Cost Laptops, AIO Desktops, And Dual Mode FLEX 2

Lenovo Chases Your Tax Refund With Low Cost Laptops, AIO Desktops, And Dual Mode FLEX 2

Unless you applied for an extension, the deadline to settle up with Uncle Sam and file your taxes was yesterday. Assuming you did that, you now know how much of a refund you're owed, and Lenovo would like nothing more than for you to spend it on a new PC. If you owe taxes instead but are still in need of a new system, Lenovo rolled out some...

Samsung Patent Points To Google Glass Competitive Headset With Heads-Up Display

Samsung Patent Points To Google Glass Competitive Headset With Heads-Up Display

Hot on the heels of Google rolling-out a limited batch of Google Glass to the public, Samsung has applied for a patent involving a competing product that it's calling "Earphone". That name highlights the biggest difference between Glass and this, however; rather than act as pair of glasses, Earphone's HUD extends out from an earpiece. Given...

Intel Launches ‘INDE’ Cross-Platform Development System For Android And Windows Devices

Intel Launches ‘INDE’ Cross-Platform Development System For Android And Windows Devices

Last spring, we talked about "Beacon Mountain", Intel's pre-packaged Android development environment that caters to developing around both Intel and ARM architectures. We haven't heard too much about Beacon Mountain since, but as we can now see, Intel had even greater plans for it; it's been swallowed-up into Intel's INDE, or "Integrated Native...

 Microsoft Office Online Apps Come To The Chrome Web Store

Microsoft Office Online Apps Come To The Chrome Web Store

In a continued effort to make its Office productivity suite more easily accessible to a wider audience, Microsoft has made the web versions of its Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote apps available to download through Google's Chrome Web Store. This boils down to an added convenience for Chrome users. As Microsoft points out in a blog post...

Lowest Price on Alienware 14 Gaming Laptop, 2TB Portable Hard Drive and HP Desktops

Lowest Price on Alienware 14 Gaming Laptop, 2TB Portable Hard Drive and HP Desktops

Welcome back to the latest edition of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this fine Tuesday, we have an awesome Alienware 14 Core i5-based gaming laptop, a 23-inch Lenovo C560 All-In-One PC, Up to 65% off select Kingston flash memory products, an HP ENVY 700-215xt Core i7-based desktop system and more. Full details...

Mozilla Appoints Chris Beard As Interim CEO, Is "Strong Candidate" For Permanent Position

Mozilla Appoints Chris Beard As Interim CEO, Is "Strong Candidate" For Permanent Position

Mozilla promoted its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Chris Beard, to the position of interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), replacing co-founder Brendan Eich after he stepped down amid a controversy that swept through the Internet. Beard has been with Mozilla since the early days and is considered a "strong candidate" to fill the roll permanently....

Apple’s CarPlay Coming To Your Vehicle With Aftermarket Pioneer Kit

Apple’s CarPlay Coming To Your Vehicle With Aftermarket Pioneer Kit

Apple’s CarPlay looks to be one of the more innovative products that the company has created since the passing of Steve Jobs, and although it’s likely that we’ll see new cars on the lot with CarPlay technology built in yet this year, Pioneer is offering an aftermarket CarPlay product that you can pop into the car that you...

Microsoft Debuts “Office 365 Personal Plan” To Push Adoption Of Office for iPad

Microsoft Debuts “Office 365 Personal Plan” To Push Adoption Of Office for iPad

There was a moment there when new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had to decide if the company would push its Office 365 product out to as many platforms as possible, thus ensuring maximum adoption for its software, or withhold one of its most valuable assets and leverage that to boost its hardware sales. Nadella chose the former option, and thus...

Google Updates Its Terms Of Service, Details How Your Content And Email Are Scanned To Target Ads

Google Updates Its Terms Of Service, Details How Your Content And Email Are Scanned To Target Ads

Ever have a funny feeling you're being watched? You're not being paranoid, you're just savvy to the way things work in the Internet era. Between Uncle Sam keeping tabs on your communications to Google trying to learn what makes you tick so that it has something to sell advertisers, you are indeed being watched. With regards to Google, the...

Air Superiority Battle Begins As Google Snaps Up Potential Facebook Acquisition Target Titan Aerospace

Air Superiority Battle Begins As Google Snaps Up Potential Facebook Acquisition Target Titan Aerospace

There’s a new battlefront in the tech field, it involves air space and the Internet, and it’s an exciting front. Google and Facebook are forerunners here, and the former just snapped up drone maker Titan Aerospace, which the latter was reportedly interested in buying recently. Facebook ended up with drone maker Ascenta, and now...

Toshiba’s Satellite P55t Laptop Sports 15.6-Inch 4K Ultra HD Technicolor Certified Display

Toshiba’s Satellite P55t Laptop Sports 15.6-Inch 4K Ultra HD Technicolor Certified Display

One has to wonder: is it possible to have access to too many pixels? Probably not, particularly if you're Toshiba. The company has just outed one of the planet's first 4K laptops, and if pixel density is your top priority, this one's going to be tough to resist. The Satellite P55t has a full-fledged 4K display, and the first to earn Technicolor's...

Microsoft Underscores Windows 8.1 Will Not Be Supported, Get Windows 8.1 Update If You Want Security Patches

Microsoft Underscores Windows 8.1 Will Not Be Supported, Get Windows 8.1 Update If You Want Security Patches

Riddle us this - what do Windows XP and Windows 8.1 have in common? They're both in Microsoft's rear view mirror, and come May 13, 2014, the latter will also no longer receive security updates. Scratching your head? Here's the thing -- Microsoft isn't abandoning its newest operating system, but it is forcing users to apply the latest update...

Netflix Performance Jumps After Controversial Comcast Deal

Netflix Performance Jumps After Controversial Comcast Deal

Last month, Comcast and Netflix announced a controversial deal in which Netflix would pay Comcast directly for improved service. The reason this deal is controversial in many quarters is that it's seen as triple-dipping by Comcast -- the company is already paid by companies like Level 3, which provide Internet back-haul across the country,...

EVGA Tegra Note 7 NVIDIA Tegra 4 Tablet-A-Day Giveaway!

EVGA Tegra Note 7 NVIDIA Tegra 4 Tablet-A-Day Giveaway!

One of the biggest gaming events on the east coast, PAX East, is about to hit this weekend, and to get you all ready for the show, our friends at EVGA and NVIDIA have teamed up to put together one heck of an exciting give-away! This time around we're giving you all a chance to win one of FIVE awesome, new NVIDIA Tegra 4 powered...

Free Gift Card With Dell 24" UltraHD Monitor, QuickBooks Pro 2014, and More

Free Gift Card With Dell 24" UltraHD Monitor, QuickBooks Pro 2014, and More

Welcome back folks! We hope you had a good weekend. To start the week off right, we’ve got a fresh batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we’ve got a 24-inch Dell UP2414Q UltraSharp 3840x2160 4K IPS Monitor with a $300 eGift Card, a Dell Optiplex 3020 4th-gen Core i5 "Haswell" based Mini...

Amazon Knocks $30 Off Kindle Fire HDX, Now $199 For Limited Time

Amazon Knocks $30 Off Kindle Fire HDX, Now $199 For Limited Time

It's not exactly a hot time for tablet shopping -- back-to-school is pretty far out, and the holidays are behind us. Which probably explains why Amazon is trying to jumpstart the movement of its Kindle Fire HDX. If you're still in the market, your patience has paid off: for a limited time, the heralded slate is being offered with a $30 discount,...

CCP Cancels World of Darkness MMO, After Seven Years of Development

CCP Cancels World of Darkness MMO, After Seven Years of Development

This might not come off as a major surprise to those who've been waiting all this time - 7 years - to see CCP's World of Darkness come out, but it's still incredibly unfortunate. Despite being in development since at least November, 2006, CCP's hand has been forced to pull the plug on the project; at the same time, it has also had...

Samsung Gear Fit Teardown Highlights Another Repairable Wearable

Samsung Gear Fit Teardown Highlights Another Repairable Wearable

As gadgets shrink in size, it brings up the question of how feasible it is to perform repairs on your own at home. So far the answer depends on the device, as well as your level of patience and expertise. Some are a bear to repair, and others, like Samsung's Gear Fit, are a bit easier, though it's not without its challenges. The folks at iFixIt...

Gigabyte BRIX Pro And Intel Iris Pro Graphics Review

Gigabyte BRIX Pro And Intel Iris Pro Graphics Review

Intel's Haswell 4th generation Core series processors with Iris Pro Graphics (formerly known by the code name Crystal Well) offered the promise of more robust integrated graphics performance, since we first laid eyes on the Gigabyte-built device we're showcasing here today, back at CES 2014 in Las Vegas earlier this year. The Gigabyte BRIX...

Oops! Sprint Inadvertently Leaks LG G3 Spec Sheet, qHD Display Trumps Samsung Galaxy S5

Oops! Sprint Inadvertently Leaks LG G3 Spec Sheet, qHD Display Trumps Samsung Galaxy S5

Choosing a high-end Android handset isn't getting any easier these days. There are several worthy options to consider, including LG's forthcoming G3 smartphone. LG has yet to formally introduce the world to the G3, but thanks to Sprint's posting of a UA profile, we pretty know what the new flagship phone will bring to the tablet. Perhaps the...

Google Security: Chrome, Chrome OS, Android Immune To Heartbleed Bug--Except For Still-Unpatched Android 4.1.1

Google Security: Chrome, Chrome OS, Android Immune To Heartbleed Bug--Except For Still-Unpatched Android 4.1.1

As the Heartbleed bug inflicts damage in absentia (or not, there’s no way to tell), Google Security wrote a blog post letting users know that although the company has actively patched to numerous Google services, some important Google products are immune to the bug including Chrome, Chrome OS, and all versions of Android--except for...

FINsix Claims Tiny, Clever Dart Laptop Power Adapter “World’s Smallest”

FINsix Claims Tiny, Clever Dart Laptop Power Adapter “World’s Smallest”

Battery life is a constant headache for laptop users, and lugging around a bulky charger to stay plugged in when necessary is part of the annoyance. It seems ridiculous to carry around a svelte little ultrabook only to have to also schlep a charger that’s twice as thick. FINsix is working to change that problem with the Dart, a tiny...

T-Mobile CEO John Legere Launches Salvo Against Overage Fees With Change.org Petition

T-Mobile CEO John Legere Launches Salvo Against Overage Fees With Change.org Petition

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is once again trolling the mobile industry--to the benefit of consumers. This time around, his target is overage fees and his weapon is petition site Change.org. "Today I'm laying down a challenge to AT&T, Verizon and Sprint to join T-Mobile in ending these outrageous overage penalties for all consumers--because...

Age Of Empires Is Headed To Mobile Devices In Free-To-Play Form

Age Of Empires Is Headed To Mobile Devices In Free-To-Play Form

Microsoft is planning to follow the money trail into mobile, albeit through a licensing play. KLab, a maker of smartphone games based in Japan, is building a free-to-play version of Age of Empires for Windows Phone, Android, and iOS devices. It's called Age of Empires: World Domination and it will feature "simple and intuitive touch controls"...

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth Lets Players Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth Lets Players Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

Well, we've gone and done it now. In an effort to advance civilizations through the wonders of science and technology through the years, mankind has ruined this hunk of rock known as Earth, which is no longer fit for human habitation. If our species is to survive, we'll need a new home, and it's with that premise that Sid Meier's Civilization:...

You’ve Been Poked: Facebook Transparency Report Shows 18,700 Accounts Probed By The Feds

You’ve Been Poked: Facebook Transparency Report Shows 18,700 Accounts Probed By The Feds

Like a scorned ex-lover, the U.S. government might be very interested in your Facebook activity these days. According to a new transparency report published by Facebook, Uncle Sam and his merry band of freedom fighters asked the world's largest social network to provide information on 18,715 user accounts between July and December of 2013....

Sprint Offering Up To $650 To Switch Carriers And Pick Up A Samsung Galaxy S 5

Sprint Offering Up To $650 To Switch Carriers And Pick Up A Samsung Galaxy S 5

It’s almost as if mobile carriers are throwing money at people to switch carriers these days. The latest overtures are from Sprint, which is offering up to $650 in incentives for those who switch their numbers from a competitor with the Framily Switching Bonus. “For a limited time, new customers who bring their number to Sprint...

Titanfall: Expedition DLC Announced For May With Three New Maps

Titanfall: Expedition DLC Announced For May With Three New Maps

If you’ve been digging Titanfall but have exhausted all the maps, here’s some good news for you: The game is getting three new maps with the "Expedition" DLC next month. According to CinemaBlend, Expedition is one of three DLC packs coming soon, and each will cost $10 each, or you can get them for “free” if you have...

IRS Whiffs On Windows XP Deadline, Will Pay Microsoft Millions For Extended Support

IRS Whiffs On Windows XP Deadline, Will Pay Microsoft Millions For Extended Support

For an agency that’s quite stern about deadlines (reminder, by the way: tax day is on Tuesday), the IRS missed a big one. Perhaps you saw this one coming a mile away, but the IRS has failed to migrate all of its systems from Windows XP to Windows 7. (So we’re officially skipping Vista then, right? Right.) Because Microsoft ceased...

The NSA Denies Exploiting The Heartbleed Bug, What If It's Telling The Truth?

The NSA Denies Exploiting The Heartbleed Bug, What If It's Telling The Truth?

As Seth covered earlier today, Bloomberg has accused the NSA of benefiting from the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug. The NSA denies this in fairly strong terms. I'd like to draw attention to a different facet of the topic -- first, by discussing the semantics of the NSA's denial and then the wider impact of how that denial is perceived and what it...

Virtuix Omni VR Treadmill Begins Shipping In July For $499

Virtuix Omni VR Treadmill Begins Shipping In July For $499

If you were one of the early believers in the Virtuix Omni virtual reality treadmill, your faith will finally be rewarded when the company ships a unit to your front door starting in July. The earliest adopters who secured their treadmills back during the halcyon Kickstarter days will be the first in line, but even if you preorder now, you’ll...

Facebook Wants To Un-Spam Your Newsfeed

Facebook Wants To Un-Spam Your Newsfeed

Chances are, you’ve noticed a gradual uptick in the amount of spam in your Facebook Newsfeed. You know the stuff--"like-baiting", spammy links to trick you into clicking on a junk website, and even seeing the content over and over again--and Facebook is trying to get rid of it. “A smaller set of publishers who are frequently and...

NSA May Have Exploited Heartbleed Bug For Years

NSA May Have Exploited Heartbleed Bug For Years

The news of two truly horrible security breaches broke this year; one was the NSA’s shadowy data grabbing and surveillance program, and the other was the Heartbleed bug that left about two-thirds of the Internet utterly exposed to any bad actor. According to a Bloomberg report, these two stories have merged, as “two people familiar...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Arrives With Beastly Snapdragon 801 Processor, 16MP Camera, And A Heartbeat Sensor

Samsung Galaxy S5 Arrives With Beastly Snapdragon 801 Processor, 16MP Camera, And A Heartbeat Sensor

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has arrived. While the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 was a blockbuster event, the successor to the role of Samsung’s flagship phone hasn’t made nearly such an impact despite sporting strong features and specifications. The LTE-equipped Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch (1920x1080) display and rocks a quad-core Snapdragon...

Amazon Rumored To Be Prepping Smartphone For September Launch

Amazon Rumored To Be Prepping Smartphone For September Launch

Rumors have a tendency to come and go, that is unless you're talking about Amazon's supposed plans to launch its own brand smartphone. That bit of water cooler talk is a subject that just won't go away, and at some point, Amazon should do the Internet a solid and either debunk the rumors outright, or release a smartphone. According to latest...

Titanfall Developer Claims Xbox One Doesn't Need DX12 To Amp Up Titanfall

Titanfall Developer Claims Xbox One Doesn't Need DX12 To Amp Up Titanfall

One of the hot topics in the wake of Titanfall's launch has been whether or not DirectX 12 would make a difference to the game's sometimes jerky framerate and lower-than-expected 792p resolution. According to Titanfall developer Jon Shirling, the new Microsoft API isn't needed to improve the game's performance, and updates coming down the...

Dell Windows 7 Laptop Deals, Beats Solo Headphones, and More

Dell Windows 7 Laptop Deals, Beats Solo Headphones, and More

What better way to ring in the weekend than with a healthy serving of HOT deals, straight from our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu today, we have the Dell Inspiron 17R notebook, the Dell Inspiron 15, Logitech’s Z509 surround sound speaker system, Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD ControlTalk Green Headphones, and more. Full details below the...

IDC Predicts Wearable Computer Market Will Grow To 112 Million Devices In 2018

IDC Predicts Wearable Computer Market Will Grow To 112 Million Devices In 2018

From the vantage point of International Data Corporation (IDC), the wearable computing market is extending beyond early adopters and getting ready to hit its stride. More stylish and and functional accessories are being featured in magazines like GQ and Shape, which is indicative of growing interest beyond just geek circles. IDC says wearables...

TinkerBots Robotic Building Blocks Are Like ‘Living Legos’ And Amazingly Cool

TinkerBots Robotic Building Blocks Are Like ‘Living Legos’ And Amazingly Cool

Inspired by Lego, a small team has developed TinkerBots, which are building blocks that you (er, your children) can use to create robotic toys. They’re designed to let you create whatever you want without necessarily locking you into a specific end product. The heart and brain of TinkerBots is the red cube Power Brain, which contains...