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Pentagon says 'absolutely no new orders have been placed' for BlackBerry phones

Stock surges on news of a big win that never was<p>Last week, a press release from the Department of Defense announced the launch of a new mobile network within the agency that will utilize unclassified mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and other consumer-level electronics. According to the …

PCs are dying, so Logitech pivoted to tablets—and had a surprisingly profitable quarter

It’s been a tough few years for Logitech. The high watermark in sales of PC accessories for the iconic computer mouse and keyboard maker was way back in the last quarter of 2007. So what’s behind the company’s surprisingly strong most recent quarter?<p>Two things: One is that it has cut costs to …

Flexible Sapphire Glass And Simpler OS Will Make iWatch More Fuelband Than Gear

Tim Cook acknowledged in an ABC interview yesterday that Apple has something big going on in Arizona concerning sapphire glass, but stopped short of admitting that a forthcoming iWatch might be a major beneficiary of the new material. A number of other factors conspire to make me think that to be …

A Kit To Transform Your Lomocam Into A Polaroid

The Lomography Society has a new kit that will let your plastic toy camera print pictures on instant film.<p>“What the hell is Lomography?” So begins the latest press kit from the Lomographic Society, which is almost in and of itself reason enough to write about their newest product, a kit that …

Google Glass just got a lot less geeky

Just shy of a year after the Google Glass Explorer edition started arriving on early adopters’ doorsteps, Google is announcing a way for people who need prescription glasses to use it. The company is releasing four different frames that can both fit the Google Glass hardware and accommodate …

AllCast works with Chromecast again, streams local media from Android to TV

With Google releasing the official Chromecast SDK to developers on Monday, we can expect an influx of Chromecast apps to follow. And among the first …

Cool Or Creepy? A Clip-On Camera Can Capture Every Moment

With digital cameras and camera phones everywhere, there are few moments we <i>don't</i> document. But some designers still think we're missing the opportunity to capture some important, simple moments. The solution: the Narrative Clip, a wearable camera that automatically and silently snaps an image every …

Motorola plans to launch a smartwatch later this year

Motorola is planning to jump back into the wearables market later this year, according to senior vice president Rick Osterloh. The company will launch a smartwatch that Osterloh claims will address "consumer issues like style and battery life." The news was revealed at a panel discussion at Mobile …

SXSW 2014: Google Says It Plans to Release SDK for Android Wearable Tech

Yesterday, at a SXSW panel, Google's SVP of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai, announced that Google will be releasing a developer SDK for wearables in a couple of weeks.<p>Yesterday, at a SXSW panel, Google's SVP of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai, announced that Google will be releasing a …

The Quick Guide to Buying a 3D Printer

Whether you're a weekend hobbyist, a budding maker, or a would-be entrepreneur, you've got to have the right 3D printer.<p>Whether you're a weekend hobbyist, a budding maker, or a would-be entrepreneur, you've got to have the right 3D printer.

Popular Mechanics - How Your World Works

Denise Mueller-Korenek is now the fastest pedaler on the planet.<p>China went from a regional to world power in record time, but it needed some "help" along the way.<p>Ryan North's latest is a handy guide for what to do if you get stuck in the Stone Age.<p>Step into an alternate timeline.<p>Investigators use …

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Intel’s Dual-OS platform in trouble, Asus Transformer Duet reportedly canceled

At CES earlier this year Intel officially took the wraps off its Dual-OS platform, promoting the idea of Android and Windows running side-by-side in convertible laptops and tablet PCs. At the time, Asus even showed off its plans for a 4-in-1 hybrid device that could act as a Windows laptop, Windows …

New Samsung S Band fitness tracker spotted

Back at the launch of the Galaxy S4, you may recall that Samsung announced a fitness device called the S Band, although the band never actually made it to market. New information has appeared online which indicates that Samsung will be reviving the product. The design has been updated with an all …

Wearable Technology Show dons fitness trackers, smart shorts (pictures)

Following Google and Roku, Amazon plans a TV dongle?

Amazon's video-streaming device is following the lead of Google, and more lately Roku, by going with a thumb-sized stick rather than a set-top box, according to a report from TechCrunch.<p>The Chromecast-like device is made by Lab126, the research and development arm of Amazon that produced the Kindle …