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Harvesting Energy for Wearables | About Verizon

The market for wearable devices (from bracelets and watches to smart apparel) has exploded in recent years and is predicted to keep growing. While the functions of these gadgets and the data they’re capable of collecting are becoming more and more futuristic, the way they’re powered is as well. …

Stanford University

Microsoft’s HoloLens will cost more than your Xbox One or PlayStation 4

If you have $350 to around $400, you can get a brand-new PlayStation 4 or Xbox One home gaming console. But that’s not enough to get a HoloLens.<p>Microsoft’s head-mounted augmented reality device is going to cost significantly more than a game system, according to executives at the company (via the …

Google Wallet funds are now FDIC insured, says report

If you happen to keep money in your Google Wallet account, your cash is now protected. According to a statement provided to <i>Yahoo Finance</i>, Google is now storing Wallet funds in banks insured by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation). That means if Google (or one of the banks that it keeps …

Finance

Norway announces nationwide FM radio shut-off

By 2017, Norway plans to be the first country in the world to voluntarily end its FM radio broadcasting program.<p>The Norwegian Minister of Culture made the announcement on Thursday as a part of the country’s transition to digital audio broadcasting (DAB).<p>It won’t actually signal the end of …

Sony's super-thin 4K TV arrives this summer

A year after Sony's 4K TV launch, the company is detailing the US launch of a revamped collection with HDR-compatible sets. You can now pre-order six models in Sony's new Ultra HD lineup, with deliveries arriving in May. The line starts off with a 43-inch TV that costs $1,300, and goes up to a …

Meet Olio, the high-end smartwatch that's about to take on Apple

Olio is a higher-end smartwatch that launched its first two collections today. The limited-edition pieces feature "top-of-the-line materials and craftsmanship typically found in high-end Swiss watches," the company states in a release.<p>One of Olio's co-founders, Steve Jacobs, has led product …

Smartwatches