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Google knows you stink and wants to help

It takes a special patent to pique our interest these days, but Google has just been issued actual intellectual property for a device that would help others <i>evade your stank</i>. The "odor removing device" (below) is designed to "emit a fragrance in response to detected parameters," but that's not the …

These bionic suits are changing the lives of people who never thought they'd walk again

Retired Army sergeant Theresa Hannigan lost the use of her legs as a result of her time in the service. More than seven years ago, Matthew Tilford suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist below.<p>Today, both Theresa and Matthew are walking again thanks to the game-changing …

Disability

The new View-Master officially turns Google Cardboard into a toy

Mattel announced an update to its iconic View-Master handheld 3D-viewer toy in New York on Friday. The new View-Master was developed in conjunction …

Microsoft makes OneNote for Windows completely free by removing all feature restrictions

Microsoft today announced OneNote for Windows is no longer a freemium product. The company has lifted all feature restrictions on its note-taking service, meaning you can now download OneNote 2013 for Windows 7 and Windows 8 from onenote.com/download and use all its features without paying a …

Windows 10

Google And Mattel Revive The View-Master

Mattel’s venerable View-Master, the stereoscopic photo viewer so familiar to kids, is now using Google Cardboard Virtual Reality technology to bring life to those old 3D images.<p>The View-Master of yesteryear was a beautiful thing. By slipping in micro-reels from movies, far-off destinations, or from …

Machine Perception

The first virtual reality rock opera's Kickstarter launches today

All right, it's <i>possible</i> that <i>Nuren</i> isn't technically the first VR rock opera. But it's highly likely. The (eventually) seven-part "feature-length virtual reality music experience" is composed by Jake Kaufman, who's also behind the chiptunes <i>Shovel Knight</i> soundtrack, and it looks like a weird …

Virtual Reality

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

Robots, retina scans, and infrared sensors: Hotels go hi-tech

It is said that competition is the mother of innovation. And faced with competition not only from other hotels, but also from disruptive players like Airbnb, some hotels have taken meaningful steps to differentiate their guest experiences by adopting innovations in technology.<p>According to a 2014 J. …

Hospitality

Obama adviser: 'Truth still out there' about UFOs

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The notion of any government telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth is quaint in its optimism.<p>However, those who believe that there are alien beings who have visited our Earth and even …

Blub Uno USB desk clock uses 1950’s Nixie tubes to display time, temperature and more

Designer Duncan Hellmers is making use of 1950’s cathode tubes to build his new retro USB desk clock. Much like the products found in our ongoing Small States feature, the Blub Uno is being created with a focus on blending old-school aesthetics and components with modern design.<p>Head below for more …

Remote Controls

Glow-in-the-dark Nissan should grab everyone's attention

Nissan is getting really creative in promoting its electric car. In Sept. 2014, the company created a custom pickup variant of the car, a …

Apple Allowing Marijuana-Centric Apps in 23 States Where it is Legal

- Feb 13, 2015<p>In a reversal that should make Cheech and Chong smile, Apple is once more allowing marijuana-centric apps in the App Store. MassRoots, …

Nerf's higher-powered foam guns are meant for older fans

Nerf guns can be fun if you're a grown-up -- just ask the legions of people who modded the Maverick revolver. They're not really <i>intended</i> for an older audience, however, which is why Hasbro just unveiled a range of Nerf blasters meant for high schoolers (and adults) who take their plastic weapons …

See the submarine NASA wants to send to Saturn's moon Titan

I think we can now officially say that NASA's real-life mission concepts have met, if not exceeded, the wildest dreams of Jules Verne and the other early futurists. Verne saw us flying around the world, traveling to the center of the Earth (not a great idea, it turns out) and to the moon, but I bet …

Gene Munster: No car from Apple for at least five years

The Apple car story that had been running on fumes for a week got something it badly needed: Some actual reporting by journalists who cover the …

The world's first drone circus is coming to Amsterdam

With a spectacular trailer that looks like something straight out of Final Fantasy, an air show using nothing but drones fitted with the equipage for a spectacular dance of light has been announced.<p>The world-first show is called Air, and will be held at the Amsterdam Arena at a date that is yet to …

The LG Watch Urbane is an all-metal 'luxury' Android Wear smartwatch

LG has announced the first details of the LG Watch Urbane. It's an Android Wear smartwatch with a circular display, like the G Watch R, but this time the 1.3-inch screen is encased in a "luxury" all-metal body. It'll be available in gold and silver finishes, and comes with a 22mm natural leather …

Microscopic gold tubes can both detect and destroy cancer cells

There's no doubt that doctors would prefer to treat cancer as soon as they spot it, and it looks like nanotechnology might give them that chance. Researchers at the University of Leeds have successfully tested gold nanotubes that are useful for both imaging and destroying cancer cells. Since the …

The next 10 years in car tech will make the last 30 look like just a warm-up

“It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.”<p>Sure, it’s a wry remark about the accuracy of superfluous prognostication but that …

Apple’s electric car plans

It looks like Apple is working on an electric, possibly autonomous automobile. Numerous publications have reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook started the project about a year ago, which followed a M&A meeting with Tesla’s Elon Musk in the Spring of 2013.<p>We must remember that Apple has many R&D …

Tim Cook

Hackers rob US and global banks of millions in one of the largest heists ever

Banks in Russia, Japan, the US, and Europe have fallen victim to a massive, sophisticated malware hack, allowing the perpetrators to steal hundreds of millions of dollars since 2013. According to a Kaspersky Labs report provided to the <i>New York Times</i>, more than 100 banks in 30 nations have been …

Amazon dismayed by proposed FAA rules on commercial use of drones

• Federal agency would ban use of commercial drones out of operators’ sight<br>• Amazon will ‘deploy where we have regulatory support we need’<p>Commercial drone operators will be banned from letting unmanned aircraft out of their sight, under new US proposals that come as a major blow to companies like …