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E-skin 'can monitor body's oxygen level'

<b>Scientists say they have developed ultra-thin electronic "skin" that can measure oxygen levels when stuck to the body.</b><p>The goal is to develop such "skin" to monitor oxygen levels in organs during surgery, say researchers in Japan.<p>Tests on volunteers found the "skin" provided stable measurements of …

‘Zombieland 2’ Now Has A Logo So That Means It’s Definitely Happening, Right?

You’re not seeing things. That’s a sorta blurry <i>Zombieland 2</i> logo staring you straight in the face.<p>Rumblings of a sequel to the Twinkie-powered 2009 horror-comedy have been kicking around for a while, and there’s reason to once again believe it’s on the way. ComicBook.com reports that the logo made …

Film Industry

Batman is getting its first ever R-rated movie in 'The Killing Joke'

"Batman: The Killing Joke," which stars longtime voice of the animated version of the Dark Knight, Kevin Conroy, and Mark Hamill as the Joker (he too has done that voice in the past), is an adaptation of a 1988 comic in which the Clown Prince of Crime gets Batman's attention by capturing and …

Why Aren't More Video Games Westerns?

'Red Dead Redemption' needn't be the game that eclipses future Western adventures, and developers need to realize that.<p>Exploring a present-day setting like New York, as we see in <i>The Division</i>, can be captivating, but video games aren't short of mammoth cities for players to get lost in. What is …

Roku bets big on a smaller streaming stick

Because stick sounds so much better than 'dongle'<p>Streaming media company Roku added a new piece of hardware today to its line up of video set-top boxes and streaming sticks. The newest addition is a smaller, thinner Roku stick that will replace the company's second-generation stick introduced in …

Samsung first to market with 10-nanometer DRAM

Intel may have delayed its 10-nanometer CPUs, but all systems are go for Samsung's 10-nanometer-class DRAM chips. The company is now mass producing the first DDR4 chips using the tech in 8Gb sizes, ahead of competitors SK Hynix and Micron.It will produce SIMM modules this year varying from 4GB for …

Laptops

Xiaomi is crowdfunding this wicked Transformer tablet

Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi is teaming up with Hasbro to create a Transformer toy that turns into a tablet.<p>The two companies have designed a version of the popular robot named Soundwave, which transforms into a Mi Pad 2 in 30 steps.<p>No, you can’t use the tablet, but you’ll possibly be able to trick …

The brains behind your next gadget come from this obscure medieval town

If you visit the quiet Belgian city of Leuven, you'll see centuries of history.<p>You'll notice cobblestone streets and zig-zag rooflines of red-brick houses hundreds of years old. You'll spot a crowd of students from the Catholic University of Leuven, founded in 1425, gathering at the cafes of the …

Blood Tests

Can virtual reality relieve pain?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The next time you habitually search your bathroom cabinet for some pain medication, you may want to consider playing a video game first. Research has shown that psychology plays an important part in how we experience both acute and chronic pain -- and that painful sensations can be …

Intel acquires Italy’s Yogitech to improve functional safety of autonomous cars, IoT systems

The concept of the Internet of Things is getting a big boost from emerging industries like autonomous cars and robotics, and today Intel announced an acquisition that could help it make sure that its own developments and products in this market are fault-free: it is acquiring Yogitech, a small …

26-year-old hacker gets $3M for self-driving car startup

A 26-year-old hacker just banked millions to take on Elon Musk.<p>George Hotz is the founder of Comma.ai, an autonomous driving startup that's roughly six months old. On Monday, top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz announced a $3.1 million investment in the company.<p>Comma.ai is working on a kit that will …

Artificial Intelligence

Roku's new streaming stick is smaller, faster, and costs only $50

Roku’s last streaming stick was convenient and cheap, but it wasn’t all that powerful. If you’ve been waiting for the company to launch a successor that fixes that problem, you’re in luck. Today Roku has announced a new streaming stick with a focus on performance.<p>What’s so special about the new …

Samsung patents smart contact lenses with a built-in camera

In the future, we could all be wearing smart contact lenses, like the ones secret agents use in movies.<p>Samsung has been granted a patent in South …

Augmented Reality

Nvidia Places Its Bets on Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence

Nvidia is betting that its computer graphics smarts will help it make a name for itself in virtual reality and artificial intelligence.<p>On Tuesday, …

Quentin Tarantino reveals his two favorite scenes he's ever written

Even when pressed for time, Quentin Tarantino can still give a good response to a meaningful question.<p>Toward the end of the San Diego Comic-Con panel for "The Hateful Eight" this past July, Tarantino was asked by one fan what his favorite thing was that he's ever written in a movie.<p>"That's actually …

'We Won't Make Frankensteins,' Cloning Giant Boyalife's CEO Says

BEIJING — The head of a Chinese firm that is building the world’s biggest animal cloning factory has vowed not to use the technology on people — for now, at least.<p>Biotech company Boyalife Group's $30 million facility in the coastal city of Tianjin will produce embryos of cattle as well as …

Puppies