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Transparent electronics are so light and thin they can sit on a contact lens

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology<p>The ultimate wearable may be one we hardly even recognize is there. Swiss Federal …

Instapaper gets complete redesign after Betaworks purchase, new mobile apps soon

Instapaper is in the midst of an overhaul. After being purchased by Betaworks this past April, the first major changes to the read-it-later service since creator Marco Arment gave up control of the app are here. The first part of the service to get an upgrade is the web interface, and it was …

Ring Clock

Whether you're averse to wearing things on your wrist, or you're just looking for an interesting way to start a conversation at parties, the Ring …

Watches

iDoorCam Lets You Check Who's at the Door, Even When You're Not Home - Technabob

Are you too lazy to get the door? Have you ever lugged yourself out of bed to the sound of the doorbell ringing, only to open it and find that …

Bublcam Is A 360º Camera That Can Stream Immersive, Spherical Video In Real-Time

Meet Bublcam: a 360 degree camera made by Canadian startup Bubl that lets you capture spherical panoramas of what’s going on around you — either as still photographs or spherical video that allows you to swipe around and explore the scene. The camera can even stream video in real-time over Wi-Fi, …

Incredible video of the magic morphing table that lets you touch things

Remember the morphing table that can replicate your body and movements in real time? It's name is inForm. Daniel Leithinger—from the Tangible Group …

Meta Unveils Meta Pro, Its $3,000 AR Glasses Now Available For Pre-Order

Augmented reality startup Meta has spent the past few years making prototypes of wearable devices featuring see-through optics and a wide variety of sensor arrays. Now it’s starting production on its first generation of units for developers and taking pre-orders for a consumer-facing version of its …

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20 Social Apps that Got Us Talking in 2013

As we wind down the year, The Next Web compiled a list of some of the social apps that have made some significant moves in 2013. How did we qualify what a social app was? In our mind, it was a service that had a core functionality that enabled users to interact and engage with other people, either …

Building a Startup is About Solving Problems, Not Chasing Ideas

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-founder of Arkenea, a company committed to helping entrepreneurs and businesses build, market and monetize their mobile apps.</i><p>Building a mobile app startup is the “I want to build an Internet startup” of the late 1990s. The only difference is, this time, there is no bubble …

3D-Printed Wearable Iron Man Mark III Suit Sells For $35,000 (video)

Cheap Iron Man Mark III suits don’t rally pack an authentic punch for avid cosplay fans, which is where this fully wearable 3D-printed suit comes …

8 bit, 16 bit or 32 bit?

When it comes to the technology that surrounds digital photography I’m really not interested in how things work. All I want to know what things work …

Teacher Vows to Complete Doodles on Student's Exams

Redditor Squeezymo is a teacher at an all-girls Catholic school in Bangkok, Thailand who has vowed to complete or add to any drawings that students leave on homework assignments or exams. The quirky educator manages to add drawings and text in red ink to the young pupils' doodles, turning them into …

Drawing

Everything you need to know about the YouTube copyright crisis and why you should care

At the center of this week's confusing thicket of news and outrage surrounding YouTube video game copyright sweep is a very simple issue.<p>It's about freedom-of expression and the ability of critics, commentators and journalists to speak to large numbers of people without fear of reprisals or …

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

Microsoft Windows

Indie outfit hopes to mass-produce Iron Man armor with crowdfunding

The US military isn't alone in planning custom, Iron Man-inspired armor. Iron Man Factory, an independent outfit with its own Tony Stark ambitions, aims to mass produce its own injection-molded line of (unlicensed) Iron Man Mark III suits. And it'll need 5,000 preorders of $1,999 to pull of a full …

KUBI telepresence robot arm for tablets now shipping, starting from $399

It was almost a year ago when we checked out Revolve Robotics' KUBI, a motorized tablet cradle that lets you remotely pan and tilt your device -- via an iOS app (Android version coming soon) or web portal -- during video calls. After missing its summer launch window, this US-made telepresence robot …

Internet of Things

ARM Acquires Internet Of Things Startup Sensinode To Move Beyond Tablets And Phones

As more reports of ARM-based Windows and Apple devices continue to fill the airwaves — the latest being reports of a Surface 2 and Nokia’s first Windows tablet, along with upcoming iPhone handsets — the Cambridge, UK-based semiconductor technology powerhouse is pressing ahead with its bigger …

The Scramble For Africa Continues — iROKOtv Closes $8M To Be The Netflix Of Africa

Only yesterday German e-commerce incubator and cloning giant Rocket Internet and MTN partnered to develop internet businesses in Africa through Africa Internet Holding (AIH), a vehicle to develop e-commerce businesses across the continent (alongside partner Millicom International Cellular). They …

Last Chance To Register For Disrupt SF Startup Alley

This is it. You have until the end of Wednesday night to register for a spot in Disrupt SF Startup Alley. And this is an opportunity that you should not pass up.<p>Startup Alley is one of the best parts of Disrupt. It’s a boisterous marketplace of startups, vying for attention from the best of Silicon …

Still together: New analysis finds Samsung A7 inside iPhone 5S

Apple-Samsung relationship is not over yet: a Nikkei analysis finds Samsung-made A7 inside iPhone 5S.<p>The mystery of the Apple-Samsung relationship remains largely unsolved. But Japan's Nikkei offered more evidence on Monday that chip-level relationships are hard to end.<p>The results of an earlier …

iPhone

Impala: Another Google Inspired Platform Enters The Mainstream Data World

Amazon Web Services has added support for Impala, the Google inspired query tool developed by big data startup Cloudera. It provides real-time, parallel processing for large amounts of data. With Impala, a developer can load new or access existing data to run their queries using an SQL-like …

How Flipboard Keeps You Glued To The Page

The new Flipboard app, released this week, looks similar to previous iterations. And for good reason.<p>Several years ago, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue was searching for the company’s soul. He and cofounder Evan Doll had been playing with the idea of a magazine app for the age of the iPad, but they hadn’t …

UI Design

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Lightgazing | Japan’s best illumination spots of 2013

Illumination. It’s an odd word to hear in a sentence, made only odder as a seeming tourist destination. But In Japan, especially around this time of …

Make Your Mornings Explosive With a Defusable Alarm Clock

Inspired by the iconic look of time bombs in old movies, software engineer Michael Krumpus set out to build an alarm clock that would make his mornings more action-packed. When the alarm goes off in defuse mode, the clock starts a 10-second countdown; the correct wire, which is randomly assigned …