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Watch these adorable robots dance better than you

We're used to seeing robots like MIT's Cheetah that are <i>absolutely terrifying</i>, so starting day two of Expand New York with an android dance party was a welcome change of pace. It came, of course, by way of the folks at Aldebaran Robotics who brought a trio of their fifth-generation Nao bi-peds to …

Why phablets will eventually replace tablets and regular smartphones (in 3 charts)

Drop yourself in any world capital and it’s likely the majority of people there are glued to their smartphone. Smartphone penetration, powered by our insatiable appetite for apps — 48,000 apps are downloaded every minute — is predicted to hit 70% worldwide by 2017.<p>Tablets, on the other hand, have a …

Apple Is Reportedly Planning a 12-Inch iPad

The tech giant's new product would rival Microsoft's Surface tablet.<p>Here's the oddest Apple rumor that just won't go away.<p>Apple is planning a 12.2-inch iPad that will rival Microsoft's Surface tablet. The big iPad, which many are calling the "iPad Pro," will be thinner than the iPhone 6 Plus, …

Hydrofoiling 'sports car for the water' promises legendary ride

Most powered personal watercraft use gas motors, which tend to be pretty noisy. That old technology is about to get a challenge from a new breed of watercraft. The Quadrofoil is a hydrofoiling personal craft that runs on electric power. It's not only very quiet, it also doesn't produce emissions. …

Wearable fight! Apple Store flushes Fitbit after it declines to support HealthKit

Nobody puts Apple’s HealthKit in a corner.<p>Just a few weeks after Fitbit said it wouldn’t support Apple’s new HealthKit platform, Fitbit devices have vanished from Apple’s online stores. The disappearance, spotted by Slash Gear, comes just a few weeks after rumors began to circulate that Apple would …

LG’s KizON is like Find Your iPhone for your kids

There’s nothing worse than losing track of your kids, but luckily, wearable technology can help avoid this unfortunate situation. The LG KizON is a …

LG says its G3 will be the first phone to get Android 5.0 Lollipop

It seems like there’s a race to get Android 5.0 Lollipop out to phones, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. This weekend, LG announced it would …

Boop Lets You Send Self-Destructing Animated Messages

There’s no shortage of apps hoping to the ride the ephemeral messaging wave made popular by Snapchat. But the challenge remains how to offer something different whilst not deviating too far from ‘the need for the Internet need to forget‘.<p>Last week I wrote about Tapkast, an app that lets you …

Why You Should Wait to Buy the Basis Peak Health Watch

Is the Basis Peak improved over the previous model? Absolutely. Should you wait to buy it? Yes.<p>In the fashion world, they ask, “Who are you wearing?” In the tech world, the question of the day may as well be, “<i>What</i> are you wearing?”<p>There are so many wearable-tech options all of a sudden. Fitbit. …

Hackers used luxury hotel Wi-Fi to steal business executive's data, researchers say

Business executives visiting luxury hotels in Asia have been infected with malware delivered over public Wi-Fi networks, Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab has discovered.<p>The so-called ‘Darkhotel’ hackers managed to tweak their code to ensure that only machines belonging to specific targets were …

LG KizON child-tracking bracelet heads to Europe

LG's child-tracking KizON bracelet is coming to Europe and could be gracing the wrists of nippers across the UK before Christmas.<p>First announced in …

A minesweeping robot boat will protect the Navy's expensive new baby

We first heard the Navy was developing a minesweeping robot boat last year, but now it's closer to a reality. Dubbed the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS), it'll accompany the Navy's new, high-tech Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to explore and detonate explosives in suspected minefields. The Navy …

Pirate Bay Founder Released From Prison

Pirate Bay founder, Peter Sunde, has been released from prison in Sweden after serving five months of an eight-month sentence handed down in 2010 for breach of copyright law. He was arrested in May 2014 while visiting family in southern Sweden, after spending two years on the run.<p>Sunde (who uses …

New devices help iOS steal back enterprise share from Android; breakdown is 85% iPhone 6, 15% iPhone 6 Plus

Apple has managed to reverse a recent trend of declining quarterly enterprise share for device activations, thanks to its new smartphones. The breakdown for businesses buying new iPhones is in line with what we’ve seen before: 85 percent of activations were for the iPhone 6 while iPhone 6 Plus …

Want to give a Fire TV Stick these holidays? Then you may have to go retail

Amazon may miss out on some of the holiday shopping action with its newly introduced Fire TV Stick: The streaming dongle will go on sale on …

The Who release iOS and Android apps and are heading to Oculus Rift next year

The Who are trying to connect with younger audiences following the release of their 50th anniversary compilation, and they're doing so by releasing a mobile app and announcing plans for an Oculus Rift app next year. The mobile app, which is free for iOS and Android, lets you make your way through a …