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Sony wants to patent a contact lens camera with image stabilization and autofocus

It's only an application though, and for tech that doesn't yet exist<p>Mother. Flipping. Smart. Contact lenses. Every time I see a patent for these, I get slightly less freaked outby the idea of putting electronics in my eye, and slightly more excited for my soon-to-be laser vision. The latest company …

Cameras

IoT Ecosystem - Internet of Things Forecasts & Business Opportunities

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as "the next Industrial Revolution" because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world.<p>In fact, the revolution is already starting.<p>That brand new car that …

Internet of Things

Oppo and Vivo replace Xiaomi and Lenovo on the top smartphone makers list

Quick, name the top 5 largest global smartphone manufacturers. If you're stuck after Samsung and Apple, we don't blame you: The landscape is changing …

HP announces ultra-thin Chromebook 13, the first with an Intel Core M processor, starting at $499

HP today unveiled its all-new Chromebook at an event in New York.<p>The new HP Chromebook 13 sports a 13.3-inch screen and comes replete with a QHD+ (3200 x 1800) resolution display, which is among the highest resolutions yet for a Chrome OS-based machine. The all-metal case is 12.9mm thick which is, …

Fairphone's Google-free open source OS is now available to download

It's based on Android, but there are no Google services<p>Phone manufacturer Fairphone is all about making smartphones that are as accessible and ethical as possible. This includes trying to find conflict-free minerals for use in their phones' construction, but also the software that lives on these …

Android News

Anker Powerhouse Is A Phone Charger For A Real Emergency

Perfect for the collector who needs to charge 40 phones.<p>Portable battery packs have become an appreciated bit of crapgadgetry in the smartphone era, especially since swappable batteries are a rare feature in a modern phone. How about a keychain battery? Or a clip-on crank-powered pack? Need it …

FIFA vote to be held Feb 26; Blatter defies calls to go now

ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter had a good day at the office on Monday, even if a prankster tried to spoil it by showering the FIFA president with fake dollar bills at a news conference.<p>Nothing could spoil Blatter's day after he outwitted some of his FIFA opponents to earn precious extra time as their …

Corruption

Samsung announces new iPad-sized Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab S2, a new tablet that comes in 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch variants, set to launch in global markets in August. The new devices come in a particularly light and thin metal frame — they're only 5.6 millimeters in thickness and weigh just 389 grams for the 9.7-inch …

Gear & Gadgets