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Pocket camera helps the visually impaired navigate the world

This might be one of the least invasive sight aids for the visually impaired that we've spotted: it's a camera that sits in the shirt pocket, <i>Her</i>-style, and uses auditory alerts to warn when the user approaches obstacles. The idea here is to help folks with loss of peripheral vision (from glaucoma, …

15 Pictures That Will Change The Way You See The World

A selection from the amazing finalists of the Smithsonian.com's 12th annual photo contest.

One month to launch: A closer look at Apple's Watch

I was never a watch guy. Actually, let me rephrase -- I was never a watch guy until I bought a Tissot online for giggles (and about $350). That day sort of changed the way I looked at these seemingly archaic wrist appliances. They become a statement about you. They can make you feel awesome. And, …

Microsoft sues Kyocera over Android phone patents

Microsoft may be taking some steps to make nice with the Android world, but the company is still willing to pick fights when its royalty payments are at stake. The Windows maker has sued Kyocera in the US over claims that Android phones like the Brigadier and Hydro series violate seven patents on …

Android Phones

HP teamed up with Microsoft to build its latest flagship laptop

This isn't your typical laptop announcement post. The most interesting thing about the Spectre x360, HP's new flagship notebook, isn't its design, performance or even price. No, what's interesting about this laptop is that Microsoft helped build it. Over the course of a year and a half, the two …

WSJ: YouTube isn't making money, even with a billion viewers

Despite "Gangnam Style" having over two <i>billion</i> views, hosting countless other viral clips and netting over a billion users per-month, YouTube can't seem to turn a profit. How's that? Well, after paying for the infrastructure that makes Google's video empire possible (and its content partners), <i>The</i> …

U.S. Fight Against Al-Qaeda Disrupted by Yemen Crisis: Reports

The United States has been forced to halt some counter-terrorism operations against al Qaeda in Yemen following the collapse of the government and the rise of Shi’ite rebels, Reuters and The Washington Post reported Saturday.<p>The concerns come after the abrupt resignation Thursday of Yemen’s …

Does subliminal advertising actually work?

<b>Hidden messages that promote products in films once caused a moral panic. But is the much-feared technique really effective? The BBC's Phil Tinline helped devise an experiment to find out.</b><p>On 12 September, 1957, at a studio in New York, a market researcher in the Mad Men mould called a press …

Mad Men

7 things to know about Yemen

<b>(CNN) —</b> Political unrest has plagued Yemen for years, and the entire Mideast has been in turmoil for decades, particularly since 2011's Arab Spring uprising.<p>But on Tuesday, the situation in Yemen apparently became much more dire, as the country's minister of information said Shiite Houthi rebels …