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Withings Activité smartwatch lasts 'a full year' between charges

The Withings Activité is a classic French-designed and Swiss-made smartwatch with a battery life of "a full year" according to the manufacturer. Its …

So You've Validated Your Startup Idea. What Next?

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to provide instant technical support and shopping advice from reliable and vetted experts.</i><p>Working on startups for the last 10 years, I had some successes and some failures. Six months ago, I pulled the curtains on a startup I had …

Beyerdynamic DX 160 IE review: A bona fide audiophile in-ear headphone that costs less than you'd think - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Beyerdynamic DX160 iE features impressive sound for the money, with meaty, tight bass. A nice carrying case is included.<p><b>The Bad</b> No inline remote or microphone for making cell-phone calls; treble clarity a tad lacking.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> While the Beyerdynamic DX160 iE has some small …

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4 ‘cyberhealth’ strategies for boards

Cybersecurity made it onto the list of the top five concerns of U.S. electric utilities this year, according to a new Black & Veatch survey. And less than a third of respondents said they’re equipped to handle an attack.<p>And it’s not just energy companies that are worried. Boards of hundreds of …

How To Make Powdered Booze At Home

Fluffy like confetti and just as liquorous as the bottled stuff<p>Some truths we rarely question. The sky is blue. The sun rises in the east. Cocktails are wet. But a new product, called Palcohol, aims to crumble our everyday expectations. It's an alcoholic beverage -- in powder form. Carry a …

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Detection of primordial gravitational waves announced (Updated)

BICEP provides the first direct evidence of the Universe's early inflation.<p>When the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced a press …

Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven review: Faster cooking with a few key flaws - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven</b> will indeed roast meats and poultry astonishingly fast, and it won't compromise much, if anything, in terms of taste or texture.<p><b>The Bad</b> The dated design falls a bit short. Also, the pressure cooking valve on top isn't nearly as mistake-proof as it probably …

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Volvo Thinks Magnetic Roads Will Guide Tomorrow's Autonomous Cars

We live in a world where satellites and microprocessors can tell us how to get anywhere we want to go, but Volvo believes the future of …

Wolfram Language wants to revolutionize coding

Wolfram Alpha has spawned a new symbolic programming language, Wolfram Language, with Stephen Wolfram revealing what he promises is the “most …

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Hurdles To The Internet Of Things Prove More Social Than Technical

Last Saturday’s IoT Festival at MIT became a meeting-ground for people connecting the physical world. Embedded systems developers, security experts, data scientists, and artists all joined in this event. Although it was called a festival, it had a typical conference format with speakers, slides, …

The Internet of Things

As objects become embedded with sensors and gain the ability to communicate, the new information networks promise to create new business models, …

Be one with Flappy Bird: The science of 'flow' in game design

A core reason why recent hits like Flappy Bird and Threes found success -- and are massively addictive -- lies in the way they put us in a unique zen-like state known as flow.<p>There's nothing the same between Minecraft and Flappy Bird, The Sims and WoW [World of Warcraft]. These are fundamentally …

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The 'Internet Of Things' Will Be Bigger Than The Smartphone, Tablet, And PC Markets Combined

In the consumer space, many products and services have already crossed over into the IoT, including kitchen and home appliances, lighting and heating products, and insurance company-issued car monitoring devices that allow motorists to pay insurance only for the amount of driving they do.<p><i>Here are</i> …

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Biggest-ever solar thermal power plant goes online in California

Solar power just hit the big time in the US -- BrightSource Energy has confirmed that the world's largest solar thermal plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California, is up and running. The array, also backed by Google and NRG Energy, produces a total 392MW of power through …

Four Ways to Winterize Your Bike Before Next Week's Commute

So what if the East River is iced over and the mercury refuses to climb into the double digits? Commuting on your bike through snow can still be …

The Universe Can Now Be Measured to 1% Accuracy

The Universe is so big that it can be difficult to accurately measure the huge distances between things in it. But no longer, because now a team of …

How It Works: Inside The Machine That Separates Your Recyclables

Moving paper away from plastic so you don't have to<p>The most annoying aspect of recycling—and one of the biggest hurdles to its widespread adoption—is having to separate paper, glass, and plastic before they hit the curb. New recycling machines are changing that. With single-stream recycling, …

3Doodler review: a $99 3D-printing pen

I've spent a fair bit of time trying to explain the WobbleWorks 3Doodler to people over the past year or so. My descriptions generally alternate between the company's slightly misleading "3D-printing pen" to "sort of like a hot glue gun that melts plastic, so you can write in the air." Makes sense, …

Hands on with the $2,500 24-carat gold HTC One

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>I’ve held a lot of smartphones in my day. Expensive ones too, like the $1,800 Porsche Design P’9981 …

A guide to street photography: Gavin Harrison's smartphone art

<i>Street photography is the purest, most spontaneous way to create art with a camera. No studios, no props, no poses; all you need is the right equipment and a street with people on it. In this original series for Engadget, we'll follow three seasoned street fighters and try to glean some practical</i> …

Why You Can’t Sell Me a Car

A millennial’s message to automakers<p>[<i>UPDATE</i>: The author has responded to a number of reader questions in a new post, titled "Why You Still Can't Sell Me A Car."]<p>When I was a kid, my father's Kettering, Ohio, auto shop was often my daycare center. Grease-stained mechanics wielding hefty tools the …

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Grasshopper Vaporizer Pen

Ha! More proof that if pens wish to avoid extinction they better start bringing more to the table than a barrel full of ink! In fact, Grasshopper …

Programming Code Deck of Cards

It’s the ultimate set of playing cards for geeks. The code:deck is a set of cards where each card has programming code related to the card on it. …

A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.14.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>It’s a question that’s perplexed …

Watch: A Rad Gadget That Lets You Paint With Light | WIRED

Pixelstick, a new gadget for light painters, gets loaded up with graphics, waved in front of a camera that has a long exposure capabilities, and …

Harvard scientists develop a transistor that learns

In a development that may enable a wholly new approach to artificial intelligence, researchers at Harvard University's School of Engineering and …

Google just pulled a “Facebook Home”: KitKat’s primary interface is Google Search

Android 4.4 quietly moved the entire home interface into a souped-up search app.<p>One of the headline features of Android 4.4 is a revamped home screen …