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Consumer Tech

Google Now tells you when local stores have the stuff you searched for

We’ve seen a lot of enhancements to Google Search and Google Now as of late, including a new Park Car Location card and offline capabilities. It seems that’s not all Google has in store for us, however, as they have now announced a new “Shopping Reminders” feature.<p>As you already know, Google …

Google Now

$20 Android smartphones coming in the next few months, says ARM

Companies worldwide have shipped more than 50 billion ARM-based chips since 1993, with 10 billion of them in 2013 alone. Many of those chips ended up in smartphones and tablets, but ARM’s designs are also used for everything from servers, to laptops, to smartwatches. So if anyone in this world has …

Cellular Networks

Smart Highway: A Glow-in-the-Dark Road in The Netherlands

Last August, Design Milk ventured to Copenhagen to check out the finalists in the INDEX: Award 2013 pool of truly innovative designs which all …

Copenhagen

You Can Pay Via Fingerprint With Samsung's Latest Phone

The company teamed up with PayPal to bring biometric scanning to its Galaxy S5<p>At Mobile World Congress today, Samsung announced the latest version of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. If it's anything like the S4, lots of people will buy it. Since it has a larger number in the front, it will …

Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

The first time, it happened almost by accident.<p>Just hours after delivery, a baby born with HIV in Mississippi was given high doses of three antiretroviral drugs. More than three years later, doctors say the little girl has no evidence of the life-threatening disease in her blood, despite being off …

Mom's harness invention gives kids a chance to walk

When Rotem Elnatan was 2 years old, his physical therapist told his mom Debby Elnatan some upsetting news: “Rotem does not know what his legs are. He has no consciousness of them.”<p>Rotem, now 19, has cerebral palsy, a condition affecting the brain and nerves that impacts movement. His therapists did …

Google: Self-driving cars are mastering city streets

Long a veteran of the highways of rural California, Google's self-driving car is working on becoming safer in the city.<p>Over the past year or so, Google has been fine-tuning how the software running its fleet of automated vehicles handles the complexities of stop-and-go driving in heavily populated …

Healing, 'Terminator'-style: Liquid metal could fix severed nerves

Biomedical researchers in China are taking a page from Hollywood, kind of, by using liquid metal to bridge the gap between the two ends of a cut nerve.<p>It's about time. Medical researchers are borrowing a page from the speculative science and technology of 1991's "Terminator 2" to help repair …

A shark-deterrent wetsuit (and it's not what you think) | Hamish Jolly

Move Over, Google Glass; Here Come Google Contact Lenses

Google is working on smart contact lenses, and two patents secured last week suggest the company is taking the idea seriously. The company is working on contacts with embedded cameras, as well as lenses aimed at diabetics who need to constantly monitor their blood sugar levels.<p>In the latter …

Pig Heart Transplants For Humans Are On The Way

One lab baboon has had a pig heart in its body for more than a year now.<p>She's got the heart of a pig—and that's a good thing. Researchers are reporting that a baboon is still alive after receiving a heart transplanted from a pig, <i>The Telegraph</i> reports. The baboon has lived with the heart in its …

World's Smallest 3D-Printing Pen Lets You Doodle in the Air

The wonderful world of 3D printing just got a whole lot more accessible and portable with the development of the LIX 3D Pen. Touted as the world's smallest 3d-printing pen, the LIX lets you doodle in the air without any paper. After plugging it into a USB port and turning it on, the pen takes less …

3D Printing

Someone's Come Up With an Ashtray That Rewards Smokers for Not Littering

Samsung preps new Galaxy Tab S line, report says

Samsung's new family of tablets could feature a fingerprint scanner and other high-end hardware, according to a reliable tech blog.<p>Samsung may soon introduce yet another line of Android-powered devices to further stock its already chock-full Galaxy stable. This week's juicy rumor suggests the …

Moto E Might be Cheaper than Moto G: Pricing Leaked in India Ahead of Launch

Last week, Motorola announced that it would be unveiling a new smartphone on 13 May at an event in London. Rumours indicated that the smartphone …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft Surface Mini to be Unveiled at 20 May Event

Microsoft's long-rumoured mini version of the Surface tablet could be launched in the middle of this month.<p>The Redmond-based technology giant, which …

Gear & Gadgets

Google will partner with wireless carriers to make Project Loon a reality

Google's Project Loon aims to bring balloon-powered internet to remote regions around the world, and that's an ambitious goal any way you slice it. But we're starting to hear more about how Google plans to make its moonshot idea a reality. At the TechCrunch Disrupt NY conference earlier today, …