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Say hello to the second generation of Narrative's wearable camera

It's been more than a year since the first generation of Narrative's lifelogging camera made its debut, which means that it's high time for the company to unveil a sequel. It's here at CES that we finally get to see what it's been working on, and you'd be forgiven for thinking that nothing much has …

Pro sports first: Tennis player to wear Google Glass at Wimbledon this week

For the first time ever, a pro athlete will be wearing Google Glass while competing.<p>Pro tennis player Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who’s No. 58 in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings, will be wearing Google Glass at Wimbledon (one of the four prestigious Grand Slam major tennis events) this …

How Virtual Reality Can Curb Your Social Anxiety

Here’s how it works. Using a Microsoft Kinect or Asus Xtion Pro Live camera, Xenodu’s software extracts patients from their background and inserts …

Goji's Smart Lock snaps pictures, welcomes you by name

Burglars of the future beware: the age of the smart lock is coming. There's no shortage of entries into the space these days -- in fact, it was just under a week ago that we spotted the lovely Yves Behar-designed August lock. Goji's (whoever heard of a company named after a fruit?) got a pretty …

Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade MMO Announced

It's finally happening.<p>Behaviour Interactive has acquired the rights to a Warhammer MMO, and is currently developing Warhammer 40,000: Eternal …

Will Wright at Augmented Reality Conference: Don’t Augment Reality, Decimate It

“More than augmented reality, I want customized reality.”<p>— Will Wright, creator of Sim City and The Sims, speaking at the Augmented World Expo Jun. …

Augmented Reality

Sprint to launch Android 4.1 flagship device dubbed Vital?

The mobile carrier seems to be moving toward carrying its own line of high-end smartphones.<p>Word has it that Sprint is looking to debut its own high-end large-screened Android 4.1 smartphone, according to Engadget.<p>Sources familiar with the matter have given Engadget a host of photos and specs on the …

Mobile

NEC knows what women want: a water-cooled smartphone

We already know that Japanese electronics maker NEC doesn’t shy away form wild design choices, but today the company announced a landmark smartphone feature: the world’s first water-cooled CPU. The Medias X 06E is marketed heavily towards women, featuring so-called "ladyphone" features like an HTC …

Samsung ships 4m Galaxy S 4 in 4 days: Breaks internal record

Samsung reportedly shipped four million Galaxy S 4 handsets in the space of five days, an unnamed company exec has claimed, breaking its flagship …

Mobile

Could Skype Be The Killer App For Microsoft's Next Xbox?

As we look ahead to Microsoft‘s announcement of its next Xbox, there’s as much attention being paid to non-gaming uses as there is to actual games. That’s good and bad — while broader appeal is always nice, this is a games console and it needs to attract gamers. The notion of a TV tuner has gotten …

Nearly 75% Of All Smartphones Sold In Q1 Were Android, With Samsung At 30%; Mobile Sales Overall Nearly Flat: Gartner

Gartner has just released its Q1 figures for mobile handset sales, and the key takeaway is that Android continues to steal the show, led by handset maker Samsung. Google’s mobile platform now accounts for nearly 75% of all handset sales, a jump of almost 20 percentage points on a year ago, and …

The sons and daughters of Google Glass

Even in the highly opinionated world of tech, there have been few products as polarizing as Google’s head mounted Google Glass computer. The device, a thin titanium band to which is mounted a computer, battery and display, is by far the sleekest and least unwieldy implementation of a technology …

Nokia video teases next Lumia with eye on camera

A new promo from Nokia is playing up the camera of the next phone in the Lumia lineup.<p>Nokia is shining a light on the camera and flash of a new Lumia smartphone.<p>A video posted on YouTube today takes us on a tour of the phone from the camera to the lens to the flash, promising "more than your eyes …

Mobile Technology

Fujitsu has developed technology that can turn a surface into a touchscreen: http://on.mash.to/11clpVD

Omni VR Treadmill Interface: Work Hard & Play Hard at the Same Time - Technabob

I’m sure many of you still dream about owning the so-called “Ultimate FPS Simulator.” If you can wait for a few more months, you just might have one …

Google Glass isn't going to be the only wearable tech on the market. Telepathy One wants to be a more affordable alternative to Glass: http://on.mash.to/11CWrQH

Hackers get root access on Google Glass ahead of retail release (update)

Tinkerers have only had their hands on the Google Glass "Explorer Edition" for a few days, but they've already found a way to achieve root on Google's much-ballyhooed face-computer, granting full access to the device's Android operating system.<p>The hack comes courtesy of legendary iOS jailbreaker …

Microsoft IllumiRoom Project: Same Display, Bigger Screen - Technabob

Earlier this year Microsoft introduced IllumiRoom, a prototype technology that augments TVs and other displays by projecting room-filling visuals …

BitTorrent goes legit with new ‘gated’ file format

Users forced to pay or register before downloading<p>DJ Kaskade.<p>Kazaa. LimeWire. Napster. There are hardly any widely used filesharing sites that didn't try to "go legit" at some point after being dinged for facilitating piracy. It doesn’t usually work. Napster, for example, no longer exists; it was …

Nokia Teases New Lumia’s Camera In Prime Time TV Ad, Ahead Of “See What’s Next” London Event On Tuesday

Nokia has run a TV advert teasing a new Lumia device it’s widely expected to unveil at an event in London on Tuesday. The advert ran during a prime time evening slot on Channel 4, during a screening of The Inbetweeners movie. The teaser advert focused on the camera of an unnamed new Lumia …

Crunching The Numbers: How Does A Budget $750 Gaming PC Perform?

In this special installment of <i>Crunching The Numbers</i>, I shift the critical gaze inward to analyze the performance of my personal $750 gaming PC build — before I give it away to one lucky reader.<p>As many of you know, I recently undertook a tricky challenge: Build a powerful gaming PC within the …

Sony shrinks the Xperia Z to 4.6 inches with new Xperia ZR

Sony has unveiled a new variant of its flagship Android smartphone, launching the LTE-enabled Xperia ZR with enhanced waterproofing for use at depths of up to 1.5 meters. The Xperia ZR is a mid-range smartphone and ships with a slightly smaller 4.6-inch display than the Xperia Z. While the device …

Five Android sensations coming in 2013

We’ve seen a plethora of a great devices released in 2013 already. HTC managed to make a comeback with its immaculate and beautifully crafted device, the HTC One. Samsung? They launched the Galaxy S4, and though some may not like it, it’s still one of the most anticipated and biggest releases of …

Phones

Samsung next gen 5G wireless service hits 1 Gbps in testing

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has been testing next-generation 5G wireless service in one of its in-house testing centers. Samsung …

Streaming Media

Experimental headsets let you see the invisible, hear the inaudible

Students at the Royal College of Arts in London have designed headsets capable of augmenting the sights and sounds around us to enhance our sensory experiences. The project — called Eidos Vision — utilizes two pieces of wearable technology that pick out the most important audio and visual …

Elon Musk Is Talking To Google About An Autopilot System For Tesla

Entrepreneur and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has revealed today that he’s been in talks with Google to develop an ‘autopilot’ function for his company’s electric cars.<p>Bloomberg reports that Musk has been in discussions with Google over “self-driving technology” currently being developed over at …