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Wearable Solar’s Prototype Dress Combines Fashion With Phone-Charging Capabilities

Here’s an unusual way to keep your smartphone charged — with a solar-powered dress.<p>That’s what fashion designer Pauline van Dongen is developing with her startup Wearable Solar. She brought a prototype dress to Brooklyn’s Northside Festival last month, where I had a chance to see the dress in …

Remote-controlled chip could be the future of contraceptives

If you could have safe, effective, long-term birth control that you didn't have to think about, would you jump at the chance? That's what's being proposed by a company called MicroCHIPS of Lexington Massachusetts -- in the form of a chip to be implanted under the skin.<p>The chip, just 20 x 20 x 7 …

Family Planning

Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin: We Will Make Machines That 'Can Reason, Think, And Do Things Better Than We Can'

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin sat for an interview with venture capitalist Vinod Khosla.<p>During the interview, Brin was asked about machine learning and artificial intelligence. He says that so far, we haven't come close to replicating human intelligence. However, he thinks it's only …

Boston Is Setting Up 'Smart Benches' In Parks Across The City

Solar-powered benches, called Soofas, will pop up in Boston parks over the next week, the Boston Globe reports. In addition to offering you a place to sit, the benches will feature plugs to charge your smartphone, and will also wirelessly connect to the internet to provide location-based …

The Blackphone ships -- built for stealth

The Blackphone, the first smartphone focused on privacy, began shipping Monday. Designed for users primarily concerned about privacy and data protection, the Blackphone carries a high price tag: $629, with no subsidy available through cellphone carriers.<p>"There's a market out there of people who …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Minuum keyboard coming to the Moto 360 and Android Wear

When it comes to maximizing space on a smaller display, the Minuum keyboard bills itself as the perfect solution. Essentially the keyboard squeezes an entire alphabet onto one line and actually works pretty well thanks to solid predictive capabilities built-in.<p>Although the app itself has limited …

Wear OS

Turn Your iPhone 5/5s Into a Credit Card With LoopPay’s ChargeCase

- Jun 24, 2014<p>If you hate carrying around a bunch of credit cards wherever you go, mobile payment startup LoopPay may have the solution for you. …

'iPhone 6 production starting next month'

Apple's new larger-screened iPhone 6 is rumoured to be heading into production as early as next month<p><b>Apple</b>'s next <b>iPhone</b>, which is said to feature a larger screen than previous incarnations, is reported to be heading into production next month.<p>The next model, dubbed the iPhone 6, will come in two …

One is an iPhone, one is a weapon: can you tell which?

Canadian police have confiscated two stun guns disguised to look like iPhones, and have brought charges against one woman for assault. Can you tell the potentially deadly device from a harmless handset?<p>Canadian police have seized two potentially lethal stun guns disguised as iPhones and warned that …

Smell-O-Vision Is Coming To An iPhone Near You

Photo: Courtesy of oNotes.<p>Ever look at one of the hundreds of brunch, cupcake, or flower Instagram photos on your iPhone and wished you could get a …

Google will spend billions on 180 satellites for worldwide internet access

Last month, this site reported on Google’s new project called Loon, which uses hot air balloons to deliver broadband and wireless services to under-served or emergency prone areas.<p>Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google plans is to invest between $1 to $3 billion on 180 “small, high …

Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Portable Printer SP-1 for Tech-Savvy Consumers

Good news comes from Fujifilm, this company has developed a portable printer for all of you who love to take pictures, capturing special moments in …

Secretly Snap Your Selfies (and More) with this Necklace-Turned-Spy-Camera

There are enough quirky "found thing" necklaces out there for this one to pass as nothing more than a piece of jewelry ironically moonlighting as a …

iDevices IGR0001 iGrill Thermometer Mini Alerts You When Your Food Is Done

<b>iDevices IGR0001 iGrill Thermometer Mini</b> is a smart grilling thermometer that informs you when your food is ready through your mobile device. This …

iOS-Enabled Sunglasses Means You’ll Never Lose a Pair Again

Sunglasses, like matching socks and self-control around sweets, seem to be one of those things that go missing with frequency. But losing sunglasses …

LIX The World's Smallest 3D Pen Has Arrived

The idea of being able to draw a 3D object in the air seemed like an alien concept several years ago. But now it's been made a reality thanks to the …

Installing the world's first electronic spine

In <i>The Washington Post</i> this week, reporter Jim Tankersley follows a team of doctors as they install one of the world's first electronic spine replacements, dubbed the Neurobridge. The patient is paralyzed from the chest down, but researchers hope the Neurobridge can restore control of his hands. A …

OpenWorm project wants you to help create the world’s first digital organism

Stephen Larson wants to create the world’s first digital organism, and he starting simple — with a worm. Larson has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money to create OpenWorm as part of an effort to accelerate our understanding of the human brain.<p>If his team succeeds, he says, …

A new way to see: Why Oculus Rift and Google Glass are on a collision course

As a technology executive since the early ’90s, I’ve enjoyed a front-row seat to the digital revolution. I’ve observed the meteoric rise of the Internet, broadband, social media, and mobile and watched their consumer adoption soar from 9 percent to 90 percent. Today, we’re on the cusp of a similar …

New Motorola Smartphone to Be Revealed in May

Despite recent major changes at Motorola, it seems the company still has a few surprises in store — namely a new class of smartphone.<p>Following in the …

Rest in peace Ubuntu for Android, we hardly knew ye

We can't say that the future of Ubuntu for Android ever looked particularly bright, but we were enamored with the concept. You'd walk around by day with a standard-issue Android phone in your pocket, but when you docked it to a keyboard, mouse and monitor, you were greeted with a full Ubuntu …

Disney ‘s New 3-D Printing Technique Makes Any Object Transmit Sound

Disney Research has revealed an exciting new technology that turns any object into a speaker.<p>What if every object in your life could talk? A door handle warns you when someone has attempted to enter without a key. A desk ticks off your appointments when you sit down. A rubber duckie quacks at a …

Snapchat now does video chat and IM, with self-destruct still included

Snapchat, the photo messaging app beloved of cheeky monkeys everywhere, has just undergone a major transformation. Self-destructing messages are still at the core of what it does, but the iOS and Android apps are being updated today to also handle instant messaging and live video chats -- just …

Netflix Might Have Its Own Channel In Your Cable Guide As Soon As Monday

Are you an RCN, Grande Communications, or Atlantic Broadband subscriber with a Netflix subscription and a cable-provided TiVo box? You might be. According to the companies’ own figures, there are about 500,000 of you out there. And if you are, there’s some big, potentially exciting news for you: …

The Sony Xperia Z2 Will Launch In The U.S. This Summer

Sony has confirmed to TechCrunch that the Xperia Z2 will be released in the U.S. but not for several months. The release is scheduled for “summer.” A U.S. launch of the Xperia Compact Z1 is currently not on the books at all, we also learned.<p>The Z2 will be sold unlocked through Sony’s online store. …

Ondot Card Control brings Find My iPhone features to your wallet

"Banks are thinking about this as a slam dunk."<p>Vaduvur Bharghavan, Ondot co-founder and CEO

Wallet

Arm band technology converts body heat to energy

<b>Researchers at South Korea's KAIST university have developed a flexible thermoelectric generator that can convert body heat to power.</b><p>What if you …

Car electronics manufacturer Alpine to sell aftermarket CarPlay units in the fall

In March, Mercedes-Benz said that it had plans to offer aftermarket CarPlay units by the end of 2014. As noticed by MacRumors, a Nikkei report from Saturday reveals that car electronics manufacturer Alpine has similar plans.<p>Alpine will begin selling a standalone car console that integrates CarPlay …