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MIT’s FingerReader Helps The Blind Read With A Swipe Of A Digit

At MIT’s Media Labs, researchers Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber and others are working on the “FingerReader,” a ring-like device that straps itself around your finger and reads printed text out loud with a synthesized voice, thanks to a mounted camera and heavily modified open source software.<p>The …

How Google Swiped Apple’s Hot New PrimeSense 3-D Tech For Project Tango

In November 2013, Apple acquired PrimeSense, a 3-D technology sensing company that could hint at the ability for future iPhones, iPads and Macs to have a Kinect-like ability to sense where users are and react to their movements.<p>Given the acquisition, you’d think Apple would be the first company to …

Tactus Taps Wistron To Bring Its Magical Physical Touchscreen Buttons To The Masses

Tactus makes keyboards that appear out of seemingly flat glass touchscreen surfaces, thanks a fluid-based layer that reacts to electrical signals to create rises and bumps that serve as keys and buttons. It’s a magical technology, and one that you can see demoed on video in the clip below from CES …

iOS 8 Will Let Users Ask Siri, ‘What Song Is Playing?’ [Rumor]

Want to ask Siri what song is playing and get a definitive answer? In iOS 8 you might be able to, according to a new report.<p>Apple will reportedly partner with Shazam for a song-recognition feature in the next version of its mobile operating system. For those who don’t know, Shazam has been …

Android KitKat update begins rolling out for Galaxy Note 10.1 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition may have launched in September with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but today the tablet is making the jump to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The new update is only for those with the Wi-Fi variant of the device, though 3G and LTE models are expected to follow suit in …

Sonos is fixing its most frustrating issue

The "wireless" audio system will actually be wireless soon.<p>Sonos is planning to eliminate the most annoying part of its popular "wireless" music setup. Currently, if you've got Sonos speakers throughout the house, at least one of them needs to be plugged into your home router to achieve wireless …

Android device owners, now you can control your desktop from across the room — or the world

Google released its Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android yesterday, enabling the Android crowd to access their Mac or PC from afar. The app is a mobile extension of Chrome’s remote desktop screen-sharing service, which has enabled machine control from Chromebooks and Chrome browsers since it …

LegDoh! 'The Simpsons' snap together in Lego special

Since Lego recently released and new minifigures in Lego, it was only a matter of time that fans witnessed Homer Simpson turn into the ultimate blockhead.<p>For the show's 550th episode "Brick Like Me" -- which airs May 4 on Fox -- Homer discovers he's now a CGI Lego version of his former self. Before …

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How Apple Could Make the Move to 4.7" iPhone Displays

Amidst the flurry of iPhone 6 rumors coming from KGI Securities' report last week, Ming-Chi Kuo presented the first possible screen resolution for Apple's 4.7" iPhone 6. Kuo lists it as a 1334x750 Retina display with a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch.<p>Historically, Apple has been very cautious …

Flickr goes head to head with Instagram in total redesign of apps for iOS and Android

Since Marissa Mayer took over at Yahoo, she has made a steady push to rebuild the photo-sharing community at Flickr by overhauling its products. Today Flickr is getting its most dramatic makeover to date, with a total redesign of the apps for iOS and Android that make it a more direct competitor to …

Google Glass Could Assist Surgeons

The applications of Google Glass could soon stretch to surgical training following a successful trial by doctors in New York, though privacy issues …

Apple to partner with Shazam on a built-in song ID feature for iOS

Apple might be adding a new music identification feature for devices running iOS, according to a Bloomberg report that cites unnamed sources familiar with the company’s plans.<p>The feature works by using the microphone on iPhones and iPads to “listen” to whatever song is currently playing within …

Tactus working to bring physical buttons that rise out of touchscreen

The smartphone industry has come along way in the last few years, and during that time mobile device form factors have evolved quite a bit. While Blackberry still continues to cling on to the physical keyboard approach, finding an Android device with a physical QWERTY keyboard is becoming harder …

Report: iPhone to Get Built-in Song Identification Features

Bloomberg is reporting that the next version of Apple’s iPhone software — iOS 8 — will bring with it the ability to tell you which song is playing …

RunKeeper gets into the step-tracking game with Breeze

When it comes to being fit, it's really the small stuff that counts. You can go to the gym as much as you want, run five miles every morning -- but if you eat like crap, drive yourself to the corner store and take the elevator every morning to your 2nd floor office, it'll be all for naught. …

Google is sending dummy Glass units to prospective Explorers

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Would you like to try out Google Glass before spending $1500? Unless you know somebody with a pair, you’re out of luck. But a …

Apple's iPhone-like Dashboard Interface 'CarPlay' Demoed by Volvo

In-car touchscreen systems aren't known for their great usability, but a new one modeled on Apple's iOS may prove a more worthwhile platform. CarPlay, designed by Apple in concert with car makers, was shown off by Volvo this week at the New York International Auto Show.<p>The interface will be …

FaceTime Not Working for Many iOS 6 Users

Apple's FaceTime appears to be malfunctioning for iPhone and iPad users with devices running iOS 6, according to multiple tips received by <i>MacRumors</i> as well as a <i>MacRumors</i> forum post and a thread on the Apple Support Communities.<p>It appears that users who are running iOS 6 are unable to place or …

Amazon Fire TV's voice search expands to cover Hulu Plus and Showtime, but not Netflix

Fire TV came out of the gate with an impressive initial effort, however one of its rough edges is that the voice search is actually quite limited. At launch it could only provide results from Amazon's own movie and TV selections or music videos from Vevo, but the company is already adding new …

Coldplay Announce Tour

Coldplay's latest album <i>Ghost Stories</i> arrives May 19 via Parlophone/Atlantic. In anticipation of the forthcoming LP, the band has announced a short stint of intimate gigs. The six-show tour includes a release-day gig at Los Angeles' Royce Hall. Check out the full list of dates below, along with …

An MTV Vet Remembers The Day Kurt Cobain Died

Photo: Stephen Sweet/REX USA.<i>The day John met Kurt.</i><p>It remains one of the most frequently asked questions regarding my time at MTV News — “What was it …

Kurt Cobain, 20 Years Later: Photographer Kevin Mazur Remembers

On September 9th, 1992, photographer Kevin Mazur went to the MTV Video Music Awards on assignment for <i>Rolling Stone</i>. "When I got there, they told me, …

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Read Nirvana's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech

<i>In their first year of eligibility, Nirvana were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. With</i> …

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