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Samsung cooks up crazy prototype gadgets like VR camera necklaces, helmet speakers

But we're not going to be able to buy these anytime soon. The gadgets and software come from its C-Lab that lets employees experiment.<p>This seems to be the week Samsung shows off cool gadgets we'll probably never get to buy.<p>First it demoed robots that sense emotion and voice-activated light …

Virtual Reality

PlanetiQ Announces Successful Test Of Its GPS Weather Forecasting

Satellite data company PlanetiQ announced today that it’s successfully conducted the first test of its Pyxis weather sensor.<p>The Pyxis sensor is planned to be installed on PlaentiQ’s constellation of 12 satellites, which are aimed to be launched in 2016 & 2017. The company plans to have at least 18 …

Weather

Google patents contact lens that collects your ‘iris fingerprint’

Google has a thing about contact lenses. The company has done a lot of work with contact lenses used in health applications. It’s now patented a technology that employs the contact lens as an identification device.<p>The new patent describes a contact lens that covers all or part of the iris of the …

Buying PlayStation and Xbox games on discs isn't going away

The resilience of physical video game sales highlights one of the industry's rarer roadblocks to an all-digital future.<p>By the end of next year, PwC anticipates the PC market to be larger in dollars spent than the console market.

Gaming

Amazon’s Fire TV Gets More Gaming Cred With GameFly Streaming

Amazon is crowing about its big Fire TV app and channel catalogue this morning (I have to wonder if the timing has anything to do with the Apple TV announcement rumored for next week), but the best part of the announcement is the addition of GameFly, which brings streaming top-tier games to …

Smart TV

New Army Exoskeleton Makes Soldiers' Gunshots More Accurate

MAXFAS system stabilizes your shooting arm with cables and sensors<p>Soldiers of the future may all be crack shots. Not only are bullets getting smarter, but the U.S. Army is developing an exoskeleton that automatically and effortlessly steadies a soldier’s firing arm.<p>There are of course, low-tech gun …

Robotics

40 Things I Know About Happiness As I Turn 40

One week from today, I turn the "Big 40." When I was a teenager, I had a very different vision of how this birthday would feel. "Over the Hill" sentiments in card stores and movies depicting uncool, middle-aged parents had led me to believe that 40 marked some sort of beginning of the end -- an age …

Happiness