Ivan Piedeleu

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Nike+ Fuel Band successor rumored with improved display, heart rate monitor, bolstered API

Following the launch of FitBit’s Bluetooth 4.0-powered wrist device, Andru Edwards at <i>GearLive</i> claims to have a series of details about Nike’s next-generation Nike+ Fuel Band.<p>Some of the notable rumored additions:<p>Heart rate/pulse monitor<br>• More responsive, faster data display<br>• Bluetooth 4.0 for improved …

Glasses and Glass: How Google Glass changed my face

How does Google Glass work for someone who has glasses? Right now, it doesn't. Here's my experience of getting contacts and changing the look of my face for tech.<p>I had two transformative yet very minor optical experiences last week, both kicking off in the space of 2 hours: I got contact lenses, …

Wearable Tech

Hidden sensors in Google Glass could enable AR apps

One of the bigger digs against Glass so far has been its rather limited feature set. In particular, there seemed to be no way to build full augmented reality applications for the wearable. (And it's not like Google has exactly been forthcoming about many of its specs.) But all hope is not lost. …

YouTube Is Happy to Take Your Money, but What It Really Wants Are Ad Dollars

Love YouTube, but hate the ads?<p>Then you’re not going to be any happier with most of the subscription videos the site is going to start selling. …

Google's Deep Learning project and the search for a brain-like computer

Stanford Professor Andrew Ng is bringing back the idea of an artificial intelligence that can think like a person. With Google's Deep Learning project, he's creating machines that take a multi-layered approach to information, building up knowledge and figuring out concepts by passing data between …

Now 200M Users Strong, Viber Launches Desktop App With Video Calling In Version 3.0

Viber has made quite a name for itself as a global mobile first company, but today that all changes as the company breaks ground in the desktop space. That means that starting today, Viber’s 200 million+ users will have access to their Viber contacts from both mobile and desktop.<p>The rollout is part …

Nokia Teaser Site Unveils New Flagship Lumia 928 Smartphone

Nokia has released a teaser site for its upcoming Lumia 928 flagship smartphone running on the Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system.<p>The webpage, spotted by Engadget, contains only a single image which doesn’t confirm the name of the device – although it can be seen in the URL – or any of its …

CIA Official Breaks Silence on UFOs (+Video)

WASHINGTON—In a gripping testimonial, an ailing former member of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has talked via video for the first time …

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Ask for on a Plane

From shrinking seats to ever-dwindling in-flight amenities, the airline industry really earns its tightfisted reputation. But if you know what to ask for, you'll find that in-flight offerings are not quite as stingy as they seem. We asked author and former flight attendant Beth Blair for her tips …

Long Haul

The shorter your first name, the bigger your paycheck

Shorten it to Bill, Bob, Marc or a Cindy, if you want to work in the executive suite.<p>That’s the messages from a new study by TheLadders, an online job matching site, which says every extra letter in a person’s first name may reduce her annual salary by $3,600.<p>Since short and sweet may equal a …

Research

Game On, Amazon! eBay Rolls Out One-Hour Delivery, Targeting The Web And Wal-Mart

Picture this anxiety-provoking scenario: you’re at an all-day conference, sweating bullets as you prep for a presentation in an hour’s time. But you packed in haste and left your laptop charger at home. Your battery capacity is perilously close to zero. You don’t have time to dash to Best Buy and …