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Purported BlackBerry A10 'Aristo' briefly flaunted in video leak

Hot on the heels of the BlackBerry Z10 getting an update to BB 10.1 and price cuts at various retailers, a future model to come out of Waterloo has apparently been leaked. In a video posted to YouTube, accessory maker Vivix gives a brief look at what's purported to be the A10 "Aristo." According to</i> …

NASA manufactures a 3D printed rocket part — and, no, it doesn’t melt

3D printing isn’t only about creating trinkets and toys — it can also help send humans into space.<p>In a watershed move, NASA has successfully tested a rocket part created via 3D printer, a move that shows how important the technology will be to its operations one day.<p>Tested at NASA’s Glenn Research …

3D printer made almost entirely out of Lego

3D printers are slowly coming down in price, with the least expensive yet just reaching its funding goal on Kickstarter last month at an asking price of $397.<p>Matthew Krueger, aka Matstermind on Instructables, had been eyeing the Makerbot ever since it first came onto the market. As a cash-strapped …

Kepler spacecraft should pin down 'alien Earth' planets despite glitch

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft should be able to achieve its primary mission goal regardless of whether or not it can bounce back from a recent malfunction, researchers say.<p>Kepler launched in March 2009 on a 3.5-year prime mission to determine how common Earth-like planets are throughout …

Google Glass wearer scans museum’s Marcus Aurelius bust for 3D printing

The unsuspecting bust of Marcus Aurelius as it was drive-by scanned by Google Glass wearer Todd Blatt.<p>It was just yesterday that I wrote a story on …

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Car hacking with the Tesla S and Google Glass

Microsoft preps standalone gold Xbox 360 controller, brings new glitz to old consoles

Redesign notwithstanding, the Xbox 360 is clearly in its twilight years. Wouldn't it be nice to give the system a retirement gift? Microsoft thinks so, as it just unveiled a stand-alone gold version of its Chrome Series controller. The wireless gamepad shares the same transforming D-pad as past …

This Pillow Glows When Your Long-Distance Partner Goes To Bed

Romance is complicated just by itself, and when you add distance to the equation things rarely get easier.<p>This is where Pillow Talk comes in.<p>Pillow Talk is an Internet-enabled pair of pillows that talk to each other anywhere in the world. When your long-distance paramour is sleeping, your pillow …

Android News

Apple Files iWatch Trademark in 6 Countries

Apple has filed a trademark for “iWatch” with Japan’s patent office, seeking to protect the name it has coined and adding credence to rumors that the company is developing a smartwatch, according to a June 3 filing made public last week (spotted by Bloomberg News).<p><b>UPDATE:</b> According to a 9to5 Mac …

3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, 8.0 and 7.0 Coming To The U.S. July 7 For $399, $299 And $199

Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab 3 line has been official for a little while now, but U.S. availability and pricing was up in the air until today. The relatively cheap tablets are going to be $199, $299 and $399 for the Galaxy Tab 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1, respectively, and will be available from retailers …

Throwing shade: how Pixar changed the way light works for 'Monsters University'

Inside the studio's new Global Illumination system<p>Pixar has a long history of building new software between projects (most recently overhauling its rendering software for <i>Brave</i>), but in the run-up to <i>Monsters University</i>, the changes cut particularly deep. As planning kicked in, director of …

New rumored Galaxy Note 3 image hits the web, shows entire handset

Galaxy Note 3 concept<p>Shortly after seeing a purported Galaxy Note 3 image hit the web, a second such image has been published – see picture below.<p>Unlike the first image, which only showed only a section of the screen, the second one shows the entire handset. However, we still can’t confirm whether …

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An iPhone 5S with better camera? Bring it

Word is that the iPhone 5S is a minor upgrade. But if it's got a better camera, it's major.<p>Smartphone camera competition is getting stiff. And a phone's photo shooting prowess is increasingly the focus at dedicated camera review sites.<p>CNET Reviews recently did a shootout of the cameras on the …

Virtuix Omni Takes Virtual Reality In Every Direction

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin.</i><p>Now that there are enough wearable sensors on the market to track one activity per day each week, we’ve seen some sensor-based products turn their attention to chilling out …

After Teasing Us At CES, Withings Enters The Fitness Tracking War With The $99 Pulse

And the battle to build quantified self gadgets rages on. The newest entrant is one that isn’t exactly new to the space — Withings has been churning out smart scales and body analyzers since 2009, but it recently decided to set it sights on Fitbit and Jawbone with a new, $99 wearable fitness …

New iOS App Lets You Record What You Heard Five Minutes Ago

Have you ever wished that you could record something that already happened? Your kid’s first words. That perfectly timed comeback. The email address your boss told you to have those important documents sent to within the next 10 minutes. If only there was a way to record the important bits of your …