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iPhone tracks fitness levels better than wearables

One of the big selling points of wearable devices is that they will be able to help us keep track of various fitness metrics.<p>However, a new report claims smartphones are just as good (if not slightly better) at tracking physical activity as the most popular wearables on the market.<p>“Our findings …

Will the internet of things finally kill privacy?

Why the FTC's new report doesn't go far enough<p>In the internet of things, the Federal Trade Commission sees the possibility of flourishing new markets. But it also sees a prologue to <i>Black Mirror</i>: in a new report that probes the privacy implications of connected devices, the commission surveys a …

Apple plans $1 billion solar plant to power all California operations

Arizona-based First Solar announced the deal in a news release that included more praise for Apple.<p>"Apple's commitment was instrumental in making …

Brisbane

The US is about to drop its decades-old warning against cholesterol

'Cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.'<p>Every five years, the United States government updates a set of Dietary Guidelines intended to help its citizens make healthier food choices. These guidelines also help inform how companies package and market their products. …

Adding Keys to an Arduino Synth the Hard Way- the Blacklord: the Organ Donor Project Part 2

Introduction: Adding Keys to an Arduino Synth the Hard Way- the Blacklord: the Organ Donor Project Part 2<p>About: I build cool things from trash and …

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Medicine

Ex-Bandidos president Brett Pechey arrested at Brisbane Airport

However, Taskforce Maxima Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said the bikie was also wanted over an array of charges stemming from Operation Lima …

Build Your Own Fully Customisable Smartwatch

If the current crop of smartwatches just isn't of interest to you, the custom route may be more your style. Eschew all the big brands and build your …

Smartwatches

This bouncy ball drone wants to search and rescue without cutting off anyone's face by accident

Rotors and a roll cage are a potent combination<p>We've seen some incredible progress recently when it comes to the sense and avoid technology that lets drones navigate around obstacles. But we're still waiting for these systems to be robust enough to actually deploy to the public. In the meantime, a …

Samsung creates drone, robotics and virtual reality lab

Research group will be part of South Korean company’s drive to make Internet of Things a reality

Virtual Reality

Anki announces the next generation of its A.I. racing game, and it’s awesome

Your robot cars can now jump<p>Anki, whose racing game powered by artificial intelligence has seen surprising success, is announcing the sequel today at the New York Toy Fair. Anki Overdrive, which will go on sale in September, adds brand-new cars, a modular track, and bridges that make races …

Don't Want Drones Over Your Home? Try NoFlyZone

If you’re worried about drones flying over your home, there’s a new option besides scanning the sky and picking them off with a BB gun.<p>NoFlyZone lets you establish a geofenced perimeter over your property and a number of drone hardware and software firms have already said they’ll comply.<p>So far, the …

In An Avalanche of Modular, Here's the New Gear You Need to Know

You know you’re at peak modular when Moog is reissuing 1970s synths for US$30,000.<p>It wasn’t long ago that people were relegating modular synths to …

Synthesizers

5 hot Raspberry Pi projects for Mac geeks

The credit-card-size Raspberry Pi has taken the tech world by storm. Thousands of geeky kids and adults use the tiny, low-cost computer boards to learn about coding and create fun projects like motion detectors, birdhouses that tweet when birds are present, and mini weather stations.<p>You, too, can …

These two Kickstarter-backed albums won Grammys

LOS ANGELES — You may have heard about the high-profile crowdfunding music campaigns on Kickstarter involving TLC's farewell album and Neil Young's …

Voltera’s Circuit Printer Launches on Kickstarter, Smashes Goal in Minutes

The Voltera V-One circuit printer, one of our favorite finds at CES this year, just launched its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter — and hit $100,000 in 35 minutes.<p>The Voltera system provides multiple capabilities: It will print the traces for your prototype circuit board (at 8mil space and …

Crowd Funding