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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might inject a little 'EyePhone' into Android

Not satisfied with passcode or fingerprint scanner protecting your Galaxy phone? If so, you might be in luck when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 arrives, …

Galaxy Note

The Superbook is a $99 laptop shell for your Android phone

The dream of the Motorola Atrix lives<p>The dream of turning your smartphone into a laptop will never die. From Motorola's Atrix to this crazy HP Windows Phone, there have been a number of companies that have tried (and largely failed) to build a smartphone that can be attached to a dock and turned …

Android Phones

Why we feel emotions in our guts, and what microbes have to do with it

In the dark, oxygen-free zone of our large intestines, a vast community of life is flourishing. Scientists say there are more than 100 trillion microbes living there, and if you gathered them all together, they would weigh more than our brains.<p>In his new book, "The Mind-Gut Connection," Dr. Emeran …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 may unlock with a glance, report says

Fingerprint scanners are an excellent way to secure your smartphone from hackers (or prying partners). But as we've seen before, if someone really …

Should You Put Your Jeans In The Freezer Instead Of The Wash?

<b>It's time to bust this Internet fashion myth wide open.</b><p><i>For SELF, by Alexis Bennett</i><p>Photo: Alexis Bennett<p>Denim lovers are on a constant quest to find the best way to clean their favorite jeans without ruining their integrity. Washing in a machine can cause dyes to run, and dryers can stretch the …

Clothing

Scientists made an unprecedented map of the night sky — and the results are alarming

Astronomers loathe light pollution, also called skyglow: a dim yet pervasive orange light that obscures a crisp view of the night sky.<p>But as a new study called "The new world atlas of artificial night sky brightness," published in the journal Science Advances shows, there's a shocking amount of …

Google Earth

7 Secret iPhone Codes Apple Has Been Hiding From You

Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it make you feel like a super-spy when you punch in a secret code and it works? That's the part I never expect, the …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

J.R. Smith: LeBron James and Russell Westbrook deserved MVP more than Stephen Curry

For the first time in NBA history, all MVP voters put the same player atop their ballots.<p>But that doesn’t mean everyone thought Stephen Curry …

Basketball

Turkish Man Creates Glasses That Conceal Phone Screen from Anyone but the Wearer

Don’t you hate it when you’re using your smartphone on public transportation and notice strangers looking at it over your shoulder? Those people are …

Consumer Interest In Self-Driving Cars Increasing

Automotive technology often moves faster than consumer acceptance. Many features we take for granted today were greeted by skeptics when they were introduced. It took time for people to accept air bags as standard. They were concerned air bags might deploy without warning. Many people resisted …

Autonomous Cars

Microsoft's Official Guide For A DIY, Raspberry Pi-Powered Magic Mirror With Face Detection

Smart mirrors have been all the rage this year, and it looks like Microsoft's getting into the game too. While Microsoft's mirror is teased as a …

Raspberry Pi

Android just blew past the iPhone

Commentary: Google's additions to its mobile software in voice recognition alone will push the platform far beyond where iOS is today. But Apple has a chance to strike back.<p>Google's digital voice assistant was already miles ahead of Apple's Siri even before Google's announcements on Wednesday at …

Apps

Is PS4K Scheduled to Launch Before October?

The PlayStation 4K, or Neo as it's supposedly codenamed, is not a rumour anymore; Sony may have refrained from commenting on the upgraded hardware, …

PlayStation VR

Video game Stephen Curry can't keep up with real Stephen Curry

Technically Incorrect: A new Under Armour ad, in association with NBA 2K16, shows the Golden State Warriors great being too good for his video game self. Now the game will be altered.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>On Monday night, my …

Basketball

Sony wants to patent a contact lens camera with image stabilization and autofocus

It's only an application though, and for tech that doesn't yet exist<p>Mother. Flipping. Smart. Contact lenses. Every time I see a patent for these, I get slightly less freaked outby the idea of putting electronics in my eye, and slightly more excited for my soon-to-be laser vision. The latest company …

Cameras

A Major Mystery About Earth's Magnetic Field Has Just Been Solved

For the first time, physicists have observed a mysterious process called magnetic reconnection—wherein opposing magnetic field lines join up, …

The design of the Tesla Model 3 is dramatically minimalist — but also controversial

Tesla unveiled its mass-market Model 3 in March 31 in Los Angeles. We knew that the car would be smaller than the Model S and the Model X, and we could make a few assumptions about the general design, given that Teslas are supposed to look like, well, Teslas.<p>But when CEO Elon Musk finally rolled …

Tesla

Adidas wants to put these Zone fitness trackers on every kid in PE class

Everybody likes a good fitness tracker, but nobody is thinking about the children. The poor dears are being left out of the wearable revolution — looks like it’s up to Adidas to put a gadget on every wrist and a smile on every PE teacher’s face. The athletic-goods company aims to equip whole …

Wearable Tech

How high? How fast? How much? 5 questions about jetpacks

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Some things about jetpacks that you didn't know you needed to know:<p>WHAT IS A JETPACK, EXACTLY?<p>The word "jetpack" is really a misnomer when it comes to the device being developed by the Martin Aircraft Co. That's because the Martin Jetpack gets its lift from twin …

Civil Aviation

Samsung patents smart contact lenses with a built-in camera

In the future, we could all be wearing smart contact lenses, like the ones secret agents use in movies.<p>Samsung has been granted a patent in South …

AT&T to ditch most two-year phone contracts on January 8th

AT&T's long affair with the two-year contract continues to wind down, Engadget has learned. According to an internal document sent to employees this morning, new and existing customers will only be able to get new phones by paying the full price upfront or in installments over time. The move is set …

We'll know more about Sony's PlayStation VR on March 15th

Sony will soon reveal more about PlayStation VR, its upcoming virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4, after months without saying much about the platform. The company is holding a PSVR-focused event on March 15th at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco; the showcase will comprise …

Virtual Reality

Eagles are being trained to take out illegal drones

Forget anti-drone drones, one of nature's most majestic hunters may soon play a valuable role in taking down dangerous UAVs. As part of a new trial, the Dutch National Police force has begun training eagles to intercept troublesome drones during an emergency, when another capture device might put …

Apple's next iPhone reportedly ditches the headphone jack

Apple's quest for ever-thinner, ever-smarter devices may produce another casualty: your iPhone's headphone jack. A rumor at <i>MacOtakara</i> claims that the next iPhone might drop the 3.5mm port and use the Lightning port for audio instead. The move would let Apple slim its phone even further (reportedly, …

Pre-order this vaporware hoverboard now for only $19,900

We don't like that those small, self-balancing and oft-exploding scooter things have come to be called "hoverboards" any more than you do. After all, they don't even hover. Today, though, ARCA Space Corporation claims to be the latest company to have developed something worthy of the name, though …