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Microsoft's 'father of Kinect' is making Windows wearable

One of Microsoft’s "fathers of Kinect" is now working on wearable projects at the company. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s device plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that Alex Kipman, general manager of Xbox incubation projects, is heading up the company’s plans for wearable computers and customizing …

This t-shirt will tell your phone how healthy you are

Last month, Quartz wrote about Scanadu Scout, a nifty little device that can measure your vital signs—temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and more—simply through contact with your skin. The catch was that you have to hold it up your forehead to get a reading. Stephane Marceau, founder of the …

Wearable Tech

105-inch curved Ultra HD televisions announced by both Samsung and LG

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner, which means it's time for companies to show off some of the most extravagant — and least practical — televisions out there. LG has announced that at CES 2014 it's going to be revealing a 105-inch curved Ultra HD television, what the …

2013's Biggest Tech Moments, Told In Photos

Octocopters, hyperloops, bitcoin — in the tech world, this is what we call an "eventful year." But you needn't fear information overload. Looking back, these are the innovations and tech moments to remember from 2013.<p><i>This story appears the special Year in Photos issue of our weekly iPad magazine,</i> …

Nest Protect review: a smoke detector for the smartphone generation

Back in 2011, Nest did the impossible: It made thermostats sexy. Apple veterans Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers applied their iPod-designing expertise to the largely utilitarian world of home-climate control, creating the Learning Thermostat, an appliance aimed squarely at the gadget-obsessed citizens …

Koru: Apple smartwatch next Christmas and other wearable trends for 2014

There are far more smartwatches to put under a Christmas tree this year than last although none of them are from Apple(s aapl). That’s expected to …

Samsung may bring stitched leather look to laptops

Galaxy Note 3 style wrapped around an Ativ Book 9 chassis<p>The Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 introduced a new faux leather aesthetic for Samsung, which may now be making the jump to the company's Windows notebooks as well. A new Ativ Book 9 Style laptop has been pictured over on Korean site …

Google Glass: What You're Not Supposed to Do

There are certain things you won't be encouraged to do wearing one of these. Those are the things I did.<p><i>Published in the December 2013 issue</i><p><b>Google Glass</b> mayor may not transform the future. But one thing is beyond question: It elicits mighty strong reactions in the present.<p>The first week I got my …

Google Play Catching Up To Apple's App Store

There are now over 1 million apps available on Apple’s App Store according to 148apps.biz and there are about 950,000 Android apps available according to AppBrain. Distimo has published its 2013 in review comparing various metrics between the two App stores and found that while Apple’s App Store is …

Intel planning future 18-core processor: report

<b>Intel is reportedly planning an 18-core version of its next-generation server and workstation processors, and is also working on ultra-low-Wattage</b> …

Computer Hardware

HTC working with Microsoft to bring Windows Phone Blue to 8X

HTC hasn't forgotten about Windows Phone after all. The company's been pretty silent on any sort of collaboration with Microsoft for a long time, but the North American product team spoke up today on Reddit. When asked if HTC is done with Windows Phone, the team stated: "we're working with …

Target's cybersecurity team raised concerns months before hack

Target's security staff may have been aware of vulnerabilities in the retailer's systems months before a massive breach compromised data on millions of shoppers. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that at least one internal analyst had called for a thorough review of the defenses around Target's …

Office for iPad may yet arrive before a Windows touch version

Microsoft’s(s msft) marketing chief Tami Reller gave the impression to some at Goldman Sachs’ technology conference Thursday that Office for …

Who Rules The Second Screen, Facebook Or Twitter?

Twitter’s user growth in the last couple quarters may have been less than stellar, but one place the social messenging service hasn’t disappointed is its hold on television viewers. Twitter executives see the so-called second screen experience not just as a lure for users but as an entrée into the …