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Apple awarded patent for camera that lets you refocus images

It looks like iPhone photography might get a little more interesting. Apple Insider reports that Apple(s aapl) has been awarded a patent for a …

Thermoacoustic Headphones Make Sound With Hot Nanotubes

Just call it "Heats by Dre."<p>Inside these earbuds, something big is happening on a very small scale. Set on a tiny lattice of silicon, electrified nanotubes of carbon are rapidly warmed up and cooled down, producing sound waves as their temperature fluctuates. The technique is known as …

Chemistry

Science, art collide in amazing psychedelic photos

Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner is determined to link the worlds of art and science.<p>"If you look at science, science is a very rational approach, whereas art on the other hand is usually an emotional approach to its surroundings," he said during a TED talk earlier this year that just went online. …

How to Apply PR Strategies to Improve Your Company's SEO

<i>Brad Miller serves as Director of Business Development for Fathom, leading strategic partnership efforts. He has worked in multiple capacities throughout his career including roles in production, management, consulting, and sales. His experience brings a first-hand multi-dimensional understanding</i> …

This new ultrasound touchless gesturing tech lets you control your Android phone like Xbox Kinect

Leap Motion, watch out.<p>An Oslo, Norway-based startup, Elliptic Labs, has launched a software development kit and hardware proof-of-concept of a new way of controlling your smartphone or tablet — with simple touchless gestures. The company says it has major Asian smartphone manufacturers onboard for …

FYI: Can Wireless Electricity Kill People?

Probably not. Even when it's nipping at our toes, wireless electricity is pretty safe. In 1899, Serbian engineer Nikola Tesla built a 142-foot-tall, 12-million-volt electric coil in Colorado Springs and transmitted electricity wirelessly across 25 miles, illuminating 200 lamps with the charge. …

Transparent electronics show how Samsung’s flexible smartphone could work

Taking one more step toward a future of flexible gadgets, Samsung will soon release a phone with a curved screen, reports the Wall Street Journal. The technology that makes Samsung’s current lineup of curved televisions and putative curved phones possible is something called Organic Light Emitting …

OLEDs

Math matters: how big data is building the future of everything

To speed up innovation, scientists are sequencing 'the materials genome'<p>New materials lead to new innovations. Gorilla Glass is a big selling point for smartphones. Kevlar saves lives and has worked its way into consumer products. Lithium-ion batteries have enabled a host of energy-storage …

What Apple’s M7 Motion-Sensing Chip Could Do - MIT Technology Review

The motion-processing M7 chip in the new iPhone 5S will serve as an aid to fitness-tracking apps, says Apple. But over the long term, the chip could …

Hackers Offered Over $13,000 To Crack iPhone Fingerprint Security

By Jim Finkle<p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Hackers are gearing up for Friday's iPhone 5S release with a contest to crack the device's first-ever fingerprint scanner, a high-tech feature that Apple Inc says makes users' data more secure.<p>A micro venture capital firm joined a group of security researchers to …

Apple’s iPhone 5 touchscreen is 2.5 times faster than Android devices

Apple’s iPhone 5 is 2.5 times faster at responding to touches than Google Android devices, according to a benchmark test by game and app streaming firm Agawi.<p>The results confirm what users believe about the devices, and they highlight a feature that is usually left out of technical comparisons.<p>In …

iPhone A7 Chip Benchmarks: Forget the Specs, It Blows Everything Away

We just ran benchmarks on Apple's new iPhone 5S, revealing that, yup, this is the dopest smartphone silicon ever made. This thing freaking churns, …

The 11 Worst Things About iOS 7

If you ask someone what they think of Apple's new iOS 7 software, you'll likely get a strong reaction. Opinions on "the biggest change to iOS since …

GTA V makes $1 billion in three days, may be fastest selling entertainment product in history

Calling <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> one of 2013's most anticipated video game releases would be a massive understatement, but if you wanted some sort of monetary proof of the claim, Take-Two interactive has it. According to a press release issued today, <i>GTA V</i> has cleared over $1 billion in sales in its first …

iOS 7 becomes first commercial software to support multipath TCP, allowing simultaneous Wi-Fi and cell network connections

It seems Apple included a bit of a networking surprise in iOS 7. According to a logs captured from an iOS device while connecting to Apple’s Siri servers, the latest version of the mobile operating system includes support for a new technology called multipath TCP. Multipath TCP allows devices to …

iPhone 5s: has Apple given up on innovation?

Last week, Apple's CEO Tim Cook launched two new iPhones that aren't especially new. One is plastic (or "beautifully, unapologetically plastic", in Apple-speak) and comes in five colours, which you can admire for a minute before popping it into its case for all eternity. At £549 a pop, that's still …

No fingerprint sensor required: SilentSense knows it’s you from your taps and swipes

Move over, Touch ID. Apple’s(s appl) new fingerprint sensing technology in the iPhone 5s may soon be joined by an alternative method for recognizing …

USB Condom protects your devices from nasty ports

Charging your phone through an unfamiliar USB port can lead to some nasty surprises on your device, but a new attachment called the USB Condom should be able to keep it safe. Made by int3.cc, the protective layer fits on top of a USB plug and cuts off access to the pins that allow it to transmit …

Line's Web Store Lets You Buy Stickers From Your PC

Mobile messaging service Line has expanded its monetization efforts after launching a Web-based store to allow users, and in particular those without credit cards, to buy stickers and other content for its service.<p>The Line Web Store, store.line.me, is initially only available to users in Japan, but …

Google Adds Moto X Factory to Street View

Motorola said it’s bringing US smartphone production ‘home,’ and now parent company Google is opening the doors to its not-so-humble abode after it added the Moto X factory in Fort Worth, Texas, to its Street View service.<p>Now, as Engadget first spotted, 360 degree panoramic images of the …

Apple unveils the iPhone 5s, its “most forward-thinking phone yet”

After months of rumors and speculation, Apple(s aapl) on Tuesday took the wraps off of two new smartphones, the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. This is …

An App For Kids, By A Kid: Meet The 9-Year-Old Co-Creator Of ‘Super Fun Kid Time’

The best way to build a great product is to really understand the problem it is trying to solve. The latest awesome example of this is Super Fun Kid Time, an app made for scheduling kids’ playdates that was created at the Disrupt Hackathon by nine-year-old programmer Alexandra Jordan.<p>Super Fun Kid …

Facebook flaw allows hackers to delete any photo

A bug bounty hunter has been rewarded with $12,500 after discovering the security flaw which left your photos fair game.<p>A security flaw which allowed …

Information Security

Vibrating shoes could be the future of navigation and wearable tech

<i>This article was taken from the September 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

Paper Piano app review: print piano keys and tap them to magically produce musical notes from your iPhone

Introduction<p>This is an incredibly innovative app which enables you to turn a simple piece of paper into a musical instrument by printing off the .PDF …

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch launch date revealed

The hotly-anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be unveiled on 4 September, along with the Galaxy Note III.<p>Lee Young-hee, executive vice president of <b>Samsung</b> mobile, revealed in an interview with The Korea Times that the launch would take place at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin.<p>But …

Transparent gel speaker ushers in a future of 'soft machines'

How would you like a speaker system in your living room that was completely clear? Or, better yet, an active noise-canceling window that could mute the outside? The technology is already here, and a team of materials scientists at Harvard is showing us what’s now possible with ionic conduction, or …

Nissan says it will bring multiple self-driving cars to market by 2020

Move over Google: automaker Nissan says it's aiming to have multiple self-driving cars on the market by 2020. The company made the ambitious announcement on Tuesday in a presentation to reporters, where it also revealed that it's not collaborating with Mountain View on the effort. Instead, Nissan …

This stylish, Icelandic adaptor turns your SLR into a 3D camera

This nifty little Icelandic gadget turns your SLR into a 3D camera.<p>Designed by Kúla, an Icelandic startup founded in March 2011, the "Deeper" uses …