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The Mi Band Will Track Your Workouts And Unlock Your Phone For $13

It might not come to the States, but Xiaomi’s new fitness tracker represents the future of the low-end wearables market.<p>On Tuesday, popular Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi revealed the Mi Band, a dirt cheap $13 Fitbit that promises the full range of things that most fitness trackers do. That includes …

Wearable Tech

GoPro cameras show what it's like to endure a terrifying car crash

GoPro is trying to build a media empire by capturing moments that other video cameras sometimes miss, and it just might achieve that feat if its latest (and arguably most dramatic) footage is any indication. The company mounted its action cams in the car of Guerlain Chicherit hoping to catch a …

Chicago is getting lamp posts that count people and track pollution

Apparently, Chicago is becoming even more like its <i>Watch Dogs</i> doppelganger than we first thought. Researchers are deploying networked, sensor-equipped lamp posts from this July onward to learn how they could help urban planning and safety. They'll collect environmental data like air quality, noise …

Backscatter X-ray gun will help police hunt contraband

Though "strip-search" backscatter X-ray machines were pulled from US airports for privacy reasons, the tech has found a new home in the MINI Z portable scanner. Made by American Science and Engineering (AS&E), it displays see-through images on a Windows tablet PC from low-intensity backscatter …

Watch lightning strike around the world in real time

There's a mesmerizing new project from an organization called Blitzortung.org that lets you see real-time lightning strikes around the world. It works using a network of volunteers willing to purchase and set up a $275 or so detection kit consisting of an antenna system, amplifier and controller. …

Innovative 360cam storms past crowdfunding target in 24 hours

The pear-shaped camera uses three 185 degree fish-eye lenses which overlap to enable the capture 360 degree video, which is stitched together inside …

Velociraptor robot nearly as fast as Cheetah

A newly created running robot based on the Velociraptor is faster than Usain Bolt, and closing in on the first robot that broke Bolt's record.<p>It won't be the cheetahs that kill us after all, but, apparently, the robotic dinosaurs. Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and …

Robotics

How to spring-clean a PC that has problems booting

Bruce's old Windows Vista desktop PC has problems restarting. If taking the lid off and giving it a spring-clean, fails to work, what are the alternatives?<p>I have a six-year-old HP DX2250 running Windows Vista Home Basic, which I tend to keep on all the time, just putting it in sleep mode when I'm …

The post-Oculus boom: Survios raises $4M for free-moving virtual reality

Oculus VR, the virtual-reality startup that Facebook bought for $2 billion, has some new company. Survios, a younger VR startup that is following in the wake of Oculus, has raised $4 million in funding so that it can fulfill its dream of building the ultimate VR system with both proprietary …

UPS delivers government drone to unsuspecting man

For reasons that seem a touch murky, a man receives what appears to be a PUMA Unmanned Aircraft System sent by a government entity. Why him?<p>There are times at which I wish psychiatrists hadn't permanently co-opted the phrase: "How did that feel?"<p>For there must have been a fine panoply of emotions …

Drones

Tactus working to bring physical buttons that rise out of touchscreen

The smartphone industry has come along way in the last few years, and during that time mobile device form factors have evolved quite a bit. While Blackberry still continues to cling on to the physical keyboard approach, finding an Android device with a physical QWERTY keyboard is becoming harder …

CES

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone

In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison bulb hangs from a wire, over some simple IKEA furniture and a table with Lego blocks on it. The blocks …

Associated Press News

UFO Spotters Are Very Excited About This Suspicious NASA Photo from Mars

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An image transmitted from Mars to Earth by NASA's Curiosity rover has some alien enthusiasts seeing …

Automatic driving monitor now available for Android

When paired with the Automatic hardware, this app helps drivers save money at the pump and drive more efficiently.<p>After a year of "coming soon" and months of beta-only access, the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant finally gains compatibility with Android phones.<p>The Automatic app for Android will …

Google Play

Pakistani Policeman Suspended For Accusing 9-Month-Old Baby Of Attempted Murder

Baby Mohammad Musa, along with other members of his family, was booked for throwing rocks at gas company officials carrying out an anti-theft inspection in the low-income Ahata Thanedaran neighbourhood of Lahore on February 1, the family's lawyer Chaudhry Irfan Sadiq told AFP.<p>Inspector Kashif …

Judiciary

Associated Press News

Apple Security Flaw Is 'As Bad As You Could Imagine'

So what is the problem? A Secure Socket Layer (SSL) vulnerability allowing hackers to intercept information that was supposed to encrypted.<p>24/7 Wall Street explains:<p>Johns Hopkins University cryptography professor Matthew Green summarizes it succinctly to Reuters: "It's as bad as you could imagine, …

Johns Hopkins University

5TB hard drives are here, shipping now in select LaCie products

25 terabytes of storage in a single standalone cube? That's now possible, thanks to Seagate's new 5TB hard drive. You can pair the LaCie 5big Network 2 five-bay NAS Thunderbolt series with up to five individual 5-terabyte drives for a maximum of 25TB of storage for less than two three grand. Based …

Original TV Flash to Guest on CW’s ‘Flash’ Reboot

John Wesley Shipp, who played Barry Allen/the Flash in the titular 1990s live-action CBS program, will have a mysterious role in the CW and Warner …

Lego Movie + Scott Snyder Drops Batman Spoilers - DC All Access (202)

8 things I learned driving the Nissan IDx Nismo Concept

Fragile, priceless, and driven.<p>Concept cars are fragile, fanciful, nearly priceless machines intended to demonstrate a design language or test production ideas. But they are never, ever really designed to be driven. At least not very far. But that didn't stop us from asking if we could slide behind …

Alfa Romeo

Bill Nye Wins Over the Science Crowd at Evolution Debate

Bill Nye

Apple's Tim Cook: 'There is no backdoor. The government doesn't have access to our servers'

Apple isn't colluding with the NSA to hand over user data and CEO Tim Cook wants you to know that. In fact, Cook feels so strongly about this issue of security that he's gone on record saying the government would need "to cart [Apple's employees] out in a box" to get access to its servers. That …

Alt-week 01.26.14: Hawking says there are no black holes, and a 3D printed liver could be on the way

<i>Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.</i><p>Science. What good is it if the end result is Robosapien and a sweet 3D printed phone cases? Thankfully, there are great minds at work to put it to far better use. Like robo-legs and 3D printed body …

BlueShark: where the US Navy dreams up the battleship interfaces of tomorrow

Yes, the US Navy has an Oculus Rift. More than one, in fact. In Washington, DC, and Marina Del Rey, CA, two parallel laboratories are using virtual reality headsets to help the Navy dream up the next generation of interfaces. With them, future war-fighters could drive a ship with full …

The Techno-Militarization Of America

Remember last year? Edward Snowden! NSA! Shock! Horror! Dismay!<p>Looking back I’m amazed we all seemed so surprised. Over the last decade, pretty much every arm of American authority invoked “homeland security” as an excuse to acquire boatloads of new technology, and used it to help expand their …