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Lumus turns its military-grade eyewear into a Google Glass competitor (video)

Lumus has long developed heads-up displays for the US military, but now it's using a developer kit called the DK-40 to bring its HUD tech to wearables outside the battlefield. The contraption's first stop was the CES show floor, so we couldn't resist putting our fingerprints all over it. The key …

Pegatron will make half of iPhone 6 supplies, says sketchy rumor

Pegatron, which currently makes the iPhone 5c and iPad mini, is said to be gearing up to make around half of the production run of the iPhone 6 expected to be launched in the fall. It’s a pretty sketchy rumor, based on an anonymous source cited by Taiwanese site <i>Liberty Times</i>, but it is a plausible …

Invisible intelligence: how tiny sensors could connect everything we own

The Kolibree toothbrush knows more about your mouth than you ever wanted to know. It monitors how you brush your teeth and lets you know if you're doing it wrong (yes, you can fail at brushing your teeth). Even your dentist can’t monitor your oral hygiene on a daily basis, and that’s exactly why …

Automakers want to see through walls in the name of safety

Your next car could talk to the cars around it<p>The cars we found parked on a closed course across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center this week can't <i>actually</i> see through walls, but they come pretty close: Ford is here at CES demonstrating Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication (V2V), a …

13 of The Best Memes From 2013

The power of the collective conscious of the Internet is most clearly reflected in memes. These ideas or styles, which can take the form of anything from an image to a misspelt word, spread from person to person in the online world all across the globe, with a lot of them eventually reflected in …

Tydlig: A Beauiful Calculator App for iOS

Okay okay, the prospect of a new calculator app might not set your saliva glands into overdrive, but when it’s as nicely designed as Tydlig it’s certainly worth your while checking out.<p>The app has actually been live in the App Store for a few weeks already, but with the latest update it’s now …

The Future Of The iPhone, If Unbound By The Requirements Of Reality

Apple has taught us to dream.<p>When the company launched game-changing products like the iPod, iPhone and iPad, Apple made us feel like the future we picture in our minds will one day be a reality. And here we are, with Elon Musk working on flying cars while Pebble and friends put your smartphone on …

McDonalds Wants To Start 3D Printing Happy Meal Toys For Unhappy Kids

That sentiment is null as McDonald's IT Director, Mark Fabes, ponders the idea of using in-store 3D printers to print the company's infamous Happy Meal toys.<p>Fabes says using 3D printers on-site would allow staff to print the toy of the child's choice, should the kid not like the toy McDonalds is …

Apple iWatch: Price, rumours, release date and leaks

By Mark Mayne<p>Apple has unveiled the Apple Watch at its 2014 iPhone 6 launch event in Cuprtino and revealed the device will be available to buy in …

iWatch watch: a roundup of some of the more interesting concepts

Some iWatch concepts are, well, just a bit silly. But this concept by Stephen Olmstead has the kind of restrained design one might expect from Apple. Sure, the hardware design doesn’t quite have the finesse and finish of something Jony Ive would create, but it strikes me as along the right lines. …

Apple to unveil 12.9-inch iPad, claims report

Apple is reportedly cooking up a tablet that would outsize the current iPad by more than two inches.<p>Citing an official at a Korean Apple supplier, news site Korea Times said on Tuesday that an iPad with a 12.9-inch Retina Display screen will launch in early 2014. The new iPad would boast a better …

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Lenovo’s Bendy Yoga 2 Laptop Makes All the Right Moves

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m primarily a MacBook user, mostly because I use video-editing software that is specific to Macs. And I haven’t …

Samsung Galaxy J coming to Taiwan on December 9th, according to YouTube teaser (update: yessir)

Samsung Taiwan thought it was being sneaky when it released a teaser video of a mystery smartphone on YouTube, describing it as "just fast," "just elegant," "just for you" and "just simple." Naturally this led many to speculate that this particular device, which appears to feature a brushed-metal …

Netflix's master plan to replace event television

Is Netflix killing event television? In the <i>New Republic</i>, Columbia law professor Tim Wu rethinks Netflix's latest move into content as a fundamental challenge to the traditional regime of premieres, finales, and finite seasons, offering viewers "the freedom to only watch television you really …

Xbox owners tricked into destroying consoles

Online trolls tricked Xbox One owners into “bricking” their new consoles with instructions promising to unlock new features but actually sending devices into an endless loop of reboots that renders them useless<p>Online trolls have convinced Xbox One owners to “brick” their brand new consoles with a …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

Amazon, Applebee’s and Google’s job-crushing drones and robot armies: They’re coming for your job next

It’s inescapable: We’ll be replaced by robots or turn into them. What happens to waitresses and taxi drivers then?<p>Alienation comes easy when you stumble into the glare of a modern airport off a red-eye flight. Bleary-eyed after three hours of fitful sleep, unready for the dawn, I did not know what …

Microsoft to slash Dell Windows 8.1 tablet to $99 -- for a day

Shopping for a Windows 8.1 tablet? You can pick up the Dell Venue 8 Pro for just $99 via Microsoft on Monday, though you'll have to be an early bird to snag one.<p>Starting Monday, Microsoft's new 12 days of deals promotion promises a sale each day until Christmas week rings in. To kick off the …

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What Might It Look Like if Siri Drove a Car? Meet Steeri.

While Google is still working on its self-driving car, a new YouTube video offers a humorous look at what life might be like if Apple’s Siri were …

Elgato Smart Key: Find Lost Keys and Parked Car

In an age where humans can go to the moon, procure prosthetic limbs and do all kinds of crazy smart stuff, you’d think we could devise a simple solution for ensuring we never lose our wallet, keys or smartphone. Right?<p>There is, of course, no shortage of gadgets designed to do just that. Take the …

Razer is making an iPhone game controller, according to leak

It looks like Logitech and Moga will soon have some more company in the iPhone(s aapl) gaming department. According to noted tipster @evleaks, Razer …

Bloomberg Markets - Bloomberg

Watching the U.S. Treasury Curve as Summer (Unofficially) Begins<p>10-year U.S. Treasury yield remained below 3 percent ahead of the U.S. Memorial Day …

Apple Tops Dell as Most Sought After Desktop Computers

According to new a survey done by market research firm Parks Associates (via <i>CNET</i>), Apple desktops have become the most sought after desktop computers this holiday season, beating out longtime holiday desktop leader Dell and other competitors such as HP and Acer. This marks the first time that Apple …

Meet the Team Behind Amazon’s Drone Squad

You may think that Amazon’s drone delivery dream is a mere flight of fancy — vaporware for a good PR press blitz.<p>Perhaps that’s true! But, fruitful …

Offline, A New Kind Of iOS Publication, Blends Text, Audio And Writer Empowerment

Offline is a new publication for Apple’s Newsstand on iOS that comes from a team of developers and designers from The New York Times, Audible, Instagram, BlackBerry and Apple itself.<p>Offline differs from many other magazines on iOS in a couple of very important ways. First of all, it offers both …

Emad Dirt Rider Electric Skateboard

Most skateboards — and certainly most electric skateboards — are designed for use on the smooth, man-made trails we like to call sidewalks and roads. …

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Philadelphia says no to 3D printed guns

The Liberator made quite a name for itself a few months back when it became the first functioning all-3D printed gun, and while its maker designed it with mass distribution in mind, we now know one place where it's unwelcome: Philadelphia. The city of Brotherly Love lived up to its name yesterday, …

Did you know that you can fly in Titan by flapping your (winged) arms?

Next time you go to Titan—one of Saturn's moons—remember this cool factoid: "The atmosphere is so thick and the gravity so low that humans could fly …