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Google patents contact lens that collects your ‘iris fingerprint’

Google has a thing about contact lenses. The company has done a lot of work with contact lenses used in health applications. It’s now patented a technology that employs the contact lens as an identification device.<p>The new patent describes a contact lens that covers all or part of the iris of the …

Contact Lenses

LG Shows Off 'Wallpaper' TV No Thicker Than a Sticker

If you thought TVs couldn't get any thinner, think again. LG Display's "wallpaper" panel is 55 inches wide, but less than a millimeter (four-hundredths of an inch) thick. It's so thin and light (just over 4 pounds) that it can be attached to the wall with a simple magnetic backing and then peeled …

OLEDs

Start Google Now with your voice on the Galaxy Note 3

Handsets with the Google Experience Launcher, like the Moto X, allow you to launch Google Now by simply saying "OK Google." To add this functionality to most Android phones, you'd have to install the Google Launcher, which would override the launcher currently in use (even custom ones).<p>With the …

ZTE Projector Hotspot is the Megazord of mobile devices

MIT engineers have invented a JARVIS-style home automation system

The home automation systems of tomorrow won’t look anything like they do right now. In the future, you wont have to whip out your smartphone and fire …

Home Automation

ResolutionTube nets $1.5M for fixing field support with augmented reality

ResolutionTube, a startup trying to bring the promise of augmented reality to support technicians in the field, has raised a $1.5 million seed round …

WATCH: Scientists Unveil ‘Invisibility Cloak’ and Make Teddy Bear Disappear

It’s not exactly the cloak from <i>Harry Potter</i>, but scientists in Singapore recently unveiled a chamber of light-bending glass that promises to bring us …

Graphene - the new wonder material

Scientific interest rolls in for a material that is more solid than steel and a better conductor than copper<p>The molecule is priceless but it is not a matter of cost – a few hundred dollars per kilo. The value lies in its potential. The molecule in question is called graphene and the EU is prepared …

Scientists Have Developed A Way For Us To Taste The Internet

If you could lick the Internet, what would it taste like? Researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed a simulator that uses electrodes to fool taste receptors by reproducing salty, sweet, sour, and bitter sensations.<p>Digital Taste Interface works using alternating currents and …

National University of Singapore

New ‘liquid metal’ will let you print circuits on paper, T-shirts, or even leaves

Three Chinese scientists say they’ve found a way to create a metal that’s liquid at room temperatures, can be printed as if it was ink in ordinary, everyday desktop printers, and will adhere to surfaces as diverse and supple as rubber, paper, cotton T-shirts, or a leaf off an oak tree.<p>Need an RFID …

Coin eight-in-one Bluetooth credit card adds security features, boosted pre-order availability

Judging by the millions of YouTube views since it launched just last week, there's quite a bit of interest in Coin. The Bluetooth-enabled swipeable lets you add in identifying info from up to eight individual credit, debit, membership, loyalty and gift cards, and comes along with companion Android …

Live Training 23 Sept 2013 - Unity Editor Basics

Oppo N1 puts a 13MP camera on a hinge, comes with CyanogenMod extras

Oppo's been prepping its photography-centric N1 for quite some time, but at last, the teasing stops today as the company unveils its first N-Lens series device in Beijing. We're looking at a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 phone with a 5.9-inch 1080p display, an "O-Touch" backside touch panel (for …

Samsung Group Play Video Sharing Demo at IFA 2013 | Pocketnow

Kinect app that turns any surface into a 'touchscreen' debuts for $149

Microsoft launched a Kinect Accelerator program for startups last year, and the results are starting to be shown. Ubi Interactive worked closely with Microsoft to create a system that uses a projector in combination with a Kinect sensor to create a virtual touchscreen that can be cast onto any …

Here's what Samsung's iWatch rival could look like

This is what the Samsung Galaxy Gear could look like. The mock-up above shows what we could expect from the hotly-anticipated smart watch that talks …

Mobile Weather App Minutely Lets You “Correct” The Weather, Visualize Storms In 3D

Mobile weather applications may be becoming the new playground for user interface designers, but few can also make claims as to advancing the technology behind the display of the weather on users’ smartphones, as well. But that’s the case with Minutely, a newly launched mobile weather application …

Tesla introduces robot mechanics to swap out electric car batteries

Tesla’s electric Model S sedans were stacking up on Thursday outside the company’s Los Angeles design studio, to the consternation of passing traffic. Once inside, valets lined them up for a complimentary super-charging, but the four chargers weren’t nearly enough, since a full charge takes twenty …

T-Mobile announces Xperia Z availability, coming later this summer

Nearly a week after support documents for the Sony Xperia Z appeared on T-Mobile’s website, the carrier’s officially confirmed that the Sony handset’s exclusive launch on its airwaves is imminent. In a press release, T-Mobile said that an HSPA+ and LTE-compatible edition of the Xperia Z is headed …

Instagram Will Get Video On June 20

We’ve been working on getting more details on a press event that Facebook is having this week. Earlier, we wrote it could launch a news-reading app, but we have since heard more details that point to something else entirely. On June 20, a source says Facebook will unveil that Instagram, its popular …

Big Brands Are Growing More Quickly On Twitter Than Facebook (According To Optimal)

Here’s a fun comparison from Optimal, a social advertising and analytics startup: If you look at big brands on social networks, their following seems to be growing more quickly on Twitter than on Facebook.<p>Optimal says it looked at the data from 4,330 brands, representing a total of 3.49 billion …

CNET News - Why Sony did the opposite of Microsoft on used games

CNET Update - E3 2013: PS4 scores against Xbox One

'Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare' is the plant-based shooter we've all been waiting for

Call of Duty: Modern Gardening<p><i>Plants vs. Zombies</i>, the adorable gardening-based tower defense game, is getting a radical redesign. At EA's press conference at E3 2013, the company announced <i>Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare</i>, which throws <i>Plants vs. Zombies</i> "characters" like the cactus or sunflower …

Microsoft Xbox’s E3 Event Was All About the Games. Now, About That $499 Console …

Despite its age, the Microsoft Xbox 360 has held up well against the console competition, due in part to the company’s approach of offering both …

Xbox

Microsoft's Shortsighted Approach Might Have Already Killed Xbox One

With Microsoft having made it official that the new Xbox One will have draconian limitations on playing used games, sharing games and being played without an internet connection, the question now is whether the console is dead on arrival with gamers. Given that the Xbox division has been one of the …

Android Home Automation Demo MiCasa Verde

Home Automation

The People Who Make Your Kindle Screen Are Now Making Screens For These Sleek Smartwatches

Taiwanese display manufacturer E Ink — popular for its paper-like, no-glare "electronic ink" Kindle displays — has introduced a new 1.73 inch version aimed to be used in new wearables.<p>The first product to sport the smaller, 320-by-240 pixel screen is the recently announced Sonostar Smartwatch.<p>While …

Faster Than The Speed Of Light