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Watch LG's new flexible phone heal itself after a knife scratch

When LG announced its curved smartphone, the G Flex, it boasted that the handset was coated with a "self-healing" material and even compared it to Wolverine from <i>X-Men</i>. LG later released a promotional video showing off the tech in action, but it's only now that someone has put the company's claims …

A Phone Charging Device For The Next Billion Turns Heat Into Power

The Voto uses cookstoves, a handheld fuel cell, and simple biomass fuels to power lights and devices in areas where electricity is scarce.<p>Billions of people in the developing world are using mobile phones, and a growing portion of them are connecting to the Internet for the time through them. But …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Google's Nexus Wireless Charger now available in US and Canada

Google's new wireless charging pad for the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, and Nexus 7 is now on sale in the US and Canada for $49.99. While Google originally said that the charger would launch alongside the Nexus 5 itself, it appears to have been delayed for a few weeks before its availability today. Both of …

Elgato’s HomeKit-ready sensors automate your entire home

As the iPhone 6 and public launch of iOS 8 gets ever closer, a number of products offering full integration with Apple’s new HomeKit platform have started popping up on a regular basis.<p>The latest of these is Elgato’s new line of “Eve” connected home sensors, which debuted at the IFA 2014 trade show …

Home Automation

Glance wants to put a smart mirror in your house, your gym, your hotel

Your bathroom mirror will soon show more than your reflection as you get ready for the day.<p>Chicago startup Glance Displays has created a US$1,800 …

2017 Internet Of Things Security Threats

The 2017 prediction for the internet of Things keep coming, with one of the latest dealing with what’s in store for security.<p>Any regular reader of …

Internet of Things

The Top 10 Big Data Quotes of All Time

Over the years of working in the field of analytics and big data I have collected thousands of big data quotes and snippets highlighting both the …

Turkey blocks access to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp following ambassador's assassination

Turkey appears to have blocked access to major social media sites following the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov.<p>People in Turkey found themselves unable to access popular services such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp the day after the attack in what appeared to be …

Social Media

Report: Foldable smartphones expected to have 20 percent market share in 2019

By 2019, foldable devices are expected to have skyrocketed in popularity after just a short time on the market. Kang Chung-seok, an executive at Kolon Industries, which makes a critical component for foldable displays, told <i>The Korea Herald</i> today that he expects foldable devices to have a 20 percent …

Mobile

Has The World Of Big Data Forgotten Africa?

As Silicon Valley rushes to mine the world’s data, we must not forget that the big data world does not capture the world so evenly. Africa in particular presents a glaring blank hole in so many of the world’s datasets, but just how bad is this gap?<p>Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook once …

Social Media