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Nintendo hits snooze button on its sleep tracking gadget

More than a year after Nintendo announced it was developing a fun game-y spin on sleep tracking gadgets, the company is putting the initiative on …

How Augmented Reality Is Augmenting Its Own Future

People have been talking augmented reality (AR) for years. In fact, since L. Frank Baum’s <i>The Master Key: An Electrical Fairytale</i> was published in 1901.<p>In it he described how someone wearing a pair of glasses would be able to see whether the person they are talking to is good or evil, wise or …

Dash’s Smart Driving App – A “Fitbit For Cars” – Arrives On Android

Dash, a Techstars New York-backed startup that wants to be like a Fitbit for your car, has now launched. The product includes a combination of a hardware device and smartphone application which offers real-time feedback on your driving, trip logs, access to vehicle diagnostics (that pesky “check …

Upload PDF and EPUB files to Google Books on Android

Google now lets you upload your personal reading content directly from your Android device. This offers a much more convenient way to read the things you want, rather than just what's available on the Google Play Store.<p>Originally, Google Books was only good at doing one thing: reading content from …

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Plugaway Is An App-Controlled Plug & LED System Aiming To Undercut The Smart Home Competition

Another contender for smart(en)ing up your home has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds. The Beijing-based startup behind Plugaway has put together Wi-Fi connected plugs and LED lightbulbs which, used in conjunction with its Android or iOS app, can remotely switch your appliances on or off, or dim …

This $100 Beard Trimmer Projects Lasers Onto Your Face

Here's a trick to see if you've trimmed your sideburns to equal lengths without swiveling your head back and forth while looking in the mirror: Put …

Intel Capital throws money at Recon Instruments, hints at wearable war with Google

If you thought that Google Glass was the only wearable backed by one of tech's mega corporations, think again. Intel's investment arm has now ponied up a "significant" investment into Recon Instruments, makers of the Jet heads-up display for extreme sports. While neither party has disclosed how …

Product Teaser of the Day: Wireless, Computerless, Paperless?

Since I discovered Evernote and bought a Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner I’ve gone completely paperless. Every piece of paper that enters my house or office goes through the scanner first, and the shredder next. That includes mail and receipts but also the kids’ homework and even most of their drawings.<p>My …

Lingua.ly Transforms The Web Into A Language-Learning Opportunity

Learning a language with the help of texts that were specifically written for learners is one thing, but over time, that tends to get boring and once you venture out to read “real” texts, you quickly realize how artificial the texts for learners are. With Lingua.ly, a smart language-learning …

Gene by Gene takes aim at 23andme with Arpeggi acquisition

Arpeggi, a startup formed by a group of entrepreneurs and scientists to accelerate research into the human genome, has been scooped by up Gene by Gene.<p>The combined entity is positioned to be a major competitor to DNA testing services like 23andme. Its goal is to offer consumers affordable access to …

Type in the air with DexType for Leap Motion

You'll sacrifice speed and precision, but this virtual keyboard has predictive word selection and lets you surf the Web sans mouse.<p>The Leap Motion Controller, which lets you guide your computer by gesturing in the air, started shipping this week.<p>So who's ready to start typing e-mails in …

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Traktor DJ Launches for iPhone

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LG will launch the world's first 55-inch curved OLED HDTV (update)

We heard that the curved OLED HDTV prototypes LG showed at CES would be coming soon, and now it's official. A Korean press release indicates we can expect the 55EA9800 to launch in the next month, with shipments starting in June. According to the specs, its 4.3mm depth results in a weight of just …