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Apple Watch weightlifting tracking could be coming soon

As a fitness tracker, Apple Watch is currently little more than a fancy pedometer. It only tracks distance and calories — the quantity, not the quality, of your movement. That’s a problem because fitness is about more than burning calories.<p>However, an interesting patent from Apple — plus a new …

Product Review: The Buddy Pouch Mini & Buddy Pouch for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

If you live an active lifestyle and you're the kind of person who carries all kinds of stuff in your pocket, I have two nifty products for you: the Buddy Pouch mini <b>($13.99)</b> and the Buddy Pouch for iPhone 6 & 6+ <b>($23.99)</b>. There's no limit to the adventures you can have with these revolutionary …

iblazr Is a Synchronized Portable Flash For iOS and Android Devices

Low-light photography is a tricky business with smartphones, in part due to the smaller sensors packed inside their beautifully thin hardware. Whether it’s in the local bar, a music concert or moonlit walk, users are sometimes forced to use the built-in flash that can often ‘white out’ large parts …

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Fan Art of the Day: “You’ll Be Safe Here”

Check out this awesome fanart showing who’s who of the fictional crime-fighting universe. How many can you name? For more info, be sure to check out the labeled version of the same illustration. Original art illustrated by deviantART user Dryponder.

Netflix switching to HTML5 video from Silverlight

When Microsoft announced that Silverlight would be coming to an end in 2021, it gave companies that utilize the video technology less than a decade …

The First App-Controlled Bionic Hand

Wearers can push one button for complex movements like right-clicking a mouse and picking up a pen.<p>A new bionic hand is the first to come with app control, allowing users to access complicated motion patterns—like the grip needed to play pool or right-click a mouse—with a single touchscreen tap.<p>The …

21 Most Admired Companies Making IT A Competitive Advantage

All enterprises, regardless of what they produce or the services they deliver, are really information businesses.<p>The accuracy, speed and precision of IT systems means the difference between winning or losing customers, keeping supply chains profitable, and solidly translating new concepts into …

Apple had designed iPhone 5 before death of Steve Jobs

Apple's next two iPhones had already been designed before Steve Jobs died in October 2011, according to comments apparently made by a liaison officer …

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Hyundai dreams up egg-shaped E4U personal transporter

Asian car manufacturers have been demoing Personal Mobility Vehicles (PMVs) for what seems like forever. They're usually fairly dull, but every once in a while a concept comes along that's earth-shatteringly good. Hyundai's E4U is one such concept. Looking like a bumblebee-colored egg that fell …

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH KATHY GRIFFIN

Do you know the Gluten-Free Muffin Man? He lives in our Test Kitchen these days.

Weird Science thinks seven sexes is enough for anybody

But isn't sure whether a three-headed shark might not be better.<p><b>Dance of the seven veils sexes.</b> <i>Tetrahymena</i> is a single-celled organism that looks a …

Having Too Many Choices Leads To Bad, Risky Decisions

Giving subjects lots of ways to gamble turns them into risk-takers.<p>You'd think having options is almost always a good thing. After all, more choices means more information: all the better for making a decision. Except not really, researchers behind a new study say. In fact, given too many choices, …

Human brain cells found to boost learning ability in mice

A recent study by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center has revealed new properties of human brain cells known as astrocytes, using them to boost learning ability in mice. Scientists injected the cells — previously seen as relatively unimportant helpers to more central neurons — …

Building The Polygon Video Player

This week, the Vox Product team released a brand new video browser on Polygon. Response has been positive thus far, and I reached out to some of our …

Need Juice? This Phone Charger Fits In Your Wallet

<b>The Pitch:</b> The ChargeCard is a super-slim USB phone charger that can fit in a wallet as easy as a credit card. The product was funded on Kickstarter, and was recently sold on the shopping site Grand St.<p><b>The Verdict:</b> Few phones have the juice to last through an entire day of even moderate usage. In …

Peculiar explosions could be a new type of supernova

A white dwarf may explode, but still survive.<p>Supernovae can be divided into two broad categories: those produced by the deaths of very massive stars, …

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How A Tool For Perfect Human Vision Grew From One Of NASA's Greatest Blunders

Technology used to build NASA’s newest eyes on the heavens will help people see farther and clearer.<p>Since the day the Hubble Space Telescope blinked open and saw a blurry heavens, the world of telescope optics has revolved around double-checking every possible detail. To see clearly, a telescope's …

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The most incredible pictures of every planet in our solar system

Each and every planet—and one dwarf planet—in our solar system, represented with the single best image ever taken of it. Say hello to our neighbors.<p>Updated:<p>Captured with NASA's Messenger spacecraft, this is the most complete view of Mercury ever taken. It was compiled very recently, on February …

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