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Omnifocal Glasses Could Focus On Whatever You're Looking At Automatically

Forget bifocals. The future of glasses is ever-changing liquid crystal.<p>It happens to everyone—you get older and your near-sighted vision fades, an ailment known as presbyopia. Inevitably you end up tilting your head back to peer through the bottom of a pair of multifocal glasses just to read …

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Bullet-size LED flashlights, e-lighters, and more

Previous Next<p>1 of 5<p><i>At any given moment there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the Web. Take a stroll through</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

10 killer apps you shouldn't live without

When you hop into Apple or Google's app stores on your smartphone or tablet and literally have more than a million apps enticing you, it's easy to get quickly overwhelmed. Of course, there are countless options for the boring staples to handle email, maps, weather, stocks, games and …

Test your flat batteries by bouncing them

It sometimes seems as if AA batteries breed when left alone in dark drawers around the house.<p>As children rip them out of toys as they run out of …

How To Kill Your Ecosystem. Twitter Pulls An Evil Move With Its Firehose

Sad news today that Twitter is cutting off access to its “firehose”, the stream of Tweets and related information that have been utilized by third party vendors for years.<p>Twitter has sold tweet data to these third parties for a number of years. In turn, these partners analyze the data and on-sell …

Podcasts are safer after the EFF helps gut a patent troll

Personal Audio has been threatening the podcast world for a while -- the longtime patent troll claims that it invented the concept of podcasting, and has insisted that some bigger productions (such as Adam Carolla's) either cough up licensing money or face lawsuits. You may not have to worry about …

This Mach 5 Future Jet Can Fly Anywhere in the World in 4 Hours

The Skylon, powered by Sabre, could become one of the swiftest things in the sky.<p><i>(Credit: All Photos by Reaction Engines)</i><p>British firm Reaction Engines is building a plane that can zip almost anywhere in the world within four hours, cool itself by 1000 degrees Celsius in a fraction of a second, and …

LG inadvertently reveals its leather-clad G4 phone a little early

Oops. LG is supposed to be unveiling its range-topping G4 smartphone on April 28th, but well-known leaker Evan Blass has discovered an unannounced product site that reveals a ton about the new Android flagship a couple of weeks in advance. A lot of the text is clearly placeholder material, but …

This Flexible Aluminum Battery Charges in One Minute

Scientists at Stanford University have created a flexible, bendable aluminum battery with a lightning-fast recharge time that can be used over and over again<p>At first glance it looks like a sports energy gel—one you can flex, squeeze, and practically bend in half without breaking it. But this …