Aaron Novak

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Robots tested in Japan companies

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> A crowd gathers near the entrance of Tokyo's upscale Mitsukoshi Department Store, which traces its roots to a kimono shop in the late 17th century.<p>Fitting with the store's history, the new greeter wears a traditional Japanese kimono while delivering information to the growing crowd, …

Dell's Project Ophelia now shipping to testers, everyone else this fall

If you ever doubted Dell's $100 pendroid would ship, the PC giant is proving you wrong. <i>PCWorld</i> reports that Project Ophelia units have started making their way to the tester community, and the general public can expect them between August and October. Enterprise users can rest assured that the …

Syracuse museum celebrating 40 years of video game art and music

Tickets are now available for "The Art of Video Games," an exhibit commemorating more than 40 years of video game art and music at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York.<p>The exhibit will run Oct. 26 through Jan. 19, 2014 and will explore the evolution of video games over the years, …

'Inside' vs. 'outside' headphones: What's the difference?

The Velodyne vPulse is one of the best pair of $99 headphones I've ever listened to on the NYC subway, but it's not one I use at home or in any quiet space. Why's that?<p>The vPulse's overly generous bass turns me off at home, but it sounds perfectly balanced on trains, buses, cars, or planes. What …

Consumer Tech

Your PS4 digital library will be playable from any system

<b>Speaking at the Develop conference in the UK, Sony's R&D senior team leader Neil Brown has outlined some of the PSN library features of the</b> …

FreedomPop Rakes In Another $5 Million to Fund Free Mobile Service

Upstart mobile provider FreedomPop is announcing on Thursday it has raised a further $5 million from existing investors, bringing its total funding …

Tattoo Hero Wants To Bring Tattoo-Seekers And Artists Together For Beautiful Results

One of the startups showing their stuff at Montreal’s International Startup Festival this year is Tattoo Hero, an Ottawa-based startup building a portal on the web to help connect those looking for tattoos with the artists who can make them. The startup is taking an age-old dilemma, which is …

The ultimate Galaxy S4 FAQ: 140 questions answered

Yesterday, we learned that Samsung managed to sell 20 million Galaxy S4 units in about 60 days, proving wrong the analysts that were worried about slumping interest in the new flagship.<p>The Galaxy S4 is an amazing device, but that alone is not enough to capture the interest of millions of customers. …

New App Lets Google Glass Owners Control Their Teslas Like Rich-Ass Robo-Wizards

Do you have Google Glass? Do you <i>also</i> have a Tesla?<p>Yes? Seriously? Who the hell are you, Batman?<p>Anyway — there’s now an application that lets you bring these two extravagant toys together, allowing you to control a bunch of things in the Tesla by way of Google Glass. Why? <i>Because</i>.<p><b>Here’s what the app,</b> …

WWDC wrapup: iOS 7, iTunes Radio's value, and a newly confident Apple

Apple's WWDC announcements – and particularly the unveiling of iOS 7 – have already reverberated around the tech industry. Here's your guide to what …

Alabama-Based CMR Demos Programmable Magnets That Changes Polarity And Strength On A Whim

Magnets are pretty basic – some poles attract, some repel, and you can use them to hold stuff up on your fridge. However, what happens when magnets can be “programmed” to react in different ways? Huntsville, Ala.-based Correlated Magnetics Research has some magnets that can do some amazing – and …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These apps are helpful even if you've got a built-in battery-saving feature to help you in a dire situation, …

Sony's Mysterious 'Panopticon' Game Is Being Unveiled The Same Day As The Next Xbox Announcement

We know next to nothing about the mysterious new PlayStation game code-named “Panopticon” other than it has cyber-dragons and looks really cool.<p>What platform it’s coming on, whether it will see a North American release, and what the game is actually about remains an enigma wrapped in a pretty cool …

Here's How Apple Is Spending Its $145 Billion Pile Of Cash

This is why the Cupertino-based company chose to fund its recently expanded capital return plan with a $17 billion bond offering. This also allowed Apple to increase its quarterly dividend by 15 percent in the second quarter. Apple now pays approximately $11 billion in total annual dividends, …

How Google Will Pwn the Gaming Market

I used to mock Apple years ago because they advertised Apple as the fun alternative to stodgy, boring Windows.<p>The idea that Apple was fun and Microsoft was not was a misdirection at best. Windows was the biggest games platform and Xbox was the best console game (in my opinion). Apple had no games …

Contest: Win This Powerful $750 Gaming PC [CLOSED]

<b>FINAL WINNING UPDATE</b>: Duplicates were filtered out, cheaters were removed, and the final number of valid entries was plugged into random.org. The winner of this $750 gaming PC was diligent, entering a total of 10 times. Congratulations to Mr. Tom Hanson! You’ll be contacted via your preferred email …

Almost Flat: The Future of iOS Design?

‘Completely flat’, ‘like Android’, ‘Microsoft-flat’ etc., etc., etc. The talk about how Apple are going to ‘flatten out’ their UI style has set the …

UI Design

Cydia Substrate Comes To Android (Cydia Store Next?)

Cydia, a platform commonly thought of as the alternative app store for jailbroken iPhones and iPads, has just today arrived on Android of all places, in the form of Cydia Substrate*, a tool for developers to build code modifications to other applications. Though Android is by its nature more open …

Samsung Working on 1Gbps "5G" Network

Network rollout expected in 2020.<p>It's time to forget 4G and LTE: Samsung says that the future cell network we should all be drooling over is the …

This (Fake) PlayStation 4 Reveal Ad Is Awesome

Too bad it’s not real.<p><b>Update</b>: For any believers out there, Sony has confirmed to IGN that the video is fake. "We did not produce or release this," …

iPad Smart Cover magnets could affect implanted defibrillators

It’s been discovered that the magnets in an iPad Smart Cover are strong to deactivate implanted heart defibrillators, according to a 14-year-old …

The Brothers Rapture brings BioShock to life in live-action short film

A short film based around <i>BioShock</i>'s underwater city is in the works by a group of Canadian film students.<p>The teaser trailer for <i>The Brothers Rapture</i> offers a glimpse at what will be seen in full if the project's Indiegogo funding goal of a mere $1,500 goes through. Funding will be used toward the …

Now Is a Horrible Time To Buy a Laptop

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but we've got just one piece of advice: <b>WAIT</b>. This is a …

Here's What iOS 7 Could (And Perhaps Should) Look Like [Video]

The folks over at digital agency Simply Zesty have been thinking about what iOS 7, the upcoming new version of Apple’s mobile operating system, will – or should – look like based on the typical rumours and speculation that precede every major Apple event.<p>With Apple’s WWDC 2013 conference just …

First Screenshots of Final Fantasy X-2 HD Revealed

Yuna, Paine and Rikku are ready for your PS3 and Vita.<p>Square Enix has released the first screenshots of Final Fantasy X-2’s HD remaster. The 12 new …