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Nest Thermostat opens up with new developer program and Control4 integration

Nest, the company founded by iPod creator Tony Fadell to reinvent home devices, is opening up. The company just announced a new developer program and web API for its popular Nest Learning Thermostat, allowing third parties to create apps, products, and services that integrate with the thermostat. …

Post-it Notes Teams Up With Evernote To Bridge Analog And Digital

Though 3M considers Post-it Notes a healthy business–it sells tens of billions of stickies each year–it is attempting to bridge the analog and digital world by teaming up with Evernote to offer co-branded products (and a complimentary 30-day premium Evernote subscription). Using their smartphone …

Transparent electronics show how Samsung’s flexible smartphone could work

Taking one more step toward a future of flexible gadgets, Samsung will soon release a phone with a curved screen, reports the Wall Street Journal. The technology that makes Samsung’s current lineup of curved televisions and putative curved phones possible is something called Organic Light Emitting …

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Google Glass competitor ships 50K devices, takes Intel investment, hints at Apple connection

Google Glass competitor Recon, which sells the Recon Jet heads-up display and bills itself as the Google Glass for athletes and professionals, has secured an investment from Intel Capital.<p>In perhaps bigger news, the company announced that it has already shipped 50,000 units worldwide of its Snow …

3D Robotics raises $30M to bust open the market for cheap, unmanned aerial vehicles

Robots are eating the world, and 3D Robotics wants to help them eat a lot more of it.<p>The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company, which former Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson runs, announced today that it’s raised $30 million in a Series B round led by True Ventures and joined by new investor …

Digital Indians: What is the future of the language web?

<b>Will the web ever be friendly to languages other than English? That was one of issues taken up by Indian innovators in the final Google Hangout to mark the BBC's special series on Digital Indians. Here are some excerpts from the conversation:</b><p>Ben Gomes, vice president, Search, Google<p>Search for …

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Plastic with invisible images may allow swipe-free payments and stop someone from stealing your car

Copying a credit card’s number or even the data out of its magnetic strip is easy. But imagine if all your information were embedded in the very fabric of any piece of plastic in a way that’s invisible to the naked eye.<p>Gordon Smith, a professor at the University of Warwick, has developed a way for …

Automotive Industry

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 …

Google's Open Project mirrors Android apps on any connected touchscreen

Sure, Google already has Chromecast for throwing websites and media to big screens. The company's engineers believe they can go one better, however, with something called the Open Project framework. It's an effort to find a standardized way of mirroring not only content, but also touch inputs on a …

SteamBox? Xi3 teases a new Piston PC game ‘console’ coming Monday

Xi3 plans to announce a new version of its Piston PC “console” on Monday.<p>The company’s web site shows a black-and-white image with an outline of the Piston Console, with a headline that reads, “The wait is over.” The date says “09.30.13.”<p>The company makes modular computers that have tiny dimensions …

iMotion kickstarts motion controllers inspired by 'Minority Report' and Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift has ignited a new round of excitement in virtual reality — but a major issue with the device is that its reliance on keyboards, mice, and traditional gaming controllers holds back just how immersive the headset can be. However, a small Singapore-based company says it has an answer …