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Cota By Ossia Aims To Drive A Wireless Power Revolution And Change How We Think About Charging

Wireless power. It’s less sci-fi sounding than it once was, thanks to induction charging like that based on the Qi standard, but that’s still a tech that essentially requires contact, if not incredibly close proximity. Magnetic resonance is another means to achieve wireless power, and perfect for …

Why Chicago Is A New Hot Spot For Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial hubs are popping up all over the country — from Seattle to Boston to Las Vegas. This week, I attended Techstars Chicago Demo Day, and the city’s incredible ecosystem for entrepreneurs proved that it should set the standard for any town wanting to create an entrepreneurial draw.<p>Here …

UniKey Founder Talks About The Future Of Access Control Ahead Of October Ship Date

The UniKey Kevo has been a hot topic for the past year, its touch-triggered unlocking amazing the likes of investors, TV shows and retailers alike. The auto-lock system first appeared on an episode of “Shark Tank”, and shortly thereafter received a round of funding which brings the company’s total …

Speed bumps and vomit are the Hyperloop’s biggest challenges

If it’s built, the Hyperloop may feel more like a roller coaster than a train<p>It’s now been three days since Elon Musk unveiled his alpha plans for the Hyperloop, the radical and ambitious high-speed transit line that promises passage from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 35 minutes. And while …

iDoorCam shows you who's at your door, helps you hide from unwanted visitors

If you've ever gone on a long vacation (or hidden from someone at least once in your life) there's a chance you'll find high-tech doorbells useful. A new device called iDoorCam, in particular, claims to be able to notify you via iPhone or iPad whenever there's someone at your door -- even if you're …

Nokia's new Bluetooth 'Treasure Tag' will prevent you from ever losing your keys again

Nokia is preparing to launch a proximity sensor accessory for its range of Lumia Windows Phones. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the Finnish smartphone maker will debut a "Treasure Tag" accessory that combines Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC to track items from a phone. The …

Chinese scalpers booking up all Genius Bar appointments & selling online

<i>Beijing Morning News</i> reports that local ticket scalpers have found a new way to make money on Apple: booking up all available Genius Bar appointments and then offering them for sale online.<p>Ticket scalpers usually make their money by buying large quantities of event tickets as soon as they go on …

Smart tooth sensor calls you out for eating or smoking too much

Taiwanese scientists have developed a new sensor that sits in your mouth and could tell doctors if you are overeating or smoking too much. Researchers at the National Taiwan University in Taipei have created a prototype sensor that connects to a mouth brace and includes an accelerometer that …

Foc.us headset hits the FCC, ready to shock gamers' noggins into shape

It may not have FDA approval, but the noggin-shocking Foc.us headset recently passed through the FCC for certification. The unit utilizes transcranial direct-current simulation on the prefrontal cortex of the brain (forehead), which is claimed to improve short-term memory and cognitive function. …

Internet Icon Season 2 finale finds the two qualities that make a YouTube star

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>In the television world, reality competition series like <i>Project Runway</i> and <i>Survivor</i> struggle with their finales; after all, …

Disney developing emotive 3D-printed eyes for robots

Disney Research has detailed a new technology that will allow robots to have expressive eyes. Based on the 3D printing tech Disney announced last year, Papillon uses bundles of printed optical fibers to guide light. By hooking the output end of the bundle up to a robot's eye, researchers were able …

The iblazr Flash Illuminates Your Smartphone And Tablet Photos, Preventing Black Square Syndrome

A new Kickstarter project wants to let a little light shine in on your mobile photos – much more than the built-in flash on devices like the iPhone 5 can provide alone. The iblazr is an external flash that uses four high-output CREE LED lights to provide a whole lot of illumination via a small …

YouTube video claims to show rumored, low-cost plastic iPhone

Apple has been rumored to be working on a plastic, low-cost<p>iPhone<p>for quite some time now, so it was only a matter of time before a video claiming to show the device hit YouTube.<p>The 6.5-minute video called "New Low-Cost Plastic Apple iPhone: Sneak Peek" gives users an extended look at and …

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Volvo sees crash-free car by 2020

A promotional video by Volvo details many of the active safety technologies it has developed and is in the process of developing, all with the goal of eliminating accidents.<p>In the above video, Volvo details some of the technologies it is developing in its quest toward accident-free driving. This …

iOS 7 Concept Features Widgets, New Lock Screen, Mission Control and More

Earlier this week, a number of Apple-focused bloggers claimed iOS 7 was running behind schedule and that it would bring a significant user interface refresh.<p>Designer F. Bianco has posted a set of images to Flickr with some interesting thoughts on what useful changes Apple could make to iOS 7 to …

I do not fear death

I will pass away sooner than most people who read this, but that doesn’t shake my sense of wonder and joy<p>I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path. I was …

15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary

Now we've got 15 more to add to the list, from a salary survey done by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. The research was conducted in late 2012, based on a survey of 9,500 tech professionals.<p>This survey asked these folks how much they earned and which IT certifications they had. That's a little …

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10 great Siri tricks that iPhone owners probably don't know

Apple first introduced Siri in October 2011, inspiring widespread excitement over what the virtual assistant was capable of. Still in her beta stage, …

Cheat on your iOS or Android device with this BlackBerry 10 OS tour

The BlackBerry Z10 is now attainable on three outta the four big US carriers, leading many to wonder what a BB10 phone would be like. Well, if you haven't had a chance to fondle the handset in-store, Heins & Co's got another way for you to (somewhat) experience the OS through its "glimpse" website. …

The 25 Best-Paying Companies For Software Engineers

Engineering talent is scarce, so companies are willing to pay big bucks to keep them happy.<p>Which companies pays their engineers the most?<p>Jobs review site Glassdoor helped us pull the top 25 companies around the world that pay their US-based software engineers the most.<p>The highest paying company …

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