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Why Google Now is the key to Android Wear smartwatches’ appeal | Trusted Reviews

Who needs a smartwatch?<p>Imagine: it has just gone 6pm. You’re on the way home. And as you try to squeeze into a tiny space by the door of the tube …

Android News

Samsung posts two new videos introducing the Galaxy S5, Gear 2, and Gear Fit

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZLvv0q8ltw]<p>Samsung today published two new YouTube videos detailing its latest products. The first video runs through just about every imaginable feature of the new Galaxy Gear devices, from fitness applications to customizing the interface, to Android …

Google releases Android Wear developer preview; bring on the smartwatches

Early last week, we heard that Google was about to really step up its wearables game, and was planning to introduce a new SDK focused specifically on …

Android Wear, iPhone 6 OIS, Google Now changes & more – Pocketnow Daily

Advertisement<p>Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple’s re-launch of the iPad 4, and the birth of a cheaper iPhone 5c with 8GB of …

HTC harvests smartphone power to help solve world challenges

The "Power to Give" initiative aims to turn unused processing power from millions of smartphones into a supercomputer that can tackle issues like cancer, climate change, and space travel.<p>HTC is looking to harness the power of users' cell phones to engage in some altruistic pursuits, like finding a …

HTC

These Smartshoes Help the Blind Navigate City Streets

Wearable technology is a pretty busy buzzword these days, but some of the coolest inventions take the idea well beyond some gadget that lets you read …

Big Pic: The World's Largest Solar Power Tower Field

Shining in the desert<p>The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating system is the largest solar plant of its kind in the world. By "its kind," we mean a solar power tower system, which uses an array of mirrors to focus sunlight on single towers. So those thin concentric circles you see in this photo are …

Renewable Energy

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo announced with Tizen OS | Trusted Reviews

<b>Samsung has announced the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches running Tizen OS rather than the usual Android operating system.</b><p>Not only has Samsung …

Electronics Industry

Samsung Gear 2 And Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch Unveiled (PICTURES)

Samsung has announced its next generation smart watch - just six months after unveiling the previous one.<p>The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo feature a new, …

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

Medicine

Experimental contact lens aims to offer tactile sight for the blind

Researchers from the Faculty of Engineering at Israel's Bar Ilan University have developed a prototype contact lens that could enable the visually …

Contact Lenses

New bone-like material is lighter than water but as strong as steel

For many years, material scientists have thought that some empty areas on the compressive strength-density chart should be filled by materials that …

Safe@home System Detects Falls, Calls for Help

Living independently in own home is a major concern for elderly people, since being alone can be risky if a fall happens or some other emergency …

Sensory Fiction Book Prototype Lets Readers Feel Characters Emotions (video)

Researchers at MIT have created a new an innovative book that lets readers feel the protagonist’s emotions by using a combination of networked …

Creative Writing

A firefighter from North Carolina is writing apps for Google Glass to make his job safer

Google Glass is still a technology very much in its infancy, looking for the specific utilities and features that'll make it useful to a broader market than the developers and enthusiasts who are currently experimenting with the device. One of those developers is Patrick Jackson of Rocky Mount, …

Health: News, updates & features

Google Unveils Smart Contact Lens That Lets Diabetics Measure Their Glucose Levels

This isn’t Google Glass in a contact lens, but it may just be Google’s first step in this direction. The company’s Google X lab just teased a smart contact lens on its blog that is meant to help diabetics measure their glucose levels.<p>The company says it is currently testing prototypes of this …