Andrew Kalek

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This Bionic 'Exoskeleton' Can Give You Superhuman Strength

Looking around his company's warehouse tucked into the furthest, most industrial corner of San Francisco —the same warehouse that 75 years ago produced many of the tanks and Jeeps used in the Pacific theater—it's hard not to take him seriously.<p>The bionic suits, which look closer to those worn by …

Robotics

Will This “Space Plane” Be the New Concorde?

Last month, the United Kingdom announced that it was investing $90 million in what was being billed as the most groundbreaking aeronautical …

Aerospace

Rock Health’s newest class: Google Glass apps, sensors and self-diagnosis

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>San Francisco health tech accelerator Rock Health is debuting its latest class. Out of a few hundred applicants, the program …

Precognitive robot knows you need help before you do

A new robot developed by researchers at Cornell University isn't only capable of assisting you with tasks, it can accurately predict when you might need a hand. Armed with a Kinect sensor, the robot — developed by Ashutosh Saxena and his team of computer scientists — utilizes a dataset of 120 …

First chip-and-PIN cardreader available off the shelf in Apple retail stores

Small businesses wanting to accept credit and debit cards have plenty of choices in the USA, where swipe readers like Square are readily available, but far fewer in Europe, where a more secure smartcard technology called chip-and-PIN is used in place of magnetic stripes and signatures.<p>European …

Google Glass: facial recognition coming soon

The controversial Google Glass computer could soon recognise who you are talking to thanks to a new ‘hack’.<p>The new software from Lambda Labs, who are based in San Francisco, raises the prospect of never forgetting a face again, and also of internet recommendations for who Google Glass wearers …

Google Glass

The technology that's transforming gardening

<b>With the holiday weekend coming up and the weather (hopefully?) taking a turn for the better, many of us may start feeling a bit green-fingered and turn our attentions to a spot of gardening.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessTech finds profit in poo in DubaiBringing Lebanon's designers …

Aquaponics

Intel: Haswell will boost laptop battery life by 50 percent

When Intel launched Haswell, it promised a generational leap in battery life, and now the chip giant's talking numbers to back that up. Architecture Group VP Rani Borkar said that laptops packing the chipset should get 50 percent more battery life than current Ivy Bridge models and go up to 20 …

The World's Fastest Wi-Fi Puts Your Sluggish Router to Shame

For the most part, we're all happy if we can get Internet that's fast enough to stream some HD video. But faster is always better, and a new, …

Google unveils Hangouts: a unified messaging system for Android, iOS, and Chrome

Can Google catch up to the world of seamless mobile messaging?<p>After years of waiting for Google to tie its disparate communication services together, the company has today announced, at Google I/O, a unified messaging system simply called Hangouts, available for Android, iOS, and the web using the …

Popular Space-Saving App JPEGmini Now Available for Windows

Beamr’s space-saving application JPEGmini has gone through a few evolutions over time. What started as a web app to reduce JPEG files by up to 5x …

Waiting for the iPad Mini Retina? Think about this

An iPad Mini Retina should be a welcome addition to the Mini line. But remember that awesome displays have special needs.<p>An iPad Mini Retina looks possible this year. But will it duplicate the first Mini's success and dimensions?<p>Production of the display for the Retina Mini should start by July …

Canon 5D Mark III now captures 24 fps RAW video thanks to Magic Lantern firmware add-on (update: Mark II also)

It's no secret that Canon's 5D Mark III is the go-to DSLR for videographers the world over, but things are about to become a whole lot more interesting. The people behind Magic Lantern have successfully coaxed the 5D Mark III into shooting 24 fps RAW video at resolutions up to 1,920 x 820 pixels …

Google smartwatch is real, Gmail and Maps updates incoming

Leading into I/O, lots of information gets tossed around. Some of it is complete nonsense, later unearthed to be so. Some is solid information, and questioned thoroughly before being vetted as accurate.<p><i>Android Authority</i> has recently spoken with sources close to Google regarding some of what is in …

Mountain View

Sony's break-apart DualShock controller brought to life, coming to Kickstarter

Mad Genius Controllers believes it can make Sony's idea of a break-apart DualShock controller a reality with its new splittable motion controller prototype. The Mad Genius Motion Capture System mimics an Xbox 360 controller in its current form, but is able to bring motion control and tracking to …

Genius

Some of Japan's Coolest Tech Innovations, by Dentsu's Kei Shimada

Think Japan’s not quite as innovative as it used to be? Kei Shimada, director of business development at advertising and PR firm Dentsu disagrees. At The Next Web Conference Europe 2013, he took to the stage to talk us through some of the innovations being worked on by his team and others in the …

Google's Schmidt: The Internet needs a delete button

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says mistakes people make when young can haunt them forever.<p>NEW YORK--The Internet needs a delete button, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Monday.<p>Actions someone takes when young can haunt the person forever, Schmidt said, because the information …

Eric Schmidt

PayPal's chief information security officer says passwords' days are numbered

Recently speaking at the Interop IT conference, PayPal's chief information security officer, Michael Barrett, stated that passwords and PINs were operating on borrowed time. Barrett hopes to replace online security keys with a setup that's a blend of software and hardware-based identification. He …