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Review: Doppler Labs AR Listening System Signals The Future Is Here

For years now, we’ve though of Augmented Reality in the context of our vision — Google Glass started the trend, and the Microsoft HoloLens enforced it. But the folks at Doppler Labs believe the future of augmented reality starts with the ears. It’s Here.<p>The Doppler Labs Here buds, live in-ear audio …

Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.<p>But now, Google's Life Sciences division is putting its immense resources behind new initiatives aimed at helping them better live with the …

Diabetes

The Shemitah - Are We Just Days Away From Global Economic Destruction? (Op-Ed)

Recently, a new buzzword has made its way around economic circles as the end of summer 2015 approaches. Some in the financial world call it “The …

Electric Skateboards: A Totally Rad Ride

Self-propelled and easy to master, the latest electric skateboards are a radical way to kick up your ride. Here, we review: the Boosted Single, Evolve Carbon All Terrain and Yuneec E-Go<p>By<p>Georgia Wells<p>Georgia Wells<p>The Wall Street …

App Analyzes Your Personality And Tells You How To Work It At Work

Sometimes you need a little inspiration for the workplace. Career site Levo has released an app that can help you gain some insight about your own talents and how to translate them into the office.<p>The app, Thinking Talents, asks you a series of 35 questions about your skills and personality. In the …

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Analyst: Apple Watch will become Apple's 'most profitable product ever'

What we know is that the first run of the Apple Watch had reportedly sold out within hours, and that there are shipping delays with watches being ordered now.<p>Those delays, referenced by Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts in a memo to employees last week, could be evidence of unplanned problems with …

Bitcoin Is The World's Most Dangerous Idea

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti</i><p>A symbol for ‘nothing’ doesn’t seem to mean very much, but the biography of the number ‘zero’ shows what a dangerous idea it has been since its very first …

Why Bitcoin Qualifies as Money while the Dollar is just Currency

Advertisement<p><b>As national fiat currencies slowly, but surely, fall by the wayside, or get outright replaced by digital currencies, its time to review</b> …

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of robots is just the latest in a series of advances and predictions that at times appear to suggest we will all be replaced, …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Do Computers Use Electricity Instead Of Light?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Why do computers use electricity instead of light?</i><p><i>We know that electricty travels 100 times slower than light. So, wouldn’t computers be much faster if they used light instead of electricity for their operation?</i> <i><br>Answer by Jacob VanWagoner, Former Intel</i> …

Death to QR codes! Quikkly raises $1M

Marketing startup Quikkly has raised $1m from Initial Capital and a group of angel investors.<p>The London-based startup hopes to “make the real world clickable” through what it calls an action tag, a spin on traditional QR codes.<p>The action tags, surprisingly enough, are all actionable and instead of …

Danalock Review: Smart Door Security for the Connected Home!

The Poly-Control Danalock is a Bluetooth-enabled smartlock ($159, varies by model) designed to work with your existing dead bolt. Once installed, you can control the dead bolt from your iPhone, configure it to auto-unlock when you are in proximity to the door, and allow others to similarly …

Home Automation

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

Bitcoin moves from hype to disappointment, and on to real utility

<i>Updated December 3 at 9:45 a.m. ET to reflect that Blockstream is based in Canada, not the U.S.</i><p>If you hang around the tech scene for long enough you will see some absolutely amazing ideas being turned into businesses.<p>Some arrive too early to be successful, some aren’t executed successfully and some …

This Is the Simplest Company Logo Generator You'll Ever Use

If you’re somewhat lacking in design skills but really need a logo and a name to get your business up and running, there are a few tools out there that can help you. Last week, we brought you a surprisingly useful business name generator and this time around we’re looking at Withoomph’s logo …

The home security device that's always listening

For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smoking inside and don't ransack their home?<p>A new …

In Germany, these servers want to keep every home warm

Most places around the world are getting ready to bring out the blankets and coats, in preparation for the cold, cold season ahead. Knowing this, a company called Cloud & Heat has come up with a very interesting idea, one that's beneficial to both it and the parties interested in giving it a try. …

How Numbers on Facebook Change Our Behavior

The Facebook Demetricator shows we like liking a little too much.<p>A "like" on Facebook is a treat. You get a little red pop-up on your notifications icon, you see the little box on the lower-left corner of your screen describing the like, and you get that warm, albeit fleeting sense of pride. …

Adesto Technologies doubles down on memory chips that can cut energy consumption 100 times

Low-power memory chip startup Adesto Technologies is launching an improved version of its chips that can cut energy consumption as much as 100 times.<p>Adesto is launching a new non-volatile serial memory chip that operates at 1.2 volts, using a third less voltage than other chips on the market. The …

Google Genomics is a cloud service just for DNA data

Google is approaching hospitals and universities with a new pitch: Have genomes? Store them with us.<p>The search giant's first product for the DNA age …

Openfolio and Coinbase bring something that Bitcoin investing needs: transparency

You can now see who’s investing in Bitcoin thanks to a new integration between Bitcoin wallet Coinbase and social investment platform Openfolio, the company announced today.<p>Openfolio is just what is sounds like: an open portfolio. The network makes its users’ investment activity transparent. With …

Letterpress Printers Are Running Out Of @ Symbols And Hashtags

Thanks, Internet!<p>Before the Internet, the @ and # symbols were relatively obscure. Unless you were an accountant or a bookkeeper, you simply never used them. On the typewriter, they were largely ignored, and in a typesetter’s tray, the @ and # symbols were usually among the most virgin and pristine …

Coming Soon: Autocomplete For Programmers

DARPA wants to find a way to avoid writing the same code over and over.<p>Technology often seems to anticipate our needs: your phone offers to complete your words before you've finished typing it, for example, or Google tries to figure out what you want to search for after just a word or two. It's …

Algorithms

Good news for Europeans: embedding YouTube videos is legal after all

Go ahead, embed that YouTube video on your blog: Doing so doesn’t violate copyright laws, the European Court of Justice ruled this week, according to …

Darknets: Murky recesses of the hidden web

The Brazilian police investigation that cracked a high-tech child porn ring earlier this month has shone a spotlight on the darker recesses of the web, an area which still poses massive technology challenges to law enforcement.<p>The ring was buried deep inside a “darknet” – private networks built …

Do You Think Like an Entrepreneur?

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Entrepreneurs are a breed of their own. While many people fantasize about breaking free from their …

Ikea hopes its new motorized standing desk will get you out of your chair

Study after study reveals the same thing: it simply isn't healthy to sit for extended periods of time every day. But making the switch and buying a standing desk is a big commitment. That's where Ikea comes in: the company has brought its stylish looks, reasonable prices, and goofy Swedish names to …

Samsung's new induction stovetop projects 'virtual flames' onto pots and pans

Since the dawn of man, we've associated flames with heat. But since induction stovetops don't emit any flames, it seems like they're just waiting to roast your hand. That's why Samsung's latest induction range has "Virtual Flame Technology." A set of blue LEDs around the edge of each burner …

Electronic Typewriter with E Ink Screen: Hemingwrite - Technabob

Unlike most artforms or professions, writing needs the most basic of tools. Even if you’d rather work with a word processor instead of pen and paper, …