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Microsoft Will Reveal Its Next Surface Tablet September 23rd In New York City

It will be on September 23 in New York City.<p>The first Surface has been a big flop for Microsoft. It took a $900 million write down on the Surface RT, which runs the light weight version of Windows.<p>Still, Microsoft isn't giving up on making its own tablets.<p>Reports indicate that not much major is …

Elon Musk's New Project: Iron Man's Gesture-Based Interface

Tuck away inside the SpaceX labs, Elon Musk has been building his version of Tony Stark's design tech.<p>Elon Musk is just toying with us now. The geek superstar already has his hands and calendar full running a private space company that's traveling to the International Space Station and a car …

Sexiest parts of the body revealed by neuroscientists

The mind, said Raquel Welch, is an erogenous zone. And it is the brain, and how it organises our erogenous zones, that has intrigued scientists for decades. Why is a nuzzled neck sexy when few would be turned on by a nuzzled nose? And why do men seem to have fewer erogenous zones than women? A new …

How Nokia made the modern cell phone

Nokia. Knock-ia. Know-kia. Noh-keea.<p>However you pronounce it, few companies (other than Motorola, of course) have been so influential in creating the cell phone that we use today. Apple, LG and Samsung may get all of the glory now, but Nokia dominated the mobile industry for two decades. When I …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

WD ships new NAS-specific Red internal hard drives

WD has some great news for people with a network attached storage (NAS) server, such as the<p>Synology DS1513+or theQNAP TS-469 Pro: new Red internal hard drives.<p>These SATA hard drives are specifically designed for home and small office NAS systems that come with one to five drive bays. The new drives …

There will never be another Nokia smartphone

A long, strange trip comes to a close<p>The Nokia brand name, one of the most storied marks in mobile, will never grace another smartphone.<p>Under the terms of Microsoft's $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services division, the "Asha" and "Lumia" trademarks will transfer to Redmond, but …

Hands-on with Acer's DA241HL 24-inch all-in-one running Android

Granted, tablets are getting up there in size, but even after a couple of Android all-in-ones (including, in fact, one from Acer early this year), we're still not fully used to playing <i>Angry Birds</i> on a glossy 24-inch display. We're sure we'll get a better handle on it, but these things take time. …

Google™ Strikes Bizarre Licensing Deal With Nestlé® To Name Next Android™ Kit Kat®

Google has apparently struck a wild licensing deal with Nestlé to use the name ‘KitKat’ for its next version of Android. Though the announcement of the name by Google’s Sundar Pichai this morning struck off an immediate wave of commentary, it seems to go deeper than just a name.<p>If you visit …

Android KitKat is the next version of Google's mobile operating system

Google's Sundar Pichai, head of both Android and Chrome, has confirmed that the next version of Android will be called KitKat. Yes, you've read correctly, KitKat, as in the trademarked name of the chocolate candy bar made by Nestle (and licensed by Hershey in the US). A splash page for the new …

The wireless network with a mile-wide range that the “internet of things” could be built on

Robotics engineer Taylor Alexander needed to lift a nuclear cooling tower off its foundation using 19 high-strength steel cables, and the Android app that was supposed to accomplish it, for which he’d just paid a developer $20,000, was essentially worthless. Undaunted and on deadline—the tower …

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch app detailed in leaked screenshots

Prolific leaker Evleaks has posted a pair of screenshots that detail the management app for Samsung's new smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. According to the images, the watch, which Samsung has confirmed will be shown at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin next week, will be managed by an …

Motorola files patent application for a gaze-detecting wristworn device

These days, wearable tech is a beast that cannot be stopped, even if we wanted to (we don't). We recently got wind of an application Motorola submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (initially filed in February of 2012 and published today) for an electronic device designed "to …

Xbox One voice commands will only work fully in some launch countries, languages

Earlier this month Microsoft trimmed the list of countries where its Xbox One will launch to 13, and now it's revealed the new Kinect voice commands will only support all of its features in <i>some</i> of them. Pointed out by a thread on NeoGAF, a disclaimer on Xbox.com listed only a few countries with …

T-Mobile Moto X to be available only from the Google Play Store?

A leaked image seems to suggest that the T-Mobile Moto X version will be available only from the Google Play Store, although nothing is official just yet.<p><i>TmoNews</i> has posted a purported T-Mobile screenshot that says the Moto X will be launched via “Google Play only,” with the actual launch date …

Pressy adds a physical, programmable button to Android phones

Android phones nowadays are largely devoid of physical buttons — save for the typical duo of volume and power keys. But Pressy, a Kickstarter project that promises to bring a programmable physical button to nearly any Android device, is challenging the idea that consumers are happy doing everything …

Motorola Moto X phone now up for sale via AT&T

AT&T subscribers can now pick up Motorola's new Moto X smartphone.<p>Kicking off sales of the phone on Friday both online and at its retail stores, AT&T offers a variety of payment options.<p>Consumers who sign up for the standard two-year contract can pick up the Moto X for $199.99. A one-year contract …

Modus III Is A Portable Workstation That Wants To Turn Your iPad Into A Desktop

This embed is invalid<p>To the untrained eye the evolution of technology can appear to be a rather futile oscillation. We had laptops. Then we threw away their keyboards and worked only on a screen. Then we decided touchscreen typing on tablets was annoying, so brought back a physical keyboard and …

How Vine Settled On 6 Seconds

Six seconds isn't a lot of time. If you were to read this sentence out loud, by the time you finished, six seconds would be up. But the brevity of Vine, the app that lets users make and share six-second video clips, has attracted 40 million registered users since its January 2013 launch.<p>When …

LG's 5.5-inch 'smartphone' LCD has higher pixel density than all the rest

Just this January, LG showed off its highest-resolution displays yet, including an impressive 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 panel. But progress marches onward, and today the company is announcing a panel with nearly twice as many pixels — 2560 x 1440 — in the same size. The new panel measures the same 5.5 …

Minting a Moto X is fun, but not yet magical

Don't expect to be blown away by Moto Maker, the fresh online tool for creating unique Moto X phones with built-to-order designs. While its personal customization skills are a very cool differentiator and definitely help the handset stand out in a sea of smartphones, Moto Maker's tweaking options …

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 …

Hack this, NSA: Google now triple-encrypts all data in Google Cloud Storage

You might think that the NSA and other shadowy three-letter agencies are the world’s biggest cloud cheerleaders: all your data, all the time, in the cloud, where Prism and XKeyscore can, apparently, access it.<p>Perhaps that’s why Google announced yesterday it was triple-encrypting all data in Google …

The First Quantum Teleportation In A Computer Chip

In a milestone for quantum computing, researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated quantum teleportation in a solid-state circuit. Even more, they’ve broken something of a quantum speed record – they estimate that their system could teleport 10,000 quantum bits per second. This teleportation …