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Open Bionics partners with NHS for a feasibility study to bring bionic hands to the U.K. health system

Open Bionics is a U.K. startup making bionic hands for patients needing prosthetics and co-founder of the company Samantha Payne came onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London to tell us about a new deal between Open Bionics and the National Health Service (NHS) to bring new technologies to …

Medical Technology

Program Amazon's new Dash button for tasks, not products

I have a trio of Amazon Dash buttons scattered around my house to lend a hand when I run low on flushable wipes, whey protein powder and dish soap. There's really no downside to trying them out, since the online retailer reimburses you for the device after your first purchase. Amazon's latest Dash …

Review: Sugr Cube, the cute wooden portable AirPlay speaker with gesture controls

Portable Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen these days – Amazon lists more than 37,000 of them! Though our shootout should help narrow the choice if you’re in the market for one. But portable AirPlay speakers are rather rarer, pretty ones even rarer and the Sugr Cube goes one step further in its …

Google will soon translate messages in other languages instantly

At today’s Google for India event in New Delhi, Google’s vice president for product management Caesar Sengupta showed off a sexy upcoming feature in the company’s Translate service, which makes messaging in multiple languages a lot easier.<p>Sengupta said, “Our most active users in India translate …

Android News

Budget-friendly smartbulb wants everyone to have cool lights

I love my Philips Hue smart-lighting kit, but every time I’ve just randomly turned my living-room lights different colors in front of another person, they’ve asked the same question:<p>“How much did you pay for this?”<p>And then I just kind of mumble something because while the system has added …

Home Automation

Alex Hales hits straps and helps England coast to win against Pakistan

• England 283-5; Pakistan 188 all out from 45.5 overs<br>• Hales scores maiden century to help level four-match series at 1-1<p>A transformed England side, albeit one containing exactly the same 11 players who on the same pitch performed so tepidly on Wednesday, completely outplayed Pakistan in the second …

Smart sidewalks bring free Wi-Fi to U.K. streets

You’ll never be without an Internet connection in U.K. towns and cities in the future, thanks to Wi-Fi-emitting sidewalks. Chesham in Buckinghamshire …

Wi-Fi

Getting Ready to Move to Mars

Scientists are hard at work preparing to create humanity’s second home.<p>One day, when earth is destroyed by war or rising seas or a wayward asteroid, humanity will be extinguished—and along with it reality television, baseball stadiums, and thousands of recipes for guacamole, with and without …

Space Exploration

Hand stabilizer will put the ‘pro’ in your GoPro films

The GoPro action camera has turned average consumers into cinematic artists. But sometimes the star is not the camera itself, but the accessory that helps the camera get that award-winning clip.<p>A new handheld stabilizer by áetho could be the next star, preventing jerky footage with a professional …

Videography

Stratos' Bluetooth connected payment card works everywhere, available this April

Everyone wants a piece of the payments space and if the excitement for Coin proved anything, people want a single card that replaces all the separate ones they’ve already carrying around.<p>Stratos, launching today, is a new payments card that exists to replace every single plastic card in your …

What do Americans really think it's like in Britain?

The Fox News claim that Birmingham is a "totally Muslim" city throws new light on the divide between the US and Britain - and reminds us that it's a not-so special relationship after all<p>I sympathise with the people of <b>Birmingham</b>. It must be galling to discover that so little is known about your …

United Kingdom

Meet the Withings Activité Pop: a $150 health tracking watch

If at $450, the Withings Activité watch doesn’t fit in your budget,, the company has a new less-expensive option. It’s called the Activité Pop, and …

How Fitness Apps and Wearables Impacts Work Performance

<i>Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, speaker and freelance writer. This post originally appeared on the SumAll blog.</i><p>In a pair of recent studies, the CDC called attention to two alarming trends. Americans are not getting nearly enough exercise and a majority fall many hours short of the …

Bluetooth 4.2 will make your connected devices smarter, faster, and more secure

With hardware supporting Bluetooth 4.2, it will be possible to connect directly to the Internet through IPv6/6LoWPAN (without a go-between), negating …

Have big fun with the tiny SKEYE Nano Drone and save 41% [Deals]

Holiday gift shoppers take note: Your job just got a lot easier.<p>Now you can purchase what may be the coolest gift of the season for the tech lover on your list. The SKEYE Nano Drone, perhaps the smallest quadcopter currently on the market, is 40% off for a limited time only at Cult of Mac …

Drones

The Berlin Wall, 25 Years After the Fall

This weekend, Germany will observe the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) began erecting the barrier in 1961, building on existing checkpoints, and fortified it over nearly 30 years: The initial waist-high wooden gates gave way to massive …

Security upgrade! Google will now let you log in with a special USB key

With countless security breaches taking place where data such as usernames and passwords falls into the hands of cybercriminals, Internet users are …

World's Greatest Genius Creates Gun That Folds And Shoots Paper Airplanes

Anyone who has lived through the fourth grade knows that humans just don't make paper airplanes fast enough to achieve maximum mischief making. That is, until now.<p>A highly enterprising individual has fashioned something most 10-year-olds would drool over: a gun that automatically creates and …

Google threatened with $100-million lawsuit over celebrity nude photos

A celebrity attorney whose firm represents more than a dozen high-profile women whose personal photos were stolen and then posted online has threatened Google with a lawsuit potentially seeking $100 million or more in damages related to the distribution of those images.<p>The Internet giant, however, …

Labor Day

First Look at Bradley Cooper in Clint Eastwood's AMERICAN SNIPER

'71: watch Jack O'Connell in the world exclusive trailer for the Belfast-set thriller – video

'71 sees Jack O'Connell (Starred Up, 300: Rise of an Empire, Skins) star as Gary, a young English squaddie abandoned by his unit in Belfast at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Stranded in hostile territory, Gary must escape through the riot-torn city. The feature debut of director …

Europe and South Korea will develop 5G together

5G is coming — slowly and hazily — and, having been a leader in 3G but a follower in 4G, Europe wants to be back at the forefront this time. But if …

We Feel builds a real-time map of the world's emotions

What could you do with information that shows how the world might be feeling at any given time? Australia's depression research facility Black Dog Institute and scientific research organisation CSIRO hope that it could be used to obtain crucial information to predict how social, economic and …

Google helps out cyclists by adding elevation data to Maps bike routes

Google has quietly begun adding elevation data for bike routes listed on Google Maps. <i>TechCrunch</i> first spotted the new elevation profiles, and the company has since confirmed it's taking new steps to offer cyclists a better preview of bike routes and trails. It'll certainly be a welcome improvement …

Think The Cassette Tape Is Dead? Then Why Did Sony Just Squeeze 185TB Of Data Onto One?

Vinyl is making a comeback, but for all intents and purposes the reign of cassette tapes is long since over, right? Perhaps not, if Sony has anything to say about it. At today’s International Magnetics Conference (Intermag) in Europe, the company is presenting a method of data storage utilizing …

Canon PIXMA iP100 mobile printer $120 shipped (Reg. $249)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>As part of its Deal of the Day, Best Buy is offering the Canon PIXMA iP100 Mobile Printer (silver) for $119.99 shipped. That’s …

Civilization: Beyond Earth Coming to Mac This Fall

2K Games today announced that <i>Civilization: Beyond Earth</i>, the next entry in the popular <i>Civilization</i> strategy game franchise, is coming to the Mac alongside releases Windows and Linux this fall.<p>Set in a science-fiction-themed future, the game will allow players to select one of eight different …

Finally a smartwatch concept that I could actually see myself wearing

I’ve said before that if Apple or anyone else wants to persuade me to wear a smartwatch, they’re going to have to design something that looks like a stylish watch rather than a chunk of smartphone glued to a strap.<p>Even most of the concept images floating around haven’t really hit the mark in my …

Inspired By Google’s Project Ara, A U.K. Team Is Now Working On A Modular Smartwatch

Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone — itself inspired by Phonebloks — is still very much in development, with a workable modular handset not likely to appear until next year at the earliest (although Google has announced a developer conference for the concept this April).<p>But the concept of an …