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Google announces Project Tango, a smartphone that can map the world around it

Google has built a prototype Android smartphone that can learn and map the world around it. The device comes from a new initiative called Project Tango, and it's ready to get the phone into developers' hands to see what the technology is capable of. Google says that the phone will learn the …

The Geeksphone Revolution Goes On Sale, Letting You Dual-Boot To Android And Firefox OS

The mobile market may still essentially be a two horse race, with Android and iOS enjoying a significant lead, but there are lots of upstarts trying to make inroads, too. One of those is Firefox OS, Mozilla’s attempt to bring a web-first focus to smartphones. Geeksphone has been an early Firefox OS …

Sprint launches Wi-Fi calling, but only on two devices for now

Since 2007, Wi-Fi calling has been a major feature that's helped T-Mobile stand out from its larger carrier rivals in the US. Starting today, however, Sprint will be offering the convenient perk to subscribers nationwide. Wi-Fi calling is completely free and allows Sprint customers to make voice …

Samsung's next Galaxy will be wet, fit, and alive

To the power of 5<p>Mere days away from its big Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress, Samsung has issued the first video teaser for the major product it'll announce in Barcelona: the next Galaxy. Anticipated to be the Korean company's new flagship phone, the Galaxy S5 still remains a mystery, but …

Agency tricks DHL's rivals into delivering color-changing ads in disguise

Shipping service DHL managed to pull a fast one on its competitors with a little help from some temperature-sensitive packaging, and it has turned the whole thing into a delightfully mean-spirited commercial. The new ad, which was spotted by <i>Gizmodo</i>, shows boxes taped up with a temperature-sensitive …

K-Glass mimics the human brain to compete with Google Glass

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a new chip to power wearable devices that mimics the human brain and could give us more intelligent augmented reality for longer.<p>The new AR processor powers what KAIST calls K-Glass, a rather rough-looking …

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Google to Glassholes: Stop it

It's hard being misunderstood.<p>Sometimes you have to ask yourself: "Is it these desperate ingrates who don't see my genius? Or might it be me?"<p>Why did this thought enter my troubled day? Oh, because Google has just released a guide to help its Explorers behave.<p>In the past, Google has been happy to …

LiFi: Internet connection powered by light

Imagine a future where your internet connection is beamed across your office from the overhead lights.<p>Using a standard light fitting attached to an internet connection, LiFi sends data to a receiver attached to a computer by means of rapid, invisible, flickering of the light source.<p>Professor Harald …

Scientists develop a lie detector for tweets

Scientists are developing a new computer system which will be able to judge between truth and fiction in 140 characters or less<p>Scientists have developed the ultimate lie detector for social media – a system that can tell whether a tweeter is telling the truth.<p>The creators of the system called …

Samsung Rolls Out Android KitKat To US Galaxy Devices

Samsung is rolling out Android KitKat to a handful of its Galaxy devices in the US — including the variants of its flagship Galaxy S4, the Galaxy Note 3 and Note 2, as well as the Galaxy Tab 3. The update is starting today and will continue in the next few months.<p>A few new features will be …

A Creepy New Startup Wants To Create Living Avatars For Dead People

By scanning the digital footprints of our dearly departed and recreating their personality, these MIT entrepreneurs hope to use artificial intelligence to bring them back to life in the virtual world.<p>Can a robot help you live forever? Not exactly, yet, but it might be able to help you talk to loved …

Xbox One hit by 'Black Screen Bug' after update

<b>The latest update for the Xbox One has not only brought battery indicators for the controller and support for USB keyboards to the console, it's</b> …