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Patent application reveals Apple’s ‘iTime’ smartwatch

Apple’s new patent for a “wrist-worn electronic device” resembles an iPod nano strapped to the wrist, detailed illustrations reveal.<p>The patent documents an “iTime” wearable device that has small touchscreen device and can be docked into a wrist strap turning it into a smartwatch, connecting to an …

There Have Been No Google-Spotify Acquisition Talks

It might make sense, but it has not happened as yet.<p>When last we checked in, The Wall Street Journal was surmising, based on a public cocktail between AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer in Sun Valley, that a merger could possibly be afoot between their companies.<p>As I later reported, …

Are you ready for the 'invisible' bicycle helmet?

If you don't like bicycle helmets but worry about your safety, check this new European innovation out.<p>Swede Terese Alstin came up with the idea of an 'invisible' bike helmet as part of her master's thesis in Sweden. She did a great deal of research, determined what the motion of a bicycle crash is …

Okay, Google, you officially beat Siri

<i>Marcio Cyrillo is the director of marketing at CI&T.</i><p>Over a year and a half ago I was beyond excited with Siri and the possibilities Apple could explore with it. I wrote this article and argued that Siri took a more personal approach to digital personal assistants and thus could engage and learn …

Robots, the 'uncanny valley' and learning to love the alien

Can we rewire our human distrust of robots that look like us?<p>We humans have evolved to relate emotionally to inanimate artefacts, which is strange when you think about it. Children play with dolls and toy soldiers as if they were people. Adults talk to their cars. As long as they are robot-like and …

Robotics

The World's First Supersonic Business Jet Will Reach The Market In 2021

This year’s National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Las Vegas was full of droll announcements on charter services and meager sales reports. It was a refreshing surprise, then, to see Aerion Corporation out in full regale, pitching a whole new evolutionary step in the private …

Japanese firm plans 250 mile-wide solar panel belt around Moon

A Japanese firm announces its innovative solution to the nation's energy problems - a 250 mile-wide belt of solar panels on the moon<p>A Japanese construction firm is proposing to solve the well-documented energy problems facing Japan - and ultimately the entire planet - by turning the moon into a …

Nuclear Energy

Primo Is An Arduino Robot That Teaches Kids Programming Logic Through Play

[protected-iframe id=”ae8c946f599326f689633dd0b4ee0152-24588526-39990176″ info=”http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1039674461/primo-teaching-programming-logic-to-children-age-4/widget/video.html” width=”640″ height=”480″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”]<p>Dan Shapiro’s Robot Turtles board game …

Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram’s utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm

In 2002 Stephen Wolfram released <i>A New Kind of Science</i> and immediately unleashed a firestorm of wonder, controversy, and criticism as the British-born scientist, programmer, and entrepreneur overturned conventional ideas on how to pursue knowledge. Earlier this month, he teased something with the …

Visionary--Google Glass Moves From Concept To Clinical Care

Technology is advancing and changing our lives at an incredible pace. The smart phone, nanotechnology and other breath-taking innovatons are being incorporated into a wide variety of industries and activities–and healthcare is at the cutting edge. Google Glass has been identified as important …

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Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

Nissan BladeGlider takes 'Wing

EV technology is interesting, but not particularly... cool. Something Nissan is keen to address with the BladeGlider Concept, which may give us a glimpse into the future of its sports cars.<p>But before we get under this thing's skin, here's something: there's a chance it might – might – reach …

North America

IntelClinic’s NeuroOn Launches On Kickstarter, Promises To Let You Sleep Like Da Vinci

If you need a better night’s sleep you can either kick the chickens out of your bed (true story) or try something like the NeuroOn. Designed to work as a sleep mask and neural sensor, the system knows when you are in deep REM sleep and slowly wakes you when you will be most alert and refreshed. It …

The Nike Fuel of cycling: Copenhagen Wheel turns your bike into a smart hybrid

A "smart" wheel unit that can be attached to almost any bike, transforming it into an electric hybrid that powers up seamlessly when you need it …

Qualcomm Toq aims to give smartwatches a shot in the arm

<b>Qualcomm has released a smartwatch that it says can last days between recharges despite the fact its touchscreen display is always on.</b><p>The US company says the "limited edition" Toq is designed to showcase its new technologies rather than compete with its other products.<p>Qualcomm is best known for …

Gear & Gadgets

Forrester: Top Technology Trends for 2014 And Beyond

This month, Forrester released its list of top technology trends for the three year time horizon. The author of the report, Forrester Analyst Brian Hopkins makes the point that now that consumers and employees have continuous connectivity and an endless supply of apps, the CIO must drive the …

SpaceX Successfully Launched Its First Commercial Satellite

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afycnFlrPIA<p>Last night at 10:41 GMT, SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon-9 rocket. The rocket is on what may be the most important mission yet for the company. It is taking the SES-8 communications satellite into a geostationary transfer orbit. Its success …

Doctor On Demand App Gives $40 Medical Consultations From the Comfort of Your Smartphone

Today, it’s becoming expected that a smartphone should be able to do anything and everything useful, well beyond the gimmick of a few years ago, …

N3twork, backed by Google Ventures, wants to take the future of internet mobile

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>N3twork came out of nowhere in June of this year with some very impressive stats: veterans from Electronic …

Dell and Red Hat Will Announce a Big Cloud-Computing Alliance Today

Dell, the newly private computing company, will later today announce an alliance with the software company Red Hat that will become a significant …

Red Hat

Google's Control Room adds better audio and video management to Hangouts on Air

Google announced yesterday that a new feature for Hangouts on Air called Control Room will be rolling out over the next few days. Control Room, which was announced by Google software engineer J.D. Salazar on Google+, will allow all Hangout users to better manage the audio and video levels of a show.<p>…

Coinbase Raises Largest Bitcoin Funding Round to Date

Bitcoin’s price may be rising and falling day-by-day, but the virtual currency remains a hot topic for the tech industry and investors. Reflecting optimism in the space, Coinbase — a popular Bitcoin wallet service — has closed its $25 million Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz.<p>The company …