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Google's new gesture patents could let Glass users 'heart' things in real life

To many people, Google Glass already seems like something straight out of <i>Minority Report</i>, and newly granted gesture patents from the company will only reinforce that association. The patents outline an entirely new way of controlling Glass (or any other wearable computing device); one that tracks a …

Ion Glasses offer a discrete first step into wearables

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Ion<p>In a world where wearable devices are just emerging, albeit rapidly, is it too soon to start thinking about …

Samsung may launch wireless chargers that work from a distance by mid-2014

The development of wireless charging has been plagued so far by high-costs, immature technology, and competing standards.<p>Currently, industry players have grouped around two technologies, inductive magnetic charging and resonant inductive magnetic charging, but only the former has made it into …

Tech Trends

As iPhone 5C Fades, Firefox OS And Android Square Off In Emerging Markets

The mobile market is about to get interesting. For years, Apple has dominated both market and profit share, with Google’s Android more recently having severely cut into Apple’s market share while also taking a bite out of profits.<p>Meanwhile, almost completely forgotten in the mix is Firefox OS, …

Vivo Xplay 3S to be the world's first phone with a 2,560 x 1,440 display

China's appetite for top-spec phones has apparently reached an all-time high. Vivo, the company behind the super slim X1 and the audiophile-friendly Xplay sold in the Far East, announced on Sina Weibo that its upcoming multimedia-centric phablet will be dubbed the Xplay 3S. And yes, it's …

Scratch Wireless offers 'free' mobile service that uses WiFi for calls and text

If you've ever struggled with a monthly cell phone bill, you've probably looked for cheaper alternatives like prepaid plans from big box stores or startup carriers like Zact and Ting. Well, what's cheaper than free? That's exactly what Scratch Wireless aims to offer with what it claims is the …

Birds Of A Feather Spy Together

The scene: Two men in a chilly Soviet apartment converse in whispers, careful to protect their plans from enemy ears. Little do they know, the benign-looking raven outside their window is not merely a city scavenger hunting for food, but a spy for the U.S. government.<p>Sound too ridiculous to be …

Drone driver licenses? How to make flying robots safe for American skies

Cameron Rose, of UC Berkeley Biomimetric Millisys Lab, catches a flapping-winged drone resembling a bird at the DARC conference's AfterDARC session in NYU's Skirball Center in New York, N.Y, on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Jonathan Sanger<p>A romantic pre-wedding photo shoot turned sour when the …

The Pope’s New Posture: At Odds With American Conservatives

If Wal­lace Stevens, the famed poet, were de­scrib­ing the re­cent buzz about the Ro­man Cath­ol­ic Church, he might call it “Thir­teen Ways of …

US borrowing crisis 'days away' from danger, says World Bank head

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1018000/1018647_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524653173_eb69e9d42ec8d1e89041ddc98d3ac9d0<p><b>The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, has warned that the United States is just "days away from a very dangerous moment" because of the</b> …

Report: NSA Harvests Contact Lists From Email, Facebook

<i>The Washington Post</i> has published new revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic snooping, indicating that the intelligence branch gathers millions of contact lists from personal email accounts and instant messaging around the world.<p>The new information is attributed by <i>The Post</i> to …

Snapchat’s unopened messages can be shared with police

The reputation of Snapchat as an "ephemeral" photo messaging service took another blow Monday, when the app let it be known that it can — and will — share your snaps and (newly introduced) "stories" with the cops. There are two conditions, though: The snaps can't have been opened by the recipient …

There Aren't Enough Answers in the Maryville Rape Case

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Melinda Coleman and her daughter, Daisy, went on CNN on Monday evening to talk about Daisy's alleged …