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The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath a giant bas-relief inscribed with the word "longevity". "The old man is 113," she mumbled into her headset, turning …

Adidas announces new smartwatch for runners, available on November 1st for $399

Just a day after Nike launched the Fuelband SE, Adidas' head of interactive, Paul Gaudio, has just announced a new smartwatch at GigaOm's Mobilized conference in San Francisco. Primarily aimed at runners, he said that it'll have GPS and will not only measure speed and distance but also provide …

Samsung's Smart Bulb edges closer to launch as it gains US approval

Philips may be at the forefront of connected lighting with its Hue range, but could soon have a competitor in Samsung's "Smart Bulb," which has just popped up at the FCC. The Korean outfit first revealed plans for a wireless bulb earlier in the year, and expected to launch a three-piece kit during …

Livescribe 3 smartpen appears in FCC filing, can't wait to digitize your doodles

Now that we've got those naming suits out of the way, it's time to get down to brass tacks. With "brass tacks" involving a new smartpen, in this particular instance. The Livescribe 3 has just made itself known in a public FCC filing today, showcasing a svelte writing utensil whose main purpose in …

Apple May Be Working With Quanta Computer on Larger iPad

Apple is continuing development of its rumored larger-sized iPad and working with supplier Quanta Computer, reports Chinese site <i>United Daily News</i> (via <i>Mac Otakara</i>) [Google Translation]. The report from <i>United Daily News</i> refers to the larger tablet as a 12-inch device, but rumors from <i>The Wall Street</i> …

Samsung Galaxy F super-phone could have curved screen

Two little tidbits of Samsung news could combine to become a fabulous new phone. The Korean giant is reportedly working on an even more expensive …

Phones

WiFi-enabled vehicles coming to Canada

Rogers Communications Inc. is partnering with Sprint Corp. to introduce a "connected car" wireless service next year that will provide Canadians with high-speed Internet access while they are on the road.<p>The agreement between the two carriers, which will be announced Thursday, enables auto makers …

Don’t Look Now, but the Second Screen Is About to Invade Videogames’ Next Generation

The “second screen”: Savior of bored TV watchers, scourge of movie ushers and … <i>something</i> for the future of videogames.<p>By now it’s old news that many …

Gaming

New MIT 3-D Printing Innovations Create Printable Objects That Assemble Themselves

When Skylar Tibbits drops a plastic-like rod into a tub of water, it starts to take shape, turning into a cube. It’s a result of what he calls 4-D printing, which adds the fourth dimension, time, to the increasingly popular process of 3-D printing. Over the time dimension, the objects …

Here’s what you need to know about the Apple TouchID “hack”

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p><b>Touch-what?</b><p>You know, the fingerprint sensor built into the Home button on the new iPhone(s aapl) 5s. It’s for …

With Nymi Wristband, Your Heartbeat Unlocks Your Devices

Could be convenient<p>Here's a twist on knowing thy heart. A startup is looking to manufacture a wristband that recognizes its wearer by his or her heartbeat. The wristband, called Nymi, then communicates with wearers' other devices—laptops, tablets, smartphones—to unlock them when their owners pick …

Ready or not, the Programmable World is upon us

We live in an age where household objects can now intelligently communicate with each other via wireless protocols<p>Ever heard of the ‘programmable world’? Maybe not. The phrase, as far as I know, was coined by a US <i>Wired</i> journalist, Bill Wasik, in an article earlier this year.<p>Put simply, the …

Here’s How the Oculus Rift Will Work on Mobile

Oculus Rift, the much-hyped virtual reality gaming console interface that debuted at E3 2012, is still seemingly some time off from a consumer …

Virtual Reality

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 …

Smartwatches: what are Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft up to?

"The wrist is interesting," said Apple chief executive Tim Cook at the All Things Digital D11 conference in May 2013, when being quizzed about his company's potential plans for wearable technology in the years to come.<p>"For something to work here you have to convince people it's so incredible, that …

Fos wearable LED panel lights up urban athletes

The Fos Kickstarter project wants to brighten up the athletic fashion world with flexible LED panels that can display workout achievements.<p>It can be hard to stand out in a crowd, but a bright, animated wearable LED panel should help you get noticed. The Fos on Kickstarter is a fabric panel with …

Wearable Tech

This is Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch: A blocky health tracker with a camera

<i>Editor’s Note Sept. 4: Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch as expected. We’ve got all the details on the Galaxy Gear smartwatch right here on VentureBeat.</i><p>Samsung is set to reveal its Galaxy Gear smartwatch next Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Berlin. But this weekend, we got a first look at the …

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Life on earth 'began on Mars'

Evidence is mounting that life on Earth may have started on Mars. A leading scientist has claimed that one particular element believed to be crucial to the origin of life would only have been available on the surface of the red planet.<p>Professor Steven Benner, a geochemist, has argued that the …

Pioneer announces DDJ-WeGO2 entry level DJ console with iOS support, onboard sound (video)

Pioneer's original DDJ-WeGO was an effort to secure some of the entry-level DJ-dollars (it does pretty well at the other end already). This time around, there's more of a focus on iOS, with a grip along the back that doubles as a stand for your iPhone or iPad (a lightning cable is included, too). …

16 Smartwatches You Should Know About

With confirmation from a company exec that Samsung will formally unveil its Galaxy Gear smartwatch in just a few days time, the tech world is whipping itself into a fervor at the thought of what the South Korean electronics giant will unveil.<p>Likewise, Apple’s much-rumored and never-spotted ‘iWatch’ …

Nobody Is Quite Sure What to Make of Nintendo's New Handheld

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Wednesday, Nintendo — home of Mario and maker of the Wii — announced a slightly baffling addition …

UniKey Founder Talks About The Future Of Access Control Ahead Of October Ship Date

The UniKey Kevo has been a hot topic for the past year, its touch-triggered unlocking amazing the likes of investors, TV shows and retailers alike. The auto-lock system first appeared on an episode of “Shark Tank”, and shortly thereafter received a round of funding which brings the company’s total …

vrAse Is A Wearable Smartphone Case That Makes Your Face A Virtual Reality Play-Zone

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset isn’t even available for consumers to buy yet but here comes the cut-price competition… While the Rift development kit will set you back $300 — and still requires a PC to do the gaming horse-work — vrAse, a soon-to-be-launched-on-Kickstarter project, is …

Galaxy Note 3 accessories suggest release on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Samsung<p>Samsung isn’t planning to announce the Galaxy Note 3 until next week, but you can already buy accessories for it …

Apple begins training support staff on iOS 7 & iTunes Radio, preparing for customer surprise

Apple has started training its AppleCare technical support staff on the changes and feature-set of iOS 7, according to multiple AppleCare employees. These people say that training began today, and AppleCare employees are required to complete the iOS 7 training by the second week of September.<p>The …

More Galaxy Gear details leak: 10 hour battery life, two storage options

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: SamMobile.com<p>We’ve already heard most of the details on Samsung’s smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, but there’s still room …

Here’s what Samsung’s Galaxy Gear companion app looks like

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Let’s see, we know the hardware specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch and the expected battery life, so why not …

Hawaiian Airlines to offer iPad minis for in-flight entertainment on 14 planes

Starting September 1st, people flying Hawaiian Airlines will get the chance to spend some R&R time with an iPad mini thousands of feet in the air. It's all thanks to the company contracting Blue Avionics to switch its existing in-flight entertainment systems (IES) with 1,500 miniature iPads on 14 …