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Robot watches store shelves so you don't leave empty-handed

Few things are more annoying while shopping than finding out that a store hasn't bothered to stock what you want... assuming you know to look for it in the first place. A robot may just come to your rescue, though. Simbe Robotics is launching an autonomous robot, Tally, that scans store shelves and …

Robotics

Here’s Samsung’s Answer to the Apple Watch

Samsung unveils its latest entry to the smartwatch market. A sharp departure from the Gear S, the Gear S2 adopts a rounded face with a heart rate …

New version of Google Glass may be in testing

Hey there GG1<p>At the beginning of this year, the Google Glass program was moved into Tony Fadell's Nest division and the questions surrounding the wearable changed from "when will this weird head gadget finally die" to "when will this weird head gadget be reinvented and released to consumers." Since …

Google Glass

China might be building vast database of federal worker info, experts say

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a vast database in what could be preparation for future attacks by China against the U.S., cybersecurity experts advising the government told CNN Friday …

Personal Information

SoundHound launches a voice-controlled personal assistant called Hound

SoundHound, the company behind the music recognition app with the same name, has unexpectedly launched a mobile personal assistant called Hound today.<p>Just like Siri on iOS or Cortana on Windows, Hound lets you do things like make a call, send a message, search for flights or hotels, navigate to …

A bigger Samsung Galaxy S6 with 2 curved edges could be on its way

Samsung is reportedly planning to announce a bigger version of its flagship Galaxy S6 Android smartphone later this year.<p>According to Samsung-focused …

We Hope You Never Lose the World's Smallest USB Drive

It has a nifty trick<p>Measuring in at about the size of a dime (or, as it happens, the world’s tiniest frog), a new USB drive from SanDisk can hold a …

Dell On Wearable Computers: 'We're Exploring Ideas In That Space'

Dell is the latest in a fairly long line of technology companies to consider developing a wearable computing device, according to The Guardian.<p>Sam Burd, Global Vice-President of Personal Computing for Dell, told the newspaper that the firm is exploring a number of ideas, but stopped short of …

Review: Three great Solar charging options from GoalZero, Eton and Sunvolt

<b>Eton Rukus solar/speaker, GoalZero 7W foldable, and Gomatic 10W Sunvolt</b><p>This year, the solar charging options have really improved for those who need to charge their iOS (or any) devices away from a wall outlet or car. The three products below are some of the more interesting we’ve seen.<p><b>The Eton</b> …

Here’s the building where the PRISM of France is storing all its citizens’ data

Why didn’t French president François Hollande join the storm of criticism from EU member countries when it was revealed that the United States’ PRISM electronic surveillance program was spying on all internet traffic passing through the US? Perhaps because he knew that France has a similar program, …

Surveillance

Programming is FUNdamental: A closer look at Code.org's star-studded computer science campaign

"All these people who've made it big have their own variation of the same story, where they felt lucky to be exposed to computer programming at the right age, and it bloomed into something that changed their life," explains the organization's co-founder, Ali Partovi, seated in the conference room …

Polaroid’s Polamatic: Because we absolutely need yet another photo app

Do we need another photography app with frames and filters? Polaroid thinks so.<p>Who would have thought Polaroid still exists? Now, they would want to remind Android users about their iconic cameras through an app called Polamatic. Good news for those who can’t get enough of those faux-retro photo …

Research shows Twitter could be a tool for aid workers during events like the Boston bombings

Twitter came under fire for its lack of credibility as a real-time news source during the bombings in Boston earlier this year, thanks to a variety …

Roamz Hits The Deadpool, But The Team Stays Together With A New Focus

After a series of rapid fire pivots, Roamz, one of many services launched during the location-centric app explosion to try and help you find things to do nearby, has shut down.<p>To date, the team had raised around $3.5M, almost entirely from Australian direct mailing/marketing house Salmat.<p>The …

Kim Dotcom's Mega launches an acquired Android app for its first foray into mobile

Mega, the cloud storage service launched earlier this year by former Megaupload mogul Kim Dotcom, has officially released its first mobile app. The Android version of Mega isn't quite a new product: as the developer notes point out, the company acquired and relaunched an unofficial third-party …