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The world’s craziest toothbrush cleans your teeth in six seconds and is 3D printed

One of the most promising applications of 3D printing is the customization of everyday objects to the most personal and variable thing we possess—our bodies. A new example of this is the Blizzident toothbrush, which is made possible by two intersecting technologies—3D scanning and 3D printing.<p>The …

3D Printing

Asus' transforming T100 tablet promises 11 hours of Windows 8 for just $349

At the 2013 Intel Developer Conference (IDF), Intel is primarily promising two things. One, cheaper tablets, and two, silicon fast and power efficient enough to give both those tablets and a new class of "2-in-1" hybrids a fighting chance in this Apple-obsessed world. If those are the trends, then …

LG ships retro TV with rotary dials

Do you miss walking over the TV to change the channel? We know LG does. It just launched a 32-inch LCD set, the 32LN630R, that resembles a '70s tube TV down to the working channel and volume dials. Not that the company is foregoing modern luxuries, mind you -- its 1080p, IPS-based display supports …

Apple Plans To Investigate Reports That A Woman Was Shocked To Death By Her iPhone 5

The news comes from statements an Apple spokesperson made to the Hong Kong-based publication South China Morning Post. We've reached out to Apple for confirmation, and we will update if the company responds.<p>The woman was reportedly killed from an electric shock when she picked up her iPhone 5 to …

iPhone 5

Purported low-cost iPhone model spotted; Jelly Bean knockoff packs Snapdragon 600 CPU, sells for $199

<i>Low-cost iPhone-based Basic Bear knockoff | Image Credit: Techdy</i><p>The low-cost iPhone has reportedly been spotted, with a peripherals maker revealing design details for the device in an in-house produced video – but there’s a twist: an Android-running smartphone has already been adapted to fit inside …

Mobile Technology

First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist

<i>Update: New Scientist reported Feb. 25, 2015, that Canavero will announce at a conference in June a project to make the first human head transplant possible by 2017.</i><p>Technical barriers to grafting one person’s head onto another person’s body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of …

Innovation

Explore Japan’s Abandoned ‘Battleship Island’ Courtesy of Google Street View

In the most recent James Bond movie, Daniel Craig spent some time in the eerie emptiness of an abandoned island that the villain Silva had claimed as …

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S4 In Purple, Red, Brown and Pink

Samsung unveiled five new colors for the Galaxy S4, its flagship Android smartphone, at its ‘Premiere 2013′ event in London today: Blue Arctic, Purple Mirage, Red Aurora, Brown Autumn and Pink Twilight.<p>There was no word on when or where the new color variants would be available, but it’s a …

Samsung's Ativ Q is a Windows laptop and an Android tablet in one insanely high-res package

Samsung's famous for launching every type of device under the sun, but this time it's crammed them all into a single package. The company's just announced the Ativ Q, a dual-booting device that runs both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 inside a 13.3-inch convertible laptop package. The most impressive …

GEAK Ring puts NFC on your finger, unlocks phones and shares your contact card

Some say NFC is dead, but GEAK from Shanghai wants to prove them wrong. Announced alongside the GEAK Watch earlier today was this GEAK Ring, a tiny NFC-enabled wearable device that stores your identity. The ring's pitched as an intuitive way to unlock your phone -- just hold it with the hand that's …

Hands On with the Xbox One Controller

The controller of the Xbox One is a refinement of the 360’s controller on pretty much every cosmetic vector. But there are also a few changes that go more than skin deep and we got a chance to chat with some of the Microsoft folks about the update.<p>The new controller has been slimmed along all axes, …

Xbox One lets you save and restart your game at any point

The Xbox One will include the ability to pause or save a game at any point without losing progress, Microsoft officials told Polygon.<p>"One of things that we haven't talked about is the way the saved game architecture works," said Ben Kilgore, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Interactive …

Here's what we know about Xbox One games

Here's a roundup of the Xbox One games announced at the Xbox Reveal event for Microsoft's Xbox One.<p>The wait is over. Microsoft's new console is called the Xbox One, and it will be a machine that will wear many hats. But what did we learn about the games?<p>First off, Microsoft tells CNET that the Xbox …

EA Sports

Future proofing: Xbox One to support 3D and 4K content

The Xbox One is a next-generation console, and as such, it's built with some future proofing in mind. It can do things you're not quite ready for just yet, such as play back 4K resolution games, movies, and TV. And it'll support 3D visuals too, despite the fact that 3D in the home has yet to catch …

Xbox One games will require internet 'spot checks', but Microsoft won't charge to authenticate used games

Does the Xbox One actually require an internet connection? Will used game buyers or sellers have to pay an extra fee? Microsoft hasn't made it clear, but a report at <i>Polygon</i> now claims that the answers are "yes" and "no" respectively. According to the publication's sources, Xbox One games will phone …

Why Xbox One's used games policy doesn't need to be the end of gaming as we know it

commentary Before you start panicking about next-gen game licensing, you need to put things into perspective. There's a way through this.<p>That's what the outrage is all about: the closing of that loophole.<p>I recently bought every single Grand Theft Auto game ever made on Steam for under $15 -- …

Nextgen

Microsoft's Xbox One misadventure: is there a reverse gear?

Goodwill is a strange and unpredictable phenomenon. With Xbox 360, Microsoft managed to ride out serious technical issues (the infamous "red ring of …

Why Praise For The PS4 And Criticism Of Xbox One Are Vastly Overdone

A couple of days ago Steven Spielberg and George Lucas sat on the stage at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and bemoaned the state of the movie industry – and in the process articulated a view on the future of video games: it will be dominated by women’s tastes and priorities.<p>It’s worth listening …