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Too good to be true? Airo wristband says it tracks calories consumed, not just burned

All kinds of new health trackers monitor your activity to tell you how many steps you’ve taken and the number of calories you’ve burned. But a new …

Report: Chinese University Students Forced To Manufacture PlayStation 4 In Foxconn Plant

<i>Yet another labor scandal hits Chinese supplier Foxconn.</i><p>According to a report by the Dongfang Daily, over a thousand Chinese university students from Xi’an Technological University were required to work in a Foxconn plant that manufactures the PlayStation 4 video game console.<p>The students were …

Bonedigger And Milo Are Lion And Dog Best Friends

Lion and dog best friends, Bonedigger the crippled lion forms an inseparable bond with Milo the miniature sausage dog… who even helps him cleans his …

Microsoft presses play on Xbox Music for iOS, Android apps

Microsoft is expanding the reach of its Xbox Music streaming service with the launch of apps for the iOS and Android mobile platforms and free streaming on the Web.<p>Previously available only to users of Windows-powered devices, the service now allows users of Android and iOS devices to subscribe to …

Nissan Unveils its In-Car Smartwatch

Smartwatches are the tech industry’s topic du jour after Samsung launched its Galaxy Gear watch, while even Qualcomm got in on the act when it unveiled Toq. If seeing Qualcomm — which makes chips for countless smartphone companies, but has little awareness among consumers — launch a watch was …

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Video on demand reaches 60% of TV homes, Nielsen finds

Long hobbled by clunky technology and often featuring old movies and television shows, the cable and satellite on-demand video services have been slow to catch on with consumers.<p>Now, the Rodney Dangerfield of TV technology is hoping wider distribution and programming enhancements aimed at luring …

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PlayStation 4 coming to Japan February 22nd, three months after US launch

In addition to a major PS Vita announcement, Sony's ongoing event in Japan has brought some less positive news for the home crowd. Japanese gamers have to wait until February 22nd to get hold of a PlayStation 4 -- three months later than the mid-November PS4 launch in the US. The console will be …

Sony Announces PS Vita TV

Sony has made its third announcement at the SCEJA Press Conference, and it’s arguably the most significant of the day.<p>The company has unveiled PlayStation Vita TV: a 6cm x 10cm gadget that connects to a TV to let users play Vita and PSP games, and access a broad range of entertainment services — …

iPhone 5S packaging leaks, hints at fingerprint scanner

Just two days to go until Apple lifts the curtain on its latest range of iPhones. What appears to be the iPhone 5S's packaging has just leaked, and …

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Press Start: PS4 Japan launch to be announced, Halo dev criticises Kojima, and more

Plus, Xbox One TV ad has no games (but the machine will get Unity support), Atari founder Nolan Bushnell worries about Nintendo<p>A selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.<p>Japanese PS4 release date to be announced next week | MCV<p>This would have been inconceivable a few years …

Microsoft expands Xbox Music service to Web and devices

Microsoft is taking aim at Spotify and other streaming services with free Web streaming of music and a larger portable device portfolio for subscribers.<p>Microsoft is ready to take on Spotify in the music streaming arena.<p>Its Xbox Music site (music.xbox.com) today begins free streaming of its 30 …

LG taking OLED and 4K TVs mainstream next year

LG has unveiled a grand plan to dethrone Samsung as king of televisions. The Korean company is aiming for mass-market releases for its range of OLED and 4K UHDTV sets across the globe next year. Despite launching its OLED and 4K Ultra-high definition televisions in a few key markets already, LG …

Mindsy Wants To Be The Netflix Of E-Learning

Launched publicly last month, Mindsy is a new UK startup that’s building a Netflix-style service for consuming e-learning content, specifically online video courses. Instead of selling individual courses as per sites like Udemy and Skillshare, the company is repackaging some of the same premium …

Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …

Hi-Rez MOBA Smite heading to China under new name

Hi-Rez Studios' free-to-play MOBA <i>Smite</i> begins its first beta in China this October under the name <i>Shen Zhi Hao Jie</i>, which translates to <i>Calamity of the Gods</i>, Interactive Entertainment deputy general manager Mars Hou announced during this week's Gamescom in Germany.<p>The game will later be made …

Redox Power Plans To Roll Out Dishwasher-Sized Fuel Cells That Cost 90% Less Than Currently Available Fuel Cells

Redox Power Systems, a Fulton, MD-based start-up company founded last year, sealed the deal on a partnership with researchers at the University of Maryland to commercialize a potentially game-changing distributed generation technology.<p>Redox says that it plans to bring to market a fuel cell that is …

Samsung's smartwatch to be unveiled Sept. 4, report says

The Samsung smartwatch will be unveiled in early September, according to a report this week.<p>SamMobile, a website that covers Samsung news, reports that it has confirmed that the South Korean tech giant will unveil its rumored device on Sept. 4.<p>The unveiling will take place at the IFA annual …

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