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A Japanese startup unveils a long-lasting and safer battery made from carbon

Advertisement<p>24 Comments<p>A battery that lasts longer, is safer, charges faster and is less expensive than a standard lithium ion battery: That’s the …

The Spotify Effect: Why Every Company Is Now A Data Company

<i>Marius Moscovici is the founder and CEO of Metric Insights.</i><p>After landing a $200 million credit line and acquiring music data platform The Echo Nest, Spotify is widely expected to announce its IPO in coming months. Spotify is a unique spin on the same fundamental formula that generated value for …

How Sleep Deprivation Drives The High Failure Rates of Tech Startups

I work in my sleep now. I fall asleep most nights writing and rewriting opening lines and first paragraphs in my head. And every morning before I wake, I am somehow still writing sentences in my head, twisted into my sheets while comparing arguments and searching for counter-arguments that could …

Sony's 13-inch 'Digital Paper' is just like paper, except it costs $1,100

Despite years of development, E Ink's displays haven't yet replaced traditional paper everywhere. Sony's trying to change that with this 13.3-inch Digital Paper device intended for legal, educational and business environments and after we got a brief demo last year it's finally ready to go on sale …

Foodini is a 3D printer for everything from burgers to gnocchi

Who wants a 3D printer for just candy when you can have one that prints a five-course dinner instead? That's the idea behind Foodini, a new 3D printer that takes fresh ingredients and turns them into a culinary masterpiece. The device can do things like make custom ravioli, your own unique crackers …

How location data is fueling the wearable revolution (eBook)

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Skyhook Wireless.</i><p>Every week, a new smartwatch receives funding on Kickstarter, a new connected fitness band emerges from a Fortune 100 tech manufacturer, and an Ivy League dropout in a garage in Southern California takes aim at Google Glass.<p>The wearable market is …

How Trustev Uses Facebook to Decide If You Can Have That New Phone

The first time we caught up with Trustev was almost exactly one year ago; it had just secured £300,000 in funding to bring its ‘social fingerprinting’ to market.<p>In May last year, the platform went live for Trustev customers and then subsequently secured another $3 million in backing – announced at …

Sprint's new "Framily" plan lets you share your account with 10 friends, but still bills you separately

It's a scam thrifty cellular subscribers have been pulling for years: sharing a "family plan" with a group of non-biologically related peers to save a few bucks. It works, but it's kind of a headache - family plans arrive as one bill, and the ringleader needs to hassle their friends to pay their …

Yahoo acquires Aviate, the intelligent homescreen app for Android

Onstage at CES today, Marissa Mayer announced that Yahoo had acquired Aviate, an Android app that shows users a dynamic home screen with the best apps and information it thinks they need. The purchase fits into Mayer's ongoing strategy of creating personalized mobile software that becomes a daily …

Wolfram's Connected Devices Project starts to catalog all electronics for the Internet of Things

Stephen Wolfram recently described his programming language — called, understandably, Wolfram Language — as his "most important project." The easy-to-use language, Wolfram says in his blog, allows users to "describe and compute about things in the world." But that's not enough for the British …

The Polaroid Socialmatic Is An Android Camera And An Instant Printer Mashed Together

The good old Polaroid brand isn’t dead yet — with the Polaroid Socialmatic, the concept has now become a product. It has a camera with a 14-megapixel camera, a 4.5” touchscreen LCD display that runs Android, a Zero Ink printer, and wi-fi and Bluetooth capabilities. At $299, it will be a tough sell …

Lumo BodyTech Introduces The Lift: A Small, Stylish Wearable For Better Posture

Palo Alto-based Lumo BodyTech is revealing its second product today, the Lumo Lift. The Lift, like its original Lumo Back, is a device designed to enhance a user’s posture, but with a radically different take. The Lift is small and stylish, and is designed to be placed unobtrusively on the collar …

Blood money: PulseWallet lets you pay with your veins

“Spread your fingers.”<p>“Capturing...”<p>“Remove your hand.”<p>Just like that, a machine called PulseWallet scanned the veins in my right hand and charged my credit card.<p>PulseWallet, or palm scanners like it, might soon call your local Starbucks home and provide one more way to pay for your Pumpkin Spice …

Intel looks to Edison for its (wearable) future

<b>Intel seems very committed to shedding its "boring" PC roots, with CEO Brian Krzanich using his CES 2014 keynote address to detail some, frankly,</b> …

Wearable Tech

Pebble Polishes New Smartwatch, Announces App Store Launch

Like a rolling stone, Pebble just can’t stay static. Last month, the smartwatch popped up on <i>Ellen</i>, got plans for its own app store underway and wrapped up its #ifihadapebble contest for app developers. Now the company’s at it again with a bevy of new announcements.<p>At CES, Pebble just revealed a …

Memloom Debuts A New Way To Tell Stories Using Photos, Video, Audio & Text

Memloom, a new startup launching today, is looking to find a niche somewhere in between blogging and photo-printing services, like those provided by Shutterfly. The idea is to get consumers not just to share their photos, but tell their stories, through a combination of photos, videos, audio, and …

Intel's new smart earbuds can read your heart

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich unveiled the chipmaker's new wearable prototypes at yesterday's keynote address. Among the reference designs was a pair of smart earbuds with biometric capabilities, designed to track the user's run, record burned calories, and read their heart rate. Intel is showing off …

XOne brings Google Glass-like interactivity to safety glasses

It's coming up on a year since Google began shipping Glass to its first round of public testers. In that time, wearable computing has become the buzzword for the entire consumer electronics industry. But the core capabilities of a Google Glass-like device – capturing hands-free photos, video, and …

Meet Edison, Intel’s Tiny Plan To Power The Next Generation Of Wearables

You thought the Raspberry Pi was small? Check out Intel’s latest entry in the micro-microcomputer sweepstakes—a full Linux computer called the Edison, which is no bigger than an SD card.<p>In addition to full Linux support and the dual-core x86-compatible Quark processor, the Edison features built-in …