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A Wearable Fitness Tracker For Diehard Gym Rats

Fitbit? Fuelband? Amateur hour. If you take your workouts seriously, Push might be for you.<p>Many personal trainers might be employed by people who are more interested in the image of having a personal trainer than actually getting fit–but that doesn’t mean they don’t know what they’re doing. If …

The Next Big Thing In Medicine? 3D Printed Bones

3D printing has grown from a niche manufacturing process to a $2.7-billion industry over the past two decades, and now scientists are working to apply 3D printing technology to the field of medicine by printing with living cells.<p>More sophisticated printers and software, and advances in regenerative …

Handie prosthetic uses 3D printing and smartphones for much cheaper bionic hands (video)

The main aim of Handie, already a James Dyson award nominee, was to develop an artificial hand that offered a large degree of functionality without the brutal prices associated with prosthetics. With the latest model, it apparently skirts below a $400 price tag, substituting a smartphone for …

Urbee 2, the 3D-Printed Car That Will Drive Across the Country

It may look like a bean, but the hybrid car Urbee 2 can get hundreds of miles to the gallon—and it's made mostly via 3D printing. In two years, it could become the first such vehicle to drive across the United States.<p><b>In early 1903, physician and car enthusiast</b> Horatio Nelson Jackson accepted a $50 …

Pixar Vets Unveil A Genre-Busting iPad Talk Show That Talks Back

The Winston Show uses speech recognition to make kids the guest of honor in their very own chat show.<p>There’s a moment in every episode of <i>Dora the Explorer</i> and <i>Blue’s Clues</i> when the character on screen asks the children watching at home to answer a question, followed by a silent pause. The child is …

The wireless network with a mile-wide range that the “internet of things” could be built on

Robotics engineer Taylor Alexander needed to lift a nuclear cooling tower off its foundation using 19 high-strength steel cables, and the Android app that was supposed to accomplish it, for which he’d just paid a developer $20,000, was essentially worthless. Undaunted and on deadline—the tower …

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Movistar Store

1. Estas condiciones generales (en adelante “Términos y Condiciones”) establecen los términos y condiciones respecto al uso de la web de Movistar …

Aereo: The future of TV is here today

Watch and record live TV over the Internet, without having any hardware installed in your house: That’s the promise that Aereo, a New York based internet startup is making and it is an approach that has touched a nerve with the TV industry.<p>Aereo is based on a very simple idea: That over-the-air …

The Engadget Interview: Tesla's Elon Musk promises more Superchargers, better service, cheaper EVs that don't suck

"It doesn't help to have a car that's cheap, but that sucks." This isn't the sort of direct language that you typically hear from a CEO these days, but this is exactly the kind of material you can expect from Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk. Over the course of our conversation, Musk (who earlier …

Foc.us headset hits the FCC, ready to shock gamers' noggins into shape

It may not have FDA approval, but the noggin-shocking Foc.us headset recently passed through the FCC for certification. The unit utilizes transcranial direct-current simulation on the prefrontal cortex of the brain (forehead), which is claimed to improve short-term memory and cognitive function. …

Sony's flagship Honami smartphone sneaks into FCC's database

In the past, Sony hasn't been too strict about issuing confidentiality requests when slipping its Xperia smartphones into the FCC's database. The Honami, however, is no typical Xperia. For those unaware, manufacturers generally submit equipment to the FCC for testing shortly before the product is …

Chromecast bootloader exploit surfaces, opens up plenty of possibilities (video)

"Give it time." It's something many mums have uttered to their frustrated youth, and it's something that's also uttered amongst the hacker crowd each time a new device emerges. In the case of Google's $35 Chromecast, it took but a couple of days for the HDMI streaming stick to be exploited. …

Samsung dominates, Apple stalls in Q2 global smartphone shipments

A Samsung Galaxy S4, right, with the older Galaxy S3 behind it.<p>The second quarter of 2013 brought more good news for Samsung but less so for Apple, at least as far as smartphone sales go. But the year isn't over yet — in fact, the toughest fight is yet to come.<p>Tracking firm IDC's numbers on global …

Don't Want Trackers Watching Your Web And Smartphone Activity? This Start-up's For You.

One hot afternoon in June four software engineers, a lawyer and a miniature pinscher named Lunch were gathered around designer Dan Kwon’s computer at Disconnect, a startup in San Francisco. They were watching their new education video, “Unwanted Tracking Is Not Cool.” Its star is an octopus puppet …

Nike+ Running iOS app offers virtual races with friends, group chat

The loneliness of the long-distance runner may have been reduced by the latest update to the Nike+ Runner app. Version 4.3 allows you to challenge friends at other locations to virtual races, set a distance and duration, and then the app keeps track of how you are doing against your mates.<p>A group …

Company that wants to be an “online Harvard” finds path to accreditation

Minerva Project, a startup aspiring to build an online Ivy League-caliber university from scratch, just checked a major item off its to-do list. On …

Thanks to smartphones, Amazon is softly killing retail shopping and is better at it than Google

The smartphone revolution has proved to be quite a disruptor. While it has opened new opportuities for many new startups, it has brought whole new …

eBay Is Testing A New Local Service Provider Marketplace In The UK

eBay is testing a new local service provider marketplace in the U.K. called eBayHire. It appears that the test is first rolling out in the U.K., and there isn’t a U.S.-based site (yet).<p>According to the site, eBayHire is similar to Angie’s List in that the site will get you in touch with service …

Google reports 70 million Android tablet activations as it confirms app downloads have passed the 50 billion mark

It seems like just 10 weeks ago that Google was reporting a total of 900 million Android activations. Well, now the company's back, once again outdoing itself with some fresh figures. Today, we're hearing that more than 70 million Android tablets have been activated to date. Meanwhile, Google has …

New Nexus 7 is the first Android tablet to stream Netflix at 1080p

Android 4.3 makes it possible<p>The second-generation Nexus 7 is the first Android tablet to support Netflix streaming in 1080. Those buying the new flagship device won't need to wait for Full HD streaming, either: an update to Netflix for Android delivered Monday included support for the higher-res …

For Some Fledgling Connected Gadgets, Privacy Considerations Come After the Fact

Fledgling hardware startups are often pushing the envelope when it comes to innovations in a “connected” world. Ever-present Wi-Fi and new, …

Google Play Games app launches today, provides a portal for tablet gamers (update: it's here)

Today Google unveiled a brand new Play Games app, that serves as a companion hub and portal for the Google Play Games Services, announced at I/O. The app serves as a front end for viewing leader boards and connecting with friends (from your Google+ circles, of course), simplifying the act of …

Tile Grabs $2.6M Via Selfstarter For Its Lost Property-Finding Bluetooth Tags Plus App

Tile, a connected objects startup that’s trying to fix the problem of finding lost property with a Bluetooth tags plus app combo, has raised a massive $2.6 million via its Selfstarter crowdfunding campaign. The funding considerably beefs up the $200,000 Tile gained from being incubated out of …

Rithm for iOS Could Make Song Messaging A Hit

From the team behind MavenSay, Rithm is new iOS app that lets you send songs to your friends.<p>No, this is not new territory — services like Stereotypes, Melod.io, Soundwave and even Spotify’s messaging feature sit in a somewhat similar space — but to date there has never been a hit messaging app …

Google’s Chromecast Offers Another Way to Get Content From Mobile to TV

Google on Wednesday announced plans for Chromecast, which the company says is an easier way to get video and other content from a mobile device to a …

A Bump In Technology Offers An Anxiety-Free Diet Plan For Mothers-To-Be

The Nü system meets the high expectations of eating during pregnancy–delivering simple, interactive, realistic nutrition for mother and baby.<p><i>[This project is an entrant in our Innovation By Design Awards. Stay tuned for the announcement of winners on October 10.]</i><p>Ask the Internet, and there’s hardly …

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