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Periscope, Twitter's answer to Meerkat-style live streaming, is now available

And it's pretty great<p>Live-streaming apps are the thirstiest of all media. A Facebook post wants a like, a tweet begs for favs, and a snap means little without a response. But for sheer drop-everything, look-at-me arrogance, nothing beats the push notification that says "LIVE NOW." <i>I’m doing</i> …

Myo partners with DJ Armin Van Buuren to make beautiful, gesture-controlled music

The Grammy-nominated DJ has partnered with Thalmic Labs to use the Myo gesture-control armband during live performances.<p>Thalmic Lab's gesture-control Myo armband is still adding potential applications to its portfolio, in preparation for when consumer models start shipping -- which really could be …

Wearable Tech

The Tempescope shows you tomorrow's weather by physically creating it

Another very cool item hidden within CEATEC, Japan's biggest tech show, was the Tempescope. The team behind it call it "an ambient physical display that visualizes the weather, inside your living room" -- it's an elaborate lit-up box that shows you tomorrow's weather in a very classy, oddly …

Evernote Business Notebook by Moleskine Offers Selective Pages Sharing

I’ve tried going digital-only for all off my note-taking needs, but in the end I always revert back to pen. It’s the physical act of writing something down that helps me to remember.<p>Evernote tackled the problem over a year ago by developing ‘Smart Notebooks‘ with Moleskine. Now it’s back with an …

Apple Keeps Turning Bluetooth On When You Update Your iPhone

The last few times iPhone users updated their operating systems per Apple's prompting, they may have noticed something weird. Those of us who keep Bluetooth turned off for battery and privacy/security reasons suddenly had Bluetooth turned on by default after the update. There are scattered …

iPad DJ Launches Lightwave To Provide Wearable, Real-Time Analytics For Events

Wearables are being used by users to measure their activity and provide them with feedback that can help them improve their health. Today, a new startup called Lightwave is using wearable technology to provide analytics around live events for performers and artists.<p>The project was started by Rana …

Fujitsu’s Amazing Touch Screen Can Change How It Feels

Strumming your tablet’s digital harp app actually feels like a harp. What!<p>Fujitsu debuted a new project at Mobile World Congress, the huge mobile-gadgetry convention going on this week in Barcelona, and it has the potential to change the way we use our gadgets. More specifically, it could change …

This Beer Cooler Cuts Off All Mobile Signals, Forcing You To Actually Talk To The People You’re With

It’s a problem that plagues restaurants and bars the world over. People sitting together, staring at their phones, living the moment through their Instagram filters instead of as a shared social experience among friends IRL. But a regional Brazilian beer brand came up with a clever solution. A beer …

Brazil

Beaconic Releases An iOS App For Its iBeacon Retail Kits

Beaconic has published the accompanying consumer-focused iOS app for its iBeacon-based retail platform. The company began shipping its first retail kits to customers throughout Europe and the US last week.<p>Apple introduced the iBeacon standard for indoor Bluetooth transmitters at WWDC last year. …

Frog Chief Creative Officer Leaves To Start His Own UX Company

Mark Rolston is no longer chief creative officer at Frog. Instead, he’s building a design firm centered around the future of UX.<p>After 19 years at Frog–eight of which he was the chief creative officer–Mark Rolston has left the illustrious design firm to start a new, self-funded firm of his own …

Scentee's smelly smartphone notifications are now available worldwide

If you were crestfallen when you heard that Scentee's fragrance-emitting smartphone add-on would be hard to get outside of Japan, you can relax -- it's now available worldwide through the company's site. The perfume plug-in sells for $35 by itself (plus a whopping $30 in shipping), while scent …

Nomi Introduces Proximity Beacons To Help Retailers Market To Customers

Nomi, a location-based marketing platform provider, has released a new product called Nomi Mobile that’s geared towards helping retailers and merchants leverage proximity in their mobile apps. Through the integration of its product’s SDK, store apps can leverage push notifications and in-app …

Fujifilm's Instax Share SP-1 Makes Any Smartphone An Instant Camera

Sensoria Is A New Smart Sock That Coaches Runners In Real Time

Hardware maker, Heapsylon, debuted two new fitness products at CES 2014: a smart fitness sock that coaches users on their running techniques in real time and a heart rate monitor built into a T-shirt and bra. I got a hands-on demo with Sensoria Sock’s smartphone application that alerts users to …

First Look At Sketchfab: A Youtube For 3D Files

Sketchfab is a web service to publish, share and embed interactive 3D models in real-time. Put simply, the site is part of a growing network of online 3D software to enable artistes, designers, and lay users to design 3D models that can, subsequently, be crafted into objects using a 3D printer. …

Wireless Beacon Startup Estimote Lands $3.1 Million, Hires GroupMe Vet Steve Cheney

Estimote, a Y Combinator graduate that makes wireless sensors — or beacons — that can be used to transmit information to nearby smartphones in …

Startups

LED light-up carpet helps you find your way

<b>Lighting company Philips has teamed up with carpeting company Desso to create light-up carpet to provide directions, information and …

InterAct

“Real Life Instagram” Renders Your Smartphone Redundant

In a way, Instagram has gamified users’ very vision. It’s transformed the act of going about one’s day-to-day life into a contest to determine which sights the most people will appreciate. The result is that some folks (full disclosure: this includes yours truly) go through life digesting every …

Art

Can Evernote’s Stylish New Products Make It a Lifestyle Brand?

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 10.02.13.<p>Time of Publication: 11:15 am. 11:15 am<p>The triangle commuter bag by Abrasus …

3D printing is becoming 4D, with shape-shifting objects

Now that 3D printing is mainstream enough to support high-street shops, facilities at Staples and plenty of cheap printers, researchers have turned their eye to the next stage: 4D printing. The fourth dimension is time: Scientists at Harvard, Pittsburgh and Illinois are developing materials that …

3D Printing

Paper, the iPad’s Best Drawing App, Now Serves Up Custom Moleskine Sketchbooks | WIRED

Book, a new collaboration by Moleskine and FiftyThree, lets you print a beautiful physical notebook with 15 of your own drawings, right from the …

Post-it Notes Teams Up With Evernote To Bridge Analog And Digital

Though 3M considers Post-it Notes a healthy business–it sells tens of billions of stickies each year–it is attempting to bridge the analog and digital world by teaming up with Evernote to offer co-branded products (and a complimentary 30-day premium Evernote subscription). Using their smartphone …

Evernote Launches Evernote Market, A New Store for Physical Products

Evernote has announced Evernote Market, an online store that will serve as a repository for products integrated with its service and other collaborations.<p>Evernote-integrated products include a ScanSnap Evernote Edition scanner and a newly-announced Jot Script Evernote Edition Stylus. Co-branded …

Welcome to the bank of Apple

Payments, fingerprints and the iPhone 5S<p>If you don’t think Apple is angling to become the way that we pay for things… you are kidding yourself.<p>If one …

Tech’s Rising Stars Push Into the Online-to-Offline Era

Although startups like Pinterest, Uber and Airbnb may not seem to have much in common except their lofty valuations, they share a similar purpose …

Mount Everest

Facebook tells employees, 'build something' -- with a table saw

Facebook's motto may be "move fast and break things," but the 3,000 employees at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, now have the chance to …

Employment

TechStars launches a connected devices incubator with ad firm

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>TechStars, the seemingly ubiquitous startup accelerator, has launched an internet of things program with New York digital ad …

Disney developing emotive 3D-printed eyes for robots

Disney Research has detailed a new technology that will allow robots to have expressive eyes. Based on the 3D printing tech Disney announced last year, Papillon uses bundles of printed optical fibers to guide light. By hooking the output end of the bundle up to a robot's eye, researchers were able …