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Meet the designers behind Bill Gates's super-condom

Using everything from atom-thick graphene to the humble beef tendon, designers are competing to make a next-generation condom that 'significantly enhances pleasure'<p>It's been hailed as the new wonder-material, set to revolutionise everything from circuit boards to food packaging, a magic …

Canadian teen’s smartwatch idea earns $200,000 on Kickstarter

A 19-year-old entrepreneur from Montreal is taking on tech juggernauts Samsung and Sony by trying to launch his own smart watch.<p>Like many startup companies, Neptune Computer Inc., has turned to an online crowdfunding platform to raise funding for a full launch of its product.<p>Simon Tian's vision for …

Smartwatches

Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington sentenced to six months in jail

Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington is off to the real world penalty box — prison.<p>A judge in Riverside, Calif., sentenced the 71-year-old on Friday to six months behind bars for violating a term of his probation on a perjury conviction.<p>"Onward and upward," Pocklington said in a news …

Corruption

Man brewed beer in his gut, say researchers

Texas man who got drunk without drinking found to have severe overgrowth of yeast<p>A Texas man who stumbled into an emergency room showing signs of …

Six ways to tame your stressed-out brain

It is late afternoon and a busy executive is trying to finish a project before she leaves to get her daughter from daycare. Already running late, she receives an urgent e-mail from her boss advising of a change in direction for a proposal due the next day. Just when she needs it most, her normally …

Samsung Has Apparently Overtaken Apple In Worldwide Mobile Web Traffic

According to a web traffic analytics company <i>StatCounter</i>, Samsung has surpassed Apple for the first time ever to claim the top spot in worldwide …

Check Out These Gorgeous Renders of the ‘iPhone lite’ by Martin Hajek [PICS]

Designer Martin Hajek, known for his high quality renders of rumoured Apple products has just posted his interpretation of the ‘budget’ iPhone based …

Sony Releasing Its SmartWatch 2 (video)

Last year, Sony’s SmartWatch wasn’t all it was cracked up to be so they decided to give it another try with its second version of the watch. The …

Here's Motorola's new logo

Here she is. Motorola’s new brand direction. Gone is the bright red “MOTOROLA” and in its place is above – now multi-colour, fresher and simplified …

Cryptographer Raises Security and Privacy Concerns Over iMessage

Apple claims that iMessage conversations use end-to-end encryption and as a result cannot be decrypted by the company. The statement was released in …

Popular coupon website RetailMeNot launches Canadian site

Some savvy shoppers never complete an online purchase before launching a quick search to see if any money-saving coupons are available online.<p>The option to insert a coupon or promo code during checkout is a good hint that the e-tailer may be offering discounts to those in the know.<p>In the U.S. and …

eCommerce

Unique Watch Concept by Shea Draney

This watch concept was designed by Shea Draney as part of his exercise to model in Rhino and render using Keyshot. The result is pretty cool watch, …

Black Holes

Facebook adds video to Instagram

NEW YORK—Facebook is adding a video service to its popular photo-sharing app Instagram, following in the heels of Twitter’s growing video-sharing …

Key-Free Lock: Smartphone App Rekeys Domestic Security

No need to swap out your existing deadbolt with a newfangled device – this circular switch slots right over your locking mechanism, but shifts the …

Samsung and Jay-Z partner up, offer 1 million Galaxy owners codes to unlock "Magna Carta Holy Grail" early

Word on the web was that Samsung and Jay-Z teamed up for a $20 million partnership that would see some sort of collaboration. On Twitter tonight it …

AT&T offering Galaxy Note 8.0 for $199 with purchase of Galaxy S4 starting June 21

Full price hits $399 with a two-year contract and no smart phone purchase bundle<p>AT&T has finally announced the availability and pricing of the …

This Week in Android Development June 17th 2013