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HP stacks up a new modular PC with the Elite Slice

Stack separate modules, from an optical drive to a Skype phone to a wireless phone charger, to create your own mini desktop.<p>Why buy more PC than you need? Especially if you're buying a business desktop, or potentially an entire office full of them, and you're looking to save space or money by …

Putting a computer in your brain is no longer science fiction

VENICE BEACH, Calif. — Like many in Silicon Valley, technology entrepreneur Bryan Johnson sees a future in which intelligent machines can do things like drive cars on their own and anticipate our needs before we ask.<p>What’s uncommon is how Johnson wants to respond: find a way to supercharge the …

Internet of Things, Machine Learning & Robotics Are High Priorities For Developers In 2016

• 56.4% of developers are building robotics apps today.<br>• 45% of developers say that Internet of Things (IoT) development is critical to their overall digital strategy.<br>• 27.4% of all developers are building apps in the cloud today.<br>• 24.7% are using machine learning for development projects.<p>These and many …

Internet of Things

You can now livestream concerts on your iPhone in VR

Rivet is a startup that streams 360-degree, VR-compatible gigs on YouTube. The company has now launched an impressive iOS app that lets iPhone and iPad users stream concerts live -- and in VR.<p>At the moment, Rivet only streams performances from New York's Blue Note Jazz Club, which co-founded the …

Rise of Mechagodzilla: Nissan's 600-horsepower 2017 GT-R NISMO

If Nissan's GT-R is Godzilla, the 600-horsepower GT-R NISMO is Mechagodzilla.<p>On Friday morning, Nissan unveiled the 2017 GT-R NISMO, the most extreme …

Nissan

Scientists think you can rewire your brain without taking drugs or changing your lifestyle

Imagine a treatment that involves sitting in a chair, with electrodes attached to your skull. The electrodes are attached to a computer that measure activity in your brain and then send feedback to regulate your brainwaves. Are you rolling your eyes at this weak sci-fi portrayal of futuristic …

The Brain

IBM Just Put A Quantum Computer On The Cloud For Anyone To Use

As IBM’s research division pursues a multi-year quest to build a universal quantum computer more powerful than any supercomputer in the world, it’s sharing its latest progress with smaller quantum processors on the cloud for the world to join in.<p>Tucked off a nondescript hallway in IBM’s sprawling …

Quantum Computing

IoT Networks Report

BI Intelligence<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) — a vast network of connected devices — is set to become the world’s largest device market over the next decade, potentially creating trillions of dollars in economic value. However, without a reliable and secure network connection, these devices will …

Teslasuit : Full-Body Haptic Suit Allows You to Feel and Interact with Virtual Environments

When seeing is not enough, you can wear <b>Teslasuit</b> to feel what you play. It’s world’s first full-body haptic suit, wearing it can make you touch and …

Babypod entertains your fetus with an insertable speaker for your baby maker

Wearables are so last year.<p>As we close the door on 2015, Babypod wants to send the year off with a bang by bringing us, for lack of a better term, insertables.<p>The Babypod is a small speaker women insert into their, well, <i>you know</i>, that emits low volume (54 decibels) music.<p>The minds behind the …

Researchers Develop Stretchy Material for Wearable Tech

Researchers at Panasonic (pcrfy) in Japan have developed a new kind of resin that has the potential to make personal health electronics leaner and …

Smart Bandage Has Embedded Electronics To Track And Treat Your Wound

A hydrogel bandage with bonded electronics can automatically deliver medicine to a wound when necessary.<p>Researchers from MIT have developed a new type of bandage that incorporates electronics and drug reservoirs to monitor and care for a wound. The durable hydrogel bandage is supple and flexible, …

DNA matching and virtual reality: The world of online dating in 2040

How will technology change the way we date over the next 25 years? From full sensory virtual reality dating to DNA matching, researchers explore the possibilities<p>Technology has already transformed the dating world, with matchmaking websites allowing people to scope out potential partners before …

Everything you know is wrong: lasers are cooling things now

A group of scientists at the University of Washington were able to successfully refrigerate water using an infrared laser. This is a big deal because researchers weren't even sure this was possible as water tends to heat up when illuminated. However, by using an infrared laser and nanocrystal, it …

Quantum computers a step closer to reality after silicon coding breakthrough

In the race to build the first functional quantum computer, Australian researchers at the University of NSW find coding possible in silicon<p>Australian researchers have demonstrated that a quantum version of computer code can be written on a silicon microchip with the highest level of accuracy ever …

Quantum Computing

HTC Mood Player lets you create a custom Spotify playlist just by taking a selfie [Hands-on]

To celebrate the launch of its mid-range Desire 626, HTC has just announced that it is collaborating with Spotify to let you create custom playlists using just a picture of your face. HTC Mood Player is a fun concept and one which I’m sure will give you at least a few minutes of fun while you …

NASA's bringing space to your living room with new 4K TV channel

NASA has announced that it’s launching a new 4K television channel in November that will stream ultra-high definition (UHD) footage from the International Space Station and other missions.<p>Teaming up with Harmonic, a company that specializes in video delivery infrastructure, NASA says it will be the …

Robo-Ants are Future Factory Workers

Palm-sized robotic ants may one day take over industrial factories, but instead of being pests, these android insects will help out on the assembly line. German robotics company Festo came up with the idea for BionicANTs after being inspired by the way real-life colonies work together to accomplish …

The Mobile Video Moment Has Finally Arrived

Do you always feel like somebody's watching you? They are -- because the eyes have it.<p>Mobile video is definitely having a moment.<p>Consider: It’s helping people feeling connected to each other while broadcasting on new live apps, it’s enabling instant virtual appointments with plumbers and nurses …

Onion Omega Brings Web Smarts To IoT Hardware Hacking

The Raspberry Pi made experimenting with computing hardware and software more accessible to millions, and now a new project wants to take that concept further with an even smaller developer board that runs full Linux and has built-in Wi-Fi, all on a circuit board just 1/4 of the size of the …

Raspberry Pi

This Scientist Invented a Simple Way to Mass-Produce Graphene

Finally, a better method for making the material of the future<p>Caltech's David Boyd has done what scientists have been struggling to do for years: He says he's figured out a cheap, easy way to make graphene, and to make a lot of it. The kicker? He's using technology from the 1960s.<p>Cooking up graphene<p>…

Meet The Woman Who Combined Neuroscience Tech And Mindfulness

Ariel Garten combined her background as a therapist and fashion designer to make Muse, the brainwave-reading wearable, a success.<p>Ariel Garten has turned a knack for connecting the dots between things that seem to have nothing in common into a successful startup.<p>A burgeoning interest in science led …

Brainwaves

Augmented reality start-up Daqri acquires smart headband maker Melon

Augmented reality helmet maker Daqri announced Thursday that it acquired a fellow Los Angeles wearable technology start-up in hopes of giving businesses a new reason to buy its product.<p>Melon had developed a headband to gauge people's focus by performing an electroencephalogram, which measures a …

Color-changing jacket taps your brain to display your mood

The latest garment in self-described alchemist Lauren Bowker's The Unseen collection is called Eighth Sense: a jacket made of a flexible ceramic material which, according to The Unseen's website, displays the wearer's "aura" in an array of colours and shades.<p>"An unseen force or 'aura' is outwardly …

Wireless charging is coming, but how will it work?

By Jimmy Blake <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>Coffee drinkers and panini eaters will be able to charge mobiles wirelessly in 10 Starbucks cafes in London by the end of the month, the chain has announced.</b><p>The free service follows a roll out across 2,000 branches in the US.<p>Newsbeat's social media survey last October …

Genetic 'glue' helps make 3D-printed organs

No, you're not looking at a dessert gone horribly wrong -- that might just be the future of synthetic organ transplants. Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a genetic "glue" that forms gels useful for 3D printing organic tissues. The key is using custom-designed, …

The FDA probably won't regulate your fitness tracker

Draft guidance suggests 'general wellness products' won't receive rigorous scrutiny<p>The US Food and Drug Administration has published draft guidance suggesting it won't regulate products intended for general wellness — like fitness trackers — provided there aren't significant risks to their use. …

Dish, Not Apple, Disrupts Cable Industry with New $20 Streaming TV Service

Despite Apple's best efforts to line up a streaming TV offering and disrupt the cable TV industry, Dish has succeeded where Apple has failed, announcing their new Sling TV service that will cost $20 per month. Their bundle of 12 channels will initially include ESPN, ESPN2, CNN, TBS, TNT, Disney …

Sling TV

Wearables Have Gone Too Far

We’re hoping this is a prank of some sort. Is it already April 1st? Last month, the Peter Thiel-backed app for achieving your goals, Everest, shut down, following initial usability issues, lack of traction, and problems with its business model. Now one of the company’s co-founders has returned with …

Video viewability will finally bridge the TV-online divide

For viewing audiences, video is video. Whether watching TV, tablet or desktop, it’s not about the screen. It’s about the content and the convenience.<p>But for advertisers and media buyers, TV and online video remain vastly different animals. Planning, buying and analyzing are segregated disciplines – …