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Now You Can Make Your Own Internet-Connected Gadgets, No Engineering Skills Required

The littleBits Cloud Module–debuted at TED–lets you create your very own objects that are part of the larger Internet of Things.<p>Why pay $250 for a Nest Wi-Fi-connected thermostat when you can build your own? It sounds complicated–the kind of thing that might require at least a little bit of …

Internet of Things

Appmethod: a New Platform for Creating “Truly Native” Apps

Embarcadero, the database and dev tools maker, has launched Appmethod today, a new single code base platform for creating native apps for different operating systems with minimal effort.<p>The company says that its platform provides a complete set of tools to help developers create apps “from tooling …

Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ (512GB)

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iWatch May Use Optical Sensors to Measure Heart Rate and Oxygen Levels

Apple's iWatch may include optical sensors designed to measure physical functions like heart rate and oxygen levels, according to electronics analyst Sun Chang Xu of Chinese site <i>Electrical Engineering Times</i> [Google Translation], who cites supply chain sources with knowledge of the matter. Xu also …

Google Wants to Make Your Internet Connection 1,000 Times Faster

Google is working on data transfer speeds that would make its Google Fiber service seem like dial-up in comparison.<p>The company’s chief financial officer, Patrick Pichette, announced that Google was working on speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second — far faster than the 1 gigabit per second offered …

Telecoms

Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature upgraded flash technology

Earlier today, Samsung revealed that they are planning a new line-up of LED component solutions for tablets and smartphones. Samsung will be demonstrating the new flash line next week at MWC 2014. Even more interesting is Samsung’s revelation that component 3432 1.8t will be <i>“used in the next Galaxy</i> …

Phones

Tube Cast shoots YouTube vids to a Chromecast from Windows Phone

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Now that the Google Chromecast SDK is official, the third-party apps are starting to flow. One of the latest is …

New iWatch Concept Video Envisions A Vertical, Notification-Based UI For An Apple Wearable

A new iWatch concept video produced by Fuse Chicken, the Cleveland-based design startup that’s currently funding a magnetic charging cable and dock for iPhone, imagines what a wrist-mounted Apple wearable computer might look like with a wraparound curved display and a vertical UI incorporating the …