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Elon Musk's New Project: Iron Man's Gesture-Based Interface

Tuck away inside the SpaceX labs, Elon Musk has been building his version of Tony Stark's design tech.<p>Elon Musk is just toying with us now. The geek superstar already has his hands and calendar full running a private space company that's traveling to the International Space Station and a car …

Elon Musk

Lamborghini Diamante Concept for The Year of 2023

<b>Lamborghini Diamante concept</b> was inspired by the cut of a Diamond and aggressive/powerful lines of a sportscar. It’s a design study by Thomas …

Microsoft Says Xbox One Is Worth $100 More Than PS4

<i>It’s only a Benjamin.</i><p>The pre-next-gen console wars are all fiery and hot even before product release.<p>Fans and corporations alike continue to throw punches, defending their system and attacking the other.<p>One of the major remaining differences between the next consoles on offer from Microsoft (MSFT) …

How to back up your Android phone

Losing or breaking your phone doesn't mean you have to lose all your data, too--as long as you back it up first. Find out how to back up your valuable apps, contacts, messages, and more with just a few easy steps.<p>Android doesn't offer a native backup service, so it's easy to ignore the need to do …

Acer is first to put a 4K video camera in a phone

Despite being among the world's top laptop makers, Acer has yet to make a name for itself internationally as a smartphone manufacturer. While its latest smartphone is unlikely to change that, one feature will certainly pull people's attention away from Samsung, Apple and the rest: a 4K camera. …

More details on Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch: those images are of a prototype

Advertisement<p>33 Comments<p>Venturebeat caused a holiday weekend stir with what appeared to be pictures of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which will …

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Microsoft says IllumiRoom tech too expensive for Xbox One

Microsoft's IllumiRoom, the prototype technology that mixes a Kinect sensor with projectors to paint your living room with effects, is unlikely to be released to consumers.<p>"I wouldn't expect you'll see that," said Xbox One director of product planning Albert Penello to Ausgamers during Gamescom …

Augmented Reality

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch app detailed in leaked screenshots

Prolific leaker Evleaks has posted a pair of screenshots that detail the management app for Samsung's new smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. According to the images, the watch, which Samsung has confirmed will be shown at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin next week, will be managed by an …

Siri Is Great, But When Will We Get 'Jarvis'?

I like Siri. No, really. I use Siri on my iPhone all the time. Admittedly, though, the most common uses are “Siri, set a timer for 10 minutes” when I’m cooking something, or “Siri, play Mockingbird by Eminem” when I want to listen to a specific song. There are still many things Siri is not very …

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch ‘launching next month’

Samsung will unveil its ‘Galaxy Gear’ smartwatch in Berlin on September 4, reports claim.<p>The South Korean giant hopes its new device, which it has already confirmed is in development, will give it a headstart against Apple. The iPhone-maker is claimed has 100 engineers working on their own …

Electronics Industry

How Much Do Average Apps Make?

The last few years have seen an unprecedented number of people rushing to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android. But looking at the installed user base on each platform and information on the payouts made by the different companies, it appears that the vast majority of developers will find …

Samsung's flexible display contest offers cash for device ideas, business plans

Samsung's been so busy getting its flexible displays (aka "Youm") consumer-ready, it's now got no clue what to <i>actually</i> do with them. As such, it's decided to pay others to be idea-men, launching the "Flexible Future Business Plan Competition" in the US. Starting August 29th and running to October …

Survival horror Doorways in Greenlight's top 10, pre-orders open this week

Episodic survival horror title from independent Argentinean-based development team, Saibot Studios, has made it into the top 10 Steam Greenlight titles and will be up for pre-order on Aug. 15, the studio announced on the game's Steam page.<p>Those who pre-order <i>Doorways</i> early will receive early access …

Pirate Bay ships PirateBrowser for censorship-free search

Shiver me timbers and other pirate-related cliches! The Pirate Bay has introduced the PirateBrowser, a tasty blend of Firefox and Tor with some snazzy add-ons that circumvent anti-piracy measures around the world.<p>As a 10-year anniversary present to its users, the Pirate Bay team says it created the …

Meta, The Crazy AR Glasses That Aim To Do What Google Glass Can’t, Go Up For Pre-Order

Over a year after the announcement Of Google Glass, many folks I talk to still seem to be misunderstanding what Glass can actually <i>do.</i><p>“It’ll be great for Augmented Reality!” they say, assuming that Glass can render objects directly into your full view of the world (it can’t.) “Ooh! It’ll be like …

MSI's GS70 Gaming Laptop is Thinner and Lighter than the Razer Blade Pro

Touted as the "world’s thinnest and lightest 17-inch gaming laptop."<p>MSI has unveiled the GS70, which the company touts as the "world’s thinnest and …

Microsoft 'committed' to original Xbox One plans, reveals new 'Home Gold' sharing features

Microsoft had originally planned to let Xbox One users share any games digitally, but a backlash over the used games policies and online check forced the company to reverse most of its promising plans. Although disc-based games can no longer be converted into digitally shareable copies, Microsoft …

An $85 Hack That Could Hide Your Smartphone From Prying Eyes

The maker of the OFF Pocket claims his metalized pouch can hide your phone’s signal from the NSA or anyone else, but is that better than just turning it off?<p>Ever since the introduction of the Patriot Act in 2001, Adam Harvey, a Brooklyn-based designer whose work is based around the slogan “in …

It’s time Google came to grips with how it enables the surveillance state

Google portrays itself as the sort of responsible internet giant that pushes back against intrusive federal requests for user data and is not a collaborator in the US government’s program to eavesdrop on the internet traffic of pretty much the entire world. But merely by providing ever more ways to …

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Tentative Samsung smartwatch design unearthed in Korean patents

While Samsung hasn't been shy about its desire to build a new smartwatch, we've had few clues as to what that wristwear could look like. However, <i>Moveplayer</i> has uncovered a trio of Korean design patents that, combined, could represent a design template. Registered between March and May, the patents …

Chromecast update breaks root-friendly exploit

We hope you weren't planning to tinker with your Chromecast this weekend. <i>GTVHacker</i> has confirmed that a recent firmware update to Google's streaming media stick plugs the bootloader exploit that many are using to get root access. Some <i>XDA-Developers</i> members have tried maintaining root by flashing …

Is your dog happy to see you? Look at its eyebrows to find out

Dogs use specific facial expressions to show how happy they are to see their owners, scientists have found.<p>While most dog owners will recognise their pet’s wagging tail as a sign of joy, they may also want to pay more attention to their animal’s face the next time they walk in through the front …

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Xbox One's Smart Match brings multitasking to matchmaking

Xbox One players won't be tethered to a matchmaking lobby when using the next-gen console's Smart Match system, thanks to the console's built-in multitasking capabilities, according to a post today on Xbox Wire by Xbox Live senior product marketing manager Mike Lavin.<p>The "completely reengineered" …

Ubuntu Edge: Crowdfunding the F1 of Smartphones & an Inside Look at the Software Company's First Hardware Design

Earlier this year, popular Linux-based operating system Ubuntu announced their mobile OS, leading to speculation about a forthcoming foray into …

The First Affordable Home Security System That Can Think For Itself

"Your cat is just chasing a reflection. Maybe I shouldn't alert the homeowner about this. Or, wait...maybe I should."<p>Canary, a new networked home security system, was posted on Indiegogo this morning. There are lots of similar inexpensive systems out there--most notably the Dropcam--but we're …

A Week With The Sync Burn, A Battery-Powered Fitness Band

Fitness bands are a dime a dozen these days. Everyone has one, it seems, from audio manufacturers like Jawbone to upstarts like Fitbit and Basis. Now the EB Sports Group, a company that makes fitness devices under a number of brands including Everlast and Men’s Health. I’ve historically been wary …

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hardware comparisons: More meaningless than ever

Sony's PlayStation 4 console will need a healthy portion of its 8GB of memory simply to run the console's OS. That's inspired a new torrent of Xbox One and PS4 comparisons. But here's why they don't make sense.<p>The news this morning from Digital Foundry that Sony's PlayStation 4 will allegedly …