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Best of Watch Concepts in 2013

It was the year of the iWatch and then some! Three innovative approaches to the fabled watch from the house of Apple; with similar yet distinct …

DirecTV to raise prices for satellite TV in 2014

DirecTV customers, your monthly bill is about to get slightly more expensive. The satellite provider will be raising prices across various tiers of service by an average of 3.7 percent in February. The slight bump isn't out of the ordinary for DirecTV; as <i>Variety</i> points out, the company has raised …

Study: Consumers Will Pay $5 for an App That Respects Their Privacy

A new report finds that people are weary of the hidden costs of free.<p>Ever since the iPhone came out in 2007, the going rate for many of the most popular apps has been exactly $0.00. Consumers pay nothing.<p>But of course, nothing is free. Instead, consumers pay with their data, that's sold to …

Robots And Smart Homes For The Silver Economy

In 1900, there were only three million people aged 65 and older in the US, in 2010, there were more than 40 million. Globally, they are 470 million people aged 65 and older and by 2025, that number will be 820 million. By 2050, the number of people 60 and over will be 32% of the Europe’s total …

HTC's new 5-inch Butterfly S phone takes wing

HTC has unveiled the Butterfly S at a press conference close to Taipei.<p>The electronics maker's latest flagship model has now officially launched in Taiwan. The HTC Butterfly S, an updated model based on the original 1080p Butterfly smartphone, comes with a 5-inch, 1080p Super LCD 3 display which is …

Mobile

Waterproof Phones and Accessories

There's no denying it, our smartphones have essentially become an extension of our bodies. Thankfully, in recent years, a handful of companies have broken ground in waterproofing these fragile pieces of technology that we depend on so much. Whether you have a summer full of aquatic activities ahead …

How do you feed 9 billion people? | Kurzweil

(Credit: Michigan State University)<p>An international team of scientists has developed crop models to better forecast food production to feed a growing …

The RoboRoach: control a living insect from your smartphone | Kurzweil

RoboRoach<p>The RoboRoach, a Kickstarter project, is the “world’s first commercially available cyborg” — part cockroach and part machine.<p>The backpack …

Camp dad: 9 high-tech outdoorsy Father's day gifts - TODAY.com

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>8 items for a Father’s Day camping trip<p>Play Video - 4:23<p>Play Video - 4:23<p>More video<p>Whether you’re trekking through Yosemite or just pitching a tent in the yard, there’s nothing more fun than camping with Dad. If your dad’s idea of adventure is …

Adventure Travel

New Google Glass video shows why search is the killer app on the high-tech specs

Google has sent out its Glass hardware to 10,000 or so developers in hopes that they’ll run wild and create awesome apps for the high-tech specs.<p>And …

Western Digital ships 7mm WD Blue, world's thinnest 1TB hard drive

Move over, Seagate -- there's a new sheriff in slimtown. Not content to introduce the first 5mm thick 500GB HDD, Western Digital just announced that it's shipping the world's thinnest 1TB hard drive, the 7mm WD Blue. It features StableTrack which secures the motor shaft at both ends to reduce …

AMD unveils first eight-core 5GHz processor

If there were a clock speed war going on, AMD would win again.<p>The chip maker unveiled today the most powerful member of the AMD FX family of CPUs, the eight-core AMD FX-9590, which it claims to be world's first commercially available 5GHz processor.<p>Back in 2000, AMD was the first to break the 1GHz …

Computer Hardware

Why Sony did the opposite of Microsoft on used games (Q&A)

When Microsoft last week announced new, and more restrictive, rules regarding the resale of used Xbox One games, the policy triggered howls of outrage and calls for boycotts from consumers who rely on buying used games.<p>The new restrictions let Xbox gamers share games just a single time and only …

Mobile Devices

Episode 41: Swimming with iPhones in Hawaii

It's the ultimate summer vacation, where we test out top products in the sand and water, including rugged digital cameras, iPhone underwater cases, and the Kindle Paperwhite.

Rugged underwater camera showdown

The Olympus TG-2 and the Fujifilm FinePix XP200 are both waterproof and shockproof. But only one of these tough cameras comes out ahead under extreme conditions.<p>Transcript<p>-Welcome to the funniest Road Test that I think we've done yet. -Yeah. -Maybe even better than the sky diving. -Yeah. We're on a …