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This iPhone case can read your blood pressure

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Azoi<p>Want to use your iPhone(s aapl) for tracking more than just your run? Azoi just launched Wello, a new mobile …

4K video, fingerprint scanners and 8 more hot phone trends

If you want to find out about the latest smartphones, tablets, and gadgets, Mobile World Congress is the place to do it. We’ve covered the show all …

Phones

Gartner: 195M Tablets Sold In 2013, Android Grabs Top Spot From iPad With 62% Share

A new tipping point in the world of tablets: today the analysts at Gartner have released their tablet sales numbers for 2013, and Android has topped the list for the most popular platform for the first time, outselling Apple’s range of iPad tablets nearly twofold. Of the 195 million tablets sold in …

Beyond Open Innovation – Co-Innovation

by Filiberto Amati<p>While the quest for innovation as a source of future growth is a minimum common factor, among local and global enterprises, …

Wearables at MWC: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

See all the wearables from Mobile World Congress.<p>Leading up to Mobile World Congress, wearable technology was shaping up to be one of the big trends of the event, and this certainly proved to be the case. The show saw the debut of numerous smartwatches and fitness bands from the likes of Samsung …

Depending On Price, The Samsung Gear Fit Could Dominate The Wearables Market

Forget about the rest of Samsung’s MWC offerings. The Gear Fit is about the most exciting product announced in Barcelona today. It’s the first Samsung wearable that has a legitimate chance of catching on.<p>The Fit is focused to the fitness crowd – natch – but it packs enough features to be a hit with …

Samsung Galaxy S5 preview: simpler in some ways, more 'glam' in others

Once a year, Samsung takes some of its best material and slaps it together into a premium flagship model called the Galaxy S. While 2014's version -- the S5 -- came a bit earlier in the year than some earlier iterations, we're no less excited to see it become the star of the show at Mobile World …

Meet Samsung's new smartwatch family: the Gear 2, Neo and Fit

Samsung's new Gear smartwatches are no longer card-carrying members of its Android Galaxy. That's because Tizen, the company's open-sourced OS, has taken over the reins for the line begot by the barely five-month-old Galaxy Gear. And, in typical Samsung fashion, the company hasn't released just one …

Huawei MediaPad X1 is the lightest and narrowest 7-inch tablet, plus it's a phone (video)

Does the world need bigger smartphones? Huawei answers this question at MWC with the launch of its MediaPad X1, a 7-inch Android tablet that lets you make phone calls. As ridiculous as it sounds, this device is designed in a way that makes it more usable than other colossal phones. At just 239g …

42, An Online Platform Bringing Big Data To Brick-And-Mortar Retailers, Makes Its Debut

Y Combinator-backed online retailer platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt participant, 42, is today making its official debut. The company, founded only a year ago, is working to turn raw point-of-sale data into actionable insights for brick-and-mortar businesses that can help them boost their …

Apple Patents Fitness-Tracking Earbuds That Can Read Your Heartbeat

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office just granted Apple a patent for a new kind of biometric sensor that, unlike other wearables we’ve seen so far, connects to you via your ear. The patent applies to a sensor that can be embedded in a pair of earbuds or headphones, which then hoovers up wearer data …

Can Twitter Predict Major Events? A New Study Says Yes

MIT student Nathan Kallus claims big data can be used to accurately predict crowd behavior, like the 2013 coup d’etat in Egypt.<p>Twitter is great for things like spoiling the Olympics. But can the social network’s data-gathering ways be used to predict big, potentially world-shaking events, like mass …

Philips’ new intelligent store lighting can track shoppers

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: MJTH<p>It’s easy to track people carrying smartphones while they’re outdoors, where GPS works best, but indoors is …

Siemens Launches $100M Fund To Back Startups Aiming To Disrupt Manufacturing

Siemens Venture Capital, the corporate financing arm of Europe’s biggest engineering company, is launching a new, $100 million fund to back early-stage startups working in the areas of industrial automation and other digital technologies that can transform manufacturing. This comes after Siemens …

IRL: Is the Lumia 1020 good enough to replace a standalone camera?

<i>Welcome to</i> IRL<i>, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.</i><p>You only need to look at Jon Fingas' Instagram feed to understand how much he enjoys smartphone photography. We …

Celebrating 25 Years of Not Getting Lost Thanks to GPS

If there was ever a justification needed for space technology, it’s that it keeps people like me from constantly being lost. These days, my smart …

Google Fiber too slow? 10 gigabit Internet is in the works at Google

According to Google CFO Patrick Pichette, the search giant is working on increasing Google Fiber speed by ten-fold. Detailed within a report …

Telecoms

Beyond Big Data: Prepare for Real-Time Insights

• Partner Content<br>• Author: John Slitz, SpaceCurve. John Slitz, SpaceCurve<p>Big data — the term itself is overwhelming, yet it doesn’t capture the …

How The Cloud Will Transform Cars Into Smart Devices

One of the hottest trends in tech these days is a connected device: but this time, it’s not your smartphone.<p>It’s your car.<p>In fact, by 2020, 90 percent of the vehicles on the road will be wired, while the connected car market will hit $600 billion — making it the single largest market for connected …

Why Your Home is the Next Big Data

<b>Google is building an environment to enter into the internet of things, just like it did with Android in mobile.</b><p>“MavHome [an acronym for ‘Managing an …

One Company Is Trying To Count And Track All Of New York City’s Pedestrians

How do you keep track of the mass of people moving around the country’s biggest city? Get access to all the cameras we’ve put up. Now you can know if the grocery store is crowded before you leave home.<p>Surveillance in public urban spaces is becoming more and more ubiquitous, whether or not people …

New York City

Researchers develop smartglasses that help surgeons see cancerous cells

If you think cancer removal surgery is but a one-time procedure, you'd be wrong. Doctors don't always cut out all affected tissues in one go, but a new pair of high-tech eyewear could help make that happen. The device, developed by a Washington University research team led by Samuel Achilefu, can …

The Dash Builds Wearable Fitness Sensors Into The Headphones You’re Using Anyway

This embed is invalid<p>We’re finally starting to see some real consolidation around wearable tech, and Kickstarter project The Dash is a great example of that trend in action. It’s a pair of Bluetooth in-ear headphones that also offer up performance tracking via in-built health and body sensors. With …

Belgian capital gets high-speed mobile data network | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian telecoms operator Belgacom launched a commercial high-speed mobile network in Brussels On Tuesday, ending months of regulatory wrangling which left the Belgian and European capital without fast data access.<p>A logo of Belgium's telecom operator Belgacom is seen at an …

Why robot sex could be the future of life on earth

If self-replicating machines are the next stage of human evolution, should we start worrying?<p>When René Descartes went to work as tutor of young Queen Christina of Sweden, his formidable student allegedly asked him what could be said of the human body. Descartes answered that it could be regarded as …

Future Samsung Phones Could Track Activity

Samsung has reportedly developed a service that lets developers and apps understand more about what users do with their phones, as part of its ongoing efforts to increase its software footprint on mobile.<p>According to a report from The Information — via The Verge — the world’s largest smartphone …

This Electric Scooter Folds Up So Tiny, You Can Take It Anywhere

The URB-E scooter is so compact, it can go anywhere–including on a train, bus, or rail. The idea is to eliminate one of the major excuses for city dwellers who don’t use public transit. Now you can scoot right to the bus stop.<p>Last year, while teaching a class on mobility at the Art Center College …

Transit

20 Ways to Be Awesome on the Internet

This will sound like a “duh” tip but you’d be surprised how many forget/ignore it. When you create a landing page, website or even an article, there’s a goal behind it. You do it because you want people who see it to do something.<p>Internet people have zero patience to guess your intentions. If you …

Mobile phones could someday wirelessly charge cochlear implants

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock/Ninell Art<p>A newly-developed low-power chip that will be shown off later this week could help people with …