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Voice is not enough: Motion is key to Android Wear

Google and Motorola rolled out their joint vision of Android Wear, the Moto 360, and the future of wearables on Tuesday. (LG also gave us a taste of its upcoming G Watch.) Based on the few videos and all the information released for developers, it appears that Google's wearable platform is a fancy …

Wear OS

Facebook Project Imitates Brain's Facial-Recognition Technique

A project from Facebook's research division is attempting to rethink face recognition by imitating the way our own neurons deal with visual input — with promising results. "DeepFace" nearly matches human accuracy in telling whether two faces are the same or different.<p>Instead of a system where the …

These countries are among the biggest 'enemies of the internet,' according to a new report

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Huawei not building dual-OS Android/WP8 handsets after all

As recently as last week, Huawei’s chief marketing officer Shao Yang was talking up the possibility of Hauwei handsets that could run both Windows Phone and Android, giving consumers more choices as to the OS they wish to utilize.<p>When speaking in favor of the concept, Yang said that a dual booting …

Koush demos Android mirroring on Chromecast

Last week Koushik Dutta, one of the masterminds behind Cyanogen Inc and many other useful apps, showed off his work screen casting Android to his AppleTV via the Mirror app, and hinted that something similar could be in the pipeline for Chromecast.<p>Fast forward less than a week and Koush is already …

Google works toward 10Gbps Internet connections

Google's need for Internet speed just kicked into a whole new gear.<p>The Web giant is working on technology to deliver data transfer speeds over the Internet at 10 gigabits per second, 10 times faster than the connections offered by Google Fiber in Kansas City, a Google executive revealed Wednesday, …

Google Fiber

PrioVR mo-cap gaming suit successfully hits Kickstarter goal

After an impressive showing at CES, the motion-based PrioVR game controller suit has blown past its Kickstarter funding goal of $75,000. With 41 days of funding left to go, the project has already pulled in over $132,700. The suit is available in three configurations: a half-body suit that tracks …

New mid-range Sony smartphone leaked, is this Sony's Xperia G?

It looks like there’s a substantial hole in Sony’s ship, as leaked information about its upcoming devices has been pouring out recently.<p>As well as the company’s new high-end Sirius handset, leaks have also cropped up regarding the upcoming Xperia Z2 tablet, and now we’ve found out that Sony might …

Some day Silicon Valley will move north. Here’s why it should settle in Oakland

Silicon Valley is both a metaphor for the entire tech industry and a real place that is (on a rare good day) an hour south of San Francisco. It’s the …

Samsung Reportedly Drops Out of Apple's A8 Chip Production Over Low Yields

Apple may rely on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) for the entirety of its A8 processor production in 2014, claims a report from <i>TechNews Taiwan</i> [Google Translate] (via <i>G 4 Games</i>). Samsung allegedly was dropped as a manufacturer because of low yields in its 20 nm manufacturing process for …

Tidy Organizes Your Smartphone Photos Into Albums With Just A Swipe

A new application called Tidy wants to help you better organize the photos you have stored on your smartphone, by grouping them into albums by time, distance, or even by “shapes,” meaning type of photo – panoramas, squares, screenshots, portrait or landscape, for example.<p>The app doesn’t do the …

Huawei teases new devices for MWC, also jabs at Samsung and Apple

With MWC only a week away, we’re starting to see plenty of companies teasing their upcoming devices ahead of the event. Huawei is no exception, and has now launched a new advertisement that not only hints at several new devices, it also semi-subtly takes a jab at the two biggest giants in the …

Seventh grader builds a braille printer with $350 worth of Legos

When Lego revealed its line of EV3 Mindstorms robots last year, Bay Area tech companies came up with some very goofy applications. 12-year-old Santa …

AllCast creator demos Android screen mirroring through Chromecast

AllCast developer Koushik Dutta has hinted that he could do more with Chromecast than just queue up media, and he now has a demo video to prove it. The clip (below) shows Dutta using Google's peripheral to mirror an Android phone's screen on a TV, much like you might with Miracast (or an Apple TV, …