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DeepHeart AI IDs sleep apnea, hypertension via Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch can tell if you have hypertension or sleep apnea -- with the help of Cardiogram's deep neural network, DeepHeart, that is. The app-maker and the UCSF Health lab have conducted a study proving that wearables can suggest the presence of hypertension and sleep apnea with 82 percent …

The physics behind why cats fit themselves in weird places

A liquid is traditionally defined as a material that adapts its shape to fit a container. Yet under certain conditions, cats seem to fit this definition.<p>This somewhat paradoxical observation emerged on the web a few years ago and joined the long list of internet memes involving our feline friends. …

Two Stars Slammed Into Each Other And Solved Half Of Astronomy’s Problems. What Comes Next?

Progress, as they say, is slow. In science, this is often true even for major breakthroughs; rarely is an entire field of research remade in a single …

LIGO

Razer working on smartphone to target "hardcore gamers"?

When computer hardware company Razer acquired Nextbit earlier this year, it promised that Nexbit would “operate as an independent division […] focused on unique mobile design and experiences.” Those experiences may now be coming to fruition, as a report from <i>Bloomberg</i> suggests the company is working …

Razer

Genevieve Bell: ‘Humanity’s greatest fear is about being irrelevant’

Genevieve Bell is an Australian anthropologist who has been working at tech company Intel for 18 years, where she is currently head of sensing and insights. She has given numerous TED talks and in 2012 was inducted into the Women in Technology hall of fame. Between 2008 and 2010, she was also South …

Artificial Intelligence
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Smartwatches are already passé for London fashionistas

LONDON — Wearables may have been the hot trend of 2015, but they were notable by their absence during men's fashion week in London.<p>Wrists previously …

Wearable Tech

Bill Gates made some bold predictions for the internet 20 years ago — here's what he got right

At the time, only about 1% of the world was online, connection speeds were painfully slow, and there were relatively few websites to choose from.<p>The big modern web staples like YouTube and Facebook didn't exist, and media organizations (like this one) built to serve only digital consumers were …

User Generated Content

A huge change is happening at Intel that no one's talking about

But with a shrinking PC market, Intel has been exploring new ways to grow its business, making headway into other areas like chips for data centers and connected devices.<p>In order to accelerate this shift, Intel has also been making a huge change in its culture that's starting to show up more …

Internet of Things

Lenovo unveils trio of droolworthy ThinkPads, including a modular tablet

LAS VEGAS — Over the years, Lenovo's transformed the ThinkPad series of laptops from bulky to svelte machines that you'd actually be proud of using …

Here's what to expect at CES 2016 this week

We are on the eve of the year's biggest technology conference, the Consumer Electronics Show. As you read this, <i>The Verge</i> is setting up shop in a tiny, somewhat-ventilated trailer just outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, the hazy memories of New Year's Eve now fully exorcized from our …

Consumer Tech

Science is *thisclose* to giving us a real-life Invisibility Cloak

Turns out magic might actually more real than we think. Researchers at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Russian Academy of …

7 tech trends that will rule CES 2016

A New Year means a new start, and that goes double for the tech world, since the first week of January is when International CES takes place. The …

Virtual Reality

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Amazon Canada shipped record number of packages this holiday season, wearable tech was hot

Amazon, the massive e-retailer that lacked great tech deals this holiday season, has announced it shipped a record number of packages in …

Wearable Tech

What Apple Watch? Fitbit was the surprise winner this Christmas

Fitbit is ending the year on a healthy note.<p>All signs from third-party platforms point to Fitbit being one of the big winners this holiday season, …

Emotech Is Building Olly, A Robot Assistant With Personality

A robot with a unique personality might sound like an oxymoron. Or science fiction. But that’s the goal of London-based startup Emotech, launching on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 today, with a plan to crowdfund its first product, a voice-controlled robot assistant called Olly, early next …

Smart Homes

TAG Heuer Connected demand forces production increase, new models coming in 2016/17

TAG Heuer has had to almost double its production to meet demand for its first Android Wear luxury smartwatch. The TAG Heuer Connected is based on the design of its popular Carrera range and comes loaded with an Intel processor and runs Google’s wearable OS. Retailers and various other resellers …

What It's Like To Use the iPad Pro As a Laptop

I don’t like laptops. There, I said it. I don’t <i>hate</i> them, but for years I’ve felt they can be improved in many different ways. So when Apple made the …

Jawbone Just Laid Off 60 Employees And Shut Down Its NY Office

This is the second round of layoffs at the fitness-tracking company this year.<p>Five months after laying off 4% of its workforce, Jawbone is swinging the axe once again. On Thursday, the fitness tracker manufacturer sacked 60 employees — 15% of its workforce — and shuttered its New York offices.<p>The …

Kyocera's 'Haptivity' will bring force feedback to touch screens

Regardless of how much we get used to touch screens, they never compare to mechanicla buttons and the confidence they provide. Feedback is an important part of operating technology with conviction, something we have lost with touch-operated smartphones. Why do you think cameras still use actual …

Touchscreens

How fake Apple Stores in China are cashing in on the new iPhone

A rash of unauthorised Apple Stores have sprung across China ahead of the new iPhone's launch on Friday<p>On a bustling street in China's southern boomtown of Shenzhen, more than 30 stores carrying Apple's iconic white logos peddle pre-orders for the new iPhone, a gadget that has become a status …

iPhone

Dell is also building its own Microsoft Surface clone

Dell already makes one of the best Windows laptops you can buy, and now it seems the company is working up its own rival for Microsoft's Surface tablet. Leaked slides show a new PC that Dell apparently plans to call the XPS 12. It's a tablet that magnetically latches onto a stand-alone keyboard, …

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How an insurance company is trying to craft eyewear of the future

I had just driven 85 miles north of San Francisco when I finally reached my destination: a bright red building with large floor-to-ceiling windows in downtown Sacramento. The structure's high ceilings and spacious interior gave a subtle reminder that it used to be a former Chevrolet dealership. But …

San Francisco

How I chose the right programming language for Data Science

<i>Which programming language should I learn for getting started in data science?</i><p>That’s one of the most popular question for anyone who is getting …

Partners: Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 Will Threaten iPad Enterprise Sales

Microsoft will shake up its flagship Surface device portfolio in October with the release of its new Surface Pro 4, according to a new report by …

Surface Pro

Google's Chrome to start auto-pausing Flash ads today

Flash, it was nice knowing you.<p>The demise of the once ever-present multimedia platform draws nearer with Google's decision to automatically pause …

Apple sends out invites for Sept. 9 event in San Francisco

Once again, the rumors proved true.<p>Applejust sent out media invites for its annual September event, which will be held on Sept. 9 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.<p>Traditionally, the Cupertino, Calif., tech company's September event has been devoted to introducing the …