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Software turns 2D objects 3D; lets you 'reach into' photos; bends your mind

Modeling products in three dimensions can be a time-consuming process. It's easy enough for humans to identify the presence of 3D objects in 2D scenes, but extracting these with algorithms is tricky. A new system developed by a team of researchers from the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel and Tel …

NSA Allegedly Spies On International Credit Card Transactions

Germany’s Der Spiegel newspaper – increasingly joining the NSA revelations train – reports today that the intelligence agency is interested in international credit card transactions and may have found a way to monitor payments processed by companies including Visa. Spiegel alleges it has even set …

Qualcomm announces 'Toq' smartwatch

Amid a flurry of excitement about Samsung Galaxy Gear, chip maker Qualcomm has quietly released its own smartwatch, offering what it describes as a ‘digital sixth sense’.<p>Like the Galaxy Gear, Qualcomm's smartwatch is designed to serve as a second display to your Android smartphone. However, it …

Ultracompact universal audio/MIDI interface announced for recording on Macs & iOS devices

IK Multimedia has announced what it claims is “the most versatile compact audio interface on the market”. iRig is a small battery-powered box that allows musicians to connect microphones, guitars, line instruments or MIDI devices to a Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.<p>iRig PRO is designed to give …

Panasonic's 20-inch 4K Toughpad tablet ships in November for about €4,500

Panasonic's 4K Toughpad tablet initially debuted at CES in January, but here at IFA in Berlin, the company is finally ready to shed some light on availability. Speaking at a press conference focused on the device, GM Jan Kampfer detailed the giant slate, which includes a fiberglass housing and …

Friction in the gears of Samsung's Galaxy Gear

Enter the Galaxy Gear. Samsung is raising the bar for what a smartwatch can be, aiming for functionality closer to that of Google Glass. You can answer phone calls, control Galaxy Gear with your voice, take pictures, and share content -- just like you would on a smartphone, but you don't have to …

Google plans to launch app store for Google Glass next year

Google will launch an app store serving Google Glass users and developer next year.<p>The Web giant on Tuesday confirmed to Marketing Land information published Friday in a lengthy New York Times Magazine first-person article. Describing how the lack of an app store initially limited the high-tech …

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear marks official start to smartwatch war

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch will come in a variety of color band options.<p>At a press event Wednesday in Berlin, Samsung revealed three products — the new Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch. There are many smartwatches out there, including the Pebble …

Microsoft wins patent trial against Motorola, awarded $14 million

The courts have punished Motorola twice in a row. Not only has one district court ruled that Motorola's standards-essential patents aren't remotely worth the $4 billion the comany claimed, but now a jury in a second trial has decided that the Google-owned company failed to comply with fair and …

Snapchat Just Solved Your Popular People Problems

Snapchat has always had a feature that shows your three most frequently snapped friends. The feature shows up in two places: your public web profile (which is potentially a terrible thing if you're caught being top snappers with the wrong person), and at the top of your friends list when you're …

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Evernote 5 moves past beta on Windows Desktop, available to download now

It took a little longer than two months for it to shed the beta tag, but Evernote 5 for Windows Desktop is now fully baked and ready for you to download. This major iteration of the productivity software brings a user interface that's been redesigned from the ground up, with features such as …

Sony introduces new wireless speaker and noise-canceling headphones

With the launch of its new flagship phone, the Xperia Z1 (and a slew of other products), Sony has had its hands full at IFA. But the day is still young, and there are accessories yet to be launched, like a new Bluetooth wireless speaker and a set of premium noise-canceling headphones. The …