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Electronic Typewriter with E Ink Screen: Hemingwrite - Technabob

Unlike most artforms or professions, writing needs the most basic of tools. Even if you’d rather work with a word processor instead of pen and paper, …

New Mac Mini Finally Coming in October Alongside New iPads?

At just under two years since its last update, the Mac mini seems to have become the forgotten part of Apple's Mac lineup, with a number of fans of the small desktop waiting for any word of a potential update.<p>As they typically are with Mac products, rumors and leaks regarding the Mac mini's future …

App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Researchers in Massachusetts have created an app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners.<p>Children as young …

Pebble Update Allows Health Apps To Track Fitness And Sleep In The Background

At the start of 2014, smartwatch maker Pebble opened up its platform with the launch of an app store. On Tuesday, it further expanded its ecosystem with a software update that lets developers build apps that monitor a user’s physical activity and sleep, even when the app is closed. In addition, the …

FreedomPop starts making its own low-cost smartphones, starting with a 7-inch phablet

FreedomPop isn’t content with selling refurbished Sprint phones, so it’s decided to start making its own. Or, more accurately, it’s started paying a …

Consumer Reports weighs in on iPhone 6 bending

As much as Apple would like for this discussion to be over, controversy and conversation over whether the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus has a durability problem is continuing. Just as it tested out antenna reception for the iPhone 4, <i>Consumer Reports</i> has forced Apple's newest mobile devices into its torture …

Nixie is a wearable drone that captures your activities on the fly

Remember the dronie? If not, it's a self-taken photograph (sigh, <i>selfie</i>) from a UAV like the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 that provides a bit more creativity than your arm reach allows. Imagine that you can attach that drone to your wrist and launch it instantly, and you have some idea about how the Nixie …

TinyScreen thumb-sized display supports full color

One of the key elements that anyone who is into making their own electronic devices needs is a screen. Often the size of the screen controls how …

The FCC May Redefine ‘Television’ to Include the Internet

The Fed­er­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions Com­mis­sion is con­sid­er­ing wheth­er to treat cer­tain on­line video ser­vices the same way it treats cable and …

Telstra public phone booths to get new life as two million public Wi-Fi hotspots

Telstra’s forgotten public phone booths will be given an added function as Wi-Fi hotspots as part of a plan to blanket public spaces with internet access.<p>Trials of the $100m project will be up and running by November and will allow Telstra customers who agree to share their bandwidth to get free …

Great artists steal: The difference between Apple and Samsung

Samsung is widely regarded as having copied Apple's iPhone with their original Galaxy S products in order to gain broader, faster entry into the …

Consumer Reports: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Not as Bendable as Believed

Just a day after Apple issued its first statement regarding the ongoing complaints that the iPhone 6 Plus bends in user pockets, Consumer Reports has released its test results for how "bendable" Apple's new phones are. In summary, the results show that the new phones are far stronger than what some …

India hails first transgender newsreader after law recognises third sex

Padmini Prakash has become India's first transgender newsreader, after India's Supreme Court recognised transgenders as third sex<p>A 31-year-old transgender woman who was abandoned by her family at 15 has been hired to anchor an Indian television channel's headline news show after winning plaudits …

Apple fanboys are finally admitting Steve Jobs was wrong about huge phones

This weekend, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus went on sale to record pre-orders and insanely long queues. Sure, there’s pent up demand from the public, which has been clamoring for bigger devices for years.<p>But much of the rush for the new huge iPhones comes not just from the broader public, but from …

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Apple's new iPhones score big in durability

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model and a leading Android phone, a study says.<p>Apple's iPhone 6, whose screen measures 4.7 inches, did the best across a variety of tests that measures how prone smartphones are to break due to …

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Sales Top Ten Million in Launch Weekend

Apple today announced that opening weekend sales of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus topped ten million units, breaking the previous record of nine million units set by the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c last year.<p>“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the …

LG Wine Smart is a flip phone for the modern age

They were all the rage in early 2000s. And then smartphones pushed them aside, and the world forgot about them. But flip phones still have a following of sorts, even though the ones you still see today tend to be venerable old-timers.<p>Not the Wine Smart, LG’s new clamshell smartphone that launched …

This Wallet Connects With Your Phone So You’ll Never Lose Either Of Them Again

SmartWallet is a Bluetooth LE-enabled leather wallet that doubles as a backup phone charger. By wirelessly connecting our smartphones with our …

Researchers Develop Transparent Solar Concentrator That Could Cover Windows, Electronics

Scientists at Michigan State University announced this week the creation of a “transparent luminescent solar concentrator” that could turn windows and even cellphone screens into solar-power generators.<p>This technology could mean that one day entire skyscrapers might be able to generate solar power …

Command Your Own Holodeck With An iPad Mini

For $50,000, this unbelievable 3-D illustration system could be yours next year.<p>Imagine drawing a tree on an iPad, and having that tree appear in 3-D Space, life-sized right in front of your eyes–no virtual reality headset needed. Someone could walk in and see exactly what you drew. And then they …

Women In Tech: It’s Not Just A Pipeline Problem

Why are there so few women in tech jobs? Repeat after me, robotically, defensively: “It’s a pipeline problem!” So says David Cohen of TechStars, echoing many others, e.g. Paul Graham and CNN. But come on, folks. We’re kidding ourselves if we pretend that’s the only obstacle here. The pipeline …

Good Ideas: Date Rape Drug Detecting Fingernail Polish

A group of students from North Carolina State University are developing Undercover Colors, a line of fingernail polishes that can detect the presence …

How Wi-Fi Could Revolutionize The Way We Use The Web

"When people hear 'Wi-Fi' they say, 'That's that thing that doesn't work very well at my house,'" says Jaime Fink.<p>His company, Mimosa, works with technology that could turn Wi-Fi from a way to save money on our smartphone data plans to an internet connectivity option on par with fiber and leagues …

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Elemoon Wearable Bracelet Wants To Make Alerts More Chic Than Geek

Wearable tech that aims to blend in and look like a fashion accessory is the next obvious step in the trajectory of electronic things designed to cling to the human body. Bottom line: not everyone wants to put something utilitarian looking — or downright ugly — on their person.<p>Costume jewelry with …

Tom Hanks just released a typewriter app for iPad

Tom Hanks has made it well known that he's one of the few remaining typewriter diehards, but today he's taking that passion digital. He's releasing an iPad app called Hanx Writer that recreates the typewriter experience on a tablet: keys clack, the paper moves side-to-side, and new sheets need to …

Healthy Future for HealthKit

Apple didn't introduce an iWatch or fitness band at their Worldwide Developers Conference, but they introduced technology to make it easier for others to do so. HealthKit is a framework for developers and gadget makers that can help them integrate fitness and wearable gear with iOS. And Apple isn't …

Free Wi-Fi comes to six parks around Los Angeles

Free Wi-Fi is now available to visitors at six parks throughout the city.<p>Park-goers will be able to connect their laptops, tablets and e-readers to public Wi-Fi networks at Cabrillo Beach, Echo Park Lake, Griffith Observatory, Pershing Square, Reseda Park and Venice Beach.<p>The city's Department of …

TeVido BioDevices 3D-Prints Skin And Fat Grafts For Breast Cancer Survivors

Laura Bosworth spends most of her time talking about breasts — nipples, specifically. For the past three years as CEO of TeVido BioDevices, which works with human tissue and 3D printing to create skin and fat grafts, Bosworth has been researching how these products can help breast cancer survivors. …

Buddytruk Is A Sharing Service Like Lyft For Moving

With sharing services like Uber and Lyft becoming more and more popular, it’s no surprise to see these ideas branch out into different services such as moving.<p>Buddytruk is a peer-to-peer, on-demand moving and hauling platform that lets people with trucks or minivans apply to become a mover.<p>The iOS …