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Tobii and SteelSeries team up to launch eye-tracking game controller

After spending the better part of a year fine-tuning its technology for Windows 8 machines, eye-tracking specialist Tobii is looking to conquer new market: gaming. With CES just days away, the Swedish company announced today that it has partnered with gaming accessory maker SteelSeries to launch …

This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool

Using a magazine for scale, this App lets you virtually design a room, then buy the furniture.<p>A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company’s catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a …

The NSA Is Reportedly Working To Develop A Quantum Computer

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt said last year that “the solution to government surveillance is to encrypt everything” — and boldly predicted that government censorship can be ended within a decade.<p>However, the US government is said to be putting in much effort as it seeks to build a …

Acer’s new tablet is a low-cost Android alternative to the iPad mini

If you like the iPad mini(s appl), but wish it only cost half the price and ran Android(s goog), Acer has just the tablet for you. On Friday the …

Archos to launch 4G phones and smartwatches at CES

Archos is planning to launch a range of connected devices at CES this year, including 4G smartphones and wearable devices<p>French phone maker Archos has announced that its first 4G handsets, the 45 and 50 Helium, will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week.<p>Both …

Blade 350 QX Quadcopter

If the holiday season left you loaded up with socks and lacking old fashioned unadulterated fun, it's time to take to the skies. The Blade 350 QX is the perfect way inject some childlike fun into the new year with a toy that appeals to savvy gadget-heads, those looking for an easy thrill and even …

Why computers of the next digital age will be invisible

Computers are hi-tech, right? Our children may not see it that way. The next generation of digital devices will be hidden, says Tom Chatfield, bringing both benefits and dangers.<p>The author Douglas Adams once made a witty point about technology: the inventions we label “technologies” are simply …

Digital Age

Science and Space

<i>See the rest of</i> TIME’<i>s Top 10 of Everything 2013 lists here</i><p>Ames / JPL-Caltech / NASA<p>10. The Galaxy’s Most Adorable Planet<p>The cosmos don’t often get …

Your phone is the perfect surveillance tool

If you carry a smartphone, the world can spy on you.<p>Surveillance is a fundamental part of the cellular network, writes Stephen Wicker in his new book</i> …

NASA Detects Water on Five Planets

NASA’s Hubble Telescope has discovered signs of water vapor on five Jupiter-sized planets outside the solar system.<p>But the fiery planets are not …

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At Milky Way’s center, star orbits shaped like peanut shells

Previous explanations have suggested that the stars that form the bulge at the center of our galaxy are in banana-like orbits, but a new paper …

More evidence there’s an ocean on Europa primed for life

An ocean below the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa may have deep currents and circulation patterns with heat and energy transfers that are capable …

Congressional hearing on search for extraterrestrial life – live updates

Summary<p><b>The hearing has wrapped.</b> No conclusive evidence as to the existence or not of extraterrestrial life emerged today on Capitol Hill. But as multiple committee members were at pains to mention, the hearing was more fun and informative than the usual fare. Here's a summary of where things</b> …

'Science' says 'selfie' isn't Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster uses stats to pick 2013's top word<p>While Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year choices often appear to be intentionally buzzy — be it "podcast," the verb "GIF," or this year's selection of "selfie" — Merriam-Webster has turned to statistics to determine its Word of the Year, removing …

Google Is Building Robots. These Demos Show Them At Work.

The company that gave us Android is developing androids.<p>Yes, Google is building robots. And not just self-driving cars, which, of course, are technically robots, but humanoids that can walk around and make cow eyes at you.<p>It will probably be a while before anyone sees a Googlebot walking the …

Placebos & Nocebos: How Your Brain Heals and Hurts You