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Google Glass infographic – how it works

If, like me, you’ve been trying to figure out just how Google Glass works then you’ll definitely want to check out this insightful infographic created by Martin Missfeldt. The infographic is a handy, albeit brief glimpse at the hardware setup, including camera, microphone, and speaker locations, …

Google Glass

Apple's hazy, big-screen iPhone ambitions

Apple's Phil Schiller says the challenge is not to make bigger products but to make better, smaller ones. Still, is Apple ready to create a bigger and better iPhone?<p>The suspense is building. After Samsung and HTC upped the game with their recent Android phones, the Galaxy S4 and the One …

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Gallery: April 2013's Hottest Gadgets

From strip clubs to theaters, Google Glass won’t be welcome everywhere

If an establishment prohibits cameras, it won't welcome Google Glass.<p>Google's futuristic Glass headgear will be available before year's end. The device may well be the final step before human-machine interaction moves under our skin — but its wearers may trigger some undesired social reactions from …

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Microsoft planning Xbox event for May

Microsoft had originally been planning to unveil its next-generation Xbox details at an event in April, but <i>The Verge</i> has learned that the company has pushed this back to May. Windows watcher Paul Thurrott revealed recently that Microsoft is planning an Xbox event for May 21st, and we understand …

Wearable design, Misfit and the age of the glanceable UI

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>The designers at startup Misfit Wearables had a goal to make their wearable health gadget so beautiful that customers might …

Scanning felons' brains could help predict whether they'll reoffend

Over five decades since <i>A Clockwork Orange</i> foretold a future where experimental science is used to "cure" repeat offenders, a study of 96 male felons has used brain scans to predict the likelihood of falling back into crime. While the neuroscientist who led the study, Kent Kiehl of Albuquerque's …

Google Explains Why The Future Of Energy Is Green

Google isn’t investing billions into clean energy projects only to feel good and make employees happy.<p>The company is doing it because the bottomline results are supported by data.<p>“While fossil-based prices are on a cost curve that goes up, renewable prices are on this march downward,” said Rick …

Massive Energy Skyscraper Proposed On U.S.-Mexico Border

Note: An update to this story is available here.<p>A Maryland energy company is planning to deliver 500 megawatts of power to the electrical grid from a giant hollow tower on the Arizona-Mexico border that would be the second-tallest structure ever built.<p>Known as a downdraft tower, the project by …

Solar Robots, 4K TVs Spring Forward

Spring is in the air. Here in Silicon Valley, it seems like just about everything is in blossom—daffodils, wildflowers, trees, and, it turns out, …

Silicon Valley

A Transparent Smartphone And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Microsoft Apologizes, But Refuses to Comment on 'Always On'

I was planning on avoiding yet another controversy started on Twitter yesterday, as it seems there’s a new gaming-related one every few hours.<p>In it, Creative Director at Microsoft Studios Adam Orth kicked things off by saying he “didn’t understand the drama around ‘always on’ consoles” because …

NASA to launch planet-hunting mission with Google-backed satellite

NASA this week announced plans to launch two new projects: a mission to search for new planets, and an International Space Station (ISS) experiment to analyze X-rays emitted from neutron stars. Both are slated to launch in 2017, under the agency's Astrophysics Explorer Program.<p>NASA's Transiting …

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Braves hopeful Venters returns by end of May

ATLANTA -- After a visit to Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday, it appears Jonny Venters is not likely to rejoin the Braves' bullpen until the end of May, …

Baseball

Notable April Extensions

Earlier this week, the Rangers officially signed <b>Elvis Andrus</b> to an eight-year extension with a vesting option for a ninth year that could bring the …

Baseball

You’re Not Supposed To Want Facebook Home…Yet

Making you feel comfortable didn’t get Facebook to a billion users. It had to push your limits of “open and connectedness”. That’s why so many of its product launches are initially met with outrage, or apprehension. But Zuck is convinced the amount we share will double each year. So if you don’t …

Apple to develop digital wallet in next year or two, says analyst

The iPhone maker may tap into NFC or a different technology to cook up a digital wallet for iOS users, says analyst Gene Munster.<p>Apple may finally step its toes into the digital wallet world over the next year or two, forecasts Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>The analyst believes a payment …

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