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ZTE Seeks To Build Its Brand in Southeast Asia

A market research firm recently pinned Chinese handset maker ZTE as the fourth-largest in the US according to shipment volumes. This came as a bit of a surprise, given that the company hasn’t really built up a reputation among consumers as a smartphone brand holding its own against the likes of …

These high-tech gym clothes look inside your muscles to analyze your workout

Expensive technology long confined to the doctor's office is making its way into affordable fitness gear<p>When Dhananja Jayalath and Christopher Wiebe were students at the University of Waterloo, working towards degrees in electrical engineering, they were also gym buddies who liked to pump iron …

California hotel hires robot butlers to provide room service (video)

If you plan to stay in Cupertino's high-tech Aloft Hotel in the near future, don't be surprised if you open your door to a 3-foot-tall robot carrying extra towels or breakfast. See, it's the Starwood property's new butler (officially called A.L.O. Botlr, which is short for "robot butler," of …

Black hole bends light, space, time -- and NASA's NuSTAR can see it all unfold

NASA's black-hole hunting telescope has captured a cosmic battle between dark and light.<p>NuSTAR, formally known as the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, has observed a supermassive black hole's gravity tugging on X-ray light that's being emitted near that black hole.<p>That light is getting …

Samsung VR headset due for a September unveiling

We have been hearing mutterings about Samsung’s VR headset ever since the company made a deal with Oculus, and now <i>The Verge</i> has managed to grab an early look and a few details on Samsung’s virtual reality project.<p>Internally, the project has been given the codename “Project Moonlight”, and, somewhat …