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Google wants to inject cyborg lenses into your eyeballs

Google has patented a new technology that would let the company inject a computerized lens directly into your eyeball.<p>The company has been developing smart glasses and even smart contact lenses for years. But Google's newest patented technology would go even further -- and deeper.<p>(<i>Note: the</i> …

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Google patented a crazy device it wants to inject into your eyeball

We may be accustomed to seeing high-tech companies file patents for out-there concepts and technologies, but a new patent from Google takes the cake. Originally spotted by <i>Forbes</i>, Google earlier this month filed a patent which describes a method of injecting a device into a person's eyeball as a …

Digital pen is better dementia-prediction tool than a doctor

A new dementia-prediction tool could diagnose conditions earlier, and with greater accuracy by using digital pen technology.<p>Alzheimer's disease and …

Free 50-minute video tutorial video shows you how to make an Apple Watch app

If you want to get quickly up to speed on the basics of creating an Apple Watch app following the release of WatchKit, developer Nick Walter has put a free 50-minute video tutorial online. You can also sign up for a full online course for just $39 on Kickstarter – saving $161 on the likely launch …

Xcode Fundamentals iOS 7: Learn How to Make Apps and Design a User Experience | MacTrast Deals

Learn beautiful iOS 7 design and more...<p>Want to learn how to make apps?<p>Learn how to use Xcode<br>• Learn how to design a creative user experience<br>• Learn how …

NASA wants you to design a smartwatch app for astronauts

For as long as there have been humans in space, there have been watches accompanying them on their wrists, with the most famous being the Omega Speedmaster worn by NASA's astronauts. Now, with the age of the smartwatch upon us, astronauts may be strapping something new to their wrists.<p>A …

Skin made of silicon can now control cell phones

The latest in touch-screen technology involves the use of your own skin.<p>According to Reuters, a new product called iSkin uses silicon rubber and pressure-sensitive sensors to create an elastic film. When iSkin is combined with a medical-grade adhesive the electronic skin can be painlessly attached …

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This Wearable Can Help You Get Pregnant

Just turn off the lights and push it inside your ear.<p>There are lots of great apps out there for couples trying to get pregnant, or avoid it. Now, there’s a wearable that promises to help women track their fertility more accurately.<p>Your body’s basal temperature is an important thing for any woman …

Ambitious new tech aims to revolutionize touchscreens

The ambitious GHOST (Generic, Highly-Organic Shape-Changing Interfaces) research project is building technology that will let consumers use their fingertips to literally drag data out of touchscreen displays, bringing it into the 3D world.<p>GHOST is the brainchild of four universities in the U.K., …

Learn to Code iOS 8 Apps with This Comprehensive Course for Only $89

Some of the biggest tech news of last year was Apple’s new Swift programming language. If you’d like to get to grips with iOS 8 development and this new way of creating apps, we’ve got just the course for you.<p>The course is suitable for beginners and includes 350 videos and 36.5 hours of content to …

How to successfully localize your app for other countries

For many app marketers, localizing an app to fit new markets simply means translating it into different languages. Entrepreneurs then sit, and wait, hoping this will instantly turn their app into an overnight success. But in order for an app to successfully penetrate a foreign market, there’s a …

Apps

How to make money on Instagram

Although these are not directly clickable links within Instagram, using these techniques can help guide interested consumers to find your products or services. You’re trying to create an experience that gives your audience an easy path to make a purchase. Use caution if including a call to action …

Jaguar wants to monitor its drivers' brainwaves, heart rate, and breathing

A future Jaguar could monitor your brain, detect your health, and predict your actions. It sounds incredibly futuristic, but they're all elements of different projects that Jaguar Land Rover is working on right now in order to make its cars much smarter and safer. It detailed the projects today in …

This Pizza Hut box turns into a movie projector

Pizza Hut thinks it can do more than just bring food to your front door. It wants to deliver your entertainment for the evening, too. At least, that's the case in Hong Kong, where the pizza chain is delivering some pizzas in specially-designed boxes that convert into pseudo movie …

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Accel and DJI Announce Their $10 Million Drone Fund

DJI and Accel will both choose which drone companies are funded.<p>Get prepared for more drones.<p>As <b>Re/code</b> previously reported, startup investment firm Accel and Chinese drone company DJI will be co-running a fund focused on the unmanned aerial vehicle ecosystem. They’re contributing equal amounts of …

Drones

Lenovo's projector phone beams a touchscreen onto any surface

Smartphones with built-in projectors -- well, just the two from Samsung, really -- haven't exactly been a huge hit so far, but Lenovo thinks it's finally got the right use case for this combination: beaming a touchscreen or virtual keyboard onto your desk. Announced at the Lenovo Tech World …

Lenovo shows off dual-screen Magic View concept smartwatch

At its Tech World event in Beijing today, Lenovo has showcased a new concept smartwatch that aims to address some of the main concerns with current wearable devices. Alongside the circular display, which is synonymous with the Moto 360 smartwatch, the Magic View concept has a second screen which is …

Mobile Technology

Google Jump is an entire ecosystem for virtual reality filmmaking

It's much more than a quirky camera<p>Near the end of the opening keynote at Google's I/O developer conference, the company announced something called "Jump." And while it may have sounded like Jump was just a camera rig the company built in conjunction with GoPro, it's much more than that. Jump is an …

Google's Project Jacquard wants to put a trackpad on your pants

The ATAP division of Google is known for some the most innovative ideas to come out of Silicon Valley. It's the home of the Project Ara modular phone and Project Tango. So it's no surprise to find that Project Jacquard has a large single piece of fabric with conductive yarn woven in that works like …

Wearable Tech

Neptune Duo: a Phone on Your Wrist, a Screen in Your Pocket

We’re now used to the idea of smartwatches relaying information from our phones to our wrists. The Neptune Duo is turning the concept on its head: it’s a wearable smartphone with a secondary display you can stash in your pocket.<p>The Neptune Duo consists of two parts. The Hub is a device you wear on …

Paparazzi-proof clothing that's embedded with reflective glass

<b>(WIRED) —</b> "Hey Liz, do you have an iPhone? Turn on the flash, and take a picture."<p>The directive comes from Steven Wheeler, a senior designer at online clothing company Betabrand.<p>We're at the company's San Francisco headquarters in a little room in back of their retail front that functions as the …

This crazy kettle heats only the water you need

A 2013 report found, in the UK alone, £68 million was being wasted every year from one single factor: overfilling kettles. That is the cost of electricity used to boil water that then never gets used. Of course, it's difficult to gauge exactly how much water you'll need for one cup when filling …

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Jaguar Land Rover mulling factory in Georgia?

London's <i>Sunday Times</i> reported last October that Jaguar-Land Rover was sniffing around The South looking for a potential manufacturing site, and was "talking to several southern states." We imagine Georgia was one of them; The Peach State has Kia Motors Manufacturing in West Point, it claims Porsche …

'ControlAir' App Brings Finger Gesture Controls to Mac

Earlier this week, gesture recognition technology company eyeSight introduced <i>ControlAir</i>, an app that uses a Mac's camera to read finger-based movements, allowing users to control various media applications without needing to physically interact with their computers.<p>The app, which is free to …

Apps

Watch Vestigen’s Project Ara Sensors Show How Modular Smartphones Could Change The World

Project Ara is getting closer to producing a shipping product, and a developer conference in Singapore gave some of those building hardware modules for the Google-made smartphone with swappable parts a chance to show off their coming wares. Vestigen is one such company, which is focused on building …

Augmented Reality Without The Glasses

The term Augmented Reality is typically defined as an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device. This device is almost always thought to be Google Glass or some variant. So now that Google Glass …

The Backed Pack: A universal remote control, a wearable stress detector, and a DSLR triggering system

<i>Each week, our friends at Backerjack bring us updates on some of the most successful gadget crowdfunding campaigns.</i><p>NEEO<p>Neeo (shown above) combines some of the best features of a mobile app-based smart home automation system with those of a universal remote control. It also adds a few features that …

How Flexible Fibers Could Lead to Better, Cheaper Brain Implants

MIT researchers develop a cheaper way to make brain implants that could also allow the devices to work in the body longer.<p>The brain just doesn't react well to implants, such the so-called brain pacemakers that alleviate some of the symptoms of Parkinson's and other movement disorders. Neural tissue …

Skin-Implanted Microchips Open Doors At Swedish Office Complex

It's the cyberpunk dystopia we were promised<p>To hear biohacker Hannes Sjoblad talk about it, getting a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip installed under your skin is like an inoculation against obsolescence. As seen in a short video from the BBC, workers in a Swedish office complex called …

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