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Sony UK reveals the £1,299 HMZ-T3 3D head-mounted display

Sony revealed its third-generation 3D head-mounted display, the HMZ-T3, which retails for £1,299 (approximately $2030) and supports gaming with PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.<p>The head-mounted display can also be used with smartphones for video playback. Supporting 60GHz wireless transmissions, the …

Smart thermostat startup Tado cranks up app, funding

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>While Nest is the name most often associated with smart thermostat startups, German startup Tado has been developing new …

Alcatel OneTouch reveals prototype E Ink flip cover (video)

E Ink -- the tech behind a large number of e-readers on the market today -- is starting to make its way onto smartphones. We've seen it on reference phones as well as devices like the YotaPhone and even the iPhone and Galaxy Note II (in the form of a case), and now a largely unknown company is …

Still Life With Sponges

New York City-based still-life photographer Akira Kawahata found inspiration for this series in both the natural environment and in man-made objects. …

Acer Announces Release of 6-Inch Liquid S2 Smartphone with 4K-Recording Camera

The cellphone wars are really escalating (thankfully for us) especially when it comes to the bells and whistles of built-in cameras. Every new phone …

Full Frame or Cropped? A Brief Guide to Camera Sensor Sizes

It all used to be so simple. When DSLRs first appeared, there was very little discussion on sensor size, mainly because there was very little …

The Masters of Nature Photography book – in pictures

Wild horses of the Netherlands, red-crowned cranes dancing in the snow, the plight of a tortured chimpanzee and a polar panorama feature in the collection of wildlife images in the book published by the Natural History Museum<p>• Masters of Nature Photography by Rosamund Kidmane Cox - Guardian Bookshop

It Turns Out Qualcomm Is Making a Smartwatch, Too

As expected, Samsung is showing off its Galaxy Gear smartwatch at an event in Berlin. In a surprising twist, though, it isn’t the only company …

UCSF study shows gaming makes you cognitively younger (video)

A slew of negatives plague video games -- Peter Pan Syndrome, hyper-violence, camping -- but their youthfulness could do just what Nintendo's <i>Brain Age</i> promised: improve elderly brain function. Over four years, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco had a group play a custom game …

Toshiba has invented a quantum cryptography network that even the NSA can’t hack

If you’ve got communications that absolutely cannot be intercepted—whether you’re a NSA whistleblower, the president of Mexico, or Coca-Cola—quantum cryptography is the way to go.<p>It harnesses the bizarro-world properties of quantum physics to ensure that information sent from point A to point B …

Quantum Mechanics

Elon Musk To Traverse The U.S. Using A Model S And Tesla Superchargers In 6 Day Trip, With Only 9 Hours Spent Charging

The Tesla Model S is doing remarkably well, despite the challenges it still faces in terms of convincing average consumers that it can meet their everyday needs. One of the big remaining question marks around the Tesla S was how it would manage a cross-country roadtrip – that quintessential, if …

Galaxy Note 3 first phone to feature ugly new Micro USB 3 port

A new port means potentially faster transfers and charging<p>With all the news coming from its big event yesterday, Samsung glazed over the importance of one new feature of its Galaxy Note 3 — it's the first phone we know of that uses USB 3.0. The benefits of the switch to the more modern standard are …

Typeform Raises €550K Seed Round To Help You Build Beautiful Device-Agnostic Online Surveys And Forms

Typeform, the Barcelona, Spain-based startup that takes the heavy-lifting out of creating user-friendly surveys and other types of online forms, has raised a €550,000 seed round led by Berlin-based VC Point Nine Capital, and Warsaw’s RTAventures.<p>Founded by Robert Munoz and David Okuniev, and …

Sony reportedly has full-frame mirrorless cameras coming this year

Sony got into full-frame cameras in a big way with last year's A99 and seemingly physics-defying RX1, and the company may be gearing up to apply the same formula to its mirrorless E-mount line. According to multiple sources that have spoken to <i>Sony Alpha Rumors</i>, we'll see three full-frame shooters …

Panasonic's 20-inch 4K Toughpad tablet ships in November for about €4,500

Panasonic's 4K Toughpad tablet initially debuted at CES in January, but here at IFA in Berlin, the company is finally ready to shed some light on availability. Speaking at a press conference focused on the device, GM Jan Kampfer detailed the giant slate, which includes a fiberglass housing and …

Qualcomm announces 'Toq' smartwatch

Amid a flurry of excitement about Samsung Galaxy Gear, chip maker Qualcomm has quietly released its own smartwatch, offering what it describes as a ‘digital sixth sense’.<p>Like the Galaxy Gear, Qualcomm's smartwatch is designed to serve as a second display to your Android smartphone. However, it …

Microsoft buying Nokia's phone business in a $7.2 billion bid for its mobile future

That's one way to become "a devices and services company"<p>One of the most enticing "what-ifs" of recent years has come true: Microsoft has purchased Nokia's devices and services unit, bringing the Lumia lineup under the Redmond roof. The move unites Windows Phone 8 with its biggest hardware …