Michael Ervin

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The best Apple Watch accessories: bands, cases, docks, screen protectors & more

Apple Watch preorders, reservations, and sales are set to kick off in the coming weeks, so we’ve prepared a running list of the best accessories available to purchase and preorder online.<p>Companies aren’t waiting around for an official Apple third-party accessory program for the device, as a long …

One of the first true computers is finally on public display

Seeing ENIAC, one of the first true programmable computers, has been tricky; the giant mainframe was partly restored in 2007, but it was only visible in an office building. At last, though, you now have a (relatively) easy way to witness this piece of computing history first-hand. The US Army's …

This cook stove can cleanly burn plastic and charge a phone

It's no secret that the smoke spewing from open fires and from indoor coal-fired cook stoves is a silent killer in the developing world and a …

GT Bankruptcy Provides Rare Look at Apple's Relationship With Suppliers

A New Hampshire company's bankruptcy filing affords a rare glimpse into the Cupertino tech giant's relationship with its suppliers.<p>Apple is known for its incredibly tough contract terms, but the chance to work with the Cupertino-based tech giant hasn’t deterred thousands of companies around the …

Everykey Wants To Put Your Passwords On Your Wrist

This embed is invalid<p>The password as a digital authenticator is under more strain than ever. But is the answer to memorizing multiple complex secure passwords to rely on proximity and a physical wristband for logging in to devices and websites? The U.S.-based makers of a device called Everykey …

60 seconds with a simple but smart home monitoring device

There are already plenty of ways to keep an eye on your abode from afar, so any new home monitoring product better have a fresh approach if it wants to stand out from the competition. For start-up Form Devices, the goal wasn't to create an elaborate, connected home security system that did <i>more</i> than …

Samsung brings Korea's elderly a new flip-phone with dual screens

Samsung's Master range of flip-phones for the elderly only launched in May, and already the company is ready with a follow-up. The new Master Dual's biggest new feature is, unsurprisingly, the addition of a 2.2-inch display above the clamshell that complements the 3-incher that's tucked inside. In …

Google takes another step into your living room with its Nexus Player (hands-on)

Google's wanted a piece of your living room for ages, and now -- after two attempts that never really went anywhere -- the search giant seems poised to get what it wants. Android TV is coming to, well, a TV near you, and we just spent a few brief moments wrapping our heads around Mountain View's …

HP Unveils Faster, Cheaper 3-D Printers

Like we said last week.<p>Computing and printing giant Hewlett-Packard stepped into the nascent 3-D printing market today with a product it says will be faster and cheaper than anything else on the market.<p>Called Fusion (pictured), it’ll be targeted mainly to business customers and will be available by …

Tim Cook: Yep, I’m gay

In a beautifully written personal essay, Apple CEO Tim Cook has just come out as gay, finally confirming rumors that have circulated since he took over as Steve Jobs’ replacement in 2011.<p>In the history-making essay for Businessweek (remember: this is one of the most powerful and influential …

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12 moments in the keyboard's history

At some point in the day, we all smash our fingers against some form of keyboard -- whether it's of the physical or virtual variety. In this week's <i>Rewind,</i> we take a look at how the keyboard's grown beyond its humble typewriter beginnings and taken on a life of its own.<p>12

Apple to join Facebook in paying for female employees to freeze eggs to defer child-raising

<i>NBC</i> is reporting that Apple will offer female employees up to $20,000 to cover the costs of freezing their eggs if they want to defer having children until later in their career, following the example of Facebook which recently introduced the same employee benefit.<p>Fertility specialists advise that …

These stunning driverless trains are the future of London's Tube network

Want to see what the Tube could look like in the next ten years? Thanks to Transport for London and design studio PriestmanGoode, we now can, after they unveiled designs for a new fleet of driverless Tube trains due to be rolled out in 2022. The "New Tube for London" features a futuristic design …

Honda's latest robotic stool is fun to ride, still impossible to buy

One of the several reasons for why we love CEATEC is that we get to test ride human transporters there (as well as meeting robots of all sorts). Last year we came across Honda's stool-like UNI-CUB, and this year, the company is back with a new and improved model dubbed UNI-CUB Beta, and it even let …

Kano is an easy-to-use $150 computer for kids and parents to explore technology together

When it launched its Kickstarter campaign last November, Kano, a $150 computer comprised of a Raspberry Pi, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a speaker, was …

Tado adds physical controls to its second-gen smart thermostat

Smart thermostat maker Tado landed itself a new retail partner in the UK a little over a month ago, but with so much competition in the market, you need to keep on kicking if you want to stay above water. In an effort to do just that, Tado's ready to show off its second-generation connected …

An espresso machine in your backpack? Minipresso says yes

While there's something to be said -- a lot to be said, really -- for cowboy coffee, a fine espresso is a wonder unto itself. And the Minipresso looks like it's the solution to how to get espresso on the go that we never knew we needed: compact like a vacuum flask, yet able to deliver a freshly …

Crazy rumor claims Apple’s 12-inch iPad will run iOS and OS X

Having the ability to switch from iOS to OS X on your iPad when you need to get real work done sounds like an awesome idea, but Apple’s full desktop operating system isn’t designed to be used with a touchscreen. That’s why a new rumor that claims the upcoming 12-inch iPad will run both platforms is …

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Now you can test drive a Lexus RC F with the Oculus Rift

Wondering what it's like to get behind the wheel of Lexus' high-performance 2015 RC F sports coupé? Now you can find out -- well, sort of. The company has built a virtual reality RC F using the car's actual steering column, foot pedals and an Oculus Rift DK2 headset. It calls the setup the Lexus RC …

Little Moe Is A Robot That Hunts And Kills Ebola

A San Antonio-based company called Xenex has risen to media prominence recently thanks to their ultraviolet pulse robot called Little Moe. The robot can enter and clean a hospital room in five minutes and destroy the virus by fusing its DNA. You can watch the cute local news piece about the …

Rico gives your old iPhone a second life as a smarthome bot

Deciding to buy a new iPhone is always easier than figuring out what to do with the old smartphone its replacing. 280 million used smartphones are expected to be shoved back into closest and drawers by the end of 2014 rather than being recycled, but the folks at MindHelix have come up with a novel …

Video shows how black market took over the iPhone 6 lines

In many places around the world, around the first 50 people in line waiting for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last week appeared to be resellers — looking to make a quick (and relatively easy) buck selling Apple’s next generation iPhone on the gray/black market.<p>While we definitely noticed the phenomenon, …

Documentaries

Tiny VIDIT 1080p Pocket Camera Offers WiFi And iOS And Android Support (video)

A new pocket camera called VIDIT has launched over on the Pozible crowd funding website which has already raised over $20,000 to help take the camera …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple Launches Guide for Android Users Switching to iPhone

Ahead of the launch of the large-screened iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has released a detailed support document that walks Android users through moving data from their Android devices to the iPhone.<p>The document includes information on moving email accounts to the iPhone, giving Android users …

Build Your Own Siri: Api.ai Offers Voice Integration for All

The team behind Speaktoit, the virtual assistant app for Android, has launched a natural language understanding platform today called Api.ai, which allows developers to voice-enable their apps and devices.<p>Since Speaktoit’s launch in 2011, the company has sought to integrate its natural language …

Motorola Moto 360 Review: Google's Biggest Apple Watch Rival

Welcome to the calm before the storm: the three month countdown to the launch of the Apple Watch. Whether you’re sold on Apple’s new wearable or not (I have significant doubts) the company’s rivals have three months to convince you your money should go elsewhere and one alternative stands head and …

Colorful Pipes In The Dalles

These pipes carry water in and out of Google's The Dalles, Ore., data center. The blue pipes supply cold water and the red pipes return the warm water back to be cooled.

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Mexican woman becomes world's 'oldest person' - but lost her only proof 40 years ago

Leandra Becerra Lumbreras was reportedly born in the year Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee and has 73 great-grandchildren<p>She was 27 when World War One erupted, 75 when John F. Kennedy was shot and nearly 100 when the Berlin Wall came down.<p>Now Leandra Becerra Lumbreras is celebrating her …