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Smartphone microphone skin tattoos? Motorola already has a patent application on it

Motorola wasn’t kidding back in May during an interview when it said it’s working on a variety of mobile-related wearable devices, a recently discovered patent application reveals.<p>Filled a year before that interview, in May 2012, the patent describes “coupling an electronic skin tattoo to a mobile …

Mobile

Google opens an online store for Glass accessories — and, yikes, are these things expensive

Looking for a $50 pouch for your $1,500 Google Glass ? Google has what you need.<p>The company last night quietly opened a web store for Glass accessories, which is right now only open to the small number of Glass Explorers.<p>While the store only has four items at the moment, none of the early …

pixelstick: Print Photos In Midair Using This Magical Light Painting Tool

Light painting is something that takes a lot of time and patience. Even after many trial and error attempts, nailing the exact look you’re going for …

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

National Parks

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Pop Culture

The Most Famous Book In Every State

Whether you come from Florida, New York, Texas, or any other state, reading a book set there can make you feel a warm nostalgia for that beloved place.<p>We rounded up the most famous book set in every state in America.<p>Did we get your state right? Let us know in the comments if you have another …

Books

Neuroscientist uses MRI scans to show that dogs have emotions similar to humans

Man’s best friend may have more in common with his or her human owners than previously thought.<p>For the past two years, neuroscientist Gregory Berns of Emory University has been conducting a series of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans on canines – including his pet terrier Callie – and he says …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

FBI seizes online black market Silk Road, arrests owner

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has seized Deep Web Bitcoin-based black market Silk Road, an anonymous online marketplace, and arrested …

Silk Road

Former convicts make bad employees—and other hiring myths big data expose

Despite the high rate of unemployment in the US, 4 million job openings remain unfulfilled. Attrition and lost productivity contribute to $350 billion in annual losses for US businesses; outdated hiring and workforce management practices are largely to blame.<p>Used in the right way, big data …

Human Resources

Korea Will Soon Be Home To The World's First 'Invisible' Skyscraper

The world will soon have its first "invisible" skyscraper.<p>There's no construction date yet for the planned 1,476-foot tower, called Tower Infinity. But its architects have just been granted a construction permit to begin building outside of Seoul, South Korea near Incheon International Airport.<p>The …

Skyscrapers

Waste Some Time With These 34 Great Photography Links

Join us as we check out this weeks list of epic photography links, curated by Toad Hollow Photography. This edition features a pair of tutorials, an …

Recreational Marijuana Could Be On Sale In Washington By Early 2014

Washington, get ready. Legal weed could be on sale early next year.<p>According to a report in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Washington's rules for legal pot growers were recently amended to let growers start with mature (but non-flowering) plants. This is a crucial revision from the earlier rules, …

Kim Jong-un 'has baby daughter' - Dennis Rodman

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1008000/1008639_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518401122_60ae51d43e66b62fa27d6255e319c2a7<p><b>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has a baby daughter called Ju-ae, retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman says.</b><p>Mr Rodman, who was in North Korea …

North Korea

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MyGlass update lets you control Google Glass UI with an Android device

As anyone who's stuck Google Glass on their head knows, controlling its UI via swipes, nods and voice commands can sometimes be... awkward. Now you can do it remotely, thanks to an update to the MyGlass companion Android app. It uses Glass' so-called screencast experience, which is a way of letting …

Google Glass could be worth $3.3B in just 4 years

<i>Updated September 5 at 7:13 AM with an accurate number of projected sales</i><p>Glass could be worth $3.3 billion to Google by 2017, one analyst suggests. And that’s even if only 650,000 people end up actually wearing the face-mounted augmented reality glasses.<p>Given the amount of interest in Google Glass …

Samsung introduces the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, a companion watch for your Galaxy devices

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 are here, but what would they be without a companion smartwatch? In a move …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung announces the Galaxy Gear smartwatch

After giving as an accidental glimpse prior to today's big event, Samsung has finally revealed its new smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. First impressions: it's big, but up on stage at IFA today it looks very little like the prototype watch VentureBeat leaked last week. The basic shape is the same, but, …

Phones

Smart watches: what are Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft up to?

With the Galaxy Gear expected to be unveiled this week, Samsung's rivals are thought to be working on their own wrist-worn devices<p>"The wrist is interesting," said Apple chief executive Tim Cook at the All Things Digital D11 conference in May 2013, when being quizzed about his company's potential …

This is Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch: A blocky health tracker with a camera

<i>Editor’s Note Sept. 4: Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch as expected. We’ve got all the details on the Galaxy Gear smartwatch right here on VentureBeat.</i><p>Samsung is set to reveal its Galaxy Gear smartwatch next Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Berlin. But this weekend, we got a first look at the …

Google shows how Project Loon could ride wind currents to keep balloons evenly spaced

Anyone looking to poke a hole in Project Loon — Google's ambitious project to use balloons to bring internet access to remote regions of the world — would likely point out that you can't keep a balloon in one spot. Google has an answer for that, of course. The Project Loon team says it could use …

"Miracle" Ocelot Kitten Born at Cameron Park Zoo

An Ocelot kitten born at the Cameron Park Zoo is being called a “miracle baby” because it was born to a mother who was beyond the known breeding age …

Birds

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Google Confirms It Has Acquired Android Smartwatch Maker WIMM Labs

Google has confirmed it acquired WIMM Labs last year, a company that previously made an Android-powered smartwatch before shuttering operations in 2012. At the time a message on its website said it had entered into an exclusive partnership without releasing further details, but it’s now clear that …