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BACtrack Skyn is the first wearable to show how drunk you are in real-time

Ever wish a wearable could tell you when you might have had too much? The ability to see how drunk you are in any given situation could certainly come in handy when it’s time to decide if you’ll be having ‘just one more.’<p>What is it?<p>BACtrack Skyn is a wearable that can act on its own, or with an …

Wearable Tech

Brain implant helps paralysed monkeys walk in just six days

Spinal cord injuries typically cause communication between the brain and physiological areas to become disrupted, preventing the person from moving. …

EPGL working on iPhone apps compatible with 'smart' contact lenses for AR

Exclusive<p>Medical supply company EPGL, known for "smart" contact lens technology in development, intends to develop apps compatible with iOS for …

Which iPhone lens is best? The Zeiss ExoLens looks like a winner.

The iPhone has one of the best smartphone cameras out there. The only thing holding it back? Its fixed lens.<p>Committed iPhone photographers have long …

These ear capsules might be the wireless multifunction headphones you've been waiting for

A startup company in Seattle that secured a $5 million investment round back in April just announced its secret weapon: a pair of strange-looking wireless ear-pod headphones that can shift from a private listening device into a portable loudspeaker, and more.<p>In a press release published on its Web …

Watch homebrew code run Steam games on the PS4

Ever since Sony switched to x86 processors with the PlayStation 4, gamers have been craving the chance to play PC games on the console -- it's much closer to your home computer than the PS3 was, after all. Well, we're glad to say that it's no longer just a dream: OsirisX recently demonstrated Steam …

Netflix search sucks? Flixed fixes it

Netflix may be home to all your favorite content (largely depending on the shows and movies you love the most) but finding those needles in the haystack could be a whole lot easier, which is why a few different unofficial services have sprung up to help you find out what’s available to stream.<p>One …

A Swiss watchmaker is mocking Apple with a $25,000 mechanical timepiece

According to Hodinkee, a watch blog, only 50 units are being made. The full name of the watch is the Swiss Alp Watch.<p>The high-end watch industry has had mixed reactions to the Apple Watch, which can cost up to $17,000 (£13,000) in the rose gold configuration.<p>The CEO of Swatch dismissed the Apple …

Apple Watch

7 Must-Read Tips From Ace iPhone Photographers

Darren Pearson lights up the night with colorful characters and scenes in his LED paintings. For Tree of Light, he “sket<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Darren Pearson<p>1 …

The 55 best Christmas episodes you can watch on Netflix right now

But if that's your only strategy, you're missing out on some awesome content in the form of holiday-themed TV episodes. These eps can be harder to find because Netflix's search option won't pick up on episode titles — and some of the episodes don't even have "Christmas" or "holiday" in the title.<p>So …

Best Apple Watch apps list: The 26 best free and paid-for Apple Watch apps so far

Got an Apple Watch? Get these 26 apps and games first<p>The Apple Watch is finally here, and it easily ranks as one of the best wearables we’ve tried. …

Soul Reaver Project Rumored: '50/50 chance' for new Legacy of Kain, says Crystal Dynamics

A new entry in the Legacy of Kain franchise stands a fair chance of getting made for current-gen hardware, according to developer Crystal …

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

The Brain

There’s now a computer program that lets you control someone else’s face

In the prophetic 1997 film “Face/Off,” John Travolta figures that the only way to avoid going back to prison was to surgically replace his face with that of Nicolas Cage’s. Although medical science has not really gotten to the point where that isn’t still completely laughable, a new technology out …

Stanford University

These Bluetooth lights turn your bike wheels into turn signals

Safety lights are one of the most important pieces of bicycle equipment, especially if you ride at night or in low-visibility weather conditions. Most look the same -- a large, forward-facing beam under your handlebars and a slim row of red LEDs under the saddle. But Revolights are a little …

Power-cutting cord gives your device battery the perfect amount of juice

We know that keeping our smartphones and tablets plugged in over night, well past the point of a full charge, will deplete precious battery life. But who among us purposely gets up in the middle of the night to unplug?<p>The team at UsBidi assumes very few, which is why its developers believe they …

Batteries

Video demonstrates using 3D touch screen iPhone 6s to weigh objects, opens up new use cases

Developer Simon Gladman today demonstrated (via Jeff Benjamin) the use of the iPhone 6s display as a way to compare weights of an object, here denoted in a percentage of touch, on Apple’s 3D or Force Touch display.<p>The app called “Plum-O-meter” for obvious reasons is currently a jailbreak option for …

App Store

Watch this iPhone screen protector heal scratches within a second

The folks who came up with the self-healing iPhone case is now back with something a lot more impressive. Innerexile's earlier technology could repair light scratches within about half a minute (given the right temperature, that is), but the latest version can do the same within just a <i>second</i>! …

Apple invents ring-style wearable device with voice control, haptics, cameras and more

It seems rumors that claimed Apple conducted research into an "iRing" wearable product were based in reality, as a new patent application reveals …

Apple Watch

'RoboHon' is the tiny robot smartphone you never knew you needed

Watch the teaser video after the break. Skip along then come back to me. Sharp's RoboHon is so damn adorable, I can't look away from this <i>kawaii</i> singularity. This robot smartphone may be cute, but it's also jammed full of skills and features. A projector, articulated animated arms and legs, …

Beddit launches Apple Watch sleep tracking app as Smart Sleep Tracker comes to Apple Stores

Sleep tracking accessory maker Beddit is out with a new watchOS 2 app for Apple Watch today. Because Beddit offers a dedicated sensor for tracking your sleep duration and quality each night, Apple Watch is able to charge overnight as needed and still present sleep data in the morning. Thanks to …

Smartwatches

LG's 2nd Watch Urbane is the first Android Wear device with LTE

Tonight LG took the wraps off of the new V10 phone and its latest smartwatch, the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition. Like the first model, it has a circular display but one-ups its predecessor by arriving as the first device to combine Android Wear with a built-in cellular connection for calls and data, so …

H2-Woah! iPhone 6s may be secretly waterproof

Apple hasn’t advertised the iPhone 6s as being waterproof, but it seems that the new handset (unofficially) isn’t totally adverse to taking a dip.<p>In a new video test, YouTuber Zach Straley submerged both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in a bowl of water and let them sit there for an hour, powered …

Mobile Technology

Richard Gere on playing a homeless man in NYC: “I could see people from two blocks away” decide to avoid me

<b>Richard Gere (George) in Oren Moverman’s "Time Out of Mind." (Allison Rosa/IFC Films)</b><p>Almost no one recognized the Hollywood star as a dirty and disoriented man while shooting “Time Out of Mind”<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>September 8, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Both Richard Gere and writer-director Oren Moverman …

Homelessness

Hundreds of iPhone apps infected in first major attack on App Store

Developers tricked into using XcodeGhost software that infiltrates legitimate apps in an attempt to steal data<p>Apple has taken down several apps after hundreds were found to have been compromised by a major attack on the App Store.<p>In the first significant security issue to affect the …

Apps

Does This Smart Lock Mean the End of House Keys Forever?

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Virtual Reality

British 12-year-old smarter than Einstein, Hawking

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 12-year-old girl who had an inkling she might be quite clever has taken a test and proved she was absolutely right.<p>Lydia Sebastian achieved the top score of 162 on Mensa's Cattell III B paper, suggesting she has a higher IQ than well-known geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.<p>The …

Stephen Hawking

The iPhone-powered Fusion Guitar lets you mix and jam anywhere with a built-in amp

Electric guitars have been rocking our world since at least the ’30s, but they haven’t changed too much since then, generally requiring you to lug a mass of bulky amplifiers and pedals to get the sound you’re looking for.<p>But what if you could carry all the equipment you need in the guitar itself? …

Javvy is an interactive app that teaches you Java

Learning a programming language is an intimidating experience. The terminology, semantics and rules can be to beginners. I know, I've tried to learn several times only to give up.<p>Javvy is a new app made by the same team behind Swifty. Both apps are designed to make learning a programming language, …

Now You Can Make Diamonds in a Microwave

Diamonds really are forever, now that we can manufacture them.<p>There’s a growing market for man-made jewels grown in science labs, Bloomberg reports. …