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Google Glass’s battery is lousy on purpose, says Google man

Thad Starner has been wearing computers on his face for 21 years. Today he works with Google on Glass, the web giant’s wearable computing project which, because of its high-profile backer and the accompanying publicity blitz, also happens to be the go-to example of all that is good and evil about …

Wearable Tech

Apple said to place battery orders for iPhone 6

Company is preparing to begin production of the iPhone 6 with orders going out to battery makers, a report from Asia claims.<p>Apple is priming the Asia-based supply chain for production of its next-generation smartphone, according to a report from Digitimes.<p>Simplo Technology and Desay Battery …

Mobile Technology

Goats Found To Be Much Smarter Than Previously Believed

New research shows goats can quickly learn a puzzle, and remember how to solve it.<p>You think goats are dumb? Think again.<p>New research found that most goats tested could quickly figure out how to solve a "mechanical puzzle" that yielded a delicious piece of fruit. In this case they had to pull on and …

Philips' new LED bulbs are powered over Ethernet, provide occupancy and climate info to office managers

Get ready for a whole new generation of connected lightbulbs. Philips latest concept replaces an office's traditional electrical wiring with Ethernet, used to power LED bulbs and pass info to and <i>from</i> each lamp. Each fixture outputs light, but also collects information from a variety of sensors. A …

Miniature glass sensor could turn any digital device into a primitive camera

Traditional camera lenses can be bulky and unwieldy, but an innovation coming out of the technology licensing company Rambus could make them miniscule. Senior research scientist Patrick Gill developed a glass chip that's only 200 microns in diameter that acts like a camera, capturing images with a …

Why Microsoft CEO Nadella intends to talk lots about Apple

In his first product announcement as CEO, Satya Nadella will send a signal that big changes are ahead as Microsoft seeks growth in a world that's moved on from the glory days of Windows and PCs.<p>Satya Nadella, who took over as Microsoft's CEO less than two months ago, is expected to use his first …

Google Docs

Apple Files Transparent Texting Patent To Help People Who Walk And Text

Sometimes it’s the little things that matter. Like being able to carry on texting without walking into a tree. Apple apparently thinks so anyway.<p>A patent that Cupertino filed back in September 2012 has just surfaced with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (via AppleInsider) that shows the company …

Samsung's first Smart Bulb is Bluetooth-only and lasts 10 years

Though it got beat to the punch by arch-competitor LG, Samsung has just released its debut smart LED bulb, literally called the "Smart Bulb." It looks nothing like the multi-tiered model we saw at the FCC, but retains the Bluetooth-only spec -- unlike the WiFi-based Philips Hue and LG's …

iPhone 6 coming as early as September, likely in 4.7-5.5-inch varieties says Nikkei

There’s not a whole lot here that we haven’t heard before, but today <i>Nikkei Asian Review</i>reports that orders into component suppliers indicate Apple’s next-gen iPhone will debut as early as September in two new screen sizes.<p>As reported previously by Bloomberg, WSJ, and others, Nikkei says Apple will …

Macworld 2014: Avegant Shows Off 'Glyph' Mobile Personal Theater

Avegant's Glyph headset originated as a Kickstarter project that ended in February, earning more than 1.5 million dollars. The company is showing off the Glyph at Macworld, giving users a first look at the head-worn mobile theater.<p>The Glyph, which is currently in the alpha stages of development, is …