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Japanese 'smart clothing' uses nanofibers to monitor your heart-rate (video)

Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo and materials developer Toray have been working on joint projects for a while and now they're publicly announcing one. Welcome <i>Hitoe</i> (Japanese for "one layer"), cloth that contains Toray's nanofibers that are coated in a transmittable layer. It's not the orange …

Google Glass glasses are covered by insurance

With Google Glass now supporting prescription lenses, it only stands to reason that insurance companies will have to be involved in the process for some users, and so far one company is stepping up.<p>VPS Global announced that it will start offering prescription lenses to Google Glass users, …

Nintendo confirms smartphone apps while restating commitment to game consoles

Nintendo has reiterated its commitment to its strategy of keeping its games exclusive to its own consoles, while acknowledging plans to utilize smartphones and tablets in ways that drive new users to Nintendo hardware. At an investor briefing today, CEO and president Satoru Iwata said that Nintendo …

How to steal Bitcoin in three easy steps

Earlier this month, someone pulled off the largest heist in the history of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet. The illegal drug bazaar Sheep Marketplace was plundered, either by hackers or insiders, and about $100 million worth of the currency was stolen from …

Blogger looks of the week: 8 street style photos to inspire your wardrobe

Rust: The Terrifying Minecraft + DayZ Open World Survival Sim

A harrowing hostage situation is just scratching the surface.<p>“Is that you running around outside?”<p>It wasn’t. We both knew I’d made a mistake. In …

PlayStation 4 Video And Music Unlimited Services Demonstrated (video)

Over on the official PlayStation blog this week and in preparation for the launch of the new next-generation PlayStation 4 games console tomorrow in …

The seven big little details we love about the PlayStation 4 (so far)

Having spent the last year using the PlayStation 4 at trade shows and press events, we've got a fairly good idea of how games look and play on the parallelogram-shaped game box. The questions that remain largely revolve around living with the device: can it quickly switch between apps and games? …

A Look Back At The PS4 That Might Have Been

PS4 excitement is reaching a fever pitch ahead of Sony launching the system in the US at the end of the week, and I thought I’d take a brief break from the console wars to take a look back at how far we’ve come.<p>All throughout the past console generation, people have been speculating what the …

Xbox One review: Much improved, has hit its stride (updated for holiday 2015)

With E3 2015 safely in the rearview mirror and the Xbox One's second anniversary fast approaching, we're diving back in the home console pond to take …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Jun<p>9<p>Sat<p>DeRay Davis, Rickey Smiley, Bruce Bruce and Adele Givens<p>Capital One Arena, Washington, DC<p>Jun<p>9<p>Sat<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Jun<p>10<p>Sun<p>Tigers …

'Call Of Duty: Ghosts' Launches At The Center Of Xbox One Controversy

<i>Call of Duty</i> remains one of the most successful video game franchises, and most recognizable game brands, in the history of the medium.<p>The latest, <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i>, launches on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC this Tuesday. It launches ten days later on the PlayStation 4 and the following week on …

DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter Beams Camera Footage Directly To Your Phone (video)

If you are considering carrying out some covert aerial reconnaissance or just fancy taking a little aerial footage, then the new DJI Phantom 2 …

Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC maps revealed

The four maps included in <i>Battlefield 4</i>'s <i>Second Assault</i> add-on pack were revealed today in a live stream of the <i>Battlefield 4</i> Showdown event, reports Videogamer.<p>During the event, in which the top European and North American Battlefield players went head-to-head in <i>Battlefield 4</i>'s multiplayer modes, …

Minecon live: Watch Mojang’s Minecraft event right here

Minecraft developer Mojang is holding its annual event to celebrate its beloved open-world brick-building game, and the studio plans to broadcast some of the festivities online.<p>Minecon begins tomorrow at 10 a.m. Eastern in Orlando, and the company will broadcast the event on livestreaming website …

Sony gives the ultimate PS4 lowdown with 160-question FAQ

<b>Sony has posted a massive FAQ on its US blog to answer the most pressing questions fans have about the upcoming PlayStation 4 console.</b><p>Well, this is …

Verizon Galaxy S4 Software Update Page Now Lists Android 4.3 OTA Version I545VRUEMJ7 [Update: It's Live]

<b>Update 10/28/13 10:30pm PT</b>: The update is rolling out now (<i>thanks, bdh and ohbuckeyeman!</i>):<p>Samsung has added details about the upcoming I545VRUEMJ7 …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is one of the hottest smartphones of the year, and it’s only natural to wonder how this high-end device stacks up against the competition, including Samsung’s other flagship, the Galaxy S4.<p>For sure, the Note 3 and the Galaxy S4 belong to different classes, but they also …

Wearable-Tech Fatigue and the New Fitbit Force

I had almost given up on all activity-tracking wristbands until I tried the new Fitbit Force.<p>You see, over the past year and a half I’ve tried a …

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EA working on 'high-end' mobile Battlefield game

Electronic Arts' president of labels Frank Gibeau revealed in an interview with the New York Times that the company is working on a Battlefield mobile game.<p>When asked whether he believed that a game like Battlefield could be enjoyed on a smaller screen, Gibeau said that aside from being able to …

What’s the best smartphone? The top models face off

The big guns are out from all the major phone manufacturers, and it's a real battle royale on all carriers. Big, powerful phones with 4G LTE connections, high-quality cameras, and HD screens — which do you really want? To help thin the herd a bit, we've put together this little cheat sheet with the …

Android 4.4 KitKat will let you choose your own default texting app

Android users will be able to choose third-party apps to handle their text messaging by default when the operating system's next big update, version 4.4 KitKat, eventually launches. On its developer blog, Google notes that many third-party SMS and MMS apps have already been made using workarounds …

Anonymous no more: Twitter engineer, UConn security analyst among 13 indicted for 'Operation Payback'

Not all the people named in the FBI indictment fit the hacker stereotype<p>Some of the men indicted last week for allegedly taking part in the scores of denial-of-service attacks launched by hacktivist group Anonymous in 2010 don't fit the stereotype of a pajamas-wearing teen hacker causing havoc from …

Samsung 's HomeSync Android TV box hits stores October 6th for $299

Samsung gave us a look at HomeSync at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, but the Android TV box is just making its way to market now. Starting October 6th, the HomeSync will be available for $299 at Best Buy, Amazon and several other retailers. The Jelly Bean-powered box lets you use Galaxy …

3-D Printed Robot Promises Cheaper Power Line Inspection

Engineers have invented a cheap prototype robot that can propel itself down power and telecommunications lines in search of damage or other …

Low-cost Blooming Bamboo home built to withstand floods

The Blooming Bamboo prototype measures 44 sq m (473 sq ft), is placed on stilts, and is built around a central frame constructed from bamboo. This …