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HTC Fetch Tag Helps You Track Your Belongings For $40

During this year there have been a number of products launched created to help you track your belongings and luggage and adding to the ever growing …

Gear & Gadgets

Feds say Apple must give access to Amazon and Barnes & Noble e-bookstores

Advertisement<p>23 Comments<p>The Justice Department is calling on a federal judge to force Apple(s aapl) to allow competitors in the ebook market to …

FBI Can Remotely Activate Android Smartphone And Laptop Mics, WSJ Reports

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the FBI employs a number of high-tech hacker tactics in its efforts to round up information on suspects, including the ability to remotely activate microphones on Android devices and notebook computers, according to one of its sources who is described as a …

Microsoft files patent for head-mounted display; could this be “Kinect Glasses”?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit:<p>The next big thing in Microsoft’s quest to perfect motion tracking may end up on your head.<p>An eagle-eyed user of the …

BeerSci: How Beer Gets Its Color

Meet the two chemical reactions that most influence the malt character and color of your brew.<p>Before you read this column, I urge you to pop open a belated birthday beer. Pour that beer into a clear glass (pint or tulip, your choice), hold it up to the light, and take a good look at the color.<p>Two …

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Ford engineer builds vibrating shift knob using 3D printer and an Xbox 360 controller (video)

You're not going to find it in the next car you drive off the lot, but a Ford engineer has developed a fairly novel approach to making a manual transmission a bit easier to adjust to: a vibrating shifter knob. As he explains in the video after the break, Zach Nelson first turned to an Xbox 360 …

You can’t get 4G in your living room, but now Mt. Fuji has service at the peak

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Wikimedia Commons<p>Mt. Fuji has “inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimage for centuries,” according …

Visualized: the inside of Nokia Lumia 1020's six-element, 41-megapixel camera

Optical engineering is something that we take for granted these days, with almost every smartphone packing its very own camera for our convenience. But if you take a look at the delicate structure inside a mobile camera module, you may appreciate the technology more every time you snap a shot. Like …

Top 10 Things To Do in The Philippines

Updated January 31st, 2018.<p>So how do you sum up the Philippines? An archipelago of 7,107 unique islands, home to volcanoes, tropical rainforest, …

Asia

Varanasi: how to survive and thrive in India's most atmospheric city

So you’ve visited the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and survived the crowds? You've earned your India stripes and now you're ready to take on the rest of the subcontinent. So where to begin? Our pick: Varanasi, aka Benaras, the nation's most sacred city, and the perfect place to connect …

India

A New Record: The Largest Baby Star, Ever?

Stellar birth cloud 500 times the mass of the sun, study says.<p><b>Astronomers announced this week that they may have discovered the largest baby star ever detected, nestled within a stellar nursery 10,000 light-years away.</b><p>The embryonic stellar monster, known as a protostar, sits at the center of a …

When this gene fails, cancer may follow - Futurity

JOHNS HOPKINS (US) — A previously obscure gene plays a subtle but important role in …

LG Display shows off 2.2mm thick 'world's slimmest' 1080p LCD for smartphones

As smartphones continue to get thinner and thinner, LG Display is continually doing its part to shave off a few millimeters. Its latest introduction is this "world's slimmest full HD panel for smartphones", measuring at 5.2-inches diagonally, it's just 2.2mm thick and has a 2.3mm bezel. To get …

The coating that makes iPhones touch sensitive is running out

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>No, iPhone screens are not magic. They are coated in a transparent material called indium tin oxide that senses when a finger …

Samsung's 65-, 55-inch Ultra HDTVs will ship to the US in August

After releasing its massive 85-inch UHD TV with a stunning $39,999 price in the US earlier this year, Samsung is ready to follow up with a few models that are more easily attainable. The 65- and 55-inch F9000 UHD TVs will carry US pricetags of $7,499 and $5,499, respectively, with pre-orders …

Kii Makes Sure You Can Always Charge Your iOS Devices (video)

If like me you always leave your charging cables at the office or home just when you need them the most, you might be interested in handy little …

Gear & Gadgets