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Jabra Elite 65t review: Put down your AirPods

Whether you like it or not, true wireless earbuds are having a moment. They actually have for a while now, and Apple's introduction of AirPods only added fuel to the fire. Most of the big names in audio have introduced models, following the path Bragi forged with the Dash back in 2016. While …

Consumer Tech

Samsung Gear S2 tips and tricks: Get more from your smartwatch

With Samsung opting to run with its own Tizen software for the Gear S2, those who are used to Android Wear or watchOS have a slight learning curve - …

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

This is Facebook's brilliant master plan to be the biggest thing in movies since 'Terminator 2'

We're already starting to see a little of the future that Facebook is envisioning: In June 2016, Facebook added a feature to let you take and upload 360-degree photos, paving the way towards our VR future.<p>But Facebook has grander ambitions, as it tries to push a new wave of virtual reality movies, …

Virtual Reality

Google-backed AI startup proves how good smartwatches can be

The problem with smartwatches is that they're just not smart enough to justify the price or upkeep.<p>Mobvoi is workinghardto change this perception.<p>While you've probably never heard of Mobvoi, the nearly 1-year-old company is worth getting to know. Based in Beijing, it's backed by Google and deems …

The Best Hidden Features of VLC

VLC is easily one of our favorite media players (and yours too). However, it's not just a one-trick pony. Under the surface, there's a wide range of …

The best Google Chrome extensions to revolutionize your workday

Google’s Chrome is a fine browser on its own — it’s fast, light, and doesn’t get in the way of the content you want to see. But what makes Chrome …

The Dash/Plus System

<b>History</b><p>Dash/Plus is a metadata markup system I created for paper based notes to mark the status of action items on a todo list. It quickly evolved to …

Superfast Lasers Create A Hologram You Can Touch

At quadrillionth-second bursts<p>The halls of science fiction are well-decorated with dreams of holograms—Jules Verne introduced holography to literature in 1893 with <i>The Castle of the Carpathians</i>, and how else would we know that Obi-Wan was Leia’s only hope?<p>Now, researchers at the Digital Nature …

Nanotech

Stretchy conductive ink puts computing power on your clothes

Those dreams of having computers in your clothing might be more realistic than you think. Japanese researchers have developed a printable conductive ink that maintains a circuit even when you stretch fabric to three times its usual length -- you could have athletic gear with hidden activity …

Nanotech

Crossbar says it will kill the $60B flash memory market with Resistive RAM, which stores a terabyte on a chip

Crossbar announced today a new kind of memory chip that can replace flash memory, one of the fundamental building blocks of digital electronics, in a number of of applications.<p>The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip startup is debuting Resistive RAM, a technology that can store a terabyte of data on a …

How to Build Your Own Fire Pit

DIY Bone Conduction Bike Helmet<p>Homemade Roof Rack With Accessories<p>Hatchet Restoring (Viking-ish)<p>Rockets Class<p>Smoke nuisance. People have fire pits so …

A personal programming language roadmap

Lately I’ve become increasingly sensitive to how little time I have left to learn new technologies. It’s not that I’m nearing death: I’m not, at …

A Master List of 1,150 Free Courses From Top Universities: 33,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

While you were eating turkey, we were busy rummaging around the internet and adding new courses to our big list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

10 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be

1. You ascribe intent.<p>Another driver cut you off. Your friend never texted you back. Your co-worker went to lunch without you. Everyone can find a …

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Cicret Bracelet Turns Your Arm into a Touchscreen Device

A Paris-based design company is taking wearable tech one step further with the <i>Cicret Bracelet</i>, a concept for a wristband that projects the screen of a smartphone directly onto the user's arm. Marketed as “Like a tablet…but on your skin,” the bracelet emits the interface of a remotely connected …

Wearable Tech

Swiss startup creates a wearable chair so you can rest anywhere

Most of the wearable gadgets getting people hot and bothered either strap onto your face or your wrist, but Swiss startup noonee has cooked up a little something that straps to your legs instead. Well, fine, maybe it's not exactly <i>little</i>: in a bid to keep factory line workers more alert and more …

17 GIFs To Prove Technology Has Gone Too Far

1. This zipper design that won’t let you down<p>I didn’t think that science and technology have gone so far. But after watching these stunning …

Now On Kickstarter, Tickle Makes Learning To Code Fun With Scratch

There are a lot of games and puzzles now that promise to teach kids how to code, but Tickle stands out. Now on Kickstarter, the iPad app was created in part by Mike Chen, currently a professor at National Taiwan University, who received his PhD in computer science from U.C. Berkeley.<p>Its name is a …

5 Ways IBM's Smart Chip Will Revolutionize Technology

It's tiny, it's mighty, and it mimics the brain. Here's how IBM's new smart chip will bring about big tech advances.<p>To most people, a computer is nothing more than a functional box. You can use it to surf the Web, stream a movie, and maybe crunch some numbers at work, but the thing doesn't have a …

Temporary tattoos turn sweat to power in biobattery

One day soon, the juice that powers your phone or other portable devices could pour forth from your pores. Researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a biosensor in the form of a temporary tattoo that uses sweat to monitor exercise progress and produces a weak electrical …

Smart glass may mean it is curtains for window blinds

A 'smart' window that can block out sunlight or heat at the flick of a switch may make blinds and curtains redundant.<p>Scientists have created a material that can selectively block out visible light or heat when an electric voltage is applied across it.<p>By mixing the tiny crystals of the material with …

California Startup, Tribogenics, Develops Smart Phone Sized Portable X-ray Machines

Doctors and dentists take millions of X-rays globally each year. Governments use X-rays to scan luggage and shipping containers for hazardous …