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Samsung patents design of smartphone-connected 'sports glasses'

If you hadn't noticed already, several companies believe there's a market for smart spectacles that do more than your standard head-mounted display. Microsoft is allegedly revisiting the idea, and now a design patent recently approved in South Korea indicates Samsung may have other wearable …

How Google Glass will usher in an era of superhuman vision - ExtremeTech

By on October 24, 2013 at 3:12 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Stanford professor Marc Levoy, …

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The 50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Wheel

Why did it take so long to invent the wheelbarrow? Have we hit peak innovation? What our list reveals about imagination, optimism, and the nature of progress.<p><b>Jump straight to the list</b><p>Some questions you ask because you want the right answer. Others are valuable because no answer is right; the payoff …

Now There’s A Google Glass Store

Just ahead of the arrival of its first redesign, Google Glass has an online shop. Not that you will be able to buy the glasses there, however, merely the accessories that go with it. And to that end, the site is only accessible to early adopters of the headset, that rare sub-species of <i>homo sapiens</i> …

The Cyborg Foundation: we urge you to become part-machine

Moon Ribas and Neil Harbisson from The Cyborg Foundation urged the audience at Pioneers Festival to consider experimenting with cyborgism.<p>Both Ribas …

The Top 7 Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2014

Strap yourself in, it’s going to be a wild ride. In considering the changes we’ve seen in technology over the past year, I’m bracing myself for unprecedented growth when it comes to anytime, anywhere, on-demand information and entertainment.<p>Based on the trends we’ve seen so far in 2013, I predict …

30 of the Most Beautiful and Well-Designed Android Apps

Android can be beautiful. Naysayers might tell you otherwise, but it’s absolutely true. Admittedly, it’s far easier to find visually stunning apps for the iPhone and iPad; truth be told, there are just more of them in the App Store. But if you value incredible style and aesthetics, don’t dismiss …

12 Years And Counting: The Amazing Life Of Apple's iPod

When we got off the train at Grand Central Terminal, we began to walk toward the theater district (we were going to see "Rent"), and we excitedly took it all in.<p>All of a sudden, my friend pointed up at an ad sitting right on top of the Times Square Applebee's.<p>"I got that for Christmas," she told me.<p>…

Teaching IBM's Watson How To Think Like A Human

Immediately after IBM’s Watson defeated two grand champions of <i>Jeopardy!</i> Ken Jennings, one of the champs, held up a placard saying, “I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords.” He was referring to an episode of “The Simpsons’ where a character mistakenly believes a race of giant space insects …

Minority Report Is Here: Screens Scan Your Face, Target Ads

The technology comes from Amscreen, who says that it is the first national rollout of the firm’s OptimEyes audience measurement technlogy. The BBC reports,<p>Tesco says the screens will be rolled out across all of its 450 forecourts in the UK.“It’s like something out of Minority Report,” said …

After the Higgs hype, Cern still has as much purpose and passion as ever

As the tram trundles through the suburbs of Geneva, a huge lit-up globe by the side of the road lets me know I have arrived at Cern (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research). This is the mecca of particle physics. Most of it looks like a fairly undistinguished campus. "The money has not been …

Device Could Harvest Wasted Energy From Wi-Fi, Satellite Signals

It converts stray microwaves into electricity.<p>A wireless device developed by researchers at Duke University that converts microwaves into electricity could eventually harvest Wi-Fi or satellite signals for power, according to its creators. It could also one day be built into cell phones to let them …

Tom Cruise: Katie Holmes Never Said Scientology Was a Factor in Divorce

They offer an unprecedented window into the life of one of Hollywood’s biggest stars: court documents filed in Tom Cruise‘s $50 million lawsuit …

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