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Watch LG's new flexible phone heal itself after a knife scratch

When LG announced its curved smartphone, the G Flex, it boasted that the handset was coated with a "self-healing" material and even compared it to Wolverine from <i>X-Men</i>. LG later released a promotional video showing off the tech in action, but it's only now that someone has put the company's claims …

A Phone Charging Device For The Next Billion Turns Heat Into Power

The Voto uses cookstoves, a handheld fuel cell, and simple biomass fuels to power lights and devices in areas where electricity is scarce.<p>Billions of people in the developing world are using mobile phones, and a growing portion of them are connecting to the Internet for the time through them. But …

Renewable Energy

NSA Has 50,000 ‘Digital Sleeper Agents’ Via Computer Malware, Says Latest Snowden Leak

Sleeper agents are among the most sinister spy assets: they lie in wait, wolves in sheep’s clothing, and then deliver a critical blow when activated. The NSA has 50,000 of those waiting for the literal push of a button, according to the latest batch of leaked Snowden documents, as seen by Dutch …

IronX by DXG 5G9V HD action cam review

MSRP: $249.99<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>IronX by DXG 5G9V HD</b> action cam is value-packed, with a good assortment of accessories, built-in Wi-Fi, and accompanying iOS and Android apps, and a bright OLED display. Several mounting options are available as well as adapters for tripod and GoPro mounts.<p><b>The Bad</b> Its 1080p …

Google Glass developers: We're still flying half-blind

If the product is ever to appeal to mainstream users, software developers say, it's up to Google to offer more leadership -- or more access.<p>Ever since developers got their hands on Google Glass earlier this year, software coders have clamored for greater access to the programming internals of the …

Google Glass

Latest report pins Nexus 5 debut on October 31

The Nexus 5 is expected to make its much anticipated debut on Halloween, according to a Canadian tech blog.<p>Anticipation is building over when Google will finally release the LG Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat.<p>It will make its formal debut on Thursday to US customers through the Google Play store, …

First mind-controlled bionic leg a 'groundbreaking' advance

After losing his lower right leg in a motorcycle accident four-and-a-half years ago, 32-year-old Zac Vawter has been fitted with an artificial limb that uses neurosignals from his upper leg muscles to control the prosthetic knee and ankle. The motorized limb is the first thought-controlled bionic …

Prosthetics

Cloud To Dominate Data Center Traffic Within The Year, Cisco Study Predicts

Cloud traffic will represent more than two-thirds of global data center traffic by 2017 and will have grown more than fourfold from 2012 to 2017. Already, cloud-based traffic is poised to comprise the majority of traffic within the next few months.<p>That’s the conclusion of the latest, and third …