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Wireless charger uses ultrasound to power your phone from across the room

We first came across uBeam's unusual wireless charging technology three years ago, at the <i>All Things D</i> Science Fair, where the fledgling company was only just introducing its creation to the public. Today, the company's finally ready for a big move forward -- uBeam co-founder Meredith Perry just …

Parrot MiniDrones get US pricing, August release date

In case you missed it back at CES 2014, Parrot unveiled a new MiniDrone line to go along with its larger AR.Drone models such as the upcoming BeBop .<p>The Rolling Spider (pictured above) and Jumping Sumo (seen below) are the first two in the line and will be available by the end of August.<p>A …

Original Stitch Launches Mass Customization E-commerce Platform for Designing and Customizing Shirts for Men – In Time for Father's Day

<b>The Tailored Shirt Meets the Digital Age with More than 176 Trillion Possible Combinations of Exceptional Quality to Make the Perfect Shirt. Give a Unique Gift this Father’s Day!</b><p>SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 13, 2014–<p>OriginalStitch.com, a website that pairs fashion and technology, formally …

Rollable displays and smart plasters inch closer as researchers claim transistor breakthrough

Philips and researchers from the University in Surrey have made what they claim is a serious breakthrough in creating reliable flexible electronics. …

Trendnet Powerline 500 AV2 Adapter (Kit) review: A fast, easy, and cheap way to extend your network - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The plug-and-play <b>Trendnet Powerline 500 AV2 Adapter</b> provides some three times the speed of a regular Ethernet connection. It's affordable, especially when you purchase a kit of two.<p><b>The Bad</b> The adapter is relatively bulky and doesn't have a pass-through power socket.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The …

Heart's natural motion powers implants

Audience's new voice processors offer always-on listening without sacrificing battery life

We'll admit, the touchless controls on the Moto X have spoiled us. It's far too enjoyable to jolt the smartphone out of a deep slumber by speaking a keyword-based trigger phrase (for the X, it's "OK Google Now") and commanding it to do our bidding. And while Motorola managed to integrate this …

New coating could lead to waterproof mobile phones

A new waterproof coating to protect the delicate electronics in mobile phones could mean getting your phone wet will no longer be a disaster<p>Dropping your phone down the toilet may never be a problem again.<p>Researchers have developed a new way of waterproofing electronic components that means they …

Mozilla's Lightbeam for Firefox Add-on Shows How Sites Are Tracking Us

Mozilla, makers of the Firefox browser, has released an add-on called Lightbeam for Firefox which presents a visualization of your browsing history and analyzes which applications are tracking or monitoring you online and how they are connected.<p>The company had previously released an experimental …

Meet Hacking Team, the company that helps the police hack you

Hacking Team may not have any clients in the US yet, but it's not for lack of trying<p>In 2001, a pair of Italian programmers wrote a program called Ettercap, a "comprehensive suite for man-in-the-middle attacks" — in other words, a set of tools for eavesdropping, sniffing passwords, and remotely …

Microsoft's Illumiroom Too Expensive To Live

Earlier this year we got a look at a piece of conceptual technology from Microsoft deemed “Illumiroom.” It was a dazzling display of light and imagery that used a combination of a Kinect and a projection system to broadcast the visuals of a game beyond the borders of your TV, and all around your …

Pope Francis urges global leaders to end 'tyranny' of money

Pope Francis has attacked the “dictatorship” of the global financial system and warned that the “cult of money” was making life a misery for millions.<p>He said free-market capitalism had created a “tyranny” and that human beings were being judged purely by their ability to consume goods.<p>Money should …

'Dramatic decline' warning for plants and animals

<b>More than half of common plant species and a third of animals could see a serious decline in their habitat range because of climate change.</b><p>New research suggests that biodiversity around the globe will be significantly impacted if temperatures rise more than 2C.<p>But the scientists say that the losses …

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