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The Ripples of Pebble Across My Life's Pond

Hello all:<p>On Saturday, March 16th 2013, I unboxed my Pebble, which represents a "new" era of wearable computing. For those that don't know, the …

iLaunch Rocket Launcher for iPhone $50 (Reg. $80)

Easily the most fun deal of the day, ThinkGeek is offering an iLaunch Rocket Launcher for iPhone for only $50. This device allows you to shoot rockets up to 25 feet with just a tap of your iPhone. The iLaunch works via Bluetooth so you can hide in the distance while your “targets” come within …

Ubisoft foresees a rise in Wii U sales

Xavier Poix, the managing director of Ubisoft France’s studios, stated that he isn’t disappointed in the Wii U’s current struggling sales. He …

Hulu Isn’t for Sale — Yet. But Buyers Are Asking …

Two years ago, Hulu’s corporate owners put the video site up for sale — and then took it off the block.<p>New version of a similar story: Hulu’s …

Fingerprints Instead Of Credit Cards? YC-Backed PayTango Aims To Make Payments Work Through Biometrics

As a mechanism for payment, the credit card remains just as hardy as ever. It has so far defied the threat of mobile phones, and less plausibly, QR codes, among many other forms of payment.<p>One YC-backed startup is betting that fingerprints and other forms of biometric identification may be the …

These Six Regular People Just Got Invited To Use Google Glass

It will be sending out thousands of invites telling these lucky people that they can buy the Google Glass device for $1,500.<p>Google just sent us a list of some of the winners along with the things they will do with Glass once they own a pair. Here's the full email.<p>In February we asked people across …

Nintendo video shows speed improvements of April Wii U software update

Since we first got a look at the Wii U, one of our biggest complaints has been its unbelievably laggy user interface. Thankfully, a partial fix is on the way next month, and now we’re getting a look at what kind of a difference it’s going to make. In a video (below) posted to Nintendo’s YouTube …

Apple iWatch or Google Glass - Finally Taking Wearable Computing Mainstream?

With both the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Mobile World Congress behind us, in the coming weeks and months some of the announced devices will start to hit the shelves. Reception thus far for <b>Research in Motion-Blackberry’s</b> (BBRY) new Z10 device is mixed and has people questioning what may or …

These Google Glass Early Adopters Will Warm Your Heart

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In a shameless attempt to win skeptics over, Google has included the betterment of penguins, …

Hands-on with Mozilla’s Web-based “Firefox OS” for smartphones

Plans for an all-HTML5 smartphone OS are ambitious. Maybe too ambitious.<p>Launching a new mobile OS is a difficult project since the market leaders, …

How the internet is making us poor

Everyone knows the story of how robots replaced humans on the factory floor. But in the broader sweep of automation versus labor, a trend with far greater significance for the middle class—in rich countries, at any rate—has been relatively overlooked: the replacement of knowledge workers with …

Income Inequality