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One Of America’s Largest Hospitals Brings Google Glass Into The ER

Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, one of America’s largest hospitals, is testing Google Glass in their ER so doctors don’t have to break eye contact with patients while treating them.<p>Patients at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center (BIDMC) might notice something different if …

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Reported Google deal could see Samsung deliver cleaner Android, less bloat

Google and Samsung agreeing to a 10 year patent licensing deal was good news for Android. But that might only be the tip of the iceberg. According to a report from <i>Re/code</i> the two are working together on a broader initiative that will bring the Samsung version of Android more inline with Google's …

Dell's new Android HDMI dongle turns screens into virtualized desktop computers for $130

Dell's betting that a bunch of businesspeople want to be able to carry their work computer around in their pocket. Not <i>literally</i>, of course, but with the release of the company's $130 dollar Wyse Cloud Connect dongle (formerly known as Project Ophelia), you can do just that. It connects to any TV or …

An iWatch with the look of a fitness band (pictures)

Designer Todd Hamilton was inspired by a previous concept of a slim iWatch that borrows from the look and function of fitness trackers like the Nike FuelBand. He sought to make it more usable by giving it a vertical user interface and stylings that more closely resemble something Apple might …

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Sony’s Tiny New Full-Frame SLR Is a Pocket Full of Awesome

As I noted in my column today, third-place camera maker Sony has a lot of incentive to take risks and to try crazy new things — and, wow, has it been …

How To Send Text Messages From Your Computer

If you’re anything like me, you’re tied to a desk and a computer most of the workday.<p>So when I came across Mighty Text for Android, an app that lets …

The 10 Most Anticipated Smartphones of 2014

By Lisa Eadicicco, LAPTOP Staff Writer<p>2013 saw the rise of the phablet, Motorola’s rebirth under Google with the Moto X and Apple’s …

Nighttime Smartphone Browsing Is Bad For Your Job

We all already know it, but now it’s confirmed: nighttime smartphone use will ruin you the next day, reducing your productivity and focus after you wake up. Michigan State University business researcher Russell Johnson and his team produced a survey of American workers, asking how often they …

Google Is Making A Land Grab For The Internet Of Things

Before this past December, when Google acquired seven robotics companies back-to-back, the company’s ambitions in the “Internet of Things” space looked as detailed as a freshly started jigsaw puzzle.<p>But with its last three acquisitions — Boston Dynamics, Nest and DeepMind — it seems like Google is …

TigerText Raises $21M To Bring Its Secure, Mobile Messaging Platform To The Healthcare Industry

If Esso puts a tiger in your tank then what does TigerText put into your mobile? Thanks to an infusion of $21 million in Series B, the company hopes to create “industrial grade” SMS for enterprises, allowing employees at big companies to share data and messages in a secure, encrypted …

Cloze Launches Circulate.it For Easier Team Content Sharing

Cloze, a startup that helps users manage their messages on email and social networks, is launching a new tool today that helps teams circulate content through those channels. It’s called, appropriately enough, Circulate.it.<p>Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer Alex Coté said that if you’re “an …

Pebble's Steel Smartwatch Is Fine, but the Real News Is the New Pebble Appstore

For many Kickstarter products, the greatest day of their lives comes when they get shipped to the patrons who backed them on the crowdfunding site. …

8 Ways Startups Are Changing the Healthcare Industry

<b>8. Tech Integration for Improving Care</b><br>The use of technology to build better relationships, improve communication and diagnose early based on EMR-integrated provider-patient platforms excites me as a healthcare angel investor. Although the quantified self receives lots of attention, large segments …

Pebble Steel review: at last, a stylish smartwatch

Smartwatches are supposed to be pieces of jewelry that are just as personal as the smartphones they're attached to, yet rarely are they thought of as <i>fashionable</i>. We've seen a handful (or is it wristful?) that are hip, ornate and sporty, but we've also admittedly endured plenty of ugly options as …

How to secure your iPhone and iPad with Activation Lock

iPhones and iPads are stolen on a daily basis and while you can't always keep it from happening, you <i>can</i> make sure that a thief can't simply disable …

Q1 2014: Should Wall Street be hating Apple right now?

Last night Apple released its financial results for the holiday period, which is their Q1 of fiscal 2014. If you’re into this sort of news you …

How to use Evernote and QR codes to organize your digital clutter

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An In-Depth Guide to Alfred, the Incredible App Launcher for Mac

As soon as my fingers leave the keyboard and hunt for a mouse or trackpad to select an app, link or file on my computer, I feel like I’m slowing down. Speed and efficiency is incredibly important to me and dragging a pointer back and forth across the screen just doesn’t cut it anymore.<p>On a Mac, I …

16 Apps to Help You Read on the Move

From books and magazines, to op-eds and reviews, if the digital onslaught has been responsible for anything, it’s been for delivering a myriad of content. Oftentimes, way too much content, in fact.<p>But where problems lie, solutions normally follow, so here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best apps …

Chromium Gets 'OK Google' Hands-Free Voice Search, Chrome Next

Google has integrated its “OK Google” hands-free voice search into Chromium. The new feature was added just two months after it first arrived as a beta extension for Chrome.<p>The addition was first noted by developer and Google open-source Chromium evangelist François Beaufort. He points to a …

Watch Steve Jobs demonstrate the first Mac back in 1984

It's been 30 years since Apple first launched the Macintosh, and this week has been littered with clever tributes to the computer. Members of the Boston Computer Society, however, have unearthed a big treasure in the history of the machine. A week after a bow tie-sporting Steve Jobs famously pulled …

Microsoft changes SkyDrive's name to OneDrive

Microsoft had little choice but to relabel its SkyDrive cloud service after losing a trademark dispute with BSkyB, and it's now ready to make that name switch. The newly rebadged OneDrive is functionally identical for existing SkyDrive users, who can go about business as usual. However, there are …