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Google embeds camera in smart contact lens

Earlier this year, Wired.co.uk wrote about Google's invention of a smart contact lens that could monitor blood glucose levels through tear fluid. …

Smartwatch Is Next Step In 'Quantified Self' Life-Logging

You could call it the phantom menace. Each year, in the midst of winter, a rumor surfaces about a new Apple product that sets tech bloggers buzzing.<p>Over the spring and summer, hype builds. Then, nothing. Last year, the tech world was left waiting for an Apple TV. This was the year of the iWatch — …

Cota By Ossia Aims To Drive A Wireless Power Revolution And Change How We Think About Charging

Wireless power. It’s less sci-fi sounding than it once was, thanks to induction charging like that based on the Qi standard, but that’s still a tech that essentially requires contact, if not incredibly close proximity. Magnetic resonance is another means to achieve wireless power, and perfect for …

Roku Android app update lets you stream video from your phone to your set-top box

Last month, Roku updated its iOS app to let users shoot videos from their iPhones or iPads directly to their Roku devices — a handy, Airplay-style way for those without an Apple TV to liberate video from your iOS device. Now, Roku has gone ahead and added the same functionality to its Android app, …

Vimeo On Demand now allows pre-orders, offers separate purchase and rental prices

Video producers that sell through Vimeo On Demand now have much more flexibility in marketing their wares. Starting today, Vimeo Pro members can offer both purchases and rentals at separate prices. They can also supply pre-orders and promo codes, while stat hounds will see more advanced viewership …

PayPal unveils Beacon: a USB stick that powers hands-free checkout (video)

PayPal's offered its Here service since last year to simplify buying items in brick-and-mortar shops, and today they've just unveiled their latest crack at in-person shopping: a USB stick dubbed Beacon. Business owners running a compatible Point of Sale system (Booker, Erply, Leaf, Leapset, Micros, …

Sony Announces $100 'PlayStation Vita TV' Micro-Console

A while back, I said that the Kickstarter-funded Ouya was in trouble because some big corporation would probably come along and offer something much better for about the same price.<p>Now, Sony has announced the PlayStation Vita TV at the Tokyo Games Show. The tiny console connects with a standard PS3 …