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Bluesmart wants to crowdfund the 'world's first' connected luggage

Losing your luggage is no fun, but while companies like Trakdot have been selling trackers for some time, a startup is taking to Indiegogo to create what it calls the "world's first smart, connected carry-on." Bluesmart is a small suitcase with a host of features that its makers believe frequent …

Watch the Evolution of the iPhone

Apple is rumored to release its new iPhone at a special event Tuesday, and like any iPhone release, fans are eager to get their hands on the newest …

Google plans fleet of driverless cars — with no steering wheel or brakes

Panasonic 4K wearable camera arriving in May

Shooting video in 4K is quickly becoming more and more accessible, and Panasonic is about to begin offering another option to get shooters started. In May, it will release the HX-A500, a wearable camera that can shoot 4K video at 25 frames per second — a feat that Panasonic claims its camera is the …

Inventor of World Wide Web Calls For Online Magna Carta

The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, believes an online ‘Magna Carta’ is needed to protect the independence of the Web and the rights of its users, The Guardian reports.<p>On the 25th anniversary of his first draft of the first proposal for what would become the World Wide Web, …

YunTab S5 Android phone uses 3D infrared for secure face unlock

Want to keep your phone secure with just your face? This $152 Chinese handset will do just that.<p>BARCELONA, Spain -- Everyone knows how easily you can beat Android's Face Unlock feature with a simple photograph, but it will take a lot more to crack Chinese smartphone maker YunTab's solution.<p>Found on …

Android Phones

Google's Project Ara could go on sale next year for $50

Google's Project Ara modular smartphones could arrive early next year for as low as $50, reports <i>Time</i>. The company's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group — which is developing the project to make smartphones composed of small, swappable pieces of hardware — reportedly plans to finish a …

New iWatch Concept Video Envisions A Vertical, Notification-Based UI For An Apple Wearable

A new iWatch concept video produced by Fuse Chicken, the Cleveland-based design startup that’s currently funding a magnetic charging cable and dock for iPhone, imagines what a wrist-mounted Apple wearable computer might look like with a wraparound curved display and a vertical UI incorporating the …

Thirty years of the Apple Macintosh – in pictures

It is 30 years since Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne sold their most valuable possessions – a VW bus and a calculator – to launch what would become a revolution in home computing. Here we take a look back at Apple history over the years

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 …

Sources say new Apple TV box likely coming soon, App/Game Store possible

We’ve learned that Apple is making progress on its development of a successor to the current Apple TV and that the device is well into testing. We are led to believe that the new device, which is said to be a set-top box rather than a full-fledged TV set, will likely be introduced in the first half …

A 3D printed house rises in Amsterdam

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: 3D printed canal house<p>It’s been well-established that 3D printers can make jewelry, cups and other trinkets. But labs …

A $100 Worth Of Litecoin A Year Ago Is Worth $30,000 Today

Last month, we subjected readers to a hindsight lament: How you should have spent $100 at the beginning of 2013. Using the Forbes time travel machine, we went back to last January and dropped Benjamins on a slew of investments, including gold, Google and Bitcoin. We thought the best choice was …

What to Expect at CES 2014

CES has grown into a beast of an event, but the increase in participation has also made it extremely noisy. The show offers a comprehensive preview of the year’s consumer technology trends, but this year is shaping up to be more about taking existing trends, such as the connected home and …

Google Glass Meets Prescription Lenses--Something Every Geek Will Love

OK, I admit it. I’m a geek. And my glasses have been a badge of honor that I have worn all my life. And when Google Glass became available, it was love at first sight. Well, almost. As a Google Glass Explorer, my first experience with Glass was fascinating, but awkward. My clunky glasses didn’t …

Yahoo says some ads on its European sites spread malware | Reuters

(Reuters) - Some advertisements on Yahoo Inc’s European websites last week spread malicious software, Yahoo said on Sunday, potentially infecting thousands of users.<p>The Yahoo logo is shown at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, California April 16, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith<p>On …

Analysts Expect 3D Printer Shipments To Grow Ten Times Before 2017

Hardware analysts at IDC are estimating that 3D printer shipments will grow 10 times in the period between now and 2017. Printers, once the provenance of hackers and engineers, will soon be household commodities.<p>“Print is extending beyond output on media to the creation of an actual object, and …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

AppScript wants to help docs find, prescribe best health apps

There are more than 40,000 health-related apps on the market. Yet there is little oversight or organization, leaving even the professionals scratching their heads over what to formally recommend.<p>With tens of thousands of health-related apps on the market, and hundreds more popping up every day, …

Apps

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …

Hackers Are Attacking Millions Of Computers And Demanding Ransom In Bitcoins

The National Crime Agency in the U.K. issued an alert last month saying that hackers have targeted "tens of millions" of computers.<p>CryptoLocker is a form of a virus called "ransomware," meaning hackers do something bad to your computer and then demand money to reverse what they've done. In this …

Homeland Security

Samsung reportedly developing 20-megapixel smartphone camera

Samsung may soon include an impressive new camera in its flagship mobile devices.<p>The Korean electronics giant is currently developing a 20-megapixel mobile camera, according to an ET News report that cites industry sources familiar with the company’s plans. Samsung aims to bundle the camera inside …

Next Windows release reportedly codenamed 'Threshold,' set to further unify Microsoft operating systems

Microsoft's on the, erm, threshold of something big -- something that's likely to make its three major operating systems even more similar. Queen of Microsoft leaks Mary Jo Foley has caught word from some unnamed contacts that the next major update to the Windows family is codenamed 'Threshold.' …

Amazon drones won’t replace the mailman or FedEx woman any time soon

Amazon’s new “delivery system,” Amazon Prime Air, promises to get packages to customers “in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles,” and could be in commercial use soon as 2015, the company said Dec. 1.<p>Skeptics have quickly gathered, questioning everything from the project’s safety to …

Charlie Rose

Why Did President Obama Say the Healthcare Website Would Work?

He must have known that his words would be quickly disproved. His public optimism before the rollout remains a big mystery.<p>There's something I don't understand about the rollout of Healthcare.gov: that President Obama expressed unqualified confidence about it shortly before it was …

Windows 8.1's web use doubles shortly after launch

Web traffic doesn't directly translate to market share, but it's handy for tracking the adoption of brand new operating systems -- take Windows 8.1, for example. Net Applications notes that Microsoft's new OS nearly doubled in web share upon its official launch in October, climbing to 1.7 percent. …

No time to test: Feds admit they rushed the insurance website

Federal government officials, clearly stung by the embarrassing rollout of the health insurance websites, finally opened up a little bit about the problems on Thursday, admitting they rushed through testing too fast and tried to do too much, too soon, to make an Oct. 1 launch.<p>The Centers for …

Health Care

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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