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Vic Gundotra, Former Google+ Boss, Is Building a Heart Monitor for the Apple Watch

The exec hand-picked two Googlers to lead his new company.<p>AliveCor, a startup that builds heart-monitoring sensors for smartphones, is building sensors for another mobile device: The Apple Watch. AliveCor is also putting out a new app replete with speech-recognition features that, paired with the …

Apple Watch

Here's The Smartphone That Will Give Xiaomi The Market Share To Rule The World

Just ahead of this year’s CES, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has announced a new smartphone. Targeting the lower end of the market, the Redmi 2 will go on sale on January 9th for 699 Yuan (around $112), and represents Xiaomi’s push into the lower end that should see it become the worldwide …

Mobile

The Avegant Glyph hides VR goggles in headphones, is launching later this year

Avegant's virtual reality glasses aren't quite like anything else on the market. For one thing, they don't use the same magnified screen technology as Oculus, Samsung, and most other companies. They use a virtual retinal display, projecting images directly on your eyes; it's a technology that's …

Augmented Reality

Fan rewrites the ending to The Last of Us, creator approves

<i>The Last of Us</i> was one of 2013's finest games, in its story, acting and play. It'd take brass balls to just swagger in and rewrite the ending, but someone did, and the game's creative director himself gave the redo a thumbs up,<p>NeoGAF, in one of its classic rainy-day thought exercises, yesterday …

The Style Evolution of Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

To celebrate their 30th birthday, we're taking a look back at the influential Olsens' sartorial transformation.<p>From playing the dual role of mischievous Michelle on <i>Full House</i> to building an entertainment—and now, fashion—empire, we've been hooked on the Olsen sisters since day one. Now, to …

Crime Drama

Microsoft Vs Samsung Fight Gets Ugly Over Unpaid $1 Billion

Earlier this year, Microsoft started proceedings against Samsung in respect to the royalty payments for the South Korean company to use Redmond’s patents in its Android devices. Court documents pertaining to the case have now been unsealed and cast some light on Microsoft’s Android powered …