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Google signs deal to put sensors directly on your eye

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis signs up to commercialize Google's smart contact lens<p>Google and Novartis have this morning announced an agreement to collaborate on the development of the smart contact lens that was unveiled by Google X in January. Using non-invasive sensors, the lens promises …

Google uncloaks Project Zero security team set to defend the internet

Google is recruiting a team of experienced hackers who will be charged with hunting down serious weaknesses in internet security in the hope they can prevent the most advanced cyber attacks.<p>The Project Zero team, announced by Google’s “researcher herder” and security chief Chris Evans, will look to …

GM wants voice-controlled cars that learn what you really mean

Voice control is easy to find in cars, but it's not always intuitive. You often have to use specific syntax, which might be hard to remember when you're barreling down the highway. GM may have a smarter approach in store<i>,</i> though. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> understands that the automaker is working with …

With A Mobile App, MTailor Offers Custom-Fit Tailored Shirts For Just $69

If you want to look good, one of the easiest ways to do so is by simply making sure that your clothes fit well. But it’s not cheap — going to a tailor to get a shirt fitted and made costs real money.<p>Y Combinator-backed MTailor wants to change that by offering affordable, custom-fit clothing. It can …

Keyboard app maker SwiftKey sued by rival for patent infringement

SwiftKey, which offers perhaps the most successful predictive text keyboard app for Android, is now being sued for patent infringement by another virtual keyboard company, WordLogic.<p>The lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Washington (Seattle). See the full …

Google Offers A Free Crash Course In Android Development

Google has teamed up with Udacity to make available a free course in Android development available to all – complete with videos, quizzes, course materials and forums. The course is called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals,” and it provides everything you need to learn how to make an …

Which is the best smartphone for less than £150?

Flagship smartphones such as the iPhone might get all the attention, but something exciting is happening with the more affordable smartphones.<p>Companies including Nokia and Motorola have released very good phones at prices below £150 – which makes you wonder why anyone would ever pay more for a …

Ditch your checkbook: Plastiq nabs $10M so that you can pay for anything with a credit card

Payments startup Plastiq closed new $10 million round of funding today to enable people to pay with their credit cards anywhere.<p>The startup’s service essentially replaces things that require paper checks, wire transfers, money orders, or ACH (Automated Clearing House) payments with credit cards. …

Apple and IBM join forces to bring iPhones and iPads to businesses

We now live in a world where Apple and IBM, two former PC industry rivals, are working together in a big way.<p>The two companies today announced a major new partnership that will see IBM pushing its apps and services on Apple’s iPhone and iPad for businesses. IBM will also sell Apple’s mobile devices …

Google to Give Developers First Project Ara Hardware for Modular Smartphones

Project Ara, Google's ambitious plan to create customizable modular smartphones, just moved one step closer to becoming reality.<p>The tech giant is now …

Google Smart Contact Lens Focuses On Healthcare Billions

Google is developing a smart contact lens, with pharmaceutical giant Novartis, to help patients manage diabetes – in one of a number of moves focused squarely on billions of dollars of potential revenue available across the total digital healthcare market.<p>As technology moves further into treatment …

Tesla Reveals Name Of $35,000 BMW 3 Series Challenger Due Out In 2017

<b>UPDATE:</b> Which electric cars could face off against the Model 3 when it comes out by 2017?<p>Telsa Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has announced the name of …