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Google Glass infographic – how it works

If, like me, you’ve been trying to figure out just how Google Glass works then you’ll definitely want to check out this insightful infographic created by Martin Missfeldt. The infographic is a handy, albeit brief glimpse at the hardware setup, including camera, microphone, and speaker locations, …

Google Glass

Nintendo killing news, weather, and other built-in Wii apps on June 28th

Nintendo has announced that it will end service for several of the Wii's built-in online apps on June 28th. The list includes the News, Weather, Everybody Votes, Mii Contest, Digital Camera Print, and Nintendo channels, as well as WiiConnect24 services such as messaging and exchanging system data. …

Facebook and mobile browsing: Pretty much the same thing

New research from mobile analytics firm Flurry suggests that Facebook is so powerful a force on mobile that the social network has become synonymous with browsing on smartphones and tablets.<p>Facebook accounts for 18 percent of U.S. consumers' total time spent on smart devices, a percent that …

From touch displays to the Surface: A brief history of touchscreen technology

The beginnings of capacitive, resisitive, and multitouch screens.<p>It's hard to believe that just a few decades ago, touchscreen technology could only …

Apple stays on top in U.S. smartphone market, study says

When it comes to smartphones in the U.S., Apple remains on top, a new study from ComScore says.<p>During the three months ended in February, Apple held onto its title as the No. 1 smartphone vendor in the U.S. the market tracker said. The Cupertino, Calif., company controlled 39 percent of the market, …

Microsoft to End Support for Office 2008 for Mac on April 9

Microsoft today announced that it will end support for Office 2008 for Mac next Tuesday, on April 9.<p>Support for Office for Mac 2008 will end April 9th, 2013. View the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy for further details, such as the support dates for this product.<p>Microsoft recommends that …

Toothbrush 3.0 - An App For Your Mouth

Gone are the days when toothbrushes simply cleaned your teeth. Now, with the help of a Louisville, Kentucky tech startup, dental hygiene may go hand-in-hand with saving cash.<p>It’s a unique progression, when you think about it: once merely a stick with bristles, then a stick with bristles that …

Facebook Home revamps any Android phone to make it about 'people, not apps'

Facebook's throwing its hat in the Android ring in a big, big way. Today at an event at the company's campus in California, Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook Home, a deep software integration with Android that puts Facebook services front and center. Zuckerberg left the HTC First announcement to …

Google Glass SXSW video demonstration now available in its entirety

Last month, Google showed off Glass with a demonstration of its user interface at SXSW, giving attendees an in-depth look at the device and how it …

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Watch this: Google explains how to create Glass experiences

Google is taking the mystery out of writing services for Glass. Today, the company posted its SXSW presentation on the topic (video below), in which senior developer advocate Timothy Jordan walks us through a high-level overview of the Mirror API, the interface that developers will use to get their …

Samsung Wi-Fi Galaxy Camera Will Cost Almost $600

There seem to be two ways to make a Wi-Fi-enabled camera. The first is to build an actual camera and add a Wi-Fi radio. The second is to make an iPod Touch with a decent 5MP camera module inside. Depending on your requirements, either one can be great.<p>But there now appears to be a third way. …

Wi-Fi

The BlackBerry Q10 Is Now Available For Pre-Order In The UK

Good news, Steve O’Hear. The physical QWERTY isn’t dead! The BlackBerry Q10 is now available for pre-ordering in the UK and ships at the end of the month.<p>BlackBerry’s second BB10 device will be available on Vodafone, O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Three, EE, and TalkMobile. Carphone Warehouse lists the …

Apple to develop digital wallet in next year or two, says analyst

Apple may finally step its toes into the digital wallet world over the next year or two, forecasts Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>The analyst believes a payment option for iOS users may launch with the iPhone 6 in the first half of 2014. Apple will use a technology other than or in addition to …

iOS 7 Concept Features Widgets, New Lock Screen, Mission Control and More

Earlier this week, a number of Apple-focused bloggers claimed iOS 7 was running behind schedule and that it would bring a significant user interface refresh.<p>Designer F. Bianco has posted a set of images to Flickr with some interesting thoughts on what useful changes Apple could make to iOS 7 to …

ITC says Samsung text-selection feature infringes Apple patent

A U.S. trade agency judge has decided the text-selection feature Samsung has on its mobile devices infringes an Apple patent. If upheld, the ruling could stop Samsung from sending devices to the United States.<p>The International Trade Commission judge also decided that Samsung did not infringe on the …

Apple extends lead over Samsung, HTC in U.S. ahead of Galaxy S 4, HTC One launches

By Hayley Tsukayama<p>, Reporter<p>Apple is picking up more steam in the U.S. market, grabbing 38.9 percent rival Samsung’s 21.3 percent, according to data released Thursday by comScore.<p>The new statistics cover a three-month period ending in February and set up the next round of smartphone battles …

PowerSkin PoP’n Battery Charger fits any Phone Case

PowerSkin has just released the PowerSkin PoP’n phone charger. What makes this external battery unique is that it clips around almost ANY existing …

Donut Camera Probably Takes Sweet Shots

Everyone knows doughnuts are a tasty fried treat, especially my friend Homer S. But did you know they can also take photos? The soft plastic camera …

Chisel iPhone Dock is Carved from Wood

Check out this stylish minimalist wooden Chisel Dock, designed by iSkelter. Each one is handcrafted from renewable bamboo and has a cutout that …

Griffin MouthStick Stylus Makes Tablets Accessible

Using an iPad can be an incredibly useful tool but for those with limited mobility in their arms it might as well be a television. The Griffin …

Swipe Your Finger to Control These Headphones

Let’s face it, controlling your headphones while you’re trying to do something else is a frustrating exercise in grabbing for a moving cord or (for …

iPad Controlled Submarine Videocamera

Move over James Cameron, now I’m the king of the (undersea) world! Explore the bottom of the sea while staying on dry land with the AquaBotix …

Vyne Flexible iPhone Holder

Here’s a unique phone holder that’s almost works like a ghetto version of Google Glass. The Vyne holder is a flexible hands-free viewing accessory. …

Nose Straightener

I can’t imagine that this actually works, but maybe it does? This Nose Straightener comes from Japan (of course) and clips into your nostrils where …

Measuring Tape iPhone Case Design

There’s no app for that. There are some things that just can’t be done exactly right in the digital realm. Like proper measuring (fans of laser …