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3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

Ride a 'Tron'-style light cycle via Oculus Rift

Even with that weird Disney reboot/sequel of a few years ago, the computer-based universe-within-a-universe of "Tron" has always seemed to me like one of the more underrated sci-fi worlds, worthy of more exploration. Now, thanks to the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset and a particularly …

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Wearable smart glass curates content based on your physical response

<i>(Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia)</i><p><b>A wearable eyepiece measures physiological responses such as pupil dilation and perspiration to find</b> …

Samsung files patent for a transparent camera display

<b>First came OLED, then came curved. Now, Samsung has filed a patent for a see-through screen on a digital camera so you can stare into your subject's</b> …

Pocket prototype for Android Wear smartwatches saves stories to bigger screens

Now that Google has a preview of the Android Wear smartwatch platform, the app makers and service providers will start to follow. Pocket is among the …

The team behind the Android watch phone, the Pine, plans a line of wearables

The startup behind the world’s first Android(s goog) watch phone, the Neptune Pine, is partnering up with the designers of Misfit’s Shine wearable, …

HereO's GPS kid's watch isn't the first of its kind, it's just cuter and cheaper

GPS leashes trackers for kids are hardly new, but damn if this isn't the cutest we've seen so far. Like other trackers of this sort, the HereO watch allows parents to create so-called safe zones around schools, et cetera, and then receive alerts should the child leave or enter the area. …

With A New App, Esurance Promises To Tell You Tomorrow’s Gas Price Today

Esurance got a lot of attention around the Super Bowl for giving away $1.5 million, but let’s face it, that only helped out one guy. The online car insurance broker is now trying to help everybody out by offering up a new online tool to help predict the price of gas.<p>The Fuelcaster is a mobile web …

E-Z-2-Use module provides one-click exploitation of some Android phones

There is a security bug in Android that device manufacturers should know about. This bug was fixed by Google in the Android 4.2 JellyBean release, so we don’t need to panic. But so many devices out there do not have Jelly Bean or higher yet, and many more never will, so they remain vulnerable. The …

The Case Against Wearables, Or Why We Won't All Look Like The Borg This Year

This is supposed to be the year wearable computers go mainstream. Hundreds of wireless, battery-operated devices were unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January: smartglasses, watches, jewelry, fitness bands, even a pair of Web-connected underpants. If you buy the hype, we’ll soon all be …

Clever Family Photo Sharing Startup Togethera Raises Seed, Releases On Android

The issue with online photo sharing is that, inherently, you have no idea what will happen to your photos. On the Internet once, on the Internet forever, as the phrase goes. And that is a big problem, not for teens on Instagram but for a market that spends real money online: Families. And not just …

Stratasys reveals a full-color, multi-material professional 3D printer

Stratasys, one of the largest 3D printer manufacturers in the world, just went technicolor. The company has announced the Objet500 Connex3, the first …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

How do you find the best mobile health apps? HealthTap gets doctors to weigh in

With an estimated 40,000 mobile apps for iOS (s AAPL) and Android (s GOOG) that want to help you lose weight, track your fitness, manage chronic …

Are Smartphones Turning Us Into Bad Samaritans?

In late September, on a crowded commuter train in San Francisco, a man shot and killed 20-year-old student Justin Valdez. As security footage shows, …