Stuart Charbonneau

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Report: Google smartwatch “heavy into” Google Now functionality

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: 9to5Google.com<p>Google is putting the finishing touches on a smartwatch built around its Google Now service, reports …

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What A Portable Speaker Can Teach Us About Designing Heirlooms

In an era of glass fragility, the UE Boom is a speaker designed with human nature at heart.<p>Apple products are beautiful. But humans weren’t born to genuflect in front of obsidian obelisks, to spend all day slamming their fleshy fingers against unrelenting surfaces, ever-afraid to scratch or drop …

LG curved G Flex smartphone 'to rival Samsung Galaxy Round'

LG is reportedly planning to release a curved screen smartphone to rival Samsung’s Galaxy Round.<p>The South Korean company is understood to be launching the curved Android phone, called G Flex, next month.<p>Pictures of the six-inch smartphone were released to <b>Android Authority</b>, although the specs and …

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Extreme Big Data: Beyond Zettabytes And Yottabytes

If we’re going to talk about big data—and it’s one of the most important discussions in business today—we better all speak the same language. In the hierarchy of big data, there are petabytes, exabytes, zettabytes, and yottabytes. After that, things get murky.<p>The challenge is only partly one of …

Bionic limbs will one day sense the grass under prosthetic feet

With the first thought-controlled bionic leg pioneered in Chicago, the next steps for smart prosthetics are refining them for widespread use and tackling a huge hurdle: sensory feedback.<p>It sounds like something straight out of science fiction: artificial limbs that not only move, flex, and feel …

'Terminator'-style cube robots swarm and self-assemble

Robotics researchers at MIT show off the capabilities of small cube-shaped robots with no external moving parts.<p>If you look down and see a series of colorful cubes crawling toward you, don't panic. It's not Tetris come to real life, but rather the creation of robotics researchers at MIT. The …

Will Android Partners Be Happy To Compete With Google And Motorola In 2014?

What will happen when Google hits a home run with one of their Android devices? It could be one of the ‘clean’ Nexus devices that breaks cover and becomes a multi-million seller, or it could be a resurgent Motorola Mobility handset that sweeps the adoration of the critics and the consumers around …

10 Things You Should Know About Google's Nexus 5

Google’s Nexus 4 sold well. It didn’t sell gangbusters crazy like the Samsung Galaxy S4. But that comparison is something akin to comparing the box …

HP Chromebook 11 review

I’m never offline anymore.<p>I have Wi-Fi at home and at the office, nearly every hotel or coffee shop on the planet offers connectivity, and for the rare in-between times, my phone serves as a perfectly usable (if slightly awkward) mechanism for getting on the internet. The only time I <i>can’t</i> get …

Fitbit Force fitness and sleep tracking watch officially announced, launching soon for $130

Well, Fitbit had a little trouble keeping the wraps on its Force activity tracking watch. But the company is ready to officially unveil its latest wearable and plans to launch it in the coming weeks for $129.95. The Force borrows heavily from the aesthetic successes of the Flex, with its clean …

Analyst Believes iWatch Will Feature Home Automation, Be More Than an iPhone Companion

The much-rumored iWatch may be used as a home automation gateway, allowing users to control various functions within their houses, according to a new research note by Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White.<p>As an Apple supplier, our contact offered insight into the "iWatch" and described this …

Fitbit's Newest Fitness Tracker Is Also A Watch

Fitbit's newest and best gadget aimed at getting you off the couch<p>Today Fitbit, makers of some of the most popular fitness trackers on the market, introduced its newest and most expensive model ever: the $130 Fitbit Force. The biggest change? An OLED display that allows the Force to double as a …

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Cover the pork with the salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. Sear the …

The fast-approaching end of the jumbo jet era

With its sale of composite, fuel-efficient A350 jets to Japan Airlines this week, Airbus entered a market that Boeing has, until now, controlled. It …