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Russian startup’s Kinect-like hardware aims to help the blind get rid of their walking sticks

MOSCOW — After working for several years to give robots the ability to see and detect objects, the founders of St. Petersburg-based Oriense logically decided to bring their promising tech to humans.<p>Oriense started development last November and combines a Primesense sensor (similar to Microsoft’s …

Three months from today, Google Play will have more total app downloads than Apple

Toshiba intros three Android tablets, two with Tegra 4 and a 2,560 x 1,600 screen (update: hands-on video)

Could three times be a charm for Toshiba? After striking out with its "Thrive" Android tablets and then coming up a bit short with the "Excite" line, the company is completely scrapping its tablet lineup and replacing it with three new models. These include the Excite Pure, Excite Pro and Excite …

Sony Xperia Tablet Z review: Thin, thoughtful design, but at a premium price - CNET

MSRP: $499.00<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>Sony Xperia Tablet Z</b> offers a refreshingly thin and light design, with great gaming performance, and a sharp screen. The MHL connection, impressive waterproofing, and expandable storage are notably appreciated extras.<p><b>The Bad</b> $500 for 16GB of storage is a heavy price hike …

Gear & Gadgets

Production Nvidia Shield showed off at Computex

TAIPEI -- In a demo showing Nvidia's vision for multiscreen technology at Computex, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang showed off its first final production model of the Nvidia Shield. This Android gaming device was unveiled at CES 2013, and will be available to U.S. customers at the end of June. Preorders started …

Computer Hardware

Researchers Say They Can Hack Your iPhone With A Malicious Charger

Careful what you put between your iPhone and a power outlet: That helpful stranger’s charger may be injecting your device with more than mere electrons.<p>At the upcoming Black Hat security conference in late July, three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology plan to show off a …

Tiananmen Square online searches censored by Chinese authorities

It takes a very significant date for the word "today" to be deemed too sensitive to mention. But 24 years after the Chinese government's bloody …

MSI's MouseBook is a laptop whose trackpad doubles as a standalone mouse

The problem with laptop trackpads: they're usually not very good. But would turning the touchpad into a mouse solve the problem? Perhaps. That's what MSI seems to be attempting with its MouseBook concept. In essence, it's a laptop with a trackpad that can pop out and then be used as a standalone …

Hola, Dora! Amazon Locks Up the Viacom Kids’ Shows Netflix Doesn’t Have Anymore.

Netflix doesn’t want Viacom shows like “Dora the Explorer” and “Spongebob Squarepants” — or at least not at Viacom’s asking price.<p>But Amazon is happy …

The People Who Make Your Kindle Screen Are Now Making Screens For These Sleek Smartwatches

Taiwanese display manufacturer E Ink — popular for its paper-like, no-glare "electronic ink" Kindle displays — has introduced a new 1.73 inch version aimed to be used in new wearables.<p>The first product to sport the smaller, 320-by-240 pixel screen is the recently announced Sonostar Smartwatch.<p>While …

Today’s amusing analyst rumors … the iRing is back, and Apple going patent-crazy over iOS 7

Who says analysts can’t be entertaining?<p>Topeka Capital analyst Brian White is back pedalling his iRing theory as a controller for the Apple television. In a report this morning reported by <i>Business Insider</i>, he said that Apple will release it’s HDTV set at the end of the year, and repeated the claim …

NFC mobile payments disappoint while money transfers boom

Adoption of tap-and-pay technology on smartphones has been a disappointment and has slowed growth of the overall mobile-payments market. But bright spots still remain for companies looking to provide mobile money services to consumers around the world, according to a report from market research …

FinTech