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There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Context is king: Cover for Android changes your lock screen as you move

Contextual features that use information such as time of day and your location are becoming increasingly important on smartphones today. Today’s smartphones know where you are, where you’re going, who you’re with, and what you like to do. After years and years of claims from smartphone companies …

How To Install iOS 7's Impressive Wallpapers On Your iDevice Right Now

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>Apple is set to add a number of new backgrounds to our …

Apple unveils the iPhone 5s, its “most forward-thinking phone yet”

After months of rumors and speculation, Apple(s aapl) on Tuesday took the wraps off of two new smartphones, the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. This is …

Kinect app that turns any surface into a 'touchscreen' debuts for $149

Microsoft launched a Kinect Accelerator program for startups last year, and the results are starting to be shown. Ubi Interactive worked closely with Microsoft to create a system that uses a projector in combination with a Kinect sensor to create a virtual touchscreen that can be cast onto any …

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Apple Looking Into Device-To-Device Gifting Of Owned Digital Media Via NFC

Apple isn’t known to be that bullish on NFC use in mobile devices, but a new patent application originally created earlier this year and published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider) shows it’s thinking about the tech in a few ways at least. The application describes a means for transferring …

Google is preparing for screenless computers

The spread of computing to every corner of our physical world doesn’t just mean a proliferation of screens large and small—it also means we’ll soon come to rely on mobile computers with no screens at all. “It’s now so inexpensive to have a powerful computing device in my car or lapel, that if you …

Lernstift Pen, Which Corrects You As You Write, Picks Up Speed On Kickstarter

Lernstift is a pen which vibrates when you spell the word incorrectly. However, it could also be capable of spawning its own App ecosystem. After launching on Kickstarter recently, it’s picking up speed towards its modest $183,000 goal to go into full production.<p>Created by Munich-based …

Apple Plans To Investigate Reports That A Woman Was Shocked To Death By Her iPhone 5

The news comes from statements an Apple spokesperson made to the Hong Kong-based publication South China Morning Post. We've reached out to Apple for confirmation, and we will update if the company responds.<p>The woman was reportedly killed from an electric shock when she picked up her iPhone 5 to …

World's first approved bionic eye to launch in U.S.

After more than 20 years in the making and FDA approval in February, the Argus II bionic eye is finally here. Well, almost. Developer Second Sight says it has selected clinical centers in 12 U.S. markets where it will begin rolling out the groundbreaking technology later this year.<p>The Argus II …

How Virtual Reality Can Curb Your Social Anxiety

Here’s how it works. Using a Microsoft Kinect or Asus Xtion Pro Live camera, Xenodu’s software extracts patients from their background and inserts …

Sony SmartWatch goes open-source, looking for more innovation

After releasing the first true smartwatch from a major manufacturer, Sony shows its pioneering skin again by making the project fully open-source. Hoping to attract extra attention and possibly more innovative ideas from independent developers, Sony has granted them opened access.<p>Running on pure …