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Nintendo 3DS update brings you more Mii Plaza pals with StreetPass Relay

Though StreetPass has proven to be extremely popular, you're much less likely to directly cross a fellow Nintendo 3DS user stateside than in the console's home country of Japan. But thanks to a new update, you'll now be able to pick up Mii avatar buddies via StreetPass Relay. When a 3DS user …

Sony expands Vita streaming support and improves icon visuals

If you've been waiting for better streaming support and improved visuals on your PlayStation Vita, Sony's latest update has you covered. In firmware version 2.6, the company has tweaked the UI, made it easier to access saved game data on PlayStation Plus, and opened up new ways to toggle networking …

Soon There Will Be Google Glass for Everyone and Everything

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Now that Google Glass is a much-talked about, much-hyped tech thing, the pseudo-clones have already …

iOS 7 beta yields clues about Apple’s new in-car feature

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>After just a brief mention of a new integrated iOS in the Car feature at WWDC last month, the iOS 7 beta is providing more …

Apple's In-Car Technology Ambitions Revealed in 'Digital Dash' Patents

Earlier today, the U.S Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent to Apple (via <i>AppleInsider</i>) addressing in-vehicle navigation and information systems based on touchscreens offering tactile feedback. The feedback would allow users to operate their vehicle's systems in a safer manner while keeping …

Apple and Volkswagen team up on iBeetle, but it's no iCar

Steve Jobs never got around to building the iCar, but Apple has worked with Volkswagen on its new iBeetle. The German carmaker teamed up with Apple to design what it calls a "genuine integrative interface" for the smartphone, pairing them using the peculiarly named smartphone app <i>Volkswagen Car Net</i> …

What Our Gadgets Will Look Like a 100 Years From Now

Some objects age gracefully. Think the design of products from 1960's era Braun. Or some of Apple's stuff. But that's just the design that stays …

Photographer Takes a Boy with Muscular Dystrophy on an Imaginary Adventure | Colossal

<p>Slovenia-based photographer Matej Peljhan recently teamed up with a 12-year-named Luka who suffers from muscular dystrophy, to create a wildly …

Google Glass not fully compatible with iOS

Google began shipping Google Glass a few days ago, and many developers have received their units, spurring anticipation on we’ll see from these devs. …

Google Glass

Apple says small number of Apple TVs have WiFi issues, opens replacement program

Apple has informed its official retail stores, AppleCare employees, and authorized resellers that a small number of third-generation Apple TV units have WiFi issues. These issues surround not being able to locate a WiFi network, unable to join a network, and dropped or intermittent …

Aurora Phone Skins by Mobile Outfitters

Aurora effect<p>One thing is for sure - you haven’t seen a phone skin like this before. Our proprietary Aurora Effect breaks all the rules by constantly …

Mobile

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 …

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

The iPhone maker may tap into NFC or a different technology to cook up a digital wallet for iOS users, says analyst Gene Munster.<p>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 …

FinTech

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 …

Google Glass will reportedly be manufactured in the US

Google Glass headsets will be manufactured in the US, according to a report from <i>The Financial Times</i><i>.</i> Specifically, Google wil be manufacturing the headsets at a Foxconn plant in Santa Clara, California, making it the second product that we know Google has manufactured on US soil. The first of which …

Google uninvites some winners of Google Glass contest

Web giant explains that it erred in notifying some applicants that their ideas had earned them early access to the high-tech specs.<p>Google giveth Google Glass invitations and Google taketh away.<p>The Web giant has begun notifying winners of its Glass Explorer #ifihadglass contest, which invited people …

Google Glass

iOS 7 Needs To Come With This Simple App Switcher Concept [Video]

One of the most common complaints that we hear about iOS is that it’s getting boring. We’ve been using practically the same interface for over 5 years and haven’t seen any major changes, so people are hoping for something new and exciting with iOS 7.<p>Jesse Head’s iOS 7 App Switcher concept comes …

Apps

iPhone 5S expected to launch late June, says analyst

The next-generation iPhone should start shipping by the end of June, followed by a low-cost iPhone in the September quarter, says analyst Gene Munster.<p>Apple will likely bring out its next iPhone in late June, projects Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>Assuming that forecast comes true, Munster …

iPhone

Apple Patents Battery-Saving Multi-Touch Displays That Don’t Need To Be Active To Work

Apple was granted a patent Tuesday by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) that describes a system for implementing multi-touch in a mobile device even when there the display itself isn’t actively showing any images. It’s a neat trick, and one that could help portable gadgets save battery life by not …

Apple's broken promise: why doesn't iCloud 'just work'?

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service<p>iCloud, perhaps more than any Apple software product, is meant to "just work." When Apple introduced iCloud, it made clear its hopes to eradicate settings menus and file systems in favor of automation. Steve …

Print your own Google Glass and look the part

Han Solo, Honest Abe, and even Aristotle are just a few of the people who look absolutely fantastic wearing their Google Glass computers. But unless you're a deep-pocketed developer from the US, chances are nil of getting anywhere near the audacious $1,500 spectacles. So why not do the next best …

These Six Regular People Just Got Invited To Use Google Glass

It will be sending out thousands of invites telling these lucky people that they can buy the Google Glass device for $1,500.<p>Google just sent us a list of some of the winners along with the things they will do with Glass once they own a pair. Here's the full email.<p>In February we asked people across …