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Google has a Secret Drone Delivery Service

The skies of the future are about to get a bit more crowded as Google takes the wraps off its secret drone delivery system, Project Wing.<p>The Atlantic reports that Google has been working on the delivery system for two years inside the company’s moonshot lab, Google X. Tests of the secret program …

Google says Android Wear about to get even smarter (Q&A)

The search giant hasn't said much about its OS for wearable devices since a demo in June. CNET sat down with two of the project's head engineers to find out what's new.<p>"We're going to much more rapidly iterate here."<p>Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google, Vice President of Engineering for Android<p>"It's our …

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Gear & Gadgets

Corning Fibrance to light up your devices and accessories

In mobile we mostly recognize Corning for their fortified Gorilla Glass, which is very popular for smartphones and tablets. It’s great at helping us keep our devices free of scratches or cracks, but Corning does much more than Gorilla Glass. They have just announced Fibrance, a product that will …

Gorilla Glass

The Ollie: A Pretty, Smartphone-Controlled Robot You Can Smash Into Stuff

Meet the spiritual successor to the Sphero.<p>When the original Sphero launched in late 2011, plenty of folks were wowed by it. (We sure were.) The robot crammed the remote control capabilities of an RC car into a perfectly round, Apple-esque design that lit up in different colors when it rolled …

Robotics

At Pebble Beach, Aston Martin Debuts Real Life Gran Turismo DP-100

This week at Pebble Beach Aston Martin debuted the real-life version of its Gran Turismo supercar, the 800-horsepower DP-100.<p>This was a particularly exciting turn of events because while this V12 coupe concept will never make it to production, it does foreshadow many design- and performance cues …

Regular Pilots Can Now Have Superhuman Augmented Reality Fighter Pilot Vision

Military pilots wear expensive displays that show them relevant flight data as they scan the skies. Now a startup is brining the tech to the masses.<p>When driving a car, it’s easy to assess your surroundings–the road is visible, the other vehicles on the road are visible, the bumps are (usually) …

The Backed Pack: A wireless home security system, an emotional bot, and bedtime tracking

<i>Each week, our friends at Backerjack bring us updates on some of the most successful gadget crowdfunding campaigns.</i><p>Blink<p>Blink is a truly wireless home security system, it doesn’t even require a cable for power. Blink starts with the Sync Module, which all of the Blink units report to and transmit …

GRUBER: The iWatch Is Coming Next Month

Apple is widely expected to unveil its new iPhone next month, but one report suggests the company may also introduce the iWatch in September as well.<p>Well-connected Apple blogger John Gruber of Daring Fireball says Apple will unveil "their first wearable wrist thing next month."<p>This contradicts a …

Wearable Tech

Students Can Take Studying Paperless With These Apps and Gadgets

The diligent student may often be pictured with a pencil behind her ear, her chicken scratches adorning countless spiral notebooks — but these days she's just as likely to be organizing a study group on her smartphone while reviewing a lecture on her tablet. Here are a few gadgets and apps that …

Gear & Gadgets

This Plug-And-Play Utility Bike Lets You Gear Up As Needed

The EVO, an entry in the urban utility bike design contest, lets you attach different cargo-carrying components easily, depending on what you need that ride.<p>Our team–composed of Huge Design, 4130 and PCH Lime Lab–came together to create the quintessential commuter bike. From the beginning, the …

How To Anonymously Tell Your Co-Worker He Smells

You've been in a situation like this before: Someone you work with has stinky breath. You know it, your coworkers know it. Only problem is, he doesn't know it. Everyone would be better off if someone told him about it (including Mr. Egg Salad Sandwich himself, who would no longer be the talk of the …

Fitle Will Let You Try Clothes On A 3D Avatar Of Yourself

When Charles Nouboue was in business school, he found he had little time to shop during regular store hours. But shopping online proved to be hard.<p>“It’s difficult to find exactly what you want to buy,” Nouboue said. “It’s very complicated to find the right size.”<p>That’s why he and his partner, …

7 Pizzas You Should Definitely Eat While Watching Soccer

Here, seven pizzas that are better than delivery for watching the World Cup.<p>Brazil isn’t cheap, as World Cup visitors have recently discovered. …

Astronaut Reid Wiseman posts the first Vine video from space

'Single Earth orbit. Sun never sets flying parallel w/terminator line,' explains clip posted from International Space Station<p>Since its launch January 2013, Twitter's Vine smartphone app has been used to share a wide variety of up-to six-second looping videos. But never from space.<p>Now Nasa astronaut …

How to Make Twix Bars at Home

<i>All week long, our very own Jennifer Steinhauer from Weeknights with Jenny will be sharing recipes from her new book Treat Yourself: 70 Classic Snacks You Loved as a Kid (and Still Love Today). Follow along to win one of five copies we’re giving away -- and to take a trip down memory lane.</i><p><i>Today:</i> …

Print out breakfast with a pancake printer

Brunch for geeks is now even more impressive with this open-source PancakeBot that makes elaborate pancake designs.<p>In 2010, Norway-based dad and breakfast food enthusiast Miguel Valenzuela built a pancake printer for his daughters. Valenzuela was inspired by an article in Make magazine about a …

Breakfast

Add Video Chat to Any Web page with the Rounds Live Chrome Extension

Israeli video chat startup Rounds has announced today that its Chrome extension that allows you to add video chat to any Web page is now available to download.<p>We knew the new feature was on the way, as it was announced in March, but we weren’t sure exactly when it would be offered more widely …

Bang & Olufsen's BeoVision Avant is a 55-inch UHD TV that moves

​As a group of journalists huddled together in a function room, deep within a central London hotel, a wide, framed display stands before them. Walled on three sides, a long, Bang & Olufsen-branded curtain hangs across the front-facing section -- clearly hiding whatever product the company has …

Glowing Lunecase feeds on iPhone's electromagnetic radiation

No battery, no problem. Get glowing alerts with the Lunecase, a case powered by electromagnetic energy sent out by your iPhone.<p>It's well-known that phones emit a bit of electromagnetic radiation. The topic's been the subject of much speculation, study, and even a bit of concern. Electromagnetic …

Electromagnetism

IRL: Three weeks with Philips' Screeneo projector

<i>Welcome to</i> IRL<i>, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.</i><p>You'd never mistake me for an A/V geek, since I'm far more interested in what's on TV than how it gets to me. …

Researchers charge 40 smartphones wirelessly from 5m

Engineers from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a system that can power devices up to five metres …

Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

“What is a printer?” asked Zuta Labs, then reimagined it as the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, as small as your hand.<p>Designed by Zuta Labs and now on Kickstarter, the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer is one for the mobile age. It cleverly sheds the bulk of consumer printing by re-imagining what a printer …

Printing

Google Glass at Work: It might be a better target than the consumer market

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>You might not see many consumers wearing Google(s goog) Glass just yet but I have a hunch you’ll start seeing people in …

When all-electric Formula E kicks off this year, it’s not just about entertainment

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>The Formula E electric racing car — the Spark-Renault SRT_01E — was on display at the Bloomberg Energy conference in New York …

Cyanogenmod 11 M4 builds ready for download

It’s that time of the month again, CyanogenMod developers have come together to release the new M4 update for their custom KitKat ROM, CyanogenMod 11. M builds are pushed out once a “month”, and are considered to be the most recent stable versions of CyanogenMod for your handset so far.<p>Anyway, …

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Index Ventures Joins $1M+ Seed Round Backing Mobile Education Platform Startup, Gojimo

Index Ventures recently backed the computing education-focused hardware startup Kano — via one of its partners, Saul Klein. Today the firm is putting some money behind a more mainstream education startup, called Gojimo, that’s targeting mobile as a delivery and engagement platform for …