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Mr Hoverboard kit really hovers, leaf blowers not included

You too can have a working hoverboard with Mr Hoverboard. It's not quite the same as what Marty McFly rode, but it does actually hover.<p>Our "Back to the Future: Part II" hoverboard hopes rose late last year when tinkerer Ryan Craven showed the Internet how he made himself a working, hovering, …

Hoverboards

Ozon gesture ring concept from 16Lab lets you wrap all your devices around your little finger

The gesture-tracking, wireless-charging, Bluetooth-connecting Ozon ring from 16Lab is back, smaller and smarter than ever.<p>TOKYO -- As our devices shift and shrink and we find ourselves relying less and less on keyboards and mice and more and more on touchscreens to go about our work and play. In …

Apple Watch

Facebook Will Beam the Internet to Africa Using this Satellite

Facebook is teaming up with French satellite operator Eutelsat to launch a satellite that will beam Internet connectivity to more than 14 countries …

GrabTaxi follows Uber with ‘number masking’ between drivers and passengers

Uber’s main competitor in Southeast Asia, GrabTaxi, announced on Tuesday that it has rolled out a new security feature in its push to make users feel more comfortable using car-hailing services — “number masking” between drivers and passengers. Uber introduced number masking at the end of September.<p>…

South-east Asia

Android Marshmallow will let you translate text right within apps

Along with improved battery life and Google Now on Tap, Android Marshmallow will bring users another useful feature: the ability to translate text they come across in a range of apps.<p>Devices running Marshmallow who have Google’s Translate app installed will be able to translate text in 90 languages …

Apps

Jumping robot uses safety tethers to control its fall

Spiders don't typically jump off ledges without some sort of plan. Many species of jumping spider (family Salticidae) will affix themselves to their perch with a silken thread that acts as a safety tether. Researchers at the University of Cape Town in South Africa have given their own robotic …

Vizio's 120-inch 4K TV probably costs more than your car

Vizio has long been known for offering the most bang for your buck. Its 4K TVs are affordable and offer top-notch quality. Its M-series that launched …

China Reveals Flying Robot Car

Jetsons meets Google Car<p>AVIC, the leading Chinese aviation conglomerate, unveiled a flying robot car during the September 2015 Third China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin. The Swift Gazelle (Sai Ling in Mandarin Chinese) currently weighs 100 kg, and uses its six side-mounted, digitally controlled …

Embedded Systems

Barnes & Noble Releases A New Nook-Branded Samsung Tablet

Alas, poor Nook! I knew him, Reader: a tablet of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: it hath borne me into the library a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rims at it.<p>The Nook as we knew it is now a rebadged Samsung tablet and the latest in the family is the …

Gear & Gadgets

Lumo Run shorts will coach you to avoid injury on-the-fly

Wearable company Lumo is on a mission to better our physical wellbeing with its new smart running shorts that aim to help runners improve performance avoid injury.<p>Lumo Run shorts look fairly standard but are actually fitted with a small sensor in the waistband that monitors your stride length, …

Periscope now has an embeddable 'On Air' button for broadcasts

Periscope now has an On Air button for websites (like The Next Web!) that tell everyone when a broadcast is live.<p>It’s a useful little tweak that anyone can use. All you have to do is enter your Periscope username (typically your Twitter handle without the ‘@‘) into Periscope’s button generator, and …

Periscope