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Emvio's smartwatch will tell you when you're stressing out

Smartwatches are growing ever more capable by the day. Sometimes, though, there's no harm in a little focus. Enter Emvio, a watch with one core goal: to help you manage stress. There are no message notifications or apps, instead, Emvio monitors variations in your heart rate (HRV), only bothering …

5 simple internet safety tips from one of Google's information security engineers

Before Google hired him as its very first, full-time security engineer for its Chrome browser back in 2009, he'd already had experience working for IBM, the NSA, and the US Marine Corps.<p>As one of Google's tech lead managers for Chrome, he's now responsible for making sure the browser stays secure …

Concept faucet makes saving water beautiful

Water may be a liquid, but that doesn't mean it can't be shaped. If you've ever mucked about looking for water experiments on YouTube, you would have seen that it can be guided into a variety of standing waves by sound.<p>The shape of the aperture through which water flows can also be designed in such …

Audio Mixing

You Can Finally Make Presentation with Prezi on Android

It’s been a long time coming but presentation platform Prezi has finally launched Prezi for Android. The free app joins the company’s existing mobile options on iPhone and iPad.<p>Prezi for Android includes cloud synching to give you access to the latest version of your presentation regardless of what …

Scout’s DIY Home Alarm Gets So, So Much Smarter With An IFTTT Channel

I’m really digging Scout‘s install-it-yourself modular home alarm.<p>It has its quirks, but it’s a massive step toward everything I want in a security system. I can add new components easily, I can control everything from my phone, there’s no ridiculous contracts or hidden fees, and it’s all …

Developer MohammadAG gets Android Wear to work with iPhones, sort of

Google has hinted that it could eventually make Android Wear work with iPhones, but as the wearables platform is getting close to its first birthday, we’re yet to see an official integration. The good news is, if you <i>really</i> want to use your Android Wear smartwatch with an iOS device, an unofficial …

Prevent your Mac password from being bypassed

A nefarious individual could purloin your Mac and bypass your user account password in order to access your data or wipe your system clean and begin using it as their own. It's possible to reset a password by booting into Recovery Mode or from an external drive.<p>Thankfully, there two precautions you …

Information Systems

Lightify your smart home with Osram's new LEDs (pictures)

Lenovo slipped 'Superfish' malware into laptops

Computer maker Lenovo has been shipping laptops prepackaged with malware that makes you more vulnerable to hackers -- all for the sake of serving you advertisements.<p>Made by a company called "Superfish," the software is essentially an Internet browser add-on that injects ads onto websites you …

Cybersecurity

A Year Later, $19 Billion For WhatsApp Doesn’t Sound So Crazy

Messaging is the center of mobile. Snapchat is raising at around a $20 billion valuation. And no one cares who owns apps. On February 19, 2014, we didn’t know any of these things for sure. So when Facebook announced it would pay $19 billion to acquire WhatsApp — an app most American pundits had …

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

This iPad Mini case does a magic trick — it ‘grows’ an actual keyboard

I never describe anything as magical, but this gadget might be the closest to it I’ve seen so far.<p>Tactus Technology, a company that announced $13.5 million in new funding last spring with strategic participation from original design manufacturer Wistron Corporation, is now taking preorders for its …

Completely open source, high-end laptop gets closer to reality

If you've wanted a laptop where <i>all</i> the software is free and open source (FOSS), you've usually had to settle for mediocre hardware. Even FOSS champion Richard Stallman is making do with a ThinkPad that's several years old. At last, though, it looks like you won't have to compromise your ideology …

Linux

One Of Google's Earliest Android Employees Explains Where It Loses To The iPhone

As of Q3 2014, Android owned more than 80% of the smartphone market around the world, but that's split between the dozens of different companies that produce Android phones. About 12% of devices around the world run on iOS, but that money goes straight back to Apple.<p>There's no clear answer as to …

5 Ways to Make Your Mac and iPhone Play Nice

Apple’s newest desktop operating system, Yosemite, is all about making Macs link up with iPhones and iPads in new and exciting ways. And with tricks …

The Best Looking Smartwatch Wasn't Even On Display at CES

Why would you come all the way to CES with a beautiful smartwatch, but not show it off? That’s a question we’ve got for LG and Audi now that Android Central has outed the company’s beautiful smartwatch.<p>The watch was found on an Audi representative’s wrist at the event and it’s not only unique …

Alcatel OneTouch wants to be the Zara of smartwatches

Alcatel OneTouch wouldn't be the first company to bring us a round smartwatch (well, near-circular, in this case), but with its eyes set on the sub-€100 and sub-$150 price points in Europe and North America, respectively, the company clearly has ambitious plans. Previously known as the "Wave," this …

Wearable Tech

Zagg announces iPhone 6 Speaker Case w/ detachable Bluetooth speaker & backup battery, more

Zagg, the company behind many of our favorite Bluetooth keyboards and cases, today announced its latest creation, the ZAGG Speaker Case for iPhone 6 with detachable Bluetooth speaker. Not only that, but the case also packs in an 1800mAh backup battery, which the company says will get you …

These smart power switches let you use Siri to turn on anything in your home

iDevices' Switch and iHome's SmartPlug are among the first HomeKit products<p>Back in June, Apple announced plans to let your iPhone start controlling smart home products, and here at CES 2015, we're finally starting to see some products that it can control. iDevices' Switch (seen above) and iHome's …

The High-Tech Future of the Uterus

Following the recent success of the world's first uterus transplant, scientists are pursuing the new frontier of the bioengineered womb.<p>When I suffered my third consecutive miscarriage this past May, my mom said she wanted to help me out however she could, even if it meant being my surrogate. I …

Pregnancy

Hot deals ending soon featuring the HyperDrive MacBook Storage Expander [Deals]

If your MacBook is running low on storage and you need to give it a boost, then you don’t want to miss out on getting the ingenious HyperDrive MacBook storage expander. It turns an average MicroSD card into a part of your MacBook’s memory and does so at a low price point.<p>Deals like this one are …

Zensorium's 'Being' is a fitness wearable that promises to track your mood as well

We've seen wearables that track our heart rate, activity levels and sleep patterns, but rarely do we see one that tracks our mood as well. That's the idea behind Zensorium's Being, a wearable that promises to not just monitor the usual activity tracker data such as NREM and REM sleep, heart rate, …

Russia lets anyone use Earth-sensing data from its civilian satellites

The US government has been willing to loosen its grip on satellite data, but what about the info from other countries? Don't worry, that's opening up as well. Russia has declared that the Earth-sensing data it collects from civilian satellites is now available to the public, not just the government …

Apple patent granted to geofence and track cellular dead zones from iPhones

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom Illustration<p>First filed in 2010, an Apple patent was recently granted by the USPTO for iPhones to use a …

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

Photograph: Kenneth Brown/Reuters<p>A combination of photos show Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo as it detached from the jet aeroplane that carried it aloft and then broke …

Tip of the Day: How to Correct Siri With Typing Instead of Voice

As anyone who has used to Siri to make calls, search the web, or send messages knows, Siri doesn't always understand what you say. This can be followed by increasing frustration levels if Siri fails over and over to understand your voice corrections. But when Siri gets it wrong, you don't have to …

Futuristic Technology: Google Nexus 360 Concept Smartphone Proposal

91mobiles just submitted a concept smartphone proposal for Google, <b>Nexus 360</b>. We must say, it’s a futuristic and innovative vision of our possible …

From The Ivy League To State Schools, Demand For Computer Science Is Booming

For years, people in the tech industry have worked to persuade more young people in the United States to become interested in studying computer science. It now looks like they’ve finally gotten the message.<p>Demand for computer science classes and programs is booming at universities across the U.S., …

First Cox cable customers to get gigabit internet later this year

Cox is planning to become the first major residential cable operator to offer gigabit internet service. The third-place provider (behind Comcast and Time Warner Cable) announced this week that it will start to bring gigabit service to its first residential locations by the fourth quarter of this …