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Consumer Physics’ $150 smartphone spectrometer can tell the number of calories in your food

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Would you like to be able to look up the calorie content of the specific apple you’re eating? You could take it to a lab and …

Wearable Tech

Physical iPhone 6 Mockup Compared to Galaxy S5 in New Images

Earlier this week Italian site <i>Macitynet</i> shared images of a high-quality physical mockup of the iPhone 6, based on earlier design drawings and renderings. The site has now shared [Google Translation] a new series photos comparing that mockup to a Samsung Galaxy S5 display model, showing how Apple's …

Don't Buy A Smartphone Before May 27th: LG's Next Handset Could Be A Dark Horse

Indecisive phone buyers can only procrastinate for so long, and after a busy month of phone launches many will feel that they’re approaching crunch time. Indeed, if you read my last post on this subject, then you’ll know that I’ve personally already made my mind up as to which is best among the …

Apple buys LuxVue for its low-power, micro-LED display tech

Apple may soon tap micro-LEDs for its next generation of devices.<p>Apple tacitly confirmed its purchase of LuxVue, a low-power, micro-LED display maker, in a statement today, following a TechCrunch report about the acquisition.<p>“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we …

BluClik remote helps keep hands on wheel, not phone

Control your digital media in the car without fumbling with your phone thanks to iSimple's Bluetooth remote.<p>For many older cars, plugging your phone into the auxiliary audio input is one of the easiest, most universal ways to bring your digital audio library and a wide range of streaming media apps …

Samsung blurs the line between phone and camera (again) with the Galaxy K zoom

Last year, Samsung tried something a little kooky: it made a mash-up of a middling smartphone and a solid point-and-shoot camera (you know, the kind smartphones have nearly driven to extinction). The resulting chimaera was called the Galaxy S4 Zoom, and it was... not great. To absolutely no one's …

Is Instagram's Separation From Foursquare Premature?

<i>Jonathan Barouch is CEO and Founder of location-based analytics company</i> <i>Local Measure</i>.<p>About a month ago, a subset of Instagram users noticed something a little unusual when snapping Lo-Fi shots of their coffees. When they went to tag a photo of their non-fat almond milk vanilla lattes to the cafe’s …

This Electric Car Is Also An Electric Boat, So You Can Drive Out Of A Flood

A Japanese designer, inspired after the 2011 tsunami, designed this car that can get out when the waters rise–as long as you can find an outlet.<p>After the 2011 tsunami in Japan, when 133-foot waves killed thousands of people and caused around $300 billion in damage, a Japanese startup began …

Electric Vehicles

Decoding the Apple-Samsung patent dispute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple and Samsung are suing each other in courts and trade offices around the world, each making claims that the other copied patented mobile device features.<p>The companies' most-recent legal tussle all but concluded on Friday, when a California jury found that Samsung copied some …

Why user experience and ecosystem will rule the cloud

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / dotshock<p>Over the course of the last year or two, one key, fundamental rule of succeeding in the cloud …

Cloud Foundry

New Bitcoin Movie Introduces You To The Many White Dudes Working On Bitcoin

Two brothers from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Nicholas and Daniel Mross, are the director and star, respectively, of the first Bitcoin documentary to hit the big screen, getting its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. “We jokingly call ourselves the Winklemross brothers,” says Nicholas, …

Toyota designs a combustion engine that generates electricity

Despite the recent advent of usable, talented electric vehicles, combustion engines are likely to persist for quite some time, often as a component in plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles.<p>The onus then is on refining combustion power to work harmoniously with increasingly electrified …

Researchers Track Isolated Amazonian Tribe With Google Earth

The researchers studied one village that has only 40 inhabitants.<p>As you can imagine, it isn't easy to study uncontacted tribes in Amazonia. And the history of western interaction with these tribes is dark indeed, often leading to the destruction of these peoples' way of life. So researchers have …

Why Apple's iWatch Will Sell Better In An iPhone 6 World

We will not, indeed, see the first peek at the iWatch at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at the beginning of June, according to a report from John Paczkowski at re/code yesterday. “Sources familiar with Apple’s plans tell Code/red that Tim Cook will not use WWDC to unveil Apple’s …

How we made the video game Doom

The creators of the legendary 90s first-person shooter reveal how they were inspired by Tom Cruise – and a Swiss surrealist<p><b>John Romero, designer</b><p>After all the success we had with Wolfenstein and the Commander Keen games, there was huge speculation about what our followup would be. Someone even came …

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

Pros<p>Lovely screen, very powerful processor, waterproof and dust resistant, fine camera, sturdy build<p>Cons<p>Not latest version of Android, premium design …

Almost 40 million Britons 'too nervous' to try new technology

Around 39 million UK adults avoid using new technology when it's first released, according to researchers<p>Of the 2,002 adults questioned, 87 per cent said they wouldn't rush to try the latest gadgets, despite 95 per cent admiting that technology makes their lives easier.<p>Over half of corespondents …

Banking

Solar-Powered Laptop with Dual-Sided Display Detailed in Apple Patent

Apple has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (via <i>AppleInsider</i>) detailing an "electronic device display module" for a laptop that would include the ability to act as a secondary rear display featuring touch controls. The patent also details a photovoltaic system located in …

Turkish Prime Minister gives speech as a 10-foot hologram

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan delivered a speech in the city of Izmir last Sunday by way of a giant hologram. Erdoğan, unable to make the trip to a party meeting in the western Turkish city, recorded his message against a green screen. In Izmir, a full-body hologram of the Prime …

Samsung Is Still King Of Mobile Mountain

The final 2013 numbers are in and Samsung once again reigns supreme over the mobile ecosystem.<p>According to research firm IDC, Samsung’s shotgun strategy of developing dozens of smartphones across a variety of size and price points led to 313.9 million smartphone shipments, or 31.3% of the global …

This iPhone case lets you answer calls while it's closed

Both LG and Samsung have phone cases that let you take calls without exposing your screen to the elements, but what if you have an iPhone? As of today, you can check out Moshi's SenseCover. The iPhone 5 and 5s flip case includes both a preview window as well as a touch strip that lets you answer …

Google Partners with LEGO in New Chrome Experiment

Google today announced a new Chrome experiment in partnership with LEGO: Build with Chrome. In short, you can use your mouse or touchscreen to build something out of the colorful bricks directly in your Web browser, share them on Google+, and explore what others have already built.<p>Google explains …

Intel's smart headset understands you even when you're offline

Intel claims that its Jarvis headset's voice recognition makes it smart, but we've seen voice commands on Bluetooth earpieces before -- what's so special this time around? It's all about offline support, the company tells <i>Quartz</i>. Unlike many wearables, Jarvis can process complex voice requests …

Snowden accuses U.S. of industrial espionage

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>The U.S. uses its digital surveillance capabilities to commit industrial espionage, Edward Snowden has claimed in an interview …

Surveillance

Thirty years of the Apple Macintosh – in pictures

It is 30 years since Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne sold their most valuable possessions – a VW bus and a calculator – to launch what would become a revolution in home computing. Here we take a look back at Apple history over the years

Apple has the Mac to thank for its next generation of devices

Thirty years later, the Mac's journey is far from over. It's had an even greater influence on the company's touch devices than the Apple II did on the Mac.<p>When Apple introduced the Mac 30 years ago, it was already a successful computer company with the Apple II, a product that would continue to be …

Apple II

South Korea To Invest Almost A Billion Dollars In 5G Cell Networks

Set to roll out by 2020, South Korea's science ministry is reportedly investing 1.6 trillion won (£900m) into the superfast mobile internet technology.<p>According to reports 5G allows users to download 800MB movies in one second, something which takes around 40 seconds using 4G.<p>A spokesperson from …

South Korea

Watch Steve Jobs demonstrate the first Mac back in 1984

It's been 30 years since Apple first launched the Macintosh, and this week has been littered with clever tributes to the computer. Members of the Boston Computer Society, however, have unearthed a big treasure in the history of the machine. A week after a bow tie-sporting Steve Jobs famously pulled …

Report: Next Windows 8.1 update in March to slim down the software

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Flickr user, LGEPR<p>Update 1 for Windows 8.1(s msft) could hit in March but don’t expect major visible …