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  • News: Iota offers no-fee GPS tracking, thanks to long-range RF and your neighbors' Wi-Fi

    Locating devices to keep track of your stuff (or even your pets or kids) sure are handy, but they have their limits. Trackers that rely on Bluetooth, like Tile and Proximo, have a relatively small range, so once they're more than 150 feet from your cell phone, you can't see them until they're back in range. GPS trackers, like Tagg for pets and HereO and Filip for kids, can be tracked anywhere, but you also need to pay a monthly fee for a cellular connection to send the data from the GPS chip up to the cloud before

  • News: Vision-correcting display nixes your need for eyeglasses

    Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are working on computer screens that would adjust their images to accommodate individual user's visual needs. Think of it as a display that wears the glasses so users don't have to.

  • News: PlayStation 4 beats Xbox One to 3D Blu-ray movie playback

    Sony began rolling out a new update for PlayStation 4 users on Tuesday that finally brings 3D Blu-ray movie playback to the next-generation gaming console. Sony reminded users via Twitter late Monday that PS4 system software update 1.75 was coming soon, and not eight hours later the update began rolling out in Europe.

  • News: Chromecast deals aplenty as gadget turns one

    To celebrate the Chromecast's first birthday there are some deals to be had including discounts and free Google Music All Access.

  • News: Amazon launches 3D printing store with customizable items

    Amazon wants to bring 3D printing to everyone--even if you don't have the skills to create trinkets and doodads on a 3D printer at home. The online retail giant announced the Amazon 3D Printed Products Store on Monday, which offers more than 200 3D-printed products for purchase.

  • News: Happiest Minds Uses Wearables to Improve Staff Health

    Hate your work place because it gives you no scope for any kind of physical activity? Forever tied to your workstation in that shady corner of the office? Or even worse, convinced that your occasional trip to the coffee machine is more than what your body needs? You probably don’t work at the Happiest Minds campus in Bangalore.

  • News: What drones can do for you

    From a PR standpoint this is not a good time to be a drone. Most mentions of drones in the media are not particularly flattering. You hear about military drones, predator drones, pepper-spray-bullet drones--yes, really--and drones used by creepy guys. Any mention of the word drone is usually followed by the potential threats drones pose to our safety and our privacy.

  • News: Bose sues Beats over headphone patents

    Headphone maker Bose has launched a patent-infringement lawsuit against rival Beats Electronics, which Apple recently agreed to acquire in a US$3 billion deal.

  • News: Razer bakes WeChat into feature-packed Nabu smartband, teases U.S. launch

    Razer's upcoming activity tracker--which behaves more like an Android Wear smartwatch than a smartband--is getting WeChat integration as it inches closer to an official U.S. release.

  • News: Heading to Comic-Con? Check your Google Glass at the door

    The 2014 edition of Comic-Con opens its doors in San Diego on Thursday--but not so readily for everybody. If you're wearing your Google Glass to the sci-fi and fantasy industry trade show, Comic-Con organizers would prefer you turn your eyeballs elsewhere.

  • News: Lenovo shows smart glasses prototype as it seeks hardware partners

    Lenovo showed off a smart glasses prototype on Thursday, part of a push to attract developers and other hardware manufacturers to a new partner program.

  • News: Ultra high-def TVs still too expensive

    A new report from IHS shows that because of steep prices, UHD TVs are not making deep inroads in the television market.

  • News: Google tried to buy music giant Spotify

    Google reportedly tried to buy popular music streaming service Spotify late last year, but the talks broke down and the deal didn't go through.

  • News: Is Sony's Walkman set to make a comeback?

    Sony is making a push to sell high-definition music players, and 35 years after being launched its Walkman is making a small comeback.

  • News: Japan Airlines hopes smartwatches for gate staff will fly

    It can be tough getting the attention of airport gate staff. Soon they might have an additional distraction: smartwatches.

  • News: Facebook's vision for Oculus Rift realized: YouVisit takes VR beyond gaming

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg boldly claimed that Oculus Rift "has the potential to be the most social platform ever" after acquiring the virtual reality company back in March. But Rift is still under development, and so far developers have been focused on making games for the headset, so it's difficult to imagine what those social applications would look like.

  • News: Want an Apple watch? Just 3D print one

    An industrious design graduate from the University of Edinburgh has posted a 3D printing CAD file for a wrist ban that allows users to insert an iPod Nano, which can act as a watch, music player and more.

  • News: Apple gets patent on iTime smart watch

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office served up further evidence on Tuesday that Apple is designing a smart watch when it awarded the company a patent for a wrist-worn gadget with a touchscreen and ability to communicate with a smartphone.

  • News: Nvidia's Shield gaming tablet to highlight 192-core K1 chip

    Nvidia wants to bring console-style gaming to tablets with its latest 8-inch Shield Tablet, on which users will be able to play high-definition Android and PC games.

  • News: China's Xiaomi to sell $13 activity tracker

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is bringing its low-price strategy to wearables, and offering a smart wristband that will sell for a mere $13, the company announced on Tuesday.

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