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  • 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.

  • News: AirMagnet Wi-Fi security tool takes aim at drones

    In its quest to help enterprises seek out and neutralize all threats to their Wi-Fi networks, AirMagnet is now looking to the skies.

  • News: Amazon buyers prefer DRM-free e-books, study claims

    The publishing industry's major companies are still invested in anti-piracy software, but self-published authors benefit when they give it up, according to a recent study. AuthorEarnings.com, a site that studies how authors can best make money, recently took a detailed look at Amazon's e-book bestseller list on a single day--July 14, 2014. Those listings were then used to draw some conclusions about unit sales, gross earnings, and author earnings.

  • News: Netatmo June review: You won't feel burned by this UV-sensing wearable

    "Who loves the sun?" sang the Velvet Underground. "Not everyone." I wasn't alive when Loaded was released, but clearly Lou Reed was talking about me, with my pale skin that refuses to tan. I'm either stark white, or I'm burned. There is no in between.

  • News: BBC website and iPlayer suffer weekend outage

    The BBC hit technical problems over the weekend affecting its website and iPlayer service. Issues are still ongoing.

  • News: Healbe finally releases lab data for its notorious GoBe calorie-tracking wristband

    It's not the independent, peer-reviewed study that wearable watchers have been waiting for, but Healbe has published lab test data that indicates its GoBe activity-tracking wristband can automatically divine the calories in the food we eat with an error rate of +/-13.5 percent.

  • News: Amazon's Kindle Unlimited offers 600,000 e-books for $10 a month

    Even the most voracious readers will take a few months to get the most out of Amazon.com's latest offer: access to 600,000 e-books and 2,000 audiobooks for a monthly fee of US$9.99. What publishers and authors will get out of it remains to be seen.

  • News: Just wave your smartwatch to board this train

    If you're holding out for that multi-functional smartwatch of your dreams, Sony is working to add contactless payments to wearables with a new chip.

  • News: Chat off the grid: goTenna lets you send texts without cellular service

    Your phone is a pocket-sized supercomputer, but when you don't even have cellular coverage to send a text message, it feels more like a paperweight. goTenna is a portable RF antenna that lets you communicate even when your phone has no service whatsoever. You won't be posting selfies to Instagram or catching up on your Hulu queue, but goTenna lets you exchange text messages and GPS coordinates with other goTenna users who are within range--and that range could be a mile or so in a city to a whopping 50 miles if you happen to be standing on top of a mountain.

  • News: Amazon.com mulls unlimited e-book subscription offer

    Amazon.com looks to be prepping a $9.99-a-month e-book and audiobook subscription service dubbed "Kindle Unlimited."

  • News: Slingbox M1 review: Place-shift TV with minimal hassle

    The idea of placeshifting live and recorded cable and satellite TV--that is, viewing the content on a display other than the one the box is connected to--is less novel than it was several years ago, let alone just a couple when Slingbox's last models debuted. Today, those who haven't yet "cut the cord" can access many of their favorite channels and shows on portable devices with a login and code, and some services even let you access live TV or your DVR's contents on the go.



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