Microsoft’s Band is a competitive, feature-packed fitness tracker

The Microsoft Band takes the same approach as the Samsung Gear Fit, blending fitness track...

Microsoft’s new wearable, known as the Band, is a sensor-packed, understated wearable that provides both solid fitness tracking and limited smartwatch functionality. It might be a little late to the wearable tech party, but it looks to be a good option wh READ MORE
How multimodal biometrics improves border control security


The use of biometrics by border control agencies worldwide is now commonplace. Many countries around the world are deploying or have already deployed biometric border security systems for accurate and fast identification of citizens and foreign travelers.


Ampy Is A Wearable Spare Battery That Charges As You Move
Ampy It was surely only a matter of time before someone thought to capitalize on the current trend for wearables with a battery designed to charge via kinetic energy. And so meet Ampy: a spare battery pack, currently bidding for crowdfunds on Kickstarter, that straps to your person and, it READ MORE
Xiaomi is the third-largest smartphone maker

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For a manufacturer that has only been selling smartphones for a couple of years now, Xiaomi is doing better than expected. The Chinese company, founded in 2012, became the third-largest smartphone vendor in Q3 2013, surpassing the likes of Lenovo, LG and Huawei. Xiaomi is also clos READ MORE

Tim Cook: “I’m Proud To Be Gay,” And Helping Others Is Worth Trading Personal Privacy
ipad-mac-event0246 Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Businessweek with an essay he penned himself acknowledging that he is gay, saying that despite valuing personal privacy, he has decided to openly state his sexual preference in order to hopefully help others who might be struggling with their own identity, or wi READ MORE
Movie House
Movie House

Kaleidescape's Cinema One movie server provides seamless access to your entire Blu-ray collection. Unfortunately, one major limitation means it's more of an expensive indulgence, not a must-have device for videophiles.

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Le-Mans-winning Ferrari 275 GTB heads for Scottsdale Auction

This 1966 Ferrari 275 Gran Turismo Berlinetta Competizione Scaglietti won its class at the...

Ferrari dominates the rare car market with 53 percent of the most valuable cars ever sold at auction, 30 cars in the top 50, 14 cars in the top 20 and nine of the top ten. This 1966 Ferrari 275 Gran Turismo Berlinetta Competizione Scaglietti won its class at the READ MORE
Fiverr Goes Global With New Languages, Local Offerings
Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 12.57.34 AM After raising $30 million in August , Fiverr, the low-cost online marketplace for services of any stripe, is making it rain. The company is spending money to roll out new international sites. Starting with Spanish, French, Dutch, and Portuguese website READ MORE
Flipboard’s New App Gets Personal By Making Topics The Center Of Attention
IMG_0243 Flipboard has been working hard over the last few years to build an app that makes reading stories on mobile and tablet devices as engaging as flipping through a magazine. With the latest version of its app, users will be able to find and discover content that is relevant to their interests, through the intro READ MORE
Will a Breakthrough Solar Technology See the Light of Day?

A startup that might have a record-breaking solar cell is in danger of going out of business.

The power unit is a rectangular slab about the size of a movie theater screen. It’s mounted on a thick steel post, and equipped with a tracking mechanism that continuously points it at the sun. The slab is made of over 100,000 small lenses and an equal number of even smaller solar cells, each the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen. This contraption is part of one of the most efficient solar p READ MORE

Lenovo unveils the 13-inch Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows

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Lenovo makes some great computers; its laptop build-quality is legendary. While its tablet offerings have been average, the newest line of tablets is sure to change that. You see READ MORE

Review: iPad mini 3

Gizmag reviews the lesser of Apple's 2014 tablets, the iPad mini 3 (Photo: Will Shanklin/G...

The newest iPad mini is the smallest iPad update yet – to the degree that isn't really a new device. But is it still worth a look? Join Gizmag, as we review Apple's "new" iPad mini 3... Continue Reading READ MORE
Goodbye West Virginia

West Virginia is a red state, and you can blame George W. Bush.

MPAA Bans Google Glass And Other Wearable Cameras From Movie Theaters Because Duh
kyle Under the new rules, theater owners will ask anyone with wearable recording devices to turn’em off and put them away. Fail to do that, and they’ll give you the boot. If they have any reason to think you’re recording in the theater, meanwhile, they’ll call the cops. READ MORE
Scientists make human stomach tissue with stem cells
Scientists used pluripotent stem cells to generate functional, three-dimensional human stomach tissue in a laboratory -- creating an unprecedented tool for researching the development and diseases of an organ central to several public health crises, ranging from cancer to diabetes. Scientists used human pluripotent stem cells -- which can become any cell type in the body -- to grow a miniature version of t READ MORE
Skype and Lync updated to support OS X Yosemite
Skype and Lync updated to support OS X Yosemite

Above: Apple Announces OS X Yosemite

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Skype now supports Mac OS X’s latest version — Yosemite users rejoice.

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Nexus 6 pre-orders sell out instantly — Don’t cry, there is still hope


If you are a fan of Android, there is something you may live and breathe for -- Nexus. True, fans may choose other devices for various reasons, but Nexus devices are the best way to get timely updates and a pure Android experience. As many of us have learned the hard way, non-Nexus de READ MORE

Google modernizes Bookmarks with redesign, enhanced search, sharing, and more

google_chrome_beta_iconBookmarks implementations have remained pretty static over the lifetime of the Internet. Google is changing that with 'Bookmark Manager' (formerly called Stars READ MORE

US Crude Oil Production higher than at any times since 1973
US oil production continues to increase. The 8.97 million barrels per day of crude oil is higher than the peak in the 1980s of 8.969 million barrels per day in 1985. So all weekly numbers back to the beginning of 1983 have been passed. Oil production was lower from 1974 to 1982. So the new peak is the highest since 1973.In 1973 Nixon was president. The USA had not finished the READ MORE
Pandora & Smule are kicking everyone’s ass in mobile music revenue & downloads, App Annie reports
Pandora & Smule are kicking everyone’s ass in mobile music revenue & downloads, App Annie reportsImage Credit: App Annie

Pandora might be the least exciting of the major streaming music services, in part because it doesn’t offer on-demand music playba READ MORE

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