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Nymi wristband turns your heartbeat into an electronic key that unlocks your devices

Just about every device we use nowadays should be locked when not in use. You don’t want anyone being able to access your phone, your tablet, or your gaming and work computers. This creates a tedious amount of unlocking your devices before you want to use them. The Nymi wristband More...

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Microsoft buys Nokia’s phone business for $7.2 billion in an attempt to imitate Apple

If you thought that some kind of Grand Plan was afoot when Stephen Elop moved from Microsoft to Nokia in 2010, you were right: Microsoft has announced that it will acquire Nokia’s mobile phone business and a “broad intellectual property license” for Nokia’s patent portfolio, for 5.44 billion Euros (~$7.2 More...

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How to make a brain perceive an exoskeleton as its new body

Miguel Nicolelis is a man with a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Since claiming that he will build the robotic exoskeletal suit that enables a paraplegic to perform the opening kickoff during the next world cup, he has been scrambling to make good on his self-imposed mandate. By all More...

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White Nexus 4 left the Play Store


Both the 8 and 16GB versions of the white Nexus 4 have been shifted to “no longer available for sale” after  just over a month in the Play Store. This device was basically the celebrity marriage of Android phones with rumors about it swirling for months and then just a short lived stint More...

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Is Apple preparing to release an iPhone phablet?

Samsung seems dead-set on constantly increasing the size of smartphone displays, but will Apple respond? Rumor has it that Apple is, indeed, going to enlarge the iPhone once again this year, but I’m not going to hold my breath. After all, Cupertino More...

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Is the Xbox One always online?

Is the Xbox One always online, or not? You’d think it would be easy question to answer, but for some reason Microsoft continues to be very coy about the matter. A month ago, at the peak of the always-online controversy, a leaked Microsoft memo said the console would not require an More...

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Kinect for Xbox One: An always-on, works-in-the-dark camera and microphone. What could possibly go wrong?

The Xbox One will feature, by default, an always-on, works-in-the-dark, microphone and camera that’s constantly connected to the internet and 300,000 servers. What could possibly go wrong? Following on from the massive success of Kinect on the Xbox 360, Microsoft made the bold choice of bundling More...

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