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Amiigo: Monitor your workouts, activities, and vital signs (a bracelet built by MIT engineers)

Wearable devices on the market are a hot commodity. The number of mobile and wireless devices we have create a wonderful opportunity for data collection. A team of engineers from MIT are working on a new kind of wearable device that won’t only track activity, but could also keep track of vital health statistics. The [...]

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Motorola won’t include Webtop on future products

The mobile desktop of the future Motorola acquired a company called Webtop back in 2011. The technology allowed for a smartphone to act as the brain of a laptop or television. It was built into devices like the Atrix 4G, which could be docked into a laptop accessory and ran with full computer functionality. You [...]

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Awesome Halloween app adds effects to your costume

If you’re the geek I think you are, you’ll enjoy this. It’s the perfect mixture of Halloween and high-tech. Whether you buy a costume or not, the app is free, go check it out. Apple download Android download Joshua Howland Joshua is a mobile application developer, entrepreneur, and technology enthusiast. His favorite posts to write [...]

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Manage your socks with embedded RFID chips and a smartphone

Smart socks. Really. Socks that have the technology they need to solve your discoloration and losing socks problem. Each sock is embedded with an RFID chip that helps you track their usage. A scanner will keep track of the important information: Left and Right partners, wash-count, and how old it is. Apple isn’t doing Smarter [...]

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Cardboard USB Flash Drives: Disposable Storage

I love clever little concepts like this. The price of USB flash drives are plummeting as fast as the price of 3.5” floppy disks once did. It won’t be too long before something like this comes true: Disposable Flash Drives Concept-design for tear-off, disposable flash-drives from Art Lebedev, who predicts, “Stick will become even simpler [...]

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NYPD’s new program to stop the rising theft of iDevices in the Big Apple

In the Big Apple, it’s Apple devices that everyone wants. Of course, they had people lined up at Apple stores for over a week before the iPhone 5 launched (or as one person in line called it, the “Apple 5“), but then there’s the illegitimate means of getting one. The NYPD has shed some new light on [...]

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The iPhone 5 craftsmanship isn’t important to tech bloggers

This is the first of a three part series; here is part two, and here is part three. Dan Lyons for BBC News: Now, having had two years to plot and scheme, Apple’s renowned designer Jonathan Ive has replaced the tiny 3.5in (8.9cm) screen with a slightly-less-tiny 4in (10.2cm) screen? Wow. Knock me over with a feather. [...]

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The iPhone 5 is an evolution… Tech bloggers wanted a revolution… again

This is the third and last article you’ll get from me on this. Here are the first and second of the series. Sorry if it seems like I’m beating a dead horse, it seems to me that my three articles still don’t rise to the whininess we have to endure from the tech bloggers. Mat Honan for [...]

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iPhone 5 Concept Video – Fingerprint Scan, Mission Control, and More

Yesterday, there was an iPhone 5 concept video making it’s rounds showing off features that are quite the stretch. I can confidently say that none (maybe the rubberbanding electronics, but nothing else) will make it into the iPhone 5. This new video shows a few more concept features for the iPhone 5. The concept video [...]

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NCSU researchers develop an electronic interface that allows them to remotely control cockroaches

North Carolina State University researchers have developed an electronic interface that allows them to remotely control cockroaches. “Our aim was to determine whether we could create a wireless biological interface with cockroaches, which are robust and able to infiltrate small spaces,” says Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at NC State and co-author [...]

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