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  • Amazon’s Smartphone To Feature Unique But Limited 3D Effects

    Amazon’s Smartphone To Feature Unique But Limited 3D Effects

    TechCrunch has learned that Amazon's upcoming flagship smartphone, running a forked version of Android, will have head-tracking capabilities offering up limited 3D effects. This key feature will be reserved to just a few built-in gestures, according to a source with first-hand experience of the company's mobile ambitions. Read More

  • ‘Political Siri’, Big Data Startups Rise Amid Indian Elections

    ‘Political Siri’, Big Data Startups Rise Amid Indian Elections

    With nearly 814 million people set to vote over the next few weeks in India’s general elections, the biggest democratic exercise on the planet, political parties are scrambling to out-innovate each other. Amid all this, some technology startups are finding a killer app for their products, especially given the massive outreach programs required by political leaders for wooing their… Read More

  • Google Glass Gets KitKat Support And Improved Photo Browsing, Loses Video Calls

    Google Glass Gets KitKat Support And Improved Photo Browsing, Loses Video Calls

    Anybody will be able to buy Google Glass tomorrow, but ahead of this, Google is giving the Glass software an update. There are a couple of new features in this update, including new tools for making working with photos easier, but Google has also decided to remove the option to do video calls from Glass for the time being. Read More

  • 100 Tesla Model S Convertibles Are Headed To China

    100 Tesla Model S Convertibles Are Headed To China

    Hold on to your hat. The Tesla Model S is about to get more breezy thanks to a drop-top conversion by Newport Convertible Engineering. Both hard and soft top conversions are now available -- they don't come cheap, though. A soft-top conversion costs $29K and a hard-top $49K. Plus, the buyer has to supply the Tesla Model S. But, once converted, there's no question that you'll have the raddest… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: More Evolution Than Revolution Despite New Hardware Features

    The Galaxy S5 (or S 5, if you ask Samsung) is the company’s latest flagship phone and sure to be a swift seller. The phone is, in its own way, beautifully designed and the materials, while clearly plastic, are durable and should maintain a luster over time. Is this an iPhone replacement? No, but it is a replacement for the S4 that should please shoppers already predisposed to Samsung and… Read More

  • Google Patents Tiny Cameras Embedded In Contact Lenses

    Google Patents Tiny Cameras Embedded In Contact Lenses

    Google has a new patent application with the USPTO (via 9to5Google), which takes one of the basic concepts of Glass and extends it even further, embedding tiny cameras that could be embedded in contact lenses for various uses, including photographing what a wearer sees, or providing the basic input for a contact-based assistive device for the visually impaired. Google has previously detailed a… Read More

  • Google Acquires Titan Aerospace, The Drone Company Pursued By Facebook

    Google Acquires Titan Aerospace, The Drone Company Pursued By Facebook

    Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, the drone startup that makes high-flying robots which was previously scoped by Facebook as a potential acquisition target (as first reported by TechCrunch), the WSJ reports. The details of the purchase weren’t disclosed, but the deal comes after Facebook disclosed its own purchase of a Titan Aerospace competitor in U.K.-based Ascenta for its… Read More

  • Omate TrueSmart | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Omate TrueSmart

    In a year, we've gone to having one or two startup smartwatch companies to a sea of offerings before us, from companies as big as Google all the way down to Omate, a startup looking to make your wrist as brilliant as possible. At its core, the TrueSmart is likely one of the most powerful smartwatches on the market. Powered by Android 4.2, the TrueSmart has its own SD card and SIM card, complete… Read More

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    Biometric Startup Quixter Demos Pay-By-Palm Tech

    Biometric Startup Quixter Demos Pay-By-Palm Tech

    Quixter has built a biometric pay-by-palm technology system that's up and running at Lund University in Sweden. The idea is the brainchild of Fredrik Leifland, an engineering student at the university, who wanted to come up with a quicker system for making card payments. (And clearly didn't think much of NFC.) Read More

  • Ditch That Laptop Brick With FINsix’s New Tiny Notebook Charger

    Ditch That Laptop Brick With FINsix’s New Tiny Notebook Charger

    Many aspects of computing have changed, but the laptop charger has remained sadly stable over the years; no matter what, we never seem to be able to ditch the lumpy power brick, that mid-cable eyesore that takes up tons of space in your bag and presents a ready hazard for stepping on. MIT project turned startup FINsix wants to change all that, and you can help them by reserving your own Dart… Read More