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  • The Skully Smart Motorcycle Helmet Sharpens Your Senses On The Road

    The Skully Smart Motorcycle Helmet Sharpens Your Senses On The Road

    The stats around motorcycle safety in the United States are pretty bleak, but the folks at Skully are looking to give an added layer of safety to the bike-riding thrill-seekers of the world. The Skully AR-1 helmet started quite literally as a fever dream by founder and CEO Dr. Marcus Weller, who had been in multiple motorcycle accidents before. He dreamt of a helmet that could give him HUD… Read More

  • Acer’s Tegra K1-Powered Chromebook Boasts Up To 13 Hours Of Battery Life

    Acer’s Tegra K1-Powered Chromebook Boasts Up To 13 Hours Of Battery Life

    Acer is doing a new Chromebook, and they’re doing it up big! The new hardware is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor, which the graphics and chip-maker has been promoting as a graphics-friendly chipset for Android smartphones and tablets, but this is the first time it’s powering a Chromebook. The K1 allows Acer to deliver a huge amount of battery life with impressive… Read More

  • When Big Data Is Watching You

    When Big Data Is Watching You

    Is the answer to our feeble human minds needing to grapple with increasing quantities of big data to stand in a purpose built room immersed in complex data visualisations while wearing an array of sensors that track our physiological reactions? A group of European Commission-backed scientists believe so. Read More

  • Microsoft Goes After The Ubiquitous MacBook To Boost Surface Brand Recognition

    Microsoft Goes After The Ubiquitous MacBook To Boost Surface Brand Recognition

    Microsoft billed the Surface Pro 3 as the device that can replace multiple pieces of Apple kit, including the MacBook and the iPad. Its latest ad spots for its Windows 8 marquee device target the MacBook directly, invoking the classic Apple Mac vs. PC ads with their visual style but focusing more on specs. Two of them feature just two guys chatting with each other naturally (read: not at… Read More

  • Woah Nelly! Microsoft Says It’s Not Killing Off The Super Basic Nokia Handset After All

    Woah Nelly! Microsoft Says It’s Not Killing Off The Super Basic Nokia Handset After All

    Last month as well as culling some 12,500 Nokia staff new owner Microsoft took an axe to the Nokia product portfolio, apparently hacking off the entire low end of devices — leaving it to focus entirely on its Windows Phone based Lumia smartphones. However it’s now decided it is in fact committed to the very bottom end of the basic mobile phone portfolio for the long term. Read More

  • Why The iPhone 6 Will Be The Device Of The Year

    Why The iPhone 6 Will Be The Device Of The Year

    Apple is gearing up for a big product announcement on September 9, and all indications are that it will be a new iPhone. The iPhone 6, as it’s being called in the press, will deliver a lot of changes over the iPhone 5s, which got relatively modest updates compared to the iPhone 5. It’s also one of the most important device launches Apple has ever had, given how long it’s… Read More

  • New Microsoft Project Turns Boring First-Person Videos Into Awesome Hyperlapses

    New Microsoft Project Turns Boring First-Person Videos Into Awesome Hyperlapses

    There’s barely a mountain biker, climber, skydiver or skier left who doesn’t have a GoPro camera attached to his helmet. Nobody really wants to sit through an hour of video of you heading up and down the slopes, however. You could just speed these videos up, but then they become completely unwatchable. Thanks to a new Microsoft Research project, however, you may soon be able to… Read More

  • This Piece Of Paper Folds Itself Into A Robot

    This Piece Of Paper Folds Itself Into A Robot

    Imagine a ream of flat sheets sent into space, folding themselves to form a satellite, or a flat robot sent into a collapsed building to assemble itself and perform its function. That could very well be a reality in the future, as the world saw the first robot to fold itself and start working yesterday without human intervention. Read More

  • TurboRoo Wants You To Come To Hardware Alley

    TurboRoo Wants You To Come To Hardware Alley

    Little TurboRoo and I want to see you in San Francisco for Disrupt SF 2014, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great founders and VCs, and I’d love to meet you. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of my favorite people. What is Hardware Alley? It’s a celebration of hardware startups (and other cool… Read More

  • TurboRoo, The Chihuahua With No Front Legs, Can Walk Again Thanks To 3D Printing

    TurboRoo, The Chihuahua With No Front Legs, Can Walk Again Thanks To 3D Printing

    Is there any cute animal 3D printing can’t save? Just look at TurboRoo, a tiny Chihuahua born without front legs, who has been given a new “leash” on life thanks to a Makerbot and a 3D designer from 3dyn. Mark Deadrick, president of 3dyn, saw TurboRoo’s call for wheels on the Internet and designed a small wheeled cart, estimating the size from online photos. He printed… Read More