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  • Gadget Ogling: Up In The Air, Big Reads and Ghastly Wearables

    10:08am By Kris Holt
    This week in Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, a peek at newly announced gadgets that caught my eye, we're going back to the future. Yes, there's an actual hoverboard on the agenda, alongside a larger Nook tablet, a high-end Kindle, smart luggage, and the tipping…
  • Android Wear Gets Its First Big Update

    Fri 6:53pm By Katherine Noyes
    Google's Android Wear on Thursday got its first major update, bringing GPS support and offline music capabilities to the wearables platform. "Android Wear is great for tracking things like route, distance and speed," wrote Kenny Stoltz, Android Wear product…
  • Robots Gearing Up to Join Ebola Front Lines

    Fri 3:00pm By Richard Adhikari
    The White House and roboticists have set Nov. 7 to get together in a workshop to explore ways of using robots to help in the battle against Ebola. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will cohost the workshop on safety robotics for Ebola…
  • Google's Inbox: Beginning of the End of Email as We Know It?

    Fri 10:05am By John P. Mello Jr.
    Google on Wednesday introduced Inbox, a free mobile app that aims to separate the email wheat from the chaff. It's currently available to Android and iPhone users on an invitation-only basis. The software is aimed at managing email on small screens, although…
  • Calculate Linux Provides Consistency by Design

    Thu 10:07pm By Jack M. Germain
    Calculate Linux 14 is a distro designed with home and SMB users in mind. It is optimized for rapid deployment in corporate environments as well. Calculate gives users something no other Linux distro offers. The Xfce desktop session is customized to imitate the…
  • Space Explorers Hole Up in Hawaii to Simulate Life on Mars

    Thu 5:54pm By Richard Adhikari
    The third in a series of four simulated missions to Mars planned by NASA kicked off last week at a remote site on the Hawaiian island of Mauna Loa. A six-person team, comprising the Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation 3 mission, is inhabiting a…
  • Apple Is Confusing Tablet Leadership With Awesomeness

    Thu 10:04am By Chris Maxcer
    The new super thin iPad Air 2 is starting to get tepid reviews, most of which begrudgingly call it the "best tablet" in the market, while admitting it's boring. Instead of talking up all the great things about how it makes their lives better or fun, the focus…
  • Reading and Writing and Open Source

    Wed 10:08pm By Jack M. Germain
    Digital textbooks with open-licensed content -- and sometimes even complete open source textbooks -- are starting to change the way students and teachers interact with subject material. The budget-busting prices of traditional printed textbooks and the…
  • Smart Nightlight Calls Your iPhone When Smoke, CO Alarms Start Wailing

    Wed 3:21pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    Leeo on Tuesday introduced the Smart Alert Nightlight, a $99 gadget that can detect when the alarm sounds from a smoke or carbon monoxide detector and send alerts to an iPhone.…
  • The Next-Gen TV Cable Dilemma

    Wed 9:44am By Peter Suciu
    Television manufacturers are moving toward ultra high definition -- also known as "4K" -- which offers four times the resolution of HD. It also offers greater depth of color and faster frame rate. That means more information must travel through the cable from…
  • Google Takes a Flyer on Magic Leap

    Tue 7:08pm By Katherine Noyes
    Magic Leap on Tuesday announced that Google was the lead investor in a $542 million round of funding for its secret endeavors. Also participating were Qualcomm, Legendary Entertainment, KKR, Vulcan Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Andreessen Horowitz…
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