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If Apple Launched This Product, It Would Become A Trillion-Dollar Company Overnight

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Apple will become a trillion-dollar company based not on iPads and Apple TV, but payments. Imagine taking out your iPhone and instead of buying Angry Birds you bought the latest Groupon. Or one-click bought the latest object d'art at OneKingsLane or Fab on your iPad seconds after downloading and launching their app. Or...
If Apple Launched This Product, It Would Become A Trillion-Dollar Company Overnight
Microsoft Unveils Xbox One, An All-In-One Entertainment Console

Xbox One: hands-on with controller and Kinect

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We get some one-on-one time with the new Xbox joypad and the revitalised version of the Kinect motion tracking technologyYou can't trust the internet. Prior to the Xbox One launch event, there were rumours the controller would be a wildly different beast, perhaps with its own touch pad in response...
Xbox One: hands-on with controller and Kinect

Can the Nexus One on Verizon Be a Killer 3G Skype Machine?

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The buzz surrounding the belief we’ll see the Nexus One appear on Verizon today clearly demonstrates the popularity of the Android platform, and the desire to see the best Android phone on the Verizon network. I would pick up a Verizon Nexus One in a heartbeat, and I am obviously...
Can the Nexus One on Verizon Be a Killer 3G Skype Machine?
How iOS emulation is reviving an arcane, arcade-inspired retro console

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?
90 Seconds on The Verge: iOS 7, a dark matter discovery, and Disney closes LucasArts

Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn unveils smartwatch that can be connected wirelessly to an iPhone

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More tech companies are exploring the arena of wearable devices, with the latest being Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, which has unveiled a smartwatch that can be connected wirelessly to an iPhone. According to a report from Want China Times, the watch is able to measure a wearer’s vital signs such as respiration...
Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn unveils smartwatch that can be connected wirelessly to an iPhone

Perpetual motion: A piezoelectric pacemaker that is powered by your heartbeat

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It sounds like the theoretical impossibility of perpetual motion, but engineers at the University of Michigan have created a pacemaker that is powered by the beating of your heart — no batteries required.The technology behind this new infinite-duration pacemaker is one that we’ve discussed before at length on ExtremeTech: piezoelectricity....
Perpetual motion: A piezoelectric pacemaker that is powered by your heartbeat

Barbie gets a camera implant to snap photos in style, we go hands-on

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Speechless? We can't blame you and, although this fashionable shooter might not be up your alley, we're willing to bet your kids -- or any other young member of the fam -- would snatch her up in a heartbeat. Dubbed Barbie Photo Fashion, she might not be too computer...
Barbie gets a camera implant to snap photos in style, we go hands-on

Microsoft's Great Patent Application: Xbox Achievements For Watching Advertising

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You may recall the concern some have raised over Smart TVs, those internet connected glowing boxes with cameras ripe for exploits that would allow hackers to watch you watch TV. Supposedly less nefarious were concerns over technology that would allow those same Smart TVs to recognize when you had...
Microsoft's Great Patent Application: Xbox Achievements For Watching Advertising

The 404 1,208: Where we're a heartbeat away (podcast)

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Uncle Henry stops by to celebrate Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day at the same damn time! Bridget also helps us out with the extra mushy rundown today. We'll tell our worst date stories, talk about a NY restaurant offering a fake "homemade" dinner kit that comes with a pre-dirtied...
The 404 1,208: Where we're a heartbeat away (podcast)

Texting sheep collar protects ewe from wolf attack

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Sheep could soon don heartbeat-monitoring collars that text shepherds to warn of dangerous wolves. No, really. [Read more]...
Texting sheep collar protects ewe from wolf attack

Qualcomm wants your help in building a diagnostic tricorder

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The combination of sensors and mobile networks are changing the way we interact with the health system. Maybe it’s the addition of a jacket on your phone that can monitor our heartbeat or even a program that allows a user to track their sleep, but the world of medicine is...
Qualcomm wants your help in building a diagnostic tricorder

Twitter Outages = Snow Day On The Internet

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Ah! Good morning! I'm feeling mighty fine! How are you? Oh, why am I so cheerful this morning? Because Twitter was down. It's coming back online now, but it was straight-up out of commission for most of the morning. It's the third outage this month, in fact. And it makes...
Twitter Outages = Snow Day On The Internet

You're Welcome, Google. (But It's Insane That You Patented That.)

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This week Google was granted a patent for “Social computing personas for protecting identity in online social interactions”; in other words, “a pseudonym could be presented as someone’s name based upon their choices of who would see that name or their ‘real’ name.” Sound familiar? It does to me. Two...
You're Welcome, Google. (But It's Insane That You Patented That.)

Purported leak has Galaxy Note II for T-Mobile costing $300 on contract

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While we're just a heartbeat away from Samsung's American launch event for the Galaxy Note II, that hasn't stopped the leaks and rumors from flowing around the release. What appears to be an internal T-Mobile page leaked to TmoNews has the 5.5-inch giant costing $300 on the carrier's Value...
Purported leak has Galaxy Note II for T-Mobile costing $300 on contract

The world according to Twitter as seen through a high-performance computer

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I watched the 2012 elections on Twitter, and I wasn’t alone. Data from the social network proves that out, with more than 31 million election-related tweets recorded that night. But what does that type of activity look like in real time? Using the SGI UV 2000 Big Brain supercomputer at...
The world according to Twitter as seen through a high-performance computer
Forget quantified self wristbands. OMsignal raises $1M to make bio-sensing smart apparel

Microsoft outlines Play To for Windows 8 developers, shows media sharing just a heartbeat away

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Play To is often an unsung advantage of Windows 8; it's the key to spreading media throughout the home without jumping through hoops, much like Apple's AirPlay or the more universal Miracast. Microsoft wants those quieter Windows advocates to pipe up a bit. It just posted a sweeping developer...
Microsoft outlines Play To for Windows 8 developers, shows media sharing just a heartbeat away

Silicon Valley Gets Its Own Airline, SurfAir

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It was just after midnight on a hot summer night in Pittsburgh, Pennslvania, when my family and I were visiting for a big family reunion. My mom and I were waiting for my dad in the rental car area of the Pittsburgh airport. She was sitting on a piece of luggage,...
Silicon Valley Gets Its Own Airline, SurfAir

Heartbeat visualizer lets your ticker power a light show (video)

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It may look like something that'd be at home in iTunes, but this visualizer developed by NYU student Phan V is linked to something even more unique to you than your music collection. With the aid of a mic'd up stethoscope, it's able to visualize a person's heartbeat in...
Heartbeat visualizer lets your ticker power a light show (video)

Mobile Ad Network Mobclix Releases iPad SDK

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Facing competition from recently acquired AdMob (Google) and Quattro Wireless (Apple), mobile ad network has been steadily working to strengthen their products and offerings. The startup just acquired iPhone app sales analytics software Heartbeat and announced a deal to offer Nielsen’s ad targeting data into its ad exchange to enhance...
Mobile Ad Network Mobclix Releases iPad SDK

SGI uses big data to detect Twitter's 'heartbeat'

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Company develops a way that might just show what is going on in the minds and hearts of Twitter users. [Read more]...
SGI uses big data to detect Twitter's 'heartbeat'

Twitter Sentiment – track the good and bad on a word or phrase

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Twitter Sentiment makes reading the pulse of the Twittersphere a breeze.  Enter any term or word, the default right now is NBC Olympics, and get graphs and recent tweets on the mood about that topic.  You will get a percentage pie chart, a number count and the words used.  Enter...
Twitter Sentiment – track the good and bad on a word or phrase

EA Sports Active 2.0 to get heartbeat sensors and online sharing (video)

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Electronic Arts showed off its sports game line-up this evening at the Game Developers Conference, and one of the key features it highlighted was a heartbeat sensor. EA Sports Active 2.0 will debut this fall with a new kind of heartbeat monitor that you strap around your arms and one...
EA Sports Active 2.0 to get heartbeat sensors and online sharing (video)
Every heartbeat tells a story. Why not track it?

Baby Monitor of the Future? MIT Scientists Create Program That Makes a Person's Heartbeat Visible

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By dramatizing subtle changes, new software makes it possible to see motions that are normally imperceptible to us....
Baby Monitor of the Future? MIT Scientists Create Program That Makes a Person's Heartbeat Visible

Heartbeat-powered pacemaker skips the batteries

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A prototype cardiac energy harvester out of the University of Michigan could one day harness the beating of a heart to power a pacemaker. [Read more]...
Heartbeat-powered pacemaker skips the batteries

Google Doodle Hails Heinrich Hertz, Discoverer of Electronic Heartbeat

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Hertz's discovery was vital, leading to many others that make up the bleeping circuits of our everyday lives....
Google Doodle Hails Heinrich Hertz, Discoverer of Electronic Heartbeat
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