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Lumawake: An iPhone dock in the making with home automation, sleep tracking and simulated sunrises

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Lumawake is a new crowdfunding project that aims to be the perfect nighttime dock for your iPhone, with futuristic-sounding features like motion-sensing sleep tracking, colorful ambient LED lighting which emulates sunsets and sunrises, as well as support for home automation. The team had originally planned to launch on Kickstarter, but it bumped up against...
Lumawake: An iPhone dock in the making with home automation, sleep tracking and simulated sunrises

Design firm may have tipped PlayStation Orbis features

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The rumored PlayStation Orbis, a codename for the upcoming PlayStation 4, may use a Kinect-like motion sensor to track gamers, according to images posted online at design firm Coque. The illustrations have since been pulled, but have been saved by original rumor source Kotaku and embedded below. The PlayStation Eye,...
Design firm may have tipped PlayStation Orbis features

SmartThings' Kickstarter project lets developers hack the real world

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Guess what! There’s another Kickstarter project that pushes the Internet of Things forward in a fun way. For as little as $10 you could pledge money to SmartThings, which wants to develop sensors and an application environment that lets people who may not be comfortable programming an Arduino board tie...
SmartThings' Kickstarter project lets developers hack the real world

Belkin adds WeMo Light switch, looks to tack on Android compatibility later this year

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At CES 2012, Belkin outed its WeMo line of home automation products with the Home Control Switch and Motion Sensor with a Baby Monitor tacked on in October. This year in Las Vegas, the company adds a Light Switch to the family. When paired with an iOS device, WiFi...
Belkin adds WeMo Light switch, looks to tack on Android compatibility later this year

Insert Coin: Meta 1 marries 3D glasses and motion sensor for gesture-controlled AR

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. Now that Google Glass and Oculus Rift have entered the zeitgeist, might...
Insert Coin: Meta 1 marries 3D glasses and motion sensor for gesture-controlled AR

Xbox One Design Started From a "Blank Slate"

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After the glitzy unveiling of the Xbox One this morning in Redmond, Microsoft dove into the technical details that it says makes the new console a worthy successor to the Xbox 360. The short version of the pitch: The One is not an iteration; it’s a complete media overhaul. “When...
Xbox One Design Started From a "Blank Slate"

Apple wins 39 new patents on Smart Cover, pinch-to-zoom

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The company also won patents on a wide array of technologies, including replication server selection and motion sensor data processing. [Read more]...
Apple wins 39 new patents on Smart Cover, pinch-to-zoom

LeapFrog reveals LeapPad 2 and Leapster GS learning tablets, priced at $70 and $100

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Got a youngster who ain't keen on waiting for his or her Surface of choice to ship? There's a LeapFrog for that. The name in educational slates has just revealed a pair of refreshed gizmos, the LeapPad 2 and Leapster GS. Boasting higher resolution front and rear cameras /...
LeapFrog reveals LeapPad 2 and Leapster GS learning tablets, priced at $70 and $100
Odds defying hardware startup Mobiplex goes back to the well, comes up with another $1.3M
Experience A Google Maps Free Fall With Instrument's Maps Dive At Google I/O

Reports: Next-generation Xbox unveiling set for May

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It’s looking more like we could be seeing (or at least hearing about) the next Xbox sometime next month. Two longtime Microsoft reporters, Paul Thurrott and Tom Warren, are reporting that Microsoft is planning a May 21 event to provide the first details of its next-generation home console. Thurrott, of...
Reports: Next-generation Xbox unveiling set for May

Leaked screenshots for Galaxy S III update also hint at eye-tracking

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Samsung Galaxy S III users may feel like their handsets will be rendered antiquated once the purported Galaxy S IV is announced, but rumors indicate that users will have access to some of the same features included in Samsung's forthcoming smartphone. Leaked screenshots published by SamMobile from the as-of-yet...
Leaked screenshots for Galaxy S III update also hint at eye-tracking

Engadget Podcast 312 - 10.04.2012

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With TechCrunch's Jordan Crook on board, the Engadget Podcasters explore the Wild Wild East of technology, AKA CEATEC, and also go for topics closer to home like the new Kindle and a thermostat. What we're saying here, basically, is that we've got both you and your grandma covered in...
Engadget Podcast 312 - 10.04.2012
TapLogger Android app can read your password based on motion sensor data

Insert Coin semifinalist: cSpring bipedal robot platform hands-on

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Those looking to tinker with humanoid robots aren't exactly lacking for options these days, but Cognitive Spring is taking a slightly different approach than most with its Arduino-based cSpring bipedal robot -- one of the semifinalists in the Insert Coin competition here at Expand. Rather than offering a readymade...
Insert Coin semifinalist: cSpring bipedal robot platform hands-on
AT&T expands Digital Life home automation service to 7 more cities
9to5Toys Last Call: $71 Kingston 64GB Wi-Drive for iPhone/iPad/iPod, $119 Western Digital 2TB USB 3.0 Portable HD

Motion-Control Start-Up Leap Nabs $30 Million in Funding, Partners with Asus

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Leap Motion, the San Francisco-based start-up that makes impressive gesture control technology for computers, has secured $30 million in funding. The Series B round was led by existing investor Founders Fund, as well as Highland Capital Partners. The Leap Motion sensor, positioned in front of a MacBook. The San Francisco-based...
Motion-Control Start-Up Leap Nabs $30 Million in Funding, Partners with Asus
Surprisingly Simple Arduino Motion-Sensing Project Makes For Some Weekend Fun

Leap Motion delays shipments of gesture-based controller

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Those of you counting on receiving Leap Motion’s hot new minute-motion sensor in May will have to wait a few more months. Leap CEO Michael Buckwald said the startup is delaying shipments of the controller — which promises to give any PC a gesture-based interface – until July 22 in order to...
Leap Motion delays shipments of gesture-based controller

As iOS sales grow, who benefits? The gyroscope market!

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Apple is now taking most of the smartphone profits from the market, but a few component manufacturers are coming along for the ride. Sales of gyroscopes rose 66 percent in 2011 over the prior year, according to iHS, as record iOS device sales pushed the small motion sensor market to...
As iOS sales grow, who benefits? The gyroscope market!

Meet Pax By Ploom: The MacBook Of Vaporizers

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If you're a smoker, you know how bad the habit is for your health but your addiction won't let you stop. If you don't want to quit but are perhaps looking for a more appropriate alternative, meet the Pax by Ploom. The Pax is a pocket-sized vaporizer that heats to...
Meet Pax By Ploom: The MacBook Of Vaporizers
This Guy Hacked His House To Have Its Own Twitter Feed
Microsoft to reveal 'new generation' of Xbox at May 21 event on Redmond campus

The New Internet Explorer For Xbox May Be Clumsy, But Wait Til It Gets Kinected

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Internet Explorer suddenly became one of the most widely available Internet TV browsers today as it starts rolling out to Xboxes. And early reports say its joystick-based interface is awful. Whatever. It’s v1. What matters is that Microsoft has united the world’s most popular motion sensor tech and one of...
The New Internet Explorer For Xbox May Be Clumsy, But Wait Til It Gets Kinected

Overstock - $5 off Motion Sensor 2-in-1 Combo Unit Bathroon/ Kitchen Trash Can

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Overstock - $5 off Motion Sensor 2-in-1 Combo Unit Bathroon/ Kitchen Trash Can

Fable: the Journey

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Xbox 360, Microsoft, cert: 12The traditional Fable games, with their complex RPG mechanics, aren't the sort of titles you'd expect to find using Microsoft's Kinect motion sensor, a device best known for its simplistic dancing and sports titles. But for Fable: The Journey, developer Lionhead has tried to prove the...
Fable: the Journey

SmartKey TV HDMI dongle gives ICS brains to any boob tube (video)

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How many similar devices have to come to light, until a new category is born? Screentop? USBPC? We're going with "Pendroid." Whatever you want to call it, here's another one, this time up the SmartKey TV from Italian firm LiquidTv. Inside its tiny housing are a 1GHz ARM Cortex...
SmartKey TV HDMI dongle gives ICS brains to any boob tube (video)

BluTracker lets you locate your stuff within 2,500 feet, we go hands-on (video)

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Yesterday, we told you about StickNFind, a nifty electronic sticker that lets you locate anything you tack it to, and MeterPlug, the smartphone-compatible power monitor with cost estimates and realtime consumption readouts. Now, the folks that brought you those Bluetooth-enabled tools have a new connected toy to share. It's...
BluTracker lets you locate your stuff within 2,500 feet, we go hands-on (video)

Don't Tech Nerds Read Ray Bradbury Any More?

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This is how it starts, guys. (Photo: screencap) Coming soon to a CES writeup near you: Microsoft is twerking that Kinect technology just as fast as it can, creating all kinds of weird futuristic use cases to help separate you from your hard-earned dollars. Fast Company reports that Microsoft Research has...
Don't Tech Nerds Read Ray Bradbury Any More?
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