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Augmented Reality Gets Its Big Boy Pants

Still thinking Augmented Reality (AR) is a fad at worst or science fiction at best? Is it just a passing distraction-dujour for teen gamers, before they move onto the next new shiny thing? Or is truly disruptive technology that’s on the cusp of enhancing our every day lives?

Is Apple Planning 12.9” iPads For 2015?

If the rumours are right, Apple are busy working on a new addition to its popular tablet lineup. But who would need a 13” iPad? The answer might surprise you.

Facebooks’ ‘Mentions Box’ Introduces ‘Video Selfies’ For Celebs At Emmys

Ever since Ellen Degeneres’ creative ‘selfie’ bit was introduced at the last Academy Awards ceremony, the bar has been raised for future hosts’ to use social media in more intricate and creative ways. Mark Zuckerberg and his cadre of coders at Facebook think they have just the thing to go Degeneres one better, when they debut their “Mentions Box” for celebrities during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony on August 25.

Acer Chromebook 13 Offers 13 Hour Battery Life, Tegra K1 Processor

Most Chrome OS laptops use Intel processors. Not this one. Acer's latest packs a power-efficient ARM-based Nvidia system-on-chip, a decent-sized screen, and tablet-esque battery life for a fairly low price.

ViewRanger Turns Your Device Into A Backcountry Navigation Center

Planning a camping trip? A hike? Need a GPS? No need to spend hours researching GPS devices and hundreds of dollars on the device itself, when you can just download an app. The ViewRanger app can be downloaded onto your smartphone or device, and it turns that device into a back country guide.

Internet of Everything Is Hackable

Still in its infancy, the Internet of Everything, aka IoE (the interface of our things with data, people and process) is already being threatened by hackers. While Cisco has predicted that 25 billion units of things will connect to the Internet by 2015 and will double in five short years, this rapid growth has given pause to reflect on the perceived risks.

$99 Windows 8, Bay Trail Tablet: KingSing's W8

KingSing's new tablet might offer acceptable performance, a port payload better than Google's Nexus devices, and a full-fat version of Windows. The best part? It's supposed to be cheap. Really cheap.

The Bistro: A Smart Cat Feeder And Health Monitor With Facial Recognition Technology

Bistro, the creation of a Taiwanese group of cat lovers come entrepreneurs, is a cat feeder that will provide much-needed monitoring of your cat's eating and drinking behavior when you're not at home. You'll understand why it is necessary when you consider that its inspiration came from a cat who was very ill and had not eaten for days... but the owner did not realize it.

Palit Touts Fanless GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Cards

“Pursue the silent-0dB gaming environment,” exclaims the marketing banner. Indeed, Palit's looking to provide all the performance of Nvidia's relatively powerful GeForce GTX 750 family graphics chips with none of the fan noise attached to most implementations.

'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .