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Intel's Oculus Robots Are All About Playing Games

If you've ever wondered how touch screens are tested for accuracy, Intel this week provided a bit of insight into the process. Turns out, they've invented The Oculus, a simple robotic array designed for one purpose: playing video games. That's cool and all, but...how exactly does that work?

8 Handy Gadgets For Those Who Can Hardly Hear You

It's not just the elderly that experience the loss of hearing.  We boomers spent a good deal of our youths blasting our auditory hair cells to bits with the Rolling Stones et als.  Hearing aids are not cheap and may not even be suitable for everyone, having their own drawbacks, but there are plenty of gadgets available that can help hard-of-hearing folks in specific situations like watching TV, conversation, hearing signals in your home or car, or talking on the phone, and they're helpful even if you do use hearing aids.

New Heart Rate App Can Detect (And Prevent?) Heart Attacks

Detect the onset of a heart attack before it happens using your smartphone. eMotion ECG Mobile, now with FDA approval, is the first Android app to monitor your heart rate while you work, rest or play. 

Want To Get Pregnant? Track Your Fertility With Glow IPhone App

Want to increase the chances of getting pregnant? Updated Glow iPhone app helps women get pregnant by predicting their fertility. This app now includes access to other parents-to-be so you can exchange experiences and stories and get pregnant faster. 

iTAP Charging Adapter Turns On The Power With One Turn Of The Tap

Turned off by humdrum iPhone and smartphone chargers? The iTAP USB-AC Charging Adapter from Japan's Hamee turns boring to pouring with its cute yet functional faucet design. One turn of the tap is all it takes to irrigate mobile phones, MP3 music players, portable game consoles and more with fresh-flowing electronic juice!

Memrise CatAcademy App Teaches Spanish You Won't Forget

Would you remember the phrase "Quiero vomitar" if a cute cat said it?  After seeing this image, how could you forget it?

Kindle Fire HDX Is Coming In Hot

Amazon is back at it again, this time with the Kindle Fire HDX, an updated version of the super popular Kindle Fire HD. Available in two screen sizes, 7" and 8.9", and boasting a much higher pixel count; the HDX is a strong contender this holiday season.

Shine Activity Monitor Is More Than Meets The Eye

With exercise and fitness ever increasing in popularity, many products have been released over the past couple years that track user's activities. But many of them have at least one downfall; you either have to strap it on your wrist, or it requires the conscious effort to remember to charge the device. Enter the Shine. An activity monitor that is not limited to tracking running and walking, and stays charged for close to six months at a time.

Win Hundreds In The Airpatrol Controller Casing Design Challenge!

The AirPatrol Crew is actively looking for designers to create a controller casing for the latest model of the AirPatrol heater and air conditioning control device. They’re ready to reward up to five designers for their efforts, with a cool $750 going to the top case design…

Meenova Offers MicroSD Card Reader for Android Devices

32GB not enough? For those with the misfortune of owning a smartphone without a memory card slot, Meenova has a very inexpensive solution.

Great Thanksgiving Turkey Technology To Make The Holidays Less Stressful

Thanksgiving is the time to enjoy food and family. It is also time you can easily lose your mind trying to get everything cooked and on the table before the family starts eating the furniture. Don't forget what it takes to get ready for Black Friday shopping! You can make the day less stressful for everyone with some cool free apps and spiffy high-tech gadgets this year!

Motorola Moto G Offers A Solid Low-End Smartphone

When Google purchased Motorola, their intentions were a little bit unclear. Why would a powerhouse like Google want to buy out Motorola, a struggling company? It seems that today's announcement and soft launch sheds some light on the acquisition. Meet the Moto G, a high powered Android phone for a low price.

The YotaPhone: Double-Headed Smartphone with LCD and E-Ink Screens

The two screen technologies used in Yota Devices' creation provide some interesting usage models. Victim of a lengthy development time and many delays, these YotaPhones look to finally reach customers' hands in December.

Google's Conversation Neck Tattoo With Lie Detector Version

.... On its face, or throat, as is the case, the tattoo is innocent enough, but an optional use for the tattoo includes the exhibit of galvanic skin responses to reveal whether one is "nervous or speaking falsehoods...." This widens the application to include everyone from criminals to politicians to cheating spouses to, well, just about anyone whose truthfulness one may want to test!

BatteryBot Brings Life Back To Your Dead Phone

Mimoco's BatteryBot isn't the first backup battery charger to be released, but, it is the first one to bring style into the product field. With a cycle life of 500 full charges, the BatteryBot is no slouch in the technical department either. How does it stack up similar products, though?

See The Innovative Insulin Delivery Tools From Winners Of The “Ignite: Diabetes Challenge!”

Way back in May 2013, the “Ignite Diabetes Challenge” prompted designers from around the world to create plans for painless and less painful ways for diabetics to take their needed insulin. Shots suck, so let’s check out the insulin delivery tools of the future:

KIXEYE Dives Into Mobile Gaming With Backyard Monsters Unleashed

Games studio KIXEYE - best known for developing web-based strategy games like VEGA Conflict and War Commander - today expanded its horizons, taking a deep dive into the mobile realm with Backyard Monsters Unleashed. I got the chance to sit down with KIXEYE's Bryan Lam and Caryl Shaw to discuss the title.

Nvidia's Got A Shield 2 In The Works With A Next-Gen Heart

At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Nvidia unveiled the Shield- a handheld, high-performance games console. Now, according to CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, there's a sequel in the works: the Nvidia Shield 2, which will feature next-gen Tegra technology.

The iPad Air Is One Of The Thinnest Tablets Ever Made. Is That Enough?

Yesterday, Apple officially announced the iPad Air. It's smaller, thinner, and more powerful than the iPad mini, and represents the first major redesign Apple's brought to the tablet since the iPad 2. But is it really worth getting excited over?


Let Your Personality Shine Through Your Apple Devices Via Macstyle Skins!

Hey- I didn’t want to say anything, but your MacBook, iPad and iPhones are all… naked! You’d better hurry up and stick one of these colorful custom stickers on your machine before someone sees!