Category Archives: Gadgets


Cheap Devices, Like Mozilla’s $25 Smartphone, to Bring More of Developing World Online

More than ever, the Internet is connecting people to information—if you live in the developed world. According to a recent Pew survey, however, most people in many... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/7/14


Google Adds Kinect-Like 3D Sensing to New Prototype Smartphones

How does a search firm keep its brand fresh and relevant? Not by talking about search. Google’s mastered the art of baiting the hook with exciting moonshot projects,... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/3/14


Legal Heroin: Is Virtual Reality Our Next Hard Drug?

So video games are addictive—this we know. It comes down to dopamine, one of the brain’s basic signaling molecules. Emotionally, we feel dopamine as pleasure,... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/24/14


Researchers Show Off Mind-Controlled Music Player

Scientists at the University of Malta think touch screens are for suckers. Mind-controlled devices? Now, that’s where it’s at. Outfitted in an electrode-studded cap,... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/22/14

3D printing's potential in jewelry is creating beautiful, unexpected designs. Wants to Make 3D Modeling Easy as Instagram

3D printing is increasingly an essential part of industrial processes, but for those lacking digital design experience and who aren’t daily fabricating rocket motors or... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/20/14

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There Are 7 Billion Mobile Devices On Earth, Almost One For Each Person

The adoption of new technologies is accelerating, and nowhere is the trend more obvious than in mobile computing. It took telephones some 45 years to enter mainstream use... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/18/14


3D Printing Stocks Fall, But Long-Term Prospects Remain Bright

When 3D Systems, a big maker of 3D printers and accessories, recently lowered their profit estimate for 2013 and outlook for 2014, their stock, and shares of other... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/13/14


Wristband Lets Users Unlock Bitcoin Wallets With Heartbeats

We’re tempted to file this one under “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” A wristband, called Nymi, that taps the user’s heartbeat as a biometric... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/12/14

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