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Magic Leap shows off gaming on its holographic headset

David Smothers March 19, 2015

Magic Leap, the Google-backed company with the mysterious augmented reality and virtual reality headset, has released an impressive new video showing off its futuristic interface. The video titled “Just another day in the office” also shows off what gaming will look like. Needless to say, we’re stoked. We want one ASAP. In the video, we… Continue Reading »

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Should You Trust a Site to Check If Your Gmail Password Was Leaked?

David Smothers September 12, 2014

In the wake of the latest leak involving 5 million Gmail addresses and (some) passwords, the advice was the same one we give in every situation like this: Change your password — especially if you re-use it on multiple services and websites. But if you’re checking to see if your email address and password is… Continue Reading »

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First Wearable Device for Seniors Keeps Tabs on Their Health

David Smothers August 21, 2014

Most fitness trackers monitor the habits of relatively self-aware, healthy individuals — those looking to lose weight or hit a steps goal each day — but a new device intended for seniors keeps tabs on how they’re doing and alerts caregivers when something might be wrong. Tempo, by CarePredict, is a wristband tracker that doubles… Continue Reading »

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Can Wearable Technology Put a Dent in Parkinson’s Disease?

David Smothers August 13, 2014

Wearable technology has clear applications for healthcare, but it’s just one tool. To really find better treatments and cures for disease, the data from the wearable needs to reach beyond a single patient and become part of an aggregate, which medical researchers all over the world can access and analyze. In other words, it needs… Continue Reading »

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha Is Ready to Fight the iPhone 6

David Smothers August 13, 2014

Apple hasn’t even announced the iPhone 6 yet, but Samsung is already poised to attack it with a new smartphone design: the Galaxy Alpha. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha, which has been rumored for a while, has excellent specs as well as a new design that brandishes a chamfered metal edge, just like the current iPhone… Continue Reading »

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Apple Pulls Weed-Growing App After It Dominates Download Charts

David Smothers May 22, 2014

Apple has pulled the popular iOS game called Weed Firm from the Apple App Store, after it climbed to the top of the download charts. The app lets users sell and grow virtual marijuana. The game, which is intended for adults, puts you in the shoes of botany student Ted Growing, who manages a weed-growing… Continue Reading »

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How the Surface Pro 3 Compares to the MacBook Air

David Smothers May 22, 2014

In case you missed it, Microsoft just announced the latest member of its Surface tablet family, the Surface Pro 3. Microsoft is dubbing the Pro 3 “a tablet that can replace your laptop,” and positioning it against the thinnest, most portable notebook on the market — the MacBook Air. Throughout the Surface Pro 3 presentation,… Continue Reading »

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Codecademy Takes Its Free Coding Lessons Worldwide

David Smothers May 22, 2014

Codecademy, the free online learning platform that teaches users to code, is going global. Since its launch in 2011, more than 24 million users have completed more than 100 million exercises on the Codecademy platform. But even though 70% of all those users are from outside the United States, the lessons themselves have always been… Continue Reading »

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Heartbleed Attacks Are Completely Undetectable on Old Android OS

David Smothers May 1, 2014

It’s still an open wound. Three weeks after most of the Web protected its computers from the Heartbleed Internet bug, there are lingering threats. Many smartphones running an older version of Google’s Android software may still be vulnerable to hacking attacks. As we’ve reported, millions of devices globally using Android version 4.1.1, which was released… Continue Reading »

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Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor supports Android/iOS, now available

David Smothers April 1, 2014

I have high blood pressure. As a result I’ve used a bunch of cuffs, and the previous Withings cuff was small, comfortable, and worked nearly as well as a larger Omron unit I have. In the realm of wearable health tech, there’s still no smaller or more efficient solution than using an inflating cuff you… Continue Reading »

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