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Sony's new concept wearable is one of the company's most interesting efforts in the sector...

Sony’s latest swing at the wearables sector is one of its most interesting to date, taking the form of a smart headset module designed to clip on to just about any pair of glasses. The unnamed prototype hardware is capable of standalone functionality and incorporates a single, pixel dense OLED display.  Read More

The new CryoSat measurements show a 6.4 percent decrease in the volume of Arctic sea ice (...

The European Space Agency’s CryoSat mission has returned its latest map of Arctic sea ice volumes, recording a slight decrease in thickness over previous measurements. The data flies in the face of the previous downward trend, which was much greater, but is unlikely to indicate a shift in the accepted pattern of degradation.  Read More

The solution retains no personal information, with raw data being encrypted and uploaded t...

Denmark’s Aalborg City Business Association is turning to a smart sensor network to monitor and analyze the impact of large-scale events, starting with its Christmas market. Known as BlipTrack, the technology tracks the public’s mobile phones and tablets to provide useful data that can be put to use in easing the flow of urban traffic, optimizing retail setups and more.  Read More

The 500K features a membrane design with full anti-ghosting – a rarity among gaming keyboa... The Cougar 500K gaming keyboard may look a lot like the company’s high-end, mechanical 700K offering, but it actually makes use of lower-cost membrane tech. However, this won’t impact functionality as you might expect, with the 500K offering full N-Key Rollover – also known as anti-ghosting.  Read More

WikiGalaxy provides an impressive visualization of Wikipedia's wealth of information

WikiGalaxy is French engineering student Owen Cornec’s reimagining of how we view and consume information – specifically Wikipedia pages. The project takes each individual entry on the online encyclopedia and plots it as a star in a virtual galaxy, that you can navigate from the comfort of your sofa.  Read More

Vivo's latest smartphone offers a a thin build and some familiar looking software

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has unveiled its latest smartphone, the X5Max. The handset has a stainless steel construction and high-end internals, but distinguishes itself by offering the thinnest build we’ve ever seen on a smartphone.  Read More

Batteries from old laptops could find new life ... in UrJars (Photo: Shutterstock)

A study by IBM researchers has revealed that many discarded laptop batteries have the potential to provide enough power to keep the lights running in homes in poorer countries around the world. The India-based team conducted a small study to test the viability of the idea, with work now focused on streamlining a prototype system.  Read More

The Uno Noteband is the first wearable to make use of Spritz speed reading technology

The Uno Noteband is the first wearable to make use of Spritz, a technology that aims to increase reading speed by showing individual words in quick succession. It connects via Bluetooth to Android and iOS devices, offering notifications, fitness tracking and (allegedly) long battery life.  Read More

An artist's impression of the E-ELT (ESO/L. Calçada)

The ESO has given its European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) the final green light, allowing construction to go ahead at the Chilean site. The telescope is expected to take around a decade to complete, with the final installation expected to facilitate discoveries in fields such as galaxy composition and exoplanets.  Read More

The Pinto wristband lets users carry their files on their wrist, and offers password prote... Pinto is a wrist-worn storage device that lets users securely and conveniently store their files. It’s being pitched as an alternative to cloud storage, connects via Bluetooth and even makes use of wireless charging.  Read More

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