Archive for Apr 30, 2014

Godzilla 2014 Asia trailer: winged Muto soars in

Godzilla 2014 Asia trailer: winged Muto soars in

The latest Godzilla 2014 trailer has arrived, and with it we get a glimpse of the epic battle movie-goers are in for. The movie's flying nemesis -- a winged Muto, the rumors suggest, although there's speculation concerning Mothra, as well -- makes a triple appearance. We've some high-res stills after the jump.

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Halo brain-zapping headband aims to boost intelligence

Halo brain-zapping headband aims to boost intelligence

We've seen various kinds of headbands that use electricity for some purported result: the Foc.us tDCS we reported on about this time last year, for example, and the electrode-toting Cefaly headband, which aims to treat migraines. The latest among them is one called Halo (not to be confused with the game), which uses electricity to (potentially) make you smarter.

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PaperFold smartphone shows what three screens can do

PaperFold smartphone shows what three screens can do

The Human Media Lab at Queen's University has taken the wraps off its new prototype smartphone, the PaperFold. With this device comes a set of three e-ink displays, which are attached together with magnets. When combined, they work together as part of a single system, but can also function individually, and in multiple shape arrangements.

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LeapBand ushers in kid-centric wearables this Fall

LeapBand ushers in kid-centric wearables this Fall

The market is filled with fitness-centric wearable devices, including things like the FitBit and Nike's FuelBand. All of those devices are decidedly adult, however, and fitness gadgets for children aren't terribly common. Usher in LeapFrog's newly introduced LeapBand, a wristband for children with a health-centric slant that is set to arrive this August.

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PS4 and PS Vita: dozen indie games inbound

PS4 and PS Vita: dozen indie games inbound

Sony has announced a dozen upcoming indie titles for the PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita, among them being the relatively well-known side-scroller Nidhogg, as well as a variety of other games. Each developer introduced their title on the PlayStation Blog today, and we've a couple videos for you after the jump.

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Vertu SP-1V Bluetooth speaker clears the FCC

Vertu SP-1V Bluetooth speaker clears the FCC

Vertu, maker of all manner of high-end mobile devices, have just had their Bluetooth speaker pass the FCC. The SP-1V, as it’s currently known, is a sharply designed Bluetooth aptX capable travel speaker. While we’re not familiar with pricing yet, getting the FCC’s blessing is likely the final stage before production can begin.

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New MacBook Air benchmarked, shows slight speed boost

New MacBook Air benchmarked, shows slight speed boost

The new MacBook Air, released yesterday, brought a marginally updated processor along with a welcome price drop. The question on everyone’s mind was how much better the MacBook Air would be with the newer processor. Courtesy of GeekBench, we have our results.

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Qualcomm spins off Gimbal Bluetooth beacon business

Qualcomm spins off Gimbal Bluetooth beacon business

Qualcomm has spun off Gimbal, its location-based services system compatible with Apple's iBeacon, into a standalone company, offering retailers, entertainment venues, and businesses proximity-sensing and geofencing. The independent Gimbal, Inc. will push what Qualcomm described as "the digital sixth sense", feeding personalized information to users iOS and Android devices based on where they are in stores or stadium.

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Lionsgate Games formed: time for Twilight

Lionsgate Games formed: time for Twilight

If you’re wondering where the Hunger Games video game franchise is - it’s coming. Sooner than later. The folks responsible for holding the keys to the Lionsgate Films collection have formed up to create a video games sector - whether or not they’re planning on bringing developers in-house or out-sourcing their IPs is not yet known for certain.

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NASA’s new spacesuit means Mars explorers will glow

NASA’s new spacesuit means Mars explorers will glow

NASA has revealed its next prototype spacesuit, the Z-2, a glowing electroluminescent suit that the space agency will use to test technologies for its eventual manned mission to Mars. Rather than the Buzz Lightyear style of the first Z-1 spacesuit, from back in late 2012, the Z-2 version looks almost medievally inspired, thanks to the barrel-chested torso section.

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Google, Intel schedule Chrome OS presser for May 6

Google, Intel schedule Chrome OS presser for May 6

Google and Intel have scheduled a press conference next week, with the conversation revolving around Chrome OS. Taking place May 6, not much is known about what the conference will involve, but Intel is no stranger to Chromebooks. Via other manufacturers, Intel’s popular Haswell chipset is in many modern Chromebooks.

 

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The big HTC One M8 best case round-up and review

The big HTC One M8 best case round-up and review

Consumers have picked up the HTC One (M8) in droves this Spring, creating a demand for cases the likes of which have not appeared for several generations in the HTC universe. Today we’re having a peek at a whole bunch of cases from several of the finest brands on the market. What we’ll be doing here is setting them up to battle in a bracket that’ll bring out the greats and leave the slightly less-great cases in the dust.

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