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SlashGear 101: Google Smart Contact Lens

SlashGear 101: Google Smart Contact Lens

There's no doubt now that the wearables trend is in full swing, with devices like Motorola's digital tattoos and Google's announcement this week: smart contact lenses. These lenses work with a "miniaturized" glucose sensor that's so very tiny it's able to fit between two layers of contact lens material and fit around your eye, just as a normal lens would. The glucose sensor is there to test the eye's tear-duct liquid to help users with diabetes accurately and simply track their sugar levels.

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Motorola talks Android, Wearables & Nest: The SlashGear Interview

Motorola talks Android, Wearables & Nest: The SlashGear Interview

It's fair to say Motorola had a big 2013, and SlashGear sat down with Steve Horowitz, senior VP of software engineering, and Steve Sinclair, VP of product marketing, at CES last week to talk wearables, contextual ecosystems, and the Internet of Things. The Google-owned company kicked off a new smartphone strategy, epitomized by the always-listening Moto X and the shockingly-affordable Moto G, arguably just as notable for what it left out of its products as what it chose to include. Meanwhile - and topical, given Google has just acquired Nest - we also talked about Motorola's place in the smart home, and where former Android project lead Horowitz sees the smartphone fitting in. Read on for the full interview.

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Tongue-driven wheelchair uses high-tech power piercing

Tongue-driven wheelchair uses high-tech power piercing

Tongue piercings may be associated with rebellion, but one researcher is aiming for revolution instead, creating a Tongue Drive System that allows paralyzed wheelchair users to more easily navigate than traditional hands-free control options. The handiwork of a team at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the system uses a magnetic tongue stud which is wirelessly tracked by a headpiece, with up to six instructions differentiated by tongue position.

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Grand Theft Auto Online Stimulus Package delayed: more work needs doing

Grand Theft Auto Online Stimulus Package delayed: more work needs doing

There's little doubt now that the folks behind the scenes at the servers keeping up Grand Theft Auto Online are not having a great couple of weeks. At first it seemed that the rush of users aiming to play the online version of the open sandbox game were experiencing problems that'd be solved quickly - logins and disappearing vehicles amongst them. Now with a GTA$ Stimulus Package announced - cash for reparations for bad service - it would appear that another set of problems have arisen.

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Fifty cents more in sensors could’ve made the iPhone 5s an empath

Fifty cents more in sensors could’ve made the iPhone 5s an empath

An extra fifty cents worth of sensors and your iPhone 5s could have read your emotions rather than just track exercise and fitness, chip manufacturer Freescale says, predicting a time soon when smartphones will know more about our moods than our friends and families do. The iPhone 5s' M7 co-processor, added by Apple in its latest smartphone iteration, is just a few senses away from a whole new level of understanding about its owner, Kaivan Karimi, executive director of global strategy and business development at Freescale Semiconductor, suggested today.

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Grand Theft Auto V Online in-game purchases appear: “fleeting” cash cards

Grand Theft Auto V Online in-game purchases appear: “fleeting” cash cards

As Grand Theft Auto V quickly becomes one of the best-selling games of all time - the quickest-selling game ever, at that - users are turning up oddities in-code in-game left and right. Today's appearance of some Grand Theft Auto Online content helps us understand how different the online multiplayer experience is going to be, starting with cash cards. These cash packs (or cash cards, as they appear here) can be purchased for real, actual cash with an in-game purchase, and are - as the description reads - "fleeting".

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Intel wearables group grows: Nike FuelBand, Oakley designers onboard

Intel wearables group grows: Nike FuelBand, Oakley designers onboard

There's a relatively low-key group out there in the wild known "New Devices", running inside Intel with a key team of designers and engineers that've just grown with the hire of Nike FuelBand design engineer Steve Holmes. This group is run by Intel's Mike Bell - a man who has in the past worked as an engineer for both Palm and Apple. They've also recently hired a man named Hans Moritz, former leader of a project which created Oakley Airwave.

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Grand Theft Auto V special edition content detailed

Grand Theft Auto V special edition content detailed

Rockstar loves to tease its fans, and it's been doing a lot of that recently with Grand Theft Auto V. The game is planned for release next month, but that isn't stopping Rockstar from slowly providing us with more and more details on the upcoming game. This time around, it's more screenshots and details from the special editions of the game.

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Moto X then wearables: here’s how Motorola gets fashionable

Moto X then wearables: here’s how Motorola gets fashionable

In addition to announcing the Moto X's official unveil date, this week the folks at Motorola Mobility have had a bit of a spill. This spill - if you could call it that - consists of details surrounding their next generation of smart devices, particularly sitting in the "wearables" realm. Could it be time to see what was most recently hoped for in the Motorola MOTOACTV rebooted here in 2013 to mix it up well with the company's newest fully fashionable hero smartphone release?

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