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Siri obeys real-life mind control

Siri obeys real-life mind control

This week over at Honda R&D Americas, senior iOS architect Duane Cash is showing off a new brainwave control device and custom Siri API working with the iPhone in the real world. The initial test shows the man using a wave of his hand and the EEG signals his brain generates to start up the app and activate several functions on the device. This isn't the sort of thing you're going to be able to run out and buy right this minute, but given the relative simplicity of the build - so to speak - we might be seeing something like this from 3rd party developers (namely Honda R&D Americas) bringing such solutions soon.

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Outbox launches mail digitizing service in San Francisco

Outbox launches mail digitizing service in San Francisco

When I was a kid it was always exciting to get mail in the mailbox. Now that I'm an adult, I realize how wasteful most of that snail mail is because I don't read it. It tends to go right the trash and the stuff I do need to keep seems to get lost. On the other hand, an important e-mail that I need to keep I can archive and have pretty much forever right at my fingertips.

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SmartFitty touchscreen smartwatch and fitness monitor debuts

SmartFitty touchscreen smartwatch and fitness monitor debuts

I had pretty much counted the watch out since most fans of technology had ditched the traditional watch in favor of using the clock on their mobile phone. The watch is coming back though with a new round of smartwatches that offer all kinds of intriguing features. The latest smartwatch to turn up on Indiegogo is the SmartFitty and it combines two types of products into one device.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: February 14th, 2013

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: February 14th, 2013

This week we're hearing several accounts on the iPhone Brazil case in which the group by the name of Gradiente trademarked the word way back in the year 2000. The team at Vimeo have acquired a gif app by the name of Echograph, likely to compete with the likes of Vine. Be sure to check out our feature interview with the makers of the new DIE HARD game for mobile devices - it's an Endless Shooter, a brand new genre for mobile games!

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MIT professor develops form-fitting space suit, is dreaming of Mars

MIT professor develops form-fitting space suit, is dreaming of Mars

Modern space suits are large and bulky, heavy, and difficult to move in, but that could be coming to an end in the relatively near future. MIT professor Dava Newman has developed a form-fitting space suit that eliminates most of the bulk, as well as the problems associated with current suits. As a result, the job of astronauts becomes easier, and they can concentrate on the task at hand.

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Twitter improves photo and video viewing in web interface

Twitter improves photo and video viewing in web interface

Today, Twitter has launched some new enhancements to how it handles photos and videos on the service's web interface. Namely, they have made it easier to view either form of media on profile pages and in search results. When users click on a photo from these two places, a larger version will pop up. With videos, Twitter has expanded its list of services whose media show up in media galleries, and instead of just photos, videos now show up on the gallery.

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Lehmann Aviation LA100 drone takes GoPro to new autonomous heights

Lehmann Aviation LA100 drone takes GoPro to new autonomous heights

GoPro cameras are great for capturing race-track or extreme sports footage, but Lehmann Aviation wants to take the compact camcorders to the sky with the new autonomous LA100 UAV drones. Designed for those who want to capture bird-level footage but don't have time to learn how to fly a glider or other aircraft, the LA100 is fully automatic and follows a preset flight-plan at 80-100m height, coming straight back after its finished the loop.

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Mailbox email client for iOS opens reservation system due to high demand

Mailbox email client for iOS opens reservation system due to high demand

Mailbox for iOS won't launch for another few weeks, but interest in the email client is already so high that its developers have opened up a reservation system. While that sky-high interest will probably great for the app's userbase, it'll probably prove to be quite a headache when Mailbox launches due to the fact that the client relies on servers in the cloud. In an effort to make sure that the client is functioning properly on launch day, developer Orchestra has decided to allow those who have made a reservation in first.

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