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Google buys FitBit Ultra design firm for X Lab products

Google buys FitBit Ultra design firm for X Lab products

Google’s X Lab creates some amazing stuff, but many have one common thread: they’re weird looking. Be it Glass, the autonomous car, or Project Loon, they’ve all got a polarizing aesthetic. In trying to make sure we like what we see from Google X, the company has snapped up Gecko Design to help with future iterations of their products.

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Secret app constantly patching, becoming more secret

Secret app constantly patching, becoming more secret

This week white hat hacker Ben Caudill has revealed the identity of a friend in the app Secret. He’s done this with a simple method that allows him to identify the Secrets (generally anonymous) posted by those he has on his contacts list. While this may seem like a death-bell for the app that prides itself on anonymity, it’s all par for the course.

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Samsung Gear VR: everything you need to know (before the fact)

Samsung Gear VR: everything you need to know (before the fact)

It’s less than a month now before we expect Samsung to reveal their own Android-powered VR headset the likes of which we’ve seen before only a few times. With "devices" like Google Cardboard already released in small supply, Samsung is readying their own headset that’ll work with Samsung smartphones specifically. This is the Samsung Gear VR.

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Google Glass emotion detection makes wearable empath

Google Glass emotion detection makes wearable empath

The idea of Glass doing face-recognition may not sit well with Google, but how about if the wearable could just give you a little more insight into how the person you're talking to is feeling? Fraunhofer IIS has loaded its SHORE emotion, age, and gender detection system straight onto Google's headset, giving real-time feedback on those around you.

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Google’s self-driving cars still need controls says DMV

Google’s self-driving cars still need controls says DMV

Google's self-driving car prototypes may have been designed with the most basic of controls, but California is throwing a wrench in the works by demanding the 100 pod cars have some way for users to take over from the robot brain. While Google had intended to give the road-going prototypes nothing but a start button and a stop button, the California DMV has given the search giant an ultimatum on safety.

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Star Wars Commander: officially awesome

Star Wars Commander: officially awesome

This week the folks at the LucasArts* have released the newest mobile Star Wars game for iOS - don’t leave yet! It’s understandable that you’d be a bit wary of another Star Wars-themed game for the mobile platform, don’t fret! This one is actually pretty super.

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