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Graphene Shows Promise For Brain Implants

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

Graphene, the super thin carbon material that’s been exciting scientists in the decade+ since single-atom thick graphene crystallites were successfully extracted from the bulk material, continues to give hints of a promising future blending electronics and biology. Read More

How To Start Fresh And Stay Safe With A New Device

The New Year signals the kickoff of the great gadget migration, when our once-beloved devices become hand-me-downs. Reusing perfectly good electronics is always better than trashing them, but it is important to take a few sensible, yet crucial precautions before passing on that smartphone, tablet or PC. Show More Summary

Amazon Alexa Can Now Order An Uber From Your Echo Speaker Or Fire TV

It’s been a big week for Amazon’s connected speaker Echo. First the company rolled out a way to order pizza just by asking Echo’s virtual assistant to place an order for you. It then added the much-requested Spotify to the list of supported streaming music services. And today, Amazon has announced integration with on-demand car service, Uber. Read More

Nintendo Hits Snooze On Plan To Introduce A Sleep Tracking Device

Back in October 2014, went off on a health tangent Nintendo announced plans to develop a sleep and fatigue tacking app that would customer improve their slumber time. Nothing much had been heard about the project since, until yesterday, that is, when the Japanese games giant confirmed it had been put to sleep indefinitely. Read More

iRobot Has Sold Its Defense And Security Business

In an effort to divest itself of the defense and security market iRobot has sold its D&S assets to form another company dedicated to all things military. The new company is led by CEO Sean Bielat, a former Marine officer. From the release:...Show More Summary

Marc Dillon Takes CEO Role At Smarter Mobile Charger Startup, Asmo

Former Jolla co-founder Marc Dillon has a new job in hardware: Finnish startup Asmo, which has been crowdfunding a mobile charger that switches off automatically when the device is fully charged, has today named Dillon as its new CEO. Read More

New Apple Patent Covers Hovering Gestures For iPhone Displays

3D Touch was just a first step. AppleInsider has spotted a new patent that would add a proximity sensor layer into your iPhone display. It would open up a brand new field of interactions for your phone with new hovering gestures. Read More

Square’s Latest Reader Available At Apple

Square’s latest payments reader is coming to an Apple store near you, the company tells TechCrunch. The devices will retail for $49 and be available online and in-store throughout the U.S. Launched last fall, Square’s new contraption is NFC-enabled and works with Apple Pay. Show More Summary

Petcube Scoops Up $2.6 Million So You Can Entertain Your Pet From Anywhere

Petcube, which is part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 class, is a young startup that wants to bring together pet care and the connected home to improve the lives of our pets. To do this, the company has raised $2.6 million for their first product, the Petcube Camera. Read More

Harvard Report Debunks Claim Surveillance Is “Going Dark”

Since the 2013 Snowden disclosures revealed the extent of government surveillance programs it’s been a standard claim by intelligence agencies, seeking to justify their push for more powers, that their ability to track suspects using new technologies is under threat because of growing use of end-to-end encryption by technology companies. Read More

Apple Is Reportedly Developing Long Distance Wireless Charging For iPads And iPhones

Apple is reportedly developing technology that would allow iPhone and iPad users to charge their device without needing to plug it into the wall or place it on a charging mat. That’s according to a report from Bloomberg which claims the wireless charging tech could work over unspecified long distances. Read More

IoT Security Turned Into An ‘I Spy’ Educational Book For Kids

Security can be a very dry and impenetrable topic. But if the steady creep of connected devices into people’s homes and day-to-day routines continues there’s arguably going to need to be a very broad effort to widen awareness of potential privacy risks. Read More

Apple TV And Apple Watch (Probably) Had A Big Quarter

Apple posted its quarterly earnings after the bell on Tuesday, showcasing record profits of $18.4 billion. While the release made it easy to determine that 74.8 million iPhones were sold, in line with analyst estimates, Apple’s “other”...Show More Summary

Down The Hype Cycle: A 3D Printer In Every Home?

When he famously said “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home” in 1977, Ken Olson, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, certainly wasn’t expecting a reality like the one we live in today. Although Olson’sShow More Summary

GoPro Integrates With Periscope

Action camera maker GoPro is integrating with Periscope, the livestreaming app from Twitter. Owners of the GoPro HERO4 cameras will be able to broadcast their adventures directly to Periscope. As soon as the GoPro is paired to an iPhone, it will recognize the Periscope app and let users record and share their surroundings with a live audience. Show More Summary

Meet The Gadgets Vying For The Crunchie For Hardware Of The Year For 2015

On February 8, some of the best and brightest startups, entrepreneurs and investors will pack into San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House for the 9th Annual Crunchies, essentially the Oscars for startups and technology. They’ll be hoping to win a Crunchie award in one of 12 categories up for grabs at this year’s show. Read More

Amazon Wants To Refund Your Potentially Explosive Hoverboard

If you know what a hoverboard is, chances are you know that they can be dangerous. Whether it comes to pulling a Mike Tyson (taking a hard fall) on the device or the fact that they sometimes catch fire at random, the hoverboard hasn’t particularly come off as the holiday season’s safest gift. But today the U.S. Show More Summary

Will Robots Save The Future Of Work?

Is a robot coming for your job? It’s not a novel question, but if Gartner’s predictions are correct, the answer could be leaning more definitively toward yes. The analyst firm’s research suggests one in three jobs will be converted to software, robots and smart machines by 2025. Show More Summary

Las Vegas On Your Own Terms: A CES Recap

What ended up being my favorite episode of CES 2016 was watching someone experience Las Vegas on their own terms. An avid gamer named @hardlyeverwrong was posting some frustration online about his hotel — the Luxor — that was preventing him from using his own PS4 in his hotel room. Show More Summary

A Guiding Light Into The Future Of Marketing

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a feast to the eyes, but an overload of the senses. Separating the profound from the gimmicks and the trends from the distractions is vital, but hard. For me, there is one just one takeaway from CES this year: Everything around us is becoming digital. Show More Summary

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