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​Google developing contact lens with camera, sensors
Tech giant Google has patented a smart contact lens to buttress its Google Glass product. The lenses will contain micro cameras and come with sensors embedded on the surface, all controlled by blinking.

15.04.2014 22:11

​Air Force researchers test Google Glass for combat, intelligence missions
A US Air Force research team is in the process of beta-testing Google Glass headsets for possible utilization in battlefield scenarios.

10.04.2014 02:47

Crawling robo-crab seeks to revolutionize underwater exploration (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Crabster, designed to scuttle across the ocean floor and survive strong ocean currents and tides just like a real crustacean, has all the chances to be the world’s largest and most agile underwater walking robot, its project team boasts.

01.04.2014 17:36

Android apps secretly trick phones into mining cryptocurrency
Has your cell phone been overheating lately? If it’s one of the more than one-million devices that’s installed either of two seemingly normal Android apps, then it may be secretly mining cryptocurrency without your knowledge.

27.03.2014 19:43

'In one ear, out the other': New cloaking device makes hidden objects completely inaudible
If you ever wanted to dupe an enemy sonar (or a whale), a new tool that fools sound waves into thinking they’re hitting nothing but thin air is for you. The cloaking device, paid for by the US military, is a mathematical marvel of engineering.

12.03.2014 08:41

Solar-powered drones from Facebook could deliver internet around the world
Facebook is reportedly in talks to take over an American-based aerospace company, and if so the social networking site could soon have its fleet of drones delivering the internet to currently unconnected people across the world.

04.03.2014 18:02

DARPA going to war with bootleg electronics
The United States Department of Defense is asking engineers to develop a nearly microscopic-sized component that could be used to help identify and combat counterfeit or otherwise suspect electronic parts.

27.02.2014 18:27

​For your hands only: Bond-style ‘smart gun’ controlled solely by owner is now real
Californians can now buy the first ever handgun that only fires when operated by its owner – as wielded by Judge Dredd and James Bond.

25.02.2014 19:34

Self-organizing robot armies produced - and all thanks to ingenious termite logic
Harvard ‘brainiacs’ are at it again. Inspired by termites, they have realized their dream of cheap, expendable, self-organizing robots – a construction crew building complex structures at a quick pace, and completely independent of leadership.

15.02.2014 09:04

NYPD officers reportedly testing Google Glass
Some members of the New York City Police Department are having their official uniforms outfitted with a high-tech addition apparently as reports surface that the NYPD has acquired several pairs of Google Glass.

07.02.2014 17:27

Kim Jong Jobs: New North Korean OS goes all Mac - report
The club of Mac OS X lovers has gained an unlikely member: North Korea. The country's new operating system has been stylized to look like Apple’s software, leaked screenshots have revealed.

05.02.2014 16:58

Track the space station: 'ISS-Above' device causes crowdfunding boom
An amateur-designed device that lights up whenever the International Space Station makes a close fly-by has surpassed its crowdfunding goal at Kickstarter in just five days. Dozens of space fans are anxious to track the ISS and even greet it with tweets.

03.02.2014 19:49

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