Electronics & Gadgets

Email in your eye? Next-generation video screen glasses could lay messages or GPS over your field of vision

As advances in computer technology make gadgets ever smaller and more portable the idea of carrying a screen of any kind could soon be outdated. Consumer products with screens have dropped in size from computer to laptop to tablet via phone. But o...

Android-powered watches get Internet savvy

The Internet was strapped to wrists at the Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday in the form of Android-powered "smart watches" that serve up online content along with telling time.


'Red Friday' to Bring Deals for Asian Apple Customers This Friday

Apple has begun informing customers in several of its Asian markets regarding this Friday's one-day shopping event in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Termed "Red Friday", the event is similar to Apple's Black Friday shopping deals in many areas...

Hong Kong Swamped By PlayStation Vita Pre-Orders

According to a news report from Engadget China, pre-orders for the PlayStation Vita are huge in Hong Kong.


New GPS Device To Help Warn Domestic Violence Victims About Abusers

It’s a tragedy that happens all too often. The victim of domestic violence gets a restraining order against her abuser, only to be beaten or killed when that order is ignored. But now, new technology may give victims a fighting chance.

Town To Install Bullet-Tracking Technology Near Train Station

The high tech crime fighting tool known as ShotSpotter is coming to North Bellport.


Amazon expected to launch ‘Kindle’ tablet Wednesday, taking on iPad

Amazon is expected to unveil a tablet computer Wednesday, picking a fight with Apple Inc. and its iPad. The iPad has many challengers, but analysts say Amazon’s could be different — it has a chance to be more than a wannabe.

Swedish daycare to test GPS for tracking kids

A daycare centre in the southern Swedish city of Malmoe said Wednesday it planned to test GPS devices for tracking children when they are out on excursions.


Sony unveils world's first 3D head-mounted display that is as immersive as 'sitting in a cinema'

Technology giant Sony has unveiled a head-mounted display that takes the wearer into a 3D cinema of videos, music and games.The HMZ personal 3D viewer is being targetted at people who prefer solitary entertainment rather than sitting in front of a...

Hacker raids Sony PlayStation Network; 77 million users potentially hacked

NICK WINGFIELD, IAN SHERR and BEN WORTHEN The Wall Street Journal 27.04.2011
Hacker raids Sony PlayStation Network; 77 million users potentially hacked

A hacker stole the names, birth dates and possibly credit-card numbers for 77 million people who play online videogames through Sony Corp.'s PlayStation console, in what could rank among the biggest data breaches in history.


Telemprompter Inventor "Hub" Schlafly Dies; Device Changed Public Address in America

You’ve never heard of Hubert J. “Hub” Schlafly Jr., but if you’ve seen a major political speech in the past generation, you know his work. Schlafly invented the TelePrompTer and changed public address in America. He died April 20th in Connecticut.

Apple iPod 'could be charged by the human heart'

The human heartbeat could be used to power an ipod after scientists developed a tiny chip which uses the body's own movement to generate power.


Nintendo Wii sex game gets OK for kids

A RAUNCHY game for the Nintendo Wii has outraged parents who say it promotes orgies and lesbian sex to kids as young as 12.

Computer ties human as they square off on 'Jeopardy!'

The computers haven't proven to be our trivia overlords just yet. Give them at least until Wednesday. An IBM supercomputer named Watson finished one round of the TV show "Jeopardy!" on Monday night tied with one of his human competitors and $3,000...


Apple patent reveals plans for holographic display

Television and cinema screens that produce holographic images without the need for special glasses are being developed by computer giant Apple.

E-Readers With Color Open Door for Pictures

JULIE BOSMAN The New York Times 16.12.2010
E-Readers With Color Open Door for Pictures

Millions of consumers have embraced black-and-white e-readers like the Kindle for reading simple novels or nonfiction — but books with color illustrations have generally remained better read in print.


Electronic pickpocketing puts your credit cards at risk

If you had any doubt that someone could steal your credit card numbers by simply walking past you, a few minutes with Walt Augustinowicz will probably chance your mind.

Kuwait moves to ban digital camera use in public

Josh Halliday The Guardian 24.11.2010
Kuwait moves to ban digital camera use in public

Photographers in Kuwait are facing a ban on the use of larger digital cameras in public places, according to a local media report.


Samsung Galaxy Tab launched in Hong Kong

Gaurav Shukla AndroidOS.in 30.10.2010
Samsung Galaxy Tab launched in Hong Kong

Continuing its series of launch events across the globe, Samsung recently launched Galaxy Tab in Hong Kong. Samsung has partnered with many local publishers including Ming Pao Group, Crystal Windows Books, Cultural Communications Press, Joint Pub...

Brush teeth while checking Facebook with US$7700 magic mirror

The Cybertecture Mirror looks just like any typical mirror we can find in a Hong Kong home. The fog-resistant reflective surface measuring 50 by 80 centimeters could be the one that is innocently hanging in our bathrooms, but with a touch to the r...



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