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Coachella, Lollapalooza ban selfie sticks

The upcoming Coachella and Lollapalooza music festivals have joined a growing number of events worldwide forbidding selfie sticks on the grounds.

By March 29, 2015


Microsoft SoundWave: It's like Kinect, but skips the cameras

The technology uses a laptop's speaker and microphone to sense in-air gestures. Wave your hands, scroll the page.

By May 8, 2012


New ultrasound tech could improve cancer detection

When it comes to detecting cancer, ultrasound is simply too low-res to compare with CT scans and MRIs. Up the resolution, though, and the less expensive, radiation-free alternative could become an ideal alternative.

By January 31, 2014


Gingerbread Optimus Prime: Dessert in disguise

"Confectibots, roll out!" There's more than meets the eye to this tasty Transformer. But what if all food could change into powerful robots?

By December 19, 2013


Best Android apps of 2013

Looking for the best apps available for your Android device? Take a look at our list of favourites, including free and paid for apps.

By November 20, 2013


iPad prototype with two docks sells for £6,500

A prototype first-generation iPad has gone under the hammer for £6,500, sporting not one but two dock connectors.

By May 29, 2012


Yahoo's 'resumegate' heats up

Nevada allows Google's self-driving cars, Facebook social-reader users on the decline, and a Yahoo board member responsible for vetting CEO Scott Thompson's resume will not seek re-election.

By May 8, 2012


Smart shoes step up the wearable-computing pace

A human-computer interface conference explores novel gestures for operating computers -- and placing a smartphone sensor called ShoeSense in shoes.

By May 9, 2012


Philips Fidelio DS8550 docks your iPad

Dock your iPad in the Philips Fidelio DS8550 -- or if you can't bear to part with your fruit-flavoured tablet, it'll stream your music through the wireless magic of Bluetooth.

By November 12, 2010


SparkRadio for iPhone offers 10,000 stations

Missing FM radio on your iPhone or iPod Touch? This app offers more than 10,000 streaming stations plus some really cool visualizations.

By February 23, 2010