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Uneasy with Facebook owning Oculus Rift? Totem VR starts Kickstarter round to offer alternative

Uneasy with Facebook owning Oculus Rift? Totem VR starts Kickstarter round to offer alternative

By 12 hours ago

A Montreal startup has started a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter in order to bring its virtual reality headset to the next level and eventually even ready for mass production. Vrvana hopes to raise $350,000 CAD (£195,300). Funds will go toward manufacturing... >>

Misfit Flash makes fitness and sleep tracking accessible to everyone, priced under £50

Misfit Flash makes fitness and sleep tracking accessible to everyone, priced under £50

By 16 hours ago

Misfit, the wearable devices company behind the previously released Shine, has introduced a new fitness and sleep tracker that costs less than many on the market, yet remains fully featured. The Misfit Flash costs a penny shy of £50 and, like the Shine,... >>

Yes, you can enter the Lego Star Wars Oscars as The Golden Brickies Awards opens

Yes, you can enter the Lego Star Wars Oscars as The Golden Brickies Awards opens

By 21 hours ago

Lego has launched its own Oscars-style awards for the best Star Wars-themed builds and photos in the UK. The Golden Brickies, illustrated by the Lego version of C-3PO on a typical Academy Award plinth, is split into several categories and the toy company... >>

Can’t pay by NFC on London Underground today, how about wearing a Barclaycard bPay wristband?

Can’t pay by NFC on London Underground today, how about wearing a Barclaycard bPay wristband?

By 23 hours ago

London's underground train network now accepts contactless payments as well as Oyster Cards on its entry gates and Barclaycard has ensured that its payment wristband is compatible. Transport for London has today started to accept payments on cards and... >>

Can Tag Heuer bring us a smartwatch we actually want to wear?

Can Tag Heuer bring us a smartwatch we actually want to wear?

By 15 September 2014

Tag Heuer has expressed its interest in launching its own smartwatch, which could bring about the clash of the old world and the new, and result in a smartwatch you'd actually want.  Talking to Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag, Jean-Claude Biver, head... >>

The big interview: Wearables aren't 'just something for computer people', says Intel new devices boss

The big interview: Wearables aren't 'just something for computer people', says Intel new devices boss

By 15 September 2014

Are wearables the next big thing in the tech world? Do we really need them and will they make our lives better? Big questions at a potential turning point in the industry. There are few people better to sit down with than Mike Bell, corporate vice president... >>

Hands-on: Opening Ceremony and Intel MICA is the $1,000 wearable like no other

Hands-on: Opening Ceremony and Intel MICA is the $1,000 wearable like no other

By 14 September 2014

Wearables are all the rage at the moment, but few existing products have truly captivated an enthusiastic audience. That's where Intel, in collaboration with Opening Ceremony, has come up with something entirely different: a smart fashion bracelet called... >>

Intel claims Basis 'Peak' smartwatch will deliver more advanced optical heart rate monitor

Intel claims Basis 'Peak' smartwatch will deliver more advanced optical heart rate monitor

By 14 September 2014

At the Intel Developer Forum 2014, Mike Bell, corporate vice president and general manager of the new devices group at Intel, took to the stage during the opening keynote and unveiled a sneak peek of a forthcoming smartwatch by Basis. But details of... >>

Meet Jimmy, Intel’s joke-telling, app controlled and customisable 3D-printed robot

Meet Jimmy, Intel’s joke-telling, app controlled and customisable 3D-printed robot

By 12 September 2014

In our job we meet a lot of different people throughout the industry. But at the Intel Developers Forum 2014 we “met” a robot for the first time: Jimmy, the customisable, programmable and 3D-printed creation from Intel and Trossen Robotics. And the... >>

The Apple Watch looks far better with a round face, it suits the UI

The Apple Watch looks far better with a round face, it suits the UI

By 11 September 2014

Apple unveiled its Watch to the world and the world responded with mixed reactions. One was surprise at the fact it wasn’t round as many of the iWatch rumours had suggested. The Apple Watch UI seems made for circles, so a designer has adapted it for... >>