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Google Glass meets Kinect in ARI, a gesture-recognition app for smartglasses

Tired of talking to your smartglasses? ARI allows Google Glass users to control their specs with a literal wave of the hand.

Adidas puts HD action cams in World Cup soccer ball, captures panoramas of players

To promote the 2014 FIFA soccer World Cup, Adidas has equipped a Brazuca soccer ball with six action cams that can capture spherical panorama videos. The ball cam is currently on a world tour, before the official tournament begins in Brazil.

Groundbreaking new laser technology could be used to control lightning

Optical researchers have developed a way to greatly extend the reach of high-intensity lasers, making it possible to fire them into the atmosphere and divert lightning away from buildings.

Don’t believe a thing! Our favorite tech-themed April Fools’ gags for 2014

It's April 1, which means the Internet is flooded with April Fools gags. We've gathered together the ones which make us laugh, chuckle, and groan the most, including our pick of Google's efforts.

Wearable tech craze sees Samsung and HTC go for similar April Fools’ Day gags

Spotted any good April Fools' Day gags yet? Samsung and HTC have both gone for wearable tech spoofs, with each company touting new high-tech gloves, though their designs are admittedly very different....

Scientists make breakthrough in development of two-way dolphin-to-English translator

With the help of sophisticated pattern recognition algorithms, researchers will soon be able to translate dolphin whistles. Learn more here.

Ready for an emotional Siri? Computer voices are learning how to sound scared or excited

In case of emergencies, the technology will deliver messages in an alarming tone, which in turn will give you a clue that you should freak out.

SmartMat can tell you when someone’s at the door, and turn on the TV for you

Ever wondered what life is like with a smart doormat? SmartMat is here to answer that question with a special pressure-sensitive mat design. It can send text messages, turn on the lights, and so much more.

Is 3D printing finally ready for your living room? Not quite yet

In recent years, 3D printers have made huge strides toward mainstream adoption, but a number of lingering barriers will have to be addressed before it gets there.

This smart nano-tech patch knows when you need more drugs

Scientists in South Korea are developing a medical patch using nano technology which not only monitors your health, but is also smart enough to know how much medicine you need, and when.

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of March 30, 2014

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

A full-size 3D-printed house is under construction in Amsterdam

It'll take three years, but when this building is finished Amsterdam may well have the world's first 3D-printed house — read on for more details on the construction process, which began this week.

It’s a motorcycle! It’s a camera! It’s … a motorcycle made of cameras?

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Sony to launch ‘Digital Paper’ e-ink screen in U.S., acts like paper

Perhaps ideal for college students that want to take detailed notes on a full-sized tablet, Digital Paper by Sony is an expensive e-ink screen that will be targeted at the professional sector in the United States.

Casio’s Edifice watch has Bluetooth and classic looks, but lacks notification alerts

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