nymiWearable devices might be the next big thing, but you can be sure that not every single release would end up as a hit. The Nymi wristband from Bionym is an interesting proposition, considering we first talked about it in September last year. Apparently, the Nymi wristband works by making use of your body’s unique electrocardiogram (ECG) signals in order to function as a biometric authentication layer for other devices, applications and services. To paraphrase it, this could be your central “password vault” of sorts, relying on your heartbeat to confirm your identity.

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vita310It goes without saying that any decent hardware manufacturer would want to make sure that their devices run with up to date software most of the time in order to be as efficient as possible. This particular update would deliver some anticipated as well as useful features for the PS Vita, where among them include the ability to show off over 100 applications on the home screen, in addition to a new Calendar application. Basically, the latest update would bump it up to version 3.10 if you haven’t figured it out already.

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The uncanny valley is not a physical place, but rather, it is the idea of a robot being so human-like in behavior, that it can get rather creepy to boot. Artist Jordan Wolfson has crossed into such a territory as you can see from the video above, where this masked animatronic robot will gyrate to a slowed-down version of “Blurred Lines”, in a rather enticing manner. Right now, this animatronic robot remains on display at the David Zwirner Gallery until April 19th next month.

Read full post →Masked Animatronic Robot Dances In An Extremely Lifelike Manner

telegram-8bInstant messaging has definitely offered tough and serious competition to the traditional SMS model, and in the realm of instant messaging apps itself, the rivalry is fierce. When WhatsApp suffered from an outage in February this year, another service known as Telegram actually gained a few million users along the way. Well, Telegram now has 35 million members, where 15 million of them happen to be active members who make use of Telegram on a daily basis. In fact, in the past 30 days alone, the Telegram app has received a whopping 8 billion messages.

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batteryboxWhen it comes to the average Joe on the street these days, he or she would most probably have at least one personal electronics device, ranging from a smartphone to a possible combination of a tablet, GPS navigation device and possibly a laptop to boot. However, there are times in life when we actually forget to juice up these devices of ours the night before prior to the next day at work, which means the batteries on such devices would begin to run low – and it might get in the way of your productivity if you do not find a nearby power outlet. I guess this is why peripherals like the BatteryBox has a niche to fill.

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ps4-pricesAll countries are different, and it is such diversity that makes life a whole lot more colorful and interesting. In fact, the cost of medical aid and treatment alone would tell you as much, although the price of your Starbucks mocha would more or less be the same after conversion to the local currency, so it really depends on the situation. As for Sony’s hot selling PS4 console, just how much do you think it costs outside of the US of A?

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It was four years back that a certain German engineering firm known as Festo thought up of a concept for a robotic arm. This particular idea of theirs seemed to be an amalgamation of an iron snake, a mechanical claw, as well as a tentacle straight out of a science fiction movie, where it is known as the Bionic Handling Assistant that functions closest to that of an elephant trunk. Well, from there, another question arose. What should a robot arm grab? It is time to look to nature for inspiration, as the scientists turned to babies.

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moto360-customMotorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch has been looked at before after its announcement, and it does seem as though the world has seen more of the Moto 360 compared to the LG G Watch. Well, it does seem as though the Moto 360 has more than meets the eye. The additional Moto 360 images do sport different watchband options that ought to appeal to those who love having choices and do not want to conform to a sense of uniformity.

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lg-optimus-3-boostThey say that good things come to those who wait, and if you have been patient enough, you would have realized that the LG Optimus F3, although not a high end smartphone and having been announced by T-Mobile last year, is a decent performer for those who are on the market for an entry level Android-powered device. We are pleased to inform those who have been waiting to pick up the LG Optimus F3 sans contract that this is finally possible via Boost Mobile, where the carrier is asking for $129.99 a pop.

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Nokia does seem to be a company that has a great love for colors – otherwise, they would not have called its previous update the Nokia Black update, and this time around, it is widely believed that Nokia could refer to the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update as “Blue”. It does make sense, too, considering how the GDR2 update to Windows Phone which was introduced to the masses in 2013 alongside its accompanying firmware update was known as the “Amber” update.

Read full post →Next Nokia Firmware Could Be The “Blue” Update