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Leo Xavier


Quadcopter Flight Controlled By Thought (Video)

Researchers from the University of Minnesota led by biomedical engineering professor Bin He have been testing a thought-controlled quadcopter. Their goal is to develop thought-control devices working at high speed, without any surgical implantation.

Barnes & Noble NOOK HD And HD+ on Sale Through Father’s...

The Barnes & Noble NOOK HD and HD+ Android tablets are now available via great pricing deals through Father's Day.

Intel’s Bay Trail-T Silvermont Quad-Core Tablet

Intel has shown off a new reference tablet dubbed the Bay Trail-T and it features the company’s “Silvermont” quad-core Atom processor. It is running both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Wireless Charging Kit For $90

The wireless charging kit for the Samsung Galaxy S4 is now available in the US from the company’s accessory store.

Deus Ex: The Fall For Android And iOS Coming Soon (Video)

Eidos Montreal and Square Enix have announced their Deus Ex: The Fall, the upcoming game for Android and iOS.

Future Smartphones Could Eventually Use Micro Vacuum Technology

Micro vacuum pumps developed as part of DARPA’s Chip-Scale Vacuum Micro Pumps (CSVMP) program could pave the way for faster processors in smartphones.

AMD Android Tablets Could Be Coming Soon

AMD will be designing chips to run Google's Android and Chrome OS in PCs and tablets.

Nokia 20 Megapixel PureView Windows Phone Coming Soon?

Newly leaked images are showing a handset which is said to be the rumored Nokia 41-megapixel “EOS” Windows Phone. But it could be an upcoming 20MP phone from the company.

FairPhone Android Smartphone Made Of Conflict-Free Materials

The FairPhone smartphone made with conflict-free tin and tantalum will start to ship within Europe in October.

AMES Device For Rehabilitating Paralyzed Patients

The AMES device can help paralyzed patients to regain muscle movements.

WiSee Uses Wi-Fi To Detect Your Movements (Video)

WiSee, developed by the researchers at the University of Washington, detects human movements using only Wi-Fi.

Verizon And NFL Extend Streaming Deal

Verizon will be paying the National Football League $1 billion over four years to remain as NFL’s official mobile network streaming partner.

NVIDIA’s New Touchscreen-Stylus Technology

NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has showed off their new software-based touchscreen technology on an experimental 7 inch tablet at Computex. The new tech enables higher detection rate and improved battery life.

Toshiba’s New 10 Inch Excite Tablets

Toshiba has unveiled three new ten inch Android tablets: the Excite Pure, the Excite Pro, and the Excite Write.

Verizon HTC One Coming Soon

Verizon has confirmed that the HTC One will be available on their 4G LTE network later this summer.

Apple iRadio Might Launch Next Week

Apple is pushing for deals with music publishers to unveil their internet radio service at their annual developers conference beginning next week.

Future Gaming To Be Frighteningly Real

Today’s technology such as the Oculus Rift, Wizdish, and the IGS Glove is going to take gaming to a new level in the future.

Acer Liquid S1 Android phone and Iconia W3 Windows 8 Tablet...

Acer has shown off their Liquid S1 Android Jelly Bean smartphone and Iconia W3 Windows 8 tablet at this year's Computex event.

Muscle-Controlled Prosthetic Limbs That Can Feel (Video)

Two programs in DARPA’s RE-NET program is currently dealing with improving the link between amputees and their prosthetics.

August: Open Your Door With Your Smartphone (Video)

The August smart lock can be unlocked using an Android or iOS app on your smartphone via Bluetooth.

Manned Trip To Mars: Current Radiation Shielding Not Going To Help

Data from Curiosity's Radiation Assessment Detector suggests that current radiation shielding available on spacecrafts won’t be enough to protect human explorers from radiation exposure during a manned trip to Mars.

Chrome Experiment ‘Roll It’ Game (Video)

Chrome Experiment’s new Roll It game brings a classic boardwalk game to your Chrome browser.

Motorola Moto X Smartphone Coming In October

Motorola has confirmed that their Moto X Android smartphone will arrive in October. They have also revealed their intentions to introduce electronic tattoos and vitamin pills.

Tim Cook Confirms Jony Ive is the Man Behind iOS 7

As suspected by many, Jony Ive is the main man behind the next version of iOS which will be unveiled at WWDC in the coming month.

Tim Cook On Google Glass

Tim Cook shares his thoughts on the Google Glass and other wearable technology at the AllThingsD D11 Conference.

HTC T6 Android Phablet Coming Soon

The HTC T6, an upcoming Android phablet, has been leaked. The device is expected to be unveiled in the coming weeks and could go against the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note III.

Google Wants More People To Connect To the Internet in Emerging...

Google is said to be working to introduce wireless networks for countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia via airborne balloons and blimps.

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 For $105

Check out how you can get the T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 for just $105 (well sort of) with no contract.

Mantis And Shrimp: Australian For Robots

Australia is currently developing robots and other technology such as unmanned aircraft for using them in their agricultural sector.

Do You Want To Play With Maxwest’s $65 7-inch Android Tablet?

Maxwest has shown off their 7-inch Android tablet which costs just $65 at CTIA 2013. The device is coming with decent features for that price tag, but don’t expect too much from it.

3D Printing Going To Save Many Lives In The Future (Video)

From 3D printed tracheal support splint to 3D printed kidneys, pancreas, skins, prosthetics and more; the 3D printing technology is fast becoming a big part in the medical field.

Killer Robots, Super AI: Who Controls the Ethics Behind Innovation?

At Google’s Big Tent, several experts came together to talk about the future of robotic tech and AI -- particularly the moral and ethical implications of advancement.

Jean-Claude Van Damme’s ‘Timecop’ Remake In The Works?

Universal Pictures is reportedly putting a reboot into development for their Timecop, the 1994 time travel action film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

How To Update Your Chrome Browser To Get Google Now Voice...

Check out how you can update your Chrome browser now to enable Google Now style voice search.

Apple iOS 7: Deep Integration for Flickr and Vimeo Coming?

A new rumor is suggesting that Apple’s iOS 7 is coming with deeper integration for photo-sharing service Flickr and video sharing site Vimeo.

Qualcomm Mirasol Display (Hands-On Video)

Qualcomm has showed off their MEMS-based Mirasol reflective display at SID Display Week.

Microsoft’s $400 Million Deal With NFL

A new deal between the NFL and Microsoft is going to bring the company’s Surface tablet on to the sidelines.

Russian Mars Research Mission Capsule Returns

Russia’s Bion-M craft which was filled with animals, plants and microflora and put in orbit for a month has returned to Earth.

Yahoo Finally Giving Flickr The Love It Needs

Yahoo has finally decided to bring changes to Flickr. The photo sharing site is getting a new look, a new Android app, and a new business model to attract new users.

OUYA E3 Demo In Public Parking Lot

The makers of the Android-based console OUYA have plans to show off their yet to be released device in a parking lot outside the LA Convention Center during E3. Their idea is to attract the players themselves.

Verizon’s 3G Prepaid Plans With Extended Data

Verizon has quietly increased the amount of data available through their 3G prepaid plans.

Microsoft Kinect Becomes A Life-Saving Device

A system developed around the Microsoft Kinect could be used in future cars to save children from heatstroke after being left unattended inside a hot parked car.

White Nexus 4 And Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Coming Next Month

A rumor is suggesting that Google has plans to release a white version of the Nexus 4 in the coming month. The device will be running the next version of Android.

Archos ChefPad Kitchen Tablet Shipping Next Month

Archos has unveiled their ChefPad Android 4.1 running tablet which is meant to be used in the kitchen.

Raspberry Pi Camera Board (Video)

The Pi Foundation has released a camera board for their Raspberry Pi computer.

Google+ Games Retire On June 30th

Google unveiled their Google Play gaming service at the Google I/O conference. They have announced that the old games that users were playing on Google+ will be retired next month.

Google Wallet Available On More Smartphones (Video)

Google Wallet is now available on more smartphones including the HTC One and Galaxy S4 on Sprint. Google has also announced that they are integrating Google Wallet with Gmail.

Nokia Lumia 925 For T-Mobile

Nokia has unveiled their new Lumia 925 and it is headed to T-Mobile sometime in the near future.

Google I/O Conference: Music Streaming Service, Google Glass, and More

The 2013 Google I/O conference begins in a few hours and we are taking a look at what all things are expected to be shown off at the event.

Why Do We Need A Sony Xperia ZR?

Sony has unveiled their Xperia ZR smartphone which has very good water resistant capabilities. But does it have what it takes to do better on the market, especially since the better specced Xperia Z is already out there.