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You can expect to get tabbed browsing, of course, but Chrome for Android also has incognito. There's also the ability to sync your open tabs with your desktop to read later and the ability to switch tabs "the way you would fan a deck of cards."
There are systems out there with "adaptive" cruise control, but Ford's Traffic Jam Assist is an "intelligent driving feature" that will take that to a whole new level.
This is either one of the stupidest ideas on the planet or one of the smartest. It's called the eco-amp and it's an iPhone speaker amplifier that is basically a cardboard cone.
We've seen Google TV implemented in certain HDTVs and Blu-ray players already, but the NSZ-GS7 will be Sony's first standalone set top box to feature the Google TV platform.
Regular photovoltaic cells can only capture a certain spectrum of light, but a new type of solar cell developed by MIT researchers can now capture energy from the near-infrared region of the light spectrum.
Or, there's a third option when you see those stairs: you could simply ride down them on the innovative STAIR ROVER skateboard.
Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding have become an incredibly popular way to get young startups off the ground, but what is it about AppStori that makes them different. I recently interviewed them to find out.
It's never fun when something of yours gets stolen. While cars can have systems like OnStar, your bicycle can now take advantage of something called SpyBike.
As kids, we all dreamed of hopping on our bicycles and flying away like they did in E.T. Thanks to the ambitions of some crazy Czech scientists, we may soon be able to do that.
While us grown-ups can drool over the Galaxy S III and the Microsoft Surface, LeapFrog has a couple of new updates for the younger gadgeteers in the audience.
And you don't have to tell Tim Cook about the Surface, because it's surely caught his attention too... as well as the attention of Apple's legal team.
More in line with my digital lifestyle would be something like the SmartPet. Winning the innovative toy category award at the Tokyo Toy Show, SmartPet essentially transforms your iPhone into a virtual pet dog.
Yes, we know about the two versions of the Microsoft Surface and its support for Netflix, but what about all the other details that still have us scratching our heads?
Riding around in a go-kart is already pretty fun, but what if you could reach speeds of over 100 miles an hour with a custom jet-powered go-kart? Thanks to Seth Kettleman, you can.
You've developed what you believe to be a groundbreaking Android app, only to have it slammed by some unfair user reviews. Google is now allowing devs to reply to these comments in the Google Play Store.
Even though you may know BMW better for its cars, it has now unveiled a pedal-electric bicycle that it calls the i Pedelec.
But what if you are completely blind? Is there a solution for that? Designer Xu Guang-suo sure thinks so and that's how he came up with the Navigation Glasses for the Blind.
No pre-production Galaxy III was mistakenly left behind at a bar one night and that's because Samsung took several measured steps to keep their secret project as secret as possible.
Can you hear me now? We've all had the experience of dropped calls and loss of signal, but it looks like one way to get better cell phone reception is to open a special umbrella.
One of the many changes that you'll find in iOS 6 is the departure away from Google Maps and toward Apple's own Maps app...
Have you ever wanted to climb up vertical walls like Spider-man, but you can't be bothered to get bitten by a radioactive spider? Enter the Vertical Ascender
Even though you may be saving at the pump, owning a hybrid or pure electric vehicle means that you have to replace that expensive lithium-ion battery at some point. However, A123 Systems claims that it has created a battery that doesn't need replacing.
The Amazon Kindle Fire did quite well for itself during the holiday shopping season, shipping about 4.8 million units during that period. Now, sales have slowed and Amazon has responded by slashing the price
The 15.4-inch display rocks an incredible resolution of 2880x1800 pixels, giving you 220ppi.
Before you get too excited about curling up this e-reader to stuff into your backpack, realize that the flexible e-paper display here is still inside a reasonably stiff chassis. But that doesn't mean that it is not without its benefits.
We thought cost could be an issue and we also thought battery life could be a problem. And now, Nintendo has confirmed our hesitations about the latter.
The GoPro Hero line of "active" HD camcorders has been hugely popular about extreme enthusiasts, but there's only so much you do with one camera. The newly announced Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote take care of that.
Do you want to have a jogging buddy but none of your human friends want to go for a run with you? Enter Joggobot, an AR Drone that's been modified to be your jogging companion.
Kickstarter has done a fantastic job of lowering the barrier to entry for new innovations. If you've got a great idea, you can crowdfund the necessary money to get that project going. What if your project happens to be an app instead?
If you like the idea of living completely in the cloud, but you're not sold on bringing a Chromebook around with you, the Google Chromebox could be the answer for you.
That's why Apple moved to the micro-SIM for its current line of iPhones, but even that isn't small enough. Now, the nano-SIM has been confirmed and it's 40% smaller than the micro-SIM.
The Stanford scientists behind the work say that "carbon nanotubes could be an excellent alternative to the platinum, palladium and other precious-metal catalysts now in use."
There's a lot of high-tech stuff going on in the recent Avengers movie, but perhaps even more interesting is the glimpse we get inito the future of computing through those user interfaces.
Have you ever wanted to have your own private tropical island, but you could be bothered to buy any land? What if you want to be eco-friendly while on your sunny vacation too? Apparently, you can with this floating island
Up until now, the only way to get an iPhone in the United States is through a postpaid plan. That's going to change on June 22, as Cricket is going to offer the Apple iPhone on a prepaid basis. Yes, you can finally get a prepaid iPhone.
You dropped your phone in the toilet. Again. If you had the Sony XPERIA acro S, it'd be less of a burden, because this stylish Android phone is water-resistant.
One of the first smartphones to be powered by an Intel processor is the Lenovo Racer-A, a device that you may have once known as the Lenovo K800. And now it's up for presale.
The next-generation iPhone is still several months away, but the latest set of leaked photos give us a great look at the back of the new iPhone. And then there's that small dock connector too.
"Join us as we introduce the truly incredible next transformations." Given that the only context where Asus has use the "transform" moniker is with an Eee Pad, we're pretty confident this week's event has something to do with a new tablet.
It's been rumored for years that a "Facebook phone" was being developed by Mark Zuckerberg and the rest of the Facebook team, but what we're talking about today isn't the HTC Status. It's a real deal Facebook-branded smartphone.
Instead of having multiple bags for multiple purposes, you might want to look into Mission Workshop's Arkiv Field modular backpack. You can add and remove components as needed.