Electronics

Stanford’s Med Students Are Using Google Glass to Learn Surgery

Stanford’s Med Students Are Using Google Glass to Learn Surgery

Like their fellow future doctors down the road in Irvine, medical students at Stanford University will learn surgical methods with a hand from Google Glass. Those studying cardiothoracic techniques are set use Mountain View's high-tech spectacles to stream their views in real-time to instructors with the help of CrowdOptic ...

FreedomPop Brings its Free Mobile Service to Tablets

FreedomPop Brings its Free Mobile Service to Tablets

Tablet owners in the US have cause for cheer as they can now get free mobile access from freemium mobile network FreedomPop, which announced that it is now supporting the iPad Mini and Samsung Tab 3. The iPad Mini will sell for $319 and the Samsung Tab 3 for $199. Other than providing free data, FreedomPop is also letting ...

Microsoft and Intel Team Up to Launch a Raspberry Pi-Like Windows PC

Microsoft and Intel Team Up to Launch a Raspberry Pi-Like Windows PC

Even Microsoft wants a piece of the development board market made famous by Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Microsoft has teamed up with Intel and hardware maker CircuitCo to design the $300 "Sharks Cove," now available for pre-order. Described as a "development board that you can use to develop hardware and drivers for Windows ...

How to Unlock Your Phone on the 4 Major U.S. Carriers

How to Unlock Your Phone on the 4 Major U.S. Carriers

After you’ve finished up with a two-year smartphone contract, one of the easiest ways to save money is to keep your old device and bring it to a compatible carrier with a lower monthly cost. But if your device is carrier locked — and if you bought it on contract from one of the big four carriers, it probably is — ...

The Smart Home’s Biggest Problem is Too Many Choices

The Smart Home’s Biggest Problem is Too Many Choices

How many companies does it take to connect a light bulb? Why connect the light when you can connect the switch? Or outlet? Or socket? How many companies does it take to turn on a connected light? One to make the light and 40 or 50 to access the API. Okay, these aren’t funny jokes. But they offer an essential truth about ...

Apple’s iWatch: 7 Things It Must Do to Win the Market

Apple’s iWatch: 7 Things It Must Do to Win the Market

We don't know much of anything about Apple's upcoming smartwatch, or even if such a thing exists. But as hype, rumors, and expectations reach the pre-release fever pitch we've come to associate with a new Apple product, it seems all but certain that Tim Cook will take the stage this fall to announce what Apple hopes is its ...

The Internet of Things is Alive and Well in Boston

The Internet of Things is Alive and Well in Boston

If you want to think about what the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) will look like, walk along Boston’s 400-year-old streets. With its deep elite academic and tech connections, the city is a natural place to experiment and see how people react to--or fail to notice--the network of sensors that experts say will be a ...

‘Blink’ is an Inexpensive, Wireless Security Camera for Your Home

‘Blink’ is an Inexpensive, Wireless Security Camera for Your Home

Security conscious types with a hankering to pepper their homes with sensor-packed cameras to keep remote tabs on their stuff should point their eyes at Blink: a wireless connected security camera with a relatively cheap price-tag vs the extant competition. Blink is currently a prototype — with its makers pulling in ...

Indian Startup Ducere Unveils its $100 ‘Smart Shoe’

Indian Startup Ducere Unveils its $100 ‘Smart Shoe’

While they can’t buy Google Glass in India yet, Indians will be the first in the world to get access to what could be the next big thing in wearable technology: the smart shoe. Indian startup Ducere Technologies Pvt. is going to start selling its Bluetooth enabled Lechal shoes for more than $100 a pair in September. The ...

Report: Apple is Using Solar Power to Build the iPhone 6′s Sapphire Screens

Report: Apple is Using Solar Power to Build the iPhone 6′s Sapphire Screens

The skies are threatening to pour on the Apple solar farm but as the woman in-charge of the company’s environmental initiatives points out: the panels are still putting out some power. Apple is still greening its act. The company, which once drew fire from campaigners for working conditions in China and heavy reliance on ...