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Earbuds are Here

Doppler Labs has just announced the close of its Series B funding round at an impressive $17 million. Those who have invested now include The Chernin Group, Wildcat Capital Management, Acequia Capital, Live Nation Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and WME, to name a few.  Their product? The Here Active Learning System: earbuds that do the…

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Google Glass Not Enough? Try Google’s Smart Lenses

On Monday, Google announced a partnership with Novartis to develop its smart lenses, which will be contact lenses that can measure the user’s glucose levels. Google will design the technology, which will then be licensed and commercialized by Novartis’ Alcon eye care division. Novartis and Alcon This partnership is significant for Novartis, whose CEO Joe…

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Google and Facebook Enter Internet Space Race

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google plans to spend at least $1bn on 180 satellites to link unconnected areas of the world to the Internet. In April, Google purchased Titan Aerospace, a drone manufacturer capable of creating high-altitude solar-powered drones to provide Internet signals down to the Earth. This is a relatively new undertaking;…

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Smartphone Dead? No Problem; Soon You’ll Only Need 30 Extra Seconds

Researchers in the Nanotechnology department of Tel Aviv University presented a smartphone charger at Microsoft’s Think Next conference this year. The device can charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 in 30 seconds, using patented organic nanodot compounds to store energy. It is currently the size of a laptop charger, and StoreDot, the start-up behind the device, plans on shrinking…

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Healbe GoBe Calorie-Tracking Wristband Claims to Measure Your Calorie Intake

  An Indiegogo crowd-funded project is stirring up the technological world with its controversial claim to have a wristband that measures caloric intake noninvasively. Healbe GoBe has raised $1,054,316 of its $100,000 goal according to the website, drawing attention from health enthusiasts and skeptical scientists alike. The wristband uses 3 sensors to track body activity, and is…