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Fast, stretchy circuits could yield new wave of wearable electronics

The consumer marketplace is flooded with a lively assortment of smart wearable electronics that do everything from monitor vital signs, fitness or sun exposure to play music, charge other electronics


You can buy Nike’s Back to the Future

Marty McFly’s amazing self-lacing Nike trainers from Back to the Future: Part IIhave just become more than a movie prop. The sports brand has just announced the HyperAdapt 1.0, a


DNA ‘origami’ could help build faster, cheaper computer chips

Electronics manufacturers constantly hunt for ways to make faster, cheaper computer chips, often by cutting production costs or by shrinking component sizes. Now, researchers report that DNA, the genetic material


Defense hormones guide plant roots’ mix of microbes

Plants help tend their own gardens. Salicylic acid, a plant hormone used to fight bacterial infections in leaves, also helps plants select which bacteria colonize their roots, researchers report online

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Kyocera Torque G02 is an Android phone with a knack for underwater photography

Designed to resist seawater, including a camera with an underwater photo mode Image Gallery (4 images) Kyocera is continuing with its mission to make tough (often affordable) phones. The company’s

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Apple is reportedly willing to share viewing data to clinch TV deals

Apple is apparently bending over backwards to make sure that its oft-rumored streaming TV service gets off the ground. New York Post sources claim that the company is willing to

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Tim Cook: Apple isn’t becoming the new Microsoft

Are you getting the sense that Apple is becoming the new Microsoft, the giant corporation that’s simultaneously doing too much and refusing to take risks? Not surprisingly, Tim Cook would

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Apple is training its store staff to offer fashion advice

Now that the Apple Watch is close to launch, Apple is getting its stores ready to sell the wearable — and apparently, that involves turning its T-shirt-wearing staffers into fashion

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Every UK House of Commons member is getting an iPad

When the UK’s Members of Parliament get down to work following the election in May, they’ll have more than just a new government on their hands — they’ll have a

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Microsoft’s next Surface could signal the death of RT

Microsoft hasn’t given up on the idea of a mini-me version of its successful Surface Pro 3convertible, according to a rumor from WinBeta. But a Surface 3 model won’t follow