Microsoft Band Launch Delayed In Australia

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise at this point that when something cool happens in tech, it’s almost guaranteed to happen first in America. True to form, the funky-looking Microsoft Band isn’t coming to Australia just yet.


Nintendo Is Developing A Non-Wearable To Track Sleep And Fatigue

While the world and his dog builds wearables of all kinds, Nintendo seems to be headed in a different direction. The company’s CEO, Satoru Iwata, tells Reuters that a newly created healthcare division is building a sleep and fatigue tracker — that you won’t wear.


A Gold Moto 360 Just Appeared (And Disappeared) On Amazon

A couple of weeks back, we reported on the curious disappearance of a Gold Moto 360 on one of Motorola’s promotional material. Now, that disappearing act has reached it’s natural conclusion: With the blinged-out wearable briefly reappearing on Amazon.


Lenovo Now Officially Owns Motorola

Back in January, Lenovo announced that it was going to buy Motorola Mobility from Google for $US2.91 billion. Now, the deal is signed and sealed.


Tattletale Smoke Detector Knows When And What You're Smoking

Just because it’s illegal for people to smoke in certain areas, it doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t, and putting up a ‘No Smoking’ sign isn’t much of a deterrent. So Joseph BelBruno, a chemistry professor from Dartmouth College, has turned his research on second-hand smoke into a new kind of smoke detector that’s specifically tuned to detect cigarettes and marijuana, and then rat out the smoker.


These Ski Goggles Change Colour To Adapt To Conditions Around You

The weather and lighting conditions on a snow-covered mountain can change in a heartbeat. But instead of carrying around a small collection of swappable tinted goggle lenses to match the conditions, UVEX’s new Snowstrike VT goggles employ a thin LCD in the lens that can instantly switch between clear, red, blue and violet tints.


How This Vintage Lighter Works Without Creating A Single Spark

In the early 20th century, smokers ruining their lungs could do so with the help of a nifty little gadget called the catalytic lighter. It looked like a small double metal tube. Put one tube in the other and, voila, fire. No flint, no sparks. The secret to the catalytic lighter? Platinum.


New Laser Projector Makes 3D Images That Hang In Mid-Air

Maybe the solution to touchscreen displays that don’t get washed out in direct sunlight is to skip the screen altogether. Researchers at Aerial Burton are working to perfect a new kind of display technology that uses lasers to produce 3D pixelated images that appear to hang in mid-air and are still visible no matter how bright it is outside.


FM Radio Hack Allows Data To Be Routed Out Of Isolated Networks

Everyone knows that isolated networks aren’t perhaps as secure as people hope. Now, a security researcher has developed a way to route data from a closed network using just a computer monitor and some humble FM radio waves.


The Microsoft Band Is A $200 Heart-Monitoring Wristable Supreme

Yes, we just got done telling you all about some Microsoft Band rumours, but don’t bother with those: The Microsoft Band is officially official. The 10-sensor fitness tracker, which should last two days on a charge, will go on sale tomorrow for $US200.


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