How One Man Wants To Free North Korea With USB Drives And Pirated Movies

North Korea is a quietly desolate otherworld, at least as far as we outsiders can tell from the bits and pieces of untouched, unpropagandized media that occasionally leak out. The key to freeing it? It could be sneaking American media in. Wired talked to one of the men who does it, and his story is fascinating.


Withings' Wonderful Watch-Looking Fitness Tracker Now Works With Android

At this year’s CES, we found out that one of the most attractive (and expensive) fitness trackers out there was going to come in an affordable form: the Withings Activité Pop. The catch? It was iOS only. But no more! Withings has announced both the $US400 and $US150 versions (there is no word on local availability just yet, but those prices translate to $515 and $193 in Aussie dollars) of its watch-based fitness tracker are coming to Android.


This Real-Life 'Mr. Fusion' Can Turn Leftovers Into Energy

Well, it’s 2015, and right on cue, humanity has apparently invented its very own Mr. Fusion. The s0-called “Biobattery”, designed by German scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Energy and Safety Technology, will eat everything from human waste to coffee grounds and spit out electricity.


SanDisk Has The First Flash Drive With A Reversible USB Type-C Connector

Remember those rumours about a 12-inch MacBook that ditched a MagSafe connector and traditional USB ports for a single USB Type-C port? If true, SanDisk’s new Dual USB Drive will be the first flash drive that’s able to connect to that redesigned hardware without an ugly adaptor.


IKEA Is Now Putting Wireless Charging In Your Furniture

Charging cables? Who needs ‘em. Smartphone makers have been clamouring for ways to ditch those tangled microUSB nuisances — and now the world’s largest furniture retailer is joining the fight.


Huawei's Android Wear Watch Is Handsome, But Still Too Bulky

Huawei is launching not one but three wearables this year at Mobile World Congress, and the new Android Wear-powered Huawei Watch is the most interesting of the trio. The Huawei Watch is nice but also, well, just another Android Wear watch, and to me it’s as bulky as almost every other smartwatch out there — with a couple interesting ideas scattered along the way.


All The Broke-Ass Tech We Still Use Every Day

Not long ago, I asked you all to vent your rage about the most garbage why-the-hell-doesn’t-it-actually-work-worth-a-damn technology that you still find yourself having to use every day. Here’s our collective tech crap list.


The New Galaxy S6 Brings With It A New Gear VR

Don’t panic: just because you want the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge doesn’t mean you have to miss out on sweet, sweet virtual reality goggles. The new models will support an updated version of the Gear VR Innovator Edition featuring a new design.


LG Watch Urbane: 4G On Your Wrist Never Looked So Good

Smartwatches are still trying desperately to be cool. LG’s latest attempt at pulling it off is the LG Watch Urbane. And it comes in two flavours: a basic model, and a luxury version with 4G/LTE. We tried them both here in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress and the results are, at first sight, interesting, but not quite exciting.


Huawei TalkBand B2: Half Fitness Band, Half Earpiece, All Bizarre

Huawei is betting (again) on wearables — who’s not! And alongside A new Android Wear watch, the Chinese company has something much weirder: the TalkBand B2.


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