Nokia Lumia 1320 lands in US This Friday

The Lumia 1320, you may or may not recall, was unveiled back in October, with China and Vietnam selected as its first launch locations. Younger brother of of the Lumia 1520, the 1320 Windows Phone is now on its way to the US, with Cricket Wireless announcing today it’ll start offering the 6-inch…


Google Bought a Satellite Company for $500 Million

Google is in the ground, on the roads and floating through the skies, and now it's looking beyond, by agreeing to the half-billion dollar cash purchase of a company that says it's "built and launched the world's smallest high­-resolution imaging satellite, which collects beautiful and useful images…


How '3D' Smartphones Just Might be the Future

Two years ago, the term "3D phone" would more likely fill phone-watchers with anxiety than excitement, as ghosts of the ill-fated LG Thrill and HTC Evo 3D come home to haunt. But unlike 2011's efforts, which focused on 3D photography and gaming, companies' new-wave 3D vision ranges from gestures…


Modio App Turns Your iPad into a 3D Monster Toy Design Company

3D printing has brought the world some pretty awesome products, but Modio could be one of the coolest we’ve seen. Modio is an iOS app that lets you design your own “monster robot” from scratch, using a selection of different modules and colors. Once you’ve finished your amazing design, you can send…


Apple Maps Are Still Lost

Apple, during WWDC last week, delivered some significant updates across various parts of its business. It released, among other things, some 4,000 new APIs (and a new programming language) to developers; a renewed, more aggressive effort in cloud services; and some changes across its mobile and…


Google Reveals 3D-Sensing Project Tango Tablet Prototype

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTL1IXTDH30#t=13 Google just unveiled a $1,000 tablet prototype equipped with 3D-sensors and a motion-tracking camera. The tablet is the latest venture of Google's Project Tango initiative aimed at bringing 3D motion and depth sensors to mobile devices. The 7-inch…


Apple's Swift Programming Language

People tend to forget that the "D" in Apple's WWDC stands for "Developer" -- that this is, indeed, a developer conference, a place where coders can come and learn new tricks for their chosen trade. This message was squarely driven home by today's focus on two things: software and the people who…


The iPhone-Controlled Visiobike Will Take You For A Ride

Zoom zoom! A Croatian company wants to put your butt onto a new kind of bike, a sort of electric/mechanical hybrid that uses battery assist to help you up the hills and includes an automatic transmission system that ensures you rarely have to use the battery. Called the Visiobike, the $5,303 bike…


LinkedIn's New Profile Design Takes a Hint From Facebook and Twitter

LinkedIn is taking some design inspiration from Facebook and Twitter. The professional network is rolling out a new profile design for its premium members Wednesday, a new look that includes a larger profile photo and a customizable header image that spans the width of the screen. Users can either…


Your Next Smartphone Could Have a Holographic Projector Inside it

If you keep hold of the phone you already own until late 2015, you may have the chance to buy a new model with a holographic projector inside. That’s the vision of California-based startup Ostendo Technologies, which has been hard at work creating projectors small enough to be used in a mobile…