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February 11 2014

Pretty, Dark and a Little Out There: This Is Fashion Through Glass

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an Instagram of blogger Chiara Ferragni wearing a Chanel jacket can be worth 42,000 likes. Fashion and social media, it seems, were made for each other. With models strutting down the catwalk as eyeless cameras capture everything, without really seeing anything, fashion observers hold smartphones aloft, ingesting and regurgitating every dress for an increasingly design-obsessed audience.

Even if its members never own a designer bag or brush by the gossamer threads of one designer dress, that audience can now feel closer to fashion than ever.

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February 06 2014

Prosthetic Hand Gives Man the Ability to Feel Again

In a firework accident 10 years ago, Dennis Sorenson lost his left hand.

A faulty firework rocket exploded in Sorenson's hand during a New Year's Eve celebration, which resulted in doctors having to amputate his limb. Since the accident, Sorenson, 36, had been using a standard prosthesis that performed most day-to-day tasks. However, the Danish man still wasn't able to feel — at least until he participated in a study for a new prosthetic hand

Created by a team of researchers at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, Lifehand 2 enables users to regain feeling in their hands through a surgical procedure where surgeons insert tiny electrodes into the arm; these electrodes then connect sensors in each finger of the prosthetic hand to nerves in the arm. Read more...

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11 Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Techie True Love

Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cool technology

Once again, it's that time of year to show that special someone just how much you care about them. How, you ask? By giving them gifts — lots and lots of gifts. For this Valentine's Day, we've rounded up 11 perfect presents to impress and delight your sweetheart.

Know someone who can't get enough TV? Get them a Roku box. Want to wow a girl with some jewelry? Give gold and diamonds a tech twist by getting a customized necklace with a QR code on the charm.

Whether you're looking to splurge or save money, these gift prices run the gamut from $20-$250. Get ready to spend Read more...

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January 31 2014

The State of Android in 2014

It's been an interesting year so far for the Android world. Just a month into 2014, organizational plans for Android have been set and the groundwork laid for the rest of the year. Google sold Motorola's smartphone division to Lenovo, and the reported sales of Android devices are projected to reach 1 billion users for the first time.

So Mashable is hosting a MashTalk Hangout to discuss the state of Android in 2014 on Friday at 2:15 p.m. ET. To take a deep dive on the topic, Android Central editor Phil Nickinson will join Mashable Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff, Tech Editor Pete Pachal and Senior Tech Analyst Christina Warren in today's MashTalk. Read more...

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January 27 2014

South Korea to Develop 5G Network 1,000 Times Faster Than 4G

Buffering may be a thing of the past by 2020 in South Korea

The country's Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) announced Wednesday that it would invest 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) to develop 5G technology that will be 1,000 times faster than 4G LTE and quick enough to allow users to download full-length films (usually an 800-megabyte file) in one second.

MEST plans to roll out a trial 5G service by 2017 and have a commercial service available by 2020. In addition to developing the 5G network itself, MEST will prioritize developing new, key features for 5G, including Ultra-HD streaming, hologram transmission and upgraded social networking services. Read more...

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January 09 2014

10 Vintage Tech Items We Can't Believe Debuted at CES

Curved screens and wearable tech may be the stars of CES 2014, but once upon a time a bulky little number called the VCR was the toast of the tech world.

As we plunge deeper into our coverage of this year's most noteworthy gizmos and gadgets, let's take a look back at some of the classic tech that owes its ubiquity to the Consumer Electronics Show.

Some, like the VCR, would see a meteoric rise only to be promptly eclipsed by something newer and shinier. Others, like the tablet, will undoubtedly continue to populate our homes, cars and kitchens in the years to come. And some, like the Nintendo and Xbox consoles, will continue to . Read more...

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January 08 2014

CES Is Just a Disguise for Companies to Be Really Weird

You're bound to see a wide range of products at International CES: ones that are hitting shelves this year, prototypes that may be years away from becoming realities, and inspiring keynotes and conversations that could change the way you look at technology.

Then, there's the weird stuff at CES. Like any nerd fest, the conference not only packs innovative technology into a convention center in Las Vegas, but also delivers on some of the most eye-catching — or simply odd — experiences you may ever see.

If you’re at CES and come across something that seems just plain weird, take a photo or record a Vine or Instagram video and tag it with the hashtag #weirdCES. We’ll be collecting some of your images and videos into the RebelMouse page below to show the world just how odd (and awesome) CES can be. Read more...

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January 07 2014

Explore CES 2014 From Wherever You Are With Our Crowdsourced Photos

The International CES is off and running, and with it, you’ll see some new products, oddities and, perhaps, some glimpses into the future. While the Mashable team will be covering from the ground, there are reportedly more than 150,000 people attending CES 2014.

That’s thousands of different perspectives, experiences and viewpoints that would be impossible for us to deliver to you on our own. To help you experience all that is CES, we will be crowdsourcing images from the event to bring you as much of the look and feel of the event as possible

If you’re at CES, please make sure to use the hashtag #CES2014, and we may reach out to include your images in our collection below. Read more...

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January 05 2014

How to Follow Mashable at CES 2014

Once again, the time has come for tech reporters, tech companies and technophiles to make the annual trek to Las Vegas for the International CES. Taking place this year from Jan. 5 to Jan. 10, the event hosts thousands of companies showcasing their products and prototypes

To say that CES is a huge event would be an understatement. It's impossible for one person to keep up with all the news, product launches and oddities seen around Vegas. To help with that, Mashable is at CES to cut through all the noise, and deliver the information you need to know. Read more...

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In Brain Wave Experiment, Whoever Feels the Strongest Emotion Wins

Brent Hoff wants to piss you off

Well, it's not that simple. The filmmaker's current project, the Emotional Arcade, pits regular people in a competition to experience emotions as strongly as they can, while monitoring their brain activity. Once you've worked yourself into a boiling rage, a peaceful bliss or a meditative chill? You get a lollipop.

The Emotional Arcade is a blend of art, neuroscience and technology. According to Hoff, it's a portable version of earlier films he's made. Hoff's film Love Competition, for example, challenged seven competitors to love someone or something as strongly as they could for five minutes, while a Stanford fMRI brain scanner and several researchers measured participants' neural activity. The Emotional Arcade expands the range of emotions and takes the experiment on the road. Read more...

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December 26 2013

How Visual Systems Can Improve Wearable Notifications

Many brands are excited about the opportunity that wearable technology presents. As smartphones become more common among consumers, wearables represent the next frontier in engaging brand experiences for early adopters of technology. The main problem is that wearable devices aren't currently designed for the rich interactions that brands want to create.

The benefit of wearable technology is immediacy. Devices can communicate with wearers about their environment and create or change a behavior in the moment. However, most of the current wearable technology offers limited user interactions. Instead of engaging with content on a wearable device, rich interactions are facilitated through another device like a tablet or smartphone. Read more...

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December 24 2013

3 Reasons Why Your Business Technology Is Failing

As businesses depend on technology to get more and more work done, the rate at which that technology is failing them is on the rise, new research shows.

A study by technology-performance firm Compuware Corp. revealed that businesses of all sizes face pervasive technology failures, with more than half registering a significant technology failure within the past year and 81% indicating they had the same fiasco occur multiple times. Overall, nearly half of the companies surveyed said they experience tech-performance issues daily, while more than 25% reported that the frequency of failures is increasing. Read more...

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