Program your environment with WigWag

WigWag allows Makers and devs to easily build intelligent environments with Internet-connected sensors and devices that are controlled by a series of graphic-based instructions.

Booty mining medical devices market to be worth $9.7 billion by 2016

Yes, endoscopy devices are really useful. Less invasive than traditional surgical procedures, and with the addition of more things like 3D cameras, they will turn you inside and out. There's a lot of hidden financial booty for companies working their way up your booty.  

The $80 billion LED lighting market has a silicon beatdown

A new market research report from Lux Research highlights the dynamics of competitive wafer technologies in a pretty humongous business. I did not know that LED lights are the new bling.  

New electric car charging station doubles capacity

ChargePoint – which claims to have the largest network of independently owned electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the world – just launched its CT4000 Series. It is designed to address two major issues – the cost of installation and the growing demand for charging spots. We are all for EVs. Yay environment!  

Nvidia' GPUs powering intelligence platforms

Nvidia just launched the GeoInt Accelerator, a GPU-accelerated geospatial intelligence platform to enable security analysts to find actionable insights quicker and more accurately rom vast quantities of raw data, images and video. Sounds great to us.  

Waxberry Pi2 dev board is powered by Rockchip's RK3066 chip

CubieTech and Olimex may be working on low cost Rockchip development boards, but the Waxberrry Pi2 (WB-RK3066) is already in the wild.

The Wonders of Frugal Innovation

Frugal innovation. I like the sound of that. Being a fan of low budget movies, I’ve always loved stories of people who can be innovative on limited resources. They say that necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Many times, so is poverty, and many innovators didn’t initially have unlimited funds to create a better mousetrap, so to speak. 

Microsoft lab where PCs go to be killed

There is a place in Microsoft where they like to hurt, torture and use extreme prejudice to eliminate their own devices. 

AMD gets a boost in supercomputing

The OpenACC API was developed to provide a vendor neutral platform for the fastest computers in the world. Now, it is supports AMD APUs and dGPUs.

72 custom GPU core 4k Ultra HD player goes Nvidia

NanoTech Entertainment is going to use the Nvidia Tegra 4 mobile processor as the basis for its new 4K Ultra HD players. It will incorporate 72 custom Nvidia GeForce GPU cores and the quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU.

Risun D05 packs a Rockchip RK3068 SoC

The Risun D05 - a PC-on-a-stick - is powered by a Rockchip RK3068 SoC (dual-core ARM Cortex A9 @ 1.6 GHz) paired with a dual-core Mali-400 GPU.

Utilite touts $99 ARM-powered Linux PC

Compulab is slated to launch a mini-PC powered by an ARM Cortex-A9 chip. The system - dubbed Utilite - supports both Ubuntu Linux and Google Android.

Video: Plug wants to be the brain of your devices

CGC has introduced the Plug, a small adapter designed to act like a central "brain" across multiple devices.

MINIX goes x86 for Mini HD

MINIX is perhaps best known for cranking out uber-mini PCs and PCs-on-a-stick powered by ARM chips.

Driverless Cars Could Be the Future

We’ve seen cars with no drivers in horror films, and on the show Cops when dummies leave their keys in them, and they go around in circles. Yet there’s now a report that we could be seeing more driverless cars in the future, thanks to today’s technology, and there are some nice advantages that could come with this.

What's up next for Bluetooth?

A purported roadmap has reportedly been leaked from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), supposedly revealing what features the next three iterations of the wireless protocol will offer both devs and users.

Battery Powered Planes Are Almost Here

Battery operated airplanes. Yeah, sure, if they’re the kind you can buy at Toys R Us, right? So many people have a fear of flying, would they possibly feel comfortable in a real battery operated plane? 

Cube kit transforms Android tablets into TV boxes

A Chinese tablet manufacturer by the name of Cube is expanding into the lucrative Android set-top box in somewhat of an unusual way. How, you ask?

Minix redesigns the Android NEO X7

Minix first unveiled its Android-powered Neo X7 at the Hong Kong electronics fair back in April. However, a number of people were unhappy with the design, prompting the company to revamp the device with new casing.

A tool to catch sarcasm online - sounds great....

French company Spotter is going to help the British Home Office identify sarcastic comments posted online.