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Eyeglasses convert to sunglasses upon command

A new type of eyeglass lens that rapidly darkens when you want it to -- eliminating the need to passively wait for light changes in your surroundings -- is soon to become a reality, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US.


On-sale date, price revealed for Sony's new Walkman for high resolution music

Sony got well-heeled audiophiles around the globe rather excited when it took the wraps off its new high-definition better-than-CD-quality Walkman, the NW-ZX2, at the International CES back in January. Now it's been revealed how much the device is going to cost when it goes on sale.


One in five people are now on Facebook

As well as announcing rising profits, in its latest earnings call Facebook revealed that it's still attracting new users and that membership has jumped another 13% year on year to a remarkable 1.39 billion monthly users.


Apple ties with Samsung as world's top smartphone vendor

Apple caught up with Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone vendor in the fourth quarter of 2014, thanks to booming sales of its new iPhone 6, market researcher Strategy Analytics said Thursday.


Office finally comes to Android

From Thursday, Android tablet owners who long for more productivity and PowerPoint will be able to download Microsoft's apps from the Google Play Store.


Take and record phone calls hands-free with Bluewire

Bluewire is a Bluetooth headset with a very clever party trick. It can record the audio from both sides of a phone call and can even capture the sound from a Skype or FaceTime chat too.


Control your smartphone with a single click

Billed as the smart remote that does it all, the brushed aluminum device is small enough to slip on a keyring yet powerful enough to take full control of most of your smartphone's features.


The iPhone is pushing phablets into the mainstream

Say goodbye to the 7-inch tablet because it is about to be replaced by the phablet.


China comes top in world Spampionships

America can breathe a sigh of relief as it is no longer the world's number-one sender of spam email.


Google super-fast US Internet service spreads

Google's super-fast Internet service -- up to 100 times quicker than basic broadband -- is heading for four more US metropolitan areas as the technology titan ramps up pressure on cable service giants.