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Japan firm showcases Bat-Signal of the future

A free-floating image created by firing lasers into thin air was unveiled in Japan on Monday, offering the possibility one day of projecting messages into a cloudless sky, as seen in Batman.


Microsoft’s new smartwatch to launch soon: report

It's managed to stay under wraps just enough to set the wearables industry abuzz with speculations about a smartwatch from Microsoft with fitness tracking capabilities, said to be launching in just weeks, according to Forbes.


Today’s surf forecast on the wrist: Surfers get their smartwatch

It won't teach you to hang ten but it will let you know where the surf's up with no need to ride to shore. With the Glassy Pro One, surfers can access the forecast from the water, and track their performance down to the nitty-gritty of each session.


5 action cams for the slopes

Over the past decade, the GoPro has come to be seen by many skiers and snowboarders as an essential piece of equipment. These days, however, there are plenty of alternatives that let you record your exploits on the slopes in Full HD (1080p). Here is a selection of five point-of-view action cams that can be attached to a helmet or directly to your skis or snowboard.


Twitter tweets start to sing

Twitter on Thursday began letting people instantly listen to music and other audio by clicking on tweets from the popular messaging service.


Apple starts iPhone 6 sales in key China market

Apple began selling its latest iPhone in China Friday, nearly a month after other major territories due to a licence delay by regulators, but it faces a tough battle with rivals led by Samsung in the crucial market.


Twitter spices timelines with unasked-for tweets

Twitter said Friday it would start reconfiguring users' timelines with "relevant" messages from people they haven't bothered to follow at the service.


New iPads aim to help Apple regain tablet momentum

Apple, facing tough competition in the tablet market, on Thursday unveiled a new line-up of iPads that feature its mobile payments system and include the fingerprint unlock used on iPhones.


Will.i.am debuts Puls, a smartwatch unlike the rest

As announced, the recording artist and tech innovator presented his new smartwatch at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. The Puls is a stand-alone device with its own SIM card slot, meaning that it doesn't have to be connected to a smartphone to allow users to make calls, send texts or browse social networks.


Apple leaks iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

While Google was revealing its new Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet, tech websites started to buzz with new reports on the next generation of the iPad. Ahead of its keynote address on Thursday, Apple accidentally uploaded images of the new tablets as illustrations for its new iPad User Guide for iOS 8.1 on the iTunes Store.