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Miniscule windmills could charge smartphones in the future

The mobile industry is always in search of alternative and more environment-friendly sources of power for mobile devices, with solar energy being the most common. But what if you can harness something slightly more ubiquitous like wind? That's what a pair of researches are trying out with these new "micro-windmill" energy generators.

Amazon details Mayday, 24/7 live video tech support for Kindle Fire HDX line

Along with all of the excellent news from Amazon this evening regarding their new Kindle Fire HDX lineup is something called Mayday. You might be wondering what exactly that is, and we'll tell you. Mayday! Mayday! We have a problem! Amazon will be offering 365/24/7 (all day every day) live video remote tech support on their new Kindle Fire HDX tablets. This is free for the new tablet owners, and is rather interesting.

HTC struggles to keep up, lays off 20% of US workforce

Our friends from HTC have seen some better days. And we hope they see them again. This weekend we learned some rather terrible news as the struggling smartphone manufacturer who has continued to decline as of late just let go of roughly 20% of the staff in the US. Despite a successful and popular HTC One smartphone launch, things aren't rebounding as well as planned.

Intel aims for wearables, hires ex Nike FuelBand and Oakley designers

Wearable computing looks to be the next big thing, whether we want it to be or not. With smartwatches like the Galaxy Gear and Omate TrueSmart, Google Glass eye wear, and more, everyone is taking notice. One that we've heard rumors about in the past is Intel, who's keeping a close eye on the smartwatch and wearable computing initiative. And now we've learned they just hired a few key components for their team.

Variable’s NODE modular sensor gets Android compatibility

The Variable NODE modular sensor was a kickstarter back in 2012 that eventually was fully funded and became a real product. Fast forward just about a year and today the company has announced their first Android compatible NODE sensor, and it's available now for just $149. What is a NODE? More details can be found below.

Samsung teases Alien tech is inside the new Galaxy Note III

With only a few more days left before Samsung takes the stage for their Unpacked Episode 2 event, they're still hard at work running the hype train. Today Samsung released a quick teaser video reminding everyone about their September 4th event, and gave us a sneak peak at the technology inside their upcoming devices.
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