World’s first iris recognition smartphone on sale in Japan

May 27, 2015 | 5:11 pm | Reuters' video,

Smartphone users in Japan can unlock their phones with the blink of an eye, as the country’s biggest mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo launches the world’s first iris recognition smartphone.

VR WORLD | Eye-tracking tech makes virtual reality hands-free

May 21, 2015 | 5:14 pm | Reuters video,

The world’s first eye-tracking virtual reality headset lets users interact with the environment just by looking at it.

Young tech workers driving NYC real estate demand

May 21, 2015 | 4:04 pm | Reuters video,

Jesse Keenan, of the Center for Urban Real Estate at Columbia, talks about the rising demand for landmark buildings by tech companies, competing to attract young workers in New York City.

MIND-BENDING TECH | Amputees control bionic legs with their thoughts

May 21, 2015 | 8:54 am | Amy Pollock, Reuters

Amputees can control their bionic prosthetic limbs with their minds, thanks to tiny implanted surgically placed in a patient’s residual muscle tissue.

Live-streaming apps Periscope, Meerkat gain mass popularity

May 19, 2015 | 6:43 pm | Reuters video,

Live-streaming apps that allow users to broadcast live from their mobile devices are the next big thing in social media, according to experts.

Jetman and sidekick tear up Dubai skies

May 14, 2015 | 12:52 pm | Agence France-Presse

Two daredevil stuntmen have treated Dubai residents to a world-first aerial display, tearing through the skies above the Emirate at breakneck speed powered by jetpacks.

VIDEO | Pilots fly drones using mind over matter

April 28, 2015 | 4:28 am | Reuters video,

Researchers demonstrate technology that allows unmanned aircraft to be controlled from the ground using only signals from the pilot’s brain.

VIDEO | Smart fabric generates electricity

April 15, 2015 | 4:06 pm | Reuters video, InterAksyon,com

South Korean researchers develop a ”smart” fabric which can generate electricity to power wearable devices.

VIDEO | Apple Watch online orders begin

April 13, 2015 | 4:23 pm | Reuters video, InterAksyon,com

Consumers around the world are able to pre-order the Apple Watch online and go in-store for a demonstration, but will the tech giant change the game for smartwatches?

VIDEO | Smart bracelet changes design with the touch of a button

March 31, 2015 | 11:46 am | Reuters video,

Interactive jewelry that allows users to change designs and doesn’t need charging.

VIDEO | You can’t put a good robot down

March 25, 2015 | 4:25 pm | Reuters video,

Robotic engineers have modelled a two-legged robot to be fast and agile like an ostrich…and able to withstand physical abuse meted out by its creators.

CYBER SPORTSWEAR | Smart fabric gives athletes intelligent feedback

March 23, 2015 | 2:20 pm | Reuters video, InterAksyon,com

Xelflex is wearable technology that its inventor believes combines science with fashion.

Apple Watch: No ‘wow’ factor?

March 10, 2015 | 7:13 am | Reuters video, InterAksyon,com

James McQuivey, Principal Analyst at Forrester, says the Apple Watch will not be the runaway hit that the iPad was, or the hit CEO Tim Cook really wanted.

MWC 2015 | Mobile World looks to 5G

March 5, 2015 | 4:12 pm | Reuters video,

The wireless industry’s annual conference gets underway in Barcelona with 85,000 executives taking part and numerous new smartphones and watches being launched.

VIDEO | Could a $34 smartphone device improve HIV diagnosis in Africa?

March 2, 2015 | 2:52 pm | Reuters video,

A dongle that plugs into a Smartphone mimics a lab-based blood test for HIV and syphilis and can detect the diseases in 15 minutes, say researchers.