CeX begins trading in Bitcoin at stores across the UK

Technology swap shop CeX has today become the first UK retailer with a far-flung high street presence to widely support Bitcoin. Earlier in the year, CeX briefly experimented with the cryptocurrency at one of its Glasgow locations, which also became...

Smart skates can help prevent figure skating injuries

A team of engineers at Brigham Young University are developing smart skates specifically for athletes who spin, jump and do crazy pirouettes on ice. Why? Well, figure skaters land with a force equal to six times their body weight when they jump...

Finally, an open-source smart toothbrush with a subscription plan

If you ever thought to yourself, "Self, I need a crowdfunded toothbrush that tracks my oral activities," you're in luck. The folks at Goodwell estimate that we'll each go through some 300 toothbrushes over the course of our lifetime. As such, it...

Apple Maps now lets small business owners add their own info

When Tim Cook apologized for Apple Maps in 2012, he promised to do everything to make the app better. The company's latest push to improve its navigation app involves putting all the small businesses it can on Apple Maps -- that is, with a little...

Moto 360’s latest update brings better battery life and mood lighting

When the Moto 360 last got an update, the painfully handsome smartwatch seemed to get a noticeable boost in battery life. Now, with a new bit of software, Motorola's itching to improve its battery life just a little more... as well as stamp out a few...

Watch baby geese gliding down a cliffside in the BBC’s latest 4K documentary

In the early days of HDTV, BBC's nature docs were the go-to showpieces for your new home theater gear. Some time has passed since then, and Planet Earth on Blu-ray doesn't look quite as good as it used to. With Life Story, however, the outfit's...

Drop it like it’s hot with Illumibowl’s disco toilet light

Does your lack of cat-like night vision mean you make a mess when hitting the bathroom at 2 a.m.? Thanks to Kickstarter, that could become a thing of the past. The Illumibowl is an LED light that sticks onto the outside of your toilet and casts a...

Carnegie Mellon University wants to bring the moon closer with virtual reality

Google's Lunar Xprize is still alive and well, and researchers at Carnegie Mellon University think they have the solution (worth $30 million in prizes) to the challenge of beaming video back from the moon: a telepresence robot. Naturally. Instead of...

Someone put Spotify inside this old cassette recorder

The above contraption may look like the kind of cassette player bygone teens used to use to create mix tapes, but it's not -- it's a Raspberry Pi-powered Spotify speaker with NFC-based playlists. Its creator, a British builder named Matt Brailsford,...