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Wireless Data At Top Speed

October 12, 2012 6:42 am | Comments

Digital cameras and camcorders deliver high resolution film sequences that are several gigabytes in size. These can take several minutes to transfer wirelessly to your home computer via Bluetooth. Now there is a speedy alternative: the “multi-gigabit communication module” is six times faster than a USB cable.

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Worldwide Patent for a Spanish Stroke Rehabilitation Robot

October 12, 2012 6:38 am | Comments

Robotherapist 3D, a robot which aids stroke patients' recovery, is to be brought to market by its worldwide patent holder, a spin-off company from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Alicante, Spain). It is the first robot to enable patients to start doing exercises while supine, allowing them to begin shortly after the stroke and expediting recovery.

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Materials Scientists Prevent Wear in Production Facilities

October 12, 2012 6:34 am | Comments

Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are core components in every mobile phone, television and computer. PCBs can be thought of as acting like a nervous system, forming a network that links the microchips mounted on the board and supplies them with power. One of the most important methods of fabricating large PCBs involves the precision electroplating of copper onto the PCB panel immersed in an acidic electrolyte bath.

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Close Call - Bad Weather Drives Up Phone Calls To Our Nearest And Dearest

October 12, 2012 6:28 am | by Who we call and how long we speak to them changes with the weather, according to new research by experts at Newcastle University. | Comments

Analysing the call patterns of 1.3 million mobile phone users, the team found that in 'uncomfortable' weather – such as very hot, humid, wet or cold weather – call length increased but the number of people we made contact with went down. Apparently "isolating" ourselves during more unpleasant weather, research lead Dr Santi Phithakkitnukoon said the data showed that we were also more likely to contact our close friends and family than our wider network.

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This Flexible Cable Charges Your Phone in Midair

October 12, 2012 6:08 am | Comments

Charging your phone is not an exciting task. A new device, however, makes it a little more interesting — breaking the basic laws of gravity while charging your device in midair. The Bobine is a flexible, 24-inch cable that works both as a charger and a stand. The material holds its shape however you bend it, so you can arrange it to charge in an upward position while you cook, clean or drive.

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This Gadget Lets You Stomp Like a Giant Robot

October 11, 2012 6:36 am | Comments

If you’re planning to dress up like a giant robot this Halloween , you need to know about the Mega Stomp Panic. About the size of an old-school portable cassette player, the Panic clips to your belt and bellows stomping noises, timed to your footsteps. It’s actually an ingenious idea, and it works extremely well.

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How Does Wi-Fi Work?

October 10, 2012 9:58 am | Comments

To mankind, Wi-Fi represents many things: Freedom of speech, access to information and the ability to keep in touch with both family members and strangers, near and far. But what does Wi-Fi stands for? Some will claim it’s shorthand for Wireless Fidelity, sort of like how people of New York call the region south of Houston Street “SoHo” and San Francisco calls South of Market “SoMa.

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Disney to Make Augmented Reality Birthday Cakes

October 10, 2012 9:53 am | Comments

Disney has filed a patent that describes its plans for projector systems to produce augmented reality cakes and other food products. Along with sensors, these could be used to display images and videos on the surface, or create customized storybooks and interactive experiences. According to Gizmag , the patent outlines two methods for projecting onto a cake.

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How To Get Advertisers To Stop Tracking Your iPhone

October 9, 2012 6:18 am | Comments

Did you know that Apple was tracking your engagement on the new iPhone 5? Well, it is. Luckily Apple's new iPhone 5 operating system, iOS 6, has a feature that allows users to limit developers from tracking their every move for targeted advertising. (We knew there had to be a silver lining to default iOS 6 maps.

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Helmet-Mounted Crash Sensor Automatically Calls For Help

October 9, 2012 6:02 am | Comments

Crash and text your mom. You're biking along, minding your own business. You reach an amazing downhill stretch. You pick up speed. You're really cranking along. Oh no! A hippopotamus wanders onto the trail! You swerve and end up faceplanting in the bushes. Don't fear, your helmet will dial your emergency contacts and give your location.

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Little Miss Geek Campaign Encourages More Girls Into Tech Careers

October 9, 2012 5:54 am | Comments

Lady Geek has launched Little Miss Geek , a campaign to inspire generations of young girls to become technology pioneers. To kickstart the campaign, founder and CEO Belinda Parmar has written a book, also called Little Miss Geek , which outlines the main challenges. The movement grounds itself in a number of attention grabbing statistics: the fact that while women make up 49 percent of the UK labour force, they account for just 17 percent of IT and telecoms professionals, a figure that is falling by 0.

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Lockitron Launches iPhone-Controlled Keyless Lock That Pings You When Someone Knocks

October 9, 2012 5:51 am | Comments

Lockitron has just outed a new cellphone-controlled keyless entry system, sporting a raft of new bells and wireless whistles. The WiFi-connected product mounts over your existing deadbolt "in seconds," according to the company, and lets you or those you trust control your lock from anywhere in the world by SMS or the internet.

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Eye-Fi Releases 16GB Pro X2 Wireless SD Card

October 9, 2012 5:31 am | Comments

Do you love wireless camera transfers, but lament the Eye-Fi's maximum 8GB of storage? Fortunately for you, the company is doubling the capacity of its flagship unit to 16GB for the demanding photographer in all of us. The 16GB Eye-Fi Pro X2 is a Class 10 SD card that offers the same "endless memory," WPS Geotagging and the company's Eye-Fi View cloud service we've seen in its other products.

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Skype Fiddles With Classrooms And WiFi PR Stunts While The Product Languishes

October 9, 2012 5:17 am | Comments

Skype is coming out with a bunch of announcements and perhaps (perhaps) it’s sign of a re-invigorated operation even though there remains continuing grumbles from users about the actual product development and the lack-lustre, dated, interface and features. First up it’s expanding its wireless offering in the UK and Ireland by partnering with wireless broadband provider Wicoms.

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Nissan NSC-2015 Self-driving Car with LTE and Smartphone Connectivity

October 9, 2012 4:50 am | Comments

NCC-1701 is the machine that took the world's imaginations to strange new worlds in the '60s. If Nissan has its way, NSC-2015 will be the machine that keeps us out of strange new parking lots. It's a concept car from Nissan, part of the CEATEC 2012 Smart Mobility Zero exhibit that has half the show floor covered by crazy electric-powered cars of all shapes and sizes.

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