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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Wireless Technologies Transform Modern Medical Treatment

October 8, 2012 10:08 am | Comments

Technological advances in wireless technologies are leading to developments in the remote patient monitoring market, offering increased convenience to patients and improved access to efficient data management for medical professionals, states a new report by industry experts GBI Research. The new report* states that patient monitoring systems – specialized medical devices used to measure and record patients’ vital signs – are of critical importance in hospitals, home and ambulatory settings.


This Wristband Knows When You Eat, Run and Sleep

October 8, 2012 5:51 am | Comments

A new health-tracking product called larklife wants to be the everyperson’s fitness monitor. The company’s CEO and founder Julia Hu said she sees a flaw with devices that use social competition to motivate people. “The problem is that that type of motivation is actually incredibly demotivating to the 95 percent of us who are not hyper athletes,” she said.


Is the Samsung Galaxy Note II Too Big?

October 8, 2012 5:49 am | Comments

One of the most interesting things about category-defining devices is that they tend to polarize opinions based on one or several unique characteristics. Also, these standout features typically survive into the products’ sequels, which typically launch before anyone’s finished arguing about their worth.


Foxconn Denies iPhone Factory Strike Reports

October 8, 2012 5:47 am | Comments

On Friday we heard reports coming from New York advocacy group China Labor Watch that Foxconn workers in China were on strike . Reported reasons were varied, from Apple asking people to work on holidays to alleged enforcement of tighter quality control. Now, the company is denying all strike-related reports.


Hop Is a Suitcase That Follows You Around Hands-Free

October 8, 2012 5:41 am | Comments

For those who tire of dragging a heavy piece of luggage through the airport, a new hands-free suitcase will do all the work for you. Hop is a suitcase that follows close behind the user, as he or she moves out of range. It’s named after bellhops, people who are hired — often by hotels — to carry guests’ luggage, according to Hop’s official website .


Did You Know 3 Billion USB Products Are Shipped Every Year?

October 8, 2012 5:34 am | Comments

The USB is often described as ubiquitous, and with good reason. An acronym for Universal Serial Bus, the USB’s purpose is to connect peripherals to a computer. From techie to casual computist, seeing a product with the familiar USB connector leaves a person with a warm, fuzzy feeling. There may be faster connectors, but USB is convenient, reliable, durable, relatively inexpensive and more than adequate for most tasks in terms of data transfer, making it the most popular way to connect.



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