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Printable 'Bionic' Ear Melds Electronics and Biology

May 2, 2013 11:21 am | by Princeton University, Engineering School | Comments

The researchers' primary purpose was to explore an efficient and versatile means to merge electronics with tissue. The scientists used 3D printing of cells and nanoparticles followed by cell culture to combine a small coil antenna with cartilage, creating what they term a bionic ear.

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Gentle Touch and the Bionic Eye

May 2, 2013 11:10 am | by Inderscience Publishers | Comments

Normal vision is essentially a spatial sense that often relies upon touch and movement during and after development, there is often a correlation between how an object looks and how it feels. Moreover, as a child's senses develop, there is cross-referencing between the various senses.

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Police, Politicians Push Surveillance Post-Boston

May 2, 2013 11:02 am | by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press | Comments

Police and politicians across the U.S. are pointing to the example of surveillance video that was used to help identify the Boston Marathon bombing suspects as a reason to get more electronic eyes on their streets.From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, efforts include trying to gain police access to cameras used to monitor traffic...

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Sony Execs to Give up Bonuses

May 1, 2013 10:34 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Around 40 executives of Sony Corp. and its group companies in charge of the mainstay electronics business have decided to give up their bonuses for fiscal 2012 ending March, taking responsibility for poor business performance, company officials said Wednesday.

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Carnegie Mellon Develops Zooming Technique for Entering Text into Smartwatches

May 1, 2013 10:25 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

Technology blogs have been abuzz that smartwatches may soon be on their way from companies such as Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft. But as capable as these ultra-small computers may be, how will users enter an address, a name, or a search term into them?

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Talking Tissue Boxes and Other Smart Objects

May 1, 2013 9:59 am | by Penn State | Comments

As sensors and computers increasingly become smaller and cheaper, smart objects will appear in more homes and offices and not be hidden or shielded from interacting with people, according to the researchers. For example, smart refrigerators could talk or send tweets to signal...

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Mozilla: UK Spyware Company Hijacking Our Brand

May 1, 2013 9:59 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | Comments

The Mozilla Foundation — responsible for the Firefox browser — said late Tuesday that Gamma International Ltd. was passing off its FinFisher spy software as a Firefox product to avoid detection. Mozilla described the tactic as abusive...

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Apple Sells $17B in Bonds in Record Deal

May 1, 2013 9:58 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Cupertino, Calif., company sold the bonds in its first debt issue since the 1990s to raise money to pass along to shareholders through dividend payments and stock buybacks. The payments are part of an effort to reverse a 37 percent drop in Apple's stock price...

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T-Mobile USA Completes MetroPCS Acquisition

May 1, 2013 9:56 am | by Associated Press | Comments

No immediate changes are expected for customers of either company. However, T-Mobile plans to shut down MetroPCS's network over two years, which means MetroPCS phones will eventually stop working. T-Mobile will use the space freed up on the airwaves to boost its own coverage and data speeds.

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The Laptop of the 1920s

April 30, 2013 11:01 am | by Tammy Real-McKeighan, Fremont Tribune | Comments

Jean Meenen might have had the closest thing to a laptop that was available in the 1920s.Actually, it wouldn't have fit on her lap. Meenen was only about 5 years old when she got a Chautauqua Industrial Art Desk. The Fremont Tribune reports the turn-of-the-century tool looks like a wooden briefcase.

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Internet-Based Program Effective in Reducing Stress

April 30, 2013 10:44 am | by Cleveland Clinic | Comments

Online stress management programs aim to increase accessibility for individuals affected by chronic stress at a lesser cost than traditional methods. Data suggests that stress reduction using ISM is comparable to face-to-face stress management.

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Shape-Shifting Mobile Devices

April 29, 2013 11:24 am | by University of Bristol | Comments

The research paper, to be presented at one of the world's most important conferences on human-computer interfaces, will introduce the term 'shape resolution' and its ten features, to describe the resolution of an interactive device: in addition to display and touch resolution.

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Cyberattack Suspect to Be Sent Home to Netherlands

April 29, 2013 11:12 am | by CIARAN GILES, Associated Press HAROLD HECKLE, Associated Press | Comments

A Dutch citizen arrested in Spain on suspicion of launching what authorities have called the biggest cyberattack in Internet history is expected to be handed over to the Netherlands within 10 days, a Spanish court official said Monday. The suspect — identified only by his initials S.K. — was questioned Saturday in the National Court...

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SoftBank Allows Sprint to Conduct Talks with Dish

April 29, 2013 11:10 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Sprint Nextel says SoftBank is allowing it to seek more information from Dish Network related to its rival bid for the third-largest U.S. cellphone company.Overland Park, Kan.-based Sprint has agreed to sell 70 percent of itself to Japan's Softbank Corp.

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RACO Wireless Announces M2M Solutions Agreement with Rogers Communications

April 28, 2013 6:47 pm | by RACO Wireless | Comments

RACO Wireless has announced that it has entered into a carrier agreement with Rogers Communications, Canada’s largest wireless communication services provider. The agreement will allow customers of RACO Wireless the ability to deploy M2M solutions in Canada through its award-winning platform, the Omega Management Suite.

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