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Office puts chips under staff skin

Date: 30-01-2015 10:05
  Want to gain entry to your office, get on a bus, or perhaps buy a sandwich? We're all getting used to swiping a card to do all these things. But at Epicenter, a new hi-tech office block in Sweden, they are trying a different approach - a chip under the skin. Felicio de Costa, whose company is one of the tenants, arrives at the front door and holds his hand agai ...read full article ››

Samsung Gear VR

Date: 29-01-2015 13:50
Offering iPads as in-flight entertainment systems is so 2014. Australian carrier Qantas will soon welcome a new breed of gadget onboard -- the Samsung Gear VR, along with a Galaxy Note 4 to power it. The phone's loaded with a special app that shows you 360-degree views of the carrier's first-class lounges and even a virtual reality boat ride. You can ...read full article ››

A rabbit trained to deliver

Date: 27-01-2015 14:06

The world’s first automatic calorie counter

Date: 27-01-2015 12:01
Would you buy a car if it had no fuel gauge? A phone without a battery meter? As humans, we like to quantify the world around us, but until now we’ve lacked the tools to answer the simplest questions about how we’re powered: Are you eating enough? Are you eating too much? What’s in the food you ingest? The Healbe GoBe Body Manager is the first ...read full article ››

New technological armbend gives you control

Date: 26-01-2015 10:19
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Super Mario becomes "intelligent" ..

Date: 21-01-2015 14:48
It seems like Elon Musk’s worst nightmare is coming to life, but it’s through Super Mario Bros. Researchers at the University of Tübingen in Germany have made Mario self aware. It’s a really cool project in which they gave Mario artificial intelligence and can ask him questions about his environment. They explain how it works in this ...read full article ››

Peoplekeeper

Date: 21-01-2015 11:21
One episode of the sitcom Community features a pair of developers who build an app that enables people to give their human interactions a score out of five. In the show, the idea quickly turns dystopian, but is there something in the idea that an app can teach you which of your friends you shouldn't be hanging out with? That's the concept behind pplkpr -- p ...read full article ››

Physics of Skateboarding

Date: 20-01-2015 16:16
In the beginning, skateboarding was simple... With nothing more than a two-by-four on roller-skate wheels, the sidewalk surfers of the 30s, 40s, and 50s had a straightforward mission: Start at the top of a hill and ride down. The primary goal was just to stay on and avoid collisions; given the humble equipment and rough road conditions, it was no small challenge. Now ...read full article ››

People reveal their passwords unconsciously

Date: 20-01-2015 11:01

Will robots change us?

Date: 20-01-2015 10:43
The field of robotics is complex. It's more than computer science and engineering. Disciplines ranging from medicine to philosophy are part of its foundation. It's not hard to imagine a future in which robots are an integral part of our daily lives. There are dozens of science fiction stories focusing on robots in the future. In some, robots cater to our every need, free ...read full article ››

Key to long lasting batteries

Date: 19-01-2015 11:19
The deep frying process isn't just useful for livening up your food -- it might also be the ticket to better batteries in your mobile devices. South Korean researchers have created highly conductive, stable electrode materials by spraying graphene oxide droplets into a very hot blend of acid and organic solvent, much like you'd dip chicken into oil. ...read full article ››

Scientists find Mars probe Beagle 2 intact

Date: 16-01-2015 13:33
When British spacecraft Beagle 2 successfully ejected from Mars Express back on December 19th 2003, scientists expected to obtain confirmation of its touchdown on the Red Planet on Christmas Day. Unfortunately, no contact was ever received. Believing that it had been destroyed in a high-impact landing, the UK-led team abandoned the project, scuppering plans to search for ...read full article ››

Can games create an education fit for the future?

Date: 13-01-2015 15:22
  Video games usually get in the way of homework. GlassLab, however, is a collaboration between educators and technologists. Uniting commercial game studios and educational groups the aim is to embrace gaming technology to transform the learning process and make it more relevant to the demands of the 21st Century.  They could even one day replace tradit ...read full article ››

4D printing: buildings that can change over time

Date: 13-01-2015 15:11
The way we build our structures has become more and more sophisticated. But the materials we build them from are static, waiting for us to fit them to the required shape. What if they could assemble themselves – and even change form if they needed to? The emerging technology of 4D printing – where 3D-printed material changes shape over time – means we ...read full article ››

Computer Froze

Date: 09-01-2015 12:56

HEXO+ goes Hollywood with prototype drones

Date: 08-01-2015 13:04
Action cameras, led by GoPro, are by far the hottest, fastest-growing segment of the camera market. With their success, more focus has been put on their limitations. The biggest of which is that they are typically limited to a single point of view, usually that of the wearer. Sure, you can put them on a selfie stick, like Tony Hawk did with Sony’s 4K ...read full article ››

Never carry your bulky charger again

Date: 06-01-2015 11:59
  The race for the world's tiniest laptop charger is on. Zolt produced a 70-watt charger that replaces your bulky laptop power adapter. But Zolt also adds an additional USB port, making for a total of three ports to charge your devices (only one can recharge your tablet, though).  It'll come with a variety of tips for various laptops, and the company als ...read full article ››

Never worry on forgetting the code again.

Date: 05-01-2015 15:56
Egeetouch seems to have solved a travel problem we weren't even aware we had: a keyless NFC-enabled lock for your luggage. Rather than having to fumble with a dial code or a key that's been TSA approved, the smart lock uses NFC and a battery that should perform for 30,000 cycles between changes. Push the unlock button to activate, swipe the included NFC badge or yo ...read full article ››

New technologies on show in Las Vegas

Date: 05-01-2015 09:38
Millions of gadgets have only just been unwrapped for Christmas, but the giants and minnows of the tech world are gearing up for a fresh barrage. More than 3,500 firms will exhibit new wares at this years' International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, on top of the many others there for more private show-and-tells. Despite questions about the event's relevance ...read full article ››

Monitoring the brains of online game addicts

Date: 22-12-2014 11:43
Online game addiction is a real problem, and some countries are willing to take drasticmeasures to get these players living a healthier lifestyle. Need proof? Just look up. Photographer Fernando Moleres recently visited an internet gaming rehab camp in Beijing, and saw the facility monitoring the brain activity of addicts using the elaborate device y ...read full article ››

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