Tag Archives: Technology/Internet

30Apr/15

Energy-harvesting ‘tree’ can power electronics

Finnish company develops an energy harvesting ‘tree’ capable of powering smart phones and other devices. Its production technique can also be used to make sheets of smart organic light-emitting diodes on a large scale.
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30Apr/15

Tattoo snafu irks inked Apple Watch wearers

(REUTERS) – Early adopters of the Apple Watch, Apple Inc’s first new product in five years, are complaining that a number of its key functions are disrupted by their tattoos.

Tattooed owners of Apple Watch have found that their inked skin confuses the sensors on the underside of the device.
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27Apr/15

Pilots fly drones using mind over matter

PORTO ALTO / LISBON, PORTUGAL (REUTERS / BRAINFLIGHT PROJECT) – An impressive example of mind control – a drone in the air, flown using the power of human thought.
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27Apr/15

Business pain after Google’s mobile move

(REUTERS) – Jenny Hurren likes to think outside the box.

She has big plans for her small business selling mirrored furniture.

All sales from her niche company – Out There Interiors – are done online.

That makes the latest algorithm changes introduced by Google a real worry.
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26Apr/15

Free home heating offered by e-Radiators

DELFT AND NIEUWPOORT, THE NETHERLANDS (REUTERS / NERDALIZE AND ENECO) – The e-Radiator offers free energy to householders….and there’s no catch, insist its designers.

It’s a dual function computer server installed in family homes.

Computing firms get free storage for their server, instead of having to use large data centres….while the heat generated from number crunching can warm a room.
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20Apr/15

Humanoid robot can recognise and interact with people

An ultra-realistic humanoid robot called ‘Han’ recognises and interprets people’s facial expressions and can even hold simple conversations. Developers Hanson Robotics hope androids like Han could have uses in hospitality and health care industries where face-to-face communication is vital.
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17Apr/15

Scientists create self-powering camera that only uses light

American scientists build a self-powering camera that captures images without using an external power source, allowing it to operate indefinitely in a well-lit environment.
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15Apr/15

EU charges Google over shopping searches, to probe Android

European Union accuses Google Inc of cheating competitors by distorting Internet search results in favour of its Google Shopping service, launches antitrust probe into Android.

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