Tag Archives: Technology/Internet

01Jun/15

Cheap 3D printed robotic arm controlled by the mind

VIENNA, AUSTRIA / SANTA FE, ARGENTINA / COLORADO, U.S.(REUTERS / EASTON LACHAPPELLE/UNLIMITED TOMORROW) – Easton LaChappelle was 14 when he first started taking apart toasters.

Five years on, he’s being touted as a global leader in robotics, for his range of low-cost Anthromod robotic hands developed in his bedroom.
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29May/15

Intel nears deal to buy Altera

(Reuters Business Report) – Another huge chip deal nearing the finish line: The New York Post reports Intel is close to buying Altera for roughly $15 billion. It says the deal could come together by the end of next week. The semiconductor giant would pay about $54 a share, a 15 percent premium over Thursday’s closing price.
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26May/15

Street lights powered by solar and wind energy to light up Barcelona

BARCELONA, SPAIN (REUTERS/UPC) – Barcelona’s beach is being lit up with new-look street lights.

The six innovative lamp posts are each fitted with two solar panels, a wind turbine and a battery.

As a result, the environmentally-friendly lights generate enough energy to run for ten hours overnight.
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24May/15

Eye-tracking tech makes virtual reality hands-free

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK / JAPAN (REUTERS / FOVE) – The days of using your hands to play video games could be in the past.

Called FOVE, this headset uses advanced eye tracking to provide the wearer with an immersive and completely hands-free virtual reality.
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24May/15

World’s first iris recognition smartphone on sale in Japan

Smartphone users in Japan can unlock their phones with the blink of an eye, as the country’s biggest mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo launches the world’s first iris recognition smartphone. Sharon Reich has more.

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23May/15

Google I/O 2015: What To Expect … And Not Expect

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Google’s annual developer conference is right around the corner, and there’s a lot to talk about this year. A lot has happened in the last 12 months that position Google to make some big announcements this year, continuing the bold new direction the company has taken Android, Chrome, and just about everything else the company does. Follow the buzz https://goo.gl/rQoznH

18May/15

Technologies unveiled to assist U.S. military on land, air and sea

(REUTERS/AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY/U.S. ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER) – It’s a missile system with a difference, designed to render enemy electronic targets useless, not with explosives, but with bursts of high-powered energy.

It’s the product of CHAMP, an acronym for Counter-electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project.
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