TECHNOLOGY - 3Qs: Could circuits' face-lift mean faster, smaller phones?
Imagine a cell phone that's half the size with longer battery time and better performance. That could become a reality thanks to new research by Nian Sun, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern. Sun's team recently presented work that could significantly improve the functionality and efficiency of our smartphones and other radio-frequency devices. We asked him to explain the research and discuss what sort of im ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-3qs-circuits-face-lift-faster-s


TECHNOLOGY - Adafruit shows how to make your own touchscreen camera using Raspberry Pi (video)
Do you like the idea of building your own digital camera, but want something a little more sophisticated than Ikea's cardboard cam? Adafruit will be happy to help you out. It has posted instructions for making a point-and-shoot using little more than .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/15/adafruit-raspberry-pi-cam


TECHNOLOGY - Box redesigns its iOS app for simplicity, speed and real-time search (video)
Box is finally countering Dropbox's revamped iOS app with a redesign of its own. Its updated cloud storage software centers around a fresh, iOS 7-native interface that's both simpler and faster at drawing content. The app takes advantage of that .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/15/box-ios-redesign/?ncid=rs


TECHNOLOGY - Brazil to build undersea cables to Europe, Angola
Brazil's state-owned telecom provider Telebras said Wednesday it plans to build undersea fiber optic telecommunication cable links with Europe and Angola .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-brazil-undersea-cables-europe-a


TECHNOLOGY - Can Facial-Recognition Software Help Stores Manage Angry Customers?
To improve customer service, retailers could use software that recognizes facial expressions, and the emotions behind the .. ...
http://origin-www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-15/can-f


TECHNOLOGY - Facebook rumored to be readying rollout of Paper, Flipboard-like newsreader for phones
(Phys.org) —Facebook has for some time been rumored by several media outlets to be working on a newsreader to be incorporated into its newsfeed (or to replace it altogether). Now comes word from Mike Isaac, in a post on Re/Code that he has been given insider information telling him that Paper, a new newsreader (mainly for smarphone users) will likely be rolled out as early as the end of this month, and it will have a "visually stunning paper-like ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-facebook-rumored-readying-rollo


TECHNOLOGY - HP to launch 'voice tablets' in India
Hewlett-Packard announced Wednesday it was launching a line of "voice tablets," or outsized smartphones, for consumers in India .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-hp-voice-tablets-india.htm


TECHNOLOGY - Microscopic fountain pen adds new functionality to AFM Microscopy
The Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), which uses a fine-tipped probe to scan surfaces at the atomic scale, will soon be augmented with a chemical sensor. This involves the use of a hollow AFM cantilever, through which a liquid - in this case mercury - is passed under pressure. The droplet of mercury at the tip acts as a sensor .. ...
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140115075406.ht


TECHNOLOGY - Pandora now recommends radio stations to Android and iOS listeners
Pandora is built around personalizing radio to your tastes, but that's only so much help once you're tired of listening to a given station. Thankfully, the company's Android and iOS apps now recommend new stations. When you're creating a station or .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/15/pandora-now-recommends-ra


TECHNOLOGY - Power (of electronics) to the people
MIT Media Lab alumna and entrepreneur Ayah Bdeir SM '06 wants to help all people worldwide, tech savvy or not, understand and build creatively with electronics .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-power-electronics-people.htm


TECHNOLOGY - Quantum physics could make secure, single-use computer memories possible
Computer security systems may one day get a boost from quantum physics as a result of recent research. Computer scientists have devised a way to make a security device that has proved notoriously difficult to build -- a "one-shot" memory unit, whose contents can be read only a single time .. ...
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140115113534.ht


TECHNOLOGY - Read this if you want the internet to live
In a somewhat obscure legal ruling, a judge has declared that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission does not have the power to prevent network carriers like AT&T from regulating the content that goes over their wires. Here's why this could mean the infopocalypse.Read more...    .. ...
Read this if you want the internet to live
http://io9.com/read-this-if-you-want-the-internet-to-live-15


TECHNOLOGY - Smarty Digital Ring Delivers Text, Email, and Social Media Updates Directly to Your Finger
You’ve seen glasses and watches get smart. Time to add rings to the list of everyday wearable items boasting microchips, miniature displays, and touch interfaces.The makers of Smarty Ring hope to reduce the number of times you check your smartphone everyday. The ring connects with iOS and Android devices to deliver alerts for texts, emails, phone calls, and social media. You can also control music, take pictures, accept or reject incoming calls, ...
SmartRing_Indiegogo
http://singularityhub.com/2014/01/15/smarty-digital-ring-del


TECHNOLOGY - SoftKinetic's 3D scanning solution aims to popularize MakerBot's printers
SoftKinetic, the 3D gesture middleware provider for Intel and Ubisoft's Just Dance 2014 for the PS4, is once again catching our attention by announcing its strategic partnership with MakerBot at CES. These two companies will work on optimizing the .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/15/softkinetic-makerbot-3d-s


TECHNOLOGY - Tech Could Treat Bad Eating Behaviors
An unobtrusive sensor unobtrusive monitors how quickly or slowly a person eats and guides him toward a healthier pace .. ...
http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/tech-could-t


TECHNOLOGY - Tech Detects the Source of an EMP Attack
Researchers have developed a device that can withstand the kind of electromagnetic blast designed to darken the world .. ...
http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/tech-detects


TECHNOLOGY - The Cleantech Bubble According To "60 Minutes"
A recent story on “60 Minutes” looked askance at the Cleantech industry, including losses of government money in failed ventures, and suggested the sector might be experience a bit of a bubble.  However, the piece was a bit of a mishmash, including a simplistic view of business .. ...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaellynch/2014/01/15/the-clea


TECHNOLOGY - The Terrifying Age of Radioactive Toys for Kids
We've seen some really scary radioactive consumer products and a dozen nuclear-powered vehicle concepts from the mid-20th century. But these toys make you realize that children of the 1950s were exposed to radioactive products all the time — for fun!Read more...    .. ...
http://io9.com/the-terrifying-age-of-radioactive-toys-for-ki


TECHNOLOGY - You can now star Google Contacts, just like important messages in Gmail
Need a way to easily access that select group of contacts you converse with frequently without manually creating groups? Well, the same star action that's used in Gmail to flag important correspondence now appears in Google Contacts. Those folks you .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/15/google-contacts-starred-g


TECHNOLOGY - xPC wants to be your next tablet, desktop and crowdfunding gamble
We've followed ICE Computer's modular PC design all the way from first concept to prototype to demo unit, and after several years, it's now almost ready for primetime. The company has recently taken to Indiegogo, where it's set a $300,000 .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/15/modular-xpc-indiegogo/?nc


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