TECHNOLOGY - A device to prevent falls in the elderly
The EPFL spin-off Gait Up just put an extremely thin motion sensor on the market. It can detect the risk of a fall in an older person and is equally useful for sports and physical therapy .. ...
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-01-device-falls-elderly.h


TECHNOLOGY - BlackBerry: We Just Sold 1,000 Phones
The buyer: German software company Date .. ...
http://origin-www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-16/black


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 - China web users surge to 618 million
The number of web users in China has surged to 618 million, a government agency said Thursday, underscoring the rapid growth of online connectivity in the country with the world's largest Internet population .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-china-web-users-surge-million.h


TECHNOLOGY - Dyson's latest vacuums still look alien, boast more sucking power
Over the years, Dyson's managed to vault its line of household suction beasts into the world of enviable gadgets -- a rare feat for a home appliance. And the company hasn't been sitting on its laurels with recent successes: Dyson's engineers have .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/16/dyson-vacuums-2014/?ncid=


TECHNOLOGY - Energy storage in miniaturized capacitors may boost green energy technology
"Supercapacitors" take the energy-storing abilities of capacitors (which store electrical charge that can be quickly dumped to power devices) a step further, storing a far greater charge in a much smaller package. In AIP Advances, researchers describe the possibility of fabricating a new class of high heat-tolerant electronics that would employ supercapacitors made from a material called calcium-copper-titanate, or CCTO, which the researchers hav ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-energy-storage-miniaturized-cap


TECHNOLOGY - Google Now comes to Chrome on the desktop in experimental form
You may not have to reach for your phone to check Google Now in the near future. The latest build of Google's experimental Chrome Canary browser introduces the context-aware notifications to the desktop; toggle a flag and you'll get alerts from the .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/16/google-now-comes-to-chrom


TECHNOLOGY - HTC One sequel rumored to have two rear cameras for better focusing and image quality
Last year's leak of the HTC One's follow-up, the M8, seemingly raised more questions than it answered. When will it ship? And what's the deal with that second hole on the back? We may have a much clearer picture today, though. Bloomberg sources now .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/17/htc-one-sequel-rumored-to


TECHNOLOGY - Headband Helps You Control Your Dreams
Technology trains you to lucid dream .. ...
http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/headband-hel


TECHNOLOGY - Hershey and 3D Systems join forces to create printable confections
You may no longer have to settle for getting your chocolate in teardrop, bar or seasonal-bunny form. The Hershey Company has signed an agreement to develop printable treats with 3D Systems, which announced its own chocolate-equipped printer at CES .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/16/hershey-and-3d-systems/?n


TECHNOLOGY - IBM to invest over $1.2B in cloud services
IBM plans to invest over $1.2 billion to expand its cloud services operations .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-ibm-invest-12b-cloud.htm


TECHNOLOGY - Links to linked open data to increase the usefulness of data
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of technology that can discover and automatically link data representing the same underlying subject among Linked Open Data (LOD) available throughout the world and individual data sets maintained by governments and companies .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-links-linked.htm


TECHNOLOGY - RF MEMS: New possibilities for smartphones
(Phys.org) —The antennas in most of today's smartphones do not function efficiently in 3G and 4G/LTE wireless environments. This leads to slower download speeds, reduced voice quality, lower energy efficiency and more dropped calls. A technology commonly used in satellite and defense applications-RF MEMS or Radio Frequency Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems-is now poised to improve smartphone performance in the near future by way of higher antenna ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-rf-mems-possibilities-smartphon


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 this if you want the internet to live
http://io9.com/read-this-if-you-want-the-internet-to-live-15


TECHNOLOGY - Sharp's latest high-res Windows tablet is an Ultrabook minus the keyboard
Let's see, sporty Intel Core-i5 processor and Windows 8.1? Check. Retina-esque 3,200 x 1,800 15.6-inch display? Check. 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD? Of course. If Sharp's RW-16G sounds like the laptop of your dreams, sorry, but it's actually a tablet in .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/16/sharp-rw-16g-wqhd-tablet/


TECHNOLOGY - Smart object recognition algorithm doesn't need humans
(Phys.org) —If we've learned anything from post-apocalyptic movies it's that computers eventually become self-aware and try to eliminate humans .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-smart-recognition-algorithm-doe


TECHNOLOGY - Sony patent filing would let you reshape your PlayStation Move controller
Typically, motion controllers aren't very good at adapting to different gameplay situations -- not unless you're willing to slap on a cheap plastic shell, anyway. Sony may improve that state of affairs in the future, though, as it recently filed for .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/17/sony-modular-ps-move-pate


TECHNOLOGY - Texting is bound to decline but it won't die out just yet
Reports this week reveal the number of text messages sent between mobile phones has fallen into decline for the first time since the service was introduced. According to figures from Deloitte, the number of messages sent worldwide fell from 152 billion in 2012 to 145bn in 2013 .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-texting-bound-decline-wont-die.


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!
http://io9.com/the-terrifying-age-of-radioactive-toys-for-ki


TECHNOLOGY - UPC researchers study for Camper how to make more comfortable shoes
Researchers from the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (CREB) of the Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya / BarcelonaTech (UPC) have carried out a biomechanical study of the shoes manufactured by the Majorcan Camper brand. Fifty-four volunteers tried six designs of men's and women's footwear that were analysed using optical motion capture systems, force plates, in-shoe pressure measurement devices and electromyography (EMG) sensors.
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-upc-camper-comfortable.htm


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