TECHNOLOGY - App may signal cellphone dependency
A new, free app will allow smartphone users to measure their cellphone use. Computer scientists and psychologists from the University of Bonn have developed an application for this purpose. Whoever installs it can see, e.g., how much time s/he spends on the phone or which apps s/he uses most frequently. The relevant key data is sent to a server anonymously for the scientists to analyze. They are already using a similar technology for the early de ...
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-01-app-cellphone.htm


TECHNOLOGY - Apple reports record iPhone and iPad sales
Apple's earnings for the final quarter of 2013 are in, and as expected the company got a nice boost in sales over the holidays. We're talking 52 million iPhones sold -- an all-time quarterly record -- up from 22.9 million last year's quarter. Mac .. .. ...


TECHNOLOGY - Chrome update for iOS lets you quickly translate text and save on data too
Even though Chrome promised it would bring data compression and an automatic translation bar to iOS a couple of weeks ago, it hasn't actually rolled out the update until today. As a reminder, the latest mobile browser release from Google includes a .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/27/chrome-ios-data-compressi


TECHNOLOGY - Classic Science Fiction Wallpapers to Fill Your Desktop with Awe
You don't need the green hills of Windows on your desktop, and frankly we're sick of that one wallpaper you downloaded like three months ago. Gaze at one of these images on your desktop, and contemplate the weirdness and wonder of tomorrow.
http://io9.com/classic-science-fiction-wallpapers-will-fill-


TECHNOLOGY - Endangered Species Sculptural Lighting displays the disappearing incandescent bulb in all its glory
Imagine a world ten years from now when incandescent lights are treasured rarities .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/endange


TECHNOLOGY - Explainer: What is big data?
Big Data, as the name implies, relates to very large sets of data collected through free or commercial services on the internet .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-big_1.htm


TECHNOLOGY - Futuristic Bra Only Opens For 'True Love'
This Japanese bra springs open when it detects an amorous heart rate. Continue reading .. ...
http://news.discovery.com/tech/apps/futuristic-bra-only-open


TECHNOLOGY - Google buys artificial intelligence firm DeepMind
Google said on Monday that it had agreed to buy British artificial intelligence start-up company DeepMind for an undisclosed amount .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-google-artificial-intelligence-


TECHNOLOGY - Google reportedly buying artificial intelligence startup for $400 million
According to reports (and confirmed by the internet company itself), Google has bought Deepmind: a relatively small AI company from London. Re/code broke the news, stating that Google had sunk $400 million into the purchase -- a figure that the .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/26/google-report-artificial-


TECHNOLOGY - Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga review: a good (if slightly heavy) Ultrabook for business users
It's pretty clear that Lenovo made a mistake with its original Yoga laptop. Don't get us wrong, we liked -- no, loved -- it, but we could never get over how awkward it was to use in tablet mode: Every time you folded the screen over, you had your .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/27/lenovo-thinkpad-yoga-revi


TECHNOLOGY - Microsoft changes SkyDrive's name to OneDrive
Microsoft had little choice but to relabel its SkyDrive cloud service after losing a trademark dispute with BSkyB, and it's now ready to make that name switch. The newly rebadged OneDrive is functionally identical for existing SkyDrive users, who can .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/27/microsoft-changes-skydriv


TECHNOLOGY - Microsoft to rename cloud service 'OneDrive'
Microsoft is renaming its cloud storage service "OneDrive" after British broadcaster BSkyB took issue with its former name, "SkyDrive. .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-microsoft-rename-cloud-onedrive


TECHNOLOGY - Nexus 5 might soon come in red
Currently, you can get the Nexus 5 in any color you want, so long as it's black... or white. Those two options may have satisfied Henry Ford, but the modern consumer sometimes wants something a little racier. Twitter's @artyomstar appears to have .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/27/nexus-5-red-blurrycam-lea


TECHNOLOGY - Open-Source Thermostat For $70
Spark has developed an open-source thermostat that cost just $70 to make, and it did so within a single day. That’s nothing to snub your nose at.The open source thermostat.Image Credit: Spark.io.Before I provide further details about the thermostat, it’s worth noting that the primary reason the project was done so quickly and affordably is that it was an open source project. The team was able to simply integrate an existing open-source tech .. ...


TECHNOLOGY - Rejuvenating aging power cables
A special restoration service from Siemens extends the service life of power cables. After this treatment, older cables can remain in service for several more decades. As a result, network operators can avoid the sizable investments that would be necessary for a complete replacement. In other words, cable replacement can be postponed for a longer period of time .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-rejuvenating-aging-power-cables


TECHNOLOGY - Sprint now lets you buy Pogoplug cloud storage through your phone bill
Sprint hasn't had a cloud storage service to counter offerings from AT&T and Verizon, but it's catching up quickly through a new deal with Pogoplug. The partnership makes it easier for Sprint customers to grab the Pogoplug app, giving them a fast .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/27/sprint-pogoplug-deal/?nci


TECHNOLOGY - Starwood swapping room keys for mobile phones at two hotels
Starwood plans to roll out refreshed SPG apps that can unlock your guest room later this quarter. The new tech, which the company refers to as "keyless key" in its intro video (embedded after the break), will soon let you bypass the front desk and .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/27/smartphone-hotel-key/?nci


TECHNOLOGY - Stratasys' new 3D printer creates multicolored flexible materials
Stratasys' has a new $330,000 3D printer, but this one has the potential to do a whole lot more than monochrome figurines. In fact, the company says it's the first machine able to create objects in colored, flexible materials. The Objet500 Connex3 3D .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/27/stratasys-3d-printer-flex


TECHNOLOGY - The City Is the Computer
With urban computing, the city becomes a kind of distributed computer and the pedestrian becomes a moving cursor .. ...
http://news.discovery.com/tech/apps/the-city-is-the-computer


TECHNOLOGY - Turkeys inspire smartphone toxin detection system
The color-changing ability of turkey skin has inspired a UC Berkeley bioengineering team to create color-coded biosensors that detect toxic vapors in the air .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/turkeys-inspire-s


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