TECHNOLOGY - Apple iWatch Could Be Solar Powered
A new report suggests that the company is exploring solar charging to create longer-lasting batteries .. ...
http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/apple-iwatch


TECHNOLOGY - Applying lessons learned from one of the biggest blackouts in history
(Phys.org) —On a warm afternoon in August 2003, in rural Ohio, a high-voltage power line brushed against some untrimmed tree limbs. The action tripped a relay that immediately shut off the power it was carrying. As system operators worked to understand what was happening, three more lines sagged into trees and were shut down. Joining power lines were forced to shoulder the extra burden until they, too, failed .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-02-lessons-biggest-blackouts-histo


TECHNOLOGY - Do You Trust Internet-Connected Appliances Enough To Let Them Run Your Home?
The idea that household appliances need Internet-connected capabilities has always seemed over the top. Take the example of Samsung’s infamous “smart fridge.” Debuted at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show, its RF4289 model came with an LCD screen above the ice dispenser that allowed you read the news and send tweets. At the unveiling a Samsung executive explained why they chose those features, and without a hint of irony, he asked, ...
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http://singularityhub.com/2014/02/03/do-you-trust-internet-c


TECHNOLOGY - How smartphones help find avalanche victims
Not a winter goes by without an avalanche incident. In the search for those buried beneath the snow, every second counts. Now smartphones equipped with functions of an avalanche transceiver should help locate the victims quickly .. ...
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140203112130.ht


TECHNOLOGY - Invisibility cloak for hearing aids and implants
Microsystems are at the heart of portable hearing aids and implants. Now researchers are developing a miniature, low-power wireless microsystem to make these medical aids smaller, more comfortable and more efficient .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-02-invisibility-cloak-aids-implant


TECHNOLOGY - Low-cost multi-fiber optical connector developed
Fujitsu Laboratories and Furukawa Electric today announced that they have collaborated to develop a new multi-fiber optical connector that enjoins and aligns multiple optical fibers for optical interconnects .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-02-low-cost-multi-fiber-optical-co


TECHNOLOGY - Low-cost multi-fiber optical connector developed
Fujitsu Laboratories and Furukawa Electric today announced that they have collaborated to develop a new multi-fiber optical connector that enjoins and aligns multiple optical fibers for optical interconnects .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-02-low-cost-multi-fiber-optical-co


TECHNOLOGY - Microsoft squashes rumors of a cheaper, all-digital Xbox One
Microsoft has no plans to build an Xbox One sans Blu-ray disc for $100 less than the current model, according to a tweet by Xbox chief Aaron Greenberg. The rumor floated up from the NeoGAF forums recently after Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) said that .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/03/microsoft-squashes-rumors


TECHNOLOGY - Mollusk shells inspire glass that bends but doesn't break
The strength of mollusk shells has led to the development of a new glass that is tougher and less brittle, meaning less fragile iPhone screens could be on their way .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/mollusk-shells-inspire-gla


TECHNOLOGY - NudeAudio's Studio 5 wants to change how you think about Bluetooth speakers
For many, the humble Bluetooth speaker has been marred by a preconception about poor audio quality (one that was often deserved until technologies like aptX gained traction). A problem usually compounded by generic, masculine design. NudeAudio wants .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/03/nudeaudio-studio-5/?ncid=


TECHNOLOGY - Ring Puts Control In The Palm of Your Hand
Fin is a hand-free, gesture control system that will allow users to have a quicker, more seamless interaction with their devices. Continue reading .. ...
http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/ring-puts-co


TECHNOLOGY - Robot Creates Beautiful Light Paintings
Thymio II is a simple robot that can be simply programmed to produce magical, long-exposure light art .. ...
http://news.discovery.com/tech/robotics/robot-creates-beauti


TECHNOLOGY - Sensor system detects falls, calls emergency services
Single seniors lead a risky life: after a fall, they often lie on the floor several hours before their awkward predicament is discovered. A sensor system detects these emergency situations automatically and sends an emergency signal .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-02-sensor-falls-emergency.htm


TECHNOLOGY - The government wants our cars to 'talk' to each other
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is throwing its weight behind vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication systems. After years of experimentation and a real-world trial in Ann Arbor, MI the government is (almost) ready to make peer-to-peer .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/03/the-government-wants-our-


TECHNOLOGY - Weight loss program for infrared cameras
Infrared sensors can be employed in a wide range of applications, such as driver assistance systems for vehicles or thermography for buildings. A new camera is providing a test bed for development of new products that use these detectors .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-02-weight-loss-infrared-cameras.ht


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