TECHNOLOGY - 'Tactile internet' presented at CeBIT
The coordinator of the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden, Professor Gerhard Fettweis, is heading a common initiative by German research institutes and industrial companies presented at the German computer fair CeBIT in Hannover on March 10th, 2014. Globally, multi-billion amounts are invested in this area of research - e.g. by the notion of 5th Generation of Mobile Communications .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-tactile-internet-cebit.htm


TECHNOLOGY - Bing finally supports image matching in search
You know Google's Search by Image feature? Well, Bing now offers the same functionality -- albeit more than two years later. Microsoft's browser will now let you search for a particular picture, as Google has been doing since mid-2011. While Google's.. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/13/bing-image-match-in-searc


TECHNOLOGY - Bright House set to match Google's Fiber speeds in Tampa community
Despite some recent PR setbacks, Google has become the people's champion in cities with its gigabit fiber network -- thanks in part to the low reputation (and speeds) of regular providers. However, one cable outfit, Bright House Networks, is at least.. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/13/bright-house-networks-gig


TECHNOLOGY - EE takes 4G roaming to France and Spain, more destinations to follow
If you're an EE customer, and reading this on the 12:15 from Euston International, then you can continue to do so -- over 4G -- once you emerge from the tunnel without it costing you un bras or une jambe. That's because the UK network has just.. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/13/ee-4g-roaming-france-and-


TECHNOLOGY - EU ready to plug in to 'universal' mobile phone charger
The European Union took another step on Thursday towards the mandatory introduction of a common mobile phone charger, which could power-up all makes of handsets .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-eu-ready-universal-mobile-charg


TECHNOLOGY - Garmin Vivofit review: a truly fitness-focused activity tracker
Keep moving. That's the message you'll get from anyone offering up fitness advice these days. It's snappy, simple and probably quite valid. The problem is that it can be hard to quantify how much activity is merely part of our basic existential.. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/13/garmin-vivofit-review/?nc


TECHNOLOGY - Google cameras take rafting trip at Grand Canyon
Google has taken its all-seeing eyes on a trip that few experience: the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-google-cameras-rafting-grand-ca


TECHNOLOGY - Google redesigns search results on PCs
Google's search results on desktop and laptop computers now look slightly different thanks to a makeover that mirrors a design introduced on smartphones and tablets a few months ago .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-google-redesigns-results-pcs.ht


TECHNOLOGY - Heated ion implantation technology realizes low resistance of an ultra-thin fin
Japanese researchers at AIST led by Meishoku Masahara have developed a low-resistance source/drain formation technology that can be applied in the finFETs of 14-nm generation and beyond .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-ion-implantation-technology-res


TECHNOLOGY - High-Tech Passwords You Don't Have to Memorize
Developers are inventing new kinds of passwords that are easy to remember and more sophisticated than ever .. ...
http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/high-tech-pa


TECHNOLOGY - Laser and radar unveil the secrets of Roman bridges
Discovering hidden arches, visualising the sloped outline characteristic of the medieval period, finding a Renaissance engraving on a roman arch or detecting restorations: these are some of the results that have been obtained by researchers at the University of Vigo (Spain) in their study of more than 80 roman and medieval bridges. The assessment was carried out with the help of a ground-penetrating radar, a laser scanner and mathematical models, ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-laser-radar-unveil-secrets-roma


TECHNOLOGY - London makes new push to rival Silicon Valley
Maybe this time Silicon Valley will have to move over—London made a fresh bid Thursday to become a world centre for high-tech and start-ups .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-london-rival-silicon-valley.htm


TECHNOLOGY - Report: This is what iOS 8 looks like, apparently
Apple's next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 8, looks an awful lot like the iOS you've already got on your iDevice. At least that's according to screens leaked on Chinese microblog site Weibo, which show what is supposedly iOS 8 in.. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/13/ios-8-screens/?ncid=rss_t


TECHNOLOGY - SolarCity comes to 60+ Best Buy stores
The largest electronics retailer and the largest home solar company have teamed up to bring low-cost solar to more people .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/solarcity-comes-6


TECHNOLOGY - Someone (finally) made a Galaxy Gear clone
At first glance this beauty might look like the Galaxy Gear, but it's actually the PW305. Apparently the guys at Podoor didn't get the memo from CNN that people weren't counterfeiting smartwatches, and made this stylish number. The company tells us.. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/13/galaxy-gear-kirf/?ncid=rs


TECHNOLOGY - Student researchers developing realistic prosthetic finger
We use our hands so often during the day, it's easy to take for granted just how complex our fingers are. Graduate students in the University of Hartford's prosthetics and orthotics program understand these complicated mechanics. Now one of them is using her knowledge to develop what she hopes will be the most realistic prosthetic finger on the market .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-student-realistic-prosthetic-fi


TECHNOLOGY - This clock keeps perfect time, and runs for six months powered by plain tap water
Free your timekeeping from batteries and cords with this water-powered wall clock .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/clock-keeps-perfect-time-a


TECHNOLOGY - Tiny Ultrasonic Device to Travel Arteries and Image Coronary Blockages
There’s a rule of thumb in surgery—the less invasive the procedure, the better. Less invasive surgeries reduce patient discomfort, foster faster recoveries, and limit the risk of infection. Problem is, you have to get your eyes on a problem to solve it.In heart surgery, for example, practitioners use external ultrasound to view blockages. The images are useful, but they are only good enough to serve as a general guide. Georgia Tech researchers, l ...
tiny-chip-to-travel-arteries (1)
http://singularityhub.com/2014/03/13/tiny-ultrasonic-device-


TECHNOLOGY - Will Google and Nest Make Power Companies More Innovative?
Google’s $3.2 billion purchase of Nest in January was about a lot more than a cool-looking thermostat. Google’s move combines the world’s most powerful marketing company with some of the world’s best product designers -- Nest’s co-founders are former Apple iGeniuses -- to shake up an industry that’s long struggled with marketing, consumer trust and user-friendly design. For utilities, the Google/Nest combination represents a promising inflection ...
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Will-Google-Plus


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