Future's revenues slide as games titles await Xbox One and PlayStation 4 - The Guardian22 May 2013, 7:48 am
The GuardianFuture's revenues slide as games titles await Xbox One and PlayStation 4The GuardianFuture Publishing has reported a £300,000 loss and 11% slump in revenues in the six months to the end of March, in part due to the sluggish performance of its games publications as the market awaits new consoles from Microsoft and Sony. Future, which ...Microsoft hopes Xbox One will integrate home entertainmentTelegraph.co.ukFirst Look: Microsoft introduces an elegant Xbox with sharper Kinect, bu...
Facebook teens' kimonos - basically never closed - Register22 May 2013, 7:05 am
San Francisco ChronicleFacebook teens' kimonos - basically never closedRegisterTeenaged kids are handing out more private information on social media than ever before, with little thought for the consequences, a not-so-surprising survey has found. Teens are carelessly giving away phone numbers, pictures and other sensitive data ...Teens, Social Media, and PrivacyThe Pew Internet and American Life ProjectUS Teens Prefer Twitter over FacebookHeadlines & Global NewsTeens: Facebook is just, like...
Jive's Producteev task management app now free for unlimited users - PCWorld22 May 2013, 3:39 am
CITEworldJive's Producteev task management app now free for unlimited usersPCWorldJive Software has eliminated the limit on the number of people who can use its social task management application Producteev for free within a company. It also added new features to the application, including the capability of assigning tasks to everyone in ...Jive Scales Producteev App, Now FreeInformationWeekProducteev's Social Task Manager Now Free And Enterprise-Ready As It Preps ...TechCrunchJive tries...
'Call of Duty: Ghosts' to launch on Xbox One with exclusive content - NBCNews.com22 May 2013, 12:12 am
The Guardian'Call of Duty: Ghosts' to launch on Xbox One with exclusive contentNBCNews.comVideo: Developer Infinity Ward debuts ''Call of Duty: Ghosts'' gameplay running on an ''Xbox One'' console. Turns out, the ghosts are indeed real. And they're coming to Microsoft's newly minted Xbox One in a big way. Activision's first-person shooter "Call of ...How 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' gets its new lookUSA TODAY (blog)Call of Duty: Ghosts -...
New Intel CEO Institutes Big Changes - PC Magazine21 May 2013, 9:18 pm
ZDNetNew Intel CEO Institutes Big ChangesPC MagazineNew Intel boss Brian Krzanich wasted no time making changes at the company, including the creation of a "new devices" business unit and announcing a push to develop marketable mobile chipsets faster, a spokesman for the chip giant said Tuesday.Intel CEO shakes up units, creates 'new devices' groupReuters Indiaall 48 news articles »...
White House honors LGBTs - Keen News Service21 May 2013, 9:13 pm
TheGlossWhite House honors LGBTsKeen News ServiceThe White House announced Monday (May 20) it would honor the late astronaut Sally Ride, whose same-sex relationship was revealed after her death last year. The White House will present Ride's partner and other family members with the Medal of ...National Tribute Honors Memory of Sally Ride, 1st American Woman in SpaceSpace.comSally ride female astronaut presidential medal of freedomTheGlossFirst Female Astronaut HonoredWSYM-TVNBCNews.com (blog...
Flickr Can Store Any Data, Not Just Photos - InformationWeek21 May 2013, 8:44 pm
New York TimesFlickr Can Store Any Data, Not Just PhotosInformationWeekFlickr offers a terabyte of free data, but, thanks to an outside developer, photographers may not be the only ones who find a way to use that space. Start The Discussion · Tweet; Mail Mail; Print Print · Thomas Claburn | May 21, 2013 04:08 PM. Google I/O: 10 ...Why does Flickr offer 1TB of storage for free yet charge $499/yr for 2TB?ZDNetFlickr users: We hate the new siteCNETYahoo Overhauls Flickr; Sony Unveils ...
Nokia Lumia 521 (T-Mobile) - PC Magazine21 May 2013, 1:39 pm
NokNok.tvNokia Lumia 521 (T-Mobile)PC MagazineThe Nokia Lumia 521 for T-Mobile is a good smartphone for a great price, as long as you don't mind Windows Phone's lack of apps. By Alex Colon. Everyone's attention might be on the Lumia 925 and the Lumia 928 right now, but it would be a shame to ...SIM free Nokia Lumia 925 to be launched in the UK on June 12?Unwired ViewNokia Lumia 928 vs Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 low-light ad comparisonPhones ReviewNokia Lumia 620 Vs Samsung Galaxy Ace 2: B...
Amazon Web Services Achieves FedRAMP Compliance for AWS GovCloud (US ... - Fort Mills Times21 May 2013, 4:11 am
Times of IndiaAmazon Web Services Achieves FedRAMP Compliance for AWS GovCloud (US ...Fort Mills TimesAchievement recognizes suitability of AWS to run sensitive government applications and meet security and compliance mandatesU.S. Department of the Navy, U.S. Department of the Treasury, NASA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ...Google plays its IaaS hand with Compute Engine general releaseCloudTechall 68 news articles »...
The audacious plan to end hunger with 3-D printed food - Quartz21 May 2013, 3:07 am
The SunThe audacious plan to end hunger with 3-D printed foodQuartzBut Contractor, a mechanical engineer with a background in 3D printing, envisions a much more mundane—and ultimately more important—use for the technology. He sees a day when every kitchen has a 3D printer, and the earth's 12 billion people feed ...Could 3D Printed Food End Hunger Once and for All?PC MagazineNASA Funds 3D Pizza PrinterSpace.comNASA to build a 'universal food synthesizer' to create 3D food printer ...
Busted! Model Nabs Peeping Tom and His iPad21 May 2013, 10:36 pm
A Los Angeles man gets indicted for videotaping under the skirt of a model who uses Internet to ID creep....
How to Use Pinterest's New Rich Pins21 May 2013, 9:55 pm
Pinterest wants you to go beyond looking and start doing. New rich pins from select partners provide extra information, but they can be tough to find....
Should You Pay For a Premium Flickr Account?21 May 2013, 9:42 pm
A dramatic overhaul has left Flickr users reeling. Here's what you need to know about new account options....
New 'Clueful' App Scans Android Devices for Privacy Leaks21 May 2013, 9:38 pm
Find out who's being naughty, and who's being nice....
Can Any Buildings Survive Tornados?21 May 2013, 9:26 pm
Your best bet for surviving a tornado like the one that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma is with a tested storm shelter....
Microsoft Unveils Xbox One, Ramps Up Restrictions21 May 2013, 7:46 pm
Microsoft's new console will bring eight new game franchises and a host of media options....
All-Natural 3D Printers: Salt and Wood Can Be Used21 May 2013, 7:44 pm
New process can 3D print objects using wood, salt and other natural materials....
Microsoft Can Read Your Skype Messages — and Says So21 May 2013, 6:32 pm
Communications via Skype may not be strictly between you and your contacts....
3-D Printing Could Revolutionize U.S. Navy21 May 2013, 5:18 pm
The nascent technology could be put to good use on the high seas....
How a Computer Model Could Help Fight Terrorism21 May 2013, 4:19 pm
It's just a matter of finding the right node, the developers say....
Why You Don't Need Congress to Unlock Your Cellphone21 May 2013, 1:10 pm
You can probably unlock your mobile phone right now -- legally....
Putting Your Home Office in Its Best Light20 May 2013, 11:26 pm
Ready to upgrade your lighting based on scientific research? Lighting Research Center launches first interactive website showing optimum lighting for rooms with computers....
Self-Curing Sugru is a Quick Fix Putty21 May 2013, 10:47 pm
Apply a quick fix to a power cord, seal a leaky shoe or send a camera into space with sugru, a self-setting rubber that can be molded by hand and cured overnight.
Sugru is shipped and stored in an airtight package, and remains soft for about 30 minutes once it has been removed. It can stick to many items, including glass, wood, steel and some plastics, and will cure to a tough yet flexible silicon overnight. Because it remains flexible, sugru can be used to repair items that require some bend. ...
Baker Stove Saves Wood and Lives21 May 2013, 10:27 pm
The Baker Stove was designed for the women of the developing world, providing them an energy efficient cookstove that can be incorporated into their cooking traditions.
Most women in the developing world cook on a “three-stone fire,” a sort of tripod of large stones supporting a pot over a fire. The designers of the Baker Stove took this into account, creating a stove made of recycled aluminum that requires one-third the wood of an open fire and produces 56 percent less carbon monoxide emis...
PediPower Shoe-Mounted Energy Harvester21 May 2013, 9:58 pm
Take a different kind of power walk in the student-designed PediPower shoes, a prototype device that uses motion to generate and store energy.
The PediPower was developed by a team at Rice University in response to a challenge to create a device that generates energy from human activity. It fits on the heel of the shoe, where the team determined the force of gravity is generally the greatest, and features an arm attached to a gearbox that drives a motor. As the arm hits the ground (ahead of the...
Windcatcher Airpad System Amplifies Lung Power21 May 2013, 9:35 pm
The Windcatcher System may be the fastest inflating air pad in the world, with no pumping or power required.
Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, the Windcatcher is designed with a large, open mouth on one end and valve that attaches to the Air Pad on the other. As the user blows into the mouth of Windcatcher, they create a stream of low pressure, fast moving air that attracts high pressure air and pulls it into the mattress, inflating it quickly. The Air Pad is made of sturdy Ripstop poly...
Laser System Offers Safer Alternative to Cranial Drills21 May 2013, 9:11 pm
A new system promises to bring brain surgery into the present, replacing the hand-cranked drill and saw with a laser beam.
In the event of a stroke, doctors are often forced to open up the cranial vault in order to relieve pressure on the brain. This is usually accomplished mechanically, with a trephine—a risky operation that can inadvertently cause meningitis or death.
The new system, from a team at Fraunhofer Institute, uses advanced micro mirrors developed by the team and a femto-second ...
Microfluidic Fabric will not Absorb Sweat21 May 2013, 8:53 pm
Inspired by the recent “lab on a chip” devices, researchers have developed a non-wetting fabric that will not absorb sweat.
The fabric, created by a team at UC Davis, is made up of a pattern of water-attracting threads stitched into a water-resistant fabric. By carefully planning the placement of the threads, the team was able to create a pattern that draws the water from the fabric and moves it along the threads until it is expelled to a specified loctation.
The fabric, which is also bre...
Strawscraper Harnesses the Wind with Hairy Facade21 May 2013, 8:37 pm
The cuddly Strawscraper concept draws its power by harnessing the energy of the wind with its thousands of long straws.
Envisioned as incorporated into the structure of an existing building in Stockholm, Sweden, the façade design consists of straws made of a composite material with piezoelectric properties. The straws would begin swaying even in a light breeze, allowing the system to function at very low wind speeds, and the energy generated ccould be saved for later use.
In addition, the ge...
Building Bone from Clay21 May 2013, 8:14 pm
The discovery that layered clay can stimulate stem cells to become bone cells could lead to a new generation of tissue engineering.
A team from Brigham and Women’s Hospital is being credited as the first to report that synthetic silicate nanoplatelets can induce stem cells to change into bone cells without requiring any other bone-inducing factors. Based on initial studies, the study’s first author Akhilesh Gaharwar believes the nanoplatelets could be used to create “… injectable tiss...
Magnetism-Based Helmet Detects Brain Injuries21 May 2013, 7:15 pm
A prototype helmet that uses magnetism to detect brain bleeding or swelling could lead to a new way to quickly check a person for brain injuries.
The helmet prototype features a small coil that generates a magnetic field above the victim’s head. A second coil sitting just above the ears then detects the magnetic field as it is induced in the brain, which allows the medical team to identify alterations in the magnetic field’s phase. These alterations can be caused by liquid, such as blood, ...
Water Purifying Nanoscavengers21 May 2013, 6:50 pm
Stanford researchers have developed a nanoscavenger able to purify and desalinate water and then be removed magnetically.
Certain materials, such as silver or titanium dioxide, act as antibiotics or attractants for heavy metals in water. Engineers have been designing nanoparticles made of these materials for their use as water purifiers, but have been stymied by the difficulty of removing these nanoscavengers from the water once their task is complete.
The team from Stanford addressed this pro...
Golf Shot Distance App21 May 2013, 2:26 am
Now you can see the distance in yards of any drive or golf shot with pin point accuracy. Just simply push the "Initial Ball Location" button when you are at the tee or in the fairway, take your shot, and then push the "Calculate Shot Distance" button when you reach your ball. This app will give you your shot distance by displaying it on the screen and speaking it to you....
Creating Paper Circuits19 May 2013, 8:25 pm
Researchers have developed a way to turn ordinary paper into conductive graphite, opening the door to a new generation of electronic components house in inexpensive, everyday objects.
The team, from the Max Planck Institute, was able to selectively change the cellulose of the paper into conductive graphite using an ordinary inkjet printer loaded with a cartridge of an iron nitrate catalyst. The designs were printed on regular paper, which was then heated to 1,472°F in an oxygen-free environmen...
With high-tech guns, users could disable remotely21 May 2013, 11:00 pm
A high-tech startup is wading into the gun control debate with a cellphone controller that would allow gun owners to know when their weapon is being moved—and disable it remotely....
Game system castAR debuts at Maker Faire21 May 2013, 5:30 pm
(Phys.org) —Two tech talents, formerly employees at video game publisher Valve, have been working on their own vision in the form of game-ready glasses. Their company, Technical Illusions, will seek to commercialize their technology, being introduced to gaming fans as castAR, a projected augmented reality (AR) game system. The system features a pair 3-D AR glasses. The two creators are Jeri Ellsworth, former Valve hardware engineer, and programmer Rick Johnson. They belong to a corps of invent...
Researchers build curved insect-sized artificial compound eye (w/ video)21 May 2013, 2:11 pm
(Phys.org) —A team of European researchers working at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland has created an artificial compound eye that is comparable to those in insects such as the fruit fly. In their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes how they overcame the problem of accurately aligning photoreceptors and other optical components on a curved surface by using stacked layers of microelectronics....
China police billions spell profit opportunity19 May 2013, 2:40 pm
Mannequins in riot gear, armoured cars and drones line a police equipment and "anti-terrorism technology" trade fair in Beijing as vendors seek to profit from China's huge internal security budget....
Meta glasses to place virtual reality worlds at fingertips (w/ Video)18 May 2013, 4:50 pm
(Phys.org) —Yawn. Two startup visionaries claim they have just the device to replace keyboard and mouse forever and ever. Where have you heard that before. But maybe these two have something important. Meron Gribetz, the startup founder and CEO and Ben Sand, the co-pilot and evangelist, are behind something called the Meta wearable computer headset, which consists of stereoscopic glasses and camera. It's the way computers always should have been: wearable, viewed through both eyes, and directl...
Technology for editing 3-D photos developed17 May 2013, 2:10 pm
Taking pictures with 3D cameras may start catching on thanks to an innovation by Brigham Young University computer scientists and developers at Adobe....
Software makers get face time with Google glasses16 May 2013, 9:10 am
Google Glass was a common sight as software savants shared visions of games, weather reports, news and more delivered to the Internet-linked eyewear....
Smarty pants: Wearable electronics will recharge your life15 May 2013, 2:30 pm
Imagine having a wafer-thin touchscreen on your sleeve which, like a scene out of a Philip K. Dick novel, gives you all the functionality of a smartphone without the awkwardness of a cumbersome battery....
Badminton-playing robot tests software designs of the future15 May 2013, 2:06 pm
The drive to decrease the ecological impact of production machines is leading manufactures to focus on novel ways to incorporate energy efficiency in the designing of new products. One answer is the first-ever badminton playing robot - designed to test a software application that optimises energy efficiency in machine design....
Phone camera app with audio cues clicks with blind13 May 2013, 10:40 pm
(Phys.org) —Picture-taking is not a comfortable subject for those with vision impairments or who are blind. Having a resume-type photo for an online bio page or sharing a photo of a trip with friends are activities that are not easy to come by for those with impaired vision. Researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz want to enable people with such problems to independently and successfully use their smartphone cameras to not only take but share photos. They have come up with an...
The mobile telephones of the future9 May 2013, 1:20 pm
The mobile telephones of the future will be able to see, shrink while becoming larger, and slip into their users' skins. That terse statement summarizes the recently released results of a thorough look at the next ten to fifteen years of mobile telephony by the Technische Universität Darmstadt's "Future Internet" research cluster....
Professor weighs benefit vs. risk of facial recognition technology9 May 2013, 11:30 am
(Phys.org) —Many states are using the technology to scan driver's licenses to prevent identity fraud. It led to the arrest of a suspected arsonist in New York. And while facial recognition technology could not identify the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, police used the software in their search....