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Bluetooth bottle tells you when to drink water, doesn't care about the consequences

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We've seen super-advanced solutions for purifying water, printing water, hacking water and, yes, even (partially) boiling water. None of them are of any use, though, unless we actually remember to drink the stuff -- preferably at least 2.5 liters of it per day. Fortunately, technology can assist with that...
Bluetooth bottle tells you when to drink water, doesn't care about the consequences

What Technology Will We Expect with Next Year’s PCs and How Will it Affect Prices?

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Smartphones and tablets have a lot to answer for, at least when it comes to making technology affordable for the public.  Since the launch of the first iPhone it’s become not only accepted that sensors and other devices such as GPS, multi-touch capacitive screens, NFC, accelerometers, digital compasses and more should...
What Technology Will We Expect with Next Year’s PCs and How Will it Affect Prices?
An accelerometer so good that only quantum mechanics limits it

Microsoft: Silverlight Now on 60% of All Internet Devices

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Microsoft’s Silverlight client may have finally reached critical mass, with installation on more than 60 percent of all Internet devices, according to one Microsoft exec. Brad Becker, director of product management for rich client platforms at Microsoft, told us in a phone interview that the rich Internet application plugin has...
Microsoft: Silverlight Now on 60% of All Internet Devices

Hands On With The Node, A Sensor-Packed Smartphone Dongle

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As a scientist practicing actual, bonafide science, I have often found myself in need of immediate g-force readings or barometric pressure analyses for my scientific problems. Whereas before I had to use my sextant and trident and thermowhozzit, I can instead use the Node. The Node, originally a Kickstarter project,...
Hands On With The Node, A Sensor-Packed Smartphone Dongle

A standard router can turn your entire home into a gesture recognition device

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Modern technology has been attempting to turn gesture control into a main form of input for quite a while now. Game consoles like the Wii, peripherals like the Kinect and Move, and accelerometers in phones are the main culprits of getting us to flail around in order to perform a...
A standard router can turn your entire home into a gesture recognition device
Mini penguincam catches birds' hunting success

Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some

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Remember that break-apart DualShock 3 idea for motion control Sony had five years ago? A new company named Mad Genius Controllers has surfaced with a working prototype that shows such a contraption working in spades. The setup uses a splittable controller and a processing unit to enable seamless motion...
Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some

Shocking Next-Gen Law Enforcement Handcuff System Revealed

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While researching tech patents from some of the top companies in the industry as we do every week, we happened to stumble upon a stray patent that just happened to reveal a next generation system of restraining devices such as handcuffs for law enforcement. While the new system focuses on...
Shocking Next-Gen Law Enforcement Handcuff System Revealed

Gadgetwise Blog: Inside, Your Hooptie Sounds Like a Lamborghini

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The XLR8 app uses an Android or iPhone's accelerometers to match your car's movement with the sampled engine sound of a Ford GT40, Ferrari, Lamborghini or Nascar racer....
Gadgetwise Blog: Inside, Your Hooptie Sounds Like a Lamborghini

Live blog: Motorola's Woodside and Dugan at D11 conference

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We’re here at the AllThingsD D11 conference where Walt Mossberg is interviewing Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside and SVP Regina Dugan. Catch our live blog below: - Woodside says a handful of new Android phones from company launching within 6 months. - Woodside confirms “hero” phone called “Moto X” will have...
Live blog: Motorola's Woodside and Dugan at D11 conference
Twine review: the little blue box that hacks the world around you
Basis: Moving beyond the glorified pedometer
How the military defends against GPS jamming

Apple applies for shoe-life sensor patent, puts it in hypothetical brogues

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Nike's running sensor, a detachable piece of tech that connected to a companion iOS app, is the closest that Apple's associated itself to foot metrics so far, but folded inside the company's patent applications for today is this left-field addition, a shoe wear-out sensor. We assume the idea is...
Apple applies for shoe-life sensor patent, puts it in hypothetical brogues

Cornell students build spider-like robotic chalkboard eraser out of Lego, magnets, fun (video)

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While you were trying to pass Poetry 101, Cornell seniors Le Zhang and Michael Lathrop were creating an apple-polishing Lego robot that automatically erases your prof's chalkboard. A final class project, the toady mech uses an Atmel brain, accelerometers for direction control, microswitches to sense the edge of the...
Cornell students build spider-like robotic chalkboard eraser out of Lego, magnets, fun (video)
The BGR Show: Episode Six - Nintendo's Wii U and Leap Motion

Apple Patent Watch: iPhone Peripherals, Magnetic Connectors, And Smartphone Flashes

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Apple patents stuff all the time. Occasionally they give us a clue as to what may be in the iFirm's future.Wireless Chatter Between Devices And Peripherals--A Hint At Apple TV Gaming?In new patent application number 20120083911, deftly titled "Communicating sensor data between electronic devices" Apple sets out an intriguing little...
Apple Patent Watch: iPhone Peripherals, Magnetic Connectors, And Smartphone Flashes

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's an MIT self-guided robot

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Those crazy kids in MIT’s Robust Robotics program have really done something. They designed a robotic airplane that can maneuver in tight spaces, avoiding obstacles, without using a GPS. To accomplish this feat of “autonomous plane navigation in confined spaces,” the team came up with a system to tell the plane...
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's an MIT self-guided robot

Great App-pectations: When Innovation Leapfrogs Phone Capabilities

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As comic Louis C.K. would say about technology: Everything is amazing and nobody is happy. Nowhere is that more true as app developers push the possibilities of how to use our smartphones’ location awareness and reach well beyond what our mobile data plans and battery lives seem to be able...
Great App-pectations: When Innovation Leapfrogs Phone Capabilities

UK university pushes the smartphone space race sending a Google Nexus One into orbit

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The University of Surrey’s Space Centre (SSC) and Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) are set to send a smartphone into orbit on February 25. The satellite is called the Surrey Training, Research and Nanosatellite Demonstrator or ‘STRaND-1’. It’s a 30cm CubeSat, which is a very small satellite designed for space...
UK university pushes the smartphone space race sending a Google Nexus One into orbit

Apple files anti-theft patent that uses accelerometers to detect theft-like movement

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What kind of movement does a theft entail? Apple's in the process of figuring that out, today filing a patent application for a, "acceleration-based theft detection system for portable electronic devices." Apple pickers: you've just been put on watch. According to the patent filing, said device would activate an...
Apple files anti-theft patent that uses accelerometers to detect theft-like movement

Apple patent application hints at iPhone that changes orientation mid-fall

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One way to protect a delicate device like a smartphone is to wrap it in layers of shock-absorbing rubber and plastic. Now, that can mean a case or you can simply build the handset out of those materials in the first place. Obviously, Apple is kind of attached to...
Apple patent application hints at iPhone that changes orientation mid-fall

MegaDroid simulates network of 300,000 Android smartphones

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A new computing cluster from Sandia National Laboratories called MegaDroid is capable of virtualizing up to 300,000 smartphones running Android 4.0 in a simulated network. It is intended to help researchers and app developers simulate wireless networks with large numbers of users moving around a virtual landscape.MegaDroid is comprised of...
MegaDroid simulates network of 300,000 Android smartphones

Open-sourced, big data knowhow meets auto racing

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A few months ago, Ars took a look at how cars are getting smarter, mainly in the aid of fuel efficiency and safety. All that technology stuffed under the hood creates data, and where there’s data, there are nerds eager to analyze it. It used to be that, unless...
Open-sourced, big data knowhow meets auto racing
Electronic Glove Helps Doctors Diagnose Breast Cancer

Insert Coin semifinalist: Hodu is a 'zero failure' physical therapy hardware / software combo

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Hodu borrows its name from the Korean word for "walnut," a reference to the culture's use of the nut as an exercise tool in traditional medicine. The barbell-shaped device is a "zero failure" physical therapy tool, aimed at rewarding patients for even the slightest level of feedback. There are...
Insert Coin semifinalist: Hodu is a 'zero failure' physical therapy hardware / software combo

Consumers are becoming 'digital omnivores'

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On the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the state of digital consumption is looking good. In fact, consumers are becoming “digital omnivores,” adopting all sorts of smart, web-connected consumer technology with lots of cool sensors. That’s the pronouncement from Shawn Dubravac, a senior analyst at...
Consumers are becoming 'digital omnivores'

How Windows 8 rewrites the rules of PC gaming

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PC gaming is primed for a renaissance--or at least a reinvention--like we haven't seen since the advent of 3D acceleration in the late 1990s. For this, we can thank the mobile revolution and all its attendant technologies. Game developers can now tap into accelerometers, touchscreens, and the cloud to...
How Windows 8 rewrites the rules of PC gaming

Cambridge Consultants develops indoor tech to pick up where GPS drops off

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Indoor navigation isn't a new concept, but it often requires wireless signals or custom infrastructure, neither of which are entirely reliable. Cambridge Consultants has come up with an as-yet-unnamed technology that purports to solve the issue by utilizing low-power sensors along with a custom formula that don't require an...
Cambridge Consultants develops indoor tech to pick up where GPS drops off
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