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Detector finds smuggled cellphones even without batteries or SIM cards

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Turning off cellphones or even locking them in metal boxes won't be enough to keep them hidden with a new phone detector introduced on Monday.The Manta Ray, made by Berkeley Varitronics Systems, can find phones through walls and other barriers even if their batteries and SIM cards are removed....
Detector finds smuggled cellphones even without batteries or SIM cards

New detector weighs in: neutrinos don't exceed light speed

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We now have yet another indication that neutrinos cannot travel faster than the speed of light after all, provided by a neighbor of the OPERA detector that set off the fuss in the first place. OPERA's detector sits deep underground at Gran Sasso in Italy, where it receives neutrinos...
New detector weighs in: neutrinos don't exceed light speed
TabletKiosk embeds a 3D gesture camera in an enterprise tablet
IBM's nanophotonic tech integrates optic data right into chips
Quadcopter prototype provides wireless charging for sensors in remote locations

Briefly: Shorter Asus graphics card, Arrested Development

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Asus has revealed a shortened graphics card designed to work in small form factor PCs. The GeForce GTX670 DirectCU Mini measures 17 centimeters (6.7-inches) long, much shorter than the reference GTX 670 at 24.13cm (9.5-inches), yet is still clocked at 928MHz and houses 2GB of GDDR5 RAM despite its small...
Briefly: Shorter Asus graphics card, Arrested Development
Indoor navigation on your smartphone, using the Earth's magnetic field -- just like a pigeon

How Microsoft's Kinect For Windows Will Upgrade Your Monitor For Windows 8

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In a year's time, presumably, we'll all be living in the touch-screen world of Windows 8. But what happens to the millions of non-touch-enabled monitors already on laptops desktops around the world? Three words: Kinect for Windows. Microsoft said this week that Kinect for Windows - a slightly different version...
How Microsoft's Kinect For Windows Will Upgrade Your Monitor For Windows 8
NFC makes it easy to connect Sony's devices with 'one touch' (video)

X-RHex Lite robot leaps across gaps in a single bound (video)

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Move aside, Sand Flea, you're not the only jumping robot in town. The researchers over at the University of Pennsylvania have taught their little six-legged X-RHex Light to make leaps and bounds as well, making it one of a few bots to both run and jump effectively. While it...
X-RHex Lite robot leaps across gaps in a single bound (video)

New data: neutrinos don't exceed light speed, after all

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We now have yet another indication that neutrinos cannot travel faster than the speed of light after this, provided by a neighbor of the OPERA detector that set off the fuss in the first place. OPERA's detector sits deep underground at Gran Sasso in Italy, where it receives neutrinos...
New data: neutrinos don't exceed light speed, after all

Kinect in space: Micro satellites to use the Microsoft tech in orbit

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We’ve heard of Kinect hacks before, but this is quite certainly the best one yet: the University of Surrey and Surrey Satellite Technology are building something called ‘STRaND-2,’ a mission to space that will involve two micro-satellites. The twist is that the small space machines will use parts of Kinect technology...
Kinect in space: Micro satellites to use the Microsoft tech in orbit
Android, Nokia smartphone security toppled by Near Field Communication hack

Washington Post Is an Undervalued Media Company – Barrons.com

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WASHINGTON POST MAY BE THE MOST UNDERVALUED media company in America today. That’s because investors give it virtually no credit for Kaplan, a large and rapidly growing education division that generates more than half the company’s revenue and profit. (Link: Washington Post Is an Undervalued Media Company – Barrons.com)...
Washington Post Is an Undervalued Media Company – Barrons.com

EDesign Labs Helps Teachers and Students Hack The Future Of Education

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This past weekend, EDesign Labs, a nonprofit dedicated to making sure K-12 innovation incorporates the insights of teachers and students, held a hackathon at the Center for Social Innovation in New York City, part of a National Day of Civic Hacking sponsored by Intel. [Disclosure: Your correspondent was one of...
EDesign Labs Helps Teachers and Students Hack The Future Of Education

Insect-like flying robot developed by Harvard researchers

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Researchers at Harvard University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed an insect-like robot that achieves flight by flapping a pair of tiny wings.The robot is small enough to sit on the tip of a finger and weighs 80 milligrams -- that's roughly 1/30th the weight of a...
Insect-like flying robot developed by Harvard researchers
Comparing 'Angry Birds' pigs to the 'Bad Piggies'
Metal detectors can count money through magnetic ink

Google X Lab will reveal another 'moonshot' next month - but it's not working on a space elevator

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In a talk at SXSW today, the head of Google’s X Lab ‘moonshot’ division, Astro Teller, revealed a previously undisclosed project the clandestine group had worked on. He also hinted at a new project to be announced in a few weeks. Don’t go expecting a Space Elevator though, that’s a...
Google X Lab will reveal another 'moonshot' next month - but it's not working on a space elevator
Sony to sell camera mount for extreme dogs

What You Need To Know About Near-Field Communications (NFC)

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. NFC: What You Need To Know (All Things Digital)Near-field communication (NFC) is a type of communication that involves wirelessly transmitting data from one hardware device to another physical...
What You Need To Know About Near-Field Communications (NFC)

OPERA detector's neighbor sees neutrinos arriving no faster than light speed

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There's been yet another indication that neutrinos are not able to travel faster than the speed of light, this one provided by a neighbor of the OPERA detector that set off the fuss in the first place. The OPERA detector is deep underground at Gran Sasso in Italy, where...
OPERA detector's neighbor sees neutrinos arriving no faster than light speed

5 Ways Kinect Could Transform Your Laptop

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Matt Hickey at The Daily reported last Friday that Microsoft plans to bring its popular Kinect motion-sensing device onto laptops in the near future. The preview laptops, which appeared to be ASUS netbooks running Windows 8, feature a number of sensors running across the top of the screen where the...
5 Ways Kinect Could Transform Your Laptop

US Government Accountability Office recommends FCC reassess radiation limits for mobile phones

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The topic of mobile phone radiation is once again on the burner in Washington D.C. Along with Representative Dennis Kucinich's proposed legislation that would institute labeling requirements and extensive research into the health effects of RF exposure, the US Government Accountability Office has issued a recommendation that the FCC...
US Government Accountability Office recommends FCC reassess radiation limits for mobile phones

This crafty 4-month-old startup helps you never lose your keys (or kid) again

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Losing your keys is awful. It’s probably happened to you at least once in your life, and I bet it frustrated the hell out of you. Four-month-old Moscow-based startup Bunch wants to make it so you never lose you...
This crafty 4-month-old startup helps you never lose your keys (or kid) again

IBM manufactures light-based 'nanophotonic' chips to let the terrabytes flow

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IBM's taken a large step toward computer chips that use photons instead of electrons by manufacturing the first 90nm silicon-based optical processing modules. It did so using the CMOS nanophotonics technology we first saw back in 2010, creating tranceivers capable of 25Gbps transfer speeds. By multiplexing a large number...
IBM manufactures light-based 'nanophotonic' chips to let the terrabytes flow

Nintendo circle pad for 3DS XL announced in Japan

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Nintendo has rather quietly announced that it'll be bringing the Circle Pad Pro to its colossal 3DS XL handheld. The release doesn't go into the specifics beyond confirming the eventual arrival of the accessory, which adds a second analog stick (and a few more centimeters of heft) onto the...
Nintendo circle pad for 3DS XL announced in Japan

SoftKinetic and TabletKiosk collaborate on 3D interface for tablets

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Perhaps in light of Intel's goal of integrating 3D cameras into its devices by the end of 2014, SoftKinetic has partnered with TabletKiosk to bring what it calls the first-ever 3D interface to enterprise tablets. That chunky slab you see above is based on the Sahara Slate PC i500,...
SoftKinetic and TabletKiosk collaborate on 3D interface for tablets

Mobility Ventures backs magnetic positioning startup Indoor Atlas in $640,000 seed round

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Venture capital firm Mobility Ventures has announced an investment in Indoor Atlas, a startup pursuing indoor mapping using the Earth’s magnetic field, as part of a $640,000 (€500,000) seed round. Based in Finland, Indoor Atlas claims it is the first to put “magnetic anomalies” from buildings and smartphones to use...
Mobility Ventures backs magnetic positioning startup Indoor Atlas in $640,000 seed round

Your Next Laptop Could Have Kinect Built In (MSFT)

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Microsoft is testing laptops with built-in Kinect sensors, which would allow users to control them with voice commands and gestures. The Daily saw a couple of prototypes that looked to be made by hardware partner Asus. Microsoft confirmed to The Daily that the prototypes were real. Microsoft said last...
Your Next Laptop Could Have Kinect Built In (MSFT)
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