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HTC Will Start Being More Vocal About Its Brilliance, Confirms Camera Supply Is Behind HTC One Delay

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HTC has revealed that it will finally drop the frankly stupid “Quietly Brilliant” tagline it has been using for the past few years, the WSJ reports, with company marketing chief Benjamin Ho saying they “haven’t been loud enough” with marketing to date. The first fruits of that change in strategy...
HTC Will Start Being More Vocal About Its Brilliance, Confirms Camera Supply Is Behind HTC One Delay

Demystifying Advanced Compact Cameras

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For a lot of people, a “point and shoot” camera translates to “scratch your head, read instruction manual, Google some stuff, aim camera, point, shoot and frown at grainy or under-exposed photo.” In other words: It’s complicated. It hasn’t always been this way. But more compact digital cameras now come...
Demystifying Advanced Compact Cameras

Nevada embraces the future, approves self-driving cars

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The state that makes its livelihood off gambling is making a safe bet that self-driving cars won’t cause mayhem on the highways of Nevada. The Silver State just set up rules for driverless cars after the legislature approved the concept last year. Among the rules: Self-driving cars get red license...
Nevada embraces the future, approves self-driving cars

From the Nikon D1 to the Nikon D4: How DSLRs have improved over the years

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Digital SLRs have become so commonplace that it is hard to believe that it has only been a little over a decade since they were introduced to the mainstream market. Nikon’s groundbreaking launch of the $5,500 D1 in 1999 marked the first time a pure DSLR was available for retail...
From the Nikon D1 to the Nikon D4: How DSLRs have improved over the years

Company behind 'digital pill' with embedded chip raises $62.5M

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Forgetting whether you took your meds will be a thing of the past if Proteus Digital Health has its way.  Last year, the Redwood, Calif. company received FDA clearance for a ”digital pill” that tracks whether patients are taking their medication and how their bodies are responding to it. On Wednesday,...
Company behind 'digital pill' with embedded chip raises $62.5M

Ten One ships $80 Pogo Connect, a pressure-sensitive Bluetooth 4.0 stylus for iPad

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While there are many third-party capacitive pens for the iPad on the market, none are as precise as pressure-sensitive models like the ones Samsung Galaxy Note aficionados have enjoyed for some time. Enter the Pogo Connect, which is described as the world's first pressure-sensitive Bluetooth 4.0 iPad stylus. Brought...
Ten One ships $80 Pogo Connect, a pressure-sensitive Bluetooth 4.0 stylus for iPad

We love your work… now show us your workings

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The validity of scientific research depends upon practitioners publishing their softwareScience, as Winston Churchill might have said, is the worst system for obtaining reliable knowledge – except for all the others. What makes it special is the mantra that's drummed into every young researcher: "take nobody's word for it". The...
We love your work… now show us your workings

People Power releases SDK for wireless home energy sensors

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Serial entrepreneur Gene Wang started People Power, a maker wireless network devices that monitor energy consumption, because he knows how much energy is wasted by the average household. Thermostats are not set properly, TVs draw power even when they’re off and sprinkler systems operate oblivious to weather patterns. “About the...
People Power releases SDK for wireless home energy sensors

Basis Takes On Jawbone, Nike, Finally Launches Its Impressive $199 Health Tracking Band

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For Quantified Self devotees, data hounds and fitness enthusiasts, it’s a good time to be alive. Recent improvements in sensor technology, battery life and connectivity (and lower costs) have given rise to a slew of wearable gadgets and apps that make it easy to track and make sense of our...
Basis Takes On Jawbone, Nike, Finally Launches Its Impressive $199 Health Tracking Band

Compact cameras die in a flash thanks to smartphones

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The technology was primitive but now photographers such as Annie Leibovitz can't be parted from smartphone camerasIn an August, 2010 Monday Note called Smartcameras in our future?, I hoped for smartphone-like apps running on a nice compact camera such as Canon's S90 (now replaced by the S100). At the time,...
Compact cameras die in a flash thanks to smartphones
Asthmapolis raises $5M to fight asthma with sensors and smartphones

VIDEO: How buildings could come to life

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How new sensor technology could allow furniture and buildings to adapt to the people using them....
VIDEO: How buildings could come to life

How Indiana's Severs are the Next Internet of Things Beachhead

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An unlikely place to look for the latest trend for the Internet of Things is inside the sewers of the City of South Bend, Indiana. For the past six years, their city managers have been working with a group of consultants from IBM, nearby Notre Dame University and others...
How Indiana's Severs are the Next Internet of Things Beachhead

Indiana's Sewers: An Outpost on the Internet of Things

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An unlikely place to look for the latest trend for the Internet of Things is inside the sewers of the City of South Bend, Indiana. For the past six years, South Bend's city managers have been working with a group of consultants from IBM, nearby Notre Dame University and others...
Indiana's Sewers: An Outpost on the Internet of Things

Health tech's monthly checkup: investment nearly tripled in January (infographic)

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Last year may have been a good year for health tech funding — but 2013 is shaping up to be even better. The amount of funding put toward health tech companies in January was up 172 percent over the same time last year, according to StartUp Health Insights, the database run...
Health tech's monthly checkup: investment nearly tripled in January (infographic)

Video: Microsoft Kinect powers augmented-reality magic show

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Maybe Microsoft Kinect could replace Microsoft PowerPoint someday? That was my first thought while watching this TED presentation by high-tech magician Marco Tempest, known for his iPhone and iPod magic tricks. It has been fascinating to see all the unexpected applications for Kinect springing up as Microsoft’s sensor technology expands from...
Video: Microsoft Kinect powers augmented-reality magic show

Seeing Is Believing: This Nokia Ad Was Filmed Entirely With The 808 PureView Supercamera Phone

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As this new ad clearly demonstrates the 41MP Nokia 808 Pureview is an amazing piece of mobile photography technology. It was filmed with just the 808 Pureview and it looks great. Nokia has a winner in the 808 PureView. Too bad it’s a Symbian device. 41MP in a handset?...
Seeing Is Believing: This Nokia Ad Was Filmed Entirely With The 808 PureView Supercamera Phone
This 42-inch TV uses less electricity than a lightbulb
How sensors can lead us to better self-knowledge

How Facebook could get you arrested

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Smart technology and the sort of big data available to social networking sites are helping police target crime before it happens. But is this ethical?The police have a very bright future ahead of them - and not just because they can now look up potential suspects on Google. As they...
How Facebook could get you arrested

NHK and JVC develop 120fps Super Hi-Vision projector

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If you're cine-cave is already decked out with the Super Hi-Vision display, the Super Hi-Vision camera, and the Super Hi-Vision-supping antenna, we guess you just need the 120fps Super Hi-Vision projector to complete the set? Guess what? Working with JVC, NHK has developed just that. It might not be...
NHK and JVC develop 120fps Super Hi-Vision projector

Wacom announces Bamboo Stylus feel for mobile devices

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Wacom announced today the availability of its new Bamboo Stylus feel line, two new digital pens for Android and Windows 8 tablets. The new additions integrate Electro-Magnetic Resonance technology in order to provide a higher-quality, pressure-sensitive writing experience with more precision in note-taking, sketching, and device navigation. The Stylus feel...
Wacom announces Bamboo Stylus feel for mobile devices

iBike riding computer and case upgraded for iPhone 5

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Sports technology company Velocomphas updated its iBike line of cycling accessories for the iPhone 5. Two new products have been announced -- the iBike® Dash CC 5 cycling computer and iBike Phone Booth 5 bike case and mount. Both products are designed specifically for the new iPhone 5. The Dash CC...
iBike riding computer and case upgraded for iPhone 5

Belkin's internet of things dreams extend to energy and water management

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Belkin, the maker of myriad Apple accessories, USB widgets and even the WeMo connected outlets, has a big business in industrial products as well. And today it announced a series of sensors aimed at helping commercial companies and utilities better manage electricity and water usage. It has a pilot project...
Belkin's internet of things dreams extend to energy and water management

iPhone 5S to Include Both Fingerprint Sensor and NFC?

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China Times reports [Google translation, via Macotakara] that Taiwanese chip firm Chipbond has been selected to provide a number of components for the iPhone 5S, including the touch display driver as well as chips to support fingerprint sensor and near field communications (NFC) capabilities. The report suggests that Apple will...
iPhone 5S to Include Both Fingerprint Sensor and NFC?

At I/O, Google Will Be Tracking Things Like Nose Level And Air Quality With Hundreds Of Arduino-Based Sensors

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If you’re attending Google I/O this week, you will be a part of an experiment from the Google Cloud Platform Developer Relations team. On its blog today, the team outlined its plan to gather a bunch of environmental information happening around you as you meander around the Moscone Center. In...
At I/O, Google Will Be Tracking Things Like Nose Level And Air Quality With Hundreds Of Arduino-Based Sensors
Microsoft's consumer detection patent is the new, scary face of DRM

Brains behind Microsoft's Kinect will soon bring similar tech to smartphones

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PrimeSense, the company behind one of the most exciting advancements in video game technology over the past decade, is setting its sights on the rest of the world. The Israel-based company develops sensor technology that is used most famously in Microsoft’s (MSFT) Kinect motion controller, and now PrimeSense has announced...
Brains behind Microsoft's Kinect will soon bring similar tech to smartphones

Don't Tech Nerds Read Ray Bradbury Any More?

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This is how it starts, guys. (Photo: screencap) Coming soon to a CES writeup near you: Microsoft is twerking that Kinect technology just as fast as it can, creating all kinds of weird futuristic use cases to help separate you from your hard-earned dollars. Fast Company reports that Microsoft Research has...
Don't Tech Nerds Read Ray Bradbury Any More?

Ford, GE and University of Michigan team on sensor to track EV battery life, keep us on the road

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Believe it or not, EV battery life is still something of a Pandora's Box, even for automakers: they can tell you the battery pack's current and voltage, but not how it's really performing under pressure. Ford, GE and the University of Michigan are uniting to unlock that mystery through...
Ford, GE and University of Michigan team on sensor to track EV battery life, keep us on the road
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