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Google Is Making Me Stupid

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by Chris Bodenner The Pew Research Center recently released an opinion survey of nearly 900 "prominent scientists, business leaders, consultants, writers and technology developers" regarding the impact of the Internet on intelligence and learning. The lead question was the Nick Carr-inspired, "Will Google make us stupid?", based on his...
Google Is Making Me Stupid

Inhabitat's Week in Green: the Soundscraper, bedroom algae biofuel lab and the revival of the gastric-brooding frog

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. The first week of spring kicked off with a bang for the architecture community as Japanese architect Toyo Ito was awarded the 2013 Pritzker...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: the Soundscraper, bedroom algae biofuel lab and the revival of the gastric-brooding frog

Mitsumi exhibits micro-vibration power generator and batteryless RF switch (video)

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This picture from Mitsumi's CEATEC booth may not seem to say much, but it's certainly showing the future. The silver cylinder at the top is actually a small power generating device that converts micro-vibrations into usable energy, so stick one of these on, say, a ventilation duct and you...
Mitsumi exhibits micro-vibration power generator and batteryless RF switch (video)

Stop slouching! Startup scores cash for high-tech posture-sensing waistband

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Now, here’s a product that just seems perfect for desk-bound, laptop-typing geeks like us. Meet the Lumo BodyTech, a device worn around the waist which vibrates when one slouches. Those vibrations are meant as a gentle reminder to sit up straight. (Now, I don’t have to hear it from my...
Stop slouching! Startup scores cash for high-tech posture-sensing waistband

Tablets That Have a Certain Feel to Them

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Given that most Android tablets look the same, a couple of companies are showing technologies in Barcelona that make sure they don’t feel the same. One of those companies is a Finnish start-up called Senseg. Its technology, which it says is just now ready to go into products, lets you...
Tablets That Have a Certain Feel to Them

IBM's 5 in 5 predicts cognitive computing will complement our senses, virtualize touch

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IBM thinks cognitive computers that can adapt to their surroundings will be a large part of our future, and that their ability to take unprocessed data and find patterns in different environments will augment our sensory interactions with our surroundings. While many of us associate haptic feedback with video...
IBM's 5 in 5 predicts cognitive computing will complement our senses, virtualize touch
Pebble Watchface SDK Now Available, Let's See What This Smart Watch Can Do
Altec Lansing announces inAir 5000, its first Airplay-capable speaker
Commodore 64 transformed into hybrid bass keytar

hippih's Bluetooth-powered hipKey keeps your iPhone close, your precious things closer (hands-on)

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Bluetooth accessories that let you keep tabs of your stuff aren't exactly new, but few are as charming and well-designed as hippih's hipKey, at least from our initial impressions. Created and designed in Denmark, the tiny crescent-shaped device made its US debut at CES 2013 after a couple of...
hippih's Bluetooth-powered hipKey keeps your iPhone close, your precious things closer (hands-on)

BlackBerry 10.1 official with HDR camera mode, expansions to Hub and notifications

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Never mind that a few developers spoiled the surprise last week: BlackBerry 10.1, BB10's first major OS update, is official today. The release arrives chiefly to support the BlackBerry Q10's hardware keyboard and smaller OLED screen, but it brings a swath of extra improvements that should please Z10 owners...
BlackBerry 10.1 official with HDR camera mode, expansions to Hub and notifications

Perpetual motion: A piezoelectric pacemaker that is powered by your heartbeat

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It sounds like the theoretical impossibility of perpetual motion, but engineers at the University of Michigan have created a pacemaker that is powered by the beating of your heart — no batteries required.The technology behind this new infinite-duration pacemaker is one that we’ve discussed before at length on ExtremeTech: piezoelectricity....
Perpetual motion: A piezoelectric pacemaker that is powered by your heartbeat

PebbleOS 1.10 supports third-party watch faces, sorts out iOS issues

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Pebble has been on a rapid cadence with smartwatch updates to justify those crowdfunded dollars, and it's not letting up just because watch shipments are well underway. PebbleOS 1.10 has arrived with support for custom watch faces built using the matching SDK. The revamp will be especially helpful for...
PebbleOS 1.10 supports third-party watch faces, sorts out iOS issues

Energy harvester that creates power from ambient vibrations finally comes to market

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We can stuff as many powerful processors and as much memory as we want into our phones and tablets, but it won't matter unless the devices can draw enough energy to make use of it all. Even if the battery industry can produce a unit that can store significantly more...
Energy harvester that creates power from ambient vibrations finally comes to market
Google Glass Already Has A Competitor With A Sleeker Design (GOOG)
In new Cadillac sedans, vibrating seats warn you of impending danger
Cadillac focuses on safety with vibrating drivers' seats, other accident avoidance tech (video)

IBM predicts computers will have the five human senses within five years

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Every year, IBM releases its “5 in 5″ — five technologies that it predicts will change the world in the next five years. This year, IBM is taking on the five senses and how we can make our computers work more like a human being. Touch, sight, hearing, taste, and...
IBM predicts computers will have the five human senses within five years

New Kyocera phone will put voices in your head (in a good way)

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Kyocera isn’t really known for successful innovation in the smartphone realm. Anyone that remembers the dual-screen monstrosity that was the Kyocera Echo can attest to that. With Kyocera’s newest foray into Android smartphones, however, there is a notable feature that you don’t see much of. The Kyocera Urbano Progresso uses...
New Kyocera phone will put voices in your head (in a good way)

MIT Develops an Energy-Harvesting Chip That You Can Shake and Bake

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A pair of researchers from MIT develop a chip that pulls energy from light, vibrations, and heat at the same time....
MIT Develops an Energy-Harvesting Chip That You Can Shake and Bake

Kyocera Smart Sonic receiver transmits call audio through cranial vibrations (video)

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Kyocera's Smart Sonic receiver and tissue conduction technology have been around for some time, but this year at MWC, we had another chance to test it out. In case you didn't know, the receiver's a ceramic piezoelectric actuator that takes the place of a phone's speaker to let listeners...
Kyocera Smart Sonic receiver transmits call audio through cranial vibrations (video)

Nokia Has Filed A Patent That Would Make Your Tattoo Vibrate Every Time Your Cell Phone Rings

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Hello, brave new world. Nokia may be working on an invention that would cause a tattoo to vibrate every time you get a call on your cell. The Finnish firm's filing with the US Patent Office describes tattooing, stamping, or spraying "ferromagnetic" material onto skin—or a fingernail—and linking it...
Nokia Has Filed A Patent That Would Make Your Tattoo Vibrate Every Time Your Cell Phone Rings
Durex's New Long-Distance Sexy Time Fundawear Is Exactly That

Bone Conducting Ski Goggles: Say It With Your Skull [Video]

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Microphones can't discriminate what they hear, which can lead to noisy conversations if you're careening down a snowy hill. But by picking up the vibrations in your skull while you talk, Buhel's new SpeakGoggle G33s promise to clearly decipher every word. More »...
Bone Conducting Ski Goggles: Say It With Your Skull [Video]
UK student creates 'virtual' keyboard for the iPhone by using its built-in accelerometer

Lark expands from a sleep monitor to a full on coaching service

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The Lark, which began its life as a ‘silent un-alarm’ clock armband that wakes you with gentle vibrations, has been expanded to become a full-on sleep coaching system. The new Lark ships with a free comprehensive sleep analysis using data gathered by the band itself and feedback that doesn’t just...
Lark expands from a sleep monitor to a full on coaching service

Helium stocks run low – and party balloons are to blame

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The world supply of helium, which is essential in research and medicine, is being squandered, say scientistsOleg Kirichek, the leader of a research team at the Isis neutron beam facility at the UK's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, had an unpleasant shock last week. One of his key experiments, designed to probe...
Helium stocks run low – and party balloons are to blame

The 404 1,079: Where we ban all the skinnies (podcast)

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Did my cell phone just vibrate or am I going crazy? Today's 404 episode explains phantom cell phone vibrations and why the new Samsung Galaxy S III randomly burst into flames. We'll also talk about a YouTube video showing excessive bullying and what you can do about it, and a...
The 404 1,079: Where we ban all the skinnies (podcast)

Smartphone robo-cushion lets you love the one you're not with

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Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro's "Hugvie" translates your caller's voice into huggable vibrations. Great for long-distance lovin' -- and maybe a new form of high-tech group grope too. [Read more]...
Smartphone robo-cushion lets you love the one you're not with

Teardown of New 21.5-inch iMac Reveals Glued Down LCD and Dual Microphones

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iFixit has released a comprehensive teardown of Apple's new 21.5" iMac. The new iMac, with its ultra slim bezel proved to be a disappointment to the iFixit team, because both the glass and the LCD are glued to the iMac frame with strong adhesive, which negatively impacts repairability.The late 2012...
Teardown of New 21.5-inch iMac Reveals Glued Down LCD and Dual Microphones
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