If you were a bacterium, the virus M13 might seem innocuous enough. It insinuates more than it invades, setting up shop like a freeloading houseguest, not a killer. Once inside it makes itself at home, eating your food, texting indiscriminately. Recently, however, bioengineers at Stanford University have given M13 a bit of a makeover. The … Continue reading Bioengineers introduce Bi-Fi | The biological Internet
The International Trade Commission voted yesterday to investigate Apple for patent infringement allegations launched by the Google-owned Motorola Mobility. As expected, Motorola is asking for import bans on just about every iOS device, including iPhones, iPods, and iPads. What might be surprising is that Motorola is also asking for a ban on every type of … Continue reading Motorola asks ITC to ban every Mac, iPad, and most iPhones
Google's Project Glass is in limelight at the moment because it's amazing technology that's only now becoming viable, even while it's been a Star Trek staple for years. And Glass is actually just one component in a quiet revolution in wearable computing that's going on all around you--which may change how you learn about just … Continue reading Does This Wearable Computer Make My Butt Look Fat?
Over the past few days, the latest round of purported pictures of Apple's forthcoming iPhone 5 have hit the web. And I can't be the only potential customer who is deflated by what they see. Here's a video from a Japanese Blog showing the casing: In fact, I'll go far enough to say that, if … Continue reading If The iPhone 5 Really Looks Like This, Apple May Be Screwed!
A groundbreaking new device from the UK’s National Physical Laboratory NPL could help to usher in the long-awaited era of quantum computers.Researchers at NPL have demonstrated for the first time a monolithic 3D ion microtrap array that could be scaled up to handle several tens of ion-based quantum bits qubits.An ion trap is a combination of electric or … Continue reading Nanoscale ion microtrap array for quantum information processing
Canon shook up the camera world on Monday with its own version of a mirrorless camera featuring interchangeable lenses with the debut of the slim and versatile EOS M. Promoted as a digital video powerhouse, the new EOS is essentially a digital SLR camera shrunk into a smaller package. You may have heard of the … Continue reading Canon Gives DSLRs a True Challenger With Mirrorless EOS M Camera
Apple Inc faces an unusual phenomenon when reporting earnings this time around: low expectations. Few are expecting the world's most valuable technology company -- which surpasses Wall Street expectations with near regularity -- to deliver a bumper quarter once more on Tuesday. The main reason: consumers holding out for the new iPhone. Apple may still … Continue reading Are Apple fans learning at last?
Transparent photovoltaics have yet to grace the face of your smartphone, but don't give up hope -- UCLA researchers are working on a new see-through solar cell that's showing potential. Using a new type of polymer solar cell, the team has been able to build a device that converts infrared light into electrical current. Current … Continue reading UCLA creates transparent solar cell, dreams of current generating windows
Lightweight, wearable gadgets have changed our workout routines. Some of us consider it an integral part of every workout to monitor our heart rates, activity and calories burned in real time. Future devices may become even more enmeshed in our fitness routines. Enter battery-free gadgets powered by body heat. If you run hard, bike for … Continue reading Workout Gadgets Will Soon Be Battery-Free and Powered by You