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Showing posts from October 13, 2013

HTC One Max fingerprint phablet unveiled early

The Android-powered One Max - which includes a fingerprint scanner and a 5.9in (15cm) screen - had been scheduled to be unveiled at a press conference in China on Tuesday. The device is a larger "phablet-sized" version of its flagship model. HTC's original One was well-reviewed but has been outsold by Samsung's Galaxy S4. That helped cause HTC to post its first ever quarterly loss earlier this month. The Taiwanese firm announced a deficit of just under 3bn Taiwan dollars ($100m; £62m) for its July-to-September quarter. By contrast Samsung Electronics has forecast record profits for the same period. HTC said it decided to abandon the restrictions it had placed on information about the One Max after a member of the media broke a Tuesday embargo placed on its specifications. A spokeswoman for the firm said she was unable to name the publication responsible.

Gecko - Make your smart phone SMARTER

With Gecko you can trigger, secure, remind, capture, track and locate. Indian technologists have developed a Bluetooth-enabled device that can serve as a Swiss army knife for smartphones. Gecko, which is about the size of a quarter, can be programed to perform a host of functions, like lost-and-found, a personal photographer, a pet sitter and a home security system.According to Mashable, Gecko is a tiny wireless remote that lets the user control his smartphone by shaking or turning it.The device can also operate as a motion detector that sends alerts to your phone and its built-in ambient temperature sensor allows for climate tracking too, the report added.Gecko will be compatible with smartphones having Bluetooth 4.0, including iPhone 4S and above, Android phones running Android 4.3, or Samsung devices running 4.2.

Russia Launching New Search Engine 'Sputnik' to Compete With Google

The name Sputnik stands tall in history books as the vessel that helped spark a space race with the U.S. But a new Russian project with the same name is planning to play catch-up in an area where the U.S. already has a huge lead: search engines. Rostelecom , the country’s state-controlled telecom service, has been charged with creating a search engine to compete with the likes of Google, as well as well local search-engine leader Yandex, which is based in the Netherlands, according to Reuters. Even with state backing, however, Sputnik will face stiff competition. On its website, Yandex claims that it currently generates 62% of all search traffic in Russia.

Sono: A device That Turn your Windows in Noice Cancilation device

"sono" turns your window into an advanced noise cancelling system that allows you to eliminate and/оr control the sounds that pass through. With its concentric broadband antenna rings, it harvests the energy of electromagnetic noise from Wi-Fi, and similar signals and this way also reduces the level of e-smog pollution in your environment. In our loud and busy world a moment of silence has become a scarce and almost luxurious experience. "sono" lets you reclaim that silence for your home. A series of experiments was necessary to reach a proof of 

Xarius: Charge Your Mobile From Air

Xarius is a portable energy generator that allows to charge electrical appliances by the use of windpower in areas without electricity. Its lightweight and compact design makes the wind turbine to a perfect companion on backpacking trips with little luggage. It is composed of a foldable three-wing-system and an internal energy generator. The integrated rope makes it easy to adapt to any environment.Hooks are attached to both of its ends to tighten the rope and open the wings at the same time using the resulting tension. For convenient charging the battery is permanently installed, so that the electrical device can be charged inside the tent. The LED on the hook shows the current charge of battery. The pulsating orange indicates that the wind turbine has to recharge. Even at low wind speeds the blades begin to rotate autonomously.

LG is mass-producing batteries that can curve, bend, and get wet

Why have a curved battery? Good question, and fortunately, the answer makes a lot of sense. Basically, we've got an awful lot of tech coming down with pipe with things like curved screens, not to mention designs that are actually flexible, like some forthcoming e-readers and watches and such. Having a curved battery is a necessity for this sort of tech, which is why LG Chem will be mass-producing them next month. And that's the big news here: we're not talking about something that's buried in an underground lab somewhere, or even a prototype: these batteries are going into production, which means they'll be immediately available for integration into the next generation of devices.

Virtual Reality Projected Directly Onto Eyeballs

Though the marketplace for head-mounted virtual reality displays remains relatively wide-open, Oculus Rift and Zeiss Cinemizer OLED have shown early potential with goggles and glasses that use screens to feed images to the wearer’s eyes. Avegant’s prototype Virtual Retinal Display (VRD) takes a different approach. Using an array of two million micro-mirrors, these specs deliver a virtual 3-D experience by projecting two separate images onto each retina. Users comprehend the low-resolution light sources as an 80-inch panel, seen from eight feet away. Each projected images offers two times the resolution of competing head-mounted displays, plus a seamless image compliments of precise pixel blending.