Scientists are developing a new technology that would enable blind people to see through their cell-phones and tablets. The technology is being developed at the University of Lincoln, UK where specialists in computer vision and machine learning are trying to create a system that would describe new environments to people with sight challenges. The program is funded through a Google Faculty Research Award.
“This project will build on our previous research to create an interface that can be used to help people with visual impairments,” says project lead Dr Nicola Bellotto, an expert on machine perception and [...]
For the frequent traveller, it could be the perfect way to attend those urgent meetings while staying at home.
The Double robot can turn your iPad into a ‘virtual you’ that can be sent anywhere in the world. The $2,000 robot is described as ‘the simplest, most elegant way to be somewhere else in the world without flying there’
Imagine you’re at your company, seated at your desk, when this iPad perched on a kind of pared-down Segway rolls up beside you. On the screen is the face of one of your co-workers located in another [...]
Scientists have discovered a new molecule that will make your teeth cavity-proof, the formula has been dubber “Keep 32” and can kill cavity producing bacteria in 60 seconds. The researchers claim that the flexibility of the molecule allows it to be added to any substance like toothpaste or mouthwash, even chewing gum and candies.
The scientists have said that the product/formula needs to be in your mouth for at least 60 seconds for it to make your teeth cavity proof. It will eliminate the dreadful cavity causing Streptococcus Mutans and will prevent its regeneration for many hours.
The research on the molecule began in 2005 and has now been fully [...]
Speaking at Le Web in Paris Google CEO, spoke about why Apps were first written for iOS and then ported over to Android. The response was one that would not surprise any Android user, Schmidt claims ” In about 6 months its going to be the other way round.” He predicts that the new OS Ice Cream Sandwich will remove the device fragmentation and lead people closer to the OS, making it a preferred choice of developers.
[Le Web (YouTube)]
Sony Ericsson has handed its support to the FreeXperia dev team, which is dedicated to bringing CyanogenMod 7.1 .The company has donated 20 phones to the cause, realizing that “not all Android phones are alike”.
Even though Sony Ericsson do not promote the unlocking of the bootloader and developing Android software on the Xperia devices, They certainly allow you to do it and also give you a step by step.
[Sony Ericsson Developer World]
Microsoft demoed the upcoming version changes on the next generation of Windows Phone 7 Devices , major features including multitasking, background audio, push notifications and raw sensor data (not to mention over 1500 new APIs) in the next version of Windows Phone. Check out the video below courtesy of Engadget.
So, Nokia has joined hands with Microsoft to develop future products, what does this mean? We have the details and will be shedding light on the insides and out of the alliance and what it does for us.
To start off, we expected Symbian to either be completely re-invented or be completely exterminated. Nokia choose the latter, they probably thought it was much easier than to invent an OS in a market that was way ahead of them. This alliance comes with the death of Symbian in a slow and steady manner. In the presentation created by Stephen Elop (ceo of Nokia) t it’s clear that [...]