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New Kind of LED Could Mean Better Google-Glass-Like Displays - MIT Technology Review

A tiny head-mounted display, like the one in Google Glass, will only be useful if you can see on-screen alerts and information clearly. And that’s …

Apple patent application teams up multiple smartphone flashes for better lighting

Smartphone camera flashes are notoriously weak compared to dedicated models, but what if you could fire them from several handsets at once? Since none of us have the millisecond timing needed to do it manually, Apple has filed a patent application to let any number of iOS (or other devices with a …

NHK has a theoretical fix for OLED's theoretical longevity problem

Japan's National Broadcasting Corporation, NHK, reckons OLED displays don't last long enough. And they have a point, because OLED pixels that are exposed to the air can lose half of their brightness in just 100 days. Commercial products are of course protected from the elements, but they're not …

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Samsung next gen 5G wireless service hits 1 Gbps in testing

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has been testing next-generation 5G wireless service in one of its in-house testing centers. Samsung …

Kindle finally getting a color screen? Amazon buys Liquavista display company

Samsung sells off the flexible screen maker after only two years<p>Samsung's been teasing its flexible, full-color display technology since 2011 when it acquired Liquavista, but it never actually shipped in a consumer product. One of the few companies that still has a viable e-reader business, Amazon …

The Smithsonian is 3D-scanning its collection for future generations

The Smithsonian has been experimenting with 3D scanning for some time now, using tools like laser arm scanners to map models of whale fossils and other ancient artifacts. Now the museum is utilizing the technology to preserve its collection for posterity. Its "laser cowboys" Vince Rossi and Adam …

Sharp posts biggest ever annual loss amid another executive reshuffle

Sharp's journey to profitability has taken another hit after it recorded the biggest annual net loss in its 100-year history. As losses totalled ¥545 billion ($5.37 billion) in the year ending March 31, the company also promoted former executive vice president of products Kozo Takahashi to …

As Google I/O Approaches, Microsoft Hires A High-Profile Team To Attract Outside Developers

Just before Google I/O, Microsoft is making a big pitch for developers with a high-profile announcement about a new team that will focus on building outside interest in app development on the Azure platform.<p>The group, which will have a base in San Francisco, is part of the Developer and Platform …

Could Skype Be The Killer App For Microsoft's Next Xbox?

As we look ahead to Microsoft‘s announcement of its next Xbox, there’s as much attention being paid to non-gaming uses as there is to actual games. That’s good and bad — while broader appeal is always nice, this is a games console and it needs to attract gamers. The notion of a TV tuner has gotten …

3Gbps LED light bulb WLAN achieved by Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

We first noted it back in 2008: the possibility of using LED light bulbs for secure and directional wireless internet access. Well, the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute is claiming that speedy data rates of up 3Gbps have are indeed feasible. The boost comes from its latest enhancements, allowing …

New 3-D Display Could Let Phones and Tablets Produce Holograms - MIT Technology Review

A new kind of three-dimensional display developed at HP Labs plays hologram-like videos without the need for any moving parts or glasses. Videos …

Amazon’s Head of Mobile Interfaces - MIT Technology Review

Sam Hall doesn’t just eat his own dog food, as the Silicon Valley saying goes. He also orders it on his mobile phone.<p>As vice president of mobile …

The Future of TV–Terrestrial Broadcasting Or Video-On-Demand Over Cellular Networks? - MIT Technology Review

One of the factors limiting the future of communications is bandwidth. In particular, mobile providers are greedily eyeing the 470-790 MHz …

How It Works: A Touchscreen That Knows You

Touchscreens treat all fleshy finger pads alike: Most detect a simple change in electrical current or in sound or light waves regardless of who is swiping. Researchers at Disney Research, Pittsburgh, have built a touchscreen that can discriminate between users.<p>Every person's body has its own bone …

Glasses-Free 3-D Display For Smartphones Shows Objects Floating Above Screen

The display beams 3-D objects a centimeter above or below.<p>Handheld holograms aren't here yet, but these little prototypes offer glimpse of what that future might look like. Researchers at Hewlett-Packard Labs have made prototypes of screens that could display 3D images and videos in smartphones, …

Amsterdam's Futuristic New Fletcher Hotel Blends Sustainability with Luxury

Amsterdam’s newly-opened Fletcher Hotel is a stunning hotel born of star designer Robert Kolenik’s “Eco Chic” aesthetics. This four-star, nineteen …

Sharp, Foxconn to continue talks as deadline sails by

The deadline has passed for Sharp and Foxconn to agree on investment terms, but the companies apparently are still trying to resolve their differences.<p>A one-year deadline was set to give both companies time to reach an agreement on a potential investment that would save Japan-based Sharp, which is …

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Apple's broken promise: why doesn't iCloud 'just work'?

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service<p>iCloud, perhaps more than any Apple software product, is meant to "just work." When Apple introduced iCloud, it made clear its hopes to eradicate settings menus and file systems in favor of automation. Steve …

Print your own Google Glass and look the part

Han Solo, Honest Abe, and even Aristotle are just a few of the people who look absolutely fantastic wearing their Google Glass computers. But unless you're a deep-pocketed developer from the US, chances are nil of getting anywhere near the audacious $1,500 spectacles. So why not do the next best …

Intel in talks with media companies for its TV service, claims report

Intel's internet-based TV service has yet to officially launch, but that doesn't mean the company isn't working hard to obtain the content necessary for such a service. According to a report from <i>Bloomberg</i>, Intel is already talking to big-time media companies to secure TV shows and films that it …

LG patents RFID-labelled cookbook, attempts to offer more than just another place to spill sauce

LG is no stranger to mixing together patents and white goods and this time it's trying to bridge the gap between recipes and those all-too-often underwhelming results. One of its patents, granted today, outlines the idea of two RF tags that would offer food information and appliance specs, with a …

First-Known Targeted Malware Attack On Android Phones Steals Contacts And Text Messages

Malicious software is nothing new to the cyber security world. So-called malware is what unscrupulous folk use to disrupt or gather sensitive data from our desktop computers. Targeted attacks with malware have been relatively unseen on smartphones, those other computers we carry around that are …

New Amazon CloudHSM service vows enterprise-grade security

Amazon(s amzn) Web Services runs on tons and tons of shared hardware. That’s a huge benefit in terms of cost but also spooks customers with strict …

Digitimes says Apple is working on a 4K TV for either later this year or early next year

According to <i>Digitimes</i>, Apple is planning on launching a TV set either later this year or in early 2014. The site, which has a mixed track record, says that the display is of 4K resolution. Specifically, the report calls for a 3840 x 2160 panel in the TV. While the site says Apple could be working …