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How technology can be used in health and social care - video

Technology is driving a cultural shift within the NHS, with more patients set to be treated at home rather than in hospital. With the health+care conference on 12 and 13 June, the focus is on how health and social care can develop to improve the lives of older people and those with long-term …

Ginger.io Adds $20 Million In Funding

According to an SEC filing, behavioral health analytics startup Ginger.io has added $20 million in Series B funding. This brings the total amount raised up to $28.2 million.<p>According to the filing, Ginger.io added Kaiser Permanente Ventures partner Dave Schulte to its board. This usually implies …

NASA Just Emailed A Wrench To The International Space Station

For the first time ever, hardware designed on the ground has been emailed to space to meet the needs of an astronaut. From a computer in California, …

Space

Why Techorating Will Dominate Retail In 2015

It’s a common scene in futuristic movies: digital signage and holograms recognize a passerby and project vibrant, life-like ads custom tailored to that person’s preferences. These ads are visually appealing, informative and highly personalized. And as the techorating trend gains steam, this science …

BMW is developing a car that can be parked via smartwatch

BMW is developing a remote-control valet parking system for cars that can be operated by a smartwatch.<p>The sensor-filled BMW i3 car, which will be on …

Inside the 3D-printed dress that may be the future of fashion

Creating high fashion garments using 3D printers is a dream many creators have pursued in recent years — resulting in what is, for the most part, …

Bitcoin was the worst investment of 2014, but that's a good thing for Bitcoin

The less it's seen as a speculative currency, the easier it will be for bitcoin to gain momentum as a technology<p>One year ago this month I wrote a piece saying bitcoin was too cheap for its own good. The point of that piece was that Bitcoin was suffering from massive swings in price, a volatility …

‘Virtual’ judge hears jury verdict via Skype

A jury has delivered its verdict before a ‘virtual’ judge appearing on screen, in what is believed to be the first time a judge has not been …

Crime

Ultrasound creates a haptic shape that can be seen and felt

A team at the University of Bristol has used ultrasound to create three-dimensional shapes in mid-air that can be touched and seen.<p>There are lots of potential uses for mid-air haptics; gaming immediately springs to mind -- imagine if you could feel a physical ball while playing with the Kinect for …

Computer Science

Samsung's 'eye mouse' enables users to control their computer with a glance

Now in its second generation, Samsung's EyeCan+ will help people with disabilities create documents and browse the Web using only eye movements.<p>Samsung has unveiled a new version of its so-called EyeCan+ eye mouse, a device that enables people with disabilities to use computers through eye …

Disability

BBC Radio 4 - The Digital Human

Aleks Krotoski asks, are there some things that we'd be better off not knowing?<p>Is the digital world helping to revive old tribal connections?<p>How technology can be reinvented in powerful ways by individuals seeking a better life.<p>Are you completely in the thrall of online technology? Take this simple …

XYZprinting adds a food 3D printer to its ambitious lineup

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock/Lasse Kristensen<p>While most desktop 3D printer companies are focused on their flagship machines, …

Samsung Unveils 360-Degree Virtual Reality Camera

Samsung unveils 360-degree virtual reality camera at its developer conference.<p>Samsung Electronics took the wraps off a 360-degree camera that captures images in 3-D.<p>The camera, called Project Beyond, captures panoramic views with its 16 high-definition cameras positioned around the edges of the …

LG's new phones have strange digital characters living inside of them

Most smartphones look decidedly bland, so to set its new mid-range phones apart, LG is quite literally giving them some character. In Korea, LG is introducing the Aka line, a set of smartphones that each come in a different color and with a different digital character built into them. There are …

Touch-free smartphone lets you text and play games with head gestures

In the Arabian Nights story, whenever Ali Baba shouts "Open Sesame," the door to the den of the Forty Thieves opens. But for the 10 beta testers of the Sesame phone, uttering that phrase means unlocking their smartphones without the use of their hands. Once the touch-free phone is active, users …

Hand-implanted NFC chips open this man's bitcoin wallet

The Dutch founder of a bitcoin ATM firm has gone to great lengths to highlight the digital currency -- implanting near-field communication (NFC) …

This 3D printer is also a scanner and laser engraver

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: FLUX<p>It’s a pretty awesome time to be a maker. There are desktop CNC machines, circuit printers, laser cutters and 3D …

Google Glass goes to work

A nervous new doctor performing a procedure for the first time puts on a pair of Google Glass and scrubs in. From the moment she makes her first incision, a live video feed of the operation is streamed from her glasses to a surgeon outside the operating room who gives live feedback over …

FITCH

Zubie: This Car Safety Tool 'Could Have Given Hackers Control Of Your Vehicle'

Over the last year, researchers have been guessing at ways hackers might compromise cars from afar. Now, alumni of Israel’s cyber intelligence division, Unit 8200, have discovered that an innocuous American in-vehicle technology could have been exploited to remotely mess with the brakes, steering …

Bitcoin: New York State Continues Its Path To Regulating Virtual Currency

New York is moving forward with its plan to regulate bitcoin, which it says will protect consumers and prevent illegal activity. But businesses and …

IFTTT now connects to Rachio Iro, the smart lawn sprinkler controller

The cute little web service IFTTT (“If this, then that”) is steadily becoming much more than just something on your phone that helps you embed Instagram photos into your tweets.<p>Now you can hook up your Rachio Iro, a connected garden sprinkler controller, to your IFTTT account and use it to control …

Microsoft's bone-conducting headset guides the blind with audio cues

While nothing can replace the companionship of a guide dog, technology can help make treks through busy cities a lot less stressful and more enjoyable for the visually impaired. Microsoft, for one, is currently testing a new headset (developed with help from UK charity Guide Dogs) that uses 3D …

Early Web Pioneer CNET Launches A Print Magazine

In a time when news outlets are shuttering their print presence in favor of web, CNET, a tech news site founded 20 years ago, is expanding to publish a quarterly magazine.<p>“Surprised? That’s the point,” wrote Connie Guglielmo and Lindsey Turrentine, the site’s respective editors-in-chief for <i>CNET …

In Smart Home, Retrofit May Be The Next Big Thing

When you look around at many of the smart home systems coming to market, most require what is called in the business tech world a ”fork lift upgrade”, meaning you have to throw out your old hardware and replace it with new gear in order to get the advantages of new technology.<p>Take the Nest Protect …

Hotel rooms go keyless

Imagine walking into your hotel room without ever picking up a key at the front desk.<p>On Monday, both Hilton and Starwood hotels, the parent of …