Simon Renouf

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Easily share your WiFi with friends on iOS 11, automatically sends passwords to nearby devices

iOS 11 includes many automatic features regarding first-time setup and account login. This extends to WiFi networks too. If a friend comes over with an iPhone running iOS 11, you can automatically log them in to your WiFi in one tap.<p>The UI looks like the AirPods pairing process. When the WiFi …

Reversing Paralysis

<b>“</b>Go, go!” was the thought racing through Grégoire Courtine’s mind.<p>The French neuroscientist was watching a macaque monkey as it hunched aggressively …

Singularity: Explain It to Me Like I'm 5-Years-Old

Supercomputers to Superintelligence<p>Here’s an experiment that fits all ages: approach your mother and father (if they’re asleep, use caution). Ask …

Former ambassador Jeffrey Bleich speaks on Trump, disruptive technology, and the role of education in a changing economy

<i>An edited transcript of the keynote address delivered by Jeffrey Bleich at Universities Australia’s higher education conference in Canberra on 1</i> …

Political Science

Full Genome Sequencing for Newborns Raises Questions

<i>Adapted from</i> The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids—And the Kids We Have, <i>by Bonnie Rochman, by arrangement with</i> …

Molecular Biology

All New York City underground subway stations now have WiFi

Officials vowed that all of New York City's underground subway stations would have WiFi by the end of 2016, and they're meeting that goal... if only at the very last minute. As of New Year's Eve, every one of the 279 stations now has internet access thanks to Transit Wireless. WiFi is a long time …

Flat lens promises possible revolution in optics

<b>A flat lens made of paint whitener on a sliver of glass could revolutionise optics, according to its US inventors.</b><p>Just 2mm across and far thinner than a human hair, the tiny device can magnify nanoscale objects and gives a sharper focus than top-end microscope lenses.<p>It is the latest example of the …

Five Science and Technology Predictions for the Next 10 Years

<i>The transhumanist future -- image by Hyolee2</i><p>Radical science and technology are changing everything around us. The field of transhumanism is dramatically growing in size and impact--and the implications for our species are enormous. In just a decade's time, many things may change in how we live our …

La nouvelle bionique pour courir, escalader et danser

Hugh Herr construit la prochaine génération de membres bioniques, les prothèses robotiques inspirées par ses propres conceptions de la nature. Hugh a …

Boston

Doctors implant 3D-printed vertebrae in 'world's first' surgery

Ralph Mobbs, a neurosurgeon at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, made medical history in late 2015 when he successfully replaced two vertebrae with custom made prosthesis. The patient, in his 60s, suffered from Chordoma, a particularly nasty form of cancer that had formed on his top two …

MC10's Wearable Sensors Are a First Step to Bioelectric Tattoos

The digital tattoos of the future have for years remained just that. But now a company called MC10 has announced two new commercial wearable devices …

What Can You Actually Do With Your Fancy Gene-Editing Technology?

Wading through the hype about CRISPR<p>“The unthinkable has become conceivable,” said David Baltimore from the California Institute of Technology, at a historic summit on human gene editing currently taking place in Washington, D.C. “We are close to altering human heredity and we need to decide how we …

Voice over Wi-Fi and You

Wi-Fi Calling, or voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi), is a setting that many people are currently using on their mobile devices, though some may be surprised to know that they’re even using it. The basic idea of how VoWiFi works is: instead of making phone calls over a cellular network, mobile devices chose …

Bionic eye technology could more rapidly spot assembly line faults

Scientists are developing a 'bionic eye' that could be used by manufacturers to improve monitoring of industrial assembly lines.

Immortality Is One Step Closer as Scientists Turn Off The Ageing Process in Worms

Those lucky worms.<p>Will we one day be able to disable the ageing process? It sounds like an impossible goal, but scientists from Northwestern …

Biology

Prosthetic electrodes will return amputees' sense of touch

For all the functionality and freedom that modern prosthetics provide, they still cannot give their users a sense of what they're touching. That may soon change thanks to an innovative electrode capable of connecting a prosthetic arm's robotic sense of touch to the human nervous system that it's …

Active antennas could mean more powerful Wi-Fi networks

Smart antenna maker Ethertronics is taking active antenna technology it originally developed for mobile phones and applying it to Wi-Fi routers and …

Telecoms

Beyond Pistorius: rise of 'cyberathletes' could change sport as we know it

<b>(CNN) —</b> Andy Lewis' dream died when he was 16. Just out of school, the Englishman had been accepted for an elite traineeship with the army when he was hit by a truck, which resulted in most of his left leg being amputated.<p>The available prosthetics were basic and uncomfortable, severely restricting …

What My Hearing Aid Taught Me About the Future of Wearables

As human-enhancing technology becomes tinier and more advanced, the price of progress is complexity.<p>I was into wearables before there was Google Glass, Apple Watch, or the Moto 360. I was into them before cheap devices told you how much you had walked, run, slept, or eaten. In fact, I’ve been into …

Vivek Wadhwa: The Future is Bright, if We're Cautious

Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES

Anyone who has ever dreamed up a sci-fi future in which neon interfaces float in front of us and information exists not on screens, but projected onto our eyes, is likely watching the blossoming wearable technology market with great anticipation. With its iOptik system, wearables startup Innovega …

Augmented Reality

Scientists can make your inner monologue audible

When you hear someone else speak, specific neurons in your brain fire. Brian Pasley and a bunch of his colleagues discovered this at the University of California, Berkeley. And not only that, but those neurons all appeared to be tuned to specific sound frequencies. So, Pasley had a thought: "If …

How Fon is building a social layer on top of Wi-Fi, starting with music

Fon may be known as a community Wi-Fi provider, opening up millions of home routers worldwide to its members. But the company is evolving into a much …

Fi hotspots

Payphones have been suffering a slow death thanks to the rise of smartphones and mobile internet services. Where almost 40,000 boxes were in …

Net Neutrality

Demo Thursday: All About Access Points | The Network | The Network

Access points work hard providing connectivity to mobile devices. Ever wondered what's inside? Learn the basics of an access point and how they work on your network.

Intricate jewellery pieces harvest energy from wearers

Fossil fuels are becoming scarcer and harder to extract. We are going to have to develop and use novel technologies to overcome the eventual energy …

City set for free Wi-Fi trial, but lagging behind other capitals

After the trial was completed, he said the council would consider whether there was a case for a bigger public internet project and, if so, what …

Wi-Fi

The Future of Prosthetics Could Be This Brain-Controlled Bionic Leg

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 10.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>This bionic leg can be controlled through …