Wietse Delclef

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Researchers beat fiber optic broadband speeds using visible LED light

High speed data is already being transmitted by visible light to the moon, so why not in your living room, too? After the Fraunhofer Institute showed off 3Gbps speeds with LED lights, researchers from five UK universities have managed to transmit data at 10Gbps using micro-LEDs with a technique …

A Phone Charging Device For The Next Billion Turns Heat Into Power

The Voto uses cookstoves, a handheld fuel cell, and simple biomass fuels to power lights and devices in areas where electricity is scarce.<p>Billions of people in the developing world are using mobile phones, and a growing portion of them are connecting to the Internet for the time through them. But …

AirTame Wireless HDMI Dongle

A dongle that lets you wirelessly send video and audio to any device with an HDMI port, even without an Internet connection. Mirror your computer’s …

Wireless

Cover's context-aware Android lock screen launches on Google Play (video)

Context-sensitive interfaces like Aviate and Google Now are on the rise in the Android world, and Cover is taking advantage of that spotlight by releasing its dynamic lock screen on Google Play as a public beta. The updated front end works much as it did in the invitation-only test, automatically …

How an eye-tracker can make Google Glass less creepy (Q&A)

"Right now, there's no way to control Glass that's acceptable in a large group of people [in meetings or lectures.]" <br>--Brandyn White, Google Glass developer<p>"I'm putting myself into a position where I'm not making any money [on this project,] so I've been making my money consulting. I'd prefer …

Google Glass

Google Motorola teams up with Phonebloks for modular phone

<b>Google Motorola has announced Ara, a project to create a modular smartphone that allows you to swap out components, partnering with Phonebloks' Dave</b> …

Google Wallet lets you capture credit card info with your smartphone camera

The contents of your wallet are under attack. Earlier this month Coin swept in threatening to eliminate the need for all of your beloved non-cash payment methods and now Google Wallet is making it even easier to capture your plastic with its latest Android update. Along with the introduction of its …