01/12/2014, These days there are a couple of different ways in which we can charge our smartphones. This can be done through conventional methods, such as plugging it into a power outlet, or it can be done through “greener” methods such as solar charging or using kinetic energy, like cycling, for example. However a couple of researchers at the University of Texas Arlington, Smitha Rao and J.C. Chiao, have come up […]
12/05/2013, Join us at The Old Mint for a fabulous evening celebrating the Holidays are Insight on Wednesday, December 11th. Check out this celebration of sensory oriented tech experiences, complemented by an OPEN BAR, appetizers and music by DJ Richard. Brought to you by Emotiv, “a bioinformatics company offering a unique platform for crowd-sourced brain research”. Enjoy complimentary cocktails, curated by HAN SPIRITS & ASIAN VODKA, wine by VIBRANT RIOJA, Lucky […]
11/28/2013, While rain gauges are a good way to measure rainfall, the fact of the matter is that they can’t be placed everywhere, meaning that there will be areas where researchers might not have data on. In a bid to better understand rainfall in general, researchers from the University of Hanover in Germany have launched an initiative called RainCars, which basically takes advantage of cars with built-in GPS to measure rainfall […]
08/29/2013, How does a robot know that a human is not feeling comfortable at all? I suppose an entire bunch of sensors as well as the right algorithms will be able to do the job, but there is a recent University of Auckland study that showed how a preference for humanlike features on a robot’s display screen might change the way robots work in the future. Around 60% of the participants […]
08/14/2013, We know how important battery life is for a pretty much any device you carry around, whether it be a smartphone, laptop or handheld gaming system. One of the last things anyone wants to go through is having 5% battery life on their device when they really need to use it. But researchers at the University of Washington have come up with a way to allow mobile devices to essentially […]
07/03/2013, When it comes to releasing smartphones, markets such as those in Europe and the US are big markets that manufacturers hope to break into in order to sell the most amount of phones. However it seems that the US market might no longer be the largest smartphone market come 2018, with countries such as China, Brazil, and India being possible candidates to overtake it. This is according to a new […]
06/25/2013, Earlier today, Intel was presenting many of its R&D projects in San Francisco, and a few of them caught my attention. For example, this demo by Paul Crawford, a senior research scientist at Intel Labs, was particularly interesting. One of the research topic that his team is working on is that, if measured, human productivity/attention would look like a curve and that a person is most productive when he/she is […]
05/30/2013, Will Android tablets finally overtake Apple tablets in terms of shipment this year? Only time will tell, and there are still six more months before the race is over.
05/15/2013, A self-folding robot adds more color to the robotics world.
04/05/2013, We’ve heard the arguments and opinions in the past that tablets are considered to be part of the post-PC era, and that as tablets become more powerful, it wouldn’t be a stretch of the imagination if one day they might even replace laptops. While laptops still have a ton of use left in them, perhaps that future might be soon, but at the same time research group Gartner believes that […]
03/28/2013, The next-generation of video game consoles will usher in some amazing visuals, which we already caught a glimpse of during Sony’s PlayStation 4 unveiling. Activision’s R&D department took center stage yesterday during the company’s GDC panel called “next-generation character rendering,” which after you see their tech demo, will have you wondering if it’s creepy or super awesome. The real-time character demo is a 2-minute long video that highlights a number of […]
02/15/2013, Apple’s iOS 6.1 passcode bypass exploit has been receiving a lot of attention since it was stumbled upon earlier this week with a fix planned for early next week. According to a new research published yesterday by Germany’s Erlangen University, passcodes may not be a match for freezing temperatures as researchers were able to bypass a Galaxy Nexus’ security settings to read the phone’s memory simply by sticking it in the […]
02/15/2013, The University College London now has a computer that is said to never crash. We’ve all experienced it: computers do crash, so what makes this particular one impervious to crash events? To explain that, let’s look at why computer crash to start with: at the highest (and simplest) level, computer programs are a linear sequence of instructions, that are executed in order. If for some reason, the execution stops (divide […]
02/13/2013, Researchers have managed to piece together a new tool that was specially developed in order to help it reconstruct long-dead languages, where it is also known as protolanguages. Protolanguages are considered to be the ancient tongues from which our modern languages have evolved from. In order to test out this particular system, the research team took 637 languages that are currently spoken in Asia and the Pacific, followed up by […]