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Sifteo Cubes SDK launched

10/04/2012, The Sifteo Cubes were first put up for pre-order in August last year, and by the time it hit the end of August this year, it seems that a next generation of Sifteo Cubes is in tow. Well, good news for fans of these intelligent cubes – if you are a...

Google and publishers agree on digital books settlement

10/04/2012, It has taken seven long years of litigation, but all’s well that ends well, don’t you think so? Both Google and book publishers have arrived at a settlement at last, enabling Google to digitize books and journals which is in line with the Internet...

Hitachi bomb-detecting airport gate prototype unveiled

10/04/2012, Ever since 9/11 happened, those who travel by air often, especially to and within the US, have run into a heightened level of security at airports which involves taking off jackets, opening and powering up your notebook, removing of shoes and belts, and...

Nook Media LLC is the love child of Barnes & Noble and Microsoft

10/04/2012, When you throw Barnes & Noble and Microsoft in to the same room together, you end up with Nook Media LLC, a new entity. The result of a complete strategic partnership, this new subsidiary is said to assist companies in advancing world-class digital...

Facebook: Over one billion served

10/04/2012, Mark Zuckerberg has just made a very special announcement – it seems that the social network giant known as Facebook has celebrated the magical number of one billion people on the social network, and in order to honor that particular event, they...

Curiosity is now Mayor of Mars after checking in Foursquare

10/03/2012, While the billions of people here on earth try to carve up some space to live and being the “king/queen of his/her own castle”, the Mars rover from NASA known as Curiosity is living it out on the Red Planet that is thousands and thousands of miles...

Gold-producing bacteria used by researchers

10/03/2012, Throughout human history, many have tried to ‘create’ gold from other materials. We popularly know these people as alchemists, none of which succeeded of course. Thanks to the modern understanding of the chemical elements and the ability to...

FTC shuts down telemarketing scammers posing as tech support

10/03/2012, The FTC today froze the assets of 14 companies involved in a long-term scam. These companies, usually based in India, cold-called up English-speaking consumers posing as a representative of a major tech company, such as Microsoft, Symantec (makers of...

Mobiles Republic survey shows users’ news-reading habits

10/03/2012, One of the key uses to which most users put their mobile devices is to stay ahead of the latest news updates. Smartphone and tablet users extensively use their devices to subscribe to different news sources so as to get national as well as international...

This newly-discovered dinosaur will haunt your dreams

10/03/2012, Researchers at the University of Chicago announced today that they’ve discovered an identified a new dinosaur, Pegomastax africanus. It’s not as big as a Brachiosaurus or as ferocious as a Velociraptor, but it’s still plenty...

ROHM CIGS near-infrared see-through image sensor

10/03/2012, [CEATEC 2012] The ROHM CIGS (Copper indium gallium (di)selenide) Near-Infrared sensor provides the ability to see  near-infrared light waves that are normally invisible to the naked eye. By capturing near-infrared light, it is possible to see through...

Asukanet Aerial Imaging (AI) Plate

10/03/2012, At CEATEC 2012, we’ve had the opportunity to see the Asukanet AI Plate for ourselves as the company had built a live demo in their booth. The overall idea of the AI (Aerial Imaging) Plate is to project an image that looks like it is floating in the...