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Nokia Indoor Navigation: Next Level of Location-Based Apps

04/20/2011, Nokia Research has been working on an indoor navigation concept that takes GPS-style navigation to the next level. For one, it works indoors, where GPS receivers lose the signals from satellites around the Earth. Secondly, it is accurate to 30cm (1 feet),...

Your Apple device knows where you’ve been, and keeps a log

04/20/2011, In a recent article, Alasdair Allan is discussing the finding that Apple devices powered by iOS 4+ (iPhones, iPads) are recording a log of your location (including a time stamp). This would come as a surprised to most users. It is conceivable that a small...

PhillieBot ready for big league debut

04/19/2011, Baseball pitching is a form of art – after all, plenty of psychology comes into play here, not to mention requiring to have the mad skills in order to fool the batter in front of you. What happens when you translate pitching skills over to a robot?...

When Google’s Panda Rewards Content Theft

04/19/2011, If you’re a webmaster who cares about Search Engines, you have heard about the Google “Panda” Update. Here’s what the update was about, in Google’s own terms: “Google depends on the high-quality content created by...

iOS Outreaches Android by 59% says Comscore

04/19/2011, Comscore, a company that sells analytics to pretty much every marketing departments, has revealed that in its own analysis, iOS far “outreaches” Android (the word outreach is important here). It means that iOS users are more visible to...

Sonos Android App Released. iOS Version gets Airplay

04/19/2011, The time where iPhone users could brag about being the only ones to have the Sonos Controller is over. The Android version of the Sonos Controller is out, and it works beautifully. We have played with the Sonos System Software 3.4 which adds support for...

LifeSize Passport Plugged Into Skype [Video Conferencing]

04/19/2011, LifeSize has just announced that its professional Passport HD video conferencing system is now compatible with Skype video calls. LifeSize Passport is typically used in meeting rooms and other business environments for HD video teleconferencing. This is...

OLED microdisplay-based eyetracking Head Mounted Device

04/19/2011, Fraunhofer IPMS is first off the blocks yet again with their latest thingamajic – the first OLED microdisplay-based eyetracking Head Mounted Device (HMD) in the world over at SID 2011. The Fraunhofer IPMS has been working on integrating both sensors...

Hitachi Touro: USB 3.0 Personal Backup Cloud Solution

04/18/2011, Cloud technology (computing on remote servers) is getting trendy nowadays and it is reaching the consumer market with brands like Iomega, which paved the way at CES 2011 with the launch of its Personal Cloud Solution. Hitachi is catching up today with the...

DAlH2Orean remote-controlled car goes green

04/18/2011, One of the more noticeable contributors to our landfills would be toys for your kids – how many toys were actually played around with for a couple of weeks or so, before they get discarded due to kids’ super short attention spans? Of course,...

Volvo Concept Universe Car Unveiled

04/18/2011, Today at the Shanghai Auto Show, Volvo unveiled its Concept Universe, a “state-of-the-art” luxurious sedan, focusing on a “human-centric” design, according to the Scandinavian company. The Concept Universe is primarily geared to the Chinese...

TurtleBot with Kinect Integration by Willow Garage

04/18/2011, Willow Garage is the Silicon Valley-based company behind the open source robotic platform aka ROS (Robot Operating System). We heard about Willow Garage last year when the startup gave away 1 million dollar worth of robots to various research teams and...

iPhone 5 is dual GSM+CDMA, looks like an iPhone 4

04/18/2011, The iPhone 5 will support both GSM and CDMA with the same hardware, but other than that, expect the design to largely resemble the iPhone 4 says Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at Concord Securities. He also says that the antenna has been improved and that the...

Macbook Air gets a 25% boost with new SSD

04/18/2011, Reports are surfacing that Apple has introduced new SSD drives -reportedly- from Samsung (SM128C SSD) which replace the former Toshiba TS128C in the Macbook Air. The change gives the computer a boost of  20% in write performance and 25% in read...