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Mouse/keyboard hybrid provides fast single-finger typing

A new crowdfunding campaign is looking to change how we interact with our PCs and other smart devices, providing users with an all-in-one solution that combines keyboard and mouse. The peripheral, known as the Nydeum Sense, lets users trace out letters on a contoured touch surface, while providing a more conventional touch experience on its second side. Central to the new product is what the company calls “digital alphabet.” One side of the small peripheral is dedicated to typing, with segmented touch section that users trace different shapes over to…

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Wearable keyboard lets users Tap to type

The decline of desktop computing and the proliferation of other devices that require text input mean that alternatives to the traditional keyboard are now needed. The Tap Strap wearable keyboard is one such alternative that works with Bluetooth devices and lets users tap on any surface to type. Worn on the hand, the device is similar in concept to the AirMouse wearable mouse and the Gest gesture control glove. It is designed to produce more outputs than the former, though, and is more tailored for purpose than the latter. The startup manufacturer behind…

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Superbook gives Android smartphones a laptop form factor

Today’s smartphones are incredibly powerful, with the ability to run productivity apps and games that would have been impossible even on full-blown desktop computers not so long ago. The problem is, the size and touch input of their displays isn’t always the best way to take advantage of all that power under the hood. Andromium’s new Superbook is designed to change that, giving an Android smartphone an 11.6-inch screen, full-size keyboard and trackpad. Andromium isn’t the first company to attempt to leverage the power of a smartphone to provide the…

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Bitcoin Bubble?

Bitcoin Bubble? There is a bubble in the most famous cryptocurrency in the world –Bitcoin even when the underlying technology keeps the promise of securing the overall privacy & safeguarding the security of the investors –as per the claims of the Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group Holding, Jack Ma Yun. Ma, during a forum in the 2nd World Intelligence Congress that was held in Tianjin on Wednesday, had said that there is no bubble for the Blockchain technology, but there is a Bitcoin bubble by all means. A “bubble” in…

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Nanotechnology and Cancer Medicine

Nanowerk News) Nanotechnology has many potential impacts on cancer research. In particular, this technology can help facilitate research and improve molecular imaging, early detection, prevention, and treatment of cancer.Nanotechnology is being applied to almost every field imaginable, including electronics, magnetics, optics, information technology, materials development, and biomedicine (read more in our section onNanotechnology Applications). Because of their small size, nanoscale devices can interact readily with biomolecules both on the surface of cells and inside them. As a result, they have the potential to detect disease and deliver treatment in ways…

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Facebook’s drones – made in Britain

In a warehouse in Somerset, the latest phase in Facebook’s bid for world domination has been taking shape. Or, to put it less dramatically, the social network’s plan to connect millions in developing countries is proceeding. It is called Project Aquila and involves building solar-powered aircraft which will fly for months at a time above remote places, beaming down an internet connection. Two years ago Facebook bought small British business Ascenta, which specialises in solar-powered drones, and its owner Andy Cox is now the engineer running Project Aquila. At the…

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Computers in your clothes? A milestone for wearable electronics

Researchers who are working to develop wearable electronics have reached a milestone: They are able to embroider circuits into fabric with 0.1 mm precision — the perfect size to integrate electronic components such as sensors and computer memory devices into clothing. With this advance, the Ohio State University researchers have taken the next step toward the design of functional textiles — clothes that gather, store, or transmit digital information. With further development, the technology could lead to shirts that act as antennas for your smart phone or tablet, workout clothes…

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Pascal-based Nvidia Titan X is graphics card overkill of the highest order

With the rise of 4K and graphics-intensive VR, more strain is being placed on graphics cards. A couple of months ago, Nvidia responded to this call for more power with its GTX 1080, which the company called “the new king” of graphics cards. Well, the king is dead, long live the king, because now Nvidia has unveiled an updated version of the Titan X, which takes Nvidia’s Pascal architecture and cranks it up to the absolute max. With maximum performance sitting at 11 teraflops, the new Titan X is around 60…

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How Nanotechnology Poised to Change Medicine Forever — and What’s Holding it Back

Science fiction movies such as Ant-Man and Fantastic Voyage excite us about the possibility of shrinking ourselves down to the subatomic level. In the Disney version of The Sword in the Stone, Merlin defeats the sorceress Madam Mim in a shape shifting battle by turning into a microbe which makes her sick. All of these touch upon the power that comes with being able to control what is infinitesimally small. In reality, science has made great progress in this regard. But we’re not quite there yet. The prefix nano comes from ancient Greek meaning, “dwarf.”…

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Wireless Gravestone Tech Will Broadcast Your Awesomeness to Posterity

For those people seeking some long-term postmortem respect, you could always go the route of theRoyal Tenenbaum epitaph and have your hyperbolic greatness engraved upon a headstone. But we all know weather eventually gets the better of those words, and besides: Why settle for one measly sentence when you could speak directly to your descendants from beyond the grave? The Objecs company has the answer: RosettaStone “technology enhanced memorial products,” which, preloaded with your autobiographical information, will attach to your grave. From Discovery News: When your great-great-great granddaughter stops by sometime in the…

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