Archive for Feb 28, 2013

Scientists capture invisible motion in humans and objects

Scientists capture invisible motion in humans and objects

When you take a look at someone that's sitting still, you may actually think they're sitting still, but they're actually still moving slightly thanks to their pulse. The pulse is strong enough to move our body even when we try to sit perfectly still. Scientists at MIT have come up with a process Eulerian Video Magnification, and it essentially amplifies movement in humans and objects.

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Real Racing 3 for iOS now available

Real Racing 3 for iOS now available

The much anticipated sequel to the ever-popular Real Racing 2 has been released on iOS. Real Racing 3 is EA's newest mobile title developed by the newly-founded Firemonkey Studio. The game features real cars, real tracks, and real locations for you to get your hands dirty with, and the best part of all is that the game is a free download.

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Apple’s iTunes U smashes one billion downloads milestone

Apple’s iTunes U smashes one billion downloads milestone

Apple's iTunes U has seen over one billion downloads of free educational content, the company has announced today, with some schools seeing courses with quarter-million registrations and 60m individual downloads. Revealed a little over a year ago, iTunes U offers free educational material and related content from universities, colleges, schools, K-12 districts, and private courses to the iPad.

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China accuses US of systematic hacking

China accuses US of systematic hacking

The Chinese government has accused the US of a torrent of hacking attempts, blaming hackers in the United States for nearly two-thirds of all cyber-terrorism made against the country. The Chinese Department of Defense and the Chinese military have together faced 144,000 hack attempts per month on average, the country's Ministry of Defense said today, with spokesperson Geng Yansheng citing US IP addresses as the telltale giveaway for who was responsible.

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Samsung hires ex-Judge who demanded public Apple shaming

Samsung hires ex-Judge who demanded public Apple shaming

Samsung has hired the ex-judge that ruled in its favor against Apple and forced the Cupertino firm to make a public apology on its homepage, calling Sr Robin Jacob as an expert in its ITC case with Ericsson. Apple was made to post a statement conceding it had been "false and misleading" in how it initially fulfilled the court-ordered public explanation by Judge Jacob in the UK in November 2012, but now the retired judge who demanded that has been included among nine experts retained by Samsung as it battles Ericsson in the US, controversial legal commentary site FOSS Patents highlights.

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Cricket’s iPhone 5 play stumbles amid half the predicted demand

Cricket’s iPhone 5 play stumbles amid half the predicted demand

Leap Wireless' sales of the iPhone have significantly under-performed, despite expectations that a prepaid iPhone 5 would be in hot demand, with $100m-worth of unsold stock expected by June. Leap's deal with Apple saw the iPhone 5 offered through Cricket Wireless at $500 with no ongoing commitment, but according to an 10-K SEC filing, the carrier predicts it will have only sold half of the expected units by the time the smartphone reaches its first birthday.

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Stick-N-Find Technologies updates its tracking system

Stick-N-Find Technologies updates its tracking system

Back in November of last year, we talked a bit about the Stick-N-Find object tracking system. The system uses little Bluetooth-enabled stickers that you can adhere to just about anything from your keys to your smartphone to your notebook allowing you to find it if you lose it. The system also has a number of other functionalities allowing you to perform other tasks.

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i’m Watch claims be the world’s first real smartwatch

i’m Watch claims be the world’s first real smartwatch

Ever since the rumor started floating around that Apple was working on its own smartwatch, companies have been rushing to get competing products to the market ahead of Apple. Some of the smartwatches that had turned up have been very interesting. Another new watch has turned up called the I'm Watch and bills itself as the world's first real smartwatch.

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EA will bundle micro-transactions into all PC and console games

EA will bundle micro-transactions into all PC and console games

EA has announced something that a lot of gamers out there will not appreciate. EA CFO Blake Jorgensen was recently at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference and noted during a speech he gave the EA would be building micro-transactions into all PC and console games it makes. While some gamers like micro transactions, others see it as a sort of legalized way to cheat.

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