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VLC D-Light LED networking takes on WiFi and GPS [Video]

VLC D-Light LED networking takes on WiFi and GPS [Video]

Another optical WLAN project has demonstrated the potential for using LED lighting as a method of data transmission, with University of Edinburgh professor Harald Haas showing the 10 MBit/sec in action. Presenting a prototype anglepoise lamp at TED this month - you can watch the video after the cut - Haas illustrated how rapidly flickering the LED - faster than the human eye can discern - can allow it to embed the data for streaming video playback. Meanwhile, the technology - which Haas has dubbed D-Light, and hopes to commercialize under the new VLC (Visible Light Communications) brand - could also have applications in mobile location and positioning services.

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Optical WLAN uses LED light for up to 800 Mbit/s networking

Optical WLAN uses LED light for up to 800 Mbit/s networking

Networking researchers have used LED lighting to distribute Full HD movies to notebooks, smartphones and other devices, in a system that could join WiFi and PowerLine networks in shuttling high-speed data around the home and office. The optical WLAN co-opts white LEDs used for regular illumination to transmit data at up to 100 Mbit/s, by flickering it more rapidly than the human eye can see.

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Fujitsu 22-inch Wireless Displays cut all the cords

Fujitsu 22-inch Wireless Displays cut all the cords

Fujitsu has unveiled what the company is calling the "world's first truly wireless display," using a combination of cable-cutting wireless data and an inductive power system. Set to go on show at CeBIT 2011 this week, and expected to spawn commercial displays "within the next year," the Wireless 22-inch Fujitsu screens use SUPA (Smart Universal Power Access) hotspots built into desks, countertops and office panels.

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iPhone Password Broken In 6 Minutes

iPhone Password Broken In 6 Minutes

If you feel safe that your iPhone is secure because you set a password, this might make you a little nervous. Six minutes is all it will take an experienced hacker to break into your iPhone and get all your information. Watch a video of the process after the jump.

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The Daily Slash: July 21st 2010

The Daily Slash: July 21st 2010

It's the middle of the week already, but we're studiously counting down the days until the end of the month. There are going to be quite a few exciting things in August, and we're hoping for even a couple surprises, so you'll have to forgive our foresight. But, let's try to stay focused on the present, at least for a little while longer. Welcome to the Wednesday night edition of The Daily Slash. Tonight, in the Best or R3 Media, we've got Android 2.1 on a bevy of devices, more iPhone rumors, and absolutely no cellphones for prisoners. And then in the Dredge 'Net, we're getting better gesture control soon, Microsoft comes clean on Kinect and hardcore gamers.

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Nanocoating Inspired by Moths Could Reduce Glare and Scratching on Glass

Nanocoating Inspired by Moths Could Reduce Glare and Scratching on Glass

While we love our AMOLED displays, we hate using them in direct sunlight. It's way too frustrating, because everything on the screen gets washed out, and we can no longer see what we're doing without tilting it all crazy-like, making people stare at us. So, consider us pretty happy that some scientists across the pond have created a new nanocoating that could get rid of our troubles for good.

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AMOLED with integrated camera for interactive eyeglasses

AMOLED with integrated camera for interactive eyeglasses

The Fraunhofer Institute has been demonstrating a bi-directional OLED microdisplay, squeezing not only display pixels but camera photodiodes into the array.  Currently a 320 x 240 prototype panel capable of 8-bit color, the Fraunhofer AMOLED could be used for heads-up displays, integrated into eyeglasses or used to track eye movement and perception in drivers.

Basically, the photodiodes each fit into a 12.4 micrometer gap between the 38.7 micometer OLED pixels.  That allows the panel to both display information and capture an image of whatever is looking at it.

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Triple-LCD setup boosts performance by over 35% claim researchers

Triple-LCD setup boosts performance by over 35% claim researchers

While many people are still struggling to find the desk space (and money) for a dual-monitor setup, according to Fujitsu and the Fraunhofer IAO laboratory we should actually be squeezing three displays into our workspace if we want real performance improvements.  Compared to users completing tasks on a single 19-inch LCD, those with three such screens linked together saw a 35.5-percent jump in efficiency.

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iPoint Presenter uses gesture-based UI

iPoint Presenter uses gesture-based UI

If you're a lover of touch-based technology (and who isn't?) you'll love the latest design from Fraunhofer HHI, the iPoint Presenter. This tech utilizes a gesture-based interface to create an experience straight out of Minority Report.

The screen is projected and you would then interact with this screen. By using infrared, the user's gestures with their bare hands can be detected on the screen. It's pretty cool stuff, actually and it looks a lot like an iPhone on your wall.

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