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Ambient Devices MarketMaven puts stocks in the palm of your hand

Ambient Devices MarketMaven puts stocks in the palm of your hand

Much as Ambient Devices' stock tracking Orb adds a pleasingly Mathmos-style glow to your home office, it could never be described as overflowing with information.  Which is a shame, really, because if you're going to tap into the Ambient Infocast Network (which boasts coverage across the US) then you may as well gobble up as much data from it as possible.  That's why, for the fact-hungry, they're launching the MarketMaven: a 3-inch square portable screen-cum-fridge-magnet that gives updates on Dow, NASDAQ and S&P 500 stock movements.

 

Tiny camera can power itself and other devices

Tiny camera can power itself and other devices

To innovators envisioning the Internet of Things, wherein everyday devices operate on a wireless, interconnected network, component size and battery life are incredibly important. This self-powered camera was created by a team of scientists from Columbia University, and the prototype may pave the way for future cameras to charge themselves as they capture images, negating the need to a battery pack or charger at all. They claim their discovery is the first self-powered camera that can harvest energy as it takes pictures.

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JBL Horizon Bluetooth Clock uses ambient light to wake you

JBL Horizon Bluetooth Clock uses ambient light to wake you

Thankfully the sudden screech of a traditional alarm clock is no longer necessary for waking up in the morning, with fade-in alarms on smartphones and various ambient light alarms becoming the consumer favorite. JBL is the latest among device makers to introduce its own ambient alarm clock flavor into the mix, and with it comes both Bluetooth and FM radio to complement the fade-in lighting. The JBL Horizon Bluetooth Clock is shaped like a thermostat and now available for pre-order.

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Researchers create printed devices capable of harvesting electromagnetic energy for power

Researchers create printed devices capable of harvesting electromagnetic energy for power

Researchers and scientists are working around the globe to find new and novel ways to generate the power needed to operate sensors and devices for all sorts of needs. Researchers at Georgia Tech including professor Manos Tentzeris, Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering professor, have developed a very interesting new way to harvest electromagnetic energy using a wearable sensor printed using common ink jet technology.

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Ambientec Shows Off SolarFold and SolarFan, Wins Our Hearts

Ambientec Shows Off SolarFold and SolarFan, Wins Our Hearts

We love new and different methods to charge our devices. They seem to be coming out in spades nowadays, but we don't necessarily think that that's a bad thing. Especially not when companies like Ambientec are producing top-notch gadgets like the ones shown here. SolarFold and SolarFan are hopefully going to catch on big time, and we don't just mean in the Japanese market.

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Chumby Internet Appliance alarm clock reviewed

Chumby Internet Appliance alarm clock reviewed

I'm not quite sure how she engineered it - feminine wiles, I'll bet - but Julie Strietelmeier over at The Gadgeteer managed to get onto the very, very exclusive list of pre-release buyers of the endearing Chumby alarm-clock-cum-web-appliance, and she's been busy reviewing the little fella.  In case you've forgotten, the Chumby is a compact touchscreen and Freescale processor with a couple of USB ports and a WiFi 'g' connection; in its most basic mode it works as an alarm clock, but delve deeper and you can use it for all sorts of real-time information.  Think something like Ambient Devices range of wireless info-devices, only using WiFi.

Everything Acer just unveiled at once

Everything Acer just unveiled at once

Acer just released a whole boatload of new devices and release information on those devices in New York City, showing off everything from smartphones to gaming displays. PCs are in here too, with Windows 10 devices and Chromebook both popping up on point. A couple of Android tablets are appearing here with Acer Aspire notebooks and Acer's K138ST, the world's first LED projector with an intelligent ambient light sensor. All devices in this collection will be released inside the next several months of 2015.

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M3 autonomous 1mm computer might be the world’s smallest

M3 autonomous 1mm computer might be the world’s smallest

Computers are getting exponentially smaller. Ahead of the curve is the Michigan Micro Mote, or the M3. Designed with the Internet of Things (IoT) in mind and measuring in at ony 1 cubic mm, this autonomous computer might be the smallest computer in the world. It packs sensors and other features into a package about the sie of a grain of rice. It's amazing to consider that the computing power of today's smartwatch was not only impossible 60 years ago; computers that amounted to basic graphing calculators took up the space of entire rooms.

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