Monday, November 28, 2011

Robot prison guards

   Beginning next March, three guard robots will be on alert for dangerous behavior at the prison in Pohang, according to a Yonhap News report.
The 1 billion won ($864,000) project is being organized by Korea's Ministry of Knowledge Economy. The robots will mainly patrol at night and serve as telepresence droids for remote human guards.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Google Chrome to add gamepad support

         Google's Chrome browser will soon have greatly enhanced gaming capabilities, with plug-and-play support for gamepads on the way. The news was revealed by Google developer advocate Paul Kinlan during a talk earler today at Develop Liverpool. Due in the first quarter of next year, the update will also see Chrome support cameras and microphones without the need for plug-ins, with Kinlan hinting at the possibilities for augmented reality games and player tracking. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Robotic Roads

       Cars that can talk to other cars, traffic lights and other traffic signs and also for your phone.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Nanotechnology - Smallest Car in the World

     A tiny nano-sized car which can propel itself forward in response to electrical pulses has been created by scientists in the Netherlands.
The electric-powered vehicle, which is the size of a single molecule, has a chassis and four paddle-shaped wheels and is roughly one-billionth the size of a traditional hatchback car.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Facebook and U.S. officials negotiate enhanced privacy

    Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are negotiating an agreement that prevents the leader of the social portals to publicize private data from users without the appropriate authorization.

Steam hit by hackers

     The video game service, used by 35 million people, has been compromised by hackers.

While investigating a security breach of its discussion forums, itts owner and operator, Valve, uncovered an intrusion into a user database.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

HTC prepares quad-core smartphone

     HTC Edge, reportedly the company's first, and probably, one of the world's first cellphone powered by a quad-core processor. Information from a reliable source paints Edge as a premium handset incorporating the latest mobile technologies.

Asimo is ready to help

The little robot from Honda is more agile, faster and smarter than ever.

      According to Honda, the new Asimo is "autonomous", thanks to a technology of behavioral control that allows him to move and make decisions alone, without help from human operators. With a set of sensors, Asimo is able to process information quickly on the environment around them to plan their next move. It is also able to recognize voices and gestures, and predict human movements.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Carphone Warehouse is to close all of its 11 Best Buy stores

Carphone Warehouse is to close all of its 11 Best Buy stores across the UK, the company has announced.

The move puts 1,100 jobs at risk at the outlets, which sell electronic goods, but the firm said it hoped to find the "large majority" alternative work.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"Sound of Football" technology to play football without seeing the ball

    A new technology allows you to use the sounds of a football field to guide visually impairedplayers and allow them to practice this sport.

Synthetic blood could be created before 2015

A team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, is working on a similar material to red blood cells. The synthetic blood could begin to run into some veins before 2015.