Computing

Emergency button closes porn sites when mom comes in

The Japanese are ingenious, they’re bringing the simple technology from banks directly to your room. I’m sure you’ve seen under-table emergency buttons in banks, some are pressed with the fingers, and some with the foot. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to turn off all your embarrassing and personal pursuit on screen as soon as somebody pops up behind ...

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Researchers work on developing a computer that runs on light

Researchers from the UK are working on creating a computer that runs off of light, rather than electricity. The research project at the University of Bath is focused around the creation of attosecond technology, which refers to continuous pulsing light that lasts for the extremely short period of time of a billion-billionth second. Researchers are determined to learn how to ...

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Sharp develops 6x HD-DVD and Blu-Ray laser burner

Sharp Japan has announced its 6x blue-violet laser capable of burning double dual sided Blu-Ray and HD-DVD discs. The diodes which emit the laser are planned to begin mass production in May with an output of 210 mW, which puts this laser as the world’s most powerful. The device could be used in the ever expanding market for HD-DVD 1080 ...

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Chumby multigadget for versatile tech needs and hacking inspired fun

You want a Chumby, you just don’t know it yet. A Chumby is a DIY versatile multigadget that is capable of displaying a variety of options and can be built into literally anything. The Chumby is basically a processor, some memory and a screen, but the lengths at what you can do with these few supplies are nearly endless. Users ...

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Get your own Brain Computer Interface

Finally! What we’ve all been waiting for! A way to directly control your computer with only the use of the brain. German company g.tec is making this technology not only conceptually, but as a complete BCI kit available commercially for the masses. Amazingly, there is also one available for a Pocket PC. The “g.MOBIlab” is a super-low-weight biosignal recorder which ...

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BabySim infant emergency simulator for blossoming nurses

BabySim is a new technology being used by nursing students at Canterbury Christ Church University. Nurses are often called upon for duty for the birth of a child with emergency medical needs. The portable BabySim is an anatomically correct infant doll which is meant to simulate the real-life needs of a newborn. Using this technology, which also comes with software ...

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Study: 30 inch screens increase efficiency and productivity…obviously

Captain Obvious, reporting for duty sir! A new study released shows that having a larger computer screen can increase efficiency and productivity compared to smaller screens. Well, you don’t say? Could it have something to do with having A LOT more room?! Don’t answer that question. It’s meant to be rhetorical. Gains in productivity were not only seen in the ...

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Silicon Power Vista Certified USB flash drive and memory card

Taiwan-based USB manufacturer Silicon Power announced its newest Touch 510 180x USB flash drive / memory family and its capability to support Microsoft Vista and its Ready Boost technology. The Vista Ready Boost system will allow users to use the Touch 180X as an extension of memory. Acting as a extra push for your system RAM while still being able ...

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