9 reasons to be excited about Windows 9

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Microsoft is expected to begin showing off Windows 9’s features later this month. Here are the expected changes you should be thrilled about. Return of the Start menu Perhaps the most lamented feature of Windows 8 was Microsoft’s callous removal of the Start menu. The Start button kinda-sorta came back […]

Google Glass creator is now working for Amazon

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The guy behind Google Glass, Babak Parviz, is heading to Amazon for a new gig. Parviz spearheaded projects out of Google’s (GOOGL, Tech30) secretive Mountain View-based innovation lab, Google X, including Google Glass and smart contact lenses that measure blood sugar levels for diabetics. A mysterious message on his Google […]

Here come the 3-D-printed drone

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A 3-D-printed drone created by engineers from the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. Researchers in the United Kingdom successfully printed a working drone earlier this year. It took them less than 24 hours to make it. The vehicle, unveiled in March, is a remote-controlled glider about five feet […]

Japan’s top technology innovations selected

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Instant ramen, the Shinkansen bullet train and Manga animation have been selected as some of Japan’s greatest technological innovations since the end of World War Two. The Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation has so far selected 38 technologies that have contributed to industrial and economic growth…as well as the […]

Google Glass gets first ‘wearable health record’

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As demand for Google Glass in hospitals is grows, one start-up claims to have developed the first ‘wearable health record’ Google’s futuristic eyeglasses are finding their way into hospitals and clinics throughout the United States. To meet the growing demand for Google Glass from physicians, Drchrono, a California-based electronic medical […]

Google Glass goes on sale in the US ‘for one day only’

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Google’s one-day sale will be a litmus test of public appetite for the Glass headset. Google will begin selling a limited number of its Glass headsets to the American public next week. The company has so far limited its sale of the internet-connected eyewear to developers and specially-selected aficionados. But […]

Samsung Electronics Discovers Groundbreaking Method to Commercialize New Material for Electronics

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Researchers claim that their discovery could unlock the next era of consumer electronic technology. Shaping the future; Graphene has the potential to revolutionise the way technology works. Summary: • Samsung Electronics announced a breakthrough synthesis method to speed the commercialization of graphene, a unique material ideally suited for electronic devices. […]

Sony Blazes Paperless Trail With Innovative New Digital Paper

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Professionals overwhelmed with paper now have a new way to read, annotate, and share documents electronically using Sony’s Digital Paper. Designed to increase productivity and streamline collaboration in paper-intensive environments, Digital Paper will appeal to a range of user communities including legal, higher education, governmental agencies and corporate board rooms […]

OLED data goggles

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At eye level #oled One blink is all it takes – and the desired information appears on the OLED data goggles. The user can access information from both the real and virtual worlds. At the heart of the new technology is a bidirectional micro-display. It is both a screen and […]