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Spy level secret sensors everywhere... can we trust anyone? (via National Taiwan University)   Remember when the dentist told you to lay off the crunchy sweets? Have you ever wondered just how much you talk, eat or drink? Soon a little implanted sensor that fits aside your molar could tell you and your physician a lot about your oral activity. Researcher Hao-Hua Chu and his team from the National Taiwan University at Taipei have begun to develop such a device and have made great progress i ...
  CadSoft Computer participated at OHM 2013 in early August. The 5 day festival is one of Europe’s most popular hackers and makers events and took place in the Netherlands, north of Amsterdam. CadSoft appeared as a sponsor of the event and was represented by André Schmeets, one of Farnell element14’s EAGLE experts, who ran two lectures about CadSoft’s EAGLE software throughout the event. He commented: “Participating at Ohm was a great experience: 3.000 part ...
Hacker Scouts hope to retain their logo. (via Hacker Scouts)   Trademark and copyright infringement can be a serious offense punishable by hefty fines and even jail time. Just ask anyone convicted of these offensives (including file sharing and torrenting) and they’ll tell you that most instances are not worth the hassle. One of the more recent incidents involving copyright infringement came from the world’s leading intelligence agency the NSA, who has threatened lawsuits again ...
The gTar sports a full guitar body with an iPhone dock to communicate with the free gTar app and an LED sensor fitted fretboard to guide users as the play. (via gTar)   An engineering example to note. We all can learn from some obvious innovation.   iOS devices, old and new, have proven to be highly flexible in their wide range of applications: from a streamlined productivity suite gadget, to a full- fledged musical rocking machine. Incident Technologies, the casual music entertain ...
The Pirate Bay releases an Internet browser that sidesteps some of the privacy concerns of the day. Nothing is untraceable... keep in mind. (via the Pirate Browser)   Censorship of the internet is a touchy subject and rightfully so as the freedom of speech and expression should be afforded to everyone around the globe. Obviously, the world is not perfect and certain countries restrict or limit what their respective populace can say or do. In some cases, this practice is done for reasons of ...
Often times I get questions from my BlueStamp Engineering students on what the best method is for applying to college.  After having conversations with many people in this space such as high school students, college students, parents, admissions counselors, and college counselors, I have a few suggestions that may help a student which I'd like to share here.  However when asking for advice on any subjective topic such as this, please remember that different people have different approa ...
eMMC PRO 5.0 chips... 10 times faster than "class 10" SD cards. (via Samsung)   Samsung produces NAND memory chips that are integrated into many of today's consumer electronics products. In fact, it has only been a mere eight months since they released their last embedded MultiMedia Card (eMMC) 4.5 chips. Now their latest NAND memory, the eMMC PRO 5.0 chips, promise to be the fastest embedded memory yet to be mass produced.   Many of today's new tech products demand increased perfor ...
Canary security device.. (via Canary)   With the recent outing of the NSA’s secret programs, it is clear that the US government takes national security gravely seriously. Head over to any government facility and you will likely see (and not see) some standard security measures such as security cameras, armed guards and card locks on all doors. The more important the facility, the more measures they have in place. Security is not lost on private citizens either, as more people are loo ...
  Technology appears to be increasingly evolving toward context-aware based systems that can readily monitor the environment and signal for changes as necessary. Now, it’s even helping humans become more aware of themselves. Recent developments have included devices that can scan brain activity to detect information overload, or even recognize a person’s mood by observing the way one types or shakes their phone. Staying with mood-sensing technologies, recent work by developers ...
Nvidia's Near-Eye Light Field Displays. Not very Stylish. Reminds me of 80s VR. (via NVIDIA)   Head-mounted displays are fast becoming popular among consumers for use in gaming and AR/VR applications. Companies such as Oculus, Vuzix and Google have already introduced their iterations of the technology to the market while others are looking to get their versions prototyped and ready for consumers. One such company, Nvidia, is looking to toss their hat into the head-mounted display race with ...

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