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UK Team Levitates Small Objects Using Sound

Posted: October 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Cankler Science Matters | Tags: | Comments Off on UK Team Levitates Small Objects Using Sound

UK Team Levitates Small Objects Using Sound
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A team of UK scientists have cleverly used sound waves to levitate tiny objects, the breakthrough, published in Nature Communications, could lead to applications as out-there as Star Trek style tractor beams :: Read the full article »»»»


How to Make Your Facebook Missteps Less Easily Searched

Posted: October 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Facebook, UPDATED! | Tags: , , | Comments Off on How to Make Your Facebook Missteps Less Easily Searched

How to: Make sure no one can search through your old Facebook posts

Ever done anything a little woeful, something you’d rather wasn’t plastered all-over your social media, ooops. Facebook’s new search feature, called Search FYI, is either really helpful or really creepy, depending on how you look at it.

Last week, Facebook made it so that anything – possibly everything –  you’ve ever posted on the platform is now much more easily searched :: Read the full article »»»»


GRILLED! Apples Project Titan Readying for 2019 Launch

Posted: September 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Standout, Tech-Business News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on GRILLED! Apples Project Titan Readying for 2019 Launch

Apple's Project Titan Readying for 2019 LaunchApple has us all – consumers – in its pocket, well, we have Apple in all our pockets …you got what I mean!? Now apparently the consumer behemoth aims to have us in it on the road. The company is set to release its first car in 2019, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal’s Daisuke Wakabayashi.

Apple is referring to the idea as a “committed project” internally, the WSJ report says. According to sources the company plans on tripling the number of folk working on the project.

The initiative, being called Project Titan, so far consists of 600 people.

Although many reports have suggested that Apple is working on a self-driving car, the company’s first vehicle is more likely to not be fully autonomous Wakabayashi wrote, citing sources familiar with the project.

A quick trawl through LinkdIn also dragged a surprise, Apple has headed hunted a senior Tesla exec :: Read the full article »»»»


Apples Superneat New Bezel Gesture Patent

Posted: September 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Breaking News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Apples Superneat New Bezel Gesture Patent

iPhone Bezel PatentWhether you’re using an Apple iOS device – or any other maker – most smart-devicess work the same way, you typically use the touchscreen for input tasks such as typing, tapping and gesturing.

Until now, touch screens have worked just fine for most things we typically do on our devices, however, it can often be tricky to see everything that’s on screen when you’re holding your finger over a portion of the display.

Apple has an idea to work around this handicap…

A recently published patent application from the clever boffins at Apple covers an idea to make the bezels in iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices touch sensitive as well.

The bezel is the portion of the device that frames the screen. The application describes a scenario where this slim – and getting slimmer – area would have touch sensors just like the screen, so that you’d be able to scroll and tap without ever needing to cover the display :: Read the full article »»»»


WANT!! Porsche Presents Überelektrisch… Concept Mission E Supercar

Posted: September 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: News From the web | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on WANT!! Porsche Presents Überelektrisch… Concept Mission E Supercar

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The 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show hasn’t even kicked off yet, but already there’s a contender for best in show. Porsche’s reveal of its stunning Mission E Concept is a show stopping, drop dead gorgeous, über-fast-charging, all-electric supercar that Porsche reckons will clock the Nürburgring in under 8 minutes, and while it might scream around the 20 odd kilometres of the Nordschleife, what this vehicle shows us very quietly is the future shape of automotive form and function.

Mission E concept is by far the cleanest design to hit the podium to date, very Porsche, but also very predictive of shapes to come. Loaded with plus numbers, 800 volt, 440kW-600hp, 0-100kmh in 3.5 seconds, a top speed of 250kmh and a range of 500km …and perhaps a cheeky nudging at the only other cool spark on the block ‘Lookout Tesla’  :: Read the full article »»»»


Study Finds Social Media Assisting Students Cheating Exams

Posted: August 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: UPDATED! | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Study Finds Social Media Assisting Students Cheating Exams

Study Finds Social Media Assisting Students Cheating Exams

The internet and smartphones have made it easier for students to cheat in exams, a new report into academic misconduct at the University of Sydney has found. The report followed investigations into ways to prevent and detect academic dishonesty and misconduct among students at the university.

The Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Taskforce completed a number of investigations during May and June 2015, including interviews with representatives from each of the university’s 16 faculties :: Read the full article »»»»


Google Restructures Under Alphabet, Ooops

Posted: August 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Google, News From the web, Social Media, Standout, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Google Restructures Under Alphabet, Ooops

Google to restructure under 'Alphabet' umbrella with search engine as one of several entitiesThe behemoth that is Google has announced a surprise corporate restructure, forming a new parent company dubbed Alphabet that will include the internet search unit as one of several entities.

Google chief executive Larry Page announced the change, saying he would hold the same title at Alphabet, the new holding company for the technology giant’s newer ventures including research arm X Lab, investment unit Google Ventures and health and science operations.

The new chief executive at the search unit – Google – will be the current vice president, Sundar Pichai.

Alphabet will include units focusing on life sciences such as a glucose-sensing contact lenses and the health research firm Calico. Google X, which handles research on self-driving cars and internet balloons, will also be a separate unit.

Other units to be separated include the drone delivery project Wing, Google Fiber’s high-speed internet, the home automation unit Nest and investment arms.

But Ooops… Google’s new holding company – Alphabet’s – website is abc.xyz because Alphabet.com is owned by Alphabet, a BMW-owned fleet management service. Even though only a few people had ever heard of BMW’s Alphabet before, the company clearly isn’t going to let all of this free publicity just sit there unfettered, BMW says it has no intention of letting go of the domain name :: Read the full article »»»»