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Sesame

New 'smart lock' lets user ditch keys - and open their door with a knock

Fri, Feb 27, 2015 - An accelerometer inside the £60 Sesame device ‘listens’ for a set knock pattern on users’ front doors - then opens up the deadbol…

F-35

New £400,000 RAF helmet turns the wearer into Iron Man

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 - The 2.25kg headsets on the helmet of the F-35 Joi…

Industry News

  • EU bets on 5G to catch up in mobile technology race By Julia Fioretti and Leila Abboud - Reuters - 6 hours ago
    An attendee uses his mobile phone to photograph a screen projecting information during a keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

    By Julia Fioretti and Leila Abboud BRUSSELS/BARCELONA (Reuters) - The European Union is looking to sign agreements with China and Japan and the United States to cooperate on developing the next generation of mobile broadband as it seeks to help its companies catch up in the race to develop such technologies. Europe, once …

  • U.S. President Obama takes part in an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington

    By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday sharply criticized China's plans for new rules on U.S. tech companies, urging Beijing to change the policy if it wants to do business with the United States and saying he had raised it with President Xi Jinping. In an interview with Reuters, Obama said …

  • Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg attends a keynote presentation event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

    By Eric Auchard BARCELONA (Reuters) - Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg was on hostile turf on Monday as spoke to executives at the world's biggest annual gathering of the mobile industry, renewing attempts to win their backing to help reach billions of users with no Internet access. Speaking at the Mobile World Congress …

  • Europe still off mark on sustainability goals: report Mariette Le Roux - AFP - 19 hours ago
    Air pollution in Europe continued to wreak havoc, a new report says, with 430,000 premature deaths blamed on breathing in fine particulate matter in 2011

    Europe could miss several key targets for safeguarding its species, water, air and land, said a study Tuesday that warned economic recovery would add to the pressure on natural resources.

  • HP's big deal: Tech giant buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B BRANDON BAILEY - Associated Press - 20 hours ago
    FILE - This Nov. 14, 2011 photo, shows the company logo on a Hewlett-Packard keyboard at the Micro Center computer store in Santa Clara, Calif. Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, the biggest acquisition by HP in recent years, the company announced Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, in what amounts to HP's first major acquisition since its disastrous purchase of a British software company in 2011.

  • Against the Science, Meat Pushes Back into U.S. Diet (Op-Ed) Michael Greger, M.D., The Humane Society of the United States - LiveScience.com - 21 hours ago

    Dr. Michael Greger is the director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States. Every five years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issue the "Dietary Guidelines for Americans," which are intended to encourage individuals …

  • Plant Plastics Seed New Tech, from Miatas to Tea Bags Jacqueline Conciatore, U.S. National Science Foundation - LiveScience.com - Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    Plant Plastics Seed New Tech, from Miatas to Tea Bags

    Jacqueline Conciatore is a science writer for the U.S. National Science Foundation. Every year in the United States, more governments enact such restrictions, which are part of a larger shift away from petroleum-based plastic. Bioplastics are made wholly or in part from renewable biomass sources such as sugarcane and …

  • These 5 Supplements Do Nothing for Alzheimer's, Despite Claims (Op-Ed) Dr. Gisele Wolf-Klein, North Shore-LIJ Health System and Dr. Liron Sinvani, North Shore University Hospital - LiveScience.com - Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    She has published widely on the dietary supplement controversy. On Feb. 3, the New York State attorney general's office demanded that four major retailers — GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens — remove certain store-brand herbal supplements from their shelves pending further quality-control measures. DNA testing on the …

  • Surgeon's Helper: 3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Health Care (Op-Ed) Scott Dunham, SmarTech Markets - LiveScience.com - Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    Surgeon's Helper: 3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Health Care (Op-Ed)

    Scott Dunham is a senior analyst for SmarTech Markets Publishing, which focuses exclusively on additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Dunham is a regularly featured speaker at 3D printing industry events worldwide, and he will be presenting at the Additive Disruption Summit on April 1 and the RAPID conference on May 19. …

  • 4 Misconceptions About 'Big Data' You Can Stop Believing (Op-Ed) Dan Hogan, Medalogix - LiveScience.com - Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Dan Hogan is founder, president and CEO of Nashville, Tennessee-based Medalogix, a health care technology company that provides analytics and workflows to home health providers. There are many approaches to big data, but most center around the technological ability to capture, aggregate and process a large volume, velocity …

  • A Google logo is seen at the garage where the company was founded on Google's 15th anniversary in Menlo Park, California

    (Reuters) - One of Google Inc's largest investors has cut its exposure to the company by nearly a third over the past several months amid worries about a shift to cheaper searches on mobile phones. The $107 billion (69 billion pounds) Fidelity Contrafund cut its stake in Google to 5.2 percent of net assets as of Jan. 31, …

  • The Shanghai skyline pictured on February 8, 2015

    An online documentary on China's notorious smog has become a viral sensation with more than 155 million views just one day after it was released, state media said Monday.

  • Solar plane passes new test ahead of planned world tour Wissam Keyrouz - AFP - Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    The solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 flies over the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi on February 26, 2015

    A solar-powered plane made a third successful test flight in the United Arab Emirates on Monday ahead of a planned round-the-world tour to promote alternative energy.

  • The Netflix logo is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, California

    U.S. video service provider Netflix Inc is likely to enter the Chinese market without a local partner, which could make it harder to do business in the world's biggest internet market widely known for censorship and strict regulation. The firm, known for its U.S. political thriller "House of Cards", also plans to look …

  • Ikea's Furniture Wirelessly Charges Your Phone (c) Sky News 2015 - Sky News - Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    Ikea adds wireless charging to furniture

    Ikea is launching wired-up desks, tables and lamps which can wirelessly charge your phone. The company is releasing a new collection which will use Qi wireless technology to charge devices that are placed on the new furniture. The Home Spot range will be available in Europe and North America from April, with availability …