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The BrailleNote Apex from HumanWare takes advantage of communications technologies and mak...

When you’re busy working or studying, it’s important to maximize the available technology for productivity, accuracy and even comfort. But for blind people, not all technology is easily adaptable. The new BrailleNote Apex from HumanWare has been designed to enhance the reading and writing experience of blind people with improvements over previous models in connectivity, design and ergonomics.  Read More

Researchers are closer to using semiconducting nanowires to create a new generation of sma...

Researchers agree that chip manufacturers will soon reach a hard limit in terms of transistor miniaturization, disproving rule-of-thumb predictions that transistor density roughly doubles every 18 to 24 months. But a collaboration between IBM, Purdue University and the University of California in Los Angeles may have found a way to squeeze more transistor in the same area by building them vertically rather than horizontally.  Read More

The single-sided Sanyo eneloop Kairo hand-warmer is a great pocket-filler this Christmas

Cold hands, warm heart. Why not have both this winter? (warm body parts, that is) Just in time for the Northern Hemisphere’s colder weather, Sanyo has launched two new eneloop Kairo portable rechargeable hand-warmers. Shaped a bit like an egg, the eneloop Kairo is available in one-sided and two-sided models, and makes an ideal stocking-filler … or pocket-filler for this Christmas season.  Read More

NIST postdoctoral researcher David Hanneke at the laser table used to demonstrate the firs...

In a paper recently published on Nature Physics, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) documented the implementation and verification of a two-qubit quantum computer that, according to researchers, is a truly general-purpose machine and could soon be used as a building block for much larger quantum computers.  Read More

Emue and Visa Europe have been working closely over the past 18 months to develop the Visa...

Emue Technologies has unveiled the next generation of its anti-fraud credit card. The device combines a world first embedded 14-segment E Ink display with a 12-button numeric keypad, microprocessor and, despite being the same size as a conventional card, a battery designed to last for three years.  Read More

MicroTiles from Christie can make a digital display wall virtually anywhere with only a 1m...

Better known for its high-end digital projection systems, Christie has launched its MicroTiles digital display units which can be stacked like building blocks to create a visual display wall virtually anywhere there is power. The modular MicroTiles can be used to create an almost seamless digital canvas in almost any size or shape using an entirely new, advanced optical design that produces advanced levels of brightness, contrast and color reproduction.  Read More

The LED mPower Emergency Illuminator from mPhase Technologies ... a flashlight with a 20-y...

Perhaps the best piece of advice I never got was "leave your flashlight in an obvious, easily accessible place”, because the one time you’ll really need it will be during a power outage or a blown fuse and the last thing you want at that time is wonder where the heck you put it. Oh, and keep it fully charged (you know why). While the mPower Emergency Illuminator won’t insist you keep it close by, it does have some impressive features – battery technology that will last up to 20 years (though not if you use it continuously) and a USB outlet which lets you charge other devices.  Read More

Esquire's December edition invites the reader to download special software which allows th...

After experimenting with things like origami (May edition) and e-ink (October 2008 edition), Esquire magazine is running a special "augmented reality" edition in December where readers use custom-designed software and a webcam to interact with the pages being viewed and get access to 3D animated video content.  Read More

Epson's new HTPS TFT LCD panel is the world's first panel that supports resolutions up to ...

If you think that full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution TV or projector is looking a little too low-res for your liking, then Epson has developed a new LCD projector panel that should satisfy your desire for higher detail. The company's new high-temperature polysilicon (HTPS) TFT LCD panel for its 3LCD projectors is the world’s first 4K-compatible panel supporting resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 pixels.  Read More

The 8 LED RJ11 Lamp can provide light even when the power's out

If you’re looking to shave every last cent off your next electricity bill then this gooseneck lamp is for you. The lamp is so energy efficient its eight white LED lights are powered by the trickle of electricity flowing from a RJ11 socket – or garden-variety telephone socket. This means that, even if you’ve fallen behind on your electricity bill and the power has been cut off, you can still enjoy some late night reading.  Read More

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