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New chip could turn phone cameras into high-res 3D scanners

By - April 7, 2015 2 Pictures
As if smartphones can't already do enough, soon they may be able to scan three-dimensional objects and send the resultant high-resolution 3D images to a 3D printer that produces hyper-accurate replicas. This comes thanks to a small and inexpensive device called a nanophotonic coherent imager (NCI), which was developed by scientists at Caltech. The NCI could add 3D imaging to a variety of other devices and applications such as improving motion sensitivity in human machine interfaces and driverless cars. Read More
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3D flash technology moves forward with 10 TB SSDs and the first 48-layer memory cells

By - March 31, 2015 5 Pictures
Flash storage technology will soon see a three-fold improvement in data density thanks to a joint development at Intel and Micron that will allow the production of 3.5 TB flash sticks and 10 TB standard-sized SSDs. Meanwhile, a new 48-layer cell technology development by Toshiba could pave the way for higher write speeds, more reliability and lower costs in solid state drives. Read More
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Light bulb set to be graphene's first commercial consumer application

By - March 31, 2015
In two claimed firsts, researchers at the University of Manchester have produced both the first commercial application of graphene and the world's first graphene light-bulb. It is expected that this new device will have lower energy emissions, cheaper manufacturing costs, and a longer running life than even LED lights. And this isn't just a pie-in-the-sky prototype, either. The team who developed it believes that the graphene light-bulb will be available for retail sale within months. Read More
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iKlips dual flash drive for iPhones, iPads, Macs and PCs is faster than the rest

By - March 30, 2015 7 Pictures
Moving media between iOS devices for sharing or backup storage can be a hassle, especially without an internet connection. The iKlips, the first dual (USB and Lightning) flash drive to feature a USB 3.0 connector, promises to make things easier (and faster than the competition) by offering a faster, more convenient way to store and exchange files between iOS devices, Macs and PCs. Read More
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Blue Freedom: A mini hydropower plant for charging mobile devices

By - March 24, 2015 9 Pictures
The all-new Blue Freedom kit offers yet another alternative to solar panels, fuel cells, muscle-powered dynamos, wind turbines, AC-charged back-up batteries and other portable power solutions. "The world's smallest hydropower plant" transforms the power of running water into phone chatting, internet browsing, music listening, GPS navigating and other mobile device activities, and it does so from a package built to fit in a backpack. Read More
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Smart Sensors: Enabling Detection and Ranging for the IoT and Beyond

The IoT has started interconnecting all types of devices across numerous industries. With its expected growth comes an anticipated explosion of the sensors market. Smart sensors may represent a small part of the overall IoT infrastructure, but they definitely play a vital role in its implementation, by gathering critical environment data and represent a key enabler for many new applications. Read More
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