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Articles tagged with: innovation

Apple to Introduce iPad Mini in Brazil

There are rumors that Apple is introducing the iPad Mini in Brazil sometime in September. Of course, its not official, its a rumor but more and more reports indicate its already in existence. However, we have yet to know the real details of its specs.
Apple has a factory in Brazil and, according to the latest reports, anonymous sources seem to have it on good authority that the Nexus 7 competitor, the iPad Mini, will be manufactured there, although some production tests are already being conducted in China. …

Unlocks Your Smartphone’s Senses Using Behav.io

“When you leave the house, the three things you usually take with you are your keys, your wallet, and your phone,” says Nadav Aharony. And the phone is a now “sensing and processing machine,” he says. The smartphone in your pocket knows where you are, who you’re with, how fast you’re moving, whether you’re standing up or sitting down.

What if we could refine all of this invisible metadata into meaningful stories?

Aharony and his colleagues, Cody Sumter and Alan Gardner — all recent or soon-to-be recent MIT Media Lab grads — have built an open-source platform that simplifies this kind of mobile data collection. They want to enable a new generation of apps that detect social and behavioral trends in communities or groups of people.

Paintable Battery – Yes Spray On Batteries

Many major tech giants seek sleeker and ever-more powerful batteries to power devices such as phones and tables so they’re pushing engineers to create unconventional, more space-efficient batteries. A group of students at Rice University, in Pulickel Ajayan’s lab, have done just that. They actually created a “battery” that can be sprayed on virtually any surface like a spray paint. The idea sounds far fetched, and the project leader, graduate student Neelam Singh, admits she was a bit skeptical herself.

T-Mobile Offers 1 Year Supply Of Free Data

T-Mobile is gearing up for a special way to celebrate Father’s Day this year, and it’s a little cooler than a $25 gift card. The wireless carrier is offering a one year supply of free data as long as the customer signs up for the service by June 18th for a qualifying talk, text, and data plan.

Before you go, “Aw, shucks, I’m already WITH T-Mobile”, know that this deal also applies to existing customers who have 18 or more months of contract used up with T-Mobile. The new deal requires the consumer to purchase an unlimited talk and text plan, and in return will receive 200MB of free, high-speed data each month for one year.

Anti-Cancer Medicine Found Within Frog Skin

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, have been awarded the commendation at the Medical Futures Innovation Awards in London. The team discovered a medicinal extract from frog skin that can be used to cure cancer tumors.

The skin contains two specific proteins known as peptides, that inhibit the branching of blood vessels, which would stop the supply of nutrients and oxygen to cancerous tumors.

Foldable Touchscreen Display By Samsung

Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show 2011, Samsung showed us an amazing AMOLED 4.5-inch and 19-inch transparent display. Although neither is set to enter the market in the near future, the innovation inspired further research. A new prototype foldable display has been created at Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology.

The technology contains two panels with a closing radius of only 1mm allowing them to be very close to each other when they are closed and do not appear creased when opened. Beginners luck?

ARM Seeks Defenses Against Intel’s New Chips

ARM is expected to ramp up its efforts to keep up with Intel’s new chip making process that will enter the portable device market. ARM’s executive VP of Marketing, Ian Drew said, “The ARM ecosystem innovates along multiple points, not only the process but also through micro‐architecture and system‐on‐chip design that enables optimized efficiency for a broad range of products.” In the meanwhile, Intel is expected to produce processors that are much more efficient through its new Tri-Gate process technology.

Pepsi’s Plan To Beat Coke: Build Interactive Vending Machines

I can’t say I actively seek Pepsi when I am out at a restaurant or near a vending machine, it usually finds me. Yes, I am one of those people who can tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi. I find Pepsi to be far too sweet for my tastes, and I find the diet version to be undrinkable. Call me a snob, it doesn’t bother me, I like to drink Coke, and that’s that. Well, it looks like Pepsi may have found a solution to this problem with people like me, and that’s through touchscreen innovation. Pepsi will bring the social media experience to a plain ol’ vending machine, wait what?

If AT&T Merger Goes Thru: T-Mobile 4G Will Be Demolished

AT&T is playing a clever game of words in efforts to have its T-Mobile acquisition pass the FCC. AT&T is promising that T-Mobile customers will get to keep their low rates and existing phones. Doesn’t that sound great? Well, don’t get too excited yet. AT&T plans on demolishing T-Mobile’s blazing fast 4G coverage and creating their own technology that will be incompatible with current T-Mobile phones *and* plans for that matter.

AT&T is hoping that the FCC will not catch this technicality, to ensure a smooth acquisition of T-Mobile. If the deal does go through, we will have two very large wireless carriers (AT&T and Verizon) and little ol’ Sprint tagging along.

Evoluce’s 46″ Gesture Control Display With 3D Sense

Evoluce’s new 46″ Gesture Control Display will feature 3D-sensing technology. The Full HD display will read gestures from a 4 meter distance. If that didn’t grab your attention, maybe I should mention the integrated depth-sensing technology that works with intelligent gesture control software to maximize what you can do with the display.

Since the large interactive screen is razor thin, it can be installed in any location that needs a sophisticated touch. The custom WIN&I software takes…