Patch offers needle-free injections http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22882446
TED debates controls for drones http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22863447
This newly advanced prosthetic limb is the result of a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins University. The arm has the ability to accurately detect vibration,temperature, contact with objects and degree of pressure. It also has up to 27 degrees of freedom of moment, making it far more than a cosmetic addition.
But the biggest attribute of the arm is its ability to be controlled by thought, the one feature viewed as the last hurdle to truly functional mechanical replacement limbs.
Japan tests 4K TV over the internet http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22872891
HMRC ‘must fully investigate’ Google http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22878460
I’m certain Glenn Greenwald is rubbing some people the wrong way, but I can’t help delight in the way he admonishes TV talking head “reporters” for focusing on insignificant facts and drawing stupid conclusions. How often do we get to see bad journalists verbally abused by good ones on national television? This is way more entertaining than The Newsroom.
For $1,650 a month, subscribers will soon be able to fly as much as they want between four California cities, NPR’s Wendy Kaufman reports. Members (not “customers”) will be able to board as many times as they want to travel between San Francisco, Monterey, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles
Smart Lenses on the horizon - Rabbit Wears Contact Lenses With Light-Emitting Diode
via Science Daily:
New Class of Transparent, Stretchable Electrodes — Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST) has demonstrated that a live rabbit could wear contact lenses fitted with inorganic light-emitting diode with no side effects. This new class of hybrid transparent and stretchable electrode paves the way for flexible displays, solar cells, and electronics. […]
Famed designer Jony Ive stepped in to lead the product’s visual design, and rumor has it that iOS will receive its first major visual refresh since it launched six years ago.
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