Skyn is a wristband from breathalyser company BACtrack, and it detects alcohol using a fuel cell technology not unlike that used by your friendly roadside traffic officer.Alcohol is detected and measured with transdermal monitoring, which tracks the ethanol molecules escaping through the skin.If you re aiming for sobriety, a nominated contact could receive a notification when your BAC has gone above 0.00 per cent.Based in San Francisco, BACtrack won the Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge competition held by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism with the Skyn, which came with a $200,000 prize.The competition aimed to uncover wearable technologies that can be used comfortably by everyday people, and was judged on accuracy.A limited quantity of Skyn devices with be available later in the year, says BACtrack, who have opened registrations for pre-order availability notifications.
A virtual reality trip to Mars developed by Fusion and Nvidia will be released free this fall.Earlier in the day, I'd watched Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak pull off the same stunt.Courtesy of Nvidia and Fusion At Nvidia's big GPU Technology Conference in San Jose last month, Woz donned a VR headset at a remote location and bounced around Mars in the Rover while a crowd of several thousand watched on a giant screen.I got to do the same thing later in the day in a booth where a long line of people waited patiently for their own Mars trip."You're putting someone into a 3-dimensional time machine.When he got the idea for the project, Fusion's Reyes reached out to Sydney Do of MIT, who co-authored a report on the feasibility of a private Mars mission program.Reyes said he emailed the authors of the reports, and over the course of about 18 months worked with NASA's Langley Research Center and Johnson Space Center, finally reaching an agreement with NASA at the end of 2015.
The FBI eventually managed to access the iPhone without Apple's intervention in March, and is planning to crack the encryption of a second iPhone belonging to a teenager charged with the murder of two people.During the same rally, Trump also appealed for Apple to move its manufacturing from China to the US, adding: "I want to see the day when Apple makes its products on our land.When asked his views on Trump while in a four-day visit to India last week, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said the company "believed strongly in diversity".Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg invited prominent US conservative leaders, including Trump's adviser Barry Bennett, to meet last week after the social networking giant was accused of showing a liberal political bias.The move comes in the aftermath of allegations that Facebook workers were asked to suppress US conservative political news in its "Trending Topics" column, although Facebook has denied this sort of censorship.Tom Stocky, who is responsible for the section, said it had no evidence to back up a report from technology website Gizmodo quoting an unnamed source that said the company disregarded conservative news outlets.
I got to go on a one-day workshop with renowned lecturers who work with some of today's most exciting areas of technology: artificial intelligence, quantum computers, blockkedjeteknik, 3d printers, synthetic biology and virtual reality. Here are some examples, which I had with me: Quantum computers, which have been hot for a wider public since Time Magazine put it on the cover of two years ago, is expected to have a breakthrough in the financial sector. There are huge amounts of data and adequate risk-prone capital to invest in an unlimited global computing power, predicted Andrew Fursman, president and founder of 1Qbit, also referring to Google's breakthrough just before Christmas, when sökjätten told of their quantum computer working 100 million times faster than a standard pC. The high-profile block chain technology behind crypto currencies like Bitcoin, is expected to have a major impact far beyond the financial sector. We all need to be inspired and broaden our horizons sometimes. The boss may even choose to hang on.
Originally invented by Ericsson in 1994, the technology uses short wavelength radio waves from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz.It is managed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which works to ensure interoperability across different platforms.Devices that use forms of energy such as solar to power a Bluetooth connection are becoming increasingly common.There is also a version of Bluetooth that allows very high quality data transfers, BR/EDR, allowing streaming at very high quality.Bluetooth is expected to be a key technology for connecting the Internet of Things in coming years.This is because Bluetooth was designed to unify disparate devices and products, and Blatand unified warring factions in parts of Scandinavia.
In 2025, Sweden have fallen to spot 22 on the consulting giant's e-Intensity Index. Swedish growth in IT today is totally consumer-led. When it comes to corporate IT purchase is basically zero growth and government investment in IT is declining, says Fredrik Lindberg, Nordic manager for technology, media and telecommunications at BCG, to the site. We live in these old merits without understanding that the world caught up and passed says Fredrik Lind. All ministries and departments can do what they want. Read more: Eight out of ten board members lack digital literacy Read more: Four out of ten companies lack the digital strategy
photographer: All Over Press DEBATE. Digitalization has totally redrawn the map of the taxi hotel and the music industry. It is no longer enough to improve the business model - companies need to create entirely new. The opportunities are great, but it takes courage to lead, writes Mattias Axelson, School and Dan Brännström, FAR. It is not surprising that the most important issue for the leaders of the world's 500 largest companies, according to Fortune 500, is the rapid development of technology. Mattias Axelson, doctor of business administration and worked at the Center for Innovation and Operations Management at the Stockholm School of Economics Dan Brännström, General Secretary of the FAR, the professional association of accountants, auditors and consultants comments Welcome to have your say on new technologies.
Many of us have a game or two on our mobile phone which help us drown out the hustle and bustle of our daily commute; you may huddle round your tablet to play as a family, or perhaps you're still trying to perfect the Single Ladies routine with the help of one of the many dance games on the market.Given the opportunity, people will play games for hours; not because they are mindless zombies brainwashed into submission, but because they are stimulated into solving difficult problems, learning new skills, and experiencing the pleasure of success.This stimulation can be harnessed for learning, particularly when it comes to the core STEAM subjects of science and technology, engineering, art and maths.For example, to make an explosion within a game, or make a character turn or bounce you need to understand physics; to create a narrative you need a creative grasp of English and logic; to design a world you need artistic skill, and to code you need an understanding of maths.That's why we created the BAFTA Young Game Designers YGD competition for 10-18 year-olds, which gives them the opportunity to not only design their own game, but to see it developed further with professional game developers.Using games provides opportunities for self-learning, but students also need guidance and mentorship, which is why we encourage parents and teachers to explore the benefits of games making and games design with their children or students through the competition.
Although long rumored for the upcoming Galaxy Note 6, other smartphone OEMs, like Vivo for example, have beaten Samsung to the 6 GB RAM punch by launching early this year.While those, of course, are commendable, Samsung might still have the last laugh.The difference between Samsung's chip and existing 6GB RAM chips is that Samsung utilizes the newest 10 nm manufacturing process, promising faster, more efficient memory.Smaller chips not only take up less space but also use up less energy and decreases the time needed for power, and therefore data, to travel from one point to another.It has already been widely believed that the phablet will indeed come with 6 GB of RAM, but this latest tidbit would hint that it would have the latest that technology has to offer.The rest of the Galaxy Note 6's specs are still being debate, with contradicting and sometimes puzzling information coming from different sources.
Last week, I was in the Nevada desert for the Hyperloop Propulsion Open Air Test with the rest of the board, the Hyperloop One team, and hundreds of members of the press.If you re not familiar with Hyperloop One, consider what it would be like to travel on the ground at 760 mph faster than a jet airplane .In 2013, Elon Musk and a group of engineers from Tesla and SpaceX published a speculative design document for a concept they called The Hyperloop.In other words, it s a vacuum tube transportation network that will be able to travel at around 760 mph 1200 kilometers per hour – on land and underwater.The just closed their latest round of funding of $80 million and achieved a MAJOR technology milestone last week.He expects the Hyperloop One team will have their real Kitty Hawk moment by the end of this year.
Skyn is a wristband from breathalyser company BACtrack, and it detects alcohol using a fuel cell technology not unlike that used by your friendly roadside traffic officer.Alcohol is detected and measured with transdermal monitoring, which tracks the ethanol molecules escaping through the skin.If you re aiming for sobriety, a nominated contact could receive a notification when your BAC has gone above 0.00 per cent.Based in San Francisco, BACtrack won the Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge competition held by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism with the Skyn, which came with a $200,000 prize.The competition aimed to uncover wearable technologies that can be used comfortably by everyday people, and was judged on accuracy.A limited quantity of Skyn devices with be available later in the year, says BACtrack, who have opened registrations for pre-order availability notifications.
The Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator RLV-TD takes flight Image: ISRO Early this morning, India launched its very first reusable space shuttle.These remarkable photos illustrate just how majestic the teensy shuttle looked as it took off.One of the things these photos underscore is the scale of the launch.NASA s space shuttle orbiters each measured over 122 feet in length, and the cost of just one shuttle, Endeavour, came in at over $1 billion.It s a huge milestone for India and for the growth of reusable spacecraft worldwide.Now, ISRO scientists say that they managed to guide the craft into a soft descent into the Bay of Bengal, where it appears to be intact.
The smart jacket lets the wearer take calls, control music and use maps with touch and gesture technologies.With such conductive yarn, it is possible to weave areas of sensors and gestures at precise locations anywhere in the textile.These miniaturised circuits make it possible to record gestures and touch interactions.These embedded electronics are then connected to the wearer's phone or other devices, while the touch and gesture data is captured and sent to the device and converted into actions such as taking calls, controlling music and more.Levi Strauss global product innovation head Paul Dillinger said: "Anyone on a bike knows that navigating your screen while navigating busy city streets isn't easy - or a particularly good idea."This jacket helps to resolve that real-world challenge by becoming the co-pilot for your life, on and off your bike."
Dungeon-crawling RPG action: Ray GigantPS Vita, Acttil, cert: 12Another interpretation of existence after the end of the world, where what s left in this anime-styled dungeon-crawling RPG is a bunch of teenagers bonded to gods called Yorigami.These brave teens serve as humanity s last hope against the Gigants, otherworldly monsters responsible for society s downfall.The playable group of characters – headed by Ichiya Amakaze, whose affinity with the Yorigami makes him very powerful – has a shared pool of attack points with which to make moves.It requires gamers to consider when to attack, defend, or leave themselves vulnerable to replenish points, as well as when to go all out with super-attacks.SRWatch the trailer for Enter the GungeonThe eternally cool US publisher Devolver brings its usual swagger to Enter the Gungeon, an impressive mix of dungeon crawler and twin-stick shooter.Nonetheless, it is no chore to run through again: Enter the Gungeon s gameplay is excellent.
A new study of more than 1 million websites found that news sites that rely heavily on online advertising are sprinkling the most digital markers on their visitors.Since the advent of the Web, digital advertisers have been in a cat-and-mouse game with users over tracking their movements, even deliberately circumventing privacy settings.This study, purportedly the largest and most detailed measurement of online tracking to date, offers more detail of which sites are most aggressively targeting users and new methods of tracking users.When it comes to following visitors around the Web, news, arts and sports sites lead the pack, even more than pornography sites, the Princeton researchers found.Sites such as non-profits and universities track visitors much less.The researchers speculate why news sites are tracking more:The top five most common tracking tools are owned by Google, such as Google Analytics and Doubleclick, MIT Technology Review points out.Visitors who don t want to be tracked have two main methods for throwing off their digital scent, the cookie-blocker in one s browser and privacy extensions.But do they work?The researchers found that Firefox s blocking was effective.Add-on extension Ghostery was also effective at limiting cookies.What s trickier are new techniques used by small companies that work on how browsers process audio.Dubbed fingerprinting, the tracker attaches an audio signal that then follows a device around the Web.Since Google and Facebook control most of the common trackers, there may be hope of creating standards and controls in this space.One of the researchers, Arvind Narayanan, told the MIT Technology Review:Photo: The Google logo.AP/Mark Lennihan Tags: cookies, facebook, Google, Google Analytics, news sites, tracking
In a talk at Moogfest, a US technology festival, Google researcher Douglas Eck described a project that would seek to understand whether or not a computer can create art.Magenta, which will launch in early June, is part of Google Brain, the company's deep learning research.Eck said the project was in part inspired by DeepDream, an artificial intelligent system trained to find patterns in pictures."The goal of Magenta is to produce open-source tools and models that help creative people be even more creative.The project will initially attempt to create music, before moving onto images and then videoAlgorithms already exist to create art – in 2015, a group of researchers in Germany created a "convolutional neural network" that was able to turn images into imitations of Van Gogh paintings in under an hour.The results of the project will be available on TensorFlow, an open source program for machine learning.
"The PurePulse technology embedded in the Fitbit optical sensors does not accurately record heart rate, and is particularly unreliable during moderate to high intensity exercise," said the study.To assess the claims, the researchers tested the Fitbit Surge and Charge HR, two products designed to monitor users' heart rates, steps walked, calories burned and sleep quality, on 43 healthy patients.The results showed the greater the level of activity, the more inaccurate the devices' readings were.The PurePulse technology on the back of the Fitbit SurgeUnlike regular heart rate monitors, the Fitbit devices have a PurePulse sensor that uses LEDs reflected onto the skin to detect changes in blood volume.Fitbit spent three years developing the PurePulse technology and conducts "extensive internal studies" that test the accuracy of its products, the spokesman said.For a round-up of technology news and analysis, sign up to our weekly Tech Briefing here.
Whether this is because the flaws in question have outlived their usefulness and never were much use in the first place is unclear.Apple, for one, isn t looking a gift horse in the mouth, so it decided to patch a memory corruption issue that created a code injection risk by fixing flaws in its IOFireWireFamily technology following notification of the bug or bugs from CESG.CESG was credited for Apple bug report Source: Apple security advisory GCHQ s CESG arm is also jointly credited with flagging up memory corruption issues in the Mac OS X kernel that were likewise resolved in this month s patch batch.The significance of the co-operation is difficult to gauge but it goes against the grain of historical spy agency practice.In an intelligence organisation with both offensive and defensive roles - such as GCHQ or its US cousin the NSA - attack will always take precedence over defence, a former US Army intel analyst wisely told us a few years back.More details on what s inside OS X El Capitan v10.11.5 and security update 2016-003 for earlier systems can be found in Apple s advisory here.
Google s foray into voice search has been calculated and planned for years, according to Google CEO Sundar Pichai.The Home device seeks to help users complete tasks in the real world, leveraging Google assistant, which is designed to allow for two-way conversations with people and to actually accomplish tasks like booking reservations, when possible.Consumer adoption of voice search itself started off sluggish, with 85 percent of iOS users saying they did not use Siri in 2013.However, this technology has gained traction in recent years as teens and adults alike began to see past the novelty and embrace the utility of Voice Search s ability to offer quick answers to questions and directions.By 2014, Google had taken an extreme interest in voice search and released an infographic showing a large percentage of teens and adults felt that voice search was the future.Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Marketing Land.
How well do your tools, skills and processes stack up?Study More businesses than ever depend on IT systems to keep things rolling, deliver services to customers and keep the cash flowing in.But the desire to add ever faster responsiveness to business needs is placing a strain on IT – legacy internal platforms, systems running virtual machines, never mind "cloud" based solutions and everything else that's in today s IT kitbag.So how well do you monitor these resources, and do you have the tools and information you need to plan your resource usage effectively?Help us get to the crux of the matter by getting stuck into our survey here.We'll get the results back to you once we have calculated the processing, network and storage requirements we need to make it happen.
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