Thursday, March 31, 2011

Another iPad Option for Remote Acccess

LogMeIn's remote access on the PC/Mac is phenomenal, because it's both free and allows you to control one machine from another machine as easily as anything else we've seen. The iPhone/iPad app has also been good, but not quite as good, until now. (It's super-improved, is what I'm saying.)

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

First Ever Single Lens Capable of Filming 3D Images Created

Now that scientists have worked out how to create 3D images from just a single stationary lens, the possibilities are endless. Sure, it's only able to film microscopic objects now, but imagine a larger-scale lens that could be fitted on cellphones. The engineers at Ohio State University working on the project say the fingernail-sized acrylic glass lens is the first of its kind, and will allow microscopic objects—like bacteria—to be viewed in 3D, from nine different angles

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

RIM adds Android app support to BlackBerry PlayBook via 'optional app player'

You read that right -- RIM just announced that its forthcoming BlackBerry PlayBook will support both BlackBerry Java and Android apps. That includes native C/C++ development support, HTML5, Flash and AIR support, not to mention game engines from Ideaworks Labs (AirPlay) and Unity Technologies (Unity 3). That means that you'll have access to over 200,000 Android apps should developers choose to "quickly and easily" port them over, and assuming you dive into one of two optional "app players" in order to do so. It's also worth noting that RIM's presser only focuses on Android "2.3 apps," and while we're assuming Honeycomb apps will eventually be supported, there's no mention of Android 3.0 just yet.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sensor-laden surfboard collects gnarly statistics

Friday, March 11, 2011

Implanted Sensors Track Heart-Attack Damage

Tiny implanted sensors can indicate the severity of a heart attack in a mouse, even days after the damage happened. Similar sensors could one day be used to monitor people at high risk of having a heart attack, researchers say.

About 30 per cent of people who experience heart attacks do so without the characteristic chest pains. But biomarkers of the event – unique proteins released by heart cells as they die – remain in their blood.

Some biomarkers hang around for a day, others for a week. So a blood sample drawn days after a suspected heart attack contains only a partial collection of these proteins, complicating diagnosis.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Playstation Move Games

re are currently a quickly growing number of Playstation Move Games available now for the Playstation Move. We at have gathered the best deals online for any of the Playstation Move games, and have listed below for quick access. We have included pre order options for the Playstation Move Games that are not yet available and direct purchase options for the PSMove games currently available. If you are not sure which of the Playstation Move Games to order yet, click on any of the PSMove game titles to see more information, reviews, and even some screen shot images of these hot Playstation Move game titles.

The Playstation Move is Sony's way of creating a more interactive gaming experience, using a special "Eye" and special controllers that will allow the gamers to feel like they are truly a part of the gaming experience in a way that they have not been able to before! Sony has plans for a number of different games planned to be released at the same time and shortly after the release of the Playstation Move. Some of the games will require the use of a Playstation Move, while others will carry features for the Playstation Move.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

How to Protect Your Android Phone

More than 50 apps have been pulled from the Android Market after they were discovered to contain malicious code. If installed, these apps, containing a packaged dubbed "DroidDream," effectively "rooted" users' phones and captured personal information. Here's how to check for them and fend them off.

We've previously posted on how to tell if an Android app is malware, and most of the tips hold out, set against DroidDream as a case study. After, diggiting future, it has been discovered that some developers' apps were found to go far beyond the permissions granted by users. Once the app was able to "root" the users' phone, it could grab unique identifiers, phone numbers, and other data and send it to an unknown server.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

New Games Link Tech and Reality

The next big thing in computer games for kids: moving beyond the computer.

Both major media companies and start-ups are experimenting with new tools that combine technology and reality in a bid to get children to engage with real-world objects. And researchers are already investigating whether the new tools help kids learn better than regular computer games do.

Last month, children's media giant PBS Kids, part of the Public Broadcasting Service, began testing games that use "augmented reality," or computer-generated content that is combined with images from the real world. Using augmented reality, a computer or smartphone can detect objects and provide information about them. Children can also move the real objects to make something happen in a computer game.

Other games that bridge the gap between real and virtual ask kids to document their activities by taking photos, making videos or recording their location using a GPS device, typically with the help of their parents.

Techniques that tie technology to the real world have been generating buzz for several years, particularly as mobile devices have become more powerful. Advertisers were among the first companies to use such tools. Distributors of the recent film "Inception" teamed up with a mobile game called SCVNGR to promote the movie, creating real-world challenges that players could complete to earn prizes.

Major toy and game makers have shown interest as well. Mattel Inc. has been working with Qualcomm Inc. to develop games that use augmented reality, and Nintendo Co.'s new 3DS portable game machine includes augmented-reality features.