Invisibility cloak aspirations inspire new metasurface material
A fabricated metasurface that leads to improved antenna performance may well represent the first demonstrated practical application for invisibility cloaks, according to Penn State researchers.
EU roaming charges to be abolished in 2017 (Update)
The European Union said Tuesday it had struck a deal to abolish mobile phone roaming charges in 2017, ending fees loathed by millions of holidaymakers and business travellers across Europe.
How emerging technologies can monitor environment, prevent disasters
Their goal was to show how emerging technologies can help Canada's lakes, rivers and freshwater sources – starting with the Ottawa River.
Smart phones spot tired drivers
An electronic accelerometer of the kind found in most smart phones that let the device determine its orientation and respond to movement, could also be used to save lives on our roads, according to research ...
Microsoft makes Word available on Android phones
Microsoft on Wednesday followed through on a promise to release versions of its widely used Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs for smartphones running on Google-backed Android software.
Disposable lab-on-a-chip chemical assay unit with cell phone camera readout
There is growing demand for point-of-care diagnosis worldwide using low-cost, autonomous, and disposable devices. Scientists in Sweden have developed a disposable lab-on-a-chip unit that is manufactured by ...
Data exchange between vehicles and the road network increases traffic safety
The just-completed international Celtic Plus CoMoSeF project involved the development of data exchange between vehicles and infrastructure. The resulting communication system provides drivers with real time information on ...
How we discovered the dark side of wearable fitness trackers
You no longer have to look to science fiction to find the cyborg. We are all cyborgs now. Mobile phones, activity trackers, pacemakers, breast implants and even aspirins all act as biological, cognitive or ...
Review: Microsoft Office, Foursquare mayors, Amazon Echo
Android phone owners can now use an updated version of Microsoft's Office tools for writing, spreadsheets and slideshows.
Facebook must hand over 'revenge porn' ID, Dutch court rules
A Dutch court on Thursday ordered Facebook to hand over the identity of someone who posted a revenge porn video on the social network, or face having its servers opened up to an outside investigator.
No more fee: T-Mobile's new phone-upgrade program explained (Update)
T-Mobile is revamping its phone-upgrade program by eliminating a $10-a-month charge for the most popular phones.
The brains behind the chip that works like a brain
A company that started in Perth several years ago is poised to revolutionize the world-wide computer industry with a computer chip that aims to mimic the operations of the human brain.
Review: Apple has best smartwatch, but rivals have strengths
As much as I wish the Apple Watch could do more, I find it the best smartwatch available, given its polished design and wide range of apps.
Can phone data detect real-time unemployment?
If you leave your job, chances are your pattern of cellphone use will also change. Without a commute or workspace, it stands to reason, most people will make a higher portion of their calls from home—and ...