User-friendly electronic 'EyeCane' enhances navigational abilities for the blind
White Canes provide low-tech assistance to the visually impaired, but some blind people object to their use because they are cumbersome, fail to detect elevated obstacles, or require long training periods ...
FBI head criticizes Apple, Google over data encryption
Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey hit out at Apple and Google on Thursday over new data-security measures designed to reassure customers wary of government prying.
Shift towards renewable energy and technology for a smarter grid
The partners in the FI-PPP FINESCE project are developing solutions to optimize the interoperability of the grid and manage variations of wind and solar power. The shift towards renewable energy imposes challenges on the ...
Man charged with selling smartphone spying software
US prosecutors on Monday indicted a Pakistani man for marketing a StealthGenie application that could be used to secretly spy on calls, texts, and other activity on smartphones.
Robot researcher combines nature to nurture 'superhuman' navigation
Computer modelling of the human eye, the brain of a rat and a robot could revolutionise advances in neuroscience and new technology, says a QUT leading robotics researcher.
Talking to your car can be dangerous, studies say
Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.
Automata processing naturally inspired by neural networks
One topic trending recently in the high-tech semiconductor industry has been the discussion around compute systems that mimic the functionality of the brain. Sometimes referred to as neuromorphic computing, ...
Fujitsu Laboratories develops lower-cost millimeter-wave radar for automobiles
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced that it has produced a transceiver chip for millimeter-wave radar in a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) implementation, which is a semiconductor process ...
Isaacson's new book tells of digital revolution
Walter Isaacson has a different way of looking at history.
FireChat's revolutionary use will not be revolutionary for long
FireChat, the mobile phone app that allows users to communicate directly with each other through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi instead of through the existing telecoms network, has demonstrated its usefulness in H ...
Sapphire screen maker wants Apple contracts nixed
A supplier enlisted to make sapphire screens for Apple mobile devices on Friday urged a bankruptcy court to free it from contracts it branded "oppressive and burdensome."
High-tech space agency fabric benefits steelworkers
Thanks to ESA and a high-tech fabric used in spacesuits, Swedish steelworkers will soon be wearing safer and cooler underwear to work.
Recent gains in gas mileage have fueled major societal benefits
Fuel economy in the U.S. has increased 26 percent in the last seven years, saving billions of gallons of gas and billions of pounds of vehicle emissions, say University of Michigan researchers.
Russia used Windows flaw to spy for years: researchers
Hackers based in Russia used a flaw in Microsoft Windows to spy on NATO, European governments and other organizations as far back as 2009, security researchers said Tuesday.