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Quantenna promises 10Gb/s Wi-Fi in 2015

Wireless communications specialist Quantenna has announced the development of a Wi-Fi chipset capable of ten gigabit per second (10Gb/s) throughput, with plans to release it commercially next year.

Quantenna promises 10Gb/s Wi-Fi in 2015 | bit-tech.net

April 18, 2014 Posted by | IT Hardware | 1 Comment

Was the Gospel of St Luke ‘written’ by MARY, Jesus’ mother?

The Gospel of St Luke was actually written by Jesus’ mother, Mary, making it the first female book in the Bible, a writer has claimed.

Dr Adam Bradford believes the document people have come to know as the Third Gospel began life as a legal defence document in a trial.

Luke, a Greek physician, was tasked with writing a letter of support for St Paul who was imprisoned in Rome for the political crime of supporting Jesus.

Was the Gospel of St Luke ‘written’ by MARY, Jesus’ mother? | Mail Online

April 18, 2014 Posted by | Religion vs. Science | Leave a comment

An iPad Mini Case with Shape Shifting Buttons Will Make Typing on a Touch Screen Much Faster

As they peck out text on the featureless glass surface of their phone or tablet, some people still mourn the passing of the physical keyboard. Now technology is heading to mass production that can offer the best of both worlds: a featureless surface for watching video and buttons that rise out of it when you need to type.

That technology was developed by startup Tactus Technology, which uses tiny fluid-filled channels and elastic blisters to make buttons rise up from a device’s screen and then disappear without trace when they’re no longer needed (see “Demo: A Shape-Shifting Smartphone Touch Screen”).

An iPad Mini Case with Shape Shifting Buttons Will Make Typing on a Touch Screen Much Faster | MIT Technology Review

April 17, 2014 Posted by | Gadgets | Leave a comment

Astronomers discover first planet that could support ALIEN LIFE

For decades astronomers have been searching for a world like our own outside the solar system that could host alien life.

And now astronomers have announced that they have found one – a planet 1.1 times the size of Earth orbiting a star just 490 light years away.

Called Kepler-186f, the planet is the first to be discovered with the right conditions for liquid water to exist on its surface, meaning it could support alien life as well.

Astronomers discover first planet that could support ALIEN LIFE | Mail Online

April 17, 2014 Posted by | Astronomy | Leave a comment

Cows wear BACKPACKS to capture methane emissions

On Friday, the Obama administration stated that it would make a multi-pronged attack on cow flatulence, in an attempt to cut methane emissions.

As a result, windy cows have come under renewed scrutiny by scientists, who plan to capture their harmful emissions and convert them into ‘green’ energy.

But scientists in Argentina believe they have come up with a solution – cow backpacks that can be used to trap the animal’s natural gas.

Cows wear BACKPACKS to capture methane emissions | Mail Online

April 17, 2014 Posted by | Technology - Green | Leave a comment

Facebook Nearby Friends Feature Introduced

Nearby Friends would help you figure out just who on your contact list are nearby, or on the go. I suppose it is a two-way traffic if you were to enable Nearby Friends on your Facebook account – not only can you start to find people near you, it also works the other way around, so do prepare to get stalked – and then some.

Facebook Nearby Friends Feature Introduced | Ubergizmo

April 17, 2014 Posted by | IT | Leave a comment

Samsung’s 28” display serves up single-tile 4K at 60Hz for $800

Jeez. 4K displays are coming down in price like crazy lately. One of the latest introductions, Samsung’s U28D590D, is now available through the Newegg marketplace for just $799.99. Yes, that’s technically $100 over Samsung’s MSRP, but it’s still peanuts for a 28″ monitor with a 3840×2160 panel. Amazon also has the monitor listed for $698.99, but it’s not yet in stock. According to AMD’s Robert Hallock, this new monitor supports 4K resolutions via DisplayPort at 60Hz using single-stream transport.

Samsung’s 28” display serves up single-tile 4K at 60Hz for $800 – The Tech Report

April 17, 2014 Posted by | IT Hardware | Leave a comment

Notebook / Laptop MSI GT60 2OD 3K IPS Edition, Procesor Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz Haswell, 16GB, 750GB + 3x 128 SSD RAID, GeForce GT 780M 4GB, Black – 9.745,73 RON

Notebook / Laptop MSI GT60 2OD 3K IPS Edition, Procesor Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz Haswell, 16GB, 750GB + 3x 128 SSD RAID, GeForce GT 780M 4GB, Black

Read more: Notebook / Laptop MSI GT60 2OD 3K IPS Edition, Procesor Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz Haswell, 16GB, 750GB + 3x 128 SSD RAID, GeForce GT 780M 4GB, Black – PC Garage

April 17, 2014 Posted by | Gadgets RO | Leave a comment

Televizor LED LG Smart TV 65UB950V Seria UB950V 165cm argintiu 4K 3D – 15.998,98 RON

Read more: Televizor LED LG Smart TV 65UB950V Seria UB950V 165cm argintiu 4K 3D – PC Garage

April 17, 2014 Posted by | Gadgets RO | Leave a comment

Stem cells debacle: Obokata admits enhancing images

APOLOGETIC but defiant. A young researcher who shot to fame for her simple way of turning adult cells into stem cells by bathing them in acidMovie Camera has been found guilty of misconduct, but claims the underlying science is sound.

Haruko Obokata of the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan, was investigated by her institution over six inconsistencies discovered in two papers published by Nature.

The committee decided that two of these were deliberate alterations. One was a mislabelled image taken from her PhD thesis – something Obokata says was an accident. The other was an image of a control experiment done at a different time from the test it was compared with. Obokata says the image was enhanced but not falsified.

At a press conference last week, she apologised for the question marks over the work. She said they were due to her “carelessness, sloppiness and immaturity”, and that she “lacked proper knowledge regarding basic methods for writing theses on biological subjects and the way such papers should be presented”.

Obokata has filed a complaint against Riken, emphasising that there was no intent to deceive. She says that the mistakes don’t affect the conclusion of the paper and claims to have recreated these cells over 200 times. No external researcher has yet confirmed that they have done the same.

Stem cells debacle: Obokata admits enhancing images – 17 April 2014 – New Scientist

April 17, 2014 Posted by | Biology | Leave a comment

Was life on Earth kickstarted by electricity on the sea floor?

Researchers found microbes in rock fractures deep beneath the North American and European continents that are highly similar to samples a Princeton University group obtained from deep rock fractures in a Johannesburg-area mine shaft.

These DNA sequences are also similar to microbes found in the rocky seabeds off the North American northwest and northeastern Japanese coasts.

This suggests that microbes evolved from a common ancestor that lived at a time when life on Earth originated.

Matt Schrenk of Michigan State said it was unclear how similar microbes had spread to places as far apart as South Africa, North America and Japan.

Was life on Earth kickstarted by electricity on the sea floor? | Mail Online

April 16, 2014 Posted by | Origin of Life | Leave a comment

Virtuix Omni – Borderlands 2

Read more: ▶ Virtuix Omni – Borderlands 2 – YouTube

April 16, 2014 Posted by | Gadgets | Leave a comment

Watch_Dogs featuring NVIDIA Technologies

▶ Watch_Dogs featuring NVIDIA Technologies [UK] – YouTube

April 15, 2014 Posted by | Games | Leave a comment

Google patents smart contact lens system with a CAMERA built in

Google has patented a smart contact lens that could see its Glass wearable computer fit inside a smart lens.

The firm has already developed a contact lens for diabetics analyses their tears, warning them if their glucose levels are low.

Now it has revealed plans for a lens with a camera built in – opening the possibility of its Glass system being shrunk down significantly, offering features such as ‘superzoom’ to wearers and even helping the blind see.

Google patents smart contact lens system with a CAMERA built in | Mail Online

April 15, 2014 Posted by | Gadgets | Leave a comment

Google swoops in to beat Facebook in battle to buy Titan Aerospace

Google has beaten Facebook to buy drone firm Titan Aerospace in a bid to to bring the internet to the developing world.

Facebook had been expected to acquire the firm – but today Google revealed it had pipped them to the post.

The firm hopes to use the drones to bring internet access to large parts of the developing world, alongside its Project Loon balloon project.

Google swoops in to beat Facebook in battle to buy Titan Aerospace | Mail Online

April 15, 2014 Posted by | Technology | Leave a comment

Artificial blood to be tested on humans – and could be used in transfusions by 2035

Artificially created blood could one day replace donations as the norm for blood transfusions.

That’s according to researchers at the University of Edinburgh who have been using stem cells to create red blood cells.

And in 2016 they are planning to conduct a groundbreaking trial that, for the first time, will test artificial blood made from stem cells in patients.

Read more: Artificial blood to be tested on humans – and could be used in transfusions by 2035 | Mail Online

April 14, 2014 Posted by | Health - Regenerative Medicine | Leave a comment

LG G3 Photo Confirms 2560×1440 Resolution

We have reached out to LG, and they have confirmed that their next product will indeed have a 2560×1440 display (2K). However, that’s all the information that the company is willing to comment about at this point. If you thought that the 6.1″ 2560×1600, 498DPI IGZO display from Sharp was impressive, LG is productizing this first

Read more: LG G3 Photo Confirms 2560×1440 Resolution [Exclusive] | Ubergizmo

April 14, 2014 Posted by | Gadgets | Leave a comment

Samsung 55H8000 Curved Full HD LED TV Review

The Samsung UE55H8000 is the kind of accomplished TV that we have come to expect from the Korean giant, with an irresistible combination of style, features and performance. Whilst you can debate the viability of a curved screen on a 55-inch TV, there’s no denying that it looks striking. The build quality is good, although perhaps not as impressive as the higher resolution HU8500 and the feature list is excellent. There’s no One Connect box but you don’t really need it and there’s still a comprehensive set of connections. There’s no built-in camera, although you can always add one if you want, but the H8000 includes two pairs of 3D glasses, Samsung’s new smart controller and their upgraded smart platform.

The image accuracy out-of-the-box was excellent and the inclusion of a comprehensive set of calibration controls meant that the H8000 could deliver a reference level of picture quality. Images were detailed and natural looking, whilst the motion handling was good for a LCD TV. The black levels and dynamic range were also reasonable and the video processing was excellent. The 3D was equally as impressive with bright, detailed and accurate images that had plenty of depth and were pleasingly free of unwanted artefacts. The power consumption was low for a screen of this size and at 34ms, the input lag was among the lowest we’ve measured. The H8000′s only real misstep was in terms of its backlight uniformity, which was slightly patchy in places. However this was an early review sample and full production models have significantly better backlight uniformity.

It’s good to see that Samsung are still trying to deliver excellent Full HD TVs, even as they gear up to push Ultra HD in a big way this year. The UE55H8000 isn’t cheap, especially as UHD TV prices fall, but it represents a solid and effective all-round performer. So if you’re in the market for a Full HD TV, we would certainly recommend that you add it to your short list.

Samsung 55H8000 Curved Full HD LED TV Review | AVForums

April 13, 2014 Posted by | Gadgets | Leave a comment

Televizor Interactiv Curbat LED Samsung 55H8000 – 12000 Lei

Televizor Interactiv Curbat LED Samsung 55H8000, 138 cm, Full HD – eMAG.ro

April 13, 2014 Posted by | Gadgets RO | Leave a comment

Johammer Elektro-Cruiser

▶ Johammer Elektro-Cruiser | Infos zur Probefahrt, Details+ Englisch Subs. – YouTube

April 13, 2014 Posted by | Gadgets | Leave a comment

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