Edges the prosthesis 3D all-Italian

That guardian, black with red laces was in the midst of other objects created with 3D printers and taken to the Salone Satellite from Fab Lab in his shop digital. Edges however have not gone unnoticed it was different from anything seen in what neighborhood. Then, when you grab it and you will discover how incredibly light you want to know more. The answer lies in two names: Michela Cavalleri and Sarah closed students at the Polytechnic of Milan.

The creators of this system have thought about the health issue by integrating it with the fit. Edges represents a new generation of guardians not foreign to the body or clothing of the wearer. More integrated. The difference with the project Cortex is also in the steps to get to the finished product body scan and a particular form of 3D printing with which you can get your own customized Edges, designed by the same user (using a special configuration) on the lines of your body.

Edges the prosthesis 3D

The Salone del Mobile has not yet completed the change of pace than technological innovation, photographing it is in his nature and the current status of the middle course of the design world, will inevitably run out of investments due to the financial crisis, passing by the mortgage crisis and causing the housing crisis has made ​​it difficult for interior design especially on traditional markets (Russia and China are another matter). But of course the idea of these two students shows once again the particular Italian creativity. Continue reading

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Robots they help you make money

NASA uses to identify meteorites medication treatments for serious disease, and now better and faster to learn journalism. They are the “robot journalists”, or sets of algorithms to determine that the machine performs a task such as searching the Google browser. And this week, right up to the present day, according to the Los Angeles Times on Monday that the earthquake in California is one of the exclusive “robot” to reprogrammed, “work”, when an earthquake happens.

The child’s father is a journalist and developer Ken control creator “Quakebot” has developed an algorithm for information from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the excerpt, if an earthquake and there. Within the template, so when the earthquake brought Schwencke bed 06: 25 Monday morning, the post was written, and wait for the pulsase system, a label on the submit button.


The media is just slow to accept the technology gain traction, but it is still “in its infancy” in this area, “he said in an interview with Efe Chase Davis, associate editor of the New York Times interactive tools. Some media, such as Pro Publica demanding things, but overall, it’s a start, “said Davis. The algorithms used in The Times “subtly” lots of interactive graphics and data analysis processes. Continue reading

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Service application available on Android

Good news for all those who are in possession of a device Sonos. Thanks to the partnership signed by the manufacturer with bigg, now you can listen to the songs streaming on the platform Google Play Music directly to wireless speakers of the line multi-room, through the ‘ service application available on Android smartphones and tablets, in a similar way to what happens for example with the dongle Chromecast.

Service application available on Android

We continue to invest to improve the way in which you can listen to your favorite music at home, implementing a series of services designed for the home. In Google Play Music we have found a great partner, who for the first time allows us to extend our vision on a global scale. Together we have created a musical experience that demonstrates how content, and sound devices can work together harmoniously integrating. Continue reading

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LIX the 3D printer in a pen

In a few days will make its appearance on a new Kick starter project looking for funding. It’s called LIX and at first glance may seem very similar to a traditional pen. In reality it is a device that can in some way be likened to a 3D printer as it allows creating any object in three dimensions, literally drawing it in the air.

To understand how it works it is sufficient to look at the movie in streaming below. The 3D Pen is equipped with a jack to whom you connect a cable the other end must be inserted into the USB port of a computer so as to transmit the current required to heat the tip up to a maximum of 149 ° C.
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Microsoft teaches social intelligence to robots

Visitors to the building in which is located the office of Eric Horvitz, the head of Microsoft Research labs will be greeted by at least two robots that use artificial intelligence to interact with people. After reaching the desired floor, using the smart elevator meet before a small humanoid robot that will provide directions to the office and then a virtual assistant positioned in front of the door.

Both are part of the project Situated Interaction with which Microsoft tries to integrate into a machine situational awareness and a ‘ social intelligence. The project is based on the integration of different technologies machine learning, natural language processing, speech recognition, automated planning, machine vision, acoustic and sociolinguistics analysts with the goal of creating systems and processes that interact automatically with several people.


Microsoft wants to develop robots that have the awareness of time and space, in order to recognize the surrounding environment and the people they interact with, anticipating their intentions through the notion of short-term memory and long term. Continue reading

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Chip in graphene nearby sales thanks to Samsung

For several years he speaks of graphene the material should replace silicon in the future, but until now scientists have had to deal with several problems that prevent its mass production. Samsung has announced the discovery of a method of synthesis that will achieve in graphene chip using an innovative production process. The result opens the door to the use of graphene in flexible displays, in wearable and other electronic devices of the next generation.

By now everyone knows about the miraculous properties of graphene: stronger than steel, flexibility, high thermal conductivity and electron mobility hundred times greater than silicon. The Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), in collaboration with the University, has discovered a new method for synthesizing a large area of graphene within a single crystal of a semiconductor without altering its electrical and mechanical properties.

Chip in graphene

The most widely used method so far was the synthesis of multi-crystal, or to obtain large areas of graphene from small particles. This technique, however, deteriorates its properties, making it impossible to manufacture on a large scale, and then the marketing. Continue reading

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WhatsApp introduce voice calling service

The room fell silent. Many attendees dressed in smart suits, could not avoid a face of discouragement. Others, with a more casual style, as the man who had the floor, left with their mouths open. That was the general reaction in the mobile world congress, which began on Monday when Jan Koum, founder of the mobile messaging application WhatsApp and one of the guests of honor at the fair, made an unexpected announcement: Users can make calls from the second half of 2014.


We still have a range of minimalist product, get out of the way and let people communicate freely were his words. The announcement caused some discomfort among executives from mobile operators who attended the conference, and hoped to see first hand the new direction of the company, after receiving the approval of regulators, would go to Facebook in a deal that round U.S. $ 19,000 million. Continue reading

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Sony Z2 but a slim smartphone

It was one of the most anticipated releases in this version of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and so Sony you got up early to their competitors and Monday introduced very early the novelty: the Xperia Z2 an evolution of the Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 that last year dazzled with the novelty of being resistant to water and dust.

But obviously the Japanese could not stay there and Z2, a phone with great style and very thin, records video in 4 ky increases the size of your screen until 5.2 inches, five inches from the Z1, resolution Full HD but Triluminos technology. The new device can record videos in 4 k, i.e. ultra high definition, which can be edited in real time and add effects. Also comes bundled with the option of canceling noise in the recordings.

Sony Z2,

But the changes do not stay there. The new Z2 includes a 2.3 gigahertz Qualcomm processor and 3 gigs of RAM, very close to any pc. Equipped with Android Kit Kat, retains its 20.1 megapixel camera, LTE connectivity and water resistance feature and measures 8.2 mm thick, continuing as one of the thinnest in the market. Continue reading

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DARPA invests in biotechnology

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced the opening of a new division, called Biological Technologies Office (BTO), which will focus on the development of technologies, inspired by the natural sciences, through the fusion of biology, engineering and computer science. The agency has already identified three areas of research, but before realizing commercial systems will be sought from academic experts to avoid problems of ethical legal and social.

So far, DARPA has ignored the biology as the field to be studied for the development of its projects, but now will take its place among the sciences major that represent the future of defense technologies.


The division BTO will explore the dynamic intersection between biology and the physical sciences, working in a wide range of spatial and temporal scales from single cells to humans and the environment in which they live the time it takes for a virus to spread around the world through a sneeze. Continue reading

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Brendan Eich resigns as CEO of Mozilla

We did not move as you would have expected. We did not react with enough speed after the dispute began. We apologize. We must do better. “With these words, Mozilla introduces what is the decision of the CEO Brendan Eich step down from his role with immediate effect. The case is well known although Eich has every credential to drive from Mozilla technical and organizational point of view his name appears in the guise of history, however, the inventor of JavaScript a grain of sand was stuck in his gear long ago to stop at the climax.

These are invested $ 1,000 in the case against Proposition 8 which is the proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the same-sex marriages in California. Because of this his civil commitment Eich was up against the management Mozilla and the community to be against the entire gay community to challenge the CEO has put sideways directly to the company. Newly elected new CEO, therefore, Eich is forced to return the keys to the office to step aside.

CEO of Mozilla

Mozilla believes in equality that is in the freedom of expression which seems to be a part of reaching out to Eich, but on the other hand does not seem to want it all by virtue of the ethical objections that the community is raising. And the statement continues: “Our corporate culture reflects the diversity and inclusion. We welcome contributions from everyone regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, race, sexual orientation, geographical origin or religious view. Continue reading

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