Princeton University team develops a 3D-printed cybernetic ear, makes a bionic future closer than ever
You know all those silly movies and cartoons about bionic humans with cybernetic body parts? Yeah well, apparently it wasn’t too far off from the truth.
A team at Princeton University has created a unique ear that can “hear” various radio frequencies, which means the technology could add to our [...]Read More »
Microsoft reveals details about their awesome IllumiRoom, the unique next-generation entertainment room technology
What if, while watching TV or playing a video game, your display didn’t stop at the edge of your TV screen but instead expanded to the rest of the room? Visual effects and additional animation would immerse you even more so into the content you’re watching or playing. Microsoft IllumiRoom [...]Read More »
Researchers develop remarkable dust-sized microgrippers to collect tissue samples autonomously during a biopsy
When a doctor requires a tissue sample to help provide a more detailed medical diagnosis, they have to use traditional tools like forceps and a scalpel. This process is referred to as a biopsy in the medical field, of which there are several different types.
Thanks to developments in recent [...]Read More »
In the future, androids -no not the mobile smartphone brand, but human-like robots- will be developed with a combination of various types of technology. Tech hasn’t quite advanced enough to allow for the development of a human-like robot yet. However, today we’re one step closer to that reality. Scientists from [...]Read More »
Very interesting infographic explains some of the tricks used by companies to get you to buy their products at higher prices.Read More »
You’d think that because you weren’t using your hands to text, all these new fancy voice-to-text options we have today would be safer, right? A new study suggests that this might actually be wrong, and it could be just as dangerous typing a text message the old-fashioned way while you [...]Read More »
Here’s a fascinating one for you dotTechies. Samsung is exploring the idea of producing technology that interacts with brainwaves. They’re hoping they can build a tool that lets you use your mind to control a tablet or smartphone. It sounds crazy, right?
Samsung is actually working with researchers from the [...]Read More »
Hugo Teso is a security researcher at N.Runs, a Germany-based IT consultancy firm. He is also a licensed commercial pilot. So he did what any other regular person would do with two seemingly unrelated interests: use one to exploit the other. In the Hack In The Box security conference being [...]Read More »
In their ’25 Years of Vulnerabilities’ study, SourceFire — a firm that focuses on providing network security solutions to companies — has revealed iPhone has 81% of all smartphone operating system vulnerabilities, followed by Android (9%), Windows Mobile/Phone (5%), and BlackBerry (4%). SourceFire based its conclusions upon data gathered by [...]Read More »
The crystalline form of aluminum oxide, sapphire, might be what covers the screen of your next smartphone. A report out of the MIT Technology Review says that sapphire could compete with Corning’s Gorilla Glass which is currently being used in most phone’s displays, in the very near future.
Right now, [...]Read More »
Internet-wide scan reveals millions of devices are exploitable due to use of default passwords like “admin” or “root”
A researcher, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has performed an internet-wide scan to determine the security level of gadgets like printers, webcams, and set-top boxes all across the world.
The scan was done by using the researcher’s custom-written code to send out more than 4 trillion messages. To put [...]Read More »
We’ve seen some cool things here on dotTech, such as cloning clones, coffee with portraits, and DNA being used as a data storage mechanism. However, if I were to pick the coolest of them all, I’d have to say bring a dead frog to life tops the list. And that [...]Read More »
How many dotTechies text while driving? It appears that common sense regarding texting while driving is not as common as we would hope. According to a study by the American Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a lot of people text while driving.
The results, based on a survey conducted by [...]Read More »
Apps are ridiculously easy to download these days, all it takes are a couple of taps. They’re also extremely easy to get rid of. And according to data from a recent survey by Compuware, most users aren’t afraid to push that delete button when an app fails to impress.
The [...]Read More »
Don’t worry, this article isn’t about rats! Well, it kind of is. But it’s really about clones — clones of clones to be exact.
A group of biologists in Japan at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology have developed a breakthrough technique that has allowed them to create an endless [...]Read More »
Researchers at the University of Illinois have utilized the modern day advancements in flexible technology to come up with a printable electronic tattoo that can read your vital information and wirelessly report them to a computer.
The device will be used primarily to enhance medical care, as placing it on [...]Read More »
These days, it’s become pretty normal that billions of transistors are being packed into a single circuit. It’s what allows our devices to become smaller and smaller, thinner and lighter. But the age old problem of a single transistor failing and bringing down the entire circuit remains.
But a team [...]Read More »
The traditional password is now considered by many to be a security flaw. A combination of characters that can be cracked or even guessed is probably not the best way to safeguard our online lives today, and services like LastPass or 1Password provide an alternative through their software-generated passwords. But [...]Read More »
Mac users have always been considered to be a class above the common PC users, with Mac symbolizing the status of its user; at least in the perspective of a section of the population. It may be ‘pride’ that has now made Mac users specifically targeted by service providers to [...]Read More »
Though Rock, Paper, Scissors might sound childish to many, in Japan it has just the same importance as tossing a coin in the US has in regards to making decisions. So, in Japan, having a Rock, Paper, Scissors master robot on your side could really help you in life. So [...]Read More »
Researchers at the Google’s secretive X Laboratory have developed a neural network that claims to be able to identify cats and ‘learn’ what cats look like, enabling it to almost completely emulate a very small part of work done by human brain. Google, with the help of Stanford University researchers, [...]Read More »