Israeli startup Electroad has launched an experiment, where the road mounted electromagnetic induction coils to charge electric cars the car is in motion.the basic principle of the system is the same as, say, the smartphone wireless charging and electric toothbrushes, writes the Inhabitat.Electroadin model has already been tried successfully.Now it is becoming even wider test bus route in Tel Aviv.If such technologies become more common, electric cars will no longer need to download separately.Electroad promise more cost-effective, more efficient and cleaner ways to move.
the market court has issued its decision on copyright letter case in which the defendant was accused of download the three Black Sails -tv series of episodes as well as A Walk Among the Tombstones movie and share their still going as a BitTorrent peer-to-peer network.Court took the view that the copyright holders presented a case enough evidence of defendant's guilt.the defendant argued that his use was an open wireless internet connection that could be used by anyone outside of his apartment from the outside, up to 300 meters distance.Innocent also support the evidence, because the defendant's computer or network hard drive of no studies found traces of the pirated content or BitTorrent client.the market court considered that the applicant managed to present strong enough evidence that the defendant's internet connection would have been protected, or that he would have personally downloaded tv series episodes.the Law requires Crystalis Entertainment UG's and Scanbox Entertainment A/S. by the defendant 28 136 euros in court costs and overdue interest.
Samsung SmartThings Hub and sensors Photograph: SamsungThe Internet of Things – where seemingly ordinary devices connect to each other and the internet to make them more than the sum of their parts think fridges that know when you re out of milk and then order more for you – is still more a concept than a reality for many.Samsung s SmartThings hub hopes to be that central pin that connects them all.Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the GuardianIt supports home-network based devices, plugging into your router to control them through fixed or Wi-Fi networks, as well as two of the most broadly used wireless home-automation standards, ZigBee and Z-Wave.It means that the Hub can talk to almost every product currently available on the market that doesn t use an isolated proprietary system.
In a sense, we have already become cyborgs, tethered to our external electronic devices, outsourcing to them our memories, our sense of direction, our socialising, our lives.Machines are as limited as humans when it comes to the kinds of sensations they can detect.This month, the collective released North Sense, a small electronic device implanted into the skin to give the wearer a sense of direction.The implant connects the user to Earth s magnetic field, vibrating whenever facing north.This was not another step towards us becoming machines, but towards us becoming more human, co-founder Liviu Babitz told the Creator s Project.This fall, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first ever artificial pancreas, a wireless, out of body device designed to free diabetics from having to constantly adjust insulin levels to keep their blood sugar stable.
In a sense, we have already become cyborgs, tethered to our external electronic devices, outsourcing to them our memories, our sense of direction, our socialising, our lives.Machines are as limited as humans when it comes to the kinds of sensations they can detect.This month, the collective released North Sense, a small electronic device implanted into the skin to give the wearer a sense of direction.The implant connects the user to Earth s magnetic field, vibrating whenever facing north.This was not another step towards us becoming machines, but towards us becoming more human, co-founder Liviu Babitz told the Creator s Project.This fall, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first ever artificial pancreas, a wireless, out of body device designed to free diabetics from having to constantly adjust insulin levels to keep their blood sugar stable.
1 in 7 mobile users back Ofcom proposals to make new networks handle the switchover – not the one being left behindOne in seven UK mobile customers back proposals by Ofcom to make it easier to switch networks by requiring the new provider to handle the switch – not the one being left behind.Research from uSwitch claims the average person spends 25 minutes trying to leave their existing network, with two fifths having to contact their operator twice or more and 11 percent having to make contact four or more times.More than one million customers switched from one operator to another in the past year but spent 143 million minutes in phone calls and live chats, or 2.4 million hours.Network switchingmobile workforceJust 23 percent described the current process as easy , with a fifth claiming they felt pressured into staying or bombarded by questions.Currently, mobile users must obtain a PAC code from their old service provider if they wish to use their existing phone number on their new network.Ofcom has launched a consultation that includes an option to change the mobile switching process to one where it s all handled by the new provider, but at the moment the old system still stands – and it s clearly costing people both time and money.
Researchers have developed a new solar powered battery, capable of changing its shape to fit various flexible forms.The team says the battery could transform the wearables market by lowering the space required for a battery, a big benefit for e-skin and e-clothes products.See Also: America trumps Europe in fitness wearables The components are electronically connected via flexible copper-polymer interconnects, mounted on a highly elastic silicone core, and enclosed within a silicone shell, the team said.The authors demonstrated the use of these systems for continual logging and wireless transmission of body temperature data in a variety of realistic scenarios, such as monitoring skin temperature during physical exercise and bathing, and measuring temperature changes during breathing.The battery may also be a welcome addition to the e-skin market, with researchers recently creating a much longer lasting tattoo that changes color and can even track things like UV rays and heart-rate.Wearables are still a young market, but with 67 percent growth from 2015 to 2016, more companies are starting to see the potential of devices able to gather more data on the customer.
MoreFILE - In this May 28, 2015, file photo, a Google employee gives a demonstration of Android Pay on a phone at Google I/O 2015 in San Francisco.Consumers in the U.S. and U.K. will be able to add stores' loyalty programs to Android Pay to earn rewards.In addition, consumers will be able to use Android Pay when shopping on mobile Web browsers.Separately on Wednesday, a competing payments service from Samsung added loyalty programs.But Apple and Android Pay work only with stores that have newer wireless readers called NFC.Apple Pay is also in China, Canada, Australia and Singapore, with Hong Kong and Spain to come.
T-Mobile on Tuesday added more than a dozen new services to its Binge On program as the disruptive wireless provider continues to wage war on the competition and the industry as a whole.Partners joining Binge On, in no particular order, include Google Play Music, NBC, Spotify, Tidal, Great Big Story, Kisew, Ligonier Ministries, Noggin, Qello Concerts, Radio Disney, Univision, Univision Noticias and Toon Goggles.Obviously, some of the new partners will have a greater impact than others.Binge On is a controversial program in which data streamed over your cellular connection from participating partners isn t counted against your monthly data allotment.You may have noticed that Google Play Music, Radio Disney, Spotify and Tidal already take part in T-Mobile s Music Freedom program.In announcing the expansion, T-Mobile revealed that its customers have now streamed more than 377 million hours of video via Binge On and are watching up to twice as much content from participating providers.
The company, which has refashioned itself into a maker of wireless and Internet network equipment, won t make or sell cellphones and tablets directly.Rather, Nokia said Wednesday that it has entered a series of licensing pacts with Finnish and Asian partners.Nokia said it has granted patent and design rights to a newly created company based in Finland, HMD Global Oy, which will be in charge of global marketing through a 10-year exclusive agreement.As part of a separate but related transaction, Microsoft said it has agreed to sell Nokia s former entry-level phone business, which it has owned since 2014, to HMD and Foxconn for $350 million.Two years ago, the U.S. company spent €5.4 billion $6.1 billion to acquire Nokia s wireless device assets.Nokia said revenue from the entry-level phone operations would help HMD finance a $500 million investment in a global marketing campaign over the next three years.
You can now use your Android smartphone to pay for items in UK shops.Google announced the British roll-out of its wireless payments service Android Pay on Tuesday.Android users who have accounts with compatible banks will be able to tap their smartphones at NFC payment terminals to pay — much like you can already do with contactless debit and credit cards.It also works for payments within apps.Google is almost a year behind Apple on this one: Apple Pay, available on iPhones, launched in the UK back in July 2015.Business Insider tried Android Pay out at a press event earlier this week.You're held back only by your bank balance.Shops don't need to do anything to take an Android Pay payment — as long as it has an NFC payment terminal, which are pretty ubiquitous across the UK, the payment method will work.Banks that support Android Pay include Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M Bank, MBNA, and Nationwide Building Society.Notably absent from the list is Barclays — which is no surprise.The bank also took an age to get on board with Apple Pay, finally starting support for the service in April 2016, almost a year after its launch.Your phone needs to be running Android 4.4 KitKat and must have an NFC chip for the tech to work.Google director Pali Bhat told Business Insider that he didn't know how many smartphones in the UK are compatible — but that seven out of 10 Android phones globally are.The launch of Android Pay has been a pretty poorly kept secret.Halifax and HSBC both accidentally set their setup website pages live early, and sandwich chain Pret put up signs on its payment terminals saying customers could pay with Android Pay.NOW WATCH: 10 WhatsApp tricks only power users know aboutLoading video...
The Nokia brand is set to return to smartphones, two years after the Finnish company sold its flagship handset business and walked away defeated by Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.Nokia Oyj said Wednesday it will license its brand to a Helsinki-based company run by former Nokia managers, HMD Global Oy, which plans investments topping $500 million to bring mobile phones and tablets to the market.FIH Mobile Ltd., part of Foxconn Technology Group, will help to build the devices.HMD will be in charge of designing, making and selling the devices, said Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia s IP-licensing business.If things don t live up to expectations, the company isn t saddled with enormous inventory and expense still on the books, said Ramon Llamas, an analyst at IDC.Nokia and HMD will be trying to crack a tough market with Samsung, Apple and Huawei Technologies Co. dominating smartphone sales with about half of the total 334 million high-end phones shipped in the first quarter, according to data from researcher IDC.Royal Philips Electronics NV sold its television business to TPV Technology, which kept the Dutch company s name on its sets.For Finns, the deal may restore some national pride in the country s best-known company.The sale of the business, less than three years after then-Chief Executive Officer Stephen Elop joined Nokia from Microsoft, prompted Ilta-Sanomat, Finland s biggest tabloid, to called him a Trojan Horse who assisted Microsoft all along.HMD is now acquiring the rights for the next decade.Nokia more recently has been getting most of its revenue from wireless network equipment and related software and services.
The new app will be available later this summer.On stage at the Google I/O developer conference, Erik Kay explained how assistive technology can make messaging more productive and expressive.Messaging isn t just about text; smart replies have stickers and emojis too, Kay said.Another interesting aspect of Allo is when you send people photos through the app.During a demo on stage, a picture of a Burmese dog was shown and Allo displayed three options.You could either say awww, or perhaps cute dog, or get more specific.You can also use Google Assistant to play games such as guessing movies based on emojis, finding out sports scores, and more.Think about it as being Google s counter to Facebook s M assistant, which is available to a limited few through Facebook Messenger.And Google isn t done consolidating all the features from other messaging services, including end-to-end encryption, private notifications, and more, likely alleviating security and privacy concerns people have in light of Edward Snowden and the FBI/Apple case.Reports first surfaced at the end of last year with sources telling The Wall Street Journal that Google was building a mobile-messaging service that taps its artificial intelligence know-how and so-called chatbot technology.The move probably should not be surprising, especially as applications like Line, WeChat, Skype, Slack, and Facebook Messenger have gotten into the bot market.Signs of development were furthered during this year s Mobile World Congress, where the company formed a partnership with multiple mobile operators such as Orange, Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, America Movil, Vodafone, and the wireless standards body GSMA to roll out the Rich Communication Services for Android.
Android Pay can be used at any wireless payment point so if it supports your contactless card or Apple Pay then you re good to go with Android Pay.Google s new contactless payment service joins an increasing number of apps and services including Samsung Pay and PayPal which are trying to encourage people to move away from using their conventional bank cards as a means of paying.Recently released Android smartphones should come with Android Pay pre-installed but if you think you re missing out you can always head over to the Google Play Store and download the app separately from there.While many of the big players are in there it s hard not to notice the glaring omission that is Barclays.If you have multiple Google Accounts in Android Pay: At the top left of the app, touch your name, then choose the account you want to add a card to.While both are equally secure not all Android phones have this hardware advantage that Apple s products do so Google had to find an alternative solution.
Fitbit s Blaze device has several features in common with the Apple Watch: Users can see text notifications and calendar alerts, and the device can be used to control music.Revenue more than doubled in 2015 compared with 2014, but the company has spent heavily to drive sales growth and future product launches.1 seller of wearables in the first quarter of 2016, with about 25% of market share, according to data from International Data Corp. Apple held the third-largest chunk of the market, behind Chinese electronics company Xiaomi Corp. Fitbit shipped 4.8 million units in the quarter compared with Apple s 1.5 million.We are focused on making wearable devices that motivate people to reach their health and fitness goals and that also make their lives easier with the smart features they need most, said James Park, Fitbit s chief executive and co-founder.Mr. Park added that Coin s technology will further our strategy of making Fitbit products an indispensable part of people s lives.Fitbit said this month that first-quarter sales climbed 50%, showing that less-expensive fitness trackers still have legs as they compete with the Apple Watch.
Google's attempt to colonize the dashboard through plugging in Android phones is set to receive a number of convenience features in the coming months, including the ability to hook up your smartphone via WiFi rather than plugging in a USB cable.In practice, though, being able to leave the phone in your pocket or bag means it's more likely that you'll boot Android Auto up, which Google is undoubtedly hoping will increase use and, as a result, keep more drivers' eyes on the road.As for hot-word triggering, it's Google's familiar "Ok Google" command which has already been used on Android Wear and Android smartphones and tablets.Finally - and excellent news for anyone reliant on its speed camera warnings and accident alerts - Waze is coming to Android Auto.Meanwhile Android has been making some headway in factory-fit infotainment systems, and while not generally identifiable thanks to OEM customization, an increasing number of cars use the platform.Honda's upcoming Ridgeline truck, for instance, uses Android, as does the company's popular Civic.
For a number of years now we've been reporting on patent applications and industry rumours suggesting that Apple is working on wireless charging technology for its iPhone range.More specifically, it's revealed that Apple has hired two former uBeam engineers in the past four months.Apple's hiring of those with uBeam expertise points to an exciting possible future for the iPhone family.One where our phones are charged while we're walking around our homes, our local shopping mall, or an airport departure lounge.In the past two years, Apple has hired more than a dozen staff with expertise in the wireless charging field.Is it too soon to hope for such a feature in next year's iPhone 8?
It resembles an ordinary amplifier, or perhaps a preamplifier, but Ayres new QX-5 Twenty is a DAC with a variety of connections. And so it is wireless, so you can stream music to it. It is said to be the very best that can be obtained from the ESS for linearity and dynamics. Ayres wireless DAC has built in headphone amplifier with multiple outputs: standard 3.5 mm and 6.5 mm, and dual 3.5-mm mini-jack outputs for balanced connection. The volume control controls both the headphone jack and if you want the line outputs on the rear. The price fall in 9000 dollars, which should mean 90,000 kronor at today's rate.
GoogleGoogle announced a huge wave of updates with practical new features and plans for its Android Auto car interface system, including the ultimate dystopian future-reality fear of your phone completely encompassing your car.At today s Google I/O conference, Android Auto got a few big updates as well as a chance to preview the future of the automotive interface in the form of a Qualcomm-modified Maserati Ghibli.The modified Maserati included a new vertical-layout 4K screen, pictured above like you d find in Tesla s offerings, with a digital readout running a specialized interface model called Android Auto N. Also synced up to the Android phone was an HD instrument panel screen, displaying instructions alongside speed directly in front of the driver.The best part is that the Qualcomm system would be open-source, so if you wanted to boot up Apple CarPlay instead and it had the functionality for it you d be able to.Before you had to own an Android Auto compatible car to plug your phone into and use the interface, but the updates fix that.The current system requires the phone to be physically plugged into the car, taking up that coveted charging port.
Fitbit s not investing in Coin s current product offering, Coin 2.0, but instead bringing the company s near-field communication, mobile, and wireless talent on board for as-yet unspecified future projects.The Y Combinator-backed Coin made a lot of buzz back in November of 2013 when it unveiled the eponymous Coin card, a universal card replacement capable of storing and switching between the magnetic strip information of debit, credit, loyalty, and gift cards.After a meteoric start — it blew past its initial funding goal of $50,000 in less than 40 minutes — and several delayed shipments, its first production product, Coin 1.0, debuted in April of last year.Coin is halting production and sales of Coin 2.0 cards, it said in a blog post, and ceasing development on Coin 2.0 s firmware, the Coin mobile companion app, and its Coin Rewards and Coin Developer programs.Current Coin users can expect their cards to work for the duration of their built-in battery s lifetime, Coin said — an estimated two years.Increased competition is likely also at fault — thanks to aggressive pushes by Apple, Garmin, Xiaomi, and others, Fitbit s share of the wearables market dropped from 38 percent in 2014 to 27 percent last year.
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