Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have found that use of inductive charging, whilst highly convenient, risks depleting the life of mobile phones using typical LIBs (Lithium-ion batteries)Consumers and manufacturers have ramped up their interest in this convenient charging technology, abandoning fiddling with plugs and cables in a favour of just setting the phone directly on a charging base.Standardisation of charging stations, and inclusion of inductive charging coils in many new smartphones has led to rapidly increasing adoption of the technology.In 2017, 15 automobile models announced the inclusion of consoles within vehicles for inductively charging consumer electronic devices, such as smartphones - and at a much larger scale, many are considering it for charging electric vehicle batteries.Inductive charging enables a power source to transmit energy across an air gap, without the use of connecting wire but one of the main issues with this mode of charging is the amount of unwanted and potentially damaging heat that can be generated.This additional heating is made worse by the fact that the device and the charging base are in close physical contact, any heat generated in one device may be transferred to the other by simple thermal conduction and convection.
IntroductionExperiential marketing is different from traditional kinds of marketing fundamentals as it promotes and encourages the interactive procedure using physical contact with the product or brand.This important difference could be taken further while asserting the experiential campaigns to interrelate with the consumers on an individual and personal level than huge media campaigns.Different results of this interactive and personal contact have a better emotional attachment with the product or brand which results in or, leading to increased conversions from relatively little financial investments.Rise of Experimental Marketing AgenciesExperiential marketing is rapidly getting popularity in the past few years being a new and fascinating way to gather attention from the public and consumers.However, why are many companies choose to use these tactics?Here are some points which show how an experiential marketing agency can help you promote your new product with an eye-catching marketing program.Launching New ProductsAmongst the main reasons to use this kind of marketing is launching a new product.Usually, complete product launch costs millions of pounds to a big brand.
Face recognition is a biometric solution designed for the purpose of recognizing a human face without any physical contact required.Security of any organization or critical location can be enhanced using facial recognition.Facial recognition has brought identification to a whole new level, and the solution.This facial biometrics system has emerged as the master of all recognition.
In a season of long-running shows bringing their stories to a (mostly satisfying) end, The Big Bang Theory did just that: wrap up the adventures of very smart people who live in a shared apartment and spend their free time playing Settlers of Catan.Along with physicists Sheldon and Leonard, we also said goodbye to a character who joined in season 3 and soon moved in to the Big Bang building permanently.Bespectacled neurobiologist Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, alumni of Harvard and, spoiler, wife of Sheldon, represents the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Played by Mayim Bialik (of Blossom fame), Dr. Amy made her entrance as a love interest to socially inept child prodigy Sheldon Cooper, wooing him with lines like, "All forms of physical contact, up to and including coitus, are off the table."A true TV love story rivaling Jon Snow and Ygritte soon blossomed, though with less death and more intellectual discussion.Adept at both comedy and being really smart, Bialik is a neuroscientist in real life, having completed her Ph.D. at UCLA in 2007.
Many britons want to see a ban for the hugs and kisses on the job.according to a new survey among 2000 employees in the Uk.To greet each other by hugs and unexpected kiss on the cheeks can create confusion and stress in uk workplaces, shows the survey made by the jobbsajten Totaljobs.One-third of the employees surveyed stated that they felt themselves affected by the uncomfortable greetings, and 25 percent say they avoid colleagues or customers on the basis of their approaches to health.the Survey also shows that three out of four employees would agree to a ban on physical contact in the workplace.− Regardless of whether it is an unwanted hug or a kindpuss at the inappropriate moment, shows our survey to greetings at work can be unpleasant and affect job satisfaction and productivity, says Totaljobs marketing manager Alexandra Sydney in an article in the british newspaper The Telegraph.
DataCamp CEO Jonathan Cornelissen is stepping down "indefinitely" in the wake of "uninvited physical contact" with an employee in 2017.The move comes after an uproar in the R community over what was seen as an inadequate response by the company and no punishment or consequences to the executive.In an apology posted earlier today, Cornelissen said the company will establish an Instructor Advisory Board, and an independent third party will conduct "a full review of the company’s environment and culture, including its response to the incident."Instructors had been working behind the scenes for months to get the company to acknowledge the incident internally and ensure that the executive faced some penalty for his actions.After a letter was sent to management that was signed by 100 or so instructors, DataCamp published a public blog post from "the DataCamp Leadership team."Among the criticisms at the time: There was no apology to the victim, the victim had not been notified before the public statement, no one at the company took personal responsibility for what happened, and for days the post had a "noindex" tag to prevent search engines from showing the post in its results.
Elon Musk is, if nothing else, an innovator.He finds new ways to recover rockets from space; new useless holes to drill into the earth; new reasons to get fined by the SEC, and according to a report by Bloomberg, new ways of threatening his subordinates.Mostly you could say he’s guilty of having too many good ideas.The altercation, which took place last September, involved allegations of physical contact.Bloomberg’s sources were divided on whether what Musk engaged in was a shove, a tap, or a push, and the company’s board determined there wasn’t a “physical altercation.” When reached by Gizmodo for comment, a Tesla spokesperson told us “Elon did exit an employee at our Fremont delivery center last year due to concerns about his performance,” but reports of the incident turning physical “are simply untrue as confirmed by numerous people that observed the incident first-hand.”But Bloomberg’s sources were clear that, in the course of berating a senior staffer who had recently resigned, Musk blocked the unnamed individual from getting his possessions, followed him from the interior of Tesla’s Fremont plant to its parking lot, and told him “I will nuke you.”
Vivo might call dibs on innovations like the in-screen fingerprint scanner, the first elevating camera, dual displays, or seamless button-less phones, but when it comes to battery charging tech, its cousin OPPO has a head start.That might not be true for long as the Chinese manufacturer strikes up a partnership with Energous to bring the latter’s over-the-air “true” wireless charging technology to future generations of Vivo smartphones.Current wireless charging, as used by standards like Qi, do free us from cables but they still tether our devices to pads and mostly flat surfaces.The idea of true wireless charging, in contrast, isn’t that different from wireless communication.No cables, no surfaces, no physical contact.That idea isn’t new but its application in mobile devices has been held up by considerations of power and safety.
A Canadian medical center is employing the personal touch to fight prejudice and dispel misconceptions by opening a pop-up spa where all 15 massage therapists are HIV-positive.Melissa Doldron, registered massage therapist for the Toronto Blue Jays, trained the employees, known as “Healers.”Client and agency believe the tactile nature of the interaction—which poses no risk of infection—will help people examine their prejudice, inspire compassion and, hopefully, make people less fearful of physical contact with those who have contracted HIV and AIDS.The activation arrives in conjunction with a Casey House study that found 79 percent of North Americans would share skin-to-skin contact with a cancer sufferer, but only 41 percent are willing to share touches with someone living with HIV/AIDS.If the tactics sound familiar, that’s because Healing House comes from the same team that created June’s Eatery, a pop-up bistro staffed by HIV+ employees in an effort to combat the food-prep stigma.That 2017 effort generated more than 500 news stories and 1 billion global impressions.
Rice University scientists are counting on films of carbon nanotubes to make high-powered, fast-charging lithium metal batteries a logical replacement for common lithium-ion batteries.Lithium metal charges much faster and holds about 10 times more energy by volume than the lithium-ion electrodes found in just about every electronic device, including cellphones and electric cars.The Rice team's answer, detailed in Advanced Materials, is simple, inexpensive and highly effective at stopping dendrite growth, Tour said."What we've done turns out to be really easy," he said."Physical contact with lithium metal reduces the nanotube film, but balances it by adding lithium ions," said Rice postdoctoral researcher Rodrigo Salvatierra, co-lead author of the paper with graduate student Gladys López-Silva.Co-authors of the paper are Rice alumni Almaz Jalilov of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia; Jongwon Yoon, a senior researcher at the Korea Basic Science Institute; and Gang Wu, an instructor, and Ah-Lim Tsai, a professor of hematology, both at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Drones can be used for a wide variety of purposes, but one problem that hinders almost all of them is limited battery life.Consumer-focused drones have a flight time of around 10 to 20 minutes, while even the most serious, record-breaking unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can stay airborne for only hours, or maybe a few days at the most.The U.S. Army has a plan to change all that, however — by using lasers to power multicopters indefinitely through a sophisticated wireless-charging technique.Unlike the kind of Qi wireless-charging standard employed in today’s smartphones, this wouldn’t require physical contact between a charging pad and the device.Instead, it will use laser light directed from the ground to the drone’s onboard photovoltaic cell.This laser light would then be converted into electricity to help keep the drone’s batteries fully juiced.
Global Hybrid Fiber Optic Connector Market to reach USD 1.17 billion by 2025.Global Hybrid Fiber Optic Connector Market valued approximately USD 0.60 billion in 2016 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate over the forecast period 2018-2025.The market is anticipated to witness significant growth prospects, attributable to growing demand for spark-free, safer media for use in precarious surroundings, such as aircraft fuel cells or other applications where volatile gasses might be present provides avenues for industry growth.Furthermore, the need for enhanced optical performance and supplemental attributes such as operating conditions, mechanical and environmental constraints, maintenance plans and reliability requirements, are expected to impel the market demand over the next few years.Request a Sample Brochure!Get PDF Sample Copy@ technology continually undergoes research & development for introducing low-cost applications and advanced solutions to the mass market.The market is further driven by the ability of these connectors to perform in a harsh working environment.The market has been segregated based on different applications such as telecom, oil & gas, military & aerospace, medical, railway, and others.Military and aerospace systems perform in adverse surroundings, inclement weather, and unfavorable climates.Expanded beam connectors offer lesser susceptibility and increased ease in cleaning small particles of dirt and dust than physical contact connectors..
Teenage drivers are eight times more likely to be involved in a collision or near miss during the first three months after getting a driver's license, compared to the previous three months on a learner's permit, suggests a study led by the National Institutes of Health.Teens are also four times more likely to engage in risky behaviors, such as rapid acceleration, sudden braking and hard turns, during this period."Given the abrupt increase in driving risks when teenagers start to drive independently, our findings suggest that they may benefit from a more gradual decrease in adult supervision during the first few months of driving alone," said Bruce Simons-Morton, Ed.D., M.P.H., senior investigator at NIH's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and one of the authors of the study.The study is one of the first to follow the same individuals over time, from the beginning of the learner period through the first year of independent driving, while continuously collecting information using software and cameras installed in the participants' vehicles.The study also evaluated parents' driving in the same vehicles, over the same time, on similar roads and under similar driving conditions as their children.Near-crash events were those requiring a last-moment maneuver to avoid a crash, while crashes were physical contact between the driver's vehicle and another object.
SK-II launched its new smart store in Tokyo, Japan in May, with the aim of disrupting the beauty industry through the use of emerging technology.The two-level mixed reality learning lab uses technologies like facial recognition, smart sensors and computer vision technology to allow customers to be a part of the experience using a digital wall called ‘The Art of You’, which reads a user’s emotions to generate personal digital art pieces by analysing facial expressions, head, eye and mouth movements.Customers can also use the SK-II facial scan which does not require physical contact and instead, scans customer skin in a photobooth-like setting and then analyses skin across five KPIs.Once the facial scan is complete, the store uses facial recognition to give each customer a personalised journey as they move through the space, using the 43 cameras and three dozen computers powering the store’s intelligent interfaces.The Japanese beauty giant is also previewing a limited quantity beta test of their ‘Smart Bottle’, an at-home enchanted object that features sensors to know when the bottle has been opened or closed and tracks daily usage with a companion app to maximise the product experience.Speaking to The Drum about how the idea for the lab was conceived, Emily Wengert, group vice president of experience design at Huge says the agency began with a simple question: Could there be an augmented physical retail experience completely tailored to consumers?
Training drones to fly fast, around even the simplest obstacles, is a crash-prone exercise that can have engineers repairing or replacing vehicles with frustrating regularity.Now MIT engineers have developed a new virtual-reality training system for drones that enables a vehicle to "see" a rich, virtual environment while flying in an empty physical space.The system, which the team has dubbed "Flight Goggles," could significantly reduce the number of crashes that drones experience in actual training sessions."We think this is a game-changer in the development of drone technology, for drones that go fast," says Sertac Karaman, associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT.Co-authors include Thomas Sayre-McCord, Winter Guerra, Amado Antonini, Jasper Arneberg, Austin Brown, Guilherme Cavalheiro, Dave McCoy, Sebastian Quilter, Fabian Riether, Ezra Tal, Yunus Terzioglu, and Luca Carlone of MIT's Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, along with Yajun Fang of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and Alex Gorodetsky of Sandia National Laboratories.To do so, the team would have to develop an entirely new training regimen.
Labour MP John Woodcock has been suspended from the Labour Party pending an investigation into alleged sexual harassment, HuffPost has learned.The former No.10 aide and shadow minister has had the party whip withdrawn following a decision by general secretary Jennie Formby to apply the sanction.Woodcock, a fierce critic of Jeremy Corbyn, is accused of sending inappropriate texts and messages to a former female staff member between 2014 and 2016.The ruling National Executive Committee (NEC)’s disputes panel decided late last year that the matter met the evidence test needed for a fuller investigation and referred his case to the National Constitutional Committee (NCC).The three-member disputes panel had decided at the time not to suspend him.Partly because the case was historic and involved written rather than physical contact, it decided Woodcock should remain as a Labour MP until the case was resolved.
Nintendo has always championed local multiplayer experiences, whether it be with link cables for its handheld Game Boy systems or the easy wireless connectivity of the 3DS, and if a new patent application is any indication, the company could be working on a new type of screen that could revolutionize local multiplayer gaming all over again.Published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on April 12, Nintendo’s latest patent application is for a game system with “a plurality of information processing apparatuses that are capable of communicating with each other.”These processing apparatuses are located inside stand-alone screens, and by touching two or more of them together, information can be relayed between them in order to produce new game experiences.Examples in the patent application show a finger being dragged from one screen to another without the system losing track of it, as well as a ball that seamless moves across the connection between the two.The screens don’t need to be necessarily making physical contact either, as one of the images shows a gap between the two with the ball still able to move from one to the next — perhaps more impressive is the ability to “bank” a ball off of the air so it approaches the second screen from a different angle.It appears one screen can even be angled upward in order to provide momentum for an object as it approaches the second screen, such as a bowling ball about to hit a set of pins.
Most people have heard about the motherboard before, but may not be sure exactly what it does or why it seems so important.The motherboard simply organizes these computations and their results.While it doesn’t hold a lot of power itself, nothing else could work without the motherboard, which is why it is considered so vital.There are a number of different motherboard designs and form factors, which have been updated over the years for different devices and evolving technology.All of them have a heat sink or some type of device for absorbing and redirecting heat so that the motherboard stays cool during operation.If you use a mouse or keyboard, they have their own connections, too — along with any other important accessory you might want.
Springer joined the agency in 2016.According to the suit filed on Jan. 11 in the Superior Court of Orange County, Calif., onetime Innocean director of content Victoria Guenier said she suffered repeated harassment under CCO Eric Springer, whom Guenier reported to, before being forced out of her job last May.In an interesting legal twist, the parties named in the case handled by attorneys Jennifer A. Clingo and Christopher P. Epsha of Los Angeles firm Clingo Law Group include not only the Innocean organization and Springer, but also 100 “John Does,” or unnamed stand-ins for the agency employees who allegedly facilitated the continuing abuse by refusing to act on the repeated complaints of Guenier and other women.“Springer made plaintiff and other female employees feel physically threatened by standing over them … invad[ing] plaintiff’s personal space and routinely yell[ing] in plaintiff’s face,” according to the document, which says Springer created “a hostile work environment” for many women who grew to fear his “unpredictable conduct and/or outbursts in the workplace.”The suit also alleges that the creative leader discriminated against female employees by using sexually suggestive or misogynistic language, belittling them in front of colleagues and initiating unwanted physical contact.For example, the lawsuit claims that Springer “engaged in unlawful touching by slapping [Guenier] on her rear end upon greeting her on two separate occasions,” adding that “in each instance, Springer slapped plaintiff from the underside of her rear end, catching her by surprise.”
Last week, open-source software developer FreeBSD Project updated its code of conduct to address nonconsensual “simulated physical contact” as a form of harassment.That means that sending someone descriptions of physical contact like a “hug” or a “backrub” without their consent, or after they have asked you to stop, are violations of the guidelines governing the company’s community spaces.A cursory look at comment sections on Hacker News, Reddit, and Slashdot shows ample discontent over more exhaustive (and specific) guidelines to curb harassment.Others argue that not being able to send *hugs* whenever they want is a censorship issue.But by necessitating consent for contact like *hugs* and *backrubs*, and not, for instance, thumbs-up or high-fives, it’s evident FreeBSD is attempting to create consent around more intimate actions.Benno Rice, a core team member at FreeBSD, told Gizmodo that people who oppose the new rules have gone so far as to spread false rumours about the organisation in response to the changes.