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Digital device serves up a taste of virtual 2020-05-25 13:56:20We're used to measuring our digital devices by how fast they are, how clear the sound is, how crisp the display is, how large the storage capacity is

International collaboration powers quest for next-generation solar cells 2020-05-25 08:20:36The next generation of solar cells, made from flexible, wearable material, may soon charge our devices on the go, or provide critical electricity when

Artificial eye comes closer to human eye capabilities 2020-05-21 09:59:35A team of researchers at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Research on connected and automated vehicles yields promising 2020-05-19 16:32:29Imagine merging into busy traffic without ever looking over your shoulder nor accelerating or braking too hard, irritating the driver in the next lane

A scalable method of diagnosing HVAC sensor faults 2020-05-19 12:39:43Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are the biggest consumers of energy in a building. For smart buildings, technologies have evo

Image fusion method for underground pipeline leakage detection 2020-05-18 10:11:04The water supply network is closely connected to all aspects of society. Acoustic methods could be applied to underground pipe network monitoring and

Secure smart-home entry via earprint 2020-05-15 07:19:56Fingerprints and DNA are widely known forms of biometrics, thanks to crime dramas on television. But as technology advances the Internet of Things, th

The virtual made real: New technology for the 2020-05-14 08:17:58Moving images in the newspaper as in Harry Potter, or digital weather forecasts in the Bern dialect? New media technology is transforming journalism.

Sony designing finger-tracking VR controller 2020-05-13 13:20:01A report by Sony software engineers reveals the company is developing a highly immersive virtual reality motion system likely to be used in its next g

Hadamard-Haar random precoding to enable low-complexity optimal channel 2020-05-12 09:40:34In the communication systems, communication signals usually go through multiple paths from the transmitter to the receiver, during which inter-symbol

Cooking Raspberry Pi for the smart home 2020-05-12 09:19:16Researchers in India describe the potential of the low-cost Raspberry Pi computer to be used as a control system for home automation using the so-call

Which flying camera is for me? The new 2020-05-11 09:57:27It's very rare to see any travel video or brochure these days that doesn't have an image shot from overhead, on a drone.

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Tom Cruise Is Making a Movie in Space New! 2020-05-28 09:00:00The actor is reportedly working with director Doug Liman on the film.

Graduation Gift Ideas (2020): The 15 Best Gifts New! 2020-05-28 09:00:00This year's students have been through a lot. Here are 15 graduation gift ideas, from coffee makers and tablets to an Amazon Prime subscription.

5 Mobile Keyboards Reviewed: Arteck, Plugable, Sounwill, Moko, New! 2020-05-28 08:00:00We review five foldable, phone-friendly keyboards you can toss in your pocket.

Covid-19 Creates Long, Anxious Waits for Fertility Treatments New! 2020-05-28 08:00:00As fertility clinics gradually reopen, patients and doctors must weigh the risks of seeking pregnancy during a pandemic—or waiting too long to t

Today's Cartoon: Addressing the Dress Code New! 2020-05-28 07:00:00Dress for the remote job you want, not the one you have.

'If Found' Is an Essential Game About Letting New! 2020-05-28 07:00:00Dreamfeel’s visual novel tells a compelling queer coming-of-age story, with a surreal sci-fi twist.

Apple MacBook Pro (13-Inch, 2020) Review: Portable, Powerful, New! 2020-05-28 07:00:00The middle child in Apple's Mac line marries power and portability—and offers it at a steep price.

Remote Work Has Its Perks, Until You Want New! 2020-05-28 07:00:00Companies like Facebook and Twitter expect many employees to work far from headquarters after the pandemic. That calls for a change in corporate cultu

To Beat Covid-19, You Have to Know How New! 2020-05-28 07:00:00As public spaces reopen, scientists are racing to understand the mysterious and turbulent way the disease spreads through air—from person to per

Weather Delays the SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch 2020-05-27 16:20:24The historic launch planned for Wednesday gets pushed back due to stormy conditions, but the launch window remains open. SpaceX and NASA will try agai

Whoooaaa Duuuuude: Why We Stretch Words in Tweets 2020-05-27 14:00:00Notice you've been elongating your words lately? You're actually loading them with a whooooole lot of meaning.

Twitter Finally Fact-Checked Trump. It’s a Bit of 2020-05-27 12:21:54Less than six months from the election, social media platforms are still not ready to deal with political disinformation.

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Government aims to roll out National Broadband Plan New! 2020-05-28 08:01:23Minister Richard Bruton has tasked officials with seeing whether the €3bn National Broadband Plan could be rolled out faster than originally plan

Raspberry Pi 4 launches its first 8GB RAM New! 2020-05-28 07:05:59As well as announcing the launch of the 8GB Raspberry Pi 4, the company also revealed that it is changing the name of its Raspbian operating system to

Host in Ireland report downplays future emissions impact New! 2020-05-28 06:26:44Host in Ireland’s latest quarterly report claims that the total emissions from data centres will level off to just a few percent by 2025. The p

Apple acquires machine learning start-up Inductiv Inc New! 2020-05-28 06:02:43The latest AI company to be snapped up by Apple is Ontario-based machine learning start-up Inductiv Inc. The post Apple acquires machine learning sta

Entegro to hire 50 engineers for National Broadband New! 2020-05-28 05:29:39Telecoms firm Entegro, which has been chosen to survey and design the NBP network, is hiring for engineers, surveyors and trainees. The post Entegro t

Irish start-up deals drop to lowest first quarter New! 2020-05-28 05:04:08New research from Refinitiv indicates that Irish start-ups have seen fewer deals in recent months as the coronavirus pandemic hit. The post Irish star

NASA reveals why its historic ISS mission had New! 2020-05-28 04:42:43Despite millions tuning in to watch the historic space flight for NASA and SpaceX, the weather had other ideas. The post NASA reveals why its histori

What can companies do now to prepare for New! 2020-05-28 03:50:54Remote hiring is at an all-time high as businesses across the world continue to work from home, but what does that mean for the future of recruitment?

7 start-ups developing physical-distancing solutions New! 2020-05-28 03:00:54We look at seven start-ups creating ways to help businesses implement physical-distancing guidelines, from video analytics and wearables to apps for q

New EV owners in France to get €7,000 2020-05-27 11:15:33As part of a multibillion-euro package to keep France’s car industry afloat, its government is offering up to €7,000 for new EV buyers. Th

Twitter uses fact-checking feature on Trump tweets for 2020-05-27 08:25:35Donald Trump has accused Twitter of 'interfering' in the 2020 presidential election, after the social media platform provided additional context and

‘I value the opportunity to work on solutions 2020-05-27 06:50:05Sergio González Sanz, a research engineering lead at Zalando, discusses his move from Dublin to Berlin with the company. The post ‘I valu

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How to Become an In-Demand Ethical Hacker in 2020-05-27 17:16:29 In 2018, 14 million people were victims of identity fraud, and that’s just in the US. As our lives shift more online, identity theft, record br

Breaking: SpaceX Scrubs Historic Launch Due to Bad 2020-05-27 16:23:05 SpaceX and NASA had to scrub their historic launch to the International Space Station this afternoon due to severe weather hitting the coast. Launchi

Ford Software Update Lets Cop Cars Bake Away 2020-05-27 15:51:35 Easy Bake Cop Car Ford has come up with a nifty solution to keeps its lineup of Police Interceptor Utility vehicles sanitary amidst a global pandemic

This Video of Mars’ Leaking Atmosphere Could Make 2020-05-27 15:19:21 A new stunning set of NASA animations reveal how the Sun is slowly stripping away the Red Planet’s atmosphere. The animations, created from dat

Watch the Astronauts Give Their Kids Virtual Hugs 2020-05-27 13:49:43 NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are officially on their way to Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Their journey cou

Disease Historian: US COVID Response “Incomprehensibly Incoherent” 2020-05-27 12:50:21 For medical historian John Barry, looking back at how the U.S. government responded to the COVID-19 pandemic is a frustrating endeavor. Barry, who wa

Stormy Weather May Delay SpaceX’s Historic Launch 2020-05-27 12:16:47 SpaceX and NASA had to scrub its historic launch, dubbed Demo-2, to the International Space Station today due to bad weather. The goal was to launch

Only One in Two Americans Say They’d Take 2020-05-27 11:36:15 Even when a vaccine for COVID-19 becomes available, many in the U.S. may still decide not to take it. At least, that’s the result of a new poll

Elon Musk: “It’s My Fault” If Launch Goes 2020-05-27 11:07:42 “It’s My Fault” SpaceX is about to write US history, launching two NASA astronauts from American soil for the first time since the

Mission Control Is Socially Distancing During Today’s SpaceX 2020-05-27 10:34:05 This morning’s NASA briefing leading up to SpaceX’s historic Crew Dragon launch (Demo-2) looked a little different today. No crowds, no c

This Cafe Is Using a Robot Barista to 2020-05-26 16:40:22 As South Korea is recovering from the deadly coronavirus, businesses are getting creative to ensure their customers are safe. A cafe in Daejon, South

SpaceX Is Teasing Mysterious “Private Passenger” Spaceflights 2020-05-26 16:13:44 Travel Agency SpaceX is going to attempt to make history this week by becoming the first private company to launch astronauts into orbit. And simulta

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