Voice Of America
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Whether it’s brake fluid in Nigerian teething syrup, melamine in Chinese baby formula, or talcum powder in Kenyan antibiotics, contaminated food and medicine is a deadly problem. But a group of scientists, led by Notre Dame chemistry professor Marya Lieberman, hopes to eliminate the problem for millions of people in developing nations by offering a simple solution. A ‘lab on paperThe PAD - or Paper Analytical Device - project began six years ago as a collaboration between Notre Dame and St. Mary's College. The simple invention replaces expensive machinery that might not be available in developing countries. Each of the 12 lines on the paper card is laced with a different chemical. When medicine is smeared across the lines and the card is soaked in water, a color change indicates whether the drug is safe. Drugs can be tested at any stage of the distribution process.
Channel Pro
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The accredited reseller will therefore serve as the vendor's eyes and ears on the ground – a huge bonus in the eyes of customers that, while no longer willing to tolerate lengthy tech deployments or business disruption, do not want to lose the human element from their supplier relationships altogether. Finally, solutions providers should look to stand out by raising their security credentials, irrespective of their specialisation, as with pretty much every piece of software, hardware, device, sensors or other endpoint now connected to the internet, security is going to be a far bigger consideration for their target customers. This is the age of the Enterprise of Things - the network of intelligent connections and endpoints within the enterprise that enable products to move from sketch to scale - and solution providers and value added resellers need to be able to demonstrate not just an understanding of the security issues – they need to be able to proactively recommend solutions to customers wary of the prospect of creating new vulnerability points within their corporate network.
Haaretz
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Ars Technica
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Ice Universe Although the Galaxy S8 won't be at Mobile World Congress, it's expected to have an unveiling sometime in March. But that hasn't stopped the leaks from coming. Today, we have yet another drip of info about Samsung's upcoming flagship. After showing off pictures with the screen off , Twitter user " Ice Universe " has some convincing pictures of the device with the screen on. They give us a great idea of just how slim the bezels are, and we can see the rounded display corners, just like the Xiaomi Mi Mix and the upcoming LG G6 . Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Ars Technica
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Ice Universe Although the Galaxy S8 won't be at Mobile World Congress, it's expected to have an unveiling sometime in March. But that hasn't stopped the leaks from coming. Today, we have yet another drip of info about Samsung's upcoming flagship. After showing off pictures with the screen off , Twitter user " Ice Universe " has some convincing pictures of the device with the screen on. They give us a great idea of just how slim the bezels are, and we can see the rounded display corners, just like the Xiaomi Mi Mix and the upcoming LG G6 . Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Techradar
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Qantas announced the l aunch of inflight streaming services for its domestic passengers last week and has now followed that up with its first trial of the on-board internet system on a chartered Sydney to Brisbane flight. The Flying Kangaroo sent 140 of its employees on board a Boeing 737 to test the new Wi-Fi and the service passed with flying colours. Each passenger had at least one device, while some played around with more than a couple of gadgets. Typical download speeds were between 7 and 12 megabits per second to each connected device, gushed Qantas in its Roo Tales blogpost yesterday. Speed test During the testing, flyers were asked to perform various tasks, like downloading apps, streaming different forms of media and performing a speed test. Qantas expects that, on any given flight, about half of their passengers would be connected to the Wi-Fi on a single device.
CNET News
7 hours
Looking for a new game to play on your mobile device? Here are our picks of the best mobile games released in 2017 (so far).
Adweek
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Techradar
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WinBeta
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Going at a price of $1,495, this monster of a handset isn't for everybody - casual consumers are going to want to stick to Lumia for the time being.
The Herald
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An unexploded bomb has been discoverd on a beach on the Moray Firth.
Hackaday
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Star Trek has never let technology get in the way of a good story. Gene Roddenberry and the writers of the show thought up some amazing gadgets, from transporters to replicators to the warp core itself. Star Trek: The Next Generation brought us the iconic communicator badge. In 1987, a long-range radio device which could fit in a pin was science fiction. [Joe] is bringing these badges a bit closer to the real world with his entry in the 2017 Hackaday Sci-Fi Contest . The first problem [Joe] dealt with was finding a radio which could run from watch batteries, and provide decently long-range operations. He chose the HopeRF RFM69HCW. Bringing fiction a bit closer to reality, this module has been used for orbital communications with low-cost satellites . The Badge's processor is a Teensy LC. [Joe] is rolling his own Teensy, which means using bootloader chips from PJRC, as well as the main microcontroller.
Techradar
12 hours
It's finally here: a way for runners to leave their iPhone behind and still be able to upload their run to Strava at the finish. Strava, one of the most popular running platforms around, has ironically been dragging its feet over launching a native app for the Apple Watch 2 that can use the device's inbuilt GPS but I've been exclusively tipped by Strava that it's finally on the App Store. It brings us another step closer to Apple creating the world's best running watch in the future something I posited two years ago with the launch of the original Watch from the Cupertino brand . There's not a lot to say about the appearance of the new Strava app for the Apple Watch, as it'll basically just do the same job that it does now (tracking time, pace, distance, speed and heart rate) but without the need for a phone welded to your arm the entire time.
ZDNet US
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Mashable
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Wireless charging is a farce. We've basically traded in charging cables for custom-built surfaces that only work if we place our phones right on top of them. What we want is to walk into a room and have our iPhone 8 start charging automatically. And it looks like that dream is now a tick closer to reality. SEE ALSO: It sure looks like the iPhone 8 won't get long distance wireless charging A team of scientists at Disney Research (yes, that Disney), have built a gadget-charging, device-powering room that's safe for humans, their furniture and décor, if perhaps rather ugly. In a very dense paper published last week in the journal PLOS One , Disney researchers Matthew Chabalko, Mohsen Shahmohammadi and Alanson Sample describe the development of Volumetric wireless power for livable spaces . Read more... More about Smartphones , Disney , Disney Research , Wireless Charging , and Wireless Technology
Techradar - Reviews
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On one end of the portable PC gaming spectrum, you have the $4,199 MSI GT83VR Titan , a beast of a machine. Beyond breaking your wallet, the Titan is a machine designed to handle any and everything you throw at it. Then, theres the $799 (899, AU$1,614) Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming. Hardcore gamers need not apply here. This laptop is aimed directly at those who want an affordable-yet-capable gaming laptop . We find the Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming to deliver on nearly aspect of an affordable gaming device, save for the display, which is undoubtedly the weakest point of an otherwise strong, entry-level offering from Dell. Price and availability The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming is available in a series of different configurations, ranging from $799 (899, AU$1,614) to $1,099 (1,299, AU$1,999). Its available now in the US, Australia and UK, with varying specs based on your location.
Techradar
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(No reports from more widely-known news sources could be found on the matter.) Microsoft hasnt made any mention of the discontinuation of the Surface Pro 3, having released fresh firmware for this device specifically just at the end of January. Not to mention right about when reports of it going missing from Microsofts online stores were published. Being a third-generation Surface device like the Surface 3, it would make sense for Microsoft to discontinue the Pro version alongside this one, though the lack of any specific word on the matter is unexpected. Perhaps Microsoft is making room in its portfolio for a forthcoming Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2 , both expected to launch later this year. Regardless, without a statement from Microsoft, anything said on the Surface Pro 3s disappearance is pure speculation. As such, weve contacted Microsoft for comment, and will update this article should we receive a response. Heres whats new with Windows 10 these days
Hackaday
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This feature-packed 8-bit includes a few new tricks not seen before in previous Microchip offerings. Of note are power management features (IDLE and DOZE modes), and a Device Information Area on the chip that contains factory-calibrated data (ADC voltage calibration and a fixed voltage reference) and an ID unique to each individual chip. As you would expect from a new family of PICs, the 16F15386 is compatible with the MPLAB Xpress IDE and the MPLAB Code Configurator , a graphical programming environment. The products in the family range from 8-pin packages (including DIP!) with 3.5kB of program Flash to 48-pin QFPs with 28kB of program Flash. The goal for Microchip is to provide a wide offering, allowing designers to expand their builds without having to change microcontroller families. All of these chips can be sampled now, although the lower pin count devices won't be available through normal means until next month. Filed under: Microcontrollers , news
Mashable
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Wireless charging is a farce. We've basically traded in charging cables for custom-built surfaces that only work if we place our phones right on top of them. What we want is to walk into a room and have our iPhone 8 start charging automatically. And it looks like that dream is now a tick closer to reality. SEE ALSO: It sure looks like the iPhone 8 won't get long distance wireless charging A team of scientists at Disney Research (yes, that Disney), have built a gadget-charging, device-powering room that's safe for humans, their furniture and décor, if perhaps rather ugly. In a very dense paper published last week in the journal PLOS One , Disney researchers Matthew Chabalko, Mohsen Shahmohammadi and Alanson Sample describe the development of Volumetric wireless power for livable spaces . Read more... More about Smartphones , Disney , Disney Research , Wireless Charging , and Wireless Technology
Android Police
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Google regularly rolls out updates to the dialer app on its phones via the Play Store. In the most recent update, the changelog claims "bug fixes," but many users are reporting it introduced a new bug. Dozens of reviews on the Play Store say the February 10th update broke Bluetooth calling. Those affected by the issue are unable to make calls over Bluetoothaudio continues to happen on the phone rather than the connected BT device. Read More The last update to Google's Phone app may be linked to Bluetooth calling issues was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Daily Express - Technology
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THE new Nokia 3310 is making a comeback but rumours suggest there will only be one place to purchase this updated device in the UK.
Android Police
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle created quite a gaping wound in the Android world. A lot of people loved that phone, some even ridiculously calling it "perfect." The recalls and eventual cancellation left much to be desired, an opportunity that Xiaomi leaped on. The Mi Note 2, the Chinese OEM's attempt to fill the void, is a big, beautiful, and powerful device. Even with its resemblance to the Note 7, Xiaomi has taken steps to make this phone stand out. Read More Xiaomi Mi Note 2 review: Chasing perfection, but falling just shy of it was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Expert Reviews
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On installation, you’re invited to scan your device and configure your app-locking settings. There’s nothing very novel about the idea of PIN-protecting selected apps, but Bitdefender offers some thoughtful features: you can choose to automatically disable app-locking when you’re connected to your home Wi-Fi, and optionally capture a photo of anyone who tries to guess your app-lock PIN. The anti-theft module similarly has a few stand-out features. You can locate and control your phone via SMS, so you can track it down even if it’s disconnected from the internet. You can silently call it and listen in to its surroundings, to help you discover where it might be. And if you’re wearing an Android Wear smartwatch, this will alert you when your phone drops out of range, so you’re less likely to lose it in the first place. Along with a privacy advisor that highlights apps with wide-ranging permissions, and a web security module, it adds up to a well-rounded package.
BMW Blog
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BMW i has launched its augmented reality product visualizer powered by Tango on Google Play, meaning customers can explore and pre-configure their ideal BMW i3 or i8 any time, any where. BMW i is the first automotive brand in the world to offer customers an interactive, 3-D augmented reality experience of their products. Using Tango, Google’s smartphone augmented reality technology, customers can explore the innovative BMW i vehicles as a real-size, interactive visualization. Following a successful pilot program in selected dealerships worldwide, the BMW I Visualiser app can now be downloaded from Google Play by anyone with a Tango-enabled device in most countries in the worldcustomers in China and the USA will be able to download the app by April. After downloading the app, customers can visualize and experience the BMW i3 or i8 products, using augmented reality to create a 3-D image which can be explored interactively: the customer can open the boot or the doors, even getting “inside” the car to take a closer look at the interior.