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Brain Pulse Music comes from Japan

If the Japanese aren’t creating devices to silence people harmlessly from a distance then they are working on new types of music that utilise brainwaves. Japanese artist Masaki Batoh has produced a music album, aimed at assisting victims of the earthquake in Japan, titled Brain Pulse Music. The music on the album is created from the brainwaves of people who survived the March 2011 earthquake...[Read More]

Brain Pulse Music comes from Japan

If the Japanese aren’t creating devices to silence people harmlessly from a distance then they are working on new types of music that utilise brainwaves. Japanese artist Masaki Batoh has produced a music album, aimed at assisting victims of the earthquake in Japan, titled Brain Pulse Music. The music on the album is created from the brainwaves of people who survived the March 2011 earthquake...[Read More]

Windows 8 Consumer Preview nets 1 million downloads

The recently launched Windows 8 Consumer Preview has topped 1 million downloads within the space of a day. Microsoft tweeted the news shortly after the milestone was reached. “One day later…one million downloads of the consumer preview” The preview was released on the same day that Microsoft demonstrated Windows 8 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Interest in the upcomin...[Read More]

25 billion downloads for Apple’s Apps Store

An Apple announcement this weekend has revealed that their App Store has just edged over the 25 billion download mark. It took the mobile company almost four years to hit the 10 billion download milestone, reached in January last year, but a little over a year to more than double that number. Apple has placed a message on their website thanking users for assisting them in attaining this point. At ...[Read More]

Japanese researchers create SpeechJammer

A pair of Japanese researchers have come up with a device that they call the SpeechJammer. It is reportedly able to stop people from talking from a distance, without any physical effects on the person being silenced. The ‘gun’ that does all the work is composed of a directional microphone, a direction sensitive loudspeaker, distance sensor and laser pointer. It functions by recording a...[Read More]

Haptics tech demoed at MWC

Two companies, Immersion and Senseg, demonstrated advances in haptics technology at the Mobile World Congress this year. Haptics technology is a tactile innovation that gives users the impression that they can feel what is being seen on an electronic device. The technology has been around for some time, mostly utilising vibration or force feedback but both Immersion and Senseg have something new t...[Read More]

Angry Birds gets DIY slingshot controller

Rovio’s Angry Birds series has cemented itself in tech history by being one of the most downloaded and most played apps of all time and a group called mbed, which provides hardware and tools for microcontroller prototyping, have released a recipe on their online Cookbook that allows fans of the game to take their obsession with Angry Birds to the next level. Players who have mastered the art...[Read More]

Angry Birds gets DIY slingshot controller

Rovio’s Angry Birds series has cemented itself in tech history by being one of the most downloaded and most played apps of all time and a group called mbed, which provides hardware and tools for microcontroller prototyping, have released a recipe on their online Cookbook that allows fans of the game to take their obsession with Angry Birds to the next level. Players who have mastered the art...[Read More]

Russian mogul aims for robotic immortality

Dmitry Itskov, the founder Russian news service New Media Stars, has got a plan to make everyone immortal and he is hoping to achieve it some time in the next 30 years. His proposed project shares a name with the US Military’s recently announced Avatar program except the 31-year-old Russian is far more ambitious. His Avatar project is hoping to, within the next ten years, transplant a human ...[Read More]

Russian mogul aims for robotic immortality

Dmitry Itskov, the founder Russian news service New Media Stars, has got a plan to make everyone immortal and he is hoping to achieve it some time in the next 30 years. His proposed project shares a name with the US Military’s recently announced Avatar program except the 31-year-old Russian is far more ambitious. His Avatar project is hoping to, within the next ten years, transplant a human ...[Read More]

Panasonic adopting voice tech for TVs

Panasonic is partnering with Nuance Communications to bring Nuance’s Dragon TV voice control platform to Panasonic televisions this year. Panasonic is following in the footsteps of both LG and Samsung who introduced voice-enabled TV sets at this year’s CES. LG’s planned voice-enabled televisions are also powered by Nuance Communications’ Dragon TV solution. “TVs have ...[Read More]

Panasonic adopting voice tech for TVs

Panasonic is partnering with Nuance Communications to bring Nuance’s Dragon TV voice control platform to Panasonic televisions this year. Panasonic is following in the footsteps of both LG and Samsung who introduced voice-enabled TV sets at this year’s CES. LG’s planned voice-enabled televisions are also powered by Nuance Communications’ Dragon TV solution. “TVs have ...[Read More]

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