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moverio smart glasses from epson
2014-05-07 05:28:00

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The newest competitor to Google Glass has hit store shelves. Epson released its Moverio BT-200 for $699. The Moverio BT-200 are Android-based glasses that are capable of displaying augmented reality and 3D images through dual 960x850 displays, according to SlashGear's Chris Davies. The twin displays (one for each eye) provide enhanced definition when combined. Epson equipped its new wearable glasses with a number of sensors such as a...

Fujitsu To Implement Palm Scanning To Keep Smartphones Secure
2014-03-03 14:41:21

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Biometrics is increasingly being used in keeping security on mobile devices and Fujitsu plans to put more than just a finger on security for its smartphones. In a statement, the company announced it plans to deploy palm-vein scanning to address security on its mobile devices. The palm-vein scanning feature will be used specifically in Fujitsu smartphones, SlashGear reports. The company already has experience in developing and using the...

Is Your Smart TV Spying On You?
2013-08-05 04:29:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The recent discovery of a smart TV vulnerability that could allow the integrated webcam to be remotely activated and used to spy on unsuspecting families has some questioning the safety of these high-tech televisions. According to Chenda Ngak of CBS News, security researchers Aaron Grattafiori and Josh Yavor of iSEC Partners discovered a bug in 2012 model year Samsung Smart TV that allowed hackers to gain access to the webcams....

Evernote Announces Month-Long Developer Training Program
2013-04-17 07:05:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Evernote will be welcoming a handful of software developers to their Redwood City, California headquarters this October for a one-month long mentorship program, the company announced on Tuesday. Six teams of app makers who use the company´s API and platform to build their programs will be selected from the winners of the 2013 Devcup competition, PCMag´s Stephanie Mlot explained. The program will be known as the Evernote...

Is Samsung Also Making A Smartwatch?
2013-02-15 15:18:26

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Somehow it only seems fitting for a Samsung rumor to make its way into a stream of Apple rumors, especially concerning a new product line. Tech pundit and news sites have been abuzz with rumors of Apple´s new iWatch following two recent reports from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. As the Internet divides itself into the “will they” or “won´t they” camps, SlashGear has discovered...

Hashtag Among The Many English Words Banned By French Officials
2013-01-27 04:47:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Attention Twitter users living in and around Paris, Marseille, and Nice: the government officials in charge of inventing French-language replacements for foreign-language words would like you to stop referring to the symbol used to tag your microblogging posts as a “hashtag.” Rather, the Commission Générale de Terminologie et de Néologie (CSTIC) would like social networking users...

Internet Addiction Lands Teenagers In Jail
2013-01-07 04:20:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Apparently, some teenagers REALLY love using the Internet. A 16-year-old California girl is being investigated by local police after she and a 15-year-old friend reportedly drugged her parents in order to get around a curfew preventing the two teenagers from going online after hours. The unnamed Rocklin native and her alleged accomplice were attempting to get around the household's 10pm ban on Web surfing by spiking her parent's...

Android Even Postponed Due To Major Storm
2012-10-28 06:02:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google has postponed the Android event, originally scheduled for Monday morning in New York, due to anticipated inclement weather resulting from the "Frankenstorm," Hurricane Sandy. “We are canceling our Monday morning event in New York due to Hurricane Sandy” representatives from the Mountain View, California-based tech giant told Slashgear's Chris Davies in a statement. “We will let you know our plans as soon...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.