Facebook

Facebook says goodbye to genders

Facebook has decided to open the box infinity of gender profiles. After more than a few extensions in recent years, which led to a list of 58 options, the social network of Menlo Park finally opened the “gender box”, making it completely customizable. Another step forward after opening the LGBT community which for now will be available only in the Anglo-American version.

Facebook

The world’s largest social network Facebook populated as a continent, faces for the first time the issue proceed to raise the question whether it would be appropriate rather than pigeonhole continuously this category to let the user to write as IAPs is defined to be defined changing it at will meaning and time. Continue reading

mobile world congress

Mobile World Congress 2015

For the fourth consecutive year, “Mobile World Congress “means not only telephony thanks to Ford extending mobile innovation also mobility on four wheels. The group will use the Barcelona event to illustrate their projects of Smart Mobility with a series of events in the pipeline since the first day of the fair. The introductory press conference will be Monday, March 2 with the presence of Barb, chief operating officer of Ford Europe, Ken Washington, Vice President of Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford and Don Butler, Executive Director of the Global Development Products Blue Oval.

mobile world congress

However, that is not all: the group also organizes a panel on mobility, which will be carried out with partners in the world of Information Technology from the likes of IBM. The Mobile World Congress in 2015 will therefore be a special occasion to be able to translate laboratory projects to the public, explaining exactly what Ford intends to do to shape the future that you see for the world of mobility. Mobile World Congress 2015 The Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona starts on 2 March and promises many new features: new smartphones, new wearable technology and much more. Continue reading

Rechargeable batteries

Rechargeable batteries with a micro-USB port

Every year, in the world, they are thrown into the trash about 10 billion disposable batteries. A problem is not insignificant if we consider the ‘ impact on the environment of the material contained in small metal cylinders used to power plans of this type, especially in case of not being approved out proper disposal. One solution is the use of rechargeable models, though not always comfortable because of the requirement to a charger rather cumbersome especially during trips and journeys.

Rechargeable batteries

One obstacle to overcome Lighters project launched on the crowd funding platform Kick-starter with the aim (already far exceeded) to collect the $ 15,000 needed to kick off the stage of production and marketing. AA and AAA batteries integrate a micro-USB port for charging via a traditional standard cable fully compatible with those used for smartphones and tablets. A package containing two batteries (regardless of size) costs $ 8, about 7 Euros at current exchange rates, while spending $ 14 (12 euro) you can buy one with four batteries, two for each type. Shipments will begin in July. Continue reading

The Top Five Most Surprising Aspects Of Digital Signage For Commercial Uses

Digital signage solutions have become indispensable in countless aspects of promotion, marketing, and broadcasting. They give organizations innumerable ways to incorporate multimedia as a way to engage clients and project ads that appeal to any targeted audience imaginable. Consumers are faced with a great deal of stimuli and daily distractions, in and outside the home, so in order to engage your audience effectively, your content has to stand out and grab attention like never before.

Digital signage attracts the focus of customers by broadcasting videos, scrolling information, news updates,and other images in technologically savvy ways. In 2014, the growth of the digital signage industry was astounding. Sign providers account for 250,000 direct jobs and represent over $49 billion in annual revenues in the United States, and in providing signage across the country are becoming an important addition to the North American economy.

Digital SignageIncorporating signage into your current portfolio is a very useful way to reach more consumers and to expand positive communications concerning unique or emerging products. One of the most important traits of digital signs are the way they allow users to incorporate individual touches and unique styles into the way they display information. Users can find multiple images that reflect or showcase their products, services, and creativity. Content creation services are very helpful for individuals who are too busy or intimidated to create strong content on their own. Continue reading

Mars

V-ERAS so the man will go to Mars

An Italian project but with a global indeed universal literally V-ERAS is the name of the mission took place between 6 and 14 December last from ‘ Italian Mars Society with the aim of exploiting the technologies of virtual reality to give life to an environment able to faithfully reproduce the Martian. The event was staged in Madonna, hosted by Hotel Charlemagne allowing also for hotel guests to observe a part of the experiments.

In-ERAS

V-ERAS are the name chosen for the project that will lead to the formation of a virtual environment at low cost, that future astronauts can use to become familiar with Mars before traveling physically on the red planet. An ambitious idea, that in his second step involves the construction of a real station in Europe, within which perform tests and experiments on how to survive on the Martian surface. The purpose of the IMS is therefore to build on the old continent structures alike to those already operating in Utah and Canada, controlled and managed directly by the Mars Society.

Mars

To allow a high level of immersion in a virtual environment was chosen to rely on Oculus Rift. The viewer , designed by the company acquired last year by Facebook is in fact much more engaging than the tests conducted in front of a monitor, interacting with mouse, keyboard or gamepad. Continue reading

Nissan Leaf the paint glows

Nissan Leaf the paint glows in the dark

Until now, the only way to spot the car on the dark country roads was to identify their headlights. Now Nissan has pioneered a technology that will enhance the visibility of vehicles making them glow in the dark the Japanese automaker has in fact applied for the first time to paint that absorbs UV rays on a production car. The first experiment was carried out on a Nissan Leaf.

Nissan Leaf the paint glows

The paint “energized ultraviolet” on the electric car Nissan is a demonstration of the capabilities of the secret formula, made ​​of organic materials. Note how Star path the paint is spray applied and absorbs the power of the UV rays from the sun all day after sunset is able to emit light for eight or ten hours. Continue reading

Microsoft

Microsoft Band fitness health and productivity

Microsoft Band is the first wearable device produced by Redmond. The shape, the screen size, and the materials used are typical features of a bracelet for fitness. Recording data during exercise is in fact the major feature. The goal is to offer a product that allows users to improve their lifestyle, through the monitoring of various physical parameters. In addition to matters relating to health, Microsoft has also thought to productivity.

Microsoft

Microsoft Band: not only Windows

Although it can function independently, Band can be connected via Bluetooth to smartphones Windows Phone 8.1, Android or iOS, on which is installed the app Health. The bracelet will then work as one smartwatch and displays text messages, appointments, calls, previews of emails, notifications, and status updates from social networks. Windows Phone 8.1 you can use Cortina to perform various operations with voice. Continue reading

iPhone 6S

Waiting for iPhone 6S

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones have been the turning point for Apple thanks to screens more generous 4.7 and 5.5 inches, the Californian group has also won the audience usually reluctant to brand and marked the historical record in sales . While the two procedure are still on top, however, already have the first rumors concerning successors iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. What innovations will be revealed in the fall of 2015?

iPhone 6S

Design

In terms of aesthetics, the iPhone 6S should not present novelty of sorts than their predecessors. The traditional cycle of design Apple, in fact, follows a biennial: in the first year of launch, it was a revolution of the look of the device, the following year the “S” version with updates from the hardware point of view. In all likelihood, the smartphone will carry on to offer the same style ultra-light, with rounded body anodized aluminum, rear camera protuberant and inserts on the body that act as a separation for the various internal antennas. Continue reading

brightness telescope

A new pixel brightness telescope at CERN

Monday, January 26, CMS has installed one of the final rudiments of the complicated puzzle the novel pixel brightness telescope (PLT) This instrument will improve the brightness measurements of the experiment by recording the brightness packet by packet to the point of collision CMS to deliver high-precision capacity of the brightness integrated.

brightness telescope

Whatever the analysis, there is a factor that any experimenter must know perfectly the brightness. The error bars in this area can confirm or demolish a result that is why it is vital to measure the brightness precisely. CMS collaboration has therefore asked the project BRIL beams instrumentation radiation brightness to develop a new sensor that will measure the brightness for the second operation. During the first operation, our first measurements brightness time came from real hadron calorimeter we compared the brightness measuring deferred using the pixel detector. Continue reading

3D printers

3D printers to repair a damaged trachea

The 3D printers allow you to create any object, using various types of materials. The possibilities offered by these new devices have been harnessed in medicine. A group of scientists at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research used a Maker Bot Replicator 2X to produce cartilage destined to the repair or replacement of the trachea.

3D printers

The damage to the trachea can be caused by tumors, blunt trauma, intubation, and other injuries there are at least two customary techniques to repair a damaged trachea but not guarantee maximum reliability because of the shape and the delicacy of the duct that carries air to the lungs. Using a filament biodegradable material derived from cornstarch scientists at the investigate center in California has created a support which have grown cells of the cartilage of the trachea. Continue reading