Sorry, Ms. Sinatra, but the headline parody was all too obvious to ignore. As part of its mobile device Recycle program, which allows users to trade in old handsets for cash, British telco O2 has commissioned local designer Sean Miles to give discarded featurephones a new lease on life. The end result? Four footwear designs – made from the likes of Christian Louboutins, Nike Airs, Hunter Wellingtons and a classic Brogue men’s shoe — replete with a fully functional phone embedded in the sole. We know exactly what you’re thinking: Why would anyone want to hold a shoe to their face? Whether it’s for the love of the arts, a penchant for public ridicule or a closer whiff of the ground below, we can’t say for sure. What we do know is that this truly “mobile” kit(sch) will be up for auction later in March at a planned exhibition. But that won’t be the last you’ll see of Miles’ unholy meshing of tech and apparel — the artist also plans to branch out into gloves and handbags as part of the fuller O2 Recycle Collection. You paying attention, Weird Al? This one’s for you!
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Internet Explorer is no longer the completely dominant browser it used to be, but that hasn’t stopped its team from continuing its cake-giving tradition with the makers of Firefox. According to Mozilla employee Matt Brubeck, the IE team began it all when it sent over a cake to congratulate the company on the launch of Firefox 2 in 2006. Since then, the Internet Explorer crew has continued to send over cakes for each new version, though they smartly switched over to less-costly cupcakes when Mozilla began its accelerated 6-week upgrade cycles. To return the favor, Matt hand delivered a massive cake to celebrate the launch of Internet Explorer 10 this week to the Microsoft team’s headquarters in Redmond, and signed it “Love Mozilla.” Who…
“Fighting Fires with Human Robot Teams,” by E. Martinson, W. Lawson, S. Blisard, A. Harrison, and G. Trafton from the US Naval Research Laboratory, was presented at the 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in Vilamoura, Portugal. Video Rating: 4 / 5Related Posts:
Question by Melanie Rogers: Need Help deciding between Academic Teams: MUN or Robotics? Ok so I know it really comes down to preference but here is the thing, but I am wondering about the pros and cons of each. Sorry for the vagueness—i really just need someone’s opinion to help me figure out which one to do.
Answer by neni mChoose which one is preferred and a great chance for the future.
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The World Wide Web Consortium might just be the United Nations of web development, as it’s bringing together some frequent enemies to fight for a common cause through WebPlatform.org. The collaboration will see Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia and Opera pool educational resources to create a comprehensive, frequently updated guide to creating HTML5 and other content for the open web. The companies’ instructional oversight is just the start, however — visitors will have chats and forums to devise their own solutions, and they’ll even have a better than usual chance at influencing mid-development web standards. It may be some time before we’ll see the first fruits of the organization’s work, but we’re already happy to see technology companies set aside some of their differences.
You never really know what to expect when two of the bigger names in tech join forces and announce something fresh. In some cases you may see an end result of things like that RAZR i, but when Dropbox and Facebook are involved, you can surely bet it has to do with sharing something with your pals — and such is the case today. Dropbox announced earlier that it’s now allowing folks to share files with their friends inside Facebook Groups, giving users the ability to instantly post anything from notes to videos with a couple of simple clicks. Of course, those on the other side will be able to like what you share, leave comments, as well as be updated automatically as soon as an edit has been made. At the moment, not everyone’s seeing the changes just yet, though Dropbox has said it shouldn’t be too long before most people can spot the new feature.
Because all robots should be invincible so we don’t stand a chance when they finally begin their assault on humanity, DARPA has teamed up with a group of universities (all of which should expect some hate-mail over the weekend) to create this ‘attack-proof’ robotic worm that looks like a peen. And not a very good looking peen either.
Engineers have created a robot that mimics a worm’s movements – crawling along surfaces by contracting segments of its body.
The technique allows the machine to be made of soft materials so it can squeeze through tight spaces and mould its shape to rough terrain.
It can also absorb heavy blows without sustaining damage.
That’s it, I give UP. I’m tired of trying to inform the masses of the impending robot-apocalypse and not being taken seriously. Why do I even bother? “To give your otherwise meaningless life some significance?” Haha, that is why I do it, isn’t it? Man, I’m one sad sack of shit.
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The government’s US Ignite partnership aims to push the growth of next-generation broadband networks, teaming up with over 100 start-ups, universities and existing tech companies like HP, Comcast and Verizon for the project. The President is set to sign an executive order today that aims to cut the cost of broadband construction across federal roadways and properties by up to 90 percent. The White House is also is looking to improve “next-generation applications and (the) digital experience,” running on networks that are a heady 100 times faster than what’s in use today. The National Science Foundation has thrown in $ 250 million to assist the partnership’s creation of a national 1-gigabit network that would connect together academic and developer hubs. Mozilla has decided to team up with the foundation to offer up a $ 500,000 prize pot for developers looking to help create the “internet of the future”. The challenge aims on education, healthcare, public safety and other (admittedly broad) topics, with the top ideas capable of grabbing $ 15,000 from the prize fund. And if Google reckons gigabit networks are the way to go, who’s the White House to argue?
ARM is famous for its low-power chip designs, Gemalto is known for its NFC security features, and Giesecke & Devrient brings some nice nano-SIM notoriety to the table. As a trio, these companies are seeking regulatory approval for a new security standard that could be used on a wide range of web-connected devices, including tablets, smart TVs, game consoles and smartphones. There’s little detail on the new technology itself, other than that it’s based on ARM’s TrustZone hardware-based security, which has been around for a while and is built into every ARM Cortex-A series processor. In any case, creating the technology is the easy bit these days — it’s the approval and licensing issues that’ll get you unstuck.
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