Like all technology, USB has evolved over time. Despite being a “Universal” Serial Bus, in its 18-or-so years on the market it has spawned multiple versions with different connection speeds and many, many types of cables.
In 2000, after being accused of child sex abuse and kidnapping in New Mexico, Neil Stammer skipped town and went underground. Fourteen years later he was arrested in Nepal.
How did the authorities catch this fugitive? Facial recognition technology.
A sleep monitoring device has passed the $1.3 million mark on Kickstarter in its first week, with the final forecast expected to be around $4 million when the project ends in 22 days time.
The sleek-looking device called Sense, which was launched by James Proud last week, only had an original Kickstarter goal of raising $100,000 within 30 days, but great word of mouth from many tech sites has already produced a backing of over ten times that figure.
You’ve forked over more than $150 for a decent, bed bug- and corpse-free hotel room. You plop down on the plush duvet and open up your laptop to get online. Of course, you’ve got to pay for it! But not only do you have to pay for Wi-Fi—it only grants access to one device. What gives?
In a day and age when the average household has four mobile devices, it feels like a slap in the face. But there’s actually a way to get around this problem (and it’s probably cheaper than that Wi-Fi access costs to begin with).
The University of Bristol has researched ways to transmit high quality video over wireless signals to handle the growing amount of mobile video traffic attributable to the rise of smartphone apps.
Published in the journal IEEE Transactions for Mobile Computing, the research was led by professor Andrew Nix and Dr Victoria Sgardoni from the University of Bristol's Communication Systems and Networks group.