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Scientists Built Soft, Transparent Contact Lens Displays With Nanomaterials

Scientists Built Soft, Transparent Contact Lens Displays With Nanomaterials

There are many contact lenses in the market that after wearing in eye, one may feel comfortable, but he/she has to face a slight problem when placing the lenses on our eyeballs. Recently a group of researchers at several institutions, including two research arms of Samsung, has built soft, transparent contact lens displays with nanomaterials that could display information to the wearer and provide continuous medical monitoring.

By On June 9, 2013 Respond
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Google Explores Improved Security In Face Unlock Patent

Google Explores Improved Security In Face Unlock Patent

When Google pushed out face unlock security feature on Android, many lambasted the feature as fickle and inadequate. It now seems that the search giant had been working on improving the feature by adding more security measures to it. This is manifest in a new face unlock patent application.

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PayPal Mistakenly Informs Users About Winning 500 Euros Lottery

PayPal Mistakenly Informs Users About Winning 500 Euros Lottery

Recently some PayPal users in Germany have mentioned that they received emails from PayPal stating that they’ve won 500 euros and to retrieve that reward, they just need to log in into their PayPal account. As soon as they logged in into their account, they found there is “no cash” as the email was “sent due to a technical error.”

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Google Is Hot With Young Adults, Even More Than Chocolate

Google Is Hot With Young Adults, Even More Than Chocolate

A recent poll by The Washington Post has revealed some interesting things about which tech brands are preferred by the young generation. Google is at the top of the list.

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Apple Expected To Launch Free iRadio Service At WWDC 2013

Apple Expected To Launch Free iRadio Service At WWDC 2013

Apple’s WWDC event is just around the corner. And many rumors have surfaced regarding the possibility of Apple launching an online radio service of its own at WWDC 2013. According to a new media report now, the service will stream music from major publishers for free.

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Besides Verizon, NSA Also Gets Phone Records Of AT&T, Sprint And Others

Besides Verizon, NSA Also Gets Phone Records Of AT&T, Sprint And Others

The discovery that NSA was tapping into Verizon’s customer records caused quite an uproar recently. However, that is only a very small portion of the greater picture. It has now been discovered that NSA has also been tapping into the records of other ISPs such as AT&T and Sprint.

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Internet Companies Claim To Be Unaware Of PRISM Program

Internet Companies Claim To Be Unaware Of PRISM Program

We recently reported that NSA had been tapping into Verizon’s phone records to access information about millions of customers. However, that seems to be the tip of the iceberg. It has now transpired that NSA has been tapping into the records of many leading internet companies in the U.S.

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AMD May Consider Android In The Future

AMD May Consider Android In The Future

Android started with humble beginnings as a possible alternative to iOS in the mobile arena. Over the years, Android has grown to be the largest mobile platform and is now beginning to trickle into the PC arena. However, AMD is not yet ready to start cozying with Android.

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NSA Secretly Asks Verizon To Provide Customer Records

NSA Secretly Asks Verizon To Provide Customer Records

The National Security Agency has a notorious record when it comes to gathering information. The agency has forced many tech companies and telcos in the past to divulge private data of the users. It is being reported now that Verizon has also been ‘secretly’ asked by NSA to provide customers records.

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Intel Finally Unveils Thunderbolt 2, Promises Better Performance

Intel Finally Unveils Thunderbolt 2, Promises Better Performance

We have been hearing about a new I/O controller code from Intel, essentially a second iteration of Thunderbolt. The company had initially termed the controller ‘Falcon Ridge’ but has come up with a more dramatic, and official, name for it – namely, Thunderbolt 2.

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Amazon Was Given Ultimatum By Publishers To Give Up E-Book Pricing Rights

Amazon Was Given Ultimatum By Publishers To Give Up E-Book Pricing Rights

Justice Department’s case against Apple over alleged e-book price-fixing scandal, are still ongoing. As part of the case, an Amazon top executive, Russell Grandinetti, has testified that the e-retailer was forced by the publishers to give up control of e-book pricing.

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Facebook Will Webcast Its First-Ever Stockholders Meeting

Facebook Will Webcast Its First-Ever Stockholders Meeting

It has been nearly a year since Facebook decided to go public. The IPO was marred with a number of issues but Facebook pushed forth and is a public entity today. The first-ever meeting of Facebook’s stockholders is due to take place on June 11, and the social network has decided to webcast the event.

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Netflix Continues To Be The Top Streaming Provider

Netflix Continues To Be The Top Streaming Provider

In recent years, a number of companies have started offering video streaming services. While some of these have attained considerable success, Netflix continues to be the most popular and widely-used streaming provider. This has been confirmed by the latest figures released by the NPD Group.

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Apple May Introduce NFC Technology In Future Devices

Apple May Introduce NFC Technology In Future Devices

A number of smartphone vendors such as Samsung and Nokia are already making use of NFC in their mobile devices. Many people speculated that Apple would also introduce NFC technology in its future devices. In a recently granted patent, Apple has spoken about the use of NFC technology, lending hope to the possibility that the company may finally offer it in the coming days.

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Get Real-Time Updates About Drone Strikes Using Dronestream

Get Real-Time Updates About Drone Strikes Using Dronestream

The military use of drones to exterminate alleged terrorists has been fiercely debated in the recent past. Dronestream is a service that essentially aggregates all the historical data of drone strikes, as well as post updates in real-time about the latest strikes. A new API of the service now lets developers make extensive use of it.

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