The basic definition of open source is a program for which the source code of a program can be freely downloaded, used, modified and redistributed by anyone. Open-source applications are usually available free of charge, but this doesn’t mean that the...Seguir leyendo »
The old diary, with its yellowed pages, in which people scribbled their confessions by candle light, has become obsolete. Today, no one has the time – or desire – to sit down and record personal reflections and memories at the...Seguir leyendo »
Japan’s special affinity for robotics is closely tied to the tradition of the karakuri ningyo (automata) – a mixture between Buddhist teachings and continuist beliefs of Shintoism related to the spiritual interaction among all animate and inanimate objects. This tradition explains...Seguir leyendo »
Projects to digitise books, by both public institutions and private companies, have been in the works for several years now, but only a few have been important or large enough to attract widespread attention. The project planned in Norway belongs...Seguir leyendo »
Although there are smartphone applications on the market that make it easy and intuitive to capture 360º images, the post-processing required to overlap the multiple images with the editing software significantly decreases the quality of the result. But enthusiasts of...Seguir leyendo »
Recent advances in molecular biology and genetic engineering have opened a new era in the field of medicine, which, according to a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, will revolutionise the protocols for the prevention of diseases. These techniques...Seguir leyendo »
One of the topics that caught our attention at the beginning of the year was 4K resolution, and during this whole year that is now drawing to a close, we’ve seen more and more advances in this field. From the...Seguir leyendo »
For some time now, one of the downsides to Windows Phone 8 has been its lack of big-name applications, or at the very least, some degree of depth to its store in comparison with the App Store or Play Store,...Seguir leyendo »
The market research strategies applied in the area of mobile technology, along with the non-stop appearance of new terminals, each more sophisticated and with more features than the previous models, has resulted in a compulsive tendency to consume mobile gadgets...Seguir leyendo »
All TV models on the market today offer higher resolution than was available a few years ago. These days there are significant differences between technologically advanced products and midrange ones, but the element of value driving television prices through the...Seguir leyendo »
Touch sensitive interfaces have become one of the most popular methods for handling devices, especially those within the mobile landscape. However, there are other ways of interacting with machines that are set to gain ground in the near future. One...Seguir leyendo »
Users increasingly want more. And when it comes to our mobile devices we want better user experiences, improved performance and affordability. But is there a limit to this race?
Today we get a lot of experiences and new applications, such as...Seguir leyendo »
All information that Facebook collects from us will be available to a team of eight people whom the company has recruited to research artificial intelligence techniques for analysing user data. The team will use the techniques to deduce events not...Seguir leyendo »
About 1 billion people live in miserable conditions, in huts or shacks patched up with cloths and scrap. This is the figure quoted by industrial engineering professor Behrokh Khoshnevis, the driving force behind Contour Crafting, a project aimed at building...Seguir leyendo »
The 3D printing market is undoubtedly one of the most attractive fields in technology. The arrival of these innovative printers into our daily lives seems closer every day.
And no doubt many of us are eager to have one of these...Seguir leyendo »
Nanotechnology applications seem endless. Advances in nanotechnology could revolutionize the fields of medicine, computer science and even industrial food production.
When Nobel laureate Richard Feynman gave his famous informative talks on nanotechnology, no one expected that his visionary ideas would lead...Seguir leyendo »
The continuing technological advances at the nanoscale are yielding very good results in many fields of application, but perhaps electronics is one of the sectors most benefiting from the properties derived from the use of nanotechnology. Following the thread of...Seguir leyendo »
New to Windows Phone 8? Here are 25 of the best Windows Phone apps to get you started on Microsoft’s mobile platform.
This June, Telefónica announced an agreement with Microsoft in which it undertook to enhance the marketing of devices equipped...Seguir leyendo »
Wearable technology has to evolve away from bulky devices, and ergonomically adapt to clothing and the body.
Seeing someone walk by wearing a plastic band on their forehead and large augmented reality glasses or coming across a person at a zebra...Seguir leyendo »
MiCoach, Edomondo, Nexercise… Discover the 5 best smartphone applications for staying in shape. It couldn’t be easier!
Technology is often associated with a sedentary life-style in front of a screen of one kind or another, lying on a sofa, sitting in...Seguir leyendo »
Finder is capable of detecting up to five different heartbeats through as much as 10 metres of rubble.
When natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods strike, effective coordination of rescue operations within 72 hours after the event is crucial to...Seguir leyendo »
The spiral shaped light generated by the free-electron laser beams increases throughput over optical fibre.
In recent years, optical fibre has hit some important milestones with technologies that enhance both the capacity and speed of data transfer over FTTH networks. Other...Seguir leyendo »