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Motorola Debuts Edible Password Pill For Authentication With External Devices

The head of Google-owned Motorola’s research division, introduced an ingestible vitamin prototype that transforms your entire body into an authentication passcode at the D11 Conference last week. Developed by Proteus Digital Health, the FDA-approved pill includes wearable and ingestible sensors that work together to detect ingestions and physiologic data.

Solution for iMac's inability to connect with WiFi 802.11n only access point

Tweaking your WiFi configuration for maximum throughput sometimes have adverse side-effects, we have already seen how changing your WiFi channels can create problems with non-standard or incompatible WiFi cards.

Having customized your WiFi config can also create strange problems like WiFi being visible and connectable but with limited functionality and no web-browsing. As evident from the screenshots on the right and below my iMac running Mac OS X 10.8.2 is having issue communicating with my router, after researching over the internet reading numerous forums and help articles I finally figured out the solution experimenting with my router config.

iMac having trouble connecting to 802.11n only mode

[Video] Burglars beware - the hovering "home drone" will hunt you down

Japanese security firm Secom has a warning for would-be robbers - keep your eye on the sky because a soon-to-be-launched security drone will track you down. The drone has been designed to fly to the scene of a break-in and wait until the perpetrator tries to leave.

Better Performing Wayland Windowing Software Bypasses XServer Completely On Raspberry Pi For Smoother User Interface

Many Linux distributions including the official Debian based Rasbian distro for Raspberry Pi makes uses of X11 or XServer windowing software to render the user interface, the problem is X11 is not optimized to use the graphics core of RasPi efficiently resulting in degraded lagged window composition. The Raspberry Pi core team has now decided to bypass X11 completely and move over to the open-source Wayland composition protocol.

The overall results are really exciting, while still in development the team prepared a video demonstration comparing the two and results are really promising. The video comparison and links to details including how to install the technology preview on Raspbian are shared below (click Read more).

Wayland Windowing Software

[Video] Windows 8 vs iPad : Less talking, more doing

When is comes to mobile devices I have always adored the fast and sleek Windows 8 Metro UI, couple that with some excellent tablet designs and versatile form factors and you should have an winner. Sadly, that has not been the case and Windows 8 tablets are struggling to keep pace with it's main competitor - the Apple iPad. To revive competition, Microsoft has once again waged an advertising attack comparing the two head-on pinpointing what Apple iPad lacks, do watch the video below (click read more).

Windows 8 Tablet vs iPad

[Video] 2014 Mercedes S Class Magic Body Control System

We have been posting regular updates to newest technological advancement in automotive industry by mainstream car manufacturers like Renault, Audi and Mercedes apart from the "Self Driven SmartCars" developed by tech giant Google, after the smart Mercedes car which can automatically brake and swerve around pedestrians we now have another video on an awesome new feature which will be part of the upcoming "2014 Mercedes S Class" - the Magic Body Control System.

In simple words Mercedes Magic Body Control (MBC) system uses a series of smart hardware and software systems to scan the road ahead and adaptively adjust suspension system in split-seconds to offer a truly magical bump free smooth ride. Just watch the video posted below (click Read more) and see the difference in car’s composure over bumps with and without the MBC system, using this technology one can be sure they won't spill there drinks even when the driver misses the bump ahead.

Mercedes S Class Magic Body Control System

This Nifty Little Trick Allows Users To Share Single Earphone With Two Different Music Streams For Each Earbud

The "There's An App For That" tagline once again proved to be very much correct, since we now have a free app which allows Apple iOS users to share their earphones with anyone nearby while each listening to different tracks at the same time. Splitr gives users two independent music players, each earbud (left and right) can not only stream two different music files but also allows independent volume controls. The application interface is as simple as it can get, with all controls splitted on the main screen for quick access as shown below.

Splitr

Pidora - Fedora Remix Optimized For Raspberry Pi Now Available For Download

While users can easily install and use multiple operating-systems on Raspberry Pi using BerryBoot, the beauty of an removable media card as operating-system loader is the simple plug-n-boot ease of use. The official Debian Linux port is the most widely used and supported distribution for Raspberry Pi, but specialized OS like RasPlex, Xbian and Raspbmc are also available for download with more and more Linux distributions getting ported for the platform by the developer community. Adding another excellent addition to the ever growing list of dedicated, RPi optimized builds of various Linux distributions; Fedora joined the club with release of Pidora - a Fedora Remix optimized build for the Raspberry Pi computer.

Pidora is an RPi optimized build of Fedora (Fedora Remix) featuring software packages from the Fedora Project compiled specifically for the ARMv6 architecture for use on the Raspberry Pi. Unique features of this build are Graphical firstboot configuration (with additional modules specifically made for the Raspberry Pi), Compact initial image size with auto-resize for maximum storage afterwards, unique feature allowing IP address information readable over speakers and flashed with the LED light for true headless mode on setups lacking a monitor or display, easy package management using Yum, included support for programming languages (like C, Python, & Perl) and libraries capable of supporting external hardware such as motors and robotics (via GPIO, I2C, SPI) out-of-the-box.

pidora Fedora Remix Installer For ARM

Urine Analysis At Home - There's An App For That.......

Apple holds the trademark for punchline "There's an app for that" and rightly so there is an app for almost everything one could imagine using technology to help them with. To take things to another level altogether, an Indian startup "Biosense Technologies" has came up with an innovative iPhone app which lets users do Urine medical analysis at home at a fraction of cost and time of lab tests.

A chemically active urinalysis reagent strip or "dipstick" is used to test urine samples, the chemically coated patches on these pads change color when dipped in urine - reacting to the contents present in the sample. The color change, that happens gradually over a specified time period after dipping the strip, helps identify the concentration of different analytes in urine. The uChek system makes use of your smartphone camera and intelligent software to function similar to most commercially available semi-automated urine analyzer machines.

How uCheck Works
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