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You Can Now Use Your Cellphone As A 3D Modeling Tool

Researchers have created a new technology that uses the camera and accelerometers in an average cellphone to measure real objects in 3D space. Created at Carnegie Mellon University, you can use the sy

Led By iPhone 6, Apple Passed Samsung In Q4 Smartphone Sales, 1.9B Mobiles Sold Overall In 2014

If 2014 goes down as the year when smartphone sales globally passed the 1 billion mark (1.2 billion, to be exact, from a total of 1.9 billion mobile phones overall), Q4 will go down as the quarter

Apple Took 89% Of Q4 Smartphone Profits With Android OEMs In A Race To The Bottom

Google’s Android has gobbled up market share world wide, now accounting for over 80% of all smartphone shipped globally. But when it comes to actually making money, Apple is eating all the pro

1.2B Smartphones Sold In 2014, Led By Larger Screens And Latin America

Apple is reaping the biggest rewards right now when it comes to selling its smartphones and other devices, but the overall picture for the smartphone market in the year ahead may be a little less

Quantum Dot Displays Could Lead To Cheaper, Thinner Screens

Devices can’t get thinner for a few reasons. While a lighter, thinner battery would be amazing, screens still take up a lot of gadget real estate, a fact that is mitigated slightly by e-ink and

Clinical Study Software Platform goBalto Raises $12M In New Funding

goBalto, a software company that wants to make running clinical drug trials easier and faster, announced today that it has picked up an additional $12 million in funding from Mitsui Global Investment

80% Of All Online Adults Now Own A Smartphone, Less Than 10% Use Wearables

If people are looking to Apple and its new smartwatch to kickstart wider consumer interest in wearable computing gadgets, the maker of the iPhone will have a lot of work ahead of it. New research

Gartner: 301M Smartphones Sold In Q3 As Xiaomi Muscles Into The Top 5 At Samsung’s Expense

Smartphones now account for 66% of all mobile phones worldwide and are on track to see 2014 sales of 1.2 billion units in 2014. But while Android appears to have “won” the so-called platf

Researchers Create Shapes In The Air Using Ultrasound

When you give a mouse a VR headset he’s going to ask for some haptics to go with it. To that end, researchers at the University of Bristol have created a system for projecting invisible “s

Transcriptic Will Do Free Lab Work For Y Combinator’s Biotech Startups

The goal of the partnership is to do for YC's young biotech companies what Amazon Web Services and its competitors have done for web- and app-based startups — significantly reduce the amount of capi

Google, Advertising Lead $86B Of Online Media Sales In H1

Strategy Analytics has today published a rundown of how online media revenues performed in the first half of 2014 — looking specifically at how 44 of the biggest publicly-listed companies fared

New Technique Allows Researchers To Extract Audio From Silent Video

By looking at the minute vibrations in high speed video, researchers at the Department of Engineering of the Catholic University of America have created a method for extracting sound data from high-sp

Kantar: Apple On Track For ‘Record Quarter’ As iPhone 6 Sales Bump Up Its Market Share Vs. Android

Apple has been seeing its smartphone market share erode over the last several years as its simple-and-small line up of iPhones competed against model after model of low-priced, big-screened, fancy-fea

IDC: iPad Sees First-Ever Decline As Wider Tablet Shipment Growth Drops 7.2% In 2014 To 235.7M Units

As Apple rides a cresting wave in the stock market with its market cap now dancing around $700 billion, a dark cloud moves in from IDC. The analysts report today that full-year iPad shipments will

Researchers Train Computers To Make Up Magic Tricks

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic but what if the technology actually creates magic? A group of researchers at the Queen Mary University of London have trained a com

Researchers Send Robotic Penguin Babies In To Monitor Real Penguins

As we approach the coming AI singularity, it will be important for the robots to move among us to track us undetected. If this article in Nature Methods is any indication, they will do this by dressin

Facebook Announces Stricter Guidelines For Research And Experiments On Its Users

After a study on whether emotional manipulation in the News Feed could make people sad turned into a PR disaster, Facebook has now set up a formal review process for pre-approving research on its user

This Lizard-Inspired Robot Does A Barrel Roll

In today’s episode of “Post Featuring A Robot Doing A Barrel Roll,” we present the FlipBot, an RC car that uses the tricks used by real lizards to flip in midair. It’s essentia

Algorithmia Raises $2.4M To Connect Academia And App Developers

While communities built around GitHub and Stack Overflow have developers working together more than they ever have before, one group's work is typically seen by too few, considering the impact it coul

New Wizardry Allows Researchers To Turn Photos Into Three-Dimensional Objects

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created a way to manipulate objects in photos in three dimensions, allowing you to see all sides of formerly 2D objects. How is it done? Some might say t
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