Intelligence and monitoring

Tech Hive - by Michael Brown - 10/21/2014

If you’re looking for an IP camera for home security, you'll want to know about Homeboy. It remedies almost every drawback I’ve seen in security cameras. It doesn’t cost a fortune.

CBC News - 05/28/2014

A group of Toronto entrepreneurs has invented a high-tech "bike of the future" that detects cars in your blind spot, helps you choose flatter, quieter routes and communicates with other bikes if it gets stolen.

AZO Materials - by Alexander Chilton - 10/13/2014

Researchers at Duke University have developed a new method to make fluorescent molecules emit photons at rate 1,000 times faster than normal, paving the way for quantum cryptography and superfast LEDs to be developed.

As one of the most rapidly evolving branches of solid-state lighting technologies, light emitting diodes (LEDs) are gradually replacing conventional lighting sources due to their advantages in energy saving and environmental protection. We have developed an inorganic–organic hybrid phosphor family based on I–VII binary semiconductors. The hybrid phosphor materials are totally free of rare-earth metals. They can be synthesized by a simple, low-cost solution process and are easily scalable.

Nano Werk - by Nano Werk - 10/03/2014

Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery?
Actually, the patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both: the world’s first solar battery.

KQUED - by Alix Wall - 09/25/2014

How about you create a pan that does the simple things for you, such as take the temperature or measure the amount of food, and lets you know whether you have the ingredients right?

Tech Times - by Anu Passary - 09/20/2014

A Virginia-based company is working on a radar gun that will detect texts sent by those driving. The device, however, is awaiting legislative approval before it can be produced for use.

CNET - by Michelle Starr - 09/24/2014

Using eight flexible legs and a soft web, a robotic octopus can scull through the water like its cephalopod inspiration.

Ars Technica - by Megan Geuss - 09/21/2014

The new so-called “SuperSpeed” USB 3.1 standard will deliver a maximum 10Gbps when transferring data, which is twice the speed promised in USB 3.0, but not nearly as fast as the 20Gbps promised by Thunderbolt 2, which just started showing up late last year. Still, Ravencraft said that USB 3.1 would be capable of driving 4K displays and would be able to deliver data and power simultaneously.

engadget - by Daniel Cooper - 09/02/2014

Digitsole has announced an interactive insole that's designed to heat your feet. Connecting to your smartphone over Bluetooth 4.0, you use the companion app for iOS or Android to set the temperature to a maximum of 40 C/104 F. Of course, no piece of wearable technology is complete without some sort of activity tracking, so in addition to keeping your little piggies warm, the smart insoles will monitor the distance that you've walked and the calories that you've burned.