Miniature smart chip developed to fight chronic pain

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NICTA CTO, Dr. John Parker, put it into perspective by noting that existing pain blocking implants are typically the size of a matchbox; the new INS2 is about the size of a single match head. The smaller size means that the effectiveness of the device is enhanced partly because it can be implanted closer to the spine.

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Could Microsoft give a sneak peek of Windows 8 at CES?

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Next month’s CES could be one of the most fascinating events to date, with a whole slew of new technologies emerging. An indicator from the last few months of products coming out of the vine, the 2011 CES’ primary focus will be on tablets, as companies jostle for position to take on the market-leading iPad.

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T-Mobile working on Android Sidekick?

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T-Mobile has gone grassroots to aid in the design of the newest Sidekick. Catapulting themselves into the user-feedback world of Twitter, they have asked their customers a very big question: “What would you like to see happen with Sidekick? Give us your wish list”. We were a little surprised to see this coming now since […]

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World’s smallest battery powering big research finds

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A team of researchers at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) has developed the world’s smallest battery. Reported in the December issue of the Science journal, the researchers’ discovery has wide-reaching implications that will aid in the development of smaller, more efficient batteries in the future.

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Peel TV adds advanced TV guide remote to iPhone

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The growth of iPhone apps just keeps optimizing the devices in our lives. The good folks at Peel (not to be confused with the ZTE Peel) are making a push to banish our remote controls to the technology garbage dump in favor of your iPhone. The new Peel app turns your iPhone into a universal remote while ignoring the idea of a list of channels altogether.

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Oriental Hornet has natural solar panel that receives energy from sun

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On the strange side of technology news, German scientists working tirelessly with oriental hornets have discovered that the yellow portion of the hornets’ body is used for a lot more than just a little flash and dazzle. Turns out this yellow portion of their abdomen is a little power generator.

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Rubin shows Android Honeycomb running on Motorola tablet

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Google co-founder Andy Rubin turned heads at All Things Digital’s D: Dive Into Mobile conference in San Francisco this week. During a talk at the conference Andy showed off his baby, the new Android 3.0 OS (aka ‘Honeycomb’). As a double whammy he previewed the OS on Motorola’s prototype tablet, helping the hardware manufacturer jostle […]

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