Google Plans to Eavesdrop on Phone Calls to Provide “Better Personalized Advertisements”

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I would say, that’s why we are hooked to Google in the first place. And the internet giant is making millions out of it too. Now they are planning to take personalized advertisements and Google’s trademark “search suggestions” to the next level by getting into much more personal realms.

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US Researchers Fire Record-Breaking Laser Which Could ‘Fuse’ Out Energy Crisis

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Scientists seeking energy solutions have been working relentlessly to find a means to harness an untapped area – the energy source of the stars. Fusion, or Hydrogen fusion to be specific, the secret of longevity of our sun and the stars, could be the answer to the world’s energy crisis, which is struggling between the bleak scenario of dwindling fossil fuel reserves and the moral dilemma of using dangerous nuclear technology.

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Mega Range On Offer In Tata’s REEV Concept ‘Megapixel’

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The Megapixel, an evolved version of the REEV concept ‘Pixel’ the company unveiled in Geneva last year, uses four 10 kilowatt motors attached to the wheels plus a single-cylinder 325cc range-extending engine that runs on petrol. The engine is capable of generating 22 kw of power while charging the lithium ion phosphate battery and add to that the rather light design of Megapixel means it has a net range of 900km and an electric-only range of 87 km.

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DL122: Peugeot’s Concept Bicycle With Laptop Compartment

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The concept bicycle has a centrally positioned leather laptop compartment; a safer cocoon for the laptop. It also provides a better balanced bike and the briefcase can be locked in place, claims Peugeot.  The design breakthrough here is that the positioning of the carrying case is such that it keeps the centre of gravity of the bike roughly in the same spot where it is when rode without a bag, therefore making it stable.

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Toyota Recall to Replace Faulty Parts In Tacoma, Camry And Venza

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The recall includes about 495,000 Tacoma trucks made between 2005 to 2009, around 70,500 Camry sedans (2009 model) and about 116,000 Venza crossovers (2009-2011 models). Apparently, the Tacoma trucks between 05 and 09 have problems with their steering wheel spiral cable assemblies. Toyota said that there is likelihood for friction in some vehicles between the spiral cable and the retainer. This could in the long run cut the connection to the driver’s airbag.

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Personal Analytics: Stephen Wolfram Shows The Way And Scope

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But systematic Personal Analytics play a huge role in “self awareness” and it works by recording data concerning an individual’s day-to-day performance pertaining to simple daily chores as well as personal and official communications and interactions. Nowadays, such recordings are easily feasible as most of our professional and personal lives revolve around the internet and the digital realms.

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Bio-degradable Transistors Made from Human Proteins Open Door for Implantable Electronics?

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The researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU ) are doing exactly that, turning to blood, milk and mucus proteins in their radical quest to develop a transistor, veering away from the traditional ‘top-down’ approach followed in the case of silicon-based electronics.

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US Military Looking To Train Soldiers In The Sixth Sense

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Every single soldier who has seen action would have one or maybe more than one of those tales describing an incident in battle when his ‘intuition’ or as some describe it – ‘the gut feeling’ – saved his life from a potentially fatal scenario.

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Japanese Scientists Bring Out Prototype Device To Silence Loud Mouths

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The inventors claim that SpeechJammer will be the ultimate tool to subtly resolve or diffuse potential conflict situation that arises from verbal arguments. But one has to say that the rather mean looking device throws subtlety out the window. In fact, the looks of the device is so intimidating that you just need to point it and may not need to press the trigger to silence the loud mouth.

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Medical Devices Can Be Easily Hacked With Lethal Consequences, Shows Hacker

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Hacking, be it into bank cash machines or websites including social networking sites, is common as hackers find more ways to bypass the upgraded security systems. The results vary from inconvenience to confusion to loss of money among other serious implications. But none has been ones which cause real-life pain. Jack’s demonstration shows otherwise.

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Scientists Wirelessly Power Super Miniature Implants Capable Of Travelling Through Blood Stream

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The 1966 Sci-fi movie Fantastic Voyage was something wasn’t it? A shrink ray let a CIA agent and a pilot enter the human body to perform a life saving procedure to remove a clot. Miniature rays and pilots willing to get shrunk to get inside the human body are likely to remain in science fiction, but electronic implants, tiny enough to be able to travel through the blood stream, may become a common thing in the near future.

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Future Apps Will Help Detect Mood And Prevent Depression

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Soon, substance abuse could become a thing of the past and those inclined towards addiction and troubled by stress will be able to carry help, be it rehab or therapy or just plain support, in their pockets; in their smartphones actually.

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iRobot’s 710 Warrior To Save The World Johnny 5 Style

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The heavy weight 710 warrior is just like its predecessors, just more versatile.  It’s more capable of performing a wide range of missions including EOD (explosive ordnance disposal), reconnaissance and surveillance.

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