Google Going to Add ‘Do Not Track’ Button In Chrome Browser

According to Bloomberg, Google has announced that it will be including a ‘Do Not Track’ button in Chrome. When activated, the user’s browsing history will not be given away to Google and other web services for tailored ads. This new feature falls in line with previous reports about Microsoft, Google and Apple offering more noticeable privacy disclosures in their apps and services. Amid swirling discussion on how tech companies handle privacy issues, Google on Thursday became the latest Internet giant to support adding a ‘Do Not Track’ button to its Web browser.

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Hitachi EMIEW 2

Hitachi has upgraded their office assistant robot. The adorable, metallic-haired EMIEW 2 has been given permission to go on the internet. When shown an object, EMIEW 2 can take a snapshot with its camera and perform a quick online search for similar images to help it determine what the object is. With the help of new network of cameras positioned throughout the office space, EMIEW 2 can locate specific objects and guide people to them. Using speech recognition, you can ask for an object by name and it will automatically try to find one for you. In the following demonstration, the EMIEW 2 recognizes a camera sight unseen and locates a pair of scissors squirreled away in a corner.

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LightBeam Pico Projector Turns any Surface into Interactive Display

LightBeam is pico projector that uses a webcam to track and reorient its display to suit any ad hoc surface, the piece of paper in your hand, the cover of a book, or the picture frame on your desk. The technology was developed by German researchers at the Darmstadt Technical University. Working prototype of LightBeam systems was constructed based on the Microsoft Kinect and a special camera that allows the system to create an interactive projection. Аs а tools of system controlling can be used any ordinary objects, which affords rotation, like glass or water bottles. Fore more information watch video below.

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Gunze Introduced Its New Touch Screen Panel

Gunze Ltd exhibited a prototype of a touchscreen panel that specifies a person touching it at the 11th International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference in Tokyo which took place from February 15 to 17, 2012. This is something that current multi-touch screens are incapable of discerning and although you may not necessarily see the need on small personal mobile devices, Gunze’s tech is meant for tabletop multiplayer arcade games. The Gunze prototype had a capacitive touchscreen embedded in a tabletop with four electrodes located around the touch panel. In order for the touchscreen to differentiate between the players around the table, each player would have to have one hand hold the electrode while the other hand touched the screen.

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Microsoft Confirms SkyDrive Application for Windows 8

SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage product, will be getting a Metro-style application with Windows 8.Also coming for SkyDrive will be a desktop application for Internet Explorer and the ability to fetch remote files from the Web, the software giant revealed on its Building Window 8 blog. The desktop application will allow easy drag and drop upload and download support for SkyDrive, anywhere access to your data, offline access, and the power of Windows Explorer to manage your files and folders. SkyDrive will also sport a Fetch feature that Microsoft says is much more than just synching cloud files with a PC.

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iPad 3 Logic Board with A5X System on a Chip

The forum post at Chinese site WeiPhone offers a photo of what is claimed to be the iPad 3’s logic board showing an A5X system on-a chip. Apple is expected to introduce an upgraded processor and graphics package for the iPad 3, with the assumption being that it would be called the A6 after the A4 initially appeared in the original iPad and iPhone 4 and was succeeded by the A5 in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. But if this photo is to be believed, that assumption appears to have been incorrect, with Apple instead having branded the upgraded package with the A5X name. A date code of “1146” on the A5X indicates that it was manufactured in the 46th week of 2011, which would have corresponded to November 14-20.

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Robot That Can Draw Sketch of People

The Frauhofer robot, which is normally used to analyze the optical reflection properties of various materials, will draw a portrait of anybody willing to sit still in a chair for about ten minutes. The robot uses a camera to study its subject, edge-processing software to seek out the contrasts in the image, and translates them into movements of the robot’s arm. The arm which holds a pencil turns draws the portrait on a piece of paper in front of it. This robot is pretty cool combination of art, science and technology.

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Murata Created World Smallest Power Supply Module

Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. of Japan has managed to carve its name into record books, having announced a minuscule DC-DC converter module that is touted to be the smallest of its kind in the world.Specially built to target tiny electronic devices including smartphones as well as tablets, this power supply has an output of 0.6A, and the entire module itself measures 2.5mm x 2.3mm. Murata managed to achieve this particular feat after combining its ceramic multilayer board technology and manufacturing technology for ferrite materials in order to form an inductor (which is, a coil for power supply) within the module substrate.

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New Twitter is Finally Complet

As we know late last year, Twitter started rolling out its brand new user interface to users all across the world, and now the rollout of New Twitter is finally complete. Tweets can now be expanded in the timeline itself for you to see photos, videos, retweets, favorites and more.The navigation has been redesigned to three sections, such as Home, Connect and Discover. Home is the main screen where you can read your Twitter feed, Connect is where you check mentions and who has been following you, while Discover is for checking out what is interesting, trending, relevant to you.

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