WiFi, NOT Cancer Causing

Wi-Fi, the invisible, wireless communications network, is everywhere these days. This omnipresence has led to certain individuals becoming concerned that it may be causing detrimental health problems in humans, as highlighted in a recent feature by ABC Catalyst. However, there is in fact no evidence whatsoever to suggest that Wi-Fi causes any sort of harm to anyone at any point during …

Brain – powered car unveiled in China

Zhang Zhao drives from the backseat—using nothing but his brain power. The Nanking University researcher co-designed a brain-reading device which allows him to drive forward, backwards, come to a stop, and lock and unlock the vehicle, without using his hands or feet. The device comprises 16 sensors that capture EEG signals from the driver’s brain. A computer program selects the …

Teens think Facebook uncool, but still use it

WASHINGTON, United States—American teens think Facebook has definitely lost its cool factor, but use it as much as ever. A survey released Monday by Forrester Research found 78 percent of US teenagers use Facebook, a figure unchanged from last year. That’s more than any other “social” site except the video-sharing service YouTube, used by 80 percent of teens. The cool …

Move aside Wi-Fi, there’s a new super-fast wireless internet coming called Li-Fi

Scientists have developed a new form of wireless communication for computers that is 100 times faster than Wi-Fi. Called Li-Fi, it’s a wireless internet technology that rapidly transmits data using flickering LED light fields between 400 and 800 terahertz. It’s a process known as Visible Light Communication, which is like an advanced form of morse-code which, much like switching a torch on …

Could we soon charge our phones through the air?

Meredith Perry, A California-based entrepreneur, inventor and a CEO of uBeam spoke about her vision: No more wires, no more electrical outlets, you won’t need electrical outlets when all devices are powered by uBeam. In an interview posted on the BBC, she said “Our vision with uBeam is to make wireless power as ubiquitous as WiFi. So that the second …

Fitch downplays Telstra entry’s impact on telecommunications

MANILA, Philippines – Fitch Ratings expects the potential entry of a new player in the Philippine telecommunications market through the joint venture of Australia’s Telstra and San Miguel Corp. (SMC) to have limited impact on incumbent service providers for the next two years. Despite the limited impact, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and Globe Telecom Inc. are expected to …

Canadian students have invented a fridge that runs without electricity

It’s easy to take that hulking great white beast of a machine in our kitchens for granted, but for the 1.3 billion people in the world who are living without electricity, a working refrigerator is not an option. So a team of students in Canada has invented a cooling device that not only works without any electricity whatsoever, it’s also …

Slow Wi-fi? 4 Easy Ways to Boost Wi-fi Speed

Fast Wi-Fi is like good air-conditioning or clean tap water: You don’t notice it until it’s gone. For most chronic multitasks, dealing with a slow, ’90s-era Internet connection can mess up their entire workflow. A YouTube video that is slow to buffer? An email with a massive spreadsheet that takes eons to send? Ain’t nobody got time for that! You …

AVG anti-virus is selling your web browsing history

AVG anti-virus is selling your web browsing history

Changes in the privacy policy of AVG’s free antivirus software will allow it to collect your web browsing and search history, then go out and sell it to advertisers to help pay for its freemium security software products. These changes will come into play on October 15th, according to the Czech-based biz in a recient blog post. The revised privacy …