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New Technique Signals Advent of World’s Smallest Light-Powered Gyroscope

A team of applied physicists has devised a method to develop world’s smallest light-powered gyroscope – a fraction of the width of a human hair – that will enable a new generation of phenomenally compact gyroscope-based navigation systems, among other intriguing applications.”We have found a new detection scheme that may …

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Software

Microsoft Discontinues Production of Kinect for Windows Sensor

After discontinuing the original Kinect for Windows sensor in December last year, Microsoft is now discontinuing production of the new Kinect for Windows v2 sensorlaunched in July last year. The firm says the move is to “consolidate the Kinect for Windows experience around a single sensor.” The Redmond giant is …

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Ubisoft Announces New Assassin’s Creed Games Set in India, Russia

Not content with Assassin’s Creed being a yearly series, Ubisoft has announced the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles trilogy. These are bite-sized, digital download only adventures of three famous assassins from the Assassin’s Creed universe. The first adventure will take place in China and will follow up with India and Russia respectively. …

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Mobile

HTC Brings Sense 7 UI Features to Non-M9 Phones With New Sense Home

With what could considered the start of its rollout of the new Sense 7 UI that debuted with the HTC One M9 to all its 2014 smartphones, HTC has renamed the BlinkFeed app available in Google Play store to Sense Home. The new Sense Home app essentially combines BlinkFeed with …

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Android

Consumers Withdraw US Lawsuit Against Google Over Android App Limits

Plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit against Google Inc on Friday withdrew their case accusing the search engine company of harming smartphone buyers by forcing handset makers using Android operating system to make Google’s own applications the default option.The class action lawsuit, filed by two smartphone customers in May 2014, was …

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Nissan Pledges to Launch Self-Driving Cars in Japan by 2016

The boss of Nissan wants to put self-driving cars on Japan’s roads next year, and says they will be able to navigate busy urban environments on their own by 2020.Carlos Ghosn, chief executive, said formidable technological and legal challenges remain but that the direction of travel was plain. “There will …

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Computer Sharing of Personality in Sight, Claims Inventor

The world has only touched the surface of technological progress and computers may soon be able to transmit the complexities of human personalities, a prominent inventor says.Sebastian Thrun, who founded the Google X laboratory where the Internet search giant has developed Google Glass and driverless cars, said it was often …

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Android

OnePlus One Gets Android 5.0 Lollipop With First Public OxygenOS Build

OnePlus, after missing its deadlines at the end of March, on Saturday announced the release of the OxygenOS custom ROM based on Android 5.0 Lollipop for the OnePlus One smartphone. The ROM has been made available to download and flash.In his announcement blog post, co-founder Carl Pei said that with …

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Human Trial Shows Promise for Novel Cancer Vaccines

A small human trial has shown significant promise for developing anti-cancer vaccines and personalised cancer therapies in near future.In this case, three people with melanoma received vaccines designed to alert the immune system to mutated proteins found in their tumours. Vaccines made from mutated proteins found in tumours bolstered immune …

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Stem Cell Implant Found Effective Against Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

An implant of stem cells treated with an anti-cancer drug has been found to be effective against Parkinson’s symptoms in mice.The findings published in the journal Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience could be an important step toward using the implantation of stem cell-generated neurons as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease in …

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