A French court orders Twitter to hand over names in the case of anti-Semitic messages. In this week's show we discuss what implications for the company ahead of its IPO in 2014? And what implications for Internet governance?
Plus, a handy idea for cold days: a glove that allows you to make phone calls using Bluetooth.
AP (Oct. 22, 2014) As more and more Bluetooth-enabled devices are reaching consumers, developers are busy connecting them together as part of the Internet of Things. (Oct. 22)
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Apr. 7, 2015) Stroke survivors may soon be able to improve their rehabilitative success at home by using a robotic glove fitted with sensors, developed by European scientists. Jim Drury reports.
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Reuters - Business Video Online (Jan. 15, 2014) Brace yourself - WiFi fridges and bluetooth toothbrushes are coming. Pitched as a big leap forward, Reuters' Jon Gordon argues the connected home paradigm is more shortsighted than ... watch video
Popular Science (Jan. 9, 2015) Sure, your speakers may have good sound quality, but can they float? Bluetooth’s Air2 speaker set lets you listen to your favorite Bruno Mars song (or Taylor Swift, if that’s what ... watch video
Popular Science (Jan. 7, 2015) It might sound counterintuitive to have a lighter—you know, that thing that helps you smoke—help you quit smoking. But that's exactly what Quitbit aims to do. A heated coil lights the ... watch video
Reuters (Mar. 18, 2013) Researchers in Taiwan are developing a remote control system that will turn finger-nails into mini-display screens. Using wirelessly-enabled, lite emitting diodes, the team says the technology could ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Dec. 6, 2012) Up to now, the Internet has enabled millions of people to access information and express their opinion. Now, China and Russia are pushing for states to have a greater say over the World Wide Web at ... watch video
TheStreet (Feb. 4, 2014) Facebook employees take their time when it matters most, and that patience has enabled the company to grow tremendously over the past ten years, says Robert Sutton, author of "Scaling Up Excellence". ... watch video
May 21, 2015 People who post Facebook status updates about their romantic partner are more likely to have low self-esteem, while those who brag about diets, exercise, and accomplishments are typically ... read more
May 22, 2015 A technique has been developed that enables hydrographic printing, a widely used industrial method for transferring color inks on a thin film to the surface of 3D objects, to ... read more
May 21, 2015 Where do electronics go when they die? Most devices are laid to eternal rest in landfills. But what if they just dissolved away, or broke down to their molecular components ... read more
May 21, 2015 For decades, the fundamental design of microwave devices, such as antennas for mobile communication and waveguides used in radars, has essentially relied on the inventiveness of a professional ... read more
May 20, 2015 A false tweet from a hacked account owned by the Associated Press demonstrates the need to better understand how social media data is linked to decision making in the private and public sector, ... read more
May 20, 2015 Scientists have succeeded in securing chip cards against leaking confidential information. Through the use of smart algorithms it is now possible to better secure, for instance, bank cards, public ... read more
May 19, 2015 Drought and heat-induced tree mortality is accelerating in many forest biomes as a consequence of a warming climate, researchers report. To predict characteristics of plants ... read more
Mar. 23, 2015 Scientists have developed various kinds of software for smartwatches that utilize speech recognition in social communication and show smart traffic data on the watch display. Now, you no longer need ... read more
Jan. 15, 2013 Researchers have designed a new device to help deafblind people to communicate and surf the Internet. The system called TacTic is currently at prototype stage and is aimed primarily at those who use ... read more
Oct. 23, 2012 Give a hand to some computer engineering students for designing a tool that could revolutionize new ways of using electronic devices with just one hand. It's called a Gauntlet Keyboard, a glove ... read more
Apr. 26, 2011 People who have strokes are often left with moderate to severe physical impairments. Now, thanks to a glove, stroke patients may be able to recover hand motion by playing video ... read more