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
July 28, 2015 Like to go your own way? Most of us actually prefer to follow the pack, according to research. That's one of the outcomes from a study that examines how mathematical models predict human ... read more
July 28, 2015 Researchers have come up with a new definition of chaos that applies more broadly than Lyapunov exponents and other previous definitions of chaos. The new definition fits on ... read more
July 27, 2015 Using powerful computer simulations, researchers have identified a material with a higher melting point than any known substance. The computations show that a material made ... read more
July 27, 2015 Transmitting large amounts of data, such as those needed to keep the internet running, requires high-performance modulators that turn electric signals into light signals. Researchers have now ... read more
July 27, 2015 Science fiction culture has prospered and gone from being for nerds only in the 1970s and 1980s to becoming part of popular culture in the last two decades. This particularly applies to the TV series ... 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