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Cyberdyne HAL robot shown off by Intel

Cyberdyne HAL robot shown off by Intel

By 4 October 2011

Only in Japan. You turn up to an Intel keynote presentation expecting to hear the processor giant talking shop, perhaps showing off the odd device packing one of its chips. What you don't expect is to see a "first of its kind" robot system called HAL... >>

Electric shocks improve your arithmetic

Electric shocks improve your arithmetic

By 5 November 2010

Now we're not saying that you should go and lick that exposed wire in the cupboard under your stairs, we're merely presenting the facts from the science bods at Oxford University who have revealed that gentle electrical stimulation to your brain can improve... >>

Wireless tech saves lives

Wireless tech saves lives

By 9 July 2010

Many of us associate Qualcomm with mobile tech, the Brew MP OS, Snapdragon processors and the like, but, obviously, there's much more to the company than that. Indeed, its expertise in wireless technology, and relevant chipset manufacture, has all manner... >>

Swallowable e-pill sensors coming soon

Swallowable e-pill sensors coming soon

By 19 November 2009

Swallowable pills that contain sensors could be just around the corner. A company called Proteus Biomedical is working with Qualcomm to build both pills and patches that can monitor your vital signs and send them to a mobile device. The idea is that those... >>

VIDEO: iPhone gets stethoscope adaptor

VIDEO: iPhone gets stethoscope adaptor

By 18 November 2009

A startup called RidRx has created an adaptor that'll allow you to mod an old stethoscope into a fully-functioning iPhone or iPod touch-enabled version of the heartbeat detector. It comes with a phone dock/holder and an app that will record and analyse... >>

Star Trek's Tricorder on route to becoming reality

Star Trek's Tricorder on route to becoming reality

By 21 October 2009

The Star Trek Tricorder, a device that allows medics to check their patients in the field in the sci-fi TV show, took a step closer to becoming reality today thanks to a new device being shown off by General Electric in the US. The device, which is a... >>

Glucoboy offers lifesaver for kids with diabetes

Glucoboy offers lifesaver for kids with diabetes

By 7 December 2007

A new lifesaving device has been launched for kids suffering from diabetes. The Glucoboy is claimed to be the first ever glucose level measuring machine to be designed specifically for children, teenagers and the "young at heart". It is claimed to be... >>


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