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Cicret projects emails, videos and games onto skin. Concept Cicret bracelet is designed to replace a smartphone or tabletUsing a projector, it could project a screen onto the forearmAn array of eight sensors will allow a wearer to manipulate the 'screen'Bracelet could be used to watch films, write emails and make phone callsPrototype's due to be unveiled and bracelet could hit shop shelves in JuneIt's likely to cost £300, come in two sizes and a choice of 10 colours By Sarah Griffiths for MailOnline Published: 12:14 GMT, 12 December 2014 | Updated: 20:32 GMT, 12 December 2014 From Apple’s forthcoming smartwatch to the Fitbit, there is fierce competition to get consumers hooked on wearable devices.

And soon there will be a bracelet that turns your skin into a touchscreen using a tiny built-in projector. Wearers of the of the Cicret bracelet will be able to check an email or watch a film that’s projected onto their forearm, and control the picture by using their skin like a touchscreen. A rival for the Apple Watch? Aim: To replace a smartphone. The computer you can roll up: Developers make SGT breakthrough. New 'Source Gated Transistor' is much easier to produce for smart gadgetsResearchers at University of Surrey collaborated with Phillips in creationDiscovery could mean flexible tablets and much smaller technologyThese new technologies could be available in the next few years By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 22:03 GMT, 6 March 2014 | Updated: 11:00 GMT, 7 March 2014 Love your tablet computer, but sometimes wish you just could roll it up like a newspaper and stick it away in your pocket?

Soon exactly this will be possible, thanks to a breakthrough in the technology which allows electronic gadgets to be folded up or bent. Until now, these intricate computer components – thin plastic sheets of electronic circuits, similar to sheets of paper – were only available in very small quantities in laboratories and limited to certain types of devices. It means flexible tablets could be widely available in the near future, the journal Scientific Reports said. Now, a mobile phone application to detect skin cancer. PTI Dec 22, 2013, 10.41AM IST (The app 'ClipOCam-Derma'…) KOLKATA: A mobile phone application which can assist clinicians perform fast and accurate diagnosis of skin cancers and ailments has been developed by IIT Kharagpur students. The application 'ClipOCam-Derma' which can be used on any smart-phone has been developed in the School of Medical Science and Technology at IIT, Kharagpur, led by research scholar Debdoot Sheet.

"Being a portable and affordable solution, it can be used by trained health care workers to reach out to elderly and patients in mobility restricted areas for health care delivery," Sheet told PTI. The mobile app, which will be launched in the market after regulatory approvals, can help physicians speed up diagnosis and handle more patients within a shorter time. The innovation has won the 'GE Edison Challenge 2013' recently in Bangalore and has been awarded an incubation prize of Rs 10 lakhs. Innovative Mobile App Ideas Simply Life. Overview Ever left home without your wallet or traveled on business only to find you forgot your cell phone charger at home? Leaving or losing a belonging can be an inconvenience and in some cases a costly incident.

AT&T Labs is developing a solution in conjunction with AT&T's Emerging Segments Organization that could eliminate those panic-stricken moments altogether. How did the Idea Hatch? AT&T Labs researcher Don Henderson was at the pharmacy one day when he left his driver's license on the counter. About the Project Got My Stuff, uses small, inexpensive RFID tags to label your personal items and then alerts you via mobile device or in-car display if you've forgotten something. The Future The current prototype is being built to trial on real consumers. Car dashboards. About the Researchers Dr. Dr. Don Henderson is a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Innovative Services Research Department at AT&T Laboratories Research, Florham Park, NJ.

Open Innovation success story: Mobile Phone Microscopy for the Developing World and Other Ideas. Breakthrough: Four innovative winning solutions submitted to an Intel open innovation competition to address some of the developing world's most pressing problems. Company: Intel Corporation The Story: Businesses are not the only beneficiaries of an open innovation approach to discovering new technologies; communities in the developing world are also benefiting from solutions to some of the most challenging problems they face. Pressing issues such as irrigation, mosquito control, and disease management are just a handful of the urgent needs that have been addressed by open innovation.

Intel Open Innovation Competition In 2008 Intel Corporation launched a competition seeking the best technology ideas in four areas of global need – economic development, education, the environment and healthcare. “Technology is a tool to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges related to healthcare, education, economic development and the environment. Discovering New Ideas The four winners were: 37 Cool Cell Phone Concepts You Would Want To Have. Every year a few concept phones appear on various sites or presentation videos and make us wonder when will we ever get our hands on them.

Probably never in some cases, considering that most of the cell phones we see are a little bit too futuristic to be created. However, they inspire the phone manufacturers and if not built fully, a few features from here or there end up on a phone. Look at the Iphone, for example. Its touch screen function is at the moment rather common, whereas in 2005 this was considered more a science fiction feature and hard to implement. Seeing this happening makes you wonder what our phones will look like in a decade or so. Alienware Android Phone Concept The combination of Alienware’s gaming features and the flexibility of the Android platform is somehow the ideal phone for a gamer.

Mobile script The water based cellphone AQUA created by Bon Seop Ku has, if you had doubts about it, a graphical UI and water display. Bend Mobile Blackberry Empathy Black Label Retroxis. Innovative Ideas for Using Cell Phones to Summarize and Take Notes. Editor's note: This is part two in series of posts focused on the nine instructional strategies that are most likely to improve student achievement across all content areas from the book Classroom Instruction That Works by Robert Marzano, Debra Pickering, and Jane Pollock. Summarizing and note taking promote greater comprehension by asking students to analyze a subject and determine what is most important and share that information in a new way that makes sense given the task at hand.

According to research, this requires substituting, deleting, and keeping some information while having an awareness of the basic structure of the information presented. To do this students must be able to analyze information at a deep level. Here are some ideas for ways that strategies to summarize and take notes can be enriched with cell phones.

Classroom Practice in Summarizing: The "Rule-Based" Strategy Classroom Practice in Summarizing: Summary Frames Classroom Practice in Note Taking. 30 Futuristic Phones We Wish Were Real. Mobile phone business is one of the most rapid growing industries. Not so long ago, the popular check phone was Nokia 3310 with mere basic functions: call, text messaging and the only bearable game, snake. However, significant improvement has been made since then. We now have so many variety of phones that surpasses the basic function, smart phones for example allows you to connect to social media conveniently, GPS, video conferencing etc. What will be next? What we can expect from the next generation of handsets that will be available in the next 10 year?

In this article we want to show you a list of creative and interesting futuristic phone concepts. Kyocera’s Flexible, Folding Phone ConceptKyocera’s EOS folding concept phone incorporates a flexible OLED screen, changing its form from a clamshell into something resembling a wallet or clutch-purse. Multimedia Concept PhoneDesigner Jakub Lekeš tries to push the limits of phone designing with his concept. Finally! Research-based proof that students use cell phones for LEARNING. Lift the Cell Phone Ban.

Cell phones could become the next big learning tool in the classroom. So why have schools been so slow to embrace them? Without a doubt, cell phones can cause serious disruption in the classroom. From urgent text messages flying across the room to lessons interrupted by rap-song ringtones, these gadgets are responsible for nationwide frustration among educators. And, in extreme cases, students have used their cell phones to cheat on tests and harass other students, even during class time. Cell Phone Solution between the alarms, calls, and text-messaging, it’s easy to see why some classrooms have implemented a no-cell phone policy.

Craik’s program started with a discussion in the staff room between the school’s principal, Gord Taylor, and teacher Carla Dolman. Testing the Watersinitially, only about 40 percent of the class had cell phones, but kids who had them were willing to share. Principal Taylor agrees. Taylor’s colleagues have been more enthusiastic. Do Cell Phones Belong in the Classroom? Mobile devices are ubiquitous in American high schools, and their use is harder to regulate than old-fashioned note passing. But here's why teachers should be paying closer attention. Two U.S. high school students compete in the LG Mobile Worldcup Texting Championship. According to a Pew study, American teenage girls send an average of 100 messages a day. (Reuters) If you were to drop in on most any American high school these days, what would you see? Most schools allow students to have cell phones for safety -- a reaction to the Littleton, Colorado, high school shooting incident of 1999.

At a time when middle-class homes are filled with computers and mobile devices, schools are grappling with the question of how much technology to bring into the classroom. But whatever a school's approach to technology, cell phones seem to be nearly ubiquitous. In some cases, schools have actually embraced cell phones and incorporated them into their teaching. So what's the solution? Using Smartphones in the Classroom. By Edward Graham Found in: Advice and Support Ken Halla knows a thing or two about using technology in the classroom. For the past 5 years, the 22-year teaching veteran has worked to transition his ninth-grade World History and AP Government classrooms into a mobile device-friendly environment where students can incorporate the latest technology into the learning process.

Along the way, Halla created three of the most used education blogs in the country—“World History Teachers Blog,” “US Government Teachers Blog,” and “US History Teachers Blog”—to help fellow humanities teachers incorporate more technology and more device-based learning into their own classrooms. “Not every classroom can get a laptop every day, so [devices like smartphones], even if you have to pair up, become something useful for teachers,” Halla says. “The number of kids with phones has just been blown out of the water the last couple of years,” he adds. Ensuring it stays academic Apps for the social sciences.