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This smart air conditioner is a summer must-have. Philips expects patient data sharing to boost digital care sales. Beekee box: A network without the internet or electricity! How can you send documents, watch educational videos or work collaboratively in regions where there is no internet coverage or electricity?

Beekee box: A network without the internet or electricity!

These were the challenging questions taken up by researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, who have developed a standalone box, known as the Beekee Box, that can generate a wireless network so users can log onto a learning platform without needing the internet or electricity supply. Anyone can connect to the Beekee Box's wireless network via a smartphone, computer or tablet, accessing educational content, chatting with other users or taking part in assessments. The box means that trainers can take their teaching materials with them when they're overseas in refugee camps or war zones, using it as a teaching platform with learners in situ. A secure environment controlled by the teacher A big plus for humanitarian workers Internet access can be seriously disrupted in war zones or refugee camps.

Sleek lets companies incorporate and operate in Singapore — without the pain of paperwork. Georges raises $11.2 million for its accounting automation tool. Korean firm develops internet broadband ten times faster than that of current state. Korean researchers develop technology to harvest energy from vibrations. Oracle BrandVoice: 3 Ways Blockchain Is A Supply Chain’s Best Friend.

By Anant Kadiyala It’s nothing short of magic, really, the way global trading partners do business today.

Oracle BrandVoice: 3 Ways Blockchain Is A Supply Chain’s Best Friend

The problems are obvious and acute: massive complexity exacerbated by an enormous amount of manual, still mostly paper-oriented processes. Which is why blockchain—the networked distributed ledger technology—is gaining relevance in today’s global supply chains. Sanctioned blockchains provide their participants with a jointly managed, tamper-resistant mechanism for recording validated information. Its near-real-time nature helps minimize supply chain risks and accelerate operations across multiple geographies. Transform your enterprise with Oracle Blockchain Platform Already, companies are using blockchain to track supply chain anomalies, such as food contamination and counterfeit merchandise, and trace their origins. 1. Government regulations require companies to provide periodic reports documenting their compliance with business and trade laws.

40 incredibly useful Google search tips. RFID tags help robots locate and grab moving objects in milliseconds. A group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a system that uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to locate moving, tagged objects within milliseconds.

RFID tags help robots locate and grab moving objects in milliseconds

Scientists develop functional sodium battery to replace lithium. WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA Scientists have found a way to successfully synthesize sodium as a viable replacement for lithium-ion in batteries.As the rare lithium used in most batteries is fast becoming scarce, scientists are looking into sodium, which is more abundant, and can service large power facilities at a lower cost, according to a Purdue University report.The problem with sodium is that it explodes when exposed to water.

Scientists develop functional sodium battery to replace lithium

Breakthrough in the search for graphene-based electronics. For 15 years, scientists have tried to exploit the "miracle material" graphene to produce nanoscale electronics.

Breakthrough in the search for graphene-based electronics

On paper, graphene should be great for just that: it is ultra-thin - only one atom thick in fact and therefore two-dimensional, it is excellent for conducting electrical current and should be ideal for future forms of electronics that are faster and more energy efficient. In addition, graphene consists of carbon atoms - of which we have an unlimited supply. In theory, graphene can be altered to perform many different tasks within e.g. electronics, photonics or sensors simply by drawing tiny patterns in it, as this fundamentally alters its quantum properties.

One "simple" task, which has turned out to be surprisingly difficult, is to induce a bandgap - which is crucial for making transistors and optoelectronic devices. This new bot-building kit aims to be the 'Raspberry Pi for robotics' Robots are no longer the stuff of science fiction, with new kits regularly being released to get more people building bots.

This new bot-building kit aims to be the 'Raspberry Pi for robotics'

The latest is the MIND Kit, which allows users to create robots by clipping together pre-built electronic modules that add new abilities to their bot. At core of the kit is Cerebrum module, the "brain" of the bot, which can be augmented with a range of modules, from a LiDAR sensor that helps robotic vehicles map and autonomously navigate the real world, to a tracked tank base. Its makers, Vincross are pitching the kit as the "Raspberry Pi of robotics", in the hope its modular system for building bots will inspire the same breadth of homemade projects as the best-selling $35 Pi computer. The MIND Kit, showing a Rover Base, with the Cerebrum and another module stacked on top.

Image: Vincross. Meet IBM's bleeding edge of quantum computing. The IBM Q System One model doesn't look like a computer.

Meet IBM's bleeding edge of quantum computing

It looks like a conceptual art series of plates being held together with fishing lines suspended from a ceiling. The whole contraption is encased in half-inch-thick glass created by Milan-based Goppion, which made the protective displays for the Mona Lisa and the Crown Jewels. Bob Sutor, an IBM veteran who leads the Q System One team, directed me to look at the bottom of this quantum computer -- an experimental machine with potentially massive computing power -- where there was a tiny silver rectangle in the middle of a tangle of golden wires.

That's the home of the machine's quantum bits, or qubits, which are tiny, fragile particles that make the whole system work. I asked him how much such a computer costs. We were standing in the middle of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the CES tech show earlier this month. The world's oldest Nobel Prize winner, a 96-year-old physicist, says his new invention will give everyone in the world clean, cheap energy. Messenger, WhatsApp alternatives: 3 encrypted apps to help you quit Fa. IBM unveils its first commercial quantum computer. At CES, IBM today announced its first commercial quantum computer for use outside of the lab. The 20-qubit system combines into a single package the quantum and classical computing parts it takes to use a machine like this for research and business applications. That package, the IBM Q system, is still huge, of course, but it includes everything a company would need to get started with its quantum computing experiments, including all the machinery necessary to cool the quantum computing hardware.

While IBM describes it as the first fully integrated universal quantum computing system designed for scientific and commercial use, it’s worth stressing that a 20-qubit machine is nowhere near powerful enough for most of the commercial applications that people envision for a quantum computer with more qubits — and qubits that are useful for more than 100 microseconds. More than anything, though, IBM seems to be proud of the design of the Q systems. Here are the latest phones to prove it. Simple Tech for Small Business Owners, Part 6: HTTP VS HTTPS. Paige Duffy Cybersecurity is something that is on everyone’s minds these days.

Simple Tech for Small Business Owners, Part 6: HTTP VS HTTPS

From the risks of potential hackers to phishing schemes, we’re always wondering what new threat will come to the surface. In addition to these problems, website owners have their own worries about security as well.Any website owner should take steps to ensure the security of their website, and small business owners are no different. Especially if you’re in the work of eCommerce, keeping your customer’s and business’s data protected is critical. You can bolster your website security in many ways, but one of the core aspects you can focus on is understanding the difference between HTTP and HTTPS. Propel raises $12.8M for its free app to manage government benefits. Propel, maker of the Fresh EBT app for managing food stamps and other benefits, announced today that it has raised $12.8 million in Series A funding.

Propel raises $12.8M for its free app to manage government benefits

Fresh EBT (the EBT stands for the Electronics Transfer Benefit card, which is how food stamp participants receive their benefits) allows users to check their food stamp/SNAP balance and find stores that accept food stamps. Users can also track their spending. The app is free for consumers and government agencies — the company makes money through digital coupons and a job board. Propel says Fresh EBT is now used by more than 1.5 million Americans each month, and that more than 30,000 people have applied for jobs this year that they discovered through the app. For example, the announcement quotes one user, Tracy B. from Fairland, Virginia — she described Fresh EBT as her “personal financial adviser,” and also said she used it to find discount zoo tickets, and even her current job.

Those investors include Nyca Partners, which led the round. The business case for serverless. Save money with use of Internet-connected devices. SINGAPORE — Fitbits, smart locks and other “Internet of Things” (IoT) gadgets might seem like they are just here to make things more convenient.

Save money with use of Internet-connected devices

By choosing the right ones, though, you can do more and save money. Very simply, the Internet of Things refers to devices connected to the Internet. ISRO To Launch India’s Heaviest Satellite, Will Provide Internet Speeds of Up to 14 GBPS! Weighing 5,854 kg, India’s heaviest satellite is all set to be launched from Europe’s Ariane-5 rocket early on December 5. Gsat-11 is a high-throughput satellite that carries 40 transponders in the Ku-band and Ka-band frequencies.According to the European space transporter, Arianespace, the launch is scheduled between 2.07 and 3.23 am (IST) on December 5.The shelf-life of the satellite is over 15 years. Each solar panel is more than four metres long, almost the size of a big room! Some Companies Are Starting to Ditch WiFi for 5G. While WiFi has become a staple found in homes and offices around the world, it isn’t necessarily the best solution.

For example due to limitations in routers, WiFi coverage can get spotty unless you were to invest in multiple routers or a mesh network system which can get expensive. This is versus mobile internet where unless you’re situated somewhere extremely rural, for the most part you tend to be covered by mobile reception almost everywhere you go. Digital Twins Support Supply Chain Optimization. Digital twin is the phrase used to describe a computerized (or digital) version of a physical asset or process. The digital twin contains a sensor or sensors that collects data to feed the asset or process model. In short, the digital twin concept combines the ideas of modeling and the Internet of Things (IoT). The digital twin concept has most often been applied to assets. A piece of machinery generates data on vibrations, heat, pressure, and other things as well.

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