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Eric Schmidt has called for civilian drone technology to be regulated, warning about privacy and security concerns

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...ing neighbors, the Google chief suggested, might end up buzzing each other with private surveillance drones. Eric Schmidt also warned of the risk of terrorists using the new technology. He is believed to have close relations with President Barack Obama, whom he advises on matters of science and technology. Eric Schmidt has called for civilian drone technology to be regulated, warning about privac...

Iran displays the alleged captured US drone RQ-170 Sentinel in near mint condition on national TV

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...ng it down through electronic, cyber or any other means. A senior U.S. official confirmed it was the drone earlier today. “Yep, that’s it – it’s intact,” a source told Fox News. “This is a big prize in terms of technology.” Meanwhile the official added that President Obama decided not to retrieve or destroy the drone because that could have been seen as an act of war. Iran displ...

Goal-line technology approved by International Football Association Board, with first use to be at Club World Cup

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...in discussions with both Hawkeye and GoalRef in the near future with a view to introducing goal-line technology as soon as is practically possible.” Goal-line technology approved by International Football Association Board, with first use to be at Club World Cup FA general secretary Alex Horne said it was up to the Premier League to decide on a timescale for implementation. “It may be...

The US$ 3 million pool, which covers an eight hectare area equivalent to 6,000 backyard pools, was built using Chilean firm Crystal Lagoons’ technology as part of the San Alfonso del Mar condominium project

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...rogress, says Eduardo Klein, “but the U.S. is a very interesting market for us, we just patented our technology there which is great news.” It took Crystal Lagoons five years to obtain its U.S. patent. “Intellectual property is respected in the U.S. and it makes it easier to get patents in other countries,” said Eduardo Klein. Including the United States, Crystal Lagoons is now patenting its techn...

Abu Yahya al-Libi, a senior al-Qaeda leader, was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan on Monday, a US official has confirmed

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...as just the latest assault after a recent surge of attacks in Pakistan – there have been eight drone strikes over the past two weeks. It sparked anger in Pakistan and the foreign ministry lodged a formal protest with Washington’s deputy ambassador to Islamabad, Richard Hoagland. Islamabad has called for an end to drone strikes, and today the government issued a statement saying they re...

Iranian state television has showed images of what it says is a US ScanEagle unmanned drone captured in its airspace

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Iranian state television has showed images of what it says is a US ScanEagle unmanned drone captured in its airspace. The Revolutionary Guards said they had brought down a ScanEagle – one of the smaller, less sophisticated drones employed by the Americans. Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi told the Fars news agency that the drone had conducted several reconnaissance flights over the Gulf in recent da...

FAA picked Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia for testing commercial use of drones

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...Administration (FAA) has announced the six states that will host sites for testing commercial use of drones. FAA picked Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia. The sites are part of a program to develop safety and operational rules for drones by the end of 2015. Hitherto mainly used by the military, the potential of drones is now being explored by everyone from real estate agen...

Doctors from St Thomas’ hospital in London are trialling "touchless" technology, often used in TV games, to help them carry out delicate keyhole surgery

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...ventional keyboard and mouse during the operation would risk contamination. Relying on colleagues to get the right image can be time-consuming and disruptive. Doctors from St Thomas’ hospital in London are trialling "touchless" technology, often used in TV games, to help them carry out delicate keyhole surgery Surgeons are trialling gesture-based gaming technology to access and manipula...

Samsung announces it has developed technology that could sit at the core of 5G

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...sung. Samsung says it has developed the world’s first “adaptive array transceiver” technology, an innovation that allows part of the super-high-frequency Ka band of the radio spectrum – at 28GHz – to be used for cellular data transmission. Samsung announces it has developed technology that could sit at the core of 5G The firm indicates its equipment, which features 6...

A leaked image taken at Baidu's offices show a person wearing a headset matching the description of Baidu Eye

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...; but Baidu would not confirm if it was Baidu Eye. Some early reports had suggested that news of the technology was in fact an April Fool’s joke – but while some reports on April 1st were embellished, there was truth behind the rumours. Kaiser Kuo said that the technology makes the most of Baidu’s considerable expertise in facial recognition. “What you are doing with your c...

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At least 21 suspected militants have been killed in two separate attacks of an unmanned US drone aircraft in north-west Pakistan, according to Pakistani security officials. The missiles struck targets in the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border. Pakistan has previously complained that such attacks violate its sovereignty. Last month, President Barack Obama defended the use of dro...

Senior Pakistani militant leader Mullah Nazir has been killed by a US drone strike

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...s an unknown number of other militants and civilians. The US does not normally comment on individual drone operations, but last year it emerged in the New York Times that the US president had personally approved or vetoed each drone strike. Islamabad has called for an end to the attacks saying they violate the country’s sovereignty, but analysts say Pakistan has privately sanctioned such act...

Iran has begun building a copy of RQ-170 Sentinel, the US surveillance drone it captured last year, after breaking its encryption codes

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...nctions against them”. Iran has begun building a copy of RQ-170 Sentinel, the US surveillance drone it captured last year, after breaking its encryption codes But Gen Hajizadeh said: “Our experts have full understanding of its components and programmes.” He said that Iran had managed to hack the controls of the drone, thus enabling the Iranians to reverse-engineer the aircraft t...

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Researchers say that early results from the world’s first human trial using embryonic stem cells to treat diseases of the eye suggest the method is safe. US firm Advanced Cell Technology told The Lancet how two patients who had received the retinal implants were doing well, four months on. Trials of the same technique have also started at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital. But experts...

Apple is in the final stages of purchasing a fingerprint security firm meaning future iPhones are likely to have an extra layer of built-in security

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...according to the merger documents, has already been developing 2D fingerprint sensors for Apple. The technology could see a fingerprint scanner built behind the screen, requiring your thumbprint to unlock the phone, or it could be a sensor on the back of the device, across which you roll your thumb to allow access. Technology writer Matt Brian, for the site My Next Web, said: “Will we see fingerpr...

Micron Technology has decided to buy rival Japanese chipmaker Elpida in a deal worth 200 billion yen

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...manufacturing scale” and “improved access to core memory market segments”. Micron Technology has decided to buy rival Japanese chipmaker Elpida in a deal worth 200 billion yen The deal will also see Micron get the ownership of Elipda’s 65% stake in Rexchip Electronics, a joint venture between Elpida and Powerchip Technology. Rexchip, which also makes DRAM memory chips, has...

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Crystal Lagoons technology can be acquired through a franchise for each project, which includes the license to use the patented technology and the know-how necessary for the correct implementation of the project. Crystal Lagoons charges a royalty for this franchise, which is equivalent to a small percentage of the sales from the project, therefore collecting only a small portion of the tremendou...

Hakimullah Mehsud had a $5 million FBI bounty on his head and was thought to be responsible for the deaths of thousands of people

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...ng militant groups who attacked targets in Pakistan. Waliur Rehman, his second-in-command, died in a drone strike in May. The attack targeting him comes on the same day that the Pakistani government announced it was about to send a delegation to North Waziristan to try to get peace negotiations with the Taliban under way. Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif had pledged to talk with the Taliban to try to end...

Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador to protest over Friday's drone strike that killed Hakimullah Mehsud

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...Information Minister Pervez Rashid said: “The US has tried to attack the peace talks with this drone but we will not let them fail.” Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador to protest over Friday’s drone strike that killed Hakimullah Mehsud Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif had pledged to talk with the Taliban to try to end its campaign of violence, which has left thousands dead in bomb...

Cybathlon will take place in Zurich on October 8, 2016

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...ose wearing them much more realistic movements. Prof. Hugh Herr, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), showed off some of the prosthetics that his team have been working on at the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver last week. He is currently in negotiations with health care professionals to get the bionic limbs more widely available to those who need...

Parkinson's disease early detection

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...#8221; speak some sentences and answer a few questions. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a technology that analyzes tremors, breathiness and other weaknesses in people’s voices, which are believed to be one of this neurological condition’s earliest symptoms. Researchers have already tested this technology in lab condition and say that their compute...

South Korean researchers have developed a technology that could lead to the creation of glasses-free 3D films at cinemas

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...nal University and appears in the journal Optics Express. South Korean researchers have developed a technology that could lead to the creation of glasses-free 3D films at cinemas “This new method seems to be a viable one for providing glasses-free 3D environment with front-projection technology – instead of using multiple projectors, it only uses one,” said Prof. John Koshel fro...

Bay Area is hosting San Francisco Fashion Week 2011

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...adequate theme,  centered on emphasizing the city’s strongest attributes: beauty, intelligent technology and textile fabrication. There are a lot of events going on, started with Apple Workshops and Fashion Exhibit, 5 Claude Lane. Small technology seminars took place at the Apple Store, technicians and fashion industry professionals’ speechees covered a large field concerning technica...

Navsop relies on the same signals used by mobile phones, TVs, radios and wi-fi rather than navigation satellites

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Navsop, a new positioning system made by UK defence firm BAE Systems, has been developed to complement or even replace current technologies such as GPS. Navsop relies on the same signals used by mobile phones, TVs, radios and wi-fi rather than navigation satellites. BAE Systems says Navsop could help find victims inside buildings during a fire and locate stolen vehicles hidden in underground car...

Barack Obama has defended the use of drones in a "just war" of self-defense against deadly militants and a campaign that had made America safer

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...e alternatives were available On Wednesday, the US disclosed that four Americans had been killed in drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan since 2011, marking the first formal public acknowledgement of the US citizen deaths in drone strikes. In a letter to the Senate judiciary committee, US Attorney General Eric Holder defended the targeted killing in 2011 of Anwar al-Awlaki, whom he described as a...