Washington, Dec. 2 - With the smart technology penetrating every sphere of people's lives, a new smart lock has been reportedly developed that lets users control their entries and exits from the house at the tap of the smartphone.
UniKey Kevo lock by Kwikset is priced at 219 dollars and because it is smartphone controlled, users can tap once to unlock and tap it twice to lock based on proximity to the programmed Bluetooth key with 30-foot range.
Washington, Dec. 2 - To save one the sad part after joining back work after a wonderful vacation, a new app has been reportedly developed that turns the boring smartphone calendar into a visual one filled with photos of good memories.
The visual journaling app LifeCrumbs, by a startup called Tomofun, lets users turn boring or sad moments into one filled with happy pictures.
According to TechCrunch, LifeCrumbs, launched in closed beta in October 2012 before opening to the public last August, lets people record meaningful moments from each day.
Washington, Dec. 2 - After speculations about the photo-sharing service Instagram working on its own messenger, there appears a possibility that it could be eyeing an exclusive email addresses.
Sources said that Instagram could be working on the @instagram.com email addresses, akin to Facebook.
According to TechCrunch, the emails were discovered while database population by an e-commerce company about social networking sites and the source revealed that the Instagram addresses were never seen before.
Washington, Dec. 2 (ANI): From Microsoft's Xbox Kinect sensors, the technology is being reportedly incorporated into computer systems that could change the way 3D images are viewed and 'felt'.
The inFORM Dynamic Shape Display is a tabletop covered in miniature white squares that rise up like towers, to turn digital content into physical objects and when used in conjunction with a 3D sensor, can capture's a person's physical appearance and reproduce in ' pixel-like ' blocks.
MIT's Daniel Leithinger, the brain behind the innovation, said that the tech is similar to the kind of pin toys one knows from museum novelty stores, CNN reports.
Washington, Dec. 2 - In an attempt to keep astronauts healthy in space, engineers from the Kansas State University are designing new tools and biomedical sensors for spacesuits.
The collaborative team, which includes electrical and computer engineering professors and over a dozen students, envisions a future spacesuit that could monitor astronauts' health and use body heat to power electronics.
Washington, Dec 2 - US Vice President Joseph Biden Sunday embarked on a week-long visit to Japan, China and the Republic of Korea, in the administration's latest effort to "rebalance its foreign policy towards Asia-Pacific".
"In each country, the vice president will meet with key leaders to discuss a full range of bilateral, regional and global issues," Xinhua reported quoting a White House statement, as Biden left the Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington for Tokyo.
New York, Dec 2 - At least four people were killed and 67 others injured, 11 of them seriously, as a passenger train derailed in New York City Sunday turning bogies on their sides and throwing passengers into the air.
Firefighters and emergency rescuers swarmed the scene near Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, city's northernmost borough, where at least two bogies were turned on their sides, CNN reported. One car was just feet away from the Harlem river.
Three of the dead were thrown "as the train came off the track and was twisting and turning", the news channel said citing New York Fire Department Chief Edward Kilduff.
New York, December 1 : Bob Dylan has been sued by a Croatian group in France after he compared Croatians to Nazis and Civil War-era slave owners, it has been revealed.
The 'Blowin' In The Wind' hitmaker had said in an interview to Rolling Stone Magazine that if one has got slave master or Klan in their blood, then blacks can sense that, the New York Post reported.
He had said that the stuff still lingers to this day, just like Jews can sense Nazi blood and the Serbs can sense Croatian blood.
Washington, Dec. 1 - Despite the frenzy around social media obsession and the red-hot IPOs, they still fail to drive e-commerce sales, a research firm has revealed.
IBM had said that social advertising on sites like Facebook and Twitter had no impact on online Black Friday sales in the last year, and the same is apparently true for this year as well.
According to AllThingsD, IBM tracked traffic and sales at about 800 e-commerce sites, and found that only about one percent of visits to e-commerce sites this week came from social networks.
Washington, Dec. 1 - Apple has been sued for patent infringement by DSS Technology Management by providing wireless Bluetooth connections to a plurality of peripheral devices.
The parent company Document Security Systems (DSS) claimed that Apple's products, including iMac, Mac mini, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano and the forthcoming Mac Pro, of infringing two of its patents, PCWorld reports.
According to the report, these Apple devices use a wireless communication system that employs "low duty cycle RF bursts," a technology that is claimed in DSS Technology Management's patents.
Washington, Dec. 1 - Facebook is reportedly testing a new feature that would let users bring back old posts on their Timeline.
The social networking giant said that it was testing the new feature to help users remember favorite moments by making it easier to revisit previous News Feed posts.
Facebook's spokesperson said that when a user clicks on the notice, a list of some of the top posts from their News Feed a year ago will be displayed, AllThingsD reports.
Washington, Dec. 1 - A new app has been developed that makes smartphones even smarter with automatic tweaking of settings as per the environment.
The Agent app for Android smartphone takes the core concept of Trigger but relies on the handset's built-in capabilities like its accelerometer, clock, Wifi or Bluetooth.
According to TechCrunch, currently the app has five different built-in agents, including Battery Agent, Sleep Agent, Parking Agent, Meeting Agent and the vital Driving Agent.
Washington, Nov. 30 - US President Barack Obama's wife Michelle Obama , along with her daughters, Malia and Sasha, recently received the official White House Christmas tree for 2013.
The trio was accompanied by their dogs, Bo and Sunny, as the 18 feet tall Douglas fir was delivered to the North Portico of the mansion, CBS News reported.
Even though President Obama was not present to welcome the tree, the rest of the family gave their stamp of approval to the tree, which will be displayed in the Blue Room of the mansion. (ANI)
Washington, Nov 30 - Astronomers and solar physicists were surprised when the much-hyped comet ISON mysteriously failed to appear in images from extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) solar telescopes on Thursday.
The SWAP solar telescope, on board the Belgium-based ESA mission PROBA2, conducted an extraordinary campaign to image ISON, but failed to detect any sign of the unusual comet.
Previous comets, so-called sungrazers, which follow orbits that carry them to within an astronomical hairsbreadth of the Sun, have appeared bright in EUV images as they raced through the Sun's atmosphere and skimmed its scorching surface.
Los Angeles, Nov 30 - Christmas is approaching and while it may be the season of indulgence, everyone also wants to look their best. Eating a combination of soluble and insoluble fibre and drinking lots of water can help in staying fit and healthy.
Losing weight is not only about working out hard but also about the intake of the right amount of food required for the body, reports femalefirst. co. uk.
So this Christmas ensure you're looking and feeling your best throughout the holiday season with these tips:
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