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New eyeglass lenses go from clear to shaded when you want them to

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have a solution for changing between clear and shaded eyeglasses, quickly, without the long changeover time of transitional lenses.

Aussie glitter bomb website goes viral, sells for US$85K

A brand new Australian website dedicated to the passive-aggressive concept of treating one’s nemesis to a shiny box filled to the brim with glitter has sold for US$85,000.

World's poor headed for better lives in 2030: Gates

New York - The lives of the poor will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any time in history, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates and his wife Melinda say.

The Top 25 Worst Passwords of 2014 is here; '123456' still top

SplashData has released its updated list of the Top 25 Worst Passwords for 2014, continuing the new tradition since 2011. As might be expected, "123456" still tops the chart, followed in second place by the decidedly simple "password."

Canadian trade ties to India set to rise Special

Partnership agreements in science and technology were signed by Canadian delegates in last week's summit in Gujarat, India.

Op-Ed: Existence of cell phone separation anxiety calls for big changes

Finally, irrefutable evidence that we have grown too reliant on our cell phones! Researchers have determined that cell phone "separation anxiety" exists and leads to lower performance. We need to start limiting our use of cell phones.

Op-Ed: In praise of the hyper micro

We want things made for us, not for others. At a minimum, we are actively seeking at least an illusion that certain things are exactly to our taste, not to anyone else's and not to a mass, generic audience.

Smartphone app can measure DNA

A new microscope attachment, together with an specially designed computer application, allows smartphone users to take a closer look at fluorescently labeled DNA. The device is aimed at medical staff out in the field.

EU to set up expert cell to fight jihadist propaganda: report

Brussels - The European Union plans to set up a cell of advisors in Belgium that member governments can tap to fight jihadist propaganda, a top EU official told a newspaper Saturday.

Kiwi jihadist mistakenly broadcasts his location

A technologically challenged Kiwi jihadist has been mistakenly broadcasting his location in Syria because he forgot to turn off the tracking device in his cell phone.

Op-Ed: What the MOOC should become

The end of the MOOC is significantly closer than more people realize or care to believe. It has been, charitably, a failed experiment, one at which some people threw a lot of money and to which were pinned far too many hopes.

'Technoference’ from gadgets may be hurting your relationships

According to a recent study, our addiction to gadgets may be interfering with many of out relationships, and causing much angst to our partners.

Op-Ed: Will Facebook ever make a dislike button?

With Facebook revealing during the company's Q and A that they are currently developing new buttons, the question of whether Facebook will ever introduce the highly controversial and requested dislike button comes to the forefront.

Vancouver startup creates interactive holographic room for RMH BC

Holograms in your living room. Interactive imaginary play pals in your child’s bedroom. Those are just some of the futuristic concepts that will soon become a reality if Vancouver, BC startup H+Technology has their way.

10 astonishing technologies on the horizon

As we all know, technology is developing at an incredible rate. As 2015 arrives, some developments are expected, others might be a bit more surprising.

Columbus dentist delivers medical aid through technology Special

Dr. Patrick Singley, a Columbus, MS-based dentist, has developed a simple EMR iPad solution for non-profit organizations that allows medical missions to create a ‘virtual clinic’ in a jungle tent or village.

Apple hits $700 billion market capitalization

Apple has reached a new monumental financial milestone. Tim Cook has passed the ultimate leadership test by steering this tech company to double its value.

Digital Journal's Holiday Gift Guide: Tech edition

Our holiday gift guide returns, with reviews of some of the hottest tech goodies you'll want to buy for your loved ones. Learn about new Koss headphones, how to charge cellphones on the go, addictive Nintendo games, and a gadget to find your lost items.

Op-Ed: How much further can smartphones go?

Memories still linger of the Tetris-style block phone I was given on my first day of secondary. A decade later, we all have phones that can do everything imaginable, such as scan fingerprints and monitor heart rate.

Skype rolls out web version of the application

Skype, the telecommunication software that enables voice calls and real-time messages over the Internet once again garnered the attention of the world by releasing a web version of the application.

Hagel unveils plan to boost military 'innovation'

Simi Valley - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Saturday a technological innovation plan to ensure America's military superiority in the 21st century.

Millennials to force our focus for innovation at CES

With over 2 million square feet of exhibit space, 160,000+ attendees from 140 countries, and 20,000+ new product announcements, The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the mecca for the latest tech innovations.

Blackberry slowly seeing success

Despite concerns about the subsiding of Blackberry, CEO John Chen and the company have completed the first phase of their two-year turnaround plan.

Waterless washing machines are coming to the U.S.

Technology has finally caught up with the humble chore of washing clothes. New technology is allowing you to wash your clothes, without separating colors from whites, with just a small amount of water.

Internet star Twitter plans tech center for SF homeless

San Francisco - Internet darling Twitter, the unique micro-blogging service that went public a year ago, wants to provide tech training to homeless residents of San Francisco from a center near the company's new headquarters.

Op-Ed: Go slower to go faster

There are three things I’m going to tell you in this piece. They are fundamental to understanding your health, the health of your startup, and why things move so much faster in China.

Head of Twitter news staff lasts less than one year

San Francisco - The head of Twitter's news staff left the social media company Wednesday after less than a year at the helm of a revitalized operation.

Ultimate cost of HP restructuring put at 55,000 jobs

Palo Alto - More than 15,000 additional workers will lose their jobs with Silicon Valley mainstay Hewlett-Packard Co. by next October when the venerable tech giant splits in two.

Nanoparticles used to solve crimes

Lausanne - Scientists have outlined a new method using nanoparticles to detect fingerprints left at crime scenes. The new technology is said to be far more accurate than the current process.

Xerox Canada and GreenCentre Canada collaborating on green tech

Xerox Canada and GreenCentre Canada are collaborating to boost the commercialization of green tech in Canada by combining their logistical resources.
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