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‘Listen to Bitcoin’ generates soothing sounds for every Bitcoin transaction worldwide

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Bitcoin, the decentralized virtual currency now worth over $ 1 billion, was created to be as open and transparent as feasible. Unlike traditional currency, you can download every Bitcoin transaction that’s ever before taken place and, more interestingly, tap into those deals in near actual time. Using this freely offered data, College of California pupil Maximillian Laumeister produced “Pay attention to Bitcoin,” a website that produces soothing chimes for every transaction that happens on the Bitcoin network.

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‘Listen to Bitcoin’ generates soothing sounds for every Bitcoin transaction worldwide

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Bitcoin, the decentralized virtual currency now worth over $ 1 billion, was designed to be as open and transparent as possible. Unlike traditional currency, you can download every Bitcoin transaction that’s ever taken place and, more interestingly, tap into those transactions in close to real time. Using this freely available data, University of California student Maximillian Laumeister created “Listen to Bitcoin,” a website that generates soothing chimes for every transaction that takes place on the Bitcoin network.

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Sandia National Laboratories generates neutrons in a radical way

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The Responsive Neutron Generator Product Deployment Center (say that quickly five times) at Sandia Labs in Albuquerque, NM has discovered a way to take the conventional cylindrical tubes out of the equation and introduce a more computer-chip like, mass-produced neutron source on an astonishingly smaller scale. For those seeking lay terms, we’re hearing that possible practical applications include implantation close to tumors in cancer patients to minimize time in the hospital for treatment, and sensors for contraband. Sandia Labs’ technical staff has created what it calls a “neutristor,” which produces one neutron per transistor, a concept that was directly inspired by the two transistors per bit on microchips. The team is currently seeking funding to ensure future viability, and well, to pay for stuff. Check out the video after the break, as well as further information at the source.

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Sandia National Laboratories generates neutrons in a radical way originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 17 Apr 2012 23:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Analyst claims Microsoft generates $444 million each year from Android patents

Microsoft will generate $ 444 million in revenue from Android patent deals according to Goldman Sachs.

Goldman claims that Microsoft’s lucrative Android patent deals will generate $ 444 million in revenue for the fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012). Business Insider reports that Goldman’s estimates were revealed in an analyst note on Thursday. Goldman estimates that Microsoft receives $ 3-6 per Android device sold. The estimates follow similar reports that Microsoft receives $ 5 for every HTC device sold. Microsoft is widely believed to generate more revenue from Android patents than its own Windows Phone licences at present.

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that Samsung had signed an Android patent deal with the company to cover its use of Google’s operating system. The software giant will receive royalty payments for each Samsung smartphone and tablet that ships with the Google Android OS. Microsoft has managed to sign identical deals with six other Android manufacturers in the past three months and is currently involved in litigation with Motorola to force a similar deal. Microsoft has previously inked patent protection deals with WistronGeneral Dynamics Itronix,Velocity Micro,OnkyoAcer and Viewsonic.

Microsoft’s revenue for fiscal 2012 is estimated to be around $ 75 billion. If Goldman’s estimates are accurate then Microsoft’s $ 444 million from Android is a small part of its overall revenue.

Analyst claims Microsoft generates $ 444 million each year from Android patents originally appeared at WinRumors.com.



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I2T security camera generates searchable text transcript in real-time

Researchers in California have developed a prototype camera called I2T that can capture video, parse out the background, analyze the action, and then export the content to a text file “that can be searched using simple text search,” according to Song-Chun Zhu, lead researcher and professor of statistics and computer science at UCLA. Using a database of over two million images, the system is pretty good at annotating surveillance footage, which generally relies on a static camera. Before the technology can be commercialized, however, they need to significantly expand the database. “If set loose on random images or videos found online,” writes Technology Review, the camera would “struggle to perform.” If Song-Chun Zhu is interested, we have a library of Greatest American Hero images we can donate to the cause (they’re left over from our other blog, GreatestAmericanHeroFanfiction.blogspot.com). Check out the links below to see it in action. [Warning: PDF source link]

I2T security camera generates searchable text transcript in real-time originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 02 Jun 2010 12:13:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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