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Microsoft plants its flag at nokia.com

Microsoft is moving its Lumia phones to a new home. The software maker is planning to kill off the Nokia and Windows Phone brands this holiday season, and it has now started to move Nokia.com to Microsoft.com in preparation. A new Microsoft Mobile Devices site is launching today, alongside tweaks to Nokia.com that push readers towards Microsoft’s own site. Microsoft appears to be moving each country variant of Nokia.com in stages, but the UK version has moved today. It’s the latest in a series of changes that will see Microsoft eventually let go of the Nokia brand altogether, a move that will likely happen once the next set of Lumia phones launch.

While the Nokia brand is disappearing at Microsoft, it’s not dead altogether. Nokia still…

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Makerbot plants its 3D-printing flag in Europe

Makerbot has just announced the launch of an EU division called Makerbot Europe in order to replicate its US 3D-printing success overseas. The company has already been successfully selling its Replicator Mini (above) and other models through…

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Get Reminders To Brush Your Teeth And Water The Plants With The Digital “Mother”

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Need a helpful reminder to brush your teeth, take your morning pills, or water the plants? The newly announced device, called “Mother”, imbues everyday objects with the gentle nagging power of our awesome moms. Conspicuous peanut-sized trackers (“Cookies”) attach to toothbrushes, medication bottles, backpacks, water glasses and other household items to track if they’re being used correctly.

Our own dear mothers could be the next to be replaced by a computer–except, of course, telling us to give them grandchildren (oh, and that unconditional love thing).

Inside the Cookie, a tiny accelerometer knows whether, for instance, a medicine bottle has been lifted up and turned upside down–indicating that you’ve dumped our your morning pills. Cookies are placed on all sorts of household objects and wirelessly synced with the base station, which broods from a distance in the shape of a loving Russian doll.

Beginning with mostly household objects, the possible applications for Mother are endless. Imagine any object around the house, car, or office that you’re supposed to use on a regular basis and it, could, in theory, work with Mother’s digital ecosystem. Mother also tracks temperature (for, say, pets) and geolocation (for tracking a child on the way from school).

Sen.se’s Mother device is supposed to launch in the spring with a base station and 4 Cookies for $ 222. Check out more on their site.

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Good Deal: ‘Plants vs. Zombies’ available for free on iPhone and iPad

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Plants vs. Zombies has long been among the most popular games on both Android and iOS, but it’s always come with a price tag. That’s suddenly changed, however, now that PopCap has made its garden slasher app available for free. Previously priced at $ 2.99 on iTunes and Google Play, the iPad-compatible HD app is only free for iOS users, and it remains unclear whether PopCap will offer a similar discount for Android gamers. It’s also unclear how long the offer will last, but if you have yet to try your hand at mowing down cartoon zombies, now would be a good time to start. You can download the app here.

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Good Deal: ‘Plants vs. Zombies’ available for free on iPhone and iPad

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Plants vs. Zombies has long been among the most popular games on both Android and iOS, but it’s always come with a price tag. That’s suddenly changed, however, now that PopCap has made its garden slasher app available for free. Previously priced at $ 2.99 on iTunes and Google Play, the iPad-compatible HD app is only free for iOS users, and it remains unclear whether PopCap will offer a similar discount for Android gamers. It’s also unclear how long the offer will last, but if you have yet to try your hand at mowing down cartoon zombies, now would be a good time to start. You can download the app here.

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Chemical senors could detect plants’ cries for help, reduce need for pesticides

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It’s a distressing idea, but science proposes that when under attack, plants cry for support. Invisible and, commonly odor free, green leaf volatiles left out from plants act as a defense mechanism, communicating to other foliage that threat is near. One researcher at the University of Georgia, nevertheless, is establishing a chemical sensor to utilize these distraught omissions for really good. Working in a comparable fashion identifying sugar in the blood, the sensor would have the ability to alert farmers to when yields are under attack from bugs, enabling them to trigger defenses reactively, and in a localized area. The net result being less chemicals on our food, and possibly reduced expenses for producers. Additional proposed uses feature assisting us keep our fruit and vegetables at home fresher for longer by– virtually– extracting bad apples in a bag, before they affect the others. The innovation is still being enhanced for field use, but a testing gadget must follow when complete. In the meantime, we’ll never ever feel the same about mowing the lawn once again.

Chemical senors could possibly find plants’ cries for help, lessen need for pesticides initially appeared on Engadget on Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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SLIPS liquid repeller is inspired by carnivorous plants, enemy to insects and graffiti artists alike

SLIPS synthetic liquid repeller is inspired by carnivorous, enemy to insects and graffiti artists alike

When a team of Harvard researchers wanted to create the ultimate liquid- and solid-repelling surface, they looked toward the Nepenthes pitcher plant, where curious insects check in and never check out, thanks to slippery walls that lead to their tiny, horrific fate. The tropical plant inspired the creation of SLIPS (Self-healing, Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surface), a synthetic material that utilizes nano/ microstructured substrates, capable of repelling just about anything you can throw at it. During a visit to the hallowed Crimson halls, the team was kindly enough to show off the material through a series of messy, messy demos, dropping water, motor oil, liquid asphalt and newly-mixed concrete on aluminum and glass. The team even went crazy with a can of black spray paint, comparing the results to a Teflon surface. The outcome was the same in all case — an amazingly repellent material.

The team has published a number of papers on the stuff, including ones that demonstrate its ice- and bacteria-repelling properties. Oh, and like its natural inspiration, SLIPS does a great jobs keeping bugs off its surface. You can check out our demos and one unhappy ant filmed by the SLIPS team. No insects were harmed in the making of our video, at least — and the lab assures us that ant had a good life before learning the hard way why it shouldn’t mess with Harvard scientists.

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