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Clock Startup in Low Power Microcontroller Design - Design World Network

Clock Startup in Low Power Microcontroller Design - Design World Network | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
Clock Startup in Low Power Microcontroller Design Design World Network Using a low power microcontroller and making it “sleep” as much as possible is a common power reduction technique as they can be woken by either an internal or external clock,...
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15 Examples of Clever Packaging

15 Examples of Clever Packaging | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
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Make sure that your google translate is turned on, the page needs to translate from Russian into English - but what a great set of examples with packaging being done differently - very creative

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The next big thing in wearable tech may be ear computers

The next big thing in wearable tech may be ear computers | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
The future of "smart" wearable devices could be in your ear, according to the "wireless evangelist" Nick Hunn. Hunn is working on a new market forecast report for wearable tech, and wrote in a preview that he expects "hearables," or smart earbuds, to be worth over $5 billion by 2018. For context, a recent forecast...
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I think this is a pretty good argument for ear based computers, what do you think? 

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Five Impressions Of Google Glass

Five Impressions Of Google Glass | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
About ten months ago, I met John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a Google board member at a conference in St. Louis at which we were both speaking. Doerr spoke from the stage to roughly 800 technologists with Google Glass on his face. The series of commands [...]
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A very interesting take on Google Glass

(1) Glass is Anti-social in person, and social at a distance

(2) Google shines for activities that require the use of both hands
(3) Google Glass is likely to have greater commercial appeal than consumer appeal in the medium-term
(4) The battery life is remarkably short and hinder its practicality for longer use
(5) "At the proposed price, ($1500) it is not likely to be accessible or deemed valuable enough for the casual user."
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DeviceFidelity Powers the NFC Experience at Mobile World Congress for iPhone ... - Broadway World

DeviceFidelity Powers the NFC Experience at Mobile World Congress for iPhone ... - Broadway World | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
DeviceFidelity Powers the NFC Experience at Mobile World Congress for iPhone ...

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Revolutionary Approach Enables Important Advance toward Quantum Computer

Revolutionary Approach Enables Important Advance toward Quantum Computer | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
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"this latest advancement is one of the important pieces in the jigsaw needed in order to realize a quantum computer. While previous attempts have required external light sources to generate the photons, this new chip integrates components that can generate photons inside the chip." 

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10 ways alternative energy is about to change the way tech gets powered

10 ways alternative energy is about to change the way tech gets powered | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
Solar-powered laptops, edible battery power, spray-on solar panels, mini windmills: This may be a game-changing year for clean technology.
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Excellent list, well worth the read, but which one becomes the dominant platform, we all will have to wait and see how this battle will play out.   Good stuff 

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“Honey Encryption” Could Trick Criminals with Spoof Data | MIT Technology Review

“Honey Encryption” Could Trick Criminals with Spoof Data  | MIT Technology Review | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
A new approach to encryption beats attackers by presenting them with fake data.
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Microwires as Mobile Phone Sensors

Microwires were created in the former Soviet Union for military purposes. They formed the basis of the camouflage of a model of spy plane used by the Soviet army, but for a long time the scientific community has been studying them for other purposes. A study by the UPV/EHU’s Magnetism Group is making progress in furthering understanding of the surface magnetic behaviour of glass-coated microwires and has concluded that they are the major candidates for use as high sensitivity sensors, in mobile phones, for example. The study has been published in the journal Physica B: Condensed Matter.
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Particularly interesting for application in the NFC domain

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Vigo Alertness Gauge

Vigo Alertness Gauge | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
Vigo is the first wearable device to quantify your alertness. With this data, Vigo can do cool things like nudge you when you’re dozing off or give you recommendations about when to take smar...
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Good B2B case for wearables for long haul truckers and / or fleet drivers, other tech intersects could make this uber useful in the fleet management business -- just saying

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Solar-powered Wearables Under Development

Solar-powered Wearables Under Development | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
There's been a lot of talk of new wearable computer technology just over the horizon, because chips are getting smaller and more powerful.
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Knew this had to be under development, now someone says so

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Nanotech helps Solar-Power Device to use Heat to Enhance Efficiency

Nanotech helps Solar-Power Device to use Heat to Enhance Efficiency | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
A new approach to harvesting solar energy, developed by MIT researchers, could improve efficiency by using sunlight to heat a high-temperature material whose infrared radiation would then be collected by a conventional photovoltaic cell.
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Still in the early development phase, however these researchers (we think anyway) caught on to one of the missing issues of PV technology, in that  a conventional silicon-based solar cell "doesn't take advantage of all the photons," because Silicon's bandgap responds to many wavelengths of light, but misses many others.

To address that limitation, the team inserted a two-layer absorber-emitter device — made of novel materials including carbon nanotubes and photonic crystals — between the sunlight and the PV cell. This intermediate material collects energy from a broad spectrum of sunlight, heating up in the process. When it heats up, as with a piece of iron that glows red hot, it emits light of a particular wavelength, which in this case is tuned to match the bandgap of the PV cell mounted nearby.

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Samsung to Bring Life back into LED Business_LEDinside

Samsung to Bring Life back into LED Business_LEDinside | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
It is no surprise with LED lighting demand on the rise that Samsung Electronics would want to begin strengthening their LED business.
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Rumors of Samsung selling LED business are untrue - going in heavy

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There's a Surprising Amount Of Power Inside This Super-Thin Battery

There's a Surprising Amount Of Power Inside This Super-Thin Battery | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
Last year Vorson managed to squeeze a 2,500 mAh battery into its Bookmark power pack that measured in at just 4.7 millimeters at its thinnest point. Impressive!
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Super thin battery for your laptop

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2015 Hyundai Sonata adds head-up display, Apple CarPlay, adaptive cruise control, luxe features for just $22K

2015 Hyundai Sonata adds head-up display, Apple CarPlay, adaptive cruise control, luxe features for just $22K | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
Midsize car outside, full-size inside. Lots of features. Lots. How do you beat the 2015 Sonata?
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Hyundai - an avid user of TRIZ in the automotive design community, is now doing a HUD and at low cost,- we think its the best way to design and build stuff

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Tesla Is Smarter Than Other Auto Companies

Tesla Is Smarter Than Other Auto Companies | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
Most people won't take the risk of doing things differently - especially if it involves changing regulations. But Tesla's keen sense of trends has allowed it to succeed by being a game changer in the products it sells - and now in the way it distributes cars.
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Always hated going to the car dealership, well except the Infiniti dealerships.  Nonetheless Tesla is likely onto something here, people do hate going to the car dealership and Adam Hartung has done an excellent job of pointing out how Tesla is disrupting the car sales market.  Nice

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3D-printed exoskeleton helps paralysed users walk again

3D-printed exoskeleton helps paralysed users walk again | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
American 3D printing firm 3D Systems has created a robotic suit combining printed parts with motorised components to help paralysed patients stand and walk.

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Researchers develop first single-molecule LED

Researchers develop first single-molecule LED | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
The ultimate challenge in the race to miniaturize light emitting diodes (LED) has now been met: a team led by the Institut de Physique et de Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg has developed the first ever single-molecule LED.
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From a fundamental viewpoint, this device gives researchers a new tool to probe phenomena that are produced when an electrical conductor emits light and it does so at a scale where quantum physics takes precedence over classical physics. Scientists will also be able to optimize substances to produce more powerful light emissions. Finally, this work is a first step towards making molecule-sized components that combine electronic and optical properties. Similar components could form the basis of a molecular computer
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EDVs Don’t Reduce Emissions

EDVs Don’t Reduce Emissions | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
A study was recently released by North Carolina State University that provides evidence
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Can I get an amen to honest engineering that actually solves problems that aren't merely about selling us something that doesn't really help address the issues? Electronic Drive Vehicles - Don't Reduce Emissions 

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Edible batteries could power tech inside our bodies

Edible batteries could power tech inside our bodies | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created ingestible batteries, that could make internal devices a possibility..

 

Developed by professors Christopher Bettinger and Jay Whitacre, from the materials science and engineering and biomedical engineering department at the institution, the idea stems from the need for a power source for biodegradable electronic materials that could have a number of medical benefits — timed drug delivery or health tracking, for example. The result is a non-toxic sodium ion battery that uses melanin derived from an organic material — cuttlefish ink. Since the ink is fairly commonly available, the cost of the edible batteries is low. The team says that the devices could be ingested in much the same way as a pill, without the need for prior sterilization, and any casing is biodegradable and deteriorates in the body. Combined with other technology, the batteries could have wide-ranging use — both medical and otherwise.


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Breakthrough in rechargeable batteries: New twist to sodium-ion battery technology

Breakthrough in rechargeable batteries: New twist to sodium-ion battery technology | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
Engineers have made a breakthrough in rechargeable battery applications. They have demonstrated that a composite paper -- made of interleaved molybdenum disulfide and graphene nanosheets -- can be both an active material to efficiently store sodium atoms and a flexible current collector. The newly developed composite paper can be used as a negative electrode in sodium-ion batteries.
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'Smart' Windows Lighten And Darken On Cue

'Smart' Windows Lighten And Darken On Cue | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
A Wi-Fi-connected window accessory will make your pane listen to your commands
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Wi-Fi enabled, pretty cool, if you actually had your home setup for this wirelessly.   

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Why Curved TVs Aren't Just Another Gimmick

Why Curved TVs Aren't Just Another Gimmick | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
They've been a vital aspect of movie theater visuals for years, but curved displays have become increasingly common on small screens--specifically high-end OLED televisions and adventurous smartphones.
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Just in case you didn't know 

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New Transparent Display System Provide Heads-Up Data

New kind of see-through screen could be applied as a thin plastic coating on ordinary glass.Transparent displays have a variety of potential applications — such as the ability to see navigation or dashboard information while looking through the...
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This HUD is a better than Google Glasses tech.  Not that this is all that new of a technology, military aircraft have been using this similar kind of technology for a long time. A lot lower cost according to the researcher from MIT 

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Kiwi Move Aims to Outsmart All Other Wearable Tech [VIDEO]

Kiwi Move Aims to Outsmart All Other Wearable Tech [VIDEO] | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
Meet the Kiwi Move, a multi-use activity tracker designed by Kiwi Wearable Technologies, waiting to do everything your life needs.
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Intersting wearable that seeks to replace single function devices athing of the past - with a 5 day battery life

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These Low-Power LCD Displays Work Like e-Ink To Prolong Battery Life

These Low-Power LCD Displays Work Like e-Ink To Prolong Battery Life | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
The simple black and white e-ink display inside your Kindle lets you read book after book on a single charge, but when it comes to devices displaying multimedia content like your smartphone, a monochrome display just doesn't cut it.
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good tech insight about ink,low power and wearables

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