Daily Archives: May 23, 2015
The company has developed something called the Ocumetics Bionic Lens, CBC News reports, a device that can be implanted into the eye and replace your natural lens to give you perfect vision.
The tiny Bionic Lens, which looks like a tiny button, would be inserted into the eye during an eight-minute surgery where the patient’s sight would be corrected instantly. The device would be folded like a taco in a saline-filled syringe, and then it would be implanted into the eye, where it would be placed in position within 10 seconds. The surgery would be available only to patients of at least 25 years of age, since people that age have eyes that fully matured.
Dr. Garth Webb and his team worked on the technology for eight years, spending $3 million on research and development.
“This is vision enhancement that the world has never seen before,” he said. “If you can just barely see the clock at 10 feet, when you get the Bionic Lens you can see the clock at 30 feet away.”
Even though the Bionic Lens sounds very exciting, the product will require additional testing before becoming commercially available. The device will undergo trials on animals and then blind human eyes at first. The final product could be available as soon as 2017.
It goes without saying that modern day smartphones tend to have a whole lot of features, and useful ones at that, too, which make our life a whole lot easier and more convenient, but on the other hand, the smartphones also do not last too long. Which means having to constantly juice up our smartphones, or to carry a seemingly more important accessory these days, the portable power bank. The Innos D6000 intends to make dead batteries a thing of the past by sporting not one, but two batteries with a total capacity of 6,000mAh.
In other words, you will be able to hot-swap either battery as the other battery remains in order to ensure that everything else runs fine and dandy. The internal battery will feature a 2,480mAh capacity, in addition to a 3,520mAh battery. So far, official figures point to a 3-5 days’ worth of heavy usage. Throw in DuoCharge technology into the phone and both batteries can be juiced up simultaneously, now how about that?
Charging is achieved through the new reversible USB 3.1 Type-C port, and the entire shebang measures 11.9mm thick, while sporting a 5.2″ 1080p display with Gorilla Glass 3, a Snapdragon 615 chipset (octa-core A53 with Adreno 405), 3GB RAM, a 16MP camera at the back and a 5MP selfie shooter, and Android 5.0 Lollipop in tow.
Bad news for people who have sold or given away their Android old phones: Google’s own factory reset likely didn’t remove all of their personal data and account-login information. A whopping 500 million Android devices may be at risk, according to a study by University of Cambridge researchers Laurent Simon and Ross Anderson.
According to their academic paper, once an Android device’s data is recovered by exploiting this flaw, it will “successfully re-synchronize contacts, emails, and so on,” leaving the digital lives of the original owners completely exposed. Access to accounts through dedicated apps, such as Facebook, on a poorly wiped device can also be procured through recovered authentication tokens.