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What does an electronic nose smell?

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What does an electronic nose smell?

These innovative systems serve both to detect diseases through olfactory patterns and to find and deactivate explosive devices

  When it comes to competing in the animal kingdom, the human nose loses the battle at the first moment of change. According to a study by Japanese researchers, elephants have a smell five times more developed than that of humans and more than dogs. They have 811 olfactory receptors. Humans only 386, although for some scientists there is no problem.

"We can detect and discriminate an extraordinary range of smells, we are more sensitive than rodents and dogs to some of them, we are able to track odor traces and our behavioral and affective states are influenced by our sense of smell," says John McGann , associate professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

    Although the best friends of the human being, dogs, are still the preferred ones to detect explosives and prohibited substances, the advance of technology h…

Flowkey, the method to learn to play the piano online

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Flowkey, the method to learn to play the piano online
The application created by German entrepreneurs facilitates the learning of this instrument with simple tutorials based on the favorite songs of each user

     Playing the piano is a complicated task, but technology can help. That is the idea of Flowkey, a new app that facilitates the user learning and is suitable for people who have never been in front of a roof as for intermediate and advanced musicians.

The biggest advantage is that it allows you to learn to play piano directly through songs. In its platform it has a wide repertoire so the user can start from the beginning to play the piano with their favorite songs. From flowkey they assure that each tutorial has been realized by "professional pianists of first level".

     Also, the platform has interactive lessons on notes, chords, technique, improvisation and many more aspects related to the piano and music in general. The app is available for iPhone mobile phones, And…

The addiction of the Spaniards to the mobile does not cease

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The addiction of the Spaniards to the mobile does not cease


Three out of four Spaniards say they could not live without a cell phone

    The smartphone is one of the devices with more presence in the pockets of the Spanish and the Spanish. Specifically, nine out of ten Spaniards have a mobile phone, according to data from the CNMC.

Device that has become an essential tool, since three of every four Spaniards affirm that they could not live without it, according to the "IV Study of Online Comparison towards Smart Saving", carried out by Rastreator.com.

Leisure, communication and entertainment are some of the most frequent uses of smartphones. However, the need for these devices has led to an increase of more than ten percentage points when it comes to encrypting their dependence.

      In 2016, smartphone dependence stood at 17.7%, now that figure stands at 28.3% or what is the same, almost three out of ten Spaniards claim to be addicted to their terminal.

In this sense, 44% of the…

The Civil Guard blocks 23 websites for downloading movies and games

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The Civil Guard blocks 23 websites for downloading movies and games

Divxtotal, Gamestorrents and Estrenosdtl, among others, gave access to P2P links for direct download of all kinds of protected audiovisual material, in some cases without having been released in Spain yet

    The Civil Guard has announced on Tuesday that it has launched a campaign to block websites downloading content protected by copyright with the blocking of 23 web pages that link free of charge to sites where movies, series, music and video games were downloaded. .

In this first phase of the 'Cascada' operation, which is led by the Central Operational Unit (UCO), a total of 23 web domains have been blocked from which P2P links were directly downloaded from all types of protected audiovisual material. in some cases without having been released in Spain yet.

    According to the Guardia Civil, the blocked websites, including www.divxtotal.com, www.estrenosdtl.com or www.gamestorrents.com, offered high quality ve…

Patents a drone that is controlled with the look

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Patents a drone that is controlled with the look
The sensors track the movement, position and position of the user
    The market for unmanned aircraft or drones continues to arouse interest among the general public and, particularly, in companies. Amazon, Vodafone or Correos are some of the companies interested in these small aircraft.

The automation of drone movements is one of the objectives of many companies. Samsung has registered a patent to control these devices with just the look.

The South Korean works in a drone that would monitor the movement and position of the user and allow the user to control it with his eyes without needing any other action.

    The drone would be composed of a central module, with an LCD screen, and a flying unit, as well as a series of sensors that would track the movement, position and position of the user, but also facial and pupil reading systems.

According to the text of the patent collected by Let's Go Digital, this device would follow the movemen…

Chinese mobiles colonize the Spanish market

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Chinese mobiles colonize the Spanish market


Samsung keeps its crown, but Huawei cuts distances | One in three smartphones sold is from a Chinese firm

     In 2014, the percentage of Chinese mobile phones in Spain was only 21%, now the percentage has increased 14 percentage points to 35%. This figure means that one out of every three phones sold in national stores are 'made in China' , according to a study by idealo.es.

In 2016, Huawei positioned itself as the undisputed leader, covering more than half of the demand for Chinese mobile phones (53%), followed by Xiaomi (10%), Motorola (9%) and ZTE (7%).

Last year, Huawei continued to be the company preferred by the Spanish, although its weight has fallen slightly (48%), while the demand for Xiaomi mobile phones has shot up to cover 27%, growing by 17 percentage points. In addition, Honor, the Huawei brand of mid-range, entered stomping in the ranking of the most desired Chinese manufacturers in Spain, with 6% searches in 2017.

     Ch…

Create a system that saves 40% of the usual water consumption in a home

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Create a system that saves 40% of the usual water consumption in a home 


Its creators estimate that the device allows reducing CO2 emissions by 35%


     Spain is currently suffering from a severe drought. In spite of the last rains, the data are very alarming and it is not only a problem of this last year, but it comes from a long time ago. Climate change and the increase in population have aggravated this scenario.

This problem has been a business opportunity for two Valencian plumbers who fight against the waste of water. An idea that was born "on a daily basis when they observed the daily waste of water that was done in all homes and businesses," says the company.

     The bet of Smartwater , that is the name of the Valencian company, allows to develop a system that saves up to 40% . Rafael Rodrigo and Francisco Pelegero decided to create a system that avoids that waste that occurs at the moment when the tap or shower is opened and waits for it to come out hot.

In 2011 they pa…

The most politicized Mobile begins

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The most politicized Mobile begins

Despite the organizers' warnings to take the technology fair to another city if the climate of instability continues, pro-independence groups place placards and plant the King at the inaugural dinner

    All eyes are on Barcelona and, for the first time in months, it is not for a political reason. The most important mobility fair in the world, the Mobile World Congress, has given its kick-off on Monday in its thirteenth edition in Barcelona . This Sunday the great technological firms are already beginning to teach their letters to the media, although this year with more measured presentations than on other occasions.

But not everything is technology in this global event. After rumors about the possible displacement of MWC to another location after the illegal referendum of October 1 last week the CEO of the company organizing the Mobile (GSMA), John Hoffman, launched a strong message at a press conference: no an environment of stability, the door is…

What would Barcelona miss if the Mobile changed its city?

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What would Barcelona miss if the Mobile changed its city?

The technological fair generates an economic impact of 471 million euros and involves the creation of 13,000 temporary jobs

     The Mobile World Congress (MWC) not only brings technology and big conferences to Barcelona, ​​but it also generates an economic impact that many cities look with greedy eyes since the independence crisis began. This year's edition (the thirteenth held in Barcelona) expects to attract 108,000 attendees, the same number as last year. The speakers, businessmen and media come from 200 countries and generate an economic impact of 471 million in the city, according to GSMA, an association that groups the mobile industry and organizes the event. Since 2006, the MWC has left more than 4,400 million in the Ciudad Condal.


The fair will feature in this edition with some 2,300 exhibiting companies (197 Spanish) and 170 international delegations, something that shows the great world speaker that is an event of t…

Cacerolada against the presence of Felipe VI in Catalonia

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Cacerolada against the presence of Felipe VI in Catalonia

A detainee for alleged aggression against the Mossos in the protests in Barcelona

    Thousands of people have made a cacerolada this Sunday at 21.00 hours in points throughout the city of Barcelona to protest against the presence of King Felipe VI, who attends the inaugural dinner of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) at the Palau de la Música Catalan

The protest has been felt in several neighborhoods of the city and especially in the vicinity of the Palau de la Música Catalana, where the inaugural dinner of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) is being held with the presence of the King, for the concentration convened by the Committees of Defense of the Republic (CDR).

"You're not welcome in Catalonia," one protester told the king. "If the person who has to act as a mediator, puts himself on the side of the beaters, what do you want us to receive with applause?", Another protester asked.


Mild wounds

The tension that…

The King bets for Barcelona in the midst of territorial crisis and eludes criticism of secessionism

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The King bets for Barcelona in the midst of territorial crisis and eludes criticism of secessionism

The independence movement is mobilized to express its rejection of the presence of the Monarch
    King Felipe VI appealed this Sunday in Barcelona to the «institutional cooperation» as the basis of «success» if carried out with «clear objectives and for the benefit of all». During the inauguration dinner of the world mobile salon, which this week will attract more than one hundred thousand directors of the telecommunications sector in the Catalan capital, the head of the State made a closed defense of Barcelona and its inhabitants, who stand out for his "dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit," he said, and he pleaded for the city to remain the site of the event, despite the fact that the government warned hours before secessionist tensions could harm him in this regard.

    The King, in English, Spanish and Catalan, opted for the Catalan capital as a "candidate to house the E…

Samsung gets all the prominence of the MWC with its Galaxy S9

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Samsung gets all the prominence of the MWC with its Galaxy S9


Huawei introduces a notebook without frames, LG the new V30S with Artificial Intelligence and Nokia a renewed 8110


    No surprises Samsung has managed to capture all the attention in the first day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) that is held these days in Barcelona. All on your part: a good worthy product worthy of this role but also driven by the news released by its biggest competitors, much more decaffeinated than on other occasions. Below, an analysis of the presentations that took place this Sunday in Barcelona:

SAMSUNG

Last year, 1.2 billion photos were taken with mobile phones around the world and 5,000 million emojis were shared per day. With this premise, Samsung has presented its new bet of 2018 with its eyes on the camera and the new way that its users have to communicate. Thus, the new Galaxy S9 does not differ excessively at the design level of its predecessor S8. Continues with that style so characteristic and…

China will have in 2022 a solar superhighway with automatic car loading

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China will have in 2022 a solar superhighway with automatic car loading

The automobiles will not have to stop either to pay the tolls, since the amount will be paid automatically through a chip installed in them

    China will have its first solar superhighway in 2022, which will allow automatic charging of the electric vehicles that circulate along the 161 kilometers that will link the cities of Hangzhou and Ningbo, in the east of the country.

The six-lane highway will have solar panels throughout the resort that will automatically charge electric vehicles and allow autonomous driving, in an attempt to decongest traffic from another parallel highway, the official newspaper Global Times reports today.

Another novelty is that cars will not have to stop to pay tolls, since the amount will be paid automatically through a chip installed in them.

    With this project, the authorities want to promote the development of electric vehicles in this country, the world's largest automobile market…

Create an intelligent jacket that adapts to cold and heat

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Create an intelligent jacket that adapts to cold and heat

Mercury is connected to Alexa to check the outside temperature

    Now that the Siberian polar wave is advancing in the Old Continent and threatens to leave Spain at six degrees below zero, technology is allied with citizens to overcome the last throes of winter. Ministry of Supply, a clothing firm based in Boston (United States), has manufactured a jacket that adapts to the temperature and protects its users.

Mercury is connected to the internet, controlled by an application, synchronized with Alexa, Amazon's intelligent assistant, and customizes its temperature through automatic learning.

The American jacket uses an accelerometer and temperature sensors to change the amount of heat it pumps according to the temperature of its surroundings in combination with user activity levels.

       The company, which has started, a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter where you can contribute from $ 295 to more than $ 2,500. "At the …

One in three Spaniards wants to pass the credit card

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One in three Spaniards wants to pass the credit card

24% of the European population already pays for these devices

    One in three Spaniards wants to make contactless payments through their watch, wristband, keychain or other portable devices, according to the latest study prepared by Mastercard.

The report also reveals that, in Europe, 175 million people are interested in this form of payment, representing 24% of the total European population.

These figures are mainly due to the great acceptance that contactless cards have among consumers. According to the report, spending through contactless cards in 2017 increased 145% in the continent and 153% in Spain.

     Currently, 54% of Spaniards say they make a payment of these characteristics, at least once a week. 14% say they do it daily, 2% less than the European average.

The convenience and speed of this method of payment has fostered its great acceptance among the consumer and, in turn, this increase in its use has increased confidence and…

In all the houses there will be a robot that takes care of us

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«In all the houses there will be a robot that takes care of us»


International companies strive to show the most human face of these assistants who teach to program children, give company to the elderly or make video calls

     Lately, a recurring theme has been current every few years: robots will take away the work of humans in the near future. On many occasions you have an apocalyptic vision of them but the reality is that, at least today, they help society much more than harm it. In the framework of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) that takes place these days in Barcelona, ​​international companies have taken the opportunity to present their novelties in assistance robots that help humans.

Some take a step further and see a future full of humanoid robots to help us out at home. "All households will have a humanoid robot that takes care of us and helps us with domestic chores," Rosa Liu, senior accountant at IEI Group, said Monday. His company has launched AfoBot , a domestic …

The battle for the super online intensifies

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The battle for the super online intensifies

The purchase of the fresh product online is the last link in the chain. Although success has resisted so far, users increasingly demand this service and supermarkets know that the last mile is in the fresh

    Convenience, time savings and a great capacity to control spending are the advantages that the purchase of online food provides to users. So much so that, according to the FoodISDIgital study conducted by Ipsos, we save more if we buy online.

Therefore, it is not surprising that e-commerce in this sector has grown in value by 24.5% in the first quarter of 2017, according to data from Kantar. The acceleration that the pure players have granted to the channel continues to have an effect, and this sales platform advances two tenths with respect to 2016 and already represents 1.2% of household spending on consumer products. In addition, according to this consultancy, the online channel can curb in the medium term this tendency to invest conti…

This will be the purchase of the future

This will be the purchase of the future

Supermarkets without ATMs and smart speakers are the technology that will take care of the shopping list


     Hello Alexa. I want fourth half of ham. " This is the future of shopping in supermarkets, although that morning is not so far away and may be around the corner.

The virtual assistant Amazon is already prepared , at least in the United States, to order the purchase to supermarkets throughout the country and thanks to artificial intelligence with just review the shopping list, either Alexa or other attendees, may Go shopping.

In Spain, for the time being, we are getting used to mobile payment or contactless cards, but the bets of the great technology companies are already receiving biometric recognition .


     Using the fingerprint or the face are the next steps that are already being tested in different platforms and allow opening bank accounts in Spain. However, the next step has been Amazon with the presentation of the first supermarket…

Smartphones and minors: more use, more exposure to risks, but less damage

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Smartphones and minors: more use, more exposure to risks, but less damage

Children in Spain have their first mobile phone at 8 years old, when it was only 6 years ago when they accessed their first terminal

    Children in Spain have their first mobile at 8 years, when just 6 years ago it was not until 11 when they accessed their first terminal. Something that makes Spain exceed the European average. This is clear from the book 'Between selfies and whatsapps', which aims to be a current diagnosis on the safety of minors on the Internet.

Maialen Garmendia, one of the co-authors of the book, believes that there is also greater awareness of online risks. "If there is more use, it is evident that there is more exposure to risks, but the truth is that the percentage of those who suffer damage is less."

     A good example of this is that, although bullying is the most damaging risk, "face-to-face is more frequent than on-line, so we should not blame technology", say…

Artificial intelligence is able to pre-empt medical diagnoses

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Artificial intelligence is able to pre-empt medical diagnoses

The Alphabet project can predict when a patient will get worse

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, and the US Department of Veterans work hand-in-hand to take the technology to the patients' rooms to monitor and monitor possible changes in the health status of the elderly.

However, this union is not about electronic devices to monitor the heartbeat or to control blood pressure or tension, but both companies work on the deployment of DeepMind, the artificial intelligence of Alphabet.

According to several medical studies, one out of ten deaths in hospitals occurs after obviating any change in the patient's health status. The Alphabet project and the US administration will analyze patterns of 700,000 anonymous medical records to see if Artificial Intelligence from DeepMind can identify which patients will get worse during admission to the hospital and find out their future doctor

DeepMind and its engineers say that a po…

Vero, the social network that wants to face Facebook

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Vero, the social network that wants to face Facebook

He arrives with novelty, but his birth occurred in 2015

      Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest ... There are several names of social networks, which more or less, have monopolized interest among users. Now, there is a new player or, rather, a player, since it has a woman's name: Vero.

With three years of life, was born in 2015, has gained momentum in recent months after betting on a direct connection between its users, who can also segment their publication and reach a more consistent audience.

A feature, which also allows Facebook. In Vero, users can share a post with close friends, friends, known contacts or privately.

      Created by Ayman Hariri, son of the former president of Lebanon, maintains an interface very similar to the current ones. "The feed is made up of your publications and the publications of the people you are connected to or the people you are following, we do not protect,…

The 5G will be ten times faster than the current network

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The 5G will be ten times faster than the current network

Qualcomm's first tests show average navigation at 490 Mbps speed | Huawei presents the first commercial 5G modem

     There is still time for 5G to arrive. The most favorable estimates point to 2020 as the year of its implementation. However, in this Mobile World Congress (MWC) he is the protagonist. The companies gathered these days in Barcelona strive to get the looks of the media and customers with their advances in 5G.

This is the case of Qualcomm, the US chipsets manufacturer, which in the framework of this international event has carried out 5G simulation tests in which they have shown that the future of mobile internet will be extremely fast . It has replicated real world conditions (number of devices, geography or different user demands) in Frankfurt (Germany) and San Francisco (USA). In addition, the tests have been done thinking about the 5G networks that will exist at the beginning built on the existing 4G , not the …

Cyber ​​attacks at home

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Cyber ​​attacks at home

Cybercriminals can access alarms, televisions, smart bulbs or washing machines and take control of the home | The attacks by known viruses only represent 12% of the total

     All the appliances connected to the internet that we have at home can be hacked. Also the Smart TV or even the entrance door, if it is has a security code instead of the traditional key. All these devices IoT (Internet of Things) are connected to a 'Smart Hub' , the module placed in the home that manages them.

The problem analyzed by Kaspersky Labes that a cybercriminal can remotely access the server of these modules and download a file with the personal data of the user needed to access their accounts. "Could get to take control of their home systems," they say from the security company. And because these systems have a 'unifying' function, they are especially interesting for hackers because they can use them as an entry point.


       Although cybersecurity research…

Autonomous cars? For now, only connected

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Autonomous cars? For now, only connected


The automotive industry and technology companies must work together to explore solutions that allow the arrival of vehicles without a driver in a few years

     The technology fairs have hundreds of cars parked in their corridors for a few years. The automotive sector has not wanted to be left out of technological advances and some manufacturers now present proposals to champion the race for the 5G . This is one of the most important fields for the sector, since the arrival of this network is necessary for the proper functioning of future autonomous cars.

Thus, it is normal that technology companies and car manufacturers work together more than ever for the launch of electric vehicles, connected and autonomous. In the framework of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) of Barcelona, ​​both present their proposals for the real car of the future. And you do not have to go far to see it. The Spanish Seat has been working for several years on the "conne…

The 4G will reach the Moon

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The 4G will reach the Moon

It will allow the future streaming of the return of the human being to the Earth's satellite

    PTScientist, Vodafone Germany, Audi and Space X work side by side to get back on the Moon, but, this time, with private financing. Mission to the Moon aims 2019 and Cape Canaveral to bring a Falcon 9 to the Earth satellite.

50 years after the man stepped on the moon for the first time, Vodafone and Nokia have proposed to take the 4G in 2019 to the satellite.

The 4G network will allow Audi lunar quattro rovers to communicate and transfer scientific data and HD video as they carefully approach and study NASA's Apollo 17 lunar exploration vehicle. This vehicle was used by the last astronauts who walked the Moon (Commander Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt) to explore the Taurus-Littrow valley in December 1972.

    It is a crucial first step for the sustainable exploration of the solar system, so that humanity can leave its home on Earth, we must develop infrastr…

Spartanhack, programming and entrepreneurship

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Spartanhack, programming and entrepreneurship

The Spanish company offers a wide variety of courses focused on technology and the ecosystem of startups

    The most demanded professions and competences at present did not exist ten or even five years ago". This is one of the statements in the report 'The future of jobs: Employment, skills and strategy of the workforce for the fourth industrial revolution' signed by the World Economic Forum.

The irruption of technology and Industry 4.0 has changed the world of work and entrepreneurship is almost an obligation when it comes to entering the market or breaking through as a successful entrepreneur.

However, that change of mentality has not reached the whole society. Between 2012 and 2016, Spain is ranked as the penultimate country (only behind Bulgaria) in the rate of entrepreneurs . Only 2.6% of people between 18 and 64 years old create their own or shared company that has been running for less than three months, below the European…

Too many difficulties to maintain a telematic relationship with the administration

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Too many difficulties to maintain a telematic relationship with the administration

The associations of internauts assure that the renovation of the digital signature can only be done with obsolete and insecure browsers
          Many of the administrative procedures that any citizen, company or association must do with the Public Administration can only be done via telematics. For example, anyone who wants to apply for some of the public employment offers has to do it through the internet. Or any paperwork with the Tax Agency can also be done through the network. For this, it is necessary to have an electronic signature. However, as reported by the Association of Internet Users (AUI) and the Association of Internet Users (AI), the renewal of this digital signature is a path full of obstacles.

"The problem is simple, but important," explains Víctor Domingo, president of AUI. «When you have to renew the digital certificate you are asked for some requirements, but you can not do i…