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NewsPoster Sep 16, 2013 10:38 AM
Briefly: Google Glass tethering change, Disney touch-based audio
Google has updated the Explorer Edition of <a href=" re.device/" rel='nofollow'>Google Glass</a>, allowing users to avoid tethering fees on their carrier's data plans. The XE9 firmware, discovered by <a href="" rel='nofollow'>user</a> Nick Starr, appears to allow the headwear to send and receive data via its companion app on a smartphone, with <em>Engadget</em> <a href="" rel='nofollow'>reporting</a> that it is bypassing the phones Bluetooth tethering settings. <br />
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<strong>Disney Research demonstrates audio transfer by electricity, touch</strong><br />
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Disney Research has worked out a way for audio to be transferred between people by touch. The "Ishin-Den-Shin" <a href="" rel='nofollow'>prototype</a> converts sound into an electrical charge, fluctuating between high and low voltages with a low current, which is then transmitted from the metal microphone to the user. By touching another person's ear, the electrostatic field lightly vibrates the earlobe and produces noise, according <a href="" rel='nofollow'>to</a> <em>Ars Technica</em>. Disney is now looking into how the technology can be used in its theme parks. <br />
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