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fraunhofer

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Need to lend your key? E-mail it, Fraunhofer says

The German research organization is showing technology that lets NFC-equipped smartphones unlock doors, and let one person effectively e-mail a key to another.

By March 4, 2013

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Audi partners with Bang & Olufsen, Fraunhofer IIS for 3D Sound

Audi steps its ultra-premium audio offerings up a notch with a 23-channel 3D sound system.

By January 8, 2013

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Fraunhofer's artistic robot at CeBIT (photos)

The Fraunhofer Institute shows off a robot at CeBIT that could take a digital photo and convert it into a drawing. Its day job is measuring the performance of reflective materials.

5 Images By March 7, 2012

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Vaulting patent barrier, Firefox gets support for most popular video format

Mozilla wants to keep patent-encumbered technology off the Web. But H.264 compression is widely used, and a deal with Cisco means Firefox can use it.

By October 14, 2014

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Google Glass tech can see how you feel

A Germany research institution adapts its facial recognition software for Google Glass, but promises to keep the data out of the cloud.

By August 27, 2014

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World Cup 2014 makes history with new goal-line tech

For the first time ever, the world's soccer governing body has permitted technology to help game officials detect whether the ball enters the goal.

By June 8, 2014

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Sound bite: Despite Pono's promise, experts pan HD audio

By raising $4.3 million on Kickstarter, Neil Young's startup shows an appetite for better sound quality. The only hitch: experts say there's little point going beyond CD quality.

By March 20, 2014

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Patent licensing terms still murky for next-gen video

Plenty of patents are involved in HEVC, the leading technology contender for compressing 4K video. Several big names still haven't signed up for an effort to ease licensing.

By January 17, 2014

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How fast is that soccer player? Fraunhofer can tell

At CeBIT, the research firm shows wireless tracking technology that lets coaches or fans see statistics such as how far a player ran or how fast the ball was shot.

By March 6, 2012

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You're going to want to keep your shirt on for this workout

High-tech textiles, like self-cleaning jackets and self-charging backpacks, welcome a new member to the ranks: a shirt that measures your heart rate and more.

By November 5, 2013