Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Computer content and other tech designers now have a helping hand in getting their displays right for an aging population. Iso, the Geneva-based International Standards Organization, 3 February issued new standards that will make life easier for anyone over 50, if the designers read the fine print on the standards. The [...]
(correction 31 January) Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – EPFL researchers in Lausanne have shown that a material now used in lubricants could herald a long-awaited leap forward in the electronics industry, allowing smaller and more energy-efficient electronic chips: a material with “distinct advantages over traditional silicon or graphene”. EPFL says molybdenite, also known as MoS2, could [...]
Tablets are “additive”, mouse not about to disappear Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Logitech, based in Romanel-sur-Morges, will have a “tablet focus” to its “product launches in 2012, and 25 percent of its new retail products will be tablet friendly,” reports the Dow Jones Newswire of the company that made its name with computer peripherals, notably [...]
Mathematical invention part of the future shrinking of our electronic devices Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – EPFL is boasting its 1,000th invention 3 November, with the official arrival of Kandou, a new system based on mathematics whose daunting task is to try to reduce the world’s computer electricity consumption, currently 150 billion kWh per year, which [...]
By Bob Evans Audio files at the end Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch.com) – Did you go over the Moon when you first heard Mike Oldfield’s “Music of the Spheres”? Did you go into ecstasies over Gustav Holst’s “Planets” Suite? Well, soon you can fall in love with the Higgs Boson Sonata, the Dark Matter Cantata and [...]
Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Solutions are within reach, but they are becoming increasingly urgent for the problem of what to do with the growing number of cell phones, televisions, computers and other electronic devices and their waste. A report issued this week by Unep, the United Nations environmental body, draws a gloomy picture, but it [...]
Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Swiss Post confirmed to news agency ats that the country’s 2,500 post offices were affected by a system-wide computer breakdown Wednesday morning 27 January. Computers failed to go on at opening time and the problem lasted until nearly 11:00, with some postal stations remaining closed.
Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Switzerland’s federal communications office (Ofcom) director, Martin Dumermuth, told the Berner Zeitung newspaper Thursday that he plans to propose in January a change to the current license fee regulations. Owners of television sets and radios are subject to fees, but Dumermuth would like to include computer and cell phone owners. He [...]