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Wearable implants or more precisely ingestible implants are the new way doctors could evaluate a patient’s condition. ReMix: A bucket of animal tissue containing a marker and some tracking implants placed in front of a camera-looking device that will read the signals from the trackers. (Image via MITl) Why wear the GPS when one can ingest it? At least it seems to be the thought process of the engineers who created ReMix. A revolution in the industry of medical implants, ReMix carries a lot ...
Scientists and Engineers are competing around the world to make the next big thing in the world of wearable technology. To succeed, it seems that they need to conquer the world of fashion. Sensoria at the feet of a volunteer, data shown on the phone next to it. (Image via mindtecstore)   Wearable technology is the term used to refer to any electronic device that is worn on or inside the body. Back in 2015, the market was worth $2 billion and 50 million wearable electronics were sold. The p ...
The size of the devices on the market make them easier to carry, but nothing beats a camera-contact lens. Drawing of a possible design of the lens, photo from the patent application (Image via Sony)   Every time the term “machine” is uttered, it used to refer to a non-organic, unnatural entity made by mankind, and which functions through a set of mechanisms. In the past, machines had no personality and really felt lifeless, at least until they are powered on. Today, machines ha ...
The Japanese festival Hanami is symbolic of a change in season. But, whether in ancient time or now, whether in Japan or not, the festival is also an opportunity to renew or create bonds. Hanami Festival in Washington D.C: diverse groups gathered to marvel at the beautiful cherry flowers. (Image from cherryblossomwatch.com)   Japan, a cluster of islands covered mostly with mountains and volcanoes, is the world biggest automobile producer, the birth place of karaoke and sumo wrestling. Japa ...
Arduino Create interface (via Arduino)   Arduino Create now integrates Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone and other Linux based SBCs ─ all with IoT in mind. Arduino’s goal is to make developing IoT (Internet of Things) devices quicker and easier than ever before for the Maker or Professional Developer. Stated in a press release, Arduino Creates brings the Arduino framework and libraries to all these SBCs, officially, changing the development game in a big way.   “With this release, ...
Corti is an AI system that can analyze background noises and diagnose whether someone is suffering cardiac arrest over the phone. Emergency dispatchers could soon get some assistance thanks to AI (Photo via Washington Post)   It’s not easy being an emergency dispatcher. You not only have to keep the person on the other line calm, but you need to ask them questions at the same time to help them as much as possible.  It’s a lot to take on, but soon these dispatchers may get ...
The technology giant Apple is under fire after a couple of its investors requested the company to offer more tools to fight smartphone addiction in children. But is it really Apple responsibility to fix the problem?   The world has always seen people suffer from various addictions; whether it is a substance or a behavior. However, addictions have taken a more subtle and sneaky form: smart devices. This new addiction seems to be creating havoc among teens and younger users. According to th ...
BEAM allows you to display photos, messages, logos and Gifs on an AMOLED button you can wear. (Image credit: BEAM Authentic)   Chances are, you’ve probably worn a button to display your affinity for a cause, your favorite bands or even just a smiley face at some point in your life and while some of them were probably eye-catching, none of them can rival the BEAM smart wearable button and for good reason.   BEAM Authentic’s button allows you to broadcast your own customiza ...
Stephen Hawking believes that while AI can do some good, it can do a lot of harm and we need to be prepared for the risks involved. Stephen Hawking’s outlook on the future of AI isn’t so optimistic (Photo via Hawking.org.uk)   Casual, but maybe a little bit scary. The story of human civilization being overthrown by computers and AI has been turned into numerous books, movies, and TV shows. But it seemed like a threat only if you were really paranoid by technology. Well, maybe i ...
Amazon now has an ARview feature on its shopping app, and Microsoft’s HoloLens are now certified as safety goggles. Preview items in your home with Amazon ARview. (Photo from Amazon)   People are always finding new ways to use technology, like using your smartphone as a projector. Companies are doing the same thing but on a slightly bigger scale. Amazon is always on the cusp of introducing technology you really don’t need. The retail giant is launching a new AR feature inside i ...
Mobile chipmaker ARM introduces a new security framework to increase IoT security, while congress reforms a bill that allows intelligence agents to spy on citizens. Will ARM and congress get us any closer to improving IoT security and privacy? (Photo via Getty)   The Internet of Things was supposed to make our lives easier, but lately, it’s given us nothing but headaches. It feels like every other week there’s a report of another data breach causing you to check your accounts e ...
German automotive company Daimler got permission to publicly test self-driving trucks on Oregon and Nevada highways. These autonomous trucks are coming to a highway near you. (Photo from Daimler)   It takes a lot of patience, endurance, and skill to be a long-haul truck driver. But soon all of that may not be needed if autonomous trucks become a reality. Recently, German automotive company Daimler revealed plans to drive digitally connected trucks on public highways in Oregon and Nevada. T ...
iZotope’s Spire Studio is a compact device featuring different recording tools to easily create quality demos. Avoid recording demos in a studio with this compact device. (Photo from iZotope)   I don’t always write about complete products, especially refined consumer projects. This is one of those. But, this one represents something important… replacing expensive industry products and services is a way forward. This one, in particular, gives anyone the ability to make qu ...
This new sensor by Carnegie Mellon plus into an electrical outlet, keeps track of home activity, and assigns various signatures to different objects and functions. All it takes is this chip to transform your home into a smart house (Photo via Carnegie Mellon)   Even before The Jetsons graced our television screens, we dreamed about living in a smart house. This goal is now actually in reach. Devices like Amazon Echo, Alexa, and Google Home make it possible to control certain functions of y ...
A new development between IBM and Arrow Electronics lets IndieGoGo Developers use Watson’s cloud services and tools. IBM is slowly bringing Watson to the masses. (via IBM)   IBM’s Watson is best known for beating Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings in 2011 and lately, you may have seen its name pop up in H & R Block ads. Now, IBM is ready to share Watson with the masses. At the unveiling of the company’s $200 million Internet of Things headquarters in Munich, they also reveal ...

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