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Facebook is funding brain experiments to create a device that reads your mind

August 14th, 2019 at 6:51 am » Comments Off

Big tech firms are trying to read people’s thoughts, and no one’s ready for the consequences. In 2017, Facebook announced that it wanted to create a headband that would let people type at a speed of 100 words per minute, just by thinking. Now, a little over two years later, the social-media giant is revealing […]



Scientists create contact lenses that zoom on command

August 14th, 2019 at 6:48 am » Comments Off

Blink twice to get a closer look. Nosebleed seats may soon be a thing of the past. Scientists at the University of California San Diego have created a prototype contact lens that is controlled by the eye’s movements. Wearers can make the lenses zoom in or out by simply blinking twice. A paper detailing the […]



Desperate for workers, aging Japan turns to robots for healthcare

August 14th, 2019 at 6:45 am » Comments Off

A woman wearing a Cyberdyne lumbar robotic suit, which is designed to help her walk, gets an assist from caregiver Asami Konishi. TSUKUBA, Japan — In America and other aging societies around the world, it has become common for the elderly to be cared for by their graying children or older workers. That’s largely because […]



The Microhotel, a Category Seeing a Growth Spurt, Makes Small Stylish

August 13th, 2019 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

The Moxy Chelsea in New York City. Though their rooms are small, microhotels often have spacious lobbies that invite hanging out and co-working. They appeal to senior citizens and millennials, business travelers and backpackers. And they’re particularly attractive to hotel developers, who can pack in more guest rooms than in a typical hotel. They’re known […]



Tesla launches its Megapack, a new massive 3 MWh energy storage product

August 13th, 2019 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Tesla is launching today its ‘Megapack’, a massive new energy storage product that combines up to 3 MWh of storage capacity and a 1.5 MW inverter. Electrek exclusively reported last year that Tesla has been working on a new energy storage system called ‘Megapack’. We found out that Tesla was going to use the Megapack […]



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