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Power-multiplying exoskeletons are slimming down for use on the battlefield

July 1st, 2018 at 9:51 am » Comments Off

The technology has been long-anticipated by military commanders. With exoskeletons, soldiers don’t have to consume as much oxygen to perform a given task. Taking that edge off has associated benefits, including cutting the risk of bone and muscle injuries.



Bose’s new $250 Sleepbuds play soothing sounds instead of music

June 23rd, 2018 at 7:58 am » Comments Off

Is quality sleep worth that much cash? After a couple years of development and early prototype testing through an Indiegogo campaign, Bose is commercially releasing its noise-masking Sleepbuds. They go on sale tomorrow, June 21st, for $250 from Amazon, Best Buy, Bose, and other retailers. The Sleepbuds are truly wireless earbuds designed to stay in […]



Smart speakers are becoming so popular, more people will use them than wearable tech products this year

June 3rd, 2018 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

Smart speaker users will reach 76.5 million by 2020, according to the latest eMarketer forecast. The average smart speaker user is still an older, millennial male, but the devices are gaining traction with younger, Gen X women with kids. Amazon Echo is the most popular, but is losing share. Google Home will likely slow Echo’s […]



Snapchat launches Spectacles V2, camera glasses you’ll actually wear

May 11th, 2018 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

Snapchat Spectacles v2 Close Up Photos, not just video. No yellow ring alerting people to the camera. Underwater-capable. Classier colors with lighter lenses. Prescription options. Faster syncing. And a much slimmer frame and charging case. Snapchat fixed the biggest pain points of its Spectacles camera sunglasses with V2, which launch today for $150. The company […]



FDA approves world’s 1st contact lenses that darken in sunlight

April 24th, 2018 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

Contact lenses that automatically darken when the wearer goes outside are cleared to hit the market after the innovation got a green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this month.



Computer system transcribes words users “speak silently”

April 11th, 2018 at 10:28 am » Comments Off

MIT researchers have developed a computer interface that can transcribe words that the user verbalizes internally but does not actually speak aloud. The system consists of a wearable device and an associated computing system. Electrodes in the device pick up neuromuscular signals in the jaw and face that are triggered by internal verbalizations — saying […]



Beijing police are using facial-recognition glasses to identify car passengers and number plates

March 15th, 2018 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

A promotion video shows an actor wearing LLVision facial recognition smart glasses during a demonstration at the company’s office in Beijing, China February 28, 2018. Beijing police began testing facial-recognition glasses last week. They appear to be similar to those first used by police in a Henan railway station last month.



Electronic skin can display a heartbeat on your hand

February 22nd, 2018 at 10:36 am » Comments Off

You’d know someone’s health just by looking at them. Electronic skins might not only detect health troubles in the near future, but display them for the world to see. University of Tokyo researchers have developed an e-skin that can measure vital signs like your heartbeat and display them in real time on a skin display. […]



Chinese police are using facial-recognition glasses to scan travelers

February 10th, 2018 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Railway police have begun using facial-recognition eyewear to catch criminals. In tests the glasses identified faces within 100 milliseconds.



If workers slack off the wristband will know. (And Amazon has a patent for it.)

February 9th, 2018 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

Employees at an Amazon warehouse in Carteret, N.J. The e-commerce giant has been known to experiment in-house with new technology before selling it worldwide.CreditBryan Anselm for The New York Times



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