Scientists develop first fabric to automatically cool or insulate depending on conditions

University of Maryland researchers have created a fabric that can automatically regulate the amount of heat that passes through it. When conditions are warm and moist, such as those near a sweating body, the fabric allows infrared radiation (heat) to pass through. When conditions become cooler and drier, the fabric reduces the heat that escapes. Read more about Scientists develop first fabric to automatically cool or insulate depending on conditions[…]

Program allows ordinary digital camera to see round corners

In a demonstration of “computational periscopy” a US team at Boston University showed they could see details of objects hidden from view by analysing shadows they cast on a nearby wall. Vivek Goyal, an electrical engineer at the university, said that while the work had clear implications for surveillance he hoped it would lead to Read more about Program allows ordinary digital camera to see round corners[…]

Smartians – turn old tech things into smart things by pushing, pulling, prodding and turning: looking for funding

Why replace your things just because they’re not state-of-the-art? Smartians are cloud-connected motors that breathe new life into the things around you. <iframe src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/294150597″ width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Very clever, I hope they get funded!   Source: Smartians | FROLIC studio |

UK puts ‘Bird-borne’ radar on albatrosses among 17 new projects to be funded

Albatrosses and radar tracking One of the successful projects will see albatrosses and petrels benefit from further research using ‘bird-borne’ radar devices. Developed by scientists at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), the attached radars will measure how often tracked wandering albatrosses interact with legal and illegal fishing vessels in the south Atlantic to map the Read more about UK puts ‘Bird-borne’ radar on albatrosses among 17 new projects to be funded[…]

Snips – a private, offline voice assistant

Snips is the first Voice Platform where you can build an Voice Assistant that is Private by Design. Source: Snips — Using Voice to Make Technology Disappear Which means, unlike Alexa or Google Home, your voice data doesn’t get listened to by the cloud, doesn’t get saved by strangers targetting advertising at you and works Read more about Snips – a private, offline voice assistant[…]

Paralyzed Individuals Operate Tablet with Brain Implant

One user played Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” on an Android tablet piano app and later bought some groceries online. Another sent a few texts and then checked the weather forecast. A third browsed through some videos before firing up Stevie Nicks on Pandora. They didn’t use their fingers to type commands or their voices to Read more about Paralyzed Individuals Operate Tablet with Brain Implant[…]

BlackBerry KEY2 LE: proper keyboard but midrange specs

Out of thousands of smartphone vendors, TCL’s BlackBerry Mobile unit represents one of a tiny handful targeting enterprise users. But its two QWERTY models to date have been priced at a premium, north of £500. Unveiled at IFA this week, budget model the KEY2 LE cuts costs in a bid to attract the corporate bulk Read more about BlackBerry KEY2 LE: proper keyboard but midrange specs[…]

CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 RAM With LED lighting options!

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Roku releases speakers that turn volume down for loud ads and up for soft programmes. Unfortunately, only for Roku TVs.

While the tech specs of the speakers haven’t been released yet, we know how they’ll connect to and work with Roku TVs. The speaker set pairs wirelessly with Roku TVs via Roku Connect, and, thanks to built-in software that works with Roku OS, the speakers will sync up with whatever you’re watching on the smart Read more about Roku releases speakers that turn volume down for loud ads and up for soft programmes. Unfortunately, only for Roku TVs.[…]

Not OK Google: Massive outage turns smart home kit utterly dumb

Google’s entire Home infrastructure has suffered a serious outage, with millions of customers on Wednesday morning complaining that their smart devices have stopped working. At the time of writing, the cloud-connected gadgets are still hosed, the service is still down, and the system appears to have been knackered for at least the past 10 hours. Read more about Not OK Google: Massive outage turns smart home kit utterly dumb[…]

Square Off: The Magic Chess Board with self moving pieces allows you to play remotely or vs AI

No holograms, no 3D, no AR, no bullshit. Square Off is a chess board where the pieces move themselves, and you can play online or against AI. Square Off is really something special. There’s no avoiding a smile the first time you see a knight slide out from the back row without banging into any Read more about Square Off: The Magic Chess Board with self moving pieces allows you to play remotely or vs AI[…]

Kinect is back!

Building on the technology that debuted with Kinect and became a core part of HoloLens, Project Kinect for Azure combines Microsoft’s next-generation depth camera with the power of Azure services to enable new scenarios for developers working with ambient intelligence. This technology will transform AI on the edge with spatial, human, and object understanding, increasing Read more about Kinect is back![…]

The World’s First Working Projector Smartwatch Turns Your Arm Into a Big Touchscreen

Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag. GIF: Carnegie Mellon University & ASU Tech Some smartwatches come with powerful processors, lots of storage, and robust software, but have limited capabilities compared to smartphones thanks to their tiny touchscreens. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, however, have now created a smartwatch prototype with a built-in projector Read more about The World’s First Working Projector Smartwatch Turns Your Arm Into a Big Touchscreen[…]

Researchers develop device that can ‘hear’ your internal voice

Researchers have created a wearable device that can read people’s minds when they use an internal voice, allowing them to control devices and ask queries without speaking. The device, called AlterEgo, can transcribe words that wearers verbalise internally but do not say out loud, using electrodes attached to the skin. “Our idea was: could we Read more about Researchers develop device that can ‘hear’ your internal voice[…]

Announcing “Project Things” – An open framework for connecting your devices to the web.

Today, we are pleased to announce that anyone can now build their own Things Gateway to control their connected device directly from the web. We kicked off “Project Things”, with the goal of building a decentralized ‘Internet of Things’ that is focused on security, privacy, and interoperability. Since our announcement last year, we have continued Read more about Announcing “Project Things” – An open framework for connecting your devices to the web.[…]

Amazon.com: Dr.meter Wifi Endoscope, 2.0 Megapixels HD Digital Inspection Camera with 5 Meters(16.4ft) Cable and 8 LEDs in the Camera Handheld Borescope Supports Windows iOS and Android System: Camera & Photo

Amazon.com: Dr.meter Wifi Endoscope, 2.0 Megapixels HD Digital Inspection Camera with 5 Meters(16.4ft) Cable and 8 LEDs in the Camera Handheld Borescope Supports Windows iOS and Android System: Camera & Photo Source: Amazon.com: Dr.meter Wifi Endoscope, 2.0 Megapixels HD Digital Inspection Camera with 5 Meters(16.4ft) Cable and 8 LEDs in the Camera Handheld Borescope Supports Read more about Amazon.com: Dr.meter Wifi Endoscope, 2.0 Megapixels HD Digital Inspection Camera with 5 Meters(16.4ft) Cable and 8 LEDs in the Camera Handheld Borescope Supports Windows iOS and Android System: Camera & Photo[…]

The Vuzix Blade Is What Google Glass Always Wanted to Be

The thing that always rubbed me the wrong way about Google Glass though, was how after an underwhelming debut, the company seemingly forgot about its moonshot tech. The only thing that remains of the project are enterprise-only models focused more on assisting business complete specialized tasks than expanding the tech as a whole. It’s a Read more about The Vuzix Blade Is What Google Glass Always Wanted to Be[…]

Lightwear: Introducing Magic Leap’s $1.9 Billion Dollar Invstement Mixed Reality Goggles

Magic Leap today revealed a mixed reality headset that it believes reinvents the way people will interact with computers and reality. Unlike the opaque diver’s masks of virtual reality – which replace the real world with a virtual one – Magic Leap’s device, called Lightwear, resembles goggles, which you can see through as if you’re Read more about Lightwear: Introducing Magic Leap’s $1.9 Billion Dollar Invstement Mixed Reality Goggles[…]

 Gemini • Psion come alive again running linux and android

Gemini brings the Psion Series 5 design into the 21st century. Psion’s designer, Martin Riddiford of Therefore, has devised a new keyboard and hinge, which allows the machine to spring open and snap shut, just like Psions used to, and stand firmly on a flat surface without keeling over. Inside is a full phone board, Read more about  Gemini • Psion come alive again running linux and android[…]

Looking through walls, now easier than ever • The Register

In a paper published on Thursday in the journal Optica, Duke professors Daniel Marks and David R. Smith, and postdoctoral researcher Okan Yurduseven describe a method for through-wall imaging (TWI) that compensates for the varied distortion produced by different wall materials, to allow details to be captured more accurately. Source: Looking through walls, now easier Read more about Looking through walls, now easier than ever • The Register[…]