Augmented Reality Helps Blind See the Light Jessica Lipsky 6/30/2015 Post a comment Three hundred or so visually challenged people are getting assistance in seeing the world around them, thanks to augmented reality goggles developed at the University of Oxford in England. Smart Specs by Va-ST use 3D mapping and depth sensing to provide object and facial recognition assistance.
Smartwatches to Outpace Trackers Jessica Lipsky 4/22/2015 Post a comment Smartwatch ownership is on the rise and will likely surpass activity trackers, according to market researchers. A report from The NDP Group projected that 2016 activity tracker ownership will have peaked at 32 million in 2016 while smartwatch ownership will hit 9%.
Wearables Don Smart Fabrics Jessica Lipsky 2/12/2015 Post a comment What do musical instruments, car seats, and shoes have in common? Each item benefits from smart fabrics invented by Berkeley, Calif. company BeBop sensors. BeBop layers printed circuits onto polyester felts, synthetic silk weaves, and spandex of various thickness to create a web of sensors that connected to a sewn-in microcontroller.
Smart Panel Ponders AI's Future Jessica Lipsky 12/9/2014 (4) comments Artificial intelligence is well on its way to entering the market by 2025, but it may look different than the public has imagined. AI could give systems the ability to talk to each other quickly and simply or to reason and make inferences.
Intel X86 Eyes Google Glass Jessica Lipsky 12/2/2014 (1) comment The next generation of Google Glass may have new guts, as an Intel x86 processor is expected to replace the Texas Instruments Omap chip.
Maker Faire Meets the Big Apple Jessica Lipsky 10/3/2014 (12) comments Hundreds of large companies, startups, maker spaces, and scientists converged at Maker Faire, held at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. Makers big and small came with curiosity to play with hundreds of projects.
TSMC Said to Ship Apple SoCs Jessica Lipsky 7/11/2014 (1) comment The Wall Street Journal is reporting that TSMC has started shipping chips to Apple and that will continue through 2015. Analysts believe that the company is making the chips for the iPhone 6.
Wearables Need Tailored SoCs Jessica Lipsky 5/5/2014 Post a comment Hardware designed specifically for wearable devices will be key to mainstream products. Panelists at Linley Tech Mobile Conference said scaled-down smartphone SoCs are preventing the battery life improvements necessary for wearables to take off.
Google Glass Success Depends on Niche Apps Jessica Lipsky 3/11/2014 (11) comments Prototyping applications will be key to Google Glass and other wearable glasses, according to speakers today at Wearables DevCon, a conference for wearable makers, software developers, and app creators.
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