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Verily's wearable microscope sees beneath your skin

UCLA and Verily, Google Alphabet's life sciences division, has developed a wearable microscope that could help doctors in the near future. The device is designed to track fluorescent biomarkers inside the skin, a vital tool used to detect certain cancers and to monitor the delivery of drugs inside …

The evolution of CES

The evolution of the<br>Consumer Electronics Show<p>The first three decades of the CES journey<p>1969<p>Another January, another CES. The Consumer Electronics …

Here's what to expect from CES 2015

Autonomous driving isn’t a new theme. It’s not even a new theme at CES, in fact: the last several years have seen announcements and demonstrations from various automakers showcasing just how little attention we’ll need to pay to the road someday. But the reality is that even now, in 2014, precious …

Virtual Reality

CES 2015: the trends and technologies to look out for

It's already time to kick off the new tech year in style at the the International Consumer Electronics Show, which is being held in Las Vegas this …

CES

Netatmo Welcome review: Netatmo's cam faces the future, for better and for worse - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Netatmo Welcome successfully implements facial recognition in a consumer product for the first time. It has cleverly customizable notifications based around that feature and the specs to keep up with the competition as a connected camera.<p><b>The Bad</b> In practice, it doesn't keep up with the …

Withings debuts Activité Pop smartwatch, brings an affordable splash of color to the original

Withings announced its new Activité Pop smartwatch today during CES. While the original model will set you back $450, the new “Pop” version will only cost you $150. For that much lower price you’ll gain the same fitness-tracking functionality of the original, including compatibility with the Health …

CES 2015: 'Narrative Clip 2' Wearable Camera Debuts with Improved Optics, Automatic Photo Capture

This week's Consumer Electronics Show has brought the unveiling of the Narrative Clip 2, which is the follow up to the popular portable wearable camera now featuring an improved camera, enhanced light sensitivity, and wide-angle optics. The Narrative Clip 2 features a new 8-megapixel camera system …

US Army Looks To 3D Print Food For Soldiers

Food researchers in the US Army are looking into ways to 3D print food for soldiers. According to a press release, Army food technologists say that 3D printed food could produce meals on demand for soldiers in the battlefield.<p>With 3D technology, food can be tailored to a soldier’s nutritional …

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition

Information technology is revolutionizing products. Once composed solely of mechanical and electrical parts, products have become complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways. These “smart, connected products”—made possible …

New Bluetooth devices will connect directly to the internet

For all the talk of an Internet of Things, many Bluetooth devices aren't very internet-savvy; they usually have to rely on WiFi (or another gadget entirely) to hop online. That's going to change very shortly with the advent of Bluetooth's new 4.2 spec. If a sensor, smart light bulb or other …

New Apple Patent Reveals an Amazing Fall Protection System for iPhones

A new Apple patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) titled “Protective mechanism for an electronic device”, details a …

The Physics of Productivity

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, Mathematical …

Seller of StealthGenie spyware app gets fined $500,000

A US District Judge in Virginia has ordered the man responsible for selling and distributing StealthGenie, an application used to spy on people, to pay a $500,000 fine and hand over the software's source code to the authorities. Hammad Akbar, who is originally from Denmark, last week pleaded guilty …

Hacker Mitnick has a plan to help you stay safe online (Q&A)

Even famed hacker Kevin Mitnick -- labeled a "computer terrorist" by the FBI in the '90s -- worries about getting hacked.<p>But he doesn't want you to. So he's now writing a book called "The Art of Invisibility" that shares his advice on how to stay safe online. It starts, he said, by making sure all …

Information Systems

Why privacy is like the frog in the pot of boiling water

There’s a well-known anecdote that has been used to describe the gradual shifting of our world, from the politics of war to climate change: the …

This is how your Gmail account got hacked

If your Gmail account got hacked, blame your friends.<p>You are 36 times more likely to get scammed if your contacts' accounts have been hacked, according to a study released this week by Google (GOOG).<p>It's rare. On an average day, only nine in 1 million accounts gets stolen. But when it happens, the …

Cloud Infographic - The Internet Of Things In 2020

The growing interest in the <b>Internet of Things</b> is amongst us and there is much discussion. Attached is an archived but still relevant infographic <b>by</b> …

How the 'Internet of Things' will impact consumers, businesses, and governments in 2016 and beyond

For more than two years, BI Intelligence has closely tracked the growth of the IoT. Specifically, we've analyzed how the IoT ecosystem enables entities (i.e. consumers, businesses, and governments) to connect to, and control, their IoT devices in 16 environments, including manufacturing, the …

Applications are driving investment in deep learning startups

Deep learning, the popular approach to machine learning currently driving new capabilities in fields such as computer vision, is beginning to attract …

How Wearables Are Being Used For Social Good

Even the Embrace, a sleeping-bag like device to keep premature babies warm, can be considered a wearable.<p>Most wearables are focused on feeding off of self obsession: How many miles you ran in a day, how much stress you’re feeling, how many hours you slept last night. And while there’s obvious value …

The Truth About Teenagers, The Internet, And Privacy

It’s complicated.<p>Did you see that study on privacy in the digital age?<p>If you’re wondering which one, there’s a good reason for that. Every few months, a new study hits the press about how different generations relate to privacy and so far, the results have been all over the map.<p>Last year, USC’s …

Social Media

Maker of Apple Pay Competitor Has Already Been Hacked

Unreal.<p>You can’t make this stuff up.<p>MCX, the retailer consortium behind Apple Pay competitor CurrentC, has already been hacked, according to an email sent out to those people who have signed up for, or downloaded, the CurrentC app.<p>“Within the last 36 hours, we learned that unauthorized third …

IEEE standards group wants to bring order to Internet of Things

The IEEE is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of Things, spanning a multitude of industries and …

Internet of Things

Revealed: how Whisper app tracks ‘anonymous’ users

• Some Whisper users monitored even after opting out of geolocation services<br>• Company shares some information with US Department of Defense<br>• User data collated and indefinitely stored in searchable database<p>The company behind Whisper, the social media app that promises users anonymity and claims to be …

A Dummy’s Guide To The “Bash Bug,” Your New (And Scarier) Heartbleed

It could affect all your Internet-connected devices, from video cameras to routers to your Mac.<p>The Heartbleed bug from earlier this year was billed as the single biggest security vulnerability in Internet history. That is no longer the case. As of Wednesday night there’s a new bug in town, which …

Specialized Gear For Transit Commuters Protects You From Other People’s Germs

The Germinator jacket will protect you from getting sick on the subway. Is this just for germaphobes or is the best commuting outfit a hazmat suit?<p>“Commuting by public transit is convenient, responsible, and gross.” So say designers at the San Francisco branch of gravitytank, who spent last flu …

Payments Company Stripe To Power Facebook’s Buy Button

Facebook has tapped payments company Stripe to power a “buy” button that lets users make purchases directly from the social network, a Stripe representative told <i>Fast Company</i>.<p>Earlier this month, Twitter began embedding a buy button in tweets through a partnership with Stripe, though it plans to add …

Managing People from 5 Generations

For the first time in history, five generations will soon be working side by side. But whether this multi-generational workplace feels happy and productive or challenging and stressful is, in large part, up to you: the boss. How should you relate to employees of different age groups? How do you …