Jake Cualquiera

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London police testing body-worn cameras for 'speedier justice'

Rugged video cameras have become part of the police uniform for London officers after the Metropolitan Police kicked off a one-year trial thought to be the biggest of its kind. A total of 500 Axon Body units supplied by Taser will be distributed to officers across the capital, beginning in Camden, …

Could A $150 Robot Teach Braille Across India’s Slums?

To combat illiteracy among india’s visually impaired, two students create the world’s cheapest Braille display.<p>At $4,000 each, Braille displays are much too expensive to be of any use to the nearly 8 million visually impaired people living in India.<p>But thanks to a group of clever computer science …

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New Concepts Imagine the iWatch as a Lifestyle Device, Traditional Timepiece

While earlier iWatch concepts were inspired by the wearable's health-tracking features, a new set of renderings from Argentine design student Tomas Moyano imagines the iWatch as a device that'll produce "a further and deeper interaction between human beings and technology."<p>Moyano pictures a …

London will test smart crossing system to keep pedestrians safe

Sure, pedestrian detection tech for cars is already in the works, but the city of London wants to keep people even safer by equipping its crossings with a bunch of sensors and devices. London Mayor Boris Johnson just announced that the city will try out a smart crossing system, which he claims has …

This Is Why It Feels Like Apple Stopped Innovating Three Years Ago

He'd say that once, when he was a kid, he was reading a science magazine and he found an article ranking animals by the efficiency of their movements.<p>At the top of the list, there were cheetahs and hawks. Way down at the bottom, there were humans — relatively slow on their two legs.<p>But then Jobs …