Jerry Ghazal

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Bionic eye changing woman's life after losing sight

A woman who has gradually been losing her sight for years has been describing the joys of being able to see again after being fitted with a bionic eye.<p>Rhian Lewis, from Cardiff, Wales, was given the retinal implant as part of a trial which could go on to benefit thousands of people suffering from …

Walsh

This App Wants To Kill The Selfie Stick

Can an app replace the selfie stick? Sadly that seems a forlorn hope at this point. The plague of wands topped with phone clamps and wielded by photo-loving tourists everywhere seems unstoppable.<p>But San Diego-based iOS developer Ford Davis reckons the need to carry an extra bit of kit just to snap …

Apps

The Bluetooth headset that keeps you awake at the wheel

Pounding coffee and Red Bull can only do so much to keep a driver from falling asleep at the wheel. But one company has developed a discreet Bluetooth headset that nudges you before you doze off.<p>The Vigo Bluetooth headset uses an infrared sensor, an accelerometer and an algorithm that tracks …

Traffic Safety

Why Your Next Vision Exam Could Involve Playing Video Games

RightEye LLC is debuting new PC video games with eye-tracking technology at CES 2016 that will help eye doctors more accurately test vision.<p>More than …

Facebook had to change its newsfeed because some people were using it like email

A small subset of Facebook users, though, had been treating Facebook's newsfeed more like an email inbox — a problem when it comes to the way the social network decides to show you stories.<p>In a deep dive by Slate's Will Oremus into who controls your feed, Facebook engineers told Slate that a large …

Social Media

Meet the shot-slamming robot that keeps you from drinking alone

There's an inherent contradiction in drinking. Do it with a group of friends and it's called partying. Do it by yourself and, well, there are a lot of names for that.<p>Because South Korean inventor Eunchan Park couldn't bear to drink alone, he came up with a novel solution. He built a robot that can …

Alcohol

National hoverboard ban floated in Australia after dangerous house fire

After a hoverboard caused a devastating house fire in Melbourne Monday, the powers that be in Australia have decided they're going to take a second …

Another hoverboard fire scorches California home

Despite a number of early warnings just before Christmas, the list of hoverboard fires continues to grow, with the latest major incident occurring in …

Now we can 3D print ceramics

Despite being able to build just about anything with 3D printing, until now items have been limited to polymer plastics, a handful of metals and glass. However, researchers at HRL Laboratories have announced a significant advancement in additive manufacturing: the ability to print ceramics. The …

7 clever tricks that make your iPhone or iPad easier to use

Using an iPhone or an iPad isn't rocket science. One of the things that die-hard Apple users love most about them is their combination of powerful computing with simple, easy-to-use functionality. That's even more pronounced with Apple's new iOS 9 operating system.<p>In fact, hundreds of thousands of …

6 precautions to take with that shiny new hoverboard

So you just got a brand-new hoverboard — a self-balancing two-wheeled board, to be precise — for Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus and you're …

Researchers determined 4 reasons why you can't quit Facebook

Many of us have tried, yet come crawling back days later to get our daily fix of racist commentary from balding ex-high school classmates.<p>Now, a new paper from Cornell Information Science, published in Social Media + Society, helps explain why we're so attached to the social media empire, and what …

Social Media

Hawaii Adapts Itself to a Selfie-Obsessed Society

People's vision of paradise often includes a couple palm trees, a perfect sunset and, of course, themselves.<p>Selfies are big everywhere, of course. But they are really big in Hawaii.<p>Head to any beach, luau or lookout spot and you will find a crowd of people trying to capture a bit of scenic beauty …

This new Nest ad highlights the most amazing moments its smart cameras caught on video this year

People captured the various absurd, scary, and romantic clips with the Wi-Fi-enabled smart camera called "Nest Cam" that the company launched this summer.<p>The devices are meant to be placed around a person's home for security and surveillance purposes and are often used to check on pets or look out …

Amazing

The creator of MySpace now travels the world taking insane photographs

The founder of MySpace was assigned as the first friend of everyone joining the social network — connecting him to millions of people around the globe.<p>The glory days of MySpace are now long gone, and Tom is no longer involved with the site. But he keeps himself busy.<p>Along with co-founder Chris …

News Corp

Coming up next in personalized medicine: 3D printed drugs

Over the past decade, 3D printing has been blurring boundaries between imagination and fabrication.<p>Developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), computer-aided 3D-printing technology has opened up exciting and revolutionary new possibilities in customized medicines.<p>As MIT licensed …

Grandma tries virtual reality for the first time and screams with joy

One day, if you're lucky, you'll get much older and some youngster will ask you to try out some new technology. At that point, you'll either have a …

Top Web Design Trends To Watch In 2016

Web design industry is an ever-changing space and there are many trends that come and go. 2015 has been another amazing year for technological advancement and we’ve seen some incredible websites.<p>You shouldn’t expect radical changes in 2016. We’ll see some current trends growing bigger, some of them …

UI Design

Kimoji is an app that lets Kim Kardashian’s ass do all the talking

It’s not often I’ll pay $1.99 for an app just so I can see a picture of Kim Kardashian’s ass but today is one of those days.<p>I’ve just downloaded the Kimoji app and added the keyboard to my settings which means at the tap of my screen, I am in Kimoji heaven.<p>Blockchain and cryptocurrency news minus …

Apps

First airlines, now colleges are banning hoverboards

In late November, airlines began banning hoverboards over safety concerns. Now some colleges are following suit.<p>The George Washington University …

The GoPro drone’s killer feature could be a 360-degree camera

Looking for clues in all directions<p>"Take a moment to look around you."<p>Maybe it's because we just spent a year over-analyzing <i>Star Wars</i> trailers, but I'm beginning to think GoPro CEO Nick Woodman is trying to tell us something in the teaser video for the company's forthcoming drone. It sounds like …

Drones

WhatsApp is reportedly adding video calls soon

It was just this year that WhatsApp finally added voice call support, but now it seems the popular messaging app is looking to outdo itself by adding video support soon.<p>German Apple blog Macerkopf claims that WhatsApp is working on the feature, and provides allegdly leaked images of video calling …

Apps

This Coca-Cola Ad Can Only Be Read by the Color Blind

Companies often engage in targeted advertising campaigns, but one of the world’s largest beverage makers recently put out an ad with a message that …

NASA releases a colorful, psychedelic video of Pluto

And a brief history of the dwarf planet's trippy imagery<p>NASA has released hundreds of photos of the Pluto system since the flyby in July, but a handful of them have supremely psychedelic. A new video released today is no exception.<p>The agency took images made by the Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral …

Solar System

Most anticipated tech of 2016: August to December edition

360-degree videos come to Apple TV for the first time

Web giants like YouTube and Facebook have been showing off a slate of 360-degree videos in recent months, using the format for Christmas specials and iOS News Feeds, but the clips have so far been conspicuously absent from one format — Apple TV. That's changed today with the launch of an Apple TV …

Three new Canon inkjets print Instagram pics directly from feed, comments included

Imagine you just just got back from a week-long holiday vacation with friends and you're browsing through all the Instagram photos of your time together.<p>If you start getting nostalgic and decide to save your favorites, it's pretty easy to just take a screenshot for safekeeping in your photos …

Graava is a new action camera that does the editing for you

Shoot first, edit never<p>Action cameras make it easy to capture amazing footage of your life, whether you're skydiving or walking your dog. But in the end you're still stuck with hours of footage to sort through. A new product designed in partnership with Matter Design promises to do that work for …

Videography

BMW wants you to know when traffic lights change

Traffic lights are supposed to help keep driving orderly, but they often create more tension than they resolve. How do you know that the green light won't turn yellow before it's too late to slow down? BMW thinks it can help. It's the first automaker to offer in-car support for Connected Signals' …

Tiny Drones Can See The World Like Insects Do

Better for surveillance... and not crashing into each other<p>Tiny insect drones could be useful for disaster-area surveillance or delivering supplies to people in accessible places. But the technology is still new, and they run a high risk of running into each other in confined spaces. Now …

Drones