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London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass

Forget voice commands and touch gestures: A London firm has developed a way for<p>Google Glassusers to control their devices just by thinking.<p>This Place, an agency that specializes in creating user interfaces and experiences for programs used in the medical industry, developed a software called …

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This robot valet will park your car

In Germany, high tech has come to airport parking.<p>Last week, Düsseldorf airport (DUS) introduced robot valets to take the hassle out of parking for travelers.<p>SEE ALSO: 13 Robots Who Don't Know How to Robot<p>Travelers can leave their cars at the arrival level of the ParkingPLUS structure. As they …

These Tiny Robots Are Powered by Living Tissue

Creeping machines use real skeletal muscle to power their movements.<p><b>Famed sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke called</b> them biots—biological robots that use real muscle tissue to walk or crawl. While they've been created in the lab, today's biobots are currently little more than strips of muscle that inch …

BMW 3D prints new thumbs for factory workers

German car manufacturer BMW has turned to 3D printing to physically augment its car-plant workers, giving them stronger, augmented thumbs.<p>The 3D-printed apparel acts like support brackets for the workers’ thumbs, reducing strain and helping them to fit certain parts into the cars more easily.<p>Each …

Pavlok is a habit-forming wearable that will shock you

"Wake up sleepy head... it's time to go to the gym." "Put down those chips!" "Stop wasting time on Facebook." If any of the above statements resonate with you, then you're not alone. Maneesh Sethi, author and Stanford alumnus has said all of the above to himself at one point, and wanted to know …

Withings Adds Real Fashion To Wearable Watch

A popular quote by one of the pioneers in the wearable space (and #4 on my Top 10 Healthcare Quotes for 2013) is this one:<p><i>“If we’re going to get people to wear sensors, they either have to be gorgeous or invisible.”</i> <b>Sonny Vu –</b> Founder/CEO of Misfit Wearables [Rock Health Innovation Summit here]<p>Much …

Chicago is getting lamp posts that count people and track pollution

Apparently, Chicago is becoming even more like its <i>Watch Dogs</i> doppelganger than we first thought. Researchers are deploying networked, sensor-equipped lamp posts from this July onward to learn how they could help urban planning and safety. They'll collect environmental data like air quality, noise …

Glance is a Kickstarter project that turns any watch into a smartwatch

Love the idea of owning a smartwatch but hate the idea of giving up your existing watch? Glance is a tiny add-on that gives your wrist the best features of a smartwatch at a rock-bottom price.<p>Wearables — and smartwatches in particular — are just about all anyone in the technosphere wants to talk …

Hands On With Meta's Amazing 3-D Glasses, Which Are Poised To Take The World By Storm

The glasses aren't just for entertainment, and they're not just a smartphone for your face. This is a whole other segment of computing that enhances how you interact with the world around you.<p>A team of fewer than 50 people lives in a huge rented mansion on a 20-acre estate overlooking the …

HP's Machine technology rethinks the basics of computing

We've seen bits and pieces of technology that hint at the future of computing, but HP has just taken a big, big step toward bringing them all together. The company has unveiled The Machine (yes, that's the name), a processing architecture designed to cope with the flood of data from an internet of …

Robots can now officially imitate humans

A computer that has convinced humans it is a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy has potentially passed a benchmark for artificial intelligence for the first time.<p>The programme, named “Eugene Goostman” and created by Russian developers, managed to convince 33% of the judges that it was human at an event at …

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CreoPop 3D Printing Pen Extrudes Cool Ink Not Hot (video)

A unique and innovative 3D printing pen has been unveiled this week in the form of the CreoPop 3D printing pen that extrudes cool ink rather than …

Upcoming Android feature reportedly lets nearby devices automatically interact

Google is said to be working on a new Android feature that allows phones and tablets to automatically connect with devices and places very close around them, according to <i>Android Police</i>. The feature, called Nearby, might allow people to easily share information with others or receive deals from …

Senseonics takes $20 million to advance its connected glucometer implant

In the wake of Apple’s bombshell announcement of its HealthKit health information platform, Maryland-based glucometer implant company Senseonics says it’s taken another $20 million in funding.<p>The company makes a small tube-shaped implant that continuously measures blood sugar and reports results to …

Fuseproject's Plantable Sensor Keeps Your Garden Green And Alive

Fuseproject’s Plantable Sensor Keeps Your Garden Green And Alive [Video]<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>Before you start filling up your …

Apple HomeKit Presages iOS, Android Split at Home

Apple's list of HomeKit partners shows that home automation vendors may be taking sides between iOS and Android.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, …

Mary Meeker's Annual Rapid-Fire Internet Trends Talk (Video)

Mary Meeker can synthesize trends, pinpoint interesting numbers and research, and deliver hundreds of slides like nobody's business.<p>Mary Meeker can synthesize trends, pinpoint interesting numbers and research, and deliver hundreds of slides like nobody’s business. The Kleiner Perkins partner …

From solar panels to batteries, algorithms are becoming key to designing new materials

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>In the future, materials that could make a super efficient solar panel or a breakthrough battery probably won’t be discovered …

You can’t drive a Google car off a cliff. Other than that, they’re fantastic

I am trying to imagine a remake of <i>Thelma and Louise</i>, set some time in the near future. Seated in their car on the rim of the Grand Canyon, surrounded by police, with their only choices prison or freedom by annihilation, Thelma turns to Louise in the seat next to her and says, "Just go."<p>"I can't …

Samsung is working with Oculus on a media-focused VR headset

Last week we told you about Samsung's unannounced virtual reality headset: a peripheral that enables VR interaction for flagship phones from the world's largest phone manufacturer. This week we've got <i>far more</i> details. First things first, Samsung's headset is the fruit of a collaboration with Oculus …

Google building self-driving cars with no driver seat, steering wheels

1 / 1<p>Google Self-Driving Prototype [5]<p>Google’s Self-Driving Car prototype. REUTERS/Google<p>By Alexei Oreskovic<p>RANCHO PALOS VERDES Calif. (Reuters) - …

Flying drone can '3D print' with foam, help carry away hazardous objects

Flying drones with 3D printers attached to their body: it was only a matter of time until the two technologies met. Such a thing now exists, although we're not quite sure it's earned its printing qualification yet. Developed by a team at the Imperial College London, the "3D printing Micro Aerial …

A Spoon That Shakes To Counteract Hand Tremors

Eating a bowl of cereal in the morning seems like such a simple thing, but it's close to impossible for some of the 1 million Americans who struggle with the tremors of Parkinson's disease.<p>There are also as many as 10 million Americans who have a disorder called essential tremor — sometimes …

Gravity Sketch Tablet Lets You Draw In Mid-Air

It lets you draw in 2-D and manipulate your design in 3-D.<p>We’re stuck in an awkward spot. We can manufacture nearly any 3-D product we’d like. But these objects are trapped behind the 2-D computer screen we design them in.<p>One solution is to 3-D print a plastic mock up. A more efficient solution is …

Virgin Atlantic tests Apple's iBeacon at Heathrow

After trying out Google Glass and smartwatches, airline trials location-sensing tech.<p>Fresh from testing out Google Glass, airline Virgin Atlantic is …

Virtual Reality for Chickens

Is this the future of free range?<p>By Tyler LeBlanc on May 15, 2014<p>It seems like virtual reality for humans is about to take off — VR headset company …

Startup Takes Swing at New Golfing Technology (Video)

New Apple iPhone accessory seeks to give golfers the tools to improve their games.<p>With golf season in full swing, a startup company that takes its name from a trigonometry function is introducing an Apple iPhone accessory aimed at improving a player’s game.<p>Arccos Golf’s technology uses a …

Metaio is Combining Infrared and AR Tech to Create a New Interface for Wearables

Augmented reality company Metaio has announced today that it is working on a system called ‘Thermal Touch’ which allows people using Google Glass-like wearable technology to turn any surface around them info a usable interface.<p>The company said that by combining an infrared image with a regular …

Startups Take Gesture Control Beyond Games to Robots and More

It’s May, and May starts graduation season. For most people graduation brings to mind school commencements, but in Silicon Valley and its environs …